Friday, October 25, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #04

Do you know what today is? It's the first day of #04 Inky Paws Challenge!

Here's this month's Sketch: 

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 - I just added a new one to our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC04).
  • 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, November 8th, 2013 at Midnight CST. The winner will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, November 11th.

Ready for some Inky Paws inspiration?  

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

Wagon of Gifts Christmas Card by Tessa Wise for Inky Paws Challenge 4
Tessa Wise used the Wagon of Wishes set to create this adorable Christmas Card! I love how the handle sticks out of the circle!

Snow Globe Cat Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Inky Paws Challenge 4
Meowy Christmas! Samantha Mann took the cute kitty from the Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set and made it look like he's in a snow globe!
Here's one from me - I used the Chihuahua from the Canine Christmas set to make this simple Puppy Holiday card!  

And one last card  from me - do you spy a new stamp? I just added a this new digital stamp to our Freebies page! If you don't have a NND stamp set yet, go download this one to play along! 

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, October 7, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #3 Winner!

Today is Winner Day! 

We had so much fun checking out all the entries for our third Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog. I have to say, this was a tough one. The sketch was simple but all your creations were amazing! I had a hard time deciding but there was one that stood out after I looked them all again! 

Top pick!

This card by Tricia Traxler is our Winner this month!  What stood out was how she used multiple stamps together in a way I never imagined! I had always imagined filling the wagon from Wagon of Wishes with the leaves or the pumpkin/Kitty image but Tricia combined these two images without using the wagon! I love how the kitty looks like he's asleep in the pile of pumpkins and leaves! So cute! Plus I love how she colored the kitty with stripes on his back! More details on this card are on her blog here (Simply Stamping). 

Inky Paws Challenge #3 Winner - Tricia Traxler

Congrats to Tricia! 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!

Inky Paws Challenge #3 Favorite by K Joy.
Love this Fall scene that K.Joy created with the evening moon! It's soooo dreamy!

And this set of cards by C.M is just ADORABLE!
Check out her blog Just Me:C for more pix of each one! 

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - We LOVE seeing all the entries! I am always so excited when I get notification of an entry so I can click through and see what you created with our stamps! It's so much fun for me! 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! 

Did you know?
That both the sets used by this months winners, Boo Crew and Wagon of Wishes are still on Sale? Get them now while they're discounted just in time for Fall/Halloween projects. You can find then on our newton's nook designs sale page.

Coming Soon...
Stay tuned --- in just a few days I will be sharing some sneak peeks of the October release... get ready for some holiday cuteness!