Monday, September 20, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #157 Reminder

  

Don't forget - 
There's still time to play along with our 

latest Inky Paws Challenge!


Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge


Here'a a refresher.

Create a Halloween project using your NND products!






Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 
You say Witch like it's a bad thing by Diane features Frames & Flags, Serene Stripes, and Brooms & Boos by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #halloweencards
Diane Morales uses a teal palette to design a darling Halloween card. She uses the Frames & Flags die set to create her card base. Then she uses the Serene Stripes stencil to partially distress a pretty teal ground for her sweet witch.  She pulls the witch with her broom from the Brooms & Boos stamp and coordinating die set and adds the sentiment and a couple of spooky bats!  Eerily cute!  



Cheers Witches by Sue features Spider Web, Spooky Roundabout, and Brooms and Boos by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking
Sue T. begins by using the Spiderweb stencil on a black card base. She then uses the  Spooky Roundabout stamp set. She embosses it in white on a black circular die cut using the Circle Frames die set. The black on black adds a spooky setting for the martini-totin' witch from the Brooms and Boos stamp and die set.  Don't you love how the skull is offering up the toast on a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set?  



Witch Tags by Amy features Brooms & Boos and Fancy Edges by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #tagmaking, #halloweencards
Amy Tollner uses all three witch images from the Brooms and Boos stamp and coordinating die set.  She uses the Fancy Edges die set to cut a trio of tags on which she distresses and paint splatters her backgrounds.  She uses the zig-zag die from the Fancy Edges die set to create the "ragged" edge in black on which she white heat embosses the sentiment.  Spookily cute tags!



Feline Batty by Claire features Batty Newton and Newton's Boo-tiful Night by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #halloweencards
Claire Lamb is back with her amazing purple distressed background!  This time she adds bats (Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set) and stars in a circular pattern with Newton from the Batty Newton stamp and die set taking center stage!  She continues the touch of gold by heat embossing the sentiment!  Bat-acularly done, Claire!

You can count on me by Debbie features Count Newton, Batty Newton, Slimline Frames & Portholes, and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #catcards, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens brings us this colorful card filled with Count Newton fun! Using the Slimline Frames & Portholes and the Slimline Frames & Windows die sets, Deb makes the background. On each window panel she adds black grass to the spooky paper using the Land Borders die set. She places a Newton image in each panel by combining the Batty Newton and the Count Newton stamp sets.  Don't you love how these sets go together!  Super fun!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 24, 2021 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, September 13, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #157


   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a:

Theme Challenge-Halloween




Use the theme-Halloween--

with your NND products!



Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 


You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, September 24, 2021 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Here's some inspiration!

Need to get inspired? See what our Inspiration Team created with this challenge!  

Fab(boo)lous by Diane features Spooky Roundabout, Newton's Costume Party, Count Newton, Slimline Frames & Portholes, and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #halloweencards
Diane Morales mimics a candy corn kernel with her slimline design! She uses the Slimline Frames & Portholes and the Slimline Frames & Windows die sets for her card base. For her trio of windows, she stamps the Spooky Roundabout  image to create a subtle, spooky background just perfect for her ghosts!  Those fun ghosts are from the Newton's Costume Party stamp and coordinating die set. She sprinkles in some flying bats from the Count Newton stamp and coordinating die set. She white embosses the sentiment on a black banner using the Banner Trio die set.  So, so fun!



Trick or treat by Sue features Bat, Ghosts, Halloween Trio, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking
Sue T. shows how to combine stencil sets to create a super fun Halloween card!  She combines the 
Bat and Ghosts stencil sets to create her card base.  Her hand drawn faces on the ghosts is a fabulous touch! She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set and adds Trick-or-Treat sentiment using the Halloween Trio die set.  Spook-tacularly done!




Amy's shadow box features Spooky Streets, Spooky Skeletons, Land Borders, Count Newton, Halloween Trio, and Peppermint by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking, #catcards, #shadowbox
Amy Tollner makes a graveyard shadow box complete with purple lights!  She uses the Land Borders die set for her hills and grass and adds a moon using the  Peppermint die set. She uses images from the Spooky Street and the Spooky Skeletons stamp sets to create her eerie background with flying bats from the Halloween Trio die set.  Among the tombstones awaits a scarily-cute Newton from the Count Newton stamp and coordinating die set. Absolutely amazing!



