Friday 23 October 2020

Gnome for Christmas!

 Hello there my lovely blog chums......hope you've had a great week so far. I've spent the last few days with a paintbrush in my hand, walking gingerly up and down my stairs, trying to avoid getting gloss paint on myself.....we were ready to paint the inside of our new porch, this week and somehow the job extended into the front door and up the stairs too! I will be returning to work on Sunday after being furloughed since March, and this wasn't how I wanted to spend the last few days.....but at least its done now.

I do have a card to share with you today, I have based it on a sketch.....with a couple of small tweaks.

Gnomes, seems to be quite the thing this year and this wee fellow from Star Jam Lines is fabulous to work with. He is coloured with Promarkers, and I mounted the image onto a doily. Both papers are Nitwit downloads.  Sentiment is my own creation. Wooden dots added as embellishments.

My card is based on this sketch 

I would like to enter these challenges please 
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics Fezziwig says, Sketchy Time
As You Like It Challenge  Blue, paired with: Beige/Kraft tones....I think blue "softens" the beige tone....and likewise, beige tones add warmth to blue.
Crafty Catz #524 A.T.G, optional Hats
ABC CHALLENGE O for Old folk
Choosing my words very carefully here, but I am assuming that this is a more "mature" Gnome.....its a big, white bushy beard thing!!!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me today....stay safe xx 


  1. Ah this wee guy is so cute, what agreat card. I hope that work goes ok when you get back. Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazelx

  2. What a lovely card Lisa, that's one of my favourite combos using blue and perfect for our current challenge at AYLI. Hope work goes okay on Sunday xx

  3. Adorable. I love blue and beige together. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  4. A Marvellous image, beautifully shown off Lisa.
    Faith x

  5. Hi Lisa

    Back at work after so long .. .. that will feel very strange. I wonder how long it will last? Things aren't looking too good again are they?

    Loving your Christmas card. Such a lovely image .. .. and great use of the paper doily. They seem to breed in my drawer!

    Hope your week goes well.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Great gnome image and colouring. Love the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge with your 'mature' gnome xx :) Lynda DT

  7. This is such a sweet image. I have just spent the afternoon doing some Gnomes of my own. Thanks for joining my challenge at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  8. Oh my, this is so super cute! Love your colour combo as well. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

  9. Aww what a cute wee gnome... but I really don't need another gnome image.... x

  10. Thanks for joining the AYLI 'blue' challenge with your adorable card - good luck!
    Anne x

  11. A super cute card. Why do we all love these gnomes? Thanks for joining in the fun at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.


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