Day 186/187 – DIY Scratch Tickets and Homemade Hummus

Wow! With Day 186 finished that means that I’m officially half way done this project. I must admit that it has been tougher than I imagined it would, not because the projects are difficult but because I haven’t been as motivated to research/think of cool projects to do and I’m falling a bit behind in posting each day…I think it’s a tad understandable that in the course of 365 days that I slip a tad…as long as I finish 🙂

With that said here are the two latest projects

Day 186
Homemade Scratch Tickets

I saw a tutorial for these before Valentines Day and I’ve been wanting to make them since, what better time than the week before going to Las Vegas!

They are really easy to make and the longest part was actually putting the grapics together in photoshop. Here’s a mini-tutorial:
clear contact paper ( or self-laminating paper)
metallic acrylic paint
dish soap

Step 1:
Create your scratch ticket, you could do this easily with your own drawings, collage, or put it together with editing software.  Print out on plain white paper.

Step 2:
Cut out each ticket and glue onto thicker cardstock. Place a piece of clear contact paper overtop of the ticket, trim edges.

Step 3:
Mix the soap and paint, about 1 part soap to 2 parts paint. Paint over the “hidden” part of your ticket, it may take a few coats. That’s it!

Day 187 – Hummus

I always thought that hummus was this scary thing to try and make that took many ingredients, patience and produced results that weren’t always predictable (I don’t know where these assumptions came from) but after making Hummus for the last few months quite regularly I found that I was quite wrong. My favourite recipe is one from a vegetarian cookbook written by Rachel Ray

Photo from here


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 2 rounded tablespoons tahini sesame paste, found in both dairy and dry specialty foods sections
  • A drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon (1/3 palm full) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (1/3 palm full) ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Pita breads, grilled and cut into wedges for dipping


Combine beans, tahini, oil, pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in food processor bowl and grind into a smooth paste. 


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Day 186/187 – DIY Scratch Tickets and Homemade Hummus « The Made … | Scratch Cards
  2. Annalise
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 13:23:34

    Mat and I tried making hummus a few times, but we just couldn’t get the consistancy right. Glad to see yours turned out better!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: