Monday, January 31, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #166

 

   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a

Theme Challenge


Use the theme-Hearts-

 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, February 11, 2022 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! 

I love books by Debbie features All Booked Up,  Heartfelt Meows,  Newton Loves Coffee, Coffee House Stories,  Heart Frames,  Framework, and  Bookmark by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #booklovingcards, #catcards, #catcards
Debbie Owens uses hearts to show her love of books!  She selects paper from the Coffee House Stories  paper pad and die cuts using the postage-edged die from the Framework die set. She stamps the Heartfelt Meows image on navy and die cuts using the scallop-edged die from the Heart Frames die set. She adds a banner with the sentiment using the Bookmark die set.  Her main attraction is the kitty atop all those books from the All Booked Up stamp set.  A little cup of coffee (Newton Loves Coffee) is snuggled next to the spectacles.  



Thank mew by Diane features Love Bots, Petite Hearts, and A7 Frames & Banners by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinescard, #lovecards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales' card is sporting all kinds of newly released products!  Beginning with the A7 Frames & Banners die set, she adds panels with little hearts using the Petite Hearts stencil.  Then she adds a trio of robot-kitties from the Love Bots stamp and coordinating die set.  Anyone else in love with these little bots?!



We're the perfect mix by Sue features Love Quarry and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #valentinescard, #lovecards, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Sue T. creatively uses the Heart Frames die set to create her background for her cement truck from the Love Quarry stamp and die set.  She adds black and white diagonally striped Washi tape that works wonderfully for a road!  She adds a bit of sparkly embellishments next to her sentiment, and voil√†...a darling Valentine's card!



Happy Valentine's Day by Amy features Love Owl-ways, Slimline Frames & Portholes, Clouds, and Banner Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #valentinescards, #lovecards, #cardmaking, #newtonsnook
Amy Tollner creates a vertical slimline card just perfect for the trio of owls flying by with their Valentine's treats! Her pastel clouds were created using the Clouds stencil and die cut using the scallop-edged die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set.  Those super sweet owls are from the Love Owl-ways stamp and cut using the coordinating dies.  Using a banner from the Banner Trio die set, Amy stamps the sentiment.  A sweet, colorful way to send Valentine wishes. 


Paws-itive vibes by Claire features Heart Frames, A7 Frames & Banners, Heartfelt Meows, and Meow by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #valentinescards
Claire Lamb's card will have you purring with all it's cuteness! She uses the Meow stencil to create her pastel background. She then stamps and amazingly colors the kittens from the Heartfelt Meows stamp set which she cuts using the scallop-edged heart die in the Heart Frames die set. She pulls the tiny banner die from the A7 Frames & Banners die set and stamps the sentiment!  Purr-fectly done!

Use hearts in your project.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #165 Winners

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

Inky Paws Challenge  at the Newton's Nook Designs blog!


This Biweekly Challenge was a Sketch Challenge!



Inky Paws Challenge #165 Prize Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive 
a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!



Gail's card features Sending Hugs by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycard, #coffeeloverscards, #coffeecards
Gail uses the puppy from the Sending Hugs stamp and die set and places a grande latte in his hands. Her big snowflakes make for a wonderful backdrop.  Nicely done, Gail!

Congrats to Gail! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com
 to claim your $20 store credit! 

Inky Paws Challenge #165  Favorites

Our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration team has chosen a few of their favorite challenge entries from this challenge! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Claire's FAVE
Sweet heart by Kristi features Candy Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinescards, #cardmaking
Kristi H. creates two delightful Valentine's cards using the 
Candy Heart stamp and die set. Her choice of plaid papers in pastel colors work perfectly with the trio of conversation hearts. Such a sweet mix for Valentine's Day!


Debbie's FAVE
Love by Irene features Flirty Flamingos by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #flamingocards, #valentinecards
Irene features these fabulous flamingos from the 
Flirty Flamingos  (Retired) stamp set. Her hand drawn background with the heart on the horizon makes for a romantic backdrop for these love birds!  Fabulous idea!


Diane's FAVE
Amy's card features Newton's Birthday Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #catcards
Amy's polka dotted backdrop works wonderfully for Newton (Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set) as he floats up into the sky.  A simply, adorable card!


Sue's FAVE
Thanks so much by Macimbalo features Snow Angel Newton and Snow Angel Puppy by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #dogcards, #cardmaking, #wintercards, #thankyoucards
Macimbalo showcases some snow-lovin' critters on a cold, wintry day. These critters come form the Snow Angel Newton and Snow Angel Puppy stamp sets. Her coloring is amazing and the wavy border adds a wonderful touch!  So, so cute!


Amy's FAVE
Amy's card showcases Newton Rides West by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #westerncards, #catcards, #cardmaking
Amy S. takes us to the wild west with this fabulous card. She showcases Newton in his ten-gallon hat from the Newton Rides West (Retired) stamp set. She stamps western images on her brown, leathery layer and adds some jute for a rugged look.  So, darn cute!

Thank you for playing!

Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time, we hope you'll play along again next time! You can always find our most current challenge here.




Monday, January 24, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #165 Reminder

 

Don't forget - 
There's still time to play along with our 

latest Inky Paws Challenge!

  
Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge


Here'a a refresher.


Create a project using the challenge sketch.


Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 

You're an angel by Claire features Snow Angel Newton, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #wintercards
Claire Lamb has her kitten making snow angels on a snowy day! With a pretty snowy sky and hills of snow made using the 
Land Borders die set, Claire adds a rainbow scarf and coordinating hat to her kitten from the Snow Angel Newton stamp and die set.  She adds banners using the Frames & Flags die set. A darling way to spend a day!  


Reach for the stars by Debbie features Framework, Starfield, Newton's 4th of July, and Cosmic Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #4thofjulycards, #cardmaking, #catcards
Debbie Owens' card has Newton aiming for twinkling stars. She creates her starry sky using the Starfield stencil and gold foil. She continues the gold theme by die cutting a gold frame using the Framework die set.  Flying across the sky is Newton from the Newton's 4th of July stamp set. A fun sentiment from the Cosmic Newton stamp completes her fun card!


You're tons of fun by Diane features Love Quarry, Frames & Flags, Circle Frames, and Tumbling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #valentinescards, #lovecards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales creates a fun Valentine's card just perfect for a little (or not so little) boy! She uses the Tumbling Hearts stencil to create her background of hearts. Then uses the  Circle Frames and the Frames & Flags die sets to create the black banner and circle frame.  She features the backhoe and safety cone images from the Love Quarry stamp and die set. A darling interpretation of the sketch!


Will you be my meow-tine by Sue features Frames & Flags, Newton's Valentine, and Tumbling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #valentinecards, #cardmaking
Sue T.'s card is just so pretty with all the pink!  She uses the Tumbling Hearts stencil for her center panel and adds the playful kitty from the Newton's Valentine stamp and die set. The polka-dotted heart is so cute!  To complete her card, Sue uses the Frames & Flags die set for her white panel layer and her pink banners. She uses a die from the  Speech Bubble die for her sentiment. So Valentine-y!


Let it snow by Amy features Beautiful Blizzard, Banner Trio, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner gives us a beautiful snowflake card in blues and silver! She uses silver glitter paper for her banners (die cut using the 
Frames & Flags die set) and background layer. Using the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set, she heat embosses the fragile snowflakes in white and distresses the background in shades of blue.  She heat embosses the sentiment on a little banner using the Banner Trio die set. Such a beautiful, sparkly card!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, January 28, 2022 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, January 17, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #165

 

   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, January 28, 2022 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! 

Sending joyful wishes by Claire by Holiday Post, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb gives us the sweetest winter scene!  She showcases the cute critters from the Holiday Post stamp and die set with snowflakes falling in the background and piles of snow on the ground (Land Borders die set). She adds a dark pink banner using the Frames & Flags die set and places all her layers on a pink gingham paper!  Don't you love how she extends this stamp set  by changing the color scheme?  Fantastic job!


Thinking of you by Debbie features Newton's Mug, Whispering Pines, Sea Borders, and Reindeer Roll Call by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #coffeelovers, #coffeecards, #wintercards, #catcards
 Debbie Owens uses the sketch to create a window with a wintry scene.  She uses the Whispering Pines stamp set to create the tree silhouettes. She adds a valance by using the wavy die from the Sea Borders die set. She pulls the stag image from the Reindeer Roll Call stamp set to add to the mug from the Newton's Mug stamp set. The wood grain paper and buffalo plaid accents gives the card a warm, cabin-like feel. 


Dispatching all my love by Diane features Main Street Christmas, Love Emergency, Meowy Christmas, and Darling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinecards, #lovecards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales pulls out the Main Street Christmas stamp set and repurposes it for her Valentine's card!  She adds the ambulance from the Love Emergency stamp set and coordinating die set racing down the street. Her little scene is placed atop the red zig-zag paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. She adds her embossed sentiment, "Dispatching All My Love," which pulls everything together so nicely! What a way to stretch one's stamp sets!  Such a clever idea! 


Thanks so much by Sue features Blooming Botanicals, Floral Roundabout, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #floralcards, #cardmaking
Anyone else ready for some spring flowers? Well, Sue T.'s card will give you a taste of spring to brighten your day! Using the Blooming Botanicals stamp set colored in brilliant colors, Sue adds her white embossed sentiment (Floral Roundabout stamp set) on a black banner for a nice dramatic element. She uses the round-edged frame die from the Frames & Flags die set and sets everything on a white card base. Lovely!



Best in snow by Amy features Snowfall, Snow Angel Puppy, Festive Fawns, and Frames & Flags; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #cardmaking, #wintercards
Amy Tollner delights with her pastel background and shimmery snowflakes (Snowfall stencil). She adds a glitter banner die cut using the banner die from the Frames & Flags die set. Atop all the shimmery fun is the playful pup from the Snow Angel Puppy stamp and coordinating die set. The little birdie (Festive Fawns stamp and die set) adds a nice pop of red!  So fun!

Use the challenge sketch.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #164 Winners

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

Inky Paws Challenge  at the Newton's Nook Designs blog!


This Biweekly Challenge was a Color Challenge!



Inky Paws Challenge #164 Prize Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive 
a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!




Have a holly, jolly Christmas by Mary Anne features Newton's Toboggan and Snowfall by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #wintercards, #holidaycards, #christmascards, #cardmaking
Mary-Anne V. uses the Snowfall stencil to create a snowy background just perfect for our fun-lovin' felines from the Newton's Toboggan stamp and die set. Such a fun way to showcase this set!


Congrats to Mary-Anne V.!  Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $20 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)

Inky Paws Challenge #164  Favorites

Our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration team has chosen a few of their favorite challenge entries from this challenge! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Amy's FAVE
Happy little hello by Kristi features Hedgehog Hollow and Plaid by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Kristi H. uses the 
Plaid stencil set in red and brown which makes such a fabulous background for her coffee-lovin' hedgehog from the Hedgehog Hollow stamp and die set (Retired). The woodgrain paper and addition of the ladybug are great finishing touches!  Nicely done!


Claire's FAVE
Collect beautiful moments by Donna features Winter Birds by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birdcards, #vintagecards, #wintercards
Donna Perisic creates this beautiful vintage card using the Winter Birds stamp set and die set. Taking the smaller berry branch from the set, Donna designs a wreath around her cardinal, which is amazingly colored!  Wow!


Debbie's FAVE

Have a cup of cocoa by Meghan features Cup of Cocoa by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
Meghan Kennihan is prepared for a cold, winter day with her fun card featuring five, yes 5, cups of hot cocoa (or in my world-coffee). These beverages can be found in the Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set. Meghan colors them in amazingly and sets them on a snowflake background.  So fun!


Diane's FAVE
Arlene's card features Winter Birds and Evergreens by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birdcards, #wintercards
Arlene R. also showcases the cardinal from the 
Winter Birds stamp set. She sets her bird in front of those gorgeous cream trees using the Evergreens stencil. Such a bright, bold design!  Love it!


Sue's FAVE
There's snow-one else like you by Angie features Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #snowmancards, #cardmaking
Angie Cimbalo uses the Frozen Fellowship stamp set to create this beautiful card. She incorporates the challenge colors in a subtle way giving her snowmen a vintage-like feel.  Thanks, Angie for sharing your amazing coloring skills!  

Thank you for playing!

Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time, we hope you'll play along again next time! You can always find our most current challenge here.




Monday, January 10, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #164 Reminder

 

Don't forget - 
There's still time to play along with our 

latest Inky Paws Challenge!

  
Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge


Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the Colors: Candy Red, Cream, Cocoa Brown, and Pewter Gray.

Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 

Paws here by Amy features All Booked Up and Bookmark by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #bookmarks, #cardmaking, #catcards, #dogcards
Amy Tollner's book marks created using the Bookmark die set will have you pulling out a long book just for a chance to use them! She gives the book marks a vintage look by distressing the edges and coloring the stack of books in browns. Those tall stack of books with the cute critters atop them are from the All Booked Up. She uses the coordinating die set to create the paw print and sentiment. Fabulously done, Amy!


Thankful for you by Claire features Puppy Pals and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #cardmaking, #thankyoucards
Claire Lamb sends puppy cuteness with this darling thank you card! She distresses the middle section of her card on which she places the pair of puppies from the Puppy Pals stamp and die set. She pulls sentiments from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and heat embosses them in white. A delightful way to send thanks!
  

Debbie's card features Festive Fawn, Land Borders, Snowfall, and Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #cardmaking
Debbie Owens creates a beautiful wintry scene using the Land Borders die set, trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set, and the Snowfall stencil. She adds the fawn pulling her sleigh of packages from the Festive Fawns stamp set. She adds a bit of twine for her finishing touch. Oh so sweet!


With all my heart by Diane features Hearts Frame, Heartfelt Love, and  Banner Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #lovecards, #valentinescard, #cardmaking

With all my heart by Diane features Hearts Frame, Heartfelt Love, and  Banner Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #lovecards, #valentinescard, #cardmaking
Diane Morales is back with one of her amazing shape cards!  She uses the Hearts Frame die set to create the base, and she stamps the Heartfelt Love stamp set and colors all those fun hearts in the challenge colors. She heat embosses the sentiment on a banner using a die from the Banner Trio die set. Don't you love how the card swivels to open?  So fun!


Wishing you a frenzy of fun by Sue features Shark Frenzy, Frames & Flags, Speech Bubbles, Fancy Edges Tags, and Waves by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #sharkcards, #cardmaking
Sue T. shows her creative thinking by pairing the challenge colors with sharks! How fun! On her scallop-edged cream layer (Frames & Flags die set), she adds gray waves using the Waves stencil. She uses the Shark Frenzy stamp set to stamp the shiver of sharks on a tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. For added fun, she adds the sentiment on a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set. What a super fun way to use the challenge colors!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, January 14, 2022 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter