Holy Macaroni! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. I love funny cards and when I first saw the Pasta la vista stamp set I was giddy with the sentiments. I needed a punny birthday card so I paired it with the adorable veggies from Veggie Patch. Let’s get started!

First I stamped some pasta and some of the veggies with black Copic friendly ink on white cardstock. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties to life. I stayed with the warm tones except for the aubergine where I used some really dark purples. I didn’t think too much about shading but I tried to give the onion a bit of texture using flicking motions with my darker oranges. I love how it turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

For the background I used Bristol Smooth cardstock and the Cloudy skies stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush. This stencil is great thanks to the connected edges, you can easily tuck the cardstock in-between the cloud layers and apply ink. So fun! 

I cut some grass with the Grassy Lass border dies from Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink on it with a blending brush. I also die cut a Skinny rectangle frame from heavy weight cardstock, I planned to use it to draw attention to the funny sentiment.

Then I assembled the scene. I took some time to fiddle around which veggie to put where, but I enjoyed the process. When I was happy with the placement I adhered each piece with a drop of glue. 

I left the sentiment to the last so I can ensure perfect placement. I stamped it in black to stand out. I scattered a bunch of tiny iridescent blue stars all over the sky and added glossy accents to the leaves and stems of the veggies. Also to the holes in the cheese, i love to make my cards 3D this way.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. 

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lucky to have you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post for today, if you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release Day 4, please click here.

This time I have a fun sneak peek of the cutest little gnomes you can ever imagine! Lucky Gnomes is part of the new release at Pink and Main, available as of today! YAY!

For my card I stamped and coloured the two little gnomes with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut the word Lucky using the new Thin Alpha dies, from aqua cardstock. The remaining of the sentiment I stamped in black on white cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strip dies.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid from the new Enchanted garden collection. I cut 2 strips of 2 inches wide vellum and adhered the gnomes and letters on one of them. I adhered the 2 vellum pieces together hiding the liquid glue under the die cuts and attached it to the background the same way.

As a finishing touch I covered the caps with clear shimmer using a shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the letters. Cute isn’t it?

Hope you liked today’s sneak peek and you are ready to start shopping. This release is so sweet!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs February Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

The final day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs has come, it is always bitter-sweet. But we saved 2 little sets for last which shout Spring: Hello Spring is perfect for quick tags and cards and Easter Lily is a beautiful floral for all occasions. It also has coordinating dies!

The good news is that all new products will be available tomorrow, 21/02! YAY! I am so curious to know what is on your shopping list!

CARD 1

I am a huge fan of flowers as they are so versatile. I enjoy the colouring process too as it is part of my “how to keep sane” therapy and this particular one was also challenging me to learn something new. (In my colouring I was following the Elements of Nature online colouring class by Kit and Clowder)

After colouring the lily and cutting it out with its coordinating die, I also cut an oval from cream cardstock and a scalloped frame from green cardstock. The latter I cut twice and layered them on top of each other for dimension. (Both dies are from MFT)

The background is a pretty patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and layered it n between the oval and the frame.

As I wanted the flowers to be the queen of the show, the only embellishment I used was a drop of glossy accents on the anthers.

CARD 2

If you follow me you know how much I love making tags. Even if I make a card, I love to incorporate a tag in my design. That is what I did on this fresh and cute card.

I stamped and coloured the Hello Spring set and cut it out with the fancy edges tags die set.

I gave it a nice topper using the fancy edges in the set and some patterned paper from Doodlebug. The reinforcer is also cut from patterned paper. I cut another tag from dark blue cardstock and layered it under the main one a bit offset to serve as a shadow. I added green twine to match the Spring feel.

For the background I chose a very colourful plaid patterned paper and added two white paper doilies before layering the tag with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the middle of the flower and to the letters, they look so dimensional and shiny!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Easter Lily” or the “Hello Spring” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week with us and you got in Spring mood. Don’t forget, all new products will be available tomorrow, 21/02/2020!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs February Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We already know that our favourite kitty, Newton is not afraid of the Spring showers, but this month he will even have the cutest rainboots ever. Newton’s rainboots is a smaller set, which comes with its coordinating dies. All new products will be available on 21st February.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images making sure to have extras of the ducks and flowers. I used my favourite Copics and cut the images out with their coordinating dies. I made the rainboots red and teal, I wish I could have one like this in real life!

To create a matchin rainy scene I used the new Sky scene builder set. I die cut the clouds from white cardstock and added a bit of grey shading to them to look more serious 🙂

Then I cut a bunch of raindrops from blue glitter cardstock.

The background is a postage stamp rectangle cut from aqua cardstock with the Frameworks die set. I cut a bit of grass with the Land border die, and assembled the scene. Isn’t that duck with the flower on its head just darling? That is my favourite of all of them.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark brown stitched banner (Frames and flags die set) and attached it to the card.

I used a ton of shimmer on the bots, added glossy accents to the beaks and legs and a drop of Nuvo Glitter Drops in the middle of the flowers. Just a tip: if you have not used your Nuvo Drops for a while, don’t squeeze the bottle hard above your project…it happened to me and it all blew out of the bottle directly on my card! Luckily I managed the swipe it away without major damage, but I had a couple of exciting minutes 😀

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainboots” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winnerHere’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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today and will join us tomorrow for the final sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs February Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my blog! It is Day 2 of the February release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are showing you the super cute  Bitty bibs stamp set and Baby bibs die set. There is also a great new scene-building die set called Sky scene builder (I will show this in action later this week) All new products will be available on 21st February.

CARD 1

My first card idea was inspired by the setiments in the set. I stamped and coloured the cute bibs and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I chose a blue watercolour wash patterned paper as the background, cut it tiny smaller than A2 and backed it with a dark blue pattered paper. I cut 2 thin strips of dark grey cardstock as poles and some grass with the Land border dies.

I used twine in between the poles and hanged the bibs using 3D foam squares. The sentiments I stamped with grey ink.

I added a bit of shimmer to the critters on the bibs, used a black glaze pen on their eyes and a drop of glossy accents I put on the beaks and the water splash. Looks so cute, right?

CARD 2

I love the layering Baby bibs set, I had to make a card using only those! So here it is:

First I created the background using the new Petite Flowers stencil with Metallix Deco Foil White Pearl Gel from Thermoweb on vivid pink cardstock.

Until it was drying I die cut the Baby bib from pink cardstock, heat embossed a sentiment on it in white and backed it with the scalloped piece cut from white cardstock. While I was at die cutting I also cut a few frames using the Frameworks set, stacked them together for dimension and topped it with a white glitter one. I cut the ribbon for the bib from the same cardstock.

When the background was dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags, backed the frames with vellum and attached the bib to it. Perfect for a new baby girl!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Bitty Bibs” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winnerHere’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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today and will join us tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs February Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

It is my favourite part of the month, when we start revealing the new release at Newton’s Nook Designs. I hope you are all ready for Spring! Today we are showcasing the adorable Hop to Spring stamp and die set. There are also two fantastic new stencils coming, called Raindrops and Petite Flowers (I will show this in action soon!) All new products will be available on 21st February.

Here is my card for today:

As always I started with stamping and colouring the sweet bunny in the waering can on white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I cut a few extra layers of simple white cardstock too, which I adhered under the coloured one until it was as thick as a chipboard.

I stamped the sentiment on a small white tag which I die cut with the Tag times two die set, and attached it to the watering can with twine. It would look so cute as a tag for a bunch of flowers on its own!

For the background I used Nuvo shimmer powders and when it was dry I applied Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel in Brilliant Blue colour through the Raindrops stencil. Looks gorgeous and dimensional! Lovely!

When it was dry I die cut it with the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags, cut also some grass with the Land border dies and some clouds with the Sky border dies. The latter I distressed a bit with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink to match the background more.

After assembling the scene, I gave it a grey mat and adhered it to a kraft scalloped rectangle. It was then mounted on a white top folding notecard. A bit of clear shimmer on the can and a drop of glossy accent on the nose and stripe finished off this cute spring card.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hop Into Spring” 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)! 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the reveals and will join us tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Sending love ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello dears,

I was supposed to post this 2 days ago but my kiddos were a bit sick, so I was playing nurse. It was lovely to cuddle up on the couch and read fairy tales. Back to my card… it is quite clean and simple, but I was longing to use those little birds from Lawn Fawn’s Stud Puffin set.

I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Guava cardstock and cut it out with a thin banner die.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Quilted backdrop die from white cardstock and backed it with a rainbow striped patterned paper from the Really Rainbow collection. I used the stitched strip die from Picket Fence to cut some strips as decoration from the same paper.

I also cut a Lacey heart from black cardstock and an Outside in stitched heart from light blue and stacked them together.

I assembled the card and popped up the sentiments and the birds with 3D foam squares. I covered the beaks, legs and the hearts with glossy accents to make them shine and used a black gel pen on the eyes to emphasize them a bit more. So cute!

I will upload this to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #70 Lots of love.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check back next week for the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Starts on Monday, 17/02!

Hugs,

Zsofi