Surprise Birthday Blog Hop! (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Hello and welcome!
Today is a super special day, we’re so glad you’re joining us! All of the Newton’s Nook Designs DT members have gotten together to throw a surprise birthday blog hop for Jennifer, the owner, illustrator and all around wonderful person behind Newton’s Nook! We are so honored to get to work with Jennifer, and we all just love her so much and wanted everyone to celebrate your birthday with you! We hope you have the happiest birthday ever!

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!

It's Your Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For my stop on this hop I created a sweet and colorful birthday card featuring my ever favorite kitty Newton! He is an adorable sweet orange tabby cat and the inspiration for NND name and logo. Today I used a non traditional for a birthday theme Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set that has a few super adorable and versatile images so it was super easy to interpret it in a different way by simply changing the color palette!

It's Your Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I obviously chose NND logo colors and colored the sweet kitty as Newton to give a personal touch to the card! I used my win win combo which consists of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers, Strathmore Bristol paper and a small water brush from Pentel. For the layout I used Frames & Flags die set and added a heat embossed sentiment from Newton’s Birthday Bash set. Finally a kitty paw pattern was added to the background through Pawprint stencil with Distress Oxide ink in Spiced Marmalade color and an ink blending tool!

It's Your Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the a $25 gift certificate to the NND store?
You could be the ONE lucky winner!
Here’s how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below) with a birthday message for Jennifer! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective 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, February 18th 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 19th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a fantastic day!!!

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.28 Pale Pink – n.83 Lilac n.36 Light Blue – n.31 Cobalt Blue – n.41 Light Green – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.67 Mustard

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Stamp Focus (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Love #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Happy Friday!

I’m so excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and give you a fun idea on how you can stretch your holiday stamps and dies! Curious?

Love #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This year I decided to make a stamp focus card series and invite you to get another look on the crafty products you already have in your stash or bring more ideas on the same stamp or die set so that you can decide if you really want to get it! Today I would like to reuse holiday stuff and reinterpret it in a different way! And so I’m starting with a super adorable Newton’s Christmas Cuddles set from NND. This set is meant to be a holiday one, but the cute images are so versatile that you can easily cover many other occasions. I played with the lovely couple of kitties and transformed them into a love or Valentine’s Day card.

Love #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The kitties were stamped on a watercolor paper with a black waterproof ink, colored with regular watercolors and finally fussy cut right against the stamp lines. Then I built a shaker element reusing a Snow Globe Shaker Die Set and filling it with a tiny die-cut hearts from Darling Hearts Die Set, sparkling sequins and beads because I loved the idea of falling hearts on the love card. And since I already had Darling Hearts Die Set on my desk, I die-cut the work “love” from a bright pink cardstock and used it as the sentiment.

That’s all for today! Hope you like this sweet card! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day! And, please, let me know if you’re interested to see more posts from my Stamp Focus Card Series!!!

Tatiana

NND PRODUCTS USED:

Newton’s Christmas Cuddles

Snow Globe Shaker Die Set

Darling Hearts Die Set

Frames & Flags Die Set

Double Sided Adhesive Foam

Acetate Sheets

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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!
NND N's Xmas Cuddles 2015 wc (1)
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.
NND N's Xmas Cuddles 2015 wc (2)
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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Holiday Card Series 2015 (feat. Newton’s Nook Designs)

NND Home 4 xMas 2015 (1)

NND N's Xmas Cuddles 2015 copic (1)Hello guys!

Today is my last post for Newton’s Nook Designs as the November Guest Designer. It was a crazy busy month, but at the same time I enjoyed so much to be part of the Design Team! I’d like to thank again Jennifer Jackson from NND for having me on their blog!

Ok, now let’s talk about two cards I’m sharing with you in this post. You know that I LOVE coloring with any medium. Preparing my featured post I made a few samples… and then I just couldn’t choose only one to share with you, but since both of my cards are about Christmas and I know that someone prefers copics and someone watercoloring, let me please all of you and share both cards today.

NND Home 4 xMas 2015 (2)

The first card features NND Winston’s Home for Christmas stamp set and watercoloring with distress inks. After stamping a cute bear image with a waterproof ink on the watercolor paper, I applied a liquid masking fluid and worked on the background first. Then I gently peeled off the mask and finished coloring Winston driving home for Christmas image. The sentiment was heat embossed on a vellum banner and a few small hearts covered with Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal color were added as a finish touch.

NND N's Xmas Cuddles 2015 copic (2)

On the second card I made no-line copic coloring and ink blending for the background. I played with adorable sweet couple of kitties from NND Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set. Aren’t they darn cute? At the end of the post I will leave you the exact colors I used on both cards. For the background I started with Victorian Velvet distress ink, then I added Memento Grape Jelly and Chipped Sapphire on the top part. To tie all the elements together I colored the kitties’ scarfs and hat in pink and blue-violet tones.

I can’t wait to hear which card you prefer? Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Tatiana

COPICS:

cats: E41-E43-E44-E47

scarfs and hat: RV11-RV17     BV01-BV34-BV17

moon: E0000-E41-W1-W1-0

DISTRESS INKS:

Hickory Smoke – Pumice Stone – Iced Spruce – Evergreen Bough – Black Soot – Tatted Rose – Vintage Photo – Stormy Sky – Scattered Straw

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