Friday, August 26, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #35 - Burlap and Lace

This month's challenge is:
Create a project using burlap and/or lace!
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 9th, 2016 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 IPC35).
  • 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 burlap and lace cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it.
    Pumpkin Card with Burlap & Lace by Naki Rager | InkyPaws Challenge | Pick-a-Pumpkin stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Naki created an awesome pumpkin card using burlap and lace with our Pick-a-Pumpkin stamp set and Pick-a-Pumpkin Die Set! Such a perfect look for Fall! 

    Butterfly with Burlap & Lace by Samantha Mann| InkyPaws Challenge | Beautiful Wings stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This simplicity on this card by Samantha is so lovely! She used burlap and a lace doily along with the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Wings die set

    Fall leaves with Burlap Card by Kimberly Rendino | InkyPaws Challenge | Beautiful Leaves stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Kimberly created this awesome Autumn card using our new Beautiful Leaves stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Leaves die set! I love the burlap leaf that she cut out with the oak leaf die! 

    Masculine Deer Birthday card with  Burlap Card by Crafty Math-Chick | InkyPaws Challenge | Splendid Stags Die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Crafty Math-Chick used burlap as a fun background for the die cut deer shape from our Splendid Stags Die Set. Then she added the "Happy Birthday" from the new Raccoon Rascals stamp set. What a great masculine birthday card! 

    Fall leaves with Burlap Card by Jennifer Jackson | InkyPaws Challenge | Beautiful Leaves stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Of course I had to play along too! I used the images from the Beautiful Leaves stamp set and embossed them on kraft colored paper in gold, white and brown. Then I trimmed them out with coordinating Beautiful Leaves die set. The tag was cut out using our Tags Times Two Die Set.  I added some burlap behind the tag and a strip of lace too! 

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Inky Paws #34 Winners

    Inky Paws Challenge #34 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 SUMMER theme on your project! We had a ton of fun seeing everyones summer cards!

    Top Picks for Inky Paws Challenge #34

    Here are 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!!


    Beach kitty card by Sherry Carrigan | Aloha Newton and Newton's Antics stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Our first Top Pick is this adorable card by Queen City Stamper, Sherry Carrigan! We loved the scene she created and how it looks like the kitty with the ukulele is serenading the cozy kitty couple! She used the kitty and palm tress from the Aloha Newton stamp set and the kitty couple is from the Newton's Antics stamp set. 

    Beach Palm Tree card by Jeanie Tavitas | Paradise Palms stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Our second top pick is this beautiful summer beach scene by Jeanie Tavitas. We loved the circle with the beachy sunset and the fun background texture! The sentiment on vellum is the perfect finishing touch! She used our Paradise Palms stamp set. 

    Congrats to Sherrie and Jeanie! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)

    Inky Paws #34 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

    Aloha Kitty card by Rosy Newlun | Aloha Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    We loved this beachy scene by Rosy Newlun! Her texture on the sand is awesome and the stripes on the kitty are so cute!  She used the new Aloha Newton stamp set. 

    Kitty Relaxing on beach card by Indy | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This summer card by Indy is so cute! We love the white waves with the sunset on the tag behind the kitty and the fun palm tree silhouette too!  She used the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. 

    Tiki Faces card b Diane Morales | Tiki Time stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This card by Diane really caught our eye! The fun bright colors are so perfect for a summer tiki pattern! And the cut out to the card inside really makes it fun! She used our new Tiki Time 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, August 26th!