Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the August Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we continue the Halloween theme with the versatile Spiderweb Oval stamp set which coordinates perfectly with the previously released Oval Frames die set. We also have a super cute mini stamp, Halloween Pile which comes with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available from 19/08/2022.

For my card I stamped and coloured the main image from the Halloween Pile set using Copic markers: BG15, BG11, BG10, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W0, W00, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG01, YR09, YR07, YR04, R01, R00. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then I heat embossed the Spiderweb Oval on black cardstock with black embossing powder. Then I used white pigment ink in the middle to make it a bit foggy and mysterious, and added Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink on the edges for deeper shadows. I cut it out with the Oval Frames die set.

I used black embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment on an orange banner which I cut with the Frames and Flags die set.

For the background I used a fun patterned paper from the Halloween Meows paper pad, matted it with a vivid green cardstock and popped up the oval and the banner with thin 3D foam tape. I also used dimensional adhesive to pop up the coloured image in the middle of the spiderweb.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

SPECIAL GUEST CARD

My 11 year-old daughter, Jana was crafting with me for this release and I think she made a wonderful job showcasing the Halloween pile set.

She used the Candy Corn Layering stencils on kraft cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Carved Pumkin, Mustard Seed and White Pigment ink from Simon Says Stamp. The image she coloured with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating dies. She created a frame using the Frameworks die set, backed it with vellum to mute the background tiny. She stamped a sentiment under the focal panel with Versafine black ink and finished the card with twine.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” Stamp Set or the “Spiderweb Oval” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we are starting the August Release reveals today at Newton’s Nook Designs! It is a really big release, full of Halloween and Autumn goodies. Today we are showcasing the adorable Franken Newton stamp/die set, 2 new paper pads and a fun layering stencil. Perfect for hours of Halloween crafting and beyond.

All new products will be available from 19/08/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Franken Newton Stamp set. This time I used Copic markers: W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W00, V09, V17, V15, V12, V01, V000, G16, YG09, YG06, YG05, YG01, YG11, G20. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

Then I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Halloween Woofs paper pad and added a strip to a light violet A2 card base. I used the A7 Frame and Banners die set to cut a scalloped strip from black cardstock to cover the edge of the patterned paper.

The sentiments I stamped on some white Speech Bubbles (I used the partial die cutting technique to make them fit perfectly). I also stamped another sentiment on a green circle (Frames Squared die set) which I backed with a light green sun from the Sky scene builder set. It looks like a pledge this way, so cool!

When assembling the card I popped up the images and the pledge with 3D foam squares. As embellishment I scattered a few iridescent stars from Twiddler’s Nook, and used a clear shimmer pen on the dresses and glossy accents on the heart and nails.

CARD 2

I am in love with layering stencils and the new Jack o’ Lantern one is absolutely gorgeous. And versatile too, as you can use it without the scary faces and then you just end up with a pretty pumpkin patch. As I was in Halloween mood, I used all 3 layers: for the first I chose Carved Pumpkin, for the second Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks. The faces I created with Gia K Designs black Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb. It looks super sparkly!

I let the paste dry for a day before die cutting the panel with the postage stamp edge die from Frameworks. I white heat embossed a sentiment from one of the new Halloween sets on a black banner and backed it with a slightly smaller orange one – both banners I die cut with the Frames and flags die set.

I matted the stenciled panel with and orange cardstock before adhering to a black card base. I popped up the banners with 3D foam squares and added a little twine around it. So simple but cute, right?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Franken-Newton” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Sparkly rainbow – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Have you seen the super sparkly, beautiful sequin mixes which have been released recently? Those gorgeous colours are so inspiring and the idea of a sparkly rainbow struck me. Let me show step by step how I made this cute card.

First I looked through my Heffy Doodle cardstock scraps and selected Cookie Monster, Hint Of Mint, Plum Pudding and Simply Tealicious. I played Cinderella and selected the matching colours of sequins from the Covesea, Unicorn Dream and Royal Mist mixes. It was so fun and didn’t take too long at all. When the preparation was done, I die cut the Starry Rainbow die from all the scraps and created my own rainbow. I used Heffy Tape to hold the pieces together, I even left the stars in the die cut and adhered a sequin on top of each one. It looks gorgeous in real life!

Then I die cut some clouds from white cardstock with the Big Stitched Clouds die and also the “rainbow” word from the Rainbow Builder die set from silver glitter cardstock.

For the background I chose a striped paper from the new Summer Holiday paper pad but I wanted to mute it with a piece of vellum to have a more cloudy feel. I used double-sided adhesive sheets to adhere the vellum, this way the adhesive doesn’t show through.

