Monday 28 November 2016

Christmas with the Cutie Pies

     Hello everyone. It's such an exciting day today as it's the launch of the very first challenge at

Christmas With The Cuties

I am honoured to be part of this fantastic team and am proud to share my inspiration for the first challenge.

I think you will agree she certainly hits the spot in the CUTE stakes!! I found some very old Christmas papers in my hamper so used those lovely colours as a base for colouring little Rosie. She was coloured with Promarkers. I did a bit of "duffing up" with my distressing tool for a change and sparkled the snow with stickles. I liked my Gemini very much BUT now I LOVE it. The intricate snowflake border cut with one pass and, better than that, every single little bit came out cleanly !! Brilliant!!

Anyway, I do hope you will support Lisa and the rest of her wonderful team and come and pay a visit and join in, I am sure that there will be mince pies and mulled wine on offer...after all it is Christmas...with the Cuties!!

Before I go here is a recent picture of my hairy kids...

...when you are bored of watching Mum crafting!!

Until next time xx

Some challenges

Crafting With Dragonflies #71 - Whatever the weather...snow
Creative Corner Challenges - Winter
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettias or snow is falling
Crafty Catz - anything goes +/- a tag


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very very cute indeed and also very pretty and sparkly

brenda said...

She certainly is a cutie Sarah and made into a lovely card.

The boys looks well chilled out as though butter wouldn't melt - as if.

B x

Michelle said...

Yes she definitely hits the cute stakes Sarah and your card is gorgeous. Love the papers you found and the distressing. Your hairy kids hit the cute stakes too :). Xx

meg said...

Congratulations on the new Dt post, your card sits high on the cute stakes Sarah, love it.

Unknown said...

Aww this is so pretty! Love the sweet image and beautiful design! Ooh and I love that snowflake border! If you fancy having more fun on your fab Gemini I'd love a few of those and some other die cuts for Xmas 😜 Lol
Lucy xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so adorable Sarah and those pups of your's our adorable too!
Wendy xx

Lisa xx said...

so pleased to have you on board Sarah, thank you to your kind words! I think mulled wine and mince pies are a must (if I'm honest I'm not a mince pie fan, but I'm sure a chocolate yule log could be arranged!

Such an absolute sweetie too, love the colour scheme xx

Whisper said...

You are so right, what a gorgeous cutie and i'm loving the lovely colours too, luv Sam x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow! I can't believe how much your pups have grown in such a short time. I bet they really keep you active. A fabulous card Sarah. I really like the layout and the delicate, icy blue colour that you've used, it's gorgeous. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Pat said...

Lovely card Sarah, I love that adorable image so sweet. Great photo of your hairy kids too.

Pat xx

Laine said...

So very cute Sarah, both pictures.

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Sarah on your new DT position..adorable image and colouring and love the pearls down the side and sparkly snowflakes..and look at those cute


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely cute card Sarah.
Sue x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, such a sweet image and pretty colours.
It's great to be on the team with you.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining the Dt, be great to work with you on this design team cheers Sue N x

Carol S. said...

A super cute image and love the colours. Lovely card Sarah. Congrats on your new DT post. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kat W said...

This is certainly very very cute but also very very gorgeous! I love this colour combo and oooooooh to that beautiful pearl trim and snowflake edge...absolutely divine :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Lynne said...

Such a cute card Sarah and love all your pretty embellies. I am pleased to be working with you on the team .

Lynne x

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

A really beautiful card .. .. I love those backing papers!

If your collection is anything like mine you have some going back years and years. I guess that is confirmation that I don't make enough Christmas cards! Ooops!

Looking at your blog though your Christmas box must be full to overflowing!

Many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Sarah. You are really kind.

Have a good day and I hope it is warmer with you than it is here.

Love Jules xx

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I look forward to working on the christmas cuties DT with you too.

Janette said...

So cute, love all the sparkle too..
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Wynn said...

Love the cute image and sparkle on your card. She certainly looks ready for whatever the weather will throw her way!! Thank you for joining our 'Whatever the Weather' challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

aussie aNNie said...

Cool creative card, loving the image and colours...xx {aNNie}

Brenda said...

Sarah, this is gorgeous! I love this little image and the beautiful sparkly snowflakes add the perfect frosty feel!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very wonderfil card.
That image is sure a sweetie, and you have coloured it perfectly as usual.
Love you wonderful design.
Such little cuties are your pups.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pamellia said...

HAHA, great caption for your sweet doggie photo. They sure are growing fast!! Beautiful Christmas card Sarah, and a huge congratulations on your new DT gig!! Hope you've been well this last month. Sorry I've been so scarce, November has been a bit challenging, catching up now though. sending hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh Sarah, this is absolutely precious and a perfect first card for the very first challenge too!! :) Your coloring is stunning as well as the beautiful sparkly details!! Your pups are so sweet!! HUGS

Jane Savage said...

Love blues for Christmas and this frosty beauty is just perfect, Sarah! Aww look at those gorgeous hairy kids! Just like well behaved....when they're asleep!! ;) xxx

Lynne in NI said...

What a beautiful card you created for your first challenge (congrats on joining the team!) Love your colour combo and that sparkly snowflake edge is so pretty.
Fab pic of the pups, ours is mostly stretched out in that horizontal position too ;)

Cindy said...

Cute image. Love the blue. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

Annette said...

Awww, she's lovely hun.
(catching up and behind the times as per usual!)