Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs November Release ~ Fireside Friends & Sweater Weather


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!

Fireside Pets card by Crafty Math Chick | Fireside Friends stamp set and Pines & Holly die set by Newton't Nook Designs

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:

Kitty Sweater & Mittens card by Craft Math Chick | Sweater Weather stamp & die sets by Newton's Nook Designs

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:

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



34 comments:

Shelly said...

Such cute cards!

Indy's Designs said...

Oh sweet! These are so delightful and totally fun!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! The cuteness of these cards!!! I'm definitely in love!!! Really adorable!!!

TatianaCraftAndArt said...

Cute, amazing, adorable cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your cards are lovely and fun. I really love the kitty with her mittens; so cute! And how can you remember you had the perfect pattern paper?? I can't even remember what I ate yesterday. lol

Macimbalo said...

Love the papers you choose to feature these adorable sets! Thanks for the inspiration! So pretty!!!

Fiki said...

super cute cards!

Preety said...

Awww such cute cards :) i love the pop of colors in their clothing. Its adorable. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers
preety

Susie Sonnier said...

Fireside Friends is the most adorable stamp set!

Janis said...

Love your wonderful cards!!! I esp adore the Fireside Friends!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

*Vicki* said...

Such a super cute and colorful design on both cards here!! Your coloring of these images are amazing! :)

D.Ann C said...

I'm loving Newton in that adorable sweater surrounded my mittens!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

cute card - great coloring:)

Lori Simon said...

I like the mitten background

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable cards! Love that toasty warm scene in front of the fireplace! And Newton in his hat and sweater... it doesn't get any cuter! Great coloring on your delightful cards!

Heather Ferguson said...

ADORABLE! Love that little kitty from sweater weather - she is so sweet and love your take on the cozy fireside friends, love the sentiment and warmth of the card

Isabelle Siry said...

Adorable cards ! I love these new stamp sets ! What an adorable scene by the fire place ! And Newton is so sweet with his sweater and mittens ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Mary Holshouser said...

Great way to make a background with
the mittens.
The hanging above the fireplace is
so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

scrAPpamondo said...

Your cards are both adorable!!! Stunning designs, so beautiful! Love very much the fireplace friends stamp set (it's my favourite!)and the cute critters!

blawndee82 said...

Really sweet cards!

Tracy said...

Great cards, I love these two stamp sets!

Talitha Wright said...

Your cards are lovely. Very nice.

Teresa Doyle said...

A great job on your cards. I especially love that you framed the sentiment over the fireplace on your first card. So sweet!

Anna Tracy said...

Such a sweet sweater card with all those mittens in the background!

patti said...

Love how you used the mitten background.

Sue LD said...

Very cute. I like the rustic feel on the first one and the mitten background on the second.

Gloria said...

Love the cards! WOW

Sherry Carrigan said...

Really cute cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super sweet project. Love that cute sweater. tFS

Emily Lauritzen said...

Such fun cards! Love these sets! <3

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a sweet image on this card with all the friends around the fire. Love the second card to with the mittens.

Crafty EllenH. said...

Great works, both sets are so pretty !! :)

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous cards - love the fun colors you used!

auntbeespickles said...

Great job coloring!! Wow your animals look so real! Great job. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
Hugs, Sarah T