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're Snow Much Fun #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mountain Moose stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today I’m playing with a few fun new goodies released by Newton’s Nook Designs during the Holiday period! So let’s take another look on the super adorable moose from Moose Mountain stamp set and amazing Petite Snow stencil!

You're Snow Much Fun #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mountain Moose stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Working on this project I started with a die cutting process and created a snow hill using Land Borders Die Set along with the coordinating cut from Moose Mountain Die Set. Next I aligned the negative part of the moose in my stamping positioning tool and added the coordinating image plus the sentiment both from the same Moose Mountain stamp set using a black copic friendly ink. Before proceeding with coloring, I prepared a regular A2 size card base, inked it with a light blue tones of Distress inks and then added a snow pattern through Petite Snow stencil using a white embossing paste. While the embossing paste was drying, I colored the moose with copic markers and finally popped everything together using a foam tape for a bit of dimension.
In case you’re interested, here’s the complete list of all the copic markers used here: B0000-B01-B02-B04-B05-B39; Y18-YR04-YR07-E09; E40-E42-E42-E43; T0-T1-T3; Y21-Y26.

You're Snow Much Fun #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mountain Moose stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.
Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To 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 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:
As always thank so much for stopping by and have a fabulous week-end!
Tatiana
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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Hello and welcome!!!

I’m soooooooo excited to be part of Taheerah Atchia’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year!!!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

May Your Holidays Sparkle #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snow Globe Scenes and Newton's Curios Christmas stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

You probably know that I’m a huge fan of the cute mischief Newton designed by Newton’s Nook Designs and love to color him like my kitties. And so I just couldn’t choose any purr-fect character to put on this card! LOL!!!

May Your Holidays Sparkle #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snow Globe Scenes and Newton's Curios Christmas stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I mixed and matched a few fun products creating a window scene on this clean and simple project. First of all, I stamped with a copic friendly black ink a cute kitty from Newton’s Curious Christmas and the city skyline from Snow Globes Scenes stamp sets. Then I colored everything with copic markers, fussy cut right against the stamp lines and colored the trimmed edges with a black marker to hide any imperfection. I also prepared the snowy sky background directly on my A2 size card base using a few blue shades of copic markers and started assembling everything. In case you’re interested, I’m leaving all the exact colors I used here at the bottom of this post. I added a bit of dimension with a foam tape to the layout and simply stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Of The Season set with the same black ink I used before along with Santa’s sleigh that comes with Snow Globes Scenes stamp set. Of course, I just couldn’t skip a few clear sequins and a shimmer pen as a finish touch.

May Your Holidays Sparkle #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snow Globe Scenes and Newton's Curios Christmas stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Newton’s Nook Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:

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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.
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release and Giveaway – Day 2 – Winter Woofs


Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs November Release!

All the new November products will be available for purchase on Friday, November 24th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Take Your Time To Chase Snowflakes #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winter Woofs stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

All dog people I hear you’re screaming on the sight of this super fun and cute puppy set!!! Different dog breeds and amazing versatile sentiments will allow to use this new Winter Woofs stamp set in many occasions and customize your any projects!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving this new stamp set away to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Take Your Time To Chase Snowflakes #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winter Woofs stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I grabbed two adorable doggies and stamped them on Strathmore Bristol paper with a waterproof ink since my intention was to color them with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. Then I fussy cut the images with my scissors and brought a black marker with a felt brush nib on the edges of the cut images. This little tip helped me to hide any imperfection due to cutting. For the background I used Land Borders Die Set creating the snow slopes and hills and “colored” the sky portion with Distress inks and an ink blending tool. Once the inks were dry I heat embossed with a white embossing powder the little snowflakes from Snow Globe Scenes stamp set on top and finished with the sentiment put on the fish-tale banner and a few matching sequins.

Take Your Time To Chase Snowflakes #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winter Woofs stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Winter Woofs” Stamp Set?
This stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich – you’re here

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

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DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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Hello guys!

I’ve just popped in for a super quick post as I would like to share some last minute gift tags I made. Hope you like the idea!

merry-kissmas-2016-3These are super easy and fast to recreate especially if you use pattern paper or only minimal stamping! For the basic tutorial you can check this video made by a super talented Jennifer McGuire.

merry-kissmas-2016-4On my tags I went a little bit crazy and used emboss resist technique. To speed up the process I arranged and mounted together all the stamps on the acrylic block so I managed to stamp all at once. Once heat embossed, I watercolored the tags with Gansai Tambi watercolors. Since I was attaching a lip balm to the tags, I chose a matching “Merry Kissmas” sentiment.

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As always thanks so much for stopping by, for you love and support! Have a wonderful joyful and peaceful Christmas! I’ll catch you very soon for a new post!

Tatiana

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