Friday, February 20, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #18 - Just ONE Layer!

This month's challenge is to a Create a project using just ONE layer!

 Inky Paws Challenge #18 - Just one Layer | 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! 

You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday, March 6th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, March 9th.

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 IPC18).
  • 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 how they added hearts into their projects and then enter your project at the bottom of the post! Read the description below each card to see who made it!

One Layer Kitty card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton's Daydream stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This adorable one-layered scene was created by Yukari Yoshioka. She used our Newton's Daydream stamp set.
Tickled Pink Flamingos |  One layer card by Samantha Mann | Flirty Flamingos Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
I love the fun way Samantha repeated the words over and over around the flamingos from the Flirty Flamingos stamp set! So fun!
Strawberry One Layer Card by Danielle Pandeline | Sweet Summer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
 Danielle created this fun strawberry card using the Sweet Summer stamp set! Love the watercolor mixed with gold foil! 

Bunny and Sunburst | One Layer Card by Jesss Moyer | Bunny Hop Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This card by Jess has so much dimension you can hardly tell it's just one layer! She used the Bunny Hop stamp set and a fun sunburst technique! 
One Layer Thank you Leaf Card by Kimberly Rendino | Falling into Autumn Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This stunning one layer card is by Kimberly I love the look of the gold and black on the Kraft card base. She used the  Falling into Autumn stamp set! So fun!
Spring Tree card by Lydia Evans | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia got some extra mileage out of some fall themed stamps for this spring card! She used the spooky tree from the Spooky Street Halloween set and the dots from the Falling into Autumn stamp set to created the fun leaves. Then she added the sentiment from the Newton's Daydream stamp set.

Hang in the Koala Bear card by Crafty Math-Chick | Hanging Around Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here is a fun and playful one layer card is by Crafty Math-Chick! She even added fur to the koala from the Hanging Around stamp set. I also love the mint green circle she sponged around the words!

Easeter Wishes card by Larissa Heskett | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa created this fun one-layer scene with lots of creative masking (although she did break the rules a bit by mounting it on another piece of cardstock -lol!)  She combined stamps from Bunny HopVersatile Vases, Winter Tails and Newton's Daydream.  What an adorable scene! 

Heartfelt Floral one layer card by Jennifer Jackson | Love Grows Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here was my try at a one-layer card. I stamped the flowers from the Love Grows stamp set and used the "heartfelt" from the Simply Sentimental stamp set. I added a bit of watercolor flicked onto it to add texture!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #17 - WINNERS!!

This is our second post today - to see our February Guest Designers, scroll down or click here

Inky Paws Challenge #17 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 create a project with a HEART SHAPE on it

We had a 42 amazing entries this month - I think this might have been our highest number of entries ever - THANK YOU SO MUCH! It's always so fun to see everyones creations!

Inky Paws Challenge #17 - Add a Heart -  Newton's Nook Designs

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #17

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!!

Inky Paws Challenge Top Picks - Newton's Nook Designs
Kitties in Paris with Graffiti | Card by Sally Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
This adorable card by Sally is our first top pick! She caught our eye with this image of the two kitties in love from our Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set! The background is super cool too with the brick and graffiti! Make sure you check out her blog Abbey's Attic - she has a really cute story about these two kitties on it too! 

Love you Kitty card with Hearts | Card by Anja | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
This card by Anja is our other top pick! We really love how she used the kitty from Newton's Birthday Bash and changed his balloon into a heart!  Plus the layering of all the hearts behind him is so beautiful! You can see more at her blog, Scrappietoo 

Congrats to Sally and Anja! 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 #17 Favorites

Since there were so many beautiful heart 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

You're cool Mom Card with Penguin | Card by Heidi | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
We really loved this adorable card by Heidi! We loved how she mixed the "love you" & "mom" from our Love Grows stamp set with the sweet little penguin pair from the Wild Child stamp set! What a fun pairing! We also loved the watercolor in the heart - so pretty! 
The next two favorites are both awesome clean and simple cards and use our raccoon image - We couldn't decide which we liked better since they were so lovely - so we picked both!Clean and Simple Raccoon Love Card by Karen Mead | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
We really loved this Clean and Simple card by Karen using the cute raccoon from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set. The clean style is so striking - and the subtle hearts on the grey stripe are a fun detail! 

Clean and Simple Raccoon Love Card by Lynn | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's another Clean and Simple card by Lynn - also using the raccoon from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set.  We loved the contrast of the bright red against the white - and the cute little hearts in the background are so fun! 

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 in February! The next challenge will begin on February 20.