Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Christmas Train

     So, it's Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend and I am back at the computer.  Two of my posts which were scheduled posted properly but one went astray.  I have reset it for tomorrow so we'll see what happens.  For today, I want to share with you a Christmas card I've made for a very special someone -- my youngest grandson, who (at 5 years old) happens to think that trains are the most fantastic things ever invented!  :-D

The sketch came from Paper Players.

     Don't you just love that vintage train, chugging along through the snow with smoke trailing along behind the smokestack?  Brrrr, winter is definitely here!   It's from Graphics Fairy.  The card is about as CAS as I could get, but I did add the one snowflake which is totally covered in glitter.  I also added glitter to the headlamps on the train, and then used Creative Inspirations paints to add some shimmer to the snow, the moon hiding behind the clouds, and the smoke.  I wish it showed up better in the photograph.

     Here are the challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - snowflakes
C.R.A.F.T. - unusual Christmas (not a typical Christmas card, but does have a Polar Express feel to it)
Crazy 4 Challenges - some kind of snow
Creative Card Crew - monochromatic
Divas by Design - monochromatic
Fashionable Stamping - "Dreaming of a White Christmas"
Gingerloft - Christmas & Winter
Here Come the Boys - for the Men in your life
House That Stamps Built - Christmas + snowflake
Hybrid Chick - Glitter
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Winter blues
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - No Copics or alcohol inks - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Cards for men
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Holiday card for a kid
Totally Gorjuss - sparkle

     That's it for the weekend.  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you've made at least a dent in your Christmas shopping.  Keep warm and enjoy some crafting.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Patricia St Martin said...

Great job. Even when you look at your card it gives you the feeling of a cold winter night. Fantastic job.

jimlynn said...

You're back! AND with a fabulous card! I also love trains and this image is just awesome. I wish I could see the shimmer of that CI Paint because I know it's there! Isn't that stuff wonderful!
Love the card and know your grandson will too!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! This gorgeously colored card reminds me of the Polar Express movie! It's beautiful, and feels magical with all the pretty blue hues, and glimmery background!

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, This is so life like. I really came out beautiful. I think this would make a terrific little framed picture after the holidays are over.

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous image Connie, that train is just fabulous!

Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie xx

Leanne said...

Lovely, thanks for entering our snowflake challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Dilsaver Designs said...

That is such a wonderful image, love the winter feel to it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week @ SAS 4 Kids :)

Dawn said...

Lovely NanaConnie! I can never get glitter to show up either but I can see a hint of it here & I bet it looks even better in the flesh so to speak
Dawn xx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! i love the image and all the fab sparkle :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Brimming with atmosphere and beautifully painted in.
He will be so thrilled when he opens his card.
Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Rainbow Lady said...

Super card and yes I love the train.. remember them well. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Cool father in law would love it. for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

pinky said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Karen Hasheck said...

Great card for a boy! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. I love her vintage images on that site too! Good luck on the drawings!

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous card and image. Love it. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids. Good luck, blessings Hilde

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous image ..a fabulous card for a little boy
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
Lisa x

laney said...

Super card !!
thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

ElizabethR said...

Great train image a real boys toy! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge. Elizabeth x

Woo said...

Wow what a fab image! excellent card for the guys in our lives! Love the colour and the layout too! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo x

Nikki Byrne said...

fabulous card, love the image! thank you for joining us at Gingerloft this fortnight. HUgs


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely. Good Luck to you and thanks for joining in the GingerLoft Challenge!

Susie said...

It looks gorgeous and perfect for your grandson! I love the sparkly that you added in the sky, snow and smoke! Thanks for joining our Sparkle challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Yvonne Garner said...

Your grandson will treasure this card, always! Gorgeous! Thank for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love that image. Your little grandson will love it. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Claire xx

Kendra said...

This is great! The train really caught my eye! Thanks for playing at Repeat Impressions!

Karen said...

Fab male themed card, lovely colours Karen x