Snow-one else

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday! It is time for the second inspirational post for the current Inky Paws Challenge #55. It is an interesting sketch (I love their sketches, so inspiring):

Here is my card:

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I started with stamping the cute snowmen couple from the NND Frozen friends set on Copic friendly cardstock. I also stamped the sentiment under them an added the little hearts above them. I used an MFT zig-zag circle die to cut my focal panel and coloured them with Copics. I had to add some shimmer (Spectrum Noir shimmer pen) and glossy accents on the scarves, noses and hearts. I also used a black glaze pen on the buttons.

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After that I worked on the background pieces: I die cut a zig-zag stitched rectangle from light blue cardstock and using the Starfield stencil I applied white texture paste with a spatula. I carefully removed the stencil, sprinkled Judikins iridescent embossing powder on top of the stars/ snowflakes and set it aside to dry. I heated it with my heat tool only after an hour or so, to melt the powder. In this way it did not puff.

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I also cut a piece of snowflake patterned paper to cover an entire card front, a wide strip of silver glitter cardstock and 2 little banners from dark green cardstock for contrast. When assembling the card I used a thin 3D foam tape under the focal panel to balance the dimensions.

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I hope you like my card and will play along with us on the IPC Challenge. You have until this Friday to upload your creation and have a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

 I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge It’s written in the stars (because of the stencil).

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Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another card project.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

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The importance of coffee

Hello Coffee Lovers!

It is the time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and as a true coffee addict, I had to make a card.

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We all know the feeling before we can get our first sips of the morning coffee, my kids learnt it already at an early age: it is better if they let me drink coffee first and only after ask for anything 😀

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So I was longing to use the Cuppa Cacti set from Newton’s Nook Designs, I stamped the images on marker friendly cardstock and coloured them with Copics. I die cut the panel with a double stitched rectangle from MFT. I made a mat for it from Peacock cardstock and die cut another double stitched rectangle from a special gold cardstock for a framed look.

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I heat embossed the sentiments on a dark brown banner and a double stitched circle, I found that the Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder matched perfectly the special golden mat I created. I used 3D foam tape to attach it to the focal panel.

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A pretty pattered paper from Doodlebug as a background was a perfect finishing touch. I used Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the flowers and the cups, and covered the latter with glossy accent for a shiny look. A tiny golden gemstone in the middle of the flower was the only embellishment I used.

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I hope you like this Sunday morning funny card and will return soon for more inspiration.

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See you,

Zsofi

Autumn leaves

Hello Everyone,

I am sorry for not posting as often as usual, but the school and KG start took my time and energy from blogging. It is Monday again, the start of the new Inky Paws Challenge #55. It is a lovely sketch this time:

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Here is my card:

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I have recently purchased the Autumn Leaves die set which I was itching to try and I also came across a piece of plaid cardstock when I was looking for something among my paper collections. So I paired them for a pretty autumn card, perfect for the season.

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I die cut the leaves from colourful cardstock scraps and assembled them. I also die cut a dark brown stitched banner, a kraft double stitched circle where I stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Newton set using brown ink.

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I mounted these on a piece of red corrugated paper and used a yellow burlap piece I had from a packaging (I love to recycle). I love the way it turned out, I hardly make cards without colouring, but this one has so many different textures that they give a special feel to it.

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I added Spectrum Noir shimmer to the acorn and covered the cap of it with glossy accents for more shine. A few enamel dots in coordinating colours finished this autumn card off. Grab your NND stamps and dies and play along with us on this fun challenge. You may win a 20 USD voucher to the NND online store.

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Hope you like it and will return soon for more inspiration.

Have a wonderful week.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Meowy Christmas card

Hello Everyone,

I love the current Inky Paws Challenge #54 Polka Dot so much that I had to make another card.

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I usually don’t use embossing folders but this Polka Dot one is my all time favourite and among the first one I purchased 3 years ago when I started crafting. I wanted to try white on white and matted the embossed white panel with a white scalloped rectangle.

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I stamped and coloured the funny kitty on the wreath image from the Newton’s Holiday Mischief stamp set using Shinhan markers and used the coordinating dies to cut the image. I also used the die to cut another piece from fun foam and matted it under the coloured image for instant dimension.

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I gave a stitched oval frame around the kitty, stacked several white ones and on top of it a red one from a special velvet cardstock. I love the feel of this one.

