Sunday, March 22, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #119 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the colors: pastel pinkpale yellow, baby blue and light lavender

Today I have some more inspiration for this challenge!

 The sweet kitty from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set is flying through a balloon filled sky made using the Balloons Stencil. I add some fluffy clouds and a sun using the Sky Scene Builder die set. I stamps a big birthday sentiment using the Birthday Essentials stamp set and create layers using the Frames and Flags die set. 

Hope you will join us using these fun colors!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #119

This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors: pastel pinkpale yellow, baby blue and light lavender

One lucky winner will receive a $20 store credit!
The deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020, at Midnight CST. 

Here's my inspiration!

Rejoice in Spring by Debbie features The Nutcracker, Cloudy Sky, Easter Lily, Woodland Spring, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I wanted to create a fun spring scene.  When I saw The Library Challenge--Use Ballet Shoes, I knew I had use the little mice ballerinas from the The Nutcracker Squeak stamp set. I hand cut a bunch of flowers from a little flower image from the Woodland Spring stamp set.  I added embossed fluffy clouds using the Cloudy Sky stencil and went back and added distress light blue ink.  I used the Frames & Flags to create the scallop-edged frame as well as the banner.  The sentiment was pulled from the Easter Lily stamp set.  I have to confess, my favorite part of this card are the floral images on the ballerinas' heads.  

Additional challenges that inspired me:


Welcome to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge--

a challenge where crafting is inspired by 

yummy, scrumptious cupcakes! 

Each challenge, we serve up a cupcake to inspire you 

to create a card or other craft project following our theme or colors.

For this fortnight we have a theme challenge. Here is the cupcake image to inspire you!


As you can see, we are looking for you to use butterflies on your projects. 

And here's my inspiration:

Link up at Cupcake Inspirations.

Hope you and your loved ones are safe!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #118 Reminder

There's still time to join us at Inky Paws!

Theme Challenge--Add Pretty Polka Dots!

Here's my inspiration:

Debbie's card features Woodland Spring, Woodland Picnic, Hop Into Spring, Sky Scene Builder, Frames & Flags, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I've been having so much fun playing with the bunny images from Newton's Nook Designs! I pulled three bunnies to make this sweet spring scene. The sets I used were Woodland SpringWoodland Picnic,  and Hop Into Spring.  I love how you can mix and match the images to create something fun and unique. The foil polka dotted paper is from DCWV. I used the Land Borders and the Sky Scene Builder die sets.  I used my go-to frame set,  Frames & Flags, to create the scallop-edged white frame.  I love how this turned out!  I hope my card will inspire you to create something with polka dots with your Newton's Nook products!  Link up at Inky Paws!

CIC#488 Reminder

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

latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

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

Here is my inspiration!

I used several Newton's Nook Design's products for this CAS card.
I used the Framework die set and the Hello Spring stamp set.  Those cute little flowers on the corner are from the Woodland Spring stamp set. 

Have a great week!

Monday, March 2, 2020

CIC#488--Color Challenge

A new color challenge has started at Cupcake Inspirations!

Can't wait to see how you use pink, pale blue, and mint!


As you can see, we are looking for you to use pinkpale blue and mint on your projects. A lovely spring color palette!
Here's my inspiration:

I pulled out my water colors for this challenge. I used the Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs. On water color paper, I heat embossed the flowers in white. I then shaded the flowers and leaves using my Tombow markers. I then pulled out my water color paints and flicked some blue water spots over the entire paper.  I heat embossed the thank you sentiment in black.  I used a punch to cut off the square corners at the bottom. I added a pink satin ribbon at the top and a twine bow. A few sequins completed the card.

I hope you are inspired to join CIC for using these sweet colors!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #118

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge

Create a project adding Pretty Polka Dots! 

You have until Friday, March 13, 2020, at Midnight CST.  There's a $20 NND store credit for one lucky participant!

Here's my inspiration!

I made two cards using the  Garden Mice stamp set. I used the Frames and Flags die set to create the polka-dotted frame. I cut an oval out and used it on my second card. I used the same mouse with the pink tulip.  The many thanks sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

Both are simple cards, but they are so sweet!  I adore these little mice!

Hope you will join Inky Paws for our Polka Dot Challenge!

You Make Me Smile

Here's a quick card using the Freshly Made Sketches and Paper Smooches stamps--We Totally Click and Woofers and Tweeters.  

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Inky Paws #117 Reminder

There's still time to join us at Inky Paws!

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge--Use the sketch below. 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

A pinch of love by Debbie features Waves, Scuba Newton, Tides of Love, Fancy Edges Tag, Frames & Flags, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
For my card, I decided to combine the crab from the Tides of Love stamp set with the kitty from the Scuba Newton stamp set. I used the  Waves stencil to create my watery background and the Fancy Edges Tag die set for both the waves tag purple tag beneath. Using the Framework die set I cut the frame with a postage-stamp edge. The banner is from  Frames & Flags die set. I used sand embossing powder. 

Hope you will join us at Inky Paws!  There's a $20 store credit which will come in handy with all the newly released products!  Link up at Inky Paws!

Just Us Girls #524 Photo 


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

latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

We have a fun theme challenge to play with--Love-Valentine's Day.

Here is more my inspiration:

I pulled out the recently released Newton's Nook Designs Love Quarry stamp set. I also used Simon Says Love You More stamp and die set

Hope you will join us at Cupcake Inspirations!

You Bet Giraffe I Miss You

A while back I won a goodie box and this darling The Cat's Pajamas stamp and die set was part of it!  Jungle Boogie comes with these three delightful critters. I used the Tropical Leaves stencil by Newton's Nook Designs to create the colorful leaves behind the scene. 


Elmer By David McKee

Saturday, February 22, 2020

May Your Coffee Be Strong

Today's card feature a coffee-lovin' feline from the What the Froth by The Cat's Pajamas. I've been wanting to play with this set for quite some time, so when I spied the TCP challenge using stencils, I just had to pull out one of my favorite stencil sets--Plaid stencil set by Newton's Nook Designs. I used the NND's Frames Squared die set for the center panel. I thought the feline looked quite regal in his plush chair, so I decided to use lavender--all shades of purple are my favorite!  I added a couple of enamel silver-glitter dots.  

Challenges I'm entering this card:


Monday, February 17, 2020

Aloha Friend

 I wanted to squeeze in cards for this fun Twofer Card Challenge--Fruit!

I used two stamp sets for my card with a twist in how I used them. 
The cute koala is from Newton's Nook Designs--Pina Koala.
The beautiful tropical background is from NND's Tropical Fringe stamp set.  
Finding different ways to use the frame stamps by NND has been fun. I decided to cut it into quarters, trimmed out the center and then stagger the pieces down the diagonal of my card.   

Thanks Darnell for a super fun challenge!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #117--Sketch

It's time for a new challenge over at Inky Paws!
(It's also release week over at Newton's Nook Designs!  Yay!)

Sketch Challenge

Create a project using the challenge sketch. 

You have until  Friday, February 28, 2020, at Midnight CST.
You might be the randomly winner of a $20 store credit!

Here's my inspiration!

Be happy together by Debbie features Toucan Party, Tropical Leaves, Fancy Edges Tag, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I decided to make two similar cards using the same stamps, stencil, dies and papers. It was fun to see how differently they turned out.  I used three colors of green Distress Oxide inks, did some masking, and used the Tropical Leaves Stencil to create a tropical background. I used the postage-edged frame die from the Framework die set. I cut out a section and replaced it with a white card stock. The piece was then used on the second card atop of a cork card base.  I added a cork banner using the Frames & Flags die set and a white banner for the second card. I die cut the tags from the Fancy Edges Tag die set. I distressed leaves on one tag and for the other I simply distressed the outer edges.  The main attraction--the toucan couple--was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and the Toucan Party stamp set. I added the sentiment to the first card, but thought the second card was too busy, so I opted not to add any sentiment. I added two colors of green twine to finish both tags. 

I hope you are inspired to pull out your Newton's Nook Designs products and join us!  We love seeing your work.  No NND products?  No worries.  There are free digital images you can use!

Happy Crafting!