Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, all new products will be available tomorrow (15/02). We have 2 new mini sets debuting today, Spring pile up and Puppy Pals. Who can resist?

CARD 1.

For my card I played with the background first: I wanted a very cheerful and colourful flower background. The new Bold Blooms stencil is absolutely fabulous. I used Distress Oxide inks directly on a top folding white notecard and a mini dauber to be able to add colours separately to each flower. Removing the stencil is always the fun part, I really like how it turned out!

Then I stamped and coloured the stacked animals using Copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating die. I love that the die set has an extra Happy Easter sentiment too (I used it on my card for Day 2).

I took a strip of kraft cardstock, stamped the sentiment with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and adhered a tiny bit of grassy border (Land border dies) on the bottom before gluing the coloured image. I matted it with Guava cardstock (Lawn Fawn) and adhered to the card base.

A bit of glossy accents on the eggs, noses and the beak of the chicken plus the usual black glaze pen on the eyes of the lamb finished off this cheerful card.

CARD 2.

For my second card I went in totally different colour direction: red-blue and black&white. It is so indifferent this way, perfect for both genders. I coloured the cute puppies with Copic markers and after die cutting them with the coordinating dies I adhered them to a white tag (Fancy Edges Tag die set).

While I was at die cutting I cut another tag from dark red cardstock and also an embellishing piece for the top of the tag from blue cardstock. The reinforcer is again red to match the twine i used.

The sentiment I stamped in black on the bottom of the tag and added the little heart above the heads of the puppies. I popped up the tag with 3D foam tape on a checked background paper which was cut to cover the front of an A2 sized card. I did not add any embellishments to this card, only a bit of glossy accents to the noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Spring Pile Up” or the “Puppy Pals” 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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –>you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the release week and the new goodies cheered you up. I would love to know which sets you liked the most and what will jump in your shopping carts tomorrow 🙂

Until next time, happy crafting and happy shopping!

Zsofi

Circus scene with a Bow die – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main blog today with a fun circus card featuring the Life is a circus stamps and dies along with the Extra Large Bow Die, which is perfect for creating a curtain too. Let me show you!

I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers. I went with primary colours this time to get a very cheerful result.

Then I created the background on an A2 sized white card base using Distress Oxide inks and masking paper. I sponged Black Soot first for the ground and to hold the sentiment. Then I added Scattered Straw for the stage and finished it with Tumbled Glass for the background.

Then the fun part: how to create the curtain with the Extra Large Bow die. I die cut the straight ribbon die 2 times form metallic red cardstock and the bow itself 2 times. I adhered the ribbons on the sides of my scene, then on top of that I added a bow die which I kept in one piece. The second bow die I cut in half and tucked it under the first bow from the two sides. Then I trimmed the edges and used a remaining curved piece to be the center part of the curtain.

I stamped the sentiment with black ink, and adhered the elephant and the ring master using liquid glue. Then I added a piece of twine and popped up the monkey with 3D foam squares. I embellished them with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents, added white details with a gel pen to the cheeks and emphasized the eyes and noses with a black glaze pen. After the scene was complete, I felt I need something to hold the curtains. Instead of a tiny bow I used the newly released Glossy hearts in gold.

I hope you like my little circus scene and I inspired you to look at your stand alone dies in a new way. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi




Happy Winter square cards with Pink and Main

Today i am on the Pink and Main blog with 2 pretty square cards featuring the Quilt Square 1 die and the Oh deer stamp set. I love to make winter cards, and this stamp set is one of my favourites.

I started with creating the quilt background: I cut the die from different pastel coloured cardstocks and puzzled them together on a scrap sheet of paper. I made 2 cards this time, but I could make so much more if I wanted to use all the little pieces. I find this building a background thing so relaxing and it looks amazing on its own with all the stitched details!

Then I stamped and coloured the deer and the fox from the stamp set. I used Copics in matching colours and I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

Before adhering the quilt panel to a white card square card base, i wrapped a 2 inches wide vellum strip around it. I used tape runner on the back side of my panel to avoid the adhesive showing through the vellum. I added the critters in the middle and stamped the sentiment on the vellum wrap using Staz-on black ink.

A bit of clear shimmer on the cloths, glossy accent on the noses and patterned and a few clear sequins finished these cute cards off.

I hope you got inspired and will try this amazing die yourself! The possibilities are endless. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Kitties in the snow – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my dears,

How is the weather at your place? It is really getting cold in Budapest, today is was below zero and it started to snow heavily. I am not a winter person, but i do like to play with my kids in the snow – if i can have a hot bath after or at least a hot tea to warm up 🙂

Today i am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with these cute kitties playing in the snow. Fits the weather perfectly.

