Happy New Year – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the last edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle in 2022. To celebrate the New Year, I combined several older sets to create this cutie. Let me show you how I made this card.

First I worked on the background: I did some light ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Uncharted Mariner, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. I added some water drops as texture, then I placed the Numicon stencil over it and went back with the same colours just with a heavier hand. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Glimmer Mist for a subtle shine. When it was all dry, I used the Twinkle Twinkle stencil with Gina K Gold Glitz Glitter Gel to make it even more festive.

I stamped and coloured the cute elephant from Elephant of Surprise and four balloons from Party Palooza. I used the Jet Alphabetters to stamp the numbers in each balloon. For the colouring I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, CT2, OR3, OR2, OR05, BP5, BP2, BP1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BGR4, BGR3, BGR22, BGR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. I used a thin silver string to attach the balloons to the elephant.

I wanted a funky frame for my little scene, so I die cut the Elm Street die from white cardstock, and popped it up on the background using 3D foam squares. I mounted the elephant with the balloons too with 3D foam squares, I love the dimension!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday sentiment duos, white heat embossed the new year message on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it to the bottom of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloons.

I wish you like this whimsical card and you show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

Happy New Year to all of you and see you in 2023!


Happy Holidays and an exciting news!

Hello Everyone,

After a little break I am back to crafting again and I am super excited to announce that I am joining the Pretty Pink Posh Social Media Design Team for the next half a year! I think I am dreaming, I am so honored and touched to be asked to join such a wonderful team! For the occasion I created a pretty holiday card combining new and older sets together.

First I stamped the images from Poinsettia Corners and Holiday Envelopes and coloured them with Copic markers. The colours I used are:

  • leaves – G85, G24. G21
  • holy berry – G28, G46, E34, E21
  • poinsettia – R39, R37, R35
  • envelope – W4, W1, W0, W00
  • pinecone – E39, E37, E34

I added some extra shading with coloured pencils and also some white pencil highlights and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. For the background I used the Christmas Background stencil with Distress Mica Stain (Fresh Balsam) just to get a little texture and pattern. I have never used mica stain before but it is so easy and looks beautiful that I am totally hooked! I want to spray every stencil I have!

When the panel was dry, I trimmed it to e slightly smaller than a A2 sized card front and added a dark green mat to it. I stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Greetings set in black on the top and popped up the envelope with 3D foam squares. I embellished it with the smaller images and the big poinsettia on the front.

As a finishing touch I used a Sakura Clear glitter pen on the berries and also added a drop of glossy accents to them. So elegant and pretty, I hope you like it too!

Thanks so much for sharing this joyful news with me and I hope you will continue to follow me on my crafty journey next year as well. I am so grateful to have you here and wish to bring a smile to your face with my cards in 2023 too.

See you soon,


Last minute Christmas tags – Heffy Doodle

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is time for the last minute cards and tags as Christmas is in 10 days. I brought you a tag design which is easy to mass produce but still very special. And I also show you how to incorporate it on a card!

First I die cut the tags from kraft cardstock and stars from white glitter cardstock using the Mini Essential die set. I also cut the banner from white cardstock to hold the sentiment.

Then I stamped the cute trees from the Santa’s Village stamp set and quickly coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers: AG4, AG2, AG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped a sentiment in red from the Classic sentiment set on the white banners and used my trimmer to make them a bit narrower.

As a finishing touch I used the Firefly Sparkle mix as mini baubles for the trees, added a red glitter eyelet and green twine.

To use this tag as the focal point of a card, I die cut the rectangle die from Mini Essentials from red cardstock and embossed it with the Swiss Dot mini embossing folder. I gave it a white mat and added a piece of patterned paper from the Wildflowers paper pad. I cut a slightly bigger rectangle from green cardstock and framed the patterned paper before popping it up on a white card base.

To make the tag pop out more, I used 3D foam squares under it.

The Mini Essentials die set and the mini embossing folder are all part of the Mini Die Cutting machine special bundle. A perfect gift for Christmas!

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,


Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the 10th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop by Newton’s Nook Designs! If you need some super cute inspiration for your holiday crafting, grab a cup of tea or coffee and hop along with us!

For my set of cards I first stamped and coloured the images from the Dear Santa stamp set using Copic markers. The colours I used are: R89, R46, R27, R24, W9, W7, W5, W2, W0, Y15, YG67, YG17, YG03, BG57, BG53, BG11, E57, E55, E53, E51, E13, E11, E00. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used the Frameworks die set and cut the biggest die in the set from kraft cardstock 3 times. On the top I heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp with WOW Sparkling Snow embossing powder. It looks gorgeous with the glitter! I also stamped a sentiment on each panel with SSS Cherry ink from the Dear Santa set.

I wanted a little red embellishment on the top of each card so I white heat embossed the “hohoho” on a red banner which I cut with the Banner Trio die set.

After popping up the Santas on the cards with 3D foam squares, I used a clear sparkle pen to add some shimmer to the Santa costumes and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. I also used drops of glossy accents on the ribbons.

This time of the year I really enjoy creating coordinating tags for my cards, so here is an easy one using the same supplies: I cut the smallest postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft and white cardstocks and glued them together.

I masked off the edges of the kraft side and heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp on it with the same embossing powder. I added a present and a candy to each with 3D foam squares and a “hohoho” banner to the top.

As embellishment I used green sparkly eyelets and red twine. Isn’t it cute?


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 11th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 12th.

Newton’s Nook Designs
Jennifer Timko
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer Ingle
Amy Tsuruta
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox


There is a great winter sale going on as part of the celebration. It is time to do some happy shopping!

I hope you enjoyed my card and will pop in again soon for more winter themed inspiration!

See you,


Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Theme Week Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that Pretty Pink Posh is having a Holiday Theme week al week long? I am super excited to participate in the festivities! I love to make Christmas cards and mixing old with new, this is how this cute scene was born in my head. And because I love to dress up the presents, I also created a coordinating tag!

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Happy Santa and Reindeer Friends. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the panels with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then I used the Snowfall stencil and white texture paste to create a night background with snow.

While it was drying I did some die cutting: I needed a snowbank from white glitter cardstock and also a sentiment. I chose the Merry Christmas script, cut it from gold glitter cardstock and once more from black and layered them on top of each other tiny offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. It helps the sentiment stand out.

When the background was dry, I cut it down to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front and adhered it to a top folding card base. I assembled the scene and popped up Santa with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the furry parts of Santa’s costume, glossy accents on the ribbon and reindeer noses, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

For the tag I used the Decorative Tag 1 die set, and did the same steps as above. I punched a hole on the top and added a thick red and white twine to it.

Don’t forget that all items in the Christmas section are 15% off during theme week!

I wish you enjoyed my project and you will pop in again soon.

See you,