Friday, November 21, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme

Happy Friday and the the first day of #16 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is to a Create a project with a Christmas Theme!

Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme - Newton's Nook Designs

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 
Since this challenge falls over a holiday weekend we decided to give a little extra time - you have three weeks to play along instead of the usual two. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 12th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, November 15th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item).
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - check out our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr Pinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC16).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the InLinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 

Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members decided to play along -  Scroll down to see all their adorable Holiday creations and then enter your project at the bottom of the post!  Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Bear on Holiday Ball Card by Donna Mikasa for Newton's Nook Designs | Winter Tails Stamp set
Our guest designer for November Donna Mikasa decided to play along with this adorable card using our Winter Tails stamp set.  She changed the snowball that Winston is rolling on into a pretty ornament! Such a fun idea! I love the fun shape of this card too! 

Santa Crab Holiday Card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs | SEAsons Greetings Stamp set
Tessa created this adorable card using the little crab and "joy" stamps from the SEAson's Greetings stamp set! I love the layered tags and little staples as decoration! 

Dinosaur Christmas Card by Danielle Pandeline for Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a really fun, non-traditional holiday card by Danielle! I love the cute Dino in the santa hat! So fun! She used a bunch of NND sets on this: Snowflakes from Beautiful Blizzard, Dinosaur from Prehistoric Pals, Snowy hills from Winter Tails, Santa Hat from Winston's Home for Christmas and "be merry" from Christmas Delivery

Red & White Snowflake Shaker Christmas Card by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set
Larissa created this Gorgeous Christmas shaker card using our new Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. I love the red and white combo - reminds me of holiday peppermints!

Jess created this adorable card using our Sweetheart Tails stamp set with the sentiment fromWinston's Home for Christmas . I love that she used a "love/Valentine" set and made it work for Christmas! What a great way to get more milage out of your stamps!

Merry Christmas Card with cat and wreath by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs | Newotn's Holiday Mischief Stamp set
Samantha created this lovely watercolored Christmas card using the cute kitty in the wreath from the Newton's Holiday Mischief set. The "merry"& "Christmas" stamps are the Holiday Wishes stamp set. 

Crafty Math-Chick created this fun doggie Holiday Treat Bag using the cute pup in sweater from the Canine Christmas stamp set! So cute how she matched the sweater on the pup with the background paper!  

Snowman card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs - Flaky Family Stamp Set
Here's one by me - I used the girl and guy snowmen from the Flaky Family set - stamped on Kraft colored card stock so I could color them white. I also added a bunch of snowflakes in white ink and the "Merry Christmas from our Family to yours" sentiment!  

Now it's your turn - we can't wait to see your holiday creations!


  1. LOVE ALL of the AMAMZING Creations!! SO EXCITED to see what EVERYONE will create for the challenge!!?? =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  2. Oh, this is a fun challenge! I enjoyed looking at the adorable samples by you and the DT! I plan to come back to play along! My new stamps should arrive soon and I can't wait to ink them up! Wishing you and your DT a wonderful weekend!

  3. The inspiration cards look amazing!!! Can't wait to see the xMas cards for this challenge!!!

  4. Everyone's projects are adorable! Such wonderful inspiration ♥

  5. oh my all of these cards are just too fun..

  6. Ohhhh, I'll definitely be back to play along!! I just discovered Newton's Nook and I already know what I want first: the Canine Christmas set. I love the little card carrying Scottie dog, and as a Scottish Terrier lover extraordinaire, I hope to see many more Scotties in future releases!

  7. Just love all the inspiration! They are all so cute and clever:)

  8. Such amazing inspiration, and the cards in the gallery look awesome!

  9. Always a pleasure to get to use your stamps! Love all the projects--both DT and participants!

  10. Wonderful samples and so many awesome projects!~kim


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