Monday, June 17, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge #225 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 challenge sketch above. 


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

Claire's keep growing card features Floral Delights and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #floralcards,  #springcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Claire Lamb uses a horizontal interpretation of the sketch, and it's spectacular.  The ink-blended circles look amazing with the flowers from the  Floral Delights stamp and coordinating die set. For her circles, she made masks/stencil using the Frames Squared die set.  Creative and beautiful!

Birthday Brew by  Crystal features Heart Frames, Heartfelt Coffee, Circle Frames, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #coffeecards, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Crystal Minkler's birthday card is perfect for anyone who loves coffee. Her coffee-stained panel was die cut using the Framework die set. She then uses the Heartfelt Coffee stamp image which she die cuts using a heart die from the Heart Frames die set, and a circle die from the Circle Frames die set. All that coffee goodness makes for a "brew-tiful" card!

Danni's birthday card features Loveable Llama, Circle Frames, Birthday Party, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #llamacards, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #cardchallnege
Danni Bindel also creates a birthday card using the sketch. Her bright and festive card features the darling llama from the Loveable Llamas stamp and coordinating die set. She pairs him with tons of different birthday papers from the Birthday Party paper pad. Her many layers were cut using dies from the Circle Frames and the Framework die sets.  Let the party begin!

Live life in the meow by Debbie features Petite Paw Prints, Frames & Tags, Circle Frames, Cat-titude, Newton Loves Taco, and Birthday Meows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge, #summercards
Debbie Owens card features the margarita loving feline from the Newton Loves Taco stamp set. To create a bright and festive mood, she uses the Petite Paw Prints stencil for her background which was die cut using the Frames & Tags die set. She adds striped paper from the Birthday Meows paper pad. She pulls a sentiment from the Cat-itude stamp set and uses the Circle Frames die set to create her circular elements.  The overall effect is total cuteness!  Check out her blog for several variations of this card. 😊


Amy's coolest cat card features Company of Cats, Pawprints, Circle Frames, A Cat's Life, and A7 Frames & Banners by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Amy Tollner's card is filled with feline fun!  She uses the Pawprints stencil to create a subtle background panel die cut using the scallop-edged die from the A7 Frames & Banners die set. She wonderfullyy colors all those felines from the  Company of Cats stamp set and cuts using a die from the  Circle Frames die set. The fish skeleton paper A Cat's Life 6x6 Paper Pad is a fabulous touch!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, June 21,  2024 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, June 10, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge #225

 

  Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This is a sketch challenge.
Use the challenge 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, June 21, 2024 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! 


Claire's birthday card features Birthday Mice, Frames Squared, and Bright Basics by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #micecards, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Claire Lamb's bright, colorful birthday card is just too cute with those sweet mice. The mice are from the Birthday Mice stamp and coordinating die set. She sets them on orange/yellow striped paper from the Bright Basics paper pad. She stamps her sentiment on a distressed circle (Frames Squared die set). Don't you just love the rainbow candle? So cute!



Crystal Minkler was inspired to create a feline-themed card. She pulls papers from the A Cat's Life Paper Pad that coordinated wonderfully together! whe then uses dies from the Circle Frames die set to create her stitched circles. Her star attraction is the very studious feline from the Newton's Reading List stamp and coordinating die set. She pulls the purr-fect sentiment from the Never Enough Books stamp set. A darling way to celebrate the joy of reading!



Danni Bindel's puppy duo is ready to hit the beach. These beach-bound puppies are from the Beach Barks stamp and coordinating die set. Behind those puppies are fun, bright coordinating papers from the Summertime paper pad. She uses the scallop-edged frame die from the Frames & Flags die set for her base panel. For her circular elements, she uses the Circle Frames die set. The overall effect is a seriously cute summer-themed card!


Debbie Owens is welcoming the summer sun! Her bright card features papers from two paper pads: Summertime and Bright Basics. She die cuts the papers using the stitched frame from the Basic Frames die set. She adds a scalloped vellum circle using the Circle Frames die set. She adds clouds and a sun using the Sky Scene Builder die set. Guess who is enjoying all those rays of sun? Our very own Newotn from the newly released Newton's Happy Meow! stamp set. Cheers!





Amy Tollner was inspired to use the challenge sketch with tons of coffee cuteness! She uses the scallop-edged frame die from the A7 Frames & Banners die set. For her backdrop, she uses the Mugs stencil with purples {sigh!}. She then adds the perfect paper from the Coffee House Stories paper pad to tie the coffee theme in with the books that her feline is enjoying. This little fellow is from the Newton's Book Club stamp and coordinating die set. The fun sentiment is from the Never Enough Books stamp set and the circles were cut using dies from the Circle Frames die set. The overall effect is a seriously amazing card!

Use the challenge sketch with your Newton's Nook Designs products.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #224 Winners

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

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



Inky Paws Challenge #224 Prize Winner!


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

Michelle and Marcia's card features Sky High Celebrations by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcard, #dogcard, #cardchallenge, #cardmaking
Michelle & Marcia design this darling card featuring our daring critters from the Sky High Celebrations stamp and coordinating die set. The vertical yellow stripes give the illusion of height just perfect for this stamp image!  So cute!

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

Inky Paws Challenge #224 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
Mudgha's bloom card features Floral Fringe by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #floralcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge, #springcards
Mudgha uses the retired Floral Fridge stamp set in a super creative way. She cuts the images diagonally and adds the sentiment in the middle!  Her coloring of all those flowers is amazing as is her card!  

Claire's FAVE
Kathy's floral card features Floral Delights by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #floralcards, #springcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Kathy was also inspired to design a card with fresh, beautiful flowers. She uses the flowers from the Floral Delights stamp and coordinating die set and highlights them with fabulous pattern papers.  The extra bees hanging out is a fabulous touch!

Crystal's FAVE
Jenni's birthday card features Peony Blooms and Simply Sentiments by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #floralcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Jenni uses the challenge colors in a very subtle, but gorgeous ways.  She uses the retired Peony Blooms stamp set and sets them atop a beautiful background. She stamps her sentiment from the retired sSimply Sentimental stamp set on a stitched banner.  Just gorgeous!


Danni's FAVE
Arlene's bubble tea card features A2 Card Layout, Bubbly, Newton's Bubble Tea, and Newton's Mug by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #teacards, #coffeelovers, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge, #catcards
Arlene use of the challenge colors is so playful and, well..., bubbly! She creates a bubbly backdrop using the Bubbly stencil. She then uses the A2 Card Layout die to create the black frame which she uses to make a shaker card!  Wow!  Enjoying all those bubbles is her sweet, white kitty from the Newton's Bubble Tea stamp set. She uses sentiments from this set as well as sentiments form the Newton's Mug stamp set.  Such a bubbly-cute card!

Debbie's FAVE
Papierelle's butterfly card features Monarchs by  Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #springcards, #butterflycards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Papierelle creates a beautiful card using the Monarchs stamp set. She sets her trio of butterflies on a beautifully distressed backdrop.  Such an elegant way to use the challenge colors!  


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.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge Reminder #224

  

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 challenge colors-Posy PinkSunny YellowGrass Green, and White


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


Amy's caffeine card features Caffeine Cats, Pastel Basics, Basic Frames, Frames & Tags, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #caffeinecards, #catcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Amy Tollner's coffee-themed card is filled with the cutest cats! This fun image is from the Caffeinated Cats stamp set. Amy creates multiple layers using papers from the Pastel Basics paper pad and cut using dies from the Basic Frames and the Frames & Tags die sets. She adds an embossed sentiment on a banner using the Frames & Flags die set. So much caffeinated cuteness!



Claire Lamb showcases the vintage truck from the Spring Haul stamp and coordinating die set. She sets her green vehicle on green grass using the Land Borders die set. Her distressed sky is set on a stitched panel die cut using the Basic Frames die set. Such a pretty spring scene!


Crystal Minkler's cheerful card is sure to brighten someone's rainy day. She pulls coordinating papers from the Spring Blooms paper pad with the central panel with the scalloped edges cut using the Framework die set. Enjoying a nice spring shower is the little puppy from the Rainy Day Doxie stamp and coordinating die set. Her sentiment was stamped on a banner using the Frames & Tags die set. A delighful card!




Danni Bindel's pink flamingo card will be sure to tickle you pink! She showcases the Flamingo Oval stamp set with a white scalloped edging using a die from the Oval Frames die set. The tropical leaves paper from the Summertime paper pad also has scallop edging using a die from the Frames & Flags die set. Such a cute card!


Debbie Owens was also inspired to use the challenge colors with those pink flamingos from the Flamingo Oval stamp set. She, too, adds a white scallop edging using a die from the Oval Frames die set. For her background, she adds lots of tropical leaves using the Tropical Leaves stencil. For a nice twist, Deb adds a scrumptious-looking cocktail using a drink from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set. A great way to celebrate the beginning of summer!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, June 7,  2024 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, May 27, 2024

Inky Paws Challenge #224

 

  Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This is a color challenge.

Use the challenge colors-Posy Pink, Sunny Yellow, Grass Green, and White


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, June 7, 2024 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! 
Thanks for brightening my day by Amy features Spring Blooms Oval, Oval Frames, Pastel Basics, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #thankfulcards, #springcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Amy Tollner is sending some floral thanks by using the Spring Blooms Oval stamp set. She frames her flowers with scallop edging atop a pretty pink gingham panel. To create these many layers, she uses paper from thePastel Basics paper pad, the Oval Frames die set, and the Frames & Flags die set. A beautiful way to showcase those pretty flowers!
So many books by Claire features Never Enough Books and Quatrefoil by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #bookcards, #booklovers, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Claire Lamb creates a wonderful room filled with books from the Never Enough Books stamp and coordinating die set. She creates custom "wallpaper" using the Quatrefoil stencil. A fabulous way to use the challenge colors!
Thanks a bunch by Crystal features Dainty Daisies, Pastel Basics, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnookm, #floralcards, #thankfulcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Crystal Minkler pulls a variety of colors and patterns from the the Pastel Basics paper pad and creates the panels using the Frames & Tags die set. These pretty papers make for a splendid backdrop for her white daisies from the Dainty Daisies stamp and coordinating die set. A pretty way to send a bunch of thanks!
Danni's birthday card features Birthday Meows, Newton's Birthday Delights, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #birthdaycards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Danni Bindel's bright birthday card is filled with cuteness. She uses an array of pattern papers from the Birthday Meows paper pad to create her many layers with the help of the Frames & Flags die set. Her duo of kitties from the Newton's Birthday Delights stamp and coordinating die set are the star attraction as they enjoy that scrumpious cake!
Deb's thank you card features Floral Delights, Frames & Flags, Pastel Basics, and Lilac by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge, #thankfulcards, #floralcards
Debbie Owens uses the daisies from the Floral Delights stamp set to create her main panel (die cut using the Frames & Flags die set). She adds her panel to a pink gingham paper from the Pastel Basics paper pad. She adds the sentiment from the Lilac stamp set for a darling thank you card. Repeatedly stamping an image is a great way to create a custom backdrop!
Use the challenge colors with your Newton's Nook Designs products.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #223 Winners

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

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



Inky Paws Challenge #223 Prize Winner!


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

Becca's friendship card features Cat Treats by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #friendshipcards, #catcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge
Becca's sweet card features the kitty ice cream cone from the Cat Treats (Retired) stamp set.  The polka dotted background and extra sweet treats add to the cuteness of Becca's card!

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

Inky Paws Challenge #223 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!

Special Guest-Jen's FAVE
Feline the love by Gdesigns features Newton's Heart and Love & Meows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge, #friendshipcards
Gdesigns showcases papers from the Love & Meows paper pad in a fabulous way.  The little kitten image is even from the same paper pad! Brilliant way to use the paper.  The sweet sentiment is from the Newton's Heart stamp set.  Check out her link for another fabulous version of this card!

Debbie's FAVE
Jennifer K's friendship card showcases Newton Celebrates by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #cardchallenge, #friendshipcards, #catcards, #dogcards
Jennifer K. features images from the Newton Celebrates stamp set.  The two tone circular borders and added confetti add to the festive flair of this fun card!  What a super cute way to celebrate a special occasion with a friend!

Amy's FAVE
Best friend furever by Amy features Cat Silhouettes and Dog Silhouettes by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #dogcards, #cardmaking, #friendshipcards, #cardchallenge
Amy Mattingly uses the Cat Silhouettes and the Dogs Silhouettes die set in a spectacular way.  She creates her silhouettes in a rainbow of colors for a bright, fun card. Those bright colors against the black panel makes for a bold contrast!

Claire's FAVE
Arlene's always on my mind card features Hearts Frame, Newton's Birdbath, and Newton's Antics by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #friendshipcards, #cardchallenge
Arlene finds paper that mimic the flowers in the challenge badge, and it makes for a beautiful background. She then createws a heart using the Hearts Frame die set, and places two sweet felines inside the heart.  Those sweet furbabies are from the Newton's Antics stamp set, and the sentiment is from the Newton's Birdbath stamp set. A little floral paradise!

Crystal's FAVE
Sapphire's cold weather card features Fireside Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #friendshipcards, #cardchallenge, #catcards, #dogcards
Sapphire creates a very CAS card using the ever popular Fireside Friends stamp set. These furbabies look so contented all snuggled together for a warm, winter's nap!

Danni's FAVE
On Vacation

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.