Saturday, May 1, 2021

CUYL May Guest Designing

I am thrilled to be guest designing for Challenge Up Your Life this month (and next!)  I was among winners picked from their flower challenge in March and Martina offered a chance to Guest. Of course I immediately said yes.   CUYL is once a month challenge which gives everyone plenty of time to come up with a project.

I love a good gnome, and this challenge is perfect for sweet little gnomies.  The set I used is next door gnomes from Hello Bluebird.

My fascination with gnomes goes back to childhood. I was enraptured by the Mainzelmannchen on German television, they made me laugh.

From Wikipedia : The Mainzelmännchen are six cartoon characters used as mascots for German public service television broadcaster ZDF. They appear in between ads during broadcast, in roughly three to five second clips, and often during the satirical news program Heute-show. The name is a combination Mainz, headquarters for ZDF, and Heinzelmännchen, a type of gnome common in folklore surrounding the city of Cologne. Wolf Gerlach created the characters.

A collection of the very short clips is here.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in the gallery!


Betty said...

how cute - will look forward to see what else is under your hat!!

Greta said...

Congrats, Cat! Your card is darling & love the design!

HilaryJane said...

How wonderful, and so well deserved, to be guest designer for 2 months. Your little gnome is just gorgeous. I shall try and visit the clips soon as I am intrigued by your German childhood xx

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations with the win and on guesting Cat. What a fabulous card with a cute little gnome and the design layout looks so striking x.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sorry I missed your win - congrats and enjoy guesting, Cat! Love your gnomie!!