Monday, January 15, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge #214 ~ Warm & Cozy Theme Challenge Reminder

 Hello there crafty friend!
 There's still time to play along with the Inky Paws Challenge #214 - Warm & Cozy Theme Challenge!! You have until this coming Friday, January 19th to get your entries in for this fun challenge and a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

We're in the midst of some really cold weather that's dipping below zero... the perfect time for some warm and cozy cardmaking!

Nothing is more cozy during a super cold day than a roaring fire in the fireplace while drinking hot coffee, reading and sitting with all the critters hanging out. I just had to combine the sweet stamp from Sips & Stories Stamp Set with the adorable stamp from the Fireside Friends Stamp Set. Both were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and fussy cut with my Cutter Bee Scissors. I cleaned up the edges by coloring them with my Memento Tuxedo Black marker so my fussy cutting looks nice and neat.

I paired up this sweet scene with a pattern paper from A Cat's Life 6x6 Paper Pad. I thought the cute paw prints were just perfect as wallpaper. I grounded the scene with a piece of Weathervane Card Stock from Papertrey Ink. This grey card stock coordinates with the grey in the pattern paper really nicely.

Here's a list of the Copic Markers I used to color up my scene:
Bow / Rug / Chair: BG0000, BG000, BG02, BG45
Greenery: YG11, G24, G46
Fireplace: C00, C1, C3, N0, N1, N3, N5
Fire / Wood: Y06, YR21, YR15, YR68, E55, E57, E59
White Cat: R00, R20, C00, C1, C2
Orange Cat: R00, R20, YR0000, YR21, YR15, YR68
Dog: E51, E55, E57, E59
Skin / Hair: E000, E00, E11, E51, E55, E57, E59
Pajamas / Socks: YG11, G24, YR21, YR15
Pillows / Blanket: YG11, G24, BG0000, BG000, BG02, BG45, YR21, YR15, YR68, C00, C1, C3
Tortoise Shell Cat: R00, R20, N0, N1, N3, YR21, YR15
Mug / Coffee: YR0000, YR21, YR15, YR68, C00, C1, C3, E51, E55, E57
Book: C00, C1, C3

I die cut the pattern paper and the grey card stock using the large stitched scalloped rectangle die from the Frames & Flags Die Set. I then trimmed the grey card stock with my guillotine trimmer and adhered it to the pattern paper background. I added a little scrap of card stock to the back of the fireplace so the image would lay flat on the card. I added foam tape to the back of the girl in the chair and popped her up on the card. I like the dimension this gives the card but I think it also helps with the size difference between the images. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment and framed it with a grey card stock mat. I just adhered it directly to the card.

Now it's your turn to get your paws inky with your Newton's Nook Designs products and create a project using the warm & cozy theme. Be sure to link up to the Inky Paws Challenge! Can't wait to see your projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,

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  1. Crystal: this is such a great home scene that will delight pet parents! If you're interested in my new Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love Challenges blog, the 1st competition started January 2 with engagements, weddings, anniversaries for the main monthly theme however the January celebratory event theme option is 'new pets'. I'd love for your artistic talents to be shared there. --Becca


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