Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to Day 2 of the new release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are all in bloom, introducing the beautiful Orchids stamp and die set.

All new products will be available on 21/01/2022.

I started with stamping the Orchids three times on watercolour cardstock. I used Ranger Disress Watercolour cardstock, I love that it is really white and has a textured and rather smooth side. I used my usual black hybrid ink for stamping, it is from Scrapbook.com. The I used Gansai Tambi watercolours to paint the flowers. I hardly ever use real watercolour and I must admit it felt so good to try something out of my comfort zone. When I was done and the paint was dry, I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background I created a light washed watercolour background with the same palette. I used a wider brush and made the cardstock wet before I added the colours. I made sure it was dry before I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags.

I stamped the sentiment with clear embossing ink on a black banner and white heat embossed it. I used the scalloped rectangle die to cut the edge of the banner.

I assembled the card, arranging the three flowers so they look one. As a finishing touch I used tiny clear sequins all around the cluster of flowers.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Orchids” 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)! Thewinner 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 January 20th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 21st. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration today and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

Zsofi

See you,

Snow much fun – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is my first card this year for my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, and as it is getting super chilly here in Budapest (-10 °C is in the forecast, brrr for me), I allowed my favourite little mice to have some snow-fun. I mixed and matched a few stamps and dies to create this happy scenecard, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Wanna build a snowman and Hello Squeakhearts. I used Copic makers this time and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. I love that the dies for the mice cut under the arms of the critters, so it is easy to add something to their paws.

For the background I took a Stitched rectangle die and cut it from white glitter cardstock and also from Ice Blast cardstock. I did some simple ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on the top of the blue panel and added some white acrylic paint splatters. I made sure it was dry before I added some Gina K White Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb through the First Snow stencil. It is very subtle but beautiful! Sparkly like real snow!

I used the Stitched Slopey Joes dies to cut the snowbanks from the white glitter cardstock rectangle and also cut some pine trees from Wintergreen cardstock using the Forest Builder die set. I love to add a little shading to my die cuts, so I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink for this.

I assembled the scene using thin 3D foam tape, added a black mat to it before adhering it all to a striped patterned paper. The sentiment I heat embossed on a thin black banner and added a blue Hello above it. When I add a die cut sentiment, I love to make it sturdy by layering 3 on top of each other. If I want to make it stand out, I use a 4th layer under it slightly offset from another colour, so it looks like shadow. Here I used simple white.

It was time for the finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes, buttons, noses and the pipe, glossy accents on the carrot and hat. I also added glossy accents to the Hello sentiment. A little White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops on the trees added even more chill to this cute winter scene.

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and you got in the mood for some snow fun. I wish with the temperature drop we may have some snow too, I want to build a snowman!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Winter greetings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year! After a bit of a creative break I am back with 2 winter cards which are easy to adapt to any chilly occasions. I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs, let me show you how.

First I stamped and coloured the Frosty Folks two times with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: True Blue Blend, True Blue Shades, Blue Turquoise Blend and Blue Turquoise Shades, Brown Grey Blend and Brown Grey Shades and Orange Blend. I wanted groups of three so I fussy cut the snowmen I wanted. I love how I achieved 2 different images out of the same stamp set this way.

Then I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft cardstock and heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp on them. I used WOW Sparkly Snow embossing powder for a subtle shimmery look.

The sentiments I white heat embossed on colourful banners which I die cut wit the Banner Trio dies. The sentiments are from the Snowman Roundabout stamp set.

I popped up the snowmen and banners with 3D foam squares and used a clear shimmer pen to make their outfit festive. I emphasized the buttons and their eyes with a black glaze pen.

I wish you enjoyed my cards for today and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Time for coffee – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

The year is coming to its end and Iam sure we all feel tired and stressed. It is good to remember that we need to take care of ourselves and sometimes – even if for a few minutes – stop and relax. For me a good cup of coffee means a few minutes of break from the daily grind. So today I brought you an adorable kitty-coffee card as a reminder: take time to pour over he good things in life. All stamps, dies and patterned paper I used are from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Newton’s Antics and Time for coffee. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, EB5, EB3, IB2, IB1, MG4, MG3, MG1, GT3, GT2, GT1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I arranged my little scene on a strip of white cardstock measuring 5,5×2,5 inches. I gave it a slightly bigger brown mat and die cut some teal scallops with the Sky border dies to adorn the edges.

The sentiment is from the Time for Coffee stamp set, stamped in teal to match the colour combos I used.

For the background I used a coffee patterned paper from the Coffee House Stories paper pad. As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the mugs and coffee maker.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to the last day of my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a Fall coffee card made with goodies from Simon Says Stamp.

First I stamped and coloured the cute dog with the latte and a bunch of pumpkins from the SSS Fall Frenchies stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut verything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I really wanted to use the new SSS Coffee Drinks stencil and there was a technique in my mind I wanted to try. So I applied white texture paste on white cardstock usin the stencil and let it dry. After that I did some ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I added black and white splatters of acrylic paint when it was done. This way I got a wonderful tone-on-tone background with a lot of texture. I really need to do this techique more often!

While the background was drying I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a brown banner and added a smaller orange banner under it. I also die cut grass from gree cardstock and shaded it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I assembled the card, popped up the banner and the dog with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the scarf, a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose and glossy accents on the mug.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed the last week with me, I had a lot of fun sharing these caffeinated projects. Now it is time to move on to holiday cards, so stay tuned. If you like my style, please follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Your support means so much to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we saved the cutest for last. Snow Angel Newton and Snow Angel Puppy are the cutest critter sets for winter and Roll with it is another funny sentiment one.

All new products will be available on Thursday 18/11!

CARD 1 and 2

I started with stamping the cat and dog from both Snow Angel sets and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: CG3, CG2, CG1, IB3, IB2, IB1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS7, FS6, EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB1, RB1. I cut the images out with scissors this time and to hide the imperfections, I used a black Memento marker on the edges.

For the background I die cut the postage stamp rectangle die from Frameworks from white cardstock and a slightly smaller rectangle from light blue. I cut another white rectangle just a dash smaller than the blue one to get a layered look. From the latter I cut out the snowbanks using a Land border die.

I stamped the outline of the images with light blue ink on the snowbanks. I did not use any masking, just tried to avoid the cat and dog figures with the mini ink pad. It was easy. I stamped aroud it the little snowflakes.

I did some simple ink blending on the blue panels with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks.I white heat embossed the sentiments and assembled the cards. I used action wobblers to secure the cat and the dog, it makes the cards interactive and so playful! I used kraft card bases to make the focal panels stand out.

As a finishing touch I used Stickles on the edge of the snowbanks and the snow angels.I also covered the scarves and caps with clear shimmer and emphasized the noses with a drop of glossy accents.

CARD 3

First I white heat embossed the Roll with it sentiment on an aqua banner which I die cut with the new Bookmark die. I added a stitched teal baner under it (Frames and Flags die set).

On a white scalloped circle I stamped the Snowflakes Roundabout stamp set with All That Jazz Catherine Pooler ink and as it stays wet a little longer than other inks, I could easily heat emboss it with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

I made an ink blended background using the same ink, spritzed it with water and dried it before applying White Glitz Glitter Gel on it through the Snowfall stencil.

When it was all dry I assembled the card: I chopped off part of the circle, adhered the banners and popped them up on the frosty background.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snow Angel Newton ” or the “Snow Angel Puppy” 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 November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you liked my inspiration with the new release all week long. Now it is time to prepare your shopping lists!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. After coffee the second best thing is a good book to ensure the ultimate relaxation. So we have cute stamp/die set called All booked up and also a fun Bookmark die set to showcase today.

All new products will be available on 18/11!

CARD

Giving a book as a present is always a good idea and now you can take gifting to another level with a handmade card. I chose a pretty patterned paper from the new Coffee House Stories paper pad and die cut it with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

Then I heat embossed a sentiment on a teal ticket which I die cut with the Frames and Flags die set. While I was die cutting I also cut the banner, heart and pawprint from the Bookmark die set, all in coordinating colours. I assembled the banner and popped up the sentiment with 3D foam squares.

I am in love with the “I love books” sentiment die which is included in the Bookmark set. I cut it 3 times from yellow cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. To make it stand out on a busy background I adhered it to a thin strip of grey cardstock. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the heart and die cut sentiment.

BOOKMARKS

For the bookmarks I stamped and coloured the images from the All booked up stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, AP1, CT3, CT1, TN1, FS6, BT9, BT5, GY5, GY2, JG3, JG1, LY1, PV4, PV2, BT3, BT1, BO4, BO1. The colour inspiration was the patternd paper I used for the card. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut the base of the bookmarks from white heavy weight cardstock and also from patterned paper. I die cut the Paws here sentiment from white cardstock and the pawprint from blue. I assembled the bookmarks and stamped a sentiment on the front from the All booked up set.

As a finishing touch I added drops of glossy accents to the books, embellished them with ribbon and twine.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “All Booked Up” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you like my inspiration with the new release and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Doodlebug Designs

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series! It is Day 2 and I brought you a card set made with the adorable Pumpkin Spice collection from Doodlebug Designs. I bought this set a year ago and I had to look at it for a full year to make up my mind and cut in the patterned paper pack and use up some stickers. Please tell me I am not the only crazy Doodlebug hoarder who would love to have 2 of everything to actually use up these cuties!

CARD 1

I used the Heart Frames die set from Newton’s Nook Designs to cut a scalloped heart from cream and a stitched heart from dark brown cardstock. For the background I chose a beautiful leaves pattern from the paper pad. I adhered the Pumpkin Spice Doodle Pops in the middle of the heart and popped up a banner sentiment from the Chit Chat collection using 3D foam squares.

I added another sentiment to the top which makes this card super sweet, like the mug is talking.

As embellishments I used a couple of stickers from the Mini Icon Stickers sheet.

CARD 2

I did not want to let the remaining leaves pattern paper go to waste so I made a second card. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop on a piece of cream cardstock and added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom. I could not resist adding a thin strip of aqua glitter cardstock too, it adds the necessary bling.

I used the Beary Cute Doodle Pops and added a Pumpkin Spice Latte sticker from the sticker sheet to the bear’s hand. I chose 2 thought bubble sentiments and a banner one and popped them up with 3D foam squares.

This time I used the adorable bees which came with the bear as embellishments.

These cards came together so easily, the hardest part was to decide that I will use my beloved Pumpkin Spice collection. But it was all worth it, it makes me smile whenever I look at these cards.

I will link this card up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration for today and will pop in again tomorrow for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Autumn Greetings – Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello Everyone,

It is such a wonderfully sunny and chilly day here in Budapest, that I could not resist sharing some sunshine with you in a form of cards. I have a set of 2 cards which I have created with some stamps, dies and patterned paper from Sunny Studio Stamps.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the oh-so-cute Fall kiddos stamp set. I used Copic markers to add colour, but as I had these coloured a while ago, I do not have the exact colours I used. All I remember is that I used the Preppy Prints paper pad as inspiration for my colour choices. I cut all the kids out with their coordinating dies.

Then I cut a 2 inches wide strip of patterned paper from the above mentioned set and also one from metallic brown cardstock. I used the Window Trio Square dies to cut windows.

I used light blue cardstock as background for the rainbow piece, and white for the brown one. I popped up the frames with 3D foam squares. I added the rainbow inserts to the brown frame panel and made a brown mat for the other one.

I used kraft card bases this time, adhered the window panels and stamped the sentiments from the Fall kiddos stamp set using brown ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added my finishing touches: white gel pen highlights, black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I hope I cheered you up with these cuties and you will pop in again for more soon. I am planning a Coffee Card Series starting tomorrow, so make sure to subscribe if you do not want to miss it!

See you,

Zsofi

Sending Happy Mail – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

When was the last time you sent out happy mail to your friends? I admit that I do it much less often than I would want to, but when I saw the Hot Air Balloon dies from the new release, I knew I needed to create a friendship card. I combined it with some older stamps ad stencils this time. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Hot Diggity Dog and Happy Yappy Mail. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, BG5, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB2, DR3, CG3, CG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the pieces needed to build my hot air ballon: for the balloon itself I used patterned paper, for tha basket I used kraft cardstock ad for the little accessories some specialty papers. Before adhering it together I added some texture to the basket itself with the Wonderfully Woven stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. I also added some shading to the balloon pieces with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, and assembled it as on the picture.

As the balloon is quite big, I decided to go with the slimline format: my cardbase is 8,5*3,5 inches. I die cut a Stitched Slimline Rectangle with the Stitched Slimline Trios die set from white cardstock and created a cloudy sky with the help of the Cloudy Skies stencil. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. I also cut grass with the Slimline Sceenery die set and inkblended it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. On this little piece I stamped part of the sentiment from the More Classic Sentiments stamp set.

After assembling the scene I die cu the word Friend from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it on the balloon and covered it with clear shimmer.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen and glossy accents on the hearts and noses, and emphasized the pawprints and eyes with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi