Monday, September 13, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #157

   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a:

Theme Challenge-Halloween

Use the theme-Halloween--

with your NND products!

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 24, 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!  

Fab(boo)lous by Diane features Spooky Roundabout, Newton's Costume Party, Count Newton, Slimline Frames & Portholes, and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #halloweencards
Diane Morales mimics a candy corn kernel with her slimline design! She uses the Slimline Frames & Portholes and the Slimline Frames & Windows die sets for her card base. For her trio of windows, she stamps the Spooky Roundabout  image to create a subtle, spooky background just perfect for her ghosts!  Those fun ghosts are from the Newton's Costume Party stamp and coordinating die set. She sprinkles in some flying bats from the Count Newton stamp and coordinating die set. She white embosses the sentiment on a black banner using the Banner Trio die set.  So, so fun!

Trick or treat by Sue features Bat, Ghosts, Halloween Trio, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking
Sue T. shows how to combine stencil sets to create a super fun Halloween card!  She combines the 
Bat and Ghosts stencil sets to create her card base.  Her hand drawn faces on the ghosts is a fabulous touch! She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set and adds Trick-or-Treat sentiment using the Halloween Trio die set.  Spook-tacularly done!

Amy's shadow box features Spooky Streets, Spooky Skeletons, Land Borders, Count Newton, Halloween Trio, and Peppermint by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking, #catcards, #shadowbox
Amy Tollner makes a graveyard shadow box complete with purple lights!  She uses the Land Borders die set for her hills and grass and adds a moon using the  Peppermint die set. She uses images from the Spooky Street and the Spooky Skeletons stamp sets to create her eerie background with flying bats from the Halloween Trio die set.  Among the tombstones awaits a scarily-cute Newton from the Count Newton stamp and coordinating die set. Absolutely amazing!

You can count on me by Claire features Land Borders, Count Newton, and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #catcards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb's amazing blending talents are showcased in this card. Her mulberry-colored sky coupled with her deep green hilly landscape (Land Borders die set) are just stunning together!  She adds a trio of birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder die set.  Taking a break from his nightly duties is our beloved Newton in his cozy coffin.  He and the tombstones are from the Count Newton stamp and coordinating die set.  

Happy Halloween by Debbie features Count Newton, Spooky Streek, and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #catcards, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens also showcases the Count Newton stamp set. She opts for a slimline card using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set.  For each window, she stamps images from the Spooky Street stamp set to create her spooky scene just right for Count Newton!  
Super fun!

Use the theme--Halloween!

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Inky Paws Challenge #156 Winners


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

Inky Paws Challenge  at the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

This Biweekly Challenge was a Sketch Challenge!

Inky Paws Challenge #156 Prize Winner!

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

Autumn by Becca features Pumpkin Latte by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeecards, #cardmaking
Becca is definitely ready for the pumpkin-spice season with her autumn card. Set atop a pumpkin embossed background, Becca adds our coffee-lovin' lady from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and coordinating die set. The teal accents add a nice pop of color against the orange!  Wonderfully done, Becca!

Congrats to  Becca!  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 #156  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
You're my favorite treat by Priscilla features Trick or Treat Kittens and Pumpkin Patch by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencard, #catcards, #cardmaking
Priscilla's subtle coloring really catches the eye.  She uses the Pumpkin Patch stencil and the little kitten in the pumpkin from the Trick or Treat Kittens stamp and coordinating die set for her fun card.  Just love the  gray pumpkin.  Very creative!

Diane's FAVE
Another birthday? by Vanessa features Cluck by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking,
Vanessa creates a darling birthday card featuring the
Cluck stamp set. Her choice of orange gingham paper looks great with her blue distressed background. The jute twine adds a nice country touch with her brood of hens!  Cute!

Sue's FAVE
Thank you by Rookie Card Maker features Heartfelt Gourds by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #thankyoucards, #cardmaking
Rookie Card Maker creates an eye-catching CAS card filled with autumn favorites!  Using the newly released Heartfelt Gourds stamp set, Rookie Card Maker strategically stamps to create a stripe of gourds which she beautifully colors.  She cuts a few out and places them above her white strip.  Wonderfully designed!

Amy's FAVE
Witching you a Happy Halloween by Becca features Brooms & Boos by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #halloweencards, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Becca uses the Brooms & Boos stamp and coordinating die set for this super fun Halloween card!  Her spiderweb paper is a great match for the witch.  We just love how Becca colored the witch's hair green!  Super cute!

Claire's FAVE
You make life sweeter by Karen features Love & Chocolate by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #chocolatecards
Karen's creative use of the sketch is amazing as is her coloring of those colorful macaroons!
She uses the Love & Chocolate stamp set to make a stack of macaroons that truly do look scrumptious!  Super sweet!

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 6, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #156 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 this fabulous sketch!

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

Happy Halloween by Debbie features Trick or Treat Kittens, Count Newton, Batty Newton, Land Borders, Framework, and Ghosts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking, #catcards
Debbie Owens has dressed one of the kittens from the Smitten Kittens stamp set with a mask from the Newton's Costume Party stamp set and placed him in a little graveyard with tombstones from the Count Newton stamp set. She adds ghastly ghosts using the Ghosts stencil and black grass using the Land Borders die set. She pulls a sentiment from the Batty Newton stamp set and embosses in white.  The postage-edging using the Framework die set gives the background a nice touch.  Spook-CAT-ular!

Witch way to the candy by Diane features Frames & Flags, Harvest Tails, PAW-tumn Newton, Brooms & Boos, and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales gives us another take on the sketch with a Halloween theme. She creates her card base using the Frames & Flags die set. Those black bats using the Flying Bats stencil set gives an eerie feel just right for the little witch from the Brooms & Boos stamp and coordinating die set. Diane's use of pastel pinks and oranges continues with the additional pumpkins from the PAW-tumn Newton and die set and Harvest Tails stamp and die set.  Scary and so, so cute!

I'd rather be lost at the lake by Sue features Clouds and Winston's Lake House by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #cabincards
Sue T. has Winston enjoying a long weekend at his lake cabin!  Using the Winston's Lake House stamp and coordinating die set, Winston is relaxing in his Adirondack chair with his cabin peeking out behind him.  Sue adds big fluffy clouds in the backdrop using the Clouds stencil.  The plaid paper and wood grain papers add a wonderful homey touch. 

Lookin' sharp by Amy features Cultivated Cacti and Hardwood by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #cactuscards
Amy Tollner provides a bright and bold card filled with desert delights!  Set atop a light blue card base, she adds a wooden table top using the Hardwood stencil. On it sits three brightly colored flower pots with some prickly catci from the Cultivated Cacti stamp and coordinating die set.  Lookin' sharp, Amy!

Hello fall by Claire features Falling Leaves and Fall Friends by Newton's Nook Designs;  #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #autumncards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb gets us ready for the beauty of autumn! In the background are falling leaves created using the Falling Leaves stencil. She adds a wooden "floor" on which sits some critters enjoying a nap on the porch.  These cute critters are from the newly released Fall Friends stamp and coordinating die set. Looks like a perfect way to spend an autumn day!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 10, 2021 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter