Monday, January 17, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #165

 

   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a

 Sketch Challenge

Use the sketch to create your NND project!


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 28, 2022 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! 

Sending joyful wishes by Claire by Holiday Post, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb gives us the sweetest winter scene!  She showcases the cute critters from the Holiday Post stamp and die set with snowflakes falling in the background and piles of snow on the ground (Land Borders die set). She adds a dark pink banner using the Frames & Flags die set and places all her layers on a pink gingham paper!  Don't you love how she extends this stamp set  by changing the color scheme?  Fantastic job!


Thinking of you by Debbie features Newton's Mug, Whispering Pines, Sea Borders, and Reindeer Roll Call by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #coffeelovers, #coffeecards, #wintercards, #catcards
 Debbie Owens uses the sketch to create a window with a wintry scene.  She uses the Whispering Pines stamp set to create the tree silhouettes. She adds a valance by using the wavy die from the Sea Borders die set. She pulls the stag image from the Reindeer Roll Call stamp set to add to the mug from the Newton's Mug stamp set. The wood grain paper and buffalo plaid accents gives the card a warm, cabin-like feel. 


Dispatching all my love by Diane features Main Street Christmas, Love Emergency, Meowy Christmas, and Darling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinecards, #lovecards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales pulls out the Main Street Christmas stamp set and repurposes it for her Valentine's card!  She adds the ambulance from the Love Emergency stamp set and coordinating die set racing down the street. Her little scene is placed atop the red zig-zag paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. She adds her embossed sentiment, "Dispatching All My Love," which pulls everything together so nicely! What a way to stretch one's stamp sets!  Such a clever idea! 


Thanks so much by Sue features Blooming Botanicals, Floral Roundabout, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #floralcards, #cardmaking
Anyone else ready for some spring flowers? Well, Sue T.'s card will give you a taste of spring to brighten your day! Using the Blooming Botanicals stamp set colored in brilliant colors, Sue adds her white embossed sentiment (Floral Roundabout stamp set) on a black banner for a nice dramatic element. She uses the round-edged frame die from the Frames & Flags die set and sets everything on a white card base. Lovely!



Best in snow by Amy features Snowfall, Snow Angel Puppy, Festive Fawns, and Frames & Flags; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #cardmaking, #wintercards
Amy Tollner delights with her pastel background and shimmery snowflakes (Snowfall stencil). She adds a glitter banner die cut using the banner die from the Frames & Flags die set. Atop all the shimmery fun is the playful pup from the Snow Angel Puppy stamp and coordinating die set. The little birdie (Festive Fawns stamp and die set) adds a nice pop of red!  So fun!

Use the challenge sketch.

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Inky Paws Challenge #164 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 Color Challenge!



Inky Paws Challenge #164 Prize Winner!

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




Have a holly, jolly Christmas by Mary Anne features Newton's Toboggan and Snowfall by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #wintercards, #holidaycards, #christmascards, #cardmaking
Mary-Anne V. uses the Snowfall stencil to create a snowy background just perfect for our fun-lovin' felines from the Newton's Toboggan stamp and die set. Such a fun way to showcase this set!


Congrats to Mary-Anne V.!  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 #164  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!


Amy's FAVE
Happy little hello by Kristi features Hedgehog Hollow and Plaid by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Kristi H. uses the 
Plaid stencil set in red and brown which makes such a fabulous background for her coffee-lovin' hedgehog from the Hedgehog Hollow stamp and die set (Retired). The woodgrain paper and addition of the ladybug are great finishing touches!  Nicely done!


Claire's FAVE
Collect beautiful moments by Donna features Winter Birds by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birdcards, #vintagecards, #wintercards
Donna Perisic creates this beautiful vintage card using the Winter Birds stamp set and die set. Taking the smaller berry branch from the set, Donna designs a wreath around her cardinal, which is amazingly colored!  Wow!


Debbie's FAVE

Have a cup of cocoa by Meghan features Cup of Cocoa by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
Meghan Kennihan is prepared for a cold, winter day with her fun card featuring five, yes 5, cups of hot cocoa (or in my world-coffee). These beverages can be found in the Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set. Meghan colors them in amazingly and sets them on a snowflake background.  So fun!


Diane's FAVE
Arlene's card features Winter Birds and Evergreens by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birdcards, #wintercards
Arlene R. also showcases the cardinal from the 
Winter Birds stamp set. She sets her bird in front of those gorgeous cream trees using the Evergreens stencil. Such a bright, bold design!  Love it!


Sue's FAVE
There's snow-one else like you by Angie features Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #snowmancards, #cardmaking
Angie Cimbalo uses the Frozen Fellowship stamp set to create this beautiful card. She incorporates the challenge colors in a subtle way giving her snowmen a vintage-like feel.  Thanks, Angie for sharing your amazing coloring skills!  

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, January 10, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #164 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 Colors: Candy Red, Cream, Cocoa Brown, and Pewter Gray.

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

Paws here by Amy features All Booked Up and Bookmark by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #bookmarks, #cardmaking, #catcards, #dogcards
Amy Tollner's book marks created using the Bookmark die set will have you pulling out a long book just for a chance to use them! She gives the book marks a vintage look by distressing the edges and coloring the stack of books in browns. Those tall stack of books with the cute critters atop them are from the All Booked Up. She uses the coordinating die set to create the paw print and sentiment. Fabulously done, Amy!


Thankful for you by Claire features Puppy Pals and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #cardmaking, #thankyoucards
Claire Lamb sends puppy cuteness with this darling thank you card! She distresses the middle section of her card on which she places the pair of puppies from the Puppy Pals stamp and die set. She pulls sentiments from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and heat embosses them in white. A delightful way to send thanks!
  

Debbie's card features Festive Fawn, Land Borders, Snowfall, and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #cardmaking
Debbie Owens creates a beautiful wintry scene using the Land Borders die set, trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set, and the Snowfall stencil. She adds the fawn pulling her sleigh of packages from the Festive Fawns stamp set. She adds a bit of twine for her finishing touch. Oh so sweet!


With all my heart by Diane features Hearts Frame, Heartfelt Love, and  Banner Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #lovecards, #valentinescard, #cardmaking

With all my heart by Diane features Hearts Frame, Heartfelt Love, and  Banner Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #lovecards, #valentinescard, #cardmaking
Diane Morales is back with one of her amazing shape cards!  She uses the Hearts Frame die set to create the base, and she stamps the Heartfelt Love stamp set and colors all those fun hearts in the challenge colors. She heat embosses the sentiment on a banner using a die from the Banner Trio die set. Don't you love how the card swivels to open?  So fun!


Wishing you a frenzy of fun by Sue features Shark Frenzy, Frames & Flags, Speech Bubbles, Fancy Edges Tags, and Waves by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #sharkcards, #cardmaking
Sue T. shows her creative thinking by pairing the challenge colors with sharks! How fun! On her scallop-edged cream layer (Frames & Flags die set), she adds gray waves using the Waves stencil. She uses the Shark Frenzy stamp set to stamp the shiver of sharks on a tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. For added fun, she adds the sentiment on a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set. What a super fun way to use the challenge colors!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, January 14, 2022 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

Monday, January 3, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #164

 

Happy New Year and Welcome to

 Inky Paws' 1st 2022 Challenge!

This challenge is a

 Color Challenge

Use Candy Red, Cream, Cocoa Brown, and Pewter Gray.

to create your NND project!


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 14, 2022 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! 


Have a Brew-tiful Day by Amy features Frames & Flags, Circle Frames, Newton's Mug, Love Cafe, Mugs, and Time for Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #Newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #coffeelovers, #catcards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner fills her card with coffee delights. She begins by filling her card base with lots of coffee mugs using the Mugs stencil and die cut using the Frames & Flags die set. She continues by die cutting a circle using the Circle Frames die set  and layering coffee images using the Newton's Mug stamps and die set and the Love Café stamp and die set. She stamps her sentiment from the Time for Coffee stamp set on a banner.  A perfect card for any coffee-lover!


