Spring Smiles – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

As promised yesterday, I am back with a simple scene card which surely will bring a smile to your face. I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping the images from Baa and Spring Pile up. I love that the different sets can be combined, these sheep are adorable and shout Spring. I used Copic markers to colour them and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple background this time so I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock: I added Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn with a blending brush. I used a very light hand and did not blend the colours together. I also added black and white splatters and also diluted a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for some blue sprinkles. It is the easiest way for me to get a pretty textured sky.

When it was all dry I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags. I adhered it to a kraft card base and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I also added a few flowers in the background using liquid glue.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from Spring Pile Up on a black banner which I die cut with a die from Frames and Flags.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the hooves, eggs and flower centres.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring card and you will come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We continue the Spring theme with a beautiful floral set called Daffodils and our favourite kitties having a rainy day on Newton’s Rainy Day Trio . They both come with coordinating dies.

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

For my card I stamped and coloured the Daffodils with Copics and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I love that it cuts those little holes too, in between the stems and flowers. I also cut another black shadow with the coordinating die and adhered it under the coloured one just a little bit offset so it shows as real shadow. It also adds instant dimension to my flowers.

I die cut a stitched circle from patterned paper using the Circle Frames dies and a slightly bigger green circle with some nesting circle dies from Pink and Main. While I was at die cutting I also cut a purple banner with a Banner Trio die and a scalloped white rectangle with a die from Frames and Flags.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on the banner and created a tone-on-tone textured backgrund using the new Basketweave stencil on the white panel with Texture Paste. I masked off the scalloped edges with Purple Tape but it is not necessary, I just like the way it looks.

After assembling the card as on the picture, I realized that I wanted another sentiment. Therefore I stamped the other one on a pastel yellow circle die cut and tucked it under the flowers. I finished it off with drops of glossy accents on the flower centers and the body of the butterfly.

CARD 2

As always I stamped and coloured the kitties from Newton’s Rainy Day Trio using Copic markers. I went with bright colours, it always cheers me up! I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To set the scene I created an inkblended background using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. Then Using the Raindrops stencil I added the rain: I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides for a gradient look. After removing the stencil I added some diluted ink splatters and sprinkled it all with pearlised water. It gives a subtle shimmer which I love!

I also cut some grass with the Land border dies from white cardstock and added Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides. I assembled the scene and matted it all with a white postage edge rectangle (Framework).

The sentiment is stamped directly on the background and I added die cut letters in a funky way using the Essential alphabet dies and blue glitter cardstock. I stamped a few music notes in grey and covered the rainboots with glossy accents. This time I used a light grey card base, I think I will need to do this more often in the future.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 the whole week with me, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready! Let me know in the comments which is your favourite set this month!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs February Release reveals and today our team is showcasing the Hoppy Greetins stamp set and a tiny but oh-so-funny Hare mail stamp set. Both have matching dies, so you do not need to fussy cut!

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Hoppy Greetings stamp set using my Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have extra eggs and flowers to build a scene. I also heat embossed one of the sentiments on the sign the bunny is holding, I love the look so much!

To create the focal panel I die cut the stitched rounded rectangle from blue, green and white cardstocks using the die from Frames and Flags. Then I cut the grass from the green one with a Land Border die and the clouds from the white one with the Sky border dies. I assembled the scene and backed the panel with a slightly bigger yellow rectangle before adhering it to a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebig Designs)

I wanted an extra sentiment which I foud in the Spring Pile Up coordinating dies set: I cut the Happy Easter 3 times from pink cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. It gives a lovely dimensionl look, just like it was chipboard.

I finished the card with a bit of glossy accents on the eggs and the flower centers.

CARD 2

For my secon card I stamped and coloured the cute bunny in the envelope from Hare Mail 6 times and coloured them in rainbow colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I had a slimline card idea in mind so I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from natural cardstock and the frame from Slimline Frames and Windows from white cardstock. On the inner squares I stamped the Hare mail stamp with a light brown ink 3 times and distressed the panels with blending in some Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink on each.

After assembling the card on a slimline 3,5*8,5 inches card base I added a die cut sentiment on the top: I used the Essential Alphabet dies to cut Sending from glitter cardstock and stamped Hare mail under it in black.

Strange but I did not use any embellishments on this card apart from a teeny tiny drop of glossy accents on the noses to make them shiny.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 reveals and you will check back tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals! We have the cutest kitties ever and some fantastic Slimline Masking stencils!

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

For my card I stamped and coloured the kitties from Smitten Kitten with my Copics. I knew I wanted a colourful background so I kept them black and white. I added some furry details too for a bit different look. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock for the background: I cut a piece which fits a slimline cardstock. I used the Masking Hearts stencil with Distress Oxide inks. The first layer is Mustard Seed, followed by Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I used the gridlines engraved in the stencil to line it up each time with the edge of the cardstock. It is so easy to get an even spacing! I cannot wait to try this technique with all other masking stencils and different colours!

When it was done I cut the panel down to be slimmer than a slimline card front and matted it with dark grey pearl cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. I popped up the kitties with 3D foam tape and stamped a sentiment directly on the background in black.

I finished it off with a bunch of clear gems and emphasized the eyes of the kitties with a black glaze pen. I also added a tiny drop of glossy accents on their noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kitten” 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)! 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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 inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Lunchbox gifts – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With the school starting I was thinking about a way how to cheer up my kids while they are away from home. After being with me for the last 6 months, they need extra encouragement to get back to the school swing. Therefore I brought you some lunch box gift ideas which may help you all to bring a smile to your kids’ face.  Let’s dive in the details!

BOOKMARK

I started with die cutting the Mark my words bookmarks 2 times for each bookmark using heavy weight white cardstock. I wanted them to be double sided so they are sturdier and I could add a sentiment on the back this way.

I blended Distress Oxide inks with the Cloudy sky stencil to create a cloudy sky on each side. The colours I used for the pink bookmark: Chipped Zapphire, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. The colours for the blue bookmark are: Chipped Zapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. I sprinkled some pearlized water and some white acrilyc paint on them for a textured look. On the pink one I even added diluted pink distress oxide splatters too.

While the backgrounds were drying I stamped, coloured and die cut a Fluffy Puffy Unicorn using my Copic markers. I also die cut  four Skinny Circle frames from coloured cardstock and another four from white to use the inner pieces for the sentiment. 

I also die cut my kids’ names from a bunch of coloured cardstock scraps with the Stitched Alphabetters die set. I assembled the bookmarks and stamped a sentiment on the back with Catherine Pooler inks directly on the cloudy sky and another one on the small white circle for the top of the bookmark. All sentiments are from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set.

I finished the bookmarks with silver heat embossed stars, which is also from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set. It makes them super special!

MINI CARD

I usually create A2 sized cards but that wouldnt fit the lunchbox, so I went with 4bar card size this time. The background I created the same way as for the bookmarks, using the same colours.

Then I die cut the Starry Rainbow die from the same cardstock scarps which I used for the letters for the bookmark. I also cut 2 from silver glitter cardstock so I could inlay the stars. I realized that the Rainbow Builder coordinating die is slightly bigger than the Starry rainbow, so I die cut it from white glitter cardstock and used it as a mat while assembling my rainbows. It gives a little shadow on the top (the bottom is a bit wider but I simply trimmed it off with my scissors). So fun!

I also used the cloud coordinating dies from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns to cut a bunch of mini clouds from white gitter cardstock and assembled the scenes using 3D foam squares to add dimension.

For the sentiment I used 2 of the Roundabout sentiments and the same Catherine Pooler inks as above. I could not resist adding a flying unicorn on each rainbow, it ties the bookmarks and the little cards together perfectly. 

I cannot wait to hide these in my kids’ lunchboxes tomorrow, I just wish I could see their smile when they find them in school.

I hope I inspired you with this Perfect Combo project, please share your ideas in the comment section or in our Heffy Doodlers FB Group! I would love to hear what you come up with! 

If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the August Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We continue with the Fall theme, showcasing Paw-tumn Newton stamp/die set, the Fall Roundabout and a great new sentiment set called Heartfelt wishes which coordinates perfectly with the previously released Banner Trio die set (my card with this set I showed you yesterday).

All new products will be available on Friday 21/08!

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Paw-tumn Newton stamp set. I stamped extra leaves and pumpkins to fill the sceen. I coloured everything with my Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

If you follow me you know how much I love Doodlebug Designs’ patterned paper, I have agreat collection despite the fact that I am using up my stash. I chose patterned papers from Flea Market and Fall Friends for this card and cut them out with the scalloped rectangle and rouded rectangle dies from Frames and Flags.

While I was die cutting I cut some grass with the Land border dies and also a stitched banner using the Banner Trio die set from coloured cardstock to hold the sentiment.

After assembling the card on a kraft A2 sized card base I added glossy accens to the center of the sunflowers, the ribbon and the pumpkin stems. I love the shine!

CARD 2

For my second card I gold heat embossed the Fall roundabout stamp on kraft cardstock twice and coloured the images with a very simple coloured pencil, nothing fancy.

Then I used the Slimline Frames and Windows die to cut stitched squares from the coloured images. I also cut a plain stitched square from kraft and gold heat embossed two of the sentiments on it. I used Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink to distress the edges a bit, it gives a soft and warm feel to the panels.

I cut the frame 3 times from olive cardstock and also the scalloped slimline rectangle from brown (Slimline Frames and portholes die set) and assembled the card on a kraft card base (3,5*8,5 inches). I finished the card with tiny gold sequins and a bunch of clear gems.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Roundabout”  or the “Paw-tumn Newton” 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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st. 

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 the second day of this exciting week and you will pop in again tomorrow for some spooky fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to announce Day 1 of the August Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! YAY! Even though summer is in full swing in Hungary, this week my blog is gonna be full of Fall goodies and inspiration. Today our Design Team reveals the oh-so-cute Sips and Stories stamp/die set and we have 2 fantastic new stencils too!

All new products will be available on Friday 21/08!

CARD 1

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Sips and Stories stamp set. I made sure to stamp extras from the small images, I love to have them on hand while building a scene. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I applied white pigment ink over the Mugs stencil on kraft cardstock using a blending brush. I love to use a brush with white ink as I find it gives a smoother result than any other blending tool. When it was dry I cut the panel down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

I also die cut the biggest stitched circle from a pink patterned paper from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine paper pad using the Circle Frames die set. The sentiment I stamped on a stitched cream banner which I cut with a die from the Slimline Frames and Windows set.

I assembled the scene on a white top folding A2 sized card base making sure to pop up some of the books with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look. I finished it off with yellow twine and drops of glossy accents on the hearts and the mug.

CARD 2

On this card I started with the background: I applied Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I laid the Mugs stencil over the panel and went back wih the same inks. Before removing the stencil I added Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter gel to it. After drying it gives a subtle tone-on-tone but very sparkly look with a lot of dimension! I love it!

I did not want to take to much from the background so I die cut a scalloped circle from yellow cardstock and a smaller stitched circle from Guava cardstock using the Circle Frames die set. I also cut a heart from orange cardstock but I added some shading to t with my Copics.

The sentiment is from a not yet revealed set called Heartfelt Wishes (coming soon), white heat embossed on a black banner from the Banner Trio die set.

I assembled the card using another image from the Sips and Stories set, which I popped up with 3D foam squares on the die cut circles along with the heart. I also used 3D foam tape to pop up the whole focal scene on the background, I just love the dimension!

I finished it off with glossy accents on the mug, hairband and the shoes of the girl an covered the heart with clear shimmer.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Sips & Stories” 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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st. 

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 the first day of this exciting week and you will pop in again tomorrow for more Autumn fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Summer fun – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Here in Hungary summer is very hot and all I can think of is some water fun. So you can say that my mood and the weather inspired this cute friendship card. I used some stamps from the latest release and also some dies from older ones. Let me lead you through the process! 

First I stamped the images from the Hot Diggity Dog stamp set with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf and Jellyfish inks which are alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to add colour. I love black outlines but I also enjoy these lighter inks as they give a totally different look, almost like no-like colouring. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

To set the scene I blended Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on a piece of Heffy Doodle Cookie Monster cardstock with a blending brush. I made sure to get the colour darker on the edges, and added some diluted ink splatters along with some Inkon3 Pixie Dust (it is a liquid clear shimmer) so it looks like water sprinkles. When it was dry, I cut it down to A2 size with the biggest rectangle from Imperial Stitched Rectangles.

While I was at die cutting I also cut some grass from Hint of Mint cardstock using the Grassy Lass Borders and disressed them with Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough Disress oxide inks. I also cut a few Friend Heffy Cuts from the same green cardstock and a few Skinny frames from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. The sentiment I distressed the same way as I did on the grass, it gives an ombre look which I love so much!

I assembled the card as o the picture and stamped another 2 sentiments in blue from the Close at heart stamp set under the die cut word. I finished the card with a few iridescent gems and glossy accents on the collars, noses and the nosel of the garden hose.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Beautiful day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with this pretty butterfly stencilled card. I love layering stencils, they are even more versatile than the simple ones and give opportunities to try a lot of techniques and textures. Let me show you how I created this beauty!

On a piece of light pink cardstock I laid down the first layer of the Butterfly stencil and added Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. It is pretty on its own, but we can take it to another level with the second layer: it lines up perfectly thanks to the engraved lines!

I added Rina K designs Elektro-Pop Neon Pink Glitz Glitter gel, removed the stencil and set it aside to dry. Approximately after an hour or so I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the postage stamp die from the Framework die set. I distressed the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush to give it more depth.

I stamped one of the butterflies from the Monarchs stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Black Sparkle embossing powder. It addds a subtle sparkle to it, so pretty. It is not advised to use your Copics with heat embossed images but I was super careful and coloured it with my pink markers. I do not experience any damage, but if you want to be on the safe side here is a trick: use your stamp positioner to stamp the image in Copic friendly black ink, colour it and stamp over it once more with Versamark and heat emboss it. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black die cut panel which is from Slimline Frames and Windows and popped up the butterfly under it with thin 3D foam squares.

I assembled the card on a white top folding A2 sized card base and used 3D foam squares to pop up the black die cut. So much texture and different effects on one simple card, gorgeous, don’t you think?

I hope you like my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Stay safe!

Zsofi

Enjoy the waves – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with a real summer card! I have some tips along so make sure to read till the end!

I started with colouring this cute surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect Waves stamp set with my Copic markes and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

To build the scene I used the Frames and Flags die set to cut the rounded rectangle from white cardstock. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to add a bit of colour in the middle to be the sky. Then I used the Sea Border dies to cut the waves from blue cardstock and the sand from kraft cardstock. I used again Distress Oxide inks to give some shading and some splatters: Saly Ocean for the sea and Antique Linen / Walnut Stain to the sandy beach. On the latter I also added some dots with a white gel pen: it is more controlled and whiter than diluted acrylic paint for me.

The sentiment I decided to incorporate in the scene, so I used the Sky scene builder set to cut the sun from yellow cardstock and vellum for the clouds which I adhered to Stick-it double sided adhesive sheets beforehand. In this way the whole cloud was covered with Stick-it like a transparent sticker.

I used black Staz-on Pigment Ink to stamp the sentiment on the vellum, it gives a really crisp result and stays permanent. After assembling the background I popped up the surfing kitty with 3D foam squares and drew a few flying birds on the sky.

I found the perfect patterned paper in the Doodlebug Designs Fun in the sun paper pad and cut it down with the Framewoks postage stamp die – my all time favourite. The card base is made from simple heavy weight white cardstock. As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer and glossy accents to the hibiscus flowers on the board.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will come back soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi