Spring Smiles – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

As promised yesterday, I am back with a simple scene card which surely will bring a smile to your face. I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping the images from Baa and Spring Pile up. I love that the different sets can be combined, these sheep are adorable and shout Spring. I used Copic markers to colour them and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple background this time so I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock: I added Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn with a blending brush. I used a very light hand and did not blend the colours together. I also added black and white splatters and also diluted a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for some blue sprinkles. It is the easiest way for me to get a pretty textured sky.

When it was all dry I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags. I adhered it to a kraft card base and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I also added a few flowers in the background using liquid glue.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from Spring Pile Up on a black banner which I die cut with a die from Frames and Flags.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the hooves, eggs and flower centres.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring card and you will come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Hello Friend – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I have a simple but very Springy card for you today, made for the Lawn Fawnatics Card Swap. As my recipient should have the card already, I thought I show you how I made it.

I stamped and coloured the images from the Some bunny sets using Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I stamped faces on some of the flowers, which I planned to put in the first raw.

To assemble the scene I needed a small Stitched Rectangle from white cardstock. I cut another one from Cilantro cardstock and used the Meadow border die to cut the grass out of it. I put the scene together using 3D foam squares under the bunnies.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Hello die 3 times from Guava cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. I stamped a sentiment under the die cut and matted the little scene with Sunflower cardtsock. For the background I used a pretty patterned paper from the Spring Fling Petite Paper Pad.

I finished the card with clear shimmer and glossy accents on the flower centres. Simple but cute, isn’t it? It made me happy to put it together.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Lawn Fawn inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another fun Spring card.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We continue the Spring theme with a beautiful floral set called Daffodils and our favourite kitties having a rainy day on Newton’s Rainy Day Trio . They both come with coordinating dies.

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

For my card I stamped and coloured the Daffodils with Copics and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I love that it cuts those little holes too, in between the stems and flowers. I also cut another black shadow with the coordinating die and adhered it under the coloured one just a little bit offset so it shows as real shadow. It also adds instant dimension to my flowers.

I die cut a stitched circle from patterned paper using the Circle Frames dies and a slightly bigger green circle with some nesting circle dies from Pink and Main. While I was at die cutting I also cut a purple banner with a Banner Trio die and a scalloped white rectangle with a die from Frames and Flags.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on the banner and created a tone-on-tone textured backgrund using the new Basketweave stencil on the white panel with Texture Paste. I masked off the scalloped edges with Purple Tape but it is not necessary, I just like the way it looks.

After assembling the card as on the picture, I realized that I wanted another sentiment. Therefore I stamped the other one on a pastel yellow circle die cut and tucked it under the flowers. I finished it off with drops of glossy accents on the flower centers and the body of the butterfly.

CARD 2

As always I stamped and coloured the kitties from Newton’s Rainy Day Trio using Copic markers. I went with bright colours, it always cheers me up! I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To set the scene I created an inkblended background using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. Then Using the Raindrops stencil I added the rain: I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides for a gradient look. After removing the stencil I added some diluted ink splatters and sprinkled it all with pearlised water. It gives a subtle shimmer which I love!

I also cut some grass with the Land border dies from white cardstock and added Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides. I assembled the scene and matted it all with a white postage edge rectangle (Framework).

The sentiment is stamped directly on the background and I added die cut letters in a funky way using the Essential alphabet dies and blue glitter cardstock. I stamped a few music notes in grey and covered the rainboots with glossy accents. This time I used a light grey card base, I think I will need to do this more often in the future.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” 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 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 the whole week with me, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready! Let me know in the comments which is your favourite set this month!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs February Release reveals and today our team is showcasing the Hoppy Greetins stamp set and a tiny but oh-so-funny Hare mail stamp set. Both have matching dies, so you do not need to fussy cut!

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Hoppy Greetings stamp set using my Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have extra eggs and flowers to build a scene. I also heat embossed one of the sentiments on the sign the bunny is holding, I love the look so much!

To create the focal panel I die cut the stitched rounded rectangle from blue, green and white cardstocks using the die from Frames and Flags. Then I cut the grass from the green one with a Land Border die and the clouds from the white one with the Sky border dies. I assembled the scene and backed the panel with a slightly bigger yellow rectangle before adhering it to a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebig Designs)

I wanted an extra sentiment which I foud in the Spring Pile Up coordinating dies set: I cut the Happy Easter 3 times from pink cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. It gives a lovely dimensionl look, just like it was chipboard.

I finished the card with a bit of glossy accents on the eggs and the flower centers.

CARD 2

For my secon card I stamped and coloured the cute bunny in the envelope from Hare Mail 6 times and coloured them in rainbow colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I had a slimline card idea in mind so I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from natural cardstock and the frame from Slimline Frames and Windows from white cardstock. On the inner squares I stamped the Hare mail stamp with a light brown ink 3 times and distressed the panels with blending in some Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink on each.

After assembling the card on a slimline 3,5*8,5 inches card base I added a die cut sentiment on the top: I used the Essential Alphabet dies to cut Sending from glitter cardstock and stamped Hare mail under it in black.

Strange but I did not use any embellishments on this card apart from a teeny tiny drop of glossy accents on the noses to make them shiny.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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 reveals and you will check back tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Flying by to say hi – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a cute weather themed card which I made for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #94 What’s the weather. We have really strong wind and extreme chill (compared to the average winter in Hungary which is rather mild usually) in the last few days and it totally inspired me to make a windy scene. I used a bunch of stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn to create this cutie.

I have the Stitched kite die for a long time and I used it only once. As soon as I saw the theme for the challenge I imagined a scene with flying kites on a windy day pulling a bunch of critters with them. So I stamped a few animals from Really High Five, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the Stitched kite elements: the base from Audrey Blue cardstock, the frame from Peacock cardstock and the strings from dark grey cardstock. I also cut some grass using the Meadpow border dies and for the background I used the Stitched Windy Backdrop die on a light blue cardstock.

To make the scene more Springy I added a couple of clouds too which I cut with the Stitched Puffy Clouds and frames die set. I assembled the scene and added a bit of shading with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. It adds a lot to the scene in my opinion.

After I popped up each critter with 3D foam squares I white heat embossed the sentiments from Really High Five on very thin black cardstock strips and mounted them over the kites. I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses to make them shiny.

I will upload this project to the above mentioned Lawnfawnatics Challenge #94.

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

See you,

Zsofi

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