Sunday, March 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Train

Hello friends, I hope you have been enjoying your weekend - they seem to fly past so quickly - don't you think?  Today I have a little change of pace - a card suitable for a little boy - I created this for my Grandson, Noah, to give his cousin for his first birthday - he is slightly younger than Noah.

 I love it that Spellbinders has Dies for every occasion...for this card I have used the Spellbinders Little Guy Die D-Lite - how adorable is it!? What little boy doesn't love trains, cars and trucks!?  The Engine has been cut/embossed using red card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  Two trucks have been cut/embossed and the cab removed off each to create the carriages, adding adding Washi Tape across the top of each, along with some frayed burlap.

The hills have been created  by cutting/embossing two A2 Curved Borders One Card Creator Etched Dies green patterned paper from my stash.  These have been adhered onto blue card stock - as shown in the photo above and black/white twine added around the hills. The train and carriages have been adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The puffs of smoke have been cut/embossed using grey card stock and glued to the sky.  The clouds and sun have been cut/embossed using Celebrations Day Dreams Etched Dies.  Birds have been added to complete the scene.

This card has been linked to:
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Child 
Polka Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Inky Chicks  Happy Birthday
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Cards for Kids
Imagine That March Link Up- Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes

Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting  


  1. Hello…. You have made a beautiful card…. Thanks for entering it into our ‘For a Child’ challenge. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  2. Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  3. What an adorable card. Love the cute train and the scene you created for it. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  4. Super gorgeous linda!
    Thank you for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  5. Great card! So cute! I love the scene you have created with all de die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  6. Ack, that's adorable!! This little train is so cute and the scene you created is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  7. This is a fantastic boys card thank you for joining into our challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge
    Michelle DT

  8. Super cute card I'll be looking into that die set with all the boys in my family 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us at Jo’s Scrap Shack.

  9. Wonderful creation!! Love the use of the burlap! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It! Best Wishes!
    Carolyn, DT

  10. Fabulous card, love the train and the use of burlap. Thank you for joining our add some layers challenge over at MMC. Hope to see you again soon.

    Crafty Hugs Sonia DT xx

  11. Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx



  12. Wonderful card! Love all the details :)
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy challenge.
    Hugs from Maya

  13. Such a cute card, love the bright colours and now I need that die set!! Thank you so much for joining us for our 'Add some layers' challenge at Making Memories Crafting, good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you'll join us again soon!
    Love Jacky x
    MMC DT

  14. How did I miss these dies? My grandson would love anything made with these. Your card is perfect for a young boy! Thanks for linking up to our March Creative Playground Anything Goes challenge. Helene, DT for Imagine That! digistamp.

  15. Fab little boys card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  16. Linda that was so creative to use the burlap in thThanks for sharing your card with us at the Creative Playground at Imagine That Digistamp. Lisa Lynn DT.e train cars. Your card is so adorable.


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