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The sentiment is stamped on a white banner, popped up with foam squares and embellished with 2 tiny holy berries from the same stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the bow and berries and added glossy accent on top for the shine.

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I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenge Stamp it.

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to play with us till Friday 08/09 for a chance to win a 20USD gift voucher to the NND online store.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

Another bird-day card

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday! This means it is time for another inspirational post for the current Inky Paws Challenge #54 Polka dots. I just love this theme, so many ideas are floating around in my head. If only I had enough time to make a card from all of them.

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This time I played with patterned papers, all with Polka dots. I had a sketch in my head and I knew I wanted to make a funny birthday card with those gorgeous birds from the NND Toucan Party set. I stamped 3 of them on a piece of Copic friendly paper and made masks for all of them. Then I masked them off and stamped the branches. I also applied a bit of Tumbled glass distress ink with a stencil brush in the background.

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After removing the masks I coloured the toucans with Copic markers. I added glossy accent and some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to some parts for more interest.

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I die cut the word Bird-day from patterned paper (Neat and Tangled Journaling Alpha die) and adhered it to the panel. I stamped happy above it from a Neat and Tangled set (Cottontail Cuties).

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For the theme I added blue polka dot patterned paper on the left side of the card and a thin strip of black and white polka dot paper for the contrast.

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Some google eyes finished off this funny card.

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I will upload this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you like my card and will play along to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store. You have until Friday 8th Sept to upload a Polka Dot themed card here.

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See you soon with another card,

Have a great week,

Zsofi

Recycling wrapping paper

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday again, unbelievable. The last one in the summer, and although I am not ready to let the vacation go, it is soon time to start the holiday cards. The new challenge (#54)  starting today at Inky Paws Challenges is Polka dots, such a great theme.

We recently got a present from a family friend from Germany and she used a gorgeous wrapping paper that I tried to save as much as I could from it. It is a bit thicker than the ones we have here in Hungary, perfect for recycling on a Christmas card. I cut a piece of it slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front, and adding a lot of double sided tape to the back of it I adhered it to a dark brown mat.

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I stamped the kitty from the Ornamental Newton on Copic friendly paper, coloured him with Copics and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also used the die to trace the outer edge of it on the same dark brown cardstock with a pencil and cut it with my scissors. I used a craft knife to cut the hole of the ornament and used Lawn Fawn twine to hang it from the top of my pretty wrapping paper background. I used Ranger Multi Matte medium to adhere the twine, this glue is super strong and dries matte fast. I also made a little bow and added to the top. I popped up the image with 3D foam tape for more dimension.

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To make the ornament festive and match the background, I used Star Dust glitter pen from Sakura (it had a warm glittery look and more vivid than the Spectrum Noir shimmer pen) and trapped it under glossy accent. I was so happy how it turned out, it matched perfectly the tone of the wrapping paper.

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The sentiment I gold heat embossed on a dark brown stitched banner, which I adhered with 3D foam tape too. A few iridescent sequins finished it off.

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I hope you like my card and will try to recycle some of the gorgeous wrapping paper we all receive when getting presents. I am sure this was not the last card with this paper, I have a ton of it left and it is too pretty not to be used.

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See you soon with another card project.

Have a lovely week,

Zsofi

 

 

 

Toucan hugs – IPC reminder

Happy Monday,

Hello, it is time for a new inspirational post for the Inky Paws Challenge #53. It is a wonderful colour challenge using black, teal, white and pink.

Here is my card, using the lovely toucan couple from the Newton’s Nook Designs Toucan Party stamp set.

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I started with stamping and colouring the birds with Copic markers. I wanted to colour them like the one on the inspirational photo.

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I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I cut another piece with the die from blank white cardstock, to layer the coloured one on top. It adds more dimension to my card.

I matted the toucans with a white circle, tiny smaller than the bird couple for more interest. I backed it with a pink dotted rectangle (MFT Blueprints) and glued it all on a piece of teal plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn).

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I white heat embossed the sentiment (MFT Essential sentiments) on a thin strip of black cardstock and used 3D foam tape to mount it on the card.

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If you follow me, you know that I add a bit of sparkle and shine to almost all my cards. I added them to the beaks of the toucans to make it shiny. I also used tiny pearls to decorate the flowers on the branch. A bit of black glaze on the eye and I was done with embellishing.

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I hope you like my card and will play along with us this week in the Inky Paws Challenge. You can win a 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you there,

Zsofi