Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of a wonderful collaboration Blog Hop with two of my favourite companies. Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia have teamed up to bring you a ton of new inspiration. And there are prizes to win! YAY!

I have 2 birthday cards for you today, let’s dive in the details!

CARD 1

As always I started with stamping and colouring the crocodile from the Happy Snappy Crocs from Heffy Doodle using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I used the Dotted Shaker Tag 2 die from Studio Katia to cut an aqua, yellow and a pink tag. From the yellow one I cut the grass with a Grassy Lass border die from Heffy Doodle. While I was at die cutting I also cut a piece of vellum using the rectangle from Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 1.

For the background I chose a dotted patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and matted it with hot pink cardstock. I assembled the tag as on the picture, used a white eyelet for the top and added green twine to it. I popped up the croc with 3D foam squares and stamped a small sentiment on the very top of the tag from the same stamp set.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut them down to very narrow strips which I adhered hanging off the tag.

I finished the card with a sprinkle of Rainbow Dots Glitter from Studio Katia. It makes it so festive and matches the patterned paper too!

CARD 2

On my second card I went underwater 🙂 I stamped and coloured images from the Heffy Doodle Shellabrate and Oceans of Love sets and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks with a light hand on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the same coloured just over the Wave to me stencil. I repeated the process after shifting the stencil a bit. This way I got the perfect wavy background which I sprinkled with pearlized water for more texture.

I used the Seashell shaker die from Studio Katia to cut into the background and I also cut another one from blue violet cardstock for the thin frame. I adhered a piece of acetate on the back of the panel to create a shaker window.

I also die cut sand with the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes dies and added Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I splattered the sand dune with diluted inks and white acrylic paint so it really looks like sand! I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of it from Shellabrate. The rest of the sentiment is from Oceans of Love which I white heat embossed in black cardstock and cut them into very thin strips.

I assembled the scene and added 3D foam strips to the back of it. On a white notecard I sponged a little Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and added some Chunky Dots Glitter and July Crystals and Poseidon Crystals from Studio Katia for the shaker part.

After the shaker was ready I used the same jewels to embellish the front of the card too. I also added glossy accents to the turtles and the starfish and used a black glaze pen on their eyes.

GIVEAWAY

Heffy Doodle will be giving away a  25ÂŁ CG and Studio Katia a  25$ CG to their stores. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 7th  on the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia blogs. Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered to win! Here is the full list:

Studio Katia Blog

Ashley Ebben

Kaja VezenĹĄek

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Galina Filippenko

Cassie Trask

Ilda Dias

Cassie Tezak

Tracy Freeman

Ali Farmer

Tracey McNeely

Amanda Fitterer

Dana Gong

Heffy Doodle Blog

I hope you enjoyed this wonderful hop and got inspired! If you like my cards please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram to make sure you will not miss any project I share! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Floral birthday and Farewell – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with a bright and cheerful floral birthday card using some older goodies from Pink and Main. It is my last post for them as a Design Team member, but I am sure you will still see me using their stamps/dies and stencils as I love what they have! But enough of goodbyes, let’s dive in the card details.

I stamped and coloued some of the pretty bouquets from Gorgeous Vases using my Copic markers. I kept the colours the same: pink, orange and light blue. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I used the vase dies to cut some patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams paper pad. I made them sturdier by cutting them also from white cardstock and layering the patterned vases on top of these. I arranged my flowers on a 4,25*4,25 inches white piece of cardstock using 3D foam squares to achieve a dimensional look.

I really love the Vertical greetings stamp set but I could not decide which sentiment to use. So I chose 3 and stamped them on coloured cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other so only the sentiment shows. Isn’t it a unique design? And so easy!

As embellishment I added glossy accents to the flower centers and my card is all done! I can imagine this design with different colour combos. So versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and all my previous Pink and Main projects. See you soon with more cheerful cards!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle July Release – Reveal Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I have fantastic news! Heffy Doodle is also coming out with fabulous new products! You may have seen some sneak peeks over at the Heffy Doodle blog in the last few days, but starting from today I am sharing with you some fun inspiration too.

