Monday, December 2, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #112

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme--Snow Day.

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, December 13,  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!   

Many thanks by Diane features Penguin Pile, Thankful Thoughts, Mountains, Evergreens, and Petite Snow by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a wintry haven for this trio of penguins! Using the Petite Snow stencil, Diane creates a snowy background. She then adds those big fir trees using the Evergreens stencil. Diane uses a third stencil, Mountains, to create a snowy landscape on which her softly colored penguins from the Penguin Pile stamp set can stand on. She embosses the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.


Snow-one else like you features Frozen Friends, Petite Snow, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Have you ever seen a hand standing snowman?  Well,  Sue T. captures the inner child with her playful card that features just such a snowman!  Using the snowman from Frozen Friends stamp set, she places him upside down in a pile of snow created using the Sea Borders die set. The snowy sky was created using the Petite Snow stencil!  Such a wonderful card!


Holiday Wishes to Deer Friends by Becky features Festive Fawns and Snowfall by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
The big, wintry snowflakes make for a perfect background for Becky Noelle's festive card. Becky uses the Snowfall stencil with opal foil for her background. She adds the snowman with his forest friends from the Festive Fawns stamp set. She adds red, scalloped edging on the bottom of her panel that ties the red scarf together wonderfully!



You're snow much fun by Bobbi features Petite Snow, Frozen Fellowship, Speech Bubbles, and Moose Mountain by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski  creates a 5" x 7" card that is packed with snowmen delight!  Using the Petite Snow stencil with embossing paste, she creates a wintry night sky. She then stamps the Frozen Fellowship stamp set twice to create an extra large gathering of snowy people! She colors their accessories in shades of red and green for a Christmas feel. She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set and adds a sentiment from the Moose Mountain stamp set for the sentiment.


Happy Holidays by Debbie featuring Newton's Curious Christmas, Petite Snow, Forest Scene Builder, Stylish Stockings, Snow Globe Scenes, Land Borders, and Holiday Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Looks like this feline from Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set is helping his friend hang up his holiday stocking!  Debbie Owens creates this whimsical card by using the Petite Snow stencil for her background. She adds some birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder die set and hangs a stocking between them. The stocking was cut from the Stylish Stockings die set on which the wee little snowman from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set was stamped. She creates some hills using the Land Borders die set and adds lots of glitter. She also adds glitter to the sentiment using the Holiday Greetings die set. 

Create a project using the theme--Snow Day.


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Inky Paws Challenge #111 Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at
 the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This Biweekly Challenge was a Sketch Challenge.



Inky Paws Challenge #111  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Yvonne's card features Purr-fect Present by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Yvonne adds golden touches to the traditional red and green colors of the holiday season. She creates an embossed golden background on green paper. She continues with red, gold, and green layers which frames her sweet kitty from the Purr-fect Present stamp and die set. She tops everything off with a red and green ribbon!

Congrats to Yvonne 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 #111 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
Santa paws by Amy T. features Pawprints, Canine Christmas, Frames & Flags, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T.'s glittery paw prints on teal just stole my heart! She uses the Pawprints stencil to create those glittery prints. Using a combination of dies from the Frames Squared set and the Frames & Flags set, Amy creates her layers. Her focal point is that darling puppy from the Canine Christmas stamp set. She adds glitter to his hat and glossy accents to the puppy's nose and dog tag! 


Diane's FAVE
Merry Christmas by Angie features Beautiful Baubles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Great colors make Angie's card a top pick!  Using a subtle plaid background of ivory and black, she adds a gingham pattern banner in red and black. She then stamps the ornaments from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set and shades them in the rich garnet and black colors. She stamps her holiday sentiment and adds a sprinkling of sequins for a bit of bling!  Gorgeous!


Sue's FAVE
Naughty or nice by KT Kitty features Newton's Candy Cane and Newton's Curious Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
KT Kitty's mix of papers and textures makes this such a fun, festive holiday card!  For her spotlight element, she uses the kitty from the Newton's Candy Cane stamp and die set. She shades the kitty's scarf in light blue and the candy cane in red and white. She continues this color scheme throughout her card. The little red snowflakes make for a wonderful embellishment. She adds a mini tag on which she stamps the "Naughty or nice?" sentiment from the Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set and ties a red & white twine bow as a final touch. 


Becky's FAVE
Amanda's card features Framework and Festive Fawn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amanda's color scheme and use of plaid and pattern papers makes this such a sweet card.  Amanda die cuts her red plaid paper using the Framework die set. She continues to add her layers using a green plaid banner and a faux crossed-stitched paper. The sweet deer from the Festive Fawn stamp and die set is the perfect choice with it's green wreath and red ribbon.


Bobbi's FAVE
Wishing you a sweet holiday by Vicki Lynn features Newton's Candy Cane by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Vicki Lynn creates a peppermint candy masterpiece! She begins with a red and white striped paper.  She adds a scalloped-edge white frame and red rectangle center. She adds a horizontal layer of peppermint candies using the candy image from Newton's Candy Cane stamp and die set. She then adds the festive feline from the same set and colors him in light browns.  She adds the sentiment in a speech bubble as her final touch! 

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 moscurrent challenge here.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #111 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge


Create a project using the sketch.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Debbie's card features Gingham, Newton's Curious Christmas, Frames Squared, Frames & Flags, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
The black and white gingham background created with the Gingham stencil provides a fun background to Debbie Owens' winter-themed card.  Using a combination of dies from the Framework die set, the Frames & Flags die set, and the Frames Squared die set, Debbie adds layers in garnet and olive green for the sketch elements. She then selects the kitten peeking around the snowman image from the Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set and colors it in grays, greens and reds. A fun winter-themed card!

Deck the halls by Diane features Ornament Shaker, Ornamental Wishes and Autumn Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this fabulous tag that could also be used as a tree ornament!   She selects a fun striped pattern paper for her background before adding the banner and green foliage die cut using the Autumn Leaves die set. Her focal point is the the red ornament with the bold sentiment using the Ornament Shaker die set and the Ornament Wishes stamp set.

Sue's card features Pumpkin Patch, Harvest Tails, Fall Fringe, Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. captures the spirit of Thanksgiving in this fall-themed card.  Her pumpkin-filled background was created using distress inks with the Pumpkin Patch stencil. Sue then uses the Frames Squared die set to create the card base and golden-yellow layer. She then stamps and colors the image from Fall Fringe stamp set and adheres over her green banner. The raccoon in the vegetable crate from the Harvest Tails stamp set takes center stage!  A wonderful way to celebrate bounty of fall.

Merry Christmas by Becky features Petite Snow, Frames Squared, The Nutcracker Squeak, and Newton's Christmas Kittens by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsdesigns
Becky Noelle's sweet nutcracker card will have you squeaking with delight with her spinner card!  She begins with a pale textured background using the Petite Snow stencil. She creates her "stage" by using a die from the Frames Squared die set and adds dark red curtains to the sides. Using the ballerina mouse from the The Nutcracker Squeak stamp set, she creates the twirling ballerina as her spinner element. She adds two more mouse images to the side of her stage. To tie it all together, she embosses the sentiment from the Newton's Christmas Kittens stamp set in white on a black banner that she places above her stage.  {Sigh!}



Season's Greetings by Bobbi features Pines & Holly and Ornamental Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

Bobbi Lemanski creates a pretty, traditional  holiday card by creating a wreath in light and dark green pine branches using the Pines and Holly die set. Inside her wreath she adds the Season's Greetings sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set.  She elegantly displays her wreath on a layer of golden-shimmer card stock and a dark green base. The banner of ribbon and holly berries are beautiful touches to this gorgeous card.


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, November 29, 2019 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #111

This biweekly challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge



Create a project using the 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! 

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!   


Warm and cozy holiday wishes by Debbie features Snow Globe Scenes, Holiday Stockings, Winston's Lake House, Framework, Frames Squared, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this cabin-in-the-woods holiday card. Using the  Framework die set, she chooses a plaid paper for her base.  She layers on a dark red layer using the Frames Squared die set. Then using the Frames & Flags die set she adds a banner using a coordinating gingham paper. She builds her scene by adding the cabin from the Winston's Lake House stamp set and the car with the Christmas tree on top from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. She stamps the sentiment from the Holiday Stockings stamp set and uses the circle die from the Frames Squared die set.

Diane's card features Snow Globe, Frames Squared and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us this festive square card using the Frames Squared die set for her base. She continues with this die set and cuts her scallop-edged layer from pattern paper. She adds a vellum circle on which she adds a red banner using the Frames & Flags die set . Using the Snow Globe Scenes stamp and die set, she creates a fun, holiday scene including Santa and his eight reindeer.

Sue T's card features Autumn Mice and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using some beautiful autumn papers, Sue T. designs this darling fall card. Using the Framework die set, she cuts her background layer. She adds a burnt orange square and golden yellow banner. For her focal image, she selects the sweet mouse on the pumpkin image from the Autumn Mice stamp and die set. She colors the image so beautifully.


Believe by Becky features Snow Globe Scenes, Main Street Christmas, and Petite Snow Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a pretty textured background by using the Petite Snow stencil. She adds a black and tan striped ribbon and layers on a darling winter scene framed with a black border. Her wintery scene was created using the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. She adds the Believe sentiment using the Main street Christmas die set.

Fall Coffee Scene by Bobbi features Pumpkin Latte Stamp Set and Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates an amazing fall scene featuring the girl with her coffee from the Pumpkin Latte Stamp Set, She colors her with lovely fall colors on her boots and scarf and cuts the image out with the coordinating Pumpkin Latte Die Set. For the background adds in a hand drawn fall scene. She finishes off the card to match the shape of the sketch with some ribbon!



Create a project using the sketch above.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #110 Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at
 the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This Biweekly Challenge was a Color Challenge.


Inky Paws Challenge #110  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Special Delivery Llama Gift Tag by Prudence N | Llama Deliver Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Prudence created this fun tag that is sure to dress up a holiday gift! She used the image of the lama carrying gifts from the Llama Delivery Stamp Set and colored it using the colors of the challenge on kraft paper! The special delivery added along the bottom also adds the colors again in a fun way!

Congrats to Prudence 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 #110 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!

Diane's FAVE
Naughty or Nice Kitty and Snowman Card by Jen Hartsgrove | Newton's Curious Christmas Stamp Set and Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Jen creates this soft and pretty winter card showcasing the color palette perfectly! She uses the Argyle Stencil Set to create a soft argyle pattern in pink and green. Then she layered the image of the kitty peeking around the snowman from our Newton's Curious Christmas Stamp Set! I think that kitty is both naughty and nice!


Sue's FAVE
Sparkly Holiday Card with Ornaments and Kitty by Amy Tollner | Ornamental Newton Stamp Set and Ornaments Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Amy creates a holiday card filled with sweet sparkles! She starts with a lovely background of sparkly ornaments using the Ornaments Stencil and adds a postage edge using the Framework Die Set. This is perfect setting for Newton hanging from the ornament on the Ornamental Newton Stamp Set


Becky's FAVE
Winter card with scene and pink kitty by Mugdha | Newton Scoots By Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Mugdha created a winter wonderland complete with an unexpected pop of pink on the kitty! That sweet image of the kitty on the scooter is from the Newton Scoots By Stamp Set. What a fantastic winter scene!

Bobbi's FAVE
Christmas Shopping Card by Amanda Wilcox | Christmas Haul Stamp Set and Gingham Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Amanda creates a festive holiday card using the color palette! She starts with the image of the girl shopping from the Christmas Haul Stamp Set and adds in a gorgeous background pattern with the Gingham Stencil! Isn't Christmas so pretty in pink and teal?
Debbie's FAVE
Cactus Holiday Shaker Card by Fikreta | Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Fikreta creates a holiday card with a fun twist! She features the images of cacti in coffee mugs from our Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set on the front of this fun shaker card. Then she added on Santa hats in pink to create a fun holiday theme! This would be great to send to a friend who spends their holidays in a warm climate!

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, November 11, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #110 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Colors Challenge


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

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Believe in the magic of the season by Bobbi features Winter Memories by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski has a special talent of hand drawing her backgrounds. This beautiful square card features a wintery scene filled with birch trees. In her foreground she adds glitter card stock for her children to sled on. Those amazing silhouette children are from the Winter Memories stamp and die set. Bobbi selects the perfect as she has captured the magic of the season in her card!

