I made this the other day for a dinner we were having. Our friend just had his birthday this week and I also wanted to make a cake dessert that Jim could have, that we could all share, since Jim is Celiacs.
I had an idea of making something with meringue layers, like I had done with a frozen lemon meringue torte, which is a well loved summer dessert, a chocolate mousse, and a brownie base, and this is what I came up with!
It has a flourless brownie base, and two layers of chocolate meringue, between thin layers of Nutella mousse, with a bit of meringue crumbled on top. I may have to tweak it a bit, but we were all pretty happy with it, and it goes GREAT with coffee. I found it a bit sweet, but the other three said they loved it as it... but then again, they could have been just trying to make me feel good...
This is another project that Jim and I did together this year. I am so happy when we actually plan on and work on projects together.
Anyways, I was inspired when I saw the project posted by CarlieJoe a few months ago. Jim made it from scrap wood in his shop and we had a number of bottles in stock, as his uncle had a wine making shop, so we often get gifted wine, and keep bottles to return to him.
Jim made the frames. I cleaned and etched the bottles. We did clear ones too, but they did not turn out as nice, so we did them all with the green bottles - the etching turned up much nicer on them. Then, when Jim as done putting the frames together, I wood burned the leaf motifs onto the backer.
So far, we have nine made - hopefully that is all we need. They are not quite finished yet - Jim is putting on the last coat of varnish on them now. Then I just have to fill the bottles with seed and cork them for gifting.
I made these pendents recently, from bamboo tiles. They are paper, ink, paint, decoupage medium, and resin.
After altering the bamboo tiles, I sealed them with a thin layer of glossy, jewelry grade resin, and when that cured, I used 24 gauge wire to wire the dangles. Some are Swarovski Elements that I had picked up over the years at different workshops. They add a bit of bling and movement.
I made a small batch of these recently, decoupaged star ornaments. I quite like how they looked, but they looked too barren to me as just stars. Then, as I was making a bunch of cards/tags for the holiday tag and card swap, I got the idea of combining them with die cut, painted, and glittered snowflakes. I love how they turned out.
Packages are whizzing about... Just waiting for one more confirmation of sending, then I will start giving feedback...
I received from Thimbles71 today - and she did a really neat set of fabric/quilted tags and cards, and there were some great bird patterns. I know what card I will be sending a fellow bird loving friend!
One of my favourite of the bird tags - too cute! Thanks Rita for the generous and cute package!
I will start with the pictures... I received from flygirl88 - who is a paper crafting rock star!
Here is the whole shebang - she sent me extra tags too!
Two gorgeous snowflake Christmas cards. Love the layered sparkly snowflake
A very pretty ombre blue Birthday card, with glitter detail.
A lovely barren tree Christmas card - that tree and the script stamp. I love winter trees.
You must have the best stamp collection - I love the "things that makes Christmas nice" stamp and the banner shape of the two tags is a great idea - it would be so awesome to actually have a banner like that! I love that layered snowflake so much!
Here are the three Handmade tags - I love the cut out detail and that is such a great stamp - I wish I took a better picture, but so you know, it is a lovely bright silver embossing on marine blue paper.
Leah, thank you so much for the lovely cards and tags, and the great start to the gallery!