STAMPtember Newton’s Nook Designs Collaboration

Hello Everyone,

 

Today Newton’s Nook Designs is featured on the Simon Says Stamp site with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that was designed just for the 2018 STAMPtember celebration!

Newton's Nook Designs_STAMPtember 2018 Exclusives_1080-01

You can purchase the new Hello Beautiful Stamp set on its own or together with its coordinating dies today at Simon Says Stamp. Remember, these items are ONLY available through Simon Says Stamp while supplies last!

NND_SSS18_HelloBeautiful

I brought you today a one layer card, which I made with this adorable stamp set.

NND_STAMPtember_zsm01

First I stamped the 2 dogs on a heavy weight A2 sized card base (I used Neenah Solar White 110lb) and created masks from masking paper to cover them. When they were covered, I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress ink around them for the sky but with a very light hand. I also added some grass using a stencil from MFT.

NND_STAMPtember_zsm03

Before removing the mask I added some glimmer paste through the SSS Falling stars stencil. I washed the stencil immediately under running water with a scrub, not to allow the past to dry over it.

NND_STAMPtember_zsm02

I coloured the images with Copic markers and stamped the sentiments in the flags the dogs are holding. I also decided to stamp an extra line on a light blue banner which I matted with  black and white striped one for more interest.

NND_STAMPtember_zsm04

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to the collars and some glossy accents to the heart and the dogs’ noses. I also used a black glaze pen on their eyes to make them pop.

NND_STAMPtember_zsm06

I hope you liked today’s card and got inspired. If you like this stamp set, then hurry to Simon Says Stamp and buy it till you can. Usually STAMPtember exclusives sell out fast! Please also check what my wonderful Design Team mates have created with this darling set:

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

STAMPtember – last card for the Under the Sea Card Series

undertheseaFB_02

Hello Everyone,

As I mentioned yesterday, despite all the ideas and lovely products I still wanted to use in my card series, I think it is time to focus on fall before the holiday season breaks in 🙂 Today is also the first day of STAMPtember, a month long event created by Simon Says Stamp. It is my favourite crafty event and although I don’t have any of the new Simon release yet, I still wanted to be part of this great happening.

STAMPtember-1080x1080-1-1-735x735.jpg

I have created 2 cards using the Summer Cuddly Critters stamps and coordinating dies. I used Copic markers for the colouring.

UTScardseries_SSS_01IG

CARD #1

UTScardseries_SSS_06

To set the scene for the cute little dog I die cut the Hello Sunshine frame from SSS White cardstock (I love how heavy and smooth this is!). I backed the bottom with a yellow strip and the rest with a light blue cardstock with vellum over it for a subtle look. I love how soft the vellum makes it.

UTScardseries_SSS_08

I arranged the die cut images and adhered them with liquid glue. I die cut a stitched rectangle from a Sunny Studio Polka dot parade paper and adhered it to a white notecard.

UTScardseries_SSS_07

I added some clear shimmer to the floaty with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen, and some glossy accents to the sunglasses, rod of the umbrella and beak of the flamingo. I also used a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes.

UTScardseries_SSS_10

CARD #2

UTScardseries_SSS_02IG

For this card I first applied Salty ocean and Blueprint sketch Distress Oxide ink directly to Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I added clear shimmer paste through the Waves stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs. I set it aside to dry.

UTScardseries_SSS_05

Meanwhile I die cut the Flowing Vine Collage die from a stitched rectangle. I used SSS heavy weight white cardstock again, it cuts beautifully. I added 3D foam tape to the pack of this panel and adhered it to the waves background after it was dry.

UTScardseries_SSS_04

I added the kitty mermaid and also a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip of cardstock. I did not embellish this card at all, only used a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes and glossy accents on the star and the bra.

UTScardseries_SSS_03

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

I hope you enjoyed my card series and will keep checking back on me. I also wish you happy crafting this month, I will definitely try to make even more cards than usual 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Zsofi

Seize the day – CLBH #6

Good morning Everyone,

It is time for my last entry for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I enjoyed creating these cards so much, all my other ideas need to wait till the next hop. I wish good times could last longer…

29541159_10216244462694822_8004581139974979584_n

So my last card is a peaceful, really summery one. I stamped and coloured the yoga girl from the SSS Exercising girls stamp set, coloured her with Copics and used the coordinating die to cut her out. I used a craft knife to cut a slot for the coffee mug along the stamped line.

