Newton strikes again!

Hello my friends!

Hope you are all having a great day!

Lately I got a bit excited with all the special offers and discounts and new releases…and I kind of spent more than I was supposed to! (oops!) So …to justify my shopping spree I decided to challenge myself! The rule is …I have to create at least one card for every pound I spent on each stamp set!…Crazy? maybe fun, right?  That includes new as well as old products. And I thought it maybe a good idea because it will give me an indication of what I enjoy using the most as well!

So…for today…I picked Newton’s Nook Christmas cuddles. A stamp set I got some time ago…but I really adore because it is super cute and can be used for loads of different occasions. This time I created a birthday cards cause I’m kind of running low on them and I need a few for next month! Hope you like it! 🙂

Quick Instructions:

I used Distress Oxides and a blending tool to create the orange/ yellow panel. I stamped the two borders and I fussy cut them. Then I lightly marked in pencil where these pieces would be placed on my main panel. I stamped the focal point and masked it off. I used Broken China Distress Oxide to color the background and then I splashed some water to add more interest. I unmasked the images and colored them with Copics (I was meant to use watercolors but after stamping with Memento ink that wasn’t a good idea!). I used a fineliner to add details. Then I stamped the banner and the sentiment on my top panel and colored it with Copics. (Not sure if this was a good idea for my markers as I have read that you are not meant to use them over other mediums but …oh well!My markers seem OK but keep in mind that you run a risk if you try it!). I added some Wink of Stella over the banner for extra attention! Last I adhered everything down and called it done!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • Newton’s Nook Designs: Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set
  • MFT – Up in the Air stamp set
  • Sunny Studio: Sunny Borders stamp set
  • Tsukineko -Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides: Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber
  • Copics:  RV02,RV04,RV09, BG13,BG49, YR68,YR16,Y38,Y17,Y15
  • ZIG- Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
  • Fineliner – teal
  • Mini Ink Blending tool
  • Tim Holtz – Stamp Platform
  • Paper trimmer
  • Judikins Masking Tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors

With this card I entered the following challenges. If you feel creative and adventurous I suggest you visit these awesome blogs and join the fun!



  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Little Critters

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A bit of sparkle

  • Pile it On: #130 Animal and/or spring garden

  • Tuesday Throwdown: #334 Anything goes

  • Inky Paws Challenge: #47

  • Your Next Stamp: Color Challenge #64 (use at least 3 of the colors) – pink,orange,yellow


  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #58 Anything goes

  • Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #58 Summer Colours (At least 2 of the colours)


Thank you all for your time!Hope to see you again soon!


Kleri xx




14 thoughts on “Newton strikes again!”

  1. Hi Kleri, I had to laugh that you and I are doing something very similar at the moment, I’ve spent way too much on dies from China of late and my challenge is to make a card with each of the dies…. I love the card with the cute little kitten hiding in the box and the lovely banner sentiment you used and you even captured the Wink of Stella glitter sparkling! Thank you for joining in with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, have a wonderful week… Megan DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

    1. So glad I’m not the only one! 🙂
      Thank you so much for your comment,Megan!Hope to see you again soon!
      Have a good day!

  2. Gorgeous card Kleri! The scene you’ve created is so cute & the oxides background looks fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at [url=]Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge[/url]
    Mandy x

    1. Thank you for taking the time to drop me a comment,Diane!I would love to see you again in the near future!
      Enjoy your day!

  3. Looks like Newton is getting himself in trouble again! LOL Such a fun, festive card! Love your shimmery banner. I’m so glad you shared with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

    1. Thank you for stopping by,Debbie!Always a pleasure to take part in Inky Paws Challenges! 🙂
      Have a good day and hope to see you soon!
      Kleri xx

  4. This card is super cute! I love all the little details you added when you colored the gifts! The sparkly banner is perfect for a birthday card too! Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge!

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