Batty wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I was playing with the new release and came up with a fun interactive design idea. It’s very simple but so cute! Let me show you!

First I coloured one of the bats from the Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Copic markers. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

For the background I took a piece of white cardstock and created purple clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and Villaneous Potion and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide inks. I moved from the top of the cardstock and on the bottom I used the Sleepy Hollow stencil and Black Soot ink for the graveyard. I added a ton of splatters with Finetec Pearlescent Pearl paint and also some diluted purple ink.

I used the Celestial Corner die to cut tiny stars on the top of the stenciled panel and backed it with silver glitter cardstock.

I also die cut the Happy Halloween Shadow word die from purple glitter cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock and adhered them together.

To frame the whole scene I cut the frame from the Elm street die set from purple cardstock and glued it to the scene.

And now the interactive part: I tool a small piece of very thin silver thread and attached one end to the back of my bat with Scotch tape. The other end I attached to the back of sentiment, which I popped up on the card with 3D foam squares. This way the little bat can fly around, so cute! I will have a short video on my Instagram to show you this card in action, visit me there!

I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget that every order above 30 GBP gets this adorable freebie, and if you spend above 45 GBP, you will get the coordinating dies too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

For my card I stamped the cute images from Halloween Pile and Happy Howl-oween sets on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear heat embossed them. Then I used my Tombow markers to paint the images and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I created a very shimmery background on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock with Nuvo Shimmer powders. I just spritzed the cardstock with water, added some powder and spritzed again. I heat set it with my heat tool and repeated the process until I was happy with the colour darkness. It is so easy and fun!

When the panel was dry I trimmed it a little to fit in a black postage edge rectangle which I cut with a die from Frameworks. I also cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and grass from green ink blended cardstock with the Land border dies.

I assembled the scene, popped up the images with 3D foam squares and white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle.

As an embellishment I added a heat embossed bat. It looks so cool with the shiny finish!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today. Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from our Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

You can shop the BRAND NEW RELEASE HERE.

For my card I coloured the cute Costume Critters with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I created the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I ink blended Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink. On the bottom part I used the new Sleepy Hollow stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. Then I added splatters both with water and Finetec pearlescent watercolour.

When the panel was dry, I cut it out with the largest Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and built the scene.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black banner and added some finishing touches: glossy accents and some clear shimmer to make the cute critters even more festive.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before Sept 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on Sept 15th at 10:00 AM EST!

Blog Hop Lineup:
Heffy Doodle Blog
Kari VanNoy
Tallie Clewley
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Lauren Taylor
Lidya Wirani
Tatiana Trafimovich
Cassie Trask
Amanda Stevens
Franci Vignoli

I hope you enjoyed my project and you hop along with us. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

Zsofi

Trick or treat – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As the pre-order of the new release has started already, I thought I will show you a clean and simple Halloween card design mixing and matching stamps, dies ad papers from the new release. Let’s dive in.

First I stamped and coloured the most adorable ghosts from Ghoulfriends using Copic markers. The colour I used are: C3, C0, C00 and a blender pen. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and made their eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

Then I die cut the Trick or Treat Jumbo sentiment twice: once from black cardstock and once from a glittery purple. I cut the letters from the purple one and adhered them on top of the black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has shadows. I left the spiderweb with the spiders and the bats purely black, it stands out more.

I chose a purple diagonal striped patterned paper from the new Fright Night paper pad and cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front. I gave it a black mat before adhering it to the cardbase.

I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment in place which gave me enough time to tuck the little ghosts under the letters.

So simple, but adorable, don’t you think? I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget that every pre-order now gets this adorable freebie, and if you spend above 45 GBP, you will get the coordinating dies too.

Happy shopping and see you soon, ghoulfriends!

Zsofi

Quick and Easy Halloween – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card design showcasing the Spiderweb Oval stamp set which is part of the new release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I cannot wait to try this with all Halloween colours – it is very easy to mass produce if you need multiples, and perfect for beginners, even for kids crafts!

I started with stamping the oval in black on alcohol friendly white cardstock, and coloured it with Copic markers: V09, V17, V15, V12 and V01. I used the darkest on the edges and went lighter towards the middle where I stamped 2 sentiments.

I fussy cut the image and die cut a scalloped oval wit the Oval Frames die set from Purple Metallic cardstock, and once more from black cardstock. I used my scissors ad cut off the scalloped edge on this one so I got a black mat for my coloured image.

For the background I chose a spiderweb patterned paper from the new Halloween Meows paper pad and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares.

I added some purple twine to the top and used glossy accents on the word ‘Happy’. I also went over the spiders with a black glaze pen to make the shiny and truly black. So scary!

I wish you liked my card inspiration and will join me soon for more fun ideas!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the August Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we continue the Halloween theme with the versatile Spiderweb Oval stamp set which coordinates perfectly with the previously released Oval Frames die set. We also have a super cute mini stamp, Halloween Pile which comes with coordinating dies.

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

For my card I stamped and coloured the main image from the Halloween Pile set using Copic markers: BG15, BG11, BG10, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W0, W00, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG01, YR09, YR07, YR04, R01, R00. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then I heat embossed the Spiderweb Oval on black cardstock with black embossing powder. Then I used white pigment ink in the middle to make it a bit foggy and mysterious, and added Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink on the edges for deeper shadows. I cut it out with the Oval Frames die set.

I used black embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment on an orange banner which I cut with the Frames and Flags die set.

For the background I used a fun patterned paper from the Halloween Meows paper pad, matted it with a vivid green cardstock and popped up the oval and the banner with thin 3D foam tape. I also used dimensional adhesive to pop up the coloured image in the middle of the spiderweb.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

SPECIAL GUEST CARD

My 11 year-old daughter, Jana was crafting with me for this release and I think she made a wonderful job showcasing the Halloween pile set.

She used the Candy Corn Layering stencils on kraft cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Carved Pumkin, Mustard Seed and White Pigment ink from Simon Says Stamp. The image she coloured with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating dies. She created a frame using the Frameworks die set, backed it with vellum to mute the background tiny. She stamped a sentiment under the focal panel with Versafine black ink and finished the card with twine.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Halloween Pile” Stamp Set or the “Spiderweb Oval” 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 today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we are starting the August Release reveals today at Newton’s Nook Designs! It is a really big release, full of Halloween and Autumn goodies. Today we are showcasing the adorable Franken Newton stamp/die set, 2 new paper pads and a fun layering stencil. Perfect for hours of Halloween crafting and beyond.

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

CARD 1

For my first card I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Franken Newton Stamp set. This time I used Copic markers: W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W00, V09, V17, V15, V12, V01, V000, G16, YG09, YG06, YG05, YG01, YG11, G20. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

Then I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Halloween Woofs paper pad and added a strip to a light violet A2 card base. I used the A7 Frame and Banners die set to cut a scalloped strip from black cardstock to cover the edge of the patterned paper.

The sentiments I stamped on some white Speech Bubbles (I used the partial die cutting technique to make them fit perfectly). I also stamped another sentiment on a green circle (Frames Squared die set) which I backed with a light green sun from the Sky scene builder set. It looks like a pledge this way, so cool!

When assembling the card I popped up the images and the pledge with 3D foam squares. As embellishment I scattered a few iridescent stars from Twiddler’s Nook, and used a clear shimmer pen on the dresses and glossy accents on the heart and nails.

CARD 2

I am in love with layering stencils and the new Jack o’ Lantern one is absolutely gorgeous. And versatile too, as you can use it without the scary faces and then you just end up with a pretty pumpkin patch. As I was in Halloween mood, I used all 3 layers: for the first I chose Carved Pumpkin, for the second Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks. The faces I created with Gia K Designs black Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb. It looks super sparkly!

I let the paste dry for a day before die cutting the panel with the postage stamp edge die from Frameworks. I white heat embossed a sentiment from one of the new Halloween sets on a black banner and backed it with a slightly smaller orange one – both banners I die cut with the Frames and flags die set.

I matted the stenciled panel with and orange cardstock before adhering to a black card base. I popped up the banners with 3D foam squares and added a little twine around it. So simple but cute, right?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Franken-Newton” 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 more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Halloween – Cat Lovers Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun Halloween card for you as my inspiration for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by Janis. All details on how to participate you can find here.

Newton’s Nook Designs is also sponsoring this event every year, so here is whate I have created using their stamps, dies and stencils.

I created the background first: I inkblended Wilted Violet, Chipped Zapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on white cardtock and added some water splatters and white acrylic paint. I made sure it was all dry before I laid the Flying Bats stencil over the panel. I applied Therm O Web GLAZED PEWTER METALLIX Deco Foil Gel which I have coloured with some blank ink before. After removing the stencil I washed my supplies immediately in warm water and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured the cute Batty Newton stamp using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, HB3, HB2, HB1. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out.

I die cut a stitched white circle using the Circle Frames die set and a white banner using the Banner Trio die set. I blended the banner with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and stamped the sentiment on it in black. After assembling the card I popped up the banner with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a generous amount of clear shimmer on the bat wings. I love the sparkle and the textured, pearly background is simply gorgeous!

I hope you enjoyed my card and you are playing along with us.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

I have a cute home decor instead of a card this time. The size is 5,25*7,25 inches without the frame.

As always I started with stamping the dogs and candies from the Happy Howl-oween set on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink. Then I clear heat embossed them all and coloured them with Karin Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I used some Altenew watercolours on Arches Watercolour paper. Just a light wash of purple and blues. I dried it with my heat tool before adding the clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and white texture paste.

While the clouds were drying, I did all the die cutting: Fence from woodgrai cardstock, grass with the Land border dies from black cardstock. I also die cut the letters to spell out Happy Halloween using the Essential Alphabet dies. And I found the perfect bats in the Halloween Trio die set, I cut a bunch from black glitter cardstock.

I assembled the scene, popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares and used a silver metallic brush pen on the candies and hat to add some metallic shine.

I wish you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check out all the Halloween goodies from Newton’s Nook Designs. They are all so cute!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Trick or Treat – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I want to introduce you to the sweetest vam-purr ever. Even though we do not really celebrate Halloween here (of course my kids love the chocolate part), I love to make Halloween cards. I could not help using Count Newton from the latest release again, just this time I mixed and matched it with an older set to create this night scene.

First – as always – I started with stamping and colouring the vampire cat and a couple of gravestones using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used almost only greys this time: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, BO4, BO2, BO1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I worked on the background: on a stitched rounded rectangle which I cut with a die from Frames and Flags, I blended Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks. I splattered the background with water, black and white acrytic paint and dried it with my heat tool. Then I used the Cascading Stars stencil over it with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb to add the stars.

While the starry sky was drying, I cut another rounded rectangle from grey cardstock and used a Land Border die to cut the ground. I added a little bit of white pigment ink to the edges to make it spooky. I white heat embossed a sentiment from Count Newton (it was hard to choose, all the lines are so punny) in the middle. I also die cut a Trick or Treat sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set, 3 times to stack them together for a dimensional look.

I found a pretty patterned paper to go with my scene in The Rabbit Hole Designs Galaxy paper pad, cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled my scene. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the pumpkin and glossy accents on the gravestones.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check back later for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi