Thursday, April 12, 2018

Stretch your stamping with Freebies

I've been finding a lot of inspiration in challenge blogs recently. It's a fun place to get ideas when your creativity is a bit stagnant. One that was new to me was from Newton's Nook Designs.  Their challenge site Inky Paws has a bi-weekly challenge.

Like many challenges one of the components to play along for prizes is using their products, but what I love about this site was that they provide some free downloads in case you don't own any of their products yet...which I think is totally awesome because you can play along even if you are finding them for the first me!!

I chose to print the warm and cozy wishes mittens, then added the word Birthday (the theme of this weeks challenge) with a stamp from my own collection.

I cut out the printed image with MFT's Rectangular Stitch Stax and cut a second rectangle (one size larger) out of patterned paper to act as a frame.  I sponged the edge of the image using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and a dauber.

I colored in the mittens with Copic markers and then layered it all onto a coordinating color of cardstock trimmed to show just a border of my A2 white note card.  The final touch...a small heart cut out of glitter paper!

Thank You Newton's Nook for this fun down load...I appreciate your generosity­čĺ×  I hope that you will check them out and expand your craft stash with these free printables!  (I'll keep you posted as I come across others)

Now my I send this to someone now or wait until winter?  The weather has been so crazy lately that it's probably still snowing, I'm thinking I can still send it now­čśë!


  1. Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge. Great card.

  2. Great use of a freebie! Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge this week, hope to see your creations next week too. Hugs, Zsofi

    1. Thanks for the comment. I appreciate you stopping by the blog!

  3. Great use of this darling freebie with such a fun card! Hope you will join us again this Monday for a new Challenge! We would love to see more of your creative talents at Inky Paws Challenge!

    1. Thanks...I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment.