Monday, July 15, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #102

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, July 26, 2019 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!  

Mermaid for each other by Diane features Purr-maid and Tumbling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a fabulous water colored background that is just perfect for the Purr-maids from the Purr-maid Newton stamp and die set to swim around in. Diane uses the Tumbling Hearts stencil to create a subtle background on the coral stripe. For a playful touch, she adds the cute, green seahorse!
Grab life by the horn and ride by Sue features Believe in Unicorns by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. uses a combination of pattern papers to create a perfect setting for her magical unicorn from the Believe in Unicorns stamp and die set. She adds shimmer to the mane and tail to add a touch of magic!

We make the purr-fect blend by Becky features Newton Loves Coffee, Hardwood, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

Becky Noelle creates a textured, wood grain background using the Hardwood stencil.  She splatters a bit of white paint to add a fabulous touch.  For her stripe, Becky stamps the coffee mugs from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set and adds dotted stripes for an argyle-like look.  For the main attraction, she adds two cat-feinated images from the  Newton Loves Coffee stamp set for a purr-fect blend!  The sentiment was stamped and die cut using the Frames & Flags die set.


Ready for some color?  Then Bobbi Lemanski's card will satisfy you!  She begins with a confetti dotted card base and flicks on black watercolor for a random speckled pattern.  She adds a black and white striped paper with a strip of red on the side.  She then adds a circle divided into fourths. Each in a bright color.  She then adds her gray kitty with her black stripes from the Sending Hugs stamp and die set.  She uses the latte cup from the set and creates a rainbow cozy!  For her envelope, she adds matching dots using her Copics markers.


Pina koala by Debbie features Sunscape, Serene Stripes, Pina Koala, Frames Squared, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens brings us a sunny card by using the Sunscape stencil die cut using the Frames Squared die set. She then creates a bamboo-like stripe using the Serene Stripes stencils. She stamps the sentiment from the Pina Koala stamp set on the banner die from the Frames & Flags die set. She colors the sweet koala (Pina Koala stamp set) with colored pencils.  A lime-green stripe of washi tape is her final touch.

Create a project using the sketch above with NND products


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Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #101 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 #101  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!



Good days start with coffee by Gail features Caffeinated Cats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Gail creates this cute tag using the Caffeinated Cats stamp set.  She adds some lime green and pink accents to the coffee cups and kittens.  She stamps the sentiment on a red small tag and adheres everything to a larger light brown tag. 

Congrats to Gail!  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 #101 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
Have a mice day by Amy T. features Garden Mice and Plaid by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T.  creates a lovely pink and lime green background using the Plaid stencil set. She then adds a partial doily on which she has lightly distressed with pink and lime green. She adds a sweet mouse from the  Garden Mice stamp and die set and adds a little red flower for a sweet touch.  She adds some twine and adheres to a Kraft base.  


Diane's FAVE
A little birdie told me by Angie features Sky Borders, Newton Scoots By, and Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Newton is zooming by on Angie's wonderfully designed card. Using the Sky Borders die set, she creates her pink, cloudy sky.  She lightly colors in her light brown ground on which Newton from the Newton Scoots By stamp set is racing past.  She adds her lime green birdie and the sentiment from the Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set. She places this whole scene on top of a black and white striped background.  Don't you just love the black, polka-dotted scarf?

Sue's FAVE
You are loved by Ishani features Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ishani wows with this beautiful CAS peek-a-boo card. Using an image from the Aloha Newton stamp and die set, Ishani wonderful colors the kitty and flowers using the challenge colors. She then dies an opening in which you can see the outline of the palm trees from the same stamp set.  

Becky's FAVE
Peppermint kisses by Fiki features Newton's Candy Cane by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Fiki creates a fabulous shaker card and coordinating tags using the Newton's Candy Cane stamp set. For her card, she stamps the peppermint candies on the base and adds sequins to her shaker.  Then she colors Newton on his candy cane superbly.  

Bobbi's FAVE
Have yourself a meowy little Christmas by Kimberly features Music and Newton's Holiday Mischief by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kimberly uses the challenge colors to create this fabulous Christmas card. She lightly distresses the background using the Music stencil. She then uses three of the images from the Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp and die set.  She adds a red background layer before adhering to a Kraft card base.  She adds the sentiment and a splattering of sequins as final touches!

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 moscurrent challenge here.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #101 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors-red, pink, lime green, light brown.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!




This fun split-card design by Debbie Owens features pink, fluffy clouds (Cloudy Sky  stencil) peeking through the open, middle section. For the front of the card, she showcases animals from the from the Oink and the Moo stamp sets.  For the bottom section of the card, she adds hills using the Land Borders die set which she fences in using the Fence die set. For the top section, she creates clouds using the  Sky Borders die set with the birthday sentiment stamped on a die cut from the  Speech Bubbles die set. She scatters some flowers from the Dainty Daisies stamp set.

