Monday, March 6, 2017

PIP Challenge 1710 - March 6th - Newton's Nook

The sun is up a little longer, the snowfalls aren't lasting as long so spring must be on it's way. That's my inspiration this week for Pip challenge 1710. Newton's Nook is the sponsor and I'm happy to say they are located right here in Wisconsin and have a wonderful on-line store you can find here. Don't forget to admire Newton, the awesome cat who allows his humans to use his name.

Keeping the "spring" train of thought and my insatiable desire to see flowers, I used their Garden Starter stamp and Garden Window Die Set. I have to say I was very pleased with how easy the dies were to snip apart. I had originally die cut the banner and smile die for use with my card but apparently I put the resulting images "somewhere safe" as I couldn't find them when assembling. Since my work space at the time was being shared with 2 others, I didn't feel right in asking them to clear the table so I could haul my machine out to cut again. So I rethought what I wanted to do and the result is below. I am in love with the stitching and embossing details the dies provide.

Card stock is a light cream color and the green paper is from an old mat stack. Ribbon is from stash. Sentiment is from The Angel Company.  Flowers are colored with both Copics and Prismacolor pencils. Listing below.

I had so much fun with the stamps and dies that I am working on another idea that came to me while assembling this one. Blog post in the making?

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate when you leave comments (those little things in life.) Thanks to Newton's Nook for sponsoring this challenge.  Remember to enter your creations!

Supplies used:
Flower petals: Copic Y32, YR82, Prismacolor PC1002, PC921, PC922
Flower Center: Copic Y04, Spica 19
Leaves/Stems:  Copic YG01, G00


  1. Hi B, I love your flower card! Such soft spring colors, and great coloring!! Live the die cuts too! I can't wait for the flowers to start coming up as well!

  2. I love your colors and die cuts! Sometimes the best ideas happen by accident :) This turned out wonderful!

  3. This safe place can be a black hole ;o) know it a little too well..... but you conjured some magic and made a card reminding us that spring is coming

  4. Such a lovely card! I love the colors you used and the lightly stamped flowers behind the sentiment too!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}