National Coffee Day Blog Hop – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Happy National Coffee Day! Today the Newton’s Nook Design Team is hosting a blog hop to celebrate! You can visit all the Design Team Member’s blogs and leave comments for a chance to win! You can also visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today for another big blog hop and a chance to win more prizes! They will also be posting inspiration over there all week long! 

Here is what I created:

I stamped the girl with a few leaves and coffee cups from Pumpkin Latte using a brown Hybrid ink from I coloured everything with Copics using Fall colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut a postage stap die from Frameworks from a lovely Doodlebug patterned paper (Fall Friends). I also die cut the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags from blue cardstock and a double stitched oval with an MFT die to be my focal point. I used the grass from Land border die set to cut from a green oval so my girl has something to stand on.

I stamped the sentiment above the girl using a teal Catherine Pooler ink.

I used liquid glue and 3D foam squares to assemble the scene and added some orange twine on the top of the card.

I finished it off with some glossy accents on the coffee lids, scarf and rain boots. I love the shiny finish so much! I also used a black glaze pen on the buttons, so they pop!


Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We will choose one lucky winner from our Hop!

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 Tuesday, October 6th at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on an NND blog post on Friday, October 9th so please check back to see if you’ve won!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed my coffee themed inspiration and tutorial, if you like my creations please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram. I would love to connect with you there too, your support means so much to me!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon,


Mr and Mrs Dracula – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone.

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

Halloween is getting closer and I love making cute scary cards. Today I want to show you how colours can change the feeling of a card and with a little detail how you can change a character. Let’s get started!

I started with stamping the prince and princess along with the castle from the Happily Ever Crafter set. I also stamped an owl, the Moon and a branch from Hootiful and a candle from Party Paloosa. I used my Cool Gray markers for most of the images, but added a little aqua tint to them as a base layer. It gave a slightly different look, a bit more mysterious I would say. For the owl and branch I opted for Warm Greys to keep the grey feel, but make it more natural. The leaves were coloured with aqua and cool greys again. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I did a little trick on the dresses and the castle: I poured a bit of Copic Colourless blender over a textured cloth and dabbed the coloured images with it. The colourless blender removed some of the colour leaving behind a textured look. Amazing and so easy to do!

I wanted a very scary and foggy background so on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. Then I used the Cloudy skies stencil and added layers of clouds with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink. On the edges I applied a bit of Black Soot and added splatters: diluted  Speckled Egg, Black Soot and a bit of Liquid Pixide Dust from Inkon3.

While the splatters were drying I die cut Heffy Doodle Oreo Crunch cardstock with the Grassy Lass border dies and added a bit of white pigment ink for a foggy look. Perfect for Halloween! I used a Stitched Rectangle die to cut everything down a bit and assembled the scene. 

The sentiments are from the Hootiful stamp set, white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut down to very narrow strips. 

And now the fun part: with a black Copic Multiliner I drew tiny vampire teeth to the prince and princess! I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and added a bit of clear shimmer to the leaves and the Moon. I also covered the tower roofs and the candle with glossy accents, it makes it more dimensional.

I hope I made you smile with this cute card and inspired you to look at your stamp sets differently. Little details like the colours you choose and adding little extras can stretch your supplies even further.

 If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,


STAMPtember Exclusive with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to take part in Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember event with this adorable exclusive set designed by Newton’s Nook Designs. It is only available at Simon Says Stamp and only while supplies last – so if you like this set it is better to hurry and get it quickly.

For my card I stamped the images and coloured them with Copic markers. I used my scissors to fussy cut them out and ran a black Memento marker on the edges so the little cutting imperfections are not visible. Easy trick but makes the images look more finished.

I knew I wanted to use all the three cuties and they could fit an A2 sized card too, but I am absolutely on a slimline hype now so I used a premade cardbase from Simon Says Stamp. I cut a patterned paper to be slightly smaller than the front panel and die cut a piece of vellum too with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die from Newton’s Nook Designs.

