Perfect Combos – Lake time

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I am sure you all have a memorable vacation, a place where you would love to return to. For me it is Austria, we spent a wonderful couple of days in the Alps with the kids and friends 2 years ago in June. This place inspired my card for today, where I combined several older and new sets. Let me guide you through the process, and share some tips.

First I have stamped the mountains from Highland Honeys and the ducks, sun and clouds from Quack me up on alcohol friendly cardstock. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them, the colours I used: mountains & clouds: BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, sun&ducks: CT4, CT3, CT1, BO4, BO3. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I worked on the slimline scene. First I die cut 2 stitched rectangles from white cardstock with the Stitched Slimline Trio dies. From one of them I die cut the waves (Slimline scenery dies) and the Little Town border. I added colours with Distress Oxide inks. The water I inkblended with Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers, added some sprinkles of diluted ink and also used some Finetec Pearlescent watercolours for some shimmery splatters. It looks so cool in real life with all the sparkles!

To colour the town border I used Heffy Memo Tape to mask off the houses and trees and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink for the grass. I added some diluted ink splatters here too, also a bit of Rustic Wilderness and Twisted Citron for a textured look. Then I removed the masks and coloured the trees with Ground Espresso. On a scrap of white cardstock I added some Candied Apple, Mustard Seed and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxides using a small blending brush. Then I die cut the little dies from the Little Town border die set and adhered them in place. It gives a fun layered look, gorgeous on its own. After blending a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky, I asssembled the scene using Glubert. Using a liquid glue allows a little playing time when creating a scene. I stamped the sentiment from the Close at heart sentiment set.

I die cut a dark grey scalloped rectangle as a mat using the Sweet Scalloped Slimline die set and added a bit of glossy acccents to the beaks of the ducks. The finished card measures 3,5*8,5 inches.

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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the third day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We have the sweetest littl critters for you today, favouring both cat and dog lovers! Kitten Beach and Beach Barks both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured all the kitties from the Kitten Beach set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS3, castle: EB4, EB3, MB3, MB1, shell: TN8, AP3, AP1, sand: MB4, MB3, MB1, bucket: DG4, DG3, DG2, CT4, CT1, laddle: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT1, crab & star: DR5, DR3, DR1, chair: EB4, EB3, MB3, MB1, BT9, BT7, BT5, BT1. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I die cut a slimline scalloped rectangle with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set and blended it a bit with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for the sky. Then I used the Land and Sea border dies with the partial die cutting technique to cut the waves and sand. I blended them with Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, added water and diluted ink splatters for a textured look.

After assembling the scene on a kraft slimline cardbase I stamped two sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

CARD 2

As always I started with stamping and colouring the dogs from the Beach Barks set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – big dog: TN9, EB5, EB4, EB3, TN3, TN1, LG4, LG3, LG1, BP3, BP2, BP1, TB5, TB3, TB1, small dog: TN3, TN2, TN1, LG4, LG3, LG1, TB5, TB3, TB1, CT3. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For the background I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Hills & Grass stencil to create the sandy beach with Antique Linen Distress Oxide. Then I masked off approximately in the middle with purple tape and blended the sea with Peacock Feather Distress Oxide, the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

Then I used the Retro Palms stencil to create the trees: I used purple tape to cover the not used trees, in this way I could create the trees one by one. I used Ground Espresso for the trunk and Mowed Lawn for the leaves.

When it was done, I stamped the sentiment in black and popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares. I added glossy accents to the sunglasses, flowers, noses and the lifesaver too. I finished the card with a Marwy Snow marker to create the foam. I added dots with it and heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. So fun!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Kitten Beach” or the “Beach Barks” 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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the third day of the summer release reveals, come back tomorrow for the last day of the reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

To my Homeschool hero!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

Even though my kids are back to normal school now, they had an intense 1.5 months of homeschooling due to Covid. I wasn’t easy for them as they are still small, but they handled it well and I am so proud of them. This inspired the card I am going to show you today. I mixed some of the new release products for this cutie. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Pandtastic Painters stamp set using my Neutral Grey Copic markers. Colouring black and white images really relax me as I don’t think about which colours go well with each other. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the DL Stitched Slimline Trio dies to cut 3 rectangles, one big from blue cardstock and 3 smaller ones: a white, darker and lighter purple. I wanted a fun multiple window design, so I die cut the DL windows from the dark purple rectangle and some Stithced Stars from the lighter purple layer. I used my Misti to help me with the alignment of the stars. When I had the stars windows too, I placed the white rectangle under the window panel and stamped 3 star shaped messages in the middle of each using the Homeschool Hero stamp set and Catherine Pooler purple ink.

I heat set the ink and very carefully coloured the stars with a blue marker. I assembled the multiple windows panel using thin 3D foam tape and covered the stars with glossy accents. Until it was drying I white heat embossed 2 other sentiments from the Homeschool Hero set on black cardstock, trimmed them down to be small banners and added them under the pandas before securing them on the card.

As a finishing touch I used a tiny drop of glossy accents on the pandas’ noses and my card was all finished! I cannot wait to make this design in different colours too, so cute!

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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Inspiration – #1

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Hungary and the next one in the US so I thought I would do a mini series with some pretty and fun ideas for the upcoming event. I hope you will enjoy what I prepared for you.

Today I have a pretty slimline card made with one of my favourite stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the bouquet from Mother’s Day twice and coloured them with Copic markers. I used a colourless blender to add the striped pattern to the vases, it is so fun! I cut them out with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut te scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die from Newton’s Nook Designs using pink cardstock and the frame from the Slimline Frames and Windows die set from yellow cardstock. I used a floral patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs for the inside little squares. To have some instant dimension I tripled up the frame, I love the look!

On the middle little square I white heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the vases with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and a white gel pen on the flowers and a bit of glossy accents in the centres.

I hope you enjoyed today’s slimline inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we still have loads of cute stamps to show you. Today we are introducing Puppy friends and its coordinating dies. I have a clean and simple slimline design for you to showcase these little pups.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

I stamped and coloured all the images with Copic markers and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then on a slimline white card front (3,75*8,5 inches) I used the Slimline Masking Circle stencil to add colourful spots. I wanted to make it more playful so I shifted the stencil along the engraved gridlines and made 2 of the circles to the right and one to the left. I used Spiced Marmelade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I made each circle one by one, but thanks to the gridlines on the stencil it was super easy. Before removing the stencil I added water and diluted black ink splatters each time.

When the background was dry I stamped a sentiment in each circle with black ink and popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares.

I cut a tiny bit off the panel on each side and matted it with dark brown cardstock to make the images pop even more. Of course I could not leave it without finishing touches: I added black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the noses and covered the collar and scarf with clear shimmer.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Puppy Friends” 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 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow for the last reveals.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we start the April release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs! Today we are introducing Garden Gnomes and Bleeding Heart – two beautiful sets and they both have coordinating dies. There will be a fun new stencil this month too: Petite Clouds.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the flowers from Bleeding Hearts 2 times and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to make my on background so I used the Gingham stencil with the newest Distress Oxide ink, Kitch Flamingo. It is a beautiful pink! After removing the stencil I spirnkled it with diluted black and white inks. When it was dry I cut it with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I adhered it to a hot pink notecard.

I die cut a white stitched circle using a die from Circle Frames. I also cut a dark green circle which is slightly bigger than the stitched one (Pink and Main circle dies). On the bottom of the white circle I stamped two sentiments from the Bleeding Hearts set and adhered the two flower clusters.

I also white heat embossed the word “heartfelt” on a black stitched banner (Banner Trio) and adhered it under the flowers.

After assembling the card I added two flower heads as embellishments around the banner. I also used a bit of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers to make the card even more special.

