Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Santa Express!

It was our usual Monday night craft session last night, and after home baked mocha madeleines with a chocolate dip, we all made cards with my lovely Stampendous steam train post card stamp that I bought last year at the SECC, to tuck away for this year's Christmas cards.
 I stamped the image onto Neenah Desert Storm card, coloured the holly and oval frame with Promarkers, then used a white coloured pencil to pick out the snow and steam in the main picture.  To add to the vintage, shabby look, I used Stampendous Aged Gold embossing enamel round the edges of the topper.
The patterned papers are all Papermania, Victorian Christmas, from the latest goody bag, they're gorgeous, much nicer than I thought they were going to be, and super quality too.  I kept the layout simple as the image is so large, adding interest with a Martha Stewart border punch.
To embellish, I added a fancy tag made from textured gold card, cut with a Sizzix die (from a set I got as a birthday present), which I layered with ivory ribbon and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.  I also added some die cut holly, made with Spellbinders dies.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut - Sizzix and Spellbinders dies used
Deep Ocean - #86 - Vintage
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder or Flock
Crafting From the Heart - #36 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #38 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #87 - For a Man or a Boy
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #102 - Use a Punch
Sentimental Sundays - #224 - Vehicles
Suzy Bee's - #46 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - #73 - Vintage


  1. What a lovely Christmas card! The embossing adds so much to the edges. Great job! Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge! xo

  2. Wow, Wendy it's a stunner!! Love the edging and how you have framed that wonderful image with the gold Frantage!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  3. Hi Wendy, love your card, super image with great colouring, gorgeous embellishments too, Kate x

  4. Super card as always. Thanks for joining at Addicted to Stamps Challenge: For a Man or Boy

  5. so stunning wendy.gorgeous vintage design and papers and i love this image ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. what a fabulous stamp! love the vintage look of your card and the top and bottom borders are very majestuous
    thank you so much for entering Love to Scrap!'s "anything goes" challenge!

  7. Love your card, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
    Caroline dt

  8. Wendy, this is beautiful card!!! Love the everything about it, but that train really is something special. Thanks for you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  9. What a beautiful Christmas card. Love that image and how you enhanced it with the white pencil. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  10. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!

  11. Great Christmas card - love the image

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  12. This is a beautiful card! I have this stamp, but have never used it. You did a fantastic job. I love the vintage feel and the way you just colored part of the image. The embossing enamel is a great touch. Thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap.


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