Friday, August 21, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #24 - Sketch!

This month's challenge is a SKETCH CHALLENGE 
Create a project inspired by the SKETCH BELOW:

Inky Paws #24 Sketch Challenge | 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, September 4th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, September 7th.

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 FlickrPinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC24).
  • 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 - check out all the awesome birthday cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it.

Belated Snail Birthday Card by Jess Gerstner | In Slow Motion Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #snailmail #birthday
Here is an adorable snail mail card by Jess. She did a ton of fun paper piercing she did with our In Slow Motion stamp set! I love that fun pattern on the snail and his shell!
Snappy Birthday Shark Card by Yukari Yoshioka |  Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #shark
  Here is a fun shark Birthday card by Yukari using our sketch! I love how she created two cute sharky scenes with our Shark Bites Stamp set!

Seahorse Card by Larissa Heskett | Tranquil Tides Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #seahorse
Check out this beautiful under the sea scene that Larissa created for this challenge! She used our fun little Seahorse from the Tranquil Tides stamp set and cut him out with the coordinating Tranquil Tides die set! I love the added dimension she gave him with the white dots and the googlie eye!!
Whale in bottle Christmas Card by Samantha Mann |  Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #bottle
Here is a cute early christmas card by Samantha. I love the two bottle cut-outs with fish inside! Such a fun idea! She used our Message in a Bottle Stamp Set and Message in a Bottle Dies along with the SEAsons Greetings stamp set. 

Cat Birthday Card by Crafty Math-Chick  | Newton's Antics Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #cat #stamp
Here is a fun birthday card by Crafty Math-Chick! I love how she used the bright colored balloon paper paired with the black and white colored kitty from the Newton's Antics Stamp set. She also used our new coordinating Newton's Anitcs purr-fect die set to cut out that cute kitty! 

Mermaid Birthday Card by Jennifer Jackson | Mermaid Crossing Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #mermaid
Here's a card I created using our Mermaid Crossing stamp set. I colored the image on watercolor paper with Zig Clean Color watercolor markers. I love how vibrant these are! Then I added some fun bubble paper for the background and a fun blue twine bow!

Now it's your turn! What will you create with this sketch? Link up below:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #23 Winners

Inky Paws Challenge #23 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 a Summer Theme Challenge

We had a some great SUMMER cards entered into this challenge! THANK YOU to everyone who entered! All the beautiful entries always make it SO HARD to choose the winners! 

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #23

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

Summer beach Kitty card by Tatiana | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Our first winner is this beautiful fully colored beach card Tatiana! She colored in all that sand and waves with copic markers! Amazing! She used the images from our Newton's Summer Vacation stamp for the cat on the beach blanket, castle and sand bucket.

Summer Shark card by Tammy  | Shark Bites stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Our second winner is this fun shark card by Tammy! We loved how the shark in front is ready to share a "bite" with you and there are two more fins in the back too! She used our  Shark Bites stamp set for the fun shark images.
Congrats to Tatiana and Tammy! 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 #23 Favorites

Since there were so many great cards with this sketch 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

Summer dream cat card by Heidi  | Newton's Naptime stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Heidi created this fun summer dream scene using our new Newton's Naptime stamp set and die. I love how she added a summer scene into his dream bubble!
Summer Fruit card by Corilyn| Sweet Summer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This fun trio of summer fruit by Corilyn was so fun! We love the watercolor and bright colors. She used the Sweet Summer stamp set for those yummy fruit slices! 
Summer Beach Ball cat card by Diane | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
We loved the fun background on this colorful summer card by Diane. Such a fun layout too! She used the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set to create this fun summer card. 

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 play along again next time! Save the date: the next challenge will begin on August 21st.