Saturday, 29 February 2020

Rudolph Days - February 2020

Crumbs, the short month almost caught me out, even though I pointed that fact out when mentioning one of my favourite challenges in Sunday's snippets post! It's February's Rudolph Days Challenge over at Scrappy Mo's and I'm racing in with this card before it closes today:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- panel of green spotted paper from Hot Off The Press's 'Forever Christmas' paper stack - trimmed slightly smaller than the card front

- die cut the gnome using green and red spotted papers from the same stack, plus some white snippets, and the two dies in the Simon Says Stamp 'Lil Gnome' set

- coloured the nose using pale pink Pro markers and then added some flicks of warm grey to the beard, also with a Pro marker

- using a glue pen added the die cut hat, nose, beard and body to the white die cut background (the body has little 'teardrop' shaped pieces cut out of it during the die cutting process - so sweet)

- mounted the assembled gnome onto a rectangle of white card, die cut using a Lil' inker's 'Stitched Rectangle' die

- glued the rectangle with the gnome on top onto the card fron

- added a hand cut sentiment below it from the same paper stack, the little 'gold studs' are just printed, very realistic as well

I actually made 12 of these cards, switching the green hat to red and the red body to green. And also, on four cards, used some similar freebie papers as backgrounds and toning sentiments - which I'd squirrelled away ages ago. Needless to say, the cards were made over three crafting sessions, but I do so love the dear little gnome and wanted to make several similar cards whilst everything was out on the desk. Sometimes I certainly do get my ambitions mixed up with my capabilities!

I'd seen the gnome die around Blogland and our lovely Darnell used it, and his big brother, here - used as Mr and Mrs, so clever - which clinched it for me. I only ordered the Lil Gnome, my favourite, for fear of HM Customs here in the UK. He, or she, sailed past them, no problem!

Edit: Gail (Ionabunny) pointed me in the direction of the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, so I'm linking my little gnome into the party where the theme is 'red'.

And, I used the Altenew Mini Blossom die cutting machine for all the die cutting - love that little machine, a great help when cutting lots of small die cuts!


  1. What a sweetie Di - so glad you 'made the cut', as it were

  2. I can see why you had to have that super gnome die and it sounds as if it was used to good effect in making so many cards.

  3. Belated Rudolph Day greetings!

    What a CUTE gnome that is. Lovely RD card and congrats on making TWELVE of them.

    Stay warm and cosy on this miserably wet and windy weekend!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Adorable card. Great us of this dies.

  5. TWELVE! wow that must have kept you out of mischief and no wonder you had to pace yourself. That gnome is so cute I can see why you went for a batch make... such a fabulous card. My TL Baby Blue gets a lot of use (especially for snippets) xx

  6. Hi Di that's just beautiful, lovely gnome and colours. Hope you are keeping well well, Kate x x

  7. I love this gorgeous Gnome Di, he's so cute. Thank you for joining in with the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

    Sue xx

  8. Yes, this short month almost caught me out too Di! I am so loving your sweet little gnome Christmas card. He is so cute and I've been seeing him all over blogland too and think I want him too! lol So far, I haven't bought him. Loving the papers you used and I love that you made 12 of them, good for you! Love that you swapped out the colors too on them. Hugs, Brenda

  9. This is super cute Di, and I too love that gnome. I just made 6 Christmas cards with him yesterday LOL

  10. This is so cute. I love the gnome dies. I may have to add the little one to my collection. It's nice to make a batch of them. They are also great for adding a piece of ribbon to and using it as a tag for a gift. [Bunny]

  11. A lovely card Di and such a sweet gnome.
    Kath x

  12. Me too!! Thanks for the reminder. Both of them LOL. Cute gnome. You should pop this in at the Christmas Kickstart challenge as well. Theme red. Hugz

  13. Fabulous card Di and great to read you made more of them x

  14. Adorable card with that gnome die and love how the dress matches the background dp. Well done on making an array of these cards interchanging the papers!
    Hugs and cuddles to Dudley

  15. So glad Gail pointed you in this direction, Di! Your card is adorable and perfect for this challenge. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart - hope it's the first visit of many, Jo x

  16. Oooo what a fabby design and cute gnome too and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge, sorry for the late leaving of a comment, only I forgot February was a short month ;-), Luv Sam x

  17. I love this gnome Di and a great batch make and the colours work beautifully too. x

  18. Oh my goodness, Di. This gnome is so adorable. I am loving this card. Good for you to get so many made.

    Sorry I am so late getting round to visiting. Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.


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