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!

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  1. Congrats to the winner! And thank you sooo much for a top pick!!!

  2. Thank you for the new challenge! and the DT creations are fabulous