CARD 2

My second card features the new Garden Gnomes. They are all so adorabe that I couldn’t choose which one to use on a card, so I used 3 of them on a slimline design. After stamping and colouring the gnomes and flowers with Copic markers I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set from Seaglass cardstock. I used the new Petite Clouds stencil with Speckled Eggs Distress Oxide ink.

I die cut a yellow frame using the Slimline Frames and Windows die set and adhered grass behind it which I cut with the Land Border dies. I assembled the scene on a white 8,5*3,5 inches slimline card.

The sentiment I stamped on a white Speech Bubble and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

I finished it off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, a bit of clear shimmer on the petals and glossy accents on the flower centres.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Gnome Garden” or the “Bleeding Heart” 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)! Thewinner 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 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow as well.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Bee-day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. For this cheerful slimline birthday card I chose to combine a few of my favourite Heffy Doodle stamp sets: Big Bug Hugs, Gnome Matter What and Hootiful. I also created my own stencil, let me show you how.

First I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink: the bugs from Big Bug Hugs, the branch from Hootiful and the big mushroom from Gnome Matter What. I clear heat embossed them and painted them with Karin Brushmarkers. I love how vivid the colors are. On the wings I used a clear shimmer pen to move the ink, in this way I got the subtle sparkle instantly. When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the Stitched Slimline Trio die set to create my own stencil: from a piece of white cardstock I cut the smallest rectangle and the window die using Heffy Memo Tape to hold them together. Then I die cut another small slim rectangle from Neenah Solar White Cardstock and adhered the homemade stencil temporarily using the Memo Tape. I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink through the windows and before removing the stencil I added diluted blue and black ink and also some white splatters. I like to add texture with this technique.

After removing the stencil I stamped the sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. 

I used the other 2 slimline dies from the Stitched Slimline Trio set to create mats: a light blue and a darker one to create contrast. I adhered them on a slimline cardbase measuring 3,5*8,5 inches and finished it off with a few blue star sequins.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the revelas of the February Release at Newton’s Nook Designs, but dont worry, we still have plenty of adorable stamps and dies to showcase. Today we are adding another cute farm set to the Farm collection: Baa is full of adorable sheep and comes with coordinating dies.

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the images from the stamp set using Copic markers. I went with Warm Greys and added dotted details at the end for a fluffy look. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

While I had my die cutting machine at hand I also cut some scene building elements using the Sky scene builder die set: a few clouds from white and the sun from pastel yellow cardstock scraps. I knew I wanted a slimline scene so I cut the grass (Land border dies) and the Fence longer which is super easy if you line the die up with the last cut edges. You don’t need separate slimline dies, with the partial die cutting technique you can easily make longer die cuts.

I assembled the scene on a 2.75 * 7.75 inches blue cardstock panel and adhered it to a white scalloped rectangle which I cut with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set. I covered a slimline card base (3.5*8.5 inches) with patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and added the scene.

The sentiments I white heat embossed on some dark grey Speech Bubbles: I love to cut them down using the partial die cutting technique if the sentiment is shorter.

I finished the scene with a couple of clear mini sequins on the clouds and a few flower sequins with pearls in the middle on the grass. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the sheep.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Baa” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will check back tomorrow for the last day of the February Release sneak peeks.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs February Release reveals and today our team is showcasing the Hoppy Greetins stamp set and a tiny but oh-so-funny Hare mail stamp set. Both have matching dies, so you do not need to fussy cut!

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Hoppy Greetings stamp set using my Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have extra eggs and flowers to build a scene. I also heat embossed one of the sentiments on the sign the bunny is holding, I love the look so much!

To create the focal panel I die cut the stitched rounded rectangle from blue, green and white cardstocks using the die from Frames and Flags. Then I cut the grass from the green one with a Land Border die and the clouds from the white one with the Sky border dies. I assembled the scene and backed the panel with a slightly bigger yellow rectangle before adhering it to a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebig Designs)

I wanted an extra sentiment which I foud in the Spring Pile Up coordinating dies set: I cut the Happy Easter 3 times from pink cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. It gives a lovely dimensionl look, just like it was chipboard.

