Friday, October 28, 2016

Cat Lovers Hop 2016

Cat Lovers Hop!

This week was the Cat Lovers Hop! I really wanted to post a card earlier but it's been a bit crazy here with our NEW holiday release this week! So I'm sneaking one in late today! There's still one more day to play along! To participate in this blog hop, you just have to create a project that features a cat and upload it to the post on Her Peaceful Garden! You totally should play along if you can since there are some really awesome sponsors and prizes, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs

Here's what I created:
Curl up with a good book Cat card by Jennifer Jackson| Newton's Book Club Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I don't know about you but this time of year feels like the perfect time to curl up and read! So I pulled out my Newton's Book Club stamp set to create this fun card. It's hard to choose my favorite image from this set but I settled on the cute kitty reading a book! I love those glasses! I stamped him onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink and colored him with inktense colored pencils and a waterbrush. I added the "Curl up with a good book" sentiment above him, also from the Newton's Book Club stamp set and then started on the card base.
Curl up with a good book Cat card by Jennifer Jackson| Newton's Book Club Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I decided to use a fun teal and orange combo for colors and used a teal card base, adding a layer of plaid pattern paper and some polka dot papers too. Then I added strip of teal chevron washi tape and some fun colored dots. When I added the image to the card the square seemed too "square" so I used a corner rounder on two corners to give it a little more interest!

This card would be perfect for our current inky paws challenge too! The theme is Cozy Plaids and it's open until Next Friday, Nov. 4 if you want to play along! You can find details here!
Meanwhile, I hope you will play along with the Cat Lovers Hop!  I know Newton, our sweet kitty, definitely approves of this hop!! Have you met Newton yet? If you haven't, here's a quick pic of him! He's the inspiration for many of our cat themed stamps and the namesake of our company!  You have until Oct 29th to link up at Her Peaceful Garden for a chance to win prizes! 


  1. This is simply gorgeous! Love the Newton book club stamp! And thank you for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop! Tee
    USA thealteredpaper(at)

    1. I forget to say I am glad to meet the real Newton Cat!! He is purrfectly adorable!

  2. Jen, I LOVE your card!! I chose that set, also, to feature Newton's Nook Designs. Such a fun one! Love your bright and cheery color scheme with the cozy plaids and your adorable Newton.....the real one AND the one on the card!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sponsoring and for spotlighting the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!!! Your support and participation by making a special card for the event is so very appreciated!! Hugs!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Newton is a star and I LOVE this card. Very cozy indeed. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  4. Newton looks a lot like my cat Teddy! Thank you so much for being a sponsor of the Cat Lovers Hop. I'm a big fan of all things Newton's Nook and of books this card gets a big thumbs up!
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  5. wow! such a cute all the patterns added and the kitty and the sentiment are so well matched. Gorgeous card!!!

    Visiting from the Cat Lover's Hop
    Preeti from India
    inzzzpiration at gmail dot com

  6. Really beautiful - a fabulous layout design, gorgeous papers and wonderful colouring on the cute Newton. They are one of my favourites.
    Wonderful to meet the real big boy Newton too :-)

    IKE x

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  7. So sweet. I like the background.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  8. Cats and book were made to go together! This is a such a wonderful card.
    PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

  9. Beautiful card. Love the colour combination and, of course, Newton! Thanks for being such a generous sponsor at the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden. x
    caroeannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

  10. ooh, so love curling up with a book! What a great sponsor you are! Love this little card with great colouring too!

  11. Your card is so cute, Jen! I've been having a ball at the hop all week - thank you so much for your sponsorship!

  12. super cute!
    Love Newton!
    thank you very much for being sponsor!

  13. Oh wow! Such a cute card!!! Newton is adorable!!!

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  14. Newton is gorgeous! And so is the stamp. I like the colors added with the washi tape. It really adds some zing. banaszakv58atgmaildotcom USA

  15. That Newton is just so handsome and he looks just like my kitty, Henry, that I had as a child.
    Your card is awesome - gorgeous design!

  16. I just LOVE Newton's Nook! You guys have the CUTEST kitty stamps I've ever seen and you are in my homestate too! Thanks for being a part of the Cat Lovers Hop!
    Take care!
    Michele, USA

  17. Yay! Glad to see you made it to the Cat Lovers Hop! Thank you SO MUCH for being a sponsor!! Cats and books always seem to go together! I LOVE bookstores that have a cat or two in them and a reading nook for some great kitty therapy! Always a delight to see Newton... both IRL and on a fab card such as yours! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

  18. Such a great card, love Newton and kitties...... glad to have found the hop thru following you

  19. Glad you joined in with the the Cat Lovers Hop! Love your mix of patterns and colors, and... of course!... that adorable Newton stamp! Newton looks very comfy in his picture too!

  20. Oh Jennifer - so glad you had some time to play with all of us hopping along! I am so in love with your stamps and dies, Newton is one of my favorite kitties there is. Thank you so much for sponsoring the hop! xo


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