IPC #66 – fun baby card

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

A new challenge is live on the Inky Paws Challenge site. The theme is Baby cards, such a fun thing to create.

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For my card today I wanted to challenge myself and use the latest Newton’s Nook Designs stamps I have. So I created a little cupcake family using images from Sending Hugs and Love bites. I coloured them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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Then I set the scene: I die cut a stitched heart from white cardstock, 2 stitched scalloped edges from green, a piece of Doodlebug patterned paper and some strips of purple cardstock. I assembled the card on a white card base ad popped up the little cupcake with 3D foam tape to put it in the spotlight.

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The sentiment is from Lovable Laundry, stamped in Lavender ink.

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I wanted to make it more playful, so I hand drew a face to the little cupcake to match the “parents” in style. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the hearts. I added a tiny amount of shimmer with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to the cupcake holders.

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I hope you got inspired and you will play along with us at the Inky Paws Challenge Inky Paws Challenge this week. You have 2 weeks to link up your projects to be eligible for the 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

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See you soon with another fun card. Have a lovely day!

Zsofi

 

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You & me card – IPC#65

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #65. The colours are so gorgeous together, I had to make a love card with them.

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First I stamped and coloured the cute kitty couple from NND Newton’s Sweetheart set using Copics. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I prepared a stencilled background by applying first some Spun Sugar Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and then through the NND Tumbling Hearts stencil some Worn Lipstick distress ink.

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I die cut the word love (Lawn Fawn) 3 times from Guava cardstock, adhered them together, applied some Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen on them and covered I with Glossy accents.

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To assemble my card, I cut a strip of green striped patterned paper and a thin stitched strip of dark brown cardstock as a contrast. I popped up the kitties with thin foam tape.

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After my scene was all done, I went back and stamped the You&me sentiment from the NND Darling duos stamp set using peach ink. I finished it off with a scattering of clear sparkling jewels from Studio Katia.

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I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Love is in the air) and Wednesday Challenge (It must be love) too.

Hope you got inspired and will join us in the Inky Paws Challenge. You have time until Friday (16th Feb) to link up your project and be eligible for winning the 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

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See you soon,

Zsofi

 

Love, hello, smiles – IPC #65

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with inspiration for the just starting Inky Paws Challenge #65. It is a sweet colour combo this time:

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My card features the new Sending hugs stamp and die set. I wanted to make a card that can be used for many occasions. I stamped the cute critters on Copic friendly paper and coloured them with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I love how the dies cut the slots around the paws so they can hold anything easily.

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I added some silver pearls and glossy accents to the noses and presents they are holding.

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A strip of white cardstock I stamped the sentiments in brown and popped up my images under them with 3D foam tape. I gave it a dark brown mat and a scalloped (Pretty Pink Posh die) pink one. Then I adhered it all to a greenish patterned paper from Doodlebug. I was glued on a white card base.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along with us at the Inky Paws Challenge #65. You have 2 weeks to link up your projects to the Inky Paws Challenge website. One lucky winner will win a 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon again with more fun projects.

Zsofi

Birthday Princess

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am back with the usual Monday inspiration for the current Inky Paws Challenge #64. The sketch is so gorgeous, not only for Valentine’s Day, but other occasions too.

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My daughter is turning 7 years old in a week (unbelievable!) and I wanted to make her a card which I will give on her big day – as we celebrated already over the weekend due to my husbands work shift starting on Friday. We cannot have a party without daddy.

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I knew I wanted to use the Once upon a princess stamp and die set from Newton’s Nook Designs, but before I started the colouring, I looked through my patterned paper drawer for the right papers to go with the sketch and the theme. I love Doodlebug and their Fairy Tales collection seemed to be a perfect match.

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I used Copic markers in coordinating colours to bring my princess and castle to life. I love that the die cuts little holes under the arms and the flag, it makes it look like cardstock stickers. Perfection.

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Then I die cut the elements for the sketch, a heart, a rectangle and a thin strip of patterned paper to hold my white heat embossed sentiment.

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I used 3D foam tape to assemble the card, in this way I got so much dimension. I added a bit of Tonic Aqua shimmer pen on the dress for the sparkle (a princess needs that right?), and some glossy accents to emphasize some details. I used pretty gems from Studio Katia to finish it off.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Layer it.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to participate in the Inky Paws Challenge. You have time until Friday (2nd Feb) to upload your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back here soon.

Have a wonderful week,

Zsofi

Flurry of thanks card set

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday and I am back with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #63.

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I needed some thank you cards to send to my friends and I knew I wanted to play with alcohol inks for the pink challenge. I used pink shades of inks and a bit of gold and pearl mixative. This is the design I came up with.

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I gold heat embossed the beautiful snowflakes from the NND Beautiful blizzards stamp set. I cut the embossed alcohol ink backgrounds with a stitched rectangle die and gave it a gold mat.

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I used 2 different embossing powders and 2 different gold cardstocks to match the embossing.

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Then I adhered the panels to the a stitched scalloped frame from Frames and tags.

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The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die cut several times from white cardstock, golden cardstock and white glossy cardstock. I stacked them together and adhered to the card front.

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I hope you like my set of cards and you got inspired to play along the Inky Paws Challenge #63. Hope to see your creations there. You have until Friday (19th Jan) to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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Thanks for stopping by, see you soon with another fun project.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

Inky Paws Challenge #63

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today is the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge and it is all for the pink lovers out there 🙂

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For my card I created a watercolour background using Zig Color Real Brush markers, just scribbling some on Bristol Smooth cardstock and swiping it with a wet baby wipe. I love the ease and beauty of this technique. I also distressed it with water droplets and dabbed it off with a paper towel. When it was all dry, I die cut a stitched rectangle from it and used the Mama  Elephant starry backgrounds cover plate to cut the little stars. I backed this with some silver glitter paper.

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I then stamped and coloured the kitties from the Newton’s Christmas cuddles stamp set using Copic markers and simple shading. I used the coordinating dies to cut my couple. I also die cut a stitched snowbank and a picket fence (Lawn Fawn dies) from white cardstock.

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The sentiment is partly die cut from vellum and pink foil cardstock (Simon Says Stamp die) and stamped on the bottom of the snowbank (MFT You are a star stamp set).

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I assembled the card, I used 3D foam tape to pop up the kitties. As a finishing touch I used glossy accent on the scarves and a mini pompom on the cap. Prefect for Valentine’s Day.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along with us on the Inky Paws Challenge. You have 2 weeks to link up your project and you might be the lucky one to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Design online store.

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I will also link this project up on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and Wednesday Challenge Something New (as the die cut sentiment is new to me).

Have a wonderful week,

Zsofi

 

Dreamy card for IPC#62

Happy 1st January for Everyone!

My first post of 2018 will be a dreamy card I made for the current Inky Paws Challenge #62, with the use of these gorgeous colours! I just love the soft feel of these colours together and the inspirational photo reminded me of the Newton`s Naptime stamp set.

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So I started with stamping and colouring the image with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I added some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to some parts of those fluffy blankets, to make it even cuter.

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I die cut a stitched rectangle from lavender cardstock and ran it through the big shot machine with a beautiful background die from Simon Says Stamp. I also cut a stitched thinner strip (MFT die) from aqua cardstock as a backdrop for my napping kitty.

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The sentiment i stamped on a white cloud in black. When I assembled the card I added 3D foam tape to the kitty and the cloud for more dimension.

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I hope you like this snuggly card and got inspired to play along with us. You still have plenty of time until Friday 5th January. You may be the random winner of a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton`s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi