Warm wishes – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be back with my second coffee themed card as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month.

I have got my Hello Bluebird order recently and I could not wait to ink up the Cocoa party critters. Aren’t they just simply adorable? I cannot have enough of them (I stamped 3 sets at once, so I will definitely make more cards soon). I used Copic markers to add colour and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple wintery background so I white heat embossed the Hello Bluebird Falling Snow background stamp on Audrey Blue cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a bit of white pigment ink on the edges. I love this soft look, makes it more chilly for me.

I cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock using the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs. It makes the perfect little hills! I assembled the scene and popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment is the Warm Wishes word die from Hello Bluebird, I cut it 2 times from white cardstock and once from MFT Sunset glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and added a white heat embossed sentiment on top of it which I fussy cut with my scissors.

I used Blue Violet cardstock as a mat on the scene and adhered it to a white top folding notecard. A little glossy accents on the cups and noses finished it off.

I hope you like this cheerful party and it warms you up even if you are having the winter chill at your place. Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next week with more coffee themed inspiration!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – 2020!

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that it is 2020 already, I need to practice writing it down. I feel it is going to be a special year, I am looking forward to all the changes it may bring in my life. I have some personal goals set and also crafting wise I have big ambitions to improve my colouring and photo-shooting skills and learn something new. I want to start making videos and teach the beauty of cardmaking. Super plans, right?

To celebrate the new year I created a simple critter card using two of my all time favourite brands: Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird. I stamped and coloured the bears and pines from the LF Winter Skies set and cut them out with the coordinting dies.

I took a Blue Violet cardstock piece and cut it down with the postage stamp die from Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. It is my all time fave! I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Hello Bluebird North Star set and splattered the panel with white acrylic paint.

I die cut a stitched hill from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and assembled the scene on a kraft card base. I popped up the bear with 3D foam squares and added stripes to their scarf with a white gel pen.

So simple yet so cute, isn’t it? I am wishing you all a wonderful new year with all your wishes coming true, full of happy moments and quality time with your loved ones! And heartfelt thanks for following me on my crafting journey, it means the world to me!

See you soon with more inspiration! Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

Falala – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

I love the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so much that I cannot stop creating coffee cards. I also try to stick to colouring every day a little bit, as therapy advised by the gorgeous Kathy Racoosin. Today’s cuties are from Hello Bluebird, one of my favourite companies.

I started with stamping and colouring some of the images from the Skating party stamp set. I used Copic markers in vibrant colours. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I worked on the background: I heat embossed the Snowfall background stamp with WOW white puff embossing powder on a kraft top folding card base. To make it colder I sponged white pigment ink on the edges of the card base – I feel the instant breeze!

To set the scene I created a snowbank from white cardstock using the Land Border dies from Newton’s Nook Designs and I also die cut a couple of pine branches (Holly and Pin die set) from the same white cardstock. I used Pine Needles Distress ink to add colour.

The sentiment is die cut 2 times from white cardstock and once from blue glitter cardstock. I stacked them together and added a white heat embossed sentiment under it.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the caps and glossy accents on the noses and cups.

I will link this project also to the SSS IG challenge (Happy Holidays) and to the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will join me tomorrow again.

See you,

Zsofi

Boo – Be very afraid!

World Cardmaking Day was a week ago and I did manage to make 2 cards but never had the chance to share them. I was playing with my Hello Bluebird stamps to create this Halloween cutie.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Halloween Party and Banner Buddies stamp sets. I used COpic markers to add colour and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The sentiment I die cut from green glitter cardstock using the Oliver Alpha die set and adhered it on a black banner which I created with the Banner buddies stamp set and Vertical banners die. Under it I white heat embossed another sentiment from the Halloween Party stamp set.

To hang the banner I die cut the bar from black cardstock 2 times,adhered them together and coated it with Versamark ink. Then I poured silver embossing powder on it and heat set it. I repeated the process once more for a smooth look. The background is from an MFT patterned paper set, I just added some grey ink splatters to it.

I die cut grass from grey cardstock using the Pond builder die set and adhered the images in place using 3D foam squares. I hid the naughty squirrel behind the banner and added a few green jewels as if he was dropping them in the cauldron. I am giddy over this little joke!

As a finishing touch I added some white gel pen highlights and used a black glaze pen to make the eyes of the critters shiny. A little glossy accent finished it off.

I will upload this card to the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Fall/Autumn) and the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Favourite technique – metallic embellishments).

Hope you enjoyed my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Magical Day ft. Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

Although we do not celebrate Halloween I love to make Halloween cards and I could not let the first Hello Bluebird IG Challenge pass without making a card for it.

I stamped and coloured a bunch of images from the Halloween Party stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I had a pretty purplish alcohol inked background which I made earlier and I felt it will be perfect for a spooky scene. I used the Gallery Frame #4 die to create a black frame, I cut it 3 times and stacked them together for dimension.

I also cut some grass from dark grey cardstock using a die from the Pond Builder die set. The outside edge I cut from patterned paper (Taylored Expressions Rainbow Brights)

I assembled the scene on a black card base. I die cut the word Magical from green glitter cardstock (Magical Sparkle die) and stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Sparkles script stamp set using Staz-on White ink.

I added a bit of clear shimmer to the witch hat, collar and the lantern and used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters to make them pop. I added glossy accents on some details and my cute little scene was finished.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee makes my heart happy

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last coffee card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It was so much fun to create all these projects, I wish you enjoyed them too.

For the last card I used a pretty background stamp from Picket Fence Studios, heat embossed on dark brown cardstock with clear embossing powder. I love the raised look and shine!

Then I stamped and coloured two little piggies from the Farmyard Little Bits from Hello Bluebird and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also made and extra coffee glass, just as an embellishment.

I die cut the Coffee word (Stamplorations die) 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

I stamped a funny little sentiment on a thin pink strip of cardstock and popped it up under the coffee die cut.

Quite simple, yet so cute, don’t you think?

I hope you liked my coffee/tea projects this week, and you will follow my creative journey in the future too. Next week is the May release week and Newton’s Nook Designs so get ready for a lot of fun!

Till then, 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