Welcome Aliz

Hello Everyone,

This is a special blog post, as yesterday evening my niece was born. Thanks God she is a cute, healthy little baby, and we could not be happier to have her. I had to make a welcome card for Aliz (Alice in Hungarian), I used the current MFT sketch challenge as inspiration:

Sketch Challenge 349 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with selecting the background paper. I wanted something playful but not very pink (I just made my brother and my sister-in-law a very pink card when we gave some clothes a day before the delivery – blog post later this week). I cut a stitched rectangle with Blueprints 15 and a matching blue stitched rectangle frame. I also cut another 3 frames from leftover packaging and stacked them together for dimension.

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I also cut a piece of white heavy weight vellum and adhered it to the back of the stacked frames. It muted the background pattern enough to make the little critters pop. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the MFT Essential sentiments set on a pink stitched banner and glued it flat to the bottom of the frame.

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The cute little images are from the Up in the air stamp set, stamped in black and coloured with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered them to the frame using 3D foam tape.

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I gave a light grey mat to the whole panel and mounted it on a white top folding card base. A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the heart garland, glossy accent on the noses and a black glaze pen on the eyes finished it off.

I will link this up on the MFT Sketch Challenge #349 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stamp it.

I hope you like this cute welcome baby card and will return for more inspiration soon.

Have a wonderful day,

Zsofi

Autumn leaves

Hello Everyone,

I am sorry for not posting as often as usual, but the school and KG start took my time and energy from blogging. It is Monday again, the start of the new Inky Paws Challenge #55. It is a lovely sketch this time:

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Here is my card:

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I have recently purchased the Autumn Leaves die set which I was itching to try and I also came across a piece of plaid cardstock when I was looking for something among my paper collections. So I paired them for a pretty autumn card, perfect for the season.

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I die cut the leaves from colourful cardstock scraps and assembled them. I also die cut a dark brown stitched banner, a kraft double stitched circle where I stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Newton set using brown ink.

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I mounted these on a piece of red corrugated paper and used a yellow burlap piece I had from a packaging (I love to recycle). I love the way it turned out, I hardly make cards without colouring, but this one has so many different textures that they give a special feel to it.

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I added Spectrum Noir shimmer to the acorn and covered the cap of it with glossy accents for more shine. A few enamel dots in coordinating colours finished this autumn card off. Grab your NND stamps and dies and play along with us on this fun challenge. You may win a 20 USD voucher to the NND online store.

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Hope you like it and will return soon for more inspiration.

Have a wonderful week.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Meowy Christmas card

Hello Everyone,

I love the current Inky Paws Challenge #54 Polka Dot so much that I had to make another card.

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I usually don’t use embossing folders but this Polka Dot one is my all time favourite and among the first one I purchased 3 years ago when I started crafting. I wanted to try white on white and matted the embossed white panel with a white scalloped rectangle.

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I stamped and coloured the funny kitty on the wreath image from the Newton’s Holiday Mischief stamp set using Shinhan markers and used the coordinating dies to cut the image. I also used the die to cut another piece from fun foam and matted it under the coloured image for instant dimension.

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I gave a stitched oval frame around the kitty, stacked several white ones and on top of it a red one from a special velvet cardstock. I love the feel of this one.

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The sentiment is stamped on a white banner, popped up with foam squares and embellished with 2 tiny holy berries from the same stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the bow and berries and added glossy accent on top for the shine.

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I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenge Stamp it.

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to play with us till Friday 08/09 for a chance to win a 20USD gift voucher to the NND online store.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

Another bird-day card

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday! This means it is time for another inspirational post for the current Inky Paws Challenge #54 Polka dots. I just love this theme, so many ideas are floating around in my head. If only I had enough time to make a card from all of them.

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This time I played with patterned papers, all with Polka dots. I had a sketch in my head and I knew I wanted to make a funny birthday card with those gorgeous birds from the NND Toucan Party set. I stamped 3 of them on a piece of Copic friendly paper and made masks for all of them. Then I masked them off and stamped the branches. I also applied a bit of Tumbled glass distress ink with a stencil brush in the background.

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After removing the masks I coloured the toucans with Copic markers. I added glossy accent and some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to some parts for more interest.

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I die cut the word Bird-day from patterned paper (Neat and Tangled Journaling Alpha die) and adhered it to the panel. I stamped happy above it from a Neat and Tangled set (Cottontail Cuties).

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For the theme I added blue polka dot patterned paper on the left side of the card and a thin strip of black and white polka dot paper for the contrast.

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Some google eyes finished off this funny card.

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I will upload this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you like my card and will play along to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store. You have until Friday 8th Sept to upload a Polka Dot themed card here.

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See you soon with another card,

Have a great week,

Zsofi

Birthday hoot

Hello Everyone,

It is a very exciting period of time for me as my kids are starting school/KG. We are all happy and emotionally overwhelmed with the excitement it brings. And today it is also the birthday of my dear father-in-law. Although we cannot celebrate together, I made a card for him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABA, I MISS YOU!

I used the current MFT sketch challenge #348 as inspiration for the layout.

Sketch Challenge 348 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with colouring some of the cutest owls from the You are a hoot stamp set, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I coloured them yesterday as part of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge at TheDailyMarker.

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Then I die cut a stitched rectangle from a funky patterned paper, a smaller one from light blue cardstock and a stitched strip from kraft (I used the Santa builder blueprints for this, perfect size).

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I also cut a branch from the same kraft cardstock for the owls to sit on. The sentiment I stamped in black (from the You are a hoot stamp set).

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When assembling the card, I used 3D foam tape to pop up the owls and added some Doodlebug / Simon Says Stamp shape sprinkles as their eyes. A bit of glossy accent on the beaks and a few enamel dots as extra embellishments finished off the card.

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I will link this up also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like it and will return tomorrow for some more bird fun! 😉

Have a nice Sunday,

Zsofi