Sunday, 21 May 2017

Song Title Challenge

Song Title Challenge 




Good Day to you all!

It is the third Sunday in
the month and that means
it is Song Challenge time

This month's song is
Forever Young which means
Bob Dylan for me......   Who
will you choose?

Here's Karen Gist's coaster
and you will see she is so taken
with the meaning that she has
included the whole of the last
verse .....



Here's the entire song to
give you inspiration:


 May God bless and keep you always 
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others 
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars 
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous 
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth 
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous 
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy 
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation 
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful 
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 

May you stay forever young.

As always, your project must
include the title of the song 
and also the name of the
artist who made it famous

You may enter as many times 
as you like via the link, which
closes on 11th June at midnight

The winner of this challenge
TOGETHER WITH THE WINNER
of the April Song Challenge
will be announced on 
Tuesday, 13th June.

Good luck everybody and I
look forward to seeing all
your fabulous projects

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


Saturday, 20 May 2017

About Town

About Town



Hallo Everyone!

This is our final trip
to town for this week

Angela Radford is here
with us today with a
great tutorial - you might
need to arm yourself with a
cuppa and a comfy chair
while you take in all the sights

"Hi all, back again to show you what 
I've been up to with the new Tim Holtz
Thinlits dies, Cityscape and I make no excuse 
for using the Oxides again to create 
some background papers.


By the way, I make no apology for the length 
of this tutorial you will just have to get a
 cuppa and settle down to it Lol!


To start this project I used two sheets 
of black A4 card cut in half length ways
for the pages and two pieces of packaging 
card cut slightly wider to make this 
Concertina Mini Book covers


Next you need to fold the black card and 
join three of the strips together


You can see here how I placed one section 
on top of the other and then glued them together.


Take the packaging card and place onto your 
chosen design for the cover allowing a couple 
of centimetres around the edges for turning


When you attach the background paper,
 score around the corners to ensure a clean finish.


 Nice corners?


If you want a fastening now is the time to add it.

This is not really necessary but I find it 
easier later when attaching the pages 
so this stage is up to you.
I used the spare black strips to cover this.


 Now the fun begins. 
You will notice I am using the negative pieces too.



All stuck down, love it!


I prefer to cut up all the pieces before I start the inner pages.


I used the blue paper to create the background
 for the pages which I stamped with a Tim Holtz 
Script stamp and the blobbs are a Tim Holtz stencil.


I decided to attach the pages before mounting 
all the pieces but this is up to you.

I find a strong double sided tape and glue
 ensures they are properly attached. 

You can probably see now why I attached
 the black piece as it makes for easier positioning.


Started attaching the buildings next.



I'm sure you don't want to watch me stick all 
those pieces on so here is the finished book.


FRONT COVER: 



BACK COVER:


THE PAGES:


CLOSE UP VIEWS:



The tickets are by Tim Holtz too which I had
 in my stash. You'll notice that I added some 
Stickles glitter glue too.



 Well that's it. 
Hope you enjoyed watching me make
 this little book, I certainly enjoyed constructing it. 
Happy crafting, Angela xXx"

Products Used.

Thank you Angela. I was so engrossed
I even let my tea get cold..........!

What do you think everyone?  If you'll
forgive the pun but it is another that
is "right up my street"

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx



Friday, 19 May 2017

About Town

About Town


Hi There!

We're nearly through the month
already.............Where has the
time gone?  I reckon there must
be a big black hole dedicated to 
time - it sucks in as much as it
can and leaves us with as little
as it can.................!

Moving swiftly on......... here
is Hazel Harler to share her
journal with us:

"Hi everone, I've had lots of fun playing 
with the Tim Holtz Cityscape dies and 
have made a journal page with them.


I've had my Distress Oxide ink pads for a
 while now but not had time to play with them 
so I decided to use them to colour the card 
for the buildings. 

I pressed the ink pad onto my craft mat 
and sprayed it with water then I pressed the card 
into the ink.


I dried the first colour and then repeated 
the process with the second colour.


I repeated the process a few more times 
drying each coloure before adding the next. 

This is the finished card and the inks that I used.


Some more card that I coloured.



I used an old credit card and some 
Fresco Finish paint to colour the page.


Some of the die cuts.



 I was going to paint a couple of roads 
but decided to use tissue tape instead, 
then I started to add the buildings


 I used a black marker on the edges of the
 buildings before adhering them to the page, 
I used dimentional tape to adhere the buildings, 
trees and cars at the bottom of the page
and I added some remnent rubs and word stickers.

I found the quote on the internet."

"Every city is a living body"
(St  Augustine)


Items used:

Thanks Hazel - no pun intended
but this is right up my street.
The use of the tissue tape to
form the road is brilliant

I am certainly inspired to get my dies out
not to mention my bit box - have you
got one of these?  It is full of bits of
paper and card that are too nice to
throw away but not always big enough
for a project.  

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx