26 July 2011

2nd Baking Fun Challenge is........

Hello everyone, I hope you’re well. 
Two weeks has gone by so fast, and that means a new Baking Fun Challenge!! 
I had five entries for my first Baking Fun Challenge, which I think is Fabulous!
Thank you so much to:
Now it is time for my Readers to choose a winner! 
You can go to the bottom of this post and vote for your favorite “Something for a Tea” recipe!! 
You have 5 days for voting. 
I will announce the winner on Sunday the 31st of July. 
Participants are unfortunately not able to vote for themselves, the program don’t allow it!
So advertise the voting on your blog, Facebook, twitter, etc. and encourage them to vote for you.
Now for this weeks challenge..........

Anything with Chocolate!
 That easy! Anything you can think of that has chocolate in!
If this is your first time entering, please go here for the rules and how to enter.

My example is Caramel and Chocolate slices!

You will need:

For the Base 
1 cup Self-raising flour
1/2 cup White Sugar 
1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut 
1/2 Corn Flakes 
125g Butter 

For the Filling
1 can (385g) Full Cream Sweetened Condensed Milk 
2 tablespoons golden syrup (I used honey)
2 tablespoons butter 
1 tablespoon sugar

For the topping
Melting Chocolate. Be sure that it is BAKING, MELTING or a very good chocolate such as Lindt or else it won’t melt smoothly.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (so that the chocolate don’t harden so much).

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 19cm x 29cm slice tin.

2. Refine the Corn Flakes in a Ziplock bag with a wooden rolling pin.
3. For the base, sift flour into a bowl, then mix in the sugar, coconut and corn flakes. 
4. Melt the butter, (as soon as the butter starts to melt, switch off the stove, and as soon as everything is melted, take off the plate. Butter burns very easy). Pour the melted butter over the dry ingredients and mix well.

5. Press into tin and bake for 10 minutes or until gold brown.
6. While you wait for the base to bake, make the filling: put all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring CONSTANTLY!
WARNING: make sure there is a grown-up with you, because this mix burn VERY easy and then you have to start all over. 
7. Your base should be done by now. Let cool for a while. 
8. Then pour the caramel over, and leave to set in the fridge.
9. Melt the chocolate over a low heat. Don’t stir to much while not completely melted, that sometimes makes it crumble and not melt properly.

10. Pour the chocolate over the caramel layer, and leave to set in the fridge. 
Take out of fridge when set, let stand for about half an hour. Cut into squares or fingers.
There you are! Bon Appetite!!!
Now show me your chocolate recipe!!


-You can link up using your blog or if you don’t have a blog, e-mail your entry to me.
-Create a post on your blog with the recipe and at least one picture of the finished product.
e-mail the recipe, with at least one picture of the finished product and I will enter your recipe in the challenge (remember to come back and check out your entry).
-One recipe per person/blog please.
-You are allow to have help with your baking.
-Please use the blue frog below to enter. Be sure to add the link to your direct blog posting/recipe and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier to find your recipe. 
-Please comment on at least 3 other entries.
-Each recipe needs to be linked back to Heidi’s Crafts or has to have the button in the post.
-This is a fortnightly challenge, you have two weeks to enter.
-Entries need to be linked up by Monday 8th of August for this chocolate challenge.
-After the challenge has closed, I will announce the entries in a separate posting and you will be able to vote for your favourite recipe.
-You are all allowed to advertise for people to vote for you! Anywhere you like, on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc.
-I will have a blinkie, specially for the Winner.
-Age doesn’t matter. From little girls to grandmas ware welcome!
-The aim of the challenge is to encourage mothers and grandma’s with their girls to enjoy making food in the kitchen, to share recipes, find new ones and have lots of fun!

22 July 2011

Paws For Thought Card For Stampin for the Weekend

Hello everyone, I have another card to show you! This time one made for Stampin for the Weekend and the theme for the two weeks is.......................
Paws for Thought!!
Animals, cats, dogs, bears anything with 4 legs!!
The prize for the winner this week is a SFTW Candy Box!!
Here is my card:
I just love the paper and the image bear looks so much like the ones on the paper!!
Yes, as with yesterday's card, I designed my own sketch in Keynote on my iMac.
I really like this image, because you can use it for a boy or girl card.
This time it was for a girl, I colored it with the following Copics:
E37, E35, E33 and E53 - for the brown bear
RV34, RV13 and RV10 for the pink balloon.
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - for the yellow balloon.
 V06, V04 and V01 - for the purple balloon.
W3 - for a shadow around the stamp.
I love using ribbons and bows on my cards.  The pink with white stitches ribbon I put at the bottom of the card and made a bow.
I wrote Happy Birthday in a funny text, I think it fits the card well!
I made a pearl swirl with two shades of pink pearls I brought from Wild Orchid Crafts.
For more inspiration hop over to Stampin for the Weekend to see the other DT’s card! I hope you can take part in our challenge!!
I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this card:
Charisma Cardz - sunshine colors
Craft Us Crazy -  anything goes
Rainbow Lady's - - pets
Shelly's Images - anything goes
Southern Girls -  happy birthday
Freshly Brewed -  animal or animal print on your project
Deep Ocean Challenge -  Ribbons 
Have a blessed weekend 
Crafty Greetings

