Monday, November 21, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #187


   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a

Theme Challenge.

Use the theme--holiday.

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, December 2, 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! 

May your holiday happiness reach new heights by Diane features Snowflake Oval, Oval Frames, Holiday Heights, and Slimline Frames & Windows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #christmascards, #holidaycards, #catcards, #wintercards, #cardmaking
 Diane Morales uses non-traditional colors for her oval-shaped holiday card.  To make her shape, she uses the Oval Frames die set which frames the snowflakes from the Snowflake Oval stamp set. She then adds a pink, yes pink!, Christmas tree with the two mischievous kittens from the Holiday Heights stamp and coordinating die set.  She adds a big teal banner with the sentiment using a die from the Slimline Frames & Window die set.  So cute!

Merry Christmas by Amy features Snowfall, Framework, Forest Scene Builder, Frames & Flags, Holiday Heights, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #wintercards, #holidaycards, #christmascards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner continues the non-traditional colors for her holiday card.  Her pastel background comes alive with the added snowflakes (Snowfall stencil) and the white wintry trees (Forest Scene Builder die set).  She uses the Land Borders die set for her ground. She, too, uses the Holiday Heights stamp and die set, but Amy chooses the puppy image from this set.  She places her sentiment on a banner (Frames & Flags die set) and uses the Framework die set for the postage-stamp edging.  Her added birds and squirrel (Forest Scene Builder die set) completes her amazing card!

Joyful tidings by Claire features Christmas Tree Line and Heartfelt Holidays by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #holidaycards, #christmascards, #cardmaking
Need more non-traditional holiday colors?  Then you are going to love Claire Lamb's bright rainbow of holiday trees!  Using the Christmas Tree Line stencil, Claire adds rows of trees in bright hues of the rainbow.  She then adds a trio of sentiments from the Heartfelt Holidays stamp set. The white embossing on black really pop against the bright colors!  A sprinkling of sequins completes this festive card!

Bright and merry by Debbie features Poinsettia Blooms, Music, and Joyful Tags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #christmascards, #cardmaking
Debbie Owens breaks the team's non-traditional colors trend!  She goes with the more classic red & green colors using the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set.  (This set is retiring and is only $7.49!  Be sure to grab your set before they are gone!) She adds her poinsettias on a gold foiled musical score using the Music stencil.  She continues the gold with her embossed sentiment on black using the Joyful Tags stamp set. Simply gorgeous!

Use the theme-- with your NND products!

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  1. Great theme and adorable inspiration! I hope to play along again!

  2. So very beautiful inspiration cards! Great challenge!

  3. Entered a Christmas Birthday card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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