Friday, February 28, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #7 - Go Green!

Happy Friday and the the first day of #07 Inky Paws Challenge!  This month's challenge is Go Green!
photo credit & recipe! 

With upcoming spring weather (I hope) and St. Patricks day just around the corner I thought this green ombre cake image would be fun inspiration! You can use any shade of green on your card (other colors are ok as long as Green is the primary color) and any Newton's Nook Designs Stamps! 

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! 
You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday,  March 14th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winner will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, March 17th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 
  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item) based on the color combo 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 IPC07).
  • 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. 

Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members and Guests decided to play along - Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Kitty card by Debbie Owens for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 7
I love the green watercolor background on this card by our Guest Designer, Debbie Owens! She used our new stamp set, Winston's Birthday!

Kitty card by Chrissie Tobas for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 7
Our Guest Designer, Chrissie Tobas also did a watercolor background on her card featuring Newton's Birthday Bash! I love how this turned out too!  

Dino card by Danielle Panedline for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 7
 Design Team Member Danielle used our Dino Set, Prehistoric Pals to create this fun green scene! 

cat in box card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 7
 This cute kitty card by Samantha Mann makes me smile! I love the sentiment she created to go with the kitty from Newton's Antics! Plus the green box is adorable!

owl card by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 7
Larissa Heskett is so good at combining stamps from different sets! She use the owl from Sweetheart Tails, the Branch and birdcage from Tweet Talk and the "hey there" from Love à la Carte!
Dragon card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 7
For this fun "green" card Design Team Member Tessa Wise used the fun dragon from our Magical Dreams stamp set! I love the little bits of colored tape too! 
Get well card by Christine Drogt for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge
This fun card is by Design Team Member Christine Drogt. Christine used the bear from our Halloween set, Boo Crew and made it into a get well card! Such a fun idea!

Inky Paws Challenge Card for Newton's Nook Designs using Newton's Birthday Bash
Here's one from me :) I used some fun arrow washi tape and gave the kitty from Newton's Birthday Bash a stack of paper pierced green gifts! 

Inky Paws Challenge Card for Newton's Nook Designs using Winston's Birthday Bear
Another one by me - I couldn't resist using the newly- named Winston! I used the Winston's Birthday Stamp set to create this fun green scene!  

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, February 10, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #6 Winners!

Inky Paws #06 Challenge - WINNERS! 

We had so much fun checking out all the entries for our sixth Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This time we switched things up and did a COLOR challenge - and all our participants really did a great job with it! As always- it's hard to pick a winner! Thanks to everyone who played along! It's always so much fun to see what everyone does with our stamps! We love seeing all the projects.

Top picks!

Since we had over 15 participants we got to pick TWO winners! Read the captions below the photos to see who made the cards! 

Cheese card by Christiana - Winner of InkyPaws Challenge #6
This card by Christiana is our first winner this month! Christiana made this adorable card using our Just Say Cheese set and even hand-drew a sombrero for the mouse! ADORABLE! If you head over to her blog, Christy Gets Crafty, you can watch a video showing how she created her project too. 

Fishing Bear scene by Jess - Winner of InkyPaws Challenge #6
Our second winner is Jess with this fun card featuring the bear from our Campfire Tails set!  We loved the bright colored sky and scene that she created! So pretty!  Jess actually made another card with a night scene too- We thought this card fit the color challenge better but loved both. Make sure to check out her other card too over on her blog, Basic Jess

Congrats Jess and Christiana! 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
Since there were so many beautiful cards, we chose three more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

Kitty Card byTanja using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
This card by Tanja is so cute! Love the coloring on the kitty and the dot pattern. Plus, the woodgrain frame is so fun! Tanja used our  our Newton's Antics set!

Sweetie Pie Card by Barbara Campbell using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
We loved the fun layout on this card with the folded paper corner by Barbara! What a great idea for double-sided papers! Barbara used our Love à la Carte Set. 

Just say Cheese card by Jen Willis using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
This bright and colorful, Warhol inspired card by Jen also caught our eye! I love the simple, bright composition!  Jen used the cheese grater from our Just Say Cheese set

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - We LOVE seeing all the entries! 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! 

This week only - Help us name our Bear - and WIN!

Since our "bear" has now been in several stamp sets, we thought it was time that he had his own name! With the help of our design team and friends we've chosen 6 names but now we need your help. Check out our poll on facebook and vote for your favorite name! At the end of the week we will choose 3 random winners from all the votes to win our new bear stamp set - releasing next week! You can vote once a day - until Friday, Feb. 14! Share it with your friends too!

You must be a facebook fan to vote - enter here