Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Candy


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Pizza muffins recipe

Heya! I got several e-mails about the pizza muffins I made on Sunday so I thought that instead of replying everybody individually, I would make this post.

I got the recipe from the Slovenian book "Od kruha do kolańćev". The recipe is for 12 muffins, but I doubled the ingredients, so I got 24 muffins. Anyways, since I know most of you don't speak/understand Slovenian, I thought I would translate the recipe. So here it goes ...

What you need ...

For dough:
400 g flour
2,5 dl milk
1 ts sugar
1 ts salt
1 pack of dry yeast (1 pack here means 7 g)
3 tbs olive oil
a bit of oregano

Other things:
50 g ham
50 g champignons (mushrooms) - not a must
50 g cheese
1 tbs olive oil

Sift the flour. Add yeast. Mix together (with a spoon). Add all the other dough ingredients (milk, sugar ...). Kneed til you get a smooth dough. Let the dough rest in a warm place for about 35 minutes.

Cut the ham and champignons on small pieces. Grate cheese. Add ham, champignons and half of the grated cheese to the risen dough. Mix well, so there are ham etc. all around. Divide the dough into 12 pieces, which are about the same size. Put them to the muffin baking tin. Add some cheese on top of each dough piece. Put the baking tin into an oven, which you preheat on 200°C Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

That's it. :) I'm not very good at writing or translating recipes, so if there was something you didn't understand, feel free to ask (either leave me a comment here or send me an e-mail

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pizza muffins

Hello! I hope you had a nice weekend. I was a good girl. I actually managed to do some things around the house. Plus I baked pizza muffins. My mum made those last weekend and they were so good that I just had to get the recipe and make them myself too. The best part is that they are really easy to do and they are yummy! I also managed to do some crafting. Getting up earlier really pays off, you can actually do something with your day.

Pizza muffins I made ...


So much from me today. Talk to you again soon. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sympathy card

Hello everybody! It's finally weekend and this means I have some free time. I actually have quite some things I should do over the weekend, but I decided they can wait til tomorrow. I know postponing things you can do now on later usually isn't a good idea, but I reeeeeeally wanted to have a day off.

Before I go to today's card, I want to share a great news with you - My mum's craft shop is offering FREE P&P all weekend on all UK orders. I'm sure you don't want to miss this great chance, so jump over the MMCS now, have a look at all the fab things they are selling and order your favourite items. ;)

Now, let me show you my card ...


It's a sympathy card I made on request (and I need to make a few more). To be honest, I wasn't even sure where to start, but I think at the end it turned out all right. I used some black and white papers. White peaper was embossed with Cottage floral embossing folder from Craft concepts. I inked the edgess with Versa color black ink and Tim Holtz's Weathered wood distress ink. The ribbon and crystals are from my stash. I wrote the sentiment (it is in Slovenian and it means "Sincere condolence") in Word and printed it on the white cardstock. I also used Labels eight Spellbinders dies on this card.

I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ready for another sketch?

Yup, it's that day again - the day when we have a new sketch challenge for you at MTME blog. Are you curious what today's sketch looks like?


Here's the card I made based on this sketch ...


I used digi stamps from the MTME Bold botanical set, which you can find here. I colored the images with Promarkers. The swirl was made using the Marianne design sie. Papers are from Provo Craft and the ribbon and confetti are from my stash.

I hope to see you play with us this week!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Favourite colours

Oh dear, I've been a really bad blogger friend lately. :( I am really sorry for not visiting your blogs more often. I miss blog hopping and seeing all your beautiful creations. I wish there were more hours in a day. *sigh* But I am thinking of you and whenever I (will) have some free minutes I (will) try to pop in.

Today we have a great new challenge at My mum's craft shop challenges blog - we want you to use your favourite colours. Easy one, right? We are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs this week. The lucky winner will receive 4 (yes, that's right, not one, not two, not three, but FOUR!!) digis of their choice. How great is that?!

Melissa generously gave DT some of her images so we could use on our cards. I chose the adorable Cupcake Mouse, which you can find here.


Isn't this mousie just too cute? I love it!! Just look how it's peeking our of the cupcake. I'm all "awww". lol I have so many colours that I like and I was reallytempted to use them all (though if I did that, card would be a rainbow. :P So I only used my top favourite - blue, purple, brown and yellow. I colored the image with Faber Castell and Jolly pencils. Embossing was done with Floral cottage embossing folder. Yellow paper is from Provo Craft and the purple paper is from Nature Colage kit from Artsy colage. Flowers are from Prima. Pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

I hope you will join us this week at our challenge. Hugs!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Sketch

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quick and simple card

Hello people! I hope you are enjoying your day! I had a very long day - right after work I ran to the computer course I'm taking and I just got home. It was a long, but a nice day. I'm really enjoying my time at work. There's a group of 10 of us and we are getting along really well.

When I got home I found 2 big pacs of crafty goodies waiting for me - first one was the prize I received at CropStop blog (yay, thank you VERY much) and the second one was from one VERY sweet lady - Rosemary. Hun, thank you SOOOOOOO much for all these fab things. My goodness girl, you went over and beyond. All those things are FANTASTIC! Thank you! Will send you an e-mail soon!

Now, onto today's card. We have a new sketch challenge for you at My time made easy blog.


Here's my card ...


I used the MTME digi stamp from their Chase your dream set and some embellishments from my stash. The rose paper is from Folia

So much for today. Hugs!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anything but square

Grrrr, Blogger! :S I don't have as much free time as I did anymore, but when I have some free minutes, I want to check Blogger and hopefully even do some blog hopping and post something. But Blogger hasn't been too co-operative lately. :S It's been working for a couple of moments, then stopped working, started working again, stopped working again ... You get the idea. :S Blah! I hope it'll work now.

Today we have a new challenge for your at My mum's craft shop challenges blog. This week we want to see anything but square. You can make a card, an altered project, a wall hanging ... Anything really. I made a corner bookmark (I never get tired of making those).


I used some left over papers (these corner bookmarks are GREAT for using those small(er) pieces of paper you have lying around), some ribbon and lace and some crystals. The tag that's peeking out is a Spellbinders' die from the Fancy tags set. Isn't this butterfly great? I love it! It's a Majestic butterfly rubber stamp from Rubber Stampede - a gift from a friend.

I hope you will join usat this week's challenge. Once again our sponsor is My mum's craft shop, which is generously giving the lucky winner a 6x6 paper pad (winner's choice) and a surprise goodie bag. Wow, right?

I would like to add this bookmark to the following challenges:
Really reasonable ribbon: Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss: Not square
Penny's paper-crafty challenge blog: Anything goes
A spoon full of sugar: Anything goes

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lots of sparkle

Heya! I finally managed to do some commenting. I still haven't gotten to all of you (sorry about that!), but hopefully I will manage to catch up with everybody tomorrow. If I haven't visited your blog yet, I will do it soon, I promise. :)

Today we had a nice sunny day (though all of the sudden it started raining cats and dogs too, but only for about 5 or 10 minutes) which was perfect for crafting. I made another Christmas card - what a surprise, right? lol Some time ago I received this lovely stamped hAnglar image from sweet Mandy and I almost didn't want to use it, because I think it's really cute and it was the only one I had, but I wanted to make a bit different Christmas card - with Christmas image I haven't used yet, so I decided to use it.


As you can see this card is very sparkly. I used lots of glitters and glitter glue. The image was colored with Promarjers and Jolly pencilsFor the first time I got to use these fab Spellbinders corner dies, which I won at Vicky's blog. Aren't they fab? I decorated them with silver glitter glue. All the papers you see on this card are from Provo craft. The ribbons, doily lace and little stars are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
A spoon full of sugar: Sketch
Stamp something: Anything goes
CES challenge blog: Holiday
Little Claire's designs: Sparkle
Timeless Tuesday: Anything goes

Friday, May 13, 2011

Christmas mousie

I had such good intentions today - I had plenty of time in the morning and I wanted to do some commenting. But when I tried to log in to Blogger it didn't work. :S It only started working around 30 minutes ago (at least that's when I noticed it was working and I was checking quite often). I don't have any special plans for the weekend (except watching Eurovision song contest tomorrow evening), so hopefully I'll manage to visit your blogs during the weekend. *fingers crossed*

I managed to finish a card this morning - finally! It's simple, but it still took me 3 days to finish it. *sigh*


Yes, yes, another Christmas card. You can expect to see quite some of those. ;) And no, you don't get a prize if you guess my favourite holiday. lol :P Some time ago I found this cute little mousie free digi/coloring by Elizabeth O. Dulemba (she has lots of free digis/coloring pages on her site) and I just couldn't wait to use it. I colored the image with Fabber Castell and Jolly pencils and I used the gold marker to color the little round bell on the hat. The green paper is from Sizzix (Little Sizzles) and the other papers are from Provo Craft. I also used some ribbon from my stash and red glittery dots. I also used the snowflake punch from X cut and Spellbinder's scalloped circle and circle dies.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Papertake weekly: Fancy a punch?
My time to craft: Scallops

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Challenge at MTME

We have another sketch challenge for you at My time made easy blog.


This is the card I made for this week's challenge.


I used the fab butterfly digi stamp from the Bold botanical set. I printed the butterfly in 3 different sizes. I colored the butterflies with Faber Castell pencils. I made the flowers myself - I used this lovely pink paper that some gold brads to make them. The yellow papers are actually a sheet from my notepad. In the background I used the Stampabilities' Faded text background stamp. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz's distress ink (Weathered wood). The ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you will join us! You do not have to use MTME stamps to participate, but we sure like seeing them on  your creations if you have them.

To die for challenge at MMCS

Hi everybody! I am VERY sorry for not visiting you so often lately. It has been very hectic here for the last couple of days and I have been very, very busy. Hence, I even barely managed to do any crafting. *sigh* I promise that as soon as I have some more time I'll stop by your blogs and check out your lovely creations!

Today is Wednesday and you all know what this mean - it means it's time for another challenge at My mum's craft shop challenges blog. :) We have another great challenge for you this week - we want you to use dies on your project. And we have a fab prize for you again this week. Once again My mum's craft shop is kindly offering a £10 voucher to one lucky winner. How great is that?! They have amazing things in the store, so if you haven't already, check it out!

I love my Sizzix and Spellbinder's dies and I use them on more or less every project. So this challenge was perfect for me. ;) Here's the card I made ...


I used Spellbinder's circle and scalloped circle dies. The flowers are a digi stamp from My time made easy's Bold botanical set, the bigger butterfly is a rubber stamp from Rubber stampede and the small butterfly is a clear stamp from Folia. All images were colored with Faber Castell pencils. The yellow papers are from Provo Craft. No info on the dotty paper - this was just a small left-over piece I found in my drawer. In the back I used a doily lace which I decorated with crystals from my stash. Ribbon and lace are from my stash too.

Go to My mum's craft shop challenges blog to see the fab cards my teamies made and I hope you will decide to join us at this week's challenge too.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
A gem of achallenge: Sketch
Catch the bug challenge blog: Anything goes
The ribbon challenge: Colour combo
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Lace
Everybody-Art-Challenge: Flowers
Scrappy frogs challenge: Anything goes

I wish you all a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Another Christmas card

Hello! I hope you had a nice Sunday. We had another sunny day and it was great. We had bbq - so many yummy foodies. And now there's also some ice-cream waiting for me in the freezer. Nothing to complain about. ;)

I made another Christmas card today. I hope you are not tired of seeing Christmas my cards yet. lol My goal is to make at least 100 this year, so I really should work on these all through the year. I'm not even on half way yet, but I'm slowly getting there.


For this card I followed the great sketch at CropStop blog. I used the lovely paper from Provo Craft. I used the Classic Santa stamp from Stampabilities. Around it I used some Tim Holtz's Brushed corduroy distress ink to give it a more vintage looks, but unfortunately you can't really see this in the picture (you can only see abrown smudge in the left upper corner - I swear this is there intentionally, it's not just dirty lol). Speaking about distress inks ... I got an e-mail from one lady who asked me why do I only use just one or 2 distress inks while there are quite some different ones. Well, I only have 4 (Brushed corduroy, Spun sugar, Weathered woods and Shabby shutters), that's why I only use those. ;) Back to my card ... I colored the image with Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I made the pins myself (I used plastic star shaped beads and headpins). Ribbons are from my stash. I wrote the sentiment myself.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Cupcake craft challenges: Something beginning with C ("Christmas")
Pollycraft Monday challenges: Anything goes
Craft your passion: Anything goes
CropStop: Sketch
Jingle Belles: Vintage
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Photo inspiration (I used Santa as my inspiration)
Winter Wonderland: Colours of Christmas

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A simple card

Heya! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. We had a nice and sunny Saturday which I used to do some cleaning around the apartment, I baked a bread and I also did some crafting. I was a good girl. ;P

Today's card is very simple.


Once again I used the music sheet for the background. Now, that really was one great find. lol I have to check some of my other drawers and cabinets. I am pretty sure there must be more of those music sheets somewhere. The only question is where. Hmmm ...
There's not really much to tell about this card. I haven't used any DP, just an old music sheet wich I colored with Tim Holtz's Brushed corduroy distress ink . The stamp I used is adorable Tilda from Magnolia and the crystals and ribbon are from my stash. Tilda was colored with Promarkers and I added some glitters on her wings. Snowflakes were made with the X cut snowflake punch.

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
The shabby tea room: Blue, white and neutral
Hanna and friends: Card without designpaper

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flowers and butterflies

It's Thursday already. Do you have any plans for the weekend yet? I think I'm just going to relax. The last couple of days have been pretty hectic. I started the web page design classes a couple of days ago and most of my free time I use for studying coding now. It's not easy, but I really want to learn this. But as I said, I want to take my mind off from coding at least for one day so at least one day this weekend I will have a "lazy day".

