Top 10: KPOP (Korean Pop)

Hey guys welcome to the third month of the year 2011! Compared to last month March has been the polar opposite. Taking off with ‘Big Bang – Tonight’ from the beginning, this month was already looking very promising. Now without further ado here is our top 10…
10. Bella – Don’t Let Go

At the current moment it is well known that numerous girl groups have been trying to debut this month, much to the annoyance of some fans. But we have used this opportunity to scount out some new talents and one of the girls groups at the top of this list is this group. ‘Bella’ has remade the Eternal classic ‘Don’t Let Go’ into what has been one of our favourite songs of the month. The vocals are refreshing, incredible and just phonemenal. Just take a look…
9. K.Will – My Heart Beating

Biased for both IU (the main girl in the video) and Lee Joon (MBLAQ) this is one of the cutest videos we have seen. Beautiful acting from both IU and Lee Joon helps this song to be extremely addictive. With a soft melody and a catchy chorus this song is one to listen to.
8. Chi Chi – Don’t Play Around

This girl group has already caught the eyes of many kpop fans… for good reasons and bad. Already setting themselves the massive obstacle of reaching the popularity of SNSD many wonder how this will ever happen. Although we agree with the fact that this band has a lot to do to reach this tremendous goal, we feel this song is a step in the right direction. With ‘Sun’ from the amazing drama ‘Secret Garden’ starring in the MV and also an extremely  addictive chorus, this is well deserved at our no. 8 spot.
8. Girl’s Day – Twinkle Twinkle
 
Joined with Chi Chi at our no. 8 spot this MV is quite irritating but yet so hilarious at the same time. With Kung-fu moves used to get her guy back this MV is definately creative/ imaginative. Watching the strange dance choreography and listening to the strange music, the concept is definately… strange…but at the same time amazing! The tune is definitely enjoyable to listen and one of our favourites for the month.
7. MBLAQ – Again

MBLAQ are back with another great hit. After succeeding with two amazing consecutive songs ‘Cry’ and ‘Stay’, ‘Again’ has definitely got us hooked. No real MV has been released as it has been sang for the movie ‘The Fighter’ we only have the performance available. But then again that’s nothing to complain about. They continue to amaze us with their incredible live performance and show us exactly why Bi Rain chose this group to debut into the kpop industry.
6. ZE:A – Here I Am

A mixed reaction from us both. One of us likes it whilst the other doesn’t like it as much. With a very cute concept surrounding the MV as a whole this sure ticks all my boxes into being a successful kpop song. Each member showcase their talents in both their live performances and the MV. They have surely succeeded in making a great song.
5. Dalmatian – That Man Opposed

Dalmation is definately one our favourite new boy bands entering the kpop world. With another cute MV and catchy song this ranks 5 on our Kpop chart for March and quite rightly so. With already thousands of views on youtube, this band is one of our favourites to succeed in the near future.
4. CN Blue – Intuition

Finally the comeback we have been waiting months for has finally happened. After their huge impact with ‘I’m a Loner’ they’ve come back with another indie composed track. Alreading winning awards from the ‘M!Countdown’ music show this is a sure fire hit! Also the MV is so sexy with them acting like rebels running around graffiting their name, they sure pull off the black hair too!
3. Infinite – Nothing’s Over

Yet again another one of our rookie bands have come out with another top-notch song. With an different/ innovative idea for their MV it is yet another classic addded to a long list of great KPOP songs. A beautiful message sent across showing a man’s never-ending love for his woman. Infinite is on our list of which rookie bands will make it big!
2. Big Bang  – Tonight

Big Bang have been sweeping the kpop nation with their latest comeback! With heavy beats as their instrumental and GD and TOP’s rapping it was a decent song. But what we felt really saved this track was Taeyang’s and Seungri’s vocals. We weren’t too keen on this song at first but it soon grew on us like a rash :P Ruling over the music shows for at least most of the month there’s a reason why this is placed at our no. 2 spot
1. TVXQ/DBSK – Before You Go

We’re totally not biased for TVXQ :P With amazing vocals from the two remaining members, they certainly pulled off this R’n'B style. From smooth vocals to their beautiful storyline. The video was even more breathtaking with sexy strong charisma from the two members as they showed off their amazing fighting skills (lets not forget them in their sexy police uniforms ;) . All of these elements combined secured the spot as our No.1!

