Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Santa's Little Helper from Last Minute Manda

Hello everyone and a happy August!  

I hope that you all have a lovely month ahead planned.

Did I say no more Christmas cards ?  ha ha - I might have been teasing just a little bit.... but now that I'm on a roll with Christmas makes, I'll be sharing them from time to time in an attempt to get my stash of Christmas cards ready before the big day itself....which will be a first since moving here to Spain...I blame the weather 😆😆

So with that in mind, here is a cute little card that I've made using a digital stamp from Last Minute Manda.

To be perfectly honest - I've never been that sure about gnomes ! Maybe something from my childhood but I've usually found them a little bit creepy but this little guy is definitely growing on me and I loved colouring him.

The digital stamp was a freebie to all of the members of the Last Minute Manda Facebook group 

There are some fabulous collections of digital stamps over on the Etsy shop which are definitely worth having a look at if you love colouring like me.


I decided to make another snowy scene card for this little chap so started off by colouring him in using my Promarkers. I've listed the colours down below for you.



I chose nice bright Christmassy colours to contrast against the background I was planning on creating



Once he was ready and cut out using my Scan n Cut I created the background scene.






I cut a panel of plain white card stock to roughly 4" x 5 1/2" and then blended over this with 3 different colours of Distress Ink - It didn't have to be a perfectly smooth blend as this was for the sky and I was planning on stencilling over the top of the panel.


It looks quite patchy at the moment but as the ink dries it smooths out more.



Next I used a snowy background stencil from Echo Park and my Lawn Fawn Stencil paste to add texture to the panel.

I like to use a fairly large palette knife with my stencils as its gives a good coverage quickly.

Top Tip 💡: don't forget to wash your stencil and pallet knife straightaway after you have finished ans wipe up any excess too, scraping back into the pot if its not picked up any colour from the project.

Once I had removed the stencil and before the stencil paste had dried I sprinkled over my Glitter dust from Lisa Horton Crafts. Its a beautiful interference glitter and picks up colours from the project and surroundings.


I then left the panel for a couple of hours to dry but how long this takes depends on the temperature and humidity where you are.

I used an edged die to cut  a couple of hillsides from white cardstock and then assembled the card using foam tape to give extra height to the the hillside in the foreground.

The hills are drizzled with Cosmic Twinkles glitter glue, Glossy accents on the star of the tree and I used a small sentiment strip from Lisa Horton Crafts to finish off the card.  


I do hope that you like todays card


Hasta luego 👋 !


Enjoy the rest of your day !


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Card recipe:

Last Minute Manda digital stamp - Santa Gnome with Tree 
Distress Oxide Ink - Chipped Sapphire, Prize Ribbon, Seedless Preserves 
Echo Park Stencil - A gingerbread Christmas - Christmas Cheer
Lawn Fawn Stencil Paste - clear
Lisa Horton Crafts Sentiment
LHC Edgecutz dies - Essential Edges
Lisa Horton Crafts Luxury Glitter Dust - Rainbow Sparkle
Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Glossy accents

Promarkers used:

Skin: Almond, Blush, Soft Peach, Dusky Rose, Pastel Pink

Beard & Pompom : Ice Grey 1,2,3

Tree: Olive Green, Holly, Green Pine, Umber, Walnut, Praline

Hat: Crimson, Poppy, Lipstick Red, Salmon pink

Star & Buckle: Spice, Canary, Lemon

Baubles:  Spice, Canary, Lemon + Marine, Turquoise, Sky Blue + Maroon, Cerise, Pink Carnation + Prussian Plum , Amethyst


I am entering this card in the following challenges:













tic tac toe challenge  #tictactoechallenge #tttc172 (Die Cut Free Bright Colours) (20) 










Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

Wendy x

40 comments:

  1. I love this Santa Gnomie Wendy, and you've colored him up wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge and we look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.
    Donna

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    1. Thanks so much - he was fun to colour and I'm not a Gnomee fan usually LOL

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  2. Such a cutie, Wendy - and I love the bright colors! I loved reading about your background process! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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    1. Thanks so much - I'm glad you liked my blog too x

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  3. Cute Santa Card, Wendy! Thank you for sharing your nicely colored creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  4. Wendy: your Gnome Christmas card is cute!! I really like how you made the winter sky with snowy ground background for the Gnome hugging his tree image! Cool! Thanks for linking to MTTCC's cutesy Christmas theme! --Becca/DT

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    1. Thank you for reading and liking my Gnome xx

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  5. Ohhh, you've created an adorable card so beautifully put together. Love the colors, sparkle, dimension - it's all fantastic. So glad you joined us for our ATG Challenge at Creative Knockouts!

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment xxx

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  6. Love gnomes!! Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our All Occasions challenge theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
    Diane - DT

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    1. Thanks so much xx Crafty Hugs for you xx

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  7. darling little gnome card, Wendy! and so pleased you entered it in our TicTacToe challenge this week - and hope to see your delightful cards again with our challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much - Im really pleased you liked him xx

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  8. Super cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tic Tac Toe this week!

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  9. Such an adorable Gnome, Wendy, this is a very cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft Christmas!

    love Mags B x

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    1. Oh I'm so pleased you like him xxx

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  10. Such a cute Santa Wendy and a lovely design. Thank you for coming to play with us at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Hugs,
    Jackie,
    Mirtillamente DT

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  12. Nicely done. Your background is perfect and the image is colored beautifully! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  13. What an adorable gnome and your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

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  14. Delightful Holiday card, Wendy. A twinkling night sky is the ideal backdrop for the Santa Gnome and his decorated tree. Thanks for joining us at HSS. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

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  15. What an adorable little santa gnome! I love the colors that you used, so festive! Thanks for joining the fun at hand stamped sentiments!

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  16. Love the background and how you colored the gnome. Great layout! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  17. Gorgeous card - love the background!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Hugs,
    Jackie,
    Mirtillamente DT

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  19. Nice card thanks for joining colour crazy
    groetjes Josje DT

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  20. Wonderful creation! I love background and your colouring!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge August "ATG".
    Ileanaxx

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  21. Anonymous17:49

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sheepski Designs and best of luck with your entry.

    Carole DT for https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/

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Thanks for leaving me a comment it’s much appreciated.

Wendy x