Monday, December 17, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #87 Reminder

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



Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using the colors--Silver and/or Gold

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Merry Christmas by Debbie features The Nutcraker Squeak, Pines & Holly, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens gives us this sweet, whimsical card featuring a ballerina mouse from The Nutcracker Squeak stamp set. For her background she uses a golden vellum and adds an embossed white layer which she cuts using the Frames and Flags die set.  She adds the sentiment on the banner and layers. She adds a ribbon and holly boughs using the Pines & Holly stamp set. She finishes with a gold glitter sticker and sequins.

Fleece Navidad by Diane features Fleece Navidad, Forest Scene Builder, Land Borders, and Starfield by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales created this silvery background using the Starfield Stencil. She then adds her snowy horizon using Land Borders Die and adds silvery trees which she die cut using the Forest Scene Builder Die. Her final touch is the little lamb from the Fleece Navidad Stamp Set. Her pop of red is the perfect contrast!  Absolutely delightful!  


Here's to you by Emily features Bubbly, Newton Celebrates, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
We are sadden to say this will be Emily's last Inky Paws Challenge card.  We've loved having Emily on our design team with her amazing creativity.  Best wishes as you in your future endeavors!
For her final card, Emily Lauritzen creates this festive and bubbly background using the Bubbly stencil and foil!  Wow!  She wonderfully colors Newton from Newton Celebrates stamp set as he celebrates in style. All these elements are placed atop her silvery background die cut using the Frames and Flags die set. 


Joyful Tidings by Sue features Petite Snow, Festive Forest, Winter Memories, Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s winter wonderland card is spectacular!  She used the Petite Snow stencil to create the snowy sky and adds golden trees using the Festive Forest stamp set. Using the Framework die set, she cuts the background and adheres to a black card base. Using the Winter Memories stamp and die sets, she adds the focal point of her card--this lovely couple ice skating. She finally adds the black sentiment to finish her beautiful card!

Joyful Tidings by Becky features Poisettia Blooms and Tags Times Two by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates personalized holiday cards by including her family picture!  She stamps and colors the flowers on the corners on kraft paper using the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set and fussy cuts the inside edges. She adds her sentiment on a tag from the Tags Times Two die set and attaches with a bit of twine!  


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, December 21, 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, December 10, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #87

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme Challenge
Create a project using theme: Use Silver and/or Gold

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 21 , 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! 

Deck the hall by Debbie features Ornamental Wishes, Ornamental Shaker, Pines & Holly, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs: #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this golden card by die cutting the  background with it's gold foiled design using the Frames & Flags die set. She then adds a wide red ribbon to create a central stripe. She layers elements from the Pines & Holly die set using foiled card stock. For her focal point, she stamps and embosses the sentiment using Ornamental Wishes stamp set and frames it using the Ornamental Shaker die set. Red sequins finish this golden delight!


May your days be merry and bright by Diane features Festive Forest and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses Kraft card stock as her base with looks fabulously with the silver and gold elements. She uses the Frames & Flags  die set to cut her center background. Then shes uses a trio of trees from the Festive Forest stamp set and embosses in silver and gold.  Wonderfully done!

Peace and joy by Emily features Poinsettia Blooms, Sentiments of the Season, Plaid, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs: #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen chooses soft blues to complement the silver in her card. She uses the Plaid stencil set with silver and blue inks to create a pretty design and then rotates it to overlay the white base. She uses the Frames & Flags die set to give it the scalloped edges. She softly colors the flowers from the Poinsettia Blooms and adds it to her base.  She pulls words from one of the sentiments from Sentiments of the Season stamp set. So soft and elegant!



Merry Christmas by Sue features Evergreens, Holiday Greetings, and Petite Snow by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. brings on the glitter with this gorgeous card. She uses the Petite Snow stencil to create a snowy sky.  Then she uses the Evergreens stencil  and silver and gold texture paste for those shimmery trees. For the Merry Christmas sentiment, Sue uses a die from the Holiday Greetings die set with a glittery black paper!  A spectacular card!

Wishing you joy by Becky features Poinsettia Blooms, Tags Time Two, and Plaid by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle wows with this gorgeous card. Her amazing background uses the Plaid stencil set with some Distress Oxide inks, transfer gel, and foil.  She adds her wonderfully colored flowers from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set and places her sentiment on a little tag from the Tag Times Two die set.  She adds some golden thread behind her tag for an added touch of elegance. Again, striking!


Inky Paws Challenge #86 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 #86 Winner!

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


Feeling slothy, need coffee by Meghan features Slothy Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan designs this bright, cheerful card by selecting this festive pattern paper that has stripes of holiday delights.  The star of her card is that darling sloth peeking over the coffee cup rim!  He is from the Slothy Coffee stamp set. Oh how fun!

Congrats to Meghan! 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 #86 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!

Becky's FAVE
Oh Christmas treat by Irene features Poinsettia Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Irene's fabulous card would win any coffee-lover's heart!  She creates that gorgeous cup cozy using the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set.  She beautifully colored flowers look striking against the light blue background.  She then adds striped banners using pattern paper to complete her card. 

Debbie's FAVE
Sending birthday wishes by Melanie features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Melanie uses the sketch to create a pretty in pink card!  She uses pale pink lace to create her stripes which she places atop a frilly die cut background. Then she adds a scalloped circle and places her feline from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set.  So sweet!


Diane's FAVE
Happy New Year by Vicki features Newton's New Year, Framework, and Confetti by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Vicki  uses the Confetti stencil to create this bright, festive background that she breaks up to create the background. She then adds a red frame using the Framework die on top of the brightly striped paper.  Then she adds a celebratory Newton from the Newton's New Year stamp set. 


Emily's FAVE
Have a delightful day by Katrina features Newton's Antics, Sunscape, Waves, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Katrina creates this fabulous sunset using the SuncScape stencil.  To create the stripes of the sketch, she uses the Waves stencil using the colors as her sunset.  Using the Land Borders die, she creates grass on which Newton from the Newton's Antic stamp set can romp and play!


Sue's FAVE
Make the moose out of life by Bobbi features Moose Mountain by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi creates this striking and dramatic background on which those darling moose from the Moose Mountain stamp and dies can snowboard down the mountain!  The snowflakes throughout make for a fun winter scene and the speech bubble is a fabulous way to add the sentiment.  Bravo!

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, December 3, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #86 Reminder

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

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

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Fa-la-la-la meow by Becky features Music and Caroling Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Doesn't Becky Noelle's delightful card make you want to start caroling?  She creates the musical background by using the Music stencil. She then stamps the sentiment on a rectangle and layers it with a dark red trim. Shen then fabulously colored the trio carolers which are from Caroling Newton stamp set. She finishes with a ribbon.


A little holiday cheer by Debbie features Plaid, Framework, Newton Loves Coffee, Cup of Cocoa, Ornamental Wishes, and Newton's Candy Cane by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses the Plaid stencil set to create her stripes for the sketch and die cuts using the Framework die set. She stamps a trio of coffee cups using the Cup of Cocoa and Newton Loves Coffee stamp sets which she places on the rectangle frame using the Framework die set. She adds a sentiment using Ornamental Wishes stamp sets. To finish it off she adds a wintergreen candy using the Newton's Candy Cane stamp set.

Merry & Bright by Diane features Petite Snow, Sky Borders, Forest Scene Builders, Snow Globe Scenes, and Sentiments of the Season by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this fun forest scene in non-traditional holiday colors.  Her background uses the Petite Snow stencil set. The mountain on which the snowman is standing is from the Sky Borders die set. She uses the Forest Scene Builders die set to create those colorful trees. The little snowman is from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. She finishes her card with the Merry & Bright sentiment from the Sentiments of the Season stamp set. What a fabulous combination of products!


Fa-la-la-la llama by Emily features Llama Delivery, Sentiments of the Season, Flags & Frames, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creatively makes those fun stripes using the banner die from the Flags & Frames die. She creates that red background using the Sentiments of the Season stamp set by repeatedly stamping the Fa-La-La sentiment.  That fabulously cute llama stealing the spotlight is from the Llama Delivery stamp set.  She frames the llama with a die from the Framework die set. Such a fun, festive card!


Wishing you a sweet holiday by Sue features Newton's Candy Cane and Holiday Foliage by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates her red and white background and adds a little banner which she has stamped using the Holiday Foliage stencil. She then adds her gray kitten using the Newton's Candy Cane stamp set. She finishes by stamping that fun sentiment.


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, December 7, 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