Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy…..
Ok..are you ready for this one? LOL.
I am a creature of moods and I already kinda jumped the gun a few weeks ago and got over zealous and posted what ‘should’ have been my DT project. I liked it so much I couldn’t wait to share, which is great.. except that left me needing to do a second project. I was desperately trying to come up with something I really wanted to do and of course ….I got sidetracked coloring Roosters and cutting cut files and all that other fun stuff… like you do LOL
So here I am, or was …. half a day left to pull off a Project… and my lil guy wanted to go out. So off we went to Michaels and then Toys R Us and while I was there I picked up some stamps for him and some bits n bobs for me ….INCLUDING something I had wanted to try for ages.
I had been wanting to make a Chipboard project and I found this great 2 pack of Chipboard albums for just $4.99 ..it was perfect. Well except I only had a few hours to actually pull it off lol. So my apologies for the late showing… but I hope it’s worth it and you at least enjoy this crazy tangent head post.
Because I am not just going to show you the project…
I’m going to share with you some of the origins of what inspired me to make it. If you are British, some of it may be familiar… if you aren’t .. maybe you will learn something new.
Ok.. so here it is , this is the front cover of my ‘Album’ and I chose the smaller of the two Chipboard kits which measures approx 7×6.5. My image this month is called Girlz – wiggle the bait
I covered it with a foiled ‘fish scale’ sheet from a DCWV I won called Coastal It has some fab papers in it..in fact I used one of them in that other project too.
I used Elizabeth Designs double side adhesive to attach it to the chipboard… just for speed since I have a 6 inch wide roll of it sitting here staring at me lol.I cut the paper slight over sized and used a punch to make matching holes to the chipboard. popped it on .. smoothed it out and tucked in the edges.. then I lined it with a matching sheet of Recollections 65lb card.
Image was cut on the Cricut and colored with Chameleon Pens… I used Zig Photo Tape to adhere all of the fishing themed die cuts from the Gina Marie Dies “Gone Fishing” set and the net is from the Gina Marie Lacey Lattice die set
What it actually will be when I get the contents pages done….is a Recipe book…. for Fish. I have a friend who’s husband fishes… when he isn’t falling off 2 foot high walls and breaking bones that is… yes seriously he broke his pelvis fishing a few years ago by falling off a two foot wall. We jokingly refer to him as the $6 man, he has been rebuilt ..almost from scratch these past few years.
…and my friend…. well she loves to cook..and pin recipes and post them all over my Facebook feed at 3 am and gives me the munchies.. so I am dedicating this project to those two. I left the top space blank as it will be personalized ..so for privacy reasons… I will add that later 🙂
The lyrics on the front of the book read:
Dance ti’ thy daddy, sing ti’ thy mammy,
Dance ti’ thy daddy, ti’ thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a fishy when the boat comes in.
These were the lyrics for a show back in the 70’s when I was growing up in the Northern part of the UK. It was called When the Boat comes in and starred James Bolam, a very well reknowned British actor who has starred in a bunch of great Tv series. It was a period drama series set in post-World War I northeast England…and I grew up watching this. I lived on the North East coast till I was about 8 years old, so I have fond memories of the coast and all the small fishing villages… and the smell of Kippers smoking.
How I miss those Geordie tones!
anywho… this was the inspiration for my theme.
The inside pages where the recipes and such like will be is made of the same 65lb card stock as the inside liner, in various hues of blue. I’ll be adding in little fun facts, quotes and images and such to the pages as well as room to write, or stick recipes. It’s kind of like a journal… but for recipes…with some fun facts and images thrown in.
So there you have it.. a Fun Fish filled Recipe book with a touch of British Nostalgia thrown in.
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