Friday, April 24, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #20 - SKETCH Challenge

This month's challenge is to a Create a project using the sketch below! 

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, May 8th, 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 IPC20).
  • 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 - Remember the sketch is just an inspiration - check out all the ways the interpreted it! Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Heartfelt Sympathy card by Yukari Yoshioka | Cat stamp and word stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
 This fun card by Yuki features one the kitty from one of our favorite sets, Newton's Antics and the heartfelt sympathy words from the Simply Sentimental set. 

Get Well Duck with Umbrella | Card by Samantha Mann | Spring Showers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a sweet spring card by Samantha using our Spring Showers stamp set! I love the vellum!

Wish you were Here Dachshund card by Kimberly Rendino | Delightful Doxies stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Kimberly turned the sketch sideways and used our cute new Delightful Doxies stamp set! So adorable!!

Plant Smiles Flower card by Stephanie Muzzulin | Garden Whimsy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Stephanie created this cheery card using the flower pot from the new Garden Whimsy stamp set. 

Gorgeous Flower card by Larissa Heskett | Beautiful Blossoms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
I love the black and white color combo on this card by Larissa. She used our Beautiful Blossoms Stamp set. 

You lift me up Dachshund card by Jennifer Jackson | Delightful Doxies stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's one by me - I used our new Delightful Doxies stamp set.  I just love that cute pup with his butt being picked up by a balloon!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Inky Paws #19 - WINNERS!

Inky Paws Challenge #19 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 USE WATERCOLOR

This was a tough one, for sure, but we were AMAZED by all the creative things everyone did with just one layer! The challenge entries were so awesome this month! THANK YOU to everyone who entered!  It's always hard to choose a winner!
Inky Paws Challenge #19 | Watercolor | Newton's Nook Designs

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #19

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

Our first winner is this gorgeous trio of Tags by Tatiana! We love how she tried watercoloring them in different ways - they all turned out so beautiful!! She used the Basket of Wishes and Bunny Hop Stamp sets. 

Watercolor Cat Beach card by Little Mennonite | Inky Paws #19 Watercolor Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs
Our second winner is this awesome card by Dawn from the little mennonite. We really love the intense colorful background she created with watercolors! It's so bright and fun! She use our Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. 

Congrats to Tatiana and Dawn! 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 #19 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

Funny Pig card by Melissa | Inky Paws #19 Watercolor Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs
This adorable card by Melissa made us smile - we love how the pig is flipping across that fun watercolor background! So Adorable! The stamps she used are from the Farmyard Friends stamp set. 

Kitty and Cheese card by Anja | Inky Paws #19 Watercolor Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs
We love the "spotlight" technique that Anja did on her card - using grays for most of the card and then spotlighting with bright colors inside the heart! What a fun idea!! She used the Just say Cheese and Newton's Antics stamp sets to create this card. 

 Home Tweet Home card by Vicki | Inky Paws #19 Watercolor Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs
This card by Vicki is also has some really fun watercoloring going on - we loved that background with the layers and splotches of watercolor! She used our cute little birdie stamp set - Tweet Talk

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 time! The next challenge will begin on April 24.