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

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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:

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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

You are fintastic

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a card I made for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32.

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I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth paper using Distress Inks: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans. I placed a Waves stencil from Newton’s Nook Design over it and went back with the same colours and also added Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Paste.

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Until it was drying I made the frame using the Bayou Backdrop die. I cut it 2 times from Bristol Smooth cardstock and on one of them I sponged Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I adhered them together for more dimension.

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Then I stamped the fish images from the Fintastic friends stamp set, coloured with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with white embossing powder.

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I assembled the card and arranged the fish on my little ocean scene. I used liquid glue and 3D foam tape to adhere the fish. I used  bit of glossy accents on their fins an stripes.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Summer Fun and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Fun in the sun.

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Hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

One of a kind – wood on cards

Hello Everyone,

I am here today to show you how you can use alternative materials also for cardmaking, like wood.

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I have recently got the Stephanie Low One of a Kind stamp and die set from Spellbinders. I love rubber stamps so much, they stamp so sharp and clean. I wanted to try to stamp on wood, and the balsa wood included in the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5 is light enough to be added to a card. I used my Misti for stamping (I had to remove the foam pad as rubber stamps are thicker than the clear ones), but I got beautiful impression for the first time already. I used Gina K Amalgam ink (my new favourite) and to make the black deeper, I repeated the stamping once more. I used Copic markers and a cautious dabbing motion to apply a bit of colour.

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I cut down the wood piece with my Tim Holtz trimmer. It makes the edge a bit ragged, but I love the look, it adds to the natural wood-feel. I made a black mat for it and die cut a Nestabilities Fleur de Lis rectangle from gold foiled cardstock. I mounted it all on a peach card base to match the flower.

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As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to some of the leaves and a golden mini pearl to the centre of the flower.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to try alternative materials on your cards. See you tomorrow with a fun home décor project I made for my craft corner.

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Hugs,

Zsofi

Beary good time – IPC#75

2017_BlogHeader_x2Hello Everyone,

It is Monday again, time for a new Inky Paws Challenge #75. The theme this time is Cute Animals.

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For my card today I used the recently released Papa bear stamp and die set. I stamped, coloured an die cut the images using Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers. I used Bristol Smooth cardstock as I find it helps the blending of the Zig markers. After die cutting them I added some white gel pen details, used a black glaze pen on their eyes and also some Tonic Nuvo Drops (walnut) on their noses for more dimension.

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Until they were drying I worked on the background. I started with sponging Squeezed Lemonade distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I took the Sunray stencil (MFT) and blended some Wild Honey and Mustard seed Distress inks. Before removing the stencil I sprayed Tsukineko Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkly effect.

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For the waves I blended Salty ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and spritzed them with water. I let it dry for 30sec and then I dabbed it off with a paper towel. I blended some more ink and spritzed again. When the panel was dry I die cut 3 waves with a Mama Elephant die set.

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I used 3D foam tape to assemble the scene as I wanted it to have a lot of dimension. The sentiment is from the Aloha Newton stamp set, stamped on the background with black ink.

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As a finishing touch I used some yellow jewels from Lucy’s Little Things and scattered them around the images.

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I hope you got inspired and will participate in this lovely Inky Paws Challenge #75. You have 2 weeks to link up your projects to be eligible for the prize: one random winner will get a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

Zsofi

Hello Sunshine

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share with you a really summery card inspired by the Seven Hills Crafts monthly challenge.

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I wanted to use my new goodies I received from SHC a week or so ago. I stamped and coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers the MFT Beach babe image. I used the coordinating dies to cut her out.

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Added some sparkle (Tonic Aqua shimmer pen) and shine (Glossy Accents), and used a black glaze pen on her eyes.

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Then I worked on the background on a stitched rectangle cut from Bristol Smooth paper. The inspirational photo really made me try to make a pink sandy beach. I used Distress Oxide inks and masking tape. For the water I tore the masking tape for an uneven edge and made sure that there is a tiny white gap between the sandy beach and the sea to look more realistic. I used the MFT Waves stencil to add the waves.

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For the sentiment I stamped Hello in black and adhered under it a die cut Sunshine. I cut it twice, once from white and once from pink glitter paper and layered them a bit offset for a shadow effect.

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I popped up the girl with 3D foam squares and hand drew some birds in the background. And my card is finished. I really love the pink-teal look.

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I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bright and Cheerful too.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you soon again.

Have a lovely weekend,

Zsofi