RSG: There's GNOME friend like you!

Happy weekend, friends!

Today's card is for the Ready, Set, Go card challenge
where we take card challenges and go way beyond ~
I like to call them the extreme card challenges :)
and these challenges are really out of the box!

The challenge for January from Jeanette was to use 
3 colors:  Red, Blue and Plum and
 3 embellishments:  Ribbon, twine and enamel dots.
Yes ~ all of that ~ on one card!


I used the 3 colors as the base of my coloring, paper choice
and the cardstock colors as well.
I've used the adorable Oh Gnome! from Lawn Fawn
and just adore this stamp set!

Gnomes are quite en vogue right now and all over the place!
Remember a couple of years ago when pigs were the fad
and you'd see those cuties everywhere?!
I paired the gnomes with a windmill stamp/die set from Avery Elle
for a whimsical look, added gingham ribbon and twine to the land.
I know - it's blue!
The enamel dots are flowers scattered about and the doorknob.

Check and check! 

Here's the inside of my card
which carries over the matching sentiment from the set :)

I attached the windmill with a brad popped up it up on foam
so that it would spin.

 You can see what Barb created here and Jeanette created here.
I have to put my thinking cap back on since I'm up next month
and ideas are getting harder to come up with :/

I had so much fun creating this card!
I would not have normally put these 3 colors together
but do love a good challenge.
My goal was fun and whimsical and I just love it how it turned out ♥

Today I get to sit back a bit and blog, catch up, and play with stamps!
And my little granddaughter, Alice, is coming over today
and we're having a play date - yay!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

Card entered to:  Word Art Wednesday - AG


  1. Gorgeous card Kelly...Loz

  2. Very very cute. Loving the windmill

  3. Oh just too cute Kelly, I love your sweet card, Kate x

  4. Kelly--your card is awesome! I love the images you picked and the sweet layout!

  5. Awww.... How fun and cute scene!! :D I have never thought to mix plume with the other two colours, but they work so pretty together! The spinning windmill is a true delight and so fun it's interactive!! Love the couple of gnomes and the gingham ribbon!
    Give a kiss by me to your little princess Alice, Kelly! :) I'm sure you will have a joyful day with her!

  6. This is beyond cute. I love the color combination, though would have never thought of it as a possibility! The interactive windmill is so fun!

  7. Super cute little scene! Those gnomes are darling!


  8. super cute and wonderful card Kelly

    Gr Karin

  9. Well you certainly nailed this challenge with a super cute card! Those gnomes are adorable with the windmill and I like the way you colored them!

  10. Your card is adorable. The windmill is creative.

  11. This is so much FUN. Love the gnomes paired with the windmill!

  12. Kelly, "Great minds think alike, here???" LOL Gnomes.... You did a BEAUTIFUL JOB on your card! SO CUTE! You have been MISSED on the Road Trip!!! I was SO LOOKING FORWARD to seeing your work! They close the galleries on Wednesday, so IF YOU CAN try something & it will go in the gallery permanently! I'm thinking, if you don't usually use these colors on your card, it's like "Color Plucking!" Something we learned about in class! Just a tease here! ;) BIG INKY HUGS for coming over to visit!!! ;)<3

  13. Super cute card and fabulous scene making Kelly. Great colour combination and extra loving the blue! x. Well done you using all the requirements and what a fabulous card. Hope you enjoyed your paly date? x.

  14. What a sweetie Kelly - love how you have risen to the challenge and created this fabulous card! Love it

  15. I love this fabulously fun die cut design, Kelly!! Who could resist these precious gnomes??

  16. Kelly, I'm sorry I'm so tardy getting her to see your amazingly adorable RSG card. WOW! You made those colors look like they belonged together! And what fun those gnomes are. (I love gnomes!) Cute cute CUTE card!