My card today features the new Sealy friends stamp and die set. I stamped the images with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf ink and coloured them with Copic markers. I love that using brown ink gives a totally different look to these cute critters! I added some dots to the seals with my Copics and also with a white gel pen for more texture.

Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies. I love that the dies cut around the “arms” too, so they can hold anything! So fun!

I also stamped a few fish and some accessories to help me building the scene. I kept the colours simple.

For the background I sponged some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink over the Rays of the roof stencil. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. On the bottom of the panel I added a bit of Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I used a Stitched Oval die to cut out a piece from this.

Then I used the new Breaking waves dies to cut 2 ocean waves from Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks on both. I added texture with some water droplets and splattered diluted Blueprint Sketch ink along with some white watercolour paint.

I used another die from Breaking waves to cut a heavy weight vellum for the ice. The sentiment I white heat embossed partially on a thin black cardstock strip and the other half on the first wave. I assembled the card, embellished it with some Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals and added some glossy accents to the pearl and the heart. A bit of black glaze pen on the eyes finished it off. Isn’t it perfect for a summer birthday? Or any occasion which is worth celebrating.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will return tomorrow for more fun! The pre-orders of the new release products will start on 24/06 and the whole new release will go live on 03/07! Check the Heffy Doodle blog for more details.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the final day of the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we have 2 smaller sets to show you: the super cute Porch Swing Friends and the beautiful Roses set. Both of them come with coordinating dies! All new products will be available on Friday 19th June 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I started stamping and colouring the Porch Bench Friends using my Copic markers. I used neutral colours for the animals and went really bright with the pillows. I cut them all with their coordinating dies. After die cutting I used a BG11 Copic marker to colour the white parts of the image so it would sink in the background more.

To set the scene I needed some trees which I cut from woodgrain cardstock with the Forest scene builder dies and the canopy which I cut using the Sky border dies. I used Distress Oxide inks to add some colour to these and I added some splatters too for more texture.

On an A2 sized card base I sponged the new Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink (ahh so pretty!) and added some splatters from the same colour and white watercolour. I also added some droplets from a clear shimmer mist.

When assembling the scene I used 3D foam squares for the canopy and the coloured image, the tree trunks I adhered flat. The sentiment is die cut 2 times from white cardstock and once from a velvet red one and layered on top of each other. I love that the Porch Swing Friends coordinating die has this extra sentiment!

I made the critters noses shiny with glossy accents and added a bit of clear shimmer to the red parts of the accessories. Oh how I wish to relax on a swing like this!

CARD 2

I have recently surprised myself with a big set of Karin Brush markers. These are water based markers with really intense pigments in them and I felt the Roses stamp would be the prefect one to try them on.

I heat embossed the image on Ranger watercolour cardstock using Hero Arts black sparkle embossing powder. Then I added a tiny drop of colour from the markers and moved it with a waterbrush. The colours are amazing and so bright! I used only one pink and one green marker! When it was dry I cut it out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut some rounded stitched rectangles using Frames squared and patterned papers. I layered them on top of each other at an angle on a top folding white card base.

I used a small rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Windows die to hold my roses and added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip of cardstock to it. The card base this time is 4,25 x 4,25 inches.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Roses” or the “Porch Swing Friends”  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)! Thewinner 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar â€“ you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week full of inspiration. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready! Happy shopping!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the sneak peeks at the June release of Newton’s Nook Designs. Today our team is showcasing a great horse set matching the farming theme called Neigh. It also comes with coordinating dies! All new products will be available on Friday 19th June 2020!

I started stamping and colouring the cute horses using my Copic markers. I made them all the same colour but this scene would look fabulous with different colours too. I cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background I die cut a postage stamp panel with the Frameworks die set from white cardstock and masked off the edges with Purple Tape. I sponged a light layer of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on it and then repeated the same colour over the Cloudy sky stencil just with heavier hand. I love the tone on tone look!

I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and grass with the Land border die and assembled the scene.

I white heat embossed the sentiment directly on the background and embellished it with the horseshoe.

