Oceans of love – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As we are heading into summer (even if the weather does not agree) I brought you a fun underwater scene today. I was plaving with the Oceans of love stamp set and paired it with the Bubble waves stencil and some fun dies. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the critters with black ink which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties alive. I chose bright colours and coloured a lot of accessories from the set to fill my scene. It is always good to have some extras. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I worked on the background. On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied a thin layer of Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks in a random order. It looked splotchy and not perfectly blended but it was not important at all as I laid the stencil on top of it and went back with the same inks. After removing the stencil I added water splatters and diluted some Blueprint Sketch distress oxide with water to add some dark splatters too with a small brush. I love texture so I decided to add some white and clear shimmer sprinkles too.

For my scene I needed some sort of sand too. There are many ways to achieve a sandy look, for today’s card I chose the easiest one: I die cut a slope with a Slopey Joes die from kraft cardstock and dabbed it with clear embossing ink directly from the ink pad. I poured Hero Arts Sand embossing powder on it. After heat setting it looks like sand thanks to the different granules in the powder. I love it for summer cards.

To make the focal point stand out more I die cut a thin white frame with the Skinny Imperial Rectangle frames die set 2 times, layered them on top of each other and gently applied some Distress Oxide ink over it. I just used the inks I had on the previously used brushes, I did not ink them up again.

When I assembled the scene I made sure to have a lot of dimension: some seeweeds and shells I adhered flat and some with 3D foam squares. The sea critters were adhered the same way too. The sentiment is partly heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating die. The rest of the sentiment I stamped on teeny tiny cardstock strips.

I finished this cute underwater scene with a couple of Studio Katia Ice Sparkle crystals and used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters.

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!

“Sea” you soon,

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

My angel – Heffy Doodle

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With this crazy virus threat and quarantine we all need to show more love and appreciation. When creating this card, I was thinking of my 9 years old daughter, who is separated from her friends now, studying every day (homeschooling is not easy for the kids either) while she sees her smaller brother playing all day. I wanted to cheer her up and tell her how much I love her. So I chose the My angel stamp set with a couple of stand alone dies and a stencil which combined together make the perfect heavenly scene. Let’s get to the details!

First I stamped the angels and the musical instruments with black ink which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to add colour. The wings I kept light purple, the dresses white with some grey shadows. I wanted their hair to look a bit golden so I chose light brown markers. I love how the turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Almost all angels have a cut-line around their hands, so it is so easy to tuck the instruments in there!

For the background I sponged Squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I created the clouds: I die cut 2 of the Silver lining cloud border dies from white cardstock and also from gold sparkle cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset so the clouds look like they are lit by the sun. On the smaller cloud border I stamped a sentiment from the My angel set.

And then the idea stroke my mind: why not to add the golden halo to the angels too? So I used the coordinating dies and cut the golden angels, layered them under the coloured ones a bit offset. They look gorgeous, don’t you think?

I assembled the card using thin 3D foam sqaures under the angels to get more dimension. I die cut the word “my” an “angel” from black and gold sparkle cardstocks and added them to the scene.

As a finishing touch I stamped a couple of music notes all around. I also used glossy accents on the musical instruments.

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

Simply I love you – Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer

Hello Everyone,

Today I have some exciting news as I am honoured to be guest designing for Paper Nest Dolls. Christine was so kind to send me the cute Valentine Racoons stamp set and I have created my first card with these adorable critters.

I started with stamping and colouring the kissing couple using Cpipc markers. I stayed within the Warm Greys, just used a little bit of R20 for the cheeks. The little ribbon I coloured vivid pink to match the patterned paper I chose from the Doodlebug Love Notes paper pad. I used my scissors to fussy cut them out.

I wanted a little scene for them so I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn dies to pull it together. I die cut the Stitched cloudy backdrop from light blue cardstock. I cut the grassy hillside borders from a bright green scrap piece and I cut several white frames using the Stitched scallop rectangle frame dies to create dimension.

The sentiment is also die cut from dark grey cardstock using the Scripty I love you die.

I assembled the scene and mounted it on the patterned paper. I used thin 3D foam squares to pop up the racoons in between the grass layers. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the ribbon and the noses. Isn’t it a cheeful little scene? Perfect for Spring and in these difficult days it is so good to tell our beloved ones how much we love them!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop in again soon. I am gonna try to share more cheerful inspiration for the #stayhome days.

Take care of yourselves! And try to stay at home as much as possible! Hugs,

Zsofi

Lucky to have you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post for today, if you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release Day 4, please click here.

This time I have a fun sneak peek of the cutest little gnomes you can ever imagine! Lucky Gnomes is part of the new release at Pink and Main, available as of today! YAY!

For my card I stamped and coloured the two little gnomes with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut the word Lucky using the new Thin Alpha dies, from aqua cardstock. The remaining of the sentiment I stamped in black on white cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strip dies.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid from the new Enchanted garden collection. I cut 2 strips of 2 inches wide vellum and adhered the gnomes and letters on one of them. I adhered the 2 vellum pieces together hiding the liquid glue under the die cuts and attached it to the background the same way.

As a finishing touch I covered the caps with clear shimmer using a shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the letters. Cute isn’t it?

Hope you liked today’s sneak peek and you are ready to start shopping. This release is so sweet!

See you soon,

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

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