Monday, September 16, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #106 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme-- Halloween!

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

Happy meow-oween by Debbie features Ghosts, Witchy Newton, Fancy Edges Tag, and Newton's Perfect Pumpkin by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens greats a ghostly background using the Ghosts Stencil using purples, teals, and black. She cuts a black tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She heat embosses in white a sentiment from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set. She colors the kitty from Witchy Newton stamp set in teals and purples. She adds twine and a bow with a few glittery dots!

Pumpkin spice by Diane features Pumpkin Latte, Evergreens, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Halloween and coffee... a wonderful combination, which  Diane Morales depicts beautifully this week! With the full moon shining brightly, Diane blends her night sky in shades of purple, reds and oranges over the Evergreens stencil. Wow, don't the evergreen silhouettes look amazing! She then uses the Land Borders die and gray card stock to make her hills.  Using the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set, she colors the girl image in oranges and purples and adds a couple pumpkins for fun!

Candy corn counts as a vegetable right by Sue features Candy Corn and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
It's candy corn time!  Sue T. will have you craving a few of these Halloween treats with this fun square card! She creates her base in orange and adds the black scalloped-edged layer using dies from the Frames. Squared die set. She stamps the large candy corns from Candy Corn stamp set in a circular arrangement and fills in the panel with the smaller candy corn images.  She adds the black center with the white embossed sentiment.  Super fun!

Witch way to the candy by Becky features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle uses the Flying Bats stencil and black deco foil over a starry blue background to create her night sky. She adds clouds made from vellum. and adds a big full moon with the sentiment from the  Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamped on it.  She adds her light gray kitty from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set.  Just love that bat-filled sky!

Happy Halloween by Bobbi features Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this darling Halloween card featuring the spooky trio from Halloween Trio stamp and die set. With a white card base, she adds spider webs and spiders in the top corners. She then adds an orange panel on which she adds the critters. She adds a dotted border and shadows for more dimension.  She then adds a yellow layer with the sentiment.  Don't you love how the card reminds you of candy corn!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 20, 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, September 9, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #106

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme-- HALLOWEEN.

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, September 20, 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!  

Best witches by Debbie features Witchy Newton, Bokeh, Ghosts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens starts with a purple card base on which she adds black and white washi tape to the right edge. She then creates a haunting background by using the Bokeh Stencil set with lime green and purple distress inks.  She then uses the Ghosts Stencil and white ink to add the ghosts. To make the panel she uses a die from the Frames & Flags die set. Using the largest banner die, she adds the black banner on which she embosses the sentiment from the Witchy Newton stamp set. She adds the lime green ribbon before adhering the kitty in her purple boot using dimensional tape. Eerily fun!

Happy Halloween by Diane features Candy Corn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a round shaker card filled with sweet delights! She stamps candy corn throughout her background and adds orange, white, and black sequins as well as colored candy corn cutouts using the Candy Corn stamp and die set. She completes her shaker card by adding her Halloween sentiment (Halloween Trio stamp set) on a wavy banner and a trio of candy corns and a bit of black polka-dotted ribbon. Super cute!

Have a be-witch-ing good time by Sue features Witchy Newton, Flying Bats, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. also uses the Witchy Newton stamp and die set to great her Halloween card!  Beginning with an orange card base, she die cuts her black panel using the Framework die set.  She die cuts out a circular window in which she places her batty background. She creates this background using the Flying Bats stencil. She then lightly distresses a full moon over the bats. She adheres the panel with dimensional tape. She stamps the kitty image from the Witchy Newton stamp and die set and colors in colors of Halloween. She adheres this with dimensional tape along with a couple of spooky bats!

Wishing you a spooky Halloween by Becky features Spooky Streets, Creepy Cameos, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using only black and white, Becky Noelle creates this spectacular Halloween card!  She begins with a black card base and speckles with white.  She adds white hills using the Land Borders die set and speckling in black. She stamps the tree, bats, haunted house, and gravestones from the Spooky Street stamp set and adheres to her scene. She pulls the spooky sentiment from the Creepy Cameos stamp set and stamps in black.  A delightfully scary Halloween card!

Happy Halloween by Bobbi features Raccoon Rascals and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates a spooky nighttime background in which these mischievous rascals can play. Those little fellows are from the Raccoon Rascals stamp. By coloring the trash can in shades of orange, Bobbi gives her card the perfect touch of Halloween colors. She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set with the fun surprise sentiment. She finishes with embossing the Halloween sentiment in white.  A creative way to re-purpose this fun stamp set!
Purple card using Raccoon Rascals, Distressed Ink background 

Create a project using the theme-- Halloween

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Inky Paws Challenge #105 Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at
 the Newton's Nook Designs blog! I apologize for the delay, but here are the amazing winners of the last biweekly Challenge was a Sketch Challenge.

