Friday, May 23, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #10 - Wood, Cork, Metal!

Happy Friday and the the first day of #10 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a Texture Challenge!

For this challenge you can choose to add Wood, Cork or Metal to your card - or go nuts and do all three!  The choice is yours! We thought this would be fun as you're probably preparing Father's Day cards right now too! 

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,  June 6th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, June 9th.

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 IPC10).
  • 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!

Lightbulb card by Tricia Traxler using Around the House stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Tricia Traxler (May Guesst Designers) used two textures on this cute card - a stamped wood frame plus Metal staples and brads! She used the lightbulb stamp from Around the House set - so much fun! 

Lamp card by Samantha Mann using Around the House stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Samantha used wood as a background on her card! She featured the lamp from the Around the House and added some fun yellow vellum to look like the light shining out! Love This! 

Father's Day Bear card by Christine Drogt for Newton's Nook Designs
Christine used the cute bear from our Winston's BBQ set. She added him onto this card with a fun wood frame and wood stars!  So perfect for Father's Day!

Inky Paws card by Danielle Pandeline using Around the House & Newton's Antics stamp sets |  Newton's Nook Designs
Danielle used a wood frame on her card from our Around the House set. Inside the frame is some fun canvas, made to look as if it's stamped by Newton from Newton's Antics! Isn't that fun? He literally has Inky Paws!!!

Love Raccoon card by Tessa Wise using Sweetheart Tails stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Tessa used a wood embossing folder to create her card base and a wood thought bubble too! She used that cute little bandit from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set! This card is so simple and sweet!  

Stuck on You card by Larisssa Heskett using Around the House stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa used a fun piece of wood and paper pierced the fun tape dispenser from the  Around the House set. She also added some metal tape and metal toned sequins! Love that bit of Metallic!!

Father's Day card with Cork by Jennifer Jackson using Winston's BBQ stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
And one by Me -  I managed to get in all 3 textures. I used used a big circle of Cork and stamped beer bottles on it with White ink. Then I added metal brads and a wood heart too! as a background on her card! The bear is from our new Winston's BBQ set! I love how fun this set is for Father's Day! 

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, May 12, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #9 Winners!!

Inky Paws #09 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 color Challenge! 

Inky Paws Challene #9 - Color Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs

We had so many pretty pastel cards - it was hard to pick a winner! Great job & thanks to everyone who played along! 

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! 

Inky Paws Challenge - Top Picks - Newton's Nook Designs

Wild Child baby card by Diane - Inky Paws Challenge #9 Winner | Newton's Nook Designs
Our first winner is this cute card by Diane! We loved how she created heart pattern behind using all the colors in the palette behind those two cute tigers from the Wild Child set. This is such an adorable card!  You can see more of her work and congratulate Diane on her blog, Peaceful Lane
Digi Stamp sunflower card by D - Inky Paws Challenge #9 Winner | Newton's Nook Designs
Our second winner is this cutie by D ~ Designs by Dragonfly! It's so fun how she used our new free digital flower image and created all those fun little shakers! What a cute Mother's Day card!  You can see more fun creations by D ~ on her blog, Designs by Dragonfly

Congrats Diane  and D~!! 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!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite

Love Grows box card - Inky Paws Challenge #9 Favorite | Newton's Nook Designs
This box card by Peggy using Love Grows is super fun!  It has so many fun layers! Check out her blog, That's a lot of Scrap, for lots more photos of her project!  

Cat Card - Inky Paws Challenge #9 Favorite | Newton's Nook Designs
We thought this kitty card by Cindy was a really fun way to use all the colors in the palette!  She used the kitty from Newton's Antics and the "hello" from Winged Wishes!   

Spring Leaves Card - Inky Paws Challenge #9 Favorite | Newton's Nook Designs
We also really loved this card by Marina!  It's so fun how she used the fall leaves from Wagon of Wishes but made it look springy by using the pastel color palette! What a good way to get more use out of your stamps! 

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyones ideas! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll try again next month. We've got a really fun challenge idea in the works  so make sure to check back in a couple weeks --  the new challenge will be posted on Friday, May 23.