Sunday, October 13, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #108 Reminder

There's still 5 days to play with this amazing sketch! 


Create a project using the sketch.

Here's my inspiration:

Hey there pumpkin by Debbie features Newton's Boo-tiful Night, Fence, Framework, Fancy Edges tag, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Last week I used traditional colors, orange and black, with nontraditional critters--flamingos.  This week I challenged myself to use nontraditional colors with traditional Halloween images--pumpkins and a cat.  I opted for a color scheme of teals, gray, and tans. Using a light teal card base and added an houndstooth embossed layer in tan and cut using the Framework die set. Using the Fancy Edges Tag die set, I created an ivory tag with tan twine and sentiment stamped in dark gray. I thought it would be fun to place the layers in front of the tag instead of behind, so I die cut a gray fence using the Fence die set and added dark teal grass using Land Borders die set. I selected the pumpkin trio image from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set and colored the pumpkins in teal, tan and gray. I colored the kitty in a dark gray with even darker gray stripes.  I popped the image using foam tape.  I really like this color combination.  In fact, I wouldn't mind painting some real pumpkins in those colors!  LOL
Now it' your turn to create a project using the above sketch.  Also Newton's Nook Designs is sneak peeking the new October Release this week.  Be sure to check out what's new!  
Hugs,
Debbie



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #108

This biweekly challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge



Create a project using the sketch.

You have until  Friday, October 18, 2019 at Midnight CST for a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs! 

Here's my inspiration!


My mom and I have been having a "flamingo war" for the past couple of years.  My mom isn't particularly fond of those 1950s plastic pink flamingos and has decided she doesn't like flamingos. She's been giving me grief about my metal pink flamingos in my yard for years.  Last Christmas, I sent her a flamingo jigsaw puzzle, flamingo socks, and hand-crafted flamingo ornament. Therefore, for my recent birthday, she sent me flamingo dish towels with flamingo buttons, a flamingo beach towel, and flamingo cocktail stirrers!  They were absolutely darling and I love them.  In "retaliation," I've decided I would get her back with flamingo cards for the next few months.  Fortunately for me, Newton's Nook Designs has so many darling flamingo stamp sets!  So for October, here's my mom's flamingo-themed Halloween card!  (Stay tuned for a Thanksgiving flamingo card!)   

Trick of Treat by Debbie features Flamingo Flock, Spooky Skeletons, Fancy Edges Tag, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I opted for traditional orange and black, not pink for this card. I started with a black card base and added an orange-scalloped edge frame using the  Frames & Flags die set.  I then white embossed the flamingos from the Flamingo Flock stamp set, fussy cut around them before adhering to the orange frame. I added another orange-scalloped strip with a black banner using the Frames & Flags die set again. For the tag, I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set and added an orange scalloped strip at the top as well as some twine. I stamped the sentiment from the  Spooky Skeletons stamp set.  To pull the elements together, I stamped the flamingo skeleton from the  Spooky Skeletons stamp set.  I added a few sequins to finish it off.  Ta-da!  A flamingo card for my mom!  
(I'm sure she will be tickled "pink" when she receives it!  LOL)

Now it's your turn to make a project using the above sketch.  
Hope you will have as much fun creating it as I did!
Hugs,
Debbie

CIC480--Lawn Fawn

This biweekly challenge is sponsored bLawn Fawn .






Lawn Fawn is generously providing $25 gift code to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring this challenge!



  This week we are challenging you to make a card/project 
featuring Something Inside.


Now for my inspiration:



(Something inside)
 

I hope you will join us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs,
Debbie

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge 107 Reminder

There's still time to play with these amazing colors! 



Create a project using the colors--Moss green, Orange

Chocolate Brown, and Ivory.

Here's my inspiration! 


Hope your fall is extra mice by Debbie features Autumn Mice and Fall Fringe by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I just love this time of year.  The temperatures are a bit chilly. The trees are turning!  It just so beautiful!  For my card, I used the challenge colors to create a very fall-ish card!  I used a burnt orange card base and added some jute twine. Then I stamped the autumn border using the  Fall Fringe stamp set. I colored everything in various shades of the challenge colors. I created a dark brown mat and adhered the autumn border onto it.  Then I stamped two of the darling mice images and colored them using Spectrum Noir markers. I added dimensional tape. The sentiment was heat embossed in dark brown. I know that the card is a bit busy, but I love how it turned out.  

Hope you will be inspired to join us at Inky Paws Challenge.  
There's a $20 store credit for one lucky participant!

Happy Crafting!
Debbie

Other Challenges I'm Entering this Card:




Sunday, September 22, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #107


This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors: Moss green, Orange

Chocolate Brown, and Ivory.


You have until  Friday, October 4, 2019 at Midnight CST to link up your card for a chance to win $20 to Newton's Nook Designs!

Here's my inspiration!



Happy Howl-oween by Debbie features Happy Howl-oween and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I wasn't quite ready to stop making Halloween cards using the recently released stamps from Newton's Nook Designs, so I used the autumn colors to make a less traditional one.  I started by using the Framework die set and a vintage-like library pattern paper. I added a green stripe and layered an orange label using the postage die from the Framework die. I stamped the sentiment in brown using the sentiment from the Happy Howl-oween stamp. I twine bow finished the top of the card.  For my focus, I used the canine duo from the Happy Howl-oween stamp set in the challenge colors.  It was fun creating this card in the challenge colors!

Now it's your turn to try your hand using these colors!  Link up at Inky Paws!
Happy Crafting!
Debbie


Create a project using the colors: Moss green, Orange

Chocolate Brown, and Ivory.

CIC479

 This week we are challenge you to make a card/project 
featuring Music.




Now for my inspiration:



My card features products from some of our previous sponsors.  I used embossing paste and the Music stencil from Newton's Nook Designs. I then die cut the background using the NND Frames & Flags stencil. I also cut a black layer using this die.  I die cut a red and a silver circle. I used the Carol Kitten stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs.  I colored this cute feline using Spectrum Noir markers. For my sentiment I used the skinny banner from NND Frames & Flags and a sentiment from NND's Caroling Newton stamp set. I added some silver stretchy twine and made a big bow as well as some sequins.

Challenges I'm entering this card:

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #106 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme-- Halloween!

Today I have  more inspiration for this Challenge!

Happy meow-oween by Debbie features Ghosts, Witchy Newton, Fancy Edges Tag, and Newton's Perfect Pumpkin by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I wanted to play with the Ghosts Stencil again.  For this card, I used Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot distressed oxide inks to create the eerie background. I then created a black tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. I decided to use a sentiment from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set and heat embossed it in white.  I stamped and fussy cut the kitty image from the Witchy Newton stamp set and colored with gray, teals, and purples.  I added teal twine, purple twine, and a black bow to the tag. I then added some glittery teal dots for a bit of bling!

Now it's your turn to link up your NND Halloween card!

Happy Crafting!
Deb

Other Challenges I'm entering my card:

Send-a-Smile 4 Kids Challenge--Cute Fall or Halloween Cards


Through the Purple Haze-Fur-tastic


Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #46--Furrything Goes


CIC478 Reminder--Bugaboo

This biweekly challenge is sponsored bBugaboo.





Bugaboo is generously providing a $12 gift code to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring this challenge!

  This week we are challenge you to make a card/project 
featuring Blue and Yellow.






I made two CAS cards using two delightful images from Bugaboo--CB Cat and CB Dog.  I die cut a blue circle as well as a yellow circle. I added a cloud die cut with a die cut heart placed on the card. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers. I added a bit of gray to give the critters a bit of color; otherwise I stayed with yellow and blues.  The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches' Scripty Sayings stamp set.

Link up your masterpiece for your chance to win a store credit to Bugaboo!
Hugs, 
Debbie



I know this is a very CAS card, but I wanted the elephant to take center stage!
I really hope you will join Cupcake Inspirations for your chance to win some of your own Bugaboo images!
Hugs,
Debbie

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #106

A new Inky Paws Challenge is up and going. 
This time we are wanting to see your Halloween creations!
You have until September 20, 2019 for a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Create a project using the theme-- HALLOWEEN.

Here's my inspiration!






Best witches by Debbie features Witchy Newton, Bokeh, Ghosts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This week I pulled out the newly released Witchy Newton stamp set. I am loving this new Halloween image!  I colored using Spectrum Noir markers in a black, purple, and lime green.  I love purple and lime green together!  I colored the kitty in shades of orange and browns.  For my center panel, I used distress inks in the same purple, lime green color scheme using the Bokeh Stencil set.  I then added white ghosts using the Ghosts Stencil.  I love how the green and purples can subtly be seen through the ghosts.  I cut the panel using the Frames & Flags die set.  I added a lime green ribbon.  For my sentiment, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a black banner and adhered a bit of purple/white twine.  Hope my card will inspire you to pull out your Newton's Nook Designs stamps and link up your Halloween card.  

Other Challenges I'm entering this card:
Send a Smile 4 Kids-Cute Autumn or Halloween


Just Add Ink #473--Just Choose Two

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Stamp It

CIC#478--Bugaboo


This biweekly challenge is sponsored bBugaboo.





Bugaboo is generously providing a $12 gift code to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring this challenge!

  This week we are challenge you to make a card/project 
featuring Blue and Yellow.




For my card, I used Bugaboo's Peaches Balloons digital image.  This image is just so fun to work with.  For Peaches, I colored her with blue-gray Spectrum Noir markers. I then colored the mouse in darker blue-gray markers.  The balloons are in blue and the heart die cuts are in yellow.  The scalloped-edged panel was die cut using Newton's Nook Designs Frames & Flags die set.  The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches' Scripty Sayings stamp set.


