A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Saturday 20 April 2013

The Gnomes of Gnarly Wood

I love you ..... Gnome-atter what you do!

Hi everyone - well, the sun is shining brightly today so, not only do we need our sunnies on this beautiful Spring day, you may need them for this super bright post too!

I've been colouring up a storm and have almost used every colour of the rainbow in my little creation for you today, showcasing some of Heather Valentin's fabulous new digi images from her Lacy Sunshine store.

Introducing Lovely Larry and Lexie's Naughty Chair Gnome, nestling amongst their beautiful home in their lovely clearing of Gnarly Wood .... aren't they just the sweetest?  Their fabulous home comes in a digi bit set, which also includes the little toadstools and some flowers.  I decided to merge them all together to create a little scene, added some grass, sky and rocks and voila!!

Well now, Miss Lexie is a very naughty little gnome and, more often than not, you will find her on her chair!  However, Lovely Larry is such a forgiving little dude and can't help but adore Lexie - his love is so unconditional, he's happy to offer her his last sunflower to cheer her up!  In his eyes, she can NEVER be as naughty as all of the other gnomes say she is .... and there are quite a few other gnomes in the Lacy Sunshine store who would strongly disagree with the Lovely Larry!

Of course, I know my little tale is very believable, however, the actual story of  Lexie and her naughty chair is revealed in the fabulous Linda Simpson's post of today, which can be found HERE.  You'll also be able to take a peek at Linda's fabby take on the naughtiest gnome in Gnarly Wood :)

I coloured my little scene up with Copics, but I will spare you all on the colours otherwise the list would probably be longer than this post ......

I would like to enter my little colouring fest into the following:

Crafty Creations Challenges - No patterned paper
Jellypark Challenges - Make us laugh and smile
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Use a sentiment
Stampin for the Weekend - Friendship
Sweet Stamps - A Rainbow of Color

Thanks so much for popping by today - have a fab rest of the weekend!



  1. This is stunning again Tracey! Love it! Such a fun card x and love the sentiment x

    Jill xx

  2. Pmsl...brilliant use of images, colouring and post, lol. Giggling away here, though you need to be careful...this Larry/Lexie thing...it's how rumours start! :o)

    Used to have my hair that colour as well...been thinking of going back to it and this might just make me go for it.

    Really do love this...it's loads of fun.

  3. WOW Tracey this is absolutely stunning!!! I love absolutely everything about this is is superb and a fantastic scene you created.

    Linda xxx

  4. This is fabulous, Tracey! Outstanding coloring of the whole fun scene!

  5. Absolutely stunning, just love these images :-) xxx

  6. An amazingly coloured image Tracey and such a fabulous little story. I hope Larry and Lexie will live happy ever after in Gnarly Wood x

  7. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  8. Tracey, this is an amazing work of art! Love it! Thank you for joining us a Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous, the colours are amazing and love the scene you have set, Larry and do look like they are getting friendly though, don't you think!!!
    Janet xxx

  10. Amazing piece of work, the colours are gorgeous. xx

  11. Absolutely beautiful, just love the image and I love lexie's naughty chair xx

  12. Wow so stunning. Totally brilliant work.

    Happy crafting


  13. Tracey, this is just fabulous. I love the depth of color and clean presentation. The viewer is literally drawn into the scene. That takes true talent!
    Chana, Owner

  14. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  15. What a fab card, really great, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x


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