Have a lovely Christmas – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

Iam on the LDRS Creative Blog today with a foxy Christmas card. I love to mix and match stamps and dies from my LDRS Creative stash to create a totally new look and use stamps for other occasions than what they were designed for.

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These foxes from the Arctic Snowfall stamp set were begging me to colour them for a while now. I just could not resist any longer, i used my alcohol markers to add colour to them. Then i fussy cut them out with my scissors, and used a black marker on the edges to make any imperfection disappear.

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To set the scene for my fox family, i die cut the rectangle from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle die set from a patterned paper (Arctic Snowfall paper pad) and also from white glitter paper. I used the stitched slope die from the Snowy Day border die set to cut the snowy slopes.

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I cut another patterned paper from the same collection to cover an A2 sized card front and stamped the sentiment from the Love in blooms stamps set using Mrs Periwinkle Hybrid Ink. I love how well it coordinates with the patterned paper i used in the background!

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The other half of the sentiment is a die cut Christmas: i cut it from dark grey cardstock and from glitter cardstock which i layered on top of the grey one a bit offset. I assembled the card and adhered the foxes in place using a thin 3D foam tape. I used a black glaze pen and a white gel pen on the noses and eyes as a finishing touch.

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

I hope you got inspired to stretch your stamps and make holiday cards with them. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Java Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main Blog today with a fun Christmas card perfect for coffee lovers!

As Pink and Main is one of the Super Sponsors of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I wanted to use the coffee theme for my post today.

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I started with stamping and colouring one of the coffee mugs from the Christmas Mugs stamp set along with the candy canes. I used alcohol markers and I die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut a green glitter cardstock wreath using the Wreath base die, it looks gorgeous with all the sparkle! I used the same die to cut another wreath from heavy weight vellum to mute the background a bit behind the coffee mug.

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I chose a pretty and colourful snowflake patterned paper from the Jolly paper pad, trimmed it a but smaller than an A2 sized card front and adhered it to a dark red card base. I stamped a sentiment in black on the bottom and adhered the wreath with the vellum in the middle. I added the mug in the middle using liquid glue and popped up the candy canes with 3D foam squares.

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Then I added a bit of sparkle with a clear shimmer pen and used glossy accents on some parts of the images. I love the shiny raised look!

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I will upload this card to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you got inspired to participate in the Blog Hop and to make some coffee themed cards for the holidays. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Lawn Fawn Holiday Card Series Collaboration with Mona Toth

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited for today’s post as it is part of Mona Toth’s Lawn Fawn Holdiay Card Series. She is a wonderful cardmaker with super talent and a great heart! Check out her blog, Instagram and you tube channel every day for a new Lawn Fawn Tutorial this week, she is amazing.

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For my card today I chose Lawn Fawn Winter skies stamp set from the newest release. I stamped and coloured the polar bears along with some pine trees and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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To set the scene I created a purple night sky on Bristol Smooth cardstock usink Distress inks: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord and Black Soot. I added water sprinkles to it and also splattered it with a white acrylic paint for the snowy look. When it was all dry, I white heat embossed the sentiment on the top.

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I die cut some stitched hillside borders from white glitter cardstock and layered it over the distressed background. Then I added all the scene elements with liquid glue.

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I also added a die cut Merry Christmas sentiment (Merry Christmas Line border die), and framed the card with a doubled up Reverse Stitched Scallop Rectangle window.

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As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the scarf and emphasized the noses with a black glaze pen. I also scattered a few snowflakes from Studio Katia.

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GIVEAWAY

Please make sure to watch Mona’s video tutorial and leave her a comment on her blog to be eligible for the prize: a 50USD voucher to scrapbook.com.

I will link this card to the Lawnfawnatics #42 Winter Holiday,  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ‘B’ is for and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes

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

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

Did you like yesterday’s product reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs November Release? Well, today we have some beauties for you. We are showcasing another 2 stamp/die sets:

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I love flowers and those birds, oh how pretty! A joy to colour! But let’s dive in the cards I created as inspiration for you.

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I stamped and coloured the poinsettia bunch with Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies.  To give it dimension in a different way, I used the coordinating die to cut a piece of white fun foam. I adhered it to the coloured die cut using liquid glue.

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On a white top folding notecard I adhered a strip of black and white striped patterned paper and topped it with a tin strip of gold sparkle specialty paper. On this I mounted the die cut dimensional flower. It looks so pretty from the sides.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Poinsettia Blooms set in black above the bunch of flowers and used a black pen to add dotted details. I also used a white gel pen and Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops to add a touch of golden sparkle to the flowers.

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WINTER BIRDS

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The new winter bird set is such a beautiful one, I have ever seen anything like that before. We don’t have cardinals in Hungary, but I always admired them for their beauty. It was my first time to colour a cardinal, I tried to be as close to real as I could. It was such a relaxing time I spent with my favourite Copics!

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As I wanted the bird to be the star of the show, I kept the rest of the card simple. I blended Salty Ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I spritzed it with water from a mini spritzer and blotted it dry. I also splattered white paint to look like snow fall.

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I white heat embossed the sentiment and the snowflakes from the set on the background and placed it behind a white panel of which I die cut a stitched oval window. I popped up the bird and the branch using 3D foam squares and scattered a couple of clear sequins all over the window.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 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 your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the second day of Newton’s Nook Designs November Reveals and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 1

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to share with you the first sneak peeks to the wonderful November Release at Newton’s Nook Designs! We are showcasing 3 stamp/die sets:

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They came up with 2 new gorgeous stencil sets too, so unique! Each set contains 2 stencils, which you can layer on top of each other to get a pretty argyle or plaid look. They look amazing on their own, but the sky is the limit when you use them together. Just imagine all colour combinations and layering options. By the way there is a guide engraved on the stencils itself, which helps aligning them. I am in love with these, I must admit!

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CHRISTMAS HAUL

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For my first card I created the background first using the Plaid stencil set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used green distress ink for the first layer and then I aligned the second stencil using the engraved lines and added red ink. I trimmed the panel down a bit and matted it with a light green cardstock.

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Then I stamped and coloured the images from the Christmas haul set using Copic markers. I went with the classic Christmas colour combination: red and green. I used a light grey marker to add some shading to the white pieces and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

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I die cut a red banner using one of the dies from the Frames and Flags die set. I used the partial die cutting technique to make it longer so that not only the images but also the white heat embossed sentiments fits the length.

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I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and used a generous amount of clear shimmer on the dress and packages along with glossy accents on some of the details. We need a lot of sparkle during the holidays, right?

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MOOSE MOUNTAIN

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My favourite set this month I think is the Moose Mountain one. These funny images really make me smile and it is so much fun to colour them! I used Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set, cut it almost in half and popped up the moose images on them using 3D foam squares. I also added clear shimmer to the white parts of their jackets and glossy accents to the ski goggles and snowboards.

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While it was drying I create the backgrounds using the Argyle stencil set. I applied Peacock Feathers distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a subtle shine before shifting the stencil. I then applied Twisted Citron on one panel and Spun Sugar on the other. I got a gorgeous diamond background like this.

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Then I added Black Soot distress ink to a little bit of Tonic Nuvo Clear Glimmer paste and applied it over the second stencil in the set. I didn’t have to wait too much for it to dry. After drying I trimmed them a bit to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front and matted them with dark grey cardstock.

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The sentiments I white heat embossed on a stitched flag from the same die set and used 3D foam tape to adhere them together with the focal panels. I love all the texture and shine I got combining different mediums.

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SNOWMAN ADVICE

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For my last card today I stamped the sentiment and the 2 adorable snowmen from the Snowman Advice stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder on white heavy weight cardstock. I used my paper trimmer to cut around them for a unique shape and used my Copics carefully (they are not advised to be used with heat embossed images as the nibs can be ruined, but I had no problems thanks to the careful application) to add a bit of colour and shading. I also used my favourite clear shimmer pen to add sparkle to the snowmen.

