Monday, February 22, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #142 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 watercolors!





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

Kit Tea Cat by Diane features Caffeinated Cats, Newton's Mug, Frames & Flags, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #teacards, #watercolorcards, #catcards
Diane Morales heat embosses the full-front image from the Caffeinated Cats stamp set in white and uses a trio of watercolors to create a colorful backdrop.  She uses the scallop-edged frame die from the Frames & Flags die set. For her center piece she die cuts a scalloped circle using the Circle Frames die set and adds the darling tea-lovin' kitty from the Newton's Mug stamp and die set. The white embossed sentiment really stands out against the red mug!  Tea-riffic!
 



Being a unicorn by Sue T. features Believe in Unicorns, Sky Borders, and
Sue T. uses her water colors to create layers of clouds from the Sky Borders die in the pattern of a rainbow!  This colorful setting is perfect for her darling unicorn from the Believe in Unicorns stamp and die set to play amid!  Unicorns and rainbows make for a magical combination!




Have a blast by Amy features Cosmic Newton, Slimline Frames & Portholes, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #watercolorcards, #catcards
Amy Tollner's brilliant and bold watercolor background is truly amazing!  She adds glittery stars and specks of gold to turn her sky into the Milky Way.  She adds three images from the Cosmic Newton stamp set and cuts using the coordinating die set. Doesn't Newton look spectacular in his green spaceship while his friend spies on the astronaut floating through space?  By using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set, Amy is able to capture the full scene grounded by using the Land Borders die set.  




Dig in by Claire features Newton's Picnic by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #watercolorcards, #catcards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb's splash of bright yellow watercolors is a perfect backdrop for this hungry kitten looking for a snack.  That naughty kitten is from the Newtons' Picnic stamp set and cut using the coordinating die set.  Claire's fabulous coloring and the addition of those little ants makes for a bright, fun card!  Dig in, indeed!




I whale always love you by Debbie features Tides of Love, Paradise Palms, Framework, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #watercolorcards, #cardmaking,
 Debbie Owens brings us a tropical delight beginning by using watercolors with the Waves stencil for a watery effect. She then die cuts using the Sea Borders die set to create some waves for the sweet whale from the Tides of Love stamp set.  In the background, she has created a sunset using watercolors with the silhouette of an island and palm trees from the Paradise of Palms stamp set in the background. She uses the small, scallop-edged die from the Framework die set from Kraft card stock to frame her scene.  A sweet way to send some love!



I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, February 26, 2021 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, February 15, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #142

Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This week is a Theme challenge!

Theme Challenge

Theme Challenge--Use watercolors.

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, February 26, 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!

Paws-ing to send you a happy hello by Diane features Smitten Kittens and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #catcards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales creates a water colored background in shades of greens and teals. She uses the Circle Frames die set to create a scallop-edged circle as well as a circular card. She adds a couple of paw prints and the sentiment. Her main attraction is the darling kitten from the Smitten Kittens stamp and die set.  Her light coloring of the kitten is spe-cat-ular!  


Time to celebrate by Sue T. features Balloons, Newton's Birthday Balloons, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking
Newton looks darling floating amid all those green and blue balloons! Sue T.'s festive card uses the Balloons stencil with watercolors. She uses the rounded rectangle frame from the Frames & Flags die set. Next she colors Newton from the Newton's Birthday Balloons  stamp set in soft grays. She cuts using the coordinating die set. 


Amy T shares her watercolor master piece that features the newly released Newton peeking from his pink mug!  This sweet image is from the Newton's Mug stamp and cut using the coordinating die. She adds white flowers using a little image from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. If that was cute enough, she adds the smiling muffin from the Love Bites stamp and die set.  Using the dies from the Frames Squared die set, she cuts multiple layers.  She uses the Pawprints stencil and water color pens for the mat around her kitty. At last she pulls the banner die from the Frames & Flags die set and stamps the sentiment.  Cute!  



Claire Lamb uses watercolors for her rainy scene!  Her water-laden clouds die cut using the Sky Borders die set are sprinkling on her darling critters from the Newton's Rain Boots stamp and die set.  Those rain boots look darling with their hearts stamped on them and colored in pastels.  And her ducks look like they are having fun playing in her watercolor puddle!  A wonderfully designed spring card!



Love by Debbie features Woodland Spring, Floral Lace, Frames & Flags, Darling Hearts, and Flower Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #watercoloring, #inkypaws
 Debbie Owens uses dies from the Frames & Flags die set to create her layers. Her main layer is a watercolor layer in purples and blues on which she uses the Floral Lace stencil with white paint. She adds a vellum heart die cut using the Heart Frames die set. She adds flowers from the Flower Trio die set before adding the word love die cut from the Darling Hearts die set.  The sweet fawn and friend from the Woodland Spring stamp set tops off her card.  A combination of cuteness with elegance!

Theme Challenge-Use watercolors.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #141 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 #141 Winner!

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




Happy Valentine's Day by Betty features Heartfelt Love and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #valentinescard, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Betty Tollner's sweet Valentine's card in pinks and browns looks delicious!  Betty uses the large image from the Heartfelt Love stamp set and colors them in pastel shades with a layer of Glossy Accents for added shine!  This image is stamped on the scallop-edged heart from the Heart Frames die set.  The extra sparkly hearts add a nice touch of pizzazz!

Congrats to  Betty Tollner!  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 #141 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
Happy St. Patrick's Day by Beverly features Newton's Pot of Gold by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #stpatricksday, #cardmaking, #catcards
Beverly creates a St. Patrick's Day using the Inky Paws sketch that is sure to bring good luck to the recipient!  The shamrock in the heart coordinates wonderfully with Newton in his leprechaun hat!  This image is from the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set. The stamped shamrocks on the green stripe add a fun touch!  A great way to stretch the sketch!




Diane's FAVE
I believe in unicorns by Anila features Believe in Unicorns by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #magicalcards, #cardmaking, #unicorns
Anila creates a magical card with her heart of clouds and rainbow!  The background stripe of stars works wonderfully with the unicorn from the Believe in Unicorns stamp and die set. The added stars in her rainbow adds a nice sparkly touch to this darling card!




Sue's FAVE
New York is always a good idea by Joyce M. features Newton Dreams of New York City by Newton's Nook Designs; #newyork, #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Joyce M. is dreaming of New York City with her fabulous CAS card!.  She uses images from the Newton Dreams of New York stamp set. She die cuts a heart on the front of her card and stamps the Newton statue of Liberty on the inside.  She adds the skyscraper and taxi cab die cut using the coordinating die set. She uses the sentiment for her horizontal stripe.  Hopefully Joyce will be able to visit NYC soon!




Amy's FAVE
Purr-tea by Mary features Newton's Mug and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #inkypaws, #teacards
Mary Reiner's combination of pink and black make for a remarkable card.  She uses the Heart Frames die set to create a black and a pink heart. She then paper pieces the mug from the Newton's Mug stamp and die set in pink and white striped paper.  Her speckled kitty peeking from the mug looks darling!  Her final touch is black and white gingham ribbon with a bit of pink twine! Purr-tea, indeed! 



Claire's FAVE
Happy Purr-thday by Deepti features Newton's Birthday Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #catcards, #birthdaycards
Deepti uses soft pastels for her fun birthday card! She has Newton from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp and die set floating past a white heart with a softly stamped paw print on it.  The background distressed images are full of kitty fun.  The added pop of black makes her card really stand out!  


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, February 8, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #141 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 sketch!





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



Stay-pawsitive by Debbie features Pawprint Shaker and
Not into hearts?  Debbie Owens shows how you can interchange the heart element with a different shape. Her sweet card in pinks and grays showcases the Pawprint Shaker die set.  She pairs it up with the Stay Paw-sitive sentiment from the Cat-itude stamp set.  This sentiment is stamped on a decorative square cut using a die from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set. The big paw print combined with the little paw print paper makes for a darling card!


Be mine by Diane features Heartfelt love and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #valentinescard, #cardmaking

Be mine by Diane features Heartfelt love and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #valentinescard, #cardmaking
Diane Morales creates a beautiful tri-fold Valentine's card in a dark purple!  She uses the Heart Frames die set to create her heart element and stamps the large image from the Heartfelt Love stamp set and colors the hearts in browns and reds.  A creative way to showcase these newly released products!




You had me at meow by Sue T. features Newton's Sweetheart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #valentinescard, #cardmaking

You had me at meow by Sue T. features Newton's Sweetheart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #valentinescard, #cardmaking
Sue T. shows us another creative way for a card to open.  Instead of the card opening in a traditional manner, she has her heart opening to reveal a bonus sentiment from the Newton's Sweetheart stamp set.  The front of her card showcases the sweet kitty couple and sentiment from the  Newton's Sweetheart stamp set and cut using the coordinating die set. She uses a fun diagonal paper for her stripe and the inside of her heat.  A fun, fabulous way to interpret the challenge sketch!



With love by Amy features Heartfelt Roses, Floral Lace, and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #floralcards
Amy Tollner brings us a gorgeous card filled with flowers.  This card would work beautifully either as a Valentine's or wedding card!  She uses the Floral Lace stencil with shimmery texture paste for an elegant background adhered to a navy card base.  She continues with a navy blue heart die cut using the largest heart die from the Heart Frames die set.  She then stamps the floral image from the Heartfelt Roses stamp set and die cuts it using the scallop-edged die from the same set.  Her pink roses coordinate with her pink stripe. A bit of navy ribbon and jewels completes the elegance of her card!





Thankful for you by Claire showcases Peony Blooms and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #floralcards,
Clarie Lamb delights us with another gorgeous card using a different floral set.  Claire embosses the flowers from the Peony Blooms stamp in white. Then she colors the peonies in oranges and pinks. {sigh} She cuts them out using the coordinating die set.  She pulls one of the fabulous sentiments from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and stamps it on her heart element. She finishes off with yellow and white twine.  



I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, February 12, 2021 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, February 1, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #141

  Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This week is a sketch challenge!

Sketch Challenge




Sketch Challenge--Use the above sketch 
with your Newton's Nook 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, February 12, 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! 



Hugs & Chocolate by Debbie features Heartfelt, Heart Frames, Frames & Flags, and Love & Chocolate by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #valentinescard, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens' card looks like a box full of chocolates!  Her glittery coppery background die cut using the Frames & Flags die set showcases the newly released Heartfelt Love stamp set die cut using the scallop-edged die from the Heart Frames die set. She shades the little hearts in shades of browns and caramels.  She adds a bit of Glossy Accents to add some shine to the chocolates. She adds a light tan crimped strip with a brown ribbon and bow. For her little sash across the heart, she combines sentiments from the Heartfelt Love and the Love & Chocolate stamp sets.  Delicious!


You octopi my heart by Diane showcases Tides of Love and Bubbly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #valentinescard
Diane Morales designs a fun Valentine's card showcasing the octopus from the Tides of Love stamp and coordinating die set. She creates a watery backdrop using the Bubbly stencil. She die cuts this in a heart shape.  She adds the sentiment embossed in white on a black card stock strip and a trio of pink hearts.  All of this sits atop a fun white paper with vertical black stripes  Punny and playful!




Snow-one else like you by Sue T. features Frozen Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Sue T.'s sweet card combines love with some wintry fun!  She places a white heart-shaped doily atop a kraft card stock and adds a snowflake paper for her strip.  She adds the cute snow couple from the Frozen Friends stamp set. She colors the scarves in pretty red and adds red & white twine for her final touch. A lovely way to tell someone you love them!



We make the purr-fect blend by Amy T. showcases Caffeinated Coffee, Newton Loves Coffee, Darling Hearts, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #coffeecards, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #valentinescards
Amy T. shows us the power of caffeine and cats with her cute, colorful card!  She stamps and colors all the kittens and cup from the Caffeinated Cats stamp set and die cuts it all using the Framework die set. She adds a light tan stripe with the sentiment from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set.  Her red, glittery heart is die cut using the Darling Hearts die set. A jute bow is a wonderful finishing touch!  




You lift me up by Claire features Clouds and Delightful Doxies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #dogcards, #valentinescards

You lift me up by Claire features Clouds and Delightful Doxies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #dogcards, #valentinescards
Claire Lamb opts for puppies for her card.  She uses two of the puppies from the Delightful Doxies stamp and coordinating die set and places them on a background with puffy pink clouds created using the Clouds stencil. She creates layers of hearts include a large clear one that allows a glimpse of the inside of the card.  A marvelous way to utilize dies and add a creative feature!  Wonderfully done Ms. Claire!



Sketch Challenge-Use the above sketch.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Winners #140

 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 #140 Winner!

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





Wishing you a beautiful day by Kimberly Curphey features Monarchs and Hibiscus by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Kimberly Curphey showcases the Monarchs stamp set and Hibiscus stencil set in the challenge colors.  The shimmer and glittering background provide a wonderful setting for her pink butterflies as they flutter about!  Wonderfully done!


Congrats to  Kimberly Curphey!  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 #140 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
Just because by Ildi features Newton's Naptime by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #inkypaws
Ildi wows with her spectacular background!  Love the teal curtains and sliding glass door!  Her sweet kitten from the Newton's Naptime stamp set looks quite content on his pile of pink and red blankets!  Amazingly done!



Debbie's FAVE
Special Delivery by Mary Reiner features Holiday Post and Llama Delivery by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Mary Reiner combines the Holiday Post and the Llama Delivery stamp sets to create a delightful scene!  Her coloring of her critters looks amazing as is her use of the challenge colors.  A fabulous card that is sure to bring a smile to one's face!



Diane's FAVE
We're the perfect mix by Meghan Kennihan features Tumbling Hearts and Love Quarry by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #valentinescards
Meghan Kennihan uses the Tumbling Hearts stencil to create a festive background in pinks and red. She adds the cement truck from the Love Quarry stamp and die set. Doesn't it look wonderful in the challenge colors?  This fun Valentine's card is sure to win over some lucky person!



Sue's FAVE
Valerie uses the Tropical Leaves stencil and distresses in shades of pink. She then uses the challenge colors to shade her toucans from the Toucan Party stamp and die set. Using nontraditional colors adds a whimsical touch to these toucans.  Fun and fabulous!



Amy's FAVE
Hope your day is as special as you are by Beverly Sizemore features Lovely Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Beverly Sizemore's lovely bouquet using the Lovely Blooms stamp set really wows!  Set upon a quilted background, her red and pink flowers are so bright and colorful. Her pop of teal for the water and twine bow look fantastic!  A wonder way to celebrate a loved one's special day!


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, January 25, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #140 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--

TealRedPink, and White



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


Hello by Claire features Porch Swing Friends and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #inkypaws
Claire Lamb uses the Frames Squared die set to created a square card filled with cuteness. From the red and white polka dotted paper to her sweetly colored critters from the Porch Swing Friends stamp set, her card is a fabulous way to send a hello greeting to a friend or family member!




It's your day by Debbie features Shrimp Cocktail, Banner Trio, Waves, Darling Hearts, Happy Little Thoughts, Birthday Essentials, Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #inkypaws
 Debbie Owens combines several die sets to for her card. She starts with the Frames & Windows die set for her teal background, adds several hearts using the Darling Hearts die set. Little banners using the Banners Trio die set are used to stamp sentiments from the Birthday Essentials stamp set.  She uses the Waves stencil for teal waves in which her lovely shrimp from the Shrimp Cocktails stamp set are enjoying a nice cherry martini!  She adds a little heart image from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. Cheers!




Thank you by Diane features Roses, Tumbling Hearts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Diane Morales stripes in the challenge colors look amazing especially with the hearts from the Tumbling Hearts stencil and die cut using the scallop-edged die from the Frames & Flags die set.  She adds the rose image from the Roses stamp and die set.  She leaves the roses white, which contrasts wonderfully against the backdrop!  The sentiment was stamped a banner die cut using the banner from the Banner Trio die set.  Spectacularly done!





Love you so much by Sue T. features Floral Roundabout, Floral Fringe, Darling Hearts, Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #valentinescards
Sue T. colors the flowers in the Floral Roundabout stamp set in the challenge colors, and they look amazing!  She then uses the Darling Hearts die set to cut out the center. She die cuts the word love from the Darling Hearts die set and creatively stamps words from the Floral Fringe stamp set to customize her sentiment. She uses the Frames Squared die set to create the square frame and scalloped layer.  A beautiful way to show a loved one you care!



Will you be my meow-entine? by Tumbling Hearts, Framework, Frames & Flags, Newton's Valentine by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #valentinescards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner uses the Tumbling Hearts stencil in teal and die cuts using the postage-edged die from the Framework die set. She adds a vellum layer to soften the background. She adds banners using the Frames & Flags die set. Don't you just love the glittery red?  The sweet white kitty from the Newton's Valentine stamp and die set steals the show playing with the pastel pink heart.  The red birdie is a perfect added pop of color!  Who wouldn't want to be this kitty's Valentine?  

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, January 29, 2021 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