Friday, 3 June 2016

Craft for the Craic, June Theme Create something Masculine

Over at Craft for the Craic this month, we've chosen to have a Masculine Theme.

So this is my creation, The card is about A5 in size . As my starting point I made the shirt using a piece of white card, then made the waistcoat, jacket, tie and buttons, pieced it altogether and then attached it to the card

I had so much fun making the first one that I made a second one.

The part I found a bit fiddley was the tie, its made from satin ribbon and keeping it in place was a challenge
On the inside I created an opening to hold a gift card
So its a card and gift in one
Hope this might encourage some of you to have a go and we'd love to see your masterpieces on the Craft for the Craic blog, In fact pop by and see what the rest of the team have created and keep an eye out for a mid month post
As always -thanks for dropping by and see you again soon I hope :)


Friday, 1 April 2016

Craft for the Craic - Anything but a Card.

This month at Craft for the Craic we have a great new challenge - Anything but a card

I decided I'd try something completely different and I headed to the kitchen!!!!
My friends and family heard this and were hysterical with laughter - to say I wouldn't be known for my culinary skills would be a bit of an understatement, still I welcomed the challenge.
These are best described as savoury 'buns'
Ingredients are :
120g of self raising flour
120g of grated cheese
100mls milk (full fat)
1 egg
Half an onion finely chopped
Half tablespoon olive oil
Teaspoon baking powder
Herbs : parsley, thyme, chilli powder 
Seeds : Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame
Chopped sundried tomatoes
The herbs, seeds and tomato are added to taste

Method :
Sift the flour & baking powder together.
Mix egg, milk & oil together.
Add to the flour.
Add the cheese and mix well.
Add in the herbs, onion, seeds and sundried tomatoes - stir well
Keep a small selection to sprinkle on top of the buns
Note - its best NOT to put the sundried tomato on top as they burn

Spoon into bun cases, I used 9 - sprinkle the seeds
Bake for approx. 25 mins at 180 degree ( Gas mark 4)

The bit I cant share with you - is how tasty they were, what I can tell you is even my family said they were really nice and asked if there were anymore .... High praise indeed from them :)
We tried  them warm, had them cold and even cut in two with a tiny bit of butter- I didn't poison anyone and they asked when I was making them again

As always thanks for dropping by and now I know I can be a 'domestic goddess' (!!!!!) normal paper crafting services will resume again next time. In the meantime if you'd like to see what my fellow design team have created - have a look on the Craft for the Craic blog page - they'd love if you stopped by


Friday, 18 March 2016

Craft for the Craic - Luck of the Irish

For various reasons its been a while since I blogged but over Craft for the Craic this month the theme is the Luck of the Irish
So I decided it was time I got back to doing a bit of crafting.
My offering is very suitable for this time of the year that means its green and simple :)
What 'inspired' me for this one was Valentines day actually - WHAT I hear you all cry????
I like to use my stamps and punches in multiple ways and what do you do with your heart shaped punch once Feb 14th is over .... Make shamrocks of course

 If you look closely you'll see that each leaf is actually made from 2 heart shaped cut outs that have been folded in half, then placed on the card with the straight edges against each other.
It just adds a bit of dimension to the card- To finish off I made a stem from some left over scraps and popped a gem in for a bit of sparkle
Then to finish off the card I used a bit of ribbon  and a tiny shamrock in a glass bead that was floating around in my stash.
I thought it could be used as St Patricks Day or a Good Luck card,
So that's it for this month - pretty straight forward and simple, As always thank you for taking the time to drop by and I hope where ever you are in the world  that you have a very happy St Patricks Day or as they say in Irish  Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh