Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Slow Turtles and Snails

     It's July 1st and QKR Stampede is doing its second monthly challenge.  For those of you who still haven't adjusted to it not being a weekly challenge, you still have at least another 2 months to get used to the idea of only one challenge per month.  After that, QKR will be making a decision on whether or not to stay as a monthly challenge or revert to weekly or maybe even fortnightly.

     I have two cards to share with you today and neither one of them has anything to do with the upcoming 4th of  July celebrations.  lol  However, they do reflect the slow pace that comes with hot July weather!  This first one shows you what happens when a meandering turtle forgets that he shares the world with racing hares and other fast animal traffic.  The image is called "Black Eye" and I thought it would be perfect for a Get Well card.  :-D


Colored w ProMarkers
Image & Sentiment cut w Unbranded, cross-stitch, dies
Sheer ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Metal brads

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     This second card is either a salute to or a complaint about the brutal summer weather which arrives in my territory sometime in mid- to late- May every year and stays around until well into September, often into October.  Most summer days, I feel exactly like this poor snail - "Exhausted."


Colored w ProMarkers
Cut with Gina Marie die
Glitter paper 'sun' cut w QuicKutz die
Background paper from scrap basket

     Challenges:

     I hope we're going to see you playing along with us at QKR Stampede this month.  Lots of time to get something made and entered.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

15 comments:

  1. So funny! :)) Thank You for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenge. DT Ella

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  2. OH! Connie, these are a joy, LOVE them both.
    Take care
    Faith x

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  3. Very funny. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

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  4. Two fun cards, love the turtles black eye and the sentiment with the snail

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  5. Fun cards. I know how that snail felt the other week here in the UK. Thanks for joining in with my So Cute challenge at Allsorts.

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  6. These are such beautiful cards and made me smile at the comment for the snail.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Love those fun images NanaConnie.....brilliant cards x

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  8. Both are awesome!!! LOVE that turtle and it's a great get well type card. So cute.
    I'm relating so well to that second one and the heat! Mercy me, it's hot! Love your card.
    Lynn

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  9. Both of your cards are super cute Connie! That snail is cracking me up! I love the added glitter panel behind him too! Yes, the heat is going to get really bad this month as I've been reading about it coming! So stay cool my friend!

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  10. Gosh, these are incredibly cute! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!Hugs, JoyJoyfully StampsLil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
    Joyfully Stamps

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  11. Oh goodness, these brought more than a smile to my face! I loved your explanation for each and obviously the cards themselves are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them with us at Passion for Promarkers!
    Linda

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  12. A great couple of cards, love the humor and agree with the snail and the heat!!!

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  13. Thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of Anything goes at Lemon Shortbread Challenges. Hope to see you next challenge.

    [aNNie Designer for Lemon shortbread Challenges

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  14. Two very fun cards (and I can definitely relate to the second one lol). The images are so cute and your colouring is perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

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  15. I just LOVE your images. Sure is funny. Lovely detail too.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hope to see you again!
    Hugs from Africa!
    OlgaB

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