May 19, 2015

Rhubarb and Buttermilk cake recipe

Rhubarb and Buttermilk cake

115 g Butter
300 g white castor sugar
1 egg + 5 ml Vanilla extract
250 g self raising flour / plain + 5 g baking soda + 2 g salt
235 ml Butter milk
245 g chopped rhubarb
8 g flour
55 g butter
5 g cinnamon
220 g brown sugar (I used 175 g soft light brown demerera sugar)

1) In a large bowl, cream the butter and castor sugar until it's creamed. Beat in the egg and Vanilla.

2)In another bowl sieve 2 cups of flour and dry ingredients ie if using bread soda and salt and add buttermilk until a creamed smooth consistencey.

3) Toss the rhubarb with 1 table spoon flour and stir into the batter mixture.

4) Spoon the batter into a 9 x 13 " pan / cake tin (I used a tray bake tin as that's all I had) Smooth the surface.

5) Blend the remaining butter, cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle over the top of batter mixture evenly. 

6) Bake in middle shelf at 350'F / 175'C 45 mins (Sorry I don't know the gas mark and I baked mine in a fan oven 175'C for 30 mins. 

7) When cooked, rest the tin on a wire tray and either serve when still warm or keep for after. Lovely on it's own, with ice cream, custard. 



May 18, 2015

Sunday's Cards

Exploding box
With a fairy theme.

The outside had  a selection of beautiful fairy poems

the lid was finished with lace, a fairy tag, bow and rose.

over view of the box.

Peter Rabbit Table top twisted easel card

Vintage lady Birthday card
finished with beautiful lace, feathers, leaves, dressed pins,
selection of pink blue and white flowers and a blue organza bow.

Gardening card suitable for a lady or man

Cream and gold wedding card

May 13, 2015

Here are 2 of the cards We made yesterday

Here are the Altered Jars we made into pretty night lights

thanks girls for a great night
loved the singing
Sunshine girl.

May 11, 2015

Hello Everyone
I can't believe I have had over 100000 hits on my blog
People come back time and time again
and very few leave a comment.
so today I will have a 
 This is open to everyone who looks in.
simply leave a comment under this post
(Don't forget to leave your full name)
and I will pick a winner on 
Monday the 18th of May at random.

A card making goody bag up for grabs value €30.00

many thanks Yvonne

Who has entered, Siobhan Moore, Linda Cameron, Aiveen Judge, Brona Ui Loing, Aileen Mc Kenna, Anne Lennon, Mary Delaney, Liz Mulvey, Margaret Moore, Clare Honan,

May 10, 2015

Raised aperture night light card with a lace aperture.


side view
this card closed flat for posting.

Vintage lady, embossed aperture card.

Padded satin and lace 50th Anniversary card

1st Anniversary in loving memory card

Anniversary Card