Thursday, March 3, 2011

Moment of Time

So, my project that I put off to the side while needing to finish the last Christmas card...(btw, March card...easy smeasy....and moving along nicely)...

I was thrilled to see a need to finish my little gnome card, as this little guy is one of the possible components for the Weekly Cricut Circle Challenge #22: "Once Upon A Time" ....include a fairytale or folklore image, what better time than NOW to move forward and FINISH!!! Besides, I have RAK peeps to send these out to.....

A little info: I've used 3 cricut cartridges on this design:
1. Stretch Your Imagination (the tree) (3")
2. Freshly Picked (the gnome at 2")
3. Celebrations (the banner)

Bit of trivia here...I have limited banner cuts on my 50+ cartridges!!! I searched on my gypsy...nada....I have to tell you...Celebrations is one of my first cartridges I've ever kidlets gave it to me for Christmas the year I bought my original Cricut (2006)....this is MY go-to seems to have the components that I need...this time the little triangles that I painstakingly attached together with the french knots. I wish I had a banner cartridge with the little scallopy edges...this WILL be in my future...but, I had fun playing with this just the same...

Another tidbit of triv....I'm a bit slow jumping on the banner bandwagon. I like what I see others do, ... I "get it" now....I REALLY like banners!!! I even have a banner included in on a FUTURE Christmas card design....not sure what month I'll be doing that one...but, will see more banners in my crafting future....hmmmmm....I wonder if you'll see banners with the little scallopy edges next time!!! I'm on a cartridge buying mission I see....

Look closely on this card...lots of dimension: polka dots on the hat....giant POP UP thingies on the little dude...of course a button (was going to attach brown macrame thread...but, decided I'm a button kind of girl! :)

Off I go...I made 12 of these....this is my first completed one....oh and the little guys EYES...I merely punched holes, put brown on the backside of the diecut...and applied glossy accents ... so, they sort of TWINKLE...all the little "cuts" on the gnome...I KNEW I wasn't going to be successful with him being so small...I decided to improvise and save a LOT of frustration!!!! Sort of reminds me of putting Goofy's teeth on once....(4" Goofy)...near impossible...freehand cutting, coloring of eyes, best for MWA!

Toodles and Happy Spring!



  1. Ooooo! I'm loving the woodsy feeling of this project! Beautiful work! :D

  2. Feels like a quilt, which I love. The banner was worth it -- just perfect.

  3. Really pretty card, love all the details! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  4. Adorable! Great papers! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2, DT Member Carri :)

  5. What a Great card, love the hidden journaling tag, great colors and Love the stitching! Thanks for joining us this week over at BBTB2!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  6. I just love the woodsy feel of this! Gorgeous card and fab details. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  7. This wonderful card makes me feel like I'm actually walking through the forest and by chance meeting the magical gnome. Well done! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  8. OMGosh! I absolutely love this one! Love the colors and the whole design. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.