Merry Christmas to all!

Hello Everyone,

I know I am late but wanted to wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas! For this occasion I made a cute little reinderr scee using Pretty Pink Posh products from my stash.

I stamped and colured the reindeer from the PPP Reindeer friends stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, MG5. I cut him out with the coordinating die.

Then I used the PPP Winter Scene die to create the backgound. I cut it out from gold glitter cardstock (only for the frame) and from white cardstock. I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink with a blending prush to add colour to the sky and used some markers to colour the pine trees: AG5, AG3, EB7, EB5. I added a little shading to the snow with a BG1 marker.

I die cut a stitched circle from Blue Violet cardstock and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up Rudolph. For the background I used patterned paper from the Let it shine Snowflake paper pad from Lawn Fawn, cut it down with a SSS Stitched rectangle die and added a blue violet mat to it.

The sentiment I die cut from green cardstock with the PPP Merry Christmas die set and stamped the rest of it from the PPP Holiday signs stamp set with Blue Violet ink. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the hooves and eyes and glossy accents on the nose of Rudolph. I also used a white pencil to add some highlights.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, I will try to post a few more fun cards in the winter break.

See you,

Zsofi

Santa slimline – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is my last card this year for my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, and as it is Christmas in 2 days, it had to be a Santa card. I mixed and matched a few stamps and dies to create this cheerful slimline card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Santa’s Village stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: AG2, AG1, FS8, FS7, FS4, CT3, CT1, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Slimline Mini Mail die set with the window die from Slimline Quartet to create a fun frame for my scene from pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. I needed a blue background for the sky, so I cut the Slimline Mini Mail die from Iceblast cardstock and cut a piece of Cherry on top cardstock to be slightly bigger than that, to serve as a mat.

For the snowbanks I used white glitter cardstock and cut it with the Slimline Scenery die set.

I assembled the scene, popped up the frame and stamped two sentiments from the Watcha Sayin’ stamp set on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. It looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I added little white gems as snow and used glossy accents to emphasize some details.

Extra tip: If you have some leftover coloured images, you can make quick tags while you have the supplies out. For this cutie I used the Mini Essentials die set and all leftovers from the cardmaking session. A bit of red twine and it was all done! Isn’t is sweet?

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and my series all year long. I still have some Christmas cards to show you, so keep checking back during the holidays!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and Newton’s Nook Designs Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle (HD) and Newton’s Nook Designs (NND) Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both brands! I am so fortunate to be part of both Design Teams, it wasn’t easy to choose from all the great stencils, stamps and dies for today’s post. Let me show you what I created in the end.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the NND Dear Santa and Newton’s Curious Christmas sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS8, FS7, FS6, DR5, DR1, DR05, BG10, BG8, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, EB8, EB6, EB4, GB5, GB4, GB2, JG7, JG5, JG3, JG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I made a pretty brick wall background using the HD Brick by brick stencil and Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some white and black ink splatters for a textured look.

I wanted a window so the naughty kitty could peek on Santa. I used the HD Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames dies to create it from white cardstock, it was so fun to find an alternative use for my all time favourite frames! For the curtains I used the NND Sky border and NND Sea border dies and red cardstock. Isn’t it fun to use our dies for something else than what they were designed for? I enjoy this so much!

For my winter scene I still needed a snowbank so I used the HD Stitched Slopey Joes border die set an white glitter cardstock. I also added a little snow to the top of the window too.

After assembling the scene I stamped 2 sentiments from the NND Dear Santa sets directly on the background and popped up the Santa with thin 3D foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a clear sparkle pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Dec 28th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Dec 29th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Newton’s Nook Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Tatiana Trafimovich

Tina Herbeck

Amanda Fitterer

Maria Russell

Cassie Trask

Samantha Mann

Amanda Stevens

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Newton’s Nook Designs Blog

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card inspiration and will pop in again for more fun still this year. Happy hopping and see you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Home for Christmas – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. If you are not living close to your parents, you will relate to the holiday card I brought you today. I did a little stenciling, die cutting and a little stamping too on this cute card, let me guide you through the process.

First I die cut a Stitched rectangle from blue cardstock and used the Marvellous Mountains stencil on it with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. Then I added snowcaps with white pigment ink, it looks lovely! Then I took the First Snow stencil and added white texture paste through it to the background.

While it was drying I die cut the Little Town border die from a white stitched rectangle, leaving enough space on the bottom for the road which I stamped from the Home sweet home stamp set. I quickly coloured it with my BG Illustrator markers from Spectrum Noir. I did some ink blending on the houses and trees, and die cut the roofs and backings from cardstock scraps. To enhance the winter chill I cut the canopies from white glitter cardstock.

I also stamped a little car from Home sweet home and the tree from Santa’s Village, coloured them with the following Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG4, BG2, BG1, IB2, IB1, CT1, GG5, DG4, DG3. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them up with 3D foam squares.

