February 2017

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Happy Pancake Day!

Hi guys, happy Pancake day!

Here in our home we always get loads of friends together for pancakes, I love getting creative in the kitchen, especially now my little one is growing fast and can help!

We found some great toppings this year.. and some fruit too!

Anyway I thought I would post a really quick and easy pancake recipe for you all!

All you need is:

300ml of Milk

200g of Plain Flour

4 Eggs

Whisk this together until you have a smooth batter and there you got ready for a pan.

Before pouring the batter into the frying pan, make sure the pan is hot and oiled up, preferably with one of those spray low calorie oils.

Pour in the batter slowly, you don’t want your pancake to be too thick and ended up like a naan bread!

Wait until the pancake has no wet bits on the top and prepare to flip! Or if you’re not feeling brave, maybe get a super wide spatula to help you flip!

And viola! Pancakes ready to serve, spread and slice!

What do you love your pancakes with? I love chocolatey goodness, my brother loves fruitiness and my partner lived good ol’ fashioned sugar and lemon!

Enjoy your pancakes everyone!

Chalkola!

Hi guys, hope you’re having a great Monday.

I recently received a product to review from Chalkola, some lovely chalk markers in lots of lovely colours.

They are a lovely premium wet wipe marker with a chalky finish. They have a 6mm bullet tip on the party colours and a 5.5mm tip of the earthy markers. They are child safe, water based, non toxic, low odour, acid free, quick dry and long lasting! So I gave them a try.

First I gave them a go on white card. They take time to prime, you have to shake and then pump them, but once the nibs are following they are nice and juicy and full instructions are on the back of how to prime them.

Once I had tried them on white and saw the gorgeous pigments I was desperate to try them out on black, which I found really showed off the colour and made me wish I had a metallic set!

Next to put them to the true test I wanted to try them on different mediums like MDF and glass. They applied really smoothly and dried pretty quick too!

Now I feel like the world is my oyster and I want to go decorate everything! I’m especially glad I got a white pen in both packs as I think I’ll be using that a lot with my new calligraphy obsession to get that chalkboard look that’s so on trend on my projects.

Really loved working the Chalkola today and you can get yourself some right here on Amazon. They’re a great price too for artist quality! I also have a 15% off code 15OFFSTR which is valid on Amazon or the Chalkola website.

Enjoy!

12 Months of Scrapbooking

Hi all!

Now if you’re a big fan of Crafter’s Companion like me, you’ll have noticed they have been advertising a ’12 months of scrapbooking’ craft along they have right now. The last craft along I took part in was Colourist and I loved it! I absolutely adore scrapbooking so this one was a no brainer for me.

Every last Monday of the month (starting January 30th) Crafters Companion are going to launch scrapbooking videos for everyone to craft along with! There’s even a kit you can buy for £18 with a huge saving so you can craft along with the same kit on the video. January’s bundle was the gorgeous Sara Signature English Country Garden set, complete with papers, dies, embossing folders and embellishments.

Check out my finished page for January!

I love the papers and the butterfly dies, they’re gorgeous, there’s so much goodness to play with in this collection! Also check out my calligraphy! If you’ve been following me on Instagram (MamaMakesBlog) you’ll know I have recently taken up modern lettering and I’m so excited to feature it on my work for the first time here.

If you want to follow along with the scrapbook-along you can! You can sign up right here, ready for February’s instalment. Jen is a fantastic scrapbook demonstrator, so much inspiration in her videos and on her Instagram (the_scrapbook_lady_uk).

If you join us on our mission to get the UK scrapbooking, make sure you tag me in all of your posts, I wanna see your layouts! As you know one of my passions is preserving memories, I’ve worked with technology too long so I know all too well everyone’s pictures need to be printed and decorated with loveliness.

Have a great weekend!