Sunday, 22 January 2012

Family, friends and favourites

What an amazing weekend.  Friday night I baked.  First I tried 2 recipes from my new Green & Blacks chocolate cook book (thank you Gwyneth), a crispy nutty thin chocolate brownie and chocolate muffins with chocolate frosting.  Then back to a favourite, sweet mincemeat muffins.  Success all round.

As some of the mincemeat muffins were for a gift I thought I'd better make a box to pop them in so using some files from (big boutique boxes and my mom's attic) and a tag from Jen Allyson Celebrates image card and my eCraft machine I went from this

To this

To this

My 4 muffins suddenly look like a great gift thanks to some packaging.

I've popped this into the following challenges:
Daring cardmakers - Kitchenallia
Saturday Challenge - food and drink

Talking about packaging when you're off to meet one of your favourite 5 year olds (especially one that you haven't seen in far too long), you need the cutest box to pop some choccies in, so yet again your eCraft comes into its own, especially with some more files from

I'm popping this into the challenge over at:
The Crafty Pad - something for the boys

the gift definitely worked - look at his happy face and I was rewarded with cuddles galore :-)

So after crafting group, I went back to Gwyneths for a a gorgeous hot shell massage, a delicious indian take away and great italian red wine (thank you Robert), before leaving on Sunday morning to go to my sisters.  I had a great day with my family.  My cutie patootie niece is full of giggles and smiles and kept me entertained all day.

I'm back to work in the morning with a meeting in Preston then back to the office for a rest!!  I hope you've all had a great weekend.

Love ya


Lucy said...

Love love love the cupcake box and monkey bag...think I will have to save up :) Your neice is GORGEOUS!
L xx

Pam Leng said...

Hi Hun hope you are ok ? These are beautiful, and your niece is soooo cute.

Pam xxx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation and love the take on the theme this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
hugs Kate xx
PS I have some candy if you are interested:)

Debbie said...

Oooh yummy cakes and fabulous box, glad you got loads of cuddles. :)

Thanks for joining in with our challenge fun. :)


Curlybear said...

Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our Food And Drink challenge and those scrumptious looking Muffins, i bet they tasted as good as they look...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous project, Thank you for joining us at SCSC this week

Zuzana Obert said...

Wow, that is absolutely stunning! Love your sweet box for muffins. Thanks for playing along with DCM this week.

Zuz. x x

Rein said...

What a wonderful idea!
thanks for joining us at DCM.

Kathy said...

Your box looks fab thanks for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers' "Kitchenalia"challenge this week,

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