Bunny Love – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The school year is officially finished, my kids did excellent and I am so proud of them! I created a funny little card to remind them how much I love them. They are my little bunnies. I mixed and matched stamps and dies to create this clean and simple card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Veggie patch and Honey Bunny Boo stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG05. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut an Imperial Stitched rectangle from white cardstock, matted it with a slightly bigger piece of Pumpkin Patch cardstock. For the background I used the Woodgrain Background Texture die on Wintergreen cardstock, I love the stitching details!

Then I stamped the word “bunny” from the Honey Bunny Boo set with a matching orange ink and another one from the Veggie Patch stamp set with a matching green ink in two rows. It looks so cool in colour, like a block sentiment.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares, placed the mini bunny in front of the huge smiling carrot and used a white gel pen to add highlights. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

I wish you liked this clean ad simple card design and it made you smile. Share with us your creations in our Facebook group and check my Instagram for some extra tips on colouring. Thank you so much for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lawn Fawn Teacher cards – mini slimline

Hello Everyone,

As I mentioned before I still needed some cards for my kids’ teachers and this year I was totally into flowers. I wanted a slightly different format so I went with a mini slimline design and made 3 cards at once.

First I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers Backdrop using Textured Canvas cardstocks from the Spring release. I love the beautiful colours!

Then I took the Small and Large Mini Slimline Stackable dies and cut Pink Tutu patterned paper for the background, a smaller white one as the focal panel and an in-between layer from coloured cardstock.

I arranged the flowers in rainbow order but used different colours for each card. I stamped a sentiment under them in black from the Happy Harvest stamp set.

As a finishing touch I embellished each flower with a matching pearl from Pretty Pink Posh and Lucy’s Little Things.

It is such an easy but eye-catching design, I will need to make some more with different sentiments to fit all occasions. I wish it inspired you to mass produce some easy cards and enhance your stash.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lawn Fawn Spring Release – card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to have the new Lawn Fawn release already! I could not help but made a very quick and simple card using dies only to fit the current Lawnfawnatics challenge (dies only).

I started with die cutting a few pain splatters from the new Art Supplies die set from different green cardstock scraps. I really imagined them as germs, but to make them look irresistibly cute, I added some tiny googly eyes (Studio Katia).

I cut a piece of the new All the dots paper pad as the background and a piece of vellum with a Dotted Rectangle die to hold the sentiment.

I realized that I don’t have the Giant Get Well Soon sentiment, what a shame! I had to make it myself: I used the Henry’s ABC set and cut them from a light green cardstock. I was kinda in a rush so I cut each letter once only, but if I had more time I would definitely stack them up.

I assembled the card using the backside of the letters and the little germs to hide the liquid glue behind them. As a finishing touch I used a green marker to draw the slime on the letters and added glossy accents to make it shiny. I think it is funny, I hope it makes you smile too!

I will link this card up to the following challenges (it feels so good to play along after a long time): Lawnfawnatics #125 Dies only, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up), Simon Says Stamp Mondey Challenge (Add texture).

Thanks for popping by and see you soon with more inspiration with the new release.

Have a lovely weekend,

Zsofi

Die cut garden – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a die cut garden card which can be altered to suit any occasions. I used some dies and stencils from the latest release to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I used the Wonderful Windows Masquerade stencil on white cardstock and blended in Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some water droplets and diluted ink splatters to get a little texture.

Then I used the new Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangles dies to add stitching to the edge of the panel. It is such a nice touch and so easy to do!

For the mini gardens I used the new Rolling Hills Landscape Dies: I die cut grass and tulips with the small dies included in this die set. I used Heffy Doodle cardstock: Winter Green, Kiwi Crush, Butterscotch and Bubblegum. After assembling the card, I covered the tulips with a clear shimmer pen, just a for a touch of sparkle.

As this card was meant for Mother’s Day, I used the sentiment from the Special Day Sentiment Duos stamp set, but if you change the sentiment it can be a perfect retirement or birthday card too. I cannot wait to make this in all different colour combinations for different occasions!

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle – New Release Day 4

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release Day 3 post, click here.

I am thrilled to share with you another card I created with the new release of Heffy Doodle! Pre-orders open today and the new release will go live a week later on the 27/04! For all details please visit the Heffy blog.

For my card today I used the super cute freebie, Mane Squeeze. I stamped and coloured the lion and the crown and also a balloon from Party Palooza with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: GB6, GB4, GB3, GB2, GB1, EB8, EB6, EB5, FS7, CT3, CT2. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I die cut a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle from white cardstock and added a bit of inkblending to the middle with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I stamped a sentiment from the Wild at heart sentiments stamp set on the bottom in black and another one in purple. I popped up the lion and balloon with 3D foam tape and drew the string of the balloon with a black fineliner.

I gave a gold mat to the focal panel and adhered it to a pretty patterned paper from the Man Cave paper pad. I purposely adhered it at an angle, to make it more playful. As a finishing touch I added some clear star sequins, covered the balloon and crown with clear shimmer and made the nose shiny with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and you have your shopping list ready! Let me know which is your favourite from the new release, I am so curious to see what you order!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle – New Release Day 3

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release Day 2 post, click here.

I am thrilled to share with you another card I created with the new release of Heffy Doodle! Pre-orders open on 20/04 and the new release will go live a week later on the 27/04! For all details please visit the Heffy blog.

I started with a smooth ink blended background: on Bristol Smooth cardstock I blended Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks. I made sure that the blending is smooth and the colours are light.

Then I used the new Flower Power stencil with a bit darker shades: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade and Picked Raspberry. I turned the stencil 90 degrees and added a second layer of flowers with the same inks, but before removing the stencil I added White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb on top.

While the background was drying I die cut the new Jumbo It’s Your Day sentiment from white cardstock 4 times and layered them on top of each other. I cut the shadow from vellum and assembled the sentiment.

I also die cut a bunch of leaves using the new Leafy Laurel Circle dies from yellow, orange and pink Heffy Doodle cardstock scraps. I embellished the sentiment with these leaves when I mounted it on the background.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the sentiment for a subtle sparkle.

I wish you liked my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Easter – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

After a little break I am back with a cute monochrome Easter card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

This time I started with the background: on kraft cardstock I used the Bunny Tails layering stencil. For the first layer I chose Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink and for the tails I applied White Textured Paste. I set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured a cute bunny from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: MB4, MB3, MB2, MB1, MB05, FS7, BG1. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

While I was die cutting I also cut the sentiment from the Spring Pile Up die set from kraft cardstock and shaded it with a bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. I also cut a white scalloped oval and a bit bigger stitched oval from vellum using the Oval Frames die set.

After assembling the card, I embellished it with a bit of natural twine. It is such an easy design that I could easily imagine it in other colours too. Perfectly simple enough for mass production too.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to the March Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, we have 2 adorable pet sets today for you: Welcome New Cat and Welcome New Dog. There is also a cute new stencil coming, Petite Paw Prints.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 17/03/2022.

NEW CAT CARD

I started with stamping and colouring the kitty and its accessories from the Welcome New Cat stamp set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used: BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, MB3, MB4, MB1, FS7, HB3, HB2, HB1. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the Petite Paw Print stencil on a white note card with Milled Lavender Distress Oxide, just gently. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card in black.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added glossy accents to emphasize some details.

NEW DOG CARD

After colouring the images from the Welcome New Dog set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, I cut everything out with the coordinating dies. The colours I used: EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, MB3, MB1, MB05, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG1, BG05, BT3, IB3, IB2, IB1.

Then I die cut the scene building elements: Fence from woodgrain cardstock, grass with a Land border die from green cardstock.

On a white piece of cardstock I blended Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink very lightly, then added more ink through the Petite Paw Print stencil. I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and put the scene together.

I stamped the sentiment in black directly on the background. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the roof, nose, leach and bowl. I also emphasized the eyes of the dog with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Welcome New Cat” or the “Welcome New Dog” 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 Wednesday March 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday March 17th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Welcome to Hogwarts – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

My daughter turned 11 a few weeks ago and she is totally fond of Harry Potter. The challenge was given, I had to make her an invitation card to Hogwarts for her birthday. The owl with the letter from the Love Owl-ways stamp set was just perfect for this! So I stamped and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB4, EB3, EB2, EB1, TN1, TN05, OR1, OR05, DR3, BG2, BG05. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

Then I made an inkblended background using Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. I added some water droplets and diluted ink spatters and let the panel dry. I used a die from Frameworks to cut it out.

While I was die cutting I also cut the sentiment “welcome to Hogwarts” from white cardstock using the Essential Alphabet die set. Then I assembed the card, popped up the owl with 3D foam squares and it was time for the finishing touches: a drop of glossy accents on the beak and heart.

I wish you liked my card today and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to visit the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

See you,

Zsofi

Orchid wishes – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with 2 floral cards using the same stamp set: Orchids from Newton’s Nook Designs. I am not successful with keeping plants alive unfortunately (only the strongest survive), but my mother has orchids in her kitchen window and they look so beautiful. This view was the inspiration for today’s clean and simple designs.

First I stamped and coloured the orchids with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. Blue orchid: True Blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Jade Green Shades, Citrus Blend, Orange Blend and Aqua Blue Blend.

Purple Orchid: Purple Blend, Orange Blend, Jade Green Shades and Citrus Blend. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I wanted some subtle background for both so I used the new Petite Hearts stencil directly on the cardbases. Milled Lavender Distress Oxide for the purple orchid and Hickory Smoke for the blue one. I wasn’t very precise with inkblending, I just wanted some delicate pattern in the background. On the purple one I added some splatters after removing the stencil with my Fintec Pearlescent watercolours. It adds some texture which I love.

I used some oval dies from My Favourite Things to biuld up the focal panels. I wanted the two cards to be slightly different. For the blue one I created some scalloped frames, layered 3 on top of each other for dimension. I adhered it to a vellum panel which I cut with a die from Frames and flags. To adhere the vellum to the cardbase I used drops of liquid glue hidden behind the oval frame.

The sentiment I stamped on a light yellow banner (Frames and Flags), popped it up with 3D foam squares and added some crystals as embellishment.

For the purple card I die cut 3 nestig ovals: green, lavender and white, and layered them on top of each other. I popped up the orchid with 3D foam squares, stamped a sentiment from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set on a skinny banner die cut with a die from A7 Frames and Banners. I used the same crystals to embellish the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I added a drop of glossy accent on the orange part of the orchids and used a white gel pen on the purple one to add some dot details to the petals.

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

See you soon,

Zsofi