Merry Christmas to all!

Hello Everyone,

I know I am late but wanted to wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas! For this occasion I made a cute little reinderr scee using Pretty Pink Posh products from my stash.

I stamped and colured the reindeer from the PPP Reindeer friends stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, MG5. I cut him out with the coordinating die.

Then I used the PPP Winter Scene die to create the backgound. I cut it out from gold glitter cardstock (only for the frame) and from white cardstock. I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink with a blending prush to add colour to the sky and used some markers to colour the pine trees: AG5, AG3, EB7, EB5. I added a little shading to the snow with a BG1 marker.

I die cut a stitched circle from Blue Violet cardstock and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up Rudolph. For the background I used patterned paper from the Let it shine Snowflake paper pad from Lawn Fawn, cut it down with a SSS Stitched rectangle die and added a blue violet mat to it.

The sentiment I die cut from green cardstock with the PPP Merry Christmas die set and stamped the rest of it from the PPP Holiday signs stamp set with Blue Violet ink. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the hooves and eyes and glossy accents on the nose of Rudolph. I also used a white pencil to add some highlights.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, I will try to post a few more fun cards in the winter break.

See you,


Santa slimline – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is my last card this year for my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, and as it is Christmas in 2 days, it had to be a Santa card. I mixed and matched a few stamps and dies to create this cheerful slimline card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Santa’s Village stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: AG2, AG1, FS8, FS7, FS4, CT3, CT1, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Slimline Mini Mail die set with the window die from Slimline Quartet to create a fun frame for my scene from pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. I needed a blue background for the sky, so I cut the Slimline Mini Mail die from Iceblast cardstock and cut a piece of Cherry on top cardstock to be slightly bigger than that, to serve as a mat.

For the snowbanks I used white glitter cardstock and cut it with the Slimline Scenery die set.

I assembled the scene, popped up the frame and stamped two sentiments from the Watcha Sayin’ stamp set on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. It looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I added little white gems as snow and used glossy accents to emphasize some details.

Extra tip: If you have some leftover coloured images, you can make quick tags while you have the supplies out. For this cutie I used the Mini Essentials die set and all leftovers from the cardmaking session. A bit of red twine and it was all done! Isn’t is sweet?

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and my series all year long. I still have some Christmas cards to show you, so keep checking back during the holidays!

See you soon,


Heffy Doodle and Newton’s Nook Designs Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle (HD) and Newton’s Nook Designs (NND) Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both brands! I am so fortunate to be part of both Design Teams, it wasn’t easy to choose from all the great stencils, stamps and dies for today’s post. Let me show you what I created in the end.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the NND Dear Santa and Newton’s Curious Christmas sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS8, FS7, FS6, DR5, DR1, DR05, BG10, BG8, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, EB8, EB6, EB4, GB5, GB4, GB2, JG7, JG5, JG3, JG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I made a pretty brick wall background using the HD Brick by brick stencil and Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some white and black ink splatters for a textured look.

I wanted a window so the naughty kitty could peek on Santa. I used the HD Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames dies to create it from white cardstock, it was so fun to find an alternative use for my all time favourite frames! For the curtains I used the NND Sky border and NND Sea border dies and red cardstock. Isn’t it fun to use our dies for something else than what they were designed for? I enjoy this so much!

For my winter scene I still needed a snowbank so I used the HD Stitched Slopey Joes border die set an white glitter cardstock. I also added a little snow to the top of the window too.

After assembling the scene I stamped 2 sentiments from the NND Dear Santa sets directly on the background and popped up the Santa with thin 3D foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a clear sparkle pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.


To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Dec 28th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Dec 29th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Newton’s Nook Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Tatiana Trafimovich

Tina Herbeck

Amanda Fitterer

Maria Russell

Cassie Trask

Samantha Mann

Amanda Stevens

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Newton’s Nook Designs Blog

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card inspiration and will pop in again for more fun still this year. Happy hopping and see you tomorrow,


Winter Birthday Train

Hello Everyone,

My son’s 8th birthday was at the begining of December and as he is still crazy for trains, I made him yet another train birthday card. This year I used the Sunny Studio Holiday Express stamp/die set.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: train: TB5, TB4, TB3, TB2, IG10, IG6, IG2, presents & lights: JG7, JG5, JG1, GT3, GT1, GY4, GY2, DR5, DR3, DR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

For the background I chose a pretty foiled patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Let it Shine Snowflake paper pad. I die cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock and adhered it with liquid glue.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Yeti or not stamp set.

