hings have been really quiet here as I have been busy with work.  Why do people always leave it until the last minute before giving you the paperwork for company accounts that need to be in by the end of October????  I get the details last Thursday, and then the client is going on holiday the following Wednesday (i.e. yesterday!) which meant that Monday night, I didn't get to bed until nearly 4 am.  I still have to finalise the accounts (just check formatting and so on) so it shouldn't take that long to finish them off but the good news is that he did pay me immediately :).  

So, once I had got the accounts out of the way, that meant I could play, and this is what I got up to:

It's a set of recipe cards and a box I made to go with them.

This is made using the printable kit from Susan Godfrey Designs & Aimee Harrison Design Studios which can be found to The Studio here:

This is actually on sale at the moment so you can pick it up for just $2.09, a bargain!

It was so easy to use, all you have to do is type the recipes (or cut and paste them as I did!) onto each recipe card and print. I then distressed each card to hide the white edges of the cut card.

The box was made from a 12x12 sheet of Tim Holtz Ideology Kraft Resist cardstock (love, love, love Tim Holtz stuff!). I scored and folded it up, distressed all the edges then decorated it using papers from Afternoon Delight by JW Digiscraps which you can find here:

I also distressed the edges of the papers and then made the apples on the box from a small punch I had forgotten I had, adding gingham ribbon to finish it off.

The dividers for the box were made using a paper from Orchard Days by Snips and Snails:

I made a 6"x4" rectangle in Photoshop, added a 1" circle at the top for the tag, merged the circle and rectangle and then clipped the paper to the divider. The dividers were printed out on white cardstock, cut out and the edges distressed (I do love my distressing inks ).

All in all, a very easy project to make and I am thinking of giving one to my daughter for Christmas.  Now that she is at University, I am always getting phone calls from her asking for my cheese sauce recipe, how to make pastry and so on.  I still want to get the phone calls from her, but it would save time if she had her own recipes!

Well, I have spent so long now making the previews of the recipes cards, I really need to get some work done.  The trouble is, I spent the morning tidying my office (a job I hate) and managed to get rid of loads of old papers and stuff, and our youngest has a sleepover tonight at a friend's house which means that the first time in I don't know how long, hubbie and I will be completely ALONE tonight!!!!  It's been so long since this has happened!  So we are making the most of this and are off to the carvery after we drop our son at his friend's and then we are going to see The  Three Musketeers in 3D.  I am so looking forward to this and really can't be bothered working now ;).  Still, I had better show willing and do some work.......

Have fun whatever you are doing tonight!