I love this Tilda stamp, 'Picking Peaches'. For me, it's got just the right combination of detail and movement that makes Tilda stamps so appealing. The patterned papers are 'Porcelain' by Basic Grey, (oh, what a surprise, I hear you say - lol) and the textured cardstock is by Stampin' Up, from the Earth palette.
The stamped sentiment is also Stampin 'Up (Oval All), punched out with the SU oval and the scallop oval punches. I think they are my best ever SU purchase, they see quite a lot of action!
Flowers and leaves by Prima, and I found the pearl flower centres in Tesco, whilst pretending to shop for groceries...
And I'm sure you recognise the Nestabilities (labels 3) and the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.
Copic Recipe: E00, E02, E51, E37, E33, E31, E43, E47, R20, R32, R35, R37, R59, RV42, YR23, Y21, YG03, YG63, YG67, C1.
And the other thing I like about colder weather is the excuse to make lovely casseroles and soups...in fact, I'll share another recipe with you. I know you can buy this, but it's so nice to do it yourself. I made this today, and it was scrummy.
Broccoli and Cheese soup (4-6 portions)
2 leeks, washed and sliced
2 sticks celery washed and sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
fresh thyme leaves, removed from stalk
Gently fry the above in a little butter until softened - don't brown them.
Add 1 head broccoli, chopped and 1 pint chicken stock (stock cube, obviously - I'm not pretending I make my own stock!)
Cook until all veg soft, and then liquidise until it's almost smooth, if it's too thick, add milk or water.
Add a good dollop of creme fraiche and grated cheese and stir in. (we like fresh parmesan or blue cheese, but it's your call here). Adjust seasoning.
If you have a go, let me know what you think!