Tuesday, April 7, 2009

ESAD-SU Daylight saving Cyberstamp

Well with daylight saving happening last Sunday, Leonie from ESAD-SU had a brainwave and roped us into using our extra hour to craft and gave us  a million tasks to do, of course she didn't twist our arms too much, we seemed to have twisted ourselves into it.

Pop on over to my other website and read something funny about daylight saving.

I think of the tasks was to do an easte
r basket so I CASEed this one from  Tammy Fitedon't you think its gorgeous!!

So while I was at it I wrote a tutorial and he
re it is:

For those of you who use the imperial measuring system, here is an online conversion site I use to convert Metric to Imperial and vice versa.

Cut white cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm you can 
get 2 out of one 21cm x 29cm cardstock

Score at 4.5cm and 9cm

Score at 4.5cm and 1

Cut using your scalpel and craft knife or scissors if you can cut straight, as per the picture below

Attach 2 sticky strips to the middle flap on the inside, I use sticky strip because it’s stronger; because the DSP is corrugated you will need a stronger adhesive. Remember you are putting eggs into this basket so it needs to be strong.

Cut a strip of 2.5cm DSP and run through your crimper 

Here’s a tip I got from someone online, can’t remember who. Place a strip of double sided tape onto a piece of scrap and stick the red back lining of the sticky strip to it as you peel them off, they become static when you remove them from the sticky bit.

Add your piece of corrugated Designer Series Paper to the sticky strips and put some double sided tape to the two flaps and close them up to form the box

Using (105090) Word Window Punch cut out 35 pieces in varying colours, I used Ballet Blue (9), Pretty in Pink (8),  Glorious Green (9), Barely Banana (9), and attach it to the sides with your snail adhesive 

Cut narrow strips of Designer Series Paper or cardstock and run them through the crimper, add them to the bottom of your basket to resemble straw, place your eggs on top.

Well of course because I didn't want to be disturbed I had to cook a big meal and some cakes to get me through the weekend as hubby was away fishing and cooking is a major distraction. So I cooked up this huge pot of vegetable soup with some pork bones in it YUMMY
(apologies for the crappy photo I don't know what happens to it at the bottom)
Then I baked some Orange and Poppy Seed cake from a packet, and for those of you who know me I don't bake so I needed to prove that I really baked them, just don't stand in front of the stove to take the picture with your legs in it lol
Cooling the cakes down

Cakes all frosted
Some bought treats for those inbetween moments of indulgence
Of course I didn't eat them all, I invited all my cyber friends to share in it, (now why is it that my waist is measuring more than it did before the weekend???

Thanks Leonie and all who played.

April 8th entry by request:

I was asked by the lovely Tracy for the recipe to the soup so here it is, now the quantities are for making a huge pot of soup, my pot was 200mm deep and 290mm in diameter, I dont know what to call this soup but when I set out to make it I wanted a tomatoey flavoured soup with pork bones in it:

(Bridget's Country Soup)
1 leek chopped finely
3 tbsp oil (any kind)

Saute above on slow heat until well cooked

2 pkt Pork ribs cut in strips (ones with bones)
the secret to good soup is meat with bones
1 knob of ginger 1" in diameter
4 beef stock cubes
4 cloves garlic

Add above to pot and stir until meat is browned

* 2 corn cobs cut into 1 inch chunks 
* 1 punnet small round tomatoes
2 cups small pasta shells
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can creamed corn
1 can corn kernels
140g tomato paste
1 can chick peas
2 carrots diced
2 sprigs fresh oregano
1 sprig of 100mm length fresh rosemary
1 bundle fresh continental parsley chopped
* 1/2 a head of cauliflower cut up into bite size pieces

Add water to cover all ingredients with a bit of room to move when stirring, 
so about 1 inch of water above the ingredients
Add all of the above to pot and cook on medium heat for 2 hours or until meat falls off bone

The asterisked ingredients I just found in my fridge, you could also add carrots or beans but I didnt have any, basically any vegetables in your fridge when you are trying to clean it out is a good time to make this soup LOL. What I normally like doing is putting in left overs of meals I have made for example, tonight we are going to have tacos and the recipe is yummy but I am waiting for my cousin Debbie in Canada to facebook me back for the recipe her fiance makes which is delicious.