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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge Reminder #145

  

There's still time to play with us at Inky Paws!



Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge


Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the theme--Friendship


You have until Friday, April 9, 2021.  One lucky winner will win a $20 gift voucher to Newton's Nook Designs. 


Surround yourself with those that make you happy by Debbie features Flamingo Flock, Frames & Flags, and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #cardmaking

For my card, I chose the darling Flamingo Flock stamp set. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I then cut this image down a bit by using the scallop-edged die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes and fussy cutting the top.  I then cut another scallop-edged frame using the Frames & Flags die set out of pale pink card stock. I stamped the sentiment on a white card stock and die cut for the scallop-edge.  I add a couple of gems to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting!
Debbie



Sunday, March 28, 2021

           Time for a new Inky Paws Challenge!

Theme Challenge--


Use the theme--Friendship

Here's my inspiration!



Friends fur-ever by Debbie features Frameswork, Puppy Pals, Hardwood, Sky Borders, Sky Scene Builders, Forest Scene Builder by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #friendshipcard, #cardmaking, #dogcards

At first I struggle with this challenge, but then I pulled out the  Puppy Pals stamp set.  These little puppies are just so cute.  I opted for a more masculine friendship card.  I create the background using multiple dies and stencils.  I made a wood grain frame using the Hardwood stencil and Framework die set. For the background scene, I used the Land Borders die set, Sky Borders  die set,  Sky Scene Builders die set, and 
the Sky Borders  die set.  Since I live in the PNW, we have lots of tall cedar and fir trees, and often there is a crow atop one of those tall trees cawing for all to hear!  



You have until April 9th to create a friendship product using your Newton's Nook Designs products.
One lucky winner will receive a $20 store voucher!
I can't wait to see what you create!
Hugs, 
Debbie

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #144 Reminder

 

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'a a refresher.

Create a project using the below sketch. 





Espresso your love by Debbie features Newton's Mug, Mugs, Love Cafe, Frames & Flags, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #catcard, #cardmaking, #coffeecards
I wanted to use some of Newton's Nook Designs coffee images to celebrate the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.  Newton's Nook is one of the Super Sponsors!  

For my card, I started by distressing a soft pastel background and splattering with a bit of white paint.  I die cut using the scallop-edged frame from the Frames & Flags die set. I then used Distress Oxide Ink and the Mugs stencil to create a fun background. I die cut using the large circle die from the Circle Frames die set. I die cut the banners using the banner dies from Frames & Flags die set.  I pulled a sentiment from the Love Cafe stamp set. For my central piece, I decided to use the darling cat from the Newton's Mug stamp set. I paper pieced the mug and used Spectrum Noir markers to color the feline.  I added glossy accents to make the cup to make it look more ceramic.  








Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #2

 




My second entry to the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop showcases stamps from two of the amazing sponsors.  The island and palm tree is from Sunny Studio called Tropical Scenes.  I won this set a few weeks ago, and I am loving the ability to make fun scenes! The amazing flamingo is from the Caffeine Flamingo stamp set by The Rabbit Hole Designs.  

I hope to make a few more cards for this amazing blog hop!  

Debbie

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #1

 


(one of the best times of the year!)


I love making coffee-themed cards!  This card features die cuts from Newton's Nook Designs--Frames & Flags, Sentiment from Jillian Vance Design--Simply Said: Perk Up, and coffee image from STAMPlorations--Caffeinated Zen 2.  All three of these amazing companies are sponsors to the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #144



Time for a new
Inky Paws Challenge!


Sketch  Challenge--


Use the above sketch with 
your Newton's Nook Designs products.


Here's my inspiration!



Have an egg-stra special day by Debbie features Basketweave, Framework, Newton's Easter Basket, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #eastercards, #cardmaking, #catcards

My Easter card uses lots of Newton's Nook Designs products. I began by using the  Basketweave stencil.  This is quickly becoming a favorite!  I then die cut using the scallop-edged frame die from the Framework die set.  I then made a shaker element using the Snow Globe die set.  I embossed some white clouds inside using the Clouds stencil on pale yellow card stock.  I added some diamond art rhinestones from my ever growing leftovers.  They make for colorful, fun shaker elements without the high cost!  The banners were made using two dies from the Frames & Flags die set.  The fun image is from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp set. I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut the image out. I love the different textures and dimensions of this fun Easter card!  



Link up by March 26, 2021 for a chance to win a $20 gift voucher
 from Newton's Nook Designs.
I look forward to seeing how you interpret the sketch!

Hugs, 
Debbie



Card Challenges I'm entering this card:






Monday, March 8, 2021

CIC#514 Cats Challenge

 




I wanted to enter a quick card into Cupcake Inspirations Cats Challenge.

Newton's Nook Designs has the best cat stamps!  


My card features the following Newton's Nook Designs products:

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Debbie



Sunday, March 7, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #143 Reminder

 

There's still time to play!

Color Challenge--
Use  yellowpurplewhite, and spring green.



Cute boots make everything better by Debbie features Newton's Rain Boots and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #springcards, #catcards
These colors are just perfect with all the spring products by Newton's Nook Designs.  I started with the Frames Squared for my square card base.  I then used an embossing plate to get the leaves on the white card stock, which I cut using the scallop-edged die from the same die set.  I then stamped and colored the  images from the  Newton's Rain Boots stamp set.  I love the lavender rain boots with the white dots!  I then added the cute frog from the  the Newton's Rainy Day stamp set for a bit more cuteness!  Nothing fancy on this card, but it did turn out super cute!  If I owned a pair of lavender rain boots with polka dots, I truly believe my day would be better!  


You have until this Friday, March 12 to link up your NND project using these fabulous colors!


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #143

  Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!

This challenge is a:

Color Challenge--
Use  yellowpurplewhite, and spring green.




Use  yellowpurplewhiteand spring green with 
your Newton's Nook Designs products.

You have until Friday, March 12, 2021.  There's a $20 store credit for one lucky participant to Newton's Nook Designs. Will it be you?

Here's my inspiration!



Meow-ing in the rain by Debbie features Newton's Rainy Trio and Raindrops by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #catcards, #cardmaking, #springcards
Okay, so I have like a million favorite stamp sets, so you might not be surprised that this newly released image of the trio of kitties (Newton's Rainy Trio stamp set) singing in the rain is one of those favorites!  Seriously, look at those sweet kitten faces!  I love the one with it's hood all pulled around his face and the ears on the hood!  So cute!  I'm also a sucker for rain boots.  Living in the PNW, those boots would sure come in handy.  I decided to add Glossy Accents to the purple elements to make them super shiny!  This stamp set pairs wonderfully with the Raindrops stencil.  I decided to partially add texture paste for some drops in the backdrop. I wanted all the color on the stamped image, so I kept the background white.

Hope you will come join us at Inky Paws Challenge to share your interpretation of the challenge colors!

Hugs, 
Debbie 

Hare Mail (Black & White Stripes)

Hare Mail by Indy features Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #indys_designs

 Today I am using Newton's Nook Designs' newly released stamp set--Hare Mail.  
I paired it with Mama Elephants' Classic Stripe Cover die. I used the frame of the die cut to arrange the black stripes.  (I used the frame die cut in another card.) I arranged a trio of the Hare Mail image.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I popped these images with foam tape for added dimension.  I love black and white stripes on cards, and this one didn't disappoint.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Debbie

Challenges:

Monday, February 22, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #142

 


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'a a refresher.

Create a project using watercolors!



Here's my card to hopefully inspire you to join us!

I whale always love you by Debbie features Tides of Love, Paradise Palms, Framework, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #inkypaws, #watercolorcards, #cardmaking,

I decided to make a tropical scene with a whale enjoying the warm temperatures.  Lucky whale!  LOL
I used the Waves stencil with my watercolors to create the water which I then die cut using the Sea Borders die set.  In the background, I heat embossed the island and palm trees in the background using the Paradise of Palms stamp set.  I then used my watercolors to create a sunset sky.  All of this was adhered to the scallop-edged die cut using a frame die from the Framework die set. The main attraction is the whale from the Tides of Love stamp set. I finished by heat embossing the sentiment. 

I hope I have inspired you to pull out your watercolors and join us at Inky Paws!  You have until  Friday, February 26, 2021 to enter.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Link up at Inky Paws Challenge here

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Good Feline

I've got a good feline about you features Newton's Nook Designs, #indys_designs, #cardmaking, #catcards

I wanted to slip in one last card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge.  I began my card by using Newton's Nook Designs Meow stencil and die cutting using the postage-edged frame die from Framework die set. I then used some pattern paper from DCWV Playful Pets pad.  I then stamped the darling kitties from NND Smitten Kittens stamp set.  I colored them with Prismacolor pencils.  I added some pink Scrapper's Floss behind them for a bit of texture.  I adhered everything then stamped the little heart by the sentiment and added Glossy Accents to the heart and the eyes. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie


Challenges:




 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Happy Easter-Watercolors


I'm back to trying my hand with watercolors.  I began by heat embossing the image in white on water color papers.  This image is from Newton's Nook Designs-Hop Into Spring stamp set. After painting this, I painting the sky and some green grass. I die cut the grass using NND's Land Borders die set. I added some clouds with the sun peeking out between them. These were die cut using NND's Sky Scene Builder die set.  I opted for a square card vs the tradition A2 card.  I used Frames Squared die set.  I still need practice with watercolors!  
Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie


P.S.  Don't forget that Inky Paws Challenge is about watercolors.  
Here's the link up information if you want to join up with your NND products!


Challenges:
Use the word Smile and/or a Sun




 

Sending Happy Thoughts

 I really liked the sketch by Paper Craft Crew Card.  It inspired my CAS card featuring Newton's Donut stamp set.  I went with a pastel color scheme.


Challenges: