Thursday, June 30, 2011

Whimsie Doodle Gnome

Happy Thursday! One day closer to a long weekend here in the US... So looking forward to it. If you take a close look below, you'll see my new watermark on my photos and my new signature at the bottom designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. I just love them! You can get your own in the Whimsy Stamps store.

I think I'm going through a gnome phase. It has been coming on for a while. I'm already in an owl phase, I don't know how many more phases I can take on at once, lol! Then I saw the movie, Gnomeo and I'm even more in love with the crazy things. If I had a garden, there would be gnomes everywhere!

I just can't quit making these book boxes... they are so cute and I think they are pretty simple to make. The most challenging part is joining the corners, but it's not too tough with the right glue (I use Beacon's 3 in 1). I forgot to add the ribbons to tie it shut this time, so I'm going to add a magnet closure before I use it.

Stamps: Whimsie Doodles Go Big Gnome
ProMarkers: Clothes - Turquiose, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua; Skin - Ivory, Blush, Sunkissed Pink (cheeks); Hair & Shoes - Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan; Stem - Moss, Marsh; Flower - Maroon, Dusky Rose, Fuchsia Pink
Paper: My Mind's Eye Happy Go Lucky
Embellishments: Basic Grey Brads, Fiber
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch, Scor-Pal

I've Checked the challenge lists at Feline Playful and I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - 2W, 2E - #5 die cuts/punches
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #72 flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #20 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - 2W - 2nd W - Flowers 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - 2E - Anything But A Card 
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E - #40 Using Something Beginning With 'T' (Turquoise)
Creative Stamp Friends - 2W – Dots
Hooked on Crafts - 2W, SIO – Flowers
KB Cute Monday – Flowers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - Summer flowers
Shabby Tea Room 2W - My favourite things (Gnomes, brads, fibers, and the colors on these gorgeous papers)
Stamps R Us - 2E - There was a little girl
Crafty Pad - SIO - Bold and Bright or soft pastels
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, SIO - Summertime.
356 Cards - Feeling Punchy
Sweetest Thing - SKETCH *


Debbie said...

What a great your book box. Such a sweet image and your papers and colours are beautiful.
Debbie x

Jenny said...

Eine ganz bezaubernde Buchbox in tollen Farben.Liebe Grüße.

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a fabulous book box, Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Shelter.
Kevin xx

Paige said...

Funtastic project! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Doreen said...

Oooh this is fabulous.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Dawn said...

Lovely project! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Dana said...

I've really been wanting to try one of these "books". I love yours!! Your blend of papers and colors are sooo cute with your gnome!!

Peggysuez said...

This is sweet, I haven't tried a book box yet, I'll have to remember to look that one up! An owl phase, lots of folks are in an owl phase, I went through a poppy phase recently myself. Lovely project! Thanks for playing along with the Divas in this challenge!

Jagerbaurin said...

What a wonderful card, I'm thrilled!
Thank you for your participation in the creative stamp-friends
Hugs Sabine

aqualeiga said...

Oooh, I love this! Great idea, I MUST try one of these. So pleased you've entered our challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD with your beautiful creation.....thanks and good luck! Hugs, Ali x

WeirdCat said...

Fantastic book box, love the papers and the image is so cute,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Rebekah said...

So cute love the colours on this thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Amazing book box!!!! I adore all the detail. I gotta see some of the other ones you have made now. :) Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday!

annieambriel said...

Gorgeous project.. lovely colours :)

Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tip Top Tuesday and our 'anything with T' challenge! Good luck x

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I saw you were the winner over at Sweet Sunday Sketch.

Karen said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

Sheri said...

CUTE image....awesome gift idea! Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Minna said...

So beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.

Julie said...

This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x