Sunday, 14 July 2019

Gardening Gnomes

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted here. Hubby and I have been bouncing 'germs' back and forth since May and I've just not felt like crafting or blogging for a while. But I am popping by today with a card that took nearly two weeks to make!

The gnome stamps (cut with the matching dies) are from MFT and the little flowers and sun (really another little flower) are MFT dies as well. I used snippets of white card for the stamps and dies which I coloured with Promarkers, and snippets of LOTV paper for the background.






I'm entering this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

MFT The Birthday Project challenge 'peek-a-boo surprise'

Passion For Promarkers challenge 'flowers'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'the earth laughs in flowers'

Penny Black and More challenge 'summer colours'

Time Out challenge 'inspired by words'


Thanks so much for your visit today and I will be round to catch up with you all over the next few days.

25 comments:

sandie said...

Oh Andrea sorry you have not been so well but glad you and hubby are on the mend. And even if this card took 2 weeks to make....who cares, you made it when you felt like it and that is the most important thing! I adore the design, such a great way to use the negative die space and a fab scene when you open up the card with super colouring. Thank you for joining Time Out plus your lovely comment on our blog.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a fun aperture/reveal card, love those little gnomes!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Passion for Promarkers this week for our 'Flowers' challenge.
Lorraine DT

Jo said...

I love how you made that....fab card x

Carole said...

Oh what a clever design Andrea, with the negative on the front. Hope you are feeling better now. xx

Kathleen said...

A really lovely card Andrea, super images and background. Thank you for joining Summer Colours challenge at Penny Black and More.

Kath x

brenda said...

Those Gnomes are such fun Andrea and the design of your card is very well thought to really showcase them perfectly, thanks so much for joining in with our July themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges. Hopefully the weather will warm up and make you feel better.

B x

Anita in France said...

What a fantastic surprise scene inside this fabulous card, Andrea ... it's cute and fun and so unexpected ... brilliant! Do hope you're feeling better! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

meg said...

hope you are both feeling a lot better Andrea, the first view of your card made me chuckle then a laugh when I saw them all, brilliant stamps and card

Lori said...

Adorable gnomes! Hope you're feeling better!

Nat said...

Such cute images, I love this clever card! Thank you for sharing at PFP
Natx

HilaryJane said...

This is a great card. Love the outside simplicity with the detail inside. Sorry you have not been well, hope making this card has helped bring back your mojo xx

Mervi said...

Hope you are feeling better.
Fabulous and lovely cards.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

cotnob said...

A super card Andrea, cute gnomes and great design.
I'm sorry to hear that you and your husband have been poorly, I hope you are both feeling much better.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Andrea. Thank you for joining us in our 'The Earth Laughs In Flowers' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Sarah said...

I hope that you are both feeling better now Andrea. This is such a lovely card, such a fab surprise on the inside!! xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!! Such clever idea and sweet, cute and fun card!! Love it!

Di said...

Oh Andrea - this is just fabulous! Such a clever idea to have the sweet little scene inside of the card and just one gnome shown in the aperture! I love it!

Hugs

Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Oh gosh this is adorable. I love how you have positioned the middle gnome for the cutout on the front of your card. Sorry to hear you have been feeling so under the weather . Hope now that it is warmer you and hubby will be feeling a lot better. Hugs Mrs A.

Sarn said...

Hi Andrea . . . Hope you're feeling better now. Sure love this little gnome card which really made me smile xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Di is right... this is just to flippin adorable!

Lori said...

Adorable gnomes! Love how you can only see the one gnome until you open the card and get the full scene. So glad you're feeling better!

Anne said...

It's lovely to see you back, there just aren't enough hours in a day! Hope you and hubby are feeling better now.
This is fabulous, love the idea of the die cut aperture on the front
Enjoy your week
Anne x

pinky said...

What a sweet sweet card! I love what you have made here. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Deb said...

Hope you are feeling better! I totally love this card, what a clever design, so CAS on the front and so much fun inside!
Debxx

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry you guys have been unwell, nice to see a fabulous design here today..xx