Saturday 8 June 2013

Finish'er...10-minute Craft Dash #19

Time for another attempt at a personal best in the 10-minute Craft Dash!
The challenge colours this fortnight are:

Now here's the back-story to this card:  my husband and I are endeavoring to complete a half-marathon in every Canadian province and territory before we're 65 or our knees give out, whichever comes first. Four down, nine to go...
This past month, we ran the Blue Nose Marathon in the historic city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. What a beautiful place to tour, while dashing from one end to the other--down by the water-front, past the Citadel, up the slopes of Point Pleasant Park... The motto of this run is "Just finish'er" (add East Coast accent HERE).
Also, since January (NY Resolution month), the whole fan-damily has been hitting the gym and working with trainers. My son wants to survive boot-camp this summer and hubby and I are trying to stave off inevitable aging.
Anyway, back to the run. I knocked FOUR minutes off my time from last fall's half, all the while running up and down hill. So this card is to thank my trainer for helping to fix my posture, strengthen my legs and generally motivate me.
Here's the PRE picture of the crafty space. All supplies gathered and a pretty good idea of the card design in my head. Thanks to Lyndal Higgins for the tip of grouping all similar jobs at once (do all stamping, then all die-cutting, etc.).
Here's the card--I used CTMH ink, paper and card-stock in Cranberry, Crystal Blue and Buttercup. And the time???
Lost a few seconds with the hand-written font, but stamping or computer journalling would have left me way over-time.
Don't you love the PACE BUNNY? A Paper Smooches image--I've used him for a ton of cards this spring. He's commemorating my PB.
So make tracks (get it?) to the 10-Minute Craft Dash to check out some more winning cards with this colour palette. You have until next Saturday, June 15th, to join in the mad dash.

Happy crafting,


  1. Wahoooooo....good for you and the family. Your trainer is going to love this fun card!

  2. i absolutely LOVE your pace bunny, cuuuute card!

  3. this is SO cute! Congrats on knocking off 4 minutes, too.
    Thanks for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash! I hope you'll join us for the next craft dash!

  4. FAB card Caroline & fantastic that you're doing so well with your running too!
    So glad my tips came in handy for the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

  5. Awesome design, but more importantly awesome time!!! Both the card and your running ;) Love the 'just finish'er' motto! lol What a wonderful goal too, to run in each province. We have a beautiful country and that is a fabulous way to leave your mark!

  6. Too cute! Love the sweet bunny and yay that you got it done in time. I am always so impressed by you dashers!

  7. Oh my goodness, this card is super duper cute! That bunny is adorable and you featured the color perfectly.

    Thank you for playing along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Caroline. Hope you can play with us again soon!

  8. LOL, so funny, Caroline! I love how you made the bunny hold a clip with the time on it. Hilarious and so creative!!

  9. Sweet card Caroline and congrats on the time! Love the hand writing... so cool to include AND most of all the dash is becoming a regular achievement!

    Go you!
    xox, Muggie


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