Friendly Gnomes Luck of The Irish FF129

by Joanne James3. March 2023 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'St Patrick's Day' which is on March 17th. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I used the sketch layout over at Try Stamping on Tuesday (and their option of stripes) and I used green, gold, clover, gnomes and luck from the inspo board to create my good luck card this week - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used a mix of the sadly now retired Dandy Designs papers for my background and frame - Sale-A-Bration may be over again for another year but I love these papers so don't be surprised to still see me use them from time to time and stamped my girly gnome onto a stitched rectangle and coloured her with my Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends. I coloured her hair with Pumpkin Pie - I went for a stereotypically Irish look to compliment one of my favourite good luck sentiments, from the retired set 'A Wish For Everything'. An oversized punched four-leaf clover with a gem centre and two gold pearl shoe buckles complete my card:

I just love this cute gnomie and it will be perfect to wish the eldest of the James Juniors good luck when she starts her A Level exams. I am going to have to make another one using a boy gnome in this set since the youngest of the Juniors is also sitting GCSEs at the same time and couldn't possibly be left out, so watch this space!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm also linking today's card up with the lovely ladies over at SUO Challenges where they have the theme of shades of green/St Patrick's Day - and my card today has a touch of both!

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:


Enjoy your day and I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (15) -

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
3/3/2023 2:48:16 PM #

Joanne  I love your card  the friendly Gnomes are perfect for this FF Challenge

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
3/3/2023 3:50:00 PM #

Such a sweet card, Joanne!  Love the coordinating DSP, coloring of the gnome and great sketch too! ")

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
3/3/2023 3:50:11 PM #

Love your lady gnome, I think she is winking at the guy gnome on my card!  Also great combination of papers for your background.

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
3/4/2023 4:36:13 PM #

Joanne, what a super cute St. Patrick's Day card! I'll admit I've never seen an Irish gnome before, but this cute little red-headed girl works perfectly!! I really like how you incorporated the green stripes and pattern paper into your card as well!! Thank you for once again sharing your talents and card with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/4/2023 8:38:58 PM #

Gorgeous colouring! The tiny shamrock on his hat is just adorable. Smile

Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
3/5/2023 1:04:54 PM #

Great card!!  Your gnome is adorable!!  TFS with us at SUOC!!

Helen Jennings
Helen JenningsUnited Kingdom
3/5/2023 6:31:02 PM #

The contrast in patterns of the background papers really make this card pop. Love it.

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/6/2023 5:25:41 PM #

What a triumphant combination of pattern and those different greens! I love the cute gnome too. Good luck to the James Juniors for their upcoming exams! Vicky x

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
3/7/2023 12:42:27 AM #

That stamp makes me chuckle!  I love how you used it with the various green patterns behind it and the big four leaf clover on top.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
3/9/2023 3:58:39 AM #

Super cute card!  Love how you colored the gnome!

StamprgrlUnited States
3/10/2023 4:02:36 AM #

She is beyond Fabulous!!!!!!  Thanks so much for playing with us at TSOT!

-- Stamprgrl

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
3/13/2023 11:18:07 AM #

Your little gnome is so adorable, Joanne!  Great mix of greens and I love her red hair : ) My great-grandmother was a teeny tiny little woman with bright red hair.  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
3/13/2023 8:17:46 PM #

Joanne, this is way too cute with your perfect coloring. We always love your projects at and hope that you join us again tomorrow.

Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
3/14/2023 1:54:56 AM #

What an amazing combination of greens.  And, I love the four-leaf clover on the gnomes hat.

jaydeeUnited States
3/14/2023 2:27:53 PM #

Joanne, so darned cute!  I love your little gnome with her perfectly accessorized hat Smile  This card just made me smile!

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