Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!

Hello Everyone,

Today is Mother’s Day in Hungary and I am always very sentimental about it. I am very close to my mum and even though I try to show her love and care on a daily basis, we always make something extra with my kids on this day. We got her roses and tulips, the kids sang and my daughter recited a lovely poem. She even made a very pretty card for her, and my son – who just learnt how to write – wrote her a letter. So touchy. As a cardmaker I had to make my own card too.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the SSS Bouquet for mom set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

I have made a colour swatch for the colours I used. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used the Sizzix Texture Fades Brickwork 3D embossing folder. It is amazing! I used it on Bristol Smooth cardstock because I wanted to do some ink blending after: I used Hickory Smoke and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I also added some black and white splatters ad dried it with my heat tool.

I used the Newton’s Nook Designs Land border dies to cut some grass and the Fence die to cut the fence, and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the main image to get more dimension.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut it with its coordinating die. I love sets when there is a die for the sentiment, it gives such a unique look!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and the body of the butterflies.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and the SSS Ig Challenge Favourite Technique too.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop! I am thrilled to celebrate the wonderful new release with Heffy Doodle, it is full of awesome goodies!

If you order £30 worth of product, you’ll get a FREE STAMP!  If you spend over £45, you’ll get the coordinating die, too!  Head to the Heffy Doodle store to get your order in!  While supplies last.

For my card I used the Heart Pencil dies: I die cut the pencil die from different coloured cardstocks and also from kraft. I saved all the pieces in a tray.

The I die cut a stitched slimline rectangle using he Slimline Trio die set from white cardstock and the postage edge die from the new Slimline Mini Mail die set from grey cardstock.

I started adhering the colourful pencils from the right side of the white panel in rainbow order.

Then I die cut the word Create from white sparkle cardstock 3 times and from black 3 times. I adhered a white sparkle on the top of a black one slightly offset for a shadow look. I repeated it 3 times and added the sentiments directly on the pencils. For the card base I used a slimline white one measuring 3,5*8,5 inches.

GIVEAWAY

For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 6th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 7th at 10:00 AM EST!

Heffy Doodle Blog

Jenn Bena

Amanda Stevens

Tallie Clewley

Ashley Young 

Ali Farmer

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Lidya Wirani

I hope you enjoyed hopping with us an will come back again soon!

See you,

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

Popping by – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. May is a birthday heavy month in my family and I thought I would show you an sweet interactive card today made with stamps and dies from the new release. Usually I am intimidated from interactive cards but the new slider pop-up is super easy even if you are not an experienced crafter. Let me guide you through the process.

Pre-orders are open and all order get a freebie stamp – if you spend above 45 GBP you even get the coordinating die!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I went with cheerful, rather girlish colours but I cannot wait to make the same with more masculine colours too. I die cut all with the coordinating dies and assembled the little present using Glubert.

Then I created the interactive part: first I die cut the stitched frame from patterned paper and also from light blue cardstock. I cut off the “flap” of the patterned paper one so all I had left was a frame. I adhered it to the blue panel with Glubert and folded the flap at the crease lines.

I embellished the flap: added a thin Oyster Shell strip to the bottom until the first crease line and popped up the coloured image right above using 3D foam tape. I made sure to adhere only the present and let the balloons be free of adhesive so the mechanism could work properly. I needed the insert piece which I die cut from white cardstock, and adhered the bottom of the blue flap to it (until the first crease line). The top of the insert I embellished with a small die from the Slimline Pull Tab dies: I cut the stitched part from Banana Split and the arrow from Ice blast cardstock scraps.

The first half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the top of the blue flap using a Catherine Pooler ink. The other half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the white card base. To ensure the right placement I put the frame on the card base in my Misti, in this way I could see where the sentiment had to be.

Finally it was time to assemble the interactive part: I put thick 3D foam strips on the back of the frame in a U shape, leaving the top free. I adhered it to the card base and it was all done! So easy! As a finishing touch I covered the balloons with clear shimmer and added glossy accents to the ribbon. I also adhered a bunch of blue star sequins to the background to make it even more festive!

