Friday, November 21, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme

Happy Friday and the the first day of #16 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is to a Create a project with a Christmas Theme!

Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme - Newton's Nook Designs

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! 
Since this challenge falls over a holiday weekend we decided to give a little extra time - you have three weeks to play along instead of the usual two. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 12th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, November 15th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item).
  • 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 IPC16).
  • 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 -  Scroll down to see all their adorable Holiday creations and then enter your project at the bottom of the post!  Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Bear on Holiday Ball Card by Donna Mikasa for Newton's Nook Designs | Winter Tails Stamp set
Our guest designer for November Donna Mikasa decided to play along with this adorable card using our Winter Tails stamp set.  She changed the snowball that Winston is rolling on into a pretty ornament! Such a fun idea! I love the fun shape of this card too! 

Santa Crab Holiday Card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs | SEAsons Greetings Stamp set
Tessa created this adorable card using the little crab and "joy" stamps from the SEAson's Greetings stamp set! I love the layered tags and little staples as decoration! 

Dinosaur Christmas Card by Danielle Pandeline for Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a really fun, non-traditional holiday card by Danielle! I love the cute Dino in the santa hat! So fun! She used a bunch of NND sets on this: Snowflakes from Beautiful Blizzard, Dinosaur from Prehistoric Pals, Snowy hills from Winter Tails, Santa Hat from Winston's Home for Christmas and "be merry" from Christmas Delivery

Red & White Snowflake Shaker Christmas Card by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set
Larissa created this Gorgeous Christmas shaker card using our new Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. I love the red and white combo - reminds me of holiday peppermints!

Jess created this adorable card using our Sweetheart Tails stamp set with the sentiment fromWinston's Home for Christmas . I love that she used a "love/Valentine" set and made it work for Christmas! What a great way to get more milage out of your stamps!

Merry Christmas Card with cat and wreath by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs | Newotn's Holiday Mischief Stamp set
Samantha created this lovely watercolored Christmas card using the cute kitty in the wreath from the Newton's Holiday Mischief set. The "merry"& "Christmas" stamps are the Holiday Wishes stamp set. 

Crafty Math-Chick created this fun doggie Holiday Treat Bag using the cute pup in sweater from the Canine Christmas stamp set! So cute how she matched the sweater on the pup with the background paper!  

Snowman card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs - Flaky Family Stamp Set
Here's one by me - I used the girl and guy snowmen from the Flaky Family set - stamped on Kraft colored card stock so I could color them white. I also added a bunch of snowflakes in white ink and the "Merry Christmas from our Family to yours" sentiment!  

Now it's your turn - we can't wait to see your holiday creations!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #15 Winners!

Add a little Sparkle Challenge Winners! 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months Challenge was to add a little sparkle! We had so much fun checking out all the entries! Everyone had such fun sparkly cards - I imagine your rooms are all filled with glitter - and your hands and hair and clothes! LOL!  Great job & thanks to everyone who played along! 

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #15

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!!

Meowy Christmas card by KT Fit Kitty using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
This super sparkly card by KT Fit Kitty is our first top pick! We loved the super sparkly paper she used and the sequins added a fun touch of sparkle too! She also did a great job with her coloring on that kitty wearing a scarf from our Newton's Holiday Mischief set! 

Dachshund through the snow doxie in Sweater card by Eva using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
This sweet doxie card by Eva from Stamp S'more is other top pick! We loved the super sparkly snow that she created with glue and glitter!! the purple sequins and pretty clouds in the sky complete the fun scene. She used our new Holiday Hounds set! 

Congrats to KT Fit Kitty and Eva!! 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

Dachshund through the snow doxie in Sweater card by Lynn using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps
This sparkly card by Lynn using our Holiday Hounds stamp set is so fun! We loved the white and red sparkle paper and the CAS layout! There is even sparkle on the pups sweater and hat too!

Kitty Christmas card by Lynn | Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This card by Shannon has a ton of fun sparkle! I loved that even the lights around the kitty from our Newton's Holiday Mischief set were sparkly! Check our her blog, Stamp and Glitter - to see more photos of this fun shaker card! 

Kitty Christmas card by Tatiana | Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here is a pretty card by Tatiana using our Newton's Holiday Mischief set. She added pretty sparkles on the hat and collar of the kitty - plus lots of sparkly sequins! Love the coloring on that kitty too!

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, November 21.