Inky Paws Challenge #105  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

Amy T. creates this bright and festive birthday card by selecting wonderful papers!  For her center panel, she adds texture using the Confetti stencil. She adds a gift-giving image from the Holding Happiness stamp and die set. She adds a bit of bling, ribbon and the sentiment to make this a wonderful birthday card!

Congrats to Amy 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 #105 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
Happy Halloween by Amy T. features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Spooky Street by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T.  provides a fabulous Halloween card with her distressed moon and spooky blended night sky. Using the Spooky Street stamp set, she stamps bats, tombstones, and tree to complete her background for the kitty witch from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set.  She embosses the sentiment from  the Spooky Street stamp set in white. She places this panel on Halloween-themed papers and finishes with twine!  Spook-tacular!

Debbie's FAVE
Boatloads of Christmas Cheer by Sandi features SEAs-on's Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sandi's use of the sketch as a gift-card holder is super fun!  She selects some wonderful Christmas colored papers--green and red--which make for an amazing setting on which she adds her ocean scene with it's boatload of holiday presents. This sweet image is from SEAs-on's Greetings stamps set (retired).  What a fun way to send some Christmas love!

Diane's FAVE
Pina koala by Avrawill features Pina Koala by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Avrawill creates a bold brightly colored background with a fun geometric design. She adds a light green panel on which she adds the cute koala from the Pina Koala stamp and die set. She adds twine to pull everything together for this fabulous card!

Sue's FAVE
I'm here for you rain or shine by Green-Eyed Goddess features Newton's Rainy Day by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Green-Eyed Goddess created an amazing background in rainbow colors which is perfect for the rainy image!  She uses Newton's Rainy Day stamp and die set. Her bright red and white umbrella is so bold as it keeps Newton and his frog and duck friend dry.  The grass with the little white hearts is a wonderful touch.  

Becky's FAVE
Hope your fall is extra mice by Amanda features Falling Leaves and Autumn Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amanda greats this amazing fall scene by using distress ink over the Falling Leaves stencil.  She then blends distress inks on her center panel and spritzes with water. Using the the Autumn Mice stamp and die set, she adds leaves flying in the wind with sweetly colored mouse chasing them.  She finishes with the sentiment and a trio of pumpkins.  

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, September 2, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #105 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge

Create a project using sketch #105 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

You can never have to much happy by Bobbi features Walking Woofs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Every dog lover will fall in love with Bobbi Lemanski's card!  Bobbi stamps the image from the Walking Woofs stamp set and shades each puppy uniquely. She selects a red, white, and sky blue color scheme for the lovely lady. She continues this color scheme with the bottom sky blue panel and red twine. She adheres this center panel to a white panel edged with red.  The addition of black prints in the corner as well as the black & white striped washi tape makes for an adorable card. 

Happy Howl-oween by Debbie features Bubbly, Frames & Flags, and Spooky Skeletons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Here's a not-so-spooky Halloween card by Debbie Owens. She begins by using the  Bubbly stencil set to create a playful background in lime green. She then creates her center panel using the stitched frame from the Frames & Flags die set.  She adds a lime green strip and black polka dotted washi tape before stamping a subtle crescent moon and Halloween sentiment using the Spooky Skeletons stamp set. She adds a bit of twine. Her focal image is the daring Halloween due from the newly released Happy Howl-oween stamp set.  Super cute!

Boo by Diane features Halloween Trio, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us our second too-cute-to-spook Halloween card. For her scalloped-edge card base, she uses the Frames & Flags die set. She then uses the smaller scalloped-edged frame from the Framework die set to make a white and a black polka dotted layer. She adds her brightly costumed critters from the Halloween Trio stamp and die set and adds a twine bow and a couple of bats to finish her delightful card.

Thankful for you by Sue T. features Harvest Tails, Thankful Thoughts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With autumn just around the corner, Sue T. gets us in the mood with this beautiful card. Sue chooses a fabulous fall pattern paper which she die cuts using the Frames & Flags die set. She then creates her center panel using two different wood grain papers on which she stamps the thankful sentiment from
the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. To pull everything together, she adds the fox holding the pumpkin from the Harvest Tails stamp and die set.

Surround yourself by Becky features Flamingo Flock, Tropical Leaves, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's creation could be called pretty in pink because it is!  She begins by distressing the background in shades of pink using the Tropical Leaves stencil. She adds her second layer by fussy cutting out all those flamingos from the Flamingo Flock stamp set so the leaves can be seen. She adds a dark pink sentiment banner using the Frames & Flags die set on which she white embosses the sentiment.  All that fussy cutting paid off...this is an amazing card!  

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, September 6, 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!