inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Peony Friendship Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Thursday! For the first time in FOREVER I have weekend plans, A LOT of them! So keeping this short so I can go and tackle my LONG to do list and getting straight to the card!

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love embossing and florals! Meaning I’m super excited about spring and creating with ALL the florals stamps!! For this card, I used the Peony Blooms Stamp Set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped the images with a light brown ink, colored with copic markers (RV14-13-10, YG23-13-03) and then stamped with watermark ink and embossed in gold. Since I don’t have the Peony Blooms Die Set I fussy cut the images.

So create the background I used the Bold Blooms Stencil to dry emboss an white A2 card base. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set on to a banner die cut from the Frames & Flags Die Set. And of course I finished off with some jewels!

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Ramadan

Chocolate Stirring Spoons | Eid on the Feed

Welcome to my first installment for my latest ‘project’, Eid on the Feed! I personally feel that I don’t connect on a Eid/Ramadan level with many creators out there, so here’s hoping that this helps me meet other creators with my style of creating.

For my first post, I created some chocolate stirring spoons that are perfect for goodie bags and sharing with friends, as most of us are still in some form of lockdown, unfortunately.

I have seen different forms of this floating around on the internet, so I decided that I need to add a little ‘eid’ flair to it! You can stamp, color or even draw your own designs on it, but I decided to use some lovely washi tape from The Write Aesthetic. I used the Masjid Garland and Moon & Lantern, wrapping them around some wooden spoons. Them I dipped them in melting chocolate (I use this one). Before letting it harden, I added some gold and purple sprinkles to match the washi tape (and my favorite Ramadan color combo!

I am going to print a tag (and probably add washi tape too it!) with instructions to dip it in boiling milk! If you were inspired by this, and create something for Eid, please tag me on Instagram, using @everydayengineered OR #eidonthefeed!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Spring Tulips Card| Pretty Pink Posh

Happy April! How are we already in the second quarter of 2021?!? I feel like March 2020 was literally yesterday, which is basically when I colored these tulips stamps! It took me a year to make and share a card, any one else have a stash of colored images that you will use, ‘one day’.

I stamped and colored (using zig real brush markers) the images from Pretty Pink Posh‘s Tulip stamp set. Then I die cut it using the Stitched Notes Dies. For the sentiment I used the Thankful For You Script Die, cutting it from golden card stock. I added the colored panel it an ombre ink blended card front, matching the tulips. Lastly, I added some jewels to finish off the card.

Hope y’all have a crafty weekend ahead and spring is starting to pop up where ever you live! If you are inspired by this card, please tag me on Instagram, as I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Florals and Butterflies | Newton’s Nook Designs

Do you love spring? I love literally EVERYTHING about it besides the allergies! Ughhh the allergies! It’s a good thing craft rooms are safe from pollen resulting in pollen free cards! No sneezes here!

I recently organized my stencils, so of course I discovered a bunch of new ones including the Petite Flowers Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs. And used it as the starting point for this fun slimline card!

Distress oxides : abandoned coral, spice marmalade, scattered straw

I started by die cutting the large scalloped edge die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. Then I used the Slimline Masking Circles & Squares Stencil Set along with the Petite Flowers Stencil to create an ombre background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Monarchs Stamp Set in the center. To create the shaker element I die cut the trio of windows using the Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, and layered it with foam tape and acetate, filling it with jewels to match the inked backgrounds.

Lastly, I heat embossed (in gold) the butterflies from Monarchs Stamp Set and inked them up using the same colors as the background. I fussy cut then as I don’t have the coordinating Monarchs Die Set. And finished off the card by adhering them on to the shaker.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Inky Paws Challenge #144 | Newton’s Nook Designs

It’s time for some Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration! I’ve got three cards to share today, so let’s get too it! The current Inky Paws Challenge is a sketch challenge, so of course I played with it!

For my first card, I went with a CAS style, something that I usually don’t do. I’m all about the layers, foam tape and sequins!

Copic Combo : YG23-13-03, R29-27-RV25

I decided to use my first Newton’s Nook Design stamp (now retired), that I stamped the rose and leaves, colored in with copics and fussy cut. Then I stamped and embossed the Heartfelt Roses image, and die cut it with the largest scallop heart from the Heart Frames Die Set. Lastly I die cut a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set once from white cardstock, and secondly from pattern paper.

Finally I assembled the card with the heart die cut off set and using foam tape on the rose to add a little dimension and I had to add a few sequins! Is this a CAS card? Let me know in the comments!

For my second card, I rotated the sketch to make a landscape card!

Distress oxides : abandoned coral, spice marmalade, scattered straw. Copic Combos : R20, E57, E55-43-42

I started by ink blending the Petite Flowers Stencil onto an A2 piece of paper. I stamp and colored the image from the Newton’s Mug, colored Newton using copics and die cut it using the coordinating die. Then I paper pieced the mug from some scrap pattern paper. Lastly I diecut a pair of banners from the Banner Trio Die Set, embossing a sentiment from Birthday Roundabout on to one of them. I ended by ink blending the same colors as the stencil on to the banners.

To finish of the card, I added the mug image with foam tape on top of the layered banner, and of course added some sequins!

And … here’s my third card! I personally didn’t love it, but I wanted to post to show that not all cards are “perfect”!

Copic Combos : B05-02-00, R29-27, E37-27, V17-15

But you can’t get to perfect without practice! So go and create! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Coffee Shaker Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Welcome back to the blog! Today I’m sharing my 4th card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is my first time participating and I am having so much fun! Fingers crossed for some crafting time tonight to make more cards!

We all know I love making shaker cards! And I love drinking coffee! So here’s a combination of the two! I started this card by inking up an A2 piece of Bristol Strathmore paper using the Mugs stencil with distress oxide inks in shaded lilac, tumbled glass and kitsch flamingo.

Copic combos : BV00-000, R20-11-01, BG11-10, E59-57

I then die cut a window to create the shaker, and stamped a sentiment from Newton Loves Coffee stamp set and filled it with clay confetti. I added the pair of mugs from the Love Cafe stamp set colored with copics (listed above) and die cut using the coordinating die.

Hope you enjoyed this coffee theme card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along! There are a TON of prizes, including one from Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

honey bee stamps

Donuts and Coffee | Honey Bee Stamps

What better way to start your day then with donuts and coffee? Well nothing much I guess besides crafting while having the donuts and coffee!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I am all about adding rainbows to EVERYTHING! So of course my donuts needed some rainbow glaze too!

I started by stamping the donut image multiple times along the coffee mug from the love you s’more stamp set. I colored them using copic markers (colors listed below) and die cut them with the coordinating dies. Then I added glossy accents to the ‘glaze’ part of the donut and let it dry overnight.

To assemble the card I trimmed down a piece of pattern paper to an A2 size and embossed a sentiment on a scrap from my last card. I added the coffee mug and donuts using foam tape, and also made a mistake! Can you see it?

Copic Combo : C1-3-5, Y15-13, YR07-04, R08-05, YG13-01, BG05-B05, V17-15, E55-33, E15-37

Hope you enjoyed this coffee theme card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along! There are a TON of prizes, including one from Doodlebugs WA.

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Coffee, just for you! | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is have a caffeinated crafty start to the weekend! I’m back here sharing a card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I really wanted to use the Treat Yo Self stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. Most of the images, are winter theme, so I chose two of them that can work with spring colors. I stamped, colored and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Copic Combo : BG13-11-10, RV14-11, E37-15-13, E27-57, C5-3-1

I found some older pattern paper that I used to create a background and emboss a sentiment on. Finishing off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh jewels.

Hope you enjoyed this coffee theme card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along! There are a TON of prizes, including one from Doodlebugs WA.

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Butterfly Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are having a great weekend and get to have some crafty time! It’s time again for #ammismakecards! Make sure to head on over to Instagram to see what my fellow Ammi’s have made!

The theme/key word for this month’s challenge was ‘Shaker Cards‘, so of course I had to pull out my Pretty Pink Posh products as she introduced me to shaker cards almost a decade ago when she was just a blogger! So proud to see how far she has come over the years!

I usually have my shaker as the top layer of my card, but I’ve recently been loving how it looks behind diecuts. To create this card I started by inking up the new released Butterfly Background stencil in rainbow order using distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac). Then I die cut the bigger of the two butterflies from Bold Butterflies Dies to create the shaker window. I added acetate and lots of foam tape and filled the shaker window with Unicorn Dreams Clay Confetti.

I die cut the larger butterfly from Bold Butterflies Dies, this time from purple glitter paper, adding it with foam tape on the shaker window. I didn’t adhere it down all the way to ensure that confetti shows through. I finished off the card with a embossed sentiment from the Simple Sentiments on a strip cut from the Quick Stripes die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you head over to Instagram to see what everyone else created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Coffee Lover’s Spring/Summer Blog Hop | Newton’s Nook Designs

It’s finally time for the Coffee Lover’s Spring/Summer Blog Hop! I’ve been making a few cards and so excited to share them over the coming week! Today’s card uses one of my favorite Newton’s Nook Designs stamp sets paired with some pattern paper.

I started by stamping all the coffee mugs in the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set and colored them in with copic markers (colors listed below), and fussy cut them as I don’t have the matching dies.

Copic combo : C1, E59-57, E55-13, BG05-B02, YG 23-03, Y15-13, RV13-11

To assemble the card, I started with a light blue A2 piece of cardstock, then I layered it a sheet of pattern paper. I found the colored images were getting lost in the pattern paper so I added a sheet on vellum, on which I embossed a sentiment. I added the mug images using foam tape and finished off with jewels.

Hope you enjoyed this coffee theme card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along! There are a TON of prizes, including one from Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Crafting!
Farhana