MFT World Card Making Day Challenge

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post today as I managed t find some extra crafting time this afternoon. I really wanted to participate in the MFT World Cardmaking Day Challenge, where they gave us 3 tasks. I made the following 3 cards.

CARD 1 – ROYGBIV 

I created a stencilled sky background using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and the Cloud stencil from MFT. I die cut the rainbow die from pastel coloured cardstocks and adhered them to the background. I also die cut a stitched cloud from the same die set from satin pearl cardstock. Then the Hello die from silver glitter cardstock.

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I stamped and coloured the cute unicorn from the BB Magical Unicorns set. I used Copics, a white gel pen and a black glaze pen to add some details.

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I also covered the hair with Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle. After die cutting it, I popped it up on the cloud an adhered them to the card base using 3D foam squares.

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CARD 2 – Clean and Simple

I had a pretty pink and pearl alcohol ink background from a playing session which I wanted to use. I cut a 4.25×4.25 square from it and ran the Happy Birthday Block die over it.

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I die cut the same die using white satin pearl cardstock and paper pieced them together on a black shimmer rectangle which I have adhered to a white note card.

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To finish it of I added a thin black strip with a white embossed sentiment on it (Essential sentiments stamp set).

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CARD 3 – Flower Power

I had another pretty alcohol ink background waiting to be used. I cut a rectangle from it and matted it with black cardstock before adhering it at an angle to a white card base. I used the Sketch Challenge #405 as a guide.

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I die cut a flower (Stitched Bloom die set) from white, black and alcohol inked cardstock scraps. I layered them on top of each other slightly offset.

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I also die cut 2 stitched leaves from white cardstock and white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock.

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As a finishing touch I added some white-black enamel dots in the middle of the flower.

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I will link these up to the respective challenges, and the last on also to the Sketch Challenge #405

I hope you liked my cards and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 3

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Hello Everyone,

We are getting closer to Friday, 14/09/2018 when all new September sets will be available at Newton’s Nook Designs. But still some adorable new stamps are waiting to be revealed. Today the Design Team features Harvest Tail, the most adorable stamp set of this Fall.

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I started by stamping and colouring all the cute images with Copic markers and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I wanted to create a Fall forest scene and as I had so many images coloured, I ended up making 2 cards with the same layout. I just changed up the sentiment.

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So I did a bunch of die cutting: a stitched cloud backdrop (Lawn Fawn) from white cardstock, some trees (MFT Tree-mendous) from different shades of green and finally the grassy border.

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I arranged the stamped images on the created forest scenes and adhered them flat or with 3D foam tape (I used the one from Simon Says Stamp as it is so thin but still gives extra dimension).

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I also stamped the sentiments in black on the tops of the cards.

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To take the card designs to the next level, I added some Fall coloured sequins (Neat and Tangled). I also added Tonic Aqua clear shimmer to the pumpkins an some glossy accents to the stems and wheels. I also emphasized the eyes and noses of the critters with a black glaze pen, and added some freckles with a white gel pen to their cheeks.

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Would you like to win the “Harvest tails” 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)! 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 September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like todays inspiration and will come back tomorrow for the last sets to be revealed. All products will be available on Friday, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you,

Zsofi

MFT Summer School – ocean cards

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the 4th post in my Under the sea Card Series, which is a long one. I am participating in the MFT Summer School and created all my homework with an ocean theme using several MFT stamps.

Here is a look at all in one (except for the first homework as I blogged about it before).

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For this card I heat embossed the whimsical waves background stamp with white embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended some Distress inks on it. I spritzed it with water for a distressed look and dabbed it off with a paper towel.

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Then I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from it and also a skinny frame using a large rectangle die. I adhered both on  a top folding white card base and white heat embossed a sentiment on a black cardstock strip.

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I stamped and coloured with Copics one of the mermaids from the Mermazing stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die. I added glossy accents to the star in her hair and stardust stickles to her mermaid tail. I mounted her on the background with 3D foam squares and added some iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia as embellishment.

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Visual triangle

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I have prepared this card with the MFT Sketch Challenge #399 in mind.

I masked a wide strip on a white card base with masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass distress ink on it. On a piece of Ranger Watercolour cardstock I sponged Blueprint sketch distress ink and went back with the same colour using the Waves stencil. I love the tone-on-tone look I get this way. I die cut a double stitched circle out of this to be my focal panel.

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I stamped and coloured some fish from the Gill friend stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I popped them up on the circle background using 3D foam squares. I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip and used 3D foam tape to adhere it all to the card base.

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A bit of glossy accents on the stripes of the fish and some iridescent bubbles finished off this card.

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This is my favourite of all, as it is clean and simple (which I always struggle with) yet so impactful.

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I die cut some waves from the Ride the waves (retired) die set from different shades of aqua cardstocks. I adhered them to a white card base leaving a bit of white space in between. I curved a sentiment from the Beach Buds stamp set to fit the upper wave and stamped it in black.

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I stamped and coloured the shark from the same stamp set and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also die cut a balloon from the Balloon alphabet die set from some specialty cardstock I had in my stash. As it is a very thin paper I backed it with a white die cut balloon. I wanted it to be sturdy enough to tie a thin thread around it. The other part of the thread I tied to the fin of the shark and mounted the image on the card with 3D foam squares.

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I scattered a few Ocean waves crystals from Studio Katia all over the waves and it was all done.

Rainbow

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I had an idea of some rainbow fish and the Adorned Ocean friends set was perfect for what I had in mind. I white heat embossed the fish images on Ranger Watercolour cardstock and die cut them with their coordinating dies.

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I also heat embossed the Balloon strings background stamp on heavy weight vellum using WOW Seaglass embossing powder and backed it with a light blue cardstock.

