Big Gnome Hugs

Hello there. I have a card to share with colouring, and die-cutting – and even stamping:

I used two gnomes from Simon Says Stamp ‘Spring Gnomes‘, stamped in Gina K amalgam ink, coloured with Copics, then used the matching die set to cut them out. White gel pen dots were added for extra interest.

As one of the gnomes is holding a bird, I then stamped two little birds from Altenew ‘Under The Cherry Blossom‘ stamp set in green, adding some shading with a green Copic.

The white cover panel is from Catherine Pooler – three layers of white, then black on top for extra dimension.

All items placed as you see, with the extra little green birds dotted around.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown red, green, black, white

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge bright and cheerful

Colour Crazy Challenge week 25 – anything goes with some colouring

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Bit Box items

Hi there. I am joining the current challenge at Simply Less Is More. The challenge is to use items you have ‘saved’ for another time and have yet to use. Here is one of my bit boxes. I say one of them – I also have one with larger items like embossed card, and larger die cut shapes.


So I delved through this box – goodness, there was loads of stuff for a small box. Even an ink blending sponge or two!

This is what I created:


I took the piece of card I had stenciled onto with my Distress Oxides, and die cut the ‘Big Hugs‘ from Neat and Tangled. I die cut it several times and stacked the sentiment up for just a little dimension.

I then found one of my ‘Lovely Piggies’ from Mama Elephant. When I created the ‘Lovely Piggies‘ card at the beginning of June, I actually stamped, water-coloured, and die cut the whole set – twice!

Here are some of the other items I found in that box – I shall be making some more cards with these.


A good idea from Less Is More, as I certainly didn’t realise how much good stuff I had put to one side.

I shall also be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes.