Monday, October 11, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #159


   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge


Use the sketch to create your NND project!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! 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, October 22, 2021 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. 

Here's some inspiration!

Need to get inspired? See what our Inspiration Team created with this challenge! 

Happy Howl-oween by Amy features Happy Howl-oween, Spooky Roundabout, Brooms & Boos, Frames Squared, and Hills & Grass by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #halloweencards, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #cardmaking, #dogcards
Amy Tollner showcases the Happy Howl-oween stamp and die set in this bright, fun card!  For her vertical element, she white heat embosses the Spooky Roundabout stamp set on a black card base. She creates a a starry backdrop on a rounded-square using the Frames Squared die set complete with black grass (Hills & Grass stencil) and crescent moon (Brooms & Boos stamp and die set). She places this atop a purple layer which makes the colors just pop! Those puppies are ready for a night of trick-or-treating!  Super cute, Amy!

I love fall most of all by Claire features Winter Birds, Forest Scene Build, and Fall Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #fallcards, #autumncards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb showcases one of the beautiful birds from the Winter Birds stamp and coordinating die set. Her vertical element is a trio of trees die cut using the Forest Scene Builder die set. She then uses the leaf dies from this same set and the stitched leaf die from the Fall Friends die set to create layers of leaves in bold, autumn colors for her sweet bird to sit among.  Claire's unique take on the sketch and CAS style makes for a stunning fall card!

Happy Fall by Debbie features Fall Roundabout, Autumn Newton, Slimline Frames & Windows, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #fallcards
Debbie Owens showcases Newton playing in a leaf pile from the Autumn Newton stamp set. Set behind him is the challenge's vertical strip with falling leaves stamped using the Fall Roundabout stamp set. Also used were the Slimline Frames & Windows die set (square panel) and the Circle Frames die set on which the sentiment was stamped.  A fun, playful card!

You're my favorite treat by Diane features Argyle, Frameworks, Circle Frames, Slimline Frames & Windows, and Trick or Treat Kittens by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #halloweencards
Diane Morales showcases the Trick or Treat Kittens stamp and die set for another spook-tacularly cute Halloween card!  Using one stencil from the Argyle stencil set in bright orange and yellows provides a playful backdrop on which she adds the black open frame (Frameworks die set). Diane uses the
Circle Frames die set for her sentiment and the Slimline Frames & Windows die set for her square on which she places the kitten.  So cute!

Your fang-tastic by Sue features Count Newton, Flying Bats, and  Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #halloweencards, #catcards
Sue T. treats us with another fun Halloween card. Her card features the spooky, but totally adorable, Newton from the Count Newton stamp and die set. Sue uses the Flying Bats stencil on a rounded-edge rectangle using the Frames & Flags die set. Those bats look wonderful with the horizontal striped paper behind it.  She surrounds her Count Newton with tombstones for an added touch of spookiness!  Eeek!

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  1. Thank you for challenge and DT inspiration - have a blessed day!

  2. Newton's Costume Party stamp/die is a new fav of mine that I used.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"