Wednesday, 1 July 2020

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 578

I have two blog posts on the burner. I was going to blog in between Wednesdays, but *pouf* the week disappeared!  Good grief. I’ve managed some in-between stuff this week. You can see that I’ve employed some of the gnomes - again, trying to use up card blanks inherited from Mary and scrapbooking scraps. Mary left me a lot of coloured cards. I favour white, really, so it’s a challenge! I’ve been able to stamp some particularly pertinent sentiments on the cards thanks to a great clear set that Kathy sent me. It’s a collaboration between stamp companies to fund COVID related charities. It’s a great set. The large unmounted floral stamp is a declaration of intent. I have a birthday card to make and this will be perfect if I can get what’s in my head onto paper. If it works, of course, I’ll show you, if it doesn’t, well I’ll probably whine at you. There’s a lot on the desk, and stories for all of it. See that lovely new girly stamp on the iPad stand? A gift, for which I thank you Soojay, I love her. I’m going to end up with an army of these characters, I just know it! Here’s a few more gnomes before I sign off and ask you to share some real inspiration:
And perlease tell me that you’re reading and pronouncing the word as gernomies...its not just me is it?!
Show and tell please - you know you want to. Need to. Have to...it keeps the world balanced. HA!



40 comments:

Helen said...

well I hadn't been, but may do from now on.... they look fab on their coloured card blanks. I have loads of those too, but don't often use them. the gnomes are great though. I look forward to seeing the flower card.

Sarah Brennan said...

Thank you for ever turning gnomes into gernomies for me Julia lol. Loving the little critters. Hope the card you are planning works out as intended. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Fun little g'nomes - yep - that's how I have said it for years! Thanks for shopping for me - hope you get to see the result on a good big screen!
Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
Margaret #4

Neet said...

Nope, I do not pronounce it like you but I do say, and did whilst reading, "Genomies" - see I have an N at the beginning and not an M. Am I forgiven it is not that far off your pronunciation?
I see you have become, or are going to become, a fan of Janet Klein's delightful characters. I love the girls and boys and am sorely tempted. Perhaps when the coffers recover from all the spending I have done with Tracy's stamps! They are not bad at 6.99 a pot so I think I will succumb before long. It is all that Soojay's fault for making such a beautiful book out of them in the beginning.
Love your genomies (have told it to add it to my dictionary) and am so pleased that you had the same intention as I had of posting between posts, if you get what I mean. Maybe before next week we both will. Trouble is I sent the cards I made before I scanned them so it would have been difficult anyhow.
Have a great week and bee awesome!
Hugs, Neet 5 xxxx (extra for intentions)

craftyani said...

Yes in our family they were always gernomies and that's how I pronounce the word when I see it. Just like Elephants are always Heffalumps in our family. ANi

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really dislike most of the 'crazy' characters cats/dogs etc out there but the ger-nomes (hard g please) are great fun! They'll look great on Christmas cards too. My week wasn't so busy but it still whizzed.....
Hugs LLJ 6 xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

That's a great idea about the Gernomes Julia, they are sure to brighten up many days, love the idea of the collaboration. I'm not a fan of coloured cards either but don't they look super, very well matched.
The AALL & Create characters are fab what a lovely thought from Soojay..
Glad to have been able to hook up with you all this month i've missed you all.
Take care & happy WoywW Tracey #8 xx

Lynn Holland said...

The hours whizz by, the days and weeks go by in a puff. I’ve no idea where the last 100 lockdown days have gone. Happen the gnomes know. We have one on guard at the garden gate.
I think you’ve done a fab job on those cards missus. They made me smile they’re so damn cute.
Have a good week Julia,,stay safe
Lynn xxx. 9

sandra de said...

Well in this Ozzie family it was always Gggnomes.... our children had such a hard time with the "g". The cards are a delight just like the little gernomies. Have a lovely crafty week.
Sandra de @ 10

Cardarian said...

Love the gnomes! What company are they from? Your desk and post always makes me smile! Thank you Julia!

Annie said...

The gernomies are gorgeous....just what I needed to brighten up a cold, damp gloomy day (just the weather not me lol). I have two gernomies in our garden, one the kids bought their dad cos they said it looked like him (I’m not commenting!) and the other is a very old stone one of my dad’s (I paint him up most years and he’s called Albert after my dad πŸ˜€).
Hope you’re having a good week. Sending you lots of love and hugs,
Annie x

Lisa-Jane said...

Does it count if I say guh-nomes? I love them anyway! Their little faces are so full of character. Can you tell us more about the Covid collab stamps please? I'd like to support where I can, purely altruistic of course... (looks over shoulder...hides under cloak...exits stage left...) Have a lovely week Lisa-Jane #15

Sue Jones said...

LOVE your cards, i will be using these to maker a few of the dreaded "C" cards- can't bring myself to use the word yet!! Ha Ha gernomies it is x. I do try to blog as often as poss too( I even have another blog with just gossip - dunno why as I am the only one who reads it - It will be good for when I go senile :/ ). Have a fab week - I WILL check that you post before nx weds = so no pressure ;)
Soojay #11

Heather Marshall said...

Morning Julia, I have some coloured card blanks, just small ones, and no idea what to do with them, but you have inspired me. I will probably completely forget that you have inspired me, and they will stay in my drawer for many more months, but for now, thank you! A big thank you also for your card. It arrived after I had posted/commented last week, so I tried to send you an email through your blog, but I am never completely sure that they dont end up in junk email! The Covid collab stamps look a great set - do you have a link to them? Never heard gnomes pronounced like that ... I'm with Neet its (g)nomes for me with 'N'. Maybe it's a Northern lass thing? Lol. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #16

Sue said...

Hi Julia, The cards are fab.

Happy WOYWW
Sue

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Hope it is less grey with you. Gnomes are purely 'nomes' in my world, but I love them anyway. A local shop sells a good selection (which feature strongly in his Facebook videos - they have names!) and I keep meaning to go up there and choose a couple for my collection. I love those coloured card blanks. Makes it easy to make up a good selection of cards. Ali x #18

Twiglet said...

I love the G'nomes! Just chuckling at Annie's comment re who hers remind her of - small, rounded and bald (minus the pointy hat tho) yes that's them alright!! Totally lovable all. The cards are fab Julia - certainly made me smile. xx Jo #19

Susan Renshaw said...

I cannot believe that it is Wednesday again!!
I too would be interested in the collab stamp link if there is one... have been very worried about my family in the UK. To cut a long story short my elderly parents seem to have beaten Covid...
Love looking at your desk - so much to see - I like Janet Klein images...

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia, loving the Gnomes they are so cute. Back later for a better read as we have the plumber in today. Happy WOYWW, Angela x20x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Well my 1st comment hasn't appeared. So will try again ..I really love your cards. The little gnomes and your vibrant colors speak to me. I had to Google
The plural form of gnomes is gnomai
Noun[edit]
gnomess (plural gnomesses)
1. A female gnome.
I can deal with your version of Gnome gernomies but it isn’t on google ~~
I am the generation of adjustments. Slowly losing my mind these days. My blog did post and I may return to slumber land. Have a great day and Happy WOYWW.

Mariane said...

Pronouncing is quite difficult sometimes - Ge-noooommmss is how I say it lol but I rather prefer the Danish version Nisser(neesseerrr)I think I have a few myself somewhere. I am back to "normal" concerning my art - as far as in this moment I have no lack of inspiration. Thank goodness. 😊
Your cards are fantastic to look at. I am sure the people that receive your cards simply love them. 😊

Thanks for your sweet words at my blog - I treasure them!!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy WOYWW
Mariane #20
http://art.cordes.re

BJ said...

I think you have done well with the coloured card blanks, I like to use them now and again over the white or craft ones I mostly use. Well saying mostly, I only card make when required these days and that's not much, so making my hubby's birthday card rolled the boat out this week LOL.
Sorry to disappoint but a gnome is just a nome to me and a few are just nomes. Eeeek. BJ#23

Anne said...

Hello Julia. I will comment on your desk later. Just wanted to say that I hope it was ok to post what I have this week. I have known some of you for a long time and spoken many times re my mum. She was always supportive of my crafting and would say that my dad would be so proud of me :-) so thought that I would include her today. x Anne 25

Little Dorrit does... said...

