Thursday, December 3, 2015

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Day 4 - Virginia Lu

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day four of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 4th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!

Today's Featured guest is
Virginia Lu

Hello, dear friends at Newton’s Nook. I am Virginia Lu from Ontario, Canada. I have been stamping for nearly 20 years. I found stamping (or shall we say stamping found me) when my son was a baby. I got much more active after my daughter went to college. By actively participating in online challenges, competitions and publications since 2009, my stamping skills have grown in leaps and bounds since. To this day, I am still loving every minute of it because there are always new techniques to learn and new stamps to acquire and play! Currently, I am on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge team and I also run a challenge blog called Virginia’s View Challenge. I am honored to be the guest at Newton’s Nook today!

Here's what Virginia created!

Virginia created two super cute cards for her guest feature today! First up is this adorable kitty card using the kitty couple from the Newton's Christmas Cuddles Stamp set! I love How she created a snowy hill for them to sit on and that gorgeous inked sky behind them! What a beautiful setting!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Day 4 - Virginia Lu | Kitty Snow Card | Newton's Christmas Cuddles Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Here are a few words from Virginia about the Kitty card:
I adore this cute cat couple and had to create a scene for them. I started out with a hand drawn “hill”. Basically I drew a curvy line and cut out the top half and used it as a mask. After applying various Distress Inks (Broken China, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves), I then added white embossing paste with a dotted stencil. I sprinkled some glitter before I life off the stencil. I colored the kitties with copics and then fussy cut them. For the extra dimensions, I positioned the cat couple with pop dots and they now are facing a beautiful starry night sky!

For her second project today, Virginia created this adorable penguin card using our Holiday Smooches stamp set! I love how she added the mistletoe above them, embossed in gold with a sequin in the center! The red and blue wings on the penguins give the card such a fun whimsical feel! So adorable!
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Day 4 - Virginia Lu | Penguin Card | Holiday Smooches stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here are a few words from Virginia about the penguin card:
I love using pattern paper for cute images. I stamped the penguin image on pattern paper and colored them in Prisma color pencils. I paper-pieced their scarves to match the pattern paper. I love adding details to my designs. For the penguins, I applied droplets of white Pico Embellisher to the body. This surely make the white pop and gives the penguins a bit of dimensions, too. I also embossed the mistletoe in Platinum Embossing Powder and small Martha Stewart star confetti  for the wow factor.

Thanks so much, Virginia for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 4th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, Yes, Virginia to read more about her adorable projects and say hello! 

Tomorrow we will have a big BLOG HOP with all this weeks guest plus our FABULOUS NND Design Team  - so make sure you come back tomorrow - there will be prizes too! 


  1. What adorable cards! Sweet images.

  2. Love both of your adorable cards!! Little critters always make the best subjects for our cards!!

  3. So very cute. Great cards.

  4. They are all so adorable!

  5. Love Virginia's work! They are both lovely but really love the kitties! The background is so beautiful!

  6. Just LOVE all things cute and crittery ( yup! new word)
    Would also enjoy having these as a part of my collection! :-)

  7. Love this; it is so adorable!
    ~God bless~

  8. I'm loving the *LOVE* that Virginia has showcased, not once, but twice! Soooo cute!
    ~c (carol)

  9. Oh so cute, the first one is simple adorable, too cute!

  10. Love the kitties! Got any smooching puppies?

  11. Super fun and cute, Virginia! Love both cards!

  12. Yay for Virginia! Such sweet cards!

  13. I love these cute and playful sets. Virginia, your cards are great!

  14. Such adorable cards & wonderful stamps!!

  15. Such adorable cards, Virginia ... so fabulous to see you Guest Designing with Newton's Nook! Anita :)


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