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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cards & Cookies

Camden had a nice long nap today and the two big kids were happy to watch a Hallowe'en movie on YTV. That gave 2 hours (yes! 2 hours!) to do some scrapping! So... I really feel like my card-making needs some work. So....I pulled out a couple of card magazines and did some scrap-lifting. This cute Santa card was the result:

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Now that I felt braver, I made this card, based on a cute Carters nightgown my daughter owns.

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Now onto the cookies- these were so EASY and looked really impressive. Afton was my sous-chef and even she said "Mommy. This isn't hard!"

Start with 2 batches of sugar cookie dough. Divide each batch into 2 parts and dye the dough (food dye works better than food colouring- the colour is more intense). I made my 4 parts red, orange, yellow and brown. Refridgerate.

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After the dough has chilled (it rolls better when the dough is cold), cut the dough into small chunks. Take several chunks of each colour of dough and stick them together into one big blob. When you roll this blob out, you will get a mosaic/marbeling effect. Cut the dough with leaf cookie cutters, trying to place the cutters so that you have many colours within the shape. Bake and enjoy!

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2 comments:

  1. Yummo! I'd like to have some of those, Crafty B!

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  2. Hi Bronwyn!

    I saw your post on my blog today! Thanks... I see you are new to the Blogging world also.. although you seem to have a nicer looking one than me... not sure how to do all the fancy stuff! Love the Cards and those cookies look like they are to die for! Make sure you feel free to email me - I have a few links of some cool stuff I can send you...
    Avril

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