Sweet encouragement – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. My kids are super busy with exams at school as they are closing the first term in elementary schools these days. They need all types of encouragement and I thought that the Pencil Heart die is a perfect choice for some little lunch box notes. Let me show you how I made these cuties.

First I die cut the pencils and the shadow die from white cardstock. I used a bunch of alcohol markers to add colours to the pencils. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers this time: PL4, PL2, HB1, PV1, BP2 for the purple one and TB6, TB3, BT6, BT2, JG3 for the blue version.

I used Heffy Memo Tape to hold the little pieces in place while I was colouring and adhered them to the shadow using a waxy jewel picker and liquid glue.

I found the best sentiment in the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns stamp set, I heat embossed it on black cardstock with white embossing powder and cut it down with a paper trimmer.

To fit in my kids lunchbox, I kept it small and adhered the pencil hearts on a white stitched circle. I wanted a colourful background for my own message so I die cut the same die from coloured cardstock and backed the little notes with them. It is sturdier and looks prettier this way.

I finished them off by adding a few seuins from the Royal Mist and Covesea Sparkle Mixes.

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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Sadly, it is the final day of the countdowns, but we saved another fun set for you for the last day of the January Release reveals with Newton’s Nook Designs. Never Enough Cats is perfect for any occasions for your cat lover friends.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the image with Copic markers: E44, E43, E42, E41, E59, E57, E55, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W1, W00, E11, E01, E000, BG57, BG23, BG11. I die cut it with its coordinating die,

While I was at die cutting I also cut a scalloped circle with the Circle Frames die set from patterned paper. I also cut another piece of patterned paper for the background, matted it with red cardstock. I added 3 thin teal striped before popping up the circle and the kitties. I love how the Love and Woofs and Love and Meows papers can be mixed and matched.

For the sentiment I die cut a gray banner with a Banner Trio die and white heat embossed the text on it.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Cats” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the last day of the reveals and you are ready to shop. All these supplies will be available as of tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the January Release reveals with Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the adorable Never Enough Dogs stamp/die set.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

For my card I stamped and coloured the image using Copic markers: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E39, E37, E35, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W00, E11, E01, E000, YG06, YG23, E18, BG11. I die cut it with its coordinating die,

For the background I chose patterned paper from the Love and Chocolate paper pad and cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. The sentiment I stamped on a stitched white banner which I die cut with the Banner Trio dies. I decided to decorate it with some thinner colourful banners which I cut with the A7 Frames and Banners and Frames and Flags die sets. I love dimensional die cuts, it looks so cool!

After popping up the image and banners with 3D foam squares, I decided to add an extra sentiment on a Speech Bubble, it makes it more playful I think.

As a finishing touch I added some little die cut images, used glossy accents on the noses and hearts and emphasized the dogs’ eyes with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Dogs” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the third day of the reveals and will pop in tomorrow for the last day!

See you,

Zsofi

Rainbow sweetness – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I love the Jumbo sentiment dies and I am obsessed with rainbow so I created a fun card which fits both of my obsessions. It is so cheery, would make anyone smile on a dull day, don’t you think?

I started with the background this time: on a kraft cardbase I used the Sprinkled with fun stencil with Distress Oxide inks. For the first layer I applied Mustard Seed, then rotated the stencil and added Picked Raspberry, rotated again and finished it with Peacock Feathers. I cleaned the stencil in-between to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I die cut the You are so sweet Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and did some ink blending on it with the same colours. I love that with only 3 colours you get a full rainbow. I cut the shadow from black cardstock and adhered it to the card base.

I wanted some colourful macarons as embellishment so I stamped the one in Sweet stuff 5 times and used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: GB4, CT3, CT2, CT1, OR3, OR2, OR1, OR05, MG4, MG3, MG2, MG1, GT3, JG5, AB3, AB2, AB1, AG4, AG3, AG2, AG1. I cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them up in front of the sentiment using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used Nuvo Crystal drops on the top of the letters and also on the cookies. It is really sparkly like a sugar coat!

I wish you got inspired by this sweet rainbow creation. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending you sunshine – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

In Hungary we have such a beautiful Autumn weather with lots of sunshine. I thought I would wrap some in a form of a card and send it to you, to cheer you up. I used some cute stamps from the latest release of Pretty Pink Posh, mixing them with some of their older dies.

First I stamped and coloured the cute mouse couple from Mouse Friends and also the sunflowers from Potted Sunflowers. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, FS7, FS6, FS4, EB5, EB3, EB1, CG3, CG2, CG05, GB4, CT3, CT2, CT1. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut a Stitched Hexagon from Lime cardstock and a Scalloped Hexagon from yellow, and used 3D foam squares to layer them on top of each other tiny offset. I placed the sunflowers and mice in the middle using dimensional tape.

As I wanted to keep this card simple, I simply stamped a sentiment on the bottom with green ink, the with Versamark so I could clear heat emboss it.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and sunflowers and also glossy accents on the middle of the sunflowers.

I hope you enjoyed this cheery card and I made you smile. Enjoy your weekend and see you soon,

Zsofi

Here for the booooks – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I will not reveal a big secret if I tell you, that the Ghoulfriends stamp set is my favourite from the latest release. I wanted to use them a little differently this time so I created a cute card for book lovers. Let me show you how I made it.

I started with stamping and colouring the cute ghots and books usig Copic markers. The colours I used:

  • ghost: BV01, BV00, BV000, BG13, BG11
  • books: G24, G21, G20, Y15, Y11, BG13, BG11, BV01, BV000, E41

I cut them all out with the coordinating dies. Then I was working on the library background: on a piece of heavy weight white cardstock I applied white texture paste (which I have mixed with a bit of Black Soot Distress oxide ink) over the Brick by Brick stencil. When it was all dry, I did a little ink blending on the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.

Then I cut the Cathedral Window die 3 times from white cardstock, layered them on top of each other and backed it with Cornflower cardstock.

I heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock with white embossing powder and another one I stamped on a grey oval which I cut with the Pebble Sentiments die.

After assembling the scene, I embellished it with a few sequins from the Hocus Pocus Sparkle Mix and added glossy accents to the glasses of the cute ghost.

I wish you got inspired to look at your stamps differently. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

STAMPtember with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Iam thrilled to participate in Simon Says Stamp‘s STAMPtember event today with an exclusive set designed by Newton’s Nook Designs: Cozy Wishes! It is a limited edition stamp/die set available only at Simon Says Stamp, so when it is sold out, it is gone for good.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR05, BO2, BO1, BO05, GY3, GY2, GY1, BG8, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG2, BG1, BG05. I also stamped the couch on patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Remix paper pad and added some shading with a grey marker. I fussy cut all the images and arranged the pets on the couch between the pillows.

Then I die cut a white scalloped rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from Newton’s Nook Designs, cut a piece of patterned paper to fit inside the stitching and also added a thin strip of woodgrain cardstock as floor, which I have previously inkblended with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a mustard banner and backed it with a smaller grey one (all dies are from Frames and Flags) before popping them up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the blanket and pillows and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

I hope you got inspired and liked my card. Don’t forget, if you like this stamp set, act fast as all STAMPtember sets sell out in a few hours usually!

See you soon,

ZSofi

Flower bouquet with Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

This time I created a bouquet of flowers with an old-but-new-to-me stamp set called Blooming marvellous and some colourful inks. So much fun and so many possibilities! I used enamel dots and the Summer Holiday paper pad from the latest release. Let me guide you through the process!

First I stamped a bunch of flowers with Catherine Pooler inks to Neenah Solar white cardstock. I love these inks as they come in beautiful colours and the result is gorgeous every time. The ink smooths out on the cardstock like it was printed. I used the coordinating dies to cut every piece out. For small die cuts I love my Heffy Doodle mini die cut machine, so much easier and faster than with my regular sized one.

Then I created the wrapping from a 3.5 inches square piece of kraft cardstock by folding in the edges at half on 2 sides. I used the scoring blade of my Mini Heffy Doodle Trimmer to add the score line.

I added a bit of shading with some brown ink and a blending brush on the folded edges, this little trick gives a lot of depth to any plain shape. Then I glued it together and arranged my die cut flowers in it, until I got a nice bouquet. Some I adhered to the back of the kraft cardstock, some to the inside of the front to get a really dimensional bouquet. I embellished each with a matching enamel dot and added a tiny little twine to the bottom of it. I love how it turned out!

The rest of the card I kept simple: I used a polka dot patterned paper from the Summer Holiday paper pad with a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle for the background and stamped a sentiment on the bottom left corner from the Farmyard fun stamp set.

I adhered the bouquet at an angle and finished the card with a white die cut Hello, which I layered up on top of a black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. Isn’t it perfect for any occasions?

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

The bittersweet moment of the last day of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs has arrived, but we still have two adorable little sets to showcase: Harvest Haul and Newton’s Crate. Both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I coloured Newton’s Crate and a bunch of leaves with Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment inside the crate, I love when it is part of an image! The colours I used:

  • pumpkins: YR68, Y38, Y35
  • crate: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42
  • kitty: N3, N0
  • leaves: YR68, Y38, Y35, E47, E44, E42, Y17, Y08, Y11, BG15, BG11

Then I die cut a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad using a die from Frames Squared, so it has a window. I used the same die to cut a square from aqua cardstock and arranged the scene. I popped up the crate with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the patterned paper frame too, I love the dimension so much!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and added aqua twine to the top of the card.

CARD 2

As always I started with colouring the truck and leaves from Harvest Haul, which is my favourite part of cardmaking. I used Copic markers:

  • pumpkins: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23
  • apples and cloth: RV69, R39, R37, R35
  • truck: G28, G46, YG63, G21, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0, BG15, BG11, BG10
  • bucket, leaves and hay: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51

I die cut everything with the coordinating dies, and also cut a rounded stitched rectangle from cream cardstock with the Frames and Flags die set.

I heat embossed a sentiment with Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate embossing powder on the top of the panel, popped up the truck with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around. I gave a dark red mat to the focal panel before adhering it to a plaid patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the apples and cloth and also glossy accents on the bumpers, lights, mirror and the stems of the pumpkins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed release week inspiration and you are ready with your wish list. Let me know in the comments which is your favourite this month. I am so curious to know!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we are switching from Halloween to Fall themed goodies. Today is all about the lovely Autumn Oval stamp set which has fabulous sentiments for your Fall crafting. It coordinates with the previously released Oval Frames die set. There is a new Autumn paper pad too, with beautiful designs and colours.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

For my card I started with stamping and colouring the main image with Copic markers:

  • pumpkin 1: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23, E49, E59, E57
  • pumpkin 2: W7, W5, W3, W0
  • pumpkin 3: G28, G46, YG63, G21
  • berries: R37
  • leaves 1: YG67, YG17, YG25
  • leaves 2: Y08, Y04, Y11
  • leaves 3: RV99, RV69, R39, R37
  • leaves 4: E59, E57, E55
  • background: BG15, BG11, BG10

I stamped a sentiment in the middle and cut the image with scissors. I ran a black marker on the cut edge to make the imperfections invisible. Then I cut a dark green cardstock piece with the scalloped die from the Oval Frames die set and also a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad with a die from Frames and flags.

I added some white organza ribbon to the background and used 3D foam tape to adhere the coloured image.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and the word ‘Happy’.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Autumn Oval” 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 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of fun!

See you,

Zsofi