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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Gnomes Nils and Bjarni


I have been enjoying have my very talented friend Nikki come to play in my Craft Croft on a regular basis in the last couple of months.  She has definitely had a positive influence on the way I view my projects and she comes with some fun toys of her own for me to try out.   
This card is the result of using two of her stencils.  I laid the number stencil down first and the tree on top and inked through both simultaneously.  Then I printed, merged and coloured up Nils from Mo Manning's Gnomes Nils & Oddvar and Bjarni from Gnomes Bjarni and Folke before cutting them out and adhering them at the bottom of my "Christmas tree".  
The die cut star is Memory Box and the numbers are Tim Holtz.  Love those numbers and I don't think I've ever used them.  The December is from Stampin Up Perpetual Calendar.
You still have time to play along with our "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this month.
I am going to enter my card into the following challenges:
Krafty Chicks #530 - All Occasions;
Make My Monday #134 - Masculine;
Everybody Art #478 - Calendar (I used a date); and

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Belated Birthday Sloth and Peeking Sloth on Time to Celebrate

After five successive gnome posts, I'm on a 'Go-Slow' with these fun sloths.   Belated Birthday Sloth comes with a separate empty handed Peeking Sloth who looks just the same but isn't wearing the hat nor enjoying the noise maker.  I flipped Peeking Sloth so his dangling arm was on the opposite side and tipped him over slightly to merge with Belated Birthday Sloth.  These fun cuties were supposed to represent the hubster and me to our grandson who just turned 8.


Don't forget we have an "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love for you to grab a Mo Manning image and come and play along.

I am additionally entering my card into the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday # 201 - Anything Goes with optional  use your Scraps
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #414 - Anything Goes
Make My Monday #133 - Orange as dominant colour; and 
Everybody Art #477 - numbers

Monday, 12 October 2020

Hedda, Tini & Alma proving that There is no business like Gnome Business

I can't get enough of these gnomes.  Can you tell?  

My card this week uses Hedda, Tini and Alma available from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The little sentiment on the tag is from Gnome Sayings and I have additionally used some bakers twine and a Memory Box Pointsettia die which I have owned for at least 3 years and have never used before.

I coloured these ladies with Copics and added sparkle to Alma and Hedda's hats and to Tini's dress with some Wink of Stella. We have an "Anything Goes" theme with a Mo Manning image at 

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love for you to join in the fun with us.

I am additionally entering my card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - Use your old stash (the die);

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes;

Cute Card Wednesday - Dies & Punches;

Crafty Creations - #414 Anything Goes;

Watercooler Wednesday # 292 Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist (all my gnomes are ladies this week);

Krafty Chicks - #528 Christmas; and

Simon Says Stamp - Make it Sparkle (I hope you can see the sparkle in the second pic)


By the way can anyone tell me how I can stop the new blogger changing my fonts arbitrarily throughout my post?  It's driving me nuts!


Saturday, 3 October 2020

Hanging with my Gnomies

 Good morning to you on this first Saturday in October where here at 
we have a new "Anything Goes" theme with a Mo Manning image.


Meet Tini and Folke (who really shouldn't be smoking because he knows how bad that is, especially with this terrible respiratory virus infecting the world).  They each come with their own separate friends and can be found here - Bjarni and Folke, and here - Tini and Egli.  I have never been a big gnomie fan but I JUST LOVE these new images from the ultra talented Mo Manning and you can find all of her images in her shop here.  There is also a full set of fun gnome sayings  but I opted to use these Bold Letters from Altenew.  I have coloured these gnomes with Copics and teamed them with some lovely "Christmas This & That" papers from Echo Park.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - #413 Anything Goes;
Krafty Chicks -#527 Stamp Act
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesdays -#291 Anything Goes

Do come and join in the fun at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge with our "Anything Mo's" theme for October.  We so enjoy seeing your creations.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 


Monday, 14 September 2020

Hedda and Egli

Have you seen Mo Manning's new gnomes yet?  They are soooooooo much fun.   Many of them come in pairs and I have used individuals from two different sets today.  Meet Hedda and Egli.  Hedda comes with Frode and you can find them here.   Egli comes with Tini and they are here.      Mo's other cuties, together with a set of punny gnomey sayings, one of which I used today, can be found in Mo's Digital Pencil on line shop.  


I teamed these cuties with some Spellbinder's and Tim Holtz Ranger poinsettia dies.  I am entering my card into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Humorous/Fun (I thought the punny sentiment worked for this)
Watercooler Wednesday 288 - Kath's All Occasions
Crafty Creations 413 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday 651 - No Patterned Paper
Krafty Chicks 524 - Christmas
Make my Monday 131 - Christmas in September; and 
Anything Goes + a sentiment at Aud Sentiments 259

Why not grab a Mo Manning image and join in with our "Anything Mo's" theme at 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Oddvar

OMG somebody stole Monday!   I thought it was Monday today and it turns out that it's actually Tuesday and I have no idea where my Monday went!!!  On a Tuesday I need to post a new Mo Manning card and remind you that at

we have a new "Anything Goes" theme with a Mo Manning image.

Mo has some absolutely gorgeous new gnomes and I love, love, love them.  This one is called Oddvar and he comes with his friend Nils.  You can find Nils and Oddvar here.  

I typed Oddvar's background and printed him on to the pumpkin pie from the holiday song.
Do come and play along with our Anything Mo's challenge and check out Mo's store.  She has some special offers including some fabulous gnome sentiments and some fun trees for your backgrounds.
I am entering Oddvar into the following challenges:
The Male Room - #142 Travel (Oddvar is in front of song lyrics  which mention a man from Tennessee heading for Pennsylvania and some home made pumpkin pie);
Aud Sentiments - #259 Anything Goes;
Krafty Chicks #523 Stamp Act;
Crafty Creations #413 Anything Goes;
Time Out #169 Season; and 
Cute Card Thursday - #650 Anything Goes
  

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Father Christmas Gnome Set

Mo's got Gnomes!   You simply must go and see them at her store here and there are freebies to be had too with a minimum $25 spend.

Today I used part of this fantastic Father Christmas Gnome Set.  He comes with an additional  couple of Christmas mice but I'm saving those for another day.

I am entering my card into the following challenges...
Krafty Chicks #522 - All Occasions
Time Out #169 - Season (I've gone for the holiday season)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes



Monday, 17 August 2020

Hello Pig

I made a card using this little guy last year.  I just loved dressing him up in real denim jeans.  I have given him a different shirt this time and I love him just as much as I did last year.  He is called 

"Hello Pig"

He comes with a Pig Latin sentiment "Ellohay" (Hello) but for my card today, he is saying Happy Birthday in Pig Latin.

Don't forget we have an  "Anything Mo's" theme at 
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge
we would love for you to come and play along

I am additionally going to enter my card into the following challenges:
CAS on Friday - #186 Nature;
The Male Room #141 who are celebrating their own birthday and want to see a masculine birthday
The recipient of this card was a man!
Watercooler Wednesday #284 - Dawns All about Occasions; and
Crafty Creations - #412 Anything Goes




Monday, 10 August 2020

Oopsie

 I made a card today for our "Anything Mo's" theme at 

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Meet Oopsie!    

Isn't she just darling!   I think she works really well as a get well card or perhaps to say sorry or for a belated birthday.  She's just so versatile.  I've coloured her with Copics and teamed her with some papers which I think are by Crate Paper.

Just grab a Mo Manning image from her store here or use one of her official rubber stamp images (beware of forgeries). You have plenty of time to come and play along with our August challenge.  
I am entering my card into the following challenges...
Aud Sentiments #257 - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Krafty Chicks #519 - Stamp Act
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by Book, Song, or Film (I'm going with Britney "Oops I did it again")
Crafty creations #412 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #646 - Anything Goes
I want to say a big thank you to Cute  Card Thursday with whom I regularly play along.  My card last week was a winner!  Yaaaaaay


Saturday, 1 August 2020

Garden of Possibilities

Good morning to you on this first Saturday in August where here at 
we have a new theme for "Anything Goes" with a Mo Manning image.


I so enjoyed colouring up this lady called Garden of Possibilities with my Copics and paper piecing her top and crocs.  I added some Poppy Stamps bunting, a trellis from Marianne Designs, some garden tools from Robert Addams, a Leane Creatief watering can, some Cheery Lynn leafy flourishes, punched flowers and tags, and some Spellbinder ferns.  I was very pleased with the end result.  There is lots of lovely inspiration from my teamies and we really would love to see you grab a Mo Manning image and come and play along with us.  Do also check out Mo's other site...

* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
I am entering my card into the challenges at 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - In the Garden
Cute Card Thursday - Tags (there are tiny tags on my watering can); and 
Krafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Come and play along at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Book Nerd AND A SALE

It's the fourth Sunday of the month and time for me to post a new card on the Dream Team blog using a Mo Manning image.    Today I am showcasing this little Book Nerd  who, together with several other images is brand new to Mo's store last week.  I love a good book myself although I haven't been able to get into reading since CoVid-19.   I also love a good dog.  I go walking most days with my lovely neighbours and their dogs.
I kept my card really simple and masculine.  I coloured it with Copics and paper pieced his chair.  His book cover is made up from some images on Facebook referencing the War of Independence.  There is a fighter plane flying over the soldier on horseback on the front cover and George Washington on the rear cover in his flight suit :)
You have until 0700 GMT Wednesday 29 July to enter this month's "Happy Birthday" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love to see your entries.  Don't forget to check out the sale details of which are available in Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse on Facebook.   I'll be back next Saturday with a new challenge and a new card.
I am entering my card into the following challenges...
Watercooler Wednesdays - 281 Heidi's All About Occasions;
Krafty Chicks - 517 All Occasions;
Crafty Creations - 411 Anything Goes; and
Stamping Sensations - July All Creatures Great and Small

Monday, 20 July 2020

...and now for something completely different...

Having done a  bit of Facebook stalking in recent weeks, I was hugely taken by Eileen Godwin who does fantastic stencilled backgrounds fronted by bold silhouette images.  Eileen's work is very abstract - something I am not good at but I grabbed an Altenew poppy stencil which came free in a magazine, a Tim Holtz sunburst stencil, some Distress Inks, a Dina Wakley image stamp and a Dylusions sentiment stamp and came up with this card for a friend named Poppy.
I struggled to get a really dark impression using the stamp so I restamped it with Versamark and embossed it in clear Wow powder.  The sentiment has been embossed with white and, following Eileen's example (but using Ranger liquid enamel), I added a few black dots to add some extra interest.  I was very pleased with how my card turned out and I am entering it in the following challenges...  Creative Inspirations - July "in the garden",Time Out - #166 "peaceful"; and Crafty Creations - July #411 "anything goes".

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge for a Yellow Birthday with Pineapple Girl

It's the first Saturday of the month and here at 
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge
we have a "Birthday" theme.
The DT were also given an option to use "Yellow" 
which, I've been told, is Mo Manning's favourite colour

Just pop along to Mo's store for one of her signature digital images or use one of her rubber images from a legitimate partner company and come and join us.
This week I have used Pineapple Girl which you can fine here, coloured with Copics.  I have added some sunshine embellishments with Sizzix pineapples and a hibiscus flower from Tropical Elements and Jungle Shadowbox die sets.  For me, summer means Pina Coladas, Flying Kangaroos and Yo Mama cocktails so I have added a Stampin Up cocktail glass with my sentiment. 
There is lots of lovely inspiration from my teamies and we really would love to see you grab a Mo Manning image and come and play along with us.  Do also check out Mo's other sites ...
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 


I am entering my card into the challenges at
Simon Says Stamp - Bright & Cheerful
Krafty Chicks - 514 Stamp Act
Crafty Creations - 411 Anything Goes
Everybody Art - 472 Summer Girl; and
Aud Sentiments - 254 Summer & a sentiment

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Momo

It's the fourth Sunday of the month and time for me to post a new card using a Mo Manning image.    Today I am showcasing Momo who you can find here.
This is a birthday card I made for a dear friend who, like me - is a frog fan.  I added a juggling frog just to make it more personal for him but Momo, coloured in Copics, is definitely the star of the show.  Papers are by Graphic 45. Momo's rings are the result of a larger circle punch used around a smaller punch and were quite tricky to achieve.  The frog's rings are made using elements of a tiny Memory Box bubble die and the sentiment is word processed.

You have until 0900 GMT Wednesday 1 July to enter our June "Anything Goes" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love to see your entries.  I'll be back next Saturday with a new challenge and a new card.
In the meantime, I should like to enter my card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - Make it colourful
The Male Room 139 - Use die cuts (the froggy's rings and the stitched rectangle)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday 277 - Tristan's All about occasions
Krafty Chicks 513 - all occasions
Time Out 164 photo inspiration of a pinata cake.  I was inspired by the ruffles in the icing.
Creative Inspirations - lets hear it for the boys

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Anything Goes at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge


We have a new "Anything Goes" theme at

Just pop along to Mo's store or use one of her rubber images from a partner company and come and join us.

I used “I heart you” from the retired section but I see that since I bought my image Mo has subsequently revived the image and there is an even more splendid redux version here
  
There is lots of lovely inspiration from my teamies and we really would love to see you grab a Mo Manning image and come and play along with us.  Do also check out Mo's other sites ...
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration

* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and

* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I am entering my card into the challenges at
Make My Monday #123 For a baby;
Watercooler Wednesday #274 Dawn's Anything Goes with a Feminine twist;
Cute Card Thursday #637 Anything Goes;
Krafty Chicks #510 Stamp Act; and 
Crafty Creations #510 Anything Goes