Sunday, 15 November 2009

Cookies......or maybe not??



I love baking.....but rarely do it.....I eat too much of it myself......I eat too much....full stop!!!


DD asked to make cookies......."go ahead" I said......"I want us to do it together" she said.......how could I resist.....she's 19 and rarely wants to do 'things together'.......we used a recipe I've used hundreds of times......fail safe.....or not.....DD makes wonderful cakes......think she used a 'cake mixing' technique.......the result looked like cake mix or batter or something worse.......we tried to roll cookie balls in our hands........no chance.......we managed to scrape spoonfuls onto the baking trays.......cooked what we could rescue......how did they taste.....well not like cookies......not really like cakes.....somewhere in between......... I think making cookies is not our best 'things together' activity........maybe we'll stick to the Wii in future......a lot less messy!!!

                                                                  
So I decided to make a commemorative card!!!!! I think Tilda's attempts look a lot better than ours!!!!
I followed the sketch on Just Magnolia.......coloured with copics [a bit happier with the colouring this time].........and then wondered how on earth to match the blue [usually I choose the the papers first].....but luckily found the perfect match with these SU papers.......flowers are a layering up of paper and punched flowers braded together.......PM ribbon.
And it's still raining!!!!

23 comments:

Liberty :) said...

looks like you had great fun toegther! love the colours of the card and perfect for your day together!

Karen said...

Looks like you both had great fun and also good quality time spent together :)

Your card is beautiful, I especially love the colours :)

pinky said...

This is going to make one beautiful scrap page Jacky, no matter what the cookies tasted like. Love the little card you have made to commemorate the moment!
Pinky

Katie-Louise Oakley said...

I am another one that loves baking but eats to much of it... lol It looks like you have had fun! Albeit messy fun! I have been baking today to so my kitchen looks like a bomb site.. Off to wash up!

Love the card, thats one of my favourite colours!

xxx

Tracy said...

So long as they were edible, that is the main thing. The first time I made cookies with DD, I popped them in the oven, put her down to sleep and fell asleed next to her. I woke to charcoal in the oven.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Our cookies go all cake batter like that from time to time & we have no idea why. Cute card!

Linda said...

Me too! I always eat too much of it! I have a nearly 18yo DD and IKWYM about having fun together - it doesn't happen very often! Lovely card - love that blue colour! (Linda from Shimelle's class)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hi Jacky,
Just want to say thanks for the response to my comment on font size. I almost didn't leave it b/c I didn't want to offend you. . . I was worried it might sound like a criticism, when what I truly hope to do is to be better able to enjoy your lovely blog!
Hugs,
Rinda

humel said...

Hooray, it's not just me who has culinary mishaps!! *happy dance*

That girlie in the card seems to have made perfect cookies though - what's her secret?!

Craftyrose said...

Oh Jacky what a beautiful Tilda card. I love the gorgeous papers and the stunningly coloured image. Just wondering if you can help me...I have ordered the Winter magnolia kit too and when I checked my order tracking it says that it's still waiting for bank authorization. Is this the case with you?? xx

Kathyk said...

Looks like huge amounts of fun were had so who cares if the cookies didn't turn out quite the way they were planned, moments like that are priceless.
LOVE your commemorative card too - fab layers of yummy papers.
Kathyk

Becky said...

Any time spent with your children is wonderful - especially when they are older and don't always want to spend time with you! It looks like you had real fun and I absolutely love the card you made :)

RachelB said...

Great story, I love the cute little card too.

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmm, there's nothing nicer than cookies fresh out of the oven!
Gorgeous card too Jacky, perfect image and such a beautiful colour scheme
:o)

Jay said...

Heehee, looks like you had fun. I love the card.

brenda said...

Hi Jacky, agree with Pinky, think how popular you will be if you were to bring out the page in a few years time.

Card is great anyhow, nice in blue.

B x

Beverly said...

The two of you might not make great cookies but you certainly know how to make great memories!

dollysdreamings said...

Great photos of the cooking - just ripe for scrapping a page

pinky said...

Jacky if you copy from my blog and paste into your edit html of your new post. it should appear for you, just erase my answers and put yours in.
Pinky

Chris said...

LOL to baking Jackie, but I'm sure it was lovely time spent with your DD even if the results were different :)! Love your card, that blue is so pretty and your colouring is wonderful, love the shading on the tray I can see the reflection. Chris xx

Mina said...

the cookies look yummy no matter what shape they are Jacky lol...gorgeous baking Tilda card, I love that shade of blue...thanks so much for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Jocelyn said...

I am so in awe of your card making ability, when I make card they are boring and look really home made, seriously my 8 year old could do better, but yours, I would pay for them, just gorgeous!

sharyncarlson said...

What an adventure in the kitchen! I'm sure you had a good time together, even if the cookies didn't turn out as planned :)