Thursday, 5 November 2015

Remember, Remember...

 ...the 5th of November gunpowder treason and plot....

It's Guy Fawkes' Night in our part of the world but actually that's not what I am here to talk because it's also the start of a new challenge at

As You Like It Challenge and this time it's your favourite hobby!!

I have so many including knitting, crochet, golf, walking with Suzy, gardening and reading but have chosen to incorporate two of my most favourite...which are papercrafting and all things equine. Papercrafting indulges the child in me as I get an enormous amount of pleasure from colouring in and Suzy and  I love spending time with and riding Surprise  in the glorious Dorset countryside that we have on our doorstep (although, now that Suzy is totally deaf she doesn't accompany me out riding any more and makes me feel guilty by looking sad when I get my saddle out...diva!!) . 


This was the first outing for an MFT set that I treated myself to back along...mainly for the cute horse!! I made the card for one of my friends that keeps her horse with me so I coloured the image with Promarkers to match Zhar...here he is...


and not a bad likeness if I do say so myself!!

The sky is actually printed vellum which I found hiding in my scrap box and the flowery meadow was a piece of LOTV Perfect Pair.

I'd like to join in at these challenges

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky #280 - Die cuts and punches
(the cloud was made using a Joy Crafts die)
Inspiration Destination #58 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Dies/punches
Cute Card Thursday #398 - Food/Drink
(a horse loves nothing more than a pile of sweet smelling hay to eat!!)

Have a good day and if you have a moment pop over and see what delights my team mates have created...you won't be disappointed...promise!!

 Stay safe if you are having fireworks tonight, I shall be on tenterhooks as there a some fairly large displays within 10 miles in every direction and the horses are a constant worry :0(

35 comments:

brenda said...

As you might guess I love this one Sarah.

Like you we are pretty rural and where we live it's a hamlet of only nine houses with fields between, yet one of the numpty neighbors decided on a firework display last Friday but saw no need to tell us about it. So at 11.30pm we were out shutting the boys top doors, which I might add they hate, comes of nosy natures.

B x

Judith said...

oh I do love this card Sarah - perfect for your horsey loving friend - so clean and fresh looking. i love these stamps and dies from MFT - I'm off to Florida next week and will be calling in to the shop for my Christmas goodies - can't wait! you sound so like me with all your hobbies Sarah.... so many hobbies, so little time! hugs enjoy your Guy Fawkes day hugs Judith x

Veerle said...

Lovely card Sarah and what a magnificent horse on the picture.
Hugs, Veerle

Jane Savage said...

Too cute, Sarah and a perfect match for Surprise, and she is gorgeous!! Hope the fireworks don’t cause you too many probs. Like you we are surrounded by displays but my dogs bark at the first ‘BANG’ then get bored and sleep through it!!! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hey there Sarah, love love love this awesome card and what a beautiful horse...xxx

{ aNNie}

Laine said...

Perfect likeness Sarah. Such a cute card.
Laine
xx

Julie B said...

This is so sweet Sarah. Love the way you've used the DPs to create your horsey scene. Hope you are not too wet down there. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Haha, Sarah you really made me smile with this one! What a great card and you're right, the likeness is quite remarkable! tee hee :)

Lucy Woods said...

Aww so cute!! Love the scene and cut out image!
Lucy x

Annette said...

Awww, lovely card Sarah, and love the photo of Surprise!

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Fits your hobby very well. Elaine

*Vicki* said...

Sarah, this is SO cute!! Love the horse scene and your coloring details are very stunning!! HUGS :)

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Sarah....great image and colours....love the photo of Surprise....stunning horse.....Joolsx

Michelle said...

This is a lovely card to showcase your two hobbies Sarah and a great way to combine the too and that is a lovely picture of Zhar too! Michelle x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, and a lovely photo.
Lorraine x

Inkyfingers said...

What a delightful card Sarah and I love punny sentiment. Hope the animals ore okay tonight!
Hugs
Carol x

Chrissy said...

Super cute card Sarah..love your scene you created and there is a likeness in the horses..what a handsome lad Zhar is..

Luv CHRISSYxx

cotnob said...

A super card Sarah, such a fabulous image and great design - brilliant sentiment.
Pauline
x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, you friend will love it!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a gorgeous scene and a super cute die too, Luv Sam x

Pollard Carole said...

Delightful i love your design such a lot of thought its perfect Love and hugs Carole x

Asha said...

Oh so cute, Sarah... and looks just like the real horsey!
hugs Asha

Brenda said...

Wonderful job on capturing Zahr's likeness! Loved learning a little more about you and where you live. This is a darling card!

Cass said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,a great design and love the fab images.xxx

Lena's Creations said...

You did Zahr proud! :-) Your card is so lovely and happy! I love the background and the cute horse. Goodness, I had totally forgotten about Guy Fawkes. We used to celebrate it when we lived in South Africa, but here in the US, you don't hear a thing about it! Thank you for reminding me of a fun time :-)
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

Liz McGuire, said...

Brilliant card, a perfect likeness too, Liz x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a super card, and great design.
Superb cutting out of the images too, and I love your paper used to perfect affect.
We all have that a child like part of us that loves to make some really cute cards I think.
Wonderful photo of the horse.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Sarah, I have really enjoyed reading your blog post about this beautiful card - so lovely to hear about your life in Dorset with your beloved four legged friends (Dorset is our county of choice in every way and we are hopeful of moving there one day)!
Anway, your card is really lovely - I have a real soft spot for MFT Stamp/die sets. You have made a gorgeous card with this set and i am certain your friend was really over the moon. Have a super weekend...hope the weather is n't too dreary - blooming awful here!
Sue...xxx

Anonymous said...

Super cute card so love you made it like your horse to cute!
Hope they are ok with all the fireworks.... hugs me xx

Lisa xx said...

This is a beaut Sarah....what a lovely combination of papers to create the background....I would never have thought of using that paper for a meadow, but it actually looks spot on!

As much as I enjoy looking at the fireworks, I'm already fed up with the noisiness. Poor old daisy dog hides in the cupboard and Nippy barks in retaliation to every bang!

nnalorac said...

Super cute scene, Sarah, great imagination with the DP's, I'm sure your friend loved it. Carol xx

Karon said...

Adorable! TFS

Helen said...

Really cute - love your colouring and that sentiment is just great!

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

Helen x

Lynne in NI said...

Heee your friend will absolutely LOVE this ... great idea to add Zhar's markings to your image :)