Saturday, September 24, 2022

Nope, no way, not yet!

 Good evening blogworld,

There's actually two nope, no way, not yets' to cover here.  One is it's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and the challenge theme this fortnight is 'Christmas in September', good for all you wonderfully organised people who are already making their Christmas cards.  

For all the others, me really!, it's oh my Lord - nope, no way, not yet is the year working it's way to Christmas! I'm also not supposed to be here this week, it's not my Team's turn, but Winter brain has already set in and I made a card before I realised that it wasn't my Team. I've made no secret of the fact that Christmas isn't my favourite time of the year but there you go - I've made a card already and someone will be very honoured to have this hen's teeth of an item I'm sure.

Please come join in with the challenge, my Teamies - well this weeks' temporary Teamies - have made a wonderful selection of inspiration cards which are well worth a pop over and look at.  Do however remember this is a stamping challenge so your entry does need some element of stamping (rubber or digi) on it.

The card:

Supplies used:

Rubber stamp:
Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Christmas Sweetheart
coloured with my Copics

Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Big Words'
unbranded stitched rectangle dies

Anything else:
Cuttlebug embossing folder - snowflakes
doesn't show up very well in the picture at all, but I promise it's there.

The other nope, no way, not yet is that TTT goes off on her Iceland adventure tomorrow.  We have to be outside school (about a 15 min drive away) for 5.20am!!! We've spent all day buying last minute supplies, packing the suitcase and double checking that she's got everything she needs for this grand adventure.  We pick her up next Saturday at 2am, when she will no doubt be very tired and grumpy!

Anyways I'm extremely late with this post - see reason above - and as it's nearly 8pm I'm off to bed to get ready for my early start in the morning.

I'll link up to some challenges and then that's it I'm gone!

See you soon,

Passion for Markers: Week 659 - Use a rubber (or clear) stamp

Crafty Catz: Challenge #607 - Anything Goes - make it cute

Aud Sentiments Challenge: #297 Christmas + a sentiment


  1. I'm with you concerning Christmas,not the same with no little ones and starts that early sick of hearing about it by the time it arrives-my Christmas cards(unless needed by a DT) are made on a needed to be posted last week timescale lol-last year I even sent loads of shop bought ones!!!
    Carol x

  2. Sarah, you are an absolute hoot, and I love visiting your blog! I had such a giggle at your team mix-up, and I must admit, I do not enjoy making Christmas cards, (they all have the same theme!), so the 'hen's teeth' made me smile too. Anyway, your card turned out beautifully! I love your design and your colouring of this cutie is fantastic! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

  3. Aw I love this Christmas card! The penguin image is fab and your colouring is awesome! The big sentiment die is great too! Thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

  4. Good design transcends all themes Sarah as you have so brilliantly demonstrated here!! A great card!! She will love Iceland, our youngest and his Girlfriend went a few years ago and had a wonderful time x

  5. This is stunning Sarah, just the perfect amount of Christmas and adorable cute!
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Catz Challenge, We do hope you will join us again next week.
    Have a lovely week.
    Bridget Crafty Catz DT

  6. Another brilliant card Sarah. Such a fun image and your colouring is perfect. Loving the extra large sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x
    P.S. I am Team Nope too for Christmas in September (or October or November too lol!). Hope your daughter has a fab time in Iceland.

  7. Gorgeous Christmas card as usual your colouring is fab! She will love Iceland hugs Sue x

  8. Hi Sarah I wanted to pop over and thank you so much for your comment on my blog it was lovely to hear from you I am fast losing the will to keep blogging due to my internet issues it really makes things so difficult, it is wonderful that my followers are so supportive and understanding, it as taken me a few days to get back onto blogger but now I have lost my printer connection which is so important to me, anyway enough of my problems I also wanted to say how much I love your beautiful festive card the image is super cute and coloured ot perfection awesome work
    lorraine x


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