Chocolate Chip Cookies – Recipe Card

Recipe Card

I made these cookies yesterday when my kids and grandies were visiting – they went down a storm!

So – I decided not only to give you the recipe but also to design you a little recipe card to display it!

Print this card on your home printer, use it in your scrapbooking or to make an unusual greetings card for a friend.

I suspect your children or grandchildren would enjoy these in their Hallowe’en celebrations, too!

Do take this recipe and use it as you see fit – it would be lovely if you come back and let me know how you get on with your baking and your scrapping.


Mitakuye Oyasin – We Are All Related

Freespirit x


Friday Freebie #8

Wow, Friday really rolls round fast, doesn’t it?  This week I’ve been working on altered art, using vintage clipart.  I always enjoy using vintage art, it seems to me that if work is out of copyright, its neglected, no longer serving its purpose, so its a good way to honour the art and breath new life into it.  I work with these images with great care and respect.

The piece I have done for you today is a collage background and very feminine.  I think you could use it as a scrapbook page background, in a greeting card or in any craft project that required a soft girly background.  Perhaps if you are planning a project for Mothering Sunday on 3rd April you might enjoy using this paper.  This is a 300 dpi .jpg, designed at A4 size.

If you enjoy using this piece of artwork do let me know.

Walk in Beauty – Freespirit

Friday Freebie #7

Hi my friends, I apologise for my lengthy absence, but I’m back now and eager to catch up with y’all.

Things have been hard recently, really hard for my kids, and my scrapping and blogging had to go on hold.  Family comes first, right?

But I’ve decided that I must get back to my work and my circle.  I miss designing and all the other stuff in my life that makes me – well me!  So starting today, I’m walking the way of my life again, and lets see where it takes me.

You may notice that I’ve opened a new spot about healing.  Healing is a huge part of my life, in many ways it is my life, so if you are interested please check in at my healing circle here.

Now, let me tell you what’s going on in my life.  My lovely grandchildren are all fine, growing and developing and challenging as they must.  We had little Scarlet to stay for a few days and that was wonderfully exciting and exhilarating – and yes, rather exhausting!  But of course I did loads of things with her, crafting and baking and Cougar took lots of photos so I shall try to get some up for you to see.  I have so many beautiful grandies, they are all just perfect and I love to scrap photos of them, so perhaps I can get Cougar to find a little place to share some of my layouts of them with you.

While I’ve been dealing with family matters my design work has really been on hold but I’m trying to remedy that by working really hard now.  I’ve created some digital stamps which are now in my shop on Etsy and I’m giving you one as a freebie today, which I hope you will enjoy.  The one I have made for you today is a celebration of the goddess. I printed one out for Scarlet (aged 4½) to colour in and she chose to colour it green, how appropriate was that?  Of course, you may find you can stay between the lines even better than she did but feel free to express yourself however you choose. ☺

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The beauty of digital stamps is that you can print them out to colour in the traditional way, as many times as you like, or you can colour them digitally on your computer.  Your freebie will print out perfectly to at least 5” high, although you may even find it will go bigger.  The ones in the store are a very high spec and drawn using an 8” square page, so use them large or small and you will get a beautiful print out.

Freebie Friday #6

Hello again!

My, don’t the weeks go quickly?  I’ve had a real busy one this week, family stuff you know.  But here it is and its Friday again.

Anyone getting excited about the festive season yet?  I know many people will be getting ready for Thanksgiving which is coming up next week and there are so many winter festivals coming up in December, celebrations of love and light, with feasting and family visits and gifts to exchange.

I love this time of year – the lights, the shopping and the wrapping, its just my favourite time of year.  On the 21st December, I celebrate Yule – that’s my spiritual celebration.  We put out the lights and light candles.  Then we give thanks for everything good in our life and celebrate that after the longest night, the sun is ‘reborn’ and that spring will once again bring the world to life.

On the 25th we celebrate Christmas with the family and its a time of love and laughter, of exchanging gifts and being together.  I can’t wait!

This week, as its only 5 weeks to go, I’ve another festive freebie for you and this time its a quick page.

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Quick pages (QP) are so useful when you’re in a hurry.  You can literally just drop your photos onto the page, layer them behind the QP and you’re good to go.  Got 5 minutes to spare you can pop on some embies and some text, perhaps a date stamp for your photos.  Want to play around a bit and you can tint your page to match the photos.  Remember, with digital scrapping, your imagination can go wild and if you don’t like what you’ve done, you can so easily change it.

If you feel like picking up this QP to add to your collection, please help yourself.  It would be real nice if you would leave a comment, just to show me that I’m not talking to myself.  😉

To all my cousins across the pond, have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week!

Many blessings – FS xx

Freebie Friday #5

Hi y’all!

Hope you’ve had a great week.  I’ve had a strange one myself, but here I am again and I have a wee giftie for you.

I’ve been working on a new kit, Cool Yule, which will be in my shop this weekend, because its only 6 weeks until the festivities and we crafty people need to get busy.

I’ve made you a mini kit to go with Cool Yule, so if you decide to buy that then they will work very well together.  In your kit you have a background, a journal spot, a tag, a ribbon embellishment and two word arts.

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Perhaps you can use it to make some simple cards, or invitations, or some scrap pages for your gift projects.

Don’t forget if you are using Scrapbook Max you can recolour and re-texturise as I explained last week.  You can get great effects by adding shadows too.

If I find myself a few minutes, I will try to pop back with some ideas for you to try out.

Meanwhile, if you decide to download this freebie, I hope you enjoy it and PLEASE leave me a little love on the website, because we all need that, right? 😉

Blessings – Freespirit xx

Freebie Friday #4

Hi y’all

Hope you’ve all had a good week.

I had a great time on Halloween with the family and of course, I took lots of photos of the littlies enjoying Trick or Treat.

Halloween has become a popular holiday in the UK over the last decade or so, but people tend to love it or loathe it.  Personally I think its great fun for families to enjoy together, as long as we remember that not everyone wants to join in and respect their wishes.

My granddaughters had a Halloween birthday party in the afternoon, so duly dressed for the occasion my DIL and I took our precious little witches to their party where they enjoyed a magician’s show and birthday tea.  Then it was back home for some R&R before setting out for Trick or Treating.  As usual, we chose only the houses which had been decorated with pumpkins and black cats, bats and cobwebs, as that seems the best way to decide if someone is joining in or not.  Our little ones shouted Trick or Treat with great enthusiasm and seemed to enjoy themselves greatly.  Then it was back home to share out their booty before bedtime stories.

Its easy to believe that Halloween is a holiday we borrowed from our cousins in the USA, but in truth it all started way back in merry old England and Ireland with the new year feast of Samhain.  You can read my Blog about Halloween and its roots here:

Now to Freebie Friday!

Today I am giving you some bright fun elements of red and yellow, I hope you have fun playing with them.  You will find in your kit four brads and two transparent flowers.  I have made the brads large enough for you to play around with – shrink them up or keep them large to use as journal spots.

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Don’t forget that with just six embies, you can make a whole host more just using Scrapbook Max.

You can change their colours; retexture them with Effects; group them together to make new embellishments; shrink them and string together to make borders; rub out the centre with the Eraser to make frames.  Your imagination is the limit.

Here are some very simple ideas for you to try:

Enjoy your freebies!

Brightest Blessings – Freespirit x

Freebie Friday #3

Hi folks

Bet you thought I’d forgotten you!  Had a really busy day with my little granddaughter who is staying until Halloween!  We’ve done everything and I’m Freespirit @ totally exhausted!

Here is a Bewitched Mini Kit that I think you might like to finish off your Halloween collection!  Enjoy.

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I’ll pop in with lots of chat on Monday after Trick or Treat.

Happy Haunting – Freespirit xxx