Friday, 13 November 2015

Choo Choo


Well I am pleased to say I finished the Christmas shopping yesterday but still have several cards to make for us to send as well as continually making cards and gifts for sale of course. So onto my card which I made for a friend's Birthday which was Monday so I can share with you today. He loves steam and model trains and last year I used Mo's Engineer image. When I saw this Hobby House topper I thought it would amuse him. I teamed it with some lovely papers I bought a few weeks ago, MME lime twist out of the blue. I love the colours of MME papers, so vibrant and of course the train paper is perfect. The sentiment was stamped onto TH ticket dies and I added a large button and jute string bow. I couldn't get the string through the buttonholes so simply stuck it on top and it looks fine. As I want more stock and I had two of these toppers I decided to make two cards the same, which is very unusual for me but a great timesaver. 

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Feeling Sketchy great sketch
Bizzy Becs anything goes
Creative Inspirations anything goes

24 comments:

Jackie said...

A lovely image Marianne, and a fabulous card.
I don't very often do more than one off on cards, but I have to make 40 the same for my cousin, thank goodness she wants CAS onelayer cards :o)
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Think this is a fabulous idea for a card for someone who likes the ol' steam engines and trains, no matter what age and the papers are super.. Have a great weekend. ♥ { aNNie}

Nannieflash said...

Brilliant choice of image for our Travel Challenge. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

sunshinepen said...

A lovely card and just right for a little boy or come to that a big boy :)

Crafty hugs Pen x

Sandra H said...

So pretty is your card l just adore your image backing papers and layout as always you have created a wonderful card x

Diane said...

Super card for a little boy Marianne !!

hugs Diane xx

PD haven't started my christmas shopping !!

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and details,just gorgeous.xxx

misteejay said...

Great card Marianne - love the image.
Toni xx

Mrs A. said...

Super train card. The backing paper just goes so perfectly with the image. Hugs Mrs A.

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely young male creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Linda Simpson said...

I do love this topper and papers.
Hugs
Linda xxx

cuilliesocks said...

What an adorable image Marianne, I wonder how many wee boys get train sets nowadays!, fabulous layers and papers.
Well done,with the Christmas shopping you can relax now.....maybe, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

So pretty an I'm sure your friend has loved the image with the train and the design! The Holtz's ticket die-cuts are perfect for this card!

Tina Z. said...

what a cutie!

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Marianne, love the image and design
Lorraine x

meg said...

Great card Marianne, both my boys had train sets and would love a card like this

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card Marianne. Sweet image and love the papers and design. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable.
luv
Debby

cotnob said...

A super card Marianne, such a sweet image and perfect papers.
Pauline
x

Pollard Carole said...

Great card love the topper and lovely design Don't like the fact you've finished your shopping though so jealous Love and hugs Carole x

Kat W said...

I'm sure your friend will be delighted with this fab card; the image is cute but still good for a grown up and the button detail looks great :-)

I rarely make 2 cards the same apart from at Christmas, but on the odd occasion it makes sense to save time...and especially if it's a really good design!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Marianne said...

Love your card and thanks for joining The Paper Shelter.
Hugs, Marianne

Karen said...

An adorable card, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured too. Thank you for joining us this month at Bizzy Becs for our Anything Goes Challenge.