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Monday, 18 April 2011

CCM 44 Red, White and Blue and/or a Wedding Creation

With the Royal Wedding being just around the corner, over at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge on the main blog we are looking for RED, WHITE AND BLUE and/or a WEDDING CREATION. If you go for the former please make sure that the colours listed are the most PROMINENT colours on your card, but if you don’t fancy the whole royal colour theme then any wedding creation will be equally fine.

We are sponsored by one of our lovely regular sponsors who is offering our image

winner a £10 voucher for her online store.

Do please pop on over to the blog and check our the creations of my lovely teamies.

So onto my creation. My Sister, a long time Steam Rally enthusiast asked me a month or so back if I could make a card for her friend who she meets up with at the rallies. The only problem was she seemed to think I could magic up a picture of a bridal couple on the back of a steam traction engine! Now just where did she think I would find such a beast is beyond me. So having trawled through Google and having come across the odd picture of someone’s personal wedding celebration – and I didn’t feel comfortable with pinching someone else’s wedding pics and putting it onto a wedding card – I was beginning to get a little desperate so I put a call out on the CCM team blog for help!!!

The lovely and talented Eiglas came rushing to my rescue and offered to draw me such an image.  Boy was I relieved.

This is what I came up with after she sent it over to me.

CCM 44 Wedding WM

As you can see I didn’t colour the engine because apparently the engine that my Sister’s friend owns is black! Whether this looks anything like it I have no idea, but it’s like cars isn’t it, there are black ones and there are coloured ones!

CCM 44 Image Close Anyhow I coloured the bride and groom in with promarkers and prismas. I then made a bridal boquet rather than the one that Ei had drawn simply cos I fancied that. The image is matted onto some Centura Pearl cardstock which I first punched with the MS PAP in the double heart design. This was in turn layered onto some brushed silver cardstock and the whole lot onto a 7x10 card which I trimmed down to fit, and also edged with Sheena’s Wow Platinum sparkle embossing powder. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the silver swirls are an old Quick Cutz die cut from silver glitter paper.

CCM 44 Floral

I made the sentiment on the pc and backed it onto one of the new nestie tags.

CCM 44 Sentiment

My Sister hasn’t even seen it yet, as she was not at home when I took it down to her. I hope she likes it, lol

My Sister first got interested in traction engines when she came across this somewhat poor quality old photograph of our Grandfather on top of C&F Freeman’s engine in a local history book. Sadly he died before our parents were even married and long before we were born so was not around to tell us tales of his days working for the local timber merchant and doing the rounds of the farms at harvest time with the steam driven harvesting equipment, but we understand from our Dad that he was a bit of a hero, having jumped into save a man who fell into the threshing machine!

Grandad Bob

Years later my Sister came across this lovely old engine lovingly restored at a rally and was thrilled to be given a ride around the field on it.

Life certainly looked gentler then and a much quieter pace, but hey bucket and chuckit loos…. I know where I would rather be!

Spookily, it has an uncanny resemblance to the image that Ei incorporated into her wedding drawing! Small world, lol

I’m entering my card into:-

Anita Be Stampin Challenge – Anything Goes

Creative Craft World – Love and Marriage

Little Miss Muffet – Glitter and Shine

Polka Doodles – Tie The Knot

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. What a fabulous card! And what a great digi too. xx

  2. How fun!!! Thanks for playing along with the "Anything Goes" Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

  3. Very cool! LOVE that image! Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin!

  4. Wow what a cool and fun card and image! Love this for a wedding card... Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Anita Be Stampin!

  5. One unique card! That drawing Eiglas did is fabulous, and the end result is amazing!

  6. It's a strange thing for a girl to be interested in isn't it, Lin. I always think of Fred Dibnah when I think of traction engines. She must have it in her blood!!
    How brilliant of Ei to draw such a fantastic image for you, what talent and you've made a wonderful card out of it, your Sister will be absolutely delighted with it I'm sure.
    Hugs Lisax

  7. Wow Lin!
    What a fab card!You've coloured my drawing beautifully and I just love all the roses too!
    Splendid job!

  8. Love this! The flourish and flowers are just fabulous. Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

  9. Oh my goodness!! Your card is simply stunning...Such a beautiful and lovely card! Love the sweet details, and your amazing coloring! Have a great day! Hugs & Sunshine! /sari

  10. Beautiful card, so creative and so unique! Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  11. Stunning card, I love all those glitzy swirls. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  12. A very fun card, great job. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

  13. Wow wow wow!
    This is just stunning! Looks amazing!
    The image the Ei done is so super!
    Love it!
    hugs melly xxx

  14. What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  15. This is stunning, the happy couple will be absolutely thrilled to receive such a perfect card on their special day!

  16. Oh this is gorgeous Lin. You are so talented. Hugs xo jackie

  17. What a fab image! Love the sentiment too. Lovely card :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  18. Wow! That's great! Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  19. What a gorgeous card and what a lovely person Eiglas is to draw the image for you. Thanks for the comment on my blog. The item you are after is the Tonic Studios Paper Distresser by Tim Holtz:

    I used to use the edge of scissors but had some bad mishaps into my hands. This is so much better for the paper and for me!!!

    Best wishes, kym xxx

  20. What a fabulous card and so personal to the recipients.

    Ei did a fabulous job designing it, well done to you both on your collaboration :)

    Love Mandy xxx

  21. A fab card and I love how you have coloured it in. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Craft World challenge.

  22. Fab card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

  23. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining in with our wedding challenge at Polkadoodles,

  24. This is just fantastic!!! I love the steam engine and the bride and groom make me giggle! You've done an AMAZING job xx

  25. that's utterly unique for the couple and also fabulous, Lin! eiglas' drawing is amazing and the way you've made up the card is great. Loved your comment about "there's black ones and coloured ones" he he. CoB

  26. this card it just wonderful i hope they are thrilled with it they should be. so unique and so cleaverly put together it should win a prize somewhere just love it
    gill x

  27. A beautiful card and what a stunning photograph of your Grandfather !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our wedding/ anniversary challenge.
    Choccy x

  28. Awesome job on the card! The couple look great on the engine! Thanks so much for joining us for the Glitter and Shine challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


  29. A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

  30. how totally unique..
    thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this week
    hugs xx


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