I finished the card with a bit of glossy accents on the eggs and the flower centers.

CARD 2

For my secon card I stamped and coloured the cute bunny in the envelope from Hare Mail 6 times and coloured them in rainbow colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I had a slimline card idea in mind so I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from natural cardstock and the frame from Slimline Frames and Windows from white cardstock. On the inner squares I stamped the Hare mail stamp with a light brown ink 3 times and distressed the panels with blending in some Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink on each.

After assembling the card on a slimline 3,5*8,5 inches card base I added a die cut sentiment on the top: I used the Essential Alphabet dies to cut Sending from glitter cardstock and stamped Hare mail under it in black.

Strange but I did not use any embellishments on this card apart from a teeny tiny drop of glossy accents on the noses to make them shiny.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will check back tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! I love both companies, they have amazing designs and so easy to combine them! I have 2 cards for you today in different styles: one elegant and one cute. Let me guide you through the cardmaking process.

CARD 1

For my first card I die cut a Heffy Doodle Stitched Rectangle from Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the Honey Bee Stamps Pretty Postage image on it. I used my Copics to colour it, kept the colours simple: reds and aqua. I added some dots when I was done with the colouring to add some texture to the leaves and flowers. I also used a black glaze pen to go over all the little black dots and a white gel pen for even more texture.

Then I die cut the Heffy Doodle Miss you sentiment: the shadow I cut from vellum, the sentiment itself I cut 2 times from dark red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. Even 2 layers make instant dimension!

I also stamped another sentiment from the Heffy Doodle More Classic sentiments set under the envelope, they go so well together.

I gave the panel a teal mat and chose a pretty patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad for the background. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the hearts. Isn’t it pretty? If you want to have coordinating envelopes, Honey Bee Stamps has them ready for you! So cool!

CARD 2

For my second card I used a fun mirror stamping and die cutting technique. Jennifer McGuire has a great video on this, you find it here.

I stamped the cute racoon from Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my Heart stamp set with Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink: it allowed me to do some no-line colouring and it is Copic marker friendly. For the mirror stamping I used MFT Mirror Image stamp but any big solid stamp would do. I managed to die cut both little racoons with the coordinating die, I followed Jennifer’s instructions. As the face expression wasn’t visible, I drew it back with a black thin line marker.

Then I used the Slimline die sets from Heffy Doodle to create the layers: a scalloped red rectangle (Slimline Pull Tab dies), a bit smaller dark grey stitched rectangle and a pretty frame (Stitched Slimline Trio) from cream cardstock (I love the Speckled Eggshell from Lawn Fawn). In the openings of the frame I used patterned paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters paper pad. I also inserted a light pink mat in between the dark grey rectangle and the frame.

The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Stamps Stolen my heart set: I heat embossed it on vellum with black sparkle embossing powder 2 times for a raised look. I used my Misti stamping tool for this, but even one layer of embossing powder givs a beautiful result! I used the coordinating die to cut it out and adhered it to the middle window using tiny drops of liquid glue behing the letters.

The card base is 3,5*8,5 inches. I popped up the racoons with 3D foam suares, added glossy accents to the nose and hearts and embellished the frame with tiny jewels from the Honey Bee Stamps Love letters gem collection. I love how this turned out, I hope it makes you smile too!

GIVEAWAY

Both brands’ Design Teams have created wonderful inspiration for you. Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win! Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away $30 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on Feb 3rd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Feb 4th  at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Honey Bee Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner! Here is the full hop list:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Brenda Noelke

Ashley Ebben

Farhana Sarker

Megan Quinn

Jenn Bena

Joy Baldwin

Honey Bee Stamps Blog

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me also on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi