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  1. nanny ogg

    Hello - new here

    Bought my first copy of 'Let's Make Cards' yesterday, I was attracted by the flower fairies. And was at a loose end whilst my hubby was in hospital. No don't worry with the sympathy we are used to it, check my profile. The log on add on page 28 has crafty challenges, but I don't seem to be able to find any apart from the galleries from different issues. Looking forward to touching base with you all as I can find time. Luv Jane
  2. Well done everyone. I have my scrap and can see the makings of a chair in there at least. Will work on it as soon as possible. Very busy in run up to Christmas, but will try in spare moments.
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    LMC28 challenge, Flower fairies cards, closed

    Stiff competition. Great to see so much style and imagination from all.
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    Christmas Madness Challenge! Closed

    I'll have to knock up a menu, could do one for Christmas day ready for lunch. Added pic now
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    Christmas Madness Challenge! Closed

    i like that one. Too late for this year but next year I can give it a go. couple of trips to Birmingham rag market will do it. Have you a pic of some of your bags, please.
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    Christmas Madness Challenge! Closed

    fool proof dinner party Providing a formal dinner for a large number of guests can be intimidating. But I can prepare hassle free dinners for up to 16. A good hostess shows consideration for her guests. Consider a few points Are they bringing children with them? Are there any diet restrictions? What facilities have you for cooking? (I'm down one ring and the grill is in the oven.) Prepare a multi choice menu of foods that your own family like (there is going to be a lot of left overs) Use your craft skills to decorate it. If children are involved think of them first. If they are young ask your guests to come early, throw down a sheet and give the kids a picnic. After when you are dining older children can be asked to supervise the younger ones. Teenagers will probably be happier with pizza and ice cream along with the latest dvd, left to their own devices in the living room. In between ages like to be involved, equip the girls with note pads to take the menu orders and help to serve, boys make good wine waiters. There is nothing like child labour. ;-) Here's a suggested menu, keep it to three or four choices per course. I've suggested more. Starters Fruit juice (easy to pour from the carton) Soup (use a cup a soup) prawn cocktail (defrost as required under hot water) melon pate Main course steak (cook under grill) chops (in with the steak) chicken kiev (straight from freezer to oven) veggie dish (prepare day before and microwave) beef stroganoff (prepare to point of adding cream, see below) Served with seasonal veg (cooked and warmed in microwave) Dessert fruit pie and custard (pop in oven after main course, use instant custard) fresh fruit salad (prepare ahead) gateaux (pull out of freezer) cheese cake (ditto) cheese board coffee and mints plan make sure there is plenty of space in the fridge. Prepare as much as possible on the previous day or the morning of your party. Leaving you the afternoon to spend in the bath pampering yourself. Buy all meats fresh so that any left overs can be frozen. To cook beef stroganoff gently fry a large amount of onions, mushrooms and garlic Use a space in the pan to seal strips of steak in batches. Add red wine, french mustard and coriander and reduce. Return the steak and stop cooking. When ready to serve warm through and add double cream. Any amount not required can be frozen before adding the cream, makes a great base for stir fry too. Just make sure that you have enough to serve every guest the same dish if they want it. Result Your guests get to choose what they eat, and will be wowed by your conjuring in the kitchen. You have a freezer full of food ready to see you through the next few weeks and the credit card bills in January.
  7. I'd use some for cards and if suitable some for wall hangings or mobiles in my grandson's bedroom. What intrigues me most is the scrap material. I'm hopeless with wood but am sure with a little trimming and sanding, gluing and painting they could be used to create dolls house furniture.
  8. Hmm this will take some working on.
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    LMC28 challenge, Flower fairies cards, closed

    This one is my favourite, so hard to choode I love them all. going to be difficult to give them away
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    LMC28 Gallery

    And more. But probably won't get another chance till next week. Still I'll check out the challenges and get my thinking cap on.
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    LMC28 Gallery

    Wow I'm on a roll, so rare to get any crafting time. am amazed to find I have got 26 cards from the mag. Here's more
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    LMC28 Gallery

    Lovely work everyone, I wish i was that imaginative. Anyway trawled through my old boxes and found a calender with decoupage flower faries so I have used some of that plus a few other bits and pieces lurking in the box. Actually found time to make 10 cards this afternoon. Here they are (If I can work out how to upload the pics)
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    Hello - new here

    Don't die of shock. I actually found some time to make cards. Will put them in the gallery.
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    Hello - new here

    You seem a lovely bunch. Failed to make any cards though. Shopping found 2 for 1 on lots of veg at our newly opened Aldi Store, someone boobed on the ordering. So afternoon was spent creating my goo. Ie lots of veg cooked up and pureed to sneak into dishes. LOL hubby has just eaten Leek, brocolli, mushrooms and butternut squash all of which he hates but didn't realise he had them in a cream of veg soup. The rest is frozen to hide in curry, bolognese etc. Will also get son in law with a cottage pie, who will not eat any veg except potato. Voluntary work tomorrow and rehearsals again on evening, so it will be Friday now before I get a chance.
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    Hello - new here

    Thanks Natalie Hoping to make some cards today. First it's the boring stuff washing, housework, ordering prescriptions, paying bills and shopping. And this evening I have rehearsals. Will post any I get to make on the gallery.
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