While I was at die cutting I also cut 3 frames from pink cardstock using the Slimline Frames and Windows die set. I layered them on top of each other on the vellum piece. It mutes the background a bit and gives it a soft feel.

I stamped three sentiments on three stitched anners from the Banner Trio die set and adhered each of them under a pocket. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I used glossy accents on the noses, a black glaze pen on the eyes and a few satin confetti from Studio Katia in coordinating colours.

I hope you liked my inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun projects. You can follow me on Instagram too where I share my happy creations.

Until next time, take care of yourself!


MFT Card Design Superstar Contest – Coloring Virtuoso

Hello Everyone,

Here is my second entry for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest this year, for the Coloring Viruoso category. I was thinking a lot which medium to choose but in the end I stayed with my beloved Copic markers and Distress Oxides and created a Fall scene.

I stamped and coloured the images from Fall Friends and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I wanted to give as much texture to the images as possible with my markers, I love how they come to life!

For the background I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock slightly smaller than a slimline card. I used the Cloud and Grassy edges stencils with blending brushes and Distress Oxide inks to create a Fall sky. I added a lot of splatters: diluted ink, some black paint and liquid stardust also for a subtle sparkle.

When it was dry I stamped a sentiment in the middle in black and arranged the images. Some of them I popped up with 3D foam squares for more dimension.

I finished it off with drops of glossy accents on the pumpkin stems, the boots and buttons. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes.

That was it from me for the contest. While I was scrolling through my stash I got a looooot of ideas which I will hopefully make and share soon. So stay tuned!

Until next time,


MFT Card Design Superstar Contest – Clean & Simple

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy that I could make a card for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest this year too, I love challenges like this. It is a yearly contest and even though the categories are the same as last year, I left it to the last moment to decide which card I will enroll – yeah, I made three 🙂

So my choice for the Clean and Simple Genius category is this card:

I started with die cutting heavy weight white cardstock with a Blueprints 22 Die-namics die and using a blending brush and a very light hand I added Salty Ocean Distress ink ever so lightly in a circle frame shape.

When the ink dried I stamped the Joy Wreath stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with a Textured White embossing powder (Lawn Fawn). I also added some Finetec gold paint splatters for more texture.

Then I stamped and coloured the deer and the candy cane from the Reindeer Games stamp set using my Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark red banner. I adhered the wreath panel on a kraft cardbase and popped up the images and sentiment with 3D foam squares. I finished the design with glossy accents on the candy cane and Rudolph’s red nose, I emphasized hs eyes with a black glaze pen and scattered a few gold crystals (Studio Katia) on the wreath.

I wish you enjoyed this clean design, a bit different from what I usually make, but it was so fun to step out of my comfort zone! Visit me later for my second card for the contest!

See you,


Grateful – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

We are celebrating namedays here in Hungary and I have mine today. On special occasions I tend to think even more of all the blessings I have and all the things I am grateful for. Being able to craft and share my art with all of you is one of them! So here is my latest card for Newton’s Nook Designs, I used a older stencil paired with the new Fall Roundabout stamp set.

I started with stamping and colouring the leaves with Copic markers. I used Fall colours, it felt so good! I used a simple circle die to cut it out.

Then I created a colourful mat using the Circle frames die set, adhered it under the coloured panel, took a deep breath and cut it in half with my paper trimmer. It needed courage, but we need to be brave, right?

I wanted a little texture in the background so I chose the Hardwood stencil and applied white texture paste over it diercty on a white top folding A2 sized card base. It dries fairly quickly but I set it aside for like 2 hours.

The sentiment I gold heat embossed on a thin strip of white cardstock and used a mustard coloured cardstock to create a mat for it.

When the background was dry I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape. I added green twine to the top and drops of glossy accents on the small leaves and the acorns for texture.

I love the elegance and delicacy of this design. Simple but it still has a lot of texture. Just my style. I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back soon for more!

See you,


Lunchbox gifts – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With the school starting I was thinking about a way how to cheer up my kids while they are away from home. After being with me for the last 6 months, they need extra encouragement to get back to the school swing. Therefore I brought you some lunch box gift ideas which may help you all to bring a smile to your kids’ face.  Let’s dive in the details!


I started with die cutting the Mark my words bookmarks 2 times for each bookmark using heavy weight white cardstock. I wanted them to be double sided so they are sturdier and I could add a sentiment on the back this way.

I blended Distress Oxide inks with the Cloudy sky stencil to create a cloudy sky on each side. The colours I used for the pink bookmark: Chipped Zapphire, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. The colours for the blue bookmark are: Chipped Zapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. I sprinkled some pearlized water and some white acrilyc paint on them for a textured look. On the pink one I even added diluted pink distress oxide splatters too.

While the backgrounds were drying I stamped, coloured and die cut a Fluffy Puffy Unicorn using my Copic markers. I also die cut  four Skinny Circle frames from coloured cardstock and another four from white to use the inner pieces for the sentiment. 

I also die cut my kids’ names from a bunch of coloured cardstock scraps with the Stitched Alphabetters die set. I assembled the bookmarks and stamped a sentiment on the back with Catherine Pooler inks directly on the cloudy sky and another one on the small white circle for the top of the bookmark. All sentiments are from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set.

I finished the bookmarks with silver heat embossed stars, which is also from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set. It makes them super special!


I usually create A2 sized cards but that wouldnt fit the lunchbox, so I went with 4bar card size this time. The background I created the same way as for the bookmarks, using the same colours.

Then I die cut the Starry Rainbow die from the same cardstock scarps which I used for the letters for the bookmark. I also cut 2 from silver glitter cardstock so I could inlay the stars. I realized that the Rainbow Builder coordinating die is slightly bigger than the Starry rainbow, so I die cut it from white glitter cardstock and used it as a mat while assembling my rainbows. It gives a little shadow on the top (the bottom is a bit wider but I simply trimmed it off with my scissors). So fun!

I also used the cloud coordinating dies from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns to cut a bunch of mini clouds from white gitter cardstock and assembled the scenes using 3D foam squares to add dimension.

For the sentiment I used 2 of the Roundabout sentiments and the same Catherine Pooler inks as above. I could not resist adding a flying unicorn on each rainbow, it ties the bookmarks and the little cards together perfectly. 

I cannot wait to hide these in my kids’ lunchboxes tomorrow, I just wish I could see their smile when they find them in school.

I hope I inspired you with this Perfect Combo project, please share your ideas in the comment section or in our Heffy Doodlers FB Group! I would love to hear what you come up with! 

If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,


Trick or treat? – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a fun slimline Halloween card created with older and new stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs. Let me walk you through the process.

I started with a 4×8,5 inches piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and using the Cloud stencil I applied Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. When I had the clouds done I went back without reinking my blending brush to make the stenciled edges smoother. I also used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on the sides. I finished the background with purple, black and white splatters. I could not resist and added a few clear shimmer splatters too using Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust. I let it dry on its own.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured Batty Newton and Halloween Trio using my Copic markers. I also added in a little ghost from Boo Hoo. I kept the colour palette simple. Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and 2 black grass panels with a Land Border die. I made it more mysterious with blending the edges with white pigment ink.

I assembled the scene, white heat embossed a sentiment from Batty Newton on the bottom and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares. There was still place when I filled the scene with the bats so I die cut the Trick or treat sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set 3 times, layered them on top of each other for more dimension and adhered it to the empty spot.

I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses and the little boards the critters are holding. I also used my Tonic Nuvo clear Shimmer pen on the wings and the little ghost. So cute!

I hope you enjoyed today’s “spooky” inspiration and will return soon for more fun projects. Take care and see you soon.