If friends were flowers – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes when I am not making a scene card, I love to get inspired looking at sketches. Today’s card was fully inspired by an older sketch from the Inky Paws Challenges of Newton’s Nook Designs. It is worth to check it out, they have themes and colour challenges too!

I started with colouring the cat in a bed of flowers from Newton’s Flower Garden. I fussy cut it out, used a clear shimmer pen on the flowers and added a drop of glossy accents in the flower centers.

I cut a rounded stitched rectangle from patterned paper using the Frames squared die set and also 2 scalloped borders from yellow cardstock with the Sky borders dies.

I needed some strips of colourful cardstocks for the sketch and I die cut a pink banner too.

I assembled the card on a kraft cardbase and popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares. I still needed a sentiment, which I decided to stamp on a stithced white circle. I also added a small flower as embellishment to it.

I wish you got inspired to look at older sketches too an create some colourful cards. I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Inky Paws Challenge
Newton

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 4

We have reached the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release reveals. Kitty lovers, have no fear, there is new release without our favourite cat! Newton’s flower garden is a super cute Spring set, coming with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 22nd May, 2020.

For my card I stamped the kittens on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers. I used scissors to cut them out together with all the little accessories.

I wanted to create a cute Spring scene, and I chose a pretty patterned paper from the French Kiss Doodlebug Designs paper pad to be the background. I die cut a piece of vellum with the postage stamp die from Frameworks and added grass with a Land border die. I also used the Sky scene builder set to cut the sun and clouds.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the sun so it could be part of the scene.

I assembled the scene on the vellum first so I could hide the adhesive behind the images while adhering the panel to the patterned paper. In this way nothing shows through.

I finished the design with drops of glossy accents in the flower centers, butterflies and kitty noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s FLower garden”  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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week full of new product reveals and inspiration. Now it is time to write your shopping list! 😉 If you enjoy my style of cardmaking, please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram where I share my happy cards. Your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the sneak peeks at Newton’s Nook Designs’ May Release. Today the Design Team shows you the beautiful and elegant Hummingbird stamp and die set in action.

All new products will be available on 22nd May, 2020.

For my card today I stamped the all the images from the Hummingbird stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. When I was done, I fussy cut them out.

I created a Distress Oxide ink background using Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. Then I laid the Clouds stencil over the panel and added Ranger Distress Crackle paste with a stencil pal. After drying it cracks, I love this paste! To make it more distressed, I went back with the same colours over the clouds. Looks so pretty in my opinion.

When it was all done and dry, I cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. I also cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land border die.

The sentiment I stamped on a white cardstock strip and cut one edge down with the scalloped rectangle die. I popped it up on the scene with 3D foam squares and embellished it with a tiny yellow stamped flower.

After I popped up the hummingbird with dimensional adhesive, I added some details with a Sakura Star Dust pen for some sparkle and emphasized the eyes and flower stamens with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hummingbird”  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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and will pop in tomorrow for some kitty fun 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Floral corners – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here with you today with a paper pieced floral card I made for Pink and Main. In the time of quarantine, it is so relaxing to spend time with playing puzzles. What is better than that is combining puzzles with crafting.

I die cut the Floral corners from green sparkle sheet first and another piece from white cardstock. The white one I left in the die and with the help of Press’n Seal I kept the small pieces in their places and used a couple of Copic markers to add colour to them.

On a white top folding notecard I sponged a bit of Tumbled glass Distress ink over the Petite petals stencil. Then using liquid glue I added the green floral outline and filled the inside with the coloured pieces. It took a while but I love playing puzzles. It was so relaxing.

I finished the card with a black sentiment from the Spring sentiments set.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and it cheered you up a little.

Hugs,

Zsofi

You were meant to stand out! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a sneak peek at a fun new stamp set coming on the 20th March from Pink and Main. Meerkats is so versatile and unique! And it has lovely sentiments!

I started with stamping one of the meerkats in the middle of an A2 sized piece of white cardstock. I used my stamp positioner and moved the paper slightly to one direction so I could stamp the meerkat once more. I repeated it till the panel was full of this cute critter. Then I used my Copics to add colour to them. I chose warm grey markers for most, and coloured one of them purple. I stamped the sentiment above it and cut an inch off the top.

