Saturday, December 5, 2020

Santa Gnome

Today I'm sharing another awesome image from KLM Digital Designs - this is Santa Gnome!  I have colored the image with Copics, then fussy cut it and mounted it on to a background I created with a Polkadoodle stencil and Distress inks.

Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11
Red - R39, R59, RV69, RV99
Black - T6, T10
Beard - C1, C3
Fur, Trim - B0000, C1
White flock on suit trim
Polar White Flower Soft on hat trim and ball
Sky - Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch - Distress Inks
Trees - Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles - Distress Inks
Trunks - Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Liquid Applique for snow on ground
Clear Glitter Glue on trees
Polkadoodles Winter Tree Stencil

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Mistletoe Gnome Greetings

Well Christmas is fast approaching which means I need to get the Christmas cards done, so today I colored up the adorable Mistletoe Gnome from KLM Digital Designs.  I colored him with Copics, then fussy cut him out, placing him on the background I created with the Paper Rose stencil Stephanie, and the Distress inks Peacock Feathers and Speckled Egg.  The sentiment is an oldie from my stash that I stamped and then cut apart.

Card Recipe
Blue - B34, B37, B39
Cream trim - Y000, Y11, E30
Skin - E01, E11
Beard - C1, C3
Pinecone - E31, E37
Green - G43, G46
Red - R35, R37, R39
Silver pen for stitching detail

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thanksgiving Greetings

Here in Canada we celebrated Thanksgiving on October 12, where we celebrate the harvest, and being thankful for everyone in our lives.  In the United States Thanksgiving is celebrated in late November, and while it is also about being thankful for the harvest and people in their lives, they also celebrate the history of the pilgrams that settled in their country.  This card that I designed uses the Pilgram Girl image from KLM Digital Designs.  I printed the image on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored it with Copics, with a touch of gold ink on the sentiment that is also from this image.

Card Recipe
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Whites - C2, C00
Black - N3, N6, N9
Brown - E44, E47, E49
Pie - Y21, Y26, YR24
Hair - E13, E15, E35
Gold Metallic Gel pen for lettering

Monday, October 19, 2020

Bats About You

 A friend recently shared this on Facebook and I absolutely love it, so I just had to share as today's card features Vampire Gnome from KLM Digital Designs. 

Card Recipe 
Yellow - Y32, Y38
Purple - BV04, BV08, V09
Nose - E02, E11, E13
Green - YG03, YG25, YG17
Black - T5, T8, 100
Beard - W2, W4
Teeth - C2

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Three Witches Brewing

This is the year for me to make Halloween cards, usually something I don't do, but the images from KLM Digital Designs are just to cute to not color them up!  This is Three Witches that I have colored the entire card front with Copic markers. Just love these little witches!!  

Card Recipe 
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Orange - YR04, YR07, YR09
Yellow - Y11, Y15, Y17
Green - YG01, YG03, YG23
Purple - V12, V15, V17
Black - N3, N5, N6, N10
Sky - B32, B34, B37
Broom - E35, E39, E79
Boo letters - Silver Pearl pen by Viva Decor

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Welcome Fall

Fall is in the air here in British Columbia!  We have brought in all of the tomatoes, and I am slowly cutting down the perennials in preparation of winter slumber.  Yesterday I planted about 80 bulbs of various spring bulbs, and still have about 80 to go in the ground!  Yes I went a little crazy buying bulbs!!
To celebrate the season I have colored up the Pumpkin Girl digital image from KLM Digital Designs. I printed the image on to Copic Xpress It cardstock and colored it with Copics.  Some older Kaisercraft paper finished off the card.

Card Recipe
Sweater - YR12, YR16, YR18, E19
Turtleneck - G94, G99
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Hair, shoes - E35, E37, E39
Socks - E31
Pants - B45, B97, B99
Pumpkin - YR02, YR94, YR09

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Gnomes Love Pets

Good afternoon!  It's a perfect day to stay inside to avoid the smoke that has descended on us here in southern British Columbia.  It is so bad that Canada Post has halted all deliveries of mail!!  I feel so bad for everyone dealing with the fires in western states!!  Stay safe everyone!!
Today's card is another adorable image from KLM Digital Designs - Gnomes and Pets!  I printed the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock, colored with Copics, and then fussy cut it out.  The background was created with a paw print stencil from my stash, and the following Distress Oxide inks - Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, and Rusty Hinge.  

Card Recipe
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Shirt - G40, G43, G46
Cat - W4, W7, W10, inside of ears E04, eyes G46
Dog - E33, E35, E37, eyes B24,  nose E49
Hat - E50,  E51, E53
Beard - C1, C3
Shoes - E39, E29
Ground - C3

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Wolly Hope...

I love the images from KLM Digital Designs, and this sweet little sheep is definitely top of the list.  How can you resist the sheep and the awesome sentiment!  I printed the image on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored with Copic sketch markers.  Double matting tied the colors of the sheep together to make this card.

