Newton’s Nook

Hang in there!

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! This fortnight we’re challenging you to use one image and the optional twist is positivity. Our sponsor is Precious Remembrance Shop

While I’m focussing on Christmas in July this month, I decided to make a non-festive card for my take on the challenge theme. I’ll share my Day 21 card a little later today.

When I saw the optional twist, I knew I had to use the fabulous ‘Newton hangs out’ set from Newton’s Nook which has a couple of super encouragement sentiments. I wanted to create a little more height with the main image so I stamped a section of the tree trunk twice. I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2Os and then masked it off. I added a few clouds cut from masking paper and then gently applied some Tumbled Glass distress ink. I love removing the mask from an image, don’t you? Almost as satisfying as heat embossing!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Sharon from the From My Craft Desk blog – she has some fabulous cards on her blog, so please do check them out too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 19

Happy Friyay everyone!

Christmas in July Day 19 already!

Today I’m using products from many different manufacturers – the Silent Snowflake Frame die from Memory Box, Snowman Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and the Snowman Joy die from Penny Black – all on an ink blended base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Advice from Mr Frosty

Hi everyone!

I just LOVE the My Favorite Things Frosty Friends stamp set! Today, I’ve paired my favourite snowman from the set with the fabulous Snowman’s Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and a super Avery Elle background die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Advice from a Snowman

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches – it’s a fabulous sketch and perfect for quick and easy cards.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the fabulous new Snowman Advice stamp by Newton’s Nook. I thought I could pair it with some snowman patterned paper, if I had some…. so I went to my paper mountain and found at least SIX different snowman designs! Honestly! SIX!!!

I just had to choose a Basic Grey design. Isn’t it cute? I miss Basic Grey so much. I have many fond memories of being in the Craft Barn in Lingfield back in the day, choosing 12×12 sheets from their new releases…. at least I still have my own Basic Grey mini paper mountain in my craft room!

Anyway, onto the card. I embossed the wording and then blended Altenew and distress inks over it, before wiping the excess from the embossing.

I cut a rectangle of patterned paper and adhered both to my card base. Super quick and simple! I may use this design for some of the Christmas cards I have left to make!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 6 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 6 was a new-to-me brand, Paper Sweeties – it certainly looks like they have some cute stuff, I may have to place an order soon!

I was inspired by the tags made by Lisa Bzibziak – the non-traditional colour combos were wonderful and when I saw the pile of cups, I thought of my Newton’s Nook Cup of Cocoa stamp set which I bought last year, but still hadn’t got round to using!

I coloured the cups using my Twinkling H2O paints and then fussy cut them. I added a Poppystamps sentiment die cut to the base of the tag and then adhered all the cups!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Day 5 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 5 was Newton’s Nook. I love Newton so I had a lot of choice when it came to choosing supplies for this tag! I loved the inspiration tags and decided to use one created by Tracey McNeely herself for my inspiration.

Anyway, I coloured Santa Paws Newton and the chimney with my Prismacolor pencils and embossed a few snowflakes before applying a light coat of Tumbled Glass distress ink. I also added a healthy amount of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer to Newton, the tag is so shimmery in real life!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.