Monday, April 12, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #146

               Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a:

Color Challenge--

Use the colors--orange, yellow, green, and white.

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, April 23, 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! 

Hope your day is loads of fun by Debbie features Newton Cleans Up, Houndstooth, and Slimline Masking Circles & Squares by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #catcards, #birthdaycard
 Debbie Owens uses the  Newton Cleans Up stamp set to create a fun birthday card!  She uses the challenge colors with the Slimline Masking Circles & Squares stencil set and Houndstooth stencil to create a trio of squares with a fun pattern. She then adds the overworked kitties from the  Newton Cleans Up stamp set on each square.  She pulls the happy birthday sentiment from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set and combines it with the loads of fun sentiment to pull her fun card together!

Diane Morales uses the challenge colors to create a fabulous background using the Plaid stencil. She then adds a white circular element using the Circles Frames die set and subtly embosses the Floral Roundabout image from the  Floral Roundabout stamp set. She adds grass using the Land Borders die set . She then adds the sweet goat from the Bleat stamp and die set for her main attraction. She adds "You're the G.O.A.T" sentiment on an orange banner and heat embosses the remaining sentiment on the green grass.  A lovely way to celebrate a G.O.A.T friend!

Thanks so much by Sue T. features Blooming Botanicals,  Daffodils, and Slimline Masking Circles and Squares by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #springcard
Sue T. uses the Blooming Botanicals stamp set to create her white embossed background.  She then uses the Slimline Masking Circles and Squares stencils to go back and distress a trio of circles in green to create a lovely scalloped element down her card. She then layers on the beautiful yellow  and orange flowers from the Daffodils stamp set and die cut using the coordinating die. A black banner with embossed sentiment adds a dramatic touch to this very elegant card!

Squeeze the day by Amy features Lemon Twist, Slimline Frames & Portholes, Slimline Frames & Windows, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Amy T. inspires with this refreshing citrus card!  Beginning with a bright yellow card base, she adds a white scallop-edged layer using the  Slimline Frames & Portholes die set. She then splatters with yellow, orange and green. She adds a bright yellow frame using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set. In those trio of windows, she adds a slices of lemon, orange, and lime using the Lemon Twist stamp and die set.  Her sentiment was stamped on the ticket using the die from the Framework die set.  The little slivers of peeling add a fun, festive element to this spectacular card!

Warm wishes by Claire features Peony Blooms and Winter Birds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb brings us this elegant card showcasing the Peony Blooms stamp set.  She lightly distresses yellow on her amazing pattern paper.  She adds the wonderfully colored flowers from the  Peony Blooms stamp set. She pulls the sentiment from the Winter Birds stamp set and embosses it in white on black card stock.  She adds gold sequins for a bit of glitz.  Seriously, wow!

Use the colors--orange, yellow, green, and white.

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Inky Paws Challenge #145 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 #145 Winner!

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

A good friend knows all your stories by Kristi H. features A Cozy Day by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #friendshipcard, #cardmaking
Kristi H. creates this sweet friendship card. What could be better than reading a favorite book with a couple of felines?  This fabulous image is from the A Cozy Day In stamp set.  She adds a shadow under the chair to ground it.  She adds the sentiment a trio of hearts.  A delightful card!

Congrats to Kristi H. !  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 #145 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!

Claire's FAVE
Chocolate and friends is a wonderful combination!  Karen Guettler Carlson scrumptious card has chocolate truffles stamped on her kraft card base.  She then adds a tag filled with more truffles in pinks and browns.These yummy treats are from the Love & Chocolate stamp and cut using the coordinating die set. She adds the sentiment, a twine bow, and a sprinkling of gems.  A wonderful combination!

Debbie's FAVE
Friends in any weather by Joyce features Newton's Rainy Day Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #friendshipcard, #cardmaking
Joyce M. crates this sweet CAS card using the Newton's Rainy Day Trio stamp set. She paper pieces the raincoats, boots, and umbrellas in fun pattern papers. She pops the sentiment with foam tape. The pretty colors and patterns make for a darling friendship card!

