Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Day 3 of the January Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Design! Hoot hoot! Today we are showcasing the adorable Love Owl-ways stamps and dies. Aren’t they so cute?

I started with stamping and colouring all the images in the stamp set with Copic markers. I wanted a bit greyish tone so instead of the E-s i used Warm Greys. I must admit, i love the result. When i was done, i used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I love the rounded edges the dies give!

As i wanted to use as many owls as possible on one A2 card, i CASE-d one of my older cards. I masked off stripes on an A2 sized rectangle and applied Distress inks in red-pink tones (Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick). I made it a bit ombre effect, keeping the colours darker where i planned to adhere the owls.

When the stripes dried, i removed the masks an ran the panel through my die cutting machine with a stitched rectangle die. I also chose 3 sentiments from the stamp set and stamped them using Picked Raspberry distress inks. These inks were not meant for stamping but with a stamp positioner i always get good results.

After adhering the background to a Fog cardstock and mounting it on a top folding white notecard, i popped up the owls with 3D foam squares. A bit of clear shimmer, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details finished off this cute card.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Owl-ways” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Thank you so much for popping in today and I hope you check back tomorrow for more cuteness! And don’t forget, the new release is going to be available on Friday, 18th January!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the January Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and today is all about coffee 😀 I must admit I am addicted to coffee, cannot start the day without 1 or rather 2. But look at all these cups:

For my project I stamped the image with Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with black detailed embossing powder. I usually shy away from using black powders, I rather stamp with Versafine Onyx black ink and use clear embossing powder, but I wanted to be brave this time 🙂 I used an anti-static powder bag generously before stamping and it made the embossing perfect.

Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to add colour. I wanted a very colourful card, which can cheer anyone up on a dull winter day. I used a waterbrush to give the watercolour feel.

When it was all dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set. I also cut a banner with another die from the set from black cardstock and white heat embossed a sentiment on it. Then I placed it on the painted panel to see where it would go and die cut the edge with the scalloped die.

I gave the panel a black mat and adhered it to a striped background paper. Surprise but I did not use any embellishments, the colours of this cheerful scenes were enough to make it complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Caffeinated cats” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Thank you so much for popping in today and I hope you check back tomorrow for another cute set! And dont forget, the new release is going to be available on Friday, 18th January!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to share with you my projects for Day 1 of the January Release at Newton’s Nook Designs! Planner addicts will go crazy about today’s reveals i am sure:

Even though these sets were designed for planners, i would like to show you how you can use these cute stamps on cards.

Newton makes plans

My first project shows one sketch for different occasions. The first card i actually made for myself as by May i really want to lose weight. I need to motivate myself to start going to the gym 🙂 I stamped and coloured the 2 excercising kitties from the Newton makes plans stamp set using Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut the phrase “you can do it!” using the Essential alphabet set from heavy weight white cardstock. I used the Frames and flags die set to cut a stitched rounded rectangle from Audrey Blue cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) and adhered the die cut letters and the kitties.

I cut a strip of light green cardstock and a white rectangle mat for the focal panel. I adhered it all to a pretty patterned paper (Lawn Fawn).

My second card is done in a similar way, just horizontal and it follows a birthday theme. I changed up the colours a bit and used celebrating kitties from the new planner set. Aren’t they the cutest ever?

I embellished both cards with some glitter sprinkles from Doodlebug designs.

It’s a plan

My second project has also a birthday theme, but with more masculine colours.

I die cut the same rounded stitched rectangle die from white and from blue violet cardstocks (Simon Says Stamp). On the white one I stamped the checklist and filled with words from the planner set. I used Simon Says Stamp coloured inks: Mint candy, Slate and Blue Violet.

On the bottom I stamped 2 kitties fitting the movie theme and quickly coloured them with Copics.

I added a die cut sentiment on the top of the stamped panel using the Holiday Greetings die set. I stacked 3 layers together for a dimensional look. In the end i decided to stamp 2 little flags around it using Blue Violet ink. then I assembled the card on a matching patterned paper and adhered it to a white top folding card base.

On all my cards I used a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

Giveaway

Would you like to win the “Newton Makes Plans” or the “It’s a Plan” 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for more fun! If you love coffee, don’t miss it! 😉 By the way, all new products will be available on Friday, 18th January!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Winter square cards with Pink and Main

Today i am on the Pink and Main blog with 2 pretty square cards featuring the Quilt Square 1 die and the Oh deer stamp set. I love to make winter cards, and this stamp set is one of my favourites.

I started with creating the quilt background: I cut the die from different pastel coloured cardstocks and puzzled them together on a scrap sheet of paper. I made 2 cards this time, but I could make so much more if I wanted to use all the little pieces. I find this building a background thing so relaxing and it looks amazing on its own with all the stitched details!

Then I stamped and coloured the deer and the fox from the stamp set. I used Copics in matching colours and I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

Before adhering the quilt panel to a white card square card base, i wrapped a 2 inches wide vellum strip around it. I used tape runner on the back side of my panel to avoid the adhesive showing through the vellum. I added the critters in the middle and stamped the sentiment on the vellum wrap using Staz-on black ink.

A bit of clear shimmer on the cloths, glossy accent on the noses and patterned and a few clear sequins finished these cute cards off.

I hope you got inspired and will try this amazing die yourself! The possibilities are endless. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Kitties in the snow – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my dears,

How is the weather at your place? It is really getting cold in Budapest, today is was below zero and it started to snow heavily. I am not a winter person, but i do like to play with my kids in the snow – if i can have a hot bath after or at least a hot tea to warm up 🙂

Today i am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with these cute kitties playing in the snow. Fits the weather perfectly.

I stamped and coloured the kitties from the Newton’s Holiday Mischief and Newton’s curious Christmas. I used Copic markers and then cut them out with their coordinating dies. While i was at it, i also die cut a stitched rectangle from patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and also from white cardstock. From the latter i created a snowbank with the Land Borders die.

It took me some time to find the perfect sentiment, but it was worth the effort. The Fireside friends is a cute smaller stamp set and had the sentiment i was looking for. I used black ink to stamp it on the snowbank.

After assembling the card and popping up the images with 3D foam squares, i decided to add a postage stamp mat to the scene. I used the die from the Frameworks die set (my most used die set i guess) and cut the mat from metallic red cardstock. I adhered the whole scene to a kraft card base.

The last step was finishing touches and embellishments. I added a bit of clear shimmer to the scarves and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses. A drop of glossy accent on the carrot and i also added mini black buttons to the snowman! I love how perfectly it fits!

I hope you liked my card and you will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Die cut florals – MFT

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I had the chance to play along crafty challenges but one of my New Year’s crafty resolution is to play more and do more of what I love. So here you go, my first challenge card this year I made for the MFT Colour and Sketch Challenges:

I started with die cutting the 2 bigger dies from the Blueprints 31 die set from Navy cardstock and patterned paper. I used the Painted Prints Smitten paper pad.

I also cut the sentiment strip die from silver cardstock and used black Staz on ink to stamp a simple sentiment from the Essential sentiments set. I adhered the layers and the strip to a white top folding note card.

Then I created the flower: I die cut the biggest one from the Stitched Blooms set from teal cardstock, adhered a white matte enamel dot in the middle and used little silver pearls to surround it. It looks so elegant!

I decided I need a bit of embellishment still, therefore I die cut some leaves from the same die set using heavy weight vellum. I adhered the leaves under the flowers using a tape runner and popped up the flower in its place with 3D foam squares.

I hope you like today’s card and will pop in again soon. See you next time with something cute.

Zsofi


Coloured pencil on kraft – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone, 

It is Zsofi here today with a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card i made for LDRS Creative. 

I love shaped cards and having dies which do the job instead of me are my thing. The Garden escape Build-a-card die set gives you the die for creating the card base and also a layering one with pretty faux stitching which i adore! I made my card base out of white cardstock and cut a layering piece from kraft.

Then i arranged some of the images and sentiment from the Cloud no 9 stamp set in my stamp positioner and stamped them on the kraft panel using Raven Hybrid ink. I double stamped for a bolder black result.
Then i used my coloured pencils to quickly add colour. I used 2-3 shades of each colour family for the shading, but otherwise i kept it really simple.

After i have finished i had to outline the whole image with a black fine line marker as the wax from the coloured pencil made the black lines look dull. With this little trick I could make the image pop off the kraft background! I love the effect!

The image is so pretty on its own, that i didn’t need embellishments even. I just added a bit of clear shimmer to the clouds with a shimmer pen and covered the hearts with glossy accents. Then i simply adhered the focal panel on the shaped card base and my card was ready.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will give it a try to use your pencils on kraft cardstock. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another project!

Zsofi