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 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 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