Tuesday 25 May 2021

Winter Magic Gnome


Over at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up we have a great Christmas themed challenge every month. I LOVE making Christmas cards the best so this is no major hardship for me.

This month Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles has designed this lovely paper set Gnome For The Holidays which is a prize to the lucky winner who follows the twist of adding a gnome to their card this month.

Whilst planning my Merry Maidens team card using this backing paper I thought it was such a shame that the motif was quite small and you couldn't really see the image. I thought it might be nice to try and use it as a central feature on a card. It is such high quality that even if you enlarge and crop it you get a fabulous image and can use as a toppper.

I used the latest Stella Says Sketch 911 from Catch the Bug for the layout.

I used a pale blue card blank as the base and added some printed paper from the Krafty Christmas pack.

The image and paper has been printed into a semi gloss photo paper. It really makes the colours pop. I trimmed the image and added some Stickles glue 'snowflakes' in the background. The image has been mounted onto a frame from the CREAlies set of dies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 70. You get loads of sizes in the set from small to large and they are so handy for matting images.

Following the sketch layout I added a self adhesive glitter ribbon and put a metallic sticker border top and bottom to make it look taller. Finally the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and popped up on some thin foam pads.

I hope this project will encourage you to see how much more you can get from your digital supplies by thinking outside the box. That little motif in a paper can be the perfect image for your card if it is good quality when enlarged.

Our challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up is open until the end of the month. You can link up any newly made Christmas cards and the monthly theme is always optional. If you enter a minimum of 2 you can get a free paper from this month's set so it is a great way of building up your digital stash too!

Card Details -

Size - 4” x 6”

Digital Image - taken from Gnome for the Holidays paper (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Digital Paper - A Krafty Christmas (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Dies - Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 70 (CREAlies)

Embellishments - Self adhesive Ribbon, Stickles Glitter glue

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


  1. A really great image and papers.

    Kath x

  2. From one gnomie fan to another - this is a really cute Christmas card! Love it all!

  3. Your card looks great! Love that little gnome. They are sure popular this year!
    Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. What a sweet image and your layout looks wonderful. Glad you found out more about the painted ladies! Lx

  5. Hi Mandy,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    your card is really lovely and that image of the gnome is so cute with the lovely Deer as well.
    Great papers used also.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. I just love your adorable Gnome card. So Cute. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  7. So pretty - and how awesome that you already have Christmas cards made! Thanks for joining the Stella Say Sketch Challenge at Bugaboo!

  8. Great fun card! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

  9. Great card. I love the background papers. Thank you for playing along at The Creative Craft Cottage challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Greetings Marga dt

  10. Love the gnome and his wee friends!
    Thanks for playing along with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

  11. This paper is amazing, I love each of the Gnome images, they are super cute.
    Thank you for sharing this adorable card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  12. Love the image you have used!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!


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