Saturday 15 May 2021

Rudolf’s Little Helper

Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the Merry Maidens turn to showcase some fabulous Christmas cards.

This paper pack Gnome for the Holiday designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the Optional Twist of including a gnome on your card.

The Sponsor for this challenge is Sheepski Designs who is offering the fabulous prize of 3 digital images from the store.

The image I have chosen to work with is  Rudolf’s Little Helper I thought it would go particularly well with the background paper and thought the little gnomie taking Rudolf for a walk was quite cute.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and I used silver and white gel pens for accents. A Sakura clear glitter pen was used to add a bit of twinkle to Rudolf's hooves and hat.

I used sketch 207 for the layout from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

The card base has a layer of red card. On this I have added the Male Gnome Scene 2 paper from the Gnome From The Holidays paper pack.

Following the layout I have added a strip of Let It Snow paper from the Winter Weather paper pack. I have recoloured this in my graphics program and made it grey. I added silver outline stickers to make this contrast better against the background.

Using a Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die I cut the scalloped mat used under the image from more of the red card.

The ribbon is a self adhesive glittery one and as it has little presents on it I added the 3d cardstock and ribbon sticker. Finally I added 4 self adhesive gems in the corners.

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Card Details -

Size - 5.5” Square

Digital Image - Rudolf’s Little Helper (Sheepski Designs)

Digital Papers - Gnome For The Holidays & Winter Weather (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Dies - Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 69 (CREAlies)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, gel pens, Sakura clear glitter pen

Embellishments - self adhesive ribbon, gems, 3D Sticker

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Gnomes are so in at the moment, first time I have seen one on a christmas card, great image for christmas
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  2. A great Christmas card Mandy - I adore that gnome backing paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. Wonderful and so cute! I love Rudolph and his little helper.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  4. Ca-ute! Thanks for joining us at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  5. Beautiful Christmas card love the cute image and co-ordinating P.paper.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  6. A really cute festive card ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  7. Such a sweet festive card and you have coloured the fun image beautifully!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  8. Your design looks fabulous, great colours too. . Many thanks for your entry at Polkadoodles Challenge Look forward to see you enter our next challenge. aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

  9. Nice card, Mandy. I like the little gnome, it's really cute. I'm glad you shared them at CCAYR. Martina - DT

  10. Such a fun creation in the pretty colourway, many thanks for joining in with this weeks Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  11. I love your card, you can't help but smile. Fab backing paper too.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
    CCC Digi Creations
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  13. I love this that gnome is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Such a fun and colourful card. Looks awesome! Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  15. What a cute image and I love the paper!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  16. Let it Gnome, Mandy! Thank you for sharing your Gnome-rous creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. We appreciate your support. Join us again in September for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  17. Great card and papers thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

  18. Very lovely card with a sweet image. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.


  19. Fabulous your wonderful images, that gnome is so cute!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Krafty Chicks.

  20. Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. What a wonderful Christmas card Mandy, I love your image you've used and that wonderful design paper is totally perfect. I just love this little Gnome. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  22. Just love the choice of papers in your cute project!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug and SSW2!
    Hugs from Africa!

  23. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  24. This is a lovely card, Really nice. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    Echt een toffe kaart, kei leuk!! Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge

  25. Fabulous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  26. Anything with a super cute gnome makes a great card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  27. This is just gorgeous, he looks so furry & fluffy

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Happy Little Stampers Christmas' this month
    Hugs Shell xx

  28. Mandy this is another stunning card! I love the papers and design.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital Stamps DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

  29. An adorable card with an adorable image and fab papers. Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  30. Love how you are making for Christmas already. Thank you for playing along with us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Tania DT member

  31. Absolutely gorgeous card. I love the scalloped circle die and how it brings the focus to the central image. Absolutely lovely card.. I love the use of the dies and the use of the doily in the background. Thank You for playing along the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with the Dies.. DT Dhruvika @the_cardogram XOXO

  32. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  33. What a gorgeous Christmas card Mandy! I love your wonderfully coloured fun image and that gnome DP is just perfect!!! love it!!Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Dies Challenge. Stay safe! :)

  34. Lovely card, Mandy, such a cute little gnome.
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge this month at ABC Christmas Challenge, looking forward to see you again soon.
    Dorte x

  35. Very cute card and image. Loving the backing paper. Thanks for joining us at MLCCB
    Tina DT

  36. Nicely crafted, Mandy! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create! We always enjoy your visits.
    Chana Malkah
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , Owner
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  37. Fabulous project! Thanks for sharing at Creative Moments.

  38. What a fabulous card Mandy! Love the fun papers too and that image is adorable!

    Thank you for using one of our sketches over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

  39. What a super cute card! The gnome and the reindeer are so sweet and you've done a great job of adding colors. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Christmas Challenge.

    sue n.

  40. Fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  41. Cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! This is a little late, sorry. I apologize for missing commenting on May creations!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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