I adhered the panel on a kraft A2 sized top folding card base, emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and added drops of glossy accents to the feet and the horseshoe. I cannot wait to give this card to my horse-loving husband!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Neigh” 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)! Thewinner 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar â€“ you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and you will come back tomorrow for the last day too!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the sneak peeks at the June release of Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are featuring a very funny set matching the farming theme called Bleat. It also comes with coordinating dies! All new products will be available on Friday 19th June 2020!

After stamping and colouring the goats with Copic markers I cut them all with their coordinating dies. I made some extras from the accessories to have enough for building a birthday scene.

I enjoy slimline cards so much, so I used the new Slimline Frames and Windows die to cut the frame from teal cardstock. I also used the same die to cut the inner little squares from a double sided patterned paper (Lawn Fawn): 2 from the lighter side and 1 from the reverse. I think it looks fun!

On the lighter backgrounds I created mini scenes using the Fence and Land borders, and arranged the die cut images on them. I adhered everything flat this time because I wanted to pop up the frame with 3D foam squares.

In the middle square I stamped 2 sentiments from the Bleat stamp set with black ink. I assembled the card on a 3.5*8.5 inches slimline cardbase (I used heavy weight white cardstock to make this).

I added a bit of clear shimmer on the party hats and glossy accents on the cupcake holders and bell. I always love to make the eyes shiny with a black glaze pen too.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Bleat” 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)! Thewinner 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar â€“ you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the first sneak peeks at the gorgeous new products Newton’s Nook Designs have in their June release. Today our team showcases the Farming fun stamp/die set along with 2 new Slimline die sets: Slimline Frames and Portholes and Slimline Frames and Windows! All new products will be available on Friday 19th June 2020!

CARD 1

As always I started stamping and colouring the vehicled from the Farming fun set using my Copic markers. I kept the colour scheme simple and only used greens, yellows and of course some neutral greys. I cut them all with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the new Slimline Frames and Windows die from heavy weight white cardstock and used the inner little squares for my vehicles. Before popping them up on the white squares I lightly sponged a little Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink in the middle of the squares to ake the images pop even more!

For the background I chose a pretty plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn) and arranged the 3 squares on it tiny overlapping. I also stamped 3 sentiments with black ink.

I could not help adding a bit of glossy accents to the wheels, seats and steering wheels. I love when certain part of the images are shiny and dimensional.

CARD 2

For this clean and simple card I used the new Slimline Frames and Portholes die set.

I die cut the scalloped rectangle from patterned paper (Lawn Fawn) and the inner piece from heavy weight white cardstock. The portholes I popped up with 3D foam squares to add dimension.

I also cut the little butterflies from the same die set from heavy weight vellum 4 times and layered 2 on top of each other. I used liquid glue to adhere them and added a drop of glue only in the middle so the wings can “fly”.

In the middle window I white heat embossed a sentment from the Thankful thoughts stamp set.

As a finishing touch I added some enamel dots to the bodies of the butterflies in coordinating colours.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Farming Fun” 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)! Thewinner 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the June reveals and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and Inkon3 Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Inkon3 Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Inkon3 products, and there are prizes up for grabs, too!

This was the first time for me to try Atelier inks. They are water reactive, come in bold, bright colours and so easy to blend! I was playing with them for a while, trying different techniques to create this vibrant card. Let me show you!

INK BLENDING

First I blended My Jam Purple, Peacock Blue, Goddess Green, Bee Sting yellow and Marilyn red using an ink blending tool. The ink pads are so juicy that I had to be super light handed at the beginning 🙂 Those colours are gorgeous! I used them on Bristol Smooth cardstock as it is my favouite one for ink blending thanks to its slicker surface.

STENCILING

Then I took the Fancy foliage stencil from Heffy Doodle, sprayed it with Pixie Spray from Thermoweb to ensure it is not gonna shift while I am ink blending. I used the same colours just with heavier hands. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a handmade shimmer spritz: in a mini spritzer I added Liquid Pixie Dust and spritzed it over the entire surface. It gave such a pretty sparkle to the pattern!

DIRECT TO PAPER

I also wanted to try how bold the colours are if I simply apply the inkpads directly on the paper without a blending tool. I even managed to layer the colours and got that stunning teal colour – that is my favourite! Ohh my bold colour loving heart was jumping! I used the Amazoninan leaves die set from Heffy Doodle to create a rainbow of different leaves and tiny flowers.

