Clearly Besotted June Teasers Day 2

May 29, 2019 at 8:00 am 9 comments

Howdy, Y’all. It sure is a fine day to acknowledge the corn that Clearly Besotted do all to pieces gorgeous stamp sets.

Have you guessed it? I’ll be adding in a little cowboy speak through the post. If you’re not sure what half these phrases mean..just check out here

Back to the sets. This one is Rock’n’Roll. Yes, really. That’s what it’s called!

I never understood until a few days ago, just how adept armadillos are at rolling. Did you know that in the Badlands, centuries have come and gone and seen a yearly contest to prove an armadillos prowess?

Picture the scene.

Larry, Barry and Harry could not contain their excitement. This is was the year they were allowed to go to the Real Rolling Rodeo.

There had been a tonne of blarney about the event. Larry was the biggest toad in the puddle and had regaled them with tall tales. Barry had the hat. His cactus mother had insisted that he protect his skin. Little Harry has tougher skin, and poor old Larry had actually lost his spikes when Barry had jumped out at him unexpectedly and scared him to half to death.

The object of the contest was simple. All armadillos started at the top of an excessively large sand dune; one gun shot, and they rolled, and rolled until there was a winner. Due to the sand storms and shifting sand, Barry was unsure where the finish line was, which made it somewhat hard to know when the winner had been decided.

It was common for all spectators to pick a favourite and holler their name whilst they tumbled. This was the topic of much consternation by the B’Hoys. They knew that the Big Gun was called Arnie- but how would they know which armadillo was which? Their armour was impenetrable- no sticking pins through to attach a contestant number! ( ouch!!).

At this point in time, sellotape hadn’t reached the far eschalons of the Old West, so one simply had to guess. Larry was unconvinced that even at the end, the organisers would have a clue who the victor was either!

Little Harry decided that his choice would be Austin and Larry was plumping for Augustine. Barry wanted to cheer for Aguilera who apparently sung whilst she rotated, and he thought that must be amazing. The gun sound crackled through the blazing hot sky and the boys were startled. Then, in the dusty distance, the rollers could be seen. Freewheeling Armadillos was a sight to behold. How they didn’t bump into one another was anyone’s guess. It was almost as if they were synchronised spinners. As the armadillos approached, they looked like a marching army of marbles. Larry began to cheer. Barry wondered if he could hear Aguilera’s dulcet tones. One little Armadillo was veering towards them- completely off track and just when they thought that it was safe, the off-course armadillo brushed violently next to Barry who got the strings of his hat stuck in the armadillo’s armour. Now it was Barry’s turn to wail almost tunefully as he spun over and over attached to the creature who had told him during the kerfuffle, that his name was Arkansas. Barry could feel his skin bruising and yet, the thrill of the race overtook his momentary discomfort.

The race was quickly over. You won’t be surprised to hear that Arkansas and Barry were not the winners but managed to bag a prize for the most creative roll. They each won a jar of beetles, which Barry donated to Aguilera who was singing a tune called ‘Hurt’ which seemed remarkably apt to Barry.

Barry limped back to his comrades, who gave him a champion cactus welcome. No one knew who’d won. No one cared. They felt so grown up, they treated themselves to some Black Water and stumbled home to tell their thrilling tale and tuck into a Boggy Top!!

Enough of the Wild West- it’s time to trot over to the Clearly Besotted Blog then do grace

Arizona Lisa and Montana Michelle with your presence!

Until tomorrow,

Keren x

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. michshort  |  May 29, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Haha! What a fun story! Such a cute card, I love them racing down the sand dune! So fun! xx

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  • 2. lisatilson76  |  May 29, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Oh my, so fun! Singing and rolling armadillos ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Iโ€™ll be chickling at this all day! Lovely card, great story Keren xx

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  • 3. lisatilson76  |  May 29, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Chuckling not chickling hahah!!

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  • 4. Stephanie Wincott  |  May 29, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Love your card, but also love love love the accompanying story!! You are a legend Keren!! ๐Ÿ˜€ xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  • 5. tsurutadesigns1  |  May 29, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    So much fun Keren!

    Liked by 1 person

  • 6. Andrea Hastilow  |  May 29, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Great fun, so cute & cheerful. Fab scene you have them x


  • 7. conil  |  May 29, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Okay…now you have to write a book. What an entertaining little story while I looked at that felt hill and your amazing coloring. Talk about creativity, literally and figuratively, you win…no matter who won the race.


  • 8. Debbie P  |  May 29, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Cute card.


  • 9. Ruth  |  June 1, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Hahahaha! Your stories really sell these sets to me – I will have a hard time resisting this! xx



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