Saturday, 6 July 2013

LIM #127 Shades of Grey & CAS Sketch #248

My nephew has loved trains from a very young age, thanks to his paternal Grandad. He has tried several times to get a job working for various railway companies and yesterday - finally! - he got the job he'd been  desperate for: working for Virgin Trains' Customer Services.  So of course I had to make him a card to congratulate him.

This week I've combined another 2 challenges.  The current theme at Less is More is Shades of Grey so I've incorporated Virgin Trains' grey, red & yellow colours with a darker grey & black.  I hope the red & yellow don't disqualify me!

I really liked today's sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping, especially as it reminded me of old fashioned railway signals, so I decided to incorporate that, too.

Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm (base card), Papermania (greys) & Lidl (red/yellow)
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
Stamp:  Maker unknown
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black


  1. Love the pop of red and yellow colors!

  2. A creative card and how clever to think of railroad signals. How nice your nephew got the job he wanted.

  3. Great card Helen!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Super card Helen, love the design, I'm still thinking of what to do for LIM this week, your card is very inspiring!

    Warm hugs

  5. Striking card, Helen! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - I'm glad you have chosen to join in challenges now, as we all get to see your great work! Hugs x

  6. Hi Helen, great card, love the textured background. Congrats to your nephew on getting the job he wanted. Thankyou for your visit :) Cathy x

  7. Great card! The red and yellow really make it pop!

  8. Great card Helen :) Viv xx

  9. A fabulous card, such a lovely design - I love your embossing!!

    Heather xx

  10. I meant to says thanks for the tip about the make of stamps I wasn't sure about... thank you... I should be more fastidious about labelling the carrying sheets for them!
    Have a good week!


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