Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

I’m sooooooo excited joining today the Design Team and the featured guests for the Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole link list – there are many awesome blogs for you to visit today! Plus you can comment for your chance to win a prize too! Details at the end of this post!

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

There couldn’t be any proper date for this hop because today December, 8 in Italy we celebrate Feast of the Immaculate Conception! It’s day off and it’s tradition to deck the halls right on this day!!! So meanwhile you’re reading this post, I’m putting up my christmas tree, lights and nativity scene. It really beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! LOL!!!

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For this hop I created a clean and simple card with a pop of bright colors on a tropical birds dressed up for holiday period! I thought it would be fun to give another “life” and interpretation to the summer stamps and transform them into the holiday ones! And so I started stamping with a black waterproof ink on a hot pressed watercolor paper the cute toucans from NND Toucan Party stamp set along with some winter accessories from Newton’s Holiday Mischief and Santa Paws Newton sets. I colored everything with regular watercolors, fussy cut right up against the stamp lines and colored all the edges with a black marker to hide any imperfection due to the cutting. For the background I used a negative part of the circle die-cut from a masking paper, added Distress Oxide ink in Peacock Feathers color. I let everything dry before applying a textured snowflakes through gorgeous Snowfall stencil  using a white embossing paste. Finally I assembled everything popping up some elements on a foam tape and simply stamping the sentiment and a few beautiful snowflakes with the same black ink I used before.

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.
Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.
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Newton’s Nook Design’s 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop


Hello and welcome!
I’m so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration blog hop! You might come here from the talented Jennifer Timko!

Toucan Party Better Than One Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

During this week the Design Team was showcasing all the FABULOUS new products from the extra special July release filled with new stamps, new dies and NEW STENCILS! Have you already picked your favorite?!
Giveaway alert!! NND is giving a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Toucan Party Better Than One Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today I have another fun, cute and bright project featuring new Toucan Party stamp set and the coordinating Toucan Party Dies. I just LOVE those adorable feather friends with a tropical feeling!!! They are super easy to color and so fun to use on summer cards!  And since we are talking about summer and tropical feeling, new Tropical Leaves Stencil couldn’t be any perfect to pair with these toucans!
 
I started working on a watercolor cardstock and blended two shades of green Distress inks through Tropical Leaves Stencil, then I spritzed on top a few big water droplets and let them sit for a while on the paper since I wanted to achieve a splotchy faux watercolor look. While the background was drying, I stamped on a Bristol paper with a waterproof ink two toucans and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers since I like their vibrant colors. I also heat embossed with a white embossing powder the sentiment from the same Toucan Party stamp set and finally assembled all the element with a bit of dimension using a foam tape.

Toucan Party Better Than One Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:

Newton’s Nook Design Team:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

 

Thank sooooo much for stopping by and hopping along with us! Have a great wee-end!!!
Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.22 Carmine Red – n.25 Pink  – n.83 Lilac – n.41 Light Green – n.66 Dark Oatmeal – n.67 Mustard – n.95 Dark Gray

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Newton’s Nook & Studio Katia Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia! Both teams are celebrating the start of summer with fun and colorful cards using stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia. There’s prizes too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Relax #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The summer theme made me immediately think about the adorable and super fun Newton’s Summer Vacation stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. And so after a tough year full of naps the cute mischief made his plans for relaxing summer vacation! LOL!!!

Relax #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I stated this card by preparing a light gray card base and made my own pattern paper to go on top, repeatedly stamping the word “summer” from Simply Seasonal set with the matching gray ink. A lovely schedule board useful to sign up all the intense vacation plans was die-cut from Studio Katia Stitched Notebook die set. At this point I also stamped with a waterproof ink a few adorable images from Newton’s Summer Vacation stamp set, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut right against the stamp edge, hiding any imperfection from trimming with a black marker.

Relax #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The color combo on this card was totally inspired by the cheerful and bright Summer Fusion sequins mix from Studio Katia that made a purr-fect finish touch along with a little bit of shimmer and glossy accents.

We are giving away TWO prizes – one prize pack from Studio Katia and one $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the Design Team blogs from Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia Team Blogs (see complete list at the Studio Katia and NND blogs)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday June 4th at 12pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia blogs on Tuesday, June 6th.

Thank so much for stopping by and now it’s time to hop on over to …

Studio Katia

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Olga
Amanda
Kristina
Holly
Laurie
Jennifer
Svetlana
Maria
Ellen
Svitlana
Naki
Valentyna
Juliana 
Larissa
Liliushka
Samantha
Tatiana <– you’re here
Studio Katia

ZIG MARKERS:

n.21 Light Carmine – n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.50 Yellow – n.45 Pale Green – n.36 Light Blue n.63 Ochre – n.62 Mid Brown n.91 Light Gray – n.010 Black

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Newton’s Nook Designs Sweet Treats Blog Hop!

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Hello guys and happy Saturday!

I’m hopping along today with the Newton’s Nook Designs Team to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s day! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

sweet-treat-bh_tt_1For my stop on this hop I created cute boxes to fill in with any sweet treats you like. Want to recreate them? Please follow these steps!

  • create a box out of paper. I used Gift Box Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, but you can use your scoring board or download a template on-line instead;
  • die-cut a heart shape window on one side using the largest die heart from NND Darling Hearts set;
  • adhere a clear plastic sheet behind you die-cut window and assemble the box using a strong adhesive. I used a double sided tape;
  • die-cut another heart and glue it to the opposite side of the box;
  • finally decorate your boxes. I used NND Love & Chocolate stamp set that matches perfectly the sweet treats theme, a small heart die form NND Darling Hearts die set and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White finish since it reminds me icing.

sweet-treat-bh_tt_2I also created a few super simple tags out of NND Times Tags Two set and stamped some sweet sentiments on them. Today I’ve got a quick video for you showcasing all the treats. Here’s the link.

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Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
NND is giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 6th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 7th.

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

Tatiana

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Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

NND_HolidayHop15I’m so exited to join today design team and featured guests for the Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole link list — there are many awesome blogs for you to visit today! Plus you can comment for your chance to win a prize too! Details at the end of this post!
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You know I can’t resist to the cute cat stamps and this ADORABLE couple of kitties happens to be my favorite from Newton’s Nook Christmas Release. I just can’t stop playing with them and this time I came out with a watercolor project (here you can find my copic colored version).
All this cuteness is form Newton’s Christmas Cuddles and Newton’s Curios Christmas stamp sets. I used the coordinating dies too to cut out the kitties and a small heart.
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To put together this card I worked separately on the cats image and the background. I even chose different watercolor papers: for the kitties I used Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper (I can’t recommend it enough for no-line coloring) and for the background – a more textured Strathmore Watercolor Paper. But both elements were done with distress inks.
On the background I proceeded in different layers applying them from lightest to darkest and letting dry every single layer before applying the next one. As the result I achieved a typical watercolor look with some lines and bleaches. I wished to give the impression that the light comes from the Moon so I left a light halo around.
Of course, the kitties were colored like my one (he is the Sacred Cat of Burma). I used Antique Linen distress ink for outline stamping and made a little bit more shading then usual since it’s a night scene. I really like how they turned out.

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After adhering kitties on the foam tape, I added a few final touches with white gel pen and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen. Hope you can see all the shine on the up-close look.

As I mentioned, this post is part of the Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop. Newton’s Nook has adorable stamps – be sure to check them out! They had many awesome guests this week, too. Newton’s Nook Designs is also having a Bonus Stamp Release Today! Make sure you check out their NEW Whispering Pines stamp set. This set is up for sale in their online shop starting today!

ENTER to WIN! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shopTo enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Your next stop is a talented Annette Allen. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tatiana

DISTRESS INKS:

cats: Antique Linen – Vintage Photo – Ground Espresso – Black Soot – Evergreen Bough – Cracked Pistachio – Twisted Citron – Barn Door

background: Tumbled Glass – Broken China – Peacock Feathers – Faded Jeans – Chipped Sapphire – Antique Linen – Pumice Stone – Black Soot

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