Monday, February 11, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #91

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color Challenge
Create a project using the colors white, gray, black, and pink

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 22 , 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! 
Have a llama fun by Debbie features Loveable Llamas, Cocktail Mixer, and Newton's Day Dream by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Those cool sunglasses on the llama makes Debbie Owens card delightful! She starts with pink and white layers. She stamps the sweet llama from the Loveable Llamas stamp set and uses the challenge colors on the blanket. She then adds a yummy cocktail from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set, and adds a speech bubble from the Newton's Day Dream stamp set to showcase the sentiment. She adds a bit of washi tape and sequins to finish it off.

Big Wishes by Diane features Argyle, Holding Happiness, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates an oval shaped card with scalloped edges. She uses the Argyle stencil to create the background using pink, white and gray. She adds the banner from Frame & Flags die set and stamps the sentiment. The focal point of her card is the girl holding the big bouquet of balloons from the Holding Happiness stamp set. The added hearts on the balloons are a perfect touch!

Snappy Birthday by Sue features Shark Bites and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Who knew a shark could look so sweet! Sue T. obviously did with this fabulous gray and pink shark from the Shark Bites stamp set! She adds a school of pink fish and a popped-up speech bubble. For sparkle, she adds pink glitter paper and a stripe of white and black pattern paper that she partially die cuts with the Frames & Flags die set to give it a scalloped edge.

Love is in the air by Becky features Newton Dreams of Paris, Uplifting Wishes, Tumbling Hearts, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's card definitely has love in the air! She starts her card by lightly distressing th!e background using the Tumbling Hearts stencil. She adds the Eiffel Tower from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set and sentiment from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set. She creates the ground using gray card stock and the Land Borders die. She adds two feline images from the Newton Dreams of Paris that she colors wonderfully!

My heart is owl yours by Bobbi features Love Owl-ways, Bubbly, Raccoon Rascals by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski begins this sweet card by distressing the bubbles from the Bubbly stencil in a darker shade of pink than her card base. She them adds a strip of black and white washi tape. She adds clouds from the Raccoon Rascals stamp set. Her focal point is the pair of gray owls from the Love Owl-ways stamp and die set. She adheres a pink and red heart banner from the branch. Cute!

Inky Paws Challenge #90 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.

Inky Paws Challenge #90  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

Life Happens by Erin feature Coffee & Wine by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Erin T. uses the Coffee & Wine stamp set to create this darling card. She colors the images in soft pinks and red and adheres it to a red polka-dotted background. Love the coordinating dots on the coffee cup!

Congrats to Erin T! 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 #90 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!

Bobbi's FAVE
Love by April features Love Owl-ways by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
April Hunton creates this CAS-style card using the Love Owl-ways Stamp set. She colors those sweet owls in shades of pinks on a white heart and adheres it to a pretty pink heart. She adds a splattering of hearts and flowers to complete her card.

Debbie's FAVE 
The Purr-fect blend by Marianne features Newton's Donut and Newton Loves Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs: #newtonsnook
Marianne  creates this delicious card by combining fun pattern papers and coffee and donuts!  The black and pink colors work wonderfully with the images from the Newton's Donut  and Newton Loves Coffee stamp sets, and the red heart with the white embossed sentiment looks fabulous!

Diane's FAVE
Meow & Fur-ever by Plans and Parcels features Newton's Sweetheart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Plans and Parcels creates this romantic card by repeatedly stamping images from the Newton's Sweetheart stamp set. She adds a soft, pastel center using Distress inks before add the main attraction--the darling feline pair--using some dimension foam.  The little pink hearts are a purr-fect touch. 

Sue's FAVE
Fluttering By by Tracy features Beautiful Wings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tracy M. designs this spectacular CAS card by using one of the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings stamp set. The flourish she adds is the perfect amount of bling!

Becky's FAVE
Je T'aime by Tonya features Newton Dreams of Paris by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tonya Graham blew us away with her spectacular coloring on the hot air balloon from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set. She coordinates the hearts from the balloon with heart-shaped balloon pattern paper. She adds sequins and white hearts to finish off her design!

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, February 4, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #90 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the theme Love/Valentine's.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Bobbi Lemanski creates this colorful card by using Distressed Inks and the Tumbling Hearts stencil. Then she showcases the new Candy Heart stamp and die set on a scalloped-edged topper. She adds red and white twine to finish it off.  How festive and fun!

Hello by Debbie features My Type, Sending Hugs, Darling Hearts, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens presents a sweet, collection of  simple cards by creating layers using the scallop-edged dies from the Framework and Frames & Flags die sets. She then die cuts a stitched heart using the Darling Hearts die set. She adds Newton from the Sending Hugs stamp set with the newly released typewriter from the My Type stamp set. She finishes her card with a bit of white twine and silver hearts.

Diane Morales begins this beautiful card embossing her background using the Floral Lace stencil. On top of her background, she adds the heart from the Darling Hearts die set.  The heart is colored in using the Blooming Botanicals stamp set.  She embosses the sentiment in white on a black banner. So elegant.

You're just my type by Sue features My Type, Tumbling Hearts, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates a very fun Valentine's card by using XOXO pattern paper as her base. She then adds a layer using the Framework die at an angle. She stamps some pink hearts using the Tumbling Hearts stencil. To finish off her card, she colors a pink typewriter and adds the sentiment from the My Type  stamp set.  Delightful!

Home is wherever we are together by Becky by Cozy Campers, Tumbling Hearts, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle brings us a super fun camping card!  She uses the  Tumbling Hearts stencil to create her embossed background. For her next layer, she uses a die from Frames & Flags die set. She creates her clouds again using the Tumbling Hearts stencil.  Her focal point is the vintage travel trailer and lawn furniture from the Cozy Campers stamp set.

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, February 8, 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!