I wanted to add a little more red to this chilly scene so I die cut a Heffy Doodle Thin Rectangle Frame from dark red cardstock, adhered the sentiment strip under it and framed the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the train and connected the carts with twine to make it more special.

As a finishing touch I used a clear sparkle pen on the presents and some glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I hope you enjoyed today’s rather cold and masculine inspiration, please pop in again soon!

See you,


Home for Christmas – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. If you are not living close to your parents, you will relate to the holiday card I brought you today. I did a little stenciling, die cutting and a little stamping too on this cute card, let me guide you through the process.

First I die cut a Stitched rectangle from blue cardstock and used the Marvellous Mountains stencil on it with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. Then I added snowcaps with white pigment ink, it looks lovely! Then I took the First Snow stencil and added white texture paste through it to the background.

While it was drying I die cut the Little Town border die from a white stitched rectangle, leaving enough space on the bottom for the road which I stamped from the Home sweet home stamp set. I quickly coloured it with my BG Illustrator markers from Spectrum Noir. I did some ink blending on the houses and trees, and die cut the roofs and backings from cardstock scraps. To enhance the winter chill I cut the canopies from white glitter cardstock.

I also stamped a little car from Home sweet home and the tree from Santa’s Village, coloured them with the following Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG4, BG2, BG1, IB2, IB1, CT1, GG5, DG4, DG3. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them up with 3D foam squares.

For the sentiment I used the Christmas word die and cut it from red glitter cardstock. I also added “merry” from the Classic sentiments set white heat embossed on a very thin grey cardstock strip. As a finishing touch I used some Stickles on the roofs and snowbank, and added drops of glossy accents on the wheels and lights of the car.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,


Time for coffee – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

The year is coming to its end and Iam sure we all feel tired and stressed. It is good to remember that we need to take care of ourselves and sometimes – even if for a few minutes – stop and relax. For me a good cup of coffee means a few minutes of break from the daily grind. So today I brought you an adorable kitty-coffee card as a reminder: take time to pour over he good things in life. All stamps, dies and patterned paper I used are from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Newton’s Antics and Time for coffee. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, EB5, EB3, IB2, IB1, MG4, MG3, MG1, GT3, GT2, GT1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I arranged my little scene on a strip of white cardstock measuring 5,5×2,5 inches. I gave it a slightly bigger brown mat and die cut some teal scallops with the Sky border dies to adorn the edges.

The sentiment is from the Time for Coffee stamp set, stamped in teal to match the colour combos I used.

For the background I used a coffee patterned paper from the Coffee House Stories paper pad. As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the mugs and coffee maker.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,


Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

It is my ultimate pleasure to be part of the annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop organised by Newton’s Nook Designs. It is a fun hop with a lot of talented designers and prizes too.

For my card I used older products which were released in 2019 and 2020.

I started with stamping the Holiday Fringe image and a cute dog from Christmas Puppies on alcohol friendly white cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: dog: EB4, RB2, RB1,BG2, BG1, AG4, AG2, DR3, DR1, CT3, CT1; fringe: DR5, DR3, DR1, RB2, RB1, CT3, CT1, AG5, AG4, AG2, DG4, DG2, BT9, BT7, BT5. I used the coordinating die to cut the puppy out. I also trimmed the fringe a bit, leaving a little white frame around the coloured image.

While I was die cutting I cut a few layers: a kraft scalloped square with the Frames Square die set, a scalloped white circle and a smaller stitched kraft one with the Circle frames die set. I also used a simple circle die from Pink and Main to cut a red circle as an in-between layer.

After assembling the layers and popping up the puppy with 3D foam squares I used a Sakura sparkle pen on the lights, some clear shimmer on the packages and emphasized the eyes and nose of the puppy with a black glaze pen. As a final touch I added glossy accents to the bulbs and ribbons. In real life it looks so beautiful with the different textures and raised, shiny look!

For the sentiment I die cut the word Ho Ho Ho from rec cardstock using the Ornament Shaker die set and stamped Merry Woofmas under it from the Christmas Puppies stamp set.


Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 6th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Audrey Tokach
Thi Lam
Brenda Noelke
Channin Pelletier
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar – you are here!
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha Van Arnhem
Amanda Wilcox


In honour of this event, Newton’s Nook Designs are having a sale in their online shop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s holiday inspiration and will pop in again soon. I have a lot of fun Christmas cards planned to share with you in the next weeks, so if you don’t want to miss any, please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Thank you so much, your kind support means a lot to me!

See you,