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Friday, 7 December 2007

Christmas with a twist

Saturday Stampers has an interesting challenge this week, Christmas with a twist! You can't use obvious christmas pics like Santa or use the word Christmas. Here is mine:

Supplies: Cream cardstock, Basic Grey stamps 'winterland', PP Sandylion, Prima flowers, rikrak Papermania and ribbon from Ribbon Oasis. Brads by Dovecraft.

Off to make some mince pies for tomorrows christmas fair!
1 1/2 hours later : they are delicious you must try this pastry recipe!
Enough for 12 mince pies
7oz plain flour
1oz ground almonds
3 1/2 oz butter
2oz icing sugar
1 large egg yolk
3 tbsp milk
plus 1 x 411g sweet mincemeat.
use beaten egg to glaze and icing sugar to dust.
Mmm, just had to try a second one, just to be sure they are good you understand, it might just have been because I was hungry, playdoh would taste good if you were hungry. Yes, they are yummy! Can't wait to try them with brandy cream, just as well I don't have any in or they might not make it to the fair!
I don't know where this recipe came from I had scribbled it down in a notebook but the pastry is deliciously sweet and light. I wizzed all the ingredients up in my blender, such an easy way to make pastry then put it in the fridge for 1 hour before rolling out.
to my American friends, if any of you need help with the conversions let me know as I have an English friend living in Canada who helps me out when I need a recipe converted!

22 comments:

Saturday Stampers said...

absolutely gorgeous, love the richness of the colour, really perfect entry for the theme.
beautiful.
Kaz :))

Flossie's Follies said...

Fantastic, love your sentiment stamp and colors.

Andrea, said...

Great card, I couldn't come up with anything for this challenge at all. Enjoy your mince pies, my lot all love them except for me as I don't eat dried fruit. Hope all goes well with the fair tomorrow

Tammy said...

Hi "sister" :). LOVE the colors you used. Look forward to seeing more.

Tammy

Seleise said...

love, love, love your card! I haven't tried mince meat but my dad was a huge fan. :)

scrapnnMO said...

WOW gorgeous card! Love that reindeer stamp and the design ROCKS! Also love that tag below! Great job on both projects! Your recipe sounds yummy!

saturday stampers said...

really gorgeous! love the colours and perfect for the theme!
Em :o)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Beautiful card!

Ying Pang, said...

Your card is so beautiful so as your X'mas tree, we have up our x'mas tree too but it's small compare to yours, thanks for the recipe too ;-))

Karin said...

What a beautiful card

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fantastic. Really lovely.

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, Deb. This is an excellent card, very elegant and gorgeously rich in color. Thanks for showing us!

~KRISTY~ said...

OHH WOW LOVE THE LAYERED BLOOM AND THE RIBBON!LOOKS AMAZING,I THINK THOUGH I WILL LEAVE THE MAKING OF THE MINCE PIES UP TO YOU..LOL

Marlou said...

gorgeous card Deb!!! and those pies are making my mouth water, plenty fresh cream i love xx

Tracey said...

Hi Deb Im one of your SBS4 I love your cards and I see you in below post you have made some gorgeous ones out of Love Elsie's Noel range i just bought some yesterday from my LSS and cant wait to use it.

Donelda said...

oooohhh, great challenge and great end result you made! I like the sentiment you chose!!

I'm a SBS4 sister. Questions for you, how did you get the green SBS4square onto your blog? Thanks! I look forward to seeing all the other creations you make!

Annchen said...

A wonderful card, and the colours are beautiful!

Carmen said...

Great card, love the colours!

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous! Great job with those antlers!! I love the beautiful papers too!!

My Paper World said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colours.and Mmmm! your mince pies sound scrummy!

scrappernic said...

Fun challenge and a very elegant card--BEAUTIFUL!

Terrie B x said...

clean crisp cards:) the mince pies sound nice too.....