Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we are starting the August Release reveals today at Newton’s Nook Designs! It is a really big release, full of Halloween and Autumn goodies. Today we are showcasing the adorable Franken Newton stamp/die set, 2 new paper pads and a fun layering stencil. Perfect for hours of Halloween crafting and beyond.

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


For my first card I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Franken Newton Stamp set. This time I used Copic markers: W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W00, V09, V17, V15, V12, V01, V000, G16, YG09, YG06, YG05, YG01, YG11, G20. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

Then I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Halloween Woofs paper pad and added a strip to a light violet A2 card base. I used the A7 Frame and Banners die set to cut a scalloped strip from black cardstock to cover the edge of the patterned paper.

The sentiments I stamped on some white Speech Bubbles (I used the partial die cutting technique to make them fit perfectly). I also stamped another sentiment on a green circle (Frames Squared die set) which I backed with a light green sun from the Sky scene builder set. It looks like a pledge this way, so cool!

When assembling the card I popped up the images and the pledge with 3D foam squares. As embellishment I scattered a few iridescent stars from Twiddler’s Nook, and used a clear shimmer pen on the dresses and glossy accents on the heart and nails.


I am in love with layering stencils and the new Jack o’ Lantern one is absolutely gorgeous. And versatile too, as you can use it without the scary faces and then you just end up with a pretty pumpkin patch. As I was in Halloween mood, I used all 3 layers: for the first I chose Carved Pumpkin, for the second Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks. The faces I created with Gia K Designs black Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb. It looks super sparkly!

I let the paste dry for a day before die cutting the panel with the postage stamp edge die from Frameworks. I white heat embossed a sentiment from one of the new Halloween sets on a black banner and backed it with a slightly smaller orange one – both banners I die cut with the Frames and flags die set.

I matted the stenciled panel with and orange cardstock before adhering to a black card base. I popped up the banners with 3D foam squares and added a little twine around it. So simple but cute, right?


Would you like to win the “Franken-Newton” 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 more fun!

See you,


Happy Anniversary – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

July is almost over and I still have cards to share which I made as a Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh. Today I show you a whimsical and super cute tropical anniversary card.

First I stamped and coloured the cats and fish from the Cuddly cats stamp set, lemonade from the Summer friends set and the palm trees from Tropical Birds. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB2, AG5, AG3, AG1, AG05, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, GB4, CT4, CT1, OR3, OR1, OR05, FS7, FS4, TB2. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I used the Scallop Frames (exclusively available at the PPP store) with white heavy weight cardstock, cut it 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I used the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs to cut the waves from turquoise glitter cardstock and the Land border die to cut the sand dunes from kraft cardstock which I have previously covered with Stick It adhesive.

I wanted to try using real sand for the dunes, so I removed the backing paper ad poured very fine sand over the whole kraft panel. It looks so cool in real life! I added a few darker dots with some brown – looks so realistic!

I assembled the scene on a piece of Watercolour Wishes patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and heat embossed two sentiments on very thin black cardstock from the Simple sentiments set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses and ice cubes.

I wish you like my card inspiration today and will come back tomorrow for my last Guest Designer post. I promise you, I saved the best for last!

See you,


Newton’s Nook Designs 7 year Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to join the Newton’s Nook Designs team in celebrating their 7th Anniversary with an amazing Blog Hop. There are 7 prizes to win and a fantastic weekend sale, scroll down for the details!

As slimline cards are oh so popular now I wanted to make a rainbow on using the new Slimline Frames and Windows and the Slimline Frames and Porthole dies. They layer on top of each other fantastically!

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock which was 8,5 * 3,5 inches and blended Distress Oxide inks at a diagonal in rainbow order: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet. I used blending brushes, I find them easier to get a smooth blend. I sprinkled the panel with water droplets and also added a bit of Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. When it was all dry I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes.

I also cut the porthole die from white cardstock and a black frame using the other slimline die set. I layered them on top o each other using liquid glue.

Then I stamped two glasses from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss them. Then I added colour with my new favourite Karin Brush markers. I love how strong the pigment is in these markers and the tip of it is not flimsy but rather firm. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

In the middle hole I stamped two sentiments with Stazon Black Pigment ink and popped up the glasses with 3D foam squares.

I finished the cards with tiny clear jewels from Studio Katia.

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 7 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners! YAY!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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, July 20 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you 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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will return tomorrow for another fun Blog Hop! If you like my cards, make sure to subscribe to my blog and follow me in Instagram where I hare my happy creations!

See you,


Bee together

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with an anniversary card I made for my parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. Unbelievably long time, and since my mum loves my cute cards the most, I decided to create something special for them with the Hello Bluebird new release.


I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Bee happy stamp set using Copic markers. I die cut them with their coordinating dies. I added some extra details with a white gel pen, a black glaze pen, and made sure the wings are sparkly enough due to the Tonic Aqua shimmer pen I used on them.


I also added glossy accents to the glasses of one of the bees.


Then I die cut a white heavy weight cardstock panel with the Poppy stamps Honeycomb curve die and backed I with gold metallic cardstock. I trimmed thin black cardstock pieces to add to the sides of the panel and adhered it all to a white top folding notecard.


Then I stamped the sentiments from several sets (MFT From the heart, Welcome baby) using Gina K Designs Amalgam black ink and a Honey Mustard ink also from Gina K Designs. I also stamped the trails of the bees with the same black ink.


I popped up the bees with 3D foam squares and added some fun gold sequins from Honey Bee Stamps which matched the theme perfectly.


I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,


I am under your spell!

Hello Everyone,

Today’s is a special post, dedicated to my dear husband. We have 2 wedding anniversaries, one for the official part and one for the wedding party. Today is the 8th anniversary of us signing those papers which tied us together in front of our beloved family members and this was the first time we got our fingers inked together 😀

I wanted to make a non-usual card for this occasion and as all my crafty friends are into Halloween card-making, I decided to make it with a Halloween colour combo and stamp set. The design is inspired by the current MFT sketch challenge #352.

Here is my card:

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I started with colouring some of the images from the Witch way is the candy stamp set with Copic markers and I fussy cut them out with scissors. For the background scene I inked up a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Wilted Violet and Black Soot distress inks. I splattered it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then used an inside-out diagonal rectangle die to cut my panel. I also inked up a piece of  cardstock with Black soot distress ink and cut the grass with the Grassy fields die. The moon is a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock circle watercoloured with Hickory Smoke and Picket Fence distress inks.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on the sky.

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I gave a silver mat to the focal panel and cut the farm fence die from a special black metallic cardstock. I adhered the fence to a royal purple cardstock and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape.

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To make the whole scene funny, I added some Doodlebug Eery eyes to the bat and the frog. A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the wings and the pumpkins made it complete.

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I will upload this card to the MFT Sketch Challenge #352, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge A walk on the dark side.

I hope you like this card and I wish my hubby will like it too.

See you soon with more Halloween fun,