Saturday, 26 January 2019

Happy Winter

I had to buy some Christmas cards last year as I hadn't made enough. Admittedly they were horsey ones for my livery guests and for a good cause ( Bob champion Trust), but I am determined to make a huge effort to make all my cards this year. 

Here goes...



I bought this stamp set with some Christmas money as I think she will make a lovely winter Birthday card, as well as Christmas. I am really pleased with the rainbow coloured scarf and resisted the temptation to add anything else.

I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. We are planning a trip to Clarks Outlet Village today for a bit of retail therapy!! Wish me luck!!

Thank you for your time and comments. It is much appreciated.

See you soon xx

Some challenges

ABC Christmas - A Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - #2 Bundle up
Craft Rocket January - Winter
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - January
Cute 'n' Crafty Christmas #5
Papercraft Challenges #29 - Bright Colours

38 comments:

Kelly Lloyd said...

Every yea I say to myself I'm going to Christmas craft from Jan onwards but it never happens lol
Well done you on starting yours already.
This is a fab card, great design and love her bright coloured scarf
Hugs Kelly x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is such a lovely card Sarah. Beautifully CAS and I love the burst of colour on the scarf. The rainbow colours are so bright and cheerful and just what we all need when winter is upon us. Keep up the good work then you won’t be panicking in November. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I live her scarf, fab card. Enjoy shopping

Julie B said...

A very bright and cheery card Sarah, though the scarf isn't such a necessity this morning! The thermometer reads 6' and even the sheep are not waiting patiently for their morning hay! :)

Annette said...

I really resent buying cards now but sometimes there just isn't time to make all those you want to do. I want to try harder making xmas ones during the year too, but haven't made much of a start yet! I like your image, I've not seen this before and the scarf is lovely. Hope you have a lovely weekend Sarah. xx

Lisa xx said...

Oooh I would pay good money for a scarf like this!!! Gorgeous card Sarah

Chris said...

It's a lovely card Sarah, fabulous CAS design, love the image with her bright and cosy scarf! Thanks for playing along at CASS.
Chris
x

brenda said...

It's a good start Sarah and this is a super stamp with a great Wintery feel. It's all rather odd outside at the moment, empty stables. Anysia took the boys over to her partners farm for a few weeks when I was so poorly to help Eddy out as she's not here all day and works long hours, it's really strange not hearing them whinny every time the back door opens.

B x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww such a sweet card! love the pretty image and colourful scarf, and your colouring is gorgeous!
yes you are seeing correctly I'm finally venturing back into blog land and have started card making again finally after 16 months off! haha hope you're well!
Lucy x

cotnob said...

A super card Sarah, a fabulous image - I love her brightly coloured scarf.
I hope you enjoyed your retail therapy.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chrissy said...

Super image and fabulous colouring Sarah, she looks so cosy all wrapped up..
Have a great weekend..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love the way you coloured the image. Enjoy your shopping x

Dotty Jo x said...

What a stunning card! I'm completely in love with this set and love your bright and breezy version. Thanks so much for linking to Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

Brenda said...

What a wonderful CAS card. I absolutely love the bright, happy scarf! You are such a good girl for getting started early. I usually have enough cards but my challenge is getting them written and into the mail:{.

Claire said...

Just what you want at Christmas, a lovely bright and bold cheery card to look at on dull wintry days. So unusual yet such a fun and versatile image, coloured beautifully as always Sarah x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love the cas design
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Love this image Sarah and very useful, not just Christmas. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card, love the colours on her scarf.Hope you had a good day out.
Wendy x

Lynne in NI said...

Aww she's gorgeous, love her fab scarf. Hope you had a fun shopping trip and got a few bargains :)

aussie aNNie said...

Oh so HOT Sarah, for me down under I would die but wow what a gorgeous stamp and card.xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sarah, this stamp is FABULOUS!! I love the rainbow scarf too! Fantastic job on that! Love the perfect CAS styling of this. The sentiment is perfect and I seriously just love EVERYTHING about this gorgeous card! Hope you enjoyed your retail therapy and bought something nice. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Megan J said...

Hi Sarah, a fun and fabulous winter card, love the bright colours on the scarf. Have a wonderful week.... Megan

meg said...

Beautiful CAS style card, you coloured the image with the cheeriest colours for her scarf and brightened up a dreich day here in Scotland

Inkyfingers said...

What a great one layer card Sarah and that image is so unusual! I love how you coloured her and I agree that she will be such a useful addition to your stash. Hope you enjoyed your shopping trip!
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.
Hugs
Carol x

KandA said...

Really fabulous card Sarah, super image and fabulous colouring. Hope you enjoyed your shopping trip and have lots of new goodies xx

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Love this! Thank you for entering in CuteNCrafty Christmas Challenges
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Anne said...

I joined a group on Facebook to make a Christmas card every week with good intentions but it's not gone to plan!!
Love this, really modern - I've not seen that stamp set before
Anne x

Diane said...

Gorgeous scarf colors Sarah and what a sweet design.

Hugs Diane

Michelle said...

Really gorgeous card Sarah - Michelle x

Jane Savage said...

The perfect CAS card and with a 'Dr Who scarf' to boot! What's not to love?!!xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Sarah...love the image and the colours...I could do with her scarf today...Joolsx

Pat said...

Sweet card Sarah, lovely image and sentiment.

Pat xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sarah I was touched by your comment on my last post and sending belated hugs to you. Losing a loved one so young would have been so devastating and hard to comprehend...I realize how blessed I was to have both parents live a ripe age...hugs.xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh that is such a very wonderful stamp and you have coloured it supberly.
Love the card and your design.
Did you enjoy your retail therapy.
i bet you bought Mollie something as I know us Grandparents can't resist that.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dorte said...

Wonderful christmas card with a beautiful image-and yes also great for a winter birthday. Thanks for sharing it with us at this years first challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous image and what a brilliant Card you’ve made.
Luv
Debby

Stempelomi said...

lovely card with bright colours!Thanks for joinning us at papercraft-challenges and good luck.

Anja said...

What a cute Winter card :)
Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge.
Anja