Monday, 16 December 2013

Sparkle & Shine

This may be my last Christmas card of 2013...can't believe Christmas is coming so soon! I definitely have to make up some tags still though. Here is my washi tape card...I've seen many of these lately and just had to make my own with the Sparkle & Shine washi tape and paper pack after I saw the last Heart 2 Heart Challenge of the year.

'Tis the season to...celebrate. 
Merry Christmas!

All supplies are Close To My Heart: paper pack - Sparkle & Shine; card stock - Juniper, Slate; ink - Slate; 
stamp sets - Holiday Magic, Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop; Sparkle & Shine washi tape; clear round sparkles. 

Cheers!

My mom and I recently bottled some Pinot Grigio for the first time...and it turned out pretty good! Here's a sneak peak of some of my presents I will be giving out...



Cricut vinyl was cut using Teresa Collin's December 25th Cricut cartridge

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Spanakopita

During this busy time, I managed to find a night with some friends to make spanakopitas! This was my first time working with phyllo pastry. Here is the recipe we used:

1 pkg Phyllo pastry
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach
Goat's Milk Feta
Cream Cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 clove garlic
Melted butter
 Take 2 sheets of phyllo pastry and lay on top of each other. 
Brush melted butter between the two sheets.
 Cut phyllo sheets into 4 strips. Combine spinach, cheese, and pine nuts in a food processor. 
Place a dollop (approx. 1 tbsp.) of mixture at one end of a phyllo strip.
 Fold phyllo strip in triangles all the way to the end.
 Brush end flap of phyllo pastry with melted butter.
Set triangles on wax paper and freeze. Later transfer to a ziploc baggie.
Bake in 375F oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Can't wait to bust these yummy appies out over the holidays! 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

December is Here!

Yay, it's December! In my household that means I'm finally allowed to decorate...we even got our tree today! I needed a housewarming card, so I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch and had been inspired by the Shabby Tea Room's photo; however, when I went to link up my card I discovered I had just missed the deadline.
I tried the same card using red shimmer tape instead of the washi tape...I'm not sure which one I like better!
Paperpack - Sparkle & Shine; Cardstock - Kraft, Slate, White Daisy, Chocolate, Ruby (CTMH);
ink - Chocolate; Sparkle & Shine metallic silver wash tape / red shimmer tape (CTMH);
Stamp set - Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop (CTMH);
Burlap sheet (Recollections);
Cricut cartridges - Winter Woodland, Winter Lace