It's a good day by Diane featuring Bitty Bunnies and Woodland Picnic by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using the Frames & Flags die set to create the base, Diane Morales brings us this sweet card with it's mindful sentiment from the Woodland Picnic stamp set.   She uses colors the deer and bunny again from the Woodland Picnic stamp and die set.  She adds pink butterflies from the Bitty Bunnies stamp and die set for her final touch!


Have a purr-fect day by Sue featuring Framework, Cloudy Sky, Balloons, Cat-itude and Newton's Birthday Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. has created an adorable birthday card starting with her pink clouds using the Cloudy Sky stencil and die cut using a die from the Framework die set. She stamps her birthday sentiment from the new Cat-itude stamp set.  The main attraction is Newton from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set soaring by with his enormous bouquet of balloons.   Sue added extra balloons using the Balloons Stencil.  (Don't you just love how see added the kitty face to the cat balloon!  CUTE!)


Salty kisses by Becky features Waves and Tranquil Tides by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle shows off her creativity by using the challenge colors for an underwater adventure.  Beginning with a Kraft card base, she creates the seaweed by flipping the Waves stencil sideways, doing a lot of masking, and texturing in lime green.  She then adds pink coral and starfish from the Tranquil Tides stamp and die set along with a large red starfish, crab, and seahorse.  She stamps her sentiment and adds some white splatters to complete this amazing card!


Hello by Bobbi features Loads of Blooms, My Type, and Beautiful Laves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this beautiful card by combining several stamp sets. On a red background, she adds a lime green layer with a pink vertical stripe. She then stamps several tiny background flowers from the Loads of Blooms stamp set. She adds several leaves from the Beautiful Leaves stamp and die set on which she places the pretty vintage typewriter from the My Type stamp and die set. Wonderfully designed!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, July 12, 2019 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, July 1, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #101

This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge
Create a project using the colors-red, pink, lime green, light brown.

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, July 12, 2019 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!  

Hope your day is loads of fun by Debbie features Newton Cleans Up by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens designs a clean card (pun intended) using the Newton Cleans Up stamp set. She blends a bit of pink distress ink for her background. She then stamps and fussy cuts an image from the Newton Cleans Up and colors it in the challenge colors. She stamps the sentiment and adds a bit of green bling for a finishing touch.

Diane Morales delights with the amazing lime green background using the Bokeh stencil set. She adds a sampling of ice cream treats in the challenge colors using the Summer Scoops stamp and die set. She stamps her sentiment on a circle to mimic the background pattern. Such a wonderful summer card!


Happy Birthday by Sue features Happy Little Thoughts, Newton's Birthday Flutter, Birthday Essentials, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this precious card by stamping a trio of wreaths from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. She adds leaves and flowers around the wreaths using the smaller elements from this set.  She adds a sweet bird from the Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set.  She stamps the birthday sentiment in light brown from the Birthday Essentials stamp set.  She die cuts using the scallop-edged die from the Frames & Flags die set.


You can never have too much happiness by Becky features Walking Woofs and Paw Prints by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle designs this sweet puppy scene with lime green grass filled with paw prints from the Pawprints stencil.  The puppies who made all those prints come from the Walking Woofs stamp set.

Owl-ways & Forever by Bobbi features Love Owl-ways and Wine a Little by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
What a romantic scene!  Using the colors of the challenge, Bobbi Lemanski creates a lovely picnic blanket on which the love birds from the  Love Owl-ways stamp and die sets are enjoying a glass of wine from the Wine a Little stamp and die set.  Bobbi creates a hilly background with a hand-drawn forest in the background to complete the romantic scene.

Create a project using the colors-

red, pink, lime green, light brown and Link it up below!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #100 Winners

A huge thank you to everyone who made our 
100th challenge a huge success!  We loved seeing how you "Copycatted" previous challenges as well as learning which NND stamp set is your favorite!

Inky Paws Challenge #100  Winners!
We've chosen four RANDOM winners using random.org to receive a $25 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs for each category--COLOR, SKETCH, THEME, and favorite NND product.



COLOR Category
Happy Birthday by Anushree features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Anushree uses the colors from IPC#14 wonderfully.  She uses the cake-lovin' Newton from Newton Loves Cake .

SKETCH Category
A sweet spring hello by Tracie features Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tracie C. creates this delightful card using the Woodland Spring stamp set using IPC sketch #16.

THEME Category
Scootin' by to say hello by Mary Reiner features Newton Scoots By by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Mary Reiner creates this darling card for the IPC#30 Spring them challenge. She uses Newton Scoots By and it's coordinating die.  Vrooom!  

