Monday, November 12, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #85

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors: Use red, white, green, and black.

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 23, 2018 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! 

Curl up with a good book by Sue features Newton's Book Club and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. gives us this darling card that features the very studious kitty from the Newton's Book Club stamp set.  Sue uses the red and green of the challenge for those textbooks and brings in the black and white with her striped pattern paper.  She uses the Framework dies to create the white backdrop.  So fun!

Peppermint Spice & Everything Nice by Becky features Cup of Cocoa and Frozen Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle is serving up some holiday cheer with her fabulous green distressed background paired with all those mugs from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set.  She uses the challenge colors to shade the mugs and adds the sentiment with those fun hearts from the Frozen Friends stamp set!  So festive!


It's a hot chocolate  kind of day by Debbie features Cup of Cocoa and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens is also serving up some hot chocolate using the Cup of Cocoa  stamp set.  Instead of a card though, she makes a trio of tags using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She adds black and white pattern paper of various designs and black ribbon and red & white twine.  


Merry Christmas by Diane features Forest Scene Builder and Sentiments of the Season by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales designs this delightful tag. She uses the Forest Scene Builder die set to create the evergreen trees She layers them on the oval with a hill of snow.  She uses a black and white grid-like paper for her tag. She stamps the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Sentiments of the Season stamp set on a red banner which goes wonderfully with the red bird on the tree.


Deck the hall by Emily features Holiday Foliage, Frames & Flags, Ornamental Wishes, Framework, and Pines & Holly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen brings us this elegant card by creating a background using the Holiday Foliage stencil. She frames this on black using the Frames & Flags die set.  She embosses the sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set on red paper and mats it on a black frame from the Framework die set. She adds holly leaves using the Pines & Holly die set.


Inky Paws Challenge #84 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 Theme challenge-Use Burlap or Twine.

Inky Paws Challenge #84 Winner!

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

All I want for Christmas is a nap by Silvia features Slothy Christmas and Pines & Holly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Silvia designs this sweet card using the Slothy Christmas stamp and die set. Her wonderfully distressed background. She adds pine cones and holly using the Pines & Holly die set and adds a red twine bow. To add a bit of sparkle, she adds several sequins!

Congrats to Silvia ! 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 #84 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!

Emily's FAVE
Merry Christmas by Milene features Holiday Stockings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Milene is creates two wonderfully designed cards using the Holiday Stockings stamp set. 
She festively embosses the white backgrounds then uses navy plaid pattern paper. She then strings those fun stockings with their fluffy white texture with a little twine.  Darling!

Sue's FAVE
You make the world a nicer place by Bobbi features Fox Hollow, Beautiful Leaves, Pines & Holly, Adventure Awaits, and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi  creatively combines numerous NND sets to create this spectacular card!  She creates her birch trunk background by hand. Using the Adventure Awaits stamp set, she stamps arrows on the wide burlap stripe. Die cutting leaves and an acorn from Beautiful Leaves die stamp, she distresses them and adds veins by hand. She layers on more leaves from the Pines & Holly die set. She colors the foxes from the Fox Hollow stamp set and adds a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set

Becky's FAVE
All I want for Christmas is a nap by Silvia features Slothy Christmas and Pines & Holly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Not only is Silvia our lucky gift certificate winner, but she is also a favorite!  Her wonderfully colored sloth from the  Slothy Christmas stamp and die set looks content on that wonderfully distressed distressed background. Silvia adds pine cones and holly using the Pines & Holly die set, adds a red twine bow, and finishes her card with sequins!  Super cute!

Debbie's FAVE
Hope your autumn is a pile of fun by Fikreta features Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Fikreta use of all those colorful autumn leaves make for a purr-fect background to showcase this playful kitten from the Autumn Newton stamp set on a distressed colored scalloped circle. She stamps the sentiment on a little tag and adheres with black and white twine. 


Diane's FAVE
Harvest happiness by Andrea features Harvest Tails by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea finds this fabulous fall pattern paper to create her background. She then layers with brown paper to frame her autumn sky. Using elements from Harvest Tails stamp and die set, she colors that sweet deer and wagon full of pumpkins and assortment of gourds! The twine bow is a wonderful finishing 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 most current challenge here.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #84 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using Burlap or Twine.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Sending you piles of pumpkins & smiles by Emily features Newton's Nook Designs, Falling Leaves, Framework, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen uses a soft color palette for this darling car. She adds a subtle background using the Falling Leaves stencil which she die cuts using the  Framework die set and adheres it to a pastel orange background. She die cuts a burlap circle and adds a smaller circle featuring that sweet black kitty peeking behind those pumpkins from the Newton's Pumpkin Patch  stamp set. Using the banner die from Frames & Flags die set, she adds her sentiment.


Be Thankful by Sue features Shades of Autumn and Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. captures the essence of autumn with her beautifully shaded leaves from the Shades of Autumn stamp and die sets. She adds a banner with a sentiment from Autumn Newton stamp set. All of this is layered atop burlap which adds a perfect amount of texture.

Sending you piles of pumpkins & smiles by Becky features Tree Rings, Newton's Pumpkin Patch, Harvest Tails, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this amazing backdrop by using textured paste and the Tree Rings stencil on burlap!  She them stamps her sentiment from the Newton's Pumpkin Patch stamp set on the banner using the Frames & Flags die set. The sweet deer and his wagon load of pumpkins are from the Harvest Tails stamp set.

It's beginning to look a sloth like Christmas by Debbie features Slothy Christmas, Forest Scene Builder, Autumn Leaves, Frameworks, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this playful scene by beginning with the Framework die set to create the background. She the embosses using a polka dotted folder. She adds the burlap trees by die cutting them with the Forest Scene Builder die set. She adds a twine rope in which the sweet sloth from the Slothy Christmas stamp set to slide upon. The leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set work well as tropical leaves. To finish she adds the sentiment to the banner using the Frames & Flags die set.

Happy Thanksgiving by Diane features Newton's Thanksgiving by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales gives us a fabulous project just in time for Thanksgiving!  That fabulous orange burlap ribbon sparked the idea for these utensil holders. She uses the cute turkey (Can turkeys be cute?) from  Newton's Thanksgiving stamp set and stamps the sentiment on goldenrod card stock. She adds all these elements to her utensil holders made from these amazing autumn papers!  

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, November 9, 2018 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, October 29, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #84

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme Challenge


Create a project using Burlap or Twine.

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 9, 2018 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! 

Emily Lauritzen gets us ready for the winter holidays with this beautiful card. Using textured paste, Emily creates her background using the Snowfall stencil. She then adds her vertical layers of burlap and uses twine to create that fabulous pattern in which she places her die cut banner (Frame and Flags ) with the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Sentiment of the Season stamp set .

Harvest Blessings by Sue features Framework and Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this fabulous card using Kraft card stock. Using the Framework die, Sue wraps twine around the frame multiple times to add a nice textured element. She them colors those sweet kitties from the Autumn Newton stamp set. She paper pieces the bow from plaid and stamps the sentiment. So cute!

Truly Grateful by Becky features Autumn Leaves, Shades of Autumn, and Tree Rings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle designs this gorgeous Thanksgiving card. She begins by creating her distressed background using fall colors and the Tree Rings stencil. Isn't it gorgeous?  She then uses the negative space from the Autumn Leaves die set and places burlap behind. Adhering the veins on the burlap, Becky then stamps her sentiment using the Truly Grateful sentiment form the Shades of Autumn stamp set. Simply stunning!

Debbie Owens designs this monochromatic autumn card by creating a plaid background and adding a twine bow. She then cuts the tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She adds a strip of burlap and then layers distressed inked leaves using theAutumn Leaves die set and stamps the sentiment.  She colors the darling fox from Harvest Tails stamp set using Prismacolor pencils. Enamel dots finish the card.

Harvest Happiness by Diane features Harvest Tails and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales gives us a circular card!  Using the littler stamps from  the Harvest Tales stamp set, she repeatedly stamps pumpkins and gourds for her background. She adds a strip of burlap before adding her sentiment banner using the Frame and Flags die set. For her main attraction, Diane wonderfully colors this sweet raccoon, again from the Harvest Tales set, and adds a few extra pumpkins for good measure!


Inky Paws Challenge #83 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 #83 Winner!

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

Christine's card features Newton Scoots By by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Christine Miller is our lucky gift certificate winner with this super fun card featuring the 
Newton Scoots By stamp set.  The bicycle pattern paper makes for a playful background for Newton on his scooter.  Super cute!

Congrats to Christine Miller! 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 #83 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
Happy Birthday bag by Dandi features Winston's Birthday and Newton's Birthday Bash by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Irene creates this darling gift bag by repeatedly stamping the party and happy birthday sentiments from the Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set. She then adds her green background to the front of the bag and adds a white rectangle and a strip of plaid pattern paper. She then stamps and colors the bear and presents from the Winston's Birthday stamp (retiring--grab it while supplies last).  She adds sequins and polka-dotted tissue to finish off this creative interpretation of the challenge sketch!


Emily's FAVE
Made for each other by April features Woodland Duos and Darling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
April creates this clever scene following the challenge sketch. For the circle, she uses the Darling Hearts die set. She adds this delightful fox couple from the Woodland Duos stamp set. She adds stamps the sentiment and adds a bow to finish this adorable card!


Sue's FAVE
Of all the flakes by Bobbi features Frozen Fellowship and Winter Woofs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi creates this snowy wonderland combining the Frozen Fellowship and
Winter Woofs stamp sets. She creates her night time background using distress inks. She uses paint and a white gel pen to add her snowflakes. She colors her snowmen in nontraditional colors. She adds the Husky puppy and glitter ribbon for a creative way to interpret the sketch--wowza!

