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

Mr and Mrs Dracula – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone.

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

Halloween is getting closer and I love making cute scary cards. Today I want to show you how colours can change the feeling of a card and with a little detail how you can change a character. Let’s get started!

I started with stamping the prince and princess along with the castle from the Happily Ever Crafter set. I also stamped an owl, the Moon and a branch from Hootiful and a candle from Party Paloosa. I used my Cool Gray markers for most of the images, but added a little aqua tint to them as a base layer. It gave a slightly different look, a bit more mysterious I would say. For the owl and branch I opted for Warm Greys to keep the grey feel, but make it more natural. The leaves were coloured with aqua and cool greys again. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I did a little trick on the dresses and the castle: I poured a bit of Copic Colourless blender over a textured cloth and dabbed the coloured images with it. The colourless blender removed some of the colour leaving behind a textured look. Amazing and so easy to do!

I wanted a very scary and foggy background so on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. Then I used the Cloudy skies stencil and added layers of clouds with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink. On the edges I applied a bit of Black Soot and added splatters: diluted  Speckled Egg, Black Soot and a bit of Liquid Pixide Dust from Inkon3.

While the splatters were drying I die cut Heffy Doodle Oreo Crunch cardstock with the Grassy Lass border dies and added a bit of white pigment ink for a foggy look. Perfect for Halloween! I used a Stitched Rectangle die to cut everything down a bit and assembled the scene. 

The sentiments are from the Hootiful stamp set, white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut down to very narrow strips. 

And now the fun part: with a black Copic Multiliner I drew tiny vampire teeth to the prince and princess! I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and added a bit of clear shimmer to the leaves and the Moon. I also covered the tower roofs and the candle with glossy accents, it makes it more dimensional.

I hope I made you smile with this cute card and inspired you to look at your stamp sets differently. Little details like the colours you choose and adding little extras can stretch your supplies even further.

 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

Trick or treat? – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a fun slimline Halloween card created with older and new stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs. Let me walk you through the process.

I started with a 4×8,5 inches piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and using the Cloud stencil I applied Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. When I had the clouds done I went back without reinking my blending brush to make the stenciled edges smoother. I also used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on the sides. I finished the background with purple, black and white splatters. I could not resist and added a few clear shimmer splatters too using Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust. I let it dry on its own.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured Batty Newton and Halloween Trio using my Copic markers. I also added in a little ghost from Boo Hoo. I kept the colour palette simple. Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and 2 black grass panels with a Land Border die. I made it more mysterious with blending the edges with white pigment ink.

I assembled the scene, white heat embossed a sentiment from Batty Newton on the bottom and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares. There was still place when I filled the scene with the bats so I die cut the Trick or treat sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set 3 times, layered them on top of each other for more dimension and adhered it to the empty spot.

I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses and the little boards the critters are holding. I also used my Tonic Nuvo clear Shimmer pen on the wings and the little ghost. So cute!

I hope you enjoyed today’s “spooky” inspiration and will return soon for more fun projects. Take care and see you soon.

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoyed the week with me so far. We have saved 2 little stamp/die sets for the last day: the cute Pug-kin and the hilarious Knight-owl. I love the mini sets because usually they are so funny and the price point is great!

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

CARD 1

First I stamped and coloured the adorable pup in the pumpkin 2 times, I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I wanted to make a slimline card, so I created my own card base from kraft cardstock. The ready base measures 3,5*8,5inches. I used the new Houndstooth stencil on it with black ink to give a bit of pattern.

Then I die cit the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from yellow cardstock and the other panel from dark blue and brown. I wanted an in-between layer, so I cut the window die from Slimline Frames and Windows from Mustard cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. I used the Land border dies to cut the grass from black cardstock and distressed them with white pigment ink.

The sentiment I die cut from gold sparkle cardstock using a Heffy Doodle Hello die and stamped the Pug-kin sentiment under it in black. The puppies I popped up with thin 3D foam squares and added glossy accents to the face of the jack-o-lanterns, the stems and the puppy noses. I made the eyes of the dogs shiny with a black glaze pen.

CARD 2

When I fist saw the Knight-owl set I immediately imagined a castle scene. So after stamping, colouring and die cutting two owls, I worked on the castle itself using patterned paper and the MFT Castle Die-namics.

I need a night sky behind it wo on a white card base I sponged Chipped Zapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks and splattered them with white acrylic paint and Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust.

When it was all dry I assembled the scene and die cut the “to my” sentiment from silver sparkle cardstock with the Essential Alphabet dies. The other half of the sentiment I white heat embossed on a small strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the scene.

I finished it off with glossy accents on the beaks, armors and shields.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Knight Owl” and the “Pug-kin” Stamp Set?We will choose TWO lucky winners to each win this duo of stamp sets!

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 had fun seeing all the cute new sets this week. It is time to prepare your shopping lists. I am so curious to know what are your must have-s from this release, if you don’t mind me being nosy, let me know in your comment. Even though Release week is over, but I would love you to come back later as I keep sharing my cards here often. You may also want to follow me on Instagram too. 😉

See you soon,

Zsofi