I stamped and coloured the kitties from the Newton’s Holiday Mischief and Newton’s curious Christmas. I used Copic markers and then cut them out with their coordinating dies. While i was at it, i also die cut a stitched rectangle from patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and also from white cardstock. From the latter i created a snowbank with the Land Borders die.

It took me some time to find the perfect sentiment, but it was worth the effort. The Fireside friends is a cute smaller stamp set and had the sentiment i was looking for. I used black ink to stamp it on the snowbank.

After assembling the card and popping up the images with 3D foam squares, i decided to add a postage stamp mat to the scene. I used the die from the Frameworks die set (my most used die set i guess) and cut the mat from metallic red cardstock. I adhered the whole scene to a kraft card base.

The last step was finishing touches and embellishments. I added a bit of clear shimmer to the scarves and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses. A drop of glossy accent on the carrot and i also added mini black buttons to the snowman! I love how perfectly it fits!

I hope you liked my card and you will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy little hello

Hello Everyone,

It is raining since the 1st of September in Budapest, so it is not difficult at all to change from the summer crafting to the autumn one. Today I am showing you a sweet little greeting card featuring the Hedgehog hollow stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. They have just released coordinating dies for this set, which creates the perfect cut out. I love the rounded edges we get with coordinating dies!

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I started with applying white texture paste to the Falling leaves stencil onto a white top folding notecard. I removed the stencil quickly and washed it immediately under running warm water not to allow the paste to dry on the stencil.

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While my background was drying I stamped, coloured and die cut one of the images from the set and an extra little mushroom. I added some extra details with a black glaze pen and some glossy accents on the ladybug.

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I die cut a stitched scalloped border from the Sky borders die set from kraft cardstock. I cut a strip of red gingham patterned paper and a bit wider strip from dark red. I layered these on top of each other.

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I white heat embossed a sentiment on a black banner (Frames and flags die set) and layered it on the gingham paper. I adhered the images using liquid glue and 3D foam tape onto the stencilled background.

A little red twine on the top of the card finished it off. All products are available at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Sending you oceans of love

Hello Everyone,

I am back from a mini vacation with my kids and my parents, we had a gorgeous relaxing time together in a small city in East-Hungary. I feel so recharged and still fully in summer mood 😀

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Today I want to show you an ocean-themed card I made with Heffy Doodle products. I just simply adore their designs, so cute!

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I started with sponging very lightly Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Salty ocean, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint sketch. Then I placed the Bubble Waves stencil over it and went back with the same inks. Before removing it I sprayed Tsukineko Shimmer Mist all over for a subtle sparkle.

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I stamped and coloured the images from the Oceans of love stamp set using Copic markers. I added some dotted details too for a textured look. Using the coordinating dies I die cut them out.

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I also heat embossed a sentiment (from the same stamp set) in white on the stencilled background.

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I added a doubled up frame with double stitching (Poppy stamps). I created my ocean scene with adhering the coloured images with liquid glue. As a final touch I added some white gel pen dots to the cheeks, black glaze pen on their eyes and glossy accents on the stones and the star. A few iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia finished off this cheerful summer card.

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

Hope you like my card an will return soon for more fun!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year celebration – Day 3

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Hello Everyone,

It is day 3 of the reveals of the gorgeous July release at Newton’s  Nook Designs. Today there are 2 sets being in the spotlight:

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Shark frenzy

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As soon as I saw this stamp set I had in mind to change things up and after colouring the images, I cut it up to pieces. It was a hard decision, but the idea I had I mind was to let them peek through a port-hole from all angles.

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So I die cut a Porthole frame from Lawn Fawn from teal cardstock and started gluing the shark-pieces all around. When I was happy with it, I went over the edges with a black marker to look more finished. I used 3D foam tape to pop it up on a vellum circle and stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink in the middle.

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I chose a coordinating patterned paper as a background and adhered the shark frame. I embellished the little holes with silver pearls.

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Flamingo flock

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These amazing flamingos I stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss them. Then I used a couple of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in. The raised edges made it easy to stay in the lines.

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When it was all coloured, I took a stitched rectangle die and die cut the panel with it. I stamped the sentiment on a vellum strip with black Staz-on ink and wrapped it around the flamingo panel.

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I gave it a dark grey stitched mat and a thin yellow one too, to make it more dimensional, before I mounted it all on a white card base.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 a 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 July 19th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi