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.

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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 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 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!

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