Friday, August 23, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #02 Starts Today!

Today is a good day -- because it's Friday, of course, and because it's the start of our new  #02 Inky Paws Challenge!
Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #02
Here's this month's Sketch: 
Card sketch for Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #02
Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item) based on the sketch above.
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp -see our First Inky Paws Challenge post to get the freebie).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC02).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the Inlinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday, September 6th, 2013 at Midnight CST. The winner will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, September 9th.

Ready for some Inky Paws inspiration?  

Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Design Team Member Samantha Mann played along using Winged Wishes
Isn't it just adorable how she put those baby onsies on the clothesline? Looks like she flipped the sketch upside down... Yup... you can totally do that! 
Inky Paws #02 Wagon Card by Tessa Wise
Design Team Member Tessa Wise decided to use the wagon from the Wagon of Wishes Stamp set and filled it with the cute little fall pumpkins and kitty image.  I love the plaid background on her card and the cute little happy harvest tag! 

Inky Paws #02 Mouse Card by Jocelyn Olson
I love the colors on this card by Design Team Member Jocelyn Olson! Plus - she thought of such a cute way to use the mouse from the Just say Cheese set! 

Big Wishes Dinosaur card by Emily Leiphart for Inky Paws Challenge #02
Here is a fun interpretation from our Design Team Member Emily Leiphart! Isn't It cute how she made that Dino look like he's looking up into the sky? The T-rex and sentiment are both from the Prehistoric Pals stamp set. 

Of course I had to make a couple cards too! 

For my first card I also used the set Wagon of Wishes to create fall-themed card! I colored the the wagon image using Inktense watercolor pencils on watercolor paper. I love this stamp with the pumpkins and that cute kitty peeking out from behind them! 

Loves mew cat card by Newton's Nook Designs

For my second card I used the set Newton's Antics to create this adorable cozy kitty card! Again -- I colored the kitties using Inktense watercolor pencils on watercolor paper. I tried to make them look just like our kitties, Newton and Hobbes! 

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you create - Link your projects up below:

Monday, August 12, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge Winners!

All I can say is ....WOW. 

We are so excited that so many of you entered our very first Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog. It was so much fun to check out all your blogs and see what everyone is creating with our new stamp designs! I really enjoyed each and every project that was posted and it was very hard to pick the winners (because we had more than 15 participants we are picking TWO). But we had to choose and here are our two top picks!

Top pick  - Danielle 

I really loved that Danielle made her card interactive. If you go to her blog (girlracerscrap), she even posted a video -- the whole kitty wobbles back and forth - super fun!

Top pick  - Crafty Math Chic

The cheese grater in the background is what we love about this card - not to mention the great coloring and the little handmade tail on the mouse. Great Job!  More details on this card are on her blog (Canines & Card Designs)

Cheese Card for Inky Paws Challenge

Winners - make sure you send us an e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit and get your winner badge for your blogs! 

Inky Paws Favorites

And because there were so many great cards - we wanted to showcase a few of our other favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us to get a "favorite" badge for your blog! 

Designs by Dragonfly made this really fun school themed card using the free Digital Bird Stamp! 

Dana  used the Campfire Tails stamp set to make this lovely simple design.

Kimberly created this super sweet card using Newton's Antics! 

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered! If you didn't win this time, check back again in a few weeks - we had so much fun with this challenge that we plan on doing another one soon and hope to do them about once a month! 

Coming Soon...
Make sure to visit us again tomorrow --- I will be previewing some cards with the brand new releases... and the following days we will feature the releases with our design team! It's going to a really fun week here on the blog!