Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rainy Saturday

Yesterday was a Rainy Day here.... warm but very what better thing to do than bake biscuits ( cookies for my USA/Canada friends)  The latest Countdown  ( supermarket) magazine had a recipe for a basic dough that you split into 3 to make different varieties.  It is a big mixture using 250gms (1/4 lb) butter but made a number of biscuits.  The 3 varieties:
Choc chip cookies
Apricot Almond
Vanilla Hearts
I have frozen the Hearts and will take them with me for Easter.  I will be sandwiching them together with Passionfruit icing and dusting with Icing Sugar.  I have also frozen some of the others too.... but not all!!!!!!!!  Hubby insisted that some stay out for supper last night.

Got to make a couple of cards made too.... here is the first one.  Using some new Penny Black stamps I won over at Kathy's blog ( The Daily Marker)  I loved this Mimi stamp ~ dressed up in her bunny suit
Easter Mimi
I stamped her onto some Neenah Solar Paper and used Copics to colour her in. I added some liquid appliqué for her tail. I cut out with a Nestie oval and added some Spun sugar distress ink while the die was still in place. I had this lovely pink PP in my box so thought it went well enough to cover the background of the card. The label is a new one for me.. Grommet Tags from Spellbinder. Again sponged the ink while the die was in place and used a Sharpie fineliner to draw round the centre. Sentiment from Hero Arts. Added the bright pink flowers and it's ready to head off overseas.  Won't get there by Easter.... but the thought is there!!!!

Today is much nicer.... up to around 24 degrees this afternoon.  I've been out to get new cushions for my lounge suite and some lettuce plants for my little trough garden.  Now just to plant them out!!!!!

take care



Sue said...

Look Delicious Dawn, and the card is cute too.

Nancy said...

Those cookies look so, so ambitious to do 3 varieties at once. Adorable-ness on your card too, you did a lovely job of coloring sweet little Mimi!

paula said...

Dawn you are making me hungry! ;) Love the bickies & your card is soooooooo cute too xoxoxoxoxo

Virginia L. said...

What a yummy post, Dawn! I'm coming over for some cookies now (save me some--heehee)!! Your Mimi card is so sweet! I love the diecut you used and the colors are lovely!

CinnamonSally said...

Delicious cookies Dawn, yum yum!! Love your seet card so cute.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Dawn! What a cute cute card! I love all your cookies! That is the coolest that it's one big recipe and it makes 3 different kinds of cookies!

Sherri Thompson said...

Yummy cookies and a sweet card, Dawn! Mimi is one of my current favorites!

Tiffany said...

Your card is soooo cute, love it so!! And I'm not done drooling over the biscuits, yum! I can't decide which is my fav, so I'll take all of them!

donna mikasa said...

What a yummy post, Dawn! Those biscuits look so good and your PB Easter card is just adorable!

Sanne said...

Sweet Eastercard Dawn! Happy Easter back to you!

Heather Maria said...

I've just had breckie and now I'm craving for a biscuit - these look and sound delicious, Dawn! Passionfruit icing sounds yummy too! Your card is super cute! Beautiful colouring and I love your design!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy cookies! Your mimi in this card is super cute again! Lovely card.