I cut down the background with an Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and also cut a tag using the Tag along die set. The frame and backing I cut from smooth white cardstock and I also cut a vellum backing to layer over the white one. It is not really visible on the pictures but in real life it smoothens the texture and makes the whole tag look so delicate!

I arranged the foliage, adhered everything in place. I used a chunky blue twine to embellish the tag and painted Liquid Pixie Dust over the flowers I also adde mini white pearls to the flower centers.

The sentiment I heat embossed on a black banner from the Heffy Doodle Party Palooza stamp set, and popped it up with 3D foam squares. For heat embossing I used the Inkon3 Juicy Clear embossing ink.

PRIZES AND GIVEAWAY INFO

Heffy Doodle will be giving away a 25ÂŁ CG and InkOn3 a 25$ CG to their respective stores.
Winners will be chosen randomly among all the comments left on the blog hop stops and announced on Sunday, June 7th on the Heffy Doodle and InkOn3 blog.

Remember to leave a comment on every stop in the hop to be entered to win!

InkOn3  Blog

Channin Pelletier

Jeannie Lieu

Ali Farmer

Dana Joy

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Ilda Dias

Ashley Ebben

Cheryl Luu

Olga Mezentseva

Jaycee Gaspar

Heffy Doodle Blog

I hope you enjoyed my card and experiments with these awesome products. Thanks for leaving some love in the comments, it means so much to me. Happy hopping and hope to see you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the secon day of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release reveals and we continue with a beautiful butterfly stamp/die set and a gorgeous new stencil set! Fantastic, right?

All new products will be available on 22nd May, 2020.

For my card today I stamped the pretty butterflies from the Monarchs stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. When I was done, I fussy cut them and covered them with clear shimmer using a shimmer pen. Their bodies I made shiny with glossy accents.

I was longing to play with my new Ranger alcohol inks so I created a simple background with a felt applicator on Yupo paper. I used Fiesta, Gumball, Shellpink, Dandelion and Lemonade inks, put a drop on the felt, added a bit of blending solution and wiped the Yupo paper with it. So easy and yet stunning!

When my background was dry, I cut it down with the rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags. I added a black mat to it and cut a postage stamp panl from a textures yellow cardstock using the Frameworks die set. I adhered it all to a pink patterned paper from Sunny studio.

The sentiments I stamped in black on white cardstock and cut them out with a thin banner die from Lawn Fawn (Everyday sentiments banners).

I assembled the card, popped up the butterflies with thin 3D foam squares and finished it off with some sparkling sequins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the“Monarchs”  stamp set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and will pop in tomorrow for another beauty!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the news that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a new release in May! Get ready for a great bunch of fresh designs! Day 1 is all about a new Circle frame die set and matching stamps. For the sentiments there is a new Banner Trio die set coming too!

All new products will be available on 22nd of May, 2020.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the Floral Roundabout stamp on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured the pretty flowers with my Copic markers. I used cheerful bright colours, it fits my mood.

I cut the panel down to be a square and matted it with teal cardstock. I also cut a white scalloped square from Frames squared and created a grey card base measuring 4.25 x 4.25 inches.

As I don’t have the Banner Trio die set I used another banner die to cut the sentiment from white cardstock and popped it up in the middle of the card.

I finished the design with drops of glossy accents in the flower centers.

CARD 2

I wanted something different and show you another way how these Roundabout sets can be used. So I stamped the Birthday Roundabout on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Distress Oxide inks to blend over the panel. Rainbow is my favourite colour you know 😀

Then I took the Mama Elephant Columbus Circle Framed tags die to cut a window in a black cardstock piece measuring 5,5×4,25 inches. I popped it up over the rainbow panel and added a strip of cardstock which I previously inkblended with the same colours.

I used 2 very thin silver glitter paper strips as embellisments and adhered the sentiment cut with the same banner die I used for the first card.

A bit of clear shimmer on the small images along with some glossy accents made it complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Birthday Roundabout” or the “Floral Roundabout”  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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peeks and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi