Thursday, December 20, 2018

Newton's Christmas Cuddles

Hi all, today I'm up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog with a card I created for mailing.  I love having a extra store of flat cards that I can pop in the mail.  I needed extra this year, so this one is already on it's way to a friend!

I just had a desire to work with blues and greys.  I had a piece of this lovely grey with trees paper, so I layered that over some navy cardstock.  I cut an extra piece from the navy using the scalloped die from the Frameworks Die Set. I cut a white rectangle that fit inside the stitched border and distress inked it with an ombre look.  Then I stamped, diecut and copic colored the images from Newton's Christmas Cuddles.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today, and I also hope you've enjoyed working on your own Christmas cards to send out some extra cheer to friends and family!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Hello Bluebird Quiet Christmas

Hello everyone! Wow we are getting really close to Christmas aren't we?!  I've got packages left to wrap, but this year I'm feeling fairly organized!  

So today I'm sharing a card that I made using Hello Bluebird products over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink. Blog.  I've got the products listed below with links for your convenience.  This is a brand that I adore, I just love the whimsical images!  Winter scene cards with critters, snow and trees are my absolute favorites!

I've combined the stamps/dies from Quiet Christmas along with the Joyful die from Christmas Words #2.  I inked the background in distress inks and did a little white acrylic paint splatter to show some gently falling snow. 

I had one little die cut snowflake sitting on my desk from the Frosty Flakes set, so I added it for a little extra. So thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you'll leave a comment and then head over for a little Christmas shopping for yourselves!

Hello Bluebird Quiet Christmas Stamp Set
Hello Bluebird Christmas Words Die #2
Hello Bluebird Frosty Flakes Die

Monday, December 10, 2018

Hero Arts Wonder and Magic of Christmas

Hi everyone, I'm here with you today. sharing a card I made with the new Hero Arts stamp/die set, Wonder and Magic of Christmas.

I started with a Navy cardstock base and added a kraft panel cut a little smaller.  I die cut the center of the kraft layer using the largest die in the MFT Dienamics Stitched Dome Stax. I also used that same die to cut a piece of white cardstock to inlay it.

Then I used the MFT Drifts and Hills stencil  and inked in a few snow hills. So, for my tree I used a light/medium/dark shade of blue ink to create an ombre effect. Then I stamped the deer and star using VersaMark embossing ink and Hero Arts Gold embossing powder. I die cut them using the coordinating dies. I cut a banner and white heat embossed the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set.  Lastly I added some Studio Katia Iridescent Ice Flakes Crystals for some decoration.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Bugaboo Digi - Cute Santa Peeker

Hi everyone, I needed a Santa card to go with a gift, and I'd seen that Bugaboo Digi Stamps came out with this sweet image that is currently on SALE for 50% off as a new release and I couldn't resist coloring him up!  I used Copics to color the image. The die cut holly is by Impression Obsession called Patchwork Holly

Here's a link for you if you'd like to grab this for yourself before the sale is over! So that's it, just a quick little post to show you!  I'm planning to enter this card in a few challenges that I'll list below!

Newton's Nook Designs 6th Annual "Deck The Halls With Inky Paws" Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Newton's Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!  We've got awesome prizes AND a great deal on a new 2x3 stamp set, so keep scrolling!

But first, I want to share a card I made for this fun event!  It took me a while to choose which NND products I wanted to use.  I eventually decided to give a few of my older sets some love!  These little snowmen holding their mugs of cocoa are just darling! 

Stamp sets used: Frozen Friends and Whispering Pines

So thanks for stopping by my blog, make sure to comment on all the DT blogs for your chance to WIN!  You can find the DT list below!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2x3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Monday, December 3, 2018

Avery Elle Cool Beans

Hi everyone! I'm here today with a winter coffee card to show you!  I started by cutting the plaid patterned paper in A2 size from the Jen Hadfield Warm & Cozy 6x6 paper pad. (check out all the CUTE patterns in this paper pad!). I then used the new Fa La La stencil by Neat & Tangled and used Ground Espresso distress ink over Kraft cardstock and layered that over red cardstock onto my base.

I die cut and Copic colored the coffee cups from Avery Elle Cool Beans with coordinating dies. I die cut a deer from MFT Dienamics Delightful Deer in bright gold cardstock. I tucked the deer behind some natural twine I tied around the red layer.

I embossed some of the kraft cardstock using Sunny Studio Cable Knit EF and then die cut the wrap that goes around the cup. I love how it gives the wrap dimension! Lastly I stamped, diecut and colored the holly from MFT Tweet Holidays and added to my cups for decoration and a pop of color! The little sentiment "Cool Beans" fit on there perfectly I thought!

I'm entering this card in the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, which Butterfly Reflections Ink. is sponsoring!  I hope you'll be inspired to create a coffee card of your own to link up!

I've entered my card in the following challenges/hops: