World Cardmaking Day

Hello Everyone,

Today is a special day, World Cardmaking Day 🙂 What else shall I do than making a bunch of cards? Meanwhile I cooked lunch and made the laundry and played with the kids…multitasking as always. The best card I made although today was the one I made in silence and peace 😀 But this one I will show in a separate post.

Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

So let me make this a different post: here are my cards, 3 with the same stamp and die set (all from SSS), coloured with Zig Clean colour real brush markers after heat embossing. I changed the colours and a little bit the design n the last one, but they are very similar.

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And as Newton’s Nook Designs is having my heart, I had to make a card using my all time favourite NND sunflower image from the retiring Flower Garden stamp set. Simple design, coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The beauty of it is the added prills in the middle of the sunflower and that pretty golden strip on the side.

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I hope you like my creations and that you also have time to craft today. It is so relaxing and fun!

Be sure to pop in tomorrow, when I plan to share some more cute cards.

See you,

Zsofi

 

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I am under your spell!

Hello Everyone,

Today’s is a special post, dedicated to my dear husband. We have 2 wedding anniversaries, one for the official part and one for the wedding party. Today is the 8th anniversary of us signing those papers which tied us together in front of our beloved family members and this was the first time we got our fingers inked together 😀

I wanted to make a non-usual card for this occasion and as all my crafty friends are into Halloween card-making, I decided to make it with a Halloween colour combo and stamp set. The design is inspired by the current MFT sketch challenge #352.

Here is my card:

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I started with colouring some of the images from the Witch way is the candy stamp set with Copic markers and I fussy cut them out with scissors. For the background scene I inked up a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Wilted Violet and Black Soot distress inks. I splattered it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then used an inside-out diagonal rectangle die to cut my panel. I also inked up a piece of  cardstock with Black soot distress ink and cut the grass with the Grassy fields die. The moon is a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock circle watercoloured with Hickory Smoke and Picket Fence distress inks.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on the sky.

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I gave a silver mat to the focal panel and cut the farm fence die from a special black metallic cardstock. I adhered the fence to a royal purple cardstock and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape.

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To make the whole scene funny, I added some Doodlebug Eery eyes to the bat and the frog. A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the wings and the pumpkins made it complete.

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I will upload this card to the MFT Sketch Challenge #352, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge A walk on the dark side.

I hope you like this card and I wish my hubby will like it too.

See you soon with more Halloween fun,

Zsofi

 

Purple-orange birthday wishes

Hello Everyone,

It is October already and I am sure everyone is into Halloween crafting nowadays, but I wanted to bring you a card today which uses Halloween colours but not a holiday card. This card is my inspiration for you for the current Inky Paws Challenge #56:

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Here is my purple-orange birthday card, of course featuring Newton:

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I started with stamping some of the kitties on Canson watercolour cardstock from Newton’s Birthday Bash and Newton loves cake sets. I used ZIG Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a piece of purple plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn) with a die from Pretty Pink Posh and made some black stitched scalloped mat for it. Before adhering it down to a white card base I stamped the sentiment in black in the middle hole. I used 3D foam tape to give the panel some dimension and placed the celebrating kitties in their spots.

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A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accent on the balloon, candle and cake and on the ribbon made the images more festive. I finished the card wit some purple and black matte enamel dots.

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I hope you got inspired to make non-Halloween cards with Halloween colours and will play along with us over at the Inky Paws Challenge. You still have until Friday 6th October to create a project and link it up for a chance to win a 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

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

Hope to see you soon again,

Have a wonderful week,

Zsofi

 

 

Mermaid birthday

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in to share a card I made for the current and almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #351. The colours I used were inspired by the MFT Colour Challenge #77.

Here is my card:

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I started with creating the background. I blue heat embossed the Whimsical waves BG stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Broken Chin distress ink over it. I added water droplets and sprinkled some diluted Blueprint Sketch and Broken China distress inks all over. I Die cut it with a rounded rectangle die from a Blueprint set.

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I also created the sand from light grey cardstock using the same rounded rectangle die and a stitched scalloped border die. I sprinkled it with some diluted grey tone distress inks.

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The images are stamped from the Mermazing and Beast friends stamp sets, coloured with Copics. I added some details with a black glaze pen and white gel pen, some shimmer with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accent on some parts after die cutting them with the coordinating dies. I popped up the images with 3D foam tape for more dimension.

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The sentiment I stamped on a piece of light grey cardstock and cut a speech bubble into my background to make it visible. It all got a silver metallic mat and I embellished the scene with some clear droplets from Studio Katia.

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I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Pop it up also.

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

See you,

Zsofi

 

Happy Meow-oween

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday and a starting day of a new Inky Paws Challenge #56. This time it is all about fun Halloween colours.

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I had a mini stamp set called Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin and I was longing to use it. Whenever I want a quick card and I have a bit smaller image, I like to go for a tag on a card design.

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I had a gorgeous silver foiled patterned paper from Doodlebug, which was perfect as a background and I die cut 3 stitched striped from purple metallic cardstock to make it more interesting.

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Then I stamped my images on a tag (Simon Says Stamp die) cut from Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I also stamped the sentiment under the kitty in black. When my colouring was done, I added a pretty orange twine which is recycled from the packaging of my order from Newton’s Nook Designs. They are always wrapped so nicely, like a real present from me to me 🙂

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I mounted the tag with 3D foam tape and added some details with a black glaze pen, some clear shimmer (Spectrum Noir pen) and a bit of glossy accents. I hardly ever make a card without those little accents, I believe they make any card look so much better and special.

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That is it from me for today, I hope you got inspired and will create a project for this fun challenge. You have 2 weeks to play along and who knows, maybe you will be the random winner of the 20$ gift certificate to the NND store.

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

See you soon,

Zsofi

MFT Card Design Superstar contest – card 3

Hello Again,

There is still one category left from the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest: the Innovation master.

Here is my card, trying to show all the effects on pics.

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This category was the most difficult for me as I wanted to combine different techniques in one card and I admit it took a while. I have never made anything like this before and it was so nice to challenge myself. I almost gave up and then I said I could do it and I did. Knowing that this was the first “oh-so-complicated” card I made I am happy with the result.

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I used a ton of different stamp sets and a lot of MFT dies. Instead of the process, I will rather share the interactive part.

The window is a see through shaker filled with mini stars, snowflake sequins and glitter.

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The little present is sliding in between Santa and the reindeer

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You can open up the little treasure box and there is gold in it (I want one like this in real)

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20170921_222029 wmAnd the biggest innovation for me at least is the light-up fireplace. It looks exactly how I imagined and I am so proud of myself that I could make it 😀 First time ever to try the Chibitronics starter kit.

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As the fireplace is really dimensional, the card has depth which I solved with an extra scoring. It is a bit shorter than a usual A2 card because of this.

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All the imaged are coloured with Copics and embellished with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, black glaze pen, white gel pen and some glossy accents.

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20170921_221942 wmThat was a craft intense week and now it is time to catch up with the neglected housework 🙂

Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Zsofi

 

MFT Card Design Superstar contest – card 2

Hello Everyone,

This will be a different post than usual, as I just realized that the MFT Card Design Superstar contest is ending in 6hrs. I did not want to miss the deadline, so I am sharing my card for the Colouring Virtuoso category.

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I wanted a dreamy scene and when I flipped through my MFT stamps I realised that the Beach Bunny set perfectly coordinates with the Snuggle friends and Somebunny I love sets. So I stamped and coloured several images from these using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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For the night scene I used Black Soot and Blueprint sketch distress inks and a heat embossed sentiment along with some tiny stars too. The grass is cut with MFT die too.

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The dream part is stencilled (Mini Cloud stencil) and die cut with a Scalloped stitched border die. Images are popped up with 3D foam squares.

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As I always do, I added some more details with a back glaze pen, a white gel pen, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen and some glossy accents. The only embellishment added are the little heart gem stones.

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I hope you like my card and will check the interactive one too in my next post.

See you,

Zsofi