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Thursday 8 September 2011

Like a Train in the Night

Good evening everyone,

When you read the title, what's the first thing that comes to mind? For me it's Father Ted's 'My Lovely Horse' and I have been singing it in my head every since......... Guess that's a crafty risk you have to be willing to take ;)

The card I have to show you today is meant for my uncle, who is celebrating his birthday soon. We don't know each other so well, so I asked my mum what kind of thinks he likes. Turns out he likes miniature trains, so thought this image would suit him perfectly:

* Gold base card
* Studio Light DPs, sentiment on the front and main image
* Brown Flatback pearls and ribbon from stash
* Inside decorations from my scrap pile
* Sentiment stamped with Eline Vintage Stamp Set

* Crafty Purple Frog (Birthday)
* Just For Fun (Vintage)
* Crafting for all Seasons (Birthday)
* Paper Creations (Vintage or Distressed)
* Anything Goes (Vintage/Shabby Chic)
* Crafting When We Can (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Boots (Anything Goes)
* Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
* Ladybug Challenges (Anything Goes)
* Make it Monday (Anything Goes)

That's it from me, I have some more makes to show you over the next week so stay tuned!


  1. Fabulous card , its sometimes hard to make masculine cards , I enjoy the challenge and theres some great things out there. This is brilliant the colours are delicious, bet your Uncle will be over the moon with his card

  2. Great card - love the vintage feel to it and the train imagery. It's a terrific card for a male recipient - gorgeous colours too. Elizabeth x

  3. Love that train paper you have used for the main card (I am assuming it is the paper that has the train on in the bottom right corner - forgive me if I am wrong). Am sure your uncle will love it, especially the green frame that sets all the collage off so perfectly. Thanks for joining our challenge at JFF - Hugs, Neet

  4. Fab card, great colours for a man, thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons this week...

  5. Great card. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  6. Love the old steam train powering out of the card. Love the card it has a great vintage feel to it. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  7. super card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can.

  8. Gorgeous card...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  9. Wonderful vintage masculine card! Really love the colors and the textures. Nicely done. :D
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at 'Make It Monday.'
    Good luck to you...
    Lisa xx

  10. What a gorgeous vintage card. I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week. Hope to see you again soon! x

  11. Wow what a fabulous card ! Love the great vintage images and the wonderful nostalgic feel to this card, great work both inside and out.


  12. Brilliant vintage card
    Janet x

  13. leuke kaart Ciska, helemaal super
    leuk dat je deze week met onze challenge meedoet
    Miranda PCI DT

  14. Great card;so vintage!!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

    Hugs, Michele

  15. Beautiful Ciska! I love the vintage look!

    Thx for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink and Make it monday!!

    Mary J x

  16. What a fabulous card, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  17. What a great vintage card! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  18. Great masculin card! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope to see you again next week :)

  19. What a great card, he is going to love it.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  20. I love your card. It is so rich looking and love the theme. Definitely vintage and very masculine. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat