Happy Little Gnome

I can’t believe it’s mid-week already – I haven’t even started anything on my list for this week! Anyway, today I’m sharing a fun card which attempts to combine two different styles of images – Make it Crafty and Meljen’s Designs. I was happy with the way I colored the water until the sky was added as it was just a little too red for my liking. Finally, these chipboard embellishments were also covered with Liquid Pearls, then dragonflies and Dew Drops were added.


One of the challenges this week at Zoe’s Blog is to define a well used Australian Sang. For this post, I chose to define “Good Onya!” Get ready to believe it or not…

Good Onya [/gʊd/ /ˈʌnyə/] -interjection
An expression of surprise, shock or dismay; to encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares; to surprise in such a manner as to disillusion.

Origin: Onya is a deity worshiped by the ancient Aussies and is the goddess of fate or destiny. She reveals her decrees by inhabiting the person briefly who then appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment, and therefore is only able to declare her presence by the simple exclamation of “GOOD ONYA!” at which point, the Great Onya is forced to depart.


Challenge: Make it Crafty – Aussie Slang Interpretation
Challenge: Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #45 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: AiFactory – Challenge #65 (For the boys)
Challenge: Creative Belli Blog – Challenge #109 (‘P’ is for … patterned paper)
Main Stamp:
Happy Little Gnome (MD) & Sailing Leaf (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Green Stack (DCWV)
Chipboard Embellishments: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagons
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R21, R22
-clothes: BG10, B52, BG72, BG18, R14, R17, R29, E41, E42, E43, E44
-leaf: G40, G82, G94, G99, E42, E43, E44
-water: 0, BG10, B52, BG72, BG18
-sky: 0, R02, R11, R12

Did you know? The population of the world is currently about 6,895,800,000 residing in over 220 countries and territories. In terms of percentage of each country’s population compared to the population of the world, the top ten are:

China (19.5%), India (17.3%), United States (4.52%), Indonesia (3.44%), Brazil (2.77%),
Pakistan (2.49%), Nigeria (2.29%), Bangladesh (2.17%), Russia (2.06%) and Japan (1.85%).

[List of Countries by Population, Wikipedia.org]

22 thoughts on “Happy Little Gnome

  1. What an absolutely gorgeous card!! your colouring is just amazing!1 I'm so glad i found your blog because I am so inspired to learn more and try harder to be more creative and artistic!! Thank you!!

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  2. GOOD DAY Barbara lol!!!Your card is adorable! I do like the red background :)GORGEOUS COLORING!OH good luck with the Aussie slang.I have no idea what they mean and i don't want to use google but you did a really good job on your definition lol!!! GOOD LUCK,Ruby♥

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  3. GOOD DAY Barbara lol!!!Your card is adorable! I do like the red background :)GORGEOUS COLORING!OH good luck with the Aussie slang.I have no idea what they mean and i don't want to use google but you did a really good job on your definition lol!!! GOOD LUCK,Ruby♥

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  4. Barbara your card is so cute! Love this little gnome in his boat!As for your definition….hahahaha! I can tell you we abbreviate \”Good Onya\” to just \”Onya\” over here in NZ, didn't know I was invoking a goddess!!!!!LOL!

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  5. hhahaahaa – you are indeed a character! Writing a story soon by any chance? You certainly have the imagination! hehehe Thanks for playing along for a few laughs! hugs xxoo

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