14 February 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Well... we don't usually observe St Valentine's Day in this household, but it's still nice to acknowledge the date! I made a little Valentine's basket and chocolate slice as a special treat for my daughter:

I had a tough time photographing this one because the light was terrible!  The photograph above shows it empty, and these ones show it full:

Credits:  Heart basket template from Create4Fun 

I'm entering this one in a few different online challenges:
# Simon Says ~ Love
# Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge 99 ~ In the Name of Love
# The Pink Elephant ~ Challenge 53 ~ Mushy Gushy Valentine
# Crazy 4 ChallengesChallenge 24 ~ Red
# Stamp Something ~ Something Cute ~ I chose a cute Prima stamp.
# Stamp with Fun ~ Challenge 45 ~ Hearts

Here's the recipe I use for Mars Bar slice:

3 x 65g Mars Bars
90g butter
3 cups Rice Bubbles
200g Cadbury milk chocolate

* Melt Mars Bars and butter together.  (Supposed to be on the stovetop, but I just nuke in the microwave...)
* Mix in the Rice Bubbles
* Press the mixture into a lined slice tray.
* Melt the milk chocolate and spread evenly over the top.
* Refrigerate until set and then cut into bite-sized pieces


And... just so my true Valentine doesn't feel left out and unloved, I made him a little card too.  And if he's quick, he might even get some of the Mars Bar slice!!

# Design Dollies ~ Elements challenge ~ Love, but no pink or red
# Humble Pie ~ Diecuts ~ I used Spellbinders 'Labels 8'
# Simon Says ~ Love
# Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge 99 ~ In the Name of Love
# The Pink Elephant ~ Challenge 53 ~ Mushy Gushy Valentine
# Charisma Cardz ~ Week 6 ~ Think Male
# Creative Inspirations ~ Challlenge 47 ~ Leftovers.
I used Basic Grey 'Origins' paper, leftover from these projects.


  1. Hi Karen,
    I love ALL these projects! The little basket is so cute, I'm going to try one later!
    Love your cute lil owl card! and Wow! your mars bar slices look so Scrummy!!!! ( and I will definately be trying those too!!!!!)
    Happy Valentines!

  2. This is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us over at CCT this week :D
    Hugs x

  3. Oh i am in love with that little panda dude! If i had gotten that for valentines day i would of squealed with happiness!!! ( that slice is the only reason I like going to tupperware parties!! )

  4. That is so cute Karen and those Mars bars look soooo good! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

  5. Fantastic work. Thank you so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hope you'll have chance to join our new challenge that starts tomorrow.
    Ann xxx

  6. Darling projects!! I love the yummy treat holder and your owl card is adorable!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  7. Ooh these look yummy & I love the basket you made

    Thanks for visiting my blog & entering my candy - best of luck!

    Jan x

  8. Awwww! That is such a sweet card Karen! I dig it!!! great papers too! Thanks for playin with us Dollies!

  9. So cute and YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe! Thanks for sharing your cute with us at Stamp Something this week!

  10. Fabulous creations! Love the heart with the candy slices. Yummy!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  11. how delicious! and a cute little holder for the goodies! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

  12. The little basket is nice,but I really Love the owl card!!!


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