Monday, August 29, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #181

 

   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a

Theme Challenge--Fall




Use the theme-fall.

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, September 9, 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!   Be warned--it appears several of the design team members have a fondness for vintage trucks! 

May the colors of fall bring you a harvest of joy by Debbie features Autumn, Harvest Haul, and Falling Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #autumncards, #fallcards, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens begins the vintage card parade with an olive green vintage truck from the newly released Harvest Haul stamp set.  She adds her lovely vehicle to a Kraft card base with its subtle leaves (Falling Leaves stencil) in the background. For a touch of more color, she adds strips of paper from the Autumn Paper Pad



 
May the colors of fall bring you a harvest of joy by Diane features Autumn and Harvest Haul by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #autumncards, #fallcards, #cardmaking
Continuing the parade, Diane Morales colors her vintage truck from the Harvest Haul stamp and coordinating die set in shades of golden yellows. She continues with the autumn yellow with her section of plaid paper from the Autumn Paper Pad.  She leaves a lot of white space to give her card a clean, crisp feel!



May the colors of fall bring you a harvest of joy by Sue features Autumn and Harvest Haul by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #autumncards, #fallcards, #cardmaking
Sue T.'s red vintage truck from the Harvest Haul stamp and coordinating die set ends our vintage card parade. She tucks some colorful autumn paper from the Autumn Paper Pad behind her truck. Her wood grain embossed front adds a nice rustic charm to her lovely card!



You're the pick of the patch by Amy features Autumn Oval, Autumn Mice, Autumn, Oval Frames, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #micecards, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #autumncards, #fallcards
Amy Tollner changes things up by using one of the ever adorable mice from the Autumn Mice stamp and coordinating die set.  Don't you just love those rosy cheeks?  She pairs this darling image with the newly released Autumn Oval stamp set.  She uses the Oval Frames die set to create her scalloped frame.  She pulls the pretty polka dotted paper from the Autumn paper pad and cuts it with the scallop-edged frame from the Frames & Flags die set.  Has autumn ever been cuter?



Pumpkin spice and everything nice by Claire features Newton's Mug, Love Cafe', Pumpkin Latte, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #coffeecards, #catcards, #autumncards, #fallcards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb's card will have you heading to your local coffee shop for a pumpkin-spice coffee!  She uses the Frames & Flags die set to create her center on which she lightly distresses in autumn yellow and orange.  She adds the super cute Siamese kitty from the Newton's Mug stamp and the coordinating die set.  Doesn't  he look adorable popping his head out of his burnt red mug?  For more autumn fun, Claire adds additional mugs of coffee,  pumpkins, and the fun sentiment using products from the Love Cafe' stamp and coordinating die set and the Pumpkin Latte stamp set.


Use the theme-fall with your NND products!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #180 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 #180 Prize Winner!

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



Happy Halloween by Kristi H. features Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #halloweencards, #cardmaking
Our lucky winner, Kristi H., showcases the Halloween Trio stamp set.  Her choice of fun pattern papers and a distressed evening setting for her critters makes for a fun, playful Halloween card!

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

Inky Paws Challenge #180 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
Thank you by Donna H. features Porch Swing Friends and Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking
Donna H. elected to use the Porch Swing Friends stamp and coordinating die set for her amazing card.  Her beautiful coloring and white space on the image really catches one's eye.  Paired with the rustic wood grain paper and trio of brads, her card delights with its country charm.  To make it a thank you card, she pulls a sentiment from the Peony Blooms  retired stamp set.



Debbie's FAVE
Home made by Irene features Made from Scratch, Fancy Edges Tag, and Holiday Home by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #holidaycards
Irene's card will have you reaching for your baking tools to whip up some holiday treats!  Using the Made from Scratch stamp and coordinating die set, she uses the rolling pins for the sketch's horizontal stripe.  Having the other utensils around the oval edge draws the eye to the sentiment.  She also created a sweet matching tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set and the Holiday Home stamp set.  



Diane's FAVE
Happy birthday to you by Jenny features Birthday Party, Birthday Oval, and Oval Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking
Jenny's use of bold, bright colors makes her card so cheerful and perfect to celebrate a birthday! She uses the Oval Frames die set to create her scalloped oval frame using paper from the Birthday Party paper pad. She uses another fun paper from the same pad for her horizontal stripe.  She wonderfully colors the birthday elements from the Birthday Oval stamp set in those bright, cheerful colors!



Sue's FAVE
Hello sunshine by Amy features Framework, Sunflower Days, and Houndstooth by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #autumncards, #cardmaking
Amy Tsuruta's clean, crisp card with its subtle coloring makes for such a fresh, beautiful card. She creates the white postage-edged frame using the Framework die set and attaches to a white card base.  She continues with the white on white with her use of the white ribbon.  On her oval, she creates a light blue background using the Houndstooth stencil. She lightly shades the sprig of sunflowers from the Sunflower Days stamp and die set. Her white on black sentiment makes for a nice pop of contrast.  



Amy's FAVE
Dayna's card features Newton Loves Tacos by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #newtonsnook, #catcards
Dayna had the brilliant idea of making our taco-lovin' Newton from the Newton Loves Tacos stamp and die set into a spinning element!  How fun and clever!  Her choice of paper with its Mexican textile-like patterns works amazingly well with this Newton image.  Fant√°stico!

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, August 22, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #180 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's a refresher.



Use the sketch above with your NND products!


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

Soaring by with sky high thanks by Claire features Sky High Celebrations, Oval Frames, Newton's Kite, Clouds by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #thankscards, #catcards, #dogcards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb's colorful balloon bouquet looks like the perfect ride for the feline and canine to enjoy a spectacular cloudy day.  To make her card, Claire uses the Clouds stencil and the Oval Frames die set for her sky. Those darling critters and balloons are from the Sky High Celebrations stamp and die set. At last, she pulls a sentiment from the Newton's Kite stamp set. 



Drinks, sleep and be merry by Debbie features Slothy Christmas, Meowy Christmas, Christmas Cocktails, Snow Globe Shaker, and Oval Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #slothcards, #christmascards, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens showcases the napping sloth from the Slothy Christmas stamp set.  This adorable stamp set is retiring, so be sure to grab your set before it's too late!  She pairs him with some cocktails from the Christmas Cocktails stamp set.  For her background she uses papers from the Meowy Christmas paper pad and die cuts little snowflakes using the Snow Globe Shaker die set.



Enjoy life one way at a time by Diane features Newton's Perfect Wave, Summertime, and Shark Bite by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #summercard, #cardmaking, #catcards
Diane Morales sneaks in one last summer card. This card features the daring surfer Newton from the Newton's Perfect Wave stamp and die set. She combines papers from the Summertime paper pad and stamps some little fish from the Shark Bite stamp set for added fun!

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Sue's card features Cultivated Cacti by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cactuscards, #cardmaking
Sue T. showcases the Cultivated Cacti stamp and die set with this elegant, yet CAS card.  The Washi tape and embossed oval add lovely texture that pairs nicely with the patterns on the pots!



Wishing you a beautiful birthday by Amy features Best Mom Oval, Oval Frames, and Springtime by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner brings beautiful birthday wishes with her card. She showcases the pretty flowers from the Best Mom Oval stamp set with papers from the Springtime paper pad.  She uses the Oval Frames die set to add the scalloped oval. 


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, August 26, 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, August 15, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #180

   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a

Sketch Challenge



Use the above sketch.

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, August 26, 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! 

Meow-ing in the rain by Claire features Newton's Rainy Day Trio, Framework, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #springcards, #rainycards
Claire Lamb distresses an amazing rainy background for her trio of cats from the Newton's Rainy Day Trio stamp and coordinating die set. For raindrops, she adds sequins to her shaker card and adds the sentiment on a speech bubble using a die from the Speech Bubbles die set.  She uses a die from the Framework die set to get the stitching on her center rectangle.  A-meow-zing!



Happy Birthday by Debbie features Cycling Friends, Oval Frames, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #dogcards
 Debbie Owens uses the Cycling Friends stamp set to create her background which she layers with vellum and die cuts using the Framework die set. For her horizontal element, she adds red/white twine.  She die cuts an oval using the  Oval Frames die set and adds the same cycling critters image with a basket full of presents.  So fun!


Make every day a beach day by Diane features Oval Frames, Aloha Newton, Sky Borders, Clouds, and Summertime by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #summercards, #cardmaking, #catcards, #tropicalcards
Diane Morales designs a little tropical haven for Newton (Aloha Newton stamp and die set) to take a much needed nap!  To create this scene, she uses  the Oval Frames die set for her frame, the Sky Borders die set for the beach, and the Clouds stencil for her puffy clouds.  Diane pulls three designs from the Summertime paper pad that work perfectly with her design!


Aloha by Sue features Aloha Newton and Tropical Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #summercards, #cardmaking, #tropicalcards
Sue T. also features the Aloha Newton stamp and die set.  She showcases the darling and talented ukulele playing kitty decked out in her pink flower and lei!  Sue creatively uses the Tropical Leaves stencil to create an oval of tropical leaves surrounding her kitty along with a splattering of pink hibiscus.  Sue keeps her card CAS by simply scoring two lines in keeping with the sketch elements.  Super creative!



Life is better in the garden by Amy features Gnome Garden, Springtime, Oval Frames, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #gnomecards, #springcards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner showcases one of the gnomes from the Gnome Garden stamp and die set. She creates a cloudy sky using the Clouds stencil and cutting it with a stitched oval die from the Oval Frames die set. She uses the butterfly paper from the Springtime paper pad and white embosses the sentiment on a black banner (Frames & Flags die set).  Her silver strip adds a nice touch of glitter to this darling card!