Card Recipe 
Black - N10, N5
Eyes - B12, B16
Tongue - E04
Grass - G85
Wool - B0000, C1

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Happy Birthday Champ

KLM Digital Designs is known for their adorable Gnomes, but did you know that they also have other designs!  This is just one of the newest designs available today in the store - Basketball Player.  I printed the image onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored it with Copic markers.  The sentiment is also a part of the stamp set, so it was easy to merge the two into one image.  I kept the card clean and simple, and it would be a perfect card for the special teenager in your life!

Card Recipe
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Green Trim - G09, G19
Blue - B14, B16, B18
Basketball - YR15, YR18, YR27    
Dots on basketball - E99
Hair - N5, N7, N10

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Thank You to Firefighters Everywhere

This post is to salute the firefighters around the world who battle all types of fire.  Living in the beautiful Kootenay's of British Columbia, every summer we seem to be surrounded by forest fires, and this year is proving a little too close to home.  Just a short 15 kilometres away we have the Talbot Creek fire raging - close to 300 hectares have been lost and the fight continues.  Some days we have smoke and the smell of the fires, others are not too bad.  
My card today features another gnome from KLM Digital Designs - Fireman #2 Gnome!!  I printed the image onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, colored with Copics, and then fussy cut the image out.  The card front was created on watercolor paper with the use of Color Bursts and Liquid Metals from Ken Oliver.  The sentiment was one I created on my computer.

Card Recipe 
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Beard - W1, W3, W5
Axe Head - C0, C2, C5
Badge on Helmet - Y26
Outfit - E31, E34, E35
Axe Handle - E43, E47
Red - R24, R27, R39\
Black - N4, N7, N10
Color Bursts - Yellow Ochre, Orange, Alizarin Crimson
Liquid Metal - Iron Oxide

Monday, August 24, 2020

True Friends

Welcome to my sharing another adorable image from KLM Digital Designs!  This is Friends With Nature digital stamp, that includes this sentiment plus two more!  I have colored the image with Copic sketch markers, then fussy cut it.  The card front was done with Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides inks, to which I added an older Memory Box die, and then the image.

Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B91
Shirt - E84, E87, E89
Bird - E08, E33, E35, E37
Hair - YR24, E25, E99
Shoes - R22, R24, R27
Whites on runners - C2

Sunday, August 16, 2020

One Hell of a Time

Ok, I colored this image almost a year ago, and then couldn't figure out how to get the entire image onto a card front!! So it sat in my to do pile until two days ago, then I bit the bullet and scored it to make it into the interior of the card! So nervous that it wouldn't work but....ta da, here it is in all it's glory!!!

This fantastic image is Mel's Angel from Pink Ink Designs.  I stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copics, with just a touch of a white Prismacolor pencil added to the highlights.  The sentiment and the logo on the front of the card were both embossed with silver, and some silver Viva Decor pearl pen was used to fill in the heart.  I absolutely love the finished product!!

Cupcakes Anyone?

We are headed into another heat wave - it was 29C at 11 am today, so we know its gonna be a scorcher.  They are predicating a few more days of this beautiful sunny weather, so I'll be inside coloring to get away from the heat!
Today's card features another adorable gnome from KLM Digital Designs - this is Cupcake Gnome!!  I colored the image with Copics, added some sparkle to the cupcake with clear Wink of Stella, then fussy cut it.  I created the background by carefully sprinkling a few dots of six different colors of Color Burst to a sheet of watercolor paper, then I used a water brush to spread the color out.  The sentiment die is from My Favorite Things.

Color map for the Gnome
Yellow - Y13, Y19
Red - R24, R29
Orange - YR04, YR09
Green - G02, G05, G09
Blue - B21, B23, B26
Violet - V06, V09
Brown - E74, E77, E79
Cupcake Liner - Y23, Y26, Y28

Have a great day, and take time to enjoy any cupcakes that come your way!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

So Thankful For You

Welcome back to my blog!  Today I am sharing another beautiful image from KLM Digital Designs.  This is Nesting Bird that I printed on to  Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored with Copic sketch markers and Prismacolor pencils.  After fussy cutting the image I then placed it on the card front that was made with burlap paper, a Memory Box die, and a MFT sentiment.  

Card Recipe 
Leaves - BG93, BG96, BG99
Berries - B63, B69
Light part of bird - E30, E31, E34, PC941 Light Umber
Red Breast - E04, E08
Dark part of bird - E35, E37, E39, PC1082 
Beak - E44, E47, E43
Flowers - Y11, Y13, Y17, E97, E99, E18
PC938 White for highlights

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hey Dad!!!

Today is going to be a scorching 37 degrees here in the Kootenays, and we always hit higher then what they predict where we are located.  Yesterday we were 40 C!!!!  Another few days of hot, hot, hot!!
So to stay cool I have colored up some wonderful images from KLM Digital Designs- they are all included in the Dad and Kids digital stamp available here.

Card Recipe
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Cheeks - R20
Green - E84, E87, E89
Brown - E23, E27, E29
Red Brown - E04, E07, E09
Tan - E30, E33, E35

Monday, July 20, 2020

Fond Memories

2020 has been a difficult year, with Covid 19 encompassing the world, so many things had to be canceled or postponed.  Here in Canada, one of things that we are all missing is our annual carnivals and amusement parks.  This card says it all, Don't Worry, Be Happy next year will be better!! 

This is Balloon Gnome from KLM Digital Designs.  I printed the image onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, colored it with Copic markers, and then fussy cut it out.  To create the card background I used the following Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, Seedless Perserves - and finished it off with a Carnival die cut from Kindred Stamps.

Card Recipe 
Pants - B21, B45, B34
Red - R24, R29, R39
Shoes - E74, E77, E79
Beard - E70, E71, E74
Hat - E13, E15, E17
Skin - E00, E01, E11

Thursday, July 9, 2020


When the delivery truck pulls into our driveway, it's always a guessing game as it whose home he is going to pull up to - will it be my daughter's mother-in-law place, or our house!!  And if it's our house, is the package for myself or my daughter!!  I think we all take turns ordering, just to keep the delivery people in business!!!
This is a slider card I designed using the Delivery Gnome from KLM Digital Designs.  I used the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline with Sliders die to cut the card front, and the slider.  For the background I dug through my older stamps, and found a couple of Hero Arts sets that included the houses and trees, that formed my city street.  The entire card is colored with Copic markers., and the sentiment is included with the gnome image.

Card Recipe
Skin - E00, E11, E13
Uniform - E39, E59, E79
Boots - T7, T9, 100
Beard - C2
Parcel - E40, E41, E43
Background - B01, B66, G09, G14, G24, N4, N5, N8, Y38, R27, E09, E13, E15, E47

Friday, July 3, 2020

Whipping Up a Birthday Hello

I adore the gnome images from KLM Digital Designs, and if you haven't checked them out you really should.  Not only do they have digital images, but now they are also making Photopolymer stamps, and for the month of July they are having a sale.  

One of the newest images available in both digital and Photopolymer is this adorable Chef Gnome!! I printed in onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored it with Copic markers. I found the clip art online, and printed it out to make the background, on which I placed the fussy cut colored image. The sentiment is one from my stash.

Card Recipe
Red - R24, R27, R39
White - C2, C00
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Cake - E55, E23, E57
Icing - E39, E59
Whisk Handle - C4, C7
Beard - W2, W3

Friday, June 19, 2020

A Relaxing Card

Over the last few days I have been coloring this beautiful Mandala from KLM Digital Designs.  It was so relaxing to just color and not worry about the shading, although I did do a little bit of shading on a couple of layers.  KLM Digital Designs has a wide variety of images available to color, including the adorable gnomes.  Check out the store here.

Card Recipe
Copics - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, V05, V09, RV06, B18
Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thinking of You

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using the beautiful Lily from KLM Digital Designs.  Both the image and sentiment are part of the digital set that I printed on Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored with Copic markers.  I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze to replicate raindrops, and used a thin black marker to make stitching lines around the entire design.

Card Recipe
Leaves - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Flower - Y0000, RV11, R83, RV34, Y000, Y00
Stamens - E15, E18

Sunday, June 7, 2020

June Wedding

June traditionally is the month for weddings, so today I used two digital images from KLM Digital Designs to make a card to celebrate the event.  I have merged the Bride Gnome Hometown Church  and a sentiment from the church image to make a one layer card, that I colored with Copic markers.

Card Recipe
Trim on Church - N10 or N4
Roof - N4, N7, N10
Shrubs, stems, leaves, grass - G21, G24, G28
Road - E30, E33
Church itself - C1, C2
Windows - B00
Stained Glass - G14, Y18, R17, B07
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Cheeks - R20
Hat, veil, dress - B0000, B00, 0 Colorless Blender
Flowers - BV13, BV17, centers - Y19
Hair - E21, E23, E25
Sky - BG0000, BG000

Sunday, April 26, 2020

A Little Thank You to Our Doctors

Finally had the time to finish these cute cards that I will be sharing with our family doctors!  The image is Medical Gnome available here.  I colored the image up with Copics, then fussy cut it and placed it on the card front that uses free clip art from the net!  The inspiration for the background was not mine, I have seen several people use the same thing on their cards.  

I did color up a few of them......

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Shine a Light

Today I am sharing a little encouragement card featuring one of the newest releases from KLM Digital Designs!  This is Lantern Gnome, that I colored with Copics including the entire background!!

Card Recipe  
Boots - E15, E17, E17
Pants - E44, E47, E49
Glow of Lantern - Y13, Y19, Y38, YR68
Road - E51, E53, F55
Grass - BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Lantern - T3, T6, T9
Beard - C0, C1, C3
Hat - B34, B37, B39
Shirt - BG93, BG96, BG99
Trees - C7, C9