You can count on me by Claire features Land Borders, Count Newton, and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #catcards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb's amazing blending talents are showcased in this card. Her mulberry-colored sky coupled with her deep green hilly landscape (Land Borders die set) are just stunning together!  She adds a trio of birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder die set.  Taking a break from his nightly duties is our beloved Newton in his cozy coffin.  He and the tombstones are from the Count Newton stamp and coordinating die set.  



Happy Halloween by Debbie features Count Newton, Spooky Streek, and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #catcards, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens also showcases the Count Newton stamp set. She opts for a slimline card using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set.  For each window, she stamps images from the Spooky Street stamp set to create her spooky scene just right for Count Newton!  
Super fun!

Use the theme--Halloween!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #156 Winners

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

Inky Paws Challenge  at the Newton's Nook Designs blog!


This Biweekly Challenge was a Sketch Challenge!







Inky Paws Challenge #156 Prize Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive 
a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!




Autumn by Becca features Pumpkin Latte by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeecards, #cardmaking
Becca is definitely ready for the pumpkin-spice season with her autumn card. Set atop a pumpkin embossed background, Becca adds our coffee-lovin' lady from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and coordinating die set. The teal accents add a nice pop of color against the orange!  Wonderfully done, Becca!


Congrats to  Becca!  Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $20 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)

Inky Paws Challenge #156  Favorites

Our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration team has chosen a few of their favorite challenge entries from this challenge! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Debbie's FAVE
You're my favorite treat by Priscilla features Trick or Treat Kittens and Pumpkin Patch by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencard, #catcards, #cardmaking
Priscilla's subtle coloring really catches the eye.  She uses the Pumpkin Patch stencil and the little kitten in the pumpkin from the Trick or Treat Kittens stamp and coordinating die set for her fun card.  Just love the  gray pumpkin.  Very creative!


Diane's FAVE
Another birthday? by Vanessa features Cluck by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking,
Vanessa creates a darling birthday card featuring the
Cluck stamp set. Her choice of orange gingham paper looks great with her blue distressed background. The jute twine adds a nice country touch with her brood of hens!  Cute!



Sue's FAVE
Thank you by Rookie Card Maker features Heartfelt Gourds by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #thankyoucards, #cardmaking
Rookie Card Maker creates an eye-catching CAS card filled with autumn favorites!  Using the newly released Heartfelt Gourds stamp set, Rookie Card Maker strategically stamps to create a stripe of gourds which she beautifully colors.  She cuts a few out and places them above her white strip.  Wonderfully designed!



Amy's FAVE
Witching you a Happy Halloween by Becca features Brooms & Boos by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #halloweencards, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Becca uses the Brooms & Boos stamp and coordinating die set for this super fun Halloween card!  Her spiderweb paper is a great match for the witch.  We just love how Becca colored the witch's hair green!  Super cute!


Claire's FAVE
You make life sweeter by Karen features Love & Chocolate by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #chocolatecards
Karen's creative use of the sketch is amazing as is her coloring of those colorful macaroons!
She uses the Love & Chocolate stamp set to make a stack of macaroons that truly do look scrumptious!  Super sweet!

Thank you for playing!

Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time, we hope you'll play along again next time! You can always find our most current challenge here.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #156 Reminder

 

Don't forget - 
There's still time to play along with our 

latest Inky Paws Challenge!


Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge


Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using this fabulous sketch!






Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 


Happy Halloween by Debbie features Trick or Treat Kittens, Count Newton, Batty Newton, Land Borders, Framework, and Ghosts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking, #catcards
Debbie Owens has dressed one of the kittens from the Smitten Kittens stamp set with a mask from the Newton's Costume Party stamp set and placed him in a little graveyard with tombstones from the Count Newton stamp set. She adds ghastly ghosts using the Ghosts stencil and black grass using the Land Borders die set. She pulls a sentiment from the Batty Newton stamp set and embosses in white.  The postage-edging using the Framework die set gives the background a nice touch.  Spook-CAT-ular!




Witch way to the candy by Diane features Frames & Flags, Harvest Tails, PAW-tumn Newton, Brooms & Boos, and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales gives us another take on the sketch with a Halloween theme. She creates her card base using the Frames & Flags die set. Those black bats using the Flying Bats stencil set gives an eerie feel just right for the little witch from the Brooms & Boos stamp and coordinating die set. Diane's use of pastel pinks and oranges continues with the additional pumpkins from the PAW-tumn Newton and die set and Harvest Tails stamp and die set.  Scary and so, so cute!


I'd rather be lost at the lake by Sue features Clouds and Winston's Lake House by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #cabincards
Sue T. has Winston enjoying a long weekend at his lake cabin!  Using the Winston's Lake House stamp and coordinating die set, Winston is relaxing in his Adirondack chair with his cabin peeking out behind him.  Sue adds big fluffy clouds in the backdrop using the Clouds stencil.  The plaid paper and wood grain papers add a wonderful homey touch. 



Lookin' sharp by Amy features Cultivated Cacti and Hardwood by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #cactuscards
Amy Tollner provides a bright and bold card filled with desert delights!  Set atop a light blue card base, she adds a wooden table top using the Hardwood stencil. On it sits three brightly colored flower pots with some prickly catci from the Cultivated Cacti stamp and coordinating die set.  Lookin' sharp, Amy!



Hello fall by Claire features Falling Leaves and Fall Friends by Newton's Nook Designs;  #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #autumncards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb gets us ready for the beauty of autumn! In the background are falling leaves created using the Falling Leaves stencil. She adds a wooden "floor" on which sits some critters enjoying a nap on the porch.  These cute critters are from the newly released Fall Friends stamp and coordinating die set. Looks like a perfect way to spend an autumn day!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 10, 2021 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, August 30, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #156

 

   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge



Use the above sketch!



Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 


You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, September 10, 2021 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Here's some inspiration!

Need to get inspired? See what our Inspiration Team created with this challenge! 

Enjoy your day by Debbie features Winston's Lake House, Mountains, Petite Clouds, and Snow Globe Scenes by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #outdoorcards, #cardmaking  
 Debbie Owens creates this cozy outdoorsy scene!  For her lower horizontal element, Deb creates a lake with some cattails for Winston and his pal from the Winston's Lake House stamp set to paddle about in. When they get tired, they can return to their cabin also from the Winston's Lake House stamp set with the mountains (Mountains stencil) and pine forest (Snow Globe Scenes stamp set) in the background.  
 Floating above those mountains are lots of puffy clouds (Petite Clouds stencil).  What a little piece of paradise!



You're my favorite treat by Diane showcases Frameworks, Trick or Treat Kittens, and Sky Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #halloweencards
Diane Morales is showcasing the newly released Trick or Treat Kittens stamp and coordinating die set. This fluffy kitten is sure to become a Halloween favorite!  She creates the postage-edge base layer using the Frameworks die set. For her sketch stripe, she creatively uses the Sky Borders die set for her scalloped stripes.  The lavender, black and splash of orange make for a darling Halloween card!



May all your dreams come true by Sue features Naptime and Cascading Stars by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #stenciling
Sue T. creates this sleepy card showcasing the napping Newton from the Newton's Naptime stamp set. As her sweet kitten catches some zzz's on a pile of pastel blue blankets, stars in the background gently fall about. Those stars were created using the Cascading Stars stencil. Anyone else want to snuggle up with this little calico?  



Thank you by Amy features Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #springcard, #cardmaking, #floralcards
Amy Tollner showcases the Peony Blooms stamp and coordinating die set to create this elegant card!  The combination of polka dots, stripes, and touches of gold add up to a perfect backdrop for Amy's softly colored and very beautiful peonies!  



duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun...


On a bright and sunny day (Sunscape stencil), under peaceful teal waves (Sky Borders die set) awaits...

Hope your day doesn't bite by Claire features Shark Bites, Sky Borders, and Sunscape by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #sharkcards, #stenciling, #cardmaking
a very hungry shark (Shark Bites stamp and die set) just waiting to jump out at you!  Yep, Claire Lamb creates an interactive shark card that might have you scared to open your mail!  Thanks, Claire, for showing how to use the Inky Paws sketch to make an interactive card!  

Use the above sketch!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #155 Winners

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

Inky Paws Challenge  at the Newton's Nook Designs blog!


This Biweekly Challenge was a Color Challenge!




Inky Paws Challenge #155 Prize Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive 
a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!






A home is not a home by Kelsey features Newton's Book Club by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking
Kelsey Thomas is our lucky winner with this fun bookmark sporting our book-lovin' feline from the Newton's Book Club stamp set. Just love the polka-dotted paper and the books colored in the challenge colors!  What a perfect way to mark a book!  

