Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gnome in a Globe!

I found this awesome challenge blog Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog thanks to Cokie Pop!
The challenge is: This week we are visiting Muffa. In the Muffa world, there are OOAK handmade micro miniature animals, thread crocheted bears, gnomes, and fairies. And when we say MICRO--they are TINNNNNY! 

 You can also check out Muffa's blog, HERE

You had to search her store which is AMAZING and select an item of inspiration.

Here is the item I selected:

Can you believe how tiny this is??

Here is my entry: 

I had so much fun creating this and it was super challenging for me!!

First I designed the globe with my Gypsy and DoodleCharms

The mushrooms are from Simply charmed
Grass is from Create a Critter
Little flowers are from a Martha Stewart Border Punch with an added pearl
Mosiac embossing for the bottom of the globe.

And the Gnome was the tricky part!! I could not find a Gnome on any of my Cartridges, so I studied the inspiration photo and realized the Gnome looked like a hat and sure enough the hat in Mini Monsters was PERFECT!!

I cut it three times once in red, blue and cream and cut the pieces to fit. I used sharpie for the eyes and Deco-Art for the beard.

I layered my ribbon from Portafolia (New)
the paper is Recollections Xmas ( New)
and the pattern paper is from Heidi Grace (New)
Popped up Acetate for globe.  

Entering into:
Etsy Inspired Challenge: EIC # 120 Muffa

Really Reasonable Ribbon: something new and ribbon

Paper Sundaes: Something new

Thanks for checking out my post!


  1. OMG this is the cutest card ever!!! You did an awesome job it looks just like the little snow globe!! You rocked it girl!!

  2. Oh my word!!!! Amazing! Your card is soooo cute! Great job!

  3. What a great take on that cute little gnome.
    Super cute card!

  4. OMG he is so darling. I love it. GL in the challenges.

  5. This is aweomse! I love how you have done this!

    Tori :)

  6. OMG, it is soooo tiny! Talk about inspiration. I love it and good luck in the challenges

  7. That is amazing!! You are so creative :)


  8. Ohhhh you did a wonderful job with your card, it looks so perfect and the details are amazing.
    I am so happy to be able to inspire such cuteness!!

  9. OMG this is SOOOO cute! I love it! Wonderful job! I am partial to gnomes too and this is just adorable!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  10. Oh wow this is super cute girl. I love the embossing!!!!


  11. It's not too bad - for a gnome! *LOL* I love you girl and I love your work but I am straight up TERRIFIED of gnomes. *LOL* I think you did a great job capturing the spirit of the original piece.

  12. Wow! You are mega creative!! That is spot on to the photo well done! You are one busy girl!

  13. How fun!! What a great take on that little gnome! LOVE your card...especially those mushrooms and the ribbon...and the manner in which you created the creative! TFS

    ~Sharon C.

  14. Wowza...this is sooooo adorable. I love your little gnome and the cute mushrooms. Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired. :)

  15. Oh wow! It's such a cute quirky card!

    Thanks for joining us in our Something New challenge for Paper Sundaes!

    ♥ Lisa

  16. What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  17. Carri -- this is just super!! WOW!! You've done such a fabulous job!

  18. How FUN and CREATIVE!! LOVE your snow globe! wow! I'm amazed at your super talent! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge! Look forward to seeing more of your work!

  19. This is awesome!! I may have to go check out that challenge--looks like lots of fun! I have something for you on my blog.

  20. WOW! It turned out amazing! Love it... Thanks for the info... HUGS...SK :)

  21. So CUTE!!! I just love the inspitation you chose, I love Gnomes myself. Great job hun!
    Hugs Bonnie

  22. I love it!!!

    I am doing a cricut cart giveaway. Please feel free to check out my blog for details:)

  23. Adorable! I love how you were inspired! Thanks for playing in the Etsy Inspired Challenge!

  24. Both the actual globe and your creation are stinkin' cute! I am super impressed with that fact that the cutie is a witch hat! Very creative!

  25. OMG this is sooo CUTE!!!! What a great job Carri!!!! TFS

  26. WoWzers this is SOOOOO wonderfully creative and ADORABLE!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your design! You did sooo well with the design of this and making your own little globe! LOVING THIS! The textured basket and globe are super festive! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!

  27. OMG girl!! That is the most adorable thing EVER!! You really outdid yourself with this cutie! You are just so creative and artistic!

  28. cute cute cute!! I love those muffa's...♥Tammy

  29. Such a fun take on our challenge! I LoVe the little toadstools! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

  30. I love your card and all the texture! Excellent job and thanks for playing with EIC!!!

  31. WOWIE!!! I'm utterly stunned! That is an amazing take on an amazing inspiration piece!
    Thanks for playing along with the EIC - I hope you'll keep playing!!