Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy that my favourite event, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on! I love to make coffee themed cards and I was looking for this inspiration week so much!

This is my first card for the hop, created with Lawn Fawn goodies.

I started with the new Outside Stitched Mug die and cut it from teal cardstock. I ued Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink on the edges to add some shading. Then using the new Snowflake Trio stencil and Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel I added a sparkly pattern to the mug.

I chose a couple of the Stitched Snowflakes dies to cut from Peacock cardstock and white glitter cardstock. I also die cu the Sweet die 3 times, stuck them together and added an ombre effect with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

For the background I chose a plaid pattern from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad, shaded the edges with the same ink and assembled the card as on the picture. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the mug.

I decided to have an additional sentiment which is from the Simply Summer Sentiments set which I white heat embossed on dark grey cardstock. I used an Everday Sentiment Banner die to cut it out and popped it up with 3D foam squares. In this way the Sweet sentiment I could adhere on top of the mug and got some support from the banner too. So dimensional, I love it!

I wish you like my first coffee card, stay tuned for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Halloween – Home decor

Hello Everyone,

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate and wishing you a fun filled day to all who don’t. I have a cute home decor project as my last one for this year with Halloween theme, created with goodies mostly from Lawn Fawn. Get ready for a picture heavy post!

I started with stamping the images from Fox Costumes Before ‘n After. I used Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

For the background I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock which was the size of the frame and applied Spiced Marmelade Distress Oxide ink with the Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main. Then I laid the Cloud stencil from Heffy Doodle over it and added Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink. I finished it off with some diluted ink splatters and also added some white and black ones too.

For the castle I used the Lawn Fawn Brick stencil on Fog cardstock and using the Build-a-Castle die set I created the castle as shown on the pic. Some parts I cut from dark grey cardstock. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Spooky fence border, the Land border and a grassy hillside border all from black cardstock. For colour variation I sponged some white pigment ink on some of the layers before assembling the scene.

I popped up some of the images with 3D foam squares and some I adhered flat. I emphasized some details with glossy accents.

The sentiment is simply white heat embossed on thin strips of black cardstock.

It was my last card for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It was a month long event with some other crafty girls to shared Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

Although Halloween is over here on my blog, I am gonna share more Fall and mostly Holiday craft ideas with you regularly, so make sure to subscribe not to miss any of my posts. I truly appreciate you support, thank you!

See you,

Zsofi

Halloween Ghost – MFT

Hello Everyone,

I know, Halloween is almost here but I could not help making another fun – and this time interactive – inspiration for you. I combined MFT stamps stencils and dies with a fun sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.

I started with the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink with the Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main. I believe it is the best tool ever: so quick and smooth to cover a entire card panel. I spritzed it with a bit of water for a more distressed look and dried it with my heat tool. Then I laid the MFT Wonky Dots stencil over i and applied Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I added some purple, black and white splatters, dried them and spritzed the whole panel with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. It gave such a nice and subtle sparkle, lovely! I cut it down with the largest from the SSS Stitched Rectangle die set. I gave it a black mat before adhering it to a white card base.

I die cut the little ghost from MFT Hey Ghoul from white cardstock, added a little black scrap piece of paper to the back so the eyes and mouth shows black and copic coloured the little cheeks. I popped it up on the background with an action wobbler so it moves!

For the sentiment I die cut the SSS Outline Halloween die from Lime Green and black sparkle cardstocks and backed it with a vellum shadow. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from a Lawn Fawn set.

I hope you enjoyed this last minute Halloween cutie and make sure to come back tomorrow for my last Halloween project this year. To tease you a bit, it is gonna be a super cute home decor with Lawn Fawn 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Squirrels’ party – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I last played along the Lawnfawnatics Challenges and the same with Simon Says Stamp IG challenges. I felt it was high time for some crafty fun and as the theme is Fall on both, I used my brand new squirrels from Lawn Fawn’s latest release.

I stamped the little cuties from Let’s go nuts, the branch from a retired set called Home sweet home. I used a brown hybrid ink from Scrapbook.com, which is Copic marker friendly. Then I used different brown shades to colour them and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the different pieces of the Acorn house from kraft and brown cardstock, and some accessories from the new metallic gold cardstock.

The smaller leave from the set I cut from coloured cardstock scraps several times. For the grass I used a grassy border die.

For the background of my scene I chose a cloudy patterned paper from the new Into the woods remix paper pad. I assembled the scene using liquid glue and 3D foam squares to add dimension. The sentiments I white heat embossed on thin brown cardstock strips. I used the same cardstock to add a thin mat around my scene.

I finished it off with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and made the acorn hats shiny with glossy accents. Such a cheerful scene, don’t you think? Will be a perfect gift for my daughter’s friend, who is turning 10 soon.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #86 and the SSSIG Challenge Fall theme too.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Dream Home Decor – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a cute little home decor I created for my kids’ room using several Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

I stamped and coloured a ton of little images from Fairy friends, Gleeful gardens sets using my Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut the elements from the Mushroom house builder: the trunk I cut from woodgrain cardstock as I love the texture. The hat of the mushroom is from a special velvet cardstock, I love the touch of it, so unique!

I also used some grassy hillside borders and an older scene building set for the sun and the clouds (Spring showers).

When I had all the elements cut out, I assembled a scene on a 6×6 inch patterned paper from the Hello Sunshine Remix collection. Some elements I popped up with 3D foam squares.

I finished the scene with die cut letters using the Stitched Alphabets dies. I chose rainbow colours of course 😀

I put it all in an Ikea frame and voliá! Now I just want to make more of these frames and decorate every room. Isn’t it cute?

This is my entry for the current Lawnfawnatics challenge #78 Create a scene.

