Sunday, January 13, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #89

This biweekly challenge is a:
Sketch Challenge

Create a project using the sketch above.
For your chance to win a $20 store certificate, you have until Friday, January 25 , 2018 at Midnight CST. 
The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Here's my inspiration!



Happy 2019 by Debbie features Essential Alphabet, Confetti, Holiday Greetings, Newton Celebrates, and Frames & Flags; #newtonsnook
I wanted to slip in one more New Year card, so I used this fabulous sketch!  
I started with the Frames & Flags die set  from glitter card stock. I used the Confetti stencil and silver Deco foil and my new laminator. (I am loving this technique!)  For my 2019, I used the same foil and the Essential Alphabet die with some fun foam for dimension.  I added the the Happy sentiment from the Holiday Greetings die set by die cutting from foil and adding to vellum. I colored the image from the Newton Celebrates stamp set with Spectrum Noir markers. 
Hope you will pull out your NND supplies and join for your chance to win $20.  
Be sure to visit the Newton's Nook main blog page to see the new release being showcased this week!  

CIC461 Reminder--Sparkle 'N Sprinkle

There's still a few days left to play along with our 

latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge


Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest 
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge?


We are sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle who is generously providing our randomly chosen winner with a $15 gift certificate to their amazing store!



Below is the cupcake image to inspire you to create a card  
or other craft project. 
This week is a theme challenge--Something New!

Pull out a new technique, a new stamps set, or a new idea and get your 2019 off to a fabulous start!

Here is my inspiration using Sparkle 'N Sprinkle's
Snowman Couple Christmas Digital Set


For this card, I used my new Pink and Main pattern paper set. It's the Jolly 6x6 paper pad.  Love the fun colors and patterns. The background die is from Newton's Nook Designs. It's from the Framework die set. The other die is from STAMPlorations' Curly Labels/Tags Nesting Dies.  I added a bit of ribbon and some red pearl dots to finish it off.  


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #88 Reminder

There's several more days to play with these fun colors at Inky Paws!


Create a project using colors:  Red, Sky Blue, Black, and White

Here is my inspiration!




    Have a purr-fect birthday by Debbie features Newton's Birthday Bash, Newton's Birthday Balloons, Plaid stencil, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Design; #newtonsnook
    For my card, I started with my background using Distress Oxide Inks with the  Plaid Stencil set. I then used the Frames & Flags die to cut.  (I adore this die set!)  I stamped and colored two images from the  Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set using the colors from the challenge. I added foam tape to give them dimension, and added Glossy Accents to the balloon. I also added black and white twine for the balloon's string. For the sentiment banner, I used a die from the Frames & Flags die set and embossing a sentiment from the Newton's Birthday Balloons .

    I hope you will join us at Inky Paws Challenge.  There's a $20 prize for one lucky, random winner!
    Hugs, 
    Debbie

    CIC461--Sparkle 'n Sprinkle

    Welcome to the first 2019 Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!  
    To start our year off, we have Sparkle N Sprinkle as a sponsor. 





    Sparkle N Sprinkle is generously providing a $15 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

      Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):
     Since it is the start of a new year we thought it might be fun for our first theme of 2019 be all about Something New!

    So pull out a new technique, a new stamp set, or a new idea and get a great start on this new year!


    For my card, I am using a new digital image from Sparkle N Sprinkle. It's from the Garden Silhouette Digital Stamp Set.



    This is such a fabulous set to use with fun handmade backgrounds.

    Hope you will join us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie

    Sunday, December 30, 2018

    Inky Paws Challenge #88

    This biweekly challenge is a:
    Color Challenge
    Create a project using colors:  Red, Sky Blue, Black, and White

    I am so excited to be back with a new challenge for Inky Paws!  The colors for this challenge are amazing!  You have until Friday, January  11 , 2019 at Midnight CST. Link up at Inky Paws!  

    Here's my inspiration!


    I'd rather be in NYC by Debbie features Newton Dreams of New York, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnoo

    I water colored my background with blue and black water colors.  I then die cut using the Framework die set, which is an absolute favorite of mine. I then water colored several skyscrapers and fussy cut them. I adhered them to the base and added dimension tape to give it dimension.  I then stamped that sweet kitty from the Newton Dreams of New York and colored him with Spectrum Noir markers. I added Glossy Accents to make the apple look polished. I then heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock and created a banner using the Frames & Flags die set. I adhered the banner and kitty with more dimension tape. 

    I hope I have inspired you to get out your NND stamps, stencils, and dies and create a project using the challenge colors! 
    Can't wait to see what you make!
    Debbie

    Saturday, December 29, 2018

    Happy New Year


    Here's a 2019 New Year card. I Used the Newton's New Year stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs with the NND Confetti stencil.  I used my new laminator, foil, and deco foil transfer gel.  Wow!  So much fun!!  I then used the CAS(E) sketch for the card design. I die cut the cheers (Paper Smooches) from foil.  Oh, I can't wait to keep play with my laminator and foil!  
    Debbie


    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Inky Paws Challenge #87 Reminder

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


    Here'a a refresher.
    Create a project using the colors--Silver and/or Gold

    Today I have more inspiration for this Challenge! 

    Merry Christmas by Debbie features The Nutcraker Squeak, Pines & Holly, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
    I pulled out a newer stamp set that I'd yet to use. It's The Nutcracker Squeak, and I just adore this ballerina!  I colored her in lavender and went back and outlined in a gold gel pen. Using the Frames and Flags die set, I cut a gold vellum background and white layer which I then embossed. I added a gold glitter strip to "ground" my little mouse.  For my sentiment, I again used the Frames and Flags die set, to create the layers.  I added some gold holly boughs using the Pines & Holly die set. I added a glittery lavender bow and gold sequins for the finishing touches. 

    Hope you will join us at Inky Paws for your chance to win a $20 gift voucher to Newton's Nook Designs!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    Sunday, December 9, 2018

    Inky Paws Challenge #87

    This biweekly challenge is a:
    Theme Challenge
    Create a project using theme: Use Silver and/or Gold

    Are you ready for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Newton's Nook Designs?
    Be sure to use the above colors with your NND stamps and link up!
    You have until Friday, December 21!   


    Here's my inspiration!


    Deck the hall by Debbie features Ornamental Wishes, Ornamental Shaker, Pines & Holly, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs: #newtonsnook
    I wanted to use lots of gold, so I die cut the background using the Frames & Flags die set from gold-foiled paper. (Here's hoping Santa brings me the supplies to make my own foil-paper making supplies!)  I then added a red stripe using wide ribbon. I die cut several leaves and boughs of holly out of foiled paper using the Pines & Holly die set. For my focal point, she stamped and embossed the sentiment using Ornamental Wishes stamp set and framed it using the Ornamental Shaker die set. Red sequins wore added to finish my card. 

    Hope you will join us at Inky Paws Challenge!
    Hugs, 
    Debbie

    Challenges I'm entering this card:

    The Paper Players #422





    CIC459--Kitty Bee Designs


    This biweekly challenge is sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs.



    Kitty Bee Designs is generously providing a digital image to our randomly chosen winner.

    Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

    Here is this week's cupcake:


    Create a project using the colors red, green and white.

    Now for my inspiration:


    For my card, I'm using the Kitty Bee Designs' Coffee or Tea Please Panda digital stamp. Hope you will join us!
    Happy Crafting! 
    Debbie

    Sunday, December 2, 2018

    Inky Paws Challenge #86 Reminder & Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

     Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge as well as my second entry for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, which Newton's Nook Designs is a fabulous Super Sponsor!

    Here'a the refresher for the Inky Paws Challenge--This amazing sketch!

    Create a project using this sketch.

    Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 


    A little holiday cheer by Debbie features Plaid, Framework, Newton Loves Coffee, Cup of Cocoa, Ornamental Wishes, and Newton's Candy Cane by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
    I wanted to play in the Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop so I used the  Cup of Cocoa and Newton Loves Coffee stamps. I created my background using the new Plaid stencil set. The sentiment is from the Ornamental Wishes.  I used the  Framework die set to created the different rectangular frames. I have to say this is one of my all time favorite die sets!  I think I use it on every card I make. I also used that little candy image from the Newton's Candy Cane stamp set. 

    Again I'm entering this card in the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


    Be sure to use the Inky Paws Challenge sketch for a chance to win a NND gift certificate!  (Use a NND coffee-themed image and join the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop too! Another chance to win a NND gift certificate!) Trust me...you can't own too many NND products!  
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    CIC459 Reminder--Sparkle N Sprinkle

    There's still a few days left to play along with our 

    latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge


    Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge?

    We are sponsored by Sprinkle N Sparkle. who is generously providing our randomly chosen winner with a $15 gift certifcate.





    Below is the cupcake image to inspire you to create a card  
    or other craft project. 


    Create a project using the theme: The Holidays.

    Here's my inspiration.  I kept this card super CAS.  That fun goose image is from the Christmas Goose digital stamp set. There are several fabulous sentiments included in this set. Unfortunately I printed the goose image a few weeks ago, but my printer is having some technical issues today. I can't print them!  So I used a sassy sentiment from a set from The Cat's Pajamas.

    I  would love to have you play along
    Happy Crafting! 

    Debbie

    Coffee Lovers Blog Hop--#1



    I just love the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops!
    Here's my first card that features stencils and dies from Newton's Nook Designs (a Super Sponsor) and stamps from The Cat's Pajamas (another super sponsor).  This is a crazy week, but here's hoping I can find more time to create more cards and to do some blog hopping!






    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    Inky Paws Challenge #86

    This biweekly challenge is a:
    Sketch Challenge
    Create a project using the above sketch.

    It's time for a new Inky Paws Challenge!  You could be the lucky winner of $20 credit to Newton's Nook! Wow!
    You have until  Friday, December 7, 2018 at Midnight CST, so it's time to get your "paws" inky and use the above sketch!

    Here's some inspiration!

    Need to get inspired? Here's my inspiration:

    Happy holidays by Debbie features Newton's Holiday Mischief, Newton's Candy Cane, Holiday Greetings, and Pines & Holly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
    For my card, I used a die to create the striped background. I wanted it to be shimmery, so I used red glitter card stock. I then inlaid a shimmery green card stock between the red stripes. I die cut in black the Happy Holiday sentiment using the Holiday Greetings die set. I adore this naughty kitten from the Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set, so I inked him up and colored him in shades of gray and black.  I added some holly from the Pines & Holly die set and peppermint candy from the Newton's Candy Cane stamp set. I scattered some black sequins for the final touch!  

    Now it's your turn.  Link up at Inky Paws Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    CIC459--Sprinkle N Sparkle

    This biweekly challenge is sponsored by Sprinkle N Sparkle.

    Sprinkle N Sparkle is generously providing a $15 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

    Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

    Each challenge, we provide a cupcake to inspire you to create a card  or other craft project following our the theme or colors.  
    This challenge is a color theme!

    Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):

    Create a project using the theme: The Holidays.

    Now for my inspiration: 

    For my card, I decided to use a window die. You can just see a little of that cute elephant decking the halls with some pretty Christmas decorations.  When you open it up, you get to see that amazing image from Sprinkle N Sparkle:  Elephant Christmas Tree Digital Stamp.
    I added some pine branches and a bow from NND.  I added the Merry Christmas sentiment to a little banner and finished with some sequins!  
    Hope you will join us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Hugs,
    Debbie