My name is Stephanie Weightman, founder of Tattered Lace® dies and Crafting.co.uk. Currently I'm living with my husband Karl and our three lovely dogs, Betty, Barney and Grace in Derbyshire, UK. My favourite vegetable is cabbage and my passion is, as you might have guessed, crafting!
I hope you are well and you’ve enjoyed your weekend. On Friday, I’ve had a great day at the Great Create Extravaganza in Harrogate – it was a really lovely day!
Yesterday was great too. I’ve had a really nice long walk with Karl, Betty, Barney and Grace and the weather was superb. We’ve walked through Derbyshire and the sun was shining, lovely and warm, surrounded by wonderful coloured leaves.
And as it is already October and time for a new picture of the month. I thought I’ll share with you a moment from yesterday.
I hope you like the picture. Have a great week and speak to you soon! Love, Stephanie xxx
Hope you are well and having a good week so far. Has anyone tried the lemon drizzle cake?
Oh guys it’s that time of the year were you don’t know what to wear. In the morning it is cold, foggy and miserable, but in the afternoon it’s so warm, sunny and just lovely. This morning I thought about getting my winter clothes out, but only for a moment…
Who is coming to my workshop this Friday at Great Create Extravaganza in Harrogate?
Last weekend I’ve created a project for the workshop. Here is a sneak peak of the project:
I hope you are all well and had a good week so far. I have to say I was really touched by all your lovely and kind comments about the “customised” lemon drizzle cake.
And I’m more than happy to share the recipe with you guys!
For the lemon drizzle:
100g softened butter
100g self-rising flour
100g caster sugar
Finely grated zest of one lemon
pinch of nutmeg
For the crunchy lemon icing:
juice from one lemon
100g granulated sugar
For the cream:
150g softened butter
350g icing sugar
1 vanilla pod
And of course some raspberries…
First I’ve baked the lemon cake in the pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and finished it off with the crunchy lemon icing. After the cake settled and cold down, I’ve cut it in half and spread the vanilla buttercream on the bottom and top lid. I’ve placed the raspberries in between and finished it off with icing sugar on the top!
Have a try and please share your wonderful creations with me!
Hope you have a great weekend! This morning I went to our lovely market around the corner and I bought the bright yellow lemons again. When I was walking through the market, I’ve found some big dark red raspberries – I couldn’t resist and I bought them as well.
Back at home, I’ve had the idea to combine the lemon drizzle and the raspberries with a rich vanilla buttercream. I thought the sweet – sour combination fits well together, especially between lemon drizzle cake and tatatataaa… here is the final cake:
What do you think? Would this be something you would make?
I can tell you guys, Karl enjoyed the cake and it was gone way too fast. I hope you have a great and enjoyable weekend.
I hope you are well and you’ve enjoyed the Sunday’s cake show as much as I did. I’ve had a lot of fun with Martin and of course to be on air again!
I’ve planned to bake the lemon drizzle cake on the weekend, so just fingers crossed that I have enough time for it. And of course I’ll let you know how I got on and I’ll share the picture with you.
Oh I have some news and you might have heard already about it… Tattered Lace dies and I am are nominated for the International Craft Awards 2015. Thank you very much for nominating and now the voting can start. I can’t tell you guys how exciting this is! If you want to vote for me, please have a look here: http://www.crafts-beautiful.com/awards/
Speak to you soon and happy crafting! Love, Stephanie xxx
I hope you have a lovely weekend. I went for my grocery shopping this morning and I’ve found some big bright yellow lemons on the market round the corner. Instantly I’ve thought about a juicy lemon drizzle cake and I bought a few. Do you know these kind of situations?
Unfortunately I haven’t made the lemon drizzle yet, as I was busy the whole afternoon preparing for the cake show for tomorrow. If you don’t know it yet, tomorrow I’m presenting the Cake Crafting show at 4pm and 7pm on Create & Craft. Please feel free to join me tomorrow!
After this week I think we can say that the summer is gone. This morning it was really foggy and cold. But I have to say I look forward to the September time when the leaves start turning their colours and having long walks in the sun shine. Don’t you think?
The other day I’ve seen a few gorgeous door wreaths made of autumn leaves and I could imagine when you add the Tattered Lace Trio flowers, it would give you the perfect finishing touch. You could also mat pressed autumn leaves onto the front of your card and use it as backing paper. This would give your card a different, but great structure. Of course you would need to wait a few days till our collected leaves are pressed, but I think the time is worth it. What do you think?
It’s so lovely to hear from you all and thank you for the kind words – was really touched. I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I’ve been with my husband at the Chatsworth County Fair, we had great weather and it was really busy, but great! The market was diverse with food stalls, crafting, Essex Dog team, Parachute Display, Cossack Stunt team, the Red Arrows and a lot more. Have you ever seen the Red Arrows? They were amazing… here are a few pictures!
It’s always amazing to see them fly!
And I have to say that it starts to get really fresh in the mornings and evenings now! I just thought that this morning when I was with Barney, Grace and Betty for a walk. Soon the supermarket shelves will fill with Christmas chocolate, decorations and the Christmas crafting is starting or have you started already? Oh I’m looking forward to the festive time. Have a lovely evening, Stephanie xxx
I know it’s been a little while since I’ve been on here so I thought it was about time for me to start posting again. I’ve been really busy with many wonderful crafting projects (maybe I saw you at an event?) but I haven’t forgotten about you all (don’t worry!) As a small apology for it being too long I’ve decided to revamp my blog a little so without further ado…..
..…welcome to my (sort of) new blog!
Do you like the changes? Let me know what you think of the new look, crafters (if you’re still out there, that is!)
I’ve decided to give this blog a little more TLC than I have done previously so I hope you’re all looking forward to more regular updates—how exiting! I’ve also added a picture of the month and for this month I’ve chosen the beautiful bouquet, which I’ve got from my husband. I know, I’m looking forward to speaking to you again. What have you been up to since I was away? Have you been busy like me? I’d love to hear all about your summer crafting projects.
Well we survived! Christmas and New Year’s Eve are all done with for another year. Whatever you did I hope you enjoyed the festivities in whatever way you choose to. I’m really looking forward to getting back to C&C towers this weekend and it looks like we’re getting an early spring with the fabulous Meryl! I just had to give you a sneak peek of these stunning flowers that she has made – aren’t they incredible?
Join Meryl and Nigel at 7pm on Create and Craft to see just how it’s all done – I can’t wait!