Monday, October 13, 2014

Scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr group

Hello to all. Yesterday morning it was raining and I was looking forward to a 'colder, refreshing day', but the sun came out again and even today the weather is rather summery.
Hubby has been in Orlando, Florida for a week for a Missions Trip and because traveling in six planes to and fro is too tiring for me, unfortunately I had to stay at home.

And so on to my card which I made for the Scramble over on the Flickr gallery of the Hero Arts group on Sunday morning and the theme was Fall.

 I have a little share which so blessed me. A lady at work gave me a birthday gift a while ago and I never shared it, so here it is. It might give you some inspiring ideas with your creativity!

She probably guessed I love chickens! I love the felt wing and crown and the red fabric for the body.

 Then I was out and about in my garden this morning. Collecting the eggs, and yes there were three again (one of them is plastic..) and time to plant violets for the winter to give color to the garden. Those tomatoes, will they ever go red? And who let the chickens out onto my veranda! So thankful for living close by Nature!


And of course I still have to share a photo of me and my son as I had the honor of leading him to the alter before he met his bride! I mean, I am tall, but he is the tallest in the family!

 And this picture looks like a fairy-tale!
That's all from my side of the world! Blessings to you all!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Card and soup recipe

Hello to you all!
Life and my blog are not harmonizing at the present time and as I generally prioritize and go with the flow, I'm sharing a little creation of Autumn I did, so that you know I'm still here.

The 'Winter Trees' stamp from Hero Arts has been stamped on a Nature Book page background. I used distress inks and water. The little sentiment verse is from the same book.

We have had a beautiful Indian summer and the leaves have not even started to fall yet. I have made some lovely Pumpkin soup which we call 'Potimarron soup' in French and here is the recipe.

1kg Potimarron
2 onions
2 apples
1 tablespoon of brown sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 or 3 chicken stock cubes

In most recipes the Potimarron has to be peeled and cut up into slices. Well I don't do that because it takes too long and most importantly, the peel is edible! So, I cut it in half and remove all the seeds and wash it.
Peel onions and slice. Peel apples, slice in four, take out the core, cut into pieces. Put olive oil (or butter) into a heavy based pan and when hot, fry the onions for three minutes. Add the apple, brown sugar, the pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and crumble the chicken stock cubes into the soup with enough water to cover everything and cook on a slow heat for twenty minutes, or until the pumpkin is soft. Then, either with a wand mixer or another type of Kitchen machine, puree it all together.
Add salt and peper according to the taste you like. After serving the soup, add some cream to the top.
The seeds are edible too, but I don't use them, other than to plant them for a future harvest.

It was nice to share something with you today!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Virginia's Patterned Paper Challenge

It's no secret that I love collage cards, patterned papers and Nature themes and that is just what the next card is. I love patterned paper and I just love stamping on them and coordinating colors and patterns. So this challenge really appealed to me.

I've had these papers for a long while, great to use them! You will hardly see a card of mine without a bird nowadays.
I cut my birds and flowers from an old Nature Book. This is a white throat and the flower is from the Crab Apple tree.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge # 7 - Patterned Paper

Just in time to post for the Patterned Paper challenge for this month which can be found here.

It is nice just to let the paper do the talking which is what I did in these first two cards. I stamped the Post Card stamp from Hero Arts twice over one sheet of Botanical Paper from Graphics 45. I stamped a Thank You sentiment, also from Hero Arts over the top and adhered to the same shape card stock.

I had one strip of paper left from the sheet of patterned paper so I punched out three tags and assembled on another piece of patterned paper from the same pad.

Thanks Virginia for the challenge!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Summer events

Hi everyone, lovely to be back from a short holiday on the North-east coast of Spain and of course last Saturday was the Wedding of my son Michaël with Roxane. I couldn't have enjoyed this day more - it was a beautiful celebration and I was so happy to have my and René's family over from England and Holland. It would be too much to elaborate so I'll share one of the many pictures. This was taken in our back garden where we held the reception for about 80 guests.

It was such a busy, yet wonderful Summer.

Now on to a card for which I have chosen some Fall colors.

Stamped with a Fabric design on a page from a Nature Book in red. I already had the brown panel so I cut it to size and stamped a sentiment. Stamped the bird in the same colors and attached.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Card for two challenges

Good Morning. I want to share a card today which I made for two challenges. The first one is ColorQ which can be found here and the second is Freshly Made Sketches, which can be found here.

I stamped a panel with four different stamps, added a sentiment from Hero Arts and a little Bird which I love from Inkadinkado.

We are having the most beautiful Indian Summer ever!

I am enjoying some time off work just to have some much needed recreation being outdoors and with the family before the wedding of Michaël and Roxane.

My little granddaughter is all smiles and I had a lovely time with her yesterday.

Thanks as always for popping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Three cards with one background stamp

Today I want to share three cards, so different, but with the same background stamp.

I built on the background in different ways, with colors and stamps.

Enjoy your Sunday.