Sunday, April 8, 2018

Gnomes & Critters

This month's free digi for the Monthly Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs is this cute Gnome couple. Decided to pair it with the wonderful door from the digi set "Fantasy Sheet 2 - Digital Sentiments" from Whimsy Stamps. Took a little fussy cutting, plus I made the front of the gnome house with a hand-cut stencil. I had colored the Whimsy door image with alcohol inks. The bleed-through allowed me to sketch the inside of the door with the markers and micro-tip black Sharpie. Created a door frame for the inside of the card, used a thin strip of tape to make the door hinge, and finished off the inside of the card with small print "wallpaper." Printed the sentiment off on my computer. Am entering it into several other challenges, including A2Z Scrapbooking "April Flowers" (which rim the gnome door!) Note- I had to prop the door open with a paper clip for the second photo. The tape hinge is a little stiff!
Entered into: 
Whimsy Inspirations- #104 Anything Goes                                            (
Gerda Steiner Designs- Monthly Progressive Challenge- Gnomes     (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #328-9 Anything Goes                    (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Flower Power   (April)            ( 
CAS-ual Fridays- #196 Spring Fever                                                         (
Penny's Challenge- #374 Anything Goes                                                 (

The current challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven is "Teddy Bears." They have so many cute bears from which to choose. But I decided to use some of the patterned paper that I purchased a few weeks ago to make a card for a dear friend that is fighting breast cancer. Figure it is time to send her another encouragement card. So… this cute little bear will help me to do that! Am entering it into several other challenges, including The Paper Shelter's "Girl Power" (because women who have survived breast cancer are some of the bravest people I know!)
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven (FB)   Teddy Bear Challenge       (
The Paper Shelter- #333 Girl Power                                    (
QKR Stampede- #290 Anything Goes                                 (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #197                (
Cute Card Thursday- #524- Anything Goes                       ( 

I love this giraffe trio digi from Bugaboo, especially when I reduce the image to fit within a wonderful film strip die from Marianne Design. (Being able to enlarge or reduce images is one of the reasons that I love using digis.) Printed the sentiments off on my computer.
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                        (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- A Trio of Something    (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Happy Birthday      (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Hand colored Image                              (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                  (


  1. Gorgeous card love your image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Great cards Kathy, Love the design and door for your gnomes... Fun cards

  3. Those gnomes are stinkin cute! Thanks for playing along CAS-ual Fridays Spring Fever Challenge. DT Lisa

  4. For PPCC blog, thanks for sharing this week! Your gnomes are adorable and the clever sentiment adds to the charm! Great card! Becca/DT

  5. Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) all of them are absolutely fabulous! love the little gnomes, how cute are they in their new home and the giraffes are a hoot! love how you popped them in a film strip!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Great card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  7. Oh I love how that fairy door opens and the sweet gnomes are behind it. Gorgeous card - thank you for joining us at Pennys paper crafty this week and good luck - Michelle x

  8. The giraffes are perfectly placed in that for strip. And I couldn’t help falling in love with your gnome card too. Thanks for participating in our anything goes challenge at Catch the Bug!
    Pia, Bugaboo DT

  9. Adorable cards!! Thanks for joining in our Flower Power challenge at a2z.

  10. Love your gnome card with it's opening door. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  11. I love all the cards, each has their own unique character. So glad you added your card to A2Z Scrapbooking for the Flower Power challenge.

  12. I LOVE your cards and the one with the gnome is extra-special!
    Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for April!
    Monica - DT

  13. Gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining us over at Di's Digi Designs and hope to see you again soon.
    Deborah A

  14. so cuuuttee! love the little gnomes--happy that you joined in at a2z scrapbooking this month!


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