Friday, September 11, 2015

Do Raccoons Celebrate Thanksgiving?

     Welcome to the end of the week.  The weekend is just over the horizon and that means it's time for another challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our fun theme this week is "Midnight Snacking" and you can pretty much define that any way you like as long as it relates to some kind of food or snack.  There were so many fun images available at QKR Stampede for this one but I wanted to try coloring a cute raccoon, a new critter that I've not colored before.

     Do raccoons have light tummies or dark?  Or is their tummy striped like their tail?  Is their face light with a dark mask or dark with a light mask?  And most important for my card and sentiment, do raccoons celebrate Thanksgiving?  This image is Digi 2424263, "Thieving Raccoon."  Personally, I think raccoons probably celebrate anything that has to do with food.

     They were certainly celebrating the leftovers of my garden this week.  :-D   Two immature, late-setting watermelons, a zucchini, a few carrots, four or five cherry tomatoes, and three ears of corn!  Still, I don't begrudge any of them -- I'm just grateful to have had a well-producing garden this year.  I really missed having one last year but there was no time to get one in due to all the landscaping that was going in at my new house all that spring and most of the summer.

I used colors from the Tuesday Color challenge at The Outlawz.

     I colored the image with ProMarkers and then die cut it with a die from QuicKutz.  The sentiment is printed and also cut with a die from that same set.  The dp for the background came from scraps in my stash and the three little leaves were punched from bits of scraps.  The ribbons and cord were left over pieces and I tied the bow by hand, layering the ribbons and cord together before using my Craft-Dee Bowz to tie them.

613 Avenue Create
Cardz 4 Guyz
Clear It Out
Color Your World
Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Creative Moments
Cuttlebug Mania
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
House That Stamps Built
Little Red Wagon
One Stitch at a Time
Passion for ProMarkers
Simon Says Stamp

     I want to wish you a happy weekend, and I hope your weather is great - whatever it might be.  Come play with us this week.  You don't have to use a QKR image but if you don't have anything in your collection that will work as a 'snack' image, head over to the QKR Stampede store, scroll down to digi images (for quick delivery), find something you love (that won't be hard!), and come play with us.  Remember, using a QKR image (digi or rubber) means that you are entered into a special category just for QKR users and that increases your chance of winning by a huge amount.  :-D  See you at the challenge.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Pat (mspfd) said...

LOL! What a fun card. Awesome coloring!

JanR said...

Great card! Perfect for fall! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Jennifer Scull said...

your card is a hoot! that image just cracks me up! :)

enjoy your weekend!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO funny and what a fabby image, love the sentiment too.

Cazro said...

A super fun card, lovley colouring. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Awe, let's have some fun on this hot weekend. Delightful image and fab coloring. Thanks for the laugh, my friend. Have a fabulous weekend.

jimlynn said...

LOL! Not sure what color a raccoon's belly is.......Um....Next time I see one I'll have to ask him to roll over and let me rub his tummy.
CUTE card and love that image. Glad you were able to share your garden with some too!

Dawn said...

Lol! He's just adorable! I love corn & I love your raccoon!
Dawn xx

Andrea W said...

Super cute raccoon card!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Love your corny card. (pun) Your bow looks almost like corn stalks. Fantastic job.

Heather said...

Very cute!! Beautiful coloring on your image and I love the little bitty leaf accents. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Sandra said...

Such a fun card, the raccoon is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

The Crafty Den said...

What a fun card Connie. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Julie B said...

I love the expression on that skunk's face! Great image and sentiment. thanks for sharing at C4G. :)

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh Connie, that raccoon is so cute. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

Di said...

Such a fun card! Really cute too.


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

Sandy said...

Cute image and such a fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs, Sandy

Kimbo said...

Cute character, love the sentiment too

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Unknown said...

Awesome project! Great coloring. Thanks for playing at lacy sunshine. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you NC for making me smile. Love the corn sentiment and this raccoon is just so cute. Now putting on the DT hat, Thanks for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

caroline said...

Such a cutie thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world. Good luck and hope you will join us again .
Caroline sn ct

caroline said...

Such a cutie thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world. Good luck and hope you will join us again .
Caroline sn ct

Lotta said...

Hi! What a beautiful card! And funny too :) Thank you for joining Passion for ProMarkers this week. Hugs Lotta xx

Cheri said...

Adorable card, NanaConnie! Love the image and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Unknown said...

I really like the way you used the sentiment for our challenge 'add a sentiment', it completes your project perfectly! Thank you for joining us at Passion For Promarkers and good luck in the draw!
Anna xxx