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


     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


     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


karto_flana said...

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

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

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

Elaine Stark said...

Very funny. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

meg said...

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

Linby said...

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.

Linda Simpson said...

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

Jo said...

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

jimlynn said...

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.

*Vicki* said...

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!

Joy Wilson said...

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

Linda Mc Enery said...

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!

Shelly Schmidt said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

The Crafty Den said...

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

OlgaB said...

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!