Sunday, December 8, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #112 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme--Snow Day.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:


Bring on the snow by Debbie features Mountains, Land Borders, Framework, Newton's Curious Christmas, and Newton's Toboggan by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I am just loving these snow-loving kittens!  I thought it would be fun to add the kitten behind the snowman from the  Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set to a card with newly released  Newton's Toboggan stamp set.  Can't you just imagine all the fun these felines are having as they play in the snow!  I distressed the top of my card in blue and lavender then used the Mountains stencil to add some distant mountains in dark gray.  I lightly stamped white on the tops to make them look like they were snow capped. I then added a couple hilly layers using the  Land Borders die set. I cut all of this out using the Framework die set to create the postage-stamp edge. Once I'd adhered all the images, I went back and stamped some snowflakes in white and added some sequins to mimic snowflakes. I loved how playful this card turned out.  

Hope you will have time to ink up your NND stamps and stencils to join us this week. 
Hugs, 
Debbie


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #112

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge




Create a project using the theme--Snow Day.

For your chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs, you have until December 13, 2019 to enter your Snow Day project using your NND products!

Here's my inspiration!


Happy Holidays by Debbie featuring Newton's Curious Christmas, Petite Snow, Forest Scene Builder, Stylish Stockings, Snow Globe Scenes, Land Borders, and Holiday Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
For my card, I got a bit carried away and used seven different NND products!  I just love how you can mix and match NND products to create a unique project. When I looked at my snowman stamps, I wanted to use the kitty and snowman image from the Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set again. I also noticed that wee little snowman image from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. Then I thought it would be fun to have the kitty helping the snowman hang up his stocking before Santa Claws arrives. I die cut the stocking using the Stylish Stockings die set. I then stamped the wee little snowman and colored the stocking. I hung up the stocking between two birch trees that I cut using the Forest Scene Builder die set. All of this was added to the snowy sky background using the Petite Snow stencil. I then cut out some hills using the  Land Borders die set. I used double sided adhesive and sprinkled glitter on them. I added the snowman between the hill layers.  For my sentiment, I die cut using the Holiday Greetings die set. I again used double sided adhesive, so I could add a silvery glitter. 

Hopefully the snowman was good all year, so Santa Claws will fill up the stocking!  Now for you chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs, link up your project by December 13!
Hugs, 
Debbie

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #111 Reminder

With the holidays approaching quickly, 
why not use the current sketch to whip up some cards!
You have until December 6th!

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge


Create a project using the sketch.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Debbie's card features Gingham, Newton's Curious Christmas, Frames Squared, Frames & Flags, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I wanted to use some dark, rich colors and this darling snowman image to create my card. 
I used the Gingham stencil with Distress Oxide ink--black soot. I went with the large postage frame die from the Framework die set. I added a dark olive green and garnet red elements using the Frames & Flags and the Frames Squared die sets.  (I love how these die sets can be mixed and matched!) I then stamped up and colored the kitten peeking out from the snowman image from the Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set. 

Now it's your turn to create a card using this fun sketch and link up at 

CIC483 Reminder--The Paper Shelter

I finally got to play with The Paper Shelter's 

A Cheerful Snowman image!  


 The Paper Shelter  is Cupcake Inspirations sponsor!






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


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #111

This biweekly challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge



Create a project using the sketch.

We have three weeks to play with this sketch!!  You have until Friday, December 6, 2019 at Midnight CST. 


Here's my inspiration!




Warm and cozy holiday wishes by Debbie features Snow Globe Scenes, Holiday Stockings, Winston's Lake House, Framework, Frames Squared, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I wanted to make a holiday card with a warm, homey feel. I used a combination of plaid and gingham papers using several die sets from Newton's Nook. The plaid layer was made using the  Framework die set. I created the red "square" element using the Frames Squared die set. The gingham banner was cut using the Frames & Flags die set. The sentiment was added to a circle die cut using the Frames Squared die set. I created the cabin using the Winston's Lake House stamp set. The car carrying the Christmas tree is from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. I added a bit of jute twine to finish it off.

Hope you will have time to play with this fun sketch. Link up at IPC!

Hugs, Debbie

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #110 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Colors Challenge


Create a project using the colors--teal, green, pink, and white.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:


Dreaming of a pink Christmas by Debbie features Festive Flamingoes, Frames & Flags, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

I am back with another flamingo card.  If you missed my Halloween Flamingo post,  my mom and I are having a "flamingo war," so I am committed to making her a flamingo card for the major holidays.  I haven't quite decided how to make a Thanksgiving one with these cute pink birds.  Stay tuned!  

For this card, I went with my go to die set--Frames & Flags. I used the scallop-edged frame to give the card a nice soft edge.  I then repeatedly stamped the flamingos from the Festive Flamingos stamp set in various directions to set the stage for the tag. The tag was cut using the Fancy Edges Tag die set with the scallop-edged die.  I added pink and teal twine for the tassel.  I loved the sentiment, "Dreaming of a pink Christmas," and thought it would look good in a "dream" bubble, which I die cut using the Speech Bubbles die set. I added a little flamingo to pull the tag and background together. This little guy came from the Cozy Campers stamp set. And who should be fast asleep and dreaming?  My favorite little sloth from the Slothy Christmas stamp set. I added some Nuvo pearl drops for the thought circles.  Can't wait to give this card to my mom.  I know she will love to "hate" it!  LOL

Be sure to link up your project at Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to be a favorite and/or a chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

Hugs, 
Debbie


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #110

This biweekly challenge is a:

Colors Challenge



Create a project using the colors--teal, green, pink, and white.

