Friday, 6 January 2012


What a bad blogger I've been this week! The old mojo went walkabout so have concentrated this week on my neglected family tree.
Not finished with this particular line of the family just yet so my visits may be a wee bit sporadic for the next week or so until I hit the usual brick wall and put the tree away in frustration!!
But so none of you forget me, here's my share with you for today -  isn't this Mo image just lovely?! He just loves his train to bits!

The red and black train is a button from Mum's box. Some time ago, when she was still able to knit,  she bought a collection of fancy buttons for children's cardigans- those she didn't use were kept in the old tin - some lovely unusual ones in there which I've promised to use this year.
Think it works quite well against the blue really - I added some crystal gems in a flourish design for the smoke and it gives just a good amount of sparkle (well I think so anyway!! LOL) 

Challenges -
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Something for a child
My Time to Craft - Hugs and Kisses (well - he IS hugging the life out of his train!)
Crafty Boots - Celebrations
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting - appreciate all of your comments. Will catch up again later.
Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Maureen said...

This is lovely Viv, love that little button. Thought you'd gone steampunk when I saw the 'train' heading in my list!!!

Viv said...

What a sweet card Viv, I love the image too. Happy New Year also :O) Viv xx

M said...

Hi Viv, love the use of the train button. How did you get the back flat? I have several similar buttons and have tried to take the backs off without success!! M x

Anne said...

Ooh Viv this is gorgeous!

Lizzybobs said...

Hi Viv - I love this card it is so fresh - thanks for sharing with us (((HUGS))) for 2012 - pop in and see me any Monday or Tuesday xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Ow, love this card, it is soooo cute.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow in our "Something for baby/child" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon x

Basslady said...

this is so fantastic! i love the train-embellishment so much...perfect with that image!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Viv. Good luck with your family history, I currently have 2 ten year old brick walls that won't budge! :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning card viv.the image is adorable and i love your papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Your card is gorgeous!!

I love your image and the cute little button. You have used it really well.

The gem swirls look fabby too.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

Love Jules xx

sassy said...

hi sweetie gorgeous card hugs sassxxx

June Nelson said...

OOh I love this matey, super dooper gorgeous, I have had to make a crad today for a chid male type ugh and I hate it!!!! give is some tips lol, goregous and I love the smoke, glad you got your mojo back!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

jackid said...

beautiful card love the image so sweet just found your blog now following
Jacki xx

Shar said...

Absolutely adorable!