Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to announce a new release coming from Newton’s Nook Designs. On Day 1 we are showcasing the adorable Knead kitten stamp/die set, a lovely new paper pad called Love and Meows, the Petite Hearts stencil and a fantastic new die set called A7 Frames and Banners.

All new products will be available on 21/01/2022.

For my cards today I started with stamping the kitties from the Knead kitten stamp set. I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB4, EB2, GB3, GB1, GB05, RB2, RB1, FS4, FS7. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I wanted to create a similar design just in two different sizes: A2 and A7. So I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the new A7 Frames and Banners set and from the Frames and flags die set from kraft cardstock. Then I cut patterned paper from the new paper pad to fit inside the stitching lines. I love the faux stitching so I did not want to cover it up.

I chose sentiments from the Knead Kitten set and white heat embossed them on red cardstock. One I cut out with a banner from the A7 Frames and Banners set and the other one with a circle die from Circle Frames. To make the sentiments stand out, I die cut another kraft banner with the A7 Frames and Banners set and layered it under the red panels.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the sentiments on the cards and adhered the kittens with liquid glue. The card bases are 5*7 inches and 4,25*5,5 inches.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Knead Kitten” 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)! 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 20th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration today and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super happy to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs November Release week, our design team is showcasing a new caffeinated set called Time for coffee and also a new paper pad called Coffee House Stories.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 18/11/2021.

For my card I stamped and coloured some of the images from the stamp set. I used brown hybrid ink and Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, VB3, VB1, LG3, LG1, GG2, YG2, YG1. Then I die cut them all with the coordinating dies.

I also used the Circle Frames and Frames Squares die sets to cut some circles from brown and mint cardstocks. I adhered the coffee accessories on the brown ones and stamped a sentiment on the mint one with brown ink.

For the background I chose a pretty pattered paper from the new paper pad, cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front an gave it a dark brown mat. After adhering the circles I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Time for Coffee” 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 Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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 will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you like my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Reveals – Day 1

Hello Eveyrone,

I am so excited to share with you that Heffy Doodle is having an awesome new release, you may have seen sneak peeks on their blog in the last couple of days. As of today we reveal the new stamps and dies, which means I have some fun planned every day here on my blog. For the product details please visit the Heffy Doodle Blog. The new items will be available for pre-orders from 1st Sept, the release goeas live on the 8th Sept. Isn’t it wonderful news?

Today’s inspiration showcases the Zig-a-zig Ah Chevron dies, the new Woohoo Shadow Heffy Cuts and the new incentive set called Mole Lotta Love. It is a gift with every pre-order, and if you spend more than 45 GBP, you get the coordinating dies too.

First I stamped the little moles and the rose from Mole Lotta Love and also the little heap from Hot Diggity Dog on alcohol friendly cardstock. For the heap, I masked off the dog with Heffy Tape, inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped the heap only. It is a fun way to get more out of your stamps. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The list of colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, DG4, DG2, DR5, DR3, DR1, EB5, EB3, RB2.

I cut everything with the coordinating dies ad while I was at die cutting I also cut a Stitched Heart to hold my scene. I inked it with Picked Raspberry and Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide inks and sprinkled them with water and diluted ink. I adhered the moles, they look super cute!

I wanted to build a nice chevron pattern on my card base so I took 2 dies from the Zig-a-zig Ah Chevron die set and cut them from Heffy Cardstock. I used only greys and black to match the moles. I adhered them on a white A2 card base and popped up the heart with 3D foam squares.

For the sentiment I die cut the Woohoo Heffy cuts from light grey and white cardstock. The word itself I cut 3 times and adhered them together for instant dimension. I inked it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink before adding the shadow. I also heat embossed the sentiment from the Mole Lotta Love set and popped it up under the die cut sentiment.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the woohoo.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and will pop in for more fun tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Love you a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and I managed to make a cutie over the weekend. This is my first entry, I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the images from the following sets: Snow Day, Butterfly Kisses, and Holiday Helpers. I used Copic markers to colour them in and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To set the scene, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes paper pad using the Cloudy Backdrop die and I also cut a white Stitched Frame.

I covered an A2 sized card front with a rainbow patterned paper from the Hello Sunsine Remix paper pad and arranged the scene. I popped up the bunnies with 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiment from Love you a latte in between the bunnies and it was time for the finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, clear shimmer pen on the butterflies and mugs and finally a drop of glossy accents in the flower centres.

I will ink this up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring coffee scene and will pop in again soon for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Be my Valentine – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As it is gonna be Valentine’s Day this weekend, I have got you a cheerful love card. I chose to feature some older sets: my favourite croc had to show some love through a bunch of dies and the prettiest heart stencil ever. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the croc ad heart from the Happy Snappy Crocs using my Copics and cut them out with their coordinating dies. It cuts around the arms so it was easy to tuck that heart right where it belongs!

