Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Oh Happy Days.

Well he is back again. He turned up a couple of days ago and has made himself at home. I know I am going to regret this but he is lending a hand over on the Butterfly Blog for the current challenge. 

The new challenge has begun and as usual the Fairies, Gnomes, Pixies, Imps and Elves are back.  The challenge will end on 31st December. Your cards can be either christmas themed or non christmas. The choice is yours. There are two prizes to  be won by Random Org.

Here are my inspiration cards to get you going.

First card is using fairies. The large stamp is by Creative Expressions  called 'Dandelion Steps'. I have stamped onto watercolour card and painted with my Caran D'ache water colours.  I have added a few extra stamps to create the scene.
The fairies are by Lavinia Stamps.  Rabbits are Clarity Stamp ' Wee Folk' and I have added some extra grasses by Hobby Art on the top of the steps and along the bottom for the bunny to munch on. I managed to get the little sewing machine working and have used it here on this card to edge the painting. The sentiment is two freebie  stamps from a magazine.   I finished off with silver glitter glue around the fairies  and on their wings. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges # 175 Anything goes+optional stitching real or faux.
Crafty Card Makers #246 No patterned paper.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends # #118 Anything goes.
Polkadoodles Craft Challenges #47 Anything goes.
Colour Crazy #46 Anything goes.
Cutie Pie Challenge #141 Add an animal.
Country View Challenges# Hand stamped.
Love To Craft #40 Anything goes.
Ally's Angels #28 Anything goes.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies # Anything goes with a critter.

Second  card is using a digi Gnome from KLM called  Christmas Tree Gnome. Coloured using my promarkers and a silver gel pen. Sentiment was generated in Word.  The papers are from  Crafts Beautiful Magazine. Layered up onto blue card stock and then kraft card cut to size to make the base card.  finished the tree off with silver glitter glue and to highlight the sentiment.  
Entering into the following challenges:
Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo# November Rudolph challenge.
Jan's Digi Challenges #2 Anything goes.
Passion for Promarkers #521 3 or more layers.
Crafty Catz #484 Anything goes spots and/or stripes.
Love To Scrap #127 Anything goes.
Ellibelle's Corner # Christmas holidays.
Sheepski Designs #32 Christmas is coming.

I hope you will find the time to come and have a play. The butterflies will be back in the new Year so until then have fun. I will be posting more cards during the month to inspire you. Remember a Gnome is not just for Christmas.!!


Suze said...

Let's hope that Little L'th has learned to behave over the past year. With him in charge of the Butterfly Challenge, anything could happen - and probably will.

Sandra H said...

Ooh no the dreaded little chappie in the red suit lol 😂 hope he’s been given a talk to about his previous behaviour 😂 although he does have good moments like helping out with your current challenge love the cards enjoy your day and no taking any nonsense from you know who xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, and of course Little L'th, I guess it was only a matter of time before he popped up. I hope you've got the houserules established lol.
Two gorgeous cards, especially love the fairy one, but both beautifully created, Kate x x

Chris said...

little L'th is I know it's nearly Christmas...I'm sure he's going to be a model of good behaviour this year....
Fabulous cards, particularly love the fairy scene, glad you managed to get the sewing machine to work the stitching looks lovely.

Margreet said...

So glad Lil L'th is back.
Both your cards are gorgeous!
xxx Margreet

Lia said...

It's great, seeing this little fellow back again. I am curious what he is going to be up to in the oncoming weeks.. (LOL!)
I made a few gnome-cards and will show them at the challenge soon!
Lia xx

Margo said...

Your cards are so lovely and I'm so happy to see HE's back !!!!

brenda said...

I do hope he is looking after you Valery-Anne, we need a few good hard frost to kill off all these bugs and nasties (Elves excluded). I just hope 'he' stays put this year, I don't want a repeat of a couple of years ago when he rocked up here in the Fens causing havoc.

I just left a message over at the challenge blog as I do have something that I can enter this time round and you have set us off with some super inspiration.

B x

pinky said...

Two beautiful cards. Fairies are so hard to resist but gnomes are just the best!!

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs A. Love the silhouette fairies on the first and cut little gnome with his tree on the other.
I do hope you've got everything under lock and key or stashed away out of harm's (or should I say elf's) way! xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hope that L'th mind has grown and he is less mischievous, now... However, he seems good as helper for the challenge. Two beautiful card, and just love the first one with all those mixed stamps, they created a wonderful magical scene!!

Joy Wilson said...

Great projects! I love the fairy card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Kathleen said...

Yippee, and look how helpful he is already. Two great cards especially like the map effect on the first one and the lovely images.
Funny an elf presenting a card with a gnome on it, great sentiment for the card.
Just please keep your new Summer House locked.

Kath x

Carol L said...

I see by the smirk on his Li'l face - he's up to no good already :) Super cute cards with the fairies and fun gnome :)

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent fairies, Mrs. A! I adore the monkey elf, too. Thanks so much for supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge by playing along at Jan's Digi Stamps. Wishing you good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Di said...

Whoop, whoop - you beat the sewing machine! Great cards! Love the sewing as well. Off to bed for an early start in the morning. And so who then takes you outside, points to baby hedgie at feeding station and asks what you're gonna do? Sad as it is I just cannot take one more load for tomorrow right now. The hedgie has to hang on for another 24 hours I fear. Sigh.


Di - aka stressed of Hampshire

Donna said...

Nice to see your helper back. Beautiful cards!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh no, this ought to be good! You have your hands full early this year! But he is cute though! Love your gorgeous cards!

Jan Mahew said...

Donna, What a delightful and whimsical card! Love the papers and layering. Thank you for sharing your capricious creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Good Luck in the draw! Happy crafting and Happy Thanksgiving!

Janette said...

Your card are all just lovely, thankyou for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Had trouble at first finding this as you posted an October post on the challenge blog.
All is well I did find this.
Sorry I haven't been able to join in the Butterfly challenge much this year maybe next year will be better.
What fab cards especially the Christmas one.
Love the cute Gnome and the super papers used.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Nat said...

Love this fun card! Thanks for sharing at PFP

Zoe Tant said...

Cute little chap and nice cards too! Zoe x

Lou Sims said...

Fabulous design, beautifully made. Many thanks for joining in with Polkadoodles Challenges this week. Lou

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Valery, the sun is shining here too for a change and I'm thinking about how to start rearranging things.....well I'm thinking about it anyway! Loving your little Elf he is so sweet. Great cards too. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

Pat K said...

Love the fairies on your pretty card. thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge, Pat K xx

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards and I love your new challenge.
Valerija xx

Jane said...

Ha ha..the terror is back. A beautiful fairy card Mrs A for our hand stamped challenge over at country view. Thanks so much for joining us xx

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful creations!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge, hope to see you again joining in the December challenge which starts this Wednesday!
Ellibelle's Corner

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely card ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges for our November 'hand stamped' challenge !
Corrie xx

Megan J said...

Hi Mrs. A., Well, well, well looks who's back in town and planning mischief I bet. Two fabulous cards love the silhouette fairies with their sparkly wings and the rabbits watching on. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF
Apologies, I am running a little late on commenting

Monica C. said...

A lovely card, the dancing fairy and bunny silhouettes look great in front of your painted scene.
Thank you for joining the Colour Crazy challenge.
Monica C. DT Color Crazy

Margaret Mifsud said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x

Melanie said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional stitching” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)