Monday, June 20, 2011

Heart Cards ♥♥♥

Good Morning everyone!!! Here're some pics of the Heart Cards I made this weekend using different papers and embossing technique... Hope you like them and make you smile...
Wishing you all a lovely week... and much love...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Home made Guiso

It's cold, it's rainy and this seems to make me soo hungry...
Last night I was inspired and made my first stew ever! I love cooking but for some reason never got to try to do a stew or guiso (in Spanish). I can do great lasagnas, delicious potatoe bake, and really tempting schnitzel or milanesas. But a stew?! For some reason never tried before...
So first, I googled many recipes to know what to use. They all suggested different steps and ingredients so kind of got an idea of what to do and just went for it.
I bought some ingredients but mainly used what I had at home...
. I put in a big pot some chopped onions with a bit of olive oil.
. When the onions went to a goldie transparent colour, added some bacon cut in cubes.
. On the side, in a small pot, heated some water and put some cubes of stock plus mixed herbs.
. Then added to the main cacerole, lentils and a can of mixed beans. I also included some potatoes and carrots cut in cubes and green beans. 
. Every few minutes I would add stock and not let it dry.
. I cooked for about 10 minutes and finally added some cus-cus in replacement of rice that I didn't have at home. This was definitely the best thing  I could do. It gave the stew the perfect taste and texture.
. Once all the vegetables were soft and the mix had a nice consistency (30 minutes), I dished up and sparkled some fresh coriander to give it more color and flavor.
. On the side, fresh farm bread and ready to go...
Stew for winter days!!! Very easy, no measure cup needed, no specifications... just mix and experiment, put a bit of love and somehow you can create amazing meals... ♥ ♥ ♥ 
 I paired the stew with a Long Neck, Pinotage, vintage 2006 wine... A South African classic.
And for dessert my own version of the pavlova: in between the merengue and the whipped cream,  included a layer of creamy dark chocolate. My boyfriend stoked!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Robyn and Warren ♥ ♥ ♥

This is the SAVE THE DATE for Robyn and Warren's wedding!
They were looking for something very romantic with a french country garden feeling and wanted it to look like a postcard.  They also wanted to incorporate a photo in the invitation.  For this design I used a soft color palette: cream, vintage pink and light olive green with some vintage texturing and grading. 
The gorgeous photograph they sent me, worked just perfectly with the design and didn't  take long to blend it in: just a bit of blur on the background and emphasized of the sun rays that were soft in the pic.
I hope you like it!!! ♥

Friday, June 10, 2011

Amazing Art

It's Friday, yeay... So happy the weekend is finally here!!! 
Here is a link I would like to share with you, a mural made by two amazing artists -Supakith and Koralie. I hope you like it and get inspired from it as much as I did...

Happy weekend for everyone!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weddings and more weddings!!! Loving it...

What started  just like a once off project -designing the wedding stationary for one of my best friends-, might have just turned into something a lot bigger... I was contacted by Victoria from Evention, a company in Cape Town that does events coordination focusing mainly on wedding planning. They saw the designs I made for Amanda-Darren's and Justine-Caleb's weddings and said they loved them!!!
So I'm starting to help them with the stationary for some of their weddings. That makes me so happy!

I'm really excited to work in such awesome and special projects!

This is the digital Save the Date card I designed for Cedric and Kirsty.
They were looking for something very clean and simple but with elegance. I made this design typeface based and combined only 2 colors -champagne and dark olive green-. I hope you like it...