Smiley greetings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and coping well with all difficulties these day. I admit that I am struggling. With homeschooling and taking care of my family I have very little freetime and far not enough to craft. Although it makes me relaxed and cheers me up, I can’t create daily like I used to in the good old times. But as everything, this tough period will be over one day. And until then I wanted to send all of you some virtual hugs with this cute card I created for Newton’s Nook Designs.

Loads of blooms was released last year but it shouts freedom and Spring to me – and the girl with the flowers on the bike represents everything I am longing for now. I coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I needed some scene building elements, so I die cut the Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a grassy border from Peacock cardstock and a few vellum clouds uing the Sky scene builder die set.

I cut a light blue panel with the rounded stitched rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled the scene. I let the clouds hang off the panel for more interest. I backed the whole thing with a slightly bigger blue violet mat.

The sentiment I stamped on a stitched circle from Frames squared using pink ink from Gina K Designs. I adhered it in the upper right corner hanging off the panel and embellished it with two little flowers.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid patterned paper from Doodlebug Desigs French Kiss paper pad and popped up the focal scene with thin foam tape. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the flower centers.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back soon for more fun projects! Stay safe!



Gnome matter what… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Now that we are all locked down and our social life is not like in normal times, it is important to let our friends know we care for them. And what is better than saying it with a cute card? Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the images from Gnome matter what and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used cheerful bright colours for their outfits. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I wanted to give my gnomes a cute little home and I was so happy that the Lawn Fawn Mushroom house is the perfect size for them! I cut all the elements from white and coloured cardstock scraps and assembled the house. The base of the house I distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink very gently to give it some shading. I adhered one of the gnomes behind the opening door, so it looks like he is waving to the others. So cute!

The background I kept very simple: I sponged Salty Ocean Distress ink through the Cloudy sky stencil creating the perfect Spring sky. I did it directly on a white A2 sized card base and arranged the scene. This is the part I enjoy the most, finding the right placement for the die cut images. I can play with it for an hour 🙂

The grass I cut with the Grassy Lass border die set from green cardstock and added a bit of shading to it with Mowed Lawn Distress ink with a blending tool. It gives it some depth, such an easy trick. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and adhered above the house.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the belts, flowers and butterflies. Isnt it a cheerful scene?

I hope 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 share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,


A wooly great birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really fun card which I created for Pink and Main. I chose a Christmas set to make this super cool birthday card. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently.

I started with stamping the llama from the Fa la Llama stamp set and coloured it with my Copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I die cut two stitched stars: one from blue cardstock and one from thick vellum. I layered them on top of each other and adhered the llama in the middle.

I whie heat embossed a small sentiment from the Fa la llama set on black cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strips die set. I adhered it under the llama.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I added Distress Oxide inks over the Petite petals stencils using the Ergonomic Blending brush. I love how easy it was to clean it in-between the colours on a scrap paper and the result is much smoother than if I used a sponge dauber. Incredibly pretty and easy to achieve! The colours I used are Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I cut the panel down with a Stitched rectangle die.

I still needed a birthday sentiment, so I die cut it with the Happy birthday die from blue sparkle sheet. After assembling the card I added some blue glossy dots and embellished the llama and presents with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Take care and stay at home (to craft)!



Floral birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a pretty stenciled floral card I created for Pink and Main, it is matching the beautiful Spring weather we have here in Hungary. How much I wish we could all enjoy the smell of nature in full, without restrictions! But until we get through these hard times, let’s enjoy some delicate flowers on paper!

I was longing to use the Memow’s Roses stencil since I first saw it, it is so delicate and pretty! I chose simple Neenah Solar White cardstock this time with Distress Oxide inks: Peeled paint and Warn Lipstick. As I was not using any masking, I used a small blending brush which allowed me to ink the leaves and the flowers separately.

When the panel was dry I cut it down with a Stitched Rectangle die and matted it with a scalloped rectangle from olive cardstock. I love how the darker mat makes the flowers pop even more!

The Happy Birthday sentiment I cut from pink cardstock and the shadow from vellum to match the delicacy of the design. I felt I wanted an extra line so I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Special Day stamp set.

I finished the card with a couple of glossy dots in matching colour.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back again soon for more! Big hugs and stay safe!


Send Uplifting Smiles Blog Hop – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today the Newton’s Nook Designs and Inky Paws Challenge Team members are hopping along to Send Uplifting Smiles! Our goal today is to help brighten your day with uplifting and encouraging cards that will make you smile! We know that many of you are under stay home orders to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus and during this time of social distancing it’s more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends! We encourage you to spend some time creating and sending cards to those who matter to you! Check out all the stops in this hop to get inspired on ways you can send uplifting smiles!  
Leave comments at all the stops on the hop for a chance to win a store credit to our shop (details at the bottom of this post). 

For my card today I chose the super cute Delightful doxies stamp and die set. I stamped the dog and a bunch of balloons with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers.I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and using the Cloudy sky stencil, I added Salty Ocean Distress ink. Then I shifted the stencil ad added another layer of clouds with Blueprint sketch distress ink. On the bottom I applied Mowed Lawn ink through the Hills and grass stencil. I cut the panel down with a die from Frameworks.

The sentiment is from the Uplifting wishes set, stamped dierectly on the clouds with blue violet ink. I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the dog and the balloons so they can float.

I adhered the panel to a kraft top folding notecard and added a ton of clear shimme to the balloons. I also added glossy accents to the butterflies and little hearts on the balloons. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Inspired? What will you create? Newton’s Nook Designs is having a sale this weekend too so you can stock up on your favorites to make some cards today! Check out their shop at for details! 


Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners! 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 Monday, April 20th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, April 21st.

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

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

Debbie Owens

Diane Morales

Becky Noelle

Crystal Komara

I hope you enjoy the hop and we inspired you. Let’s share our crafty talents and make someone’s day! Take care and see you soon,


Wishing you a hoppy Easter!

Hello Everyone,

Did I tell you how much I love card sketches when designing a card? I love card challenges where there is a given sketch, it makes me think out of my comfort zone. The Lawnfawnatics Challenge #74 is an exciting one, and being Easter weekend I could not let it go without a funny bunny card.

I started with colouring the images from the Happy Easter set with my Copic markers (you might have sen this a few days ago on my Instagram) and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

For the sketch I used the Inside out scalloped circle stackables and cut 4 of them from white cardstock. I used the grassy hillside borders to cut some grass and used the same scaloped circle dies to make them the right shape.

While I was die cutting I cut the beautiful Fancy lace background die from kraft cardstock and adhered it with spray adhesive to a white top folding note card. I popped up the 4 circles and arranged the little scenes on them. I love those bunnies!

The sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it. Then I adhered it to a wavy banner cut from vellum. So special, isn’t it?

I used a bit of clear shimmer on the eggs and tulips and added drops of glossy accents on the beaks and egg decoration.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics #74 Skech challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I wish you liked my card today! Let me wish you all who celebrate, a very happy, relaxing and healthy Easter!



Honey Bunnies – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I created a bright and cheerful Easter card for you today using some older and newer stamps and dies. So easy to create your own sentiments this way!  Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the bunnies and Easter eggs from the Honey Bunny boo stamp set. I stamped the eggs several times to fill up my scene. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties alive. I chose muted but still cheerful colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

For the background I die cut a Skinny circle frame from white cardstock and then from vivid pink. The frames I stacked on top of each other for more dimension. On the inner white circle I arranged the “Hope you have a” sentiment from the Roundabout sentiments set using my MISTI stamping tool and stamped it with black ink. Then I took another sentiment from the same set which had the word “wonderful” in it, and arranged it in a way to complete the curve of the already stamped one. I masked off the unnecessary part before inking it up, removed the mask and stamped it in place. I love how it turned out, like it was one curved sentiment! Under it I stamped the Easter from the Honey Bunny Boo set with aqua ink. Looks so cool!

The bottom of the circle I sponged with Twisted citron Distress ink and above it I added a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Just to have some colour in the background for my bunnies. Then I arranged the die cut images: some I adhered flat, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

I used a scalloped rectangle die to cut an Easter themed patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) to hold my little circle scene and assembled the card on a top folding A2 sized white card base. I finished it with adding a little clear shimmer to the Easter eggs and a drop of glossy accents to the noses and stars.

I hope 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 share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,


Stenciled Easter eggs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with you today to show you an easy stenciled Easter card, perfect for the last minute crafters. I used the Easter Egg stamps and Easter eggs stencil from the latest release of Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the bunny and the chic on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I chose to fussy cut them this time, to give them another look.

Then I applied Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock through the Easter eggs stencil at a diagonal: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I love the subtle sparkle it gives to all the colourful eggs.

I did not want to cover the pretty background – which I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die – so i wrapped a strip of vellum around it and added 2 very thin guava cardstock strips to the edged. It helped to hide the adhesive also.

I added the critters and stamped a sentiment with Staz-on Black ink. Then I mounted the panel on a white top folding A2 sized notecard.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon. Have rest and stay at home for the holidays too!



You are special! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Easter is almost here and I definitely did not have enough bunnies this year. Although it is not an Easter card (could be with changing up the sentiment, but at least it has some adorable bunnies 🙂 I made this with stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with colouring images from the Hop into Spring, Bitty bunnies and Little lilies stamp sets using Copic markers. I love that the critters from the different sets can be mixed and matched to create new scenes and get more use out of one set. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I sponged a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink in the middle of a top folding white notecard. I covered the bottom inch with patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and added some die cut grass which I cut with the Land border die. I covered the meeting of the two papers with a very thin strip of teal cardstock, it also adds dimension to the design.

I arranged the die cut images and stamped the sentiment in black. I just adore how the bunny is smelling the flower! So cute!

As a finishing touch I wrapped around the bottom part some yellow twine and tied it in a bow. I also added a bit of clear shimmer to the flower centers and made them shiny with a drop of glossy accents.

I wish you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Till next time, take care of yourself, stay at home and craft!



Hippo birdie to you!

Hello Everyone,

I brought a very cute and cheerful birthday card today to make you smile! It was created for the current Lawnfawnaticcs Challenge #73 – Birthday.

I am sure you all have a favourite stamp set which inspires you all the time you look at it. For me the mini Lawn Fawn Year Four set is one like that. That hippo is so chubby and adorable and his little birdie pal always bring a smile to my face. This time I paired them with few more critters from Year Two and Elphie Selfie. All images I coloured with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To create the scene I die cut the Peekaboo Backdrop from yellow cardstock and popped it up on a piece of patterned paper from Hello Sunshine Remix paper pad.

I also cut some grassy borders from green cardstock and used the little flags die from an older set called Stitched journaling to make a banner from pastel colours.

I popped up the critters with 3D foam squares. I took some time to arragne the scene, I really enjoy this part of cardmaking. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock and adhered it to the frame.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the balloons and covered the beaks, flower centers and candles with glossy accents.

I will also upload this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Happy Birthday and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spring Mood Board.

I hope this cute little card made you smile and cheered you up. If so, it makes my day. See you soon with more fun projects!

Be safe,