Friday, September 20, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #03

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #3
Do you know what today is? It's the first day of #03 Inky Paws Challenge!

Here's this month's Sketch: 
Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge Sketch #3

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 IPC03).
  • 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, October 4th, 2013 at Midnight CST. The winner will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, October 7th.

Ready for some Inky Paws inspiration?  

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

Halloween Ghost Kitty Card by Kim Singdahlsen  for Inky Paws Challenge #3
This challenge card by our guest designer Kim Singdahlsen makes me smile!  I love the cute paper piercing on the ghost kitty from the  Boo Crew stamp set! So fun! 

Harry Potter Wizard Card for Inky Paws Challenge #3
Check it out - Harry Potter Fans! Design Team Member Samantha Mann played along  by creating this this Harry Potter inspired card using Magical Dreams

Halloween Party card by Tessa Wise for Inky Paws Challenge #3
Design Team Member Tessa Wise played along  by creating this fun Halloween Party Card by combining the bunny from Boo Crew and the party banner from Winged Wishes!

Vampire Bunny Card for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #3
Here's one by me - a quick monochromatic bunny vampire card using  some cute spider web paper and the new Boo Crew Stamp Set.

Dragon Card for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #3
Another one by me. This time I used the dragon from the new Magical Dreams Stamp Set. I colored him with inktense watercolor pencils on watercolor paper and used a button for the circle!

Now It's your turn!  

Use the widget below to add a link to your project! Don't forget to tell your friends to play along too - If we get more than 15 participants we will pick TWO winners!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #2 Winner!

Winner Day! 

We had so much fun checking out all the entries for our second Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog. Everyone has been so creative and it's so much fun to see all the creations made with our stamp designs! I really enjoyed each and every project that was posted! 

Top pick!

This card  by Crafty Math Chic was our top pick this month. What stood out was how she used the little fish and yarn stamps make the background patterns! I loved that! I also loved the color combo and the ball of yarn is just too cute!  More details on this card are on her blog here (Canines & Card Designs). 

Congrats to the winner! e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit and get your winner badge for your blog! 

Inky Paws Favorites
And because there were so many awesome cards - we chose two more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

I love how Angela used a cloud and bird as the two dots part of the sketch! What a fun idea!
Love the fall color combo and stitching on this card by Chris!

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - We truly LOVE seeing all the entries! If you didn't win this time or didn't have a chance to play, check back again in a few weeks - we will be doing another challenge starting on September 20th! 

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!