For your chance to win a $20 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs, create a project using these amazing colors!  

You have until Friday, November 15, 2019 at Midnight CST.

Here's my inspiration!


Joyful by Debbie features Holiday Fringe, Purr-fect Present, Pines & Holly, Main Street Christmas, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

My card today is featuring the newly released Holiday Fringe stamp set. I colored it in many shades of pinks, teals, and greens. I added a white scallop-edged frame behind it using the  Frames Squared die set. I added several branches of pine as well as holly leaves using the Pines & Holly die set. The sweet kitty playing in the present comes from the newly released Purr-fect Present stamp set.  For my sentiment, I used the Joyful sentiment from the newly released Main Street Christmas die set.  I die cut three words and stacked them together to make the sentiment pop off the page. I added a jewel to dot the eye as well as some glossy accents. 

I used several newly released NND products which are just so amazing!  Be sure to link up your NND project for a chance to win $20 store credit, so you can get your inky hands on these fun stamps and dies!


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CIC482

Welcome to this week's new challenge! 

This week we have the colors, red, orange, and yellow to play with .







For my card, I challenged myself to make an orange, red, and yellow Christmas card.  I have to admit this was very challenging as I so wanted to add some green!  I used Newton's Nook Designs' newly released Newton's Christmas Kittens stamp set. I added the red sentiment by die cutting the words from NND's Holiday Greetings die set. I added a glittery Santa's hat to the daddy feline for a bit of sparkle!  

Hope you will be inspired to join us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs,
Debbie

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #109 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Theme Challenge

Create a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas project!



Here's my inspiration!

Deck the halls from Debbie features Caroling Newton, Framework, Frames & Flags, Ornamental Wishes, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

I went with another Christmas card. This one sports nontraditional colors. I begin with a black card base and add an olive-green gingham paper which was die cut using the Framework die set. I then use the  Music stencil and pink deco foil to create a textured layer which I die cut using the Frames Stamp Flags die set. I love you can mix and match dies using these two die sets--Framework and Frames & Flags. I heat embossed the sentiment from Ornamental Wishes stamp on vellum. Then made it into a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set. The stars of my card are the sweet caroling kitties from the Caroling Newton stamp set.  I colored them in pinks, olive greens, and teals.  The colors seem to work well together for a Christmas card!  

Hope you will make a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas card for our Inky Paws Challenge.

Want to double your chances to win a NND store credit?
Make a fall-themed holiday card!
Cupcake Inspirations is being sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs!  
Here's my Thanksgiving card for CIC!
For my card, I started with a kraft card base.  I dry embossed a houndstooth design on the burnt orange card stock.  I wrapped a brown ribbon around the burlap paper and tied a bow.  I colored the kitty image in the pile of leaves from the Newton's Nook Designs' Autumn Newton stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in dark brown and tore of the two end edges. I added dimensional tape to the little pumpkin.  A fun autumn card filled with lots of texture!

CIC481 Reminder--Newton's Nook Designs

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 Newton's Nook Designs who is generously providing our randomly chosen winner with two digital images from their amazing store!




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



This week is a Theme challenge--Fall.  


For my card, I started with a kraft card base.  I dry embossed a houndstooth design on the burnt orange card stock.  I wrapped a brown ribbon around the burlap paper and tied a bow.  I colored the kitty image in the pile of leaves from the Newton's Nook Designs' Autumn Newton stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in dark brown and tore of the two end edges. I added dimensional tape to the little pumpkin.  A fun autumn card filled with lots of texture!

Hope you will join Cupcake Inspirations for our fall theme challenge.  If you happen to use Newton's Nook Designs' products, be sure to link up to their mix-it-up holiday challenge for a second chance to win a store credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Friday, October 25, 2019

Cat Lovers Hop #4



Here's another card for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop.  This cute kitty is from Your Next Stamp.  Balloon Buddies stamp set. The fun little frame is from Newton's Nook Designs, Cameo Frame die set. 




Cat Lovers Blog Hop #3


I had fun making this donut-themed card. The paper makes me smile with the little donuts and the sprinkles.  The Newton's Nook Designs' Newton's Donut stamp set makes for the perfect image to coordinate with the paper!  I also used NND's Framework die set which is one of my go-to die set.




Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cat Lovers Hop #2



Here's my second entry to the Cat Lovers Hop!  
This card features more Newton's Nook Designs stamps and dies.
Spooky Street stamp set--I wanted to give the back ground an eerie feel, so I stamped the tree twice, but a bit offset.
Frames & Flags die set
Framework die set
Newton's Nook is one of the ameowzing sponsors to the best hop ever!



Other Challenges for this card:


Cat Lovers Hop #1




I just learned about this ameowzing blog hop, and I knew I had to play. My card features stamps from Newton's Nook Designs--the celebrate sentiment is from the Birthday Essentials stamp set.  I stamped the celebrate repeatedly in the colors of the rainbow. The sweet kitty image is from the Sending Hugs stamp and die set. I have him holding the little birthday present. I added twine to the top.  I placed all of this on a teal backdrop that I had scored several times.  I used a black card based. 

Additional Challenges I'm entering this card:

My favorite animal is cat!