Monday, 5 October 2020

Tartan Gnome


The other day I was wondering why the images of my cards on Bloglovin are always, or nearly always cut down in size so that only a portion of the card is visible. 
I think I have come up with a reason! 
My cards are always or nearly always CAS, which means that there is a lot of whitespace as part of the card. I think that this whitespace is what is deemed as unnecessary by Bloglovin and so the pictures of my cards are reduced to a small proportion of the original. Does anyone else have a theory on this? I would be really interested to know!
Anyway here is another CAS rendition, this time for the challenges at Just US Girls and Christmas Card Throwdown.


I recently made a card for a friend and the reverse side of a piece of leftover DP was tartan and so here it is as as the clothing of a gnome.
I dry embossed some interest onto the beard and coloured his nose with a marker pen. The rest is die cut and embossed. The snow backdrop is a discontinued Sheena Douglass EF and I don't remember the make of the trees. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I really like this little chap, he's a die from Simon Says Stamp!
In fact, I'm awaiting a shipment from Simon Says Stamp, but I was really irritated to realise that having just put in an order, an email arrived the very next day saying that I could have saved 15% if I had delayed what had  ordered by just one day! Grrrrrrr!
C'est la vie!


  1. Sweet card Chrissie, the cute gnome looks fab in tartan! Cathy x

  2. I really love your gnome Chrissie and will have to try this one my gnome by Gina Marie Designs. I am loving gnomes more and more these days!! Great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Amazing the dry embossing added such interest especially on the beard. The portion showing is more likely due to aspect ratio or dot density of your original photo. Try reducing photo size and see what shows.

  4. oh quel adorable gnome Chrissie, ce tartan lui va a ravir, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  5. Your posts come straight to my inbox, Chrissie, not through Bloglovin, so I can't help you, but your hypothesis makes sense to me. This card is a JOY! I love your Christmas Gnome in his beautiful Christmas clothes with that lovely detail on his beard and as his backdrop. I don't know if this will make you feel better (it did me), but I did the prezack same thing with my order from SSS which is on its way here. THE VERY NEXT DAY! I seem to do this often with Simon but this one was not the usual 5% missed, but 15% which is nothing to sneeze at! At least we both missed the boat together! 😢 Hugs, Darnell

  6. Chrissie, that card is simply adorable. Everyone is into Gnomes these days and it does my heart good to see them! I am coming from 52CCT where you submitted your card. good luck and thank you joining in with us!

  7. Such an adorable Christmas gnome and great take of the sketch, Chrissie! Love that you left the the backdrop all in white! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT. Rosi x

  8. your card is so adorable! my favorite. Congrats on winning at 52CCT. You deserve it! I did get your email so I will get the next challenge for you by Saturday night! great job...


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