Thursday, 7 January 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

...oh no, that was a fortnight ago but I still have Christmas goodies on my desk so decided to carry on and make a start on this year's collection!! 


This is the first outing of one of a few new digis that have been printed out waiting to be used. This little bear and the sentiment are from the Bugaboo Winter Bears set and coloured with Promarkers. There are quite a few challenges asking for "new" elements so I'm off to join in here...

Allsorts #344 - What's New (digi)
Crafty calendar - Something new (digi)
Crafty Friends #22 - Use something new (digi)
Di's digis Challenge - New to you (digi)
Sweet Stampin' - Something New (digi)
ABC Christmas - 'A' Anything Goes

I haven't shared any pictures for a while so here are a few "watery" views from the weekend


Suzy investigating our flooded lane she will NOT, under any circumstances, be persuaded to get her feet wet. Can't say I blame her!! 


The lake that appeared in Max and Madge's field...I was pleased with my "arty farty" shot!!

Right, better get industrious there is a spider mocking  me from it's web behind where the Christmas tree was situated!! 

Have a good day xx

34 comments:

  1. Adorable creation, love the Christmas in January design, colours and image used. xx
     {aNNie}

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  2. Fabulous Festive card Sarah - love the artistic dots around the image.
    Great photos - hope you haven't had too much flooding or any damage.
    Have a great day.
    Debs xx

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  3. Very cute and how virtuous you are getting on with your 2016 stash!
    Must admit that your photos are v familiar, could be here as the hollows in the fields are all full of standing water. No rivers to flood hereabouts but the fields are like a quagmire. Our spiders run for cover under the edge of the skirting so I am continuously out with the floor duster! My friend says conkers work! :)

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  4. Oh my word, just what I needed to brighten my day on this horrible wet morning, Sarah! Cheery, cute and ever so gorgeous! Love it!
    Wow a lot of standing water near you. We’ve been really lucky where we are, unlike some poor souls. My Staffy’s will totally sympathise with Suzy as they never entertain the thought of getting their feet wet, I have to drag them out to walk in the rain!! xxx

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  5. Superb card, isn't that one cute bear! Lovely to see more photos Sarah, Suzy is a gorgeous girly xx

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  6. Such a cutie Sarah. Love this sweet image and your fabulous DP panels. Keep warm, safe and dry.
    Laine
    xx

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  7. Love your bright and festive card Sarah and it's good to get a head start on next Christmas. I'm glad the flooding stayed in the fields and lane!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  8. Love the bright bold Xmas card! I know I bought loads of Xmas bits just before Christmas so I don't want to put them all away I want to use them now haha!
    Gorgeous pics I'm guessing that's not meant to be a pond in that field though haha
    Love from Lucy & Robin ;-) x

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  9. I still love looking at Christmas designs ANY time of year! :) Love the sweet image and special sparkles on your image!! Very sweet creation my friend! HUGS

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  10. Lovely Christmas card, love the detail on your shading colouring around the character.
    You'll have to enter your photo's in one of the photo magazine competition !! cheers Sue N x

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  11. Super cute card Sarah..my Harry would have been stomping his feet all through that water..but bring out the bath and he would be long gone..fab photos..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. No idea where my comment disapeared to so I'm trying again! - such a cute card - always pays to be well prepared for Christmas I'd say! Great arty pics too - we have a few 'lakes' like that around our way too - think they'll be here for ever at the rate its raining! hugs Judith x

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  13. A lovely card, even if you are freaking me out a little with a Christmas card so early in January, and I love your arty photos.

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  14. A lovely bright Christmas card Sarah, such a cute image.
    Pauline
    x

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  15. Sarah, I did a bit of a double take then! Wondering which of us had temporarily lost our marbles 0-: Your card is lovely. That image is super cute and I am very taken with the gorgeous papers you have used.
    Sue...xxx

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  16. Sweet image and pretty papers. Lovely card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  17. What a darling Christmas bear, Sarah. LOVE the ice skates. Awwww :)

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  18. Cute image, great design and lovely papers...such a good idea to think ahead...!:)
    Fab photos...my Mathilda is definitely in the 'keep your paws dry' club too!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  19. And why not make a start on this years cards :)
    love your pics,hugs xx

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  20. Adorable card Sarah!! Love the bright festive colours! Suzy is so sweet and how hilarious that she doesn't want to get her feet wet (although I don't blame her)! ha! hugs :)

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  21. There is an awful lot of water around at the moment...although I must say it looks quite pretty with the trees reflected in it in your photos!
    That's a great start to your Christmas cards...really cute design and pretty papers :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  22. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'What's New' challenge week. The new challenge starts tomorrow, hope you join in again x Susan x
    Look at you being so organised for next christmas, great photo's too Sarah - hope it has drained a bit. Happy new year x susan x

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  23. Such a super lovely card Sarah! Putting DT cap on to say: Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

    also, gorgeous photos, and I don't blame her for not wanting to get her feet wet at all!

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  24. Fantastic card Sarah great layout and love those papers. Jo x

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  25. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely, as are your photos... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

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  26. Love the pics, the reflections are so interesting! Love your darling card too!

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  27. So gorgeous Sarah - lovely bear and the background paper is FAB! Michelle x

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  28. Wauw sweet image and nice card!
    Thanks for entering in our something new challenge.
    Xxx Linda DT-CF

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  29. Love the layout and fab image. Why not get started - it's only another 349 days to go LOL!

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  30. Super sweet card, Sarak The papers are perfect for that image. And your photos are amazing. Charlie is quite the opposite...any excuse to get his feet wet. Can't see a puddle without a dive in!
    x Asha

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  31. First of all I have to say I'm with Suzie and definitely don't like having wet feet! Now for your card - that image is so cute and beautifully coloured. Your layout is so nice and 'clean' looking - if you see what I mean lol! Great card. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

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  32. Cute card love the colours too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  33. This is adorable, love the sweet image.
    Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge. I hope you will play again soon.
    Carissa

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