Friday, April 29, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #31- Sketch!

This month's challenge is a Sketch Challenge! 
create a project based on this sketch!

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 13th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.

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 IPC31).
  • 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.
Handmade with Love card by Christiana Reuling | Tag Sampler Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Our April Guest, Christy played along with our challenge and created this yummy card! She used our Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set for the handmade with love tag. The little dotted heart image is from Winston's Honeybees. I love how she paired it with pattern paper that has handmade jars of yummy goodies on it! 

What's The Scoop? Ice Cream card by Samantha Mann | Inky Paws Challenge | Tag Sampler and Summer Scoops Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Samantha created this fun card using the sketch! I love the black and white background with the pop of color for the tag! She used our Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set for the tag. The ice cream is from the Summer Scoops stamp set. 

BEE tag card by Jess Gerstner | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Jess created this fun BEE card using our new Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set  along with the cute bees from the Winston's Honeybees stamp set! I can just imagine those bees buzzing every direction!
Handmade with Love card by Crafty-Math Chick | Tag Sampler Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Crafty Math-Chick had fun with our new Tag Sampler stamp set and Tags Times Two Die Set on her card. I love how she added in the ball of yarn from the Newton Unwinds set to create a fun background - and the subtle sweater paper too!

Mermaid Card by Jennifer Jackson | Inky Paws Challenge | Tag Sampler and Summer Scoops Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I created a mermaid themed card with this sketch! I used our Tag Sampler stamp set to stamp the tag and I cut it out with the Tags Times Two Die Set. Then I colored the mermaid from the Mermaid Crossing stamp set and fussy cut her out. I added the "have a FIN-tastic birthday" sentiment to the tag, also from the Mermaid Crossing stamp set! 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #30 WINNERS!

Inky Paws Challenge #30 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 SPRING THEME! 

Random winners for Inky Paws Challenge #30

This month we changed it up and picked Two Random winners! The two lucky entries were number 1 and number 7! Check out the winners cards below!

Friendship Flower Card by Indy's Designs | Beautiful Blossoms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Winning entry #1 was this fun floral card by Indy's Designs
(She used our Beautiful Blossoms stamp set)
Flower Card by Marlena M | Fanciful Florals Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Winning entry #7 was this fun floral card by Marlena M
(She used our Fanciful Florals stamp set)

Congrats to Indy and Marlena! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit!

Inky Paws #30 Favorites

We also wanted to share a couple more entries that we really loved! 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

Spring Watercolored Roses Card by Shannon McComb | Love Grows Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This rose card by Shannon caught our eye - the watercolors are just so yummy!  She used the lovely flowers from the Love Grows stamp set

Bunny and Umbrella Spring card by Mary Gable | Hello Spring Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
We loved this spring card with the bunny holding both tulips and an umbrella by Mary Gable! She used the image of Lily, our bunny, from the Hello Spring stamp set

Fun Baking card with rolling pin by Mindy Baxter | Made from Scratch Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
We really loved how Mindy Baxter colored the rolling pin and spoon to have such a cool woodgrain texture! She used our Made From Scratch stamp set

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! Our next Inky Paws challenge will begin in a couple weeks - on Friday, April 29th!

By the way --- we're having a 2 day - Spring Cleaning Sale - Check it out: