Sending Happy Mail – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. 

When was the last time you sent out happy mail to your friends? I admit that I do it much less often than I would want to, but when I saw the Hot Air Balloon dies from the new release, I knew I needed to create a friendship card. I combined it with some older stamps ad stencils this time. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Hot Diggity Dog and Happy Yappy Mail. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, BG5, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB2, DR3, CG3, CG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the pieces needed to build my hot air ballon: for the balloon itself I used patterned paper, for tha basket I used kraft cardstock ad for the little accessories some specialty papers. Before adhering it together I added some texture to the basket itself with the Wonderfully Woven stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. I also added some shading to the balloon pieces with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, and assembled it as on the picture.

As the balloon is quite big, I decided to go with the slimline format: my cardbase is 8,5*3,5 inches. I die cut a Stitched Slimline Rectangle with the Stitched Slimline Trios die set from white cardstock and created a cloudy sky with the help of the Cloudy Skies stencil. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. I also cut grass with the Slimline Sceenery die set and inkblended it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. On this little piece I stamped part of the sentiment from the More Classic Sentiments stamp set.

After assembling the scene I die cu the word Friend from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it on the balloon and covered it with clear shimmer.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen and glossy accents on the hearts and noses, and emphasized the pawprints and eyes with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is our final day of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoyed this big release so far! Our team is featuring today 3 new sets: Prehistoric Christmas and Christmas Pheasant stamp/die sets and the beautiful Heartfelt Holidays stamp set which coordinates with the previously released Heart Frames and Banner Trio die sets.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the images from the Prehistoric Christmas set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Blue Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Earth Brown Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Purple Blend, Hydrangea Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I die cut 3 blue and 3 white circles with a die from Circle Frames. I used a Land Border die to cut the sowbanks from the white circles and layered them on the blue ones before adhering the dinos.

I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on black stitched banners (Banner Trio die set) for each dino and adhered everything to an A2 sized notecard which I previously covered with patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer and glossy accents, and I emphasized the eyes with a black gel pen.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Christmas Pheasant. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BT9, BT7, BT5, TN8, TN7, BO3, GY2, DR5, DR3, DR1. I cut it out with the coodinating die.

I used the Circle Frames die set to cut a scalloped circle from cream cardstock and a stitched one from teal. On the cream one I splattered gold and black pearlescent watercolours from Finetec, added a vellum circle under it before adhering it to the teal circle.

I gold heat embossed a sentiment on a smaller circle and after arranging the bird and presents, I popped it up too with 3D foam squares.

The background I created with the Plaid stencil: the first layer is made with teal ink, the second layer is gold heat embossed. I cut it down with the postage edge die from Frameworks. As a finishing touch I used a ton of clear shimmer and glossy accents.

CARD 3

For my last card I simply stamped the Heartfelt Holiday image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with green hybrid (Scrapbook.com) and then with Versamark, so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This is an easy trick to get a raised and shine outline. Then I used a couple of Karin Brushmarkers to quickly watercolour the leaves and berries.

When it was dry, I cut it out with the scalloped heart die from Heart Frames and matted it with a red stitched heart.

I covered an A2 sized card base with a pretty plaid patterned paper from Meowy Christmas paper pad and adhered the focal panel. I clear heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a green banner (Banner Trio dies) and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the berries.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week’s projects and you are inspired to get cracking on your Holiday cards & crafts. It is time for preparing your shopping list as all new products will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

To a deer friend – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

If your are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs Day 3 post, just click here.

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Fall is one of my favourite seasons and I was eagerly waiting to mix and match the new stamps and dies from the latest release. So here you go, a slimline forest scene for any occasions. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Deer to me, Nuts about you, Hootiful and the mini set Mole Lotta Love (it was an incentive set during pre-orders). I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: TN9, TN8, TN7, TN2, TN1, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, EB5, EB3, EB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, GB9, GB7, GB4, RB2, RB1, MB1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the elements for my slimline scene using Heffy Doodle coloured cardstocks. I needed a postage edge rectangle from white cardstock (Slimline Mini Mail), a blue (Ice Blast), green (Kiwi Crush) and light yellow (Butterscotch) stitched slimline rectangle (Stitched Slimline Trio) and a tree trunk from grey (Oyster Shell) cardstock with the new Tree-mendous Peek-a-boo tree die. Then I used the canopy die from the same set to cut the canopy from the yellow rectangle, and the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut the grass. I also made a whole on this panel with a Stitched Oval die as a cave for my moles. I used a cloud border die for the bush from the Silver Lining Cloud Border die set. I added texture to the tree trunk with the new Woodgrain Texture background die.

I used some Distress Oxide inks for shading the die cuts, and added some splatters to each too. I assembled the scene as on the picture, I used 3D foam squares behind the grassy panel to give the whole scene some depth. The sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it with scissors.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the mushrooms and beaks and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. The cardbase is made of light grey cardstock and measures 3,5*8,5 inches.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, but do not worry, there is still a lot to share! We are showcasing today: Christmas Cocktails and Dairy Christmas stamp/die sets. They are so fun and punny!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I love to colour drinks – even if myself I never drink alcohol. I stamped and coloured all the glasses from the Christmas Cocktails set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Ice Blue Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Pale Pink Blend, Light Yellow Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

I cut a piece of Audrey Blue cardstock and a thinner strip of a patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. I wanted a bit of bling, so I matted the patterned paper strip with red glitter cardstock before adhering to the blue one. I stuck it on a white note card and popped up the drinks with 3D foam squares.

I simply stamped the sentiment above the shorter glasses and used my clear shimmer pen to add a ton of sparkle to these festive cocktails. I also used glossy accents on the ice cubes and berries.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Dairy Christmas. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS4, FS3, FS6, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG5, DG4, DG2, TN8, TN7, TN4, CG2, CG1. I cut them out with the coodinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a snowbank using the Land border dies and some pine trees from green cardstock with the Forest Scene Builder die set. For the background I die cut a scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and lightly inkblended the middle of it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I assembled the scene and popped up the celebrating trio with 3D foam squares. I chose a pretty plaid pattern from Meowy Christmas as a mat for my scene, it matched my colour palette perfectly.

As a finishing touch I used a Versamarker pen and added Textured White Embossing Powder to the trees and caps and even the snowbank. I heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. Be careful not to overheat it, because then it looses the texture and will become shiny (like on the cap of the cow). I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, clear shimmer on the scarves and blanket, and glossy accents on the berries and the little tree.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs! We have awesome things to share today: Holiday Home and Christmas Cactus stamp/die sets. Both of them so unique!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Holiday Home stamp set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used are the following: Yellow Green Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Earth Brown Shades, Earth Brown Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Red Brown Blend, True Blue Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I prepared the background for my witer scene: I die cut the Slimline Frames and Portholes scalloped rectangle die from white cardstock and used the Hills & Grass stencil to create snowbanks on the bottom half. I used only the residues on my light blue blender brush, I did not ink it up. On the upper half I blended Prize Ribbon and alty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and added some water splatters.

I made sure the ink was dry before I white heat embossed a pretty sentiment on the sky. I also added some sparkly white snowflakes.

I adhered the images, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

CARD 2

I silver heat embossed the Christmas Cactus stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock twice and used my Karin Brush markers to quickly paint them. I used only one green ad one pink shades and moved the ink with a waterbrush. So relaxing and easy! When it was dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a large stitched circle with the Circle frames die set from white cardstock and silver heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom. I arranged the 2 cacti above it, but I wanted to give it a green frame. As I could not find the matching cardstock, I created my own: I die cut a bigger white circle (Pink and Main die set) and used the same green brush marker to colour the edges of it. This way it will perfectly match the coloured images.

For the background I did a quick inkblending with Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added some black and white acrylic paint splatters and spritzed the panel gently with water too. When it was dry I used the Music stencil with Rina K Designs Poppin’ Pink Neon Glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb. Wow, what a pretty colour, and so sparkly! When it was dry, I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and my card was all done!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

This is my favourite part of the year when companies come out with their holiday releases. So you can imagine how excited I am to be part of a fabulous and fun Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs! We have a lot to share with you in the coming days, a lot of new stamps, dies and a big surprise the fan’s were waiting for so long: a paper pad! YAY! Today we are showcasing the adorable Snow Much Cheer and Newton’s Stockings stamp/die sets.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I started with stampig and colouring the cutest snowmen ever from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TB1, LG4, LG1, CT4, CT1, LY1, DR4, DR3, DR1, BO4, BO3, BO1, DG4, DG3, DG2. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I used the Petite Snow stencil on a piece of heavy weight vellum with white texture paste. I set it aside to dry and did some die cutting meanwhile.

I cut a white postage edge rectangle using the Frameworks die set and cut 2 snowbanks using the Land border dies. I also die cut the Christmas word from red glitter paper with the Holiday Greetings die set. When the sow background was dry, I also die cut that with the Frameworks die.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin grey strip of cardstock from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the the snowmen and the sentiment strip and popped up the panel on a light blue card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the coloured images.

CARD 2

I stamped the kitty and some presents from Newton’s Stockings on alcohol ink friendly cardtsock and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. Here are the colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, FS7, DR4, DR3, DR1, AG2, AG1, LG2. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and using an embossing pen, I added white texture embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to the white parts of the stocking. I used my heat gun to melt it. It gives a super fun, fluffy texture!

I also heat embossed one of the sentiments from the set directly on the stocking, I love when the message is part of the images! So cool!

While I was die cutting I also cut a ribbon from red and pine branches from green using the Pines and Holly die set.

