Wednesday, June 03, 2020

CAS Christmas June Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's a new CAS Christmas challenge starting today, hosted by Linda (Lin's Craft Corner).
We would like to see a bell (or bells) on your CAS designs.

Stamping Bella had a huge sale and I just couldn't resist! :)  I bought several stamps including this adorable Jingle Gnomes. :)

Quick and easy card to make.  I stamped the image in permanent black ink and watercoloured with distress inks.  Added some crystal glaze to the berries and wink'd the ribbon.  Stamped a fun sentiment to finish.  I was smiling the whole time I was colouring this. :)

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We are happy to have LeAnne (weeinklings) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see LeAnne's CAS bell card along with the cards from our awesome Designers.  Then come join us in the gallery!

I'm adding this to the NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) #15 gallery.  I've been on a roll using a lot of my NBUS items! :)



Products
Jingle Gnomes (Stamping Bella)







Stamps:  Jingle Gnomes (Stamping Bella); Festive Wreath - sentiment (Avery Elle - retired)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz); Zigs for Gnome's noses
Accessories & Tools:  Paint brush, gray pencil (Derwent), Crystal Glaze (Nuvo); Clear Wink of Stella

Challenges:
CAS Christmas June Challenge - Bells
NBUS #15


32 comments:

Nstiz said...

You have always done a magnificent job with water coloring but this is over the top perfect! I thought for sure it was markers with your gorgeous shading! I too took a shine to the gnomes this year. Aren't those guys fun? Love this card!

Marcia Hill said...

Had to chuckle when I actually read your post Loll, because all I noticed when I first looked at your card was the BRIGHT colors...I never even noticed the gnomes!! And there's two of them! Absolutely ADORABLE card and beautifully colored too...and those gnomes just couldn't be any sweeter hanging on those bells! I can definitely see why you were smiling while working on this card...I would have been too!! Hugs. :0)

Julia Aston said...

Oh how I love your gnomes ringing the bright beautiful bells - at first I thought it was holly hanging down - then my eyes focused and I saw him! (and the other one on top!) what a fun and festive stamp! xx

Colleen said...

OMG, Gnomies on bells...these are fantastic!!! I love this whole image, I have a little collection going on in my own home...you know gnomes bring good luck, right? Adorable, I might have to get these, Loll! Heart Hugs, col

Christine Alexander said...

They are so adorable Loll and amazing colouring, My stamps only just arrived I can't wait to ink them up (awesome sale)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

At first I thought - nice pair of bells, beautifully colored - then I saw the gnomes. How ADORABLE!! Great coloring there too, Loll - anyway, this one really made me smile!!

TK said...

There's REASON to smile with these cuties! Very adorable, Loll

nancy littrell said...

I smiled as soon as I saw your adorable and colorful bells and gnomes Christmas card, Lolly. This would be a fun design to do multiples:-) TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring and I love how you added sparkle to your design, Loll! I also love your fabulous purple bow and those little gnomes are too cute :) Such a fun Christmas card ~ Thanks for making me smile ~ Barb xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a colourful and cheerful card Loll - loving it, especially the detail of the winking on the ribbon.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

Love it, the colours, design and most of all your fun bell ringing Gnome.
Take care
Faith x

Bonnie said...

This makes me smile too, my friend! Love the bright colors of this delightful image! I can almost hear these bells tolling!

Pat said...

What a gorgeous card Loll, and such a pretty and fun image with the sweet gnomes, and beautifully coloured by you. I love it! x

Trina P. said...

Hee, hee, I’ve seen this stamp and it IS so adorable! I can see why you were smiling while creating this card. Beautifully watercoloured. Love the bright non-traditional colours. Cute card.

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun, happy and vibrant card Loll with faublous colouring and the cutest of gnome x.

Mac Mable said...

Now I have just seen the second cute gnome.....x

Linda said...

Love this image Loll and it is watercolored with perfection. I didn't notice the gnomes at first and had to look again. Lol. Hope all is well with you. Hugs.

Liz said...

What a fabulous image, beautifully coloured! Great card, Loll. xx

Leslie Miller said...

I just love your stamp collection and I adore that you added this one to it! First off it had me smiling, and I know what you mean about smiling right through it. It's so bright and cute and happy!

Ros Crawford said...

OMG! How cute is this! Beautifully painted and such a happy card!

Sandy said...

A joy full card! Your colors are so pretty - they come across as being bright and clear.
Sandy xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a happy card....very festive.
xx Karen

Ina G said...

Cute cute cute Loll. Gorgeous gnomes and love the bright colours and sparkle.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a delightful and cute Jingle Gnomes card, Loll! The bright colors, the shine from the crystal glaze, and the adorable gnomes generate so much fun feeling! Adding the gray pencil lines to the image is a wonderful idea.
I'm so happy to be in the CAS family and be on the team with the sweet and talented Designers! Thank you again for creating and organizing the wonderful CAS challenges, my friend!
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

We're all smiling too Loll, that is one fantastic bell stamp with the gnomes hangin' in there.. and great bright eye-catching colours... love it, hugs Robyn

Anita in France said...

Vibrant, shimmery and so fun, Loll ... these little gnomes are adorable playing on these festive jingle bells! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Those little gnomes hanging onto the bells are so cute, Loll, and I can even see the shimmer on the ribbon.

Darnell said...

This is so stinkin' cute, Lolly, with those goofy gnomes nestled in the bells! I can see why you were smiling the whole time and I love the bright and festive colors you used, all winked up!! Keep staying safe and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

Cathy said...

Such a fun, festive image Loll and beautifully coloured, those little gnomes are adorable! Cathy x

Susan said...

Finally catching up with commenting! Too busy gardening and riding! I love your card - such wonderful vibrant colours. And what an adorable image with the tiny gnomes - no wonder you couldn't resist it!

scrappymo! said...

Your NBUS stamp is so pretty, Loll!
You are amazing with the water colouring...it looks great.

BożenA said...

This card is so joyful with its colors. Sweet gnomes cleverly hide behind bell elements. Great design.
xx