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I also die cut 2 white strips using the Sticthed Basic edges 2 die set and adhered it to the vellum from both sides. I stamped the sentiment in black and popped up the 3 fish with 3D foam squares.

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I will upload these projects to the MFT Summer School challenges and to this week’s Sketch Challenge #399 too.

I hope you liked this ocean themed post and my cards made you smile. Till next time, have a wonderful day!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #1

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Hello Everyone,

It is the time for the first sneak peek for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. It is all about autumn and fully packed with gorgeous designs! I cannot wait to show you everything!

All new products will be available on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

The set we are featuring today is called Classy Teachers and is perfect for back to school projects.

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I have made a card set using the cute images from the stamp set. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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CARD #1

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For my first card I made a stencilled background using the Echo Park Apple a day stencil with Distress inks. Before removing the stencil, I have sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle. I die cut this with a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiment on the bottom with black ink. I gave it a black mat also to make it pop even more.

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To put the girl with the huge apple in the focus, I die cut a stitched oval frame from green cardstock and another 2 from white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other. I die cut an oval from light pink too for the background. I popped up the girl with 3D foam squares and added a die cut thanks (Lawn Fawn die) over it.

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As a finishing touch I added Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and glossy accents to the apple, and adhered the whole panel to a white A2 sized card base.

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CARD #2

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I started with making a tag from kraft cardstock and patterned papers using the Fancy Edge Tag die set. I stamped a sentiment on the side and popped up my coloured images with 3D foam squares. I added some twine and glossy accents to the books and apple.

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I created a background for my tag using patterned paper and a stitched rectangle cut from peacock cardstock.

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CARD #3

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I used a bunch of Doodlebug patterned papers and an Inky Paws Challenge sketch to create this card.

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For the background I used several stitched rectangle dies and arranged them according to the sketch. I white heat embossed a sentiment on the blackboard the girl is holding, and adhered it flat but at an angle to the card.

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A tiny bit of glossy accents on the shoes and stripes of the dress along with some enamel dots finished off this colourful card.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Classy Teachers” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here is 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 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you like today’s cards and you will come back tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #451

Hello Everyone,

I am here today as a Guest Designer for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #451, sponsored by Newton’s Nook Designs. The theme is Back to school.

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I cannot believe that in a month time my daughter will start the 2nd grade at school. I know it is not going to be easy at the beginning to get used to studying again, therefore I made a couple of lunch box notes already which I can sneak in next to her sandwich in her box. I wish it will brighten her day and remind her how awesome she is.

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I started with stamping an colouring my favourite unicorns from the Newton’s Nook Design Believe in Unicorns stamp set. I used Copic markers, Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and a bit of stickles on the horns for an even brighter sparkling effect.

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I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut some white frames with the Frameworks Die set and adhered a piece of vellum to the back of them. I glued the unicorns in place and stamped my sentiments with Staz-on black ink on the vellum.

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For the background I used Lawn Fawn Really rainbow patterned papers (my favourite from the pack) and cut it to cover a 4 bar card (3 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches).

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As a finishing touch I added a few Crystal Stars from Studio Katia.

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I wish you like my mini lunch box notes and you got inspired to play along this fun challenge. All details about the challenge you may read here.

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See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

Crocodile birthday ft. Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I have recently got my hands on some Heffy Doodle stamps, dies and stencils, and I was finally able to get some play time and make some cards with them. I am in love with their style, the stamps are really versatile and easy to combine. Today I played with the Party Palooza and the Happy Snappy Crocs stamps and dies.

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I started with stamping, colouring and die cutting the images. Then I just sat down and played with them – it is really relaxing. I came up with a few Croc-cake combos, and I adhered them together as I wanted to put them on my cards. I also embellished each with Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and Glossy accents.

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Then I created the backgrounds. I die cut 3 postage stamp edged rectangles (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the stitched edge and applied Distress inks through the Numicon Stencil. I wanted a variation so I used different ink colours on each panel.

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Then I mounted these on kraft card bases and stamped the sentiments on each. On some cards I white heat embossed parts of the sentiments on dark brown cardstock and used the coordinating dies to cut around them. I just love the look!

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When all was stamped and arranged, I adhered the cards together. I used 3D foam tape to mount the crocs with the cakes.

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I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Wild Thing and Wednesday Challenge Make your own background.

I hope you like my cards and got enthusiastic to try some Heffy Doodle fun too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

How did you like yesterday’s reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs? I am sure you are curious what is for today, so let’s dive in.

Newton’s Summer Treats

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This is such an adorable set with extremely cute images. I could not decide which one to use, so I made a card set.

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For all the cards I cut a scalloped rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock, a stitched rectangle from colourful cardstock, a black mat and a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studios). On the white panels I sponged very lightly some Distress Oxide ink, making sure to match the colour of the patterned paper as much as possible.

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I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a stitched label from the Framework die set from black cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiments on them. When assembling the cards I used 3D foam tape for the images to make them pop. I also added some shine with glossy accents and some sparkle with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen.

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Cozy Campers

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For my next card I wanted a summer sunset but with unusual colours. So I sponged some Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and placed the Sunscape stencil over it. I went back with the same ink and made it darker with some Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick. I love how the sentiment fits perfectly the sun!

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I also sponged some Bundled Sage and Evergreen Bough on a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock an cut the grassy border from it twice for my scene.

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Then I stamped, coloured and die cut the images from the Cozy Campers set. I adhered them to the scene and embellished them with Glossy accents and added tiny white pearls in the middle of the flowers.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 a 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 July 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you liked my cards and will check back tomorrow for more Newton’s Nook Designs fun. Don’t forget to leave a comment and visit my fabulous Design Team mates on their blogs. 

See you,

Zsofi