Cupcakes from Petit Fours

  I have discovered that cupcakes are very good for improving staff morale; they are very much mini-morale-boosters. Twice now, my work-team have placed orders at Petit Fours for cupcakes to bring back to the office. Cupcakes also strengthen our inter-team communication, and task management responsibilities through gathering the orders and phoning in the order, […]

Paper Craft: Butterfly Gift Envelopes

    I made these in two stages. I used a Cuttlebug die cut machine to make the butterfly and to make the tag the butterfly sits on. I then made the envelopes using an envelope maker.     BUTTERFLY CARDS:     Equipment for Butterfly Cards : * Cuttlebug die-cut machine * Metal die-cut […]

High-Tea at Petit Fours

  ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea’ – Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady.   I couldn’t agree more, Henry James was right on the mark here. At mid-afternoon, my workmates and I went out for a special high-tea and we […]

Butterfly Wall Frieze (made with a Cuttlebug Machine)

  I made this butterfly wall frieze to adorn the room of a friends new-born baby. It is comprised of 21 individual butterflies cut out of brightly-coloured card. Each butterfly has been joined at the back with ribbon to form a long string.   The butterfly shapes are cut from a steel die-cut plate that […]

Rosemary Cointreau Spiced Nuts (Recipe by Jo Seagar)

  Because this mix tastes extremely good, the level of the nuts in the jar has dropped considerably from when we first filled it as we kept going back for another handful. As Mum or I was always caught with our hand in the jar, we came up with a saying “step away from the […]