My kids wanted a countdown calendar, so I decided to make one and let them choose on over at SGV cuts and they decided it would be this one.
When I finished cutting all the pieces I really thought OMG what was I thinking by telling them I make you one..It took some work putting it all together but they are very happy with the result and can't wait to open the first window .
Nothing to do with crafting what so ever but wanted to share it anyway.
Today I made my first time monkeybread, and ooooh booooy that is sooooo good!! The kids could not stay of of it either so this will be baked more often that's for shure!!
For the people who want to try it too..here is the recepie I found on pinterest. It's realy worth trying!
4 T. unsalted butter , divided, 2 tablespoons softened and 2 tablespoons melted
1 C. milk , warm (about 110 degrees)
1/3 C. water , warm (about 110 degrees)
1/4 C. granulated sugar
2 1/4 t. rapid-rise yeast (or instant)
3 1/4 C. all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface
2 t. table salt
Brown Sugar Coating
1 C. packed light brown sugar
2 t. ground cinnamon
8 T. unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
3 T. Butter
1 C. Powdered Sugar
3/4 t. Vanilla Extract
2-3 T. Hot Water
For the dough: Adjust
oven rack to medium-low position and heat oven to 200 degrees. When
oven reaches 200 degrees, turn it off. Butter Bundt pan with 2
tablespoons softened butter. Set aside.
In large measuring cup, mix together
milk, water, melted butter, sugar, and yeast. Mix flour and salt in
standing mixer fitted with dough hook, (see below for instructions
without a mixer.) Turn machine to low and slowly add milk mixture. After
dough comes together, increase speed to medium and mix until dough is
shiny and smooth, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn dough onto lightly floured
counter and knead briefly to form smooth, round ball. Coat large bowl
with nonstick cooking spray. Place dough in bowl and coat surface of
dough with cooking spray. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in warm
oven until dough doubles in size, 50 to 60 minutes.
For the sugar coating: While dough is
rising, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in bowl. Place melted
butter in second bowl. Set aside.
To form the bread: Gently remove dough
from bowl, and pat into rough 8-inch square. Using bench scraper or
knife, cut dough into 64 pieces.
Roll each dough piece into ball.
Working one at a time, dip balls in melted butter, allowing excess
butter to drip back into bowl. Roll in brown sugar mixture, then layer
balls in Bundt pan, staggering seams where dough balls meet as you build
Cover Bundt pan tightly with plastic
wrap and place in turned-off oven until dough balls are puffy and have
risen 1 to 2 inches from top of pan, 50 to 70 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and heat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap pan and bake until top is deep brown and caramel begins to bubble around edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out on platter and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
For the Icing: Melt
the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Mix in the powdered sugar, vanilla
and hot water. You may need to add a little more water or a little more
powdered sugar depending on your desired consistency. Drizzle on warm
monkey bread. Note: This makes a little more than what you need to drizzle on top. I use it as a dip for the monkey bread.
I decided to make an december daily this year. this is the front of my album.
I'm going to use a red SN@P album I had still lying around waiting to be used and the Joyous Collection from Authentique....There is only one problem....I have been collecting soooo much great ideas at pinterest , now I don't know where to start or what to do.... Absolutely did not make this easy for me..Am I going to use the pagepockets that I have with the album or am I going to use pages made of cardstock or maybe combine the both..really don't know yet. And than there is another problem a lot of you probably will know..I have to cut in those beautiful new papers..EEEEEEWWW...what if I make a wrong cut and spoil the papers...
For now I think I just let this lay on the table and going to make a card to get my mind of this "dillema".
The sentiment and snowflakes are cut with my Sillhouette.
This one I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge #69 ..The challenge this time is Sentiment. they want you to make a card with a sentiment on it. Well here it is. I used a stamp from papersweeties. The papers are from Iralamija..
Now I have to be quick and enter my take on the challenge before I'm to late . It is about to close...
I made this giftcard for the challenge of the Dutch Cardlovers #197 . Because the back of the cards are most of the time pretty boring they asked us to make a card with a nice front and back.
Beatrice just had some gorgeous new backgrounds in her etsy shop Iramalija that I simply could not resist and I yoused them for this giftcard. The card has two pockets on the inside . One for money and In the otherone I put a little notecard for a personal message.
The giftcard is a cutfile from the silhouettestore.
And again a CAS card my second attempt to make one. This one is going to enter two challenges .. The Lawnscaping challenge # 68 , there you had to use a pin from pinterest for your inspiration. I chose the picture of the coffefilter peonies , and I used the sketch of the Retro sketches #87
Another christmas card ...shabbychic style this time .. Cristina from the Cameoshoppe on etsy asked me if I would make some projects with her gorgeous digital papers, and of course I would. She has a lot of wonderfull papers to choose from and great for al kinds of crafting.
For this card I used: shabby roses set , shabby backgrounds and christmas cherubs bookmarks.
I made the star wreath from an aluminium serving dish using the starry wreath die from memory box and some "pearls".
Now I'm not a member of a Designteam no more I decided to play along with challenge-blogs again .
On my search for some blogs I came across Cas(e) this sketch and made this card . A CAS card..notsomething you are used to see from me, but fun to do. I think I will make some CAS style cards more often. Just for a change next to my shabby style.
Summer has just said goodbye , autumn has just begon and I'm already thinking Christmas. And this is my first christmascard for this year .
We even discussed christmasdinner last night. Bit early I know but I can't help it. I think christmas is such a wonderful time. Love being at home with the family , nice decorated house , candles, chrismastree ,watching christmas movies and a warm fire in the fireplace.
I made this boxcard for a dutch facebookgroup , Be Challenged.
I'm a it lazy so I used a file from the silhouette studio ,and let my silhouette do the work.
The papers I used are from Beatrice Jennings her Etsyshop .
This one is for the new challenge of the shabby tearoom.,and I have the hounour to be our vreative host this week. I chose a nice fresh picture with a summerfeeling and choose the theme sweet summertime. I want you to make a card or project inspired by the picture . Our host this week is Paper Sweeties and I used the Little Wishes stamp set.
The papers I used are from Beatriz Jennings
I had the honour to be august guest designer for Beatriz Jennings also known as Iralamija and this is my last project. I mini pocketalbum made of toiletrolls. In the pockets are the little cards . I used the flash cards for these. For the rest of the album I used differend papers from Bea her ETSY SHOP.
This might be the last project for me being her guest designer but certainly not the last time I used her papers. I love them and was using them a lot already and will continue using them as she designs new all the time. Thank you for that Beatriz and it was fun beeing your guestdesigner.
After a little break I'm back with this weeks challenge of The Shabby TeaRoom . Our host this week is Tracy she gave us a wonder full picture and choose the theme Material Girl. She wants us to make a card using the colors of the picture and add material and flowers.
Our sponsor this week is Creations by AR and I used the file Hat's Off. As you can see it's a gift box..Hope you like what I did with it. For more inspiration , hop over to the challenge blog, grab some inspiration and join us . We would love to see your creation for this weeks challenge.