Becky's FAVE
Thinking of you by Karren features Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Desgins; #newtonsnook
Karren shades the flowers from Peony Blooms stamp  and die set spectacularly. She adds pastel papers and overlays them with vellum. She die cuts a circle with scalloped edges to showcase the flowers. She embosses the sentiment in gold and adds sequins and twine to finish her card. Gorgeous!


Debbie's FAVE
Hoppy Halloween by Andrea features Hoppy Halloween by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Andrea W brings us this darling card that features her wonderfully colored bunny from the Hoppy Halloween stamp and die set. The candy-themed paper provides the perfect background with the candy and lollipop stamped images. The orange and black twine ties it altogether fabulously!

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, October 22, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #83 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using the sketch.


Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 


Candy Corn counts as a vegetable, right? by Diane features Candy Corn by Newtons Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this cheerful Halloween card by repeatedly stamping the candy corns from the Candy Corn stamp set. She stamps the sentiment (which is so fun) on a circle and attaches to the stripe that she creates using the Sky Borders die.


Merry and Bright by Emily features Beautiful Baubles, Sentiments of the Season, Framework, Frames & Flags, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen gives us this Christmas beauty by water coloring the blue background which she cuts using the Framework die set. She attaches it to the silver glitter paper which she die cut from the Frames & Flags die set. Her  ornaments which she water colors spectacularly are from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set. She cuts her waving stripe using the Land Borders die set and uses a sentiment from the Sentiments of the Season stamp set.


Trick or Treat by Sue features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. brings us yet another striking Halloween card!  She uses a combination of fun pattern papers to create her background and stripe. She then incorporates a crescent-shaped moon as part of the sketch's circle.  With Newton hanging off his broom from Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set and the die cut sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set, this is such a delightful card!

Becky Noelle used The Snow Globe Scenes and Sentiments of the Season stamp sets and the Starfield Stencil. I masked off my sky area and inked it up with Distress Oxides before stenciling the stars with texture paste, I sprinkled some glitter on top of the texture paste before it dried to make it sparkly and my little scene inside the circle is a shaker!

All you knead is love by Debbie features Made from Scratch, Newton's Kitchen, Newton's Thanksgiving, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens whips up her card by using cooking/baking themed papers. She cuts the background using the Framework die set. She then selects an assortment of kitty images from the Made from ScratchNewton's Kitchen, and the Newton's Thanksgiving stamp sets to show the steps of making a pie--stir, knead, roll, and enjoy!  She adds a bit of twine for a finishing touch!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, October 26, 2018 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, October 15, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #83

This biweekly challenge is a:
Sketch Challenge

Create a project using 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, October 26, 2018 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! 

Boo by Diane features Halloween Trio, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses nontraditional colors to create this cute and delightful Halloween card!  She begins by creating her background and using the centerpiece from the Frames and Flags die set. She then dies her grass from the  Land Borders die set and stamps the sentiment. For her main attraction she colors this trip of critters from the Halloween Trio stamp and die set in teal, orange and lime green!  Her final touch is those spooky bats flying through the sky!  Spook-tacular!

The best wines are the ones we drink together with friends by Emily features Wine a Little, Tree Rings, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates this woodsy card by using the Tree Rings stencil and gold ink and cuts using Frames and Flags  die set. She then embosses in gold the sentiment from the Wine a Little stamp set. She stamps and colors the wine bottle and glass on kraft paper and colors. To finish she adds a pattern paper stripe and black ribbon & bow.  Fabulous!

Trick or Treat by Sue features Candy Corn, Framework, and Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. wows with this bright, striking card. She cuts her white polka dotted background using the Framework die. Using the sentiments from the Candy Corn stamp set she stamps a background on orange card stock. , She then stamps and colors the Candy Corn in a circular fashion. She uses the  Trick or Treat die from Halloween Trio die set for her sentiment.  Her card is so Halloweenish!

Every year I fall for autumn leaves by Becky features Pumpkin Patch, Tree Rings, and Fall-ing for You by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle combines stencil sets to create this gorgeous autumn card. She creates her main background by using the Pumpkin Patch stencil. She then uses the Tree Rings stencil which she stamps the sentiment from the Falling-for You stamp set. She adds a strip of ribbon for her stripe and adds a twine bow.  Wow, so pretty!

You're the Best by Debbie features Bubbly, Balloon Shaker, Cat Treats, Thankful Thoughts, Newton Loves Cake, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this delightful birthday thank you card by creating the background using the Bubbly stencil, Distress Ink and texture paste and cuts it using the Framework die set. She adds a lavender squiggle stripe. She stamps the sentiment from the  Thankful Thoughts stamp set on yellow paper and die cuts using the Balloon Shaker die set. For the cake, she combines elements from the Cat Treats and Newton Loves Cake stamp sets.  Fun!