Monday, 18 June 2012

Father's Day Card - 2012

My project on Friday was to design and make 2 father's day card. One card was an order from my friend and the other card was for my hubby :-).

For decor I opted for ribbons, bows, buttons and horses. For my friend's card, I attached a little pull-out note so the kids could write out their personal message. Tools that was used for scrapping was a combination of Silhouette Cameo, Cuttlebug, Stamps, glitter glue and also some misc. decor pieces.

Getting more and more hooked into scrapping cards :-), lol!

Card 1

Card 1

Card 1

Card 2

Card 2

Card 2
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Vegetarian Fried Rice

I had a little bit of left over rice from last night and since today we are vegetarians, decided to make a Vegetarian fried rice for my hubby's lunch box :-).

Preparation Time: 10 minutes| Cooking Time: 5 minutes| Serves 1

Ingredients :-

  1. 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil 
  2. 1 to 1/2 small bowl of rice -  Chinese bowl for measurement 
  3. Small onion chopped 
  4. 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic/ 1 clove of garlic chopped
  5. 1/4 of Vegetable bouillon cube stock
  6. 100 grams / a small handful of mince soya 
  7. 1/4 tablespoon of Mustard Seed
  8. 6 pcs of Curry Leaves
  9. A handful of chopped cabbage 
  10. 4 tablespoon of frozen peas
  11. 1 small piece of chilli - medium hot 
  12. 2 inch of spring onions chopped
  13. 3 leaves of coriander for garnishing (optional)
  1. Heat up wok/pan and add the cooking oil 
  2. Add in mustard seed and fry till you hear the popping sound
  3. Add onion and garlic into the oil and fry them till the garlic is rich golden yellow, make sure not to burn the garlic.
  4. Toss in curry leaves and chilli, then add in salt and the vegetable bouillon cube stock an give a quick stir.
  5. Add in the cabbage, peas and soya mince, cook for about 3 minutes
  6. Add in the rice, if the rice is lumpish make sure you break it up in pan.
  7. Stir fry the mixtures of contents nicely  till a nice mixture of ingredients with the rice is attained.
  8. Switch off the flame and add in the chopped spring onion  and mix well
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves (Optional)
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Monday, 11 June 2012

Best Wishes Card - for Mauro & Carolina

Friend's of ours were going to leave Cape Town, moving to Poland, and they are Argentinians. So I was on a task to create a farewell and best wishes card. I tried to incorporate a little bit of the Argentinian flag color at the front part of the card as requested by my husband :-)..
I was totally happy with the outcome except for a slight thing to note for future projects!
"Never put up any add-on craft beyond the card border i.e. the butterflies at the left corners as this could damage it, especially when it's not flexible :-)"

Thanks Mauro and Carolina for allowing me to update the pictures into the blog :-)

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Birthday Card -May2012

 I had a birthday party to attend and taught, since I have all scrapbook materials, perhaps I should make a personalized birthday greeting card. So worked up on the cards for about 4 days, lol, yeah 4 days in between of my own work, house stuff, kids stuff. But despite being so busy, I totally loved the art of doing it. 

Thanks Patricia for allowing me to share the pictures....


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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Stir-Fry Vegetables with Chicken

Finally, I managed to sit down and write out my first recipe. Its relatively a very simple stir fry vegetable dish and takes hardly 15 minutes to make it. 

It is what I call a lazy cooking for a lazy day but yet simply complete and does not need any other dishes to go with :-). My kids usually relish it...and so do I :-)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes| Cooking Time: 5 minutes| Serves 2 to 4

Ingredients :-
  1. 1 1/2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  2.  3/4 quarter of a whole Brocolli, cut to small pieces
  3. 3/4 quarter of a whole Cauliflower, cut to small pieces
  4. 3/4 Inch ginger - sliced thinly
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoon crushed garlic/minced garlic
  6. 300 gms of Chicken breast cut into small cubes
  7. 1/4  chicken stock cube
  8. Salt to taste
  9. 1 teaspoon soya sauce/any vegetable or liquid seasoning/oyster sauce
  10. 2 Dash of white pepper
  11. Coriander leaves for garnishing
  12. You could also add in baby corn and green peas whole vegetable 
  1. Soak the vegetables in hot boiling water , keep aside and cover
  2. Heat up wok/pan and add the cooking oil - medium heat
  3. Add garlic and ginger into the oil and fry them till the garlic is rich golden yellow, make sure not to burn the garlic.
  4. Toss in Chicken, add in salt, chicken stock, 2 dashes of white pepper, soya sauce/seasoning liquid. Stir- Fry Continuously until chicken is properly cooked.
  5. While waiting for chicken to cook, drain out water from the vegetables. Add into the wok once the chicken is cooked. 
  6. After tossing in the vegetables, give it a few stirs and mix well and immediately take out to ensure the vegetables are not overcooked.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves
  8. Serve immediately with hot rice

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

My first handmade card.....

I was just so excited getting into scrapbooking which sort of blinded me that it is indeed an expensive hobby :-) but nevertheless its sort of a therapeutic activity as well......

I sat down a couple of days ago and calculated the money I spent on buying stuff..... from tools to materials.....hmmm........and yes I think it sort of burnt my pocket, I need to cut down on my personal shopping now I guess, lol. 

However after scrapping my first handmade card, its a pure satisfaction on the final output, I must say that I am not that great a scrapper yet....:-) and at the moments my designs are not so shabby, perhaps its my personal preference at this stage :-)....

I didn't realize my passion for craft till I started scrapping cards, which made me drift till 2 am figuring out some combinations for a card I made for my boy's class teacher. Its rather a simple card, but I feel that it does add a personal touch as we can create the way our emotions fall into place for the art of creativity....and yes finally I am using my left brain now after years of working in coporate line.....ha!ha! 

I have uploaded both the front and inner of the card.......

Hugs and love,
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Thursday, 24 May 2012


Hi there, as this blog and relatively new , I am still doing updates and trying to figure out the best way to work it out :-), come back and visit me more often.

hugs and love,

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