Saturday, 6 April 2013

Steam Railway and Steampunk

Hello Everyone I am so pleased that you visited here today. A warm welcome to my newest followers and I hope you find something here of interest.

Today I am posting two of my challenges in this one post as they seemed to have a common theme.

The first one is my page for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge which has the letter R this time. Always lots of different ideas from the team and from the many people who join in.



I chose the word Railway as I just love travelling by train and visiting restored lines where volunteers run trips with old steam trains and carriages. I used two of our photographs taken at either end of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Part of this was used in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Station and in many other films and television plays etc. It runs from Pickering to Grosmont and even as far as Whitby at certain times of the day. Well worth a visit to Grosmont to see where they do the restoration work--it is like Steampunk heaven with rusty old tanks and bits of engine all over the place.

The second challenge is at  Sandee and Amelie's  where they have Steampunk Challenges. This time the theme is Fairy Tales and I think it is a wonderful idea for a challenge. Do go and see what is already there cause they are amazing. 


 Here is Puss in Boots after he helped the miller's son turn into the Marquis of Carabas and, with the help of Puss, go on to marry the beautiful Princess. Puss found the royal life boring and needed a new persona to start some more adventures. It would always have to include some boots as since his young master gave him the first pair he was a 'boots' cat for sure.

Off he went to Chrissie's Emporium where she made him lots of Steampunk Gear and he loves this new look. Hope you do too. He is now known as Steamy has found a new adventure------?

I looked in my folders and found lots of steampunk type things and dressed up a picture of a cat-all done in Paint Shop Pro. Then I printed and cut out the picture. Next I added it to a tag that I made with Rangers Distressed Stains and a Chocolate Baroque Gears Stamp.

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day

Love Chrissie xx


28 comments:

  1. Great journal pages Chrissie :) and ha ha what a great puss in boots :)
    Have a fab weekend
    Von ♥

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  2. Love your Puss In Boots, Chrissie!
    He really looks as if he were prepared for a lot of new adventures.

    A great idea and a great looking tag! Thank you for joining us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    die amelie x

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  3. A great page and fab tag hugs trace x

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  4. Love what you have made Chrissie, great choice of words for the alpha challenge, too! Valerie

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  5. Great choice of word for the alpha challenge. It's so nice to see everyone's personal interests come through in these dictionary pages.

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  6. Fabulous journal pages Chrissie and I love your steampunk puss in boots.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. Good choice of word for the challenge Chrissie and lovely pages!

    Karen from The Craft Barn x

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  8. Great railway photos to illustrate your with!

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  9. Great photos on your fantastic journal pages. Love the Steampunk tag and reading your post.
    Yvonne x

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  10. Fab pages, I love to see the different words everyone comes up with!!!!

    Great tag too!!

    Sam xxx

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  11. You are such a talented Lady Chrissie ! Your creations are just stunning ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  12. Chrissie two fab creations your journal pages are just super love the trains. You are so lucky to be able to travel on those old steam trains. Puss in boots is so much fun made me smile.
    Enjoy your Sunday

    Marie

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  13. Great railway pages have been to Goatland and saw this train although full so we couldn't get on!

    MaggieH

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  14. Ooooops forgot to say love Puss in Boots made me smile :)

    MaggieH

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  15. Fabulous railway page and really love all the work you've done to create the brilliant fairytale steampunk piece.. Gill x

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  16. Good choice, I was playing Flanders and Swan's "Slow train" recently when they were talking about the Beeching closures. You may be too young to remember :-)

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  17. Your TAG made me smile :-) the Bunny is so funny! Just love it.
    Thank you so much for joining SanDee&Amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENG
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  18. Super page love the railway theme, and the steampunk puss in boots tag is fabulous.

    Sylv xx

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  19. Very cool railway pages - love those photos, and your Steampunk Puss in his tremendous boots is a hoot!
    Alison x

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  20. Love your pages Chrissie, it's always nice to see places we've been to. We've walked part of this journey which is great but I was 7 months pregnant at the time lol. Puss in Boots is fabulous - definitely a super hero :-) xx

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  21. The Puss in Boots are just adorable!

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  22. You've been busy! Great pages and I love that tag. MMx

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  23. Love the R pages Chrissie, fab job. What a gorgeous tag too.
    Hugs x

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  24. Fab pages Chrissie...love how you have used personal photos in your art :)

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  25. The journal pages are great and the day I find absolutely fantsatisch!
    Regards, Dagmar

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  26. A very clever use of the word for the alpha challenge. I love it! x

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  27. Brilliant journal page!!
    Thanks for playing with us.
    Izzy

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.