Congrats to Kelsey Thomas!  Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $20 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)

Inky Paws Challenge #155  Favorites

Our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration team has chosen a few of their favorite challenge entries from this challenge! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Claire's FAVE
Happy blooming birthday by Ishani features Loads of Bloom by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #springcards
Ishani uses the challenge colors for a bold, eye-catching background!  The bicycling lady with her basket filled with colorful flowers from the Loads of Bloom stamp and coordinating die set looks amazing.  The little splash of red and the white-outlined clouds are wonderful touches to this lively card! 



Debbie's FAVE
Sea you at the beach by Meghan K. features Summer Moments by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #summercards, #cardmaking
Megan K. features a perfect summer scene on a teal Polaroid atop a fun checkered background.  Her picture frame features the lounging lady from the Summer Moments stamp and coordinating die set. The large yellow sun with the yellow enameled dots work wonderfully with this image and her polka-dotted beach bag!  A CAS-style card with lots of texture!  



Diane's FAVE
Hello there by Karen features Retro Sun & Palms by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #tropicalcards, #cardmaking
Karen Guettler Carson uses the Retro Sun & Palms stencil to create this amazing scene in the challenge colors. Such a clean, crisp, creative card that utilizes the stencil in a fabulous way!  So pretty and elegant!  Just love it!



Sue's FAVE
You're the pick of the patch by A. Rose features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Tropical Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #catcards, #cardmaking
A. Rose shows how to celebrate Halloween in a tropical setting!  So clever!  Her pumpkins from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set look so festive in teal, and the tropical leaves using the Tropical Leaves stencil add the tropical feel!  So creative and fun!



Amy's FAVE
Have a be-witch-ing good time by Nubble LIght Designs features Witchy Newton and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #halloweencards
Nubble Light Designs uses teal to make her bats using the Flying Bats Stencil!  {squeal!} Don't they look amazing with the yellow kitty in her green boot from the Witchy Newton stamp and die set.  Just love how these colors make such a wonderful Halloween card!


Thank you for playing!

Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time, we hope you'll play along again next time! You can always find our most current challenge here.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #155 Reminder

   

Don't forget - 
There's still time to play along with our 

latest Inky Paws Challenge!


Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge


Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the colors--teal, yellow, green, and white.




Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 
Meow-ing in the rain by Claire features Newton's Rainy Day Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking,
Claire Lamb features a trio of kittens playing in the rain!  Claire uses the Newton's Rainy Day Trio stamp and coordinating die set to create this rainy delight!  The mirror image of the boots and paws in the water puddle is a genius idea!  Anyone else feeling like singing with these sweeties?  :)



Pina koala by Debbie features Pineapple, Tropical Leaves, Pina Koala, Frames Squared, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #tropicalcards
Sweet and cuddly is the koala bear in  Debbie Owens' card!  She uses the Tropical Leaves and the Pineapple stencil sets to create layers of tropical goodness for the koala from the Pina Koala stamp set. She uses dies from the Frames Squared and the Frames & Flags die sets for her various fun layers.  Twine and sequins are added for extra fun! Sweet!



Meow's the time to celebrate by Diane features Confetti and Newton's Cupcake by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #birthdaycards
Diane Morales provides a delightful card to celebrate a birthday!  Beginning with a scallop-edged card base cut using dies from the  Frames & Flags die set, she adds lots of confetti by using the Confetti stencil. She tops her card off with Newton enjoying some frosting. This darling feline is from the 
Newton's Cupcake stamp and cut using the coordinating die set. Time to celebrate!



Happy birthday to mew by Sue features Newton's Cupcake, Cupcake, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #birthdaycards
Sue T. also brings us a birthday-inspired card! She, too, features the frosting-lovin' kitten from the Newton's Cupcake stamp and coordinating die set. Her wavy cupcake wrapper is super fun!  More cupcakes are added using the Cupcake stencil set and cut out with the large die from the Speech Bubbles die set.  Scrumptious!



You're unbeLEAFable by Amy features Tropical Fringe and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #tropicalcards
Want to visit the tropics?  Amy Tollner's card brings the beauty of the tropics without leaving home! She uses the challenge colors with the Tropical Fringe main image for a slice of paradise!  She opts for a square base by using dies from the Frames Squared  die set. A splattering of sequins adds a sparkly touch to this tropical card!



I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, August 27, 2021 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter