Treat your love and make it pretty with Free Valentines printables from Penny Lane Studio

Valentines day spread

 

Okay, so if you are one of those people who like the simple things in life, this valentines freebie is for you!

I’ve never been one for big fan fares or lavish gifts, treat me to some yummy double chocolate cupcakes dusted with icing sugar and a good strong ice-coffee and I am yours.

Dress your delights with your message of love with our {FREE} Vintage Inspired Valentines Day Printables, simply punch with a two inch circle or scallop punch (or cut to square) and pop on a skewer or loop with some beautiful twine or ribbon…hey presto…theres your personal touch, to make your valentine smile (we won’t tell them you downloaded them for free)!

Click this like to download the pdf file.Valentines Day Printable

You will need Adobe reader to open your file. This is FREE software available for download at http://get.adobe.com/reader/

For twine, ribbon, those fabulous vintage straws, beautiful handcrafted event and entertaining decor and other supplies visit our Red elephant creative etsy store and printables on our Penny Lane Studio etsy store

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{DIY} Sweet Meringue Valentine Kisses by Gillian

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I was gushing when Gillian sent the photos through of this sweeter than sweet DIY for valentines day. I confess, it has been a while since I have spoiled my taste buds to the sweetness of a meringue and I dare say, when I finish this little blog, I will be off to my kitchen to bake…its been a while and I could do with the ‘therapy’ of making something for my little Valentines Lily and Oscar….and I dare say, neither of them have been treated to a Meringue before…that I know of! Maybe I should post them both up to Gillian’s place for a week…let her spoil them with her amazing sweet delights, it would certainly be a credit in the book of life experiences 🙂

Meringue

Ingredients:

4 egg whites (room temperature)
Pinch of salt
220g caster sugar
125g white chocolate
Edible glitter (optional)
Small amount of fondant or shop bought sugar hearts

Method:

Place egg whites and salt in a clean bowl.  Beat with electric mixer until soft peaks form.  Gradually add sugar a tablespoon at a time.  Once the final spoonful has been added continue beating for 3 minutes until sugar has dissolved.  The best way to check if sugar has dissolved is to rub a little of the mixture between your fingers.  If it’s grainy, continue to beat for an additional minute.

Line a tray with greaseproof paper.  You can pipe or spoon the mixture onto the tray.  Leave a  2cm space between each meringue.

Bake in oven for 1 ¼ hours, at 100 degrees celcius.  Allow to cool in oven.

Melt white chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each bust until completely melted.  Dip the tip of each meringue into the chocolate and sprinkle with edible glitter (any sprinkles would be fine)

Finally top with small fondant hearts or the sugar ones found in the supermarket.

Follow Gillian’s sweet creations and fabulous styling on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crumbsofcomfortcakedesign?fref=ts

 

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Valentines is Coming

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Whether we like it or not, Valentines is on its Merry Way! Next week we have a gift to share, but in the meantime, I wanted to share this picky, its a far cry from the tacky rose red and pink hearts on white which, well I just can’t bring myself to adore…but when I spied this fabulous styled pic, I felt relief to find truth that valentines can be uber cool…like you and me, really 🙂

Stay tuned for next weeks gift…from yours truly, to help make your valentines, well, uber cool…with a Penny Lane Design, of course! 🙂

source: http://pinterest.com/poppytalk/