Keep on running!

Apart from being cute and quirky – just the way I like ’em – this image is apt for my DH.He completed a 10k run on Easter Monday that’s held in our village every year.He did himself and us,his family,proud by completing it in 55 minutes.He had some stiff competition as a lot of running clubs take part and he came somewhere in the middle.He also raised money through sponsorship for a local charity and for a local junior ruby team who are looking to buy some new kits.So a BIG well done to him!

Anyway back to the card.The delightful download is called Keeping Fit and is available from Willow Designs.Not only do you get a coloured image you get 2 papers included too!

I’ve used him to join this week’s Willow Sketchie Challenge.There is a sketch to follow along with a recipe of something shiny,something punched and some texture.

I started by printing both papers onto some Hessian card for some texture,printing the stripey one on both sides, and the main image onto some photo paper to add a subtle shine.I punched the striped piece along the bottom edge with an EK Success Dotted Wave Edger Punch and folded in half to form my base card.I punched the top strip of blue check card to match.I cut a thin strip of the same paper to fit the slots of the ribbon threader brad and adhered some star ribbon on top.I added three star brads at the top so there’s some more shine for you.I generated the wording on the computer and cut it with a Classic Scallop Oval Nestsabilities die.I applied a little Glossy Accents to his beads of sweat for a more realistic look :

But that’s not the end of the story:

Yay!Alfie’s made it to the finishing line.

I’ve used strips of card to hide the backs of the brads and another piece to layer him onto.I’ve printed him slightly smaller and added a Sizzix banner with stamped with a sentiment.

This ready coloured image plus these cheery papers make a great,quick way to create a man’s card or for anyone who’s a bit sporty without too much fuss.And with all the materials you can now print onto,including shrink plastic,the possibilities are endless.Just imagine him dangling from a mobile phone or a key ring – perhaps to the changing room locker!

This is also an entry for :

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp : ‘Metal’

Crafty Calendar Challenge : ‘April Fools’.We would like to see you make a fun or humorous card or project.


Lisa x


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. caroline
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 09:47:22

    fantastic card the colours are lovely and bright and well done to hubby!
    thanks for joining us this week @ DU2DS


  2. Georgia
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 14:19:01

    Fabulous card! Such a cute image and I love the colours you’ve used! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! 🙂 Georgia xx


  3. Clare
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 15:51:26

    what a fun image and i particularly like the backing papers so funky and vibrant! Good luck in the challenges! ClareX


  4. Rosie Robinson
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 16:05:18

    Wow Lisa, great card here hun! Love what you have done with this download. Thanks for joining us this week hun. xx


  5. Karen
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 16:20:52

    Very nice Lisa, thanks for joining us at WSC.


  6. Hazel (didos)
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 18:46:31

    Ah this is sooo cute I love the image isn’t he a sweetie. Your colours are brill as well. Love Hazelxoxo


  7. Caroline
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 11:12:35

    Great card!! I love it. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month. Caroline x


  8. sharon
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 10:00:14

    wowwee, love you’ve printed onto card and the fact he’s crossed the finishing line!!..fab card, thanks for joining us at WSC this week.xx


  9. Sandra
    Apr 18, 2010 @ 20:45:55

    What a great card and perfect for your hubby. Thanks for joining us on DU2DS :o)
    Sandra x


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