Tuesday 23 February 2016

Waltzingmouse Farewell Hop

So sad to read the news that Waltzingmouse Stamps will be closing - Claire Brennan
created a fabulous company with fabulous products and
some of the sets she designed are among my all time favourites! 
So I'm pleased to participate in the Waltzingmouse Farewell Hop organised by Tara and Deborah
giving us a chance to share some of our favourite Waltzingmouse creations.
I always struggle with masculine creations so I've loved being able to reach for My Kind of Guy!
Here are three creations made with my absolute favourite
Waltzingmouse set - Fine Feathers with the matching Fine Feathers dies.

I made this paper tea cup using A Nice Cup of Tea template
while on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen team
when our monthly theme was about cozy comforts!

I've used the fabulous sentiment set Say It Loud time and time again!
Thanks, Claire, for sharing your talents with us and I
wish you all the very, very best in the future, including lots of extra
time to enjoy your beautiful family! 

Sunday 21 February 2016

Taste and See!

A friend and I led a group of ladies at our recent church retreat weekend in making
these fun cookie jar gifts.  We made up most of the die-cuts ahead of time but
allowed the ladies to choose their own colour scheme with the twine,
 the die-cut oven glove and felt flowers, all of which made a good combo
 with the kraft tags and doilies.  The top of the jar is
decorated with a die-cut using a My Favorite Things doily die
The recipe is for Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Cookies 
and if you're interested it's found on Pinterest here.
We made the recipe and the cookies are delicious!  Here's what the jars look like
when they get layered up - we printed the ingredients and the recipe for finishing them
up with eggs and melted butter and tucked the recipe in the top of the jar.

The tags were cut with Spellbinders Circles Large and embossed in white using
the fantastic Verve Plain Jane  Psalm 34:8.  The little oven glove and whisk were
with a mini clothes peg/pin. 
This was a really fun project and it would be suitable for children to do too - you
 just need an area where a few flour or sugar spills won't be a problem as they're
scooping the ingredients by cup fulls into the jars - a good suggestion here is
to use a wide mouth funnel to help!
It was fun to see how delighted everyone was with the result and also fun to
hear them all trying to decide who they were going to give their finished gift!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a very good day!