Hello blog friends, thanks for calling in today. Sorry for the late start. I did my post as usual but when I went to schedule it I realised I had forgotten one very important detail - I'd only forgotten to take a picture of the card, that's all!! What a cloth head! Anyway, by the time I realised this the light had gone so I had to wait until this morning to take a photograph. Bet I don't do that again!
This card is a tribute to my nephew Nigel. Last year he took part in the Marathon Des Sables. This is an annual event and takes place in the Sahara Desert. The total distance is 151 miles - the equivalent of running 6 marathons in 7 days - in temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius!!! He is a quantity surveyor and had the support of many of his clients in his fund raising efforts, as well as family and friends. His goal was to raise £20,000 for Mencap. In fact he raised the incredible sum of £56,000 !!! No, I haven't made a mistake - he really did raise £56,000. Isn't that amazing? He came in 297th out of 848 runners. Not a bad place eh? You may think I am a bit late in my congratulations, but he has just heard that he has been invited to lunch with the Countess of Wessex, the patron of the charity, at her home. As you can imagine we are all very proud of his achievement and this is well deserved. So, well done Nigel!!!
Sneak peak at the inside, showing the 3D butterflies
Showing the stamp used on the inside.
Anyway, I hope you all have a good day. With love from Christine xx
I would like to enter this into One Stop Craft challenge No floral embellishments; Crafty Cardmakers Winged things;
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