21 July 2011

Ribbons, Lace and Buttons Card for Paper Play Challenge!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all well. Today is Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Paper Play Challenge! The theme for this week is................

What does this look like??? 
A Recipe! 
Ribbons, Lace and Buttons!!!
We are kindly sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts.
So here is my card:

I just love the colours and paper!!
I designed my own sketch on Keynote and I enjoyed working with it!
This is one of my favorite stamps! Probably because I LOVE ballet!
I bought her from Whiff of Joy and her name is Spring Leap. I colored her with the following Copics:
 E37, E35, E33 and E53 - for her hair and the basket.
R20, R21 and E00 - for her skin 
V06 and V04 - for the dark purple shade of her dress.
V04 and V01 - for the lighter shade of her dress and flowers in her hair.
R29 and R27 - for the red ribbon, hearts on her dress and ballet shoes.
 G17, G14 and G12 - for the leaves of the flowers.
W3 - for a shadow around the stamp.
Here I stuck some lace and a beautiful red ribbon with a bow. 

Then I added some more lace and ribbon in the top right corner and put three sparkling, pink buttons, that a dear friend gave me, on top of the lace.
I hope you like my card! Please hop over to Paper Play Challenge and see if you can take part in our challenge and to see the other beautiful DT creations!!
With this card I would also like to take part in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Ribbons 

Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Elegant and Lace
Bling it on - Anything Goes
Emerald Faerie Challenge - All Things Girly
Have a blessed day and I will be back real soon!!
Crafty Greetings

14 July 2011

My 14th Birthday Party - Mother and Daughter Tea!!

Hello everyone, today I would like to show you photos of my birthday. 
I turned 14 on the 11th of July and on the 9th my mother and I had a real mother and daughter tea party! My mother and I promised each other months before that we would not stress or panic about arranging everything. So not once during the preparations did we stress!
My mother and I had SO much fun together in the kitchen and enjoyed baking and chatting together the week before. Here are some pictures:
CJ and my Mother putting frames up for our Scrapbook pages!
We put up scrapbook pages of me, since it was my birthday.
The table!
From the top to the bottom: Lemon cubes (the pink ones), Cream Puffs, Caramel Slices, Little Baskets, Rum Balls, again Lemon Cubes and Cream Puffs.
Mini Lemon Cheese Cakes!
Meat Balls with a Tomato and little cheese cube, and cheese biscuits with apricot jam. I will try and post the recipes soon.
Beautiful arrangement of flowers my parents had made for me!!
The tea cup! 
The name tags I made, together with a little basket with a little chocolate in! (I didn’t make the basket though, only decorated it)
The entrance......Beautiful, isn’t it!!!

My favourite!!
My Friend, Sarah and her Mother and Sister. Sarah and I “met” over the blog and we love to meet for a card making afternoon! 
My Ballet friend Petra and her Mother. Petra and I have been friends from very little.
Another Ballet Friend, Nicole and her Mother. 
Another Card Making Friend Nicole, with her Mother and twin sisters. Our Mothers know each other and Nicole and I did crafts and blogging together!
Me, my mother and Danika.

I love this picture!!
My lovely skirt ........... made by my mother!! I just love it!! The shoes are “foggies” that my mother  brought for me as an early Birthday present! Here are some more pictures of what I got for my birthday:
Little Danika gave me this scarf to wear over my jersey. Saturday afternoon, for the tea.
Danika also gave me this beautiful card! She is such an amazing little sister!
And this is what I got on Monday morning: 
Ooooo what’s in the box???
WOW!! A DIY tool kit!!!!! I asked my father and brothers, I want a pink side-cutter for my birthday, since I always need to borrow my dad and brothers’s side-cutters to cut the wire of my paper flowers. Now I got this!! A whole set of PINK tools!!!
On Monday afternoon my dad took my mother and I out for lunch and it was really SO nice just me, my mother and father!!
On Monday night we made my favorite meal.........Pizza!!!!!!
My own home made pizza while we watched “Apollo 13” the movie which I also got for my birthday. I had SUCH a lovely birthday from such a LOVELY family. Thank you so much Dad, Mom, all the brothers and Danika!!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Crafty Greetings
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