TOP 10 Medical Technologists – March 2011 Board Exam Result in the Philippines

Here’s the list of the top ten examinees in the March 2011 Board Exam for Medical Technologists.
1. JOSE LOUIE DELA CERNA REMOTIGUE – SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY – 89.6
2. RAYNA KARIYA ABENDAN – CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY – 87.80
3. PAUL ROTHWEL CONDINO DE JESUS – ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – 87.50
4. CLINT EDEL BORINAGA FRIAS – OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY-VALENZUELA – 86.70
5. LITO JAY GUTIERREZ DUMAYAS - CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA - 86.60
6. TERRENCE EDWARD CHUA LEE - SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY - 86.50
7. JOHN MARK DENIEGA TUTING - ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES - 86.30
8. JOSEPH REUEL BILLETE CRUZ - CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA - 86.20
9. JENNIFER AUBREY LOTEYRO MOLINA - ST. SCHOLASTICA'S COLLEGE-TACLOBAN - 86.10
MA CECILIA VANESSA MANLANGIT SERRANO - CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA - 86.10
10. JENES PAYO MANCHING - ST. SCHOLASTICA'S COLLEGE-TACLOBAN - 85.70

Mango Mousse



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...When you entertain people who know and love food, there are different paths that can be taken to the table. Familiar dishes, flawlessly prepared, work well, but so do more trendy dishes that expand the palates of those you've invited to eat with you. I took the path of least resistance last evening and chose a menu of simple dishes that represent Spring in various countries around the world. There was Scandinavian salmon, Turkish lamb, Italian risotto and a French asparagus salad. Fortunately, the dishes blended nicely and it all turned out well. It was a night of good food, good company and good wine. I wanted to end the meal on a light, bright note and decided to serve a mango mousse with meringue cookies for dessert. When properly prepared, this is a wonderful, slightly tart dessert. Its success or failure depends of the quality of the mangoes used to make it. They must be fully ripe and bursting with flavor. I can tell you from bitter experience, that those packs of peeled and sliced mangoes that are now available in the super market will not work here. I've never tried the mango puree that is available at Trader Joe's, but I suspect that this is a case where sweat equity pays off. I'm always asked to suggest a substitute for the orange liqueur used in the recipe. Unfortunately, there is none. Orange juice will ruin the mousse. It takes a while for this to stiffen, so it is best made early in the day you plan to serve it. If you want something more fancy, the mousse can be shaped in molds and served with a strawberry coulis. I do have one note of caution. Mango can be stringy even when pureed. To have an absolutely smooth puree, I put mine through a sieve before proceeding with the recipe. This is not an overtly sweet dessert, but it is delicious and I marvel at its color every time I see it. If you're in the market for something a little different, I think you'll like this mousse. If you like desserts with a little tang, you'll love it. Here's the recipe.

Mango Mousse...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1 to 2 teaspoons lime juice
1 package unflavored gelatin
2-1/2 pounds large ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 cup chilled whipping cream

Directions:

1) Pour liqueur into small bowl; sprinkle gelatin over. Let gelatin soften 10 minutes. Puree mangoes in processor. Measure puree and return 2-1/2 cups to work bowl of processor (reserve remainder for garnish). Add sugar to mango puree in processor and blend well. Set bowl of gelatin in saucepan of simmering water. Stir until gelatin dissolves. Add gelatin mixture and lime juice to mango in processor and blend. Whip cream in large bowl until soft peaks form. Fold in mango mixture. Transfer to 6 dessert dishes. Yield: 6 servings.

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Mango Berry Crisp - Within the Kitchen
Mango Cheesecake with Lemon Basil Syrup - Step By Step Gourmet
Mango Rice Pudding - Pham Fatale
Fresh Mango Curd - SwEEts
Chunky Mango Ice Cream - Home Cooking Rocks
Mango Pudding (Gluten Free Dairy Free) - The Sensitive Pantry
Mango Merinque Tart with Coconut Cream - She Shimmers
Creamy Mango Gelato - My Man's Belly
Mango and Strawberry Muffins - Kirsten's Kitchen
Peach and Mango Trifle - Adora's Box
Mango Lassi - Entertaining Made Easy
Mango Mousse - My Favorite Recipes Collection
Mango Panna Cotta - My Kitchen and Photographs
Mango Bread - Kitchen Runway
Mango Upside Down Cake with Macadamia Nuts - Sippity Sup

Fresh Cod and Potato Cakes



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It's unusual to find a fish with historical significance, but the humble cod was once considered a natural resource of such importance importance that nations went to war over it. As a matter of fact, the last of the Cod Wars, a skirmish between Britain and Iceland, ended in 1976. Confrontation such as this have occurred for at least a thousand years. Once early seafarers learned that salted, dried cod was a long lasting source of good protein, it became a commodity of historical and economic importance. The market for cod began with the Vikings and spread from Norway to Southern Europe, where it survived even during the years of the Black Death. We know with some certainty that cod is what brought early explorers to the shores of North America. The east coast of our country was developed, at least in part, because of the vast cod stocks off its coast. More information about cod can be found here. Unfortunately, overfishing of Atlantic cod has placed it on the endangered species list. While it is still available, many prefer to use other types of fish. Pacific cod or pollack are acceptable alternatives.

Fish cakes are no longer an important part of the American diet, but those of a certain age are quite familiar with how they were made and eaten. While leftover fish could be used, salt cod was usually the fish of choice. It was a matter of practicality. Fresh fish was not widely available in the mid-reaches of the country, so dried or canned versions were usually used. While pedestrian, they were fine and a wonderfully inexpensive way to feed a family. As tastes and fortunes changed fish cakes, except for the crab variety, fell by the wayside. That was unfortunate because a well-made fish cake has within its fabric the barest whiff of the sea and is one of those peasant dishes that have gourmet appeal. I wanted to share with you the best of my recipes for cod cakes. They are prepared with fresh cod and served with a tarragon mayonnaise that will have your socks, as well as mine. going up and down. These are not hard to do but they take some time to make. They should be served right from the pan and eaten while hot. They do not keep well, so make no more than you will actually consume in one setting. I do hope you'll try these. They are delicious. Here's the recipe.

An addendum from a reader that I thought you would find interesting...."I come from the east coast of Canada where, as a child, the main industry was the cod fishery. Incidentally, centuries ago, settlement was illegal in Newfoundland as the countries with a stake in the cod fishery (England, Spain, Portugal, France)were not prepared to have settlers gain 'custody' of the stocks. As the fall fishery (season) ended, the fishers and their families either had to return to their home country or hide in the coves and bays. Cod was actually a legal form of currency. Also an interesting tidbit of information; the Mayflower stopped into a fishing 'room' or settlement on the south coast for supplies on their way to the New World."

Fresh Cod and Potato Cakes ...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Yankee Magazine

Ingredients:
Fish Cakes
1 pound fresh cod
Juice of 1 lemon
Splash of white wine
2 cups mashed potatoes at room temperature
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup diced sweet onion
1 egg plus 1 yolk
1 small red pepper, finely diced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1 to 2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons dried mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons clarified butter
Tarragon Mayonnaise
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
6 sprigs of fresh watercress
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 to 1-1/2 cups light olive oil

Directions:
Fish Cakes
1) Steam cod over water to which lemon juice and white wine have been added, about 7 minutes or until it flakes.
2) Saute garlic and onion until translucent. Fold together potatoes, garlic, onion, eggs, red pepper, parsley, seasonings, and Worcestershire sauce. Gently flake and mix the cod into potato mixture. Form into 16 2-ounce cakes. (If mixture is too wet, you can add fresh bread crumbs until cakes hold together.)
3) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat clarified butter in a saute pan. Add cakes and fry until golden brown. Flip over, and put the saute pan into preheated oven for 5 minutes to finish. Remove from oven and serve cakes hot, topped with Fresh Tarragon Mayonnaise. Yield 16 (2-oz.) cakes.
Fresh Tarragon Mayonnaise
4) Place egg yolks and next six ingredients in a blender; blend well. On fairly high speed, slowly drizzle oil into egg mixture, until it forms an emulsified mayonnaise.

You might also like these recipes:
Haddock and Leek Fish Cakes - Really Hungry
Fish Cakes - Felice in the Kitchen
Cod Fish Cakes - Ciao Chow Linda
Salmon Fish Cakes - Christine's Recipes
Thai-Style Fish Cakes - Adora's Box
Simple Shrimp Fish Cakes - The Runaway Spoon
Salmon Patties - Las Vegas Food Adventure
Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish - One Perfect Bite
Cod Fish Cakes with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Fennel - Chow and Chatter
Tod Mun Pla (Thai Fish Cakes) - Closet Cooking
Salmon Burger Recipes - Steamy Kitchen

Peanut Butter Bread with Streusel Topping





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I have for my entire life had a problem. I tend to speak my mind and don't couch my opinions when asked to give them. I pretty much tell it like it is, sometimes without even being asked. I'm an observer and, by nature, a fixer. I like to leave things better than I found them, sometimes without even being asked. Not much escapes my ministrations, even recipes. I have an adrenaline rush when I discover one that needs just a bit of help to make it perfect. I found one last week when I went looking for a bread made with peanut butter. It was highly rated, but didn't read quite right. I decided to browse through the comments of other readers and quickly learned that my affliction, the need to fix and comment, was shared by many. I decided to make the bread, exactly as written, to test its merits against the validity of the reader's comments. Once that was done, I planned to make it again using their suggestions. Did, did and done. The initial test confirmed that the bread was indeed dry and surprisingly flavorless. Aging didn't help much either. The second loaf, which contained more liquid and salt, was better but still not great. I decided to have a third go at it, and used a nut streusel to cover the top of the bread. That pretty much worked and I ended up with a bread I wouldn't be embarrassed to serve visitors. It was an interesting exercise that taught me an important lesson. I haven't always read the comments that come with some recipes. That will change. The first loaf was pretty much a waste that could have been avoided. The second loaf was better, but if you didn't like peanut butter going into the experiment there was nothing here that would change your mind. The version with streusel topping was good, but Bob had the best idea of all. He decided to slather his slice with cream cheese and jelly and effectively made an open faced sandwich that he liked. Interestingly, our neighbor's children loved the bread served that way. They finished their loaf in two days. If you really like peanuts you'll enjoy this bread. The original recipe for the bread can be found here. My version of the recipe appears below.

Peanut Butter Bread with Streusel Topping...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Taste of Home

Ingredients:

Streusel Topping
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup chopped salted peanuts
Bread
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 large egg
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1) To make the streusel: Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, butter and peanuts in a bowl. Work mixture with fingertips until mixture resembles crumbs. Set Aside.
2 ) To make bread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf and set aside. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in peanut butter until crumbly. Combine egg milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Top with streusel mixture. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Turn onto a wire rack to complete cooling. Yield: 1 loaf.

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Quick Bread Round-Up - One Perfect Bite
Mango Nut Bread - Chef In You
Fruit and Nut Bread - Anja's Food 4 Thought
Banana Bread - The Galley Gourmet
Phyllis's Toasted Coconut Bread - The Red Spoon
Chocolate Chip Streusel Bread - Sprinkled with Flour
Irish Brown Bread - Brown Eyed Baker
New Orleans Praline Loaves - The Daily Dish
Spotted Dog - One Perfect Bite
Lemon Cranberry Coconut Bread - Baking Bites
Basic Quick Bread - Stumptown Savory
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread - Cookie Madness
Apple Cinnamon Bread - Double Delish
Maple Walnut Fig Bread - One Perfect Bite
Best Apple Bread - You Made That?

Top 10 Banks: international Banks and Finance

HSBC remained the biggest bank brand for the third year in a row with its brand value rising 12% to $28,472 million. This must have been a relief to the bank that saw its brand value erode by 28% in 2009 league table.
HSBC
RANK

2010: 1

2009: 1

BRAND VALUE

2010: 28,472.15

2009: 25,364.17

Note: Brand Value in $ millions
Bank of America
RANK

2010: 2

2009: 2

BRAND VALUE

2010: 26,046.9

2009: 21,017.43
Santander
RANK

2010: 3

2009: 4

BRAND VALUE

2010: 25,576.48

2009: 10,839.70

WELLS FARGO
RANK

2010: 4

2009: 3

BRAND VALUE

2010: 21,915.50

2009: 14,507.94
Citibank
RANK

2010: 5

2009: 7

BRAND VALUE

2010: 14,362.34

2009: 9,809.593

BNP Paribas
RANK

2010: 6

2009: 8

BRAND VALUE

2010: 14,059.82

2009: 9,360.48
Goldman Sachs
RANK

2010: 7

2009: 17

BRAND VALUE

2010: 13,886.94

2009: 6,752.69

Chase
RANK

2010: 8

2009: 10

BRAND VALUE

2010: 13,399.82

2009: 8,746.50

Bradesco
RANK

2010: 9

2009: 12

BRAND VALUE

2010: 13,298.90

2009: 7,698.39

Barclays
RANK

2010: 10

2009: 14

BRAND VALUE

2010: 13,133.71

2009: 7,582.57

Top Tip - 27 - Polished Stone Technique & Nature Inspired Challenge.

WOW what Fantastic Button Projects you all made it was a real pleasure to visit all your blogs... but you gave me a hard time choosing the Top 3

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Thank you to those of you who left your tips on your blogs too!
I have a small favour to ask please could those of you with word verification of please consider turning it off as it really makes commenting very time consuming I commented on every single card this last challenge and the word verification really made commenting so much harder and it really does not protect you from spam...
Comment moderating does.
Thanks for considering it! and thanks to those of you that turn it off! 
I/we really appreciate it

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This weeks Challenge is Nature Inspired
To get us off to a start I will hand you over to the fabulous Paula
for her fantastic Tutorial

 
Good Day everyone,
I (Paula) am really excited today day and the tutorial I am about to share as it is my first EVER tutorial and I LOVE this technique. I learnt this technique many years ago BEFORE all the rage with alcohol inks. I continue to do this technique using the materials I used when I first learned it. Before we get to the tutorial though, I want to let you know that we are being sponsored by two AWESOME companies this week! Do take some time to visit their websites, I am SURE you will find inspiration and a few items that you cannot live without.

This weeks Awesome sponsors are: 

Wink Wink Wink
3 Prizes of a $15 kit

 

A bit about Wink Wink Wink:  *Wink *Wink Ink is a brand new digital stamp company as of January 2010.  Our images are original, well drawn, and clear with a style you won't find anywhere else!   If you like animals, children and fantasy creatures you will love our stamps!  New stamps are added to our store weekly, so there is always something new to see!  All images are 300 dpi and come in 3 versions- black and white jpg for coloring, transparent png for layering on all your digital creations, and a colored jpg for use as a coloring guide or print and embellish for quick beautiful projects in no time flat!  We hope you stop on by and visit us soon at www.winkwinkink.com!   

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Di's Digi Downloads

1 prize of 5 digi stamps of your choice

Please snag either blinkie
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people. I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!


  

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Top Tipper Prize this week is

Stitchy Bear Stamps
 1 prize of a $10 voucher 


 'Stitchy Bear Stamps was created when a good friend of mine Sue from Beary Dust Stamps and I (Stitchy) were selling our products in the same store. One day we got an unexpected email saying that the store was shutting down and when we went to the store, poof it was gone...So, after the dust cleared and several emails later, Stitchy Bear Stamps was born. We gathered all the other creator's from the original store and away we went. It has been quite a learning experience but none the less we are growing everyday with new fabulous creators. I have always believed when God closes one door another Bigger and Better one opens ;)... Thank you all who have read our little story, I do hope you enjoyed ;) stitchy aka stitchy stamps."

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And for those of you that choose to have a go at my tutorial/technique, I (Paula) will have a drawing amongst those that participate, but I will tell you more about that at the end of the tutorial.

POLISHED STONE TECHNIQUE (the 'old' way)

You will need the following items:
Glossy White Card stock
Dye Ink Re-Inkers
Metallic Re-inkers
100% Cotton Balls
Rubbing Alcohol in some kind of spray container (I used a mini mister)

You will also need stamps and card stock to make it into a finished card.

Now that you have gathered all your items, let's get started.

Cut your A4 glossy card stock into 1/4 sheets. It is easier to work with at this size and saves on card stock if the colour choices you have made are not what you expected.
For this tutorial, I chose Daffodil Delight and Cherry cobbler.
Keep in mind that if you are choosing a light colour and a dark colour you will want to go light on the darker colour so it doesn't over power.
Spray your cotton ball with the alcohol and then place a few drops of each colour on your cotton ball. Remember that if you are using a darker colour, you may only want to use one drop of that colour. It will be hard to see the difference in colours while on the cotton wool ball.

Now spray your card stock with the alcohol and begin dabbing the cotton wool ball all over your card stock. It will appear blotchy at this point in time - don't worry about that. You will also see the dominant colour in your colour choices. You can add a bit more of one colour if you want. The colours will appear quite wet, this too is fine.
When you have covered your card stock with the ink and you like the results,
it is time for the next step.
I have to make one correction that won't be seen in the next picture
I did this a couple of times before I got it the way I wanted it.
You will take the same cotton ball that you have been dabbing color with
make sure that it is still a bit wet and drop a couple drops of your metallic ink in the middle of the color.
I used gold metallic for this card.
Now, start dabbing the gold - but rather than trying to cover the whole card,
just dab a bit here and there, making sure there are no puddles of the metallic ink
as it will take longer for this to dry.
Once you are satisfied with the amount of your dye ink and your metallic ink on our card take your alcohol and spray a couple more times. This final spraying of the alcohol allows the metallic ink to vein nicely.
I added a bit more of the yellow in my second sample of this technique
and got a much nicer mix.
After playing with the colours Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight,
I decided to try Elegant Eggplant with the Daffodil Delight and changed my Metallic
to silver. I really liked the way the colours blended together.
Once the card stock is dry it is time to make something beautiful with it.
If you get a little impatient, you can heat set with your heat tool and then gently rub a dry clean cotton wool ball all over your card to remove any excess metallic ink.
Here's my card
I really hope you will try this technique.
As I mentioned at the beginning, I will be drawing a name from among those who attempt this technique this week and will be sending out a surprise kit.
If you do not have the supplies to try this technique this week, I sure hope you will try it sometime soon, It really is so much fun.
Do play along with us this week,
And now to show you what my team mates have done with this weeks challenge:

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We have some GDTs from two of our sponsors this week.
Firstly Diane from  Di's Digi Downloads

Next we have three very talented ladies from
Stitchy Bear Stamps
Oona
Ive been card making since 2009. In March 2010 i was asked to join Creative Craft World on their DT and then in June 2010 i joined One Stitch At A Time. I am still on both DT and love making cards as much as ever... I have 3 boys, so my crafts are my 'me girly' time :O) My eldest son and his girlfriend are expecting their first child in July ... So lots of blue things being made here ;O)
Deborah
I'm Deb and I live in North Eastern Manitoba.  I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer this week at Tip Tip Tuesday.  I currently design on the
One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog and this creation for the challenge "Inspired by Nature" I have used a Stitchy Bear Image called "Flutterby".
Please visit me at my blog anytime at  http://DebsTreasures.blogspot.com

 Hazel
 "I'm Hazel a Mum of 2 who lives on the East Coast of Scotland.
I have been Creative all my life but only took it up seriously about 2 and a half years ago. I have worked with Stitchy Bear Stamps since November 2010. I am delighted to be a Guest Designer this week on Top Tip Tuesday as I take part in the challenge when time permits."

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Now onto the fabulous work from the TTT Team!

Beautiful card Nature inspired lovely summery flowers
and this cute Sugar Nelli image.


Heat it up tool,
Altered using Alcohol inks & the polished stone technique.


Moriah's 
Beautiful glitzy Nature inspired summer flowers card.
 

Vee's
Dreamy Nature inspired card
using the Daisy Girl from Digi Doodle Shop.

Fabulously colourful polished stone centre piece card. 

Beautiful card, look just like a summer garden,
Kadoodle stamp "My Flower Garden"


Please visit the team members blog for more info on there projects 
also I know they really appreciate your comments.

We look forward to visiting your projects on your blogs, don't forget to link to your post so we can find your project quickly, Thanks

Now its over to you all,Challenge closes at 8pm UK time Monday the 4th of April 2011
so don't be late! te heheee!

Please add your Tips to your Blogs... and then add (TIP) after your name on the linky below :0)



26# Winners & Top 3...

Good Morning Everyone

What a button-tastic week!
Fantastic project everyone...
This weeks winners are:

Prize 1

and the winner of this beautiful book is
13. Tinemor 
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Prize 2
Photobucket

Fantastic Simon Says Stamp $20 gift voucher
and the winner is
49. Gale
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This weeks Featured Tipper

wins a fabulous prize from Pizzazz Aplenty


34. Shelly H  wins this stack of goodies..

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Her Top Tip was:
Thin a thick, white glue (such as Elmer's Craft Bond Glue) with water.  Paint it over a stamped and coloured image. When it dries, it makes a beautiful semi-gloss finish.  I especially like this finish on my moon stamps.

Well done Hunny Great Tip
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Ok so this weeks Top 3 in number order are:

 19. Tinemor 
Love those metal buttons and poppers 


40. heidy  
Love the bright colours that match the papers
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Uzu0VbKgCOI/TYufZC2h9hI/AAAAAAAABm0/C-3HMpelvvM/s1600/002kopie.jpg


 44. Lynne
Love the fab altered button made
into a flower for this pretty card
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xBAYfAvTRu4/TYzAP3uJlnI/AAAAAAAAAc0/t19InFre75c/s1600/101_1865.jpg

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