Thursday, July 1, 2021

Penny for Your Thoughts

      Out where I live in California, on the West Coast of the USA, we're suffering through our third heat wave of the summer and we're barely finished with June!  We get heat waves (any stretch of 3 or more days of temps 100F and over) every summer but the temperatures we've had in these three are higher than what we usually get in August, much less June!

     In any case, July 1 starts a new fortnightly challenge at QKR Stampede where the theme is always "Anything Goes."  This adorable little mouse, called "For Your Thoughts," is hoping someone has thoughts about anything other than the heat!  :-D  Or maybe thoughts about how to stay cool despite being 107F outside.

     I used ProMarkers to color him and used a Sizzix die to cut the image.   I managed to find copper paper the same color as the penny and added 4 squares (scraps) of it to the background.  The little metal coins were things I've had in my stash for years and I ran across them when I was cleaning out little drawers in one of the craft cabinets.  I'll bet I hadn't opened any of those four little drawers in 2 years!  There were the tiny coins, just waiting for this perfect card.  

     The black bow is hand-tied  and trimmed into dove tails.


      Come play with us this challenge and your could win some of these fun and fabulous images from QKR.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Gail said...

So cute! thanks for dropping it off at WAW - enjoy your day - Gail DT

Terry JP Arsenault said...

Adorable card and image. My, what heat. We are grateful when we get one day of warm, springlike weather, here in the east. My BIL in BC has dealt with some excruciatingly hot temperatures too. Stay hydrated and out of the blaze. hugs, Teresa

Jackie Cornfield said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Monica C. said...

Another cute card, Connie! Those little coins are beautiful.
Hugs Monica

Sueb said...

What a beautiful little card.
I would like to thank you for sharing your card crafting skills with us at the ATG challenge for Through the Craft Room Door.
I look forward to seeing many more of your challenges.
With kind regards
Sue TTCRD team

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Wow, I love your image, cute card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 26 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!