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October 2016

Christmas Mice

christmas-mice-1I am starting on my Christmas cards. I purchased some new stamps and today I am going to work with the Clearly Besotted Christmas Mice.  I have an affiliated link below that you can use if you are interested in any of the supplies I used.  I stamped out several panels these mice by using my Misiti it was easy to reproduce the panels. I used one of the panels to practice with my inktense colored pencils for the practice version.

The card I am blogging about today was colored with pastel chalk.  I got the chalk a couple of summers ago at a yard sale.  The set came from Stamping Up and I had never used it.  I really wasn’t sure what to do with it.  So I decided today was the day to tackle it.  Using the chalk was really easy.  I used Q-tips to move the chalk to the paper and then blended it with a blending pen. Once you blend the chalk it does not smear. 

I did not take pictures of the process as I worked thru it but I did put together a video that you can watch to see what I did.  If you have never tried coloring with chalk I would encourage you to give it a try.  It is really very easy and creates a soft glowing image once it is blended.

I hope you will find some time in your day to go do something creative! Thanks for stopping by. I am entering this card on the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Cheers,

Nancy

 

 

 

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Autumn Cards

I made some clean and simple cards using a simple leaf stamp.  I am entering this card into the SSS Monday Challenge.

This card set uses just a few supplies.  You will need a simple leaf stamp, some ink for stamping, a couple of sentiments, some embossing powder and something to color the images with.  

First I stamped the images across the card and then colored them with copic markers. I heat embossed the sentiment and that completed the clean and simple card set.

 

Curried Broccoli Chicken Soup

It is starting to cool down in now and fall is in the air.  So I decided to make my favorite chicken, coconut, curry soup and I am adding some extra vegetables to pump up the nutrition value. This is a great dish to make ahead and eat throughout the week.  Don’t be afraid to use full fat coconut milk.  It really makes a difference in the recipe.  So here is the soup dished up and I will walk you through the steps to create it.  Don’t be frightened by the long list of ingredients.  I often purchase already chopped ginger and broccoli and that makes this recipe move a little quicker.  If you make this recipe let me know what you think. Also as with most curries, this recipe gets better overnight!

I think I found this original recipe on once a month meals. com but I have added a few things to personalize to my taste.

I love curry….Curried-Brocolli-Chicken-Soup

Curried Broccoli Chicken Soup
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Servings Prep Time
8 cups 15 minutes
Passive Time
minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 cups 15 minutes
Passive Time
minutes
Curried Broccoli Chicken Soup
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 cups 15 minutes
Passive Time
minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 cups 15 minutes
Passive Time
minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. Heat the avocado oil, in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, peppers and garlic and sauce 3-4 minutes.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into small pieces and brown for a few minutes before you add to the soup.
  3. Add the broth, ginger, curry, salt and crushed lemon grass into a large pot over medium high heat.
  4. Dice the carrots, potato and broccoli.
  5. Add the vegetables and chicken to the soup and give it a good stir. Continue cooking over medium heat.
  6. Place the coconut milk, date sugar, peanut butter and hot sauce in a bowl and mix together well.
  7. Add the milk mixture to the pot. Stir and cook for about 20 minutes or until veggies are tender.
Recipe Notes

To serve add some diced cilantro, a wedge of lime and a few diced peanuts.  Safe the rest for later in the week.

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Pink Roses

Pink RosesI am entering another card Challenge. This card is for SSS Wednesday Challenge.  The challenge is to create something pink.  I used a rose stamp set to create these flowers and colored with topic markers.  The picture below shows the colors I used in case you are interested!  I have been experimenting with shading around the stamped image.  I like the way the image pops when you take this approach.Pink Roses with Copics

 

I heat embossed the sentiment using some gold embossing powder.

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