Friday, March 28, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #8 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday and the the first day of #08 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a sketch challenge!

I've been seeing fun diagonal cards lately so I thought it would be fun to see what everyone would do with a diagonal layout! Base your card on this sketch and use 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,  April 11th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, March 14th.

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 IPC08).
  • 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!

Hello baby card by Michelle Lupton using Winged Wishes Stamp - Newton's Nook Designs
Guest Designer Michelle Lupton created this fun layout with distress inks and our Winged Wishes Stamp set! 

Happy Birthday Cheese Card by Katie Brooks using Just Say Cheese Stamp - Newton's Nook Designs
Guest Designer Katie Brooks created this fun card, turning the layout sideways! Love the burst showcasing the cheese from the Just Say Cheese set! 
Magical Day Wizard Card by Valerie Ward using Magical Dreams Stamp Set - Newton's Nook Designs
Valerie created this fun card using the wizard from the Magical Dreams set. Lots of layers and gloss plus sparkle and sequins = very magical!

Garden card by Larissa using the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Such a pretty basket of Garden Tools by Larissa using our new Basket of Wishes Set! I love the metallic silver! 

Whale card by Samantha using the SEAson's Greetings Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs
Samantha created a WHALEY fun birthday card - using the Whale from our SEAson's Greetings Set! 

Birthday Frog card using the Magical Dreams stamp set by  Newton's Nook Designs
I used the cute little frog from the Magical Dreams set to create this fun card (and the clouds are from Spring Showers and Winged Wishes

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, March 17, 2014

Inky Paws #07 Challenge Winners!

Inky Paws #07 Challenge - WINNERS! 

WOW! We really had fun checking out all the great GREEN entries for our latest  Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months theme was GO GREEN - and all the participants really did some awesome green cards! As always- it's hard to pick a winner because all the cards are so great! Thanks to everyone who played along! 

Inky Paws Challenge #7 - Top Picks

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! 

HoKitty and Balloon Green card by Barbara  for Newton's Nook Designs inky Paws Challenge
We just loved all the fun textures and shades of green on this card by Barbara. What a fun way to use tons of green! Barbara used the kitty and sentiment from our Newton's Birthday Bash Set. You can see more of her work and congratulate Barbara on her blog, My Creative Room

Tweet Talk Bird Card by Chitra for Newton's Nook Designs inky Paws Challenge
This card by Chitra also caught our eyes right away! We loved the sky filled with green clouds and all the green birdhouses and birds from our Tweet Talk Set on strings of bakers twine! So adorable! You can say hello to Chitra on her blog My Crafty Corner!

Congrats Barbara and Chitra! Don't forget to send me an  e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit and get your winner badge for your blog! 

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite

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!

Cat Birthday Card by Donna Idlet for Newton's Nook Designs inky Paws Challenge
We loved the "green dot" theme that Donna used on her card with the Newton's Birthday Bash set. She has a dotted background texture, dotted patterned paper and sequins too! Great job!

Green Holiday Card  by Kanan Pandya for Newton's Nook Designs inky Paws Challenge
This card by Kanan was a different twist on the green challenge - instead of creating a spring card like most of the participants, she used our  Holiday Wishes to create a pretty green Holiday card! We loved all the shades of green and bits of sparkle!

This little tag by Kelli is just adorable! We loved the way she colored the kitty from our Newton's Antics stamp set. Plus there are a ton of shades of green on this little piece! What a fun tag!

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!