Love, love, love the gnomes (I think it's pronounced gernome, not gernomie, but then that could just be because no-one learned me the proper pronunciation). Love the dark floral background too - it has a very retro vibe.
The stamp looks potentially rather glorious, so I feel the finished article should definitely be shared, with or without whining.
Have a wonderful week.:-)

Amelia #30

Stacy Sheldon said...

g'Morning Julia, I love how happy and cheerful the gnomes look on those fun colors. ( I tend to make my card bases colored and line them with white inside so, that looks normal to me I guess) :) I love how much light is in your space today too. I think in the grand scheme of things an army of cute people to play with is not a bad thing. ( so says the chick whose space is nearly bursting at the seams and still shops hahaha) ~Stacy #31

Catriona said...

I just love you gee-nomes! Like you, I prefer white or cream backgrounds for cards. Happy crafting. Catriona

Belinda said...

Good morning! Or maybe it's the afternoon for you now. Crazy time zones! I am lovin' those gnomes. They are so cute. I never really thought about it but I mostly make white card bases. Although I do like kraft card bases. Your cards came out lovely as usual. It's pouring here and we really need it for the plants and trees. But my hair does not need high levels of humidity for days on end. I am getting frizzier as the day goes on. I think I will visit some desks this morning before I start work. Then I will spread out my snooping over the next 4 days. I need to work on more cards. I want to re-open my etsy shop by the beginning of September but very nervous. I have been closed long and I hope I can find some customers again. I will let you know when I re-open so you can see it. Well I better go heat up my tea (for the 3rd time) and getting to snooping. Have a wonderful week and stay well, my friend.
hugs,
Belinda #31

Lindart said...

Hi Julia! Love the Gnome cards (we pronounce "Nomes" with a silent g), I also usually use white cards, but the coloured ones are nice! Your desk is a lovely shade of creativity today! Have a great week, Lindart #34

Caro said...

I adore all your gnome cards - I always called them GerNomes! I use a mixture of colour bases depending on who the card is for. Brighter colours usually for kids. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#17)

Jan Ltc said...

Looks like fun on your WD have a great week Jan (35)

Morti said...

Mind if I just skulk in here at the tail end of the day?

Fab cards, Missus... I hadn't really thought about how I pronounce "gnomes" but I guess it's with a silent g.... LOL

Shoshi said...

My goodness, what a busy gnomey desk, Julia! Thank you for your visit and your kind words. If it wasn't for you and your UFO challenge, both those projects would still be languishing in a box, probably for the next 25 years!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

StampinCarol said...

Oh my gosh but I love the, um, well, I say "nomes" but now you have the ger-nomes in my head.
Cute girly stamp!
Have a great week!
Carol N #29

Crafting With Jack said...

Hello Julia, I have spent most of the day with Dolly on my lap worrying about her, I didn’t feel like doing anything else. She did wag her tail this evening so that’s progress. Great gnomes x

Ohhh Snap said...

It’s like you Gno-me πŸ˜‚. Lovely crafty space you have. Always a good time to hang out with your gnomies.

My name is Cindy said...

I must be very unimaginative - just gnomes to me, but they are adorable! Don't know what happened to Wednesday, but made it at last!! Stay well, stay safe, Hugs Cindy

Marit said...

I, too, prefer white cards/cardstock and think you did a great job using the colored ones! I have no idea how to read/say 'gnomes' but if you like, you could try saying 'kabouter' (the Dutch word) Whatever they are called, I love those little creatures on your desk! Big hug (from a distance) Marit #26

Dorlene Durham said...

Adorable gnome cards! They sure are the image to get lately. I’ve been seeing a lot of them. Have a great week. Dorlene #33

Christine said...

Awfully late . . . sorry . . . been babysitting . . .
Love the gnomies, have a few sitting in and around my pots in the plant theatre . . .
Have a good week
Christine #39

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I'm a rare being.. not fallen in love with gnomes.. but totally understand gernomies.. I'm a word makerer-upper too!! 😁😁😁
Shaz.x