Friday, April 25, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #9 - Spring Color Challenge!

Happy Friday and the the first day of #09 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a Color Challenge!

I just love spring flowers so I thought  this beautiful bouquet would be perfect inspiration for a fun spring color challenge!

 The colors we're looking for in projects arePale Pink  • Yellow • Lilac • Soft Green

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,  May 9th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, May 12th.

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 IPC09).
  • 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. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 

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!

Watercolor Roses Card by Tessa Wise for Inky Paws Challenge #9 | Newton's Nook Designs
Tessa Wise created this fun using our Love Grows set. What a perfect card for Mother's Day! 

Thanks card by Samantha Mann for Inky Paws Challenge #9 | Newton's Nook Designs
Samantha Mann created this fun card using the the banner from the Winged Wishes with the bird from the Snow Day set. I love the soft colors behind the bird!

Friend Card by Elena J. for Inky Paws Challenge #9 | Newton's Nook Designs
Guest Designer, Elena Joldersma created this fun card using our Versatile Vases set. Those little flowers make the perfect pops of color. 

Rose card by Christine Drogt for Inky Paws Challenge #9 | Newton's Nook Designs
Design Team Member, Christine Drogt created this fun using our Love Grows Set. I love those watercolored roses! So pretty! 

Flower Jar Card by Larissa Heskett for Inky Paws Challenge #9 | Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa Heskett created this pretty card using the mason jar and flower from the Versatile Vases set. She also used the doodle line stamp from the Love à la Carte stamp set to make the fun pattern on the bottom! 
Tulip Card for Inky Paws Challenge #9 | Newton's Nook Designs
Here's one from me - I created this spring tulip card using the Easter Scramble set. To stamp the fill on the tulips, I just flipped the stamp over and used the back side of the stamp to create a solid shape!

Flower Vase Card for Inky Paws Challenge #9 | Newton's Nook Designs
And one more - for this one, I used the vases from the Versatile Vases set and paper-pierced them to add some simple color to this card. I colored the flowers with copics. 

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, April 14, 2014

Inky Paws #8 Challenge Winners!

Inky Paws #08 Challenge - WINNERS! 

We really had fun a blast checking out all the great entries for our latest  Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months theme was a diagonal sketch! As always- it's VERY difficult to pick the winners because all the cards are so AMAZING! 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! 
Our first winner is this cute card by Jess! We loved how she made a "diagonal" of grass for her divider. She also did a great job coloring the raccoon from our Sweetheart Tails Set. You can see more of her work and congratulate Jess on her blog, Basic Jess

Our second winner was this card by Donna! Our favorite part was the paper-pierced boots and umbrella that match the paper on the bottom of the card!  Plus the bright colors are great for Spring! Donna used our Spring Showers set. To say hello to her - check out her blog, Creative Lady

Congrats Jess and Donna! 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!
We really thought this card by Lysa was fun! We love how she used the digital freebie bird image and paper pierced it out! And the little row of buttons on the bottom is so cute!  

The contrast of colors on this card by Kate really caught our eye. We love how she mixed neutral background patterns with the pops of red and yellow! She did a great job coloring that kitty from our Newton's Birthday Bash set too! 

We loved this snuggly kitty card by Kelly! She used the little heart over and over to create her own background for the top of the card -so fun! You can find that heart and the snuggling kitties in our Newton's Antics 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!