Thursday, 12 May 2011

Its Raining Gears

This is the birthday card I made for my OH, as he takes all my photos  I have been unable to show it to you until now.
I used brown cardstock as the base, the next layer is from a Tim Holtz  paper stack. The die cut cogs, got the rust treatment with distress pwder.   The next layer was  covered with a page from an old book, stamped with cogs and coloured with weathered wood DI.
  At last a reason to use my new Umbrella man die, I have used the piece that would normally be put aside, keeping the man for another project..
 The metal embellishments came from my stash.
This card will fit the themes for a these of challenges.
Crafty Card Makers Challenge 45--Steampunk or machines.
Craft us CrazyChallenge8. Use a Favourite embellishment/s and /or  something new [new die, favourite cogs]
Simon Says Stamp Show--Anything Goes.
There are some awesome examples over at these three blogs.

Thankyou for stopping by, I realy appreciate your comments.


  1. brill male card, but you know I love anything with cogs

  2. fabulous card for a man. I love allthe layers. Jean x

  3. Gorgeous card Yvonne - you could have asked your OH to take the photo with his eyes closed - and I bet he would have still taken it perfectly!

    Love the title of your post too x

  4. Great card for your husband Yvonne. Annette x

  5. Hi Meggy! Your birthday card is darling! I love the umbrella man. What a great way to use that die cut!! Love it! All the cogs and the metal embellishment are perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  6. Lovely card, I am sure your husband loved the umbrella man and cogs! Havea nice weekend, Valerie

  7. This is a great card, love all the stamped detail with the cogs, I'm sure your husband loved umberella man.
    Avril x

  8. What a great card! I love your colour choices too! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  9. wow love this must get that die of the umbrella man just love it
    thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and hope you will come and play again soon
    gill x

  10. Hi Yvonne, Thanks for playing along at CCM challenge for our Steampunk week, right up your street. Love your card. Caz

  11. I'm giggling at the thought of making him take a pic of his birthday card so you could finally blog it! Perfect for our challenge this time.

    Thanks for joining in the Steampunk fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  12. Ooo, love this! Wonderful masculine card, thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  13. Meggy, this is just brilliant!
    Perfect for our theme!
    Thank you for coming over to play at Crafty CardMakers this week!

  14. This is awesome! Really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at craft us crazy!

  15. Your birthday card is fabulous! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!