For the sentiment I used the Christmas word die and cut it from red glitter cardstock. I also added “merry” from the Classic sentiments set white heat embossed on a very thin grey cardstock strip. As a finishing touch I used some Stickles on the roofs and snowbank, and added drops of glossy accents on the wheels and lights of the car.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

It is my ultimate pleasure to be part of the annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop organised by Newton’s Nook Designs. It is a fun hop with a lot of talented designers and prizes too.

For my card I used older products which were released in 2019 and 2020.

I started with stamping the Holiday Fringe image and a cute dog from Christmas Puppies on alcohol friendly white cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: dog: EB4, RB2, RB1,BG2, BG1, AG4, AG2, DR3, DR1, CT3, CT1; fringe: DR5, DR3, DR1, RB2, RB1, CT3, CT1, AG5, AG4, AG2, DG4, DG2, BT9, BT7, BT5. I used the coordinating die to cut the puppy out. I also trimmed the fringe a bit, leaving a little white frame around the coloured image.

While I was die cutting I cut a few layers: a kraft scalloped square with the Frames Square die set, a scalloped white circle and a smaller stitched kraft one with the Circle frames die set. I also used a simple circle die from Pink and Main to cut a red circle as an in-between layer.

After assembling the layers and popping up the puppy with 3D foam squares I used a Sakura sparkle pen on the lights, some clear shimmer on the packages and emphasized the eyes and nose of the puppy with a black glaze pen. As a final touch I added glossy accents to the bulbs and ribbons. In real life it looks so beautiful with the different textures and raised, shiny look!

For the sentiment I die cut the word Ho Ho Ho from rec cardstock using the Ornament Shaker die set and stamped Merry Woofmas under it from the Christmas Puppies stamp set.

GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 6th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Audrey Tokach
Thi Lam
Brenda Noelke
Channin Pelletier
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar – you are here!
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha Van Arnhem
Amanda Wilcox

SALE

In honour of this event, Newton’s Nook Designs are having a sale in their online shop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s holiday inspiration and will pop in again soon. I have a lot of fun Christmas cards planned to share with you in the next weeks, so if you don’t want to miss any, please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Thank you so much, your kind support means a lot to me!

See you,

Zsofi

Ornament card – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is approaching fast and I realized I do not have enough new cards in my stash so I came up with a design which is easy enough to mass produce. And the funny thing is that I used non-Christmas dies, let me show you how.

I started with a piece of white cardstock and quickly blended it with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. Then I used the Fiesta Time stencil and the new Villanious Potion Distress Oxide ink to add pattern. Before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz to get a subtle shine.

I made sure everything was dry before I die cut the balloon shape from the Hot air balloon die set. I also cut the basket die from silver glitter cardstock and added some stitching detail to it with the Woodgrain Texture Background die. The texture is not very visible, only if you look at it from close. I adhered the silver “basket” on the bottom of the hot air balloon and turned it upside down…voilá, the perfect ornament! I added silver twine to the top, secured it with scotch tape on the back.

I wanted something with stitching in the background so I chose the Stitched Heart Background die and cut it from white cardstock.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Friend from silver glitter and black cardstocks and layered them on top of each other tiny offset to get a shadow look. I also die cut 2 Curved Banner from silver metallic cardstock and stamped 2 sentiments on them from the Roundabout Sentiments set. I did not want the banners to stick out, so I chopped of the edges right next to the sentiments.

I popped up the ornament on the white die cut background using 3D foam squares and adhered the curved sentiments and die cut word. I love that the ornament is so big that it can hold the sentiments and totally fill an A2 card. I am sure I am gonna make more of this in blue, green, pink and red! Oh and teal of course! I also want to try to use texture paste on the ornaments. They can easily be used as tags too or even real ornaments if we make them double sided!

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my first ever Coffee Card Series! I have been planning to do this for such a long time, I wish you will enjoy the next week full of caffeinated goodness! (the image source: Background photo created by 8photo – www.freepik.com)

For my first card I chose to feature one of my favourite companies: Lawn Fawn. I used stamps and dies from the latest release just as well as from older ones.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the following sets: Crazy Antics, A creature was stirring, Holiday Helpers. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut the images out with their coordinating dies. The colours I used: BG7, BG4, BG2, BT9, BT7, BT5, DR5, DR3, DR1, DG4, DG2, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1.

To set a chilly scene I die cut the Magic Iris Snowflake Add-on from white glitter cardstock and once more from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look. The white inner circle I die cut with a stitched hillside border die to get a snowbank.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Wishes from Peacock cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. I also cut the largest stitched rectangle from a simple patterned paper from the Let it Shine Snowflakes paper pad.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares and liquid glue. It was so much fun to add all the little gingerbread figures and candy canes. Then I stamped the “for you” from Love you a latte stamp set in the middle of the snowlfake frame and white heat embossed “joyful” on a thin black strip of cardstock.

