Monday, August 2, 2021

It's gnome time!

 Hello blogworld,

Well, that was a busy Saturday which I obviously can't cope with anymore - as Sunday was an extremely quiet day!

As said TTT was asked to be a local Carnival Princess / Maid of Honour by the incoming Carnival Queen and we had a very busy week in the run up to Saturday, with dress fitting, panic tiara buying, working out how to fit the tiara and rehearsals daytime Sat for the main events Sat evening.  Main events being a crowning, turning on the summer lights and starting off fireworks - phew! Oh, and it was my birthday last week as well, not that I'm telling what I turned, suffice it to say I'm not 21!

But that's not what you came to my blog for, I'm sure. Onto cards, I've struggled this week to carve out time for me - so this very simple card is all I managed.


I used:

Stamp (rubber):
Stamping Bella - Flowery Gnomes eb800
coloured with Copics

My Favorite Things - Die-namics: Inside and Out Stitch Circle

Anything else:
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Thanks
blue chalk (to bring out the embossing - though I'm not sure now it needed it)

You can't see so well in the photo but the embossed panel is stuck flat to the card, while the die-cut panel and fussy cut gnome are popped on with 3d foam.

Just a proud mummy moment - TTT in 2018 (on our cruise around the Med):

To a very grown up 14 year old Carnival Maid of Honour:

So proud of her! But, my goodness, where has time (and my little 'un!) gone!!

Be back soon,
Signing off,

Challenge / s:

Passion for Markers: Week 602 - Make it Bloom

Allsorts Challenge Blog: Anything Goes (with option of roses) - well I managed flowers but even with my small knowledge of flowers, I know they ain't roses!

Gem of a Craft Challenge: Challenge 16 - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous card Sarah, beautiful design- love the gnome brought to life by your colouring skills!
    Such a lovely photo of TTT...doesn't matter how grown up she is she'll always be your little girl, she looks beautiful in her princess dress!
    Belated birthday wishes!

  2. A very sweet and lovely blooming card. Thanks for joining us over at Passion for Markers this week.
    Love n hugs

  3. What a wonderful card Sarah; it's definitely not simple. Your colouring of the gnome is amazing (especially his beard) and the embossed background looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x
    p.s. your daughter looked amazing and so grown up, although I love the photo from 2018, she looks so wicked lol!

  4. Totally fabulous card Sarah your colouring is phenomenal!!! and oh my goodness how sweet is TTT she looks stunning and Belated Happy Birthday to you hugs Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. A gorgeous card, love the design and colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers challenge. Marlene DT

  6. Gotta love a gnome card! Fabulous.

    Sorry we missed your birthday - hope it was a good one.

    And how grown up does SWMBO (she'll always be that to me!) look now?! Stunning xx

  7. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Gorgeous card, love the gnomes!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m


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