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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Out of my depth

Twice in one day.  Today I made a toad-in-the-hole for the first time in nearly 20 years.  To say I was nervous sounds ridiculous, I mean, I cook dinners every day of the week, so why should something as simple as a toad upset me?  Well, Mr Toad got his name from a passion developed over my mother's version of, yes, you guessed it, toad-in-the-hole.  My past forays into batter making have not been all that successful, apart from keeping the Winter Olympics supplied with ice-hockey pucks, so it was a somewhat scared Squirrel that shoved the big glass dish into the oven.

And the other out-of-my-depth moment was today's card.  OK, so maybe the card wasn't out of my depth but the challenge I'm entering is:

I made this to enter at

For the card I used
MFT Polar Pals stamp set
Masked with Post-It Notes to create the row of bears
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and fussy cut
MFT Die-Namics double stitched rectangle die
Sentiment from the MFT Merry Everything set
Papers are all Nitwits (Winter Wishes sold by LOTV) except
for the kraft matting layers (which are a recycled envelope!)
Snowflake dies are Memory Box

Oh, and the toad-in-the hole?  Enormous but absolutely yummy!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Annette said...

Wow your shading on those bears is amazing hun. There's so much depth to them. Fab card.
I'm also drooling at the toad in the hole too. Yum. xx

Ruth said...

I adore these polar bears - its like they are patiently waiting for Christmas! And I had to laugh at your story about toad-in-the-hole. I made it for my in laws once and then my husband said to me 'Are you sure about doing that? It's my mother's signature dish' - talk about making me nervous!! Turned out fab. I love a good toad. Big thick sausages are required! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Cute image and fabulous colouring-I am rubbish at colouring animals!!!love the paper too-well done with the toad in the hole
Carol x

Chrissy said...

So glad your toad in the hole worked for you and was yummy!!...My disaster in the past was Yorkshire pudding..but success was mine the other night and so happy to report I finally have them perfect...the only trouble is I have to make lots of patty tins full to feed my lot..4 tins in fact..they love em'...you card is gorgeous, such cute bears and fabulous colouring,papers and love the snowflakes..


Marianne's Craftroom said...

That dinner looked very yummy and so does your card, it is beautiful

Christine L said...

Loving your fabulous card Squirrel.. that polar bear family looks so good!

Christine x

Daffodil Cards said...

Well the card is 10/10 and sounds like the toad in the hole was too. Good for you on both counts.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh dear, trying to replicate the signature dish. I'd have been nervous too. Love the patient polar bears all wonderfully colored and shaded.

Pollard Carole said...

Love it this is fab Love and hugs Carole x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Squirrel, I hope your toad-in-the - hole was just as successful.

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