Saturday, 25 June 2011

Cards made from sweet papers!

These cards were made from sweet papers- Mingles. Simply smooth out sweet papers and fold into four. Cut small circle on the folded area to make the flower centre and then cut the remaining quarter into flower. Turn over to use silver side to contrast with flower centre and arrange onto card and glue.  For the vase I used one smoothed out sweet paper and cut into the shape of a vase. This is a really simple but effective idea to make totally original cards. And if you make a mistake you can always have another try and another sweet!  Other sweet papers such as Quality Street open up a world of possibilities too! Why not give it a go!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Home made playdough

2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon cooking oil
½-1 cup cold water
2 drops food colouring

Mix flour and salt.Then add water,ood colouring and oil. Mix then knead well. Store in an airtight container.
Use food colouring to create lots of colour and add vanilla or almond essence for a lovely smell. As ever try to avoid mxing together and making the browny mess! Lots of fun for rainy days and can be used to create almost anything!  Can be stored in cleaned yoghurt pots and covered with clingfilm.  Should be stored in an airtight container in any event. Costs pence rather than pounds and will give hours of fun. Enjoy!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Hello and welcome to our blog. We are mums with lots of children, limited budgets but loads of creativity and ideas to share and hopefully save money! We hope you will find it informative and useful and that you will share your ideas too!