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

For you, Valentine!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series over at Heffy Doodle. I love to mix stamp sets when creatin a scene, and as soon as I saw the new Purrfect Day stamp set I knew I would mix them with the dogs and mice from previous releases!

First I stamped the critters from Purrfect Day, Yappy Happy Mail and Hello Squeakheart. Then I used my Copics to colour them, I kept the colours quite neutral for the animals and added shades of pink to the accessories. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

For my scene I needed a simple pink background, I chose a watercolour wash patterned paper for this. I cut a thin strip of dark grey cardstock to serve as floor and asssembled the scene. I kept playing for a while until I foun the right place for all those cuties, but I love how it turned out.

So funny how they are trying to surprise each other with something. My favourite is the flying dog!

The sentiment I die cut from pink glitter cardstock using the Valentine Heffy cut. Around it I stamped the rest of the sentiment using the More classic sentiments set and grey ink. I love how you can create your own sentiments just by mixing die cuts with stamps. So versatile!

I finished the scene with a skinny kraft frame which I cut with the biggest of the Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames die set. It makes it complete.

I emphasized some details with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the noses and eyes to make them shiny. A little white gel pen dots on the cheeks and my card is finished!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share with you my projects for the 6th annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop organised by the awesome Newton’s Nook Designs. As Valentine’s Day is so close, I brought you a couple of ideas how to wrap chocolate in a cute way. Let’s dive in! But make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

For all my project I used the Tides of love stamp set and coordinating dies and the Bokeh hearts stencil from the latest release.

Chocolate bar wrap

My daughter loves to get some small chocolate bars in her lunch box on special days. The idea here is to create your own wrap for a small bar with a cute critter and a fun sentiment.

I used coloured copy paper for these. The dark brown measures 2,75×4,5 inches and I used the Scalloped rectangle die to decorate the edge of it. Then I added a pink strip which I stencilled with the Bokeh hearts stencil and pink Distress Oxide inks. This one measures 2,5*4,5 inches. I wrapped it around and embellished it with critters from Tides of Love.

The sentiments I stamped in small Speech bubbles.

Lollipop banner

I don’t like candies but once in a while I allow my son to have one. Wouldn’t it be cute to give away a couple of these for Valentine’s Day as a class treat?

So easy to make: I created banners from dark brown cardstock with the help of a banner die from Frames and Flags, added a heat embossed sentiment and adhered a cute die cut fish.

Of course I had to embellish those with glossy accents.

Choco bag

Perfect for smaller chocolate kisses. I arranged them in aplastic bag and created a topper using a Scalloped rectangle die.

I used the same stencil to add colour to the pink part, adhered the Copic coloured whale and simply stamped the setiment in brown.

Chocolate fingers holder

This one was the most complicated out of today’s projects. I used the rounded stitched rectangle from Frames and flags as the base, and heat embossed the sentiment on the top of it.

Then I added a wrap to it which holds the choco bars in place using a stitched scallop rectangle die and the layering hearts stencil again. That cute octopus is the perfect match for it, don’t you think?

Giveaway

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners! 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 Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.

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 wish you enjoyed my ideas for this special event. If you are curious what I created last year, click here. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Hugs,

Zsofi

A scent-sational trio of cards – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a cute card set I created for the Pink and Main blog for the approaching Valentine’s Day. As I am still waiting for my Design Team package to arrive (I hate the Hungarian Post) I used a really sweet older stamp set – which is on sale by the way!

I stamped and coloured the images from the Scentsational stamp set using Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I love these cute skunks so much and the design I had in mind did not allow me to use them all in one card therefore I made 3 cards!

While I was at die cutting I cut 3 times the Eyelet Cover die from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them to white top folding card bases.

I also cut a stitched circle from grey cardstock and from green,and ran the latter through again the Big Shot machine with a grassy border die. I assembled the scenes and stamped a sentiment on each with black ink.

I matted the circles with dark red scalloped circles and cut half inch strips from coloured cardstocks. I layered them under each other in the middle of each cardbase and popped up the focal panels with 3D foam squares.

I added a bit of shimmer to the flower and ribbons and covered the ladybugs with glossy accents. I added these shiny dots to the mushrooms too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs January Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the January release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We saved the best for last: 2 smaller sets with our favourite kitty. All new products will be available tomorrow, on 24th January.

CARD 1

For my first card I started with the background: I always wanted to try Distress Oxide inks over coloured cardstock, so I used the Bokeh Hearts stencil Layer 1 with Warm Lipstick and Layer 2 with Candied Apple over kraft cardstock. I love that these stencils have engraved guides how to layer them on top of each other. So smart!

Then I stamped, coloured and die cut the kitty, flowers and hearts from the Newton’s Valentine set. I made extras as embellishments as usual. I used Copic markers to add colour.

To create a scene I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle using the Frames and Flags die set from vellum as I did not want to cover the pretty stenciled background totally. I cut a grassy border from green cardstock and assembled the scene.

I die cut the stenciled panel with the scalloped rectangle from the same die set and hiding the liquid adhesive behind the die cut critters I layered the vellum over this.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark brown banner (Frames and flags) and added it to the scene.

I used a ton of shimmer on the hearts and covered the smaller ones with glossy accents. I also added glossy accents to the middle of the flowers and the nose of the kitty.

CARD 2

I believe the Newton’s Crafty Cardio is hilarious! Made me laugh big time when I first saw it! So funny!

I stamped the main image and a lot of the little accessories on white cardstock, coloured them with Copic markers using a rainbow of colours and cut everything with the coordinating dies.

On a grey rounded rectangle I popped up the crafty kitty and arranged the accessories at random everywhere. It reminds me of myself while crafting, i make a huge mess in a second 😀

The sentiment I stamped on white cardstock with teal ink and cut it out with a speech bubble die. I used 3D foam squares to adhere it above the crafting kitty.

I matted the panel with pink cardstock and added it to a white top folding card base after adorning it with strips of rainbow patterned paper (Lawn Fawn).

I added clear shimmer and glossy accents to the images and my card was all done!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newtons Crafty Cardio” or the “Newton’s Valentine” 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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

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 the sneak peeks’ week! Thanks so much for all the love shared during these days, hope you all have your wish lists ready! Shopping starts tomorrow, yay!

See you soon,

Zsofi

My significant otter – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post today, if you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release Day 3 post, just click here.

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series over at Heffy Doodle. For this cheerful love card, I chose to feature the newly released Otter side stamp set paired with some old and new stencils. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the otters with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf ink which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my brown Copics to bring these cuties alive. I love how soft it looks with the brown outline! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Almost all otters have a cut-line around their paws, so it is so easy to tuck something in there!

For the background I masked off the upper third of an A2 sized white cardstock with Heffy Doodle Memo tape and used a blending brush to add Salty Ocean and Blueprint sketch Distress Oxide inks in a light layer. Then I laid the new Wave to me stencil over it and went back with the same colours just with heavier hands. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiments in black and in Honey Drizzle ink (Altenew).

To place the otters I had to cut little waves in my background, I love that the coordinating die set has the perfect sized one! I also die cut somehearts from red cardstock with the Whole lotta hearts set and added them to the paws of the otters.

I matted the scene with a white postage stamp die cut and adhered it to a kraft top folding card base. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the noses and the hearts. I did not want to over-embellish the scene, but had to add a couple of glossy accent dots to the water itself for more texture.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton's Nook Designs January Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my blog! It is Day 2 of the January release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are showing you the super cute Love Quarry stamp and die set. Perfect for more masculine cards – I am sure I will make one using it for my son!

All new products will be available on 24th January.

I started with stamping and colouring the machines on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers using only blue and green shades combined with greys. To make the hearts pop, I used vivid pinks for those.

Then I die cut a white postage stamp rectangle using the Frameworks die set. I masked and off 3 equally sized stripes with masking tape and blended Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. I made one side a bit stronger in colour and faded it out towards the other side, where I wanted to stamp the sentiments.

I popped up the die cut vehicles with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiments in each row with coordinating inks colours. I love the sentiments in this set and I was so happy that this design allowed me to use more than just one of them!

For the background I used a green and blue plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid collection.

I embellished the sentiments with Pretty Pink Posh jewels, added a ton of clear shimmer to the hearts and made the wheels of the vehicles shiny with glossy accents.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Quarry” 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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

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 today’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi