Monday, October 19, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #134 Reminder


Don't forget - There's still time to play along with our latest Inky Paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.




Create a project using the colors: orange, purple, yellow, and black.



Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 



Happy howl-oween by Sue T. features Fancy Edges, Spiderweb, and Happy Howl-oween by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates black on black layers to showcase her spookily-cute tag.  Her second black layer has the postage-edging that adds a nice texture and was created using the large frame die from the Framework die set. Sue distresses in orange her tag which was die cute using  Fancy Edges Tag die set.  She goes back and uses the Spiderweb stencil to add a black cobweb.  There's no spider on this web! Instead, Sue adds the darling duo from the Happy Howl-oween stamp and die set. Aren't they darling in their cute costumes?  




You're the pick of the patch by Becky features Newton's Boo-tiful Night, Land Borders, Fence, and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle's midnight scene with the dark purple sky and black silhouettes of trees and fence from the Forest Scene Builder and the Fence die sets make for an eerie backdrop.  She adds black hills using the Land Borders die set for her black kitties to romp. Those black kitties are from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set. A Halloween scene filled with spooks and sweetness!




Boo by Crystal features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Slimline Frames & Windows; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara creates a vibrant background in orange and purple with lots of speckles. She uses the Slimline Frames & Windows die set to make a black window frame which she fills with some overly large letters that spell BOO!  She pulls out two of the images from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set and colors her pumpkins orange and purple.  The addition of the 3D bats is a spook-tacular touch to this fabulous card!



Happy haunting by Debbie features Spooky Roundabout, Halloween Trio, Circle Frames, Frames & Flags, Hoppy Halloween, Candy Corn, and Spiderweb by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens creates layers of Halloween fun!  Starting with the purple scallop-edged background using the Frames & Flags die set, she embosses using the Spiderweb stencil and embossing paste and distress ink.  She adds the scallop-edged circle die cut using the largest die from the Circle Frames die set and distresses the edge in purple. She features the Spooky Roundabout stamp set on it and colors the images in orange, yellow, and black.  She adds a black banner (Frames & Flags die set) and embosses the sentiment in white.  She stamps and colors the trio of trick-or-treaters from the Halloween Trio stamp set.  She pulls the candy images from the Candy Corn and the Halloween stamp sets and scatters them around her sweet critters.  A fun way to combine products for a layered Halloween card!
 

Trick-or-treat by Diane features Slimline Frames & Portholes, Halloween Trio, Land Borders, and Ghost by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales takes a simplicity approach to the challenge creating this absolutely darling Halloween card! Using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set, she creates the black, scallop-edged card base. She creates a spooky background using the Ghosts stencil and gradients the challenge colors. She adds a black hill using the Land Borders die set and adds the Trick-or-Treat sentiment using the die from the Halloween Trio die set.  She die cuts several bat images using the same set and scatters the bats among the ghosts!  Spook-tacular!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, October 23, 2020 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, October 12, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #134

This biweekly challenge is a:
Colors Challenge
Create a project using the colors-orange, purple, yellow, 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, October 23, 2020 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! 


Feline Batty by Sue T. features Batty Newton, Spooky Roundabout, Clouds, and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. is felling batty with this clean and simple Halloween card. On her white card base, she adds two horizontal stripes using black tape.  On her large circle cut using a large circle die from the Circle Frames die set. She creates a purple, cloudy sky using the Clouds stencil and adds a colony of black bats using the Flying Bats stencil. And who is in the middle of those bats?  Newton from the Batty Newton stamp and die set, of course, donning his cute bat costume!  Sue stamps the sentiment on a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set.  She outlines around the bubble to give it a personal touch!  Delightfully done!



Happy Haunting by Becky features Spooky Roundabout and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle is back with her amazing fussy cutting skills!  This time she stamps the image from the Spooky Roundabout stamp set twice, colored all the little Halloween spooks and candies before cutting each one out!  She then glues them on her die cut card stock.  She used the scallop-edged die from the Frames & Flags die set. She places this on an angle and adheres to a black card base.  Her white embossed sentiment and black scallop edging are her final touches to this delightful card!



Happy Halloween by Crystal features Batty Newton, Cocktail Mixer and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara will wow you with her Halloween cocktails!  They look spook-tacular!  Beginning with a slim card base, she adds an orange background on which she adds her amazing water colored panel. Using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set, she layers a black outline frame with an orange pattern paper panel in the center window.  Using the Cocktail Mixer stamp and die set, she adds an array of cocktails shaded in Halloween colors. Eeek, how fun!  For her finale, she adds Newton 
 from Batty Newton stamp and die set in all his costume cuteness!  





Debbie Owens uses lots of purple!  Beginning with a distressed purple background she lightly splatters on some white. She adds a black landscape by creating grass and hills die cut using the Land Borders die set. Hidden in the tall, black grass, you'll find some colorful pumpkins and a kitten popping out of one. These are from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set.  To balance her card, she adds the puppy in his pumpkin from the Pug-kin mini stamp set. Flying by the black moon die cut using the circle from the Slimline & Portholes die set is Newton in his vampire costume!  This little guy is from the Batty Newton stamp set!  A spook-tacular scene!




Fab(boo)lous by Diane feature Spooky Roundabout by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a clean and simple Halloween card that is filled with spooky cuteness.  On a lavender card base, she adds a black panel.  Shes an orange and a golden yellow vertical stripes.  For her central element, she uses the Spooky Roundabout stamp set and colors them in lavender, orange, and yellow.  The white embossed sentiment looks striking against the black.  Fab-BOO-lous!


Create a project using the colors--orange, purple, yellow, and black
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #133 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 #133 Winner!

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



Grateful for you by Farhana features Fall Roundabout and Fall Fringe by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Farhana S. uses the Fall Fringe stamp set to create this bright, bold, and beautiful card.  After stamping the image, she cuts the image in strips and distresses each one in a beautiful autumn color.  She adheres with dimensional tape in an artsy pattern.  She stamps the sentiment from the Fall Roundabout stamp set in white.  A creative way to use this stamp set!

Congrats to  Farhana! 
 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 #133 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!

Diane's FAVE
Thanks bunches by Anushree features Dainty Daisies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Anushree makes this darling tag that could easily double as a lovely bookmark! She uses the Dainty Daisies stamp set and shades them in autumn colors. She creates a tag and adds a craft tag behind. The touch of teal splatters and enameled dots add a wonderful touch!  Just darling!



Sue's FAVE
Celebrate fall by Bhavya features Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bhavya features bright colors of purple, pink, golden yellow, and orange for her fabulous fall card. She showcases the gray tabby kitten from the Autumn Newton stamp set.  Doesn't he look adorable in those colorful leaves on the distressed background?  A lovely way to celebrate fall!



Becky's FAVE
Autumn wishes by Angie Cimbalo feature Beautiful Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Angie Cimbalo creates a striking autumn CAS card.  Her water coloring of the leaves from the Beautiful Leaves stamp in autumn colors are just gorgeous.  She uses the coordinating die to cut them and add them to the card.  Fabulously done!



Crystal's FAVE
Hello sunshine by Farhana features Sunflower Days by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Farhana delights with her lovely autumn card featuring the flowers from the Sunflower Days stamp set.  Her combination of pink and yellow with the sunflower is a beautiful color combination!  She adds some pearls for an added touch of elegance!  Beautiful!


Debbie's FAVE
Happy pumpkin spice season by Claire L. features Pumpkin Latte by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Claire L.'s CAS pumpkin spice card is just darling. She uses the pumpkin image from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set and some creative masking to add more pumpkins to the coffee-lovin' lady's arms. Her distress background adds a nice contrast. Don't you love the pumpkins falling from the stack?  I can so relate! 

Hope everybody is doing good, can't wait to see what you guys do for the next challenge.

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, October 5, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #133 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still time to play along with our latest Inky Paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 



Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the theme: Autumn  

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 


Happy Fall by Diane features Fall Roundabout, Newton's Flower Garden, Circle Frames, Frames & Flags, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses the postage-edge frame die from the Framework die set to begin her card. She stamps and colors the falling leaves from the Fall Roundabout stamp set in gorgeous autumn colors. She adds the scalloped circle die cut from the Circle Frames die set.  In the center, she adds Newton from the Newton's Flower Garden stamp and die set enjoying some autumn flowers.  She makes a vertical banner die cut using the Frames & Flags die set and stamps the "Happy Fall" sentiment.  Total cuteness!



Grateful for you by Sue T. features Fall Roundabout, Paw-tumn Newton, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. showcases the image from the Paw-tumn Newton stamp and die set. She adds a black banner with a white embossed sentiment from the Fall Roundabout stamp set. She die cuts the postage-edged white frame using the die from the Framework die set. Such a pretty clean, crisp autumn card!


Happy Fall by Becky features Fall Roundabout, Harvest Tails, and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle also uses the Fall Roundabout stamp set for her autumn card. Her use of copper embossing powder add a perfect touch of elegance to her leaves. She frames her falling leaves using the window panel from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set. She pulls the "Happy Fall" sentiment from the Harvest Tails stamp set and stamps it on the banner.  A festive and fabulous fall card!



Hope your fall is extra mice by Crystal features Autumn Mice and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara combines wood grain paper, plaid, and gingham papers for a fabulous setting for her trio of mice.  She uses the window panel die from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set for her trio of windows.  In each, she adds a busy mouse from Autumn Mice stamp and die set hurriedly getting ready for autumn! Adorable!


Nuts about you by Debbie features Harvest Tails, Slimline Frames & Windows, Autumn Leaves, Land Borders, and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens combines dies from the Slimline Frames & Portholes and Slimline Frames & Windows die sets to create her olive green frame with grass die cut using the Land Borders die set. She distresses the panels in yellow and adds leaves and acorns from the Autumn Leaves die set in the outermost corners. She then stamps and fussy cuts three acorn-laden squirrels from the Harvest Tails stamp set. She also stamps and cuts out the deer and places a squirrel inside the wagon.  Such a fun scene of squirrels getting ready for winter!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, October 9, 2020 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 28, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #133

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme Challenge




Create a project using the theme:  Autumn

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, October 9, 2020 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! 



With the striped backdrop cut withe scallop-edged die from the Frame & Flags die set, Diane Morales creates a serene scene with her yellow truck from the Farming Fun stamp and die set taking center stage on a circle frame using the Circle Frames die set. She fills the bed of the truck with a giant pumpkin from the Harvest Tails stamp and die set. She uses the Land Borders die set to create a small green hill. She adds extra pumpkins and leaves fluttering around her card using the smaller elements from the Paw-tumn Newton stamp and coordinating die set. She stamps the "Welcome Autumn" sentiment from the Fall Roundabout stamp set on the rounded banner die in the Banner Trio die set. A fun way to bring in the new season!



Fall blessings by Sue T. features Circle Frames and Fall Roundabout by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates a circle card on Kraft card stock using the Circle Frames die set. She stamps the fall circular image from the Fall Roundabout stamp set on four different colored papers. She cuts them in strips and reassembles them in a circle which makes for a fabulous backdrop.  She cuts a dark brown strip with scallop-edges and heat embosses the "Fall Blessings" sentiment. She uses dimensional tape to create dimension for a fabulous fall card!



Every year by Becky features Fancy Edges Tag, Fall-ing for You, and Falling Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle is back with her spectacular use of stencils!  For this card, she uses the Falling Leaves stencil on a wood veneer paper.  After she uses many colored distress inks for her leaves, she hand draws the veins on each leaf!  Gorgeous!  She then uses the Fancy Edges Tag die set to create a vellum tag with the poem from the Fall-ing for You stamp set embossed in white. She adds stitching to the bottom of her tag and jute for her bow at the top.  Don't you just love the mix of textures and rich colors?!



Take delight in the small things by Crystal features Hummingbird and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara uses gold foil paper die cute from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set to create her trio of windows. In the background, she uses goldenrod yellow gingham for a country feel. She uses Copic markers to color the sweet bird from the Hummingbird stamp and die set and stamps multiple stems of flowers and arranges them up her vertical card. A beautiful autumn card with a touch of golden elegance!




Happy Paw-tumn features Houndstooth, Paw-tumn Newton, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens begins her card with a steel-gray base.  Using the Houndstooth Stencil, she distresses uses a light brown which coordinates with the center of her flowers. She die cuts this layer using the postage-edge die out of the Framework die set. She adds her autumn image from the Paw-tumn Newton stamp set. She adds olive green ribbon and stamps the sentiment on a die-cut banner from the Banner Trio die set.  A sweet country fall card!


Create a project using the theme Autumn.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #132 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 #132 Winner!

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



Thankful for you by Sherri features Fall Fringe and Autumn Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sherri Thacker uses the Fall Fringe stamp set as her focal point for her lovely autumn card. She adds leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set and adds the sentiment on two banners. 


Congrats to  Sherri Thacker!  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 #132 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
Oh Snap! by Meghan features Ginger Snap and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
All of Meghan's elements add up to a darling holiday card.  She uses the postage-edged die from the Framework die set in red and white polka dots. She adds a shaker element filled with cute candy elements. She adds a brown frame from same die set. She adds the two gingerbread men from the Ginger Snap stamp set. She then adds two banners with the "Oh Snap!" sentiment.  Such cuteness!



Diane's FAVE
Happy Halloween by Bhavya features Newton's Boo-tiful Night by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bhavya distresses her background in beautiful shades of blues which sets the scene for her kitty in his pumpkin patch. This cute tabby is from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set. She scatters stars throughout and her skinny banners with "Happy Halloween" stamped on one of them. A vibrant Halloween card!


Sue's FAVE
Hey there, Pumpkin by Claire features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Clouds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Claire L. uses the Clouds stencil to create a spooky, yet pretty, sky setting. Flying through these clouds is a black kitty witch from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set.  She adds her banners with the sentiment embossed in white on the black one. A spook-tacular card!



Becky's FAVE
Special delivery by Anushree features Gingham and Llama Delivery by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Anushree uses an orange and pink palette to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Using the 
Gingham stencil, she designs the background. She then adds the gift-laden llama from the  Llama Delivery stamp and die set and colors him wonderfully. She sets the llama on a delicate snowflake. Then she adds her banners. A fun, festive way to use nontraditional colors. 



Crystal's FAVE
Mother by Amy T. features Lovely Blooms and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. distresses a brilliant blue background splattered with white paint. She die cuts it using the scallop-edged frame from the Frames & Flags stamp set. She then uses the jar and flowers from the Lovely Blooms and die set. Her flowers are so prettily colored. She finishes with banners cut from the Frames & Flags stamp set and adds the sentiment. Gorgeous!



Hope everybody is doing good, can't wait to see what you guys do for the next challenge.

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, September 21, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #132 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still time to play along with our latest Inky Paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 


Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the sketch below.



Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Debbie's card features Knight Owl, Frames & Flags,  Cascading Stars, Love Owl-ways, and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 A bit of old-fashion chivalry can be seen in Debbie Owens' fun card. Set amid a starry night made using the Cascading Stars stencil,  the chivalrous owl from Knight Owl stamp set saves a damsel in distress from Love Owl-ways stamp set. Both birds are on branches die cut using the 
Forest Scene Builder die set. The white scallop-edged frame was die cut using dies from Frames and Flags die set. 



Happy Halloween by Diane features Batty Newton, Clouds, Circle Frames, and Banner Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales has a special talent of turning sketches into circular cards!  Using the Circle Frames die set, she creates her card base and layers. She creates the royal blue sky using the Clouds stencil and adds a couple of black fluttering bats among them. Then she adds the vampire kitty from the Batty Newton stamp and die set. His red wings contrast wonderfully against the sky.  Using the sticker banner from the Banner Trio die set, she stamps the sentiment.  A creative way to use the sketch!



Trick or Treat by Sue T. features Framework, Ghost and Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s Halloween card is filled with spooky ghosts!  She turns the sketch on its side and uses the  Framework die set to cut her dark gray layer. Using the Ghost stencil, she distresses the ghost images in white. She uses the Trick-or-Treat die from the Halloween Trio die set and cuts the sentiment twice--one in orange and one in black. She adheres them to create a shadow effect.  For her banners, she uses different Washi tapes in Halloween colors. Spook-tacular!



Happiness is coffee and a good book by Becky features Sips & Stories, Houndstooth, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a cozy scene that reminds me of my college days!  On her pretty background made using the Houndstooth stencil, she adds the two ladies from the Sips and Stories stamp set busily studying from stacks of books and enjoying some coffee! Her scene was die cut using the rounded-corner rectangle die from the Frames and Flags die set.  That little fur ball snuggled in for a nap is a purr-fect touch to this scene!



Wishing you a choo choo merry Christmas by Crystal features All Aboard for Christmas, Land Borders, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara's Christmas train fun might inspire you to start decorating for Christmas!  She uses the All Aboard for Christmas stamp and die set and colors the holiday images in red, white, and pale blues. She sets them atop a white background with snowy white hills die cut using the Land Borders die set. Her red scallop-edged frame die cut fro the Framework die set, provides a bright foundation to pull everything together. 


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 25, 2020 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