Coffee for Mum

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an extra special card I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – could be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day too!

Here is my card:

I started with applying Tonic Rich Cocoa Nuvo Glimmer paste over the coffee beans stencil from Mint Owl Studio directly on a white top folding card base. Until it was drying, I worked on the images.

I stamped the coffee cup, flower and leaves from the For all Moms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Copics to add colour and cut all images out with scissors. I used a black Memento marker on the edges to make them look perfect.

I die cut a stitched circle (SSS die) and blended very gently some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I adhered the images using SSS Craft Tacky Glue.

I also die cut the word Coffee (Your Next Stamp) from pink and brown cardstocks, layered them on each other tiny offset. The rest of the sentiment I stamped from the stamp set I used earlier on a green cardstock scrap and cut it very thin.

I assembled the card and added a bit of clear shimmer to the heart and the foam and also covered the straw and the heart with glossy accents for a raised shiny look. The glimmery coffee beans look awesome in real life!

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a special lady and also to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you liked my project, please subscribe to my blog and also check my account on Instagram. I will have a very cute project for next time, later this afternoon.

See you,

Zsofi

You are so tweet Mama!

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with an elegant but oh so cute Mother’s Day card using stamps and dies from the latest release from LDRS Creative.

I started with die cutting the Peekaboo Petalette die from heavy weight white cardstock. I cut a few extra flowers too. I cut the edges down so the panel is smaller than an A2 sized card front. 

I chose a pretty green toned patterned paper from the Polkadoodles Daisy Delight paper pad, cut it down to 4,25*5,5 inches and adhered the floral die cut background to it.

I also cut the stitched oval from white cardstock and stamped the cute pigeons from the You are so tweet stamp set with Raven Hybrid ink. I quickly coloured them with warm grey alcohol markers and stamped a sentiment under it with Olive Branch Hybrid ink.

After I popped up the oval with 3D foam squares I embellished the flowers with silver pearls. I added a lot, so every full flower has one pearl in the middle. It makes the card so elegant and festive.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration. Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release reveals. If you are a Newton fan like me, then I am sure you were waiting for what he is up to this month. He is celebrating friendship with a cute little stamp/die set.

And as Mother’s and Father’s Day are approaching fast too, there are 2 new mini sets for the occasion. All new products will be available tomorrow, Friday 12/04!

NEWTON’S BIRDHOUSE

I stamped and coloured Newton with his bird friends and some additional birds and hearts too. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside until I worked on the background.

On a white card base i masked off a strip and applied Salty ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I was longing to try the new Hardwood stencil just to add texture, and although it is a wooden one, I used it to add more interest to my sky, so I used the same ink colours as before. After removing the stencil, I went back with the sponge applicator to make the lines smoother. I love the soft effect I get this way.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a black banner (MFT Blueprints 7) and used 3D foam squares to mount the images and the banner.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the hearts and covered them with glossy accents, just as the beaks of the nightingales.

MOTHER’S DAY

The sentiment is so pretty on its own, that i simply heat embossed it with gold embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and quickly coloured the flowers with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle frame die from the Frameworks die set and cut an extra 2 frames from Guava cardstock. I adhered the frames with liquid glue on top of each other for a dimensional look.

For the background I used the fabulous Floral lace stencil with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks but before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo glitter drops to the center of the flowers.

FATHER’S DAY

I had a ready background I made earlier with Nuvo Shimmer powders which i die cut with my favourite postage stamp die from Frameworks. Then I used the Frames Squared die set to partially die cut a rounded stitched rectangle as my focal panel.

I used Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze to stamp the ombre sentiment and using my stamp positioner I also stamped it with Versamark ink so I could cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I love the shiny raised look!

I used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the fish and water droplets and matted the panel with a blue violet cardstock before mounting it on the background with 3D foam squares.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the Release week and you get your shopping lists ready. I am so curious to know which sets won your heart this month! Let me know in the comments below, if you don’t mind me being nosy 🙂

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello Everyone,

It is Mother’s Day in Hungary (also my birthday) today and I am popping in to show you the card I made for mum in the name of my kids.

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I used the Lawn Fawn Mom and me stamp and die set, coloured the cute images with Copic markers. I made a card base from Bristol Smooth cardstock and sponged some Distress inks on the front and inside as well. I distressed it with water.

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I stamped the Sentiments with black Lawn Fawn ink on the front, and also some flowers, hearts and a butterfly using Distress Oxide inks. I added the cute images, embellished them with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. A few iridescent jewels I adhered to the middle of the flowers.

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For the inside I used the new Pivot die to create a fun pop up element. I sponged some Distress inks on the outer rectangles of the pop-up and adhered some more images from the same stamp set. In the middle rectangles I placed pics of my kids in LF Mini Picture frames.

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I used LF Cole’s ABC to spell “we love you” on the upper part, and left the bottom empty for my message. When it was done, I used a bit of twine to hold the card closed. It looks like a little present in this way.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #27 3D cards and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Animal Magic.

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I hope you like it and will check back soon to see other cards I made for this special day for my friends 😉

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

 

You are awesome – IPC71

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday, the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge. Look at all these pretty colours! Aren’t they gorgeous?

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I wanted to use the Beautiful Plumage stamp set for a while now and I thought the colours match perfectly the peacock image. So I coloured one of them with Copic markers (nothing fancy just basic colouring) and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

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I sponged some Tumbled Glass distress ink on a top folding, A2 sized white notecard and adhered a strip of gingham patterned paper in soft pastel. Then I die cut the You (MFT die set) once from white and once from glitter cardstock, layered them together. On a thin strip of purple cardstock I white heat embossed a sentiment (Lawn Fawn).

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I assembled the card, popped up the peacock with 3D foam squares and embellished it with a white gel pen, a black glaze pen and some glossy accents. I also added some subtle shimmer with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen. I think it could be a perfect card for Mother’s Day too.

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I hope I inspired you. The Inky Paws Challenge #71 is open until 11th May, so you have 2 weeks to link up your project and be eligible to win a 20USD gift certificate to the Neston’s Nook Designs online store. I hope you join us in this pretty colour challenge.

I will link my project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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Thank you for your visit, I hope to see you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

Mother’s Day Florals

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today as I wanted to play along the MFT Sketch #381and Colour Challenge #91 this week.

I started with creating my background on Bristol Smooth paper. I sponged some pink distress inks with a light hand and then used a stencil and heavier hand to add more texture. I distressed it with water, added some pink splatters.

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Then I die cut 5 times the Chain circle frame and layered them together using spray adhesive.

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I stamped, die cut and coloured with Copics some flowers from the Buildable Bouquet set. I added them inside the frame using 3D foam squares. I covered the petals with a clear shimmer pen, added some glossy accent and a golden glass pearl.

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The sentiment I heat embossed in white on a thin strip of black cardstock. A few mini white pearls finished it off.

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I will link this project up on the MFT Colour Challenge #91, MFT Sketch Challenge #381, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and shine and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Flower Power.

I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi