Thursday, October 15, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release ~ Day 4


Welcome back for the FOURTH (WOO HOO!) and final day of Newton's Nook Designs' Holiday Release.  I am SOOOO in love with today's set - MORE FOXES!!!  EEEEE!!  Introducing 'Fox Hollow': 


For some reason, when I first saw this set, I envisioned the gentle fox sleeping peacefully on top of the Earth, like this:

Peaceful Fox on Earth card by Crafty Math Chick | Fox Hollow by Newton's Nook Designs

I couldn't find a globe die or an image of the Earth in any of my Cricut cartridges, so I did my best to cut out the land in green free hand (hope you geography majors out there will be kind, cutting out the continents is trickier than I originally imagines) after punched circles from green & blue cardstock.  I think it loos pretty good considering I did it using scissors...  Ty frequently sleeps in this cute position too, dogs and foxes are related after all, do your dogs sleep like this too?

I also envisioned the side view fox looking up at a starry sky, taking a deep breath, and enjoying the cool winter air and sense of goodwill towards men (or foxes in this case) and peace on Earth that is so prominent this time of year.  I was excited to bring that vision to life with this card:
  
Happy Winter Fox card by Crafty Math Chick | Fox Hollow by Newton's Nook Designs

This is another card where I 'let the patterned paper do the work for me,' starting me off with a snowflake flurry filled sky.  Of course, I added plenty of my own heat embossing, rhinestones and sequin elements.  The snowdrift was die cut from pre-glittered white cardstock (the sparkle isn't showing up well in this photo, but it is there IRL).  Of all the cards I made for this release, thee two are my favorites!

And in case you didn't notice - this set has coordinating DIES too!  A little tip: I leave the dies for the main images stuck together, removing only the smaller pieces with a scissors, and run the whole thing through my Cuttlebug at once - I stamp them all right away and put the ones I don't use immediately in the backside of the plastic envelope for the corresponding NND stamp set - that way if I need to whip up a card super quick, some images are all set, ready to go!  :)  

Would you like to win 'Fox Hollow' Stamp wet?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!!

 Here's how to win:

 Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts. Make sure you check out each of the 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 Thursday, October 15th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 16th. 


Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!


~ Crafty Math Chick

22 comments:

Joan B said...

these are beautiful!! the top one just makes me so happy

D.Ann C said...

What an adorable pair of foxes!!

Sandi said...

Beautiful cards.....I think you did an awesome of cutting out the continents. And that blinged out sky on the other card is gorgeous!

Jennifer Jackson said...

I love BOTH of these cards! I can't believe you cut out the earth by hand - it looks great! That's so cute with the fox sitting on the earth! The second card is gorgeous too! I LOVE the sparkly snowy sky that the little guy is gazing into! Such fun inspiration!
- Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Sue D said...

You did a fabulous job of making the globe and love the starry sky on the second card.

Mary Holshouser said...

I'm sitting on top of the world. What fun
Love the bling on the second card.
thanks for sharing.

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love your cards! And love the Peace on Earth- fabulous design that you really brought to life!

MiamiKel said...

Fantastic fox cards - love the vibrant blue! Wonderful! TFS ♥

Maria said...

Beautiful cards

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

Both cards are really pretty!

Annette Allen said...

both of your cards are adorable.. awesome designing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful projects. Love he bling on you second card. Thanks for all the great inspiration

Katy Young said...

Both of these are really cute cards!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Love these! Your little fox sleeping on the earth is a fantastic idea!!
<3 Emily L.

Sally said...

Beautiful designs, love the use of dark blue and white! The fox resting on top of the world is so creative!

Sweet April said...

Wow...love this fox set,your projects are wonderful,colorful and so so sweet and cute.

Brandi R said...

Darling cards! LOVE the snowflakes in the second one. Those foxies are just too cute ♥

Indy said...

Your starry sky leaves me breathless! Great cards!

Leonia Hunt said...

I love the cute fox set. So much you can create with it. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful card.

Teresa Doyle said...

Your cards today are sweet. Another super cute set!

B MacNutt said...

Cute cards. The foxes are adorable. I like the bling.

Yuki said...

I absolutely LOVE both of your cards! And your globe looks amazing. Such a cute idea!