Happy Halloween – Home decor

Hello Everyone,

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate and wishing you a fun filled day to all who don’t. I have a cute home decor project as my last one for this year with Halloween theme, created with goodies mostly from Lawn Fawn. Get ready for a picture heavy post!

I started with stamping the images from Fox Costumes Before ‘n After. I used Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

For the background I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock which was the size of the frame and applied Spiced Marmelade Distress Oxide ink with the Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main. Then I laid the Cloud stencil from Heffy Doodle over it and added Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink. I finished it off with some diluted ink splatters and also added some white and black ones too.

For the castle I used the Lawn Fawn Brick stencil on Fog cardstock and using the Build-a-Castle die set I created the castle as shown on the pic. Some parts I cut from dark grey cardstock. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Spooky fence border, the Land border and a grassy hillside border all from black cardstock. For colour variation I sponged some white pigment ink on some of the layers before assembling the scene.

I popped up some of the images with 3D foam squares and some I adhered flat. I emphasized some details with glossy accents.

The sentiment is simply white heat embossed on thin strips of black cardstock.

It was my last card for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It was a month long event with some other crafty girls to shared Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

Although Halloween is over here on my blog, I am gonna share more Fall and mostly Holiday craft ideas with you regularly, so make sure to subscribe not to miss any of my posts. I truly appreciate you support, thank you!

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Ghost – MFT

Hello Everyone,

I know, Halloween is almost here but I could not help making another fun – and this time interactive – inspiration for you. I combined MFT stamps stencils and dies with a fun sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.

I started with the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink with the Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main. I believe it is the best tool ever: so quick and smooth to cover a entire card panel. I spritzed it with a bit of water for a more distressed look and dried it with my heat tool. Then I laid the MFT Wonky Dots stencil over i and applied Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I added some purple, black and white splatters, dried them and spritzed the whole panel with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. It gave such a nice and subtle sparkle, lovely! I cut it down with the largest from the SSS Stitched Rectangle die set. I gave it a black mat before adhering it to a white card base.

I die cut the little ghost from MFT Hey Ghoul from white cardstock, added a little black scrap piece of paper to the back so the eyes and mouth shows black and copic coloured the little cheeks. I popped it up on the background with an action wobbler so it moves!

For the sentiment I die cut the SSS Outline Halloween die from Lime Green and black sparkle cardstocks and backed it with a vellum shadow. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from a Lawn Fawn set.

I hope you enjoyed this last minute Halloween cutie and make sure to come back tomorrow for my last Halloween project this year. To tease you a bit, it is gonna be a super cute home decor with Lawn Fawn 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Trick or Treat – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone.

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

Halloween is just a few days away and I thought I would share with you a simple design which is perfect for last minute crafting. I used Heffy Doodle stamps, dies and some of the newly released Craft Room Essentials. Let’s get started!

I used the Star Swirl stencil on a light purple cardstock with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. Then I rotated the stencil, masked off the middle star with Heffy Memo tape and applied Iridescent Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb with a spatula. I removed the stencil, washed it right away and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured a few images from different Heffy Doodle stamp sets to create my own Frankenstein: the crocodile from Happy Snappy Crocs, the treat bag from Party Palooza, the screw from Bots of Love and finally a piece of grass from Big Bug Hugs. I used my Copic markers to colour them and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. This was the first time for me to try the new mini Heffy Doodle die cutting machine and it was so fun! It cuts perfectly and much easier to handle than my usual big die cutting machine when I am cutting small images.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the sentiment letters using the Stitched Alphabetters die set and black sparkle cardstock.

When the background was dry I cut it down a little and matted it with a black stitched rectangle. I adhered the letters a bit wonky and used the new 3D foam tape to pop up my Frankenstein costumed crocodile. Isn’t he a happy creature?

As a finishing touch I used a little glossy accents on the screw and the treat bag and my card was finished.

This card is also part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I hope I made you smile with this cute card and inspired you. 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

Best witches – Hello Bluebird

Hello Dears,

This is my second post today, if you are looking for Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3, just click on the link.

Having a little break from holiday cards I have a Halloween cutie for you as part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I stamped the images from Hello Bluebird Tabitha and Frightful Little Bits on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I die cut the Oak Tree Scene die from white cardstoxk an once from black cardstock to have the frame. I addded colour to the scene with Distress Oxide inks and a blender brush: Gathered Twigs for the tree, Lucky Clover for the canopy, Chipped Zapphire and Shaded Lilac for the sky and Black Soot for the ground. I used diluted ink and a bit of Liquid Pixie Dust from Ink on3 to add texture.

