Fall vibes – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

It has been a busy week but I managed to carve out some time and make a cute card for the current Hello Bluebird Fall Challenge. I really love the colours of Fall, it inspired my card.

I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers from the following Hello Bluebird sets: Pumpkin time and Fall buddies. I coloured the images a long time ago and don’t remember the exact colours I used, sorry for that. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the sentiment I first gold heat embossed the frame from Banner buddies on cream cardstock and added the gold embossed sentiments inside.

I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink to add some shading to the edges of the banner. The banner holder I die cut from gold metallic cardstock.

The background I kept simple, I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Crackling Campfire, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint. Then the magical splatters: diluted ink, water spritz and black gouache. I also added some gold watercolour sprinkles, it makes it festive!

I assembled the card, popping up the critters with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the pumpkin stems, scarves and the cart wheel.

I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen.

I will link this project up to the Hello Bluebird Fall Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Sparkle and Shine).

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Rainbow flower – Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone,

I am back today with a fun, rainbow flower card which I have created for the current Lawnfawnatics #132 Challenge (which has a rainbow theme).

All stamps and dies used are from Lawn Fawn. If you want to see a 3mins video on how I made this card, make sure to visit my Instagram.

I started with stamping the cute ladybug from Hey Lady, and the little speech bubble from A bug deal. The sentiment I stamped from the Pool party stamp set. I quickly coloured he ladybug with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. The colours I used are: IG9, IG7, IG5, DR4, DR2, DR05.

Then I die cut the Magic Iris Sunflower Add-on from Bristol Smooth cardstock and did a quick rainbow inkblending with Distress Oxide inks: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron.

I also die cut the leaves and stem from the Stitched Flower Frame die set, and grass with a grassy border die and added colour the same way: Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. For the background I chose the Stitched Clouds Backdrop, I cut it from Fog cardstock and used a detail blending brush to add white pigment ink to the clouds. It looks so cool!

When I assembled the card I used 3D foam squares under the petals for a bit of dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the ladybug, and glossy accents on the wings.

I will also upload my card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Die cuts.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Batty wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I was playing with the new release and came up with a fun interactive design idea. It’s very simple but so cute! Let me show you!

First I coloured one of the bats from the Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Copic markers. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

For the background I took a piece of white cardstock and created purple clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and Villaneous Potion and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide inks. I moved from the top of the cardstock and on the bottom I used the Sleepy Hollow stencil and Black Soot ink for the graveyard. I added a ton of splatters with Finetec Pearlescent Pearl paint and also some diluted purple ink.

I used the Celestial Corner die to cut tiny stars on the top of the stenciled panel and backed it with silver glitter cardstock.

I also die cut the Happy Halloween Shadow word die from purple glitter cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock and adhered them together.

To frame the whole scene I cut the frame from the Elm street die set from purple cardstock and glued it to the scene.

And now the interactive part: I tool a small piece of very thin silver thread and attached one end to the back of my bat with Scotch tape. The other end I attached to the back of sentiment, which I popped up on the card with 3D foam squares. This way the little bat can fly around, so cute! I will have a short video on my Instagram to show you this card in action, visit me there!

I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget that every order above 30 GBP gets this adorable freebie, and if you spend above 45 GBP, you will get the coordinating dies too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

For my card I stamped the cute images from Halloween Pile and Happy Howl-oween sets on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear heat embossed them. Then I used my Tombow markers to paint the images and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I created a very shimmery background on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock with Nuvo Shimmer powders. I just spritzed the cardstock with water, added some powder and spritzed again. I heat set it with my heat tool and repeated the process until I was happy with the colour darkness. It is so easy and fun!

When the panel was dry I trimmed it a little to fit in a black postage edge rectangle which I cut with a die from Frameworks. I also cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and grass from green ink blended cardstock with the Land border dies.

I assembled the scene, popped up the images with 3D foam squares and white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle.

As an embellishment I added a heat embossed bat. It looks so cool with the shiny finish!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today. Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from our Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

You can shop the BRAND NEW RELEASE HERE.

For my card I coloured the cute Costume Critters with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I created the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I ink blended Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink. On the bottom part I used the new Sleepy Hollow stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. Then I added splatters both with water and Finetec pearlescent watercolour.

When the panel was dry, I cut it out with the largest Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and built the scene.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black banner and added some finishing touches: glossy accents and some clear shimmer to make the cute critters even more festive.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before Sept 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on Sept 15th at 10:00 AM EST!

Blog Hop Lineup:
Heffy Doodle Blog
Kari VanNoy
Tallie Clewley
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Lauren Taylor
Lidya Wirani
Tatiana Trafimovich
Cassie Trask
Amanda Stevens
Franci Vignoli

I hope you enjoyed my project and you hop along with us. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

Zsofi

Trick or treat – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As the pre-order of the new release has started already, I thought I will show you a clean and simple Halloween card design mixing and matching stamps, dies ad papers from the new release. Let’s dive in.

First I stamped and coloured the most adorable ghosts from Ghoulfriends using Copic markers. The colour I used are: C3, C0, C00 and a blender pen. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and made their eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

Then I die cut the Trick or Treat Jumbo sentiment twice: once from black cardstock and once from a glittery purple. I cut the letters from the purple one and adhered them on top of the black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has shadows. I left the spiderweb with the spiders and the bats purely black, it stands out more.

I chose a purple diagonal striped patterned paper from the new Fright Night paper pad and cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front. I gave it a black mat before adhering it to the cardbase.

I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment in place which gave me enough time to tuck the little ghosts under the letters.

So simple, but adorable, don’t you think? I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget that every pre-order now gets this adorable freebie, and if you spend above 45 GBP, you will get the coordinating dies too.

Happy shopping and see you soon, ghoulfriends!

Zsofi

Flower bouquet with Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

This time I created a bouquet of flowers with an old-but-new-to-me stamp set called Blooming marvellous and some colourful inks. So much fun and so many possibilities! I used enamel dots and the Summer Holiday paper pad from the latest release. Let me guide you through the process!

First I stamped a bunch of flowers with Catherine Pooler inks to Neenah Solar white cardstock. I love these inks as they come in beautiful colours and the result is gorgeous every time. The ink smooths out on the cardstock like it was printed. I used the coordinating dies to cut every piece out. For small die cuts I love my Heffy Doodle mini die cut machine, so much easier and faster than with my regular sized one.

Then I created the wrapping from a 3.5 inches square piece of kraft cardstock by folding in the edges at half on 2 sides. I used the scoring blade of my Mini Heffy Doodle Trimmer to add the score line.

I added a bit of shading with some brown ink and a blending brush on the folded edges, this little trick gives a lot of depth to any plain shape. Then I glued it together and arranged my die cut flowers in it, until I got a nice bouquet. Some I adhered to the back of the kraft cardstock, some to the inside of the front to get a really dimensional bouquet. I embellished each with a matching enamel dot and added a tiny little twine to the bottom of it. I love how it turned out!

The rest of the card I kept simple: I used a polka dot patterned paper from the Summer Holiday paper pad with a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle for the background and stamped a sentiment on the bottom left corner from the Farmyard fun stamp set.

I adhered the bouquet at an angle and finished the card with a white die cut Hello, which I layered up on top of a black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. Isn’t it perfect for any occasions?

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

See you,

Zsofi

Quick and Easy Halloween – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card design showcasing the Spiderweb Oval stamp set which is part of the new release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I cannot wait to try this with all Halloween colours – it is very easy to mass produce if you need multiples, and perfect for beginners, even for kids crafts!

I started with stamping the oval in black on alcohol friendly white cardstock, and coloured it with Copic markers: V09, V17, V15, V12 and V01. I used the darkest on the edges and went lighter towards the middle where I stamped 2 sentiments.

I fussy cut the image and die cut a scalloped oval wit the Oval Frames die set from Purple Metallic cardstock, and once more from black cardstock. I used my scissors ad cut off the scalloped edge on this one so I got a black mat for my coloured image.

For the background I chose a spiderweb patterned paper from the new Halloween Meows paper pad and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares.

I added some purple twine to the top and used glossy accents on the word ‘Happy’. I also went over the spiders with a black glaze pen to make the shiny and truly black. So scary!

I wish you liked my card inspiration and will join me soon for more fun ideas!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

The bittersweet moment of the last day of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs has arrived, but we still have two adorable little sets to showcase: Harvest Haul and Newton’s Crate. Both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I coloured Newton’s Crate and a bunch of leaves with Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment inside the crate, I love when it is part of an image! The colours I used:

  • pumpkins: YR68, Y38, Y35
  • crate: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42
  • kitty: N3, N0
  • leaves: YR68, Y38, Y35, E47, E44, E42, Y17, Y08, Y11, BG15, BG11

Then I die cut a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad using a die from Frames Squared, so it has a window. I used the same die to cut a square from aqua cardstock and arranged the scene. I popped up the crate with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the patterned paper frame too, I love the dimension so much!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and added aqua twine to the top of the card.

CARD 2

As always I started with colouring the truck and leaves from Harvest Haul, which is my favourite part of cardmaking. I used Copic markers:

  • pumpkins: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23
  • apples and cloth: RV69, R39, R37, R35
  • truck: G28, G46, YG63, G21, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0, BG15, BG11, BG10
  • bucket, leaves and hay: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51

I die cut everything with the coordinating dies, and also cut a rounded stitched rectangle from cream cardstock with the Frames and Flags die set.

I heat embossed a sentiment with Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate embossing powder on the top of the panel, popped up the truck with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around. I gave a dark red mat to the focal panel before adhering it to a plaid patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the apples and cloth and also glossy accents on the bumpers, lights, mirror and the stems of the pumpkins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed release week inspiration and you are ready with your wish list. Let me know in the comments which is your favourite this month. I am so curious to know!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we are switching from Halloween to Fall themed goodies. Today is all about the lovely Autumn Oval stamp set which has fabulous sentiments for your Fall crafting. It coordinates with the previously released Oval Frames die set. There is a new Autumn paper pad too, with beautiful designs and colours.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

For my card I started with stamping and colouring the main image with Copic markers:

  • pumpkin 1: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23, E49, E59, E57
  • pumpkin 2: W7, W5, W3, W0
  • pumpkin 3: G28, G46, YG63, G21
  • berries: R37
  • leaves 1: YG67, YG17, YG25
  • leaves 2: Y08, Y04, Y11
  • leaves 3: RV99, RV69, R39, R37
  • leaves 4: E59, E57, E55
  • background: BG15, BG11, BG10

I stamped a sentiment in the middle and cut the image with scissors. I ran a black marker on the cut edge to make the imperfections invisible. Then I cut a dark green cardstock piece with the scalloped die from the Oval Frames die set and also a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad with a die from Frames and flags.

I added some white organza ribbon to the background and used 3D foam tape to adhere the coloured image.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and the word ‘Happy’.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Autumn Oval” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of fun!

See you,

Zsofi