CLBH2018_summer_21

The prefect coffee mug I found in the Gerda Steiner Designs Monster fun stamp set. The coordinating die cuts around it so precisely that no white edge shows. It was perfect for the yoga girl.

CLBH2018_summer_23

I found a pretty beach scene paper in the Echo Park Summer party paper pad, cut it  bit narrower than an A2 sized card, gave it a black mat and adhered to a white card base. I stamped a beautiful sentiment from Stamplorations Coffeeology 2 stamp set. (Sherry really makes gorgeous coffee sets!)

CLBH2018_summer_22

A bit of clear shimmer and glossy accent finished off this simple but motivational card. I will hang it in our kitchen to brighten our mornings.

CLBH2018_summer_24

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

I hope you enjoyed my coffee cards and will return soon for more fun projects. If you like my art, please subscribe, it would make my day.

Thanks a latte,

Zsofi

Enough coffee – CLBH #5

Hello Again,

It is quite late here so I will keep this post short. It is my 5th card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

29541159_10216244462694822_8004581139974979584_n

I cut a strip of Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the coffee cup and critters from the SSS Coffee and friends and the SSS Stacked animals sets, without masking. Above it I stamped a sentiment in black.

CLBH2018_summer_17

I used Copic markers to colour them. I went over the word Coffee with a black glaze pen to have a bit of dimension and used glossy accents on the eyes of the bird and the hearts on the coffee cup.

CLBH2018_summer_18

I gave this panel an aqua mat and used 3D foam tape to mount it on a striped patterned paper (Doodlebug). I finished it off with some Studio Katia crystals.

CLBH2018_summer_19

CLBH2018_summer_20

I will link this card up also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Only one last card remaining, so make sure to come back tomorrow morning.

See you,

Zsofi

Koality holidays

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share these cuties with you I made for a sweet friend of mine as a present.  She loves koalas and I wanted to turn the cute images from the Sugarpea Designs+Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration set into little Santas.

20171223_081731 wm

I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers and I die cut them with their coordinating dies. The Santa hats are from the MFT Beast Friends stamp set.

20171223_081824 wm

For the tags I used the small tag from Sugarpea Designs to cut them from heavy weight white cardstock which I previously covered with silver glitter tape. I adorned the tags with some green metallic branches (also part of the tag die set). I adhered the cute koalas on each and finished them with a thin red ribbon. A bit of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and glossy accents of course I had to add.

The card I kept similarly clean and simple too. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot machine one more time with the swirls background die from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut a stitched strip from the same green metallic cardstock and heat embossed a Hungarian sentiment (Scrapfellow) on it with silver embossing powder.

20171223_081753 wm

I gave it a silver mat using silver glitter tape and assembled the card. The same finishing touches I applied here too: glossy accents on the nose, black glaze pen on the eyes, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen on the Santa hat.

20171223_081841 wm

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes, to the Work it Wednesday Challenge (use something new) and to the Sugar Pea Designs Anything goes Challenge too.

workitwedbanner

I hope you like it an will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Bokeh technique with distress inks

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and it is still the time of relaxation. For us it is the winter break for the kids so we spend a lot of time together playing. The end of the year did not go as planned crafting-wise, I am still going to the post office to send out my belated holiday wishes. I have made a lot of cards which I did not manage to blog, this card set was one of them. But as the Paper Smooches Winter Holiday Challenge is still open, I will share it now.

20171020_145952 wm

A couple of weeks back I attended a lovely course on Online Card Classes and learnt a great background technique with distress inks from the gorgeous Kristina Werner. I started with stamping the cute snowman couple on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked them off using masking paper and the coordinating dies. I also added a strip of post-it tape to create snow.

20171020_150111 2wm

20171020_150144 wm

20171020_150017 wm

20171020_145825 wm

Then I applied some distress ink  and lifted some of it with a wet paintbrush. I heat set it and repeated again. After I felt ok with the result and it was all dry, I white heat embossed some beautiful snowflakes (SSS)  all around the snowmen.

20171020_145832 wm

After removing the masks, I coloured the couple with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and glued it on a gold or silver mat. The sentiment is a stacked die cut for more dimension, it is also a Paper Smooches die.

20171020_150025 wm

When the cards were done, I added some google eyes or eerie eyes from Doodlebug. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer, glossy accent and a tiny pearl finished off these cute cards. Which one is your favourite?

20171020_150204 wm

Hope you don’t mind some more holiday themed cards till the new year. Please pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

National Cocoa Day

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a quick card to celebrate the National Cocoa Day on the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. The funny thing is, that my Simon Says Stamp package just arrived in the morning and it had a little freebie stamp with this cute image. I felt I just had to use it right away.

