I'm still having a hard time getting back into crafting, have missed all the challenges this week. I have spent ages looking for a box with lots of fat quarters of fabric in it and I can't find it anywhere ! I'm sure I could have found something to do Tag Tuesday challenge with but I didn't do it. Try It On Tuesday challenge was for a Male theme tag, something I would usually have enjoyed doing but didn't do that either ! I have made some atcs for the Stampman swap but there doesn't seem to be a link on their site to post them on. I have started making a book with Christmas cards (2009 ones) I saw it on blog somewhere and thought it seemed a good idea as can put in envelopes etc for letters and photos from Christmas too. If I ever get it finished will post it and the (if I can find in again !) the blog where I found it. Made this card this afternoon for a Grandson's birthday. he is a car mechanic so hope he likes it. The cogs are Tim Holtz alteration die,cut from silver metallic card,coloured them with alcohol inks at first but wasn't pleased with them so did the rusted grunge technique on them and thought they came out quite well. The cuttlebugged panel is also from the silver metallic card and looks quite industrial I thought. The Stampman fortnightly challenge is to use any thing distressed , my cogs are embossed with walnut stain distress embossing powder.
My name is Joan.I am retired person who spends far too much time playing with rubber stamps and anything crafty, not particularly gifted but like to have a go at anything. I am married with one grown up daughter and live in a village in North Yorkshire