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

Monday, September 14, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #132

This biweekly challenge is a:
Sketch Challenge


Create a project using this 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, September 25, 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! 



Can I stowaway? by Debbie features Stowaway Newton, Frames & Flags, Newton Dreams of London, Newton Dreams of Paris, Newton Dreams of Italy, and Newton Dreams of New York by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Looks like this kitty is scheming to do some international travels!  Debbie Owens stamps iconic images on her Kraft card base using Newton Dreams of Italy, Newton Dreams of Paris, Newton Dreams of New York, and Newton Dreams of London stamp sets. She adds a red panel die cut using the rounded-corner rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set. Her stow-away kitty from the Stowaway Newton stamp set looks quite comfortable in the suitcase. The added tickets from pattern paper mimic the sketch banners and add a fun travel touch to this darling card!



Happy Paw-tumn by Diane features Frames & Flags and Paw-tumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales combines sunflowers, gingham, and a kitty to make this darling card! Set atop the gingham  background, she adds an orange and a golden rod yellow banner die cut using the Frames & Flags die set. The color of her banners coordinate perfectly with the sunflower and pumpkin from the Paw-tumn Newton stamp set. She adds a splash of contrast by coloring the birdie and collar in pale blue. She uses the Paw-tumn Newton coordinating die set to cut it out.  


Give thanks by Sue T. features Pumpkin Patch and Fall Roundabout by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s card is a wonderful example of the power of a stencil!  She uses distress inks in autumn colors and the Pumpkin Patch  stencil to create a striking background. She stamps a sentiment from Fall Roundabout in black.  She adds banners in a plaid and polka dots that coordinate wonderfully with the distressed panel. 



Happy pumpkin spice season by Becky features Pumpkin Latte, Houndstooth, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle creates a white on white autumn card that is just so pretty. With her textured white card base using the Houndstooth stencil, she adds a white panel die cut using the Frames & Flags die set. She stamps the coffee-lovin' ladies from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set and colors them in lovely autumn colors. She adds ribbon for her two banners. Very elegant for the upcoming pumpkin spice season!



Happy Halloween by Crystal features Newton's Boo-tiful Night, Flying Bats, Land Borders, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara creates a brightly colored Halloween card that'll definitely bring a smile to your face! She uses the Flying Bats stencil and distresses bats in purple and yellow. She adds her panel to a black scallop-edged frame die cut using the Framework die set. She uses the Land Borders die set to add a small hill in chartreuse. At last she adds the kitty in his pumpkin patch from the Newton's Bootiful Night stamp and coordinating die set. Her pumpkins in chartreuse, purple, and orange are so delightful!




Create a project using the above sketch.
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Inky Paws Challenge #131 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 #131 Winner!

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


Amy T. features Slimline Frames & Portholes, Spiderweb, Boo Crew, Newton's Costume Party, and Hoppy Halloween by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Glitter and webs, oh my!  Amy T. designs a glamorous spooky card!  With her teal glitter card base, she adds a scallop-edged panel die cut using the Slimline Frames & Porthole die set and adds dark purple cobwebs using the Spiderweb stencil.  Using the Slimline Frames & Porthole die set again, she cuts the porthole panel using the glitter card base. She adds costumed critters from the Newton's Costume Party stamp and die set and Boo Crew (retired) stamp set. The sprinkling of candies from the Hoppy Halloween stamp add the perfect finishing touches!


Congrats to  Amy T.!  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 #131 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!

Crystal's FAVE
Truly grateful by Cardogram features Shades of Autumn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Cardogram uses the challenge colors for her gorgeous leaves from the Shades of Autumn 
stamp set for a spectacular autumn card. She stamps the grateful sentiment and adheres the panel to a deep orange card base.  Beautiful!


Debbie's FAVE
Make the moose of your time by Dandi93 features Mountain Moose by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dandi93 takes us to the mountains for some fresh chilly fun!  She adds some purple behind her hills then adds her snowboarding moose from the Moose Mountain stamp and die set. Don't you love his teal snowsuit with the orange accents.  A very fun, crisp card!


Diane's FAVE
Happy Haunting by Rachel features Spooky Roundabout by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Rachel creates a shaker card which features the Spooky Roundabout stamp set in all three of her windows. Her fun coloring and teal banner look fabulous on the purple card stock.  Love how the ghosts look like they are floating about in the windows!


Sue's FAVE
Happy Halloween by Claire L. features Batty Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Claire L. showcases Newton from Batty Newton stamp and coordinating die set flying in front of a bright full moon!  Her distressed midnight background looks fabulous with the shimmering stars and scary embossed bats!  


Becky's FAVE
Best witchy by Amy T. features Ghost, Witchy Newton, Framework, Circle Frames, Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. is back with another glittery Halloween card!  Beginning with a purple glitter card base, she adds a purple-teal distressed panel die cut using the postage-edged frame die from the Framework die set. She uses glow-in-the-night glitter paste with the Ghost stencil to make those shimmery spooks. Atop a purple glimmer stripe, she adds a teal circle using a die from the Circle Frames die set.  Her orange tabby poking out of that striking boot is from the Witchy Newton stamp and die set.  Using the bat die from the Halloween Trio die set, she adds 3-D bats!  

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 7, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #131 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:

Purple, Orange, White, and Teal



Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Hope your fall is extra mice by Crystal features Autumn Mice, Slimline Frames & Portholes, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara uses the challenge colors for an autumn card filled with cuteness!  Using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set, she adds her scallop-edged layer. She uses the Land Borders die set to create her purple hilly land.  The Autumn Mice stamp and coordinating die set is used to add all the mice and autumn elements!  Don't you just love the teal and purple pumpkins and leaves!  


You make me smile by Debbie features Dog Days of Summer, Waves & Splashes, Waves, Frames & Flags, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens uses the scallop-edged dies from the Frames & Flags and the Framework die sets to create the layers of her card. She then creates a large puddle of water and adds  texture using the Waves stencil. Her water-lovin' canine from the Dog Days of Summer stamp set is definitely make some summer fun. Deb adds some extra splashes using the Waves & Splashes stencil. A fun way to celebrate the last weeks of summer!


Knight-owl by Diane features Knight Owl, Pug-kin, Houndstooth, Fancy Edges Tag, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates two darling tags using products from the August Release. On teal and purple card stock, she uses the Houndstooth stencil to create the background.  She makes her tags using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She stamps the owl from the Knight Owl stamp and cuts him out using the coordinating die set and the pug from the Pug-kin stamp and coordinating die set. She adheres them on the decorative square from Frames Squared die set. 


Have a be-witch-ing good time by Sue T. features Witchy Newton and Flying Batty by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. uses the challenge colors to create a haunting cute card!  Using the Flying Bat stencil, she lightly distresses some purple bats for her background. She adds an orange banner with the sentiment stamped on it.  She then adds the feline from the Witchy Newton stamp and die set. Super cute!


Celebrate today by Becky features Frames & Flags, Happy Little Thoughts, Tropical Leaves, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle's card pops with the bold orange leaves embossed using the Tropical Leaves stencil. She partially die cuts it using the scallop-edged die from the Frames & Flags die set. She adheres it to a teal card base. She then cuts a tag from the same teal using the Fancy Edges Tag die set and adds a vellum layer. She adds a floral wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set and carefully fussy cuts it out. She adds purple twine and bow as well as heat embosses the sentiment on her tag. 


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 11, 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