Thursday, November 3, 2016
25 Tags of Christmas 2016 ~ Newton's Nook Designs
Welcome! Today is the third day of the '25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog Hop' organized by Tracey McNeeley. There are a lot of amazing sponsors who generously stepped up to sponsor this fun event to inspire you to get a head start on your holiday tags before the holiday chaos has set in (see below) but today Newton's Nook Designs' is the proud sponsor - WOO HOO! Let's hear it for Jen & Jeff!
And here are the other amazingly kind sponsors too!
Impressive no? For more information, stop by Tracey's blog.
I decided to make some tags to accompany the blankets and curly cat toys I crochet (and knit, but mostly crochet) for the dogs & cats at the local animal shelter so they will have something soft and warm under their paws to snuggle up to which often can help calm them or make them happy and increase their chances of being adopted! (If any of you happen to be knitters or crocheters and are interested in some patterns or organizations you can get involved with, let me know! I am always happy to share.) So, without further ado here they are:
The tags, which were all created using NND's Tags Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two die sets, are leaning against the doggie blankets and the red, white & green curly things on the sides are the curly cat toys - I found out about them from the nice lady who runs the 'Mats for Cats' group on Facebook - they are wicked easy to crochet and take only about 20 minutes each (when you aren't on pain meds anyway). If you were hoping for close ups on the individual tags, you are in luck!
First, here is the puppy:
He is from NND's Flaky Family set. I still remember how ecstatic I was when Jen revealed a snow puppy and snow kitty were included with this set! I outlined him with loose glitter using a Quickie glue pen and added a few glittery embellies. The 'Happy Howl-i-days' sentiment, the I LOOOOVE was stamped using Memento markers from NND's Canine Christmas set.
For the middle tag I really just focused on using the elements in the Tags Sampler set because I was OVER THE MOON when Jen said she was including not only knitting in the set but crochet as well (THANK YOU JEN! YOU ROCK!) The little die cut candy cane is from the recently released Ornamental Newton stamp and die set and the paw print shaped rhinestones were by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
And lastly everyone's favorite kitty, in snowman form, also from Flaky Friends. His sentiment is from Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set.
I just LOVE how SO MANY of Newton's Nook Designs' stamp and die set coordinate with one another! Don't you?
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your time, attention and kind comments. Have a great day!
~ Crafty Math Chick