About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Clean and Simple

Over at Ikes World Challenges the theme this month is Clean and Simple.  The challenge is open to everyone and if you prefer you can dip your toes in with anything goes. Ike always does a stunning a freebie and of course you can purchase her images at Ikes Art.

I've used the fuschia image and my own quote it reads "Nature provides all the colour and drama we need in life" Ⓒ Sallie Baker 2019

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Green and two colours

Welcome to a new Challenge at International Art and Soul this fortnight is an easy one to get you started.  This one is Green and two colours.  The quote reads "Even life in black and white can have colour" ⓒSallie Baker 2019

Tuesday, 12 March 2019


I have a friend whose child loves putting bits and bobs in tins, they can be expensive so I've been making up some tins for her that can be used and discarded cheaply.  I've used an Ike's Art Image for this one.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Granola Flapjack Bars

Today I'm blogging about food, don't panic I'm not going to get distracted and ramble like I have done previously.  These Banana granola bars are really nice BUT:  Don't forget to turn the oven down if need be or they will burn like mine, they is only a subtle banana flavour which is good because I'm not keen on banana and finally I feel they are too big so should be cut into smaller bars.  I hasten to add they aren't so firm as a flapjack so if you want them to be as set as flapjack double the butter and golden syrup quantities until you get the set you require.

Granola Flapjack Bars

Preheat oven to 200oc

50g Butter
2 tabelspoons golden syrup or two generous squirts
400g granola

Melt butter and syrup together
Add granola and mix until glossy
Pop in a lined tin

Cook for approx 10mins but watch incase the oven needs to be turned down.
When golden remove from oven cut into bars and leave in the tin until stone cold.