Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that it is that time of the month again when we start the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Just get ready for a lot of fabulous new stuff! Today the Design Team showcases 2 new critter sets: Paw-some Birthday for the dog lovers and Newton’s Birthday Trio for the cat fans. Aren’t they adorable? All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

There is a gorgeous new stencil this month too:

Here are the cards I created for today:

NEWTON’S BIRTHDAY TRIO

If you follow me you know how much I love stencils. So I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress inks at a diagonal, with a light hand. Then I added the same inks through the Balloons stencil with an ink blending tool and before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

While the background was drying I stamped and coloured the kitties with Copic markers. I used aqua, green and blue for the accessories to match the background. The kitties I coloured with light browns. Here is a pic of the colours I used:

I used the coordinating die to cut the kitties out and ran the stenciled panel with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set. I also cut a green cardstock piece with this die and cut grass with a Land border die from it.

I assembled the scene on kraft cardstock, popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with clear jewels from Studio Katia. I also added clear shimmer with my Tonic Aqua shimmer pen to the accessories and coated them with a layer of glossy accents.

PAW-SOME BIRTHDAY

For my second card I created the same background just in a vertical form. I love how the stencil works in both directions.

I used the same markers to colour the dog with the huge pile of presents, and cut him out with the coordinating die. Notice that the die cuts the little holes between toe presents and the dog, i love these tiny details! Adds so much to a card design!

The scene i built the same way like on my previous card, just added die cut white letters (Essential Alphabet die) to the top to spell HELLO. I stamped a sentiment under it in black.

After mounting the die cut image with 3D foam squares, I used my shimmer pen on the presents and added glossy accents here and there to make them shiny and more dimensional.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!  Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed what you saw today and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

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Best wishes with love – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a springy, fresh floral card using Pink and Main goodies which can fit any occasion. And who does not need these cards in their stash?

I started with stamping and colouring one of the pretty bunch of flowers from the Sweet Bouquets stamp set using Copic markers. I cut it out with the coordinating dies and also cut a ribbon which I coloured yellow.

Then I die cut a stitched Arch tag from cream cardstock and a bigger one from dark pink and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the sentiments with Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink on the tag and adhered the floral bouquet.

I was a bit struggling with the background as I wanted some texture, but not too much. First I thought of stenciling but I changed my mind and rather went with a tone on tone die cut panel. I used the Basket Cover die to cut an A2 sized card front from mint cardstock and layered it on a mint card base.

I popped up the tag in the middle of it using 3D foam tape. I added a coat of clear shimmer to the flowers and emphasized some of the details with glossy accents. I also added Glossy Dots in pink and gold as embellishment.

I hope you got inspired today and will indulge in colouring some of these gorgeous floral images. Did you know that there is a Facebook group where you can share your Pink and Main creations? Hope to see your art there!

Zsofi

Sweet spring hello

Hello Everyone,

Spring is in the air for sure, at least in Hungary. The sunshine is lovely and hearing the birds singing make me smile. My newest card features the fresh and adorable Woodland Spring stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs.

As always, I started with stamping and colouring the deer with the cute bird with Copic markers. I also stamped a bunch of flowers as I wanted to create a wreath. I used fresh springy colours and cut the images with their coordinating dies.

I die cut an oval from kraft cardstock with Simon Says Stamps stitched oval die, adhered the deer and stamped the sentiment in black. Then I arranged the die cut flowers on the bottom and top to form a floral frame.

I chose a bright pink checked patterned paper from the Sunny Studio Gingham Linen Rainbow Petite Prints paper pad and ran it through my die cutting machine with the postage stamp die from the Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. I mounted it on a white card base and used 3D foam squares to pop up the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I went over the flowers with a clear shimmer pen and added tiny little pearls to the centers: gold and white. I also used some glossy accents to emphasize some details like the beak and the ribbon. I used a white gel pen to add freckles and made the eyes and nose shiny with a black glaze pen.

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

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for some more spring card ideas.

See you,

Zsofi

Sweet square card with LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a sweet square card featuring the newly released Goody Gumdrops and Wordalicious stamp sets.

