Easter Croc – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As Easter is just around the corner, I couldn’t help creating a fun little scene with my favourite croc pretending to be the Easter bunny and painting eggs. Such a cheerful scene with muted colours, it would make anyone smile! Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the following stamp sets: Pandtastic Stampers, Honey Bunny Boo, Mewniverse, Happy Snappy Crocs, Flying High. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: RB4, RB2, RB1, MB05, IG2, IG1, JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, GB4, CT2, CT1, TB4, TB2, TB1, PV4, PV3, PV1. I added dotted details to the clouds and croc with the darker markers, it adds texture. Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background of the scene I chose a pretty patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. I die cut grass with the Grassy Lass border dies from Wintergreen cardstock and added a bit of shading with Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink to the edges.

I assembled the scene placing the painted eggs in the basket. I also added bunny ears to the sweet croc, it totally makes me giggle.

For the sentiment I die cut the Easter Heffy Cuts die from white cardstock 3 times and once from purple glitter cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) and layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look. The rest of the sentiment I stamped around the die cut in black, and embellished the sky with the coloured images.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the sun and the eggs and added glossy accents to the patterns and paint tubes.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we are going floral today as we showcase the Spring Blooms Oval stamp set. It perfectly matches the previously released Oval Frames dies.

All new supplies will be available on 24/03/2023.

I wanted an elegant tone-on-tone background for my floral card so I started with stenciling. I used the new Quatrefoil stencil on grey cardstock with Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze Polar. It is a magical silver, very elegant and beautiful when it is dry.

While it was drying I stamped the Spring Blooms stamp on alcohol friendly cardstock and coloured the florals with Copic markers. Here is a full list of the colours I used:

  • tulips: RV25, RV43, RV21, G28, YG17, YG25
  • crocus: BV13, BV01
  • daffodils: YR04, Y38, Y15, Y11, Y000
  • mini flower: YR09, YR04, Y38, Y000

Then I cut around the image with my scissors and ran a black Memento marker around the edges to hide any imperfections. Then I used the Oval Frames dies to cut a scalloped light purple oval as a mat for the pretty florals.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a blue violet die cut which I created with a die from Framework. It fits perfectly in the middle of the image!

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and glossy accents on some parts of the flowers t make them pop.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Spring Blooms Oval” 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 March 23rd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 24th. 

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 reveals and got inspired by my card. See you tomorrow for the last day of the reveals!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to the March Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! On day 2 we are focusing on 2 new and adorable small sets: Rainy Day Doxy stamp/die set and for Newton fans the Newton’s Umbrella stamp/die set.

All new supplies will be available on 24/03/2023.

CARD 1

For my first card I started with stamping the images from the Newton’s Umbrella stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. The colours I used are the following:

  • cat: E44, E43, E42, E40, E01
  • umbrella: B29, B26, B24, B23, B21, V09, V17, V15, RV17, RV55, RV52

I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. While I was die cutting, I cut a few white clouds with the Sky Scene Builder die set and a piece of watercolour cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set to create a rainy background. For this I used the Raindrops stencil with some Distress Mica Spray: Shiny Bauble and Winter Frost. It literally took me 20 seconds to create this pretty rainy panel! I am addicted to sprays these days!

I chose a pretty patterned paper from the new Spring Blooms paper pad and cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. I also die cut a black circle with Circle Frames and also a Speech Bubble so I could white heat emboss the sentiments on them.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares under the kitty so he pops off with his cute umbrella. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the umbrella to match the sparkly raindrops.

CARD 2

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Rainy Day Doxie stamp set using Copic markers. The colours used are:

  • dog: E49, E47, E57, E55, YG09, YG06, YG11
  • umbrella: Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11

After die cutting all images with the coordinating dies I also cut some elements to build a garden scene: Fence from woodgrain cardstock, grass with the Land Border dies, cloudy background with a die from Framework using pattered paper from Springtime paper pad. I also cut a green postage edge mat with my favourite die from Framework and assembled the scene.

I stamped the sentiment on a white stitched banner which I cut with the Frames and Flags die set.

I popped up the dog with 3D foam squares and used some Raining Rhinestones from Trinity Stamps as embellishment. I emphasized the eye and nose of the dog with a black glaze pen and used glossy accents on the handle of the umbrella and the raincoat buttons.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Umbrella” Stamp Set or the “Rainy Day Doxie” 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 March 23rd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 24th. 

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 reveals and got inspired by my cards. See you tomorrow for more fun!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 1 of the March Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! This is a super cute release focusing on Spring with some fresh and unique designs. Today our team showcases the Spring Haul stamp/die set, 2 new stencils and a pretty paper pad.

All new supplies will be available on 24/03/2023.

CARD 1

For my first card I started with stamping the images from the Spring Haul stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. The colours I used are the following:

  • car: YG67, YG17, YG25, BG23, BG10, C3, C1, C0, T9, T7, T5, T1
  • watering can: C3, C1, C0
  • blanket: BG49, BG13, BG11
  • pots: E57, E55, E53
  • flowers: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, Y15, Y11, YR7, Y38, G28, YG67

I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. While I was die cutting, I cut a white postage edge rectangle with the Framework die and a piece of grass with a Land Border die. I cut down a light blue cardstock to fit inside the white rectangle and did a little ink blending on the edges for a bit of shading. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush.

I stamped a sentiment on the top right corner and assembled the scene.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the car. I gave the scene a thin teal mat before I adhered it to the white background. For the card base I chose kraft this time. The tiny butterflies and bees make the perfect embellishment!

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents.

CARD 2

I love clean and simple stenciled cards and the new Spring Garden Line stencil will cover you for all occasions! I created 2 cards to show you 2 different designs but the variety is endless just by changing up the colours and sentiment.

I used Distress Oxide inks for the stenciling: Mowed Lawn, Kitch Flamingo and Mustard Seed. The sentiments are from the Mom and Dad and Dainty Daisies stamp sets.

As a touch of extra, I used a tin strip of gold glitter cardstock for both designs. It makes a huge difference!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Spring Haul” 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 March 23rd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 24th. 

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 reveals and got inspired by my cards. See you tomorrow for more fun!

Zsofi

Easter Wishes – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a super cute Easter card, which I have created with the new release of Pretty Pink Posh. This card is part of a fun, 3 day long Instagram Hop – for all the details and prizes, visit my Instagram account.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Leafy Spring Wreath and Spring Chick stamp sets. I used Copic markers, but stepped out of my comfort zone and picked colours which are not my go-to colours:

  • wreath: G16, G02, G00
  • chicks: E55, E53, E51, E50, Y38
  • eggs: B06, B04, B02, B00, BG13. BG23, BG11, YG63, YG61, YG11
  • ribbon: Y18, Y13, Y00

I cut everything out with their coordinating dies and while I was die cutting I also created the sentiment: I used the new Easter Wishes Shadow die. I cut the shadow from white cardstock and the sentiment itself from a pretty glitter green.

For the card base I chose kraft to match the chicks and to make the wreath stand out. Before popping up the chicks and ribbon with 3D foam squares I added a bundle of thin silver thread behind them as an extra touch.

I embellished the wreath with Flower Garden Clay Confetti Mix, it has the most adorable little clay flowers I have ever seen! I also added clear shimmer to the eggshells and used glossy accents on the ribbon, beaks and egg decoration.

I hope you got inspired o try new colour combos of your favourite colouring medium too and you hop on to Instagram to play along with us for precious prizes!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh March Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of the Pretty Pink Posh March release Blog Hop. This Spring release is just my favourite, I was so hungry for fresh, Spring designs! To celebrate the new release, we are having a 3 day Blog Hop, so it is worth to check the previous days on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for eve more inspiration.

For my card I mixed and matched stamps from the new release and from older ones too to create a cute garden scene. I stamped and coloured the images from the Mouse Friends and Flower Garden stamp sets. I used Copic markers ad cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I created a very simple, inked background by blending Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks directly on a white A2 sized card base. I made sure not to overlap the colours. I added some water droplets ad ink splatters for a more exciting, textured look. I love splattering!

I die cut the Happy Spring Shadow die from Magenta Glitter cardstock, but only the words without the shadow. It is so delicate and pretty! I adhered it to the top of my card using drops of liquid glue. I have a thin nozzle on my glue bottle which allows me to adhere intricate dies like a breeze.

Then I built the garden scene from all the die cut images. Some I adhered flat, some with 3D foam squares for a very dimensional look. Aren’t these gardening mice the cutest ever? I am amazed how well they coordinate with the new release.

As a finishing touch I added white gel pen highlights and used a black glaze pen on the noses, eyes and flower centers. I also added a bit of clear shimmer to some of the flowers as we can never have too much sparkle, right?

GIVEAWAY

Hop along with us and leave comments on each stop. We are giving away 6 $25 gift certificates to random comments left before March 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST (2 winners each day) . The winners will be announced next week on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog. The full list for Day 3:


Pretty Pink Posh blog

Mindy Eggen

Lindsey Larsen

Melissa Phillips

Dana Kirby

Zsofia Molnar -you are here

Jeanne Jachna

Heather Hoffman

Thanks a lot for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my card inspiration. Make sure to check back later as I have a lot to share with this awesome release!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Birthday tags – Heffy Doodle

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. We are all in excitement of the new release so I brought you some super cute tags using the Wrapped with love stamp/die set and the Tag shaker dies. Let me guide you through the process!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Wrapped with Love stamp set using Copic markers. The colours I used are the following: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00. E44, E43, E42, E40, RV99, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV10, YR09, YR07, Y38, Y15, Y08, Y02. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

While I was die cutting I also cut tags with the Tag shaker die set: one from yellow cardstock, one from vellum and one from patterned paper from the Spring Breeze paper pad. I also cut the rectangular reinforcer from the same yellow cardstock and the bow from pink cardstock.

I assembled the tags: adhered the pattered one on top of the yellow slightly offset, then added the reinforcer on the vellum tag. I used the back of the reinforcer to hide the adhesive and applied liquid glue on this small part before attaching the vellum tag directly on top of the patterned one. It mutes the pattern tiny and gives a very delicate, extra touch!

I popped up the images on the bottom, the bow o the top. I white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock and cut it up, so each word is on a separate banner. This way I could fit a longer sentiment on the tags. As a finishing touch I used black & white twine and added clear shimmer to the packages.

I wish 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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from our Design Team members using the new release which goes live today in the stores! Scroll down for the details, and grab a coffee/tea before you start hopping!

For my card I stamped and coloured the cute images from Be Hoppy and Special Delivery as I wanted to make a new baby scene.

The Copic markers I used are the following:

  • frogs: G28, G16, G02, G00
  • leaves: YG09, YG06, YG05, YG01
  • reed: E57, E55, E53, YG67, YG17, YG03
  • stork and pebbles: N7, N5. N3, N1
  • log and bag: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51
  • flower: YR09, YR04, Y38

Then I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

For the background I did some simple inkblending on a white card base with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for the sky. Then I masked off a part for the river with Heffy Memo Tape and blended Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink very gently before using the Ripple Waves stencil. I applied the same ink just with a heavier hand an before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a clear shimmer mist. I love the effect it gives!

I also die cut a grassy bank with the Freshly Cut Grass die set and blended it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

After assembling the scene, I stamped the sentiment on the very top of the card from the Special Delivery stamp set and white heat embossed another one on black cardstock. I used its coordinating die to cut it out and adhered it under the stamped line.

GIVEAWAY

For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before March 14th, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on March 16th at 10:00 AM EST!

Heffy Doodle Blog
Tallie Clewley
Kari VanNoy
Zsofia Molnaryou are here
Joy Baldwin
Ali Farmer
Lidya Wirani
Lauren Taylor
Peggy Emmerink
Claudia Mauri
Jarle Franceus
Amanda Fitterer
Natasha Davies
Amanda Stevens
Francesca Vignoli

I hope you got inspired and enjoy the hop. If you don’t mind a bit of curiosity, I would love to know which products are your favourites from this release!

See you soon.

Zsofi

Blooming Birthday – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever needed a birthday card but super quickly? Well, I was in this situation recently, when I needed a card for a friend of ours. She is fond of Spring flowers so I came up with a very easy design – perfect for mass production too! All products used are from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I did some quick ink blending with Scattered Straw and Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide inks leaving a small area white on my card panel. I made sure to fade out the colours, I just simply lightened my hand while blending. Then I took the retiring Bold Blooms stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and applied Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with clear Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkle.

I used the decorative edge die from Frameworks to cut the panel down and stamped a sentiment in the white area from the Loads of Blooms stamp set.

I adhered i to a white top folding A2 notecard and added a few Apricot pearls from Pretty Pink Posh as embellishment.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release reveals – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the last day of the new release reveals at Heffy Doodle! Our team made gorgeous samples for you to show the rest of the new goodies, so make sure to visit the Heffy Doodle Blog for more details.

I have a fun party card for you featuring the Flockstar stamp/die set, the Freshly Cut Grass dies, the Candy Swirl stencil and the Pride Sparkle Mix.

First I stamped and coloured the cute flamingos from the Flockstar stamp set using Spectrum Noir markers. The colours I used are: PP4, PP3, PP2, PP1, LG4, BG4, BG1, GY2. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I used the Candy Swirl stencil on a top folding white note card with Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks. I made the patter fade out towards the edges of the card by simply applying the lighter ink with a very light hand.

To embellish the scene I die cut a few leaves with the Freshly Cut Grass dies from green cardstock ad adhered them to the top of the card. I also cut a pink Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frame to frame the scene. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and stamped a sentiment and a few music notes in black.

As a finishing touch I added a few sequins from the Pride Sparkle Mix and used glossy accents on the beaks and legs, and also on the tape recorder too. So retro and so cool!

I wish you enjoyed today’s reveals and you are ready to shop! Pre-orders are open and every purchase gets a freebie!

See you soon,

Zsofi