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

Monday, August 1, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #179


   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a

Colors Challenge

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

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 12, 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! 

So glad you're part of my flock by Amy features Flamingo Oval, Summertime, Oval Frames, Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs;#inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #flamingocards, #summercards
Amy Tollner combines the pink striped paper from the Summertime paper pad with the ever fla-mazing image from the Flamingo Oval stamp set.  Both were die cut using dies from the Oval Frames die set.  For even more interest, she die cuts a flower and leaf from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set.  Love it!

Eek! I missed your birthday by Claire features Birthday Mice, Bokeh Balloons, and Banner Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #micecards, #birthdaycards, #newtonsnook
Claire Lamb is showcasing products from NND's 9th birthday release.  Using the Bokeh Balloons stencil set, Claire fills the top of her card with pink balloons as well as a layer of shimmery ones!  Nice!  She adds the celebrating mice from the  Birthday Mice stamps and die set.  Don't you love how she adds the glow of the candles on the their heads?  Her final touch is embossing the sentiment on a black banner using a die from the Banner Trio die set.  

Paws-itive vibes by Debbie features Heart Frames, Heartfelt Meows, Banner Trio, and A Cat's Life by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking
 Debbie Owens uses the challenge colors to create a feel-good card!  She begins with a polka dotted embossed background with green polka dotted paper (A Cat's Life paper pad) added at two corners.  She adds the heart of cute kittens from the Heartfelt Meows stamp set with layers die cut using the Heart Frames die set. Her sentiment was added to the rounded-corner banner from the Banner Trio die set.  How could this not send Paw-sitive vibes to the recipient?  

Thanks for being so fla-mazing by Diane features Love & Meows, Flamingo Oval, and Oval Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #flamingocards, #summercards
Diane Morales was also inspired to use the Flamingo Oval stamp set with the challenge colors.  She adds a gray background using papers from the Love & Meows paper pad.  Instead of an A2 rectangular card, Diane opts to use the Oval Frames die set to create an oval card.  Love it!

You make the world a nicer place by Sue features Cuppa Cactus and Retro & Palms by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeecards, #coffeelovers, #cardmaking
Sue T.'s card is going to be a fave for all those coffee lovers out there!  She begins by creatively using the Retro Sun & Palms stencil set to create the background.  She then adds a trio of coffee mugs filled with the cutest cacti using the Cuppa Cactus stamp and die set. Don't you love the geometric patterns on this card?  Fabulously done, Sue!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #178 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 Theme Challenge!

Inky Paws Challenge #178 Prize Winner!

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

Hi Gull Friend by Erin features Gull Friends, Sea Borders, and Flirty Flamingos by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #summercards, #beachcards, #cardmaking
#15 Erin Carpenter designs this fun beach scene with watery waves using the Sea Borders die set. She uses two water fowls--sea gulls from the Gull Friends stamp and die set and flamingos from the Flirty Flamingos stamp and die set (Retired).  Such a lovely, peaceful scene!

Congrats to Erin Carpenter! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $20 store credit! 

Inky Paws Challenge #178 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!

Sue's FAVE
Congrats by Mary-Anne V. features Retro Sun & Palms by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #summercards, #beachcards, #cardmaking
Mary-Anne V. uses one of Sue's favorite stencil sets (Retro Sun & Palm Trees stencil set) in a very unique and amazing way. The beautiful colors in the background paired with the copper embossing makes for a gorgeous summer card.  You can almost feel the heat coming off this beach scene!

Amy's FAVE
Sanding you sunny smiles by Papierelle by Kitten Beach and Newton's Summer Vacation by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #beachcards, #catcards, #summercards, #cardmaking
Papierelle makes a card that is filled with kitten playfulness!  Combining cats from the Kitten Beach and the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp sets, this is a purr-fect beach scene. Plus look at how she colors her water to make it feel like it is moving!  

Claire's FAVE
Rise with the tide and go with the flow by Fikreta features Newton's Perfect Wave and Corgi Beach by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #dogcards, #catcards, #beachcards, #summercards, #cardmaking
Fikreta creates such a tranquil beach scene. Then she pairs the lovable Corgi from the Corgi Beach stamp set and Newton with his surfboard from the Newton's Perfect Wave stamp set.  These two look so good together!  Wonderfully done, Fikreta!

Debbie's FAVE
Squeal! It's your birthday by Debbie F. features Oink and Summertime by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #summertimecards, #summercards, #pigcards, #beachcards, #cardmaking
Debbie Frank uses a trio of piglets from the Oink stamp set and sets them in a fabulous beach scene.  Squeal! Who knew these pigs would look so darn cute enjoying a day at the beach!  Such a creative idea!  She also adds interest by pulling papers from the Summertime paper pad.  

Diane's FAVE
Enjoy every moment by Helen F. features Sips & Stories, Delightful Doxies, and Beach Bum Thongs by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeecards, #coffeelovers, #beachcards, #summercards, #cardmaking
Helen F. shows amazing creativity with limited summer-themed NND products.  She creates a beach scene in which her lady from the Sips & Stories stamp set can enjoy looking out while sipping a cup of coffee.  She adds amazing details to make this an amazing beach bungalow including a kite from the Delightful Doxies stamp set and flip-flops using the Beach Bum Thongs freebie.  Such a relaxing scene!

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.