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Friday, 26 December 2014

Choo choo - BANG!

I made this card for my eldest, his birthday is just before Christmas and he was in bed ill with the flu on the day.
He didn't get this until today when visiting for Christmas. I used Stampendous Tim Holtz cling rubber stamps, not used these before, I stamped the train and tracks on kraft card in brown Memento ink, then added white highlights with my Sharpie white paint marker and added a bit of green with a Prismacolor pencil. Son is stamped with a clear stamp from a Papermania Set and Happy Birthday to You is die cut with an IO set. The three panels are cut with Spellbinders 5"x7" card maker die set. I added square antique brass brads to each corner. 

Oh and Christmas day - just as we were preparing the food to cook our dinner - the cooker blew up! Well the electric part of it, the gas hob still worked but required matches to light. So we had roast potatoes and parsnips cooked in the Actifry in three lots, veg in the steamer, and the boys went round to Richard's house with the meat (apart from the beef which I had cooked for a couple of hours before the cooker went "BANG") and stuffing and cooked it there, then brought it back. We had 10 people to dinner, and the table all set up.
We went through a few options for cooking, including the barbeque before doing what we did in the end! It was all a bit exciting really, and everyone enjoyed their dinner even if some of it wasn't as hot as it could be - and it was really healthy!

This card has chuffed its way into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - take your pick - one for the boys (Tues)
Simon says stamp - Wednesday challenges, anything goes.
Paula Holifield - anything goes except Christmas (Dec)
Less is More - family (Sat 3rd Jan)
Stampotique - anything goes (Jan 5th)


  1. Fabulous card.

    I love the kraft background, the white accents, and the die-cuts.

    I'm glad that you were able to get your Christmas dinner on the table. I hope that your cooker gets an easy fix.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  2. Wow you have had a tough day but all was fine in the end! Glad your Son is feeling much better:-)

  3. Great card ! Love the white with the kraft ! Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  4. Wow this is awesome!! l too hope your son is feeling better x

  5. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    I wish you a Happy New Year!

    xx Arwen

  6. A lovely gent's card with a great vintage feel
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. This is a great card for a chap!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"
    Happy New Year

  8. what a great masculine card! i love the colored pencil on the kraft cardstock :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!


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