I cut a Stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock and secured the Scribble on my heart stencil with a bit of Pixie Spray. Then I added Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks for a fun pattern with a blending brush. I matted the panel with a dark green rectangle before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.

I die cut a stitched heart from white glitter cardstock ad a bnch of little hearts from pink cardstock using the Whole lotta hearts die set. I love how the shape of the little hearts match with the stencil! Match made in Heaven!

For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed on a black strip. I added a bit of green layer under it for the colour balance and popped it up together with the croc using 3D foam squares. I scattered the die cut hearts and finished this card with adding glossy accents to the heart my croc is holding. I love the shimmer and shine, it makes any card special.

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

Sweet Treats Blog Hop – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to share the 7th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs! Every year before Valentine’s Day our Design Team creates a bunch of projects to show some extra love to the people we care for. If you want to see my projects for the last few years, I will link them here: 2020, 2019. 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!

My father-in-law loves tea and I truly miss spending time with him. We live in different countries and due to Covid I haven’t had the chance to see him for almost 2 years now. Crazily long time. I was thinking of him and our tea-time discussions when the idea of a Tea Treat hit me. It is a small package which has everything for an indulging moment of peace and pleasure: a small box of tea, a little jar of honey, some crackers to go with the tea, a card to hold the loving message and all wrapped up in a pretty mug. Let me show you how I made these. For all pieces I used the Echo park Coffee and Friends paper pad and a couple of stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

TEA BOX

We have these big matchboxes here in Hungary and I just deassamled the cover of one and used it as a template to create my own: I traced it on white cardstock, creased according to the template and adhered it together. I adorned it with coloured cardstock and patterned paper. I stamped a few sentiments on the matchbox sides from the Heartfelt Love stamp set.

The cute kitty is from Newton’s Mug, coloured with Copics, die cut out and popped up on the top of the box. I stamped an extra sentiment on a stitched banner from Banner Trio and another one in a small stitched heart from Heart Frames.

This little box can holf 4 tea bags, so perfect for a family tea time even! Isn’t it cute?

CRACKER BAG

When I drink tea I prefer to have something salty with it, but you can easily add little biscuits too instead of the crackers. I simply put some little pretzels in a clear bag and created a topper for it: I die cut a stitched circle with Circle Frames from patterned paper and backed it with a slightly bigger dark green circle (I used a circle die from Pink and Main here, but many companies make nesting circle dies which match).

I added the same sentiment on a stitched banner and also the little heart with the Purr-tea line, I just love it!

CARD

Of course there is no treat bag without a handmade card to hold your message. I kept it simple here: the kitty from Newton’s Mug on a woodgrain circle backed with a slightly bigger green one. For the background I used the same patterned paper to match the other elements. I had the same 2 sentiments as before, it really makes it part of a package. So neat!

TAG

As the mug is also part of the gift I created a little tag too which resembles a tea bag itself: I used the Tag Times 2 die set to cut the base from dark green cardstock and added patterned paper in the middle. I die cut the circle tag from peach cardstock and adhered the stitched heart with the sentiment on it. I used a chunky green twine to hold these together.

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 8th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 9th.

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
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed my little Tea Treat today and will check back soon for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! I love both companies, they have amazing designs and so easy to combine them! I have 2 cards for you today in different styles: one elegant and one cute. Let me guide you through the cardmaking process.

CARD 1

For my first card I die cut a Heffy Doodle Stitched Rectangle from Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the Honey Bee Stamps Pretty Postage image on it. I used my Copics to colour it, kept the colours simple: reds and aqua. I added some dots when I was done with the colouring to add some texture to the leaves and flowers. I also used a black glaze pen to go over all the little black dots and a white gel pen for even more texture.

Then I die cut the Heffy Doodle Miss you sentiment: the shadow I cut from vellum, the sentiment itself I cut 2 times from dark red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. Even 2 layers make instant dimension!

I also stamped another sentiment from the Heffy Doodle More Classic sentiments set under the envelope, they go so well together.

I gave the panel a teal mat and chose a pretty patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad for the background. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the hearts. Isn’t it pretty? If you want to have coordinating envelopes, Honey Bee Stamps has them ready for you! So cool!

CARD 2

For my second card I used a fun mirror stamping and die cutting technique. Jennifer McGuire has a great video on this, you find it here.

I stamped the cute racoon from Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my Heart stamp set with Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink: it allowed me to do some no-line colouring and it is Copic marker friendly. For the mirror stamping I used MFT Mirror Image stamp but any big solid stamp would do. I managed to die cut both little racoons with the coordinating die, I followed Jennifer’s instructions. As the face expression wasn’t visible, I drew it back with a black thin line marker.

Then I used the Slimline die sets from Heffy Doodle to create the layers: a scalloped red rectangle (Slimline Pull Tab dies), a bit smaller dark grey stitched rectangle and a pretty frame (Stitched Slimline Trio) from cream cardstock (I love the Speckled Eggshell from Lawn Fawn). In the openings of the frame I used patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad. I also inserted a light pink mat in between the dark grey rectangle and the frame.

