Good morning everyone. Hope you are well but I know that some of you have sad family situations so I send big hugs.
Thank you for your comments on my tutorial. If I do anything unusual, I will photograph the stages in case anyone is interested in the "how". I have made an unusual shaped box for another day and have snapped it as I went along.
Now, today's card is not my normal style but I was asked for a peacock card and who am I to refuse. Nesta's sister has taken early retirement and as she likes peacocks, Nesta requested a peacock card.
Had I got anything remotely peacocky in my stash? Absolutely not!*** Do I like peacocky things enough to spend £5 - £6 on a stamp? Absolutely not lol!
As fortune would have it, shortly after I was asked, the lovely Jenny Lawrence (Cardsarus Blog) featured a peacock card on her blog using a Hunkydory kit. I tried to track down the kit but to no avail but the wonderful Jenny came to my rescue as she had a spare kit. So thanks from me and thanks from Nesta.
White, purple and teal card
Hunkydory Peacock kit
SB Bitty Blossoms (I now have 3 sets of these lol!!!)
SB Carnation Creations
SB Elegant labels 4
SW Cape Daisies
Tonic flower punch
Hobbycraft stamps (on box lid)
In honour of Jenny, I even dolled up the inside of the card which I shamefully don't normally do.
I also made a box . . . . . . . . . .
I know its not going to be everyone's cup of tea but a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do. It was presented to its recipient last night and apparently it was well received.
Thank you again to Barbara for the pate recipe. I liked the taste but had a few issues, hence the reference to Mucky Ducky on my last post.
Firstly, when I mentioned it to a friend of mine, they said "Don't you have to prepare the livers?" when I questioned what "prepare" meant exactly, I was told that you have to cut out all the sinewy bits............ ewwwwww!!!
So I looked on line to check this and one website even mentioned "removing the gall bladder". I thought, heavens to Betsy, I want to cook not perform surgery!!!
I decided to forge ahead but handling liver was not a pleasant experience (nor was cutting out the sinewy bits). Into the pan it went with the other ingredients and when cooked, into the food processor went the contents of the pan.
Who forgot to put the lid on the feeder tube? That would be me and I managed to coat my kitchen units and a bit of me in pate sludge lol!!!
It tasted OK though, so I put it into a container in the fridge to firm up. I have no idea whether it was something I did or an overactive fridge but when I came to serve it with some salad for tea, it was as solid as a house brick so I couldn't even spread it.
Mr D took one look and said he wasn't eating something that was likely to chip a tooth so that was that.
Sorry that I haven't done your lovely recipe justice Barbara. I think I'll stick to the iron tablets, along with their weird side effects (anyone whose had them will know exactly what I mean) and the odd bit of black pudding.
On that note, I shall scoot. Azerbaijan GP live today so I shall have custody of the remote control for a few hours. Do we reckon Lewis is going to stuff up again Jackie?
Take care all.