Welcome back for the second day of Newton's Nook Designs' November Release! Today Jen has TWO fun sets to delight you! I just adore the first set because it incorporates a PUP as well as two cute kittens all cuddling together in front of a cozy fire, which to me embodies the spirit of peace on Earth and good will towards mankind this time of year, though it is versatile and can be used year round, especially in states & countries up north where the winters begin a little earlier and last a little longer. Introducing 'Fireside Friends':
It was SUPER fun to color too!
I wanted to give my card a more rustic feel, so I used a kraft cardstock base for this one layer card, and colored the adorable image with my trusty Copic markers and framed the sentiment with an EK Success punch and enhanced the country feel using NND's Pines & Holly die set. It might not show up well in this photo, but I adhered some of Martha Stewart's rectangular shaped glitter in gold and copper to parts of the flames of the fire so it would really sparkle IRL.
Our next set features several of Jen's signature critters modeling some of their most adorable sweaters and matching accessories (which I think provides a purr-fect opportunity to combine this set with NND's Tag Sampler set if you knit or crochet gifts for family or friends or sell them at craft fairs). Feast your eyes upon NND's new 'Sweater Weather' and purr-fectly coordinating dies:
When I saw the mitten image I was instantly reminded of some Recollections patterned paper I had that matched so closely - so I used it and tried to match the color combination in my card:
The design that most closely resembled Jen's mittens image was pink & red so I used the kitty image, even though they are ALL adorable. Since the kitty was wearing pink I gave her little eyelashes and have her holding her mittens (remember that nursery rhyme about 'the kittens who lost their mittens?' LOL Not this kitty!) with a piece of twine. I had fun creating the background paper using the mitten & snowflake images as well. Do you like creating your own background papers with smaller images in sets? I do!
Would you like to win the “Sweater Weather” or the "Fireside Friends” Stamp Set?
Today we will pick two lucky winners, one to win each set!
Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (please see the list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their 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 Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 24th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Newton's Nook Designs
Stephanie Muzzulin is the next stop on the hop, I am sure she has created something special just for you! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you liked my cards!
~ Crafty Math Chick