Diane's FAVE
Wonderful friend by Donna features Monarchs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #friendshipcard, #cardmaking
Donna Hardcastle gives us a fresh retake of these beautiful butterflies from the Monarchs stamp and coordinating die set. Her beautifully colored butterflies look amazing on the buttercup card base. The striped washi tape and bit of twine are fabulous embellishments!  Wow!

Sue's FAVE
Hey, gull friend by Mary-Anne V. features Gull Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #friendshipcard
Mary-Anne V. designs this amazing CAS card featuring the Gull Friends stamp and die set. Mary-Anne creates a stitched window opening for the seagulls. Behind them she has water colored a pastel backdrop.  She stamps the sentiment between the scored lines.  A wonderful way to say hi to a good friend!  

Amy's FAVE
I'm here for you through rain and shine by Rahmat showcases Newton's Rainy Day and Raindrops by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #friendshipcard, #cardmaking, #catcard
Rahmat showcases the Newton's Rainy Day stamp with her fabulous CAS card. From her die cut clouds, she adds raindrops using the Raindrops stencil to half of her card. She then showcases the friends from the Newton's Rainy Day stamp and shades them with colored pencils. . Don't you love how Rahmat has the raindrops touching the umbrella? A spectacular way to let a friend know that you care!

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, April 5, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #145 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--Friendship

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

Friends fur-ever by Claire features Puppy Pals by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb showcases this daring duo from the Puppy Pals stamp and cut using the coordinating die set. She colors them spectacularly in Copic markers. She creates a stunning backdrop in bright colors. Don't you love the way she creates the subtle stripes?  She stamps the sentiment and adds a trio of hearts for the perfect touch!

Surround yourself with those that make you happy by Debbie features Flamingo Flock, Frames & Flags, and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Debbie Owens surrounds her sweet pink flamingo from the Flamingo Flock stamp set with lots of her fabulous feathered friends. She uses the scallop-edged frame die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set to crop this full frame image down.  She then pairs it with a light pink background die cut using the large scallop-edged frame die from the Frames & Flags die set. She stamps the sentiment on a white banner and adds pink gems. A fabulous idea to surround oneself with beloved friends!

We go together like movies and popcorn by Diane features Newton's Movie Night and Popcorn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #catcards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales shows us a trio of friends enjoying snacks and a good movie!  These feline cuties are from the Newton's Movie Night stamp and die set. Diane uses the Popcorn stencil to add a lot of buttery treats in the background.  She stamps the sentiment and scatters a few more popped kernels!  Anyone else ready to join them for a good show?  

I'd rather by lost at the lake by Sue T. features Winston's Lake House, Frames Squared, Hills & Grass, Forest Scene Build by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Sue T.'s friends are enjoying the great outdoors!  With the fluffy clouds made using the Clouds stencil and the tall fir trees using the Forest Scene Build die set, Winston and his friend from the Winston's Lake House stamp and die set are enjoying a day canoeing on a peaceful lake made using the Hills & Grass stencil.  She stamps the sentiment on a speech bubble die cut using the Speech Bubbles die set. 
 Sue uses the Frames Squared die set for her card.  An amazing way for friends to spend the day!

Friends fur-ever by Amy T. features Hills & Grass, Clouds, Puppy Pals, Heart Frames, Newton's Valentine, Newton's Birdbath by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner makes a heart-shaped card using the Heart Frames die set. On her scallop-edged heart, she adds pastel clouds and tall green grass using the Clouds and the Hills & Grass stencils respectively. She then adds her playful puppies from the Puppy Pals stamp and die set. She pulls the little flower hair accessory from the Newton's Valentine stamp and die set, and the butterflies are from the Newton's Birdbath stamp and die set. A fabulous combination of elements for this delightful card!

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