Monday, August 7, 2023

Inky Paws Challenge #203 Winners


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

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

We loved all the different interpretations using these fun colors!

Inky Paws Challenge #203 Prize Winner!

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

Let's get meow-garitas by Vicki features Newton Loves Taco and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #margaritacards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Vicki showcases our margarita-lovin' feline from the Newton Loves Taco stamp and coordinating die set. Look closely and you'll spy some salt on the rim!  She sets her festive feline on fun designer papers created by repeatedly stamping the taco image on the blue card base and the happy birthday sentiment (retired Simply Sentimental stamp set) on the pink scallop-edged (Framework die set) paper. Vicki adds a bit of green with the strip of paper and the lime!  The overall effect is a fun, vibrant birthday card!

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

Inky Paws Challenge #203 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!

Debbie's FAVE
Thanks so much by Becca features Heartfelt Butterflies by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge, #butterflycard
We loved how Becca shows the challenge colors in such an understated way. By adding the heart layer with the colored butterflies from the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp above the full, black & white image, the butterflies look like they take flight upon being colored.  Wonderfully done, Becca!

Amy's FAVE
Happy birthday by Kristi H. features Hibiscus, and Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #floralcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
We loved Kristi H.'s water-colored background filled with those gorgeous hibiscus blooms! Kristi used the retiring Hibiscus die set and a sentiment from the retired Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set. The CAS style and mix of colors make for a beautiful tropical card!

Claire's FAVE
Let's party by Mugdha features Newton Celebrates by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #partycards, #birthdaycards, #catcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Mugdha uses the challenge colors for this super fun party card!  She places our party-going Newton from the Newton Celebrates stamp and coordinating die set in a blue martini glass with pink and red confetti floating about. She adds a bit of green with the olive to complete this fantastic party scene! Anyone else want to party with this fellow?!

Crystal's FAVE
Special delivery of fun and sun by Danielle features Slimline Frames & Portholes, Slimline Masking Circles & Squares, Beach Bound, and Palm Tree Line by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #beachcards, #summercards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Danielle creates this darling slimline card using dies from the 
Slimline Frames & Portholes die set in combination with the Slimline Masking Circles & Squares stencil set. We love how she creates the pastel sky with the bold black palm trees (Palm Tree Line stencil).  With the trio of vintage vehicles from the Beach Bound stamp and coordinating die set, it looks like you've arrived at the beach for some summer fun!

Danni's FAVE
Why limit happy hour to an hour by Marianne features Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cocktailcard, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Marianne brings more savory drinks to the table using the Cocktail Mixer stamp and coordinating die set. We loved the big round "coasters" behind each drink, especially with splattering of ink for added texture.  The black embossed sentiments and enameled dots add the perfect touches to this fantastic card! Cheers!

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 moscurrent challenge here.


  1. THANK YOU so much for the honor!! To be among such talents as the other favorites is quite humbling. Their coloring skills awe me!

  2. Yay! Thank you so much for such kind words about my card! I'm so excited to win! Congratulations to everyone here! Really wonderful inspiration!

  3. Congrats to the winner, and the faves! Thank you, Amy, for picking my card as a favorite. I enjoyed making it, and looking at all the entries.


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