Use the above sketch with your NND products!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #179 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 #179 Prize Winner!

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



May your days be furry and bright by Avrawill features Summertime, Puppy Present, and Bookmark by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #christmascards, #puppycards, #bookmark
Avrawill uses papers from the Summertime paper pad to make a darling Christmas book tag. She used the Bookmark die set.  Her star attraction is the sweet puppy from the Puppy Present stamp and die set.  How fun would it be to attach a book mark tag to your holiday presents!  


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

Inky Paws Challenge #179 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
Wishing you a paw-some birthday  by Melissa features Birthday Party, Paw-some Birthday, and Bokeh Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #puppycards, #cardmaking
Melissa creates a pretty pink balloon background using the Bokeh Balloons stencil set. She frames it with green confetti paper from the Birthday Party paper pad.  Her star attraction is also a puppy. This cutie is from the Paw-some Birthday stamp and die set.  Nothing could be better than lots of balloons and presents!



Claire's FAVE
Chillin' with my snowmies by InkyKat features Snowman Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #snowmencards, #christmascards, #wintercards, #cardmaking
InkyKat-Kathy creatively uses the Snowman Party stamp set with the challenge colors to create the cutest holiday card. The thick frames in the challenge colors look fabulous!  Also love how she makes this into an easel card.  Darling!


Debbie's FAVE
We make a purr-fect blend by Meghan features Newton Loves Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #cardmaking, #wintercards
Meghan combines large, beautiful snowflakes with the caffeine-lovin' kitty from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp and die set.  Love the texture and bright colors of Meghan's CAS design!


Diane's FAVE
Take delight in the small things by Andrea features Hummingbird by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birdcards, #springcards, #cardmaking
Andrea W. uses the challenge colors to create this captivating scene! Using the Hummingbird stamp and die set, Andrea stamps the several pink flowers for her hummingbird to enjoy while her gray snail creeps along at the bottom of her card.  Wonderfully done!  


Sue's FAVE
Life's a picnic by Papierelle features Newton's Picnic by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #summercards, #picniccards
Papierelle showcases a very hungry Newton for her CAS card!  Yep, that is Newton from the Newton's Picnic stamp set (retired) diving into a beautiful gray and black picnic basket looking for the perfect snack.  Meanwhile, that trio of ants feasts on all the crumbs!  Darling card!

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, August 8, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #179 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's a refresher.


Use the colors-Black, Pink, Green, and Gray.


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

You're one in a melon by Amy features Framework, Newton's Melon, Summertime, Frames & Flags, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #summercards
Amy Tollner showcases the little kitten from the Newton's Melon stamp and die set enjoying a juicy slice of watermelon.  She pulls the watermelon paper from the Summertime paper pad and die cuts it using the postage-edge die from the Framework die set. She die cuts a scalloped circle (Circle Frames die set) and lightly distresses in pink and green. For her sentiment, she heat embosses it in white on the black banner (Frames & Flags die set).  A scrumptious way to use the challenge colors!



Happy Holidays by Claire features Sky High Celebrations, Land Borders, Heartfelt Holidays, and Holiday Home by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #catcards, #dogcards, #christmascards, #holidaycards
Claire Lamb moves us away from the sweltering heat of summer with this snowy card featuring a tall stack of presents and some mischievous critters from the Sky High Celebrations stamp and coordinating die set.  She adds rolling hills of snow using the Land Borders die set and adds snowflakes (Holiday Home stamp set) to her green background.  She pulls a sentiment from the Heartfelt Holidays stamp set.  Such a fabulous way to use the challenge colors!



So glad you're part of my flock by Debbie features Flamingo Ovale and Oval Frames by Newton's Nook Designs;#inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #flamingocards
 Debbie Owens showcases a flock of flamingos from the Flamingo Oval stamp set. She adds a gray gingham paper and die cuts her layers using the Oval Frames die set. Her black card base adds a nice dramatic touch to her fun card!



Wishing you and your new kitten fun times ahead by Diane features Welcome New Cat and Frameworks by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales uses the challenge colors to celebrate the arrival of a new kitten!  She creates her card base by die cutting it with the postage-edge die from the Framework die set.  She then adds her sweet kitten and all her needed accessories from the Welcome New Cat stamp and die set.  Don't you just love that little pink mouse?  



Humming along, thinking of you by Sue features Hummingbird by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #birdcards
Sue T. creates an elegant card using the challenge colors. Set atop an embossed background, Sue adds her beautiful bird from the Hummingbird stamp and die set enjoying some nectar from her pretty pink flowers.  Such a lovely card!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, August 12, 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