Yes I am still here, but I do seem to be having real difficulty getting to update the old blog at the mo. I don't remember the run up to the school holidays being as bad as this last year, but maybe that's because Emily wasn't moving up into big school. I seem to have had a lot of running around looking at uniforms, parents evenings, school fetes, and Monday it's the school sports day.
I did finally manage to make a card yesterday, not for any challenges but for a friend's birthday so I thought I would share it here:
It's a free Lili of the Valley image from a mag, coloured with my Prismas and bit of stickles for highlights. Die-cut onto nesties, ribbon from my big box. The papers are Blonde Moments: Sugar Dumpling, I have had them for years and am getting to the last of them - will have to buy the pack again as I think they are just beautiful. The card blank and sentiment are Craftwork Cards. Flowers and pin from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Now my waffle! Our apple trees are just starting to give us apples and I'm desperately looking for recipes for apples - loads of them went off last year. I don't like pastries so apple pie is not on the menu - or crumble either - yuk! The same happened with the plums, which I why I took the plunge and tried jam making last year, really loved doing it and am planning another batch this year. However, I don't think I've ever seen apple jam, but have seen loads of apple chutneys - maybe I'll branch out and try chutneys this year. Any good recipes anyone?
Will wander now as have dishes to do, hopefully I will be able to get more crafting done soon and update more regularly than once a week! What on earth am I going to do during the school holidays!!!