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

Love you a latte – Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guestie

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be back with my third coffee themed card as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month.

If you follow me, you know that I adore Lawn Fawn. Their whimsical designs cheer me up and I love how the different sets can be combined. This is what I did for today’s card too, I stamped images from the following sets: Love you a latte, Thanks a latte, Frosty fairy friends and So smooth.

Usually when I colour a scene I use a patterned paper pad as inspiration for the colour combos. This time it was Doodlebug Designs Winter Wonderland, and I chose a pretty striped paper to be the background of my scene.

I used Copic markers to add colour to the stamped images and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I arranged them on a piece of warm grey cardstock from Hero Arts which I cut down to be 3.25 inches wide.

I stamped a sentiment in black from the Love you a latte set and matted the panel with Peacock cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.

Only the finishing touches were remaining at this point: a little glossy accents on the fairies’ accessories and some clear shimmer on the snowflakes. I could not resist using a white gel pen to add some stripes to the scarf and some dots to the background.

I hope you like this cheerful love card which I think is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day too. Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next week with more coffee themed inspiration!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – 2020!

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that it is 2020 already, I need to practice writing it down. I feel it is going to be a special year, I am looking forward to all the changes it may bring in my life. I have some personal goals set and also crafting wise I have big ambitions to improve my colouring and photo-shooting skills and learn something new. I want to start making videos and teach the beauty of cardmaking. Super plans, right?

To celebrate the new year I created a simple critter card using two of my all time favourite brands: Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird. I stamped and coloured the bears and pines from the LF Winter Skies set and cut them out with the coordinting dies.

I took a Blue Violet cardstock piece and cut it down with the postage stamp die from Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. It is my all time fave! I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Hello Bluebird North Star set and splattered the panel with white acrylic paint.

I die cut a stitched hill from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and assembled the scene on a kraft card base. I popped up the bear with 3D foam squares and added stripes to their scarf with a white gel pen.

So simple yet so cute, isn’t it? I am wishing you all a wonderful new year with all your wishes coming true, full of happy moments and quality time with your loved ones! And heartfelt thanks for following me on my crafting journey, it means the world to me!

See you soon with more inspiration! Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

Merry mice – Lawnfawnatics 66

Hello Everyone,

I had a little crafty free time and made a card for the current Lawnfawnatics 66 challenge. I adore critters and when I got the latest Chibitronics set I had to ink up the cute mice from the Merry Mice stamp set and make a funny little scene.

I used my new Arteza coloured pencil set to colour them in, I really enjoyed how bright the colours are. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene, I cut the Stitched scalloped rectangle frames from Knit Picky paper and also from light blue. I chose a light pattern for the floor and my favourite colourful one for the background.

I assembled the scene and stamped the sentiment in red from the Winter wavy sayings set on fog cardstock and cut it out with the Fancy Wavy banners die. I adhered it to the scene and stamped another sentiment from the Ho-ho-holidays set. I embellished the banner with some extra baubles.

I used my clear shimmer pen on the presents and ornaments and added glossy accents too. Finally the eyes I emphasized with a black glaze pen.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics 66 challenge.

I hope you enjoyed this cute little scene card and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Boo – Happy Halloween – Lawnfawnatics #62

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with another Halloween cutie inspired by and made for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #62 – last minute as always. All stamps and dies are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with ink blending a spooky sky background: I used Bristol Smooth cardstock and Peacock Feathers and Black Sooth Distress inks. I spritzed it with water and added some Peacock Feathers, Black Sooth and White acrylic paint splatters for a textured feeling.

I also added Twisted Citron Distress ink on another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, die cut some grass with the Grassy Border and a Simple Grassy Hillside border. I added some Black Sooth Distress ink to the bottom to make it more fitting the mood.

Then I stamped a bunch of images from Booyah, Pick of the Patch and Happy Haunting sets,coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene I white heat embossed a sentiment from Pick of the patch on a thin strip of black cardstock and adhered them flat to the card.

I covered the cute ghosts with clear shimmer and added a bit of glossy accents to the roofs, stems and costumes to make them extra special.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #62 challenge just as well as to the Simon Says Stamp IG challenge and SSS Wednesday Challenge Halloween.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will return soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Awesome Autumn

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a Fall card I made keeping in mind all the fantastic Autumn themed challenges this week. All products used are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with stamping the images from the Happy Harvest stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colour theme was inspired by Pippichallenge3 (my favourite Hungarian crafty shop!).

Then I die cut some small stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn cardstock scraps in matching colours: Schoolhouse, Raspberry and Peacock.

The sentiment is a die cut too.

Assembling the card was easy, his time I adhered everything flat on a piece of light grey cardstock and a pretty patterned paper from the Fall Fling paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems,beaks and the scarecrow itself. A little bit of twine I wrapped around the card on the top as embellishment.

I willlink this up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge 61 (Awesome Autumn), to the Pippichallenge 3, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and to the SSS IG Challenge.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will come back for another Lawn Fawn cutie tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Beautiful beach – Lawnfawnatics #56

Hello Everyone,

I am so busy crafting nowadays and I cannot wait to show you all I was working on! Until the time comes, I want to show you the card I made for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56: Beautiful beaches.

I love the pictures we see in catalogs with many umbrellas on the sandy beach with the turqoise sea in the background. This picture in my head inspired the card I made for the challenge.

I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the horizon with purple masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass Distress Oxide for the sky. I kept the colours stronger on the top and lighter towards the masked area.

Then I changed the mask and sponged Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, I placed a piece of typing paper on the bottom of the card where the sand would be and sprayed the sea part with Avery Elle Shimmer spray. I love the subtle sparkle and texture it gives.

The last part was to sponge some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxides for the sand. I kept the colours very light towards the sea for a realistic look. I covered the sea and the sky parts with typing paper and added some diluted distress oxide splatters using the same colours. I also splattered some white acrylic paint for even more texture.

When it was all dry, I die cut a Cross Stitched rectangle in the middle and matted the die cut part with a slighty bigger white cardstock. I have stamped the sentiment in black from the On the beach stamp set on the sky.

It was time to stamp and colour the elements for the scene: I used the On the beach set and used Copics to add colour. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene, i added some glossy accents and white gel pen highlights, and finished the card with a snow marker to create the waves on the shore, I just dabbed some and heated it with my heat gun until it puffed up. Isn’t it cool?

I will link this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Life on the ocean waves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another cute one. Next week is going to be super busy here on my blog, so subsrcibe if you do not want to miss any of the new projects! You can also follow me on Instagram. Thanks for your support!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Happy summer – ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

We are back from a mini holiday in Austria, which was breathtaking and so relaxing. It is a “definitely need to visit again” type of place, despite the long drive. I was so busy before the trip that I had no time to play along the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #55 (Mood board and colour inspiration) and the new Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge: summer time fun.

Yesterday night I squeezed in some colouring time and today morning I finished this cutie:

I started with die cutting the Tropical Backdrop die from Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured it with my Copics.

I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and created a sunset background using Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks.

On a leftover piece I also blended Mermaid lagoon Distress Oxide, added some water splatters and sprayed it with Avery Elle Clear shimmer mist for a subtle sparkle. When it was dry, I die cut it with the new Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die. While I was die cutting, I also cut the sentiment from black cardstock with the Happy Summer line border die.

For the stamped images I used an older set called Life is good (one of my all time favourites), I colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene, I framed it all with a white Stitched frame so it looks like a picture to hang on the wall. Could be a nice summer home decor too. I stamped a few birds from the same stamp set with black ink, added some glossy accents to the sea critters and my card was finished.

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

I hope you liked today’s card and will be back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi