Friday, September 26, 2014

It's that Friday feeling again, how about sharing an oldie with me?

Good afternoon, I did mention yesterday that I'd be posting slightly later today.  I've been into work with my goodies, wish I was staying today, one of the girls has even set up a chocolate fountain! Nomm.
Let's hope that the gang all enjoy the different nibbles today.
After popping into work I had a couple of messages to do and a bit of food shopping followed by my appointment.  It was a mighty fine appointment and a wee treat after all the extra hours I have clocked up in work, it was a hot stone massage!  Oh my how fine it was.  The only problem is I was going to spend the afternoon catching up on some housework but I'm to sit quiet and relax.  I don't need telling twice, although the blue cheese biscuits were so popular here yesterday I have promised to make more for the boys before they come home from school.  Compared to cakes they don't take too long it's just the cheese is a tad smelly!

Back to today and the oldie I am sharing with you is in honour of the Aberdeen craft retreat which starts today.  I did take a few classes at the retreat before I started with M and S but haven't made it for the last couple.  I'm sure all the ladies will have a super time as I normally enjoy my weekend at the Papeterie.  It is always a good giggle with plenty of banter from the regulars.
So to my oldie this was a grunge class I ran for the girls to make their own corsages.
They could either do A or B.

For this class we used Grunge paper 12 x 6, it is easier to cut than the board and just as flexible but still as tough.  The metallic stains used are Antique bronze, Brushed pewter and Tarnished brass, together with Hitch fasteners from Tim Holtz and brads supplied by PI.  The Hero art stamps sets are Layered flowers and  Big flowers pattern, great crafting staples, so to speak, I used them lots!
I have edged both flowers with Distress ink Brushed corduroy and to finish, shaped the grunge paper.  Girlie style!

I'd love for you to join me in sharing an old crafting project today, it can be anything you've made yourself.  
Please link to me here and leave a comment, purely for selfish reasons on my part, I'm nosey and would love to see your projects too.  I will visit all who do and share in a little crafty love!

Normally I would now wish you all the very best for the weekend but I remembered to photograph the goodies I should have shared yesterday, want to see?!

We have orange and dark chocolate chip muffins on the left and toffee apple muffins on the right.

In the brown bags we have American blue cheese and spring onion biscuits and cinder toffee in front.

These were to raise funds for today's Macmillan coffee morning at work.

It only remains for me to wish you all the best for the coming weekend folks.  I'm in early at work tomorrow, it's another dine in weekend so I expect it will be a busy one.  Then on Sunday I have promised my boys a trip to the cinema whilst their Dad is working.
Have a good one!


Hazel said...

Oldie looks great, yes I would have loved to have gone with Patricia today but hey oh some of us have to work.
Your goods look fab, they will have been snapped up. I have out a no" oldie" up not that old really. Hazel,xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
fabulous Oldie for Friday.
They look really lovely.
Snap I made cakes for my daughter to take to work for the same reason, and she put them on facebook to say thank you.
I also attended the coffee morning too.
We are having one where I live next week, so out come the baking goodies again next week.
Your cakes and other goodies look very yummy.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Gosh!! memories!! memories!! Erika. I remember making some of these. I still have some of the Grunge Board, found it the other day along with the TH's closures for them. Maybe start a trend again by making a few.
Love yours and all your other goodies, bet they were snapped up pretty fast.
Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, your grunge boards looka amazing, love the flowers.
Amazing baking, all of it looks so good.
Thanks for telling me about your hubbys job and correcting my assumption.
Have a fabby weekend, hugs Kate x