Dreaming of a pink Christmas by Debbie features Festive Flamingoes, Frames & Flags, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens is back with another flamingo-themed card. This time it's for Christmas! She creates the background with the scallop-edged frame using Frames & Flags die set. She then stamps the flamingo images from the Festive Flamingos stamp set in different directions multiple times. She adds the scallop-edged tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set with a very tired sloth from the Slothy Christmas stamp set dreaming of a pink Christmas.  The dream bubble is from the Speech Bubbles die set and the little flamingo is from the Cozy Campers stamp set.

Hogs & kisses by Diane features Oink, Frames & Flags, Tumbling Hearts, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us this delightful card.  Her teal background filled with the fluffy heart-shaped clouds (Tumbling Hearts stencil) makes for a wonderful background for the cute little pig from the Oink stamp and die set.  She die cuts this background with the Frames & Flags die set to give it the scallop edges. Using the Land Borders die set, she creates rolling hills for the little guy to play on.  She finishes by stamping the "Hogs & Kisses" sentiments!



Visions of sugar plums by Sue T. features Nutcracker Squeak, Forest Scene Builder, Frames & Flags, and Sweater Weather by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s card is filled absolute sweetness. Beginning with a pink card base, she adds the white scallop-edged frame (Frames & Flags die set) and cuts a large circle out. She pops this layer with dimensional tape. In the circle which is also popped up, she adds pale green trees using the Forest Scene Builder die set. Her pale teal sky is dotted with snowflakes from the Sweater Weather stamp set. The ballerina mouse from the Nutcracker Squeak stamp and die set takes center stage! Adorable!


Be merry by Becky features Poinsettia Blooms and Holiday Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a more traditional Christmas card by stamping and coloring poinsettias in all four corners of her card. The amazingly colored flowers are from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set. Don't you love the touches of teal that Becky adds?  She then die cuts the sentiment in dark pink using the Holiday Greetings die set. Elegant and festive!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, November 15, 2019 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here

Monday, November 4, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #110

This biweekly challenge is a:

Colors Challenge



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

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, November 15, 2019 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!   

A little holiday cheer by Bobbi features Cup of Cocoa and Ornamental Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski makes this delicious square card using the
Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set. She creates a striped circle and stamps a a holiday sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set.  The colorful whipped creams and dimensional dots creates an amazingly fantastic holiday card!

Joyful by Debbie features Holiday Fringe, Purr-fect Present, Pines & Holly, Main Street Christmas, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens brings holiday joy using the Holiday Fringe stamp set. Using the  Frames Squared die set, she adds a scalloped frame beneath. She adds holly leaves and pines from the Pines & Holly die set before adding the kitty peaking from his box from the Purr-fect Present stamp set. She cuts the Joyful sentiment from the Main Street Christmas die set multiple times and stacks them to give dimension to the sentiment. She adds a jewel to dot the J for her final touch. Fun and festive!

Merry & Bright by Diane features Holiday Fringe, Frames Squared, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales' Merry & Bright shaker card is so festive! She uses the Frames Squared die set to create her card base. Using the challenge colors in bright hues, she wonderfully shades the Holiday Fringe stamp set image and die cuts a heart in the middle. She adds sequins for her shaker elements. Using the Frames & Flags die set, she creates a mini banner and adds the holiday sentiment.


We go together by Sue features Sweater Weather and Petite Snow by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With the weather getting colder, Sue T.'s card will inspire you to pull out your snuggly sweaters to embrace the season!  Her light snow showers in pink and teal were made using the Petite Snow stencil. She adds two little critters wrapped in their sweaters from the  Sweater Weather stamp and die set. Such a sweet card!

Be merry by Becky features Holiday Foliage, Pines & Holly, Ornament Shaker, and Holiday Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this amazing card using a combination of dies and a stencil!  Her beautiful background using the Holiday Foliage stencil is the perfect setting for the teal ornament (Ornament Shaker Die set).  Pairing the Holiday Greetings die set with the
Pines & Holly die set, Becky adds accents to the ornament. Great job, Becky!


Create a project using the colors
Teal, Green, Pink and White with NND products


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