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Welcome to the first stop on the Meljen’s Designs blog hop!

There are exciting things going on at Meljen’s Designs! First, Melissa is opening a brand new store for all the Meljen’s Designs digital and precolored images. You can check the new store out HERE and save 50% on your purchase during the duration of the hop.

Since this is a celebration, we have PRIZES! Be sure to visit each stop on the hop, including the final stop, the Meljen’s Design blog. The GRAND PRIZE winner will be chosen from the comments left at the final stop and will get to choose three images of their choice from the new shop! 3 additional winners will get to pick one digital image from the Artsy images being released today. All winners will be announce on September 8th on the Meljen’s Designs blog.

For my project, I used an older image that I just love but hadn’t yet worked with. Isn’t this gnome sweet? I just want to pinch is cheek. I paper pieced his hat and added a felt flower. I took some inspiration from an old WOJ sketch.

To go along with the new images, we also have a new challenge. The challenge for this week is “No Designer paper”, use just cardstock. You can link up your creation on the Meljen’s Designs blog.

That is all the new and exciting news so let me tell you what is going to remain the same.

  • You will still be able to get all the Meljen’s Designs RUBBER STAMPS at Whimsy Stamps. (HERE)
  • New releases will still be every Thursday. You can see them at the Meljen’s Designs blog and will be able to purchase them in the new store.
  • The Meljen’s Designs challenges will continue as usual every Thursday. You will be able to find all the information on the latest challenge on the Meljen’s Designs blog.
  • There will still be freebies on Mondays. (They will be offered on the blog and in the store.)

I won’t keep you here any longer. The next stop on the hop is the talented Darsie’s blog.

While you are here, you might want to check out my Halloween blog candy.

Thank you for hopping by!


  • Stamps: Beardy Gnome (digital image) from Meljen’s Designs, Just the Ticket from Papertrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Juniper
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah Crest CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey ticket die, Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered florals die, Copic markers, Stapler
  • Embellishments: DMC floss, Marvy Twinklette gold pen, Stampin’ Up ribbon, misc. felt, dew drop, buttons, twine, staples
  • Techniques: Distressing, paper piecing (on hat)



Karin said…
So cute! I love the papers and the distressed edges :) He's adorable too!
Jennifer Scull said…
cutey cutey card! love that little guy! :)
Anita said…
This card is adorable Cheryl. Beautifully colored and I love the papers. Really love the sentiment you've added lol!
Ellie said…
Such a darling card Cheryl, love the sketch and gorgeous colors!! Off to visit Meljen's new shop now!
K. Joy said…
Oh how exciting!! It makes me want to go do a little shopping! :) Your card is adorable - the gnome is so cute. :) I love the paper you used...Oh, that's why! It's My Mind's Eye! My Mom and I have really loved those papers lately, I think they're fast becoming my favorite! Thanks for sharing!! :)
Hahaha! Love the sentiment, clever girl. Darling card! Great little felt flower. ~jeni :)
Jackie said…
What a cute card Cheryl! I love that image you used & your layout is awesome!!!

Nice blog candy btw...that paper looks so cool! TFS!!!!!!
Jackie R. said…
My Grandparents had Gnomes in their gardens! I loved them then and I still love them. They bring back fond memories of spending time at my Grandparents house when I was little. Your card is super sweet!
mforquer said…
I love this card are a master at designing a card!! Gorgeous papers and I love this little gnome!
Sprytebyrd said…
Such a fun card, Cheryl! I love this little gnomie and the sentiment is perfect!! Your style never ceases to amaze me! I'm constantly in awe! :)
<3 Dee
Steph said…
Great card for the film title! Love those buttons especially! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x
Theresa said…
Great card. Cute image.
Betty Benton said…
Cute card -- love the earthy colors! And the way you made so many challenges fit -- have to admire that!
Marlena Peduzzi said…
This is so cute, I love the patterned papers you used! Everything about this card is just amazing.
Carol said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love your DP's. Carol x
Marie B. said…
Ahhhhh-dorable! I wanna pinch his cheek too! :)
NanaConnie said…
I love this gnome!! Fun having as blog hop in the middle of the week! What fabulous papers you chose. Even though I'm doing the blog hop, I notice you've also played in the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown so let me say, as one of the DT, thanks for joining us over there.
Marilyn said…
Hey Cheryl! This is so stinkin cute... love the image and your colouring and that is a fab layout.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.
What a fun image and sentiment. Love it!
Mary J said…
So much fun, Cheryl! Love love love that layout!
Joey said…
Hi Cheryl, this is stunning, beautiful colourwork and love the layout, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x
Rae Ann said…
Love the color scheme of this card! He is so adorable. Love the layout too.
Deonna said…
What an adorable little gnome. I love this card and i love the idea with the buttons. Thanks for the inspiration.
Marlene said…
Oh, he is so CUTE!!! Love the buttons, too.
silkeshimazu said…
This is super cute, love the little felt flower accent!
Davi said…
Hey What a fab card Cheryl!! I love that image and the wonderful stitched layers yu created. Very fun sentiment to go with it :)
Linda said…
I should have gnome, you would make this perfect! Hugs
Aww, he is adorable!!! Love the sentiment too!! Great threading of the buttons. I've got to remember that!!!

Maria :)
Jani said…
Cheryl your card is super cute and absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x
cotnob said…
Great card Cheryl, love that image and your gorgeous papers.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Angie said…
Love it! Love the sewing and the colors you used:)
cute card I just want to pinch his cheeks :)
Carly said…
Wow! Super cute gnome and totally fantastic colours! Love the details and stitching. Gorgeous.
klm said…
love a good blog hop! great card...i especially like the paper piecing...i recently tried it out for the first time :) blog candy looks sweet too!
Sara I. said…
This is super precious!! LOVE those papers and the fabulous buttons on the side. The sentiment is just perfect!xx
Very cute! The sentiment is perfect for the image. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Whimsie Doodles.
acreativeneed said…
Such an adorable card!! Sweet gnome and great sentiment too! Thanks for joining in our Crafty Creations challenge!
acreativeneed said…
Such an adorable card!! Sweet gnome and great sentiment too! Thanks for joining in our Crafty Creations challenge!
Jenny said…
I LOVE gnomes and the sentiment is too cute!!
Caroline said…
Gorgeous card!!! Love the cute image and your sentiment is fab!! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
Good luck and hope to see you in the next challenge.
Caroline x
Janna Werner said…
Cheryl, this is such a super cutie!! Love this card! Janna
Deedee Anderson said…
Such a sweet card, and I love the punny saying! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)
Mary said…
I love your card and this image is so adorable!!!
This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining us in the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs xxx
GET out! I love that gnomes beard--it's sooooooooo long! And your colors are beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE his little flower he is hiding behind his back! FUN! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!
Audrey Pettit said…
My gosh, SO stinkin' cute!!

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