Sunday, 17 October 2010

Second Hand Craft Sale

Just a reminder that the second hand craft sale will be taking place on Saturday 23rd October at St Francais Church Hall, Balcolmbe Road, Horley, Surrey. 10 - 2pm. There are over 10 stalls all selling crafting items, new and old, for super bargain prices! Be there or be square!

We will also have the new Stampin' Up! catalogues and a selection of some of the new Stampin' Up! products for you to have a peep at. We will also be taking orders if you would like anything.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Music Saves My Soul #5 - Song for Gramps

Thank you so much for all your lovely words about my Gramps, it has been more difficult losing him than I could ever have imagined, the funeral is next Wednesday and I think things will get a little easier for us all after that.

This weeks song is for my Gramps, this was one of his favorite songs. Whilst he was in hospital for 3 weeks everyday the hospital radio volunteers came to ask him if he would like a song played for him, every time he would ask for Dolly Partons 9 to 5. The funny thing was his radio didn't even work so he never even got to hear it, bless him. In the end it turned into a little joke and he would laugh whist asking for it. I bet the other patients who had a working radio were sick to death of hearing it LOL

So here you go Gramps, Dolly Partons 9 to 5.............

I am busy making the order of service so I may be missing in action for a while longer! Thanks again for your lovely comments.  xxx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Some sad sad news...............

My Gramps
13th August 1914 - 11th October 2010

Thank you for all your messages and well wishes for Gramps, I just wanted to let you all know that he passed away last night, peacefully with his family by his side. So blogging will be taking a back seat for a while. I'm sure you all understand xxx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Music Saves My Soul #4

It's that time of the week again for Marceas Music Saves My Soul. Pop over and peep at her blog and all the other songs that people have shared this week.

This week I have chosen a song that reminds me of my honeymoon in Miami, Orlando & Sarasota. It was played on the radio all the time whilst we were away and when we got back Mr Wonka got it for me so I could listen to it all the time. It is actually quite a sad song so it is quite odd that it gives me so many happy memories. That's hardly surprising though I think you all know I'm a bit odd by now though! LOL

I hope you like it.....................

Be back soon xxx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Papercraft Essentials - Pleating and Ruffles

I just wanted to show you these cards that I made for the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials. I am so excited as they came out really well and were even featured on the cover!
All of the designs are by Sally at Digistamp Boutique and if you pick yourself up a copy you will see how you will be able to get your mitts on them!

I hope you like them, I will pop back with some of her other images soon!!!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcake recipe!!!

By popular demand here is the recipe for the recently featured cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

5 oz (150g) Butter - softened
5 oz (150g) superfine (Castor) sugar
6 oz (175g) self-raising flour
3 eggs
2 tbls cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Pre-heat the oven to 350oF (180oC).
2. Line a 12 cup cake pan, with cup cake papers.
3. Crack the eggs into a cup and beat lightly with a fork.
4. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
5. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy.
6. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases.
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and firm to touch.
8. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
9. Allow to cool fully before icing.

Marshmallow Centres

1. Take 10 marshmallows and place them in a pyrex bowl and place it over a saucepan of simmering water.
2. Whilst the marshmallows are melting scoop out the centres of the cupcakes using a melon baller or knife.
3.Once the marshmallows have melted pour them into the cake centres.

Frosting Ingredients

5 oz (150g) Butter - softened
8 oz (250g) confectioners (icing) sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp hot water


1. Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric beater.
2. Once well combined, add the vanilla and water. Beat until smooth and creamy.
3. Section in half and add pink colouring and strawberry flavouring to one half.
4. Put both mixtures into a piping bag and pipe onto the cake.

I hope that this has been helpful to you all. I will try and add the recipes every time I post a foody post from now on.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Christmas Pepper & Friend - Papercraft Essentials

I just wanted to show you a cute little concertina card that I made for the last issue of Papercraft Essentials.
I have used "Pepper & Friends" Christmas collection, which includes papers, die cuts and stamps. They really are cute.

This is a close up that I took at home, hopefully you will be able to see more detail on this one.
I will pop back tomorrow with the recipe for the cupcakes that I showed you yesterday. I have received so many emails, I thought it would be easier to blog it!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Surprise Cupcakes

These are a first for me, they are chocolate sponge with melted marshmallow centres topped with strawberry and vanilla swirl frosting and mini marshmallows! They were truly scrumdiddlyumptious!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Simply Cards & Papercraft- Halloween

Morning bloggers, just a quickie from me today, I hoped you liked my music choice yesterday, if you missed it scroll down it is fandabbiedozie with a capital FAN!!!!!

I just wanted to show you one of my latest articles in Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.
It has a Halloween theme and it shows you everything you need to hold your own Halloween party, including invitation, treat bucket, party bag, wine glass charms and place settings.

I have used My Minds Eye "Boo To You" papers and die cut embellishments. Hopefully you will be able to grab a copy and see it in the flesh.

Thank you for your comments about Gramps, he is still in hospital and there is no change really. We all get our hopes up because he has a good day then he goes down hill again. It is so frustrating, we just want him home!

I'll be back tomorrow with my recent cupcake creation! I am really excited that these worked!!!!

See you then x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Music Saves My Soul #3 A Real Goosebumper!

I am so chuffed that I remembered to play along this week! If you haven't played along with "Music Saves My Soul" then pop over to Marcea's blog and check it out! Basically once a week we are sharing our fave songs with our blogging buddies!
This week I want to share with you the FANTASTIC cover of Lady Gaga's Paparazzi by an 12 year old boy called Greyson Chance. If you haven't seen this before then take a look as it is a real goosebumper!

Are you goosie?????? That's one clever kid!

I'm off to check out the other songs this week!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I do try to join in with the Penny Black challenge and this week I am over the moon that I have managed it! This weeks challenge is "Indian Summer" and here is my card:

I have used "Lazy Days" stamp and teamed it with some SU papers and Prima flowers.