Friday, June 27, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #11 - Citrus Colors

Happy Friday and the the first day of #11 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a COLOR Challenge!

Inky Paws Challenge #11 - Citrus Color Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs

For this challenge we want you to use these bold citrus hues!  

Lime green • Lemon Yellow • Orange • Grapefruit Pink

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,  July 11th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Sunday,  July 13th.

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 , Pinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC11).
  • 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!

Sweet Citrus Card by Ria Montefalcon for Newton's Nook Designs | Sweet Summer Stamp Set
Our Guest Designer Ria Montefalcon used our new Sweet Summer stamp set to create this yummy card - I love how she used pink fruit slices to create a fun background too! 

Sweet Fruit Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs | Sweet Summer Stamp Set
Love this bunch of watercolored fruit by Samantha Mann using our new Sweet Summer stamp set! The colors are so soft and pretty!  

Funny Cherry Dino card by Danielle Pandeline for Newton's Nook Designs | Sweet Summer Stamp Set
This card by Danielle Pandeline will make you laugh! I love how she made the cherries from our new Sweet Summer stamp set look HUGE by pairing them with the dino from Prehistoric Pals!
Pretty orange card by Donna Idlet for Newton's Nook Designs | Sweet Summer Stamp Set
Love the bright colored colored fruit on this card by Guest Designer Donna Idlet!.  She found the perfect paper to to with our the citrus slice stamp from our our new Sweet Summer stamp set! 
Birthday Cat card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs | Sweet Summer Stamp Set
 Tessa Wise used the citrus color palette to create this awesome fun birthday card using our Newton's Birthday Bash set!  I love how she combined the patterned papers! 

You're sweet Fruit card by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs | Sweet Summer Stamp Set
This card by Larissa Heskett showcases sweet and sparkly watercolored fruits from our  Sweet Summer stamp set! What a fun look!

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, June 9, 2014

Inky Paws #10 Winners!

Inky Paws #10 Challenge - WINNERS! 

Today we are sharing the winners of the latest Inky Paws ChallengeOur Fans here at NND are the BEST! I think every month the challenge entries are better than the one before! This months challenge was to add a texture - Wood, Cork or Metal! 

Inky Paws Challenge #10 | Newton's Nook designs

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

Inky Paws Winner - Sunflower card by Kimberly | Newton's Nook Designs
Our first winner is this beautiful card by Kimberly! She created a gorgeous wood background and then used our free digital sunflower image at a nice big size! We loved the striking colors on this card and the cute little bits of gloss on the ladybug add that finishing touch!  You can see more of her work and congratulate Kimberly on her blog, Kimplete Kreativity

Inky Paws Winner - Giraffe card by Peggy | Newton's Nook Designs
Our second winner is this cutie by Peggy! She used the cute giraffe stamp from our  Wild Child stamp set to create this fun scene! We really loved the color combo on this one - especially that colored wood background! Head over to Peggy's Blog, That's a lot of Scrap! to say congrats! 

Congrats Kimberly and Peggy!! Don't forget to send us 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

Fishing Bear card by Kelli | Newton's Nook Designs
This Winston card by Kelli using Campfire Tails is super fun!  We really liked the ruler added in - for winston to measure how big his fish is! And the little cork behind the sentiment is so fun!  Check out her blog, Time out for Stamps to see more of Kelli's work!

Birthday Cat Card by Annie| Newton's Nook Designs
 Annie used all three textures on her card - cork, metal and wood! She stamped Cork kitties, a wooden gift bag and a metal balloon! All using our  Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set! Annie has more fun cards on her blog, Lab Hands!

Table Card by Diane | Newton's Nook Designs
Diane had the CUTEST idea on this card - she used our frame stamp from the Around the House set and cut it off to make it into a table!  She also added some flowers to the table using our Versatile Vases stamp set! You can visit Diane and see her other great cards at her blog, Peaceful Lane!

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. The new challenge will be posted on Friday, June 27