Favorite NND Product Category

Mistle Toad by Christine features Mistle Toad by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Christine Miller made this festive holiday card using one of her favorite stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs.  This fun image is from the Mistle-Toad stamp and die set. 

Congrats to all our 100th challenge winners! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $25 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Inky Paws Challenge #100 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!

Copycat COLOR Favorites
Bobbi's FAVE
Ciao by Angie features Newton Dreams of Italy by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Angie uses the colors from IPC #76 wonderfully. She uses theNewton Dreams of Italy stamp set for her CAS card.

Debbie's FAVE
Squeal by Amy T. features Oink, Bubbly and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. uses the colors from IPC #09 wonderfully using the  Bubbly stencil.  She adds the trio of pigs from the Oink stamp and die set. The sentiment is stamped on a banner from the Frames & Flags die set.

Diane's FAVE
Just a little not by Tracie C. features Garden Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tracie C.  works with the colors from IPC #65 using the the Garden Mice stamp set . So cute!

Sue's FAVE
Bunny's card features Caffeinated Cats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Working with the colors from IPC #91, Bunny  creates this delightful card using Caffeinated Cats stamp set.


Becky's FAVE
Enjoy your day by Marianne features Newton's Summer Vacation, Waves, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Marianne uses the colors from IPC #74 to create this amazing ocean scene using  Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set, Waves stencil, and the Land Borders die set.


Copycat SKETCH Favorites

Bobbi's FAVE
 
Smile by Anushree features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Anushree creates this vibrant card using IPC Sketch #31 and Newton Loves Cake stamp and die set.

Debbie's FAVE
How mice of you by Andrea W. features Garden Mice by Newton's Nook Designs: #newtonsnook
Andrea W.  uses IPC Sketch #89 and the Garden Mice stamp and die set using a mix of fun spring papers.  Such a darling card!

Diane's FAVE
The talk around the hen house by Bunny features Cluck by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Using IPC Sketch #05, Bunny creates this country card featuring the Cluck stamp set. Fabulous job!


Sue's FAVE
Relax by Christine features Newton Scoots By by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using IPC Sketch #08, Christine Miller uses a collection of fun summer papers and the Newton Scoots By stamp and die set to design this playful card.

Becky's FAVE
Ishani also uses IPC Sketch #08 for her amazing summer scene. She uses the Paw Print stencil and the Aloha Newton stamp set to make this fantastic card!



Copycat THEME Favorites

Bobbi's FAVE
Happy Birthday by Deepti features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using IPC #99, Deepti creates a rainbow of banners in the background and uses Newton Loves Cake stamp set for her focal image! Super festive!

Debbie's FAVE
Coffee by Meghan K. features Slothy Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan K. uses IPC #33--ombre' in shades of purple and the Slothy Coffee stamp and die set for this fun, vibrant card. 

Diane's FAVE
May your holidays sparkle by Trina features Santa Paws Newton and Plaid stencil by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using IPC #60, Trina adds lots of silver sparkle using the Plaid stencil set. She then adds the daring Santa Newton and his helpful mice from the Santa Paws Newton stamp and die set.

Sue's FAVE
Beach Day by Ishani features Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ishani  creates this fabulous paradise scene using Aloha Newton stamp set and the IPC #18 One-Layered Theme.

Becky's FAVE
Using IPC #12, Marianne creates this fabulous beach scene using Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. 


 Newton's Nook Favorite Stamp Set

Bobbi's FAVE

You make life a picnic by Amy T. features Woodland Picnic, Woodland Spring, and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. loves NND's woodland critters so much that she uses two sets---
the Woodland Spring stamp and die set and the Woodland Picnic stamp and die set.
to create her darling forest scene. She also uses the Forest Scene Builder die set. 

Debbie's FAVE

Jen loves the autumn season and has created this amazing card fall colors using Autumn Newton stamp set, her favorite NND stamp set. 

Diane's FAVE
You're Wheelie Great by Christine features Newton Scoots By by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Christine Miller made this bright, cheerful card using her favorite stamp set, Newton Scoots By

Sue's FAVE

Summer by Becca features Plaid, Tweet Talk, and Newton's Birdhouse by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becca uses her favorite NND product, the Plaid stencil set.  She pairs is with the Newton's Birdhouse stamp and die set and Tweet Talk (retired).  Such a darling scene!

Becky's FAVE

Life's a picnic by Mary Reiner features Newton's Picnic and Fence by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Mary Reiner uses her new-found favorite  Newton's Picnic stamp and die set and adds her favorite die--Fence to create this darling scene. 

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 moscurrent challenge here.