Joy Clair Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so excited to share today’s post because I have been invited to guest-design and join the Joy Clair’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!   I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Joy Clair for inviting me. 


Hop along with us and leave a comment on each of the participating blog post.  Joy Clair will be giving away one (1) $25 gift card to TWO (2) LUCKY WINNERS!  

For my cards today, I am showcasing the Christmas Penguins stamp set.  

To begin, I stamped and colored my images with Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye Ink in Rustic Brown using my MISTI stamping tool.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut machine to die-cut the images.

I also die-cut some of the elements that I needed to create my winter scene using some dies from my stash.   Here’s my first card:

Those little penguins are super adorable! I finished my design by stamping the sentiment “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with some lobster ink by Lawn Fawn. I also added some snowflake sprinkles for some added texture. Here’s a closer look:

For my second card, I ink-blended a Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks using my blending brushes. I wanted to create a soft-winter sky for my scene. I also die-cut the trees and the snow hill using some dies from my stash.

I colored the trees using some dye inks and mini ink blending tool. I took my time until I was satisfied with the colors. I adhered the trees and the penguins on my colored background with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Here’s my second card:

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on the card and used my black gel pen to add more depth to the eyes. Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my cards today and got inspired. The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you’re interested.


The next person on the hop is—-> Jowilna. In case you get lost, I have also included the line-up below (click to enter and see the line-up).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Inky Paws Challenge #41 – Newton’s Nook Designs

There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog ( and this time it is a color challenge, using Mint, Light Pink, Yellow and White. I absolutely adore pastel colors so I decided to participate in this challenge!

Here is the inspiration photo:


I started out by die-cutting my Neenah Solar White card stock and distressed my background using Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw distress inks.  I splattered white paint all over my background using my white opaque paint.

I stamped my image showcasing NND’s Sweater Weather stamp set and colored her in with my Copic markers.  Using the same mint Copic marker, I colored my card stock and used my “love” script die to die-cut the pet sentiment, and stamped “you” from the tag sampler stamp set.

I used my Xyron sticker maker to adhere the “love” sentiment on my card.  I always use my sticker maker to adhere intricate dies.

Here is my card:


For more information about the color challenge, please visit You have two weeks to join.  Winner will get a $10 gift code for the Newton’s Nook Designs shop.

The supplies that I have used for today’s card are listed and linked below if you are interested. Have an amazing day!