Wednesday, 23 August 2017



Hi Everyone!

Hope you are sitting
comfortably and ready for 
the first of this week's
fantastic makes

Today Hazel Harler is
going to show us how to
manipulate a die so you
only cut part of it......
If that doesn't make sense
it will do, just read on.....

 "My latest project is a pop up gift card holder, 
I made one for a birthday but they are a great idea 
for Christmas - it'll be here before we know it........

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I used a piece of card 12" x 6", 
the card was scored down the middle and 
an inch each side of the middle. 

You can also use a card blank, 
just score 1" each side of the fold.

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To cut a slot for the gift card I folded 
the card in half and used only part of a die.

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As well as cutting the slot I used the 
die to cut out a whole piece.

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Put some glue either side fo the slot, 
after I put the card together I realised 
that I should have put a line of glue just on 
the edge of the folds to stop the gift card
 going all the way through.

The finished fold.

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I used a Honey Doo Crafts stamp set to 
stamp some flowers onto white card.

 I coloured some card by putting some 
Distress Oxide onto a craft mat, 
spraying it with water and smooshing 
the card through the ink.

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 I used a stencil with worn lipstick Distress Oxide
 - I'm very sorry about the state of my stencil,
 it's very old and been used a lot.

 I cut the card into three and stamped the 
Honey Doo flowers, I used a water brush and 
Distress Oxide to colour the flowers

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I used double sided tape to stick the
 card and the die cut to the inside of 
the card blank.

I cut out the flowers and coloured them 
and some ribbon with Distress Oxide ink.

I added the ribbon and glued the flowers 
to the card, I finished the flowers off with
 some dewdrops in their centres.

The last thing to do was to put 
the gift card into the slot."


Card 12" x 6" or a card blank.
Honey Doo Craft stamps.
Distress Oxide.
Archival ink for stamping.
Wet glue.
Double sided tape.
Dew Drops or gems.
Sentiment stamp.

Hazel that is a lovely 
Gift Card Holder and
thank you for showing how 
to die cut a slot.

I really am hopeless when it
comes to die cutting just a a
little of the die - it always seems
so simple and having followed
Hazel's pictures I have
actually managed it........
There's hope for all of us yet!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Song Challenge

Song Challenge

Hi There!

Just in case anyone was wondering
what the song would be this month
here it is:

Summer in The City

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I'm wheezing like a bus stop
Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

For me the song will always be by
Loving Spoonful and invoke
memories of a special summer

Karen Gist has provided us with
another of her inspiring coasters:

If anyone wants to take part then
please upload your project via the
link, which will remain open until
midnight on 10th September

The only requirement I have is that
as before the Song title and the
name of the singer/band should
be shown somewhere

'Till tomorrow

Mickie x

Saturday, 19 August 2017

On the Beach

On the Beach

Hi There!

So, here we are at the end of 
another busy week.  I won't
tell you how many weeks we
have left to that big celebration
during the last month of the
year but there are less than we
think ..................!

Back to today and here is
Angela Radford with another
terrific background no,
(well yes of course but not what
I wanted to highlight!) today
she is going to show us a very
clever trick with a stencil......

.....sit tight, here we go......!

"Hi everyone. I have had so much fun 
making this card and I'm here today 
to show you how I did it.

 Started this by making the background
 paper using Distress Oxides. Just smooth the 
colours onto your craft sheet, spray with water
 and swipe the card through it. 

Dry between colours.

 Next I cut a piece of the background 
paper to fit my card blank.

Using the Tim Holtz Splash stencil and a
 Versamark embossing pen I added
 the wave effect by applying the ink 
just in the areas that I wanted to show
 and embossing with white powder.

Now for the images. 

More Oxide background papers:

Stamp the chosen images.

Cut everything out ready for the next stage.

Next I layered Bazzill card onto the card blank

Cut up sections of the images and layer
 them together then attached them to the 
prepared background card.

This close-up shows the additional
 embossing added to the front
 of the boat to give the effect
 of the waves. 

I also added the sentiment here.

And so to the finished card.

 I added a little shading to the seagull, 
clouds and the boat using an Alcohol pen
 in grey and a little Stickles glitter glue to 
the windows. 

Hope you enjoyed watching me 
make this card. 

Happy crafting, Angela xXx"

Products used:

Woodware stamps:

Love this jolly Tug Boat
and the addition of the
waves is inspired!
Thank you Angela

That was clever; don't you agree
the way Angela introduced the

'Till tomorrow 

Mickie xx