Best witches – Hello Bluebird

Hello Dears,

This is my second post today, if you are looking for Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3, just click on the link.

Having a little break from holiday cards I have a Halloween cutie for you as part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I stamped the images from Hello Bluebird Tabitha and Frightful Little Bits on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I die cut the Oak Tree Scene die from white cardstoxk an once from black cardstock to have the frame. I addded colour to the scene with Distress Oxide inks and a blender brush: Gathered Twigs for the tree, Lucky Clover for the canopy, Chipped Zapphire and Shaded Lilac for the sky and Black Soot for the ground. I used diluted ink and a bit of Liquid Pixie Dust from Ink on3 to add texture.

I assembled the scene as shown on the picture and stamped a sentiment directly on the top with black ink. I love the Reverse Confetti Midnight ink for this, it is so crisp and so deep black.

As always, a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents were needed to make the images pop and I also used my favourite black glaze pen to bring the pumpkins alive and make the eyes shiny.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Halloween inspiration and will visit again soon. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are over the half of the Holiday Release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs and I wish you are ready for the cutest little critters ever. Today our team showcases the adorable Christmas Puppies and A Kitten Christmas stamp/die sets. Perfect individually but also combined together!

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from A Kitten Christmas on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut the Paw print shaker pieces from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I also cut some pine and a red bow using the Pines and Holly die set.

For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and cut it down with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags. I matted it with a slightly larger dark green piece and assembled the card. The sentiment I simply heat embossed in white on the same green cardstock and cut it down with my paper trimmer.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the santa hat and glossy accents to the candy canes.

CARD 2

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cute puppy from Christmas puppies and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also had a bone and a santa hat which I covered with Marvy Snow marker and heat it up with my heat tool. It puffs up and looks so fluffy!

I wanted a festive background for my little pup so I used the Tiny Trees stencil with Green Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K Designs and Thermoweb. I applied it directly on a white top folding card base. Looks gorgeous and so glittery! I guess it is my favourite stencil this season!

I popped up the pup with 3D foam squares on a white strip and matted it with dark red cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in green directly above it and when the trees were dry, I mounted it all with a thin 3D foam tape from Simon Says Stamp. It is much thinner than the 3M tape but still gives dimension. I love it!

I finished it off with glossy accents on the nose and holy berries and made the eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Puppies”  Stamp Set or the “A Kitten 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)! Thewinner 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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals an inspiration and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last round!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs’ Holiday release reveals. Today we feature the Dear Santa and the Nutcrackers stamp/die sets which also has a fun word die included!

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Dear Santa on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut a tag using the Fancy edges tag die set and white cardstock. The snow banks I cut with a Land border die and added a bit of shading to it with Copic markers. The reinforcer I cut from dark red cardstock and added red twine after popping up Santa with 3D foam squares.

I wanted to use the new Reindeer stencil as I felt it is the perfect match with Santa so I applied Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink over it on a kraft card base. I used a blending brush for a subtle result.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a special brown shimmer cardstock for a festive feel and cut it down to a very narrow strip. After assembling the card I could not resist adding a bit of stickles to Santa’s uniform and a bit of glossy accents to his boots and belt.

CARD 2

The Nutcrackers is one of my favourite sets in this release, maybe because it reminds me of my childhood. I was 6 years old when I saw the ballet and it enchanted me. I imagined a classic look for my little wooden creatures so I stamped and coloured them with red, green any yellow Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I die cut the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags from a satin pearl cardstock. I also cut the fun word die included in the Nutcrackers coordinating die set from green glitter cardstock and arranged them on the top and the bottom of the pearl panel. I popped up the two nutcrackers in between using 3D foam squares.

I white heat embossed another sentiment on brown cardstock and used a small circle die to cut it out.

For the background I chose a classic brown checked patterned paper, I really feel it makes the images stand out. And again, perfect for our guys too. I added clear shimmer and glossy accents to some details on the clothes and made the eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers” 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)! Thewinner 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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you a whole week of Holiday fun as we start the reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs’ Holiday release! Today we feature the Destination Christmas and Christmas Camper stamp/die sets and 2 fantastic new stencils!

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Destination Christmas on Bristol Smooth cardstock and painted the images with Altenew watercolours. I almost never use watercolours but I just zoned out and painted without thinking. When they were dry I used the coordinting dies to cut them out.

I used the rounded square from Frames squares die set to cut a panel from watercolour cardstock and painted a night sky with blue watercolours. I dried it with my heat tool and splattered it with white acrylic paint and some liquid pixie dust.