20171213_153636 wm

I started with die cutting a tag (Clearly Besotted die) from white cardstock, added a little blue gingham paper with a dark brown mat to the bottom of it. I stamped the sentiment from the mini set with Gina K Designs inks.

20171213_153749 wm

Then I stamped the mouse with the cacao, coloured it with Copics and added some details with a white gel pen, black glaze pen, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen and glossy accents.

20171213_153743 wm

While it was drying I die cut some pine tree branches (Simon Says Stamp) from metallic green cardstock and covered the whole of the tag. I also added a dark red paper bow (Mama Elephant die) using liquid glue.

20171213_153656 wm

The background is a cute patterned paper from Doodlebug, matted with dark brown cardstock. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the tag.

I will upload this to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Christmas/Winter holidays.

winter hop square with dates

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon. I am off to have my hot cacao now from my favourite mug! Yummie.

national cocoa day

 

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

Holiday Card Series 2017 – Santa on train

White and blue snowflakes on a dark paper background.

Happy Monday Everyone,

It is time for a new inspiration for the ongoing Inky Paws Challenges #61.

Image may contain: text

The given sketch made me think of a tag on a card design. I love this set-up, and it gave me a chance to try the lovely Snowfall stencil with some glimmer paste. Gorgeous icy look!

20171206_141823 wm

Until my background was drying, I made the tag: I die cut the stitched tag from Simon Says Stamp from Bristol Smooth cardstock and dressed it up with a green stitched topper and a stitched white reinforcer (all part of the die set).

20171206_141722 wm

Then I stamped the Santa on the train from the All aboard for Christmas stamp set. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to colour it. I added a bit of sparkle and glossy accents here and there.

20171206_141812 wm

The sentiment I stamped on a red striped tiny piece of paper with black ink and adhered it to the tag along with a thin strip of gold glitter paper. I added a black banner to the back of it and used 3D foam tape to adhere it to the snowflake background.

20171206_141805 wm

I gave a red mat to it all and layered it on a white card base. A little lollipop button and a piece of gold ribbon finished it off.

I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Icy Inspiration.

I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along with us at the Inky Paws Challenges. You have until Friday to upload your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store. Hope to see your creations there.

No automatic alt text available.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – card #1

Hello Everyone,

One of my favourite blog hops is the one organised by Amy Tsuruta for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I am a coffee and craft addict, so I always feel the need to make new coffee/cacao cards – this time in winter theme.

20171209_150945 wm

My first card uses the brand new Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I fell in love with this set at first sight and it was pure pleasure to colour the mugs.

20171209_151039 wm

I chose aqua-pink combo, used Copic markers, some clear shimmer, a white gel pen and glossy accents to adorn them.

20171209_151003 wm

The background patterned paper is from Doodlebug, the sentiment is from an older Amy Tangerine stamp set – slightly modified from “hugs” to “mugs” with a black pen.

20171209_151052 wm

 I cut a peek-a-boo window (Simon Says Stamp die) from kraft cardstock ad layered 2 stitched scalloped white borders on the bottom and the top of it. I used 3D foam tape to adhere it and the mugs too.

20171209_151017 wm

I will submit this to the Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop.

winter hop square with dates

I hope you liked my card and will return soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Birthday, my little boy!

Hello Everyone,

Today is the birthday of my little boy, we had a lovely (and hectic) family gathering in the morning finished with a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. My little one turned 4, I cannot believe it! It seems like it was yesterday that I held him in my arms for the first time!

20171202_145437 wm

As he is fond of helicopters and planes, I made an interactive card for him using Winston Takes Flight from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped and coloured the image with Copics together with an extra propeller. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I fussy cut the extra piece with scissors. To make it sturdier, I cut an extra layer from simple white cardstock for both and layered them under the coloured ones. I attached the extra propeller with a brad to allow a little movement.

20171202_145528 wm

I used the MFT Cloud stencil and Distress ink to make the sky background. I die cut a stitched frame rectangle, a stitched cloud border and the Happy birthday sentiment (all from Lawn Fawn) and adhered them to the scene.

20171202_145456 wm

I stamped an extra sentiment on the top of the sky with black ink (from the same NND set). I added the airplane with an action wobble. A bit of sparkle and glossy accent finished this cute card.

20171202_145450 wm

And I have to share also with you the card my daughter made for her brother: stencilled, stamped and coloured with love and care.

20171202_145559 wm

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

Newton

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

See you,

Zsofi