Monday, August 10, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #129 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
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 


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




Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

You're so cool by Sue T. features Summer Scoops and Newton's Summer Treats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
It's all about yummy Popsicle pops in Sue T.'s summery card!  Her pattern paper matches the summery treats from the  Summer Scoops stamp and die set. She selects the Popsicle lovin' Newton from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp and die set for her central attraction.  What a fabulous way to stay cool!




 Becky Noelle makes a water shaker card that is just too amazing!  Beginning with the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set, Becky creates her shaker base. She uses elements from the Purr-maid Newton and Narly Mermaids stamp sets for her watery backdrop. She then adds sand and glitter in water for her "shaker" element.  Her wonderfully colored tabby from the Scuba Newton stamp set can be seen enjoying all those underwater delights!



Free hugs by Crystal features Shark Bites by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Any one need a hug?  Crystal Komara's card has some friends ready to give free hugs!  With rays of sun from the Sunscape stencil shining in the background, she adds some sparkling waves using the Sea Borders dies set before adding her trio of shark friends from the Shark Bites stamp and die set.  The waves in front are filled with small schools of fish darting among the friendly meat eaters!  



It's your birthday by Debbie features Bleat, Oink, Moo, Cluck, Neigh, Banner Trio, Land Borders, Slimline Frames & Windows, and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens mixes and matches stamp and die sets together this farm scene filled with critters!  She begins with the red scallop-edged frame die cut using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set and adds her trio of square windows using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set.  She uses some fun farm pattern paper to place in her window and the Land Borders die set for a little hill in the center panel. The little brown fence was cut using the Fence die.  All the critters come from the Bleat, Oink, Moo, Cluck, and Neigh stamp sets. At last, she adds her birthday sentiment on a little red banner cut from the Banner Trio die set. 


Rattle Your Bones by Diane features Slimline Frames & Windows, Banner Trio, and Spooky Skeletons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnookDiane Morales has another Halloween card to share using the challenge sketch!  Using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set, she adds her white frame on a black card base then uses the Floral Lace stencil to create the bright panels on card stock. She adds a variety of scary skeletons from the the Spooky Skeletons stamp and die set.  She uses the Banner Trio die set to add the fun sentiment.  A bright, spooky design!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, August 14, 2020 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, August 3, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #129

This biweekly challenge is a:
Sketch Challenge


Create a project using this 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, August 14, 2020 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! 


Hip Hip Hooray by Sue T. features Birthday Roundabout by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. takes a fun take on the sketch using an A2 card base. Sue embosses festive banners on her white card stock before adding three circles with the birthday images from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set. She adds her sentiment on a little banner!  A fabulous CAS birthday card!



Take delight in the small things by Becky features Hummingbird, Slimline Frames & Portholes and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle creates a flowery paradise for her hummingbird from the Hummingbird stamp set!  She uses the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set to create her pale blue and white layers. She then stamps lots of flowers from the Hummingbird stamp set and fussy cuts around them.  She stamps the sentiment on a small banner die cut from the Frames & Flags die set.  Ready for some bird watching?



You make life a picnic by Crystal features Woodland Picnic and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Crystal Komara's card will have you packing your picnic basket and heading out for a fun lunch in the great outdoors!  Beginning with a kraft card base die cut using the scallop-edged frame from the Slimline Frames & Portholes, she adds the fun plaid picnic blanket in the circles then adds forest critters from the Woodland Picnic stamp and die set.  The little ants scurrying around the card are an adorable addition to the scene!



Let's Get Kraken by Debbie features Message in a Bottle, Waves, and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens creates an ocean scene filled with drama as the kraken from theMessage in a Bottle stamp and die set slowly takes down a ship! This action can be seen from the trio of windows die cut using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set.  Behind it all are the turquoise waves using the Waves stencil and distressed ink.  She finishes with a mini banner using the Frames & Flags die set and a little anchor.  Be wary seafaring friends!



Wishing you a spooky Halloween by Diane features Slimline Frames & Portholes and Creepy Cameos by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales' spooky card is fabulously done!  Using the scallop-edged frame die  Slimline Frames & Portholes die set, she creates her base in card stock.  Then she adds her green background with it's corners stamped using the cameo frame  and bats from the Creepy Cameos stamp set.  She adds the male and female skeleton images from this same set and and die cuts using the coordinating die set. A creepy card with a touch of elegance!


Create a project using the above sketch.

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Inky Paws Challenge #128 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 #128 Winner!

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


Thought you could use a little pickup by Stacey features Farming Fun by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Stacey Tomkowlak's CAS card showcases the pickup from the Farming Fun stamp set. Her trio of gingham banners and jewels provide splashes of the challenge colors. A fun way to cheer up someone!

Congrats to  Stacey!  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 #128 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
Smile it's summer by Marianne features Tropical Leaves and Newton's Summer Treats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Marianne fabulous distressed background using distress sprays and the Tropical Leaves stencil creates a beautiful background for Newton from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp and die set to enjoy his ice cream treat.  The white embossed sentiment on the black banner adds a nice contrast. 



Sue's FAVE
OMG by Kavya features Birthday Roundabout and Newton's Flower Garden by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kavya's use of Newton from the Newton's Flower Garden stamp set as the O is so creative and fun!  Her subtly stamped background using the  Birthday Roundabout stamp set provides a perfect touch of birthday festivity.



Becky's FAVE
Hope your day is as special as you are by Kay features Slimline Frames & Portholes and Dainty Daisies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kay Demonbren's beautiful distressed background die cut using the scallop-edged die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set provides a wonderful setting to her daisies from the Dainty Daisies stamp set. Don't you love her embossed flowers intermingling with the colorful ones!  Nicely done!



Crystal's FAVE
Anushree's colorful typewriters from the My Type stamp and die set look fabulous on her bright yellow watercolor wash background die cut using the Frames & Flags die set.  What an artsy and cheerful card!



Debbie's FAVE
Trina's use of black silhouette palm trees from the Paradise Palms stamp set on her amazingly distressed sunset backdrop makes for a dramatic card.  Her die cut sentiment slightly raised conveys the sentiment without distracting from the card.  Gorgeous!

Hope everybody is doing good, can't wait to see what you guys do for the next challenge.

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.