I started with placing 3 of the candies from the Goody Gumdrops stamp set in my stamp positioner and stamped them onto a white square panel cut to be 4*4 inches. Then I turned the panel upside down and stamped it again with Raven Hybrid ink. Then I filled the gaps on the sides with 2 of the candies.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the square panel from the Wordalicious stamp set. Then I coloured the images with alcohol markers.

I mounted the panel on an aqua striped patterned paper from the Candy Counter paper pad and adhered it to a 4.25*4.25 inches square card. I coated the candies with clear shimmer and embellished the card with some jewels in coordinating colours.

I hope you like my card and got inspired. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Oh Happy Day!

Hello Everyone,

It is such a beautiful and sunny day here in Budapest, matching the card I made the other day for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #47: What is the weather?

Here is my card:

I started with ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. I applied them at a diagonal using a mini ink blending tool. I am always amazed how well these inks blend on Bristol Smooth cardstock! Like butter!

When I was happy with the result, I added water sprinkles and dabbed it off with a paper towel after like 20 seconds. I let it dry completely and ran it through the die cutting machine with the Stitched Cloud Backdrop die.

Then I stamped an coloured some critters from the Upon a star stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. While I was at die cutting, I also cut a bunch of clouds and a sun from white cardstock and also from Gold Glitter cardstock with the dies from the Spring Showers set, and layered them tiny offset to get the illusion of the sunshine on the clouds too.

I also die cut grass from green cardstock using a Simple Grassy Hillsides die and sponged a bit of Forest Moss ink on the top for shading.

After assembling the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Hello Sunshine stamp set with black ink directly on the sky and added little flower sequins I have recently got from my crafty best friend. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and added a dot to the middle of the flowers with a white gel pen.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #47 challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goehttps://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/s.

I hope you like my card and it cheered you up. Check back later today for some more cuteness 😉

Have a lovely day!

Zsofi

LDRS Creative Blog Hop Day 3 – Wordalicious

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are so excited to feature what was showcased at Creativation in January! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are introducing interactive stamp and die combos, fabulous paper doll dies, and TONS of products to fit everyone’s taste!

There are two brand new full size stamp sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions, each combining 8 stamps; Celebration and Flower Power!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We have two brand new characters, each featuring lovely scenes: Ruby (CelebrationPretty CuteSo Sassy) and Holly (Delightful DaisyFeathered FriendsStory TimeWatch It Grow). And fear not, Winnie is also joining the party with the mini set called Let’s Go, and some amazing paper doll dies in the Die-licious collection to create to your soul content: A Gift For YouMiss PrettyPuppy PrincessSuper Scenes. What’s best is that we came up with the perfect 6“x6” Die-Licious paperpack to combine all skin, hair and clothing patterns as a perfect complement!

If you are more into flowers, then you will simply adore these brand new stamp and die combo sets: If Friends Were Flowers,  Love And Smell The Roses.

And did we say we were throwing a surprise party for you all? Thanks to these sweet stamp sets, you can have one, too: WordaliciousSweet TreatsParty TimeLife Is SweetIce Cream PartyGoody Gumdrops!

What’s even cooler are the interactive stamps (and some even as a die combo!) we are proud to have designed: Going PlacesOn The Move-Neighborhood,  On The Move-Landscape. Adorable critters? Yes! Right here: On The Move,  Hippo HooraySuper Critters!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: Twirling Pop-UpBarber Stripes RectangleFringeScalloped Borders.

Who’s ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding the latest two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: At The Beach and On The Farm!

Next, we have two new 6″x6″ stencils that are sure to be as popular as the others: Playful Patterns and the Waffle!

Lastly, because we wanted to give you the perfect time with papers AND stamps, we created the new Playful Pattern collection that includes 6″x6″ and 12″x12″ packsHomemade HappinessCandy CounterSweet Sensations!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all! Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! Each day we are giving away a $25 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on March 5th. AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings! Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code FEB15(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 3/6/18)

Today I have a little tutorial for you on how to get a pretty yet simple and very colourful card design. The recipe is simple: take a piece of patterned paper, some matching Hybrid ink colours and the new Wordalicious stamp set.

I started with adhering a gorgeous rainbow hearts patterned paper from the Candy Counter paper pad to cover the entire A2 sized card front.