I hope you enjoyed my home decor project and I inspired you to create your own. Come back tomorrow for some new release sneak peeks of Newton’s Nook Designs June release. It is gonna be a fun week!

See you,

Zsofi

Marshmallows & cocoa – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last card for this year’s Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I have so many adorable Lawn Fawn sets that I simply had to make a springy card with them.

I combined several sets to create my scene: Party Panda, Fairy friends. Gleeful Gardens, Holiday helpers and Thanks a latte. I stamped the images on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured all the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Stitched cloudy backdrop die on a patterned paper from Watercolour wishes. I also cut grass with the grassy hillside border die and created a white frame for the scene using a Stitched rectangle frames die.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin stripe of black cardstock and adhered it to the frame from inside.

When assembling the scene I used liquid glue and 3D foam squares to get dimension. I love to layer my scenes, it is so fun!

For the background I chose a matching patterned paper from Perfectly plaid. A few clear sequins, googly eyes and a bit of clear shimmer on the flowers finished it off. I also added glossy accents to the mug and the nose of the panda.

I hope you enjoyed my coffee themed cards this week and you will keep checking back for more fun projects! I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Wishing you a hoppy Easter!

Hello Everyone,

Did I tell you how much I love card sketches when designing a card? I love card challenges where there is a given sketch, it makes me think out of my comfort zone. The Lawnfawnatics Challenge #74 is an exciting one, and being Easter weekend I could not let it go without a funny bunny card.

I started with colouring the images from the Happy Easter set with my Copic markers (you might have sen this a few days ago on my Instagram) and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

For the sketch I used the Inside out scalloped circle stackables and cut 4 of them from white cardstock. I used the grassy hillside borders to cut some grass and used the same scaloped circle dies to make them the right shape.

While I was die cutting I cut the beautiful Fancy lace background die from kraft cardstock and adhered it with spray adhesive to a white top folding note card. I popped up the 4 circles and arranged the little scenes on them. I love those bunnies!

The sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it. Then I adhered it to a wavy banner cut from vellum. So special, isn’t it?

I used a bit of clear shimmer on the eggs and tulips and added drops of glossy accents on the beaks and egg decoration.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics #74 Skech challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I wish you liked my card today! Let me wish you all who celebrate, a very happy, relaxing and healthy Easter!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Hippo birdie to you!

Hello Everyone,

I brought a very cute and cheerful birthday card today to make you smile! It was created for the current Lawnfawnaticcs Challenge #73 – Birthday.

I am sure you all have a favourite stamp set which inspires you all the time you look at it. For me the mini Lawn Fawn Year Four set is one like that. That hippo is so chubby and adorable and his little birdie pal always bring a smile to my face. This time I paired them with few more critters from Year Two and Elphie Selfie. All images I coloured with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To create the scene I die cut the Peekaboo Backdrop from yellow cardstock and popped it up on a piece of patterned paper from Hello Sunshine Remix paper pad.

I also cut some grassy borders from green cardstock and used the little flags die from an older set called Stitched journaling to make a banner from pastel colours.

I popped up the critters with 3D foam squares. I took some time to arragne the scene, I really enjoy this part of cardmaking. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock and adhered it to the frame.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the balloons and covered the beaks, flower centers and candles with glossy accents.

I will also upload this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Happy Birthday and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spring Mood Board.

I hope this cute little card made you smile and cheered you up. If so, it makes my day. See you soon with more fun projects!

Be safe,

Zsofi

Friends are flowers – Lawnfawnatics #71

Hello Everyone,

I had this idea playing in my head for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #71 and I am super happy that I found some extra crafting time to make it.

I admit I am a hoarder. I love mini things and have a bunch of mini buttons from Doodlebug Designs. This is what I brought back on my card:

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the following sets: Some bunny, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Gleeful Gardens. I used Copic markers, all warm tones and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I took a piece of Watercolor Wishes paper in blue shade and made my Stitched Cloud Backdrop from that. From a green piece I cut two Grassy Hillside Borders and stamped a sentiment on the smaller one with black ink.

While I was die cutting I cut the different elements of the Little Flowers die set from coloured cardstock. I am so happy I found scraps which match my green and yellow Copics! Little pleasures 🙂 I assembled the pot, tied some green twine around it and added 3 tiny bottons as the flower centers.

Next I die cut the word Friends from white cardstock 2 times using the Cole’s ABCs and once more from glossy white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I used my black glaze pen on the eyes and added drops of glossy accents to the noses and beaks. Also cover the handle of the shovel and the watering can with clear gloss to make it shiny.

I hope you like my cheerfuly sweet friendship card and got inspired. If you like my post, make sure to sign up to my blog not to miss any in the future! Thank you and have a lovely day!

Zsofi

Sending love ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello dears,

I was supposed to post this 2 days ago but my kiddos were a bit sick, so I was playing nurse. It was lovely to cuddle up on the couch and read fairy tales. Back to my card… it is quite clean and simple, but I was longing to use those little birds from Lawn Fawn’s Stud Puffin set.

I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Guava cardstock and cut it out with a thin banner die.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Quilted backdrop die from white cardstock and backed it with a rainbow striped patterned paper from the Really Rainbow collection. I used the stitched strip die from Picket Fence to cut some strips as decoration from the same paper.

I also cut a Lacey heart from black cardstock and an Outside in stitched heart from light blue and stacked them together.

I assembled the card and popped up the sentiments and the birds with 3D foam squares. I covered the beaks, legs and the hearts with glossy accents to make them shine and used a black gel pen on the eyes to emphasize them a bit more. So cute!

I will upload this to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #70 Lots of love.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check back next week for the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Starts on Monday, 17/02!

Hugs,

Zsofi