Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited that the January release reveals start today over at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are showcasing the adorable Tides of love stamp and die set. There is also a fantastic new layering stencil coming, called Bokeh hearts (I will show this in action soon!) All new products will be available on 24th January.

Here is my set of cards for today:

As always I started with stamping and colouring the sweet sea critters on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

From the small images I made extras so I can use them as embellishments.

I wanted a very simple but eye-catching background so I scribbled blue and green shades of Tombow markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used a wet baby wipe to wash the colours. So easy to do and the result is really stunning, don’t you think? I made 2 backgrounds so I can make two cards. I sprinkled them with water and also added some diluted ink splatters (I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink). I wanted more texture so I added also white acrylic paint sprinkles too.

When the background was dry I cut it with the rounded stitched square die from Frames Squared and white heat embossed a sentiment matching my main character in the bottom right corner.

I made a slightly bigger mat for this panel from Blue Violet cardstock and adhered it to a white scalloped square (cut with another die from Frames Squared). I made card bases from light grey cardstock: 4,25×4,25 inches.

After popping up the main critters with 3D foam squares and adding the little fish as embellishments, I used a white gel pen to add dotted details and used glossy accents on the fins of the fish, the water splatters and the heart.


Would you like to win the “Tides of Love” 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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

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’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for more cuteness.

See you,


Love you a latte – Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guestie

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be back with my third coffee themed card as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month.

If you follow me, you know that I adore Lawn Fawn. Their whimsical designs cheer me up and I love how the different sets can be combined. This is what I did for today’s card too, I stamped images from the following sets: Love you a latte, Thanks a latte, Frosty fairy friends and So smooth.

Usually when I colour a scene I use a patterned paper pad as inspiration for the colour combos. This time it was Doodlebug Designs Winter Wonderland, and I chose a pretty striped paper to be the background of my scene.

I used Copic markers to add colour to the stamped images and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I arranged them on a piece of warm grey cardstock from Hero Arts which I cut down to be 3.25 inches wide.

I stamped a sentiment in black from the Love you a latte set and matted the panel with Peacock cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.

Only the finishing touches were remaining at this point: a little glossy accents on the fairies’ accessories and some clear shimmer on the snowflakes. I could not resist using a white gel pen to add some stripes to the scarf and some dots to the background.

I hope you like this cheerful love card which I think is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day too. Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next week with more coffee themed inspiration!



Llama birthday – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am sure you all have a lot of holiday stamps and it is always lovely to find new ways to use them even after the holiday seasons. This is what I was doing with the Llama delivery stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs: I paired it with non-holiday sets to create this cute birthday card!

I stamped and coloured the llama using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I die cut a tag from kraft cardstock with the Fancy edges tag die and cut the reinforcer an a snowbank from white glitter cardstock.

I popped up the llama with 3D foam tape and added blue twine.

The sentiment I stamped on a stitched white circle from the Loveable llamas set. Perfect match! I adhered it to the tag, I like how it looks hanging off a bit.

For the background I applied Distress Oxide inks lightly with a blending brush on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. Then I placed the Confetti stencil on it and went back with the same colours. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Avery Elle Shimmer Mist.

When the panl was dry I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set, adhered it to a white card base and popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. Super cute, isn’t it?

I hope you enjoyed this idea of stretching your holiday supplies and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you soon,


Warm wishes – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be back with my second coffee themed card as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month.

I have got my Hello Bluebird order recently and I could not wait to ink up the Cocoa party critters. Aren’t they just simply adorable? I cannot have enough of them (I stamped 3 sets at once, so I will definitely make more cards soon). I used Copic markers to add colour and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple wintery background so I white heat embossed the Hello Bluebird Falling Snow background stamp on Audrey Blue cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a bit of white pigment ink on the edges. I love this soft look, makes it more chilly for me.

I cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock using the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs. It makes the perfect little hills! I assembled the scene and popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment is the Warm Wishes word die from Hello Bluebird, I cut it 2 times from white cardstock and once from MFT Sunset glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and added a white heat embossed sentiment on top of it which I fussy cut with my scissors.

I used Blue Violet cardstock as a mat on the scene and adhered it to a white top folding notecard. A little glossy accents on the cups and noses finished it off.

I hope you like this cheerful party and it warms you up even if you are having the winter chill at your place. Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next week with more coffee themed inspiration!



Piece of my heart – Pink and Main

Hello Crafty friends,

I am back today with a super sweet love card made with goodies from Pink and Main – not only for Valentine’s Day, but perfect as a simple “just because” too. I really believe that we have to grab every opportunity to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the To pieces stamp set using Copic markers. I went with warm grey and really vivid pink, I love these two together. I made extra pieces of the puzzle and hearts to fill the scene. When I was done, I cut everything with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment on pink cardstock and cut it out with the Puzzle heart die. I wonder how come I have never used this die before, it is simply gorgeous!

For the background I chose a cheerful patterned paper from the Beach babe paper pad. I adhered it to a white card base and added a little smaller piece of vellum to mute the colours. I attached it with two thin strips of aqua cardstock and adhered the puzzle heart. I could hide the adhesive this way under the covered areas so it is invisible.

After popping up the bears with 3D foam tape and assembling the scene I added clear shimmer to the hearts and glossy accents to the puzzle pieces the bears hold. Aren’t they cute?

And by the way, the To pieces stamp and die bundle is at a great price now in the shop!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon. Until next time, happy crafting!


Flying by to say… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a cute birthday scene as my first post on the Heffy Doodle blog! I am super excited to share with you Perfect Combos through the next couple of months and hope to inspire you to look at your stamp sets differently.

I have the Big Bug Hugs stamp set from a previous release for a while now and I was itching to ink up these adorable critters. After the winter break I am immediately in Spring mood usually and cannot wait for the picnic weather to arrive. This mood strongly had an affect on my colour palette and scene today 🙂 To accessorize my party bugs, I stamped little images from other sets: the present and camera from Happy Snappy Crocs, the cake and balloon from Elephant of surprise and the big mushroom and flower from Gnome Matter What. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The background I kept simple: on a piece of white cardstock I blended Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I love how smooth transition we can achieve with these brushes! It was a total game changer for me when I first tried them out! On the bottom of the cardstock I applied some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink, making sure to fade it out towards the sky.

I assembled the scene using liquid glue, I really enjoyed adding the little accessories to the bugs. They look so cute! My favourite is the bee with the camera.

As the scene was already quite busy I decided to stamp the sentiment directly around the birthday-queen with black ink. I also added some clouds with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink from the Quack me up stamp set. I love the tone-on-tone textured look!

Finally I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the wings and balloons and some glossy accents on the ribbons and the crown.

I hope you got inspired by this combination of stamps to create a scene. Perfect for a cheerful birthday! If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,


Life is unbearable… – Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guest Designer

Hello Everyone,

I am Zsofi and I am super excited to be guest designing for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for the month of January 2020. I will not lie, I am addicted to coffee and cardmaking. My favourite coffee is long and has milk, I cannot imagine starting a day without this first hot treat. It is really a hug in a mug for me. My other addiction – cardmaking – started 6 years ago when my second child was born. I wanted to scrapbook our memories, but then I saw a cute critter stamp from Lawn Fawn. I live in Hungary and cardmaking wasn’t a thing here at that time. But it was love at first sight and I cannot stop crafting ever since. I learnt everything online, step by step. I love bright and cheerful colours, and building scenes, combining different stamp and die sets. It makes me happy and keeps me sane. I hope you will enjoy my happy coffee cards every Friday this month!

For this week I created a funny little scene with Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. When I saw the Unbearable without you set, I immediately saw the bears having a coffee party. I looked through my stash and found the perfect cups for them in the More than S’mores stamp set (it was a Simon Says Stamp Stamptember exclusive in 2018). I coloured my images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I love when dies are smart and cut the paws of the critters: it was so easy to make them hold their coffee!

To set the scene I used the Cloudy skies stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and applied it gently with a blending brush on a white card base. I splattered it with water and diluted Peacock Feathers ink. Then I die cut two hills with a Stitched Slopey Joes die and added Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. I love texture so I splattered it with diluted green ink.

After assembling the scene I stamped the sentiment in black and finished it with die cut glittery letters. The Stitched alphabetters has the prefect size to stand out and it has the pretty stitched detail I adore.

Only the finishing touches were remaining at this point: a bit of clear shimmer to the coffee sleeves and drops of glossy accents on the bears’ noses and the hearts.

I hope you enjoyed today’s caffeinated inpiration! See you soon with the next one!

Have a wonderful day.


Happy New Year – 2020!

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that it is 2020 already, I need to practice writing it down. I feel it is going to be a special year, I am looking forward to all the changes it may bring in my life. I have some personal goals set and also crafting wise I have big ambitions to improve my colouring and photo-shooting skills and learn something new. I want to start making videos and teach the beauty of cardmaking. Super plans, right?

To celebrate the new year I created a simple critter card using two of my all time favourite brands: Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird. I stamped and coloured the bears and pines from the LF Winter Skies set and cut them out with the coordinting dies.

I took a Blue Violet cardstock piece and cut it down with the postage stamp die from Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. It is my all time fave! I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Hello Bluebird North Star set and splattered the panel with white acrylic paint.

I die cut a stitched hill from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and assembled the scene on a kraft card base. I popped up the bear with 3D foam squares and added stripes to their scarf with a white gel pen.

So simple yet so cute, isn’t it? I am wishing you all a wonderful new year with all your wishes coming true, full of happy moments and quality time with your loved ones! And heartfelt thanks for following me on my crafting journey, it means the world to me!

See you soon with more inspiration! Have a lovely day,