Firstly my friend has been part of a group of 6 who have been running 10K a day for a whole year! I couldn't run a whole 10K in year never mind do one every day but he did it and they've raised around £7k for a hospice from it which is amazing. So I made him a card using the set which I think is perfect for recognising his achievement.
I coloured him with pencils, fussy cut him as I wanted him to hold the handle on the treadmill so I could have him doing a "jumping for joy" now he's finished. I added a top layer of card and die cut a window using MFT's Square Peek a Boo die and it moved a bit in my die cut machine cos I was being lazy and not using tape or my magnetic platform. It was out by 2mm which may not seem much but on a really CAS design it really bothered me, so I did another layer and popped it on top trimming off the excess inside the window with a craft knife (didn't want to take the bottom layer off as it would have destroyed the base card) I thought I'd share my mess-ups as there is always a way to fix them. I added some striped red paper for contrast (that's a bit out too but I'd lost the will to live by the time I noticed that and the recipient wont!)
I had lots of fun colouring the cute characters so I decided to make another with a punny twist.
I stamped 3 different guinea-pigs (I think that's what I've landed on what they are!) on a die cut craft circle and coloured them with pencils. I added a sentiment underneath using Owen's ABCs from Lawn Fawn, but I messed it up, so I did it again and cut a banner around it to cover up my off-centre stamping underneath!
The pun comes on the inside, and because I couldn't be bothered to spell it out with stamps, I just wrote it by hand - I think sometimes we forget we can just write stuff! If you don't want to use your own penmanship then pick one of the many alphabet stamps and spell it out - just visit our Alphabet section in the store. I added another little guinea-pig inside and drew a little gin coupe in his hand to match the pun. Very me :-)
NEWS FROM THE STORE
- We'll have the latest release from Neat and Tangled in store on Monday
- The as yet to be released June products from Mama Elephant will be in store on the 15th
- Lil' Inker Designs have a new release this week and fingers crossed it should ship tomorrow so we should have it by the end of the week customs willing.
- Concord and 9th's release that went live in the USA on the 9th should ship tomorrow also so again should be with us by the end of the week.