Beach card #2

Hello Again,

Here I am with the second card I made as a memory for our mini holiday.

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I used again the Newtons Nook Designs Newton’s Summer Vacation stamp set for the image, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. For the background I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with the Mama Elephant La Fayette die and sponged distress inks on both pieces. I spritzed them with water to make the splattered look. When it was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Aloha Newton set with clear embossing ink and white heat embossed it.

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When I assembling the card, I used another layer cut from white cardstock of the outer frame to make it more dimensional. I also used the Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the umbrella and added glossy accent to it and also to the sunglasses.

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A few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished off my card.

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I will submit this to the following challenges: Inky Paws #47 colour challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Furry friends), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Little Critters).

I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

Have a nice evening!

Zsofi

Beach card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am back after a long silence, I am busy with other parts of life and a big crafty project which kept me away from blogging. I am sorry if you missed my posts, I will try to be back to normal.

We just came back from a 3 days-mini-holiday yesterday and before we travelled I made this card for my kids:

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The background is made with distress inks, after drying I used the Mama Elephant La Fayette die to cut the frame. I popped it up with foam tape for more dimension, and stamped the sentiment in black on the middle panel.

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I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the kitties from Newton’s Summer Vacation stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs). I used alcohol markers, some clear shimmer (Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen) and glossy accents of course.

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I will link this project up to the Inky Paws #47 Colour Challenge, to Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge Furry friends and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Little critters

I hope you like my card and will return soon,

See you,

Zsofi

Balloon with a kitty

Hello Everyone,

I was so busy recently that I hardly find time to make cards and it doesn’t make me happy at all. Today I just felt I had to squeeze one in my busy agenda. This is what I came up with (I always need birthday cards), I used the current Inky Paws Sketch Challenge as a starting point.

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I cut an A2 sized kraft cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot machine with a stitched swirl background die from SSS. I cut a strip of blue gingham patterned paper and wrapped it around it before I adhered it to a white card base. I cut also a red rectangle and a white one with Hero Arts Infinity dies and several little flag banners using an MFT Blueprint die.

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On the white panel I made a sky background with a handmade stencil (I used a cloud border die to make it), and sponged some Tumbled glass distress ink. I stamped the sentiment (from NND Newton Loves cake) in Versafine Onyx Black ink on the bottom and added some Lawn Fawn twine.

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The balloon with the kitty is from an older NND stamp set, which is my all time favourite, Birthday Bash. I stamped and coloured with Shinhan markers and cut it with the coordinating die. I used 3D foam tape to adhere it to the sky background. Of course I had to add glossy accent also to the ballon plus a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I will submit this card to the Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #46, and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge It’s a frame up.

I hope you like it and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Congrats for him

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe how time flies, it has been so long since my last post. I have been busy with some friend requests and Mother’s Day projects and couldn’t fine the time to blog. I really need to craft a bit every day but life got so busy that I also had to skip a few days, which is always painful 🙂

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So, here is a graduation card which was inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge Black&white and bright.

I started with cutting a strip of black&white polka dotted Lawn Fawn paper and adhered it to an A2 sized white stitched rectangle and then to a top folding white card base. I cut a stitched strip from gold foil cardstock too using the Picket Fence die (my most used die I guess) and glued it on the top of the polka dot piece.

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Then I cut the Lawn Fawn tag die from black&white diagonal striped paper and from vellum. On the vellum layer I embossed the congrats sentiment in gold. I die cut the hole reinforce from the polka dot paper too. I layered them together in a way that it is slightly offset. I added some colourful twine and popped it up on the card base with 3D foam tape.

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Then I stamped and coloured and die cut the cute fox from the Into the woods stamp set (my all time favourite) and the graduation cap from Hats off to you. I used a bit of gold gel pen on the tassel and glossy accent to make it shiny. I used 3D foam squares to pop it up on the tag.

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I wish you enjoyed my card and got inspired. Please return soon for more fun cards.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

 

Congrats card

Hello Everyone,

I needed a long overdue card for a baby on the way. So I made this using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies:

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I started with choosing my patterned paper and die cutting a stitched rectangle and using a SSS die I also cut 3 little windows. I made the mat with the fancy scalloped rectangle cut from Mermaid cardstock. I also cut the word congrats from Peacock cardstock and I used an older Lawn Fawn set (Hello Baby) to stamp the sentiment under it.

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I stamped and coloured the little images from the Little Bundle stamp set using Copics/Shinhan markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used 3D foam tape to adhere the frame and images to the mat.

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To finish it off I used a clear shimmer pen (Spectrum Noir) to add some sparkle to the clothes and die cut sentiment, a little glossy accent to emphasize some details and tiny little stars and heart sequins to make the clothes even more special.

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I will submit this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #3: Outstanding occasions and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like this sweet little card which hopefully will make the future parents smile.

Thank you for your visit, please come again soon.

Have a nice evening,

Zsofi

I am here for you

Hello Everyone,

Today I have a card for you, fitting the current rainy and chilly Budapest weather. It was made for the current Inky Paws Challenge: Doily.

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I started with creating the inked background using distress inks and a spray bottle. I kept adding layers until I was happy with the result. When it was dry I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle (MFT) and gave a blue mat to it before I adhered it to a white card base.

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I stamped the cute Newton image with the umbrella on Copic friendly paper and coloured with Shinhan/Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I added some finishing touches like Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to the umbrella and the puddle, some glossy accent to the handle and the beak of the duck and white gel pen dots to the cheeks. I used a small white doily (Doodlebug) as a backdrop for my image to make the colours stand out.

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I white heat embossed the sentiment on a thin black stripe and cut the end at an angle. I used 3D foam tape to adhere it to the background.

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I also added some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to the background as raindrops.

I will submit this card to the Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #45 and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like this card and will return soon,

Have a lovely evening,

Zsofi

Inspirational card#1

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you an inspirational card. From time to time when I feel down or life is a bit more hectic, I like to make some cards which can really cheer me up. I recently got the Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s rainy day stamp set and the quotes in there really fit my yesterday mood. I just had to use that on a card.

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I have a small box of pre-coloured images and I remembered that I started a card exactly a year ago with the cute images from SSS Abby’s Spring stamp set. I found that cute girl and the little bear just sitting in that box and I decided to finally put them on a card. I used Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers to colour them, so now I just had to fussy cut them and add little finishing touches (black glaze pen for the eyes, little dot with a white gel pen on the cheeks, Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the boots and the heart and of course glossy accent).

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The background is a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock which I blended with Tumbled Glass distress ink making sure to fade the colour towards the bottom. Then I took a SSS Raindrops stencil and added more ink (same shade). Before moving the stencil I covered the raindrops with Transparent glossy textured paste (Ranger). After drying I die cut an A2 sized stitched rectangle and adhered it to a white card base.

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I also cut some ovals from an inked background as puddles and adhered it under the girl and the bear.

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For the sentiment I cut a stitched banner (Mama Elephant) from blue cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment. I used 3D foam tape and 2 blue pearls as embellishment for it.

I will submit this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Flowers and/or showers.

That is it for now, I hope it inspired you also and will check back soon.

See you,

Zsofi