The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my heart set: I heat embossed it on vellum with black sparkle embossing powder 2 times for a raised look. I used my Misti stamping tool for this, but even one layer of embossing powder givs a beautiful result! I used the coordinating die to cut it out and adhered it to the middle window using tiny drops of liquid glue behing the letters.

The card base is 3,5*8,5 inches. I popped up the racoons with 3D foam suares, added glossy accents to the nose and hearts and embellished the frame with tiny jewels from the Honey Bee Stamps Love letters gem collection. I love how this turned out, I hope it makes you smile too!

GIVEAWAY

Both brands’ Design Teams have created wonderful inspiration for you. Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win! Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away $30 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on Feb 3rd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Feb 4th  at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Honey Bee Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner! Here is the full hop list:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Brenda Noelke

Ashley Ebben

Farhana Sarker

Megan Quinn

Jenn Bena

Joy Baldwin

Honey Bee Stamps Blog

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me also on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending hugs – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I have a super cute stenciled card for you today using some new and old sets from Lawn Fawn. I am so happy that they have their own stencils too, I am totally addicted to stenciling tehniques. Here I used an old favourite of mine, let me show you how.

First I started with a light ink blending: on Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmelade and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks with blending brushes. I tried to be light handed which is always a challenge for my bright colours loving heart 🙂

Then I used the hearts from the Conversation Hearts Layering stencil with Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks. Before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. After removing the stencil I added black, white and red splatters and dried it with my heat tool. When it was dry I layered the other stencil over the hearts and used Deco Foil Metallix gel in Black Ice colour. I like to use a stencil pal when applying pastes, it makes it a breeze.

While my background was drying I stamped and coloured the hedgehogs from the Hedgehugs set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also cut a black Sending Hugs Line Border and a Lacy Heart from Raspberry cardstock.

I cut the stenciled panel down with a stitched rectangle die and cut a stitched heart in the middle. I layered the lacy heart under it and adhered it back in place. I adhered the hedgies and the sentiment and matted the whole panel with peach cardstock before mounting it on a white top folding A2 sized card base.

Whis is my first entry for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #93 Lot of love and the Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like today’s inspiration, make sure to come back for a fun blog hop tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Valentine Beeps – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Valentine’s Day is approaching but we do not have to wait till then to show a little love, do we? I have combined a few Heffy cuts with the Bots of Love stamp/die set for this cheerful love card. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped and coloured the images keeping the colour palette simple: neutral greys and pinky reds. I used my Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I ran the Stitched Hearts background die through my die cutting machine with heavy weight white cardstock. Then I took an oval die (Ovally Excited die set) and cut it from the stitched background. I love the texture I get this way!

While I was at die cutting I also cut the I love you sentiment from pink and white cardstocks and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Bots of love stamp set on a thin black strip.

For the background I chose a pink checked patterned paper and assembled the card. I scattered a few crystals as embellishments and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and flower centers and added a tiny drop of glossy accents on the hearts of the robots. Isn’t it cute? I cannot wait to make more of this design just in different colours!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 4

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Hello Everyone,

It is the final day of the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals but we still have 2 super cute sets to show you: Love cafe and Newton’s Mug are both smaller sets and come with matching die sets.

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I have stamped the Love Cafe mugs with black hybrid ink so I could colour with my Copics. I also stamped the coffee beans with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink several times and heat embossed thm with clear embossing powder. I just love the shiny look.

Then I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft cardstock and another one from pattered paper. I cut the latter down to be a strip on the bottom of my card and added a very thin strip of pink glitter paper on the top of it before popping up the images with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I used the steam hearts as embellishments and covered the decoration on the mugs with clear shimmer and glossy accents too. I also stamped another sentiment from the set directly on the patterned paper, I love the playful fonts so much!

CARD 2

On my second card I used paper piecing which I have not done in a while. I stamped Newton’s Mug on white Copic friendly cardstock and another time on patterned paper (Echo Park Coffee and Friends). I coloured the kitty with Copics and fussy cut the mug out from the patterend paper directly at the black outline. I adhered it on the white cup and added shading with a warm grey Copic marker. The result is stunning and it took less time than if I coloured it myself.

I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set and cut the base from cream cardstock and vellum. The topper I cut from light green and the reinforcer from brown cardstock. I also added a bit of kraft to the bottom to serve as a table and it also makes the vellum tag sturdier.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a stitched brown circle from Circle Frames and I also die cut another patterned paper from the same paper pack with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags.

I assembled the card on a kraft card base and used natural twine for the tag as embellishment. No shimmer this time but I added glossy accents to the nose of the kitty and to the coffee beans.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Café” or the “Newton’s Mug” 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 -> you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this love filled week with all the inspiration. It is time now to get your shopping lists ready as all these adorable new sets will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi