Rub-a-dub-dub

Hello Everyone,

It was quite a busy weekend here, but I managed to squeeze in some me-time and coloured some cute critters from Lawn Fawn. I immagined a scene where ducks organise a picnic – I was totally inspired by Peppa the pig, which my kids watch every day at breakfast.

So I looked through my really big Lawn Fawn stash – which was a pleasure on its own – and selected stamp sets for my scene: Rub-a-dub-dub, Critters in the forest, Baked with love, Happy summer, Make lemonade, Butterfly kisses, Christmas dreams and So smooth. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.

Then I took an aqua patterned paper from the Watercolor wishes paper pad as my background, and cut grass from a green toned one. I also die cut a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle frame from white woodgrain cardstock.

I assembled the picnic scene and stamped a sentiment from the Rub-a-dub-dub stamp set using black and Merman inks.

I adhered everything flat except for the mummy duck and the little duck on the side, for which i used 3D foam squares.

I covered the butterflies with a clear shimmer pen, added glossy accents to the beaks and legs of the ducks and emphasized their eyes with a black glaze pen.

I also added liquid glue to the bottom of the clouds and coated them with Chunky glitters. I also scattered a bunch of irridescent mini butterflies from Studio Katia.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #50 Fun with food and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Down on the farm.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back soon for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release reveals. If you are a Newton fan like me, then I am sure you were waiting for what he is up to this month. He is celebrating friendship with a cute little stamp/die set.

And as Mother’s and Father’s Day are approaching fast too, there are 2 new mini sets for the occasion. All new products will be available tomorrow, Friday 12/04!

NEWTON’S BIRDHOUSE

I stamped and coloured Newton with his bird friends and some additional birds and hearts too. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside until I worked on the background.

On a white card base i masked off a strip and applied Salty ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I was longing to try the new Hardwood stencil just to add texture, and although it is a wooden one, I used it to add more interest to my sky, so I used the same ink colours as before. After removing the stencil, I went back with the sponge applicator to make the lines smoother. I love the soft effect I get this way.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a black banner (MFT Blueprints 7) and used 3D foam squares to mount the images and the banner.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the hearts and covered them with glossy accents, just as the beaks of the nightingales.

MOTHER’S DAY

The sentiment is so pretty on its own, that i simply heat embossed it with gold embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and quickly coloured the flowers with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle frame die from the Frameworks die set and cut an extra 2 frames from Guava cardstock. I adhered the frames with liquid glue on top of each other for a dimensional look.

For the background I used the fabulous Floral lace stencil with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks but before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo glitter drops to the center of the flowers.

FATHER’S DAY

I had a ready background I made earlier with Nuvo Shimmer powders which i die cut with my favourite postage stamp die from Frameworks. Then I used the Frames Squared die set to partially die cut a rounded stitched rectangle as my focal panel.

I used Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze to stamp the ombre sentiment and using my stamp positioner I also stamped it with Versamark ink so I could cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I love the shiny raised look!

I used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the fish and water droplets and matted the panel with a blue violet cardstock before mounting it on the background with 3D foam squares.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the Release week and you get your shopping lists ready. I am so curious to know which sets won your heart this month! Let me know in the comments below, if you don’t mind me being nosy 🙂

See you soon,

Zsofi

Rain or shine – MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am super late with my entry for the MFT Sketch Challenge, but yesterday’s rain totally inspired me to make this cute card.

I staretd with stamping the girl with the big umbrella from the Birdie Brown Rain or shine stamp set on Copic friendly cardstock, and coloured her with Copic markers. I used my favourite colour combo for this spring: pink-yellow-aqua.

Then I used the Brick wall stencil on Bristol smooth cardstock and applied gently some Black Soot distress oxide ink. I die cut it with the Essential Cover Up Horizontal die and took the Mini Raindrops stencil and added Brutus Monroe glitter paste over it in teal colour. I love the layered stencil effect! When the panel was dry I added a dark teal mat to it and adhered it to a dark grey note card.

I arranged the girl, the puddle and some die cut clouds (I used the stamp set’s coordinating dies) and also heat embossed a sentiment on a bright pink cardstock strip. Apart from the sentiment – which I popped up with 3D foam squares – everything is adhered flat with liquid glue.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the umbrella and used a white gel pen to add highlights.

I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #431.