As a finishig touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and also glossy accents on the berries and candy canes. I could not resist adding clear shimmer to the mugs, who doesnt’t want a glittery cup? At last I added Stickles to the word Wishes to make it frosty.

I will link this card up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge.

I wish you enjoyed this cozy scene and you will pop in tomorrow for more caffeinated inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Be Merry Card and Tags – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple card and tag set made with the newest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I love to have sets like this at hand for the holidays, it makes every packaging so unique and every gift perfect. The Heartfelt Holidays is a beautiful set for both cards and tags.

First I white heat embossed the image on kraft cardstock with sparkling white embossing powder. I made 3 pieces all at once, it is easy to mass produce. I used the Heart Frames die set to cut them out.

I also heat embossed some sentiments on red banners which I have cut with the Banner Trio dies. For the card I die cut some pine and ribbon with the Pines and holly die set.

The tags I kept simple, just a little eyelet and red twine and they were done.

For the card I created a delicate stenciled background using the Holiday Foliage stencil with Anique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I popped up the heart shaped tag on it with 3D foam squares, added clear shimmer to the ribbon and my card is done.

I wish you liked my inspiration today and will come back soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is our final day of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoyed this big release so far! Our team is featuring today 3 new sets: Prehistoric Christmas and Christmas Pheasant stamp/die sets and the beautiful Heartfelt Holidays stamp set which coordinates with the previously released Heart Frames and Banner Trio die sets.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the images from the Prehistoric Christmas set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Blue Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Earth Brown Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Purple Blend, Hydrangea Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I die cut 3 blue and 3 white circles with a die from Circle Frames. I used a Land Border die to cut the sowbanks from the white circles and layered them on the blue ones before adhering the dinos.

I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on black stitched banners (Banner Trio die set) for each dino and adhered everything to an A2 sized notecard which I previously covered with patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer and glossy accents, and I emphasized the eyes with a black gel pen.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Christmas Pheasant. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BT9, BT7, BT5, TN8, TN7, BO3, GY2, DR5, DR3, DR1. I cut it out with the coodinating die.

I used the Circle Frames die set to cut a scalloped circle from cream cardstock and a stitched one from teal. On the cream one I splattered gold and black pearlescent watercolours from Finetec, added a vellum circle under it before adhering it to the teal circle.

I gold heat embossed a sentiment on a smaller circle and after arranging the bird and presents, I popped it up too with 3D foam squares.

The background I created with the Plaid stencil: the first layer is made with teal ink, the second layer is gold heat embossed. I cut it down with the postage edge die from Frameworks. As a finishing touch I used a ton of clear shimmer and glossy accents.

CARD 3

For my last card I simply stamped the Heartfelt Holiday image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with green hybrid (Scrapbook.com) and then with Versamark, so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This is an easy trick to get a raised and shine outline. Then I used a couple of Karin Brushmarkers to quickly watercolour the leaves and berries.

When it was dry, I cut it out with the scalloped heart die from Heart Frames and matted it with a red stitched heart.

I covered an A2 sized card base with a pretty plaid patterned paper from Meowy Christmas paper pad and adhered the focal panel. I clear heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a green banner (Banner Trio dies) and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the berries.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week’s projects and you are inspired to get cracking on your Holiday cards & crafts. It is time for preparing your shopping list as all new products will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, but do not worry, there is still a lot to share! We are showcasing today: Christmas Cocktails and Dairy Christmas stamp/die sets. They are so fun and punny!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I love to colour drinks – even if myself I never drink alcohol. I stamped and coloured all the glasses from the Christmas Cocktails set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Ice Blue Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Pale Pink Blend, Light Yellow Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

I cut a piece of Audrey Blue cardstock and a thinner strip of a patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. I wanted a bit of bling, so I matted the patterned paper strip with red glitter cardstock before adhering to the blue one. I stuck it on a white note card and popped up the drinks with 3D foam squares.

I simply stamped the sentiment above the shorter glasses and used my clear shimmer pen to add a ton of sparkle to these festive cocktails. I also used glossy accents on the ice cubes and berries.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Dairy Christmas. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS4, FS3, FS6, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG5, DG4, DG2, TN8, TN7, TN4, CG2, CG1. I cut them out with the coodinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a snowbank using the Land border dies and some pine trees from green cardstock with the Forest Scene Builder die set. For the background I die cut a scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and lightly inkblended the middle of it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I assembled the scene and popped up the celebrating trio with 3D foam squares. I chose a pretty plaid pattern from Meowy Christmas as a mat for my scene, it matched my colour palette perfectly.

As a finishing touch I used a Versamarker pen and added Textured White Embossing Powder to the trees and caps and even the snowbank. I heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. Be careful not to overheat it, because then it looses the texture and will become shiny (like on the cap of the cow). I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, clear shimmer on the scarves and blanket, and glossy accents on the berries and the little tree.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and will pop in again tomorrow for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi