Menu planning board

Menu planning board

I wanted to make a lovely menu planning board to inspire me to get back on track with menu planning. I only menu plan for main meals. I didn’t want to spend any money so this is all from stash. I made the backing paper with Craft Artist and stuck it onto foam board. I put a bulldog clip at the top so I could hang it on the wall.

I stuck a small hook for each day along the top.

I made small holders from card at the bottom for my main categories of meals- poultry, meat, fish, other and side dishes. I have small cards in each holder (colour coded!). I will write the meals we like on these cards. When we menu plan for the week I can make sure I have a balance of the categories.

Once chose I can hang the cards up so we know what we’re doing!

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll share the next stage of my menu planning plans, as with all the best plans there will be some crafting involved 😉

I believe

I believe

If you follow my blog you will know I’m having a storecupboard January- using up stash and trying out moneysaving ideas as I go. I’m also playing with my new Cougar!

My money saving tip of the day is using cheap baby wipes to clean your craft mat if you’ve been using glimmer sprays/ distress inks etc. When they dry out you can use them as a textured background. I sprayed this baby wipe with home-made glimmer sprays (I made these with a few drops of pearlescent ink in water in a mini mister) to give an impression of  sky and grass.

The beautiful cutting file was one that had been made by Linda using a pattern found at this web site.  Linda has a great web site with free stuff as well as some great files to buy. Her site is here. I used my Cougar to cut a copy in black card and one on lilac pearlescent paper (both scraps!) I then layered them as if there was a shadow.

My stamp was fairy on tiptoes from Lili of the valley. I coloured with Promarkers, mounted on a scray of lilac pearlescent card and lightly embossed the edge by hand. I also added 3 pearl gems.

My sentiment is also LOTV mounted on a circle punched from scrap card and decorated with pearls.

 I also used pearls on a couple of the swirls.

I would like to enter the following challenges
2 sisters challenge- things with wings
Crafting for all seasons- fairies
Flutter by wednesdays- open
Card Caravan challenge- sparkle
I brake for challenges- simple
Crafty sentiments- love and romance (plan to do this for hubby as he starts a new project)
Truly scrumptious challenge- shabby pastels and paint
Aud sentiments challenge- any sentiment but must use scraps
Just inspirational challenges- Inspiration picture