Friday, November 22, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #05

Happy Friday! Today is a fun day -  It's the first day of #05 Inky Paws Challenge!
Here's this month's Sketch: 

Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #5 for Newton's Nook Designs

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 - check out 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 IPC05).
  • 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. 
Since there is a holiday next week, we're making this one a little longer - You have three weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday,  December 13th, 2013 at Midnight CST. The winner will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 16th.

Ready for some Inky Paws inspiration?  

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

Snowman card by Danielle Lounds for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge
Our Guest Designer this month Danielle Lounds played along with our challenge! She used the Frozen Friends set to create this adorable Snowman Card! I love how the cute little clouds she added!

Snowman card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge
Design Team Member Tessa Wise also used the Frozen Friends set to create this adorable pink winter card! I love how the colors on the had match the stripes!

Dog card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #5
Design Team Member Samantha Mann took the cute puppy from the Canine Christmas stamp set and made it look like he's a gift tag on a present! What a creative way to use the sketch!

Dog Christmas card for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #5
Here's one from me - I used the Puppy and Wreath from the Canine Christmas set and added some burlap and twine to make this "Howl-idays" card.

Octopus Holiday Card for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #5
And one last one from me - for this card I watercolored the Octopus from SEAson's Greetings and added him on with some blue and pink patterned papers! 

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, November 11, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #4 Winners!

Today is Winner Day! 

We had so much fun checking out all the entries for our Fourth Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog. I have to say, this was a tough one. We had so many entries this time! I want all of you who entered to know I get excited every time I receive an e-mail that someone has uploaded a new entry! Even if I'm not at home to check it out and comment right away, it always makes me happy to know someone is creating with our stamps! 

Top picks!

Since we had over 15 participants we got to pick TWO winners - it was very hard to choose between all the amazing entries but here's what we decided! 

This card by Indy is our first winner this month! She really made that sketch look amazing! Indy submitted a couple of cards but what stood out on this card was was how she created a cute little scene in the circle using Newton's Holiday Mischief! The sparkly tree is so pretty & we loved her color palette of blue and silver!  

Meowy Christmas card by Indy using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps

Our second winner is Larissa Heskett with this fun wagon card.  We loved how she combined the Wagon of Wishes set with the words from the Holiday Wishes set.  Plus, it's so cute how she added sparkle to those gifts in the wagon and switched up the wagon handle so it's sitting up instead of lying down!

Wagon Christmas card by Larissa Heskett using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps

Congrats Larissa and Indy! Don't forget to send me an  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 three more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

Kitty Christmas card by Tricia Traxler using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
Tricia Traxler created this sweet card with the kitty and the wreath from Newton's Holiday MischiefWe loved the bright green background the the way she colored the kitty! 
Kitty Christmas card by Kimberly Rendino using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
Kimberly Rendino created this adorable Holiday Card without using any Holiday Stamps! So fun how she used the kitty from Newton's Antics and gave him some tinsel to play with. Also love the hand-written "winter". 

Seasons Greetings card by MiamiKel using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
MiamiKel created this bright colored SEAson's Greetings Card - Love those bright colors for the Holidays!

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - We LOVE seeing all the entries! It's seeing what you create with our stamps that makes all the work we put into our business worthwhile! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll try again next month. It's always SO HARD to pick the winners because everyone does such a great job!  We will be doing another challenge starting on November 22nd! 

Starting Tomorrow....
Stay tuned --- Starting Tomorrow you can see previews of our two new sets being released at the end of this week! Here's a hint - get out your mittens for some winter fun!