I love my Tim Holtz dies, oh. how I love them!  And the distress inks?  The papers?  I want them all, every last one of them!  

Whilst I like making crisp, clean and minimal cards, I also really like getting grungey, messing with the distress inks and getting out my dies.  So when it was our youngest son's birthday last month, it was the perfect time to dig out my Big Shot and Tim Holtz dies:

I used some ideology papers as a background, the tag was inked with several distress inks and then stamped, and then I had the chance to use my baker's twine which I bought before Christmas (from a butcher's website as I could get far more twine for my money than buying form a craft shop!).