Monday, 31 October 2011

All treated out ...

Just a flying post to wish you all a Happy Halloween!

My day is almost over here, but I wanted to show you a photo of some of the treats I made for the office today ... there were toffee apples, krispie ghosts, eyeball jelly, chocolate apples and Devil's food cake cupcakes ... I've been on a sugar high ALL DAY!!!

Sorry the picture quality isn't too great ... it was taken on my mobile phone, with fluorescent office lighting and lots of people waiting to grab a treat (or two!). Oh and in case you're wondering, I wasn't allowed to light the tea-light in my pumpkin due to "health & safety" reasons ... d'oh!!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Wow! What an opportunity ...

Full details on how to apply can be found HERE ... ooooohhhh, I can't wait to find out who'll be joining this fabulous team! Good luck to everyone that applies!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Week #42 of my NEW52 life ...

This week I discovered the sweetest little bakery called The Glorious Bakeshop. It's not a big place and they serve a relatively small selection of cakes & treats, but each is lovingly baked and decorated on-site and they taste ... heavenly!

I had a cuppa tea (from a teapot I hasten to add!) with a Caramel Glory Cupcake (above) and DH had a latte and a slice of traditional Victoria sponge. Both were very, VERY tasty, wonderfully sweet and soooooo moist. I think DH's expression sums the experience up completely ...

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Week #41 of my NEW52 life ...

OK, so I'm cheating a little here because my week #41 was all about A Hopping HallOween, the weekend long party that took place at Oscraps and The LilyPad a couple of weeks ago!

My contribution was this cluster frame made from elements of the magnificent mega kit created by the designers of both stores especially for the event.

If you're interested, it is still available for download ... click here for further details.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Week #40 of my NEW52 life ...

The seasons have definitely changed here and autumn is in full swing ... the leaves are all turning glorious shades of yellow, orange, red and gold. There's a chill in the air and I've had to scrape frost of my windscreen a couple of mornings too! And whilst I love all these things, it's the change of seasonal vegetables that I love the most about this time of year. Warming, comfort food is in plentiful supply; fresh soups, hearty stews and stodgy desserts with custard ... yumm!

I'm a BIG fans of New Covent Garden Soup Co soups ... their cartons make the perfect lunch and this time I treated myself to a new flavour ... spicy butternut squash with sweet potato.

Served with a sprinkling of chopped coriander and a toasted bread roll ...

Utterly delicious!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Week #39 of my NEW52 life ...

I'd heard of diaper cakes, but had never made one ... until week 39 of my NEW52 life that is!

A friend at work, Hazel, mentioned she was looking for gift ideas for her daughter, soI showed her a few examples I'd pinned on my Pinterest boards and she was instantly sold on the idea and asked if I would do the honours. Here's my 1st ever diaper cake ...

And here's the proud Grandma taking delivery of the cake, just a few days before the arrival of her grandson ... congratulation Hazel!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

A Hopping HallOween

Welcome, welcome my fellow fright night fans!!!

Are you ready for some ghoulish goings on, some creepy challenges and spooktacular sales? There are loads of freaky fun frolics planned at Oscraps and The Lilypad this weekend, so be sure to check out their sites for all the dreadful details!!!

OK ... so I guess one of the reasons you've dropped by my beastly blog is the Hopping HallOween blog hop, right? If you've been on the train from the start, then you should have arrived here from Karen's blog ... (btw, what do you think of those iPhone covers she's made? They're awesome aren't they?) ... anyhoo, back to the blog hop ... do you fancy a FREEBIE?!?!?!

The designers at Oscraps & The Lilypad have outdone themselves with a GIGANTIC collab kit, A Hopping HallOween and I had great fun creating a cluster frame just for you ... yes YOU!

click here to download

And here's how it looks in my layout ...

I really hope you enjoy using the frame! For your next stop on the hop, you're heading off to Rebecca's blog.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll see you all again soon!

P.S. if you've stumbled onto my blog by chance, then "hello & thank you!" and if you want to see all the other goodies that have been created by some brilliantly talented designers / scrappers, then you can always go to the start of the hop at the Oscraps blog.

P.P.S. don't panic if you've visited a blog and can't find A Hopping HallOween freebie yet ... we're a wonderfully diverse and international community and all live in different timezones, so please just check back regularly throughout the day ;-)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Something wicked this way comes ...

Double, double toil and trouble;

fire burn and caldron bubble.

SpOOKy things are a'brewin,
return a in a day or two, for a'viewin.