Guest Designer Angela Kelley and No Place Like Gnome

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hello, and Welcome!  I have to start by saying that I am just so thrilled to be a part of all this FUN! The stamp set I chose to work with is called No Place Like Gnome T-3331. I chose this set because I have not seen it used much, and I just love it! There are so many possibilities with this set, and I am really excited to share some of them with you!!

My first card uses the cute little house in this set colored with Copic markers. The "landscaping" is cut out and popped up to add a little dimension. The sentiment is from You Whoo T-3393 and the background was made using the polka dots in Background Soup T-3346, and a versamark ink pad. Who wouldn't want to live in such a sweet little house?

 For my next card I used most of the accent stamps in this set to create a little sunshiny scene. I love that happy little sunshine! The green patterned paper is from the Robin paper collection, which just happens to be a free download!! The pink patterned paper is from the Catelynne fly with it collection V-851. Sentiment is from Good Things T-3381

Now how about some Leprechauns!?!


  St. Patrick's Day is my Daughters favorite holiday.  Every year she builds a Leprechaun trap to try to catch herself a Leprechaun. When I first saw this set I thought they would make really great Christmas Elves, but then I thought about the Leprechauns!

This is a 5.5 x 5.5 inch card, I masked each strip and sponged ink for the rainbow, I wanted it bright. The "pot" was created by cutting the top and bottom off a black circle, and adding a 1/4 inch strip to the top, and a little stardust gel pen F-464 for some sparkly shading. The shamrocks are from Cheers to You T-3300, and the clouds are cut from felt. The gold coins are just 1/4 inch circles cut from metallic paper. I used foam tape to "pop" the Leprechauns, some of the coins, and also the pot.

DSC_1802cAnd it's an easel card! Sentiment is from Great Greetings T-3114, patterned paper is from the Catelynne fly with it collection V-851.

Now remember when I said the first thing I thought of was Christmas Elves?  I know Christmas is over, and still a long way off til it comes again. But some people make their Christmas cards all year long. Something about wanting to get them done and ready before Christmas, I know, crazy! So this one is for those of you that are actually that together, you know who you are... :)

DSC_1842cAren't those the cutest Christmas Elves?! The Santa is from Santa Claus is Coming T-3413, the package, reindeer and sentiment are from Jingle Jolly T-3310. Patterned paper is from the free downloadable Robin. Everything but the Santa was cut out and popped up with foam tape. I also added a little red velvet ribbon for an added pop of color.

Finally, I made an everyday card using just the little gnome girl. She is just so sweet! Again I used the Robin paper collection. I have to say this is the first time I have used this paper and I really love it! I cut my labels 4 layers in half length wise and then layered them under my sentiment. This sentiment is from Brighten Your Day T-3263.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's post and No Place Like Gnome. I sure have enjoyed being part of You Make FFebruary Fabulous! Thank You Mischelle for asking me to be a guest designer!!

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Angi! Your post is AWESOME. I love how creative you are with these little Dudes! Leprechauns! Pft. Who woulda though. I also admire the way you use Robyn with Catelynne. I tend to use the patterns in their 'families'. You really thought outside the box with these. Rock on girl.

  2. FABULOUS. Who would have known that you could make these guys fit so many holidays! You coloring is terrific and you are soooo creative.

  3. Oh Angela, you have absolutely blown me away with these little gnomes! I love your pot of gold card and your Christmas card. They reallly look like a lot of work. Each one is a masterpiece. I'd say that you are FABULOUS! Great work. Sorry that I don't have this set to join the blog hop today.

  4. Love all the cards Angela! Fabulous job! They are all so sweet, love your coloring, love your creativity too! The Leprechaun are amazing as well as the elves - so cool! Love your sunshiny scene too! Awesome!

  5. You are SO creative! WOW! Wish I had this set now!

  6. Great cards! This set doesn't appeal to me but you did awesome with it!

  7. Wow! Creative indeed!!

  8. Wow - what amazing works of art you created!

  9. AWESOME - love the leprechauns and elves. Now I'm thinking I *need* this set, lol!

  10. I had to borrow a computer so I could come and see your wonderful creations - and no disappointment here!! You are always so creative and talented - you made this set fantastic and fun!

  11. Oh so cute Angela. That shoe reminds me so much of the old woman who lives in the shoe...and as a former kindergarten teacher, I loved putting green footprints and sparkles (even on the toilet seat) all over the classroom each year!

  12. These are all fabulous, Angela! I can't pick a favorite :)

  13. Angela ... you did a great job showing off all of the littler stamps in this set. Most people focus on the larger image or just one in the set but you did a lot with all of the minor images. It is so creative how you made the figures into elves and leprechauns! Fantastic wor!!

  14. Wow these are all amazing... Such creativity!!Great job with this set Angela!