Saturday, March 26, 2011

Adventure 365 February - Mad Genius Designs

If you missed out on getting this kit for free by participating in Jewel's Adventure 365 for February - you can now get it from her store.

Love this kit - that purple is my favourite shade.

Oh and stay tuned for QP designed by me using this kit ....

Experimenting with blend modes {+ a freebie}

Mad Genuis Designs Texture Tuesday offeres texture freebies every week. I picked up these last week.

DSDI March Go for Pinks (or blues, or ...) colour challenge had a big palette to play with so I combined the texture plates with some photos of muddy splats on a car bonnet that I had. Several blend modes, gradient levels, and CU card and paper overlays, I came up with these.

Clicking on either image will take you to their source to download. Please do not share the file, but please direct to where they can be found on either blog :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Head {cl}over Heels at DSDI

Join us in a Celebration event mixing it up between Valentine’s & St. Patrick’s Day.

"Head {cl}over Heels"

Ton's of Fun & Great Prizes!

March 11-18

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Suddenly Spring by Bonnie Blou

Cute Kit. Bright, fun and so scrappable. The colours are soft but not too girly and variety of plain and patterned papers.

I put it to the test using DSDI's March Made in the Shade template challenge.

Perfect for these photos of AJ on his first day of preschool way back when ...

Told you it was scrappable and cute :)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Curried Sausage for One?

Tonight the man of my life is eating a ?delicious? airline meal enroute home from Melbourne - lucky him.

Me - I had curried sausage for one. Kids had sausages and salad. I'm not a real big fan of them unless they are BBQ'd served with fried onions slavered in tomato sauce and wrapped in buttered white bread.

So in the fridge I found some korma paste and some cream. A spoon of paste and several of cream cooked together in the microwave (ooh yeah go the gourmet chef tonight) Chucked in some cherry tomotoes from the garden and cooked them some more. Once the sausage was cooked I chopped it up and mixed it in with the sauce. What serve with you ask? Deb of course! Tasted fine :) Could of done with some peas but what they hey?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

More about food ....

Continuing with my pledge of cooking something different, last Thursday I poached atlantic salmon in pinot gris and served it with oven roasted veges.

Carbonara sauce is something I make quite regularly - I remember once at uni trying to do this dish and thinking it was quite complex to do. Not any more.

So fry up some bacon until it is crispy and remove all but about 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan. Toss in a pinch of paprika and 1/2 cup of cream.

Mix one egg and an extra yolk with grated parmesan cheese - about 30g will do.

Cook up and drain your pasta. I usually do tortellini. Toss in a tablespoon of butter. Mix in the bacon and cream. Mix in the egg and cheese, turn the heat back on to low to just cook the egg.

hmmm no wonder I have belly fat :-))