Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release reveals and we continue the winter theme with the fabulous Snowfall Roundabout stamp set. It is so versatile and needs no colouring if you wish but gives space for a ton of techniques! I love it!

It coordinates perfectly with the previously released Circle Frames and Banner Trio dies.

All new products will be available on 20/11!

My card is a clean and simple one this time: I simply white heat embossed the stamp on vellum and cut it with the scalloped circle from the above mentioned die set. It looks gorgeous!

I created a round card base using a circle die from Pink and Main: I die cut the chosen size twice from hot pink cardstock and scored one of them at half an inch from the top. I applied glue on this little flap and adhered it to the other circle. I added a smaller, light pink circle in the middle and added drops of liuid glue behind the sowflakes on the back of the vellum. In this way I could adhere it to the card base and the adhesive is not showing through.

I die cut a flag banner from white cardstock with a Banner Trio die and stamped one of the sentiments in pink (Catherine Pooler ink). I added 3 layers of 3D foam strips behind the banner an adhered it to the middle of the card.

I used tiny clear sequins in the middle of each snowflake, it makes it so festive and shiny! Like a little gem!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snowfall Roundabout” 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)! 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day of the winter release and you will pop in again tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – card #2

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a coffee themed Christmas card for the ongoing Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

This time I used stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird.

I stamped and coloured the cute little critters from Hello Bluebird Cocoa Party set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

The sentiment I stamped with Catherine Pooler inks, my new favourite for stamping sentiments. There is a coordinating die for this too, I love that!

I also die cut the Winter Woods Overlay two times: once from white and once from dark grey cardstock. While I was at die cutting I cut a few little Frosty Snowflakes from white glitter cardstock.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink with my favourite Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main and added diluted ink and white ink splatters for a textured night sky. I dried it with my heat tool and added the white overlay first. Then I cut the snowbank part off the grey one and added it on top of the white one. Dimensional look in a blink of an eye.

I popped up the images, added the sentiment – another one I stamped under it with black ink – and placed the snowflakes. I found the perfect little snowflakes in my sequins container, I added a bunch of them too. A bit of glossy accents on the mugs and black glaze pen on the noses and eyes finished it off.

I will also upload this for the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge as there is a Holiday theme.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration too. I have more to come, so subsrcibe to my blog not to miss them. Thank you for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Slimline Christmas – Newton’s Nook Design

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a simple slimline Christmas card I created with the latest release of Newton’s Nook Designs.

When I first saw the Christmas Puppies and A Kitten Christmas sets I knew I need to use them together on a card. I chose the kitty and pup with the string of lights, stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I created an 8,5*3,5 inches white card base and covered the front with patterned paper from my stash. Then I die cut the Slimline Frames and Windows die from red and cream cardtsock and adhered them to the base.

I popped up the critters vertically using thick 3D foams squares. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a green banner (the die is also from the Slimline Frames and Windows set). I popped it up also with 3D foam squares and embellished it with holly berries.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on each light bulb and also on the berries. The eyes I made shiny with my black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed this simple slimline card idea and you will share yours in our FB fan group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the final day of the release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs but I deeply wish you enjoyed the week with us. We have two more stamps to show you today: Holiday Post (which also has coordinating dies) and Christmas Roundabout which matches perfectly the previously released Circle Frames die set.

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the image from Holiday Post Kitten Christmas on white cardstock and coloured them with Arteza coloured pencils. . I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

To set a winter scene I cut some patterned paper (MFT) down with the rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags. I also cut a white one and made it a snowbank with a Land border die. I popped up the die cut image on it using 3D foam squares an gave the panel a thin white mat.

I thought that the postage stamp rectangle die from Frameworks would match perfectly the theme so I cut it from green cardstock and adhered it to another piece of patterned paper. A lot of layers, just the way I love it!

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a purple banner (Frames an Flags die set) and adhered it to the top of the focal panel. I embellished it with a couple of enamel hearts from Doodlebug.

I finished it off with glossy accents and some stickles for a sparkling snow effect. I also added clear shimmer to the scarves and hats.

CARD 2

I love the Roundabout stamps and the new Christmas Roundabout is so playful. I black heat embossed it and painted it with Karin Brush markers.

When it was dry I die cut it with a circle die and gave it a slightly bigger green mat and another one from gold metallic cardstock.

For the background I chose a gold foiled patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and stamped a sentiment dierctly on it.

So simple yet still has a lot of shine and festivity.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Post”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week full of amazing new products. It is time to make your shopping lists ready as all these new goodies will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are over the half of the Holiday Release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs and I wish you are ready for the cutest little critters ever. Today our team showcases the adorable Christmas Puppies and A Kitten Christmas stamp/die sets. Perfect individually but also combined together!

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from A Kitten Christmas on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut the Paw print shaker pieces from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I also cut some pine and a red bow using the Pines and Holly die set.

For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and cut it down with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags. I matted it with a slightly larger dark green piece and assembled the card. The sentiment I simply heat embossed in white on the same green cardstock and cut it down with my paper trimmer.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the santa hat and glossy accents to the candy canes.

CARD 2

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cute puppy from Christmas puppies and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also had a bone and a santa hat which I covered with Marvy Snow marker and heat it up with my heat tool. It puffs up and looks so fluffy!

I wanted a festive background for my little pup so I used the Tiny Trees stencil with Green Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K Designs and Thermoweb. I applied it directly on a white top folding card base. Looks gorgeous and so glittery! I guess it is my favourite stencil this season!

I popped up the pup with 3D foam squares on a white strip and matted it with dark red cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in green directly above it and when the trees were dry, I mounted it all with a thin 3D foam tape from Simon Says Stamp. It is much thinner than the 3M tape but still gives dimension. I love it!

I finished it off with glossy accents on the nose and holy berries and made the eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Puppies”  Stamp Set or the “A Kitten 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)! 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals an inspiration and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last round!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs’ Holiday release reveals. Today we feature the Dear Santa and the Nutcrackers stamp/die sets which also has a fun word die included!

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Dear Santa on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut a tag using the Fancy edges tag die set and white cardstock. The snow banks I cut with a Land border die and added a bit of shading to it with Copic markers. The reinforcer I cut from dark red cardstock and added red twine after popping up Santa with 3D foam squares.

I wanted to use the new Reindeer stencil as I felt it is the perfect match with Santa so I applied Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink over it on a kraft card base. I used a blending brush for a subtle result.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a special brown shimmer cardstock for a festive feel and cut it down to a very narrow strip. After assembling the card I could not resist adding a bit of stickles to Santa’s uniform and a bit of glossy accents to his boots and belt.

CARD 2

The Nutcrackers is one of my favourite sets in this release, maybe because it reminds me of my childhood. I was 6 years old when I saw the ballet and it enchanted me. I imagined a classic look for my little wooden creatures so I stamped and coloured them with red, green any yellow Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I die cut the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags from a satin pearl cardstock. I also cut the fun word die included in the Nutcrackers coordinating die set from green glitter cardstock and arranged them on the top and the bottom of the pearl panel. I popped up the two nutcrackers in between using 3D foam squares.

I white heat embossed another sentiment on brown cardstock and used a small circle die to cut it out.

For the background I chose a classic brown checked patterned paper, I really feel it makes the images stand out. And again, perfect for our guys too. I added clear shimmer and glossy accents to some details on the clothes and made the eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers” 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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you a whole week of Holiday fun as we start the reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs’ Holiday release! Today we feature the Destination Christmas and Christmas Camper stamp/die sets and 2 fantastic new stencils!

All new products will be available on 23rd Oct, 2020!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Destination Christmas on Bristol Smooth cardstock and painted the images with Altenew watercolours. I almost never use watercolours but I just zoned out and painted without thinking. When they were dry I used the coordinting dies to cut them out.

I used the rounded square from Frames squares die set to cut a panel from watercolour cardstock and painted a night sky with blue watercolours. I dried it with my heat tool and splattered it with white acrylic paint and some liquid pixie dust.

Meanwhile it was drying I used the new Tiny trees stencil on a white card base with white texture paste to get a tone-on-tone background.

When the cardbase was ready I popped up the cars with 3D foam squares on the focal panel and white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of vellum which I wrapped around the top. I matted it with red cardstock and adhered it to the card base with thin 3D foam tape. I finished it off with red twine. Isn’t it perfect for guys?

CARD 2

For my second card I used the Evergreens stencil on a white card base with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink to create the forest background. Then with a small blending brush I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky.

Then I stamped and black heat embossed the images from Christmas Campers on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured them with Karin Bruhmarkers. I love these markers as they have a lot of pigment and just a drop of colour is enough to have bright results. I used a simple waterbrush to distribute the colours and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Using the Land border dies I die cut a snow bank from white glitter cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares for the images to create dimension.

For the sentiment I die cut the Happy Holiday from Holiday Greetings 4 times from red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I love that it looks like chipboard. I stamped and extra sentiment under it in black and my card was all finished. Perfect card for guys too, don’t you think?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Destination Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Campers”  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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals an inspiration and you will pop in again soon for more!

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest – Clean & Simple

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy that I could make a card for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest this year too, I love challenges like this. It is a yearly contest and even though the categories are the same as last year, I left it to the last moment to decide which card I will enroll – yeah, I made three 🙂

So my choice for the Clean and Simple Genius category is this card:

I started with die cutting heavy weight white cardstock with a Blueprints 22 Die-namics die and using a blending brush and a very light hand I added Salty Ocean Distress ink ever so lightly in a circle frame shape.

When the ink dried I stamped the Joy Wreath stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with a Textured White embossing powder (Lawn Fawn). I also added some Finetec gold paint splatters for more texture.

Then I stamped and coloured the deer and the candy cane from the Reindeer Games stamp set using my Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark red banner. I adhered the wreath panel on a kraft cardbase and popped up the images and sentiment with 3D foam squares. I finished the design with glossy accents on the candy cane and Rudolph’s red nose, I emphasized hs eyes with a black glaze pen and scattered a few gold crystals (Studio Katia) on the wreath.

I wish you enjoyed this clean design, a bit different from what I usually make, but it was so fun to step out of my comfort zone! Visit me later for my second card for the contest!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – 2020!

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that it is 2020 already, I need to practice writing it down. I feel it is going to be a special year, I am looking forward to all the changes it may bring in my life. I have some personal goals set and also crafting wise I have big ambitions to improve my colouring and photo-shooting skills and learn something new. I want to start making videos and teach the beauty of cardmaking. Super plans, right?

To celebrate the new year I created a simple critter card using two of my all time favourite brands: Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird. I stamped and coloured the bears and pines from the LF Winter Skies set and cut them out with the coordinting dies.

I took a Blue Violet cardstock piece and cut it down with the postage stamp die from Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. It is my all time fave! I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Hello Bluebird North Star set and splattered the panel with white acrylic paint.

I die cut a stitched hill from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and assembled the scene on a kraft card base. I popped up the bear with 3D foam squares and added stripes to their scarf with a white gel pen.

So simple yet so cute, isn’t it? I am wishing you all a wonderful new year with all your wishes coming true, full of happy moments and quality time with your loved ones! And heartfelt thanks for following me on my crafting journey, it means the world to me!

See you soon with more inspiration! Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

Warm wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I guess you are all busy with the Christmas preparations and feel exhausted in a way. A good coffee always helps and if it comes in a pretty mug, well, it can bring back the energy in a second.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images from the Christmas mugs stamp set. I used copic markers and I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

I partial die cut a Thin Fish Tail banner from white cardstock and adhered the mug and candies on the bottom. Above it I stamped a sentiment with red ink.

I die cut a Medium Bow from blue glitter sheets and assembled it on the top of the banner. For the background I chose a cozy pattern from the Sweater Weather paper pad. As a last step I added a ton of shimmer with a clear shimmer pen and shine with glossy accents. I love the sparkle!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you manage to take a bit of rest during the holidays! Merry Christmas!

See you next year,

Zsofi