Good morning to you all. Hope all is well across The Pond. Have we all put on half a stone and got pimples after choccy chomping? Cheesy puffs are all gone but 90% of my choccy remains, although Mr D is circling like a shark. He's got enough of his own eggs to munch on but he has eaten the one above which I laid. . . . . .I mean made for him.
Now I said made, I melted bars of chocolate, poured them into two large egg moulds (in 3 layers to stop the chocolate running down the side) then glued the two halves together using more melted choc, after popping some teeny tiny eggs in the middle. Didn't have any fancy foil so its Tesco's tin foil I'm afraid covering. A few pics to follow, I'm afraid.
This is the naked egg. . . . . .
Don't think Cadbury will be offering me a job any time soon hahaha!
And this is what it was filled with. . . . . . .
Now I obviously put more than 8 teeny tiny eggs in. I had put them in a fresh bag (you don't know who has been manhandling them in the shop of if the pack had been dropped on the floor) and saved these for me to try. I then realised I hadn't photographed them before I sealed them in the egg, hence the photo above.
The box. . . . . . . .
Don't worry, I won't teach any of you Grannies how to suck eggs (pun absolutely intended) as I'm sure you will all know how to make a standard box. All I did extra was cut the frame from the SB Decorative Labels 25 (this does not cut around the edge) out of the front panel, and backed with acetate and then added paper on the other three sides from the First Edition Desert Blooms Pad. I made a little stand piece, which you can just see in the bottom, to stand the egg in.
I used the cut out piece from the front to write my message on and stuck it on the back.
I edged the lid with purple ribbon and popped on a bow and pearl.
This is the top. . . . .
I wanted to keep it quite simple as I didn't think Mr D would appreciate too much frillyness so I know its not as ornate as our John's creations but it suited its recipient.
Bless him, he was quite chuffed with it and I felt quite pleased with my efforts. I did add a Hobbycutz bunny to the front of the egg, just before I gave it him but forgot to snap it with the rabbit.
Gail, I will drop you an email later. Time has not been my side the last few days so apologies for my tardiness. Look forward to seeing what you come up with using The Striplet.
Jackie, don't get me started on the BBC and the Red Button. Hope you managed to catch up with the GP but it wasn't as edge of the seat as the last.
Lesley, C&C don't do anyone any favours with their horrendous postage. For £7.99 I would expect it to be hand delivered by Dean Wilson, lol!
Jacquie, hope you had a nice break. Not many days left of your hols now so enjoy what's left.
To all tempted by The Striplet, go forth and buy! For those who have given in, enjoy. There is no cure for Stripletus Overuseus. Attacks arrange from a mild need to stroke it (steady!) to a full blown cutting frenzy. A rub down with an anti-static pad can take the edge off but you'll never be the same again.
Will be back soon with Mr D's Easter card, which coordinated with the box (I know, I'm sad) and a pic of Wendy's goodies. Been working extra hours this week so have been chasing my tail a wee bit and forgetting what's photographed and what's not lol!