Never too old!

My husband is a great train fanatic, steam trains of course, and particularly the Somerset and Dorset line. This scenic route fell victim to Beeching in the notorious culling of many of our branch lines and little remains of it now. When the image of the month came through from Deedee’s Digis I knew who it was meant for!

SAM_1474 (watermarked)

Materials used:
Deedee’s Digi Set – Right on track
blending card
white card
purple paper
steel grey card
Spectrum Noir pens

I printed out the images picking out the carriages I wanted to use and adding the sentiments to the sides of the trucks. I coloured it in with the pens.
Using a sheet of A4 white card I folded it in halves down the long side to make the card blank. I had envelopes to fit that I picked up from a craft show earlier in the year. I layered a piece of purple paper to the front of the card leaving a narrow white border. I cut down the image to the size I wanted and matted it onto steel grey card having first scored a line under the wheels to look like a track. I then attached the topper to the card. I generated an insert on the computer with the greeting ‘You are never too old to play with trains! Happy Birthday’ on it.

Now all I need to do is to keep it under wraps until his birthday at the end of the month. It’s a good job he does not read my blog!

Thank you for visiting. Take care.



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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3 Responses to Never too old!

  1. Sarn says:

    Lets hope he doesn’t look at your blog then Pippa!
    Terrific male birthday card. x

  2. Scrappymo says:

    This card is so very cute!

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