Sunday, 10 January 2016

Run Derek Run - Did he get a Fitbit too??

Hello - Today's card is using Run Derek Run. Its a lovely Sunny fresh day here which makes a change from the Rain in the North West lately but it also means there is no excuse not to get those trainers on and get out for a jog. Apparently, Friday was the the day when most people give up on there New Years Resolutions, but I've done pretty well keeping mine so far! All our family got Fitbits for Christmas and blimey it has made us all obsessed and talk about competitive?! We are all trying to out do each other with how many steps a day we can do so this card is perfect for any of my troop at the minute. (My Dad was caught jogging on the spot to get his totals up and the dog is now hiding from him as he is so tired from going out walking all the time!)

To make this card I cut a large panel of the Studio Calico paper from Here and Now collection and mounted this on to paper from Pebbles Happy Day collection. (I treated myself to a stack of new paper pads over the hols!) I used a friskars punch to create the edge (Which has gone a little wonky at the end!) From the same Pebbles pad I cut the greeting panel and also the blue paper it is mounted on. I stuck this to the card with 3D foam.
I added some yellow chevron ribbon from American Crafts and also some Doodlebug sprinkles in yellow and orange arrows and triangles. Finally I used some glaze on his glasses and gold pen on the safety pin.

I coloured Derek using these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
T-shirt - Capri blue, Cadet Blue & Egyptian blue.
Shorts & Mustache - Cool greys.
Headband - Summer Sun & Vanilla, Bright orange & Burnt Orange.
Eyes - Powder blue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Di's Digi Design Challenge - New to you
Scrappers delight - ATG
ArtbyMiran - ATG - Anything but square.
Brown Sugar - ATG 
Polka Doodles - ATG
As you like it - ATG
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Card Recipe.

So enough of me surfing the internet - I need to get pounding the streets.

Have a good day and fingers cross this dry weather stays for a little while.
Liz (:(|)x


  1. A beautiful colourful card. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge
    Marlene DT

  2. Such a lovely make perfect for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles . such a fun card. Also thanks for sharing at craft
    Aunty Sue DT

  3. Beautiful card and love the colours. It fits in beautifully with this weeks theme over at
    Polkadoodle's Challenge blog . Good luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Caz PD DT xx

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  4. Such a lovely make and fun image too. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at AYLI this time.
    Lorraine DT

  5. This is a lovely make and perfect for our challenge of Anything Goes.
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Polkadoodles Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  6. Wow, this is such an amazing card!! Thank you for playing along at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

  7. What a fab card! I love how the Studio Calico paper sets the scene, and the running image is so fun! Good luck with your New Year Resolution (I did chuckle at how the dog is now nervous about being taken out by your Dad!!) Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

    1. The Pooch only has little leg - bless him!! Thanks Mags xx

  8. Great man's card and love that background Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight. Helen DT

  9. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x