After adhering the rainbow, the sentiment and popping up the clouds with 3D foam squares, I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Close at heart set with Staz-on Black ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Unicorn dreams – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

It has been ages since I could play along with any challenges, but the colours of the current Hello Bluebird ones were calling me. Here is what I came up with.

I started with the background tis time: I blended Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I repeated the spritzing and dabbing, and added also some black and white splatters. When it was all dry, I added some clear shimmer mist to the panel for a subtle sparkle too.

Then I stamped images from the Unicorn Tales and Sweet Dreams stamp sets and coloured them with Copic markers: RV06, RV04, RV02, RV10, RV000, N3, N0, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y06, Y02. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I chose a sentiment from the Unicorn Tales stamp set and stamped it directly on the sky using Versafine Onyx black ink.

Then I popped up all the images with 3D foam squares and embellished the scene with the coloured stars. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear simmer pen on the stars and added the silver lining to the clouds with a Sakura Stardust pen.

I could not resist and used glossy accents on the stars and horns.

I will upload this project to the Hello Bluebird Colour Challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spritz and Splatter.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again tomorrow for another sparkly project.

See you,

Zsofi

Bunch of balloons – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with lots of balloons, we can never have too many, right? As much as I enjoy creating cute scenes, I need sometimes simpler designs too, which can be mass produced if there is a need. Stenciling is a perfect way for that and the new Bokeh Balloons layering stencil set from Newton’s Nook Designs is simply gorgeous!

For my card I used a light grey cardstock as a base and sprayed the stencils with Pixie spray to make them tacky and avoid shifting while I applied the ink. I used Distress Oxides because they are a perfect coverage on coloured cardstock too. For the first layer: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Blueprint Sketch. For the second layer I used Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Villainous Potion and Peacock Feathers. I wanted a full set of rainbow balloons so I worked in quarters.

After removing the stencil I added a lot of splatters: smaller and bigger water droplets, white and black paint splatters. The more texture the merrier for me. When the panel was dry I cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and adhered it to a white A2 sized card base.

The three sentiments are from the Birthday Oval stamp set, I stamped them on a balloon shaped white cardstock which I cut with the Balloon Shaker die set.

The ribbon I cut from black and silver metallic cardstock and adhered them to the balloon.

After popping it up with 3D foam squares I used Lawn Fawn glitter glue on the edges of the balloon die cut, to make it more festive.

I hope you liked my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Sea themed card set – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of July and it is time for a goodbye. I have enjoyed so much to be a Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh, their designs are adorable and so easy to mix ad match, which is my favourite way of creating. I promise you that I will bring more and more cute scene cards in the future as you love them the most too. For my last post I saved a personal favourite, a sea themed card set. Perfect as home decor too as these are little mixed media arts.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images from Sea Friends. That is one of my most loved stamp sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers:

  • sea horse: BP7, PV4, PV3, PV2, PV1, PV05,
  • dolphin: BT7, BT5, BT2, BT05,
  • fish: JG5, JG4, JG2, AB3, AB1, AB05,
  • other fish: BO4, BO3, BO2, BO1, GY2, CT3, CT1,
  • octopus and coral: PP6, PP4, PP2, PP1
  • crab: DR4, DR2, DR05,
  • shells: GY5, GY2, GY1, GY05, EB4
  • starfish: MG5, MG3, MG1, MG05
  • seaweeds: AG5, LG4, LG2

I added dots to each fish for texture, I love this technique. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Scattered Straw for the sand, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean for the water. I was generous with the splatters: first a spritz of water, which I dabbed off with a dry paper towel after 30 seconds. Then I added diluted ink splatters too. While I was working on the sea, I covered the sand and the other way around. In this way I did not end up with brown splatters in the water.

When the backgrounds were dry, I heat embossed the sentiments from the Everyday Greetings stamp set.

Then I took the Waves stencil and added Gina K Glitz Glitter gel to certain parts, just randomly. I didn’t mind that the paste sipped a bit under the stencil, it just added to the messy ocean look.

I assembled the cards and it was time for the finishing touches: glossy accents on the shells and fins, and black glaze pen on the eyes.

I hope you liked my cards, and will continue to follow my crafty journey.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Anniversary – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

July is almost over and I still have cards to share which I made as a Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh. Today I show you a whimsical and super cute tropical anniversary card.

First I stamped and coloured the cats and fish from the Cuddly cats stamp set, lemonade from the Summer friends set and the palm trees from Tropical Birds. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB2, AG5, AG3, AG1, AG05, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, GB4, CT4, CT1, OR3, OR1, OR05, FS7, FS4, TB2. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I used the Scallop Frames (exclusively available at the PPP store) with white heavy weight cardstock, cut it 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I used the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs to cut the waves from turquoise glitter cardstock and the Land border die to cut the sand dunes from kraft cardstock which I have previously covered with Stick It adhesive.

I wanted to try using real sand for the dunes, so I removed the backing paper ad poured very fine sand over the whole kraft panel. It looks so cool in real life! I added a few darker dots with some brown – looks so realistic!

I assembled the scene on a piece of Watercolour Wishes patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and heat embossed two sentiments on very thin black cardstock from the Simple sentiments set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses and ice cubes.

I wish you like my card inspiration today and will come back tomorrow for my last Guest Designer post. I promise you, I saved the best for last!

See you,

Zsofi

Birthday crocs – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This time I mixed and matched my favourite crocs with birthday accessories to create a very cheerful birthday card. So whimsical that it can really make anyone smile, don’t you think?

I started with stamping the images from Happy Snappy Crocs and Party Palooza, and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, GB5, GB2, GB1, CT4, CT2, CT1, IB3, IB2, IB1, EB8, EB5, EB3, BG5, BG2, BG1. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used the Brick by brick stencil with Ranger Texture paste, which I have previously mixed with a bit of Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink. I used heavy weight white cardstock so it could handle all that paste without curling up too much. When the panel was dry, I did some light ink blending with Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink on the sides. I also blended a bit of black ink on a thin strip of white cardstock to serve as pavement.

I assembled the card adding all the accessories to the happy crocs. I used 3D foam squares to pop them up and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock from the Party Palooza set. I used the coordinating die to cut them out, it looks so cool when die cut!

I adhered it to the scene and added a few tiny star sequins to enhance the festivities. I also drew the balloon strings with a black marker.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen, a clear sparkle pen and glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Just saying hello – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with another cute and very summery card which I made with Pretty Pink Posh stamps, dies and stencils. Even if it looks complicated, it is a very simple design, let me show you the steps how I made it.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Crafty Critters and Hibiscus flowers stamp sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, AG5, AG3, AG1, CG3, CG2, CG05, GY3, CT3, MG5, MG3, MG1, MG05. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

On a white card base I used the Tropical Background stencil with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. For me these brushes are perfect for subtle ink blending and it is so easy to fade out the colour towards the edge of the cardstock.

Then I adhered the flowers and leaves as a base for my little koala to stand on. The big leaves I adhered to the paws and used 3D foam squares to pop up that cute critter on the bed of hibiscus.

For the sentiment I chose a die cut one: I cut the “friend” from the Hello Friend Script die set from black cardstock three times. I stacked them together to get a chipboard-like dimensional word. The rest of the sentiment I stamped above it from the Simple sentiments stamp set – it is my absolute favourite, it has so many sentiments for all occasions.

As a finishing touch I added some white gel pen highlights and used a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes of the koala. I also scattered a few Sparkling clear jewels around, just because 🙂

I hope you liked my card inspiration today and it made you smile. Please pop in soon again for more cute cards! This week I have a lot to share!

See you,

Zsofi

Aloha – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with another summer card I made as Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh. When we were at the Balaton with my kids and the weather was a bit colder and not suitable for them to swim in the lake, my boy loved to spend time with playing in the sand. He rather builds pyramids than castles but I love to sit next to him and work on tunnels or just decorate his buildings. This memory inspired my card.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Summer Friends. I used Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Fair Skin Blend, Earth Brown Shades, Earth Brown Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Citrus Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Gold Brown Shades. I used some lighter markers from the Spectrum Noir Classique range: CT05 and IB05. I love that with these shades I can get lighter colours. I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I love to make tags and place them on cards, and the Birthday Circles die set has such a lovely tag which I just simply had to use. I cut it from white cardstock and backed it with a light blue rectangle sandwiching the sand castle in between the layers. I popped up the boy with 3D foam squares and added black and white twine.

For the sentiment I chose the Aloha Shaker die, cut it from gold metallic cardstock and trimmed the words out. It is a way to get more out of your dies. Lovely, isn’t it?

I adhered it at an angle to make it more playful and embellished the tag with some jewels from Citrus Mix.

For the background I cut patterned paper from Craft Consortium Watercolours paper pad, backed it with dark grey cardstock and adhered it to an A2 sized top folding kraft card base. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the sunglasses and parts of the T-shirt.

I wish you enjoyed this little cutie and will return next week for more. I also share extra tips on Instagram, which you might want to check out as well.

See you soon,

Zsofi