So I decided to try out the Cherry Blossom today - I stamped the branch with brown liquid icing - it wasn't a perfect image - so I filled in some of the gaps with a brown food pen. I then added the dots of pink and white royal icing and scribbled them together with a cocktail stick! I still haven't got the consistency of the icing quite right yet! However, I am pleased that I have learned how to stamp on icing now! - so count a day lost you don't learn something!
I am just going to have to save up for the proper paints - unfortunately the craft pot is going to be diminished by a fixed penalty notice I received yesterday whilst at the Exhibition! Bit miffed about it - as the car park attendant had shown me where to park as there were no spaces left in the car park, but said he had been told to let disabled drivers park on the double yellow lines! I parked carefully well up against a wall to make sure the car was well tucked in (displaying my disabled permit) - as further up the road past a sign that said "no cars or motorbikes except for access" cars had parked on both sides of the road (no yellow lines - and yes they all got tickets too!) My notice said it was because I was double parked - well I wasn't when I left the car and wasn't when I returned to the car - it would appear that somebody parked opposite me during that time thus causing me to get a ticket! I was more than a little miffed to say the least, as I had made every effort to park tidily and legally - the car park chappie had originally wanted me to park further up and I refused! It rather spoilt a nice day out! I have appealed - so shall await the outcome - if it is not rescinded £30 of my craft cash will be going on the fine!