Sunday, January 16, 2011


Here is a birthday card that I made for my sweet little nephew Ashton, who turned 1 yesterday. My SIL threw the cutest party for him with a train theme. She even dressed him as a little conductor, complete with pocket watch. TOO CUTE!!

Back to the card, the image is called Billy Rides a Train and was purchased from Pink Cat Studio. This is my first purchase from them and certainly will not be my last. Tons of cuteness there! The background paper is Charles from October Afternoon and the embellishments are a few strays I had laying around.

I am really happy with the card overall, but I do need tons more practice with my Copics and still struggle coloring and shading really small areas with them. I tend to stick to simple images with minimal detail thus making it easier to color. I will have to challenge myself to use more complex images. Hmmm...I guess that means more stamp shopping. ;)

Here is a pic of the cutest little conductor you will find anywhere!!


  1. Oh my goodness Deborah, sooooo cute and the card is nice too LOL!! Hugs, Frea

  2. I agree with Frea, the card is great too ;0)
    This is just totally adorable, love the metal pieces you added and the image is great!

  3. One of your cutest!! Especially for a boy card! And very nice use of the gromets. Oh, and super cute conductor. =)

  4. Oh this is fabulous and the little chap is so cute.

  5. so so adorable! and the card is very cute, too! =)

  6. WOW, this is ADORABLE!!!! LOVE I tell ya!! Love the papers you used and the metal embellishments. Your coloring is fabulous!!!

    Your nephew is PRECIOUS!!! :)

  7. Awww...what a cute card!! Love the hardware embelli. Your little conductor is too adorable for words!!

  8. Awwwww Ashton is a cutie and the card is adorable..or is it the other way around? lol Either way I love both of them!!! Love the hardware you used and the image is colored awesomely!!