04 September 2012

More to show..........

My poor computer is so slow at the moment, it will probably take me all day to write this post and upload some photos, so please bear with me. :)

Well, Autumn is well and truly here, morning and evenings have that slight touch of "burr" in the air and even when the days are bright and sunny, the sun is not as hot as it would have been just a month ago. Ah! well, time moves on. :)

The Dingle Marathon was held last Saturday and it was a great day. This is not just a straight forward marathon, it includes 4 races; the usual 26.2 miles - full marathon, 13.1 half marathon (running) 13.1 half marathon (walking) and then the Ultra Marathon this was 50 miles.

Over the past few years I have just kept out of Dingle on the day but this year I decided to volunteer.

I was on the last water station along with some 4th year students (Transition year), there was also 2 Civil Defence (First Aid) Personnel and 2 Search and Rescue Personnel, they were there to help with road closures. We even had our own "dunny"!

But what made the day were the runners themselves.

Our water station was the last before the finish line, the runners still had just over 3 mile to go, but it was at the top of a really steep climb and still they had a smile and a joke to share with us as they sweated, drank and left a line of part empty bottles in their wake.

I suppose what gave me the incentive to volunteer was that my sister and some of her friends walked the 13.1miles, I also had a nephew and BIL run the half marathon.
I will certainly be helping again next year if I am free.
Now onto what this blog is mainly about - Paper Crafting.
This is a card I made this card for a friend in Germany just because I wanted too. lol
Most of the papers I used came with a magazine I purchased some time ago. I knew that Maria liked butterflies so this paper suited her. The center butterfly is a spellbinders die, inked using distressed inks and then "blinged" up with glitter and some adhesive gems. I also added gems to the holes in the edging around the "V" on the card. The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using another spellbinder die and again inked with distressed ink. The sentiment reads "{Hugs}".

Designer paper: Freebie with magazine
Punch: Martha Stewart, Scallop
Ink: Ranger Distressed Inks
Bling: Adhesive gems.
Butterfly: Spellbinders Butterfly 2 shapeability
Hope you like,


Maria :) said...

I don´t like this card...I love still brings tears into my eyes and I can´t thank you enough for taking the time and effort to make it for me my dear irish friend. THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH!!!

Anne-Marie said...

And why didn't you take part in the race, then?
Gorgeous creation for Maria.....that's a beautiful focal butterfly....some lovely touches there, Vicky!

Petra Ceronio said...

Lovely card Vicky, and loved reading about the Dingle Marathon.
The biggest one I know of in South africa is the Comrades Marathon, it is quite a big deal and even gets televised.

Vicky said...

Anne-Marie, someone had to give out the water!

Petra, the organiser of the Dingle Marathon has run the Sourth African Marathon.

Faye said...

Autumn is coming, but summer is staying alive in this fab, tropical card. very nice indeedy. X

Andaje said...

Ohhh one more thing we have in common besides the love of card making - I have been a volunteer (official) at the Copenhagen Marathon several times and also at smaller races... ever since I had to give up running races, I have been "giving back" as a volunteer

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