Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals! We have the cutest kitties ever and some fantastic Slimline Masking stencils!

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

For my card I stamped and coloured the kitties from Smitten Kitten with my Copics. I knew I wanted a colourful background so I kept them black and white. I added some furry details too for a bit different look. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock for the background: I cut a piece which fits a slimline cardstock. I used the Masking Hearts stencil with Distress Oxide inks. The first layer is Mustard Seed, followed by Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I used the gridlines engraved in the stencil to line it up each time with the edge of the cardstock. It is so easy to get an even spacing! I cannot wait to try this technique with all other masking stencils and different colours!

When it was done I cut the panel down to be slimmer than a slimline card front and matted it with dark grey pearl cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. I popped up the kitties with 3D foam tape and stamped a sentiment directly on the background in black.

I finished it off with a bunch of clear gems and emphasized the eyes of the kitties with a black glaze pen. I also added a tiny drop of glossy accents on their noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kitten” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set! 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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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 enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to say that we are starting the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals today! YAY! Get ready for a love-filled week! Today our wonderful team is showcasing the new Heartfelt Love and Heartfelt Roses stamp sets with a matching die set which totally coordinates with the previously revealed Banner Trio die set!

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I have stamped the Heartfelt Roses with a light hybrid ink so I could do no-line colouring with my Copics. I don’t do this often but it was such a lovely time spent!

When I was happy with how it looked I cut it out with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames, and used the biggest heart die from the set to create my own red card base: I die cut it twice, scored on of them half an inch form the top and glued that little flap to the back of the other heart. So easy and looks so special!

I white heat embossed a sentiment on a green stitched banner which I cut with the Banner Trio die set. I popped it up with 3D foam suares and adorned the card with a few clear gemstones.

CARD 2

For my second card I simply white heat embossed the image from Heartfelt Love on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Distress Oxide inks over it: Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmelade. When it was dry I die cut it with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames. I used a clear shimmer pen to add a bit of extra bling to the little hearts.

On a fog cardfront I adhered a big dark grey stitched heart from the same die set and laid two pieces of organza ribbon over it before popping up the focal image. The ribbon I secured on the back of the fog card front with scotch tape and mounted it on a white card base.

I somehow felt that the plain grey background is a bit too simple, so I simply grabbed the XOXO sentiment and stamped it several times with an acrylic block and Fog ink. It gives a very subtle tone-on-tone look.

The sentiment I heat embossed in white on a purple banner from Banner Trio. I adorned it with two white pearls and it was all finished.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Love” or the “Heartfelt Roses” 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)! 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 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Warm Hugs – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Dears,

It is so late here in Hungary but I needed a break from playing board games and lego. I miss crafting but when I feel my mojo is lost, I enjoy simply die cutting. Simon Says Stamp has the most gorgeous dies and I was playing with a couple of snowflakes, a pretty filigree cup and a lovely sentiment. Let me guide you through the process.

First I die cut the SSS Filigree Teacup die from heavy weight white cardstock and backed it with green glitter cardstock. As it does not cut around the cup shape, I used my scissors to cut it out.

Then I die cut the Warm Hugs sentiment from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. The shadow die I cut from white cardstock. While I was at die cutting I also made 2 snowflakes with the Daphne snowflakes die using pearlescent white cardstock from my stash.

For the background I used a simple stitched rectangle which I cut from Fog cardstock, I love how it balances the cool tone of the green I chose.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares behind the cup to make it pop and scattered a few white pearls all around. Such an easy design but still so pretty. I hope you like it!

I am uploading this to the Coffee Loving Papercrafters International Tea Day Challenge and also to SSS Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will try to make a fully die cut card too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release reveals and we continue the winter theme with the fabulous Snowfall Roundabout stamp set. It is so versatile and needs no colouring if you wish but gives space for a ton of techniques! I love it!

It coordinates perfectly with the previously released Circle Frames and Banner Trio dies.

All new products will be available on 20/11!

My card is a clean and simple one this time: I simply white heat embossed the stamp on vellum and cut it with the scalloped circle from the above mentioned die set. It looks gorgeous!

I created a round card base using a circle die from Pink and Main: I die cut the chosen size twice from hot pink cardstock and scored one of them at half an inch from the top. I applied glue on this little flap and adhered it to the other circle. I added a smaller, light pink circle in the middle and added drops of liuid glue behind the sowflakes on the back of the vellum. In this way I could adhere it to the card base and the adhesive is not showing through.

I die cut a flag banner from white cardstock with a Banner Trio die and stamped one of the sentiments in pink (Catherine Pooler ink). I added 3 layers of 3D foam strips behind the banner an adhered it to the middle of the card.

I used tiny clear sequins in the middle of each snowflake, it makes it so festive and shiny! Like a little gem!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snowfall Roundabout” 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day of the winter release and you will pop in again tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Fall – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I love Fall when all the leaves turn colourful and I adore the autumn decoration too. Which means mostly pumpkins 😀 So today I brought you a pumpkin-inspired, quite orangy slimline card (my latest obsession) created for Newton’s Nook Designs.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cutest forest critters ever from the Harvest Tails stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have a lot of pumpkins and extra acorns to use as embellishment.

To set the slimline scene I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the edges with Purple Tape. Then I used the new Crackling Campfire, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush to create the sky. On the bottom I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. While I still had the masks on I splattered white and black ink all over for more texture, along with some of the pink inks diluted with water.

While the background was drying I die cut the sentiment from dark brown cardstock uing the Essential Alphabet dies. I also cut a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) which covered the front of a 3,5*8,5 inches slimline card base.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the critters and added some extra pumpkins and acorns using liquid glue to fill the empty spots. After adhering the sentiment I went over each letter with glossy accents, just as the pumpkin stems, acorn hats and the wheels of the cart. I love the shiny finish. On the nose of the critters I used a black glaze pen, it is less dimensional than glossy accents but still makes them pop. I finished it off with some white gel pen highlights.

I wish you enjoyed this super pinky-orangy Fall card and will pop in again soon. Tomorrow I will bring you some Halloween fun, so make sure to subscribe to my blog if you don’t want to miss it! Thanks for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Perfect Combos with only die cuts – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series fro Heffy Doodle. Summer is clearly ending with the school start, we can all feel it in the air: days are shorter, evenings are chilly. Even just thinking of the busy autumn days I miss the summer vacation time already. This feeling inspired my card for today, which I created only using dies from the latest and older releases from Heffy Doodle.

I started with die cutting the Build a Cabin die set using white, nvy and red cardstocks. I enjoyed assembling it, there are so many options! I die cut the anchor and the handle from silver metallic cardstock (perfect for using up your scraps).

I also die cut a bunch of leaves using the Amazonian leaves die set. To have a variation, I used 3 shades of green cardstock. I die cut a Skinny Rectangle Frame 4 times and layered them on top of each other. I also cut waves and sand from blue and kraft cardstock witht he help of the Breaking Waves die set.

I assembled the scene on a light blue mat starting with the frame, then the background. I used thin 3D foam squares to pop up the beach house and finished it with adhering the leaves. The sentiment is cut with the Miss you Heffy Cuts set: white for the shadow and 3 times the ‘miss you’ in red for more dimension.

Before adhering the panel on a white card base I added 3 thin strips of navy cardstock in the middle, it makes the focal image pop even more.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the heart and the life saver. It looks so cool!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will try creating one with die cuts only too! Don’t forget to share your creations in our Heffy Doodlers FB Group, we love to see what you come up with!

 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

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

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the August Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We continue with the Fall theme, showcasing Paw-tumn Newton stamp/die set, the Fall Roundabout and a great new sentiment set called Heartfelt wishes which coordinates perfectly with the previously released Banner Trio die set (my card with this set I showed you yesterday).

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

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Paw-tumn Newton stamp set. I stamped extra leaves and pumpkins to fill the sceen. I coloured everything with my Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

If you follow me you know how much I love Doodlebug Designs’ patterned paper, I have agreat collection despite the fact that I am using up my stash. I chose patterned papers from Flea Market and Fall Friends for this card and cut them out with the scalloped rectangle and rouded rectangle dies from Frames and Flags.

While I was die cutting I cut some grass with the Land border dies and also a stitched banner using the Banner Trio die set from coloured cardstock to hold the sentiment.

After assembling the card on a kraft A2 sized card base I added glossy accens to the center of the sunflowers, the ribbon and the pumpkin stems. I love the shine!

