25 August 2012

Photos Of My Brother CJ’s 18th Birthday!

I can’t believe it, my big brother is 18 years old! His birthday was on the 17th, and I thought I would share a few photos of his special day with you.

He is such a close friend of mine. We do lost of things together and I can tell him just about anything and know he would never tell anyone else. I enjoy washing dishes with him, making breakfast, lunch, dinner, clean up, wash the cars etc. I couldn’t have asked for a better older brother!

 He got a little car for his birthday!
I knew about it, and it was a HUGE challenge for me to keep it a secret from him! 
As a birthday present from me, I baked him a chocolate cake:

Lindt Chocolate’s Chocolate Cake recipe. With a coffee ganache, 

and an Amarula ganache,

and homemade chocolate cigars!

Me putting the cake together.

CJ with the cake.

It was VERY good!

Then on Saturday evening CJ and Josua (Josua’s birthday is exactly a week after CJ’s, on the 24th, so it was also for him) invited a few friends to the Lindt Chocolate Studio and they did the Chocolate Appreciation Course.

The group. 

In this course they learned a little about the history of chocolate, tasting different chocolates and decorating their own Lindor lollies! 

Josua’s lindor lolly-pop!

CJ went even further and made a little chocolatier face with a hat!

Love it!

They all enjoyed it so much! 

After the course they went to the Italian restaurant Andiamo for a pizza.
Photo’s taken by my dad and mom!

Have a blessed week everyone

Chocolate Greetings

24 August 2012

Bookmark for Stampin For The Weekend.

Hi everyone, it’s time for a new challenge over at Stampin For The Weekend!
The theme for this fortnight’s challenge is:
Pearls and Swirls 
We are being sponsored by The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

I decided to make a bookmark for my mother as well as one for myself:
This is the one I made for my mother.

With a pretty Whiff Of Joy image.

My mother and I are doing a Bible study together by Hello Mornings (read more here) and this is the list of things to read each week.

This is the one I made for myself.

Hope you like them, they work lovely!

Please hop over to Stampin For The Weekend and see if you can take part.
Have a blessed weekend 
Crafty Greetings

12 August 2012

My weekend....

This weekend my mother and I made chocolates we learned how to make on the Lindt Chocolate Moulding and Fillings course.
I though I’d share a few pictures with you:

Some of the tools we use and a few chocolates.

This is a chocolate warmer my dad made me. Well...yes we made a big mess!

We made quite a lot, but after separating them for deferent events 
(including CJ's 18th Birthday party) this next two week, I found out I wouldn't even have enough left to sell. 

Pink harts!

And blue ones!

Love this photo!

Some day I’ll sell them like this.

It was also VERY cold over the weekend and we had hail!

I was a little late with the camera, but you can still see it!

This is the closes Cape Town will come to snow....

Have a blessed week!

10 August 2012

Monochromatic Card For Stampin For The Weekend

Hi everyone, well it’s Friday and time for a new challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend!
This fortnight’s challenge is:
We would like you to use shades of one colour on your card.
Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this challenge, giving the winner a $25 gift voucher.
Here is my card:

I decided to go with shades of pink.

I used one of my new Whiff Of Joy Stamps called Sharing in your sorrow and coloured it with the following Copics:
E37, E35, E33 - For this girl’s hair.
E35, E33 and E53 - For the little dog.
E33, E53 and R21 - For the bench.
R20, R21 and E00 - For the girl’s skin.
RV34, RV32 and RV00 - For the girl’s light pink dress.
RV19, RV34 and RV32 - For the ribbon in the girl’s hair, ribbon around her waist and and shoes.
W3 - For a shadow around the stamp.

I put a think ribbon with a strip of paper and a thin ribbon with a bow and a pearl through the middle of the card.

Some flowers and pearls for a finishing touch.

And the inside of the card.

Please hop over to Stampin for the weekend and see if you can take part in our challenge!

I hope you all have a blessed weekend, I will be making chocolates!

Crafty Greetings
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