August 8, 2014

Today I am joined by my clever friend Jordan from Polkadot Prints.  Jordan has put together for you a beautiful printable gift tag that is filled with lots of meaning.
The recipe for this delicious Rocky Road is also included at the bottom of the post as well as some further information about a beautiful personal project that Jordan is working on that I would love you to read more about.

Here is what Jordan told me about how her ideas came about:-

“I’ve always felt that life is full and wonderful, but there sure are valley’s and hard times eh? The past few months in my personal life have been probably some of the hardest I have faced. My, now healthy, five month old baby girl spent her first week of life in the NICU, giving us the fright of our lives. Then just a few months ago one of my younger sisters passed away in tragic circumstances. It’s through the help and kindness of friends and family that definitely make hard times a whole lot sweeter. 

 I designed these gift tags with the phrase “let me know if there’s anything I can do” in mind. People often don’t know what to say or do when someone is going through something, and we often don’t know how to help, but I encourage you to mix up a batch of Rocky Road and just turn up. Be there. Choccy in hand. Or leave it on a desk, at a front door, in a locker, in the letter box.  It will mean more than you think it will. It’s amazing how something little can mean so much. A little bit of tangible love. Go on…go get that chocolate, download your free tags & brighten someones day today!”

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You can download your free printable gift tags here.

 Jordan Bariesheff is the owner and creator of Graphic Design & Stationery business Polkadot Prints.  Jordan loves crafting up parties and sharing DIY ideas.  She lives in sunny Brisbane with her husband and three kids.  Read more about Jordan on her blog here.  

 Jordan has also recently launched a very special Pozible project.  Please visit her campaign here to find our more about this really beautiful wall art. 

Read on now for this yummy and simple recipe for Rocky Road – I hope you like our new recipe card feature which means you can print out this recipe and pop it in your recipe book.

Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Printables :: Jordan Bariesheff | Polkadot Prints


Rocky Road
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  1. 400g Cooking Chocolate
  2. 30g copha
  3. 1 cup of nuts (walnuts or peanuts)
  4. 1 x 250g pkt marshmallows
  5. Optional
  6. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  7. 1/2 cup glace cherries
  8. 1/2 cup milk arrowroot biscuit
  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in heatproof bowl
  2. Add copha pieces to chocolate
  3. Melt in microwave on medium heat for 4-5 minutes (stiring every minute) or until chocolate and copra has melted
  4. Stir until smooth
  5. Add nuts, marshmallows and optional items and stir until evening combined
  6. Pour mixture into a lined lamington tin and spread out evenly.
  7. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours or until set.
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September 18, 2013

I have a really lovely tutorial for you today courtesy of Nicole from Penny Lane Studio.
Nicole really does produce some amazing designs with paper and today she is here to show us how to create these very pretty paper bows which are the perfect way to dress up a simple favour box.  They are so effective and nice and simple to make.  Have fun creating!

Rockabilly Cherry Paper Bows.

These pretty cherry bows were perfect for the Rockabilly Caravan party which Gillian Brown of Crumbs of Comfort styled for her daughters birthday. I borrowed the template from fabulous crafty blogger Jessica Jones at How About Orange and using our very own Penny Lane Studio printable cherry paper, made a range for the guest favour bags.

You will need.
Glue gun (or craft glue and pegs)
Bow Template download here  (used with permission)
Pretty Cherry Print paper – Click here to download Cherry Paper
Clean pegs

Step 1.
Cut the pieces from the bow template from the How About Orange gift bow template.

Step 2.
Layer each piece on your cherry paper and cut the pieces from the cherry paper. A clean peg will come in handy to hold the pieces in place as you cut.

Step 3.
Taking the longer piece, lay flat on the table so that you are looking at the blank side. Curl back the two ends to the centre and affix with glue. A small peg will help hold the pieces until the glue cures.

Step 4.
Layer your ‘curled’ bow over the medium sized piece so that the two centres are aligned. Take the smallest piece and fold over the centre, using some glue to hold it all together at the back. Again, you might like to use a peg to hold the pieces until the glue cures.

You can use glue or double sided tape to make pretty your favour bags, boxes, gifts or use as embellishments for your dessert table.


The photo of the bags is by Mel of Musie J Photography
The party was the Rockabilly Caravan party by Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design 
More photos can be found here

Nicole Bull is the talented lady behind Penny Lane Studio, an eclectic mix of Vintage inspired Event Paperie and Decor for all celebrations. Please visit Nicole via her website or Facebook to find more of her stunning work.