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Then I created a winter sky background. I used Nuvo shimmer powders on Distress Watercolour cardstock and spritzed it with water. I dried it with a heat gun and repeated the process till I was happy with how it looked. When it was fully dry I silver heat embossed the snowflakes from the set and used white paint to add some splatters.

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I mounted the sentiment panel with 3D foam tape when it was all dry and my card is finished.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 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 your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the first day of Newton’s Nook Designs November Reveals and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Holiday stockings

Hello Everyone,

Do you like one layer cards? I love them if they don’t look too simple 🙂 Or if they are almost one layer. When I first saw the cute stockings from the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Stockings stamp set I knew I need to have a card with a lot of stockings on it.

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To make it a bit more fancy, I stamped all the stockings on kraft cardstock around a red heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment is from the Ornamental wishes stamp set.

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I rotated the stockings to get a dynamic background and repeated some of them twice to have a full card panel.

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I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and went over all the stamped images with a black Copic multiliner to get the black lines back.

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I die cut this panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set and adhered it to a white card base. It was hard not to over embellish the card, but I really wanted to keep it simple. The only thing I added was little white dots in between the stockings with a gel pen.

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I hope you got inspired and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

 

Pink & Main and WOW Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited today as I am part of a wonderful Blog Hop between Pink and Main and WOW. I love their embossing powders, I actually own quite a few of them as their price point and size is just perfect.

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Before diving in the card I created for the occasion, let me show you how I swatch my embossing powders.

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I cut a bunch of Stitched Arch tags from Neenah White 110lb cardstock and used the Pattern maker stamp set to make my swatches. I inked it up with clear embossing ink and poured the different embossing powders on it. I used coffee filters to catch the remaining powders, in this way I could funnel it back to the jars. I heated them with a heat tool and used a ring binder to hold the tags together. For the white powders I used black cardstock.

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And now lets get in the details of my card.

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I stamped, coloured a bunch of images from the Eskimo kisses stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I wanted to make a mini scene in a picture frame, so I die cut a few Cloudy Frames and stacked them together using liquid glue. I covered the top layer with clear embossing ink and poured WOW Metalline Dark Blue embossing powder on it. I heated it with my heat tool and repeated the process 3 times until I got an even and quite thick layer. It looks like a metallic chipboard frame in this way, so fancy!

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I cut a light blue cardstock rectangle to back the frames and also used a Scalloped Waves die to cut my snowbanks from white glitter cardstock. If you don’t have glitter cardstock, you could easily make your own using embossing glitters from WOW!

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I assembled my scene and popped up the dog and the eskimo with 3D foam squares. For the background I used a patterned paper from the Be brave paper pad. I heat embossed the sentiments from the Wishes stamp set starting with the big “Wishes”. I used WOW White Puff embossing powder to get a snowy look. The texture is amazing and touch of it is so unique too.

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Then I heat embossed “sending” and “warm” around it using WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I adhered the whole panel to a white top folding card base and the card is finished. I love how all the special effects make the scene so complete. And it was so easy to achieve with embossing powders.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired. Make sure to hop along with both Design Teams, here is the full list of participants:

WOW! Embossing Powder

Pink & Main

Andrea

Ankita

Dana

Donna

Jackie

Jaine

Jeannie

Jo

Julie

Kathy

Kimberly

Laurie

Lynnea

Michelle

Olga

Raluca

Riikka

Tracy

Yasmin

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There are prizes to be won, just to make it really fun! Those who comment on all blogs will enter the giveaway to win either a 25USD gift certificate to Pink and Main or a goodie bag from WOW! The random winner will be announced on the WOW and Pink and Main blogs on Wednesday, October 22, 2018.

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Enjoy the hop and see you soon,

Zsofi