Thursday, 1 December 2011

LOTV Christmas die cut squares

And, galloping up to the rescue we present - LOTV Christmas die cut squares again:
I bought a few sets of these Christmas die cuts at Ally Pally in September and they're great for quick cards. I struggled when searching through the Christmas backing paper stash a bit due to the amount of crisp white in the image backgrounds. But, what d'you know - I found a free booklet of Craftwork Cards backing papers - from a recent copy of Creative Card Making Magazine. The reds and greens are a perfect match to the images and the backgrounds are crisp white - yay, result!

I used:

- 7" x 5" white card stock. Yesterday Laura asked about where I get these from - these cards came from Hobbycraft, a big packet of 50 plus envelopes for either £4.99 or £5.99, and they're lovely thick card too. Other places I'd recommend for card blanks are Craftwork Cards and Craft Creations.

- image from LOTV 'Traditional Christmas' sheet of 6 different die cut squares. A little alert here - I just hopped over to LOTV to check out the name of the die cuts and found that they are closed for Christmas from Thursday 15th December to Wednesday 4th January!!

- backing paper free with Creative Card Making Magazine

- dark red card from stash

- LOTV circular Christmas sentiment stamp 

That's today's offering - short and sweet. Tomorrow is Friday Feast and Kath has been asking for recipes without red meat in - I have a true 'vegetarian/no meat at all' recipe for tomorrow, but here's a great chicken recipe over at Elizabeth's blog - Chicken and Vegetable Potage . I'm going to be trying this one at the weekend I think!

Kath also asked whether pork is white or red meat - there are mixed opinions about this one. Some foodies class all meat, other than fish and poultry, as red meat - others class pork as a white meat as it's red when raw and turns white on cooking. So, unless anyone else knows better - the jury is still out on this one!

Di
x

13 comments:

  1. Thats another fab card Di. So many cards and so many fab designs :-)
    As for pork....I'd say pork is pig meat and most pigs are pink :-) oink!
    Hugs,
    A x

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  2. Oh dear, laughing here at Annie's comment. Reminds me of the joke - what do piggies put on their trotters if they get sore.....oinkment :)) Di xx

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  3. Thanks so much for answering that one Di! I shall be popping down there at the weekend then ;-) beautiful card as always x

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  4. Ps. There's a link to a Heinz recipe on my blog you might like, absolutely delish! X

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  5. Love the cute LOTV card. You've inspired me to use some of my LOTV squares today.

    I always call pork white meat . . . but I'm certainly no expert.

    Does it matter?

    Maybe it matters for correct accompanying wines? But then I'm no expert on wines either!

    xxx

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  6. You are so talented! When you come to NM can we have "craft time?" hee hee

    Here in the U.S we used to have a commercial calling pork the "other" white meat. Oh, and got a kick out of the joke.

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  7. Hi Di, Wow another fabulous card! your designs,Images and backing papers are well matched truly lovely:) Sandra H

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  8. I love LOTV and what a great card Di! Can't wait for another recipe!

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  9. I love this set of die cuts from LOTV and aren't they just super as quick makes. The papers are such a great match, I went even quicker, just matted and layered them, saved time routing through papers.
    Fab card.
    Looking forward to tomorrow, I will be saying "what's the recipe today Di", probably too young to remember Jimmy Young's programme.

    Kath x

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  10. What a gorgeous card Di. Love the image and sentiment and the colour combo.
    Diane xx

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  11. Hello again Di, love this card - the LOTV die-cut looks fab with that gorgeous paper. Thanks for the mention of Alan's pottage recipe - hope you enjoy it. I was a vegetarian for about 20 years, then I met the EM - the first meal he cooked for me was roast chicken - somehow he considered that vegetarian - nuff said! The pork question is a thorny one - to me it's red meat but, for sure, it is white when cooked ... the jury's still out, methinks. Elizabeth x

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