Happy Birthday, my little boy!

Hello Everyone,

Today is the birthday of my little boy, we had a lovely (and hectic) family gathering in the morning finished with a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. My little one turned 4, I cannot believe it! It seems like it was yesterday that I held him in my arms for the first time!

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As he is fond of helicopters and planes, I made an interactive card for him using Winston Takes Flight from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped and coloured the image with Copics together with an extra propeller. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I fussy cut the extra piece with scissors. To make it sturdier, I cut an extra layer from simple white cardstock for both and layered them under the coloured ones. I attached the extra propeller with a brad to allow a little movement.

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I used the MFT Cloud stencil and Distress ink to make the sky background. I die cut a stitched frame rectangle, a stitched cloud border and the Happy birthday sentiment (all from Lawn Fawn) and adhered them to the scene.

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I stamped an extra sentiment on the top of the sky with black ink (from the same NND set). I added the airplane with an action wobble. A bit of sparkle and glossy accent finished this cute card.

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And I have to share also with you the card my daughter made for her brother: stencilled, stamped and coloured with love and care.

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

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Hope you like it and will return soon for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

 

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World Card Making Day with MFT

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a fun card collection I made for the MFT World Card Making Day Challenges. They announced 4 challenge, and I made 3 cards for them. Let me show them one by one.


Challenge #1: ROYBGV

I had a stencilled panel using distress inks, not all rainbow colours fit on it, but most of them are there. I die cut it with a fun stitched die from a Blueprints set and die cut the word Smile 3 times from watercolour cardstock. I added the same distress inks on the letters and stacked the 3 layers together.

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I heat embossed a sentiment from the All smiles stamp set on a thin black cardstock using white embossing powder. Then coloured a cute unicorn from the Birdie Brown set with Zig clean colour real brush markers. I fussy cut it this time and popped everything on the stencilled panel using 3D foam tape.

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I added a royal purple mat and the usual accents to finish the card: Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, Black glaze pen and some glossy accents.

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Challenge #2: Die-namics Design

I made a very simple in-laid card using the diagonal stitched rectangles dies.

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I cut a frame from green cardstock and an inner piece from Neenah Solar White. In this one I die cut the sending hugs word die and replaced it with a silver metallic version when adhering it all to a white card base.

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Then I embellished it with some stitched flowers and a silver glitter enamel dot in their middle.

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Challenge #3: By the numbers

This was the most difficult to figure out, then I realised that I could make the Christmas card for my new-born niece early. (The pics are not good as I captured them at night, not in natural light).

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I had a little cat already coloured with Copics, I just had to add a santa hat and a candy cane behind his back. I die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from silver cardstock and the “1st” from velvet red. I used Stephanie Klauck’s technique to add this to my card front, made it so easy with the masking tape.

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On the background I white heat embossed some pretty snowflakes and gently blended a little Tumbled glass distress ink to make them more visible. A velvet red mat before I added it to a white card base and it was all done. Just a bit of shimmer and shine to make it more special, of course.

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Challenge 4: Make it and mail it.

Ok there is no separate card for this, as I plan to send all the 3 cards out. The first one to a relative of mine living in Switzerland (belated birthday wish as she had her birthday few weeks ago), the second to a friend from IG I have not hear of for a while and the third to my little niece – actually this will be hand delivered at Christmas I think.

Thank you MFT for such a fun event, I really enjoyed a crafty weekend. It has been a while since I could finish that many cards in 2 days. I loved that 🙂

See you tomorrow with some Newton’s Nook beauty 😉

Have a lovely evening,

Zsofi

World Cardmaking Day

Hello Everyone,

Today is a special day, World Cardmaking Day 🙂 What else shall I do than making a bunch of cards? Meanwhile I cooked lunch and made the laundry and played with the kids…multitasking as always. The best card I made although today was the one I made in silence and peace 😀 But this one I will show in a separate post.

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So let me make this a different post: here are my cards, 3 with the same stamp and die set (all from SSS), coloured with Zig Clean colour real brush markers after heat embossing. I changed the colours and a little bit the design n the last one, but they are very similar.

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And as Newton’s Nook Designs is having my heart, I had to make a card using my all time favourite NND sunflower image from the retiring Flower Garden stamp set. Simple design, coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The beauty of it is the added prills in the middle of the sunflower and that pretty golden strip on the side.

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I hope you like my creations and that you also have time to craft today. It is so relaxing and fun!

