Sorry to do that to those of you in cold and blustery places!
A couple of cards Christmas cards to share with you today. I had also done a Thanksgiving card yesterday, but I'm just really not happy with it, so I'll either redo it or scrap it--not sure which!
This first card uses a beautiful image from Crafty Secrets' new "Christmas" Creative Scraps--love this set of images!
Something scrumptious about a big, fat tartan ribbon! I bunched up some jingle bells and stitched them in place on the bow. Lots of German gold glass glitter around the image, and some Dazzling Diamonds on the flowers on the image--doesn't show up much, though!
My second card for the day uses some beautiful images from Graphic 45's new "Christmas Past" collection--such a beautiful grouping of images & designer papers! I'll be doing much more with this set! I just love the sentiment: COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON...no one says beautiful things like that anymore! (Hence my title--I needed a reason to use it!)
I added some beautiful creamy lace, more tartan ribbon (never too much tartan at holiday time!), buttons to mimic holly berries, glittered gold leaves, and some of my beautiful gold glass glitter again. Here's a closer look:
On to something deliciously decadent! I had a few over-ripe bananas this morning, and needed to find something besides banana bread to do with them...so I searched a bit on line, and Oh, my! Wait till you see what I found! Don't you just love finding something unexpected?!
Here's what I made today--an old recipe for Banana Cake:
Look at all that caramelly frosting--I'll get to that in a minute!
Combine the two sugars, butter, egg yolks, milk and soda in bowl. Sift baking powder and flour into batter. Stir. Add mashed bananas and mix until blended. Pour into greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a 3 1/2 quart saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly, about 2 minutes.
Stir in milk and bring to a boil; remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth. Use immediately. Makes 3 cups.
I am starving after reading your post! The recipe reminded me of a few that are in my Grandma's handwriting that I treasure (no bake cookies is one) as she passed away when I was 20. Also love the vintage Christmas piece..I am a softie for anything with tartan on it (my heritage)...beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh my.. beautiful..I want to know if you collect this lace u use..gorgeousReplyDelete
stuff..breathtaking..Yummo cake..I am making applesause tomoro..maybe cake now too.... :)
Love the new cards Julie, You amaze me with your productivity and your amazingingly creative eye!!! I love vintage recipes. In fact I published a cookbook filled with them, called Recipes From the Big Blue Binder. There's a link on my Oak Cottage Blog. It's full of recipes that I have collected through the years and handwritten into an old blue binder, all my tried and trues, old family recipes, friendship recipes, memories, etc. That banana cake recipe looks like a real keeper, especially with your additon of that lucious looking caramel glaze!!ReplyDelete
You made me smile this morning, beautiful photo of the roses, it's 7.30am here in UK, raining cats and dogs, been out with my dog and got absolutely soaked. Anyway what lovely cards, beautiful, I love the lace and tartan you've used. I am going to have to try this recipe though, even though I'm on a diet!!! :)))ReplyDelete
Those Graphic 45 papers are perfect for your style - great cards again! And just look at your roses, how perfect are those?! It's very grey and wet here today so those were a lovely breath of colour, thanks!ReplyDelete
Your cards are stunning Julie, I love the way you assemble everything and it looks perfect. As for that banana cake - where's my apron, I'll just get the oven on? Yum yum. xReplyDelete
these cards are just so festive and fancy! and that cake - yum!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh girl ... these creations are just dripping with vintage beauty!! Love that recipe too ... yummo!!!ReplyDelete
I need to go back in your blog and read more about that one cookbook ... I think that would be an awesome gift for my daughter if I can locate one. (you are such an enabler!!!!!)
Yum! That banana cake looks de-lish! I got the CS Christmas Scraps today too! That and the angel were my favorite images! Love your beautiful roses. Our flowers are done for the year but we're suppose to have a warm week/weekend (maybe the snow will melt)!ReplyDelete
Your cards are gorgeous, Julie - gifts in their own right! So fun to use a vintage recipe, too... I have some of my grandmother's that I love! My mouth is watering:)ReplyDelete
I loved your vintage recipe so much I have featured your post on my blog!!! I told all to stop by and see your goodies!!! I can't wait to make this cake!
wow,this looks so yummy! Very decadent. I looooove Caramel anything. ;D Will definitely be making this recipe. Thanks for sharing it. What a fun concept with the recipe blog. Love that!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful treat that you're still being blessed with roses this late into the year - thank you for sharing their beauty with us!ReplyDelete
Tremendously big thanks as well for your immensely kind words about my Halloween outfit, they mean a great deal to me.
Oodles of hugs!
So glad you liked the post!! I can't wait to try this cake!!! Yummy for my tummy! I will be following your site!!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Oh! I am So trying that! TwylaReplyDelete