I assembled the scene as shown on the picture and stamped a sentiment directly on the top with black ink. I love the Reverse Confetti Midnight ink for this, it is so crisp and so deep black.

As always, a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents were needed to make the images pop and I also used my favourite black glaze pen to bring the pumpkins alive and make the eyes shiny.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Halloween inspiration and will visit again soon. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Halloween Ghosts creatively

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This card is also part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

At this time of the year I am fully into Halloween crafting and came up with a fun idea how to create your own ghosts with the Happily Ever Crafer stamp set from Heffy Doodle. I combined it with a couple of other Heffy Cuts and stamps for this cheerful and funny card. Are you ready? 

First I stamped the veil from the Happily Ever Crafter stamp set with Versamark ink on heavy weight vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To give the ghosts faces I used the Party Palooza stamp set then I cut the ghosts out with their coordinating dies. They look so cute!

To set my scene I needed a spooky night sky so I grabbed my blue alcohol inks and dabbed some lighter and darker shades on Yupo paper with a felt blending tool. It is so fast and easy, just make sure to use them in a well ventillated place! It dries fast but I waited an hour before I die cut it with a Stitched Rectangle die

Meanwhile I die cut some tree trunks with the Forest Builder die set and grass with a Grassy Lass Border die from black cardstock. I sponged a bit of white pigment ink on them to make them more spooky. 

And last I needed a sentiment: on a black banner I white heat embossed a Halloween one from the Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set. Then I assembled the card: I adhered the trees and the ghosts with tiny drops of liquid glue hiding the adhesive under the embossed lines. In this way it does not show through. The grass I attached directly under the sentiment banner and popped them up with 3D foam squares. I finished the scene with a couple of star sequins from my stash.

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

‘Till Death Do Us Craft Collaboration – card #2

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my second card for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration, which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share a Halloween inspiration for you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I started with the background using the Echo Park Trick or treat stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. To make sure that this intricate stencil stays in place while I am ink blending, I used Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil. It makes wonders, just make sure to wait 30 seconds at least before adhering it to the paper to ensure the perfect stickiness. After removing the stencil I added some grey and black splatters and also some white acrylic paint splatters. I set it aside to dry and then die cut it with the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle.

I also die cut a Honey Bee Stamps The name’s Jack ghost from black cardstock and from glittered white. On the latter I used the small dies to cut eyes and mouth too. Then I layered them on top of each other. So cute!

The sentiment is a mixture of the Simon Says Stamp Boo die set (cut from black and purple cardstocks 3 times) and the Simon Says Stamp Creepy cute stamp set from which I white heat embossed an additional line on a thin black strip.

After assembling the card, I embellished it with Studio Katia Exotic Onyx Pearls, which brought back the purple shades a little.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Halloween inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

‘Till Death Do Us Craft Collaboration – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to participate in the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration with some amazingly talented girls to share a bunch of inspiration for you for Halloween. It is an event lasting till the end of the month, if you want to see our projects just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

As my kick off project I created a super cute night scene with Hello Bluebird stamps and dies.

I started with stamping and colouring the cuties from Little Haunters using my Copic markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I created a background on Bristol Smooth cardstock by blending Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink first ever so lightly. Then I used the Clouds stencil from Heffy Doodle to fill the sky with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I used Black Soot on the edges to make it darker and usd the grassy stencil from Heffy Doodle to add grey grass for the critters to stand on. Then I splattered the panel with purple and black paint and also added some Liquid Pixie Dust sprinkles from Inkon3. This adds a subtle sparkle like stars in the sky. I could not resist adding a few drops of white ink too, just for the texture.

The sentiment is from Hello Bluebird also, I cut it out from black sparkle glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp. It has a purplish tone to it so it matched the night sky perfectly. After adhering it to the background I popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and glossy accents on their little baskets. I adhered it to a black mat before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.

Here is the list of the participants of the collaboration, I hope you hop along with us today.

Alison Heikkila

Michele Margaret

Nancy May

Marney M.Miller

Terra O’Brien

Mona Toth

Marie Walton

I wish you enjoyed my first project and will pop in again soon for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 9 Announcement

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Hello everyone,

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate! Today I am sharing with you my last card in the Halloween Card Series this year. I enjoyed creating every single project I showed you, and had so many more ideas and stamps to feature, just ran out of time. Next year 😉

Today’s card is special as it comes with an announcement: I am thrilled to join the fabulous Design Team at LDRS Creative as of November! To celebrate this lovely news, I made my last Halloween cards using some goodies from LDRS Creative.

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I started with stamping the cute witch from the PolkaDoodles Winne Magic stamp set using LDRS Creative Raven Hybrid on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour the image. I stamped the sentiment from the SSS Handwritten Halloween stamp set and also some bats in the background.

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I used the LDRS Creative Build a card Punkin die set to make a pumpkin shaped card. I die cut the coloured panel with the smaller pumpkin die and inked up the edges with Black Soot distress ink. I did not do any masking, I simply went as close to the image as I could with the ink blending tool.

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Then I created the card base from folded white cardstock and the bigger die. I die cut another piece from orange cardstock (one layer only) and adhered it to the card front. I die cut the leaves and swirls from green cardstock and added a bit of shading with my ink blending tool which still had a black ink on it.

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I used the small embellishment die to cut a black and white piece, stamped a spider from the SSS stamp set and popped it up on the card. A few added details with a Sakura Glitter pen and a black glaze pen and my cute pumpkin shaped Halloween card is finished.

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

I hope you enjoyed the series and it helped you to get in the Halloween mood. From now on you will see mostly Christmas inspiration here, so if you feel like, just subscribe to make sure you will not miss any of my posts. Thanks for spending the last 9 days with me and I wish to see you soon again!

Happy crafting,

Zsofi

 

 

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 8

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Hello Everyone,

If you follow me, than you know how much I am fond of cute stamp sets. Hello Bluebird is one of my recent favourites, I just need to collect all of them. For today’s card I used the cutest Halloween Party stamp and die set.

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I started with stamping and colouring all the images from the stamp set, I used Copic markers. Then I die cut them with the coordinating dies. I wanted to create a Halloween scene, so I looked at my Lawn Fawn scene dies and selected the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape die as the base. I cut it out from Bristol Smooth cardstock 2 times.

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One of them I inked up with Black Soot distress ink and spritzed it with water then with black paint for some splatter details. The inner piece I inked up with Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey distress inks. I also added water splatters to this and dabbed it off with a dry paper towel. I wanted to give it a subtle sparkle so I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz.

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I die cut a black Stitched Rectangle frame too and assembled my first scene. Before adhering the critters, I stamped some sentiments in black from the same stamp set and also from Lawn Fawn’s Costume party. I love to add sentiments to the background so they become part of the scene.

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I added the critters, some with liquid glue and some with 3D foam squares. I added some white gel pen details to their cheeks, made their eyes pop with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the string of lights, pot and lamp. 

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I loved how it turned out and knowing that I still had critters left, I created a second card too.

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This time the base die was  the Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame die #2. I cut it from black, grey and Bristol Smooth cardstocks. I layered the inner frame to get instant dimension and inked up the inner piece as before.

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The sentiment is from Newton’s Nook Designs Bootiful Night, stamped in black. I felt it matches the scene so well.

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I used the same embellishing trick as for the previous card. I think this one turned out so cute too. Tell me, which one do you like more?

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Halloween/Spooky).

I hope you like my card and will pop in again for the last one tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 7

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Hello Everyone,

Only a few days left till Halloween, and after the shaker card of yesterday I brought you another special one today featuring goodies from Simon Says Stamp. It glows in the dark, yay! But let’s start at the beginning!

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I stamped the Spider Web Background with Clear embossing ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with Black sparkle embossing powder. Then I sponged Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac distress oxide inks.

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I stamped the images from SSS Trick or Treat stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

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Then on a piece of Slate grey cardstock I stamped the slime image few times next to each other till it covered the width of the panel. I used Clear embossing ink for this and heat embossed it with WOW Glow in the dark embossing powder.

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I die cut the word Halloween (from the Trick or treat coordinating die set) from Lavender cardstock 2 times and adhered them on top of each other. On a tiny piece of green cardstock I stamped the word Happy.

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I assembled the card and popped up the imaged with 3D foam squares. I stamped a few bats in the background and a little spider under the slime using black ink. A bit of Tonic Aqua shimmer pen , white gel pen dots, black glaze pen on the yes and glossy accent on the nose of the cat finished it off.

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Halloween/Spooky).

I hope you enjoyed today’s Halloween inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for another cute one!

See you,

Zsofi