Sunday, December 13, 2009

'There's Magic in the Air' First Blog Hop!!

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Hi everyone!

A huge welcome to the first ever blog hop for 'There's Magic in the Air'. If you arrived on my blog first, you need to go to the beginning of the blog hop here to get all the directions and collect all the clues. If you arrived from the TMITA blog then you are right on track!
The image I'm showcasing for you today is Nina's 'First Snow' - isn't he adorable!!! I have made an easel card as I thought it was the perfect way to showcase this fabulous image. I coloured with my copics and the paper is Bo Bunny. I used two new MS punches on this card - Alpine Snowflake and Pine Needles border punch.


Favourite Cookie Recipe

The recipe I'd like to share with you today is a favourite of mine but unfortunately I can no longer make due to my son's nut allergy! So please make, bake and enjoy on my behalf!! :)

Toffee Chocolate Almond Crunchies

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups All-Purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 pkg Skor toffee bits
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet/white chocolate)
3/4 slivered almonds

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375oF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla together in large bowl until creamy.
COMBINE flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Add to buter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in toffee bits, chocolate chips and almonds. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
BAKE in centre of oven for 8-12 minutes, or until light golden. Cool for 5 minutes on sheet then transfer to rack and cool immediately.

ENJOY!

Now for my secret word:- PAPER

Remember to leave a comment on my blog before you leave to qualify for the TMITA prizes. I will also be having my own candy (the MS Star border punch pictured below) as a way of saying thank you for visiting the blog hop. You will also be eligible to win Nina's 'First Snow' image that I used on my card. Please also leave a link in Mister Linky ONLY if you want to be included for my candy. I will draw this on Sunday December 13th.


Your next stop is the fabulous KIM where you'll find the next card/project, a new recipe and collect the next clue!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Hugs,

Danielle x

70 comments:

Deanna C said...

Your card is so cute. I still haven't made an easel card, but plan to do so when I get a chance. Your recipe looks sooo delicious. Can't wait to try that too. Thanks for this chance at some blog candy.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
There are a lot of blue cards around this year and this has to be among the best. So clean and cheerie. It's gorgeous.
I might even break my diet to try your recipe - a girl needs a treat now and again. Lol
HUgs,
Fiona x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Danielle as always. Hugs

mgcreative said...

great card!
great recipe!
great candy too :)
thx for the chance :)

Nikki said...

Your Recipe just sounds so good , then again how can you go wrong with skor bars lol
Your Card is just adorable
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Paula said...

great recipe!

Jessie said...

Love your card and the image, so cute! Can't wait to try the cookie recipe, it sounds so yummy!

Sue said...

Yum love the sound of these cookies!!! I've copied your recipe to try for myself thanks.
Your card is dilish also love that little image and your easel card was a great way to showcase him. tfs.

Lynda Nielsen said...

This card is so adorable. I just love easel cards too! That snowman is just TOOO Cute!
Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe. Now I have to write it down, it sounds delish!
Hugs
Lynda

Katarina Hamstersson said...

hi, your card is very nice! I'm trying to accomplish the HOP blog challenge - so thank you for the secret word :)

Glittered Paws said...

Love easel cards and yours is no exception - helps that I love snowment too!! Making cookies this weekend so your recipe is added to my list.

Patti said...

This is absolutely adorable Danielle! Your easel card is the perfect setting for this cute little snowman! Love your dp and the new border punch is awesome!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Danielle!! I love your easel card and the wintery feel. The colors are perfect and the snowman too cute!
hugs,
Chris

Selma said...

Danielle your card is fabulous. I love this image by Nina and it is so perfect on an easel card. Your recipe sounds so delish. I will think about you when I make them.

dolcreations said...

What a perfect card on a day of a snow storm! Love how you did the easel card with the snowman standing in the embossed snowflakes! Love it!

Thank-you so much for the recipe. I am definetly going to be making this one!

P.S. thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! Delicious!

Rachel said...

This is such an adorable image and you made a beautiful card with it. Love all your wintery details.
hugs,
Rachel

Nilla said...

Fabulous card and sounds like a delicious recipe! Have fun! Hugs Nilla

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the easel card and that snowman! recipe is so temptin!

LINDA said...

Fantastic easel card.. such a CUTE LITTLE IMAGE..You always make the most adorable cards!!I just love visiting and seeing what youve come up with!!Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Anne said...

What a cute card and yummy recipe, thanks for the chance to win candy!

Pattie G said...

Danielle, I love it! The image is so adorable and the way you colored him is perfect. I love the colors and papers you chose. The easel card is perfect. They are so much fun to make.
Also, thanks for the yummy recipie.

hugs
Pattie

Kraftychick said...

Beautiful card, Danielle! I love the easel cards - so easy, but look like a lot of work! I have no blog so this has to be my only entry - ON TO THE NEXT BLOG!
Thanks for participating,
Jackie

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous Danielle,I really love these easel cards and yours is perfect!!! Love the image and the buttons look fab with the twine!!
Hugs xx

craftieodamae said...

Oh WOW! I love easel cards and with this little fellow it's fantastic! YOur coloring is awesome. Also gonna have to try those cookies!

Deedee Anderson said...

Beautiful card, Danielle! That snowman is sure adorable. Your cookie recipe sound , and I'm definitely going to give it a try!!

JAN said...

coool blues and snowman are my favourite things this xmas i too have been making a few projects in blue..and your card is superfantastic, it would look great on my mantlepiece lol aw well..i have entered your giveaway tho so heres hoping i win that super cool punch ty
artbyjan at googlemail dot com

Patti J said...

OMG Danielle, this is the PERFECT card for your image! I can't think of anything you could have done that would have showcased Nina's image any better! Great job!!! LOVE this card!

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful card -- the snowman certainly looks Joyful!

StampinDi said...

What an adorable snowman! Your recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Yum! Your recipe sounds wonderful! I love your snowman card!

Roberta said...

Super cute card! I love snowmen in any form. Your cookie recipe sounds delicious. Sorry you can't enjoy them anymore.

Charlotte said...

Love your card and I love snowmen! Easel cards seem to be so popular at the moment!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tess said...

That recipe is so scrummy - Thanks. Tess x

Mina said...

fabulous card Danielle, perfectly created easel card and I love the snowman with these colours
Mina xxx

Diana said...

I love the snowflakes you used, very nice card.
Akadi14@aol.com

silvia said...

Fabulous card!! Your cookie recipe sounds awesome!!

STAMPING SAM said...

Awesome blog hop, awesome card, awesome, recipe, awesome punch! The card is great, I haven't tried and easel card yet, but I will now!

Anonymous said...

The card is cute. Thanks for the recipe.

Martha
Marthamh2@aol.com

Canadiangirl said...

You're card is very cute!

KanataNewf said...

As always Danielle, a fabulously beautiful card!

gocanucksgo said...

How cute is that snowman! That's like me during the first snow fall. Fantastic work =)

lisa808 said...

Adorable wintery easel card. Thanks for the recipe--I love to bake!

DeniseLynn said...

Very cute card! You are all so creative!

JulyeB said...

Fab fun card allergies are such a pain they all have a tendency to spoil fun things in life thanks for the recipe and the chance to win candy too Julye

Frankiesue said...

m the reciepe sounds yummy might have to try it out

craftykitten said...

Gorgeous card, such lovely colours and a fab image. Lovely recipe too.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Theresa said...

Lovely card....and great recipe. Such a fun hop...off to hop some more!

Kym Weber said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! I love snowmen and he would be perfect for my collection. Yummy recipe!

Scrapaddict said...

Love, love, love your easel card and the color is fantastic!

GeorgiaBabydoll said...

Beautiful card! I love Nina's graphic and what you did with it. I recently attended a class on using copic markers but haven't purchased any yet. Those are going to move up on my wish list after seeing your beautiful card.

Pat said...

Great blog hop, love your card.

Pat xx

Kerrie said...

Card is gorgeous, but the recipe is just divine .....

Gloria Westerman said...

Thank You Danielle, I love your recipe and I have copy it down so I can make it. I also Link up with your candy too. I will join your blog so I can come back.
Thank you again
And I just love your card. I like easel cards and your is so pretty.

cgl1539 said...

That is the sweetest card, he looks so enraptured for his first snow, great job. Cannot wait to try the cookie recipe.

Toni said...

All your cards are really great. Your sons card is really cute, he did a good job on it. Thanks for the cookie receipe, it sounds delicious.

Marsha said...

Such a cute card. I've never made an easel card. Going to have to try soon - they are so cute.

MindyRadio said...

Your card is so cute and what yummy cookies too!

Shelly said...

What a beautiful card, Danielle!!! It showcases Nina's darling image perfectly.

The recipe sounds fabulous. Can your son have soy products? I substitute soy beans for nuts sometimes. The taste isn't the same, but they're nice and crunchy and you get used to the difference in taste. I use soy butter too, because I can't have nut butters.

Merry Christmas!!!

Dana said...

I love snowmen! How cute:) Great card and the recipe sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea, said...

Oh he is so cute and gorgeous colour combo. The recipe sounds fab TFS.
If you let me have your details I'll be happy to send you some of the images. Have a good day

Curt in Carmel said...

This snowman is adorable and oh did you do a wonderful job on this card! I love the easel card and it was perfect for this image. Love it!!! Best, Curt

Dwita said...

Love your cards... Love your recipe...

А@A said...

Very beautiful card
Thank you for the chance to win your candy also
happy holidays

Lori said...

Thanks! I'll enjoy the treats for you, sounds yummy!

Fern said...

Wow wonderful card Danielle. I just love the colours and image the easel card looks so efective!

Fern xx

Linda said...

Your card is just so cute...love the snowman image and the way you have embossed the Spellbinders label. Thank you for the chance to win the snowflake MS punch.

Emma said...

Stunning card Danielle, love the image and gorgeous colours too.
Off to hop along...
Emma x

craft_princess said...

So cute!

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