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

Gnome one like you! – Newton’s Nook Designs & Therm O Web

Hello everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

For my project I stamped and coloured images from the Gnome Garden stamp set using Copic markers. I made sure to have multiples of the butterflies and flowers to fill my little scene. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I created a textured background directly on a heavy weight white card base (I prefer to use the Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock for that). I sprayed the back of the Hardwood stencil with Pixie Spray to ensure it is not gonna move while I am applying Aged Copper Metallix Gel with a Stencil Pal from Thermoweb. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry for an hour or so.

Meawhile I created my scene: I die cut a Stitched Oval (Heffy Doodle die) from Sea Glass cardstock and added a bit of shading to it with a blending brush. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, but to be honest only the residues I had on my brush as I wanted a very subtle shading. I used the same die to cut a piece from Thermoweb Green Flock Transfer Sheet and used the Land border die to cut it down to be the grass. The greatest thing about these Flock Transfer sheets – apart from their fluffy touch – is that they are sturdy and can be inked. Therefore I used a bit of Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to add shading to the edges.

I still needed some clouds: from White Flock Transfer Sheets I die cut two stitched clouds with the Sky Scene Builder die set. I used the Salty Ocean inked brush to distress it a bit too.

After assembling the scene I die cut a white Speech Bubble and stamped a sentiment on it with black ink.

When the card base was dry I used a blending brush and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink for an uneven ink blending. This way I got a really textured, natural looking background. I love it!

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and added my usual finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and dots of the ladybugs, clear shimmer on the wings of the butterflies and glossy accents on the belt an flower centres. Isn’t it cute?

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

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

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the New Release reveals at Heffy Doodle, but still so many new products are being introduced on the Heffy Doodle Blog. It is definitely worth to check!

Pre-orders are open from today and don’t forget: with every pre-order you can get a freebie stamp, and if your order is above 45GBP you will receive even the coordinating dies! Wohoo!

My inspiration for you today is a cute, layered design with a lot of texture.

First I started with ink blending through the Balloon Room stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Then I shifted the stencil and added a second layer of balloons with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I shifted again and for the last layer I applied Brilliant Blue Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb using a stencil pal. I removed the stencil, cleaned it right away and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured the cute fox and party hat from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the Happy Birthday Shadow die from glitter cardstock and its shadow from blue.

When the stenciled background was dry I trimmed it down a little and added black and gold splatters. I dried it with my heat tool, adhered the sentiment and popped up the fox with thin 3D foam tape. I added an orange mat to the panel before adhering it to a white card base.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the nose and party hat too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration with the new release and will come back soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the 3rd day of the new release reveals at Heffy Doodle! There are wonderful new stamps and dies and stencils being shown on the Heffy Doodle blog, it is worth to check them out!

With every pre-order you can get a freebie stamp, and if your order is above 45GBP you will receive even the coordinating dies! Wohoo!

I got you a quite clean and simple design today to showcase the Pebble Sentiments stamp set.

On a white stitched rectangle I placed 6 different messages from the set and inked them up with red, yellow and orange inks. I used my Misti stamping tool which allowed me to stamp back several times without shifting and this was all the intricate sentiments stayed crisp. I chose Catherine Pooler inks because they come in beautiful colours and so juicy.

I gave this panel a thin red mat and die cut the biggest stitched rectangle from orange cardstock. I love to add layers to my simpler cards too.

I white heat embossed 2 sentiment from the More Classic sentiments stamp set on very thin black cardstock strips and popped them up with thick 3d foam tape.

I embellished each pebble with sequins and jewels in coordinating colours. I used the Glubert glue, it is perfect to add thin dots too. It totally gives the extra bling this card needs.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration with the new release. Don’t forget: pre-orders starts on 26/04!

See you tomorrow for more fun!

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the new release reveals at Heffy Doodle with a whole bunch of great new products. On the Heffy Doodle Blog you will see a lot of details and I have a project for you to tease you further.

With every pre-order you can get a freebie stamp, and if your order is above 45GBP you will receive even the coordinating dies! Wohoo!

For today’s card I stamped and coloured the images from the Pandtastic Painters stamp set using Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them on a kraft tag which I die cut with the Tag along die set, added a black reinforcer and black and white twine.

I added tiny little confetti to the canvas, I made these with the little dies from the Tag along set. So fun to use these as embellishments!

The sentiment is made with the new Create die: the shadow I die cut from black cardstock and the word “create” from white 3 times and stacked them together. Then I used a bunch of Copic markers to add the rainbow colours. I tried to colour the edges too, for a smoother look. When I adhered it to its place I covered the letters with glossy accents and set it aside to dry.

The background I also created with a fun new stencil. I laid the Broad strokes stencil on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied different Distress Oxides in each row: Blueprint Sketch, Speckled Egg, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I added some splatters with water and black ink and also sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist. It gave a subtle sparkly look to it, so gorgeous!

I used a kraft card base, adhered the stenciled panel and popped up the tag at an angle using 3D foam tape. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the colour palette, the panda’s nose and the little heart.

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration with Heffy Doodle’s new release, make sure to pop in again tomorrow for more reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to share with you my projects in the coming days for the new release of Heffy Doodle! There is a ton of cuteness coming and I am happy to tease you further with my inspiration.

With every pre-order you can get a freebie stamp, and if your order is above 45GBP you will receive even the coordinating dies! Wohoo!

I used the Just a note stamp/die set for my card today. I stamped and coloured the notebook an pen with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the new Messy Desk stencil to create a fun splashy background: I blended Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I popped up the die cut images in the middle using 3D foam tape.

I love die cut setiments and could not help adding a “Hello” die cut above the image. It adds so much to this clean & simple design.

I gave the stitched panel a grey mat and used a bit of glossy accents on the pen and my card is all finished!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration with the new release. Don’t forget: pre-orders starts on 26/04!

See you tomorrow for more fun!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are introducing Heartfelt Butterflies and Hearftelt Blooms. They both coordinate perfectly with the previously released Hearfelt Frames die set and the Banner Trio Die set. There is also going to be a separate sentiment set called Mom&Dad, which is a perfect accessory for the upcoming memorial days.

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

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers.

This marker is very special as it has all 3 shades in one marker which makes it super easy for a smooth blend and shading. It was the first time for me to use these markers, but I fell in love with them: high quality nibs, beautiful colours and handy for on-the-go colouring too.

I went with the blue shades: True blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Green Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Hydrangea Blend, Lavender Blend. (If you want to know more of these markers, check the Spectrum Noir website.)

When it was all pretty and colourful, I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die. I also die cut a stitched heart from navy cardstock and a folded banner (Banner Trio die set) from black cardstock. I white heat embossed the sentiment on this and popped it up with 3D foam squares on the coloured piece.

I used a teal patterned paper for the background, added the stitched heart but before adhering the panel to a card base, I wrapped some ribbon around it. Then I popped up the scalloped heart piece with 3D foam squares. This card has a lot of dimension!

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the wings and glossy accents to the bodies and the tiniest butterflies. I love how it makes the card even more special.

CARD 2

I started again with stamping and colouring the Heartfelt Blooms, just this time I used different blends of the same marker set: Alpine Green Blend, Magenta Blend, Orange Blend, Citrus Blend, Coral Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Aqua Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Shades, Lavender Blend.

I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die and popped it up on an A2 sized card front which I created from teal patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) with black ink from the Mom&Dad sentiment set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and dotted details. I love these type of cards when I just want to enjoy colouring and keep the rest of the design simple.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” 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 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 our inspiration week. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as the new release goes live tomorrow! If you like my cards, make sure to subscribe to my blog and also follow me on Instagram. Your support means the world to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi