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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Pampered Chef Debut

Well what can I say except I survived lol!!! Monday was my first ever show which I did in my house. My kit only the Friday before so it was head down and practice practice practice and try and retain as much information as possible which is a real challenge for me! I woke at 4 on Saturday morning which I think was a combination of nerves and the fact that Steven was home and out on the tiles. I don't know if any of you do this but when any of my kids are out at the clubs I seem to have a 6th sense and wake not long before they come home. Sure enough at exactly 4:20 I heard a key in the door and Steven was safely home. But could I get back to sleep..oh no. I lay in bed tossing and turning...went to the loo at 5 then lay in bed till 6:30 by which time I figured I'd be better up watching my training dvd. On Sunday night I had the Olympics on mute, my laptop with training dvd playing, my ironing board up and was taking notes all at the same about multi tasking ;-D   

My guests started arriving at 7:30 on the dot and they kept coming and coming...and coming!!! I'd had a few cancellations and confirmations throughout the day so wasn't sure how many arrive...turned out to be 25!!! They all crammed into my kitchen and the show began...or it was supposed to but my mind went totally blank .... I totally forgot what I was supposed to be doing and ended up making the recipe in the wrong order lol. I found my groove albeit it a shaky one and had a great time involving some of the girls in the prep. We made Smoked Salmon and Tomato pizza and I made a Chicken, Tomato and Rosemary pizza earlier so there was plenty for everyone. 

Suzy Q was the official photographer and in no particular order here are some of the pictures she took...

This was a very funny moment above. After the pizza was made I was showing my favourite products I couldn't live without and one of them was the Crinkle Cutter. Hubby likes turnip but it's a REAL pain to cut...I've seen myself hammering it on the countertop with a knife well and truly stuck and the groans from the gallery reassured me I wasn't the only one lol. I demonstrated the CC and there were audible gasps but none more louder than Nicole's friend Jules so I invited her to try so she didn't think it was made of styrofoam ... needless to say she ordered one lol.

Here is Elaine doing her best game show pose ;-D

Me with the most amazing rice cooker...I made a cake in it!

Me warning Susan with my Mix 'n Scraper

Microplane Adjustable Coarse Grater (VERY thumb got in a fight with it and lost!)

My youngest guest but Finn didn't seem to impressed with my show as he slept through it all lol

The amazing food chopper

Chicken, onion and rosemary pizza (uncooked)

Smoked salmon and tomato pizza

Mary demonstrating the forged utility knife

Nicole rolling out the pizza dough with the Baker's Roller on the Medium Round Stone

Hilda measure the puree with the Adjustable Measuring Spoons and Mix 'n Scraper

The aftermath!!! I couldn't go to bed knowing I had this to face in the morning so I stayed up till after 1am to clear it away. I should have got those plastic wineglasses after all lol

It was a super night...the girls seemed to enjoy it and they loved seeing the products in action. Try before you buy is definitely the way forward :-D Most importantly we raised money for The Teenage Cancer Trust and can't thank everyone enough for supporting me and this worthy cause.

Away from PC I have a card I made for Ladybug Catherine way back in June. She loves pink and I tried to make it as pink as possible....

I stamped Cupcake Cuties Make a Wish and coloured her in with my Copics then cut out with my Nesties. I embossed a piece of cs with a birthday embossing folder, stamped the LOTV circle sentiment and mounted it on a scalloped circle. The ribbon is totally fabulicious :-D

I used MP's favourite microbeads for the frosting on the cupcake

And the inside

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Scallops
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes with felt optional

Steven went back to Spain yesterday but will be back at the end of the month so I didn't get too teary at the airport. I'm not sure what his plans are when he gets back...he seems to have picked up a lot of contacts while working away so watch this space lol!!!

The 1/2 price stamp sale is still on till the end of the month so make sure you grab a bargain while you can :-D

That's it from me, thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x


Jane said...

That looks such fun Kerry and I am now hungry after seeing all the food you cooked! Love the cupcake card, I have some micro beads somewhere...loved the way you used them.I must dig mine out. Good to see that you have got the LOTV sentiments...they are my faves ;0) Hope you get lots parties...wish I lived nearer.
Jane x

Lisa Jane said...

wow looks like you had a right old time and the pizza's look delic..
glad it all went ok.
Fab card .. i just love the microbead sprinkles lol
Lisa x

mixamatoasties said...

Glad your first PC outing went well! The food looks fab :)

Susan x

Mian said...

The pizzas looks really good!

Very sweet card, love the ribbon and the cupcake looks absolutely yummy.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Craft Your Passion
August Guest Design Team Member

Diane's Card Designs said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time Kerry. The pizza looks delicious.
Gorgeous card! I bought some micro beads when I went to Greece and want to use them now I've seen your card.
Diane xx

Pami said...

Well it looks like you all had a great time! Well done! The pizzas look yummy! Pami x

Loz said...

Fantastic photos and Lovely card Kerry. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Bonnie Irvine said...

Cute card. great texture with the embossing and stitching. Microbeads for frosting...brilliant. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion.

Whimsey said...

I saw that pizza and licked the screen. DANG that looks good!

I own quite a few of the PC items you utilized in this super-fun party I was not invited to... :D HA HA HA!

LOVE the card; gosh those microbeads are so fabulicious....I need to use mine - haven't used them in ages. :(

NGCARDS said...

A lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

Anonymous said...

Just love all the pink and the cake topping looks fabulous.Such a sweet pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Danni said...

Super cute card! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Jen Leeflang said...

What a great card - I love all the pink!
Thanks so much for joining us on Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Catch the Bug blog. I wish you good luck and hope to see you enter the next challenge too!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Helen Ann said...

I love the beads as sprinkles for the cake and kitchen gadgets - drool - just need to get myself a house and a kitchen lol
hel x

Michelle said...

Hi Kerry

Looks like it was an awesome night!!

Such a sweet card too,love those sprinkles.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card. It looks yummy...Thanks for sharing with us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann Sassy Raggedy

Tammy Ortiz said...

I love Pamper Chef. This is a great card and so cute.
This is a great Creation. I would like to thank you for coming to our weekly challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Challenge Blog.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Desire Fourie said...

I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Hope you are having a fab Tuesday. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

NanaConnie said...

Cute card -- love the sparkly frosting, Kerry! So glad you decided to play along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Just a reminder that we take only 2 submissions per person on Anything Goes weeks, but we love seeing two entries from everyone. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT