I have had SUCH FUN making this collaboration cut along with Paulette at Create with TLC. I supplied this funky crab and she whipped up some great word-art to go with it:
I near died laughing when I saw her word art - its exactly how I feel when my Mr is away (never at night, truly in all the years we’ve been married we have never had a night apart - but that’s another whole blog post) And sometimes I feel crabby when he’s around but he’s just busy with things. I think its subconscious that if I’m crabby I get his attention, just not the right kind of attention.
Designer Paper - Tres Jolie Bonjour “Father” Circles My Mind’s Eye
Word Art - Create with TLC (click here to get there!)
Element - Crabby .studio files and PNG by Barb Derksen
Liquid Glass embossing powder
This amusing crab just popped out of my head and into my design edition software for my Silhouette SD. I created three cuts, the bottom “whole” crab, then a middle piece which has the eyes attached and lastly the top shell. I used the Liquid glass embossing powder to make his shell “bumpy” to the touch. I coloured his claws in using a black Sharpie and then assembled the whole works. My last little touch was to add two wee black gems for his eyes.
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Note: Paulette is generously giving TWO sets of this word-art away - leave some comment ♥ here on my blog and she will randomly draw! It would be so nice if you left some ♥ for her too, it’s good fuel for our creative souls!
I’ll share a delicious recipe with you which I made recently: (I was inspired by the bright smoky red of my crab haha!) I’m going to enter this recipe in the contest at Buy Local Eat Natural!
ROSEMARY AND SMOKED PAPRIKA MARINADE
My husband and I had lunch at Dolci Deli, one of the finest restaurants in Osoyoos recently and we could not resist picking up a tin of this Smoked Paprika. Our BC Okanagan climate is ideal for growing rosemary and the BEST garlic which impelled me to use it in a marinade for steaks. This is how I made the marinade:
For 2 steaks - may be multiplied:
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white cooking wine
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp rosemary
1 tsp minced garlic
2 generous tbsp smoked paprika
freshly ground pepper
Use a shallow pan to fit two steaks. Place the olive oil, cooking wine, lemon juice, coarsely ground fresh peppercorns and rosemary on the bottom. Using a fork smash the rosemary onto the bottom of the pan to release the flavour. When you’re done add the smoked paprika and stir until its an even consistency - it will be on the thick side. Add the minced garlic and then lay your steaks into the marinade until coated on one side, then flip them over until they are evenly covered. Let sit for several hours before grilling!Blogger Labels: