Saturday, January 16, 2021

Welcome Claire Lamb to our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team!

 A NEW member is about to get Inky Paws!

We are excited to be adding in a NEW inky paws challenge team member! Claire Lamb will be joining our Inspiration Team and we are excited to have her sharing her talents with us! She will begin helping inspire you on starting with Challenge #140 on Monday, Jan. 18!

 Here's a little bit more about Claire below:
Claire Lamb
Hello crafters! My name is Claire and I am so happy to join the Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration team! I'm currently living in Columbus, Ohio with my cat, Mr. Darcy. I have been making cards for a little over five years, and I quickly fell in love with stamping and all forms of papercrafting! I also enjoy reading, writing, baking, and spending time crafting with my mom. As a long-time fan of Newton's Nook Designs, I am so excited to be part of the Inky Paws team! 

You can catch up with me on my blog:

Thanks for stopping by today! A new challenge starts on Monday so check back then for details!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #139 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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the theme--Cozy Winter.

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

Have a cozy day by Amy features A Cozy Day, Forest Scene Builder, Petite Snow, Frames and Flags, and Land Borders; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #winter
Amy Tollner shows us how to spend a wintry day--snuggled up reading a book!  Set on a teal base die cut using the scallop-edged frame die from the Frames & Flags die set, she adds a window frame with a winter scene outside. The snow is made using the Petite Snow stencil. The hilly ground uses the Land Borders die set, and the trees were made using the Forest Scene Builder die set. Inside away from the chilly elements is the image from the A Cozy Day stamp set shaded in soft pastel hues. Don't you just want to curl up in that chair too?  

Baby, it's cold outside by Becky features Frozen Friends and Snowfall by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Becky Noelle creates a snowy card by using the Snowfall stencil for her falling snow.  She then adds lots of snow people from the Frozen Friends stamp set. She shades each scarf in a color of the rainbow, and the effect is spectacular! 

Keep warm and snuggle up by Debbie features Fireside Friends, Framework, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #winter
 Debbie Owens begins with a teal plaid paper die cut using the postage-edged die from the Framework die set. She then adds a wood grain paper die cut using the rounded-corner die from 
Frames Squared die set. She uses the image from Fireside Friends stamp set.  Don't her critters on the teal throw rug look sweet as they soak up the heat?  She adds a jute twine bow to add a bit of country charm.  

Life is magical by Diane features Newton's Toboggan, Land Borders, Frames & Flags, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #winter
Diane Morales goes with a pink and teal color scheme that is so cheery and bright!  Using the Frames Squared die set, she creates her square base.  She adds some hilly terrain using the Land Borders die set.  Her trio of kitties all cozy on their sled from the Newton's Toboggan stamp and die set are all set for some wintry fun!  The little pink banner was die cut using a die from the Frames & Flags die set. Cuteness!

It's a hot chocolate kind of day by Sue T. features Cup of Cocoa by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Sue T.'s card is filled with mugs of hot chocolate--the perfect drink on a cold, wintry day!  Sue uses three mugs from the Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set. With the trio of squares aligned vertically, she adds a splattering of snowflakes.  The mugs are popped up with foam tape to add a nice dimension to this savory card!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, January 15, 2021 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, January 4, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #139

  This biweekly challenge is a:

 Theme Challenge--Cozy Winter

Create a project with a Cozy Winter Theme.

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, January 15, 2021 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! 

Cold Weather Brings Friends Together by Amy features Fireside Friends, Hardwood, Frames Squared, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking,
Amy Tollner will have you wanting to snuggle up with her sweet fur balls!  Her wood grain background created using the Hardwood stencil provides a cozy setting for her critters from the Fireside Friends stamp set. She uses the scallop-edged die from Frames Squared die for her red frame and the Frames & Flags die set for her sentiment.  To tie everything together, she adds a red bow!  Ready for a nap, yet?

Let's curl up and stay in by Becky features A Cozy Day In and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #inkypaws

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside all is delightful! Becky Noelle creates a snowy shaker card window for her outdoor scene, complete with birch trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set. Her indoor setting uses the image from the A Cozy Day In  stamp set. A purr-fect way to spend a snowy day--reading a favorite book with fur balls curled up with you!

Winter is better together by Debbie features Frosty Friends, Frames Squared, Festive Forest die, Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #inkypaws
 Debbie Owens' card might remind you of the popular children's book, Snowmen at Night!  Her snow people from the Frosty Friends stamp set are enjoying a snowy night around a campfire.  Her snowy background includes some trees die cut using the Festive Forest and the Forest Scene Builder die sets. She uses the Frames Squared die set to create the scallop-edged frame. Oh what fun!

Snow one else like you by Diane features Tiny Trees, Land Borders, and Snowman Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #wintercard, #snowmancard
Diane Morales creates a warm, cozy background using black ink and the Tiny Trees stencil
. The little splattering of white paint adds a nice winter touch. She adds the snowman from the Snowman Greetings stamp and die set on a bed of snow die cut from the Land Borders die set. Don't you love how Diane colors the scarf and sash on the hat in a checkered pattern for added texture?  Cute!

Stay Cozy by Sue T. features Sweater Weather and Snowfall Roundabout by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #wintercards
Who doesn't like to snuggle up in a favorite sweater when the weather gets cold?  Sue T.'s critters from the Sweater Weather stamp set are doing just that!  Set on a kraft card base with a snowy backdrop using the Snowfall Roundabout stamp set, Sue creates a winter setting perfect for wearing one's favorite sweater!  Hope her sweet critters stay cozy!

Create a project using a Cozy Winter Theme.

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