I assembled my littl scene on a white strip of cardstock, matted it with green cardstock and adhered them to an A2 sized card which I previously covered with a pretty patterned paper from the new Meowy Christmas paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the presents, and used a clear shimmer pen on the santa hat.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking”  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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of this exciting week and will pop in again tomorrow for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

I love Fall – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I love Fall for all its beautiful colours and coziness. There is nothing more relaxing than a sunny day in Autumn, a nice walk in the nature. My love for this season inspired today’s card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I created my background: on a piece of heavy weight kraft cardstock I used the Tree Ring stencil with Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb. Before applying it to the stencil I coloured it with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to get a nice brown shade. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile I did a bunch of die cutting. The coordinating die of Fall Friends has not only a wonderful sentiment but also some stitched pumpkins and leaves. I cut the pumpkins from orange and the leaves from green cardstocks, the sentiment from brown. I also die cut a kraft circle using a die from Circle Frames. I adhered the sentiment on this and the pumkins and leaves aroud it. It would look so pretty on its own as Fall decor!

When the background was dry I did a little inkblending with Distress Oxides inks: Ground Espresso on the edges and a touch of Antique Linen on the inside. I added some water and white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Then I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares in the middle.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the die cut sentiment, to make it shine.

I wish you have enjoyed my Fall inspiration today and will pop in again soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Thanks a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

Happy International Coffee Day! I am so excited to be part of a fun Blog Hop organised by Amy from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. There is a bunch of fresh and fun inspiration from wonderful designers, so just grab a cup of coffee and hop along with us! There is a giveaway too, see at the end of my post!

For my project I used some of the new release of Lawn Fawn.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Stitchced Snowflake Backdrop die. It is beautiful on its own, but I had to so some ink blending: I used Prize Ribbon and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist in the end. I also added some water and white acrylic paint splatters for more texture.

Then I die cut the cute Lovely Latte cup from light blue and from patterned paper. I used the Gotta Have Gingham paper pad. For the coffee I used brown textured cardstock and cut the eyes and the smile from back. I love that this die set has a “backing die”, which makes paper piecing so easy.

While I was at die cutting I also cut a few snowflakes from white glitter cardstock using the Stitched Snowflake Frame die set. I wanted to make it more festive so I cut the Christmas Garland die set from green cardstock and the ribbon from pink. I used a little bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on the leaves to add some depth of colour.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock from the Thanks a latte stamp set. I adhered the strips a bit at an angle on purpose, it is more playful this way.

As a finihing touch I used glossy accents on the ribbon.

GIVEAWAY

There are some generous sponsors for our Blog Hop who offered the following prizes:

All you need to do is to leave some love at each stop of the Blog Hop until 4th October to be eligible. Randomly selected commenters will win one of the gift certificates. All details you can find on the CLC Blog. Here is the list of participants:

Beatrix (Lily) Révhely

Fikreta Posavec

Hetty Sanders

Jo Herbert

Michael Trent

Silvia Galloni

Tatiana Trafimovich

Zsofia Molnar – you are here!

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and will come back soon for more fun projects! If you like my cards, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations.

See you soon,

Zsofi

The sky is the limit – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. 

I am still enjoying making encouragement cards and the new Flying High stamp set is perfect for any occasion. For today I made a simple card which is easy to create in any colour combos. Let me lead you through the process.

First I created a striped background with masking on a Stitched Rectangle using Heffy Memo Tape. I started in the middle with a 1 inch stripe. I used the latest Distress Oxide ink colour: Prize Ribbon and applied the ink with a blending brush. Then I repeated the masking 3/4 inch above and below. Before removing the masks I added water sprinkles and also used white acrylic paint and black pearlescent watercolour to add splatters. I could not resist adding a bit of Liquid Pixie Dust droplets too, it gives a subtle shimmer like tiny stars in the sky.

Then I stamped and coloured the planes and helicopter from the Flying High stamp set, coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colours I used: BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TB1, GB4, CT4, CT3, CT1.

I also white heat embossed a bunch of clouds on vellum and cut them out. They are always a nice touch to any sky scenes.

I stamped 2 sentiments on the white stripes and assembled the scene. The heat embossed lines gave me enough space to hide tiny drops of liquid glue behind them, so it was easy to attach the clouds. I gave the panel a yellow and a dark grey cardstock mat to make a frame around the scene.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the windows and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added little star sequins to complete the night sky feeling. I cannot wait to replicate this card in other colours too, like aqua and pink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

I have a cute home decor instead of a card this time. The size is 5,25*7,25 inches without the frame.

As always I started with stamping the dogs and candies from the Happy Howl-oween set on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink. Then I clear heat embossed them all and coloured them with Karin Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I used some Altenew watercolours on Arches Watercolour paper. Just a light wash of purple and blues. I dried it with my heat tool before adding the clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and white texture paste.

While the clouds were drying, I did all the die cutting: Fence from woodgrai cardstock, grass with the Land border dies from black cardstock. I also die cut the letters to spell out Happy Halloween using the Essential Alphabet dies. And I found the perfect bats in the Halloween Trio die set, I cut a bunch from black glitter cardstock.

I assembled the scene, popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares and used a silver metallic brush pen on the candies and hat to add some metallic shine.

I wish you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check out all the Halloween goodies from Newton’s Nook Designs. They are all so cute!

See you soon,

Zsofi