Thursday, August 10, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Challenge time over at As You Like It  and this fortnight we are looking for your favourite colour combo and why?.. our hostess this fortnight is Lynne and our fabulous sponsor is...Last Minute Manda.. with a digi stamp set, and fabulous sets they are..

This is the set  the DT were given to use if they wanted to..

I went with blue and yellow as my favourite combo, you can be elegant, or summery, or cute, and I went with cute..of course..

So I decided to make a 4 x4 concentina booklet card.

So made six panels, plus a cover and added six blue matts..

Die cut a load of suns, fences, trees and grass borders..

These trees were going to be perfect as they are so quirky
 and go with the scenes I was making..

Printed and coloured my gnomes...

Then fussy cut them all out, not hard, they are not too fussy..

Set up a colouring station for the trees..

Coloured and glued together..

My tray is ready..

Starting to build my scenes..

They came together really easy and took no time at all to put together..

The cover just got clouds and a sun peeking out and die cut lettering.


And then I NEEDED something else,
 so, one by one glued on those tiny leaves..
Made all the difference..

Here's the booklet opened up and all finished..

Planting the seeds..

watering them in..

Making sure there were bee's to pollenate.

Weeding and transplanting into pots..

Watching them grow and ready for picking..

and popping the flowers into a vase..

So do come and join us HERE  

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

Gem of a challenge  [anything goes]

Crafty Calendar   [anythin ggoes]


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous what a great work you did Chrissy

gr karin

Janette said...

OMG this is blummin' marvellous , haha, Chrissy you have done such an amazing job on this little book, I just can't believe how you went from planting to the vase, its wonderful and so cute, I LOVE this you clever lady. xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous booklet and great to see how you have put all together!
xxx Margreet

jimlynn said...

Awesome! Each one of the panels is so cute and fun - and so much detail too! Wonderful project.

Elaine Stark said...

This is amazing. You have wonderful ideas. Elaine

Valerie-Jael said...

I am in love with this wonderful piece full of gorgeous gnomes. Hugs, Valerie

*Vicki* said...

The gnomes are super cute! Love your coloring and the mushroom dies came in very nicely for your wonderful fold out scene too! Such a fabulous scene design Chrissy!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

An amazing and beautiful creation Chrissy, love those Gnomes and the bright colours.
Faith x

Sarah said...

You are a cardmaking Ninja!! This is FANTASTIC!! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous little booklet love all the dies and little scenes and story you created not forgetting the little wooden Bees
Carol x

Chris said...

This is a delight Chrissy, a gorgeous little storybook, it doesn't need words, your cute gnomes and fabulous garden scenes (love the quirky trees!) tell the story so well- from seed to flowers, just brilliant.

aussie aNNie said...

AMAZING little book and story of your cute gnomes, they are just adorable and a lady who really enjoys what she does in life.. big hugs xx

pinky said...

That is just sooooo gorgeous! I know a few people who would enjoy that!! I love your wee trays too, great for keeping you organised.

Conniecrafter said...

You do such a cute job of making different scenes with these little guys, they are too cute!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous booklet, I love the story you have told with those cute gnomes. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x