30 September 2011

Kelly’s Sensational Sewing Challenge!

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you a felt crown I made for Kelly’s Sensational Sewing Challenge. The theme is Accessories!

So I decided to make a crown.
I found the patten here and here is how I made it:

1 Cut out the pattens and stick them together. (it comes in three pieces)
2 Pin the patten to Buckram, trace off and cut out.
3 Pin and trace on dark and light pink felt, cut out. (don’t cut out the dark pink felt’s diamonds)
4 Put all three the pieces on top of each other with the Buckram in the middle.
5 pin together and stitch together by hand. 
6 Put “velcro” at the back.
7 Decorate. 
I decorated it with some round blue gems, red and yellow flower gems, little silver bows and two pieces of ribbon.
Princess Danika (my 8 year old sister) was my model.
The patten says it’s a princess’ crown but to me it looks more like to queen’s crown!

Here are some pictures of Danika:

I dressed her up for the photos, I always love playing dress-up with my little sister

The Princess/Queen on her thrown!

I made her a flower bouquet.

I just love her beautiful blue eyes here!

Please hop over to Kelly’s Sewing Challenge and see if you can join in.
I hope you like my crown and the pictures. I had LOTS of fun taking them!
Sewing Greetings 

28 September 2011

Photo Challenge Entry!

Hi Everyone.
 Today I would like to show you a photo I’m entering in to Snap Shot Photo Challenge and Silla Jo Photography Challenge. The themes for both challenges is fall.

I took this picture a while ago, when it was fall in South Africa. It was taken at the Cape Gardens when we all went for a walk. Andrew is running in the back and David in front. 
Hope you like it!
Photo Greetings

26 September 2011

My Baking Fun Challenge Winner! Delicious Desserts Recipe Book Goes To.............

Hello everyone! 
Are you ready to hear who the winner of my Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge is? The theme was Puddings and Desserts and I had a total of 8 entries. 
The winner was voted to be…..
Congratulations Sarah! You have won the Women’s Weekly Delicious Desserts Recipe Book. 

Please will you claim you prize by e-mailing me your postal address, so I can get your prize off to you.
I also made you a special winner blinkie:
All you have to do is right click, then click “save image as”.
Then you can proudly display your winner blinkie on the side of your blog with a link back to this post so that your blog readers can see that you won and also join in next time.
If anyone want to win a recipe book too or want a blinkie, all you do is enter my baking challenge. The current Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge is Italian Food. You can win a Pasta recipe book! You have until Monday the 3 of October to enter.
Baking Greetings

24 September 2011

A Christian Blog Award

Hi everyone! Today I would like to show you a blog award I received from my dear friend Kelly-Anne from Beautiful Girlhood!

The Goal of this particular award is to award bloggers who believe in Jesus Christ and write freely about Him and His glory on their blogs and encourage others. The requirements for this award are to:
1.Explain three things that have encouraged you on your walk of faith, like a particular verse in the Bible or a prayer, book or someone who has really touched your life. It must be a certain moment, whether in church, a retreat, etc.
2.Pass this award onto three other Christian/Godly bloggers.
1 I’m reading a book called “Vroue Soos Jy” by Nina Smit.(It’s Afrikaans) It’s about all the women in the Bible. They take one woman at a time, tell you where in the bible you can read about her and then they explain her life in more detail to you. You get a better understanding of the circumstances she lived in and learn so much from her life. This book is really encouraging to me and I really learned a lot from all the different women! 
2 On Monday mornings, my father, mother, two big brothers (CJ and Josua), my younger sister (Danika) and I watch DVD’s by Bruce Wilkinson. All different kinds of series, that teaches us about God. Things like Foundations in Faith, The prayer of Jabez, Secrets of the Wine (John 15), The Three Chairs (how to be sold out to God in all areas of your life), A Life God Rewards (on how what you do here on earth, will impact you life in heaven) and many more stunning series! These mornings teach me a lot of different truths. Things I never thought about before! 
3 A book I read about a year ago called “Preparing To Be A Help Meet”, by Debbie Pearl. It’s about preparing yourself to be a wife one day. How to understand your husband better one day. How to be a Godly Pure Girl, in a world which encourages multiple dates, and serve the Lord while waiting for your husband. It’s really a very encouraging book. I highly recommend it to any unmarried girl.
I want to pass this Blogger For Christ Award on to:
Mercy Campbell - from Maiden Of Mercy
Melissa - From Captured Moments 

If your name is one of these 3, and you accept the award.
Please do the 2 steps I did:
1.Explain three things that have encouraged you on your walk of faith, like a particular verse in the Bible or a prayer, book or someone who has really touched your life. It must be a certain moment, whether in church, a retreat, etc.
2.Pass this award onto three other Christian/Godly bloggers.
Have a blessed weekend everyone!
Blogging Greetings

23 September 2011

Photo Challenge Entries

Hello everyone! Yes this is my second post today! Lol

This time it’s an entry to Melissa's Monday Moments Photo Challenge.
The theme for this weeks challenge is.....Focus!!

I'm also entering this photo into {A Photo} Challenge. The theme is something you are proud of! I'm really proud of my card.

Here is my entry:
It’s a card I made for a card making challenge in which I’m a Design Team Member. The theme is “What a Cutie”, you can read more here. This is one of the photos I took and I love it!
Hope you like it too! 
Photo Greetings

Cute Card For Stampin For The Weekend!

