Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fetching Christmas Friendship with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello everyone!  I am getting so excited for Christmas!  It's so near!  Are you all done with your shopping yet?  How about your baking?  I still have lots of that to do.  Just about all of my cards are completed though, including this one featured on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog today using the cute lab from 'Fetching Friendship':

Christmas Labrador card by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship by Newton's Nook Designs

I made this one for a friend who has a black lab to match the tag I made for her during the 25 days of Christmas tags hop hosted by Tracey McNeely.  I forget which company made the patterned paper, Echo Park or Doodlebug.  The holly border was created with an EK Success edger punch and I added a Santa hat I purchased from Hobby Lobby and added three rhinestone holly berries and two free hand cut holly leaves to embellish the hat's brim.  I hope my friend likes it.  The 'Happy Howl-i-days' sentiment, which I LOOOOOVE, is from NND's Canine Christmas set, easily my most used sentiment of all.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, your views and comments mean so much to me!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, December 4, 2015

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws! Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2015 'Deck the Halls with Inky Paws' Blog Hop!  This is when all of us on the Newton's Nook Designs Team, along with a few special guests, get to get our paws inky and show off how much we love NND and inspire you with some holiday themed creations.

As an extra bonus this year, Jen is releasing a bonus set' Whispering Pines' - PURR-fect for creating cards that make it look like you painstakingly watercolored for hours!

I had SO much fun playing with this set, and created this rustic looking card for your viewing pleasure:

Snowy Scene card created by Crafty Math Chick | Whispering Pines by Newton's Nook Designs

I thought this woodgrain patterned paper from My Mind's Eye was prefect for creating a rustic backdrop.  I stamped the kitty in orange (after all, Newton is a ginger kitty!) and the pup in Chocolate chip.  I stamped the trees in Handsome Hunter and stamped the falling snow image over them with white craft ink.  Then I used a glue pen and sprinkled white flock all over - the cool thing?  Some of the flock stuck to the white craft ink over the trees enhancing the snowy effect - I love it!  I hope you do too!

Since this is a snowy scene I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: Let It Snow.

Would you like to win one of two $10 store credits to Newton's Nook Designs?

Here's how to win:

To enter, comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winners 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 Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Monday, December 7th. 

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