First of all, I must say 'Happy Birthday' to my baby girl (who is 23 years young today) - blimey I am feeling old!
As this is my first post of the week, I will ask if everyone had a good weekend? I was at a local craft fayre on Sunday and spent far too much money, although I told myself before I went that I didn't really need any more crafting stash - but the message never reached my brain, obviously!! I have so many ideas in my head for new projects that I can't think straight - just need a few extra hours in the day to play.
On a crafty note, we have a brand new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz - a blog devoted to male themed projects for the beloved men in our life. My teamie Jane has chosen the theme this week, which is
This is a great one for men's cards and so easy to incorporate - here's what I made for my DT inspiration ...
I began with a piece of design paper from my stash which has a woodgrain pattern on it (although it's not easy to see on my photo), then I passed it through a basket weave embossing folder and highlighted the embossing with some Gathered Twigs distress ink, before layering it onto a piece of kraft card.
The stamped section is one (of my many) my purchases from yesterday - it is actually all one stamp from Inkylicious, but I stamped it out and cut it into three smaller sections before mounting on a darker brown. I added these to my background, layered on a piece of hessian, which is nicely frayed around the edges. Three little co-ordinating buttons finish off the design.
Why not pop over to the challenge blog and check out some fab inspiration from the team.
Hugz, Jan xx