Be sure to pop in tomorrow, when I plan to share some more cute cards.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Purple-orange birthday wishes

Hello Everyone,

It is October already and I am sure everyone is into Halloween crafting nowadays, but I wanted to bring you a card today which uses Halloween colours but not a holiday card. This card is my inspiration for you for the current Inky Paws Challenge #56:

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Here is my purple-orange birthday card, of course featuring Newton:

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I started with stamping some of the kitties on Canson watercolour cardstock from Newton’s Birthday Bash and Newton loves cake sets. I used ZIG Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a piece of purple plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn) with a die from Pretty Pink Posh and made some black stitched scalloped mat for it. Before adhering it down to a white card base I stamped the sentiment in black in the middle hole. I used 3D foam tape to give the panel some dimension and placed the celebrating kitties in their spots.

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A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accent on the balloon, candle and cake and on the ribbon made the images more festive. I finished the card wit some purple and black matte enamel dots.

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I hope you got inspired to make non-Halloween cards with Halloween colours and will play along with us over at the Inky Paws Challenge. You still have until Friday 6th October to create a project and link it up for a chance to win a 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope to see you soon again,

Have a wonderful week,

Zsofi

 

 

Mermaid birthday

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in to share a card I made for the current and almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #351. The colours I used were inspired by the MFT Colour Challenge #77.

Here is my card:

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I started with creating the background. I blue heat embossed the Whimsical waves BG stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Broken Chin distress ink over it. I added water droplets and sprinkled some diluted Blueprint Sketch and Broken China distress inks all over. I Die cut it with a rounded rectangle die from a Blueprint set.

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I also created the sand from light grey cardstock using the same rounded rectangle die and a stitched scalloped border die. I sprinkled it with some diluted grey tone distress inks.

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The images are stamped from the Mermazing and Beast friends stamp sets, coloured with Copics. I added some details with a black glaze pen and white gel pen, some shimmer with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accent on some parts after die cutting them with the coordinating dies. I popped up the images with 3D foam tape for more dimension.

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The sentiment I stamped on a piece of light grey cardstock and cut a speech bubble into my background to make it visible. It all got a silver metallic mat and I embellished the scene with some clear droplets from Studio Katia.

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I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Pop it up also.

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

See you,

Zsofi

 

Celebrate in style

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to participate in this year’s Card Design Superstar Contest organised by MFT.

The card I am showing you today is for the Clean and Simple Genius category:

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I wanted  to make a very simple but bright card, which fits any occasion. I started with black heat embossing 2 of the pretty flowers from the Funky Flowers stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I applied some distress inks with a mini ink blending tool: Mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.

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I squeezed the ink pads on my Ranger craft sheet and painted the flowers to intensify the colours and make them stand out. I helped the blending with a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, so I made them sparkly in one step.

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While the flowers were drying I made some masks from post-it for them as I wanted to splatter the background with water first and then with black soot distress ink. I used a regular paintbrush for the latter.

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I was so impatient that I dried it with my heat tool and using an MFT Blueprints set, I cut it with the stitched rectangle die and adhered to a white card base. To finish it I die cut the Celebrate die from black shiny cardstock (DCWV) 2 times, stacked them on top of each other and glued it on the bottom of my card.

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I hope you like it as much as I do, I will need to make more colour combos in the future.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Clean and simple too.

Hope you enjoyed and will pop in tomorrow, I have a fun coffee card to share.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Another bird-day card

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday! This means it is time for another inspirational post for the current Inky Paws Challenge #54 Polka dots. I just love this theme, so many ideas are floating around in my head. If only I had enough time to make a card from all of them.

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This time I played with patterned papers, all with Polka dots. I had a sketch in my head and I knew I wanted to make a funny birthday card with those gorgeous birds from the NND Toucan Party set. I stamped 3 of them on a piece of Copic friendly paper and made masks for all of them. Then I masked them off and stamped the branches. I also applied a bit of Tumbled glass distress ink with a stencil brush in the background.

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After removing the masks I coloured the toucans with Copic markers. I added glossy accent and some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to some parts for more interest.

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I die cut the word Bird-day from patterned paper (Neat and Tangled Journaling Alpha die) and adhered it to the panel. I stamped happy above it from a Neat and Tangled set (Cottontail Cuties).

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For the theme I added blue polka dot patterned paper on the left side of the card and a thin strip of black and white polka dot paper for the contrast.

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Some google eyes finished off this funny card.

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

Hope you like my card and will play along to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store. You have until Friday 8th Sept to upload a Polka Dot themed card here.

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See you soon with another card,

Have a great week,

Zsofi