Saturday 27 June 2020

The one with the Gnome

Hello, my lovely blog chums.....hope you've had a good week!
It was my birthday on Thursday, and, as lockdown down birthdays go, I had a fabulous day! Lazy morning, with a leisurely bath followed by lounging in the sun in the garden, later in the afternoon we broke out of shielding for a while and went to my daughter's house, she had got the paddling pool out in the garden, and we each had a turn to socially distanced dip! Dinner was a takeaway from a local pub, and very yum it was too. I was thoroughly spoilt too, hubby had treated me to a new Samsung tablet a few weeks ago, my mum  had given me money to get summer clothes and Promarkers, and Megan and her boyfriend got me a Raskog trolley from IKEA....looking forward to getting that built at weekend! So fab day, all in all.

Another treat this week came from winning a Passion for Promarkers challenge, and receiving my prize from Star Jam  Lines....I couldn't wait to print out this adorable Gnome with his candle.....what a Cutie, right? The paper came from a stack that I picked up in The Works, back in February. I used my trusty Promarkers to colour. The sentiment is my own, using Cinnamon  Cake font, the Snowflake dies are from Marianne creatables and Joanna Sheen. I hadn't come across Star Jam Lines before, but there are some fantastic digi's, so do go take a look.....

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Crafty Catz #512 ATG
Festive Friday  #FF00062 single image, faux stitch and geometric shapes
As you like it digi or rubber stamps
Don't get me wrong, I do like to use a rubber stamp....sometimes its preferable to switching the lap top on, and my printer is quite fussy about anything thicker than 160gsm BUT, the jeopardy of rubber stamping - one false move, and you've smudged or you've failed to ink a crucial part of the stamp, makes me prefer Digi stamping - also the cost, and readily available-ness
Passion for Promarkers  #548 use a die
The Holly and the Ivy challenge #74 ATG
Merry Little Christmas challenge  #23  ATG
CHNC #496  add a  snowflake or two
Allsorts  #578 So Cute

Thank you so much for your visit today, stay safe xx


  1. Gorgeous card, do love a good Gnome, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  2. Hi Lisa

    Sounds like a fabulous birthday .. .. .. belated good wishes from this end.

    Congratulations on your challenge win too. You picked a lovely prize .. .. that gnome is super cute.

    I picked that paper pad up too from The Works. Their stacks are great value for money aren't they!

    Enjoy your weekend. Hope you get your IKEA project completed.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Fabulous card and a gorgeous image Ginny ♥
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. This gnome is so adorable. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. This is certainly very sweet, perfect for this weeks 'So Cute' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in the fun.

    Belated Happy Birthday, mine and grandsons yesterday, hubby's the day before so a busy few days, not been as brave as you to break shielding yet, but my letter says I can on 1st August.

    B x

  6. OH! sounds like you had a wonderful birthday with good weather and fab pressies. I LOVE your Gnome, I love digis too. Fab colouring and design Lisa.
    Take care
    Faith x

  7. Your gnome is so cute, thank you for joining us at Allsorts xxx

  8. This is so sweet Lisa, happy belated birthday. Thanks for entering the AYLI challenge - good luck!
    Anne x

  9. A great image and card thank you for linky up at PFP in our use a Die challenge good luck and crafty catz ATG

  10. oh that is cute! Love your layout. Thanks for joining in with my So Cute challenge at Allsorts.

  11. Great Christmas card using that super sweet gnome, Lisa! I love the way you've paper pieced his hat and the simple design makes him the focal point of the card...
    Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

  12. Indeed a very cute project, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.


thank you for stopping by, and taking time to leave a comment, always very much appreciated, Lisa xx