I also cut an inch wide strip of patterned paper (Frosty paper pad) and adhered both panels to a top folding note card. I added a thin strip of purple Sparkle sheet under the meerkats.

I finished it off with adding glossy accents to their noses and emphasized their eyes with a black glaze pen. In the middle I also added a dot with a white gel pen.

I really like the message of this card with the Corona virus threat around us. Our lives are going to be so different for a couple of months and we really need to be disciplined and stay at home as much as possible. Even if others don’t. Because this is how we can save others and protect ourselves. Take care and craft more. Hugs to all of you,

Zsofi

Retiring Feature Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring selected designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from the retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

CARD 1

Hedgehog Hollow is one of my favourite sets among the retiring one. It is also because both my kids were in the Hedgehog group in KG, so these cuties are close to my heart.

I started with stamping the images coloured them with alcohol markers. Then I used the Hedgehog Hollow Die Set to cut them out.

To set the scene I used the Frames Squared Die Set to create a scallop edged square from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the scallop part before ink blending Salty ocean Distress ink with a big blending brush. I added grass using the Land Borders Die Set along the bottom edge.

To make the scene complete I added the sun and clouds using the Sky Scene Builders Die Set. The sentiment perfectly fits under the clouds, so it was easy to incorporate it in the scene.

I adhered the panel to a top folding square kraft notecard (4.25×4.25 inches) and finished it off with yellow twine.

Of course I had to add clear shimmer to the sun and glossy accents to the ladybugs, the nose of the hedgies and the decoration on the cup.

CARD 2

For my second card I decided to feature a set I have never used before: Wedding Frills. It has beautiful lacy images, perfect for weddings!

I started with embossing the pretty medallion image with rose gold embossing powder and added the “happily ever after” sentiment in the center. As I did not have the coordinating die I fussy cut the image but I really need to get the dies to make my life easier 🙂

For the background I embossed the lacy floral stamp from the same set in white 2 times and sponged Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress inks over it. I also added Picked raspberry ink and rose gold paint splatters for the texture. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down and matted it with dark pink cardstock.

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares and added some gold jewels to the background.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more. Meanwhile don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

Stay safe,

Zsofi

I love you, sunshine! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As we are all waiting for Spring to arrive and need to be distracted from real life problems, I brought you some cheerful ducks today. This jolly little card mixes some older stamps with newly released stencils and dies.  Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the ducks, the puddle and the umbrella from the      Quack me up stamp set with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I also stamped some clouds with Lawn Fawn River Rock ink which is alcohol marker friendly. And the sun with a yellow toned one from Gina K Designs. Then I used my grey and yellow Copics to bring these images to life. I love how soft it looks with the colourful outline! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

While I was die cutting, I also cut two Skinny circle frames: a bigger one from Blueberry Bliss and a smaller one from Cookie Monster cardstock. I made sure that the smaller one is the perfect size coordinating with the Circle maskerade stencil which I wanted to use for the background.

I placed the Circle maskerade stencil on a white Imperial Stitched Rectangle using the engraved guide to center it. It is so easy! I used Heffy Memo tape to secure it temporarely to my cardstock. Then with a big blending brush I lightly sponged some Salty Ocean Distress ink. Without removing the masking stencil I layered the Cloudy sky stencil over it and gently created the cloud layers with Faded Jeans Distress ink.

I adhered the two circle frames around the sky and popped up the images. I also added a few Raining rhinestones from Trinity stamps as raindrops and covered the umbrella with glossy accents. I made the puddle sparkly with a clear shimmer pen.

At this point only the sentiment was missing. I die cut the “I love you sentiment” from the 2 blue shades of cardstock and stamped the word Sunshine under it from the Quack me up stamp set using yellow ink. I did not want to cut apart my stamps – I am always scared to do that – so I simply masked off the “unnecessary part” with masking tape, inked up the stamp, removed the mask and stamped it on the card. I love custom sentiments so much!

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