Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas at a Snail's Pace

    Good Friday Morning all of you!  If it's Friday, it must be time for another QKR Stampede challenge.  I want to share a card with you this morning which will explain why your Christmas packages may arrive late or even not at all.  You can use the information to explain to all the kids and grandkids why there are no presents under the tree for them.

     Santa apparently ran short of reindeer this year, or maybe they're all in the stable, hung over from too much Christmas cheer but, whatever the reason, Santa seems to have hired a snail to replace them.  Unfortunately, like most snails, he's completely unused to the ice and cold which explains the blue color of his skin.  He's traveling awfully slowly; maybe he's frozen solid and not going anywhere!  But then, he's carrying his home with him, so maybe he doesn't care.  :-D

I used colors from the TicTacToe Color Dare at Color My Heart
only this time I did the diagonal bottom left to top right.

     I used ProMarkers to color the image, then cut it with a rectangle die (Spellbinders.)  I inked the edges and cut a tiny, decorative corner (also Spellbinders) which is off -the-edge of the image piece.

     I used a Darice EF to emboss the scrap of distressed, red CS.  I added grosgrain ribbon and a lace, bow-tie bow which I dyed red with a Copic marker.  It didn't really need any more embellishment so I left it rather CAS.  It's going to be a perfect masculine Christmas card.

AAA Cards
Aud Sentiments
Crafting from the Heart
Cutie Pie
Dragonfly Dreams
Outlawz Greetings
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Sasayaki Glitter
Time Out

     That's it for today but I do hope you're going to come and play with us at QKR Stampede this week.  Remember, you can use any image from any company and our theme is Always Anything Goes.  However, if you do use a QKR image, your entry goes into a completely separate draw for only QKR (or Eureka Stamps) and your chances of winning in that draw are huge!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Love the sentiment on this fabulous card Connie, have a great weekend.
Linda xxx

Jane said...

Fabulous image for our On The Move Challenge, great interpretation. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Pat K said...

What a fun card, great image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

jimlynn said...

I wonder if my grands will fall for that excuse of no presents this year!! There's nothing wrong at all with a blue snail either - in fact, he's adorable! Love your cute card Connie.

Michelle said...

Cute card! Love your color choices from our Tic Tac Toe grid. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart.

Terri Winske said...

Adorable card, and a very cute post. I might have to use this reason why the gifts don't arrive on time!! 😃 Love your coloring and the colors you chose! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at PIP Challenges this week!

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges last week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Happy crafting,
Monday Greetings DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

maria f. said...

Ha! What a great image for a "move" challenge. Hope your holidays go at a slow and enjoyable pace!

Shona Chambers said...

Blimey, Santa might have to start his deliveries now if he's using snails!! Although I'm sure they would be magic snails and super-fast!!! This image is so adorable and you really brought him to life with your colouring. Love the embossed red cardstock, adds so much texture and totally agree with it being a perfect masculine card. So very glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

Vandra said...

Cute Santa Snail card... this is how I feel getting ready for this years Christmas :) Thanks for sharing at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge.

Craft-E-Place said...

Cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards

Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! I love how you used the colors in the tic-tac-toe challenge for this card. Thank you for joining us in this week's Color My Heart Challenge. <3 Miss. Carrie

Tracie Pond said...

Super fun card. It made me smile. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the layout of your card and what a cute image, coloring and great sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

Pat K said...

Fabulous image with the best sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Nonni said...

What a fun sentiment and that snail is so cute!! Beautiful clean layout. That embossed card adds a lot of detail. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful festive card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue x