Monday, 25 June 2018

Blue and White - Christmas with The Cutie Pies

Ho, Ho, Ho...it's Christmas time again!! I so look forward to sharing my card for this challenge as it means that there is one less card to make!!


The theme this time is

BLUE and WHITE


I loved colouring this chap although he was not what I intended to use. Unfortunately my printer would not play nicely so I was unable to use an image from our sponsor


Anyway, all's well that ends well. Replacement cartridge received so I am back in business!!

It seems so wrong to be excited about Christmas cards when we are enjoying such settled weather here in the UK. My animals aren't particularly happy and don't quite know what to do with themselves and spend their day seeking shade as the sun moves around the garden. It's a relay in the mornings, the dogs get walked at 5.30am (yes...really!!) then I ride Surprise. It's really lovely at that time of day and at the moment the hedges are full of honeysuckle which smells amazing. 

Hope you will join us this time, just remember to use a cute image...simple as that!!

See you soon xx

28 comments:

meg said...

Sweet image poor soul looks a little bemused, beautiful shade of blue and card

Julie B said...

I have been tempted by that cute set before now but have just about resisted! Love the sentiment stamp too.
Our hay is cut and OH and his pal are throwing out this morning, baler booked for Thursday! You sound to have had a bumper harvest, Joe who cut ours thinks the yield will be down as it was so thin. Max seeks the sun then goes to lie down on the cool tiles! It's the chihuahua in him. :)

brenda said...

This looks so sweet in the soft shades of blue Sarah.

Our four legged ones are also beside themselves with the heat, especially the terrier. Sounds like a reasonable haul of hay, afraid it's not too good here this year, wrong weather at the wrong time. Thankfully grandson in law cuts and bales, mostly for Newmarket so always a ready supply.

B x

cotnob said...

A lovely Christmas card Sarah, such a sweet image and lovely pastel colours.
Hubby and I went for a lovely walk this morning - I think we need to take a leaf out of your book though and go a bit earlier, it was rather hot towards the end and it was only 10 O'clock!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Claire said...

Aww you're back to cute cards and this little chappy is super. I love the angled paper with the softness of the circle, it's eye-catching. Great colours for Christmas, but I just can't think Christmas cards when it's blissfully sunny outside x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the layout for your sweet card Sarah and your cute image too, very sweet.
Lorraine

Laine said...

So sweet, cute and festive Sarah!
Laine
x

Annette said...

LOVE these elves! I've just got them too. I seem to be in xmas mood lately (well we are past the longest day now!) Love your cool blue colour scheme. Fab card Sarah. xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely cute card Sarah.
Sue x

MaryH said...

As always, such an adorable image, and I love the icy cold shades of blues. Since it's an extremely hot afternoon here in my area, this is a welcome color just now. I like the interesting way you've done the slanted design layout, with the circles over the top! Also loving your little elf watermark too. TFS & Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
I too get up at 5.30 am to do my ironing it's cooler then in this weather.
Also hubby sits at his computer where I have to do the ironing otherwise any where else set of the darn fire alarms with my steam generator iron.
So while his lordship sleeps I iron. LOL.

I love your wonderful blue Christmas card that image is gorgeous.
Beautiful spotty paper too.
Now shush don't say anything to anyone but hubby is well known for his large ears. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, I love these Birdie Brown elves! Gorgeous creation hun. Love the glossy finish on the bauble. Gorgeous monochrome creation. Hope you're having an awesome week hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Carol S. said...

He's rather cute and a great design. Love the blue colour choice. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debra K. said...

What a cute elf! Is he a Digi stamp? Love his glittery bauble. Fab card design with the sloped paper. Love the font of your sentiment, where did you get that from if you don't mind me asking.
5.30am is a bit early for me which is why we have cats :D. My printer will only print in black and cyan at the moment, which is driving me mad, despite that the others colour ink levels are not low. I'll probably have to replace them to see if that helps which will be a complete waste of ink >:(.
I always wondered why your horse is called Surprise? Debra x

nnalorac said...

He's a real cutie Sarah, adorable card. Would love to be an early bird, doesn't happen anymore mores the pity, would have to go to bed about seven lol! Carol xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sarah, such a sweet little image.

Pat xx

Jane Savage said...

This is gorgeous, Sarah, so classy in blue and white! I'm a hot weather moaner I'm afraid, Autumn can't come soon enough for me!! :) But 5.30??!!! Nutter! :D xxx

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Sarah and a great sentiment too. I don't know how you can get up at 5.30! I'd never manage it x

Pollard Carole said...

So sweet that's a lovely design love the colour love and hugs Carole x

Michelle said...

This is super cute Sarah - love the linen card and this gorgeous design - Michelle x

Wendy said...

Fabulous Christmas card, super cute!
Many thanks Sarah for my birthday card, it’s gorgeous! :)
Wendy xx

Chrissy said...

Your image is adorable Sarah and I love the blue and white theme..Winter over here and my cat is not impressed that I cannot turn the rain off if she goes to the other door..I get that.. " REALLY!! "..look.

luv CHRISSYxx

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet image used Sarah, love the blue and whithe theme.xx

Megan J said...

Hi Sarah, a very pretty Christmas card to add to your stash, love the little elf in blue... have a wonderful week... Megan

Debbie said...

Really cute card hun. Love blue and white, such a cutie image too. Bless the animals eh, our staffie isn't enjoying the heat much. Heck if we are wilting they must be. Hope you're okay. Hugs xx

Inkyfingers said...

I love your little blue and white number Sarah and the font on your sentiment is gorgeous. I hope the animals are coping with the heat. Like you, I am up early these days to get my chores done before the temperature rises.
Hugs
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Love your new Photo Sarah...happy girl.xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing card, thanks for sharing x