Meanwhile it was drying I used the new Tiny trees stencil on a white card base with white texture paste to get a tone-on-tone background.

When the cardbase was ready I popped up the cars with 3D foam squares on the focal panel and white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of vellum which I wrapped around the top. I matted it with red cardstock and adhered it to the card base with thin 3D foam tape. I finished it off with red twine. Isn’t it perfect for guys?

CARD 2

For my second card I used the Evergreens stencil on a white card base with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink to create the forest background. Then with a small blending brush I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky.

Then I stamped and black heat embossed the images from Christmas Campers on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured them with Karin Bruhmarkers. I love these markers as they have a lot of pigment and just a drop of colour is enough to have bright results. I used a simple waterbrush to distribute the colours and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Using the Land border dies I die cut a snow bank from white glitter cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares for the images to create dimension.

For the sentiment I die cut the Happy Holiday from Holiday Greetings 4 times from red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I love that it looks like chipboard. I stamped and extra sentiment under it in black and my card was all finished. Perfect card for guys too, don’t you think?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Destination Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Campers”  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)! Thewinner 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 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals an inspiration and you will pop in again soon for more!

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Squirrels’ party – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I last played along the Lawnfawnatics Challenges and the same with Simon Says Stamp IG challenges. I felt it was high time for some crafty fun and as the theme is Fall on both, I used my brand new squirrels from Lawn Fawn’s latest release.

I stamped the little cuties from Let’s go nuts, the branch from a retired set called Home sweet home. I used a brown hybrid ink from Scrapbook.com, which is Copic marker friendly. Then I used different brown shades to colour them and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the different pieces of the Acorn house from kraft and brown cardstock, and some accessories from the new metallic gold cardstock.

The smaller leave from the set I cut from coloured cardstock scraps several times. For the grass I used a grassy border die.

For the background of my scene I chose a cloudy patterned paper from the new Into the woods remix paper pad. I assembled the scene using liquid glue and 3D foam squares to add dimension. The sentiments I white heat embossed on thin brown cardstock strips. I used the same cardstock to add a thin mat around my scene.

I finished it off with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and made the acorn hats shiny with glossy accents. Such a cheerful scene, don’t you think? Will be a perfect gift for my daughter’s friend, who is turning 10 soon.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #86 and the SSSIG Challenge Fall theme too.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Ghosts creatively

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This card is also part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

At this time of the year I am fully into Halloween crafting and came up with a fun idea how to create your own ghosts with the Happily Ever Crafer stamp set from Heffy Doodle. I combined it with a couple of other Heffy Cuts and stamps for this cheerful and funny card. Are you ready? 

First I stamped the veil from the Happily Ever Crafter stamp set with Versamark ink on heavy weight vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To give the ghosts faces I used the Party Palooza stamp set then I cut the ghosts out with their coordinating dies. They look so cute!

To set my scene I needed a spooky night sky so I grabbed my blue alcohol inks and dabbed some lighter and darker shades on Yupo paper with a felt blending tool. It is so fast and easy, just make sure to use them in a well ventillated place! It dries fast but I waited an hour before I die cut it with a Stitched Rectangle die

Meanwhile I die cut some tree trunks with the Forest Builder die set and grass with a Grassy Lass Border die from black cardstock. I sponged a bit of white pigment ink on them to make them more spooky. 

And last I needed a sentiment: on a black banner I white heat embossed a Halloween one from the Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set. Then I assembled the card: I adhered the trees and the ghosts with tiny drops of liquid glue hiding the adhesive under the embossed lines. In this way it does not show through. The grass I attached directly under the sentiment banner and popped them up with 3D foam squares. I finished the scene with a couple of star sequins from my stash.

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

‘Till Death Do Us Craft Collaboration – card #2

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my second card for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration, which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share a Halloween inspiration for you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I started with the background using the Echo Park Trick or treat stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. To make sure that this intricate stencil stays in place while I am ink blending, I used Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil. It makes wonders, just make sure to wait 30 seconds at least before adhering it to the paper to ensure the perfect stickiness. After removing the stencil I added some grey and black splatters and also some white acrylic paint splatters. I set it aside to dry and then die cut it with the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle.

I also die cut a Honey Bee Stamps The name’s Jack ghost from black cardstock and from glittered white. On the latter I used the small dies to cut eyes and mouth too. Then I layered them on top of each other. So cute!

The sentiment is a mixture of the Simon Says Stamp Boo die set (cut from black and purple cardstocks 3 times) and the Simon Says Stamp Creepy cute stamp set from which I white heat embossed an additional line on a thin black strip.

After assembling the card, I embellished it with Studio Katia Exotic Onyx Pearls, which brought back the purple shades a little.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Halloween inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Fall – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I love Fall when all the leaves turn colourful and I adore the autumn decoration too. Which means mostly pumpkins 😀 So today I brought you a pumpkin-inspired, quite orangy slimline card (my latest obsession) created for Newton’s Nook Designs.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cutest forest critters ever from the Harvest Tails stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have a lot of pumpkins and extra acorns to use as embellishment.

To set the slimline scene I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the edges with Purple Tape. Then I used the new Crackling Campfire, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush to create the sky. On the bottom I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. While I still had the masks on I splattered white and black ink all over for more texture, along with some of the pink inks diluted with water.

While the background was drying I die cut the sentiment from dark brown cardstock uing the Essential Alphabet dies. I also cut a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) which covered the front of a 3,5*8,5 inches slimline card base.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the critters and added some extra pumpkins and acorns using liquid glue to fill the empty spots. After adhering the sentiment I went over each letter with glossy accents, just as the pumpkin stems, acorn hats and the wheels of the cart. I love the shiny finish. On the nose of the critters I used a black glaze pen, it is less dimensional than glossy accents but still makes them pop. I finished it off with some white gel pen highlights.

I wish you enjoyed this super pinky-orangy Fall card and will pop in again soon. Tomorrow I will bring you some Halloween fun, so make sure to subscribe to my blog if you don’t want to miss it! Thanks for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

‘Till Death Do Us Craft Collaboration – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to participate in the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration with some amazingly talented girls to share a bunch of inspiration for you for Halloween. It is an event lasting till the end of the month, if you want to see our projects just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

As my kick off project I created a super cute night scene with Hello Bluebird stamps and dies.

I started with stamping and colouring the cuties from Little Haunters using my Copic markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I created a background on Bristol Smooth cardstock by blending Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink first ever so lightly. Then I used the Clouds stencil from Heffy Doodle to fill the sky with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I used Black Soot on the edges to make it darker and usd the grassy stencil from Heffy Doodle to add grey grass for the critters to stand on. Then I splattered the panel with purple and black paint and also added some Liquid Pixie Dust sprinkles from Inkon3. This adds a subtle sparkle like stars in the sky. I could not resist adding a few drops of white ink too, just for the texture.

The sentiment is from Hello Bluebird also, I cut it out from black sparkle glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp. It has a purplish tone to it so it matched the night sky perfectly. After adhering it to the background I popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and glossy accents on their little baskets. I adhered it to a black mat before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.

Here is the list of the participants of the collaboration, I hope you hop along with us today.

Alison Heikkila

Michele Margaret

Nancy May

Marney M.Miller

Terra O’Brien

Mona Toth

Marie Walton

I wish you enjoyed my first project and will pop in again soon for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

National Coffee Day Blog Hop – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Happy National Coffee Day! Today the Newton’s Nook Design Team is hosting a blog hop to celebrate! You can visit all the Design Team Member’s blogs and leave comments for a chance to win! You can also visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today for another big blog hop and a chance to win more prizes! They will also be posting inspiration over there all week long! 

Here is what I created:

I stamped the girl with a few leaves and coffee cups from Pumpkin Latte using a brown Hybrid ink from Scrapbook.com. I coloured everything with Copics using Fall colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut a postage stap die from Frameworks from a lovely Doodlebug patterned paper (Fall Friends). I also die cut the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags from blue cardstock and a double stitched oval with an MFT die to be my focal point. I used the grass from Land border die set to cut from a green oval so my girl has something to stand on.

I stamped the sentiment above the girl using a teal Catherine Pooler ink.

I used liquid glue and 3D foam squares to assemble the scene and added some orange twine on the top of the card.

I finished it off with some glossy accents on the coffee lids, scarf and rain boots. I love the shiny finish so much! I also used a black glaze pen on the buttons, so they pop!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We will choose one lucky winner from our Hop!

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 Tuesday, October 6th at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on an NND blog post on Friday, October 9th so please check back to see if you’ve won!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed my coffee themed inspiration and tutorial, if you like my creations please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram. I would love to connect with you there too, your support means so much to me!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon,

Zsofi