Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A little Valentine treat, clean and simples!

I was going to type "morning" but on looking at the clock it's afternoon already....where did the morning go?
Today I have been baking in the kitchen trying out a couple of new recipes with a view to taking some into work tomorrow.  Before I show you my first batch I thought I'd share another very clean and simple card using a Provocraft die.

How minimal is that?  
I am loving this style just now but I've mentioned that already haven't I?!

Moving on yesterday I started to alter a mirror that I bought at the auctions last year, more on that tomorrow but it's looking good so far.  I plan on finishing that later today or at least getting the next layer done.

Back to today and a friend of mine gave me some culinary lavender to bake with and a recipe for biscuits and scones.  I have sat admiring the little glass jar for a while now so today as per my PhD (see yesterdays post) I set to work making biscuits.  I wanted to do more of a shortbread recipe so have adapted a Marie Berry recipe from on line and added the lavender.
Here are the results....

I'd like to get them a little shorter in consistency so batch 2 have just gone it.  Mind you having tried a few too many I do think they taste good enough to eat!
The proof will be with my I tell them there's lavender in after or before they try them?  LOL.

On the subject of the weather I still can't believe that the flooding just appears to get worse each day down south.  When will it stop?
Friends from the Glasgow area told me they'd had a lot of snow yesterday too.
Guess I'm thankful for where I live this was the view on my morning walk.

Yes it's cold but it's dry and sunny, perfect for a brisk walk on the beach to wake you up on a morning.
It's most unusual for us to have good weather when the rest of the country isn't.  
Fingers crossed we're not next but my thoughts go out to those who have been affected.  x

Right that's batch 2 ready, next on the list flapjack and muffins....bang goes my healthy eating today!
Enjoy your "hump" day and happy crafting!  x


Patricia said...

Brilliant sweet card, I love the simplicity of it.
Mmmmm!!! Those biscuits look really good.....wish you were nearer i would have been in to help you test them!!!!! Don't tell anyone what is in them till they have been eaten.
Bucketing rain down here in the valley snow falling out front and back on the hills.

Patricia xx

Lau W said...

Oh so cuuute card, superb with the c&s style !
Oh your biscuits looks gooood ! Lavender ? oh i can smell... !! :-)
Supeb shot too of your walk !
Here it's raining today and the wind is not nice pfff !

Diane said...

The button nose is too cute Erika, makes a darling design. The biscuits look yummy. I'm with you on the weather, gosh this has been a horrible year.

Hugs Diane

cuilliesocks said...

What a cute card Erika, love the CAS style too.
I adore lavender biccies and these look wonderful.
Your photo is lovely, looks bright and brisk, good for walking, hugs Kate x

Elaine said...

Perfect Erika!!
I love the cleaner style of card's certainly eye catching and so much fun!

I'm sure your biscuits were divine, but I'm not much of a sweet lover and I detest lavender, I just can't stand the smell!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx