Practicing Creativity

Carte de Noël escargot – Christmas Snail card #2

I've got a thing for quirky Christmas cards. It's easier for me to achieve quirky in English than it is in French. French is my second language and although I've mastered it fairly well (mastered being a relative term here), finding a humorous nuance is a challenge for me. Which is why I'm reusing this QKR Stampede Santa Snail image and sentiment I was so proud of myself for coming up with last year (see Carte de Noël escargot – Christmas Snail card #1). I note every year what card I send to who, so I'll be sure to send it to someone different this year, bien entendu.

The sentiment translates in English to, 'Quick! Soon it's Christmas!'. You get it, right? A slowwwwww moving snail saying 'Quick!'?

I colored the snail a bit differently this time around, I didn't want it to be exactly the same. The papers are salvaged from my digital paper printout scrap bin.

I used my favorite embellishments on this card – a simple wooden snowflake (my Christmas card embellishment standard) and brads with the tines cut off used like dots (the only way I ever use brads).

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp – QKR Santa Snail
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-Namics square and circle stax
Embellishment – wooden snowflake, brads
Font – Candy Round BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #364 – ATG, Always Fun Challenges #129 – Cute Critters, Get Creative Challenges #84 – ATG, Di's Digi Challenge 30/09 – 2 or More Patterned Papers, and Winter Wonderland September – Use Your Favorite Embellishments.


  1. Hey girlfriend! I LOve this guy in the brown shades - and the burgundy really surprises me allowing the earth tones to pop! Also really like the papers you chose to use and the shapes, like the layered circles. Makes a great Christmas card Shani!

  2. Fun sentiment! Love plaid for Christmas. Brads can be pesky.

  3. Such a fun image, lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, hope you can join us again soon - Janice DT

  4. Shani, this is fabulous! I love the snail - he's one of my favorites from QKR. Thanks so much for playing along with us at QKR Stampede this week and for using a QKR image. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Adorable card, beautifully coloured and design. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

  6. Another fun card! Totally made me smile. I love the colours and your colouring is wonderful too!

  7. Ohhh, qu'il est chou c'est escargot !! Tu trouves toujours des images magnifiques, j'adore les digis des animaux.


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