I know this is a very CAS card, but I wanted the elephant to take center stage!
I really hope you will join Cupcake Inspirations for your chance to win some of your own Bugaboo images!
Hugs,
Debbie

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #105 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge

Create a project using sketch #105 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!


Happy Howl-oween by Debbie features Bubbly, Frames & Flags, and Spooky Skeletons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I just love the new Newton's Nook Designs products, so I had to ink them up and begin playing with them!  This card features the new Halloween set, Happy Howl-oween.  As many of you may know, I am all about the cats, but I went ahead and got this doggy set.  And I am just loving color those puppies!  Imagine my friends and family's surprise getting a card this Halloween with dogs on it!  They will definitely think they are being tricked!  LOL  :)
For my background, I used the Bubbly stencil set and Twisted Citron Distressed ink.  I decided to round the corners as well as the black card base.  For my center panel, I selected black with a lime green striped adhered.  I used the stitched frame die from the Frames & Flags die set and added polka dotted washi tape.  I colored the white dots with a Spectrum Noir marker (YG3).  I stamped the crescent moon from the Spooky Skeletons stamp set in distress ink so it would be subtly visible.  I then stamped the sentiment in black (Spooky Skeletons). I added a purple/white twine bow to finish the card. 
I hope you have enjoyed my card and will be inspired to create a card using your NND products and the challenge sketch.  There's a chance to win a $20 store credit.  Link up at Inky Paws Challenge!
Happy crafting,
Debbie

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #105

Inky Paws has a new challenge!  Yay!

Sketch Challenge


Create a project using the above sketch.

You have until Friday, September 6, 2019 to link up your project and win a $20 credit to the Newton's Nook Designs' store! 

Here's my inspiration!



You're never too old to play by Debbie features Newton Hangs Out, Wagon of Wishes, Hardwood, Clouds, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I've been noticing leaves beginning to change, which inspired me to make this autumn card. I started by using the Hardwood stencil to make a bark-like background on kraft card stock. I then round the corners.  I die cut the center panel using the Frames & Flags die set. I used distress inks to create the cloudy sky using the Clouds stencil. I stamped and fussy cut the tree and kitty image from the Newton Hangs Out stamp set. I added a bit of foam tape to the kitty's bottom to make it look like he was swinging out.  I then stamped, colored, and fussy cut several piles of leaves from the Wagon of Wishes stamp set.  I thought the sentiment from Newton Unwinds stamp set worked perfectly with the scene I'd created because who doesn't like to play in a pile of leaves?  So fun!

Now it's your turn to have some fun!  Use the sketch above to create a card or project using your Newton's Nook Designs products.  Don't own any yet, then be sure to check out the free digital images!
Can't wait to see what you create!
Hugs,
Debbie


CIC477--STAMPlorations

Welcome to a new biweekly challenge sponsored by STAMPlorations.





STAMPlorations is generously providing a $20 gift code to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring this challenge!

Each challenge, we provide a cupcake to inspire you to create a card or other craft project following our suggested theme or colors.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):



  This week we are challenge you to make a card/project 
featuring Food and Drink.


Here's my inspiration:

For my card, I used STAMPlorations' Caffeinated Zen 2 stamp.  This is just one of the many amazing coffee-themed stamp sets (both clear and digital) that STAMPlorations has to offer.  Seriously, if you love making coffee-themed cards, be sure to check out their selection.  You will fall in love!  For my card, I stamped the image several times and cut out the Zen coffee sleeve portions.  I taped them together. Then cut out to make a stripe.  I then stamped the entire image and cut it out.  I colored the sleeve using Spectrum Noir markers.  For the sentiment (My Favorite Thins-Perk Up stamp set), I embossed it in white on the black background.  I then cut the thanks portion off and heat embossed in black on the latte cup.  I added some white Enamel Accents for my final touch To see more amazing cards using STAMPlorations, be sure to visit the Cupcake Inspirations blog.  While there, be sure to link up your food and/or drink project for a chance to win a STAMPlorations prize!
Hugs, 
Debbie

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #104 Reminder

There's still time to enter the Inky Paws Challenge with some fabulous colors!

Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors: 

Yellow, Teal, Orange, and Brown.

Today I have another card to share and inspire you to join us at Inky Paws Challenge!


Meet you at the 19th hole by Debbie features Winston's Tee Time, Sky Borders, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

For my card, I wanted to use the Winston's Tee Time stamp set because I finally purchased it and wanted to get it inky!  I colored the two golfing bears in the challenge colors. For my background, I used the Sky Borders die set and yellow distress inks.  I then created a white golf course using the Land Borders die set. I placed the golfing buddies on the course and added the flag.  Then I stamped the sentiment in orange on a die cut banner using the Frame & Flags die set.  I added some tan and white twine as finishing touches.  I'm looking forward to giving this card to one of my neighbors who enjoys the community golf course. I hope you will join the Inky Paws Challenge!  There's a chance to win a $20 store credit which would be a wonderful way to buy the new August products available Friday, August 23!
Happy Crafting!
Debbie