Aloha – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am going on holiday in a few days and even though it is “just” our favorite hotel in Hungary, not a tropical beach, I am totally in vacation mood already which affects my cardmaking too. This little note is for all of you, who read me regularly, thank you so much for being part of my crafty journey. The stamps, dies and stencil I used on this card are all from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I created the background using the Retro Sun & Palms stencil and Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Saltwater Taffy. Then I used the second layer of the stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel in black. I set it aside to dry until I worked on the rest of the card.

I stamped and coloured the kitty from Aloha Newton using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: TN8, T7, TN5, EB3, EB2, GB3, GB1, FS7, MG3, MG1, MG05, LY2. I cut it out with its coordinating die.

While I was die cutting I cut a piece of kraft cardstock with a Land border die and used a Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber on the top of it. I poured Hero Arts Sand embossing powder on it and heated it with my heat gun. I added some more drops of the powder and melted it again until I was satisfied with the sandy look.

I also die cut the Aloha sentiment from sparkle cardstock and once from black to create a shadow. I assembled the card and stamped the rest of the sentiment under the die cut word from the Tropical Fringe stamp set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accent on the guitar and a black glaze pen on the nose of the cat.

I wish you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

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

Just floating by… – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

In Hungary the temperature became super summery and all I can think of is our favourite lake. We do not have palm trees, but the water is crystal clear. This inspired my card for today, which I created for the Lawnfawnatics challenge #126 (Beach vs Mountains). All stamps/dies used are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with stamping the lake from the Dad and me stamp set on a white card base using Tsukineko Kaleidocolour ink pad. I have it forever and it had the most beautiful blues for the water. I used the coordinating die to create a mask from Purple tape and did some ink blending above the lake with Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. I added some water splatters and used a clear shimmer pen on the water for a subtle sparkle.

Then I die cut some palm trees with the Tropical Backdrop die set. I used coloured cardstock and added a bit of shading with Gathered Twigs and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks. I cut some coconuts too with the Spring Flower Backdrop dies.

I coloured some images from the new Pool party stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CT3, CT1, BO2, BO05, AG5, LG5, LG3, BT9, BT7, BT2, BT05, DR2, DR05, EB5, EB4, RB2, RB1, MB05. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene I stamped a sentiment under it from the Pool Party set. As finishing touches I used a white gel pen to add highlights and glossy accents on the sunglasses, goggles and coconuts. I also emphasized the nose and eyes of the cute sloth with a black glaze pen.

I will link this up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #126, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Bright and Cheerful) and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Bright and cheerful).

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to check my extra tips o Instagram!

See you,

Zsofi

Hang in there – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The schoolyear is almost ending, I feel on my kids that they are super tired. They need all kinds of encouragement for the last stretch. I created this funny card to make them smile. I used stamps and dies from the latest release, let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the giraffes from the Two by Two safari animals set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB5, GB3, GB2, GB1, EB7, GB10, GB7. I added some darker dots to each giraffe for a little texture. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also coloured a bunch of leaves: AG5, AG3, AG1. I also cut these out with their coordinating dies and while I was die cutting I cut the Hang in there Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and its shadow from dark brown cardstock.

I used liquid glue for assembling the sentiment as it gave me enough time to tuck the little leaves as embellishments in between the 2 layers. I love how it turned out!

To make the card funny, I adhered the giraffes upside down to the back of the sentiment and popped it all up on an A2 card base covered with pretty patterned paper form the Man Cave paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to give it dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and noses.

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

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

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the March Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but no worries, we saved the cutest for last! We are showcasing today the lovely Newton’s Blooms stamp/die set and a beautiful mini in the floral series: Tulips. It also has coordinating die.

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

NEWTON’S BLOOMS CARD

For my card I stamped and coloured the cute image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: MG5, MG4, MG2, MG1, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, AG3, AG1, AG05, CT3, CT1, BT1, GY3, GY2, FS7, BO1, BG9, BG8, GB10, GB8, GB6, GB5. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set, and a scalloped one from pink cardstock. For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from the new Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the little scene on the white oval, using a green marker to colour the grass under the pot too. I stamped the sentiment on the top in black.

As a finishing touch I used white and gold mini pearls for the flower centers and added clear shimmer to the wings of bees and butterflies.

TULIP CARD

As always I started with colouring the beautiful Tulips with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: BP7, BP6, BP5, BP3, BP1, TB4, TB2, TB1, LG4, LG3, LG2. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I also cut a black shadow with the die which I adhered to the back of the coloured image tiny offset, so it really looks like shadow.

I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set and did a very light ink blending in the middle using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I added some diluted ink splatters gently. I tied pink twine in a bow around the stems of the tulips before adhering it to the oval.

