Sorry I've not blogged for a while! Life got in the way a little these last few days.
I decided early last week that I was going to make a Valentine card for that lovely man of mine. In my mind's eye I could see exactly what I wanted and so settled down at my temporary
Which would have been fine, had I been able to find the owl stamp I wanted to use. Herein came the fall at the first fence. Said stamp was nowhere to be seen. Well isn't that typical of every craft project I ever try?! Frustrated was not the word! I even text our Furry Friends to see if they knew where it was. (This was highly unlikely as they live approximately 170 miles away but it was worth a go!). Said furry friends helpfully told me that perhaps the owl would come back later as it was a little early for them to be out. Ahhh that would be it then.
So I waited.
Shuffled about a bit.
Looked at the clock.
Had a cup of coffee.
Whistled a little and swung my feet in a nonchalant manner.
Surreptitiously looked in the drawer I had first looked in about 3 hours ago.
Moved a bit of paper.
Uttered lots of sweary words most unbecoming of such a delicate little flower as me. (Cough).
Yup. There it was.
Home to roost.
And now it was too bloody late to do anything with it.
SO!! this is how the varmint of an owl stamp became my valentine card to my true love.
Firstly - I stamped a couple of owly images onto some white card stock. This the image prior to being promarkered to death and snipped out. It's a Maya Road Singleton Stamp which was given to me by a dear friend for Christmas.
Next up was a die-cut swirl cut from some brown card stock to which I attached some tiny red heart punchies.
And some handy Stickapotamous stickers which were a serendipitous find whilst I was looking for the varmint owl stamp.
I've entered into the wondrous PAN PASTELPAN PASTEL CHALLENGE with this one :)
EEK! Man is awake!
Erm...Erm.... Quick - look at this instead........... back of the fridge soup which is hubble-bubbling away in my
caul.. pan. Back of the fridge soup (BOTFS) is just that. Anything that is found at the back of the fridge which hasn't grown (a) legs or (b) a beard or (c) both) has been excavated, washed, chopped and souped. Nom!! In this week's BOTFS are: 2 spring onions, some savoy cabbage, a punnet of teeny sweet peppers (which I bought a couple of weeks ago because they looked very cute but didn't do anything with them), a very slightly bendy carrot, an onion and two leeks. To this I added some chicken stock, some (fresh - erm.. at some point) thyme (also lurking at the back of the fridge) and a squirt of garlic paste. This will be whizzed up for very low cal filling and frugal soup.
Oh. And these. Y'know when you buy punnets of fruit which never seem to ripen for weeks and could cause someone serious damage should you test their ripeness by bouncing them off said someone's head? Well I'm fed up of waiting for them to soften to be honest. So I've chopped them, sprinkled them with sweetener (although I'm sure golden caster sugar would taste far nicer... grumble mutter.....) and some pumpkin pie spice and shall bake them until they yield in to a melting softness, whereupon I shall top them them with a cloud (channelling Nigel Slater here!) of low fat toffee apple yoghurt and scoff em in front of the telly later! A sweet treat indeed!
I'll be off now then.
Relieved aren't you?!