I hope you got inspired too by the capricious April weather and enjoyed my card tutorial. Please join me later today for the Newton’s Nook Design’s April Reveals Day 2 projects too.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 4

Hello Crafty friends,

It is time to wrap up the March Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs, but before you get your shopping list ready, look at this cute set called Garden Mice! Don’t they just warm your heart?

All new products will be available as of tomorrow, 15/03!

My card today has an unusual format. I see more and more of these long cards on Instagram and thought of trying one too. I took an 8,5*8,25 piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and folded in half so the ready card measures 8,5*8,125 inches. I used a thin painter’s tape to mask an even frame all around the sides. Then I applied Tumbled Glass an Twisted Citron Distress inks with a light hand, fading it out at the meeting point to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some blue clouds with the same Tumbled Glass ink. I love the tone on tone look I get this way. I stamped the sentiment at this point in the top middle part of the card with black ink.

I chose 3 of the cute mice from the Garden Mice stamp set and stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock. I used Copic markers to add colour to them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I mounted them on the scene with 3D foam squares.

After assembling the scene I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and the butterfly, used a black glaze pen on the eyes and added glossy accents to the noses, the butterfly and the middle of the flowers.

I also used some flower sequins and pink jewels (Studio Katia) to make the scene complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Garden Mice” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. I am so curious to know which set won your heart this month!

See you soon with more cute cards!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the March release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! If you love flowers, today is your day! We are featuring a new floral stamp called Floral Fringe. So unique!

And there is a matching stand-alone die set, which gets you even more possibilities with this unique design!

All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

For my cards i stamped the flower block with Versafine Onyx black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and used a clear detailed embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to heat emboss it with my heat gun. I love the shiny black outlines. I also did the same with the sentiments in the middle.

Instead of colouring I decided to go with ink blending: I used several Distress inks to add colour. On the pink card I applied Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron, on the purple one I used Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender and Evergreen Bough.

Meanwhile it was drying, I die cut the frames using 2 of the dies from the new Frames Squared die set. For each card i cut 2 frames: one white and one from coloured cardstock. I adhered them together and mounted them on top of the floral panel. The card base is a 4.25*4.25 inch square notecard this time.

Of course i needed some finishing touches too: a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents on the middle of the flowers. 

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Best wishes with love – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a springy, fresh floral card using Pink and Main goodies which can fit any occasion. And who does not need these cards in their stash?

I started with stamping and colouring one of the pretty bunch of flowers from the Sweet Bouquets stamp set using Copic markers. I cut it out with the coordinating dies and also cut a ribbon which I coloured yellow.

Then I die cut a stitched Arch tag from cream cardstock and a bigger one from dark pink and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the sentiments with Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink on the tag and adhered the floral bouquet.

I was a bit struggling with the background as I wanted some texture, but not too much. First I thought of stenciling but I changed my mind and rather went with a tone on tone die cut panel. I used the Basket Cover die to cut an A2 sized card front from mint cardstock and layered it on a mint card base.

I popped up the tag in the middle of it using 3D foam tape. I added a coat of clear shimmer to the flowers and emphasized some of the details with glossy accents. I also added Glossy Dots in pink and gold as embellishment.

I hope you got inspired today and will indulge in colouring some of these gorgeous floral images. Did you know that there is a Facebook group where you can share your Pink and Main creations? Hope to see your art there!

Zsofi

Sweet spring hello

Hello Everyone,

Spring is in the air for sure, at least in Hungary. The sunshine is lovely and hearing the birds singing make me smile. My newest card features the fresh and adorable Woodland Spring stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs.

As always, I started with stamping and colouring the deer with the cute bird with Copic markers. I also stamped a bunch of flowers as I wanted to create a wreath. I used fresh springy colours and cut the images with their coordinating dies.

I die cut an oval from kraft cardstock with Simon Says Stamps stitched oval die, adhered the deer and stamped the sentiment in black. Then I arranged the die cut flowers on the bottom and top to form a floral frame.

I chose a bright pink checked patterned paper from the Sunny Studio Gingham Linen Rainbow Petite Prints paper pad and ran it through my die cutting machine with the postage stamp die from the Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. I mounted it on a white card base and used 3D foam squares to pop up the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I went over the flowers with a clear shimmer pen and added tiny little pearls to the centers: gold and white. I also used some glossy accents to emphasize some details like the beak and the ribbon. I used a white gel pen to add freckles and made the eyes and nose shiny with a black glaze pen.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for some more spring card ideas.

See you,

Zsofi