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Thursday 25 October 2012

Aud Sentiments #66 Storybooks

The Theme of our new challenge over at Aud Sentiments is "Story Books" - use words from the story as your sentiment.  We're being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs

I've had a baking spell recently and as I hadn't made one for a while out came Nana's Gingerbread recipe.......which reminded me of this photo of Mark taken many moons ago. The gingerbread had been baked for the local Flower Show...luckily I'd baked two and won 1st prize with the other one! The following year I won 1st prize with the photograph!!
Another story attached to this recipe is my Mum's one and only attempt at making it! As young teenagers we'd persuaded Mum to get the recipe off Nana so we could have gingerbread more often......Mum set to and made some for the Guide and Scout Christmas party. The party was in full swing (I think 4 out of the 5 of us were there) and everyone was tucking in when someone shouted urgghh who made that???Everyone turned round to see.....cringe making moment when we discovered it was Mum's gingerbread....suffice to say we all disowned it lol. Mum never made another one!! Fast forward a few years and after a couple of years of marriage I'd moved house and gone from a gas cooker to an electric one. Did a big bake one day including a gingerbread and couldn't understand why the gingerbread was so awful, the only conclusion I could come to was that the recipe will only bake in a gas oven (Mum had electric)....so I had to own up and forgive Mum and tell her it wasn't her fault lol.

I used Craft Artist to create the layout and the kit called Festive Cookies is from Daisy Trail.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see my team mates take on this challenge, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
One Stop Craft - anything goes
Fairytale Challenge - something with a photo 

Carol x


  1. Yummy i love gingerbread !
    fab layouts Carol
    was reading your story , Aww what a shame for your mum lol! x

  2. This is gorgeous Carol,love the photo and great layout.xxx

  3. Fabulous page Carol. It made me giggle too reading about your Mum's gingerbread. Hugs Rita xx

  4. Lovely layouts, Carol. yummy colours and papers, The wee fella is a real cutie and your Gingerbread wording reminded me of my son, he knew that story off by heart the amount of times I had to read it to him. Your Gingerbread Recipe had it's sticky moments then lol!
    crafty hugs

  5. Fab layout, love all the colours xx

  6. Awww this is so lovely. Such an adorable photo and gorgeous detailing


  7. Fantastic layout Carol and the papers are fabulous. The photo is gorgeous and he looks like he is enjoying it very much. Thank you for sharing your story.

    Linda xxx

  8. Carol this is just too cute! Mark is adorable! I know he's not the only one who wanted to do that. Hugs, Robin

  9. Hi Carol, This is so lovely, love the photo and the papers are gorgeous too! x

  10. Beautiful work.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  11. Carol, your project is so very lovely! What a cute photo! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  12. He looks so naughty on the picture. It is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  13. This layout is just too cute! Love that picture


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