Monday, 19 December 2011

Afternoon all,
Hows everyone's preparations going for Christmas?
I'm not feeling overly festive this year, it just seems to be one thing after another going wrong, But I think were ready. Still got the Tree to put up which will be hopefully done tonight.

Any way today I decided to have ago at some Reindeer Cakes and my oh my they do look cute even if I do say so myself lol.

Some one over on UKScrappers asked for a simple cupcake recipe and their were quite a few. One being a Cookies and Cream Cupcake recipe using broken up Oreo Biscuits which sounded yummy so I decided to do Broken up Oreo Biscuits too:

Another recipe that was posted was this:
2 eggs, 75g SR Flour, 25g Cocoa Powder, 100g Sugar and 100g Margarine and looked like this once all combined and mixed.

I then put about two Tablespoonfuls into each case on top of the Oreo biscuits.

They weren't in the Oven all that long before they were done :)

Then came the decorating, I iced the cakes in Chocolate Butter Icing and then added Pretzels broken in half for Antlers, Chocolate Button with a cherry on the top for the nose and some White Chocolate Chips for eyes.

Here are my 12 Reindeer Cupcakes Finished.

Thank You to ladies over on UKS for posting the recipes and thanks to posters on Visualize Us for the inspirations. :)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Journalling Page :)

Techniquely this is my third Journalling page as my second page is uncompleted at the moment.
Whilst washing up I came up with this little saying as I already knew I wanted to have a bird in my page and I'm all ways telling myself this when getting up in the morning:
Get Up Take A Deep Breath
Listen to the Birds Sing
Today Is A New Day
I had been going through my scraps box the other day and found a bird on branch negative and liked the idea of using it so decided I used texture paste and created this little fellow :) Before it dried I pressed in a Pink Rhinestone for an eye. I mixed in a little Sky Blue ink Spray into the paste and mixed together to make the bird blue :)
I sprayed Jade and Lime Dylusions Ink Spray around the edge of the page and sprayed the middle with Fushia, Hot Pink and Pomegranate Dylusions Ink Sprays.
With my swirly vine template I gessoed some vines on top, then stamped leaves from Dylusion's Round The Edge Stamp Collection around the edge of my page and painted some of the leaves using Kaisercraft Grass Green Acrylic Paint.

and then with some Burnt Orange Dylusion's Ink Spray and some card which I covered I stamped the Circles Stamp from the Dylusion's Round the Edge Collection and cut out some individual circles and stuck them to the page and to make them stand out a bit more I painted Sky Blue Dylusions Ink Spray around them.