Newton’s Nook

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 23

Happy Friyay everyone!

Welcome to Day 23 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the Global Design Project – you know what that means! ANOTHER festive card in non-traditional colours!

Last year, I bought the Concord & 9th Take a Bough Trimmings dies. I don’t have/want the Take a Bow set, but I could see so many uses for the Trimmings set. I really wanted to use the garland as a background layer but of course I just didn’t get round to using it in that way before Christmas. Today was the day that I used that garland! I paired it with Christmas trees by Newton’s Nook and Marianne Designs which I cut from some inky backgrounds I had on hand. To complete this card, I added a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with Childhood Twist

 

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘Childhood Memories’!

My childhood was dominated by reading! It was by far my favourite pastime and I spent many happy hours at the library and local bookshop finding my next read. After years of studying and now with a lot of reading (and writing) in my professional life, I rarely read for pleasure, but that’s OK… I have LOTS of other hobbies! Anyway, I chose an older Newton’s Nook set for my take on our challenge and twist.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Marieke, who has some lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Festive Wishes

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a beautiful colour palette again this week – cranberry, mint and cream!

I used my brand new Reverse Confetti background die together with trees from the Newton’s Nook Forest Scene Builder set.

The sentiment is from a Hunkydory/Moonstone sentiment set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 4 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020

Hi there!

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

The sponsor for Day 4 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 Kim for my inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with cosy twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only; our sponsor is Stamplorations. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘cosy’!

I decided to use one of my vast collection of Newton Nook stamps for this card – there are a couple of sets that would work really well, but I love this image of Newton in the laundry basket – he looks so cosy, I knew it would be perfect for the challenge. I used a stencil by Newton’s Nook to ground my image which I coloured with my Twinkling H2O paints and fussy cut. The sentiment is also by.. yep, Newton’s Nook!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, and one of my favourite cardmakers, Angie – go check out her blog, it’s so inspiring!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Hey, colourful pumpkin!

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two of my favourite challenges with this card – Freshly Made Sketches and the Color Throwdown! The pretty palette this week is purple, red and orange!

I used the beautiful pumpkin from the With a Thankful Heart set by Reverse Confetti and added a few Simply Graphic die cuts together with a sentiment from an older Avery Elle set. For the background, I applied clear glossy texture paste using the Newton Nook Pumpkin Patch stencil – really like the overall effect of that paste!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.