Monday, October 25, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 160 - Cozy Plaid Theme


Hello Inky Paws Fans!

We have a NEW challenge coming your way.


Check out my take on the challenge



For this challenge I used the following Newton’s Nook Design’s product.

Paw-tumn Newton

Signs of Fall Stamp Set

Frames and Flags Die Set

 

 Since I was in a crunch for time this challenge, I decided to use some paper from my paper stash for my card.

 This cute plaid struck my eye, so I die cut it out using the Frames and Flags Die Set and make it my card front.

I also die cut out the curved edge rectangle out of white card stock as a place for my image to sit.

My stamp set of choice is the Paw-tumn Newton.


I stamped and colored my image using the colors that are in the plaid background.

For a pop of color, I kept the pumpkin color orange.

I created a card base using the Frames and Flags Die Set and stared to assemble my card.

Once my card front was glued down, I pop up my image with foam tape  and placed it on the front.

 

To finish my card, I used a sentiment and leaves from the Signs of Fall Stamp Set.

 

This completes my take on our theme challenge.

Now it is your turn.

Take the Cozy Paid Theme and show up your take.

 

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as


 

OR


 

to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

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#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

 

DIANE



Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Spooky/Halloween - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  

THIS WEEK’S THEME AT THE

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

SPOOKY/HALLOWEEN

                                        Featuring stamps and dies by

SIMON SAYS STAMP

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

But… If you have some of their product in your stash

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


My stamp and dies sets of choice for this challenge are

Toil And Trouble Stamp Set And Die

Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder

To start this card, I stamped out the Toil And Trouble Stamp Set

I did not want to us traditional Halloween colors, so I did some color plucking

and came up with the colors you see on the card.

Once my images were colored in, I decided that the stamped images alone

were just going to be too plain for a white card base. This card needed something else.

I have been playing around with the Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder, using

 scraps of paper that I have and loving the results.


Using off cuts of Banana Yellow, Green Apple, Sunshine, and Peacock Teal Card Stock.

 I cut down each color into strips about 1 ¼ inch wide 

and glued them down to basic white card stock.

 The idea was to have to whole card front to be the Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder,

 But this was WAY too much color, so I decided on a feature circle .


One of my go-to dies is the stitched circles in the Circle Frames Dies by Newton’s Nook Designs.

Carefully I die cut out my strips of paper and then ran the die cut through the embossing folder.

Once this was attached to my card base, I added on the Toil And Trouble elements

that I popped up with foam tape.

I finished my card with a die cut sentiment, and stars from the stamp set.

Also, some shimmery gems from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. 

This completes my take on SPOOKY/HALLOWEEN

Featuring SIMON SAYS STAMP

 

I almost forgot the good news!


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

 

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane


SUPPLIES USED:

Toil And Trouble Stamp Set and Die by Simon Says Stamp

Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder by Simon Says Stamp

Banana Yellow Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

Green Apple Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

Sunshine Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp

Peacock Teal Card Stock by SimonSays Stamp

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp (card base)

Onyx Black Versa Fine Ink byTsukineko (use to stamp images)

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers (color in the image)

Ice Cube Jewel Pack by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards

Fun Foam (pop up the layers)

 

Do you use Instagram?

 

If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too

Monday, October 18, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 159 - Sketch Challenge

 


Hello Inky Paws Fans!
We are at the halfway point of this current challenge

For this challenge I used the following Newton’s Nook Designs product.

Batty Newton

Candy Corn Stencil

Frameworks Die Set

Circle Frames Die Set

Frames and Flags Die Set

In keeping with the Halloween theme, I created this card.


For the background I used the Candy Corn Stencil.

I kept the colors traditional using Distress Oxide Ink to make sure the candy corn stands out.

Once the ink was dry, I used the Scalloped Edge Die from the Frameworks Die Set

 to cut out my stenciled image and create the center element.


Simple is the name of the game for this card.

I opted for matching yellow card stock to create my card front.

White card stock was used for the element on the rear of the sketch.

My featured stamp is Batty Newton.

I colored in my image using earthy colors.

 I do like the way the colors looks against all the yellow.


          To create the prize medallion that has my sentiment I started with

 the 1 3/8th circle from the Circle Frames Die Set with white card stock.

Next, I found  a circle die from my stash that is slightly larger and used it with black card stock.

To finish the medallion, I used one of the flags from the Frames and Flags Die Set.

This had to be slightly trimmed down on the sides to get the proportions right.

Once the sentiment was stamped on, I glued everything together and added this to the card.

To finish my card, I placed my card front on a card created with white card stock

This completes my take on our sketch challenge.

Now it is your turn.

Take the challenge theme and show us your take. 

DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as

 


OR



 

to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

DIANE



Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Not A Card - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

THIS WEEK’S THEME AT THE

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

NOT A CARD

    Featuring stamps and dies by

TIM HOLTZ

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

But… If you have some of their product in your stash

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


My stamp and dies sets of choice for this challenge are

Halloween Doodles (CMS437) by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

 Mini Stencil Set 23 (THMST023) by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Stacked Baroque Thinlits Dies (662693) by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix

Tattered Banners Decorative Strips (657179) by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix

To start this tag, I die cut one of the Baroque shapes out of white card stock.

Using Wilted Violet Distress Ink, I stared in the center of the tag and inked outward.

Prize Ribbon was next. I added this ink around the edges leaving a patch of purple in the center.

To darken up the edges of the tag I used a generous amount of Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

I put the tag aside to dry and turned my attention to the stamp set.


I just love the poison bottles in the Halloween Doodles Stamp Set.

Three of these fit on the front of this tag comfortably.

I stamped out my three tags and colored them in using bold colors.

I bit of Glossy Accents make the poison look dangerous.

Back to the tag.

Using the skull and crossbones from the Mini Stencil Set 23 and

 Black Soot Distress Ink I stenciled on my image.

While the stenciled part was still wet, I used my water sprayer and flicked on a bit of water.

I let the water wick for a minute and then dabbed it off with a paper towel.

I put the tag aside again to dry and worked on the sentiment.

Tattered Banners Decorative Strips and Black Black8 Card Stock.

I simple die cut out the banner and folded it so that it fit nicely on the front of the tag.

I wrote on “drink me!” with a white gel pen.


Before I assemble the tag, I decided I wanted it to look a bit weathered.

Using a sanding block, I striped some of the edges of color exposing the white cardstock.

I also added a black edge around the whole tag using an alcohol marker.

To assemble this tag, I  decided on the placement of my poison bottles.

 I propped two of the bottles with foam tape.

I also added the banner to the front.

This completes my take on NOT A CARD

Featuring TIM HOLTZ

 

I almost forgot the good news!


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! 

Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty

Diane



SUPPLIES USED:

Halloween Doodles Cling Rubber Stamp (cms437) by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Mini Stencil Set 23 (THMST023) by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Stacked Baroque Thinlits Dies (662693) by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix

Tattered Banners Sizzlits Decorative Strips (657179) by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix

#120 White Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp (tag front)

Black Black8 Card Stock by Simon Says Stamp (tag back)

Wilted Violet Distress Ink by Ranger Ink

Prize Ribbon Distress Ink by Ranger Ink

Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink by Ranger Ink

Black Soot Distress Ink byRanger Ink

Onyx Black Versa Fine Ink byTsukineko

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers (color in the image)

Glossy Accents by Ranger Ink

Uni-Ball White Gel Pen by Signo

Distress Sprayer by Ranger Ink

Fun Foam (pop up the layers)

 


Do you use Instagram?

 

If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Inky Paw's Challenge 159 - Sketch Challenge

 

HAPPY MONDAY!

Who is ready for a NEW Inky Paws Challenge?

Here is my take on this challenge!



For this challenge I used the following Newton’s Nook Designs product.

Trick or Treat Kittens

Argyle Stencil Set

Frameworks Die Set

Frames Squared Die Set

Slimline Frames and Window Die 

I always keep a stash of backgrounds in a basket in the drawer

 of my desk for when I am feeling less crafty.

These are things I create kind of like crafty homework.

 I create these backgrounds not for a project, it is just to mess around and freestyle, no agenda.

Going thru this basket  I found this cool background. I am not sure when I created it.

 I know that I used the diamonds from the Argyle Stencil Set . (I put a note on the back)

I thought this would be a good place to start for this card.

The goal is to let the candy corn color colors of this card front show thru as much as possible.


That is why I decided to use a  1 1/4 in strip of vellum for the 1st element.

You can tell it is there, but the vellum does not take away from all the lovely color the back.

The 2nd element had to be the frame with the outside scallop from the Frameworks Die Set.

I used black card stock to make it stand out and add a bit of texture to the card.

Next, I added a leftover offcut square of white card stock from 

the Slimline Frames and Window Die.

This is where my colored in Halloween kitten will be added on with foam tape.

Next, I used the large circle from the Frameworks Die Set and stamped on my sentiment.



To finish my card, I added on some candies from the Trick or Treat Kittens Stamp Set.

I also created a card base for my card with some matching card stock from my stash.

This completes my take on our sketch challenge.

Now it is your turn.

Take the challenge theme and show us your take.

 DON’T FORGET

Share your projects by using the link in

the challenge picture above.

You could be chosen as

 


OR

 


to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

using random.org

Do you use Instagram?

Tag us using!

#inkypawschallenge

#newtonsnook

#newtonsnookdesigns

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

STAY SAFE AND STAY CRAFTY.

DIANE