I am still mulling over ideas for this month's challenge and have been turning out cupboards trying to find some letters that my Nan sent me so that I can use part of one in a collage. So far the letters are eluding me but in the course of looking I came across these
These small cards were given away with cigarettes and many people collected them, including my uncles, when I was growing up. Many different sets were issued covering every subject imaginable. As you can see from the ones I found they were mostly painted images. Each card carries a description and information about the image on the card. Several of the cards I found have got household hints on them dating from maybe the 50/60's so I think they will be ideal for this project.
Talking of things from the past, My friend Grace was doing some sorting out earlier this week and found a couple of gadgets that she thought I might find useful.
This posymaker, complete with instructions, was given away with Woman magazine in 1973 and, while I may not make posies, I am sure I can find a use for it. The templates can be used for almost any design project.
I think that this gadget is for making punched images but I have not seen anything like this before. Apparently you could buy pre-printed designs to work with. I'm not sure that I will be able to use this gadget but, who knows?