NND November Release Day 1 – Snowman Greetings

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and/or stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a commentbelow.  Thank you!]  

For the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Snowman Greetings stamp setand coordinating dies.

To make my card, I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  Once the colors were well-blended, I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added water to it.  I used my watercolor brush to add some speckles of color to my panel for added texture.

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut the image.

Next, I die-cut the trees and the snow using the Forest Builder die set and Sky Borders die.   I adhered the trees onto the panel with liquid glue.  The snow banks were adhered with either liquid glue or foam adhesive.  I added the focal image with liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped some snowflakes with a light blue quick dry dye ink and adhered some Snowflake sprinkles to adorn the card.  I also used my BG Copic markers to add more color to the snow banks.  Here’s another look:


Would you like to win the “Snowman Greetings” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 Thursday, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox


You Melt My Heart – CDD January Mood Board Challenge

It is my turn today to share my card for the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s (CDD) January Mood Board challenge #CDDMonthly.  Below you will find the inspiration photo.




Here is my rendition of the challenge.  I am showcasing the Chilly stamp set by CDD, Picture Frame Dies and I also used the CDD shimmer sequin mix.




I started out with an embossed-resist technique with my white embossing powder and heat-set it to dry.  I used spun sugar and shaded lilac distress inks to achieve the colors, to match the mood board inspiration photo.   I then colored my images using my Copic markers.  I finished off the design of the card by adding glossy accents to the heart, eyes and nose, and used my liquid appliqué to add details to the beanie.  I hope you like my card.


If you would like to participate and join in the fun, create a card using the inspiration photo and share your projects on the CDD Facebook Group Gallery or share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #CDDMonthly.  You have the whole month of January to participate.  Tara will announce the winner on the CDD Facebook group.


The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!