Sunday, 28 June 2009

A Big Thank You to Marion & Bev

Please put your hands together for Marion at Sugar & Spice and Bev of Banana Frog for a brilliant Banana Frog Day yesterday at Barleylands. Such hard work went into this and it showed. Putting a day together for 18 people and run a shop, well done. It was was extremely good value for money. Not only was the stash for the day supplied but a gift from Banana Frog as well. Thank you ladies.

Not forgetting Polly and Barb in the shop because without them Marion could not have made the tea and coffee; more importantly brought up the chocky biscuits for Lyn.
I loved it. Please lets have more.
Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy

Thursday, 25 June 2009

The Most Dangerous Cake In The World

I very nice lady sent this to me today


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract and your favourite tipple
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to your largest mug and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using), vanilla extract and a drop or two of your favourite tipple, then mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now you are only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night! :-)

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

A Quicky Birthday Card

This was a quickie birthday card using scraps of paper, card embroidery silk and a button.

I stamped a large flower using a contrasting ink on a scrap of paper. I think this stamp was one from the Banana Frog ranges of clear stamps. Then carefully cut out the flower and stitched a co-ordinating button to the centre. Using the same ink pad, I inked around the four sides of the white birthday card. I cut a piece of green card stock to the exact size of the birthday card and tore the edges to give it a rough finish. Using the same embroidery thread I stitched a line of running stitches up the centre of the green card and mounted the flower using foam pads. Using the same coloured ink pad I stamped a sentiment from Sugar and Spice Happy Birthday Flower clear stamps on a piece of white card stock and cut it into a Tag. I inked the edges again using the same ink pad and tied it to the stem of the flower.


I did at class with Nina at my fave shop, Sugar and Spice, about a year ago and we made a concertina card entitled "House" which sits proudly in my craft room. The girls at work then asked me to design a card that five of us could sign, for a mutual friend who was having a special birthday. It spelt the name, Sharon and apart from the S each page was designed around a tag so that we could each sign it with our own sentiment. The last page was designed as a pocket so that we could put money in it for cruise.

Well things have taken off and everyone at work has had one of the cards for special birthdays. And I do love making them.
This is Alfie's. A card for a freinds little man. The papers I used were from the Kaisercraft's Little Man range. You don't need to buy lots of embelishment for something like this. Choose a range of papers that is reversable and has two or three designs from the same range. That is your starter for ten. Look at your paper from all angles. A stripe is good because the stripes can run verticale, horizontal or on the bias. I chose a spotty ribon for the Tag and to add a border at the side of the "l" page. I also added mini buttons for the props on the planes and some letter beads that I have had for ages.

The lettering is cut from Chip Board. Sugar and Spice will sell these or cut them along with the 8" ones for you. Or why not join their Die Cutters Club and do it yourself. There are bonuses if you join. The letters are then painted with a crafters acrylic paint. But you may choose to cover the letters with a contrasting paper.
Have a go. I am sure the Sugar and Spice Team would love to see your take on this card.
Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy x

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Sugar and Spice Design Team

Drum roll please. The Sugar and Spice Design Team have been named, and I have to say, what a talented, lovely bunch they are. I don't need to harp on, just look at their Blogs. Yes I am one of that team. And yes I will be putting pics on this space this weekend.

We met for the first time last Wednesday; sorry that Nic could not be there, but her ears must have been burning.

My head was filled with new words bantered around the table. Blog speak I think is the best way to describe it. A whole new language. And all I could do is sit with a look of horror on my face thinking "what are they talking about". So I will be looking to make a phrase book....hint hint of forthcoming design.

Good luck to all the team for the year ahead.

Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy x

Friday, 12 June 2009

I name that cloud George

Did anyone notice the beautiful cloud formation last night about 7 ish. The sky was a vivid blue and the clouds were soft and fluffy and formed a line around Rayleigh like a soft billowing sleeves cuddling the town. Thinking that my neice might know the name of the formation, as they had been learning about clouds at school, I asked her what the name of the cloud was. "George" she said munching on her chocolate bar. Ummmmmm

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Well I am up and running..............well sort of. Everyone tells me this is easy to run a blog and I know loads of people do, but I think this will take me a couple of days to get used to. So yes, whatch this space. I'm quite excited at the prospect of having my own blog and letting you see things about me that make me happy. x