Monday, 14 June 2021

The bear essentials...Cutie Pie

 Hello friends. I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. We were gifted wall to wall sunshine so made the most of it by taking a quick visit to West Bay on Saturday. We got there early and managed a peaceful thirty minutes on the beach, just sitting and people watching!! It was all about the four legged family members yesterday. An early morning ride followed by a session trimming the dogs with the horse clippers (UK friends...think Specsavers with the Farmer shearing the sheep!!), they look so much better for it!! It was so hot in the afternoon that we hosed down the ponies. On returning to his paddock Wills promptly got down and rolled in the mud!! 

If you've got this far I am actually here to invite you to the new Cutie Pie Challenge.

The Bear Essentials...a cute card with a bear on it...simple!!

Another challenge sponsored by Lee Holland, not used one of those images for yonks and find two consecutive Dt pieces by the same sponsor!! This little cutie was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers to match the bright and cheery paper, that I think is First Edition. The banner is from a retired Clearly Besotted set that I stamped and heat embossed. 

Thank you for stopping by and listening to my jabbering...I will leave you with a couple of snaps of the sea, what a beautiful colour too.

See you later in the week xx


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A cute image and fabulous bright and cheerful papers to showcase him.

cotnob said...

A super card Sarah, lovely bright papers and cute image.
The beech looks lovely, I bet it didn't stay like that for long. I'm sure the dogs feel much more comfortable, we get ours out early and then they sleep on the cold tiles in the kitchen for most of the day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Julie B said...

You were certainly in the right place with this weather. Had a few spots of rain this morning, typical as the OH had just started painting the workshop door! Love the way you've coordinated the nesting die cuts to the DP. :)

R's Rue said...

Such a cute card. Enjoy your day.

Chrissy said...

Great card shape and papers Sarah and I love the sweet little bear all decked out in his party hat, gorgeous..sounds like a great weekend even though you had a mud roller, ha ha ha..


meg said...

A fabulous card Sarah,love your image and the colours you used for it and your layers and paper.Stunning pics,the beach looks so peaceful

Carol S. said...

Dorset is a lovely place to live. Gorgeous beaches and we loved to holiday there a few years ago.
A very sweet bear Sarah and love the pretty paper. Hugs, Carol

brenda said...

Sounds about par for the course Sarah, Heskey and Ben always do the same. A pretty and colourful creation today.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card with the cute bear, fabulous photos. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
I love your wonderful rainbow of colours card.
That paper used is gorgeous and I love the image it's so cute.
Love how you popped it on those fab colour circles that match beautifully.
Great snaps of the beach and sea.
I thought only dogs rolled in mudd and such all that work for nothing. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute card lovely DP. Fab pics too

Tammy said...

Your card is so cute and colorful Sarah, I love that little bear and the fabulous shape! Gorgeous beach photos.
Hugs, Tammy

Lena said...

What a lovely and cheerful card, Sarah. The fun papers and pretty dies are just the ticket to showcase the cute bear.
Sounds like a lovely weekend. The beach is always a beautiful colour. I think that is one of the reasons I'm so drawn to it :-)
It's so much fun to roll in the mud when you're all clean :-)
Enjoy the rest of your week.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and love the beach photos, hope you ae well best regards Sue N x

Lynne in NI said...

Awww gorgeous card Sarah, such a sweet image and I'm loving your colours!
It's great to see a bit of 'normality'creeping back - your beach pics are fab!

SarahR said...

Hi Sarah, that little bear is just too darned cute! Love the cheerful paper as well.

I live near a beach as well, it very rarely looks as pretty as your beach, ore often than not it's windswept and wild, the joys of the North Sea!!


Brenda said...

Gorgeousness abounds in this post! Your card is so sweet and your pics so beautiful and relaxing.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Your card is gorgeous Sarah, love the shape, the sweet image and that papers, gorgeous combo of elements! Laughed out loud at Wills rolling in the mud after the wash down!! Beautiful pics from the sea too. Looks idyllic! Hugs, Wends xoxo