Wednesday, June 19, 2019

100th Challenge Special Edition #1

It's our 100th Challenge and we have some special guests showcasing their favorite challenges!

Celebrate with us and get your paws EXTRA inky! 
For this special challenge we are hosting 4 link ups! 
That means 4 chances to win! 

Here's the details: Choose your favorite challenge & play it again!
Pick any of our previous Color, Sketch or Theme challenges and play it again! Just decide on your favorite and add it to your post along with your entry matching the previous challenge: color, sketch or theme! There will be three link-ups below, so you enter your project into the category you have chosen! You can find images of all the previous collections in the Pinterest board here, or look through our previous challenges on the blog pages. 

Bonus link-up: Choose your favorite NND product! To make things even more fun, we've added a favorite product challenge link-up too! Just pick your favorite NND stamp, stencil, or die set and use it on your project to participate! Don't forget to tell us why it's your favorite when you write up your blog post! 

Can't decide on a favorite? You are welcome to choose more than one type of challenge and play multiple times! We are allowing up to 3 entries per participant into each category! If you decide to combine challenges, please only enter it into ONE link-up category.

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? For this special 100th celebration we are giving away $100 in prizes! We will chose one RANDOM entry to win a $25 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop from each of the four link-up categories! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, June 28, 2019 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Special Guest Designers

You matter a whole bunch by Emily features Tree Rings, Dainty Daisies, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen is back to share this amazing card using the IPC#13 sketch with textured tree rings from the Tree Rings stencil. She adds a black and white striped layer which she die cuts from the Frames & Flags die set.  She then adds a big bouquet of daisies from the Dainty Daisies stamp and die set.  She adds the little banners in coordinating papers and adds the sentiment on the banner.  So nice to have Emily's talents joining us again!

Make every day a beach day by Amanda features Aloha Newton, Newton's Summer Vacation, and Sea & Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This bright sunny scene at the beach created by Amanda Bodine looks like a slice of paradise. The yellow sunny background with the palm tree from the Aloha Newton stamp and die set creates a bit of shade for castle building and sunbathing!  Those sweet felines are from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp and die set. To create the scenic horizons, Amanda uses both the Sea Borders and the Land Borders die sets. 

You are simply mermazing by Ellen features Sunscape, Sea Borders, Land Borders, Message in a Bottle, Narly Mermaids, Purr-maid and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 For her first card, Ellen Haxelmans creates this dynamic scene using the colors (orange, yellow, & black) of Halloween!   She creates a fabulous sunset using the Sunscape stencil in orange and yellows. She then creates layers of blue waves using the Sea Borders die set and a sandy ocean bottom using the Land Borders die set.. She adds a boat that actually moves using the Message in a Bottle stamp and die set.  She then adds the beautiful mermaid from Narly Mermaids stamps and dies as well as elements ocean elements from Purr-maid stamps and dies. The sentiment was stamped and cut using the Frames & Flags die set. 

Go with the Flow by Ellen features Message in a Bottle, Sunscape, Land, Sea, Purr-maid, Narly Mermaids, Shark Bites, and Manatee-rific by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ellen Haxelmans creates another interactive card using the colors of the IPC#26 challenge with a nautical theme.  She creates a pink sky using Sunscape stencil and creates her ocean floor and water using the Land Borders and  Sea Borders die sets. She adds her movable boat using the Message in a Bottle stamp and die .  She adds a sweet manatee from the Manatee-rific stamp and die set.  She then adds more ocean elements using elements form Narly Mermaids stamps and dies , Purr-maid stamps and dies, and Shark Bites stamp set. 

Wish you were here by Andrea features Newton's Summer Vacation, Framework, Waves, Land, and Flower Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell combined 4 different IPC challenges to create this summer paradise!  Using the Waves stencil she creates the water scene in the upper corner. She then uses the the Land Borders die set to separate the water from the beach.  She die cuts using the Framework die set. She places two felines from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp and die set who are enjoying the pleasures of summer. For her final touch, she adds a tropical flower from the Flower Trio die set. 

Toucan do it by Samantha features Tropical Leaves and Toucan Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Samantha Mann was wowed by the beauty of the IPC#51 Tropical Challenge.  She created her amazing background using the Tropical Leaves stencil in shades of green. She then adds her colorful toucan ad bright flowers and leaves from the Toucan Party stamp and die set.  She heat embosses the sentiment in white on a black banner and adds black & white striped washi tape and a few sequins to finish her pretty card!

Thankful for you by Zsofia features Framework, Argyle, Peony Blooms, and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar, a NND designer, shares this gorgeous card using the colors from the IPC#50 inspiration.  She chose the Peony Blooms stamp set colored with Copics and cut out using the coordinating die.  She blended her spectacular background using distress oxide inks which she die cut using a die from the Framework die set (Zsofia's favorite NND product!). She added texture using the Argyle stencil and heat embossed the sentiment using a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. 

We would love to have you join us for our 100th milestone.  Link up here!


  1. Wow, such fabulous inspiration from all the girls! It was so hard to choose a favourite challenge, all are so gorgeous. Thanks for having me as a guest!

  2. Congratulations on your 100th challenge. I'm looking forward to playing. The designers all did a great job with their creations. [Bunny]


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