Friday, September 23, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #36 - Halloween!

This month's challenge is:
Create a project with a Halloween theme!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #36 - Halloween Theme
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, October 7th, 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 IPC36).
  • 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 Halloween cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it.

    Halloween Kitty Shaker Card by Nakaba Rager  | Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Naki created this super cute Halloween shaker card using our Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set!
    I love the spiderwebs in the corners too! 

    Halloween doxie card by Samantha Mann | Dress Up Doxies and Boo Crew Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Samantha combined the pup in the tutu from our Boo Crew Stamp set with the "Happy Hallo-weenie" sentiment from the new Dress Up Doxies stamp set! Such a fun combo! 

    Halloween Treat Holder with Cat & Pumpkins by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This sweet kitty treat tote was created by Larissa using the new Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set! The fun newsprint paper is perfect for Halloween and it's so cool how she colored different colored pumpkins! 
    Halloween Witch Cat card by Stephanie Muzzulin| Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Stephanie used our used the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set with some fun bright halloween colors on her card! Do you see the tiny polka dots on the kitty, hat and broomstick that she paper pierced?
    Halloween cat & pumpkins card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Yuki created this awesome Halloween Kitty card using our Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set. Isn't that vellum grass so cool? 

    Halloween Treat Holders by Crafty Math-Chick |  Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This trio of fun treat holders is by Crafty Math-Chick! She used a bunch of sets to create these. The spider and web are from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set, the pumpkin is from the new Dress Up Doxies stamp set and the owl on the branch is from the Spooky Street stamp set. 

    Halloween cat & pumpkins card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Here's a card by me :) I had so much fun watercoloring the kitty and pumpkins from our new Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set. 

    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Inky Paws #35 Winners

    Inky Paws Challenge #35 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 using Burlap and/or Lace! Everyone created such fun projects with these cool materials! 

    Top Picks for Inky Paws Challenge #35

    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!!


    Lace and Kraft Anniversary card by Tatiana | Years of Cheers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Our first Top Pick is this lacy anniversary card by Tatiana! We loved the simplicity of the kraft paper with the white embossing and vellum! She the champagne glasses and "Happy Anniversary sentiment" from our  Years of Cheers stamp set.
    Stamping on burlap wreath card by Cimbacreativefun | Happy Little Thoughts stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Our second Top Pick is this gorgeous wreath by Cimbacreativefun! We loved the way she stamped and colored right onto the burlap! She used the wreath and sentiment from our  Happy Little Thoughts stamp set.
    Congrats to Tatiana and Macimbalo! 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 #35 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

    Raccoon and burlap card by Shelly Kurth | Raccoon Rascals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This card by Shelly made us smile! We loved the simplicity of the card and how well the swatch of messy burlap went with the raccoon from our new Raccoon Rascals stamp set! 

    Butterfly and lace card by Juilien | Beautiful Wings stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This lovely card by Juilien caught our eye too. We love how she was inspired by the challenge to use a lace butterfly embellishment that went just right with the butterflies from our  Beautiful Wings stamp set! 

    Pumpkin and burlap candybar wrappers by Annie B Willis | Pick-a-Pumpkin stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Another favorite was this trio of candy bar wrappers by Annie.  We love how used the burlap and lace to wrap these yummy treats! She also used the cute pumpkins from our Pick-a-Pumpkin 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, September 23rd!