Then I white heat embossed the 2 sentiments on cornflower blue cardstock and cut them out with a banner die from Frames and Flags. I also used the scalloped rectangle from the same die set on a patterned paper from the Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares under the focal panel and the sentiment banners. I used clear flat sequins as embellishments. I used a white pencil to add highlights to the tulips and I also added glossy accents and clear shimmer to the butterfly.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Tulips” or the “Newton’s Blooms” 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 release week with us, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready, yay!

See you soon,

Zsofi

I am proud of you – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Kids’ appreciation is absolutely on my flag, I truly believe that we need to encourage them and praise them daily so that they become self-assured and confident in their every day life. I also believe that whatever it written down, is much stronger and longer lasting than if it is only said. Therefore I make encouragement cards to my kids often. Today I brought you this cute hedgehog card with Heffy Doodle goodies: it looks complicated but it is very simple. Let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the hedgehogs from the Quill you be mine stamp set, and a few accessories for building a scene from the Big Bug Hugs and Otter side stamp sets. I coloured everything with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB1, RB2, RB1, MB05, CG4, CG2, CG1, DR3, DR1, DR05, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05. Then I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

I also stamped a couple of sentiments from the Watcha Sayin’ Now set on little thought bubbles and cut them out with their dies.

For the background I did a simple one colour (Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide) ink blending on light blue cardstock through the Numicon stencil. After removing the stencil I added diluted ink splatters and used pearl and black Finetec watercolours to add some sparkle too.

While the background was drying I quickly die cut 3 Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames: 2 white and 1 dark red. I adhered the frames to the stenciled background and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam tape. I also used 3D foam under the thought bubbles, I love the dimension!

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the noses, glossy accents on the mushrooms and a white pencil to add highlight to the quills.

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

Toucan – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Happy International Women’s Day to all ladies! To celebrate ourselves I have a cute card which I created for Newton’s Nook Designs. Let me show you and guide you through the cardmaking process.

First I stamped and coloured the cute toucan from the Toucan Party stamp set. This set is retiring, so if you like it, grab it while supplies last! I coloured him with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG8, BG6, BG5, BG2, DR4, DR2, BO3, BO1, CT4, CT2, TB3. Then I cut him out with the coordinating die.

For the background I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink, then used the Tropical Leaves stencil with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. After removing the stencil I added a lot of splatters: water droplets, diluted green ink and also some black paint. I love how it turned out!

Next I die cut a bunch of leaves with the Hibiscus die set from 2 shades of green cardstock. I also die cut a kraft circle with the Circle Frames die set, adhered the leaves around it and popped up the bird with 3D foam squares.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it to a small banner with the A7 Frames and Banners set. I added that under the bird an popped up the whole focal panel with 3D foam squares. I used the little flowers as embellishment.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon,

See you,

Zsofi

Card for Ukraine

Hello Everyone,

The terror going on in our neighbouring country, Ukraine keeps my mind occupied since the war started. We all know people who have relatives there, kids talk about a potential escalation of war among themselves at school and they are collecting goods which will be taken to the refugees. Hungary accepted so many families already and the kindness of people really warms my heart . In our crafty community there are card drives going on too, to collect money for charity. I had to ease my soul with crafting it out too, so here is my card to show solidarity.

I started with quickly ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Salty Ocean and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of water droplets and diluted ink splatters for a textured look. When it was dry I die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle from Simon Says Stamp.

While I was die cutting I also cut a bunch of flowers from SSS Lemon Chiffon cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers Backdrop die set. I also cut the SSS Thinking of you sentiment die from blue glittery cardstock.

I used a small blending brush and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to add a little shading towards the center of each flower and adhered them to my blue background.

I also added the sentiment and embellished each flower with a matte enamel dot from Doodlebug. It adds so much to the design, super pretty!

I hope you liked my card inspiration today and will keep checking back for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Rainy day – Lawn Fawn new release

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute Spring card for you today to help distraction from the world news. I was playing with the new release from Lawn Fawn, and this card is totally inspired by the dull days we have currently.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the new Beary Rainy Day stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, CT3, CT2, TB5, TB3, TB2, IB3, IB1, EB6, EB4, EB3, EB2, EB1, AG2, CG3, CG2, CG1, CG05. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To set the scene I did some quick ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks and blender brushes: Blueprint Sketch. Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I spritzed it with water and added some diluted ink splatters. I love the textured look, even if I am going to die cut this piece.

When it was totally dry I ran it through my die cut machine with the Rainy Backdrop Portrait die. I backed up the backgrund with blue glitter cardstock, it looks gorgeous on its own!

I did some ink blending on a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, added the ink splatters and made sure it was dry before I cut it with the Grassy Hillside border die. I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares to pop up the bears.

For the sentiment I used the new Henry’s ABC to spell Rainy and cut it out from a yellow patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid Spring paper pad. To make it sturdier I added a yellow layer under each letter ad adhered it to the card. The rest of the sentiment I heat embossed from the Beary Rainy Day stamp set on thin black cardstock strips.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the raincoats and umbrella and added glossy accents to the boots.

I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card inspiration today and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi