The Birthday Train and a Mini Blog Hop!

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Morning everyone!

Still cold and wet here in my part of the woods - very cold and wet!  I thought I was gonna need a boat to get home from work yesterday and the bad weather hadn't even hit us then!

I'm not gonna talk about the weather any longer as I've got a bit of a long post for you today!

It's Tuesday morning and that means there's a 50/50 chance of a new challenge with the Creative Card Crew - and guess what?  Today is one of the days when we have a new challenge!

The challenge for the next fortnight is....


And the fab sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish

They are offering a fabby prize of 4 digi's to the lucky winner!

The design team were lucky enough to get to play with some of their fab images and this is what I did:

The Robyn's Fetish image is called Choo Choo Charlie and I coloured it with Promarkers: Aubergine, Slate, Lilac, Forest Green, Lime Twist, Meadow Green, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Pastel Blue, Black, Cool Grey 5,4,2,1, Cocoa, Caramel & Sandstone.  Phew!  I added the text to the trailers on the computer before I printed the image and filled them up with some glossy accents and German glass glitter.

And just for fun I made the image into a slider!  Here it is at the start of it's journey..

 And here it is at the end of it's journey!

The papers are Stampin' Up! Cheerful Treat and the ribbon and sparkly brads are also Stampin' Up!  The cloud die is a Memory Box die.

The inside has more or less the same layout as the front and the sentiment is a Wild Rose Studio one stamped with memento ink in Elderberry.

So go have a look on the Creative Card Crew's blog to see the rest of the DT's fab creations!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

By The Cute & Girly; Boys/Men
CRAFT Challenge; Children
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge; Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge; Travel theme
I Love Promarkers; Occupations
Oldie But A Goodie; Show us your ribbons
Stamp & Create; Anything goes
The Squirrel & The Fox; Celebrate the occasion
Totally Papercrafts; For a child

And now back to the subject of the Design Team it's time for my first ever blog hop - and it's even a surprise one!

Our lovely teamie Jan only went and got married last week!  She looked so lovely and happy in her gorgeous photo's that the rest of the DT decided to throw a surprise blog hop in her honour and to say a big huge CONGRATULATIONS!

So if you're following the hop you should've landed here from Vicky's blog or if you want to start from the start (which seems like the sensible thing to do!) you can go straight to the Creative Card Crew blog.

Here's a wee card that I've made for the new Mr & Mrs Jan..

I decided to go for a circular card to symbolise the whole never-ending thing!  I used this fabby wedding couple stamp from The Greeting Farm and coloured it with the following Copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20.  Bride's hair; E55,53,51 Groom's hair;E37,35,33. Dress;E41,40,Y15,13,11,YG13. Suit;110,C10,8,6,5,3.

The papers are by The Paper Company: Wedding Bouquet and Papermania: Vellum paper.  I used a Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart lace doily die and a Magnolia flourish die as well as Spellbinder and Go Kreate circle dies.  Another Wild Rose Studio stamp and Stampin' Up punches for the sentiment and finished it off with some Wild Orchid Crafts pearls.

The inside uses more of the same

So that just leaves me to say another congratulations to Jan and the next stop on the hop is Elisa's blog!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday; A different shape
Divas By Design; Lovely layers
Dream Valley Challenges; Celebrations
My Heart Pieces; Anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge; Hearts & Flowers
Stamp n Doodle; Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge; Anything goes

Phew!  I told you it was a long post!  Thanks for sticking with me!


paper fun said...

Your card for Jan is lovely. I love the circular thing you have going on.

Thank you for doing this for her.


Claire Dale said...

Gorgeous cards!! Claire xx

Jan said...

Two Fabulous cards.
What a wonderful surprise thank you so much for taking part in this, xx Jan

Vicky said...

2 stunning cards Sheena!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Peanut said...

Gorgeous cards, Sheena! Great pix too. And what about that darling happy couple stamp ... so tempted to get it. Thanks for sharing.

Laine said...

Wonderful cards. Thank you for entering your train card in the Challenge at TPC this week. This is fabulous. What a lot of work, design and detail. Fabulous fun image.

Margaret said...

Two fabulous cards,Sheena

Margaret xx

coops said...

both so stunning sheena.your designs are fabulous and i love your colours and gorgeous images :D

xx coops xx

Janice said...

Both brilliant cards, but I have to say, that train one is just fantastic. Love the fact it moves! Great work - thank you so much for sharing it with us at an OBAG & goodluck in the challenge, Jx

Anne said...

Fabulous cards Sheena! I want to be you :-) Anne x

Denise said...

Your slider card is fabulous - love the great image and those lovely papers.
Thanks for joining us for the last Digi Doodle Shop Challenge xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Sheena. I absolutely love the little train! Fab colours and design too.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Joanna M. said...

Wow, I was amazed with your train card and then ... I saw Jan's card. Holy smack, that is gorgeous girlfriend. You are talented!

Marie-Louise said...

Two fabulous cards.

sharon said...

Fabulous cards, thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Both cards are fabulous!! I particularly love the sliding train with its wonderful colour scheme and the awesome movement :)

Sharon said...

This is such a cute image. Love the layout and coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Angela said...

Wow, wow, wow these cards are amazing! Your coloring rocks...embellishing too! Love how the train card is so interactive...very cool!

Julie said...

That train is just too cute and I love the shape of the wedding card. Thanks for joining us in our final challenge at DDSC

Doreen said...

Fabulous cards Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy

pauline said...

Fabulous cards love them all, really lovely xx

pinky said...

Love both your cards Sheena, the train slider is ubber cute and love the shape of the wedding card.

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous cards.
Love the first one for the child. Stunning !
Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
Hugs Berit

Cathy said...

Fab children's card. Thank you for taking part in the Totally Papercrafts challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Helen said...

Fabulous cards!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Both are just supeeeeeeeeeerb, very creative to make that train in a slider and that cute couple is really beautiful.Thank you so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.