Right, onto my card now. Since it's Thurday, this means we have another sketch challenge at My time made easy blog for you.


And my card based on this sketch looks like this ...


I used the images from the Bold botanical stamp set which I love, the images in this set are just fantastic! You can get this set here. I colored the images with Faber Castell pencils. Around the edges I did some inking with Tim Holtz's distress ink. The "ribbon" is from my stash - it actually came as a part of one wrapped gift and I saved it. I really like recycling. ;) The sentiment is in Slovenian and it means "happy birthday" - I just printed that one from Word.

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenge:
Crafty sentiments: Flowers

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cute & girly

It's Wednesday which means it's time for the new challenge and My mum's craft shop blog. It's my first week as a DT member there so I'm really excited. We have a nice and easy challenge for you this week. One, that I am sure you will love. It's "cute & girly". Great one, don't you think so? And there's a wonderful prize for the lucky winner too - the winner will receive a £10 gift voucher for My mum's craft shop. They have awesome things there, so many yummy craft supplies, so check it out. :)

Here's the card I made for this challenge ...


For this card I chose the adorable Angel Tilda stamp from Magnolia. I love this image and I thought it would be perfect for a cute and girly card. I colored the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. I decided to go for a pink and white combination this time. I didn't use any DP, just some embossed white cardstock which was actually the bask page of one of my brochures at the university (I knew it would come handy one day :P) and some plain white cardstock and pink papers. Around Tilda I stamped with stamps from Inkadinkado's stamps from their Fluid motion set. On the edges I used silver glitter glue from Uhuand in the corners I added some crystals from my stash. I added glitters on Tilda's wings too. Ribbon is from my stash as well.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
By the cute and girly: Anything goes
All that scraps: Anything goes
Divas by design: Anything goes

Monday, May 2, 2011

Christmas card again

Hi there! How are you? Enjoying yourself? I sure hope you do! :) Today's the last day off here - tomorrow back to normal. Beginning of May is always great - we get many extra free days. Who would complain?! ;) As you probably guessed, I spent my day crafting. I made the followingcard ...


My plan was to make at least one Christmas card a week. Umm, yeah ... The plan quite failed. *ooops* But luckily I'm still a LITTLE bit more organized as I was last year and am not leaving everything til the last minute.

You know the feeling when you are searching for something and find completely different thing that you have already forgotten it was there? This happened to me. The other day I was searching for something in my cabinet, and I found a whole lot of music sheets. They must have been there for a while. They are from waaaaaaaay back when I was still going to music school. I thought about tossing them, but then it occured to me that they would be great for card making. This one was actually white, but I colored it with Tim Holtz's Brushed corduroy distress ink. Then I took a piece of white cardstock and also colored it with the same distress ink. Over it I stamped with Single snowflake stamp from Stampabilities. The lovely Santa stamp is one of my favourite Christmas stamps. It is Penny Johnson's stamp from Stampavie. From the red cardstock I  cut stars which I drew freehand and decorated their edges with red glitter glue. The ribbons are from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card to following challenges:
Creative craft challenges: Recycling (I used an oldmusic sheet)
Jingle belles: No designer paper
Christmas stampin' all year long: Favourite holiday image
Really reasonable ribbon: Double dutch - use two ribbons, laces or trims

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Elegance

I'm so full I can barely move. Why, you ask? Today we had a picnic at my parents' place and there were LOTS of foods. And of course I just "had to" try everything. And now I feel like I'm about to explode. :S This happens after every picnic and every time I promise myself it will be different the next time - but it never is. Me and my big eyes. *sigh* I could just fall on my bed and fall asleep.

Because of this picnic I only managed to do some crafting in the morning. I finished the card I started yesterday evening.


The only DP I used on this card is the green one - that one is from Provo craft. The flower and the big butterfly are clear stamps from Inkadinkado's Fluid motion set and the small butterfly is a clear stamp from Folia. The images are colored with Faber Castell pencils. The flowers and ribbon are from my stash.On the flower image and on butterflies I also used some diamond stickles. I just found out I'm running low on these. *eeek* I inked the edges with Tim Holtz's Shabby shutters distress ink.

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Let's ink it up: Embellish it - no digi images
Top tip Tuesday: Square
Totally Gorjuss: 1, 2, 3 (1 ribbon, 2 butterflies, 3 different stamps)
Here come the boys: Anything goes
Papertake weekly: Sketch
The shabby tea room: Butterflies (second entry)
Simon says: Anything goes
Moving along with the times: Anything goes