Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Block - SBT50 Style

Have you been following the Scrapbook Top 50 "The Block" challenges? Look for the group on Facebook if you haven't, it is a lot of fun, and we are in to the second week with plenty more to come. Each week you are given rooms (2 to choose from) to inspire you or with things you need to include, today I am going to share with you the page that I made for the first week, "bedroom week". This was the inspiration:

Lots to be inspired about in this photo and the colour scheme is simply gorgeous. This is the page that ended up with, and it was all about the colours paired with the crisp white.

I have included goodies from some a couple of our sponsors on the page too. There are Burdy's Embellies and a Charms Creations too.

This Charms Creations pastel hessian heart was the perfect colour match for this page, and I just love layering with these, adding word strips, flair and die-cuts underneath.

Isn't this bookpaper heart button cute?! It is a special design from Burdy's Embellies. See the little wood veneer flower on top? That was coloured using gelatos, just smudged into the wood, it is my new favourite way to colour wood veneer.

I really love how these colours look against the crisp white, such a fun challenge! Maybe we will see you join in too?!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

This next bit is a special for my good friend's little girl Katy....

Hi Katy, 

I am not sure that I have the original choc chip cookie recipe that your mum remembers, but this is the one I use now that my kid's love and everyone who tries it loves too! The trick is to use more choc chips than what the recipe says! (I love chocolate!!)

Choc Chip Cookies

125g softened butter
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup + 2 tespoons soft brown sugar firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (although I am known not to measure this and up to 1 teaspoon is OK)
1 large egg
2/3 cup self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
1 cup of choc chips (I usually add 1 1/2 - 2 cups, I get the buttons and break them into smaller chunks and also do a mix of dark, milk and white chocolate)

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper. (You will probably need two trays for baking)
Cream the butter and sugars until light in colour and the sugar has dissolved, add the vanilla and egg and mix well.
Using a wooden spoon slowly add the flours mixing well to form a dough.
Add the choc chips and blend through the dough.
Put spoons full of the mix onto a tray leaving some room for them to expand (just how big or small you make them is up to you!)
Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes (this may vary a little depending on the size of the cookie and how dark you like the colour, I like mine lighter and a little chewy so this timing is usually pretty good).

Make sure you get mum to take a photo of you with your cookies when you make them to send to me!

Lots of love, big Katie xxx