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Friday, 2 November 2007

and Cut....the Santa Express


I made this train template back in the summer for a card for my friend's little boy. Earlier this week I was thinking about it and thought about making it into a Christmas train. When I saw the DCM dare this morning I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use the template again as Tracie asked us to do some handcutting. This card took a fair bit of handcutting and it took ages to make! It was great fun though!
Here is the dare:
This week its Tracie setting the dare and it is to make a card and CUT!
Any theme goes, so for those of you needing a break from Christmas crafting this is the perfect opportunity to have a change. All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and handcut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.
Supplies: Cream, red and green cardstock, DCWV patterned paper for background, Doodlebug paper for presents, Doodlebug paper frill, Sizzix circle frame die, Santa express made on pc, Holly punch by Personal Impressions, Dovecraft brads, Papermania adhesive stones, other items from stash of unknown origin.

41 comments:

Lythan said...

it may have taken ages but you are still one of the first! This is an absolutely super card!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! I bet this took long, but it was totally worth it! This is FANTASTIC!

Kathy said...

It's a fab card, I love it

scrapnnMO said...

OMG this is sooo cute! Love the train. Oh girl you sure have the patience! Great job!

Andrea said...

fabulous card Deb, that train is wonderful and I love all the little embellishments. A very special Xmas card

malieta said...

OMG....I love this card and the colors are fantastic!
malieta:)

scrappermimi said...

This card is just ADORABLE! Love it!

Frog said...

Ohhh that is gorgeous Deb.

Andrea x

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

What a very clever card, and really well done.

Katie said...

So cute and SOO Christmas-y!

Sarah said...

How clever are you making that template!!! Fantastic card and such a flexible idea!

Sarah said...

How clever are you making that template!!! Fantastic card and such a flexible idea!

Sandy said...

Fabulous cut. Love this Card.

EllePiggo said...

Well worth the time it took!!:) Its a fantastic card.
Vanessa.

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG HOW MUCH PATIENCE TO YOU HAVE DAB? THE TRAIN LOOKS AWESOME LOVE THE BUTTON WHEELS & THE PREZZIES LOADED IN THE BACK!

Juliet said...

Fabulous card Deb - Love the presents in the truck. Well worth the time it took!

Monty's Mum said...

Oh it's is lovely and worth all the time it took!

bubblegum said...

What a fantastic card Deb - love it. :)

Debbie x

Glitter Monkey said...

What a wonderful card. All aboard for presents please. LOL Lynn xx

My Paper World said...

I love the little parcels in the back! Really great card, well worth the effort, it looks gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...that looks like a whole lot of work, but it turned out fabulous!! What an adorable card, Deb!

stamp and scrape said...

What a delightful card - superb work!
Ros

PaperBabe - Kim said...

What a fantastic card I love how you put it all together... can you send that christmas train this way I want to open those pressie's.

Thanks for sharing!

Ying Pang, said...

wow, this is great! well done.

Paula said...

Fantastic, Deb! Great train love it.

Karen said...

What a fantastic card! Absolutely love it!!

ink'n'rubba said...

wow what a lot of hard work cutting out all those shapes - but the end result is fabulous!

Angelnorth said...

What a fab card - love this! Those presents piled up in the coach behind the engine look fab!

Nanie said...

Very sweet & clever idea !
Wonderful card

Deborah said...

Choo choo! Loving this adorable train Deb! You did such a wonderful job! Oh my, how I have missed all the wonderful creations! Guess what? You were the second person to post a commnet on my blog, so if you want to play along with "Play It Forward", please post 3 gals on your blog! Thanks for your kind comments! Deb

Kim said...

OMG this card is spectacular....

Kaz said...

Wow Deb, you cut this by hand? You have way more patience than I do. It looks fab too.

Clare said...

Wow! A really amazing card, such great details.

Lavender Rose said...

Wonderful card, just perfect!

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is beautiful, so detailed.

Anna said...

This is well worth the time and effort. Your card is fantastic.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Your train card is FAB! Well worth the work.

Marlou said...

Absolutely amazing card!!!!! its beautiful xxx

Gail said...

Really special card, must have taken ages. Cutting is superb.

Susan (Sue H) said...

What a great idea Deb, it must have taken ages to cut out.

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Deb, a beautiful card :)