30 December 2013

Today is the tomorrow...


Here is a little bit  of inspiration 
being creative with digital imagery is so much fun!
The rose photo is from 'Mia Bella Gardens'...
and the message is this...

Today 
is the tomorrow
you
dreamed about
yesterday...


Beautiful, don't you think?

23 December 2013

Christmas Themed Dessert Party...

I know it is becoming a bit habitual...
dessert is a Mia Bella passion without a doubt!
So I just had to fit in one more dessert party night before Christmas Day!
And what a fabulous, fabulous time had by all...
Drinks and desserts...
Oh YUM!
 Preparation started  three days before the party...
 with the making of the royal icing Christmas trees.
 Christmas biscuits were baked....
 The snowflake shapes ones iced with royal icing in blue,
Here's a video link to show you how to do this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Tru7c32i0

The round sugar cookies were flooded with white royal icing
 in a way depicting melted snow.
A white marshmallow popped on top for the snowman's head.
Then three buttons were added... 
 Brown royal icing arms,
 and hands...
A bow tie and a cute wee face,
for melted snowmen cookies.  
The table was dressed...
with fruity dessert wine and lollies. 
 Bon bons...
 Fruit kebabs..
A raspberry cheesecake...
 Bowls of berries...
 The cheesecake recipe is 'secret'...
the first 'test' in a collection of new recipes I'm creating for 'the cookbook'
(another work in progress)...
But it passed the taste test with flying colours with comments like...
Best Cheesecake ever tasted!
Better than Grandmas secret recipe cheesecake!
Mini bunting with star brads and Christmas wishes 
topped the delicious Hummingbird Cake with delectable cream cheese icing.
The big red bow
looked fabulous against the green of the icing Christmas trees...
White platters, and cake stands, on a Christmas gingham cloth.
and then it was time to party!



21 December 2013

Santa Cupcakes...

Whipped up these little darlings for a children's Christmas party event...
 You can buy so many cute cupcake kits now.
They certainly make life very easy 
when pre-Christmas events are a Santa's gift list long,
 and you just have run out of time for anything more elaborate!
 Simply whip up your favourite cupcake recipe...
 Ice with buttercream frosting...
 Decorate with sugar sprinkles...
 I chose red!
 Pop the toppers in...
This kit had two designs, Santa's hat and Santa's face.
And the children LOVED them!

For some fabulous free Christmas printables 
visit CUPCAKEPEDIA:

http://cupcakepedia.com/2013/11/18/101-free-christmas-printables/
and
http://cupcakepedia.com/2013/11/18/101-free-christmas-printables-part-2


17 December 2013

A Red & Green Christmas...


The sitting room is glittering and sparkling
in the gorgeousness of Christmas!
With a theme of red and green.
Dishes full of tinsel rope...
Red spotty reindeer's hand-crafted from felt.
Mini fabric teddy bear ornaments...
red and gold stars with sparkles...
A tin Santa at the top of the tree...
And pretty gingham bows...
A wreath and a Christmas bear...
And Santa too!
A little reminder, if friends have left gifts under the tree already...
'Do Not Open Till Christmas!'
Snowman and his Christmas present sack...
And sweet wee birds, 
wearing hats!
A dove or two, 
that represent peace...
Angelica the Christmas Angel bear
says "Merry Christmas to you'.
All hearts come home for Christmas.
Gracie said...
'Santa, I've been a good Doggie'...
There's bunting...
and a book paper butterfly...
I love the way the mantel looks!
So here's another pic!

In a basket... there's a sweet Christmas bird.

 And books all about Christmas!
Wishing all my friends and followers...
a merry happy and safe Christmas!


Arabella loves Christmas too!