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a good week. It’s time for a new challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend. The theme for this Fortnight challenge is.....
What a Cutie!
We would like to see a cute card. A card with your cutest stamp and makes you go ahhhhhhhh when you see it.
We are sponsored by “Wee Stamps” who are kindly offering a prize of 3 digi’s of the winners choice.

Wee Stamps also kindly gave the DTs a few beautiful stamps to use. I decided that this image was my favorite:

I totally LOVE this card. When I saw this paper I knew it would fit perfect with this image.

I made my own sketch. 
I coloured this beautiful Wee Digi stamp with the following Copics:
R20, R21 and E00 - for the girl’s skin.
E37, E35, E33 and E53 - for her hair and the pot with the flowers.
RV34, RV13 and RV10 - for her pink dress and all the flowers.
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - for the yellow lace ribbon on the girl’s dress.
G17, G14 and G12 - for the flower leaves.
V06, V04 and V01 - for the present’s gift wrapping paper and some of the flowers.
B05, B02 and B000 - for the ribbon on the present.
W3 - for a shadow around the image.
These beautiful flowers and pins are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
So are these. 
This beautiful pear swirl is also from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little butterfly, is a paper butterfly that I received long time ago. I decorated it with dark pink glitter and four pink pearls on top.
Please hop over to Stampin For The Weekend and see if you can take part in our challenge. There are outstanding cute cards!

I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this cute card:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Things With Wings
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - anything goes 
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  Anything Goes 
Till next time. 
Crafty Greetings.

20 September 2011

Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge #5:

Hello everyone. Today is Tuesday and it is time for a new Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge. If you haven’t voted for you favorite Pudding and Desserts recipe, PLEASE go and VOTE here
Since all the my baking challenges so fare was something sweet I decided to have something savoury this week. So the theme is................

Italian Food!!!!!
Now don’t be scared off by not knowing what Italian Food is.
Any kind of Pasta, Pizza, Lasagna etc. You get LOTS of different pastas and I’m sure you and your family must have at least one favourite Pasta recipe!!
Now the PRIZE for this fortnightly Challenge is:

 Food Lovers’ 
Pasta recipe book!!!
This book is amazing! So many delicious, simple recipes for everyday cooking. This stylish cookbook will help feed your passion by offering a collection of delicious recipes that are straightforward to prepare, doesn’t require hours in the kitchen, and are also a feast for the eyes. 
Whether you are making a meal for two or entertaining to impress, you will love using these exiting recipes, and see great results every time!

Each mouth-watering recipe is clearly set out with a list if ingredients, preparation and cooking times, step-by-step instructions and a beautifully photographed serving suggestion.
My example is, my favorite meal, our Saturday night’s homemade Pizza!!

Makes 5 large and 5 small pizzas. (Sorry for the large amount, but I don’t have it smaller!)
 Ingredients for the base:
1.100kg refined spelt flour (or 900g all purpose flour)
8 eggs 
5 egg yolks 
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
100ml water.
The secret is not to let your dough be to though. Rather make it more sticky and kneed in some more flower than making it to stiff.

Tomato puree
Fried Chicken in a little butter and mixed with a dash of chutney
 Spaghetti Bolognese mince (you don’t have to have both chicken and Bolognese mince)
Pineapple cut in small cubes 
Tomatoes, if cherry tomatoes cut into rings, if large cut in cubes
Mushrooms cut into slices 
Green, red and yellow peppers cut in small cubes
Onions cut into rings 
Garlic cut in VERY small pieces mixed in a small bowl with a little bit of olive oil
Chillies cut in small pieces and mixed with a bit of olive oil (if you like it hot).
Olives cut in half 
Feta cheese cut in cubes
Mozzarella cheese
1 mix all the base ingredients in a strong stand mixer until well combined.
2 Take out of the stand mixer and kneed the dough, you can also add some more flour if needed.

3 Divide the dough into 10 pieces to roll into a thin round layer.
If the amount of dough is too much, you can bake the bases, and freeze the extra basis, until needed again (will save you time the next time!)
4 Punch holes in with a fork.
5 Put in the oven, that should be about 180 degrees C.
6 As soon as the sides of the dough starts to lift up, turn around. 

7 Repeat till the dough is strong and when you hold it, it doesn’t collapse.
8 Spread the tomato puree on, to your required taste.

9 Add some salt, and some dried thyme for flavour.

10 Start by putting on the mince and then garlic and chillies. Some of us like only chicken others like just bolognese mince and other half-half.
11 Add all your other ingredients, small things first and then to larger things.
12 Add the mozzarella cheese last.
13 Bake in the oven till the cheese is brown at the top. 

14 Serve strait away! Don’t through away left-overs, when reheated(in the oven and NOT the microwave) it makes a fantastic Sunday morning breakfast!

Yummy-yummy! The whole family loves it!
Now you show me your Italian food! It can also be pizza, if you want, or any other italian dish!!
-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 allowed 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 the 3rd of October for this Italian food 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 anywhere you like for people to vote for you, on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
-I will have a personalized blinkie, specially for the Winner. As well as the prize!! I ship anywhere in the World!
-Age doesn’t matter, from little girls to grandmas are welcome to enter!
-The aim of the challenge is to encourage mothers and grandmas with their girls to enjoy making food in the kitchen, to share recipes, find new ones and have lots of fun together!

Baking Greetings!

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