Then I selected ink pads which matched the hearts: Four Leaf, Bali Blue, Dark Wash Jeans, La La Lavender, Grape Ape and Lipstick Jungle. I arranged the words I wanted to use in my stamp positioner using a lined acetate sheet as helper to make sure the spacing is right. As I used the mini ink cubes, I could easily ink up each word with a different colour at once. The stamp positioner allowed me to stamp them 3 times to make the colours pop and dark enough. Then I cut the stamped panel down.

Then I die cut 2 different scallop border dies: one from dark blue and one from lavender cardstock, layered them on top of each other and adhered to the white stamped panel. It is an easy way to add a little extra to a simple design.

I love the result, it is easy to re-create, even to make multiples of. And it is so colourful, totally cheers me up!

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will hop along and comment to win. Here is the full list for today:

LDRS CREATIVE BLOG
JANE
KASSI
ALANNA
JEANNIE
ZSOFIA (you are here)
MARTHA
MELISSA
ILINA
KIRSTEN
MELANIE
RALUCA

Have a lovely weekend!

Zsofi

LDRS Creative Blog Hop Day 2 – Sweet Treats

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are so excited to feature what was showcased at Creativation in January! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are introducing interactive stamp and die combos, fabulous paper doll dies, and TONS of products to fit everyone’s taste!

There are two brand new full size stamp sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions, each combining 8 stamps; Celebration and Flower Power!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We have two brand new characters, each featuring lovely scenes: Ruby (CelebrationPretty CuteSo Sassy) and Holly (Delightful DaisyFeathered FriendsStory TimeWatch It Grow). And fear not, Winnie is also joining the party with the mini set called Let’s Go, and some amazing paper doll dies in the Die-licious collection to create to your soul content: A Gift For YouMiss PrettyPuppy PrincessSuper Scenes. What’s best is that we came up with the perfect 6“x6” Die-Licious paperpack to combine all skin, hair and clothing patterns as a perfect complement!

If you are more into flowers, then you will simply adore these brand new stamp and die combo sets: If Friends Were Flowers,  Love And Smell The Roses.

And did we say we were throwing a surprise party for you all? Thanks to these sweet stamp sets, you can have one, too: WordaliciousSweet TreatsParty TimeLife Is SweetIce Cream PartyGoody Gumdrops!

What’s even cooler are the interactive stamps (and some even as a die combo!) we are proud to have designed: Going PlacesOn The Move-Neighborhood,  On The Move-Landscape. Adorable critters? Yes! Right here: On The Move,  Hippo HooraySuper Critters!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: Twirling Pop-UpBarber Stripes RectangleFringeScalloped Borders.

Who’s ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding the latest two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: At The Beach and On The Farm!

Next, we have two new 6″x6″ stencils that are sure to be as popular as the others: Playful Patterns and the Waffle!

Lastly, because we wanted to give you the perfect time with papers AND stamps, we created the new Playful Pattern collection that includes 6″x6″ and 12″x12″ packsHomemade HappinessCandy CounterSweet Sensations!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all! Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! Each day we are giving away a $25 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on March 5th. AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings! Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code FEB15 (*Coupon valid until midnight EST 3/6/18)

And now, lets dive in today’s card inspiration. I used the new Sweet Treats stamp set to create this simple design.

I started with stamping some of the treats on a white cardstock top and bottom. I used my Copics to add colour to them. I matted the panel with a slightly bigger black rectangle piece.

Then i stamped the label from the stamp set with Raven black ink and added a sentiment to it from the Wordalicious stamp set using Raven and Four Leaf Hybrid inks. I fussy cut it out and ran a black marker along the edges to make it look perfect.

I chose a green striped patterned paper from the Homemade happiness collection as the background, and also used the back side of it to cut a thin strip to hold the label i created earlier. I added a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents on the treats and my card is finished.

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

LDRS CREATIVE BLOG
JANE
KASSI
ALANNA
JEANNIE
ZSOFIA (you are here)
MARTHA
MELISSA
ILINA
KIRSTEN
MELANIE
RALUCA

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back tomorrow for more fun! Till then, have a lovely day!

Zsofi