Friday, September 26, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #14 - Fall Color Challenge

Happy Friday and the the first day of #14 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a Sketch Challenge!

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, October 10th,  2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Sunday, October 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.
  • 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 IPC14).
  • 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 decided to play along - Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Happy Halloween Cat Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs | Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set
Here's a cutie by Samantha Mann using Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp set and a fun zentangle technique!

Fall Leaf and Cat Card by Jess Moyer for Newton's Nook Designs | Hanging Around and Falling Into Autumn Stamp sets
Here's a fun fall card by Jess Moyer using several stamp sets. The kitty is from  Hanging Around, the big bold leaves are from Falling into Autumn and the "cool cat" sentiment is from Newton's Summer Vacation!

Fall Leaf Card by Lydia Brooke for Newton's Nook Designs | Falling into Autumn Stamp set
This pretty Leaf card by Lydia Brooke uses our new Falling into Autumn Set! Love the stripes of colored leaves!

Fall Wagon Card by Crafty Math-Chick for Newton's Nook Designs | Wagon of Wishes & Winged Wishes Stamp Sets
This fun Fall card by Crafty Math-Chick combines two favorite sets - the kitty in the wagon from Wagon of Wishes  and the adorable birds and thanks banner from Winged Wishes!

Fall 3D paper pumpkin by Stephanie Muzzulin for Newton's Nook Designs | Falling into Autumn Stamp Set
Stephanie made this adorable 3D pumpkin using our color theme and added an adorable "Happy Harvest" tag using the sentiment from our Falling into Autumn stamp set. 

Happy Harvest Fall Leaf Card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs | Falling into Autumn Stamp Set
Here is a card by me - I also used the new Falling into Autumn leaf stamp set o create a fun leaf background and added a pop of yellow ribbon!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #13 Winners!!


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last
Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months theme was a fun Sketch Challenge! We had so much fun checking out all the entries! Great job & thanks to everyone who played along! 

Top pick for Inky Paws Challenge #13

Announcing.... our top picks! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit their blogs and tell them congrats!!

Congrats to Rita Wright who made this adorable card using or Digital Freebie Bird image! We really loved how she turned the sketch sideways - and her color combo is just so bright and fun!! 

We loved this card by Indy too - It's so cool how she used the Rose and leaves from our Love Grows set to create the circle and flag shape from the sketch!  We also love the coloring on that orange kitty  from the Newton's Daydream set and that she cut it out with those intricate flowers! Great Job!

Congrats to Indy and Rita!! 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

We really loved how Tatiana used cute little vellum tags and a snowflake for the circle on her card! She used our fun Frozen Friends stamp set to create this cute card.  

Kelly created this gorgeous field of flowers  using our Versatile Vases set - so beautiful! 

This campfire scene by Yuki was one that definitely caught our eye! We LOVE the coloring and that purple sky! Yuki used our Campfire Tails set to create this adorable scene. 

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, September 26.