Love is in the air and it feels like coffee by Claire features Newton's Mug and Love Cafe by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #coffeelovers
Claire Lamb continues the coffee theme with her amazing CAS card. Like Amy, she uses the Newton's Mug stamps and die set and the Love Cafe stamp and die set. She places them on her lightly distressed background and stamps the sentiment below. A wonderful design!


Debbie's card features Snow Angel Newton, Snowfall, Meowy Christmas, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens goes with a snowy theme for her card. She uses strips of red houndstooth paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad for her background. She uses the Frames & Flags die set for her kraft rectangle. She adds a white banner filled with snowflakes using the Snowfall stencil. Her star attraction is the playful kitten from the Snow Angel Newton. Oh snow much fun!


Happy New Year by Diane features Newton Celebrates and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #newyearcards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales celebrates 2022 with this festive shape card using the Frames & Flags die set. She repeatedly stamps the 'celebrate' sentiment on half the cream layer. She adds the celebrating critters from the Newton Celebrates stamp and die set. Don't they look darling as they ring in the new year?  


Thanks snow much by Sue features Snowman Roundabout, Plaid, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #thankyoucards
Sue T. also goes with a snowy theme with this darling card!  She uses the Plaid stencil for her background. She uses the Circle Frames die set to create her scalloped circle. Using the Snowman Roundabout stamp set (die cut with the Circle Frames die set), she accents her snowmen with gray, cream, and red. A wonderful way to send thanks!

Use the colors: Candy Red, Cream, 

Cocoa Brown, and Pewter Gray.

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #163 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 Theme Challenge!

Inky Paws Challenge #163 Prize Winner!

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


Have a cup of cheer by Dandi93 features Newton's Mug, Snow Much Cheer, and Cup of Cocoa by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #coffeelovers, #holidaycards
Dandi93 designs this festive CAS tag filled filled with coffee fun. She partially stamps a snowman from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set onto the coffee mug from the Newton's Mug stamp set. Her soft coloring is just lovely. She pulls a sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set and adds a scattering of coffee beans. Congrats, Dandi!


Congrats to Dandi93! 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 #163  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!

Sue's FAVE
Holiday tags by Bad Kitty features stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs: Top Row includes Christmas Puppies , A Kitten Christmas, Dear Santa, and Destination Christmas. For the middle Row, she uses A Kitten Christmas, Cup of Cocoa, Sending Hugs with a hat from Newton's Holiday Mischief, and Cup of Cocoa. The bottom row includes sets from Newton's Holiday Mischief, Ornamental Newton (retired), Dear Santa, and Purr-fect Present.: #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #holidaycards, #tags
Bad Kitty doesn't stop at one tag. She makes a plethora of tags that are individually unique. To hold all her tags, she even makes a holder for them. Here are the stamp sets she uses starting from top left: Christmas Puppies A Kitten ChristmasDear Santa, and Destination Christmas. For the middle Row, she uses A Kitten ChristmasCup of CocoaSending Hugs with a hat from Newton's Holiday Mischief, and Cup of Cocoa. The bottom row includes sets from Newton's Holiday MischiefOrnamental Newton (retired)Dear Santa, and Purr-fect Present!  


Amy's FAVE
Here comes Santa Paws by Melissa showcases Christmas Puppies by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #dogcards, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
Melissa creates a darling tag featuring a darling puppy from the 
Christmas Puppies stamp set and coordinating die set.  She places this sweet puppy on a snowy pattern paper with a textured blue tag base.  Just so cute!


Claire's FAVE
All is calm, all is bright by Donna features Deer Friend by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #tagmaking, #cardmaking, #holidaycards, #wintercards
Donna Perisic keeps her scene very CAS allowing her sweetly colored fawn to take center stage.  This fawn is from the Deer Friend stamp and coordinating die set. The crisp blue sky with the scattered snow flurries is bright and fresh, and Donna's red hearts add a nice contrast. The sentiment is perfect for this scene. 


Debbie's FAVE
Meghan's tag features Dairy Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
Meghan Kennihan has a talent for finding just the perfect paper to go with her NND images. For her tag, she selects the image from the Dairy Christmas stamp and die set and colors all the critters wonderfully. She then adds the red, white, green zigzag paper that goes so well with the cow's holiday blanket. Just darling!  


Diane's FAVE
Becky's tags showcase Music and Purr-fect Present as well as Confetti and Newton's New Year by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #holidaycards, #catcards, #cardmaking
Becky makes a duo of long tags filled with cuteness. For her first tag, she uses the Confetti stencil for her background. Then she adds the champagne lovin' kitty from the Newton's New Year stamp and coordinating die set. Her second tag showcases the Music stencil paired with the kitty from the Purr-fect Present stamp and coordinating die set. Just so cute!

Thank you for playing and making 2021 brighter!

The Inky Paws Challenge team will be taking some time off to enjoy with our families and friends.  We will return January 3, 2022 with a wonderful color challenge!  We wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season! Again thank you for an amazing 2021 year! We love seeing your NND projects!

You can always find our moscurrent challenge here.


Monday, December 13, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #163 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--Create a Tag!


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

Sue's tag collection showcases Fancy Edges Tags, Snowfall Roundabout, Winter Memories, Whispering Pines, Newton's Christmas Cuddles, Snow Globe Scenes, and Snow Much Cheer by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #holidaycards, #holidaytags, #cardmaking
Can't decide on which stamp set to use on your tags? Be like Sue T.
and don't stop with just one stamp!  Use all your favorites! Sue uses the  Fancy Edges Tag die set for her tag base. She uses the Snowfall Roundabout stamp set to stamp all those pretty snowflakes. Then the fun begins: Top left tag uses the Winter Memories stamp and die set. Top right tag uses the Snow Much Cheer stamp and die set. Bottom left tag combines the Newton's Christmas Cuddles (retired) and die set and Whispering Pines stamp and die set.  Bottom right has images from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp and die set. 

Amy's holiday tags feature Newton's Holiday Mischief, Bookmark, and Meowy Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner's holiday tags are filled with holiday cuteness!  Starting with a Kraft tag base die cut using the Fancy Edges Tag die set, she adds festive paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. Then comes she adds our favorite mischievous Newton playing with all the holiday trimmings!  These fun images are from the Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp and coordinating die set. As a cat lover, having these tags on my packages would be totally a-meow-zing!  


Claire designs a pair of bookmarks featuring All Booked Up and Bookmark by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #bookmark, #catcards, #puppycards
Claire Lamb creates a pair of bookmark tags that will inspire the receiver to jump right into a book just to use them!  On a fun polka-dotted background, Claire adds a color coordinating banner on which the sentiment has been stamped as well as the stack of books and critters from the All Booked Up stamp and coordinating die set. She uses the Bookmark die set which makes making book marks a cinch!  

Debbie Owens  makes shaker tags using the Ornament Shaker die set. With a distressed green background, she stamps a holiday sentiment onto each tag (Newton's Candy Cane and Ornamental Wishes stamp sets). She adds a fun peppermint mix for her shaking elements. Paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad is added to finish the darling ornamental tags!  Such a fun idea!

Diane's duo of bookmarks features Mistle Toad, Fleece Navidad, Meowy Christmas, and Bookmark by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #christmascards, #bookmarks, #holidaycards
Diane Morales creates a pair of holiday bookmark tags featuring two of her favorite mini-stamp sets!  Using papers from the Meowy Christmas paper pad and the newly released Bookmark die set, she creates the tag base. She then adds the darling lamb from the Fleece Navidad and die set and the handsome toad from the Mistle Toad and coordinating die set. What a fun way to give a tag that can double for a bookmark!  Super fun and clever!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, December 17, 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