Thursday, January 14, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - Darling Duos Stamp Set and Darling Hearts Die

welcome back! it's Day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs January Release! woo!!

today, the whole DT is showcasing the adorable (seriously guys!!!) Darling Duos Stamp Set and Darling Hearts Die!! you'll see just how much fun these stamps are to create with!! they're awesome! I could make 10000 more cards with this set!! I am in LOOOOVE!
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on January 15th, right here!

for my first card, i couldn't resist using those birds! 


seriously, i love them! 

i watercolored mine to look like love birds with Distress Markers.
then I fussy cut the images out and popped them up on that blue sky background that i die cut with the new die! 

i flicked some gold drops onto the white woodgrain background! and the sentiment was die cut with some gorgeous gold cardstock! love! 

my 2nd card uses the two super sweet kitties!!

awwww!! they're so snuggly and adorable! i watercolored them with Distress Markers and made one look like a siamese, just to practice! :)

then i used some cork arrows I had and used Distress Paint to make the arrows pink!
the sentiment was heat embossed in black onto a strip of vellum! 

Would you like to win “Darling Duos”?
This set 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 blog release 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 Thursday, January 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 15th. 

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


  1. I love the colors of the birds. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  2. These are so cute! I especially love the kitties! Your water colouring is beautiful!

  3. Very beautiful cards. The birds are beautiful.

  4. Adorable cards!! Love this stamp set so much and your coloring is awesome!!!

  5. I like how you made one of the kitties seal point

  6. LOVE the colouring on these, the flicks of gold set the first card off so well x

  7. I love how you colored the birds! Very vibrant and tropical!

  8. Beautiful coloring on both and I like the touch of gold on the first and the arrow on the second.

  9. gorgeous cards both are beautiful

  10. Samantha, your first card is just stunning!
    The second one is so adorable and your "Siamaese" kitty is just too cute! Great job!

  11. Love the pastel colors of the birds.
    The kitties are colored so nicely too.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. These are both SO PRECIOUS! And popping them up made them even moreso!

  13. Adorable cards. I love the gold accents to the first card. It was a perfect addition

  14. Wow, Samantha, I just love the beautiful color and imagery in your cards! Gorgeous!
    Take Care!

  15. Beautiful cards! Wonderfully colored! Love them both ♥

  16. Two amazingly creative cards! Beautiful coloring on both cards with just the right accents for each one!

  17. two more gorgeous card by you this week! I just LOVE the splatter on the watercolored images - such a fun effect!! Thanks so much for the amazing inspiration!!

  18. Oh these are fabulous! LOVE the coloring with the Distress Inks!

  19. Love the way you've colored both birds and cats and then dropped some drops on them. This is outstanding! Great design and I simply fall in love with your birds. Well done!

  20. Super love these and how fantastic that I got to meet YOU!!!!!! Such a fan of your work♡

  21. Both of your cards are just too precious! I especially love the gold in the first card, so pretty!


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