Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesdays Twitterings

brrrr I do hope that everyone is wrapped up warm, it is soooo cold today. I saw the forecast and its for snow, ooopps. How about this for a lemon drizzle cake
Paul loves it. The sponge is so light, soft and lemony and the outside has a lovely drizzle on it. Again its thanks to Maria because my other cakes didnt come out as good as I had hoped and I made 3 of them, so I gave it my best. But this one, well.......Paul has nearly eaten all of it and its not even 24 hours old lol. I will be making another one tomorrow for visitors on Thursday evenings.

Thursday is the first night of our Christmas Card Club. A few friends will gather to make some cards and then next month, we will all go to someone elses home and hopefully, by the end of the year, we will have all been out once a month and made a stash of Christmas cards to boot, perfect. If you are free Thursday and fancy making some cards, just let me know.

I spent a wonderful day on Saturday with some new friends and some old friends (oops, I dont mean old as in age, I mean old as in, friends that I already have) and just look what Margaret made for me.....isnt it wonderful.

It contains a mini candle that smells perfect. I shall be very sad when it has all gone, thank you so much Margaret. Here is one of the cards we made on Saturday
I havent put Marina Mist and More Mustard together before and I have discovered that More Mustard goes with just about everything. Opps, if you dont know what an earth I am talking about, Marina Mist and More Mustard are the names of colours that Stampin' Up! products are called, the blue being Marina Mist and the yellowy orange being More Mustard. Sorry about the photo quality but Paul has done something to my camera, which I will get him to undo later today. Back to the card.....we stamped the image with Pocket Silhouttes stamp in the two colours. Mounted this piece of white card onto the Marina Mist card, which was then layered onto More Mustard card. A piece of Marina Mist ribbon and some little butterflies just finished it off. I have a greeting on my card but its still blank as I am not sure for which occassion the card will be used for, I guess it could be a birthday, a get well, a note, a congratulations....etc. etc.

I am now back at work, mornings only at the moment. I seem to be managing okay and I go to see a works doctor next week. I am still off the cigarettes which I am so proud of and tomorrow, joining Slimmers World to try and shred the lbs that I have put on. Life seems to be getting back to normal now although its a little slower, which is fine by me. I am taking time to smell the roses, as Jackie once told me.

Thanks for having a read and pop back tomorrow, where I have all the news about getting FREE 12 x 12 papers or FREE stamp sets from Stampin' Up!


Maria♥ said...

Tracey, I am so happy this recipe worked for you! It's a lovely Lemon Drizzle and one I get a lot of great feed-back from. I'm sure it will be a hit with your visitors on Thursday :)


Jackie said...

Good morning Tracey. Si glad that you drizzle cake finally worked LOL. Lovely box and card :o)
Jackie xx