CARD 2

For my second card I gold heat embossed the Fall roundabout stamp on kraft cardstock twice and coloured the images with a very simple coloured pencil, nothing fancy.

Then I used the Slimline Frames and Windows die to cut stitched squares from the coloured images. I also cut a plain stitched square from kraft and gold heat embossed two of the sentiments on it. I used Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink to distress the edges a bit, it gives a soft and warm feel to the panels.

I cut the frame 3 times from olive cardstock and also the scalloped slimline rectangle from brown (Slimline Frames and portholes die set) and assembled the card on a kraft card base (3,5*8,5 inches). I finished the card with tiny gold sequins and a bunch of clear gems.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Roundabout”  or the “Paw-tumn Newton” 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 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 enjoyed the second day of this exciting week and you will pop in again tomorrow for some spooky fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to announce Day 1 of the August Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! YAY! Even though summer is in full swing in Hungary, this week my blog is gonna be full of Fall goodies and inspiration. Today our Design Team reveals the oh-so-cute Sips and Stories stamp/die set and we have 2 fantastic new stencils too!

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

CARD 1

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Sips and Stories stamp set. I made sure to stamp extras from the small images, I love to have them on hand while building a scene. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I applied white pigment ink over the Mugs stencil on kraft cardstock using a blending brush. I love to use a brush with white ink as I find it gives a smoother result than any other blending tool. When it was dry I cut the panel down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

I also die cut the biggest stitched circle from a pink patterned paper from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine paper pad using the Circle Frames die set. The sentiment I stamped on a stitched cream banner which I cut with a die from the Slimline Frames and Windows set.

I assembled the scene on a white top folding A2 sized card base making sure to pop up some of the books with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look. I finished it off with yellow twine and drops of glossy accents on the hearts and the mug.

CARD 2

On this card I started with the background: I applied Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I laid the Mugs stencil over the panel and went back wih the same inks. Before removing the stencil I added Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter gel to it. After drying it gives a subtle tone-on-tone but very sparkly look with a lot of dimension! I love it!

I did not want to take to much from the background so I die cut a scalloped circle from yellow cardstock and a smaller stitched circle from Guava cardstock using the Circle Frames die set. I also cut a heart from orange cardstock but I added some shading to t with my Copics.

The sentiment is from a not yet revealed set called Heartfelt Wishes (coming soon), white heat embossed on a black banner from the Banner Trio die set.

I assembled the card using another image from the Sips and Stories set, which I popped up with 3D foam squares on the die cut circles along with the heart. I also used 3D foam tape to pop up the whole focal scene on the background, I just love the dimension!

I finished it off with glossy accents on the mug, hairband and the shoes of the girl an covered the heart with clear shimmer.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Sips & Stories” 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 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 enjoyed the first day of this exciting week and you will pop in again tomorrow for more Autumn fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Summer fun – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Here in Hungary summer is very hot and all I can think of is some water fun. So you can say that my mood and the weather inspired this cute friendship card. I used some stamps from the latest release and also some dies from older ones. Let me lead you through the process! 

First I stamped the images from the Hot Diggity Dog stamp set with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf and Jellyfish inks which are alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to add colour. I love black outlines but I also enjoy these lighter inks as they give a totally different look, almost like no-like colouring. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

To set the scene I blended Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on a piece of Heffy Doodle Cookie Monster cardstock with a blending brush. I made sure to get the colour darker on the edges, and added some diluted ink splatters along with some Inkon3 Pixie Dust (it is a liquid clear shimmer) so it looks like water sprinkles. When it was dry, I cut it down to A2 size with the biggest rectangle from Imperial Stitched Rectangles.

While I was at die cutting I also cut some grass from Hint of Mint cardstock using the Grassy Lass Borders and disressed them with Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough Disress oxide inks. I also cut a few Friend Heffy Cuts from the same green cardstock and a few Skinny frames from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. The sentiment I distressed the same way as I did on the grass, it gives an ombre look which I love so much!

I assembled the card as o the picture and stamped another 2 sentiments in blue from the Close at heart stamp set under the die cut word. I finished the card with a few iridescent gems and glossy accents on the collars, noses and the nosel of the garden hose.

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