Enjoy the little things – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

There is nothing compared to the first sip of coffee on a spring day in the first rays of sunshine! This special moment (and my craving for coffee during Ramadan, hahaha) inspired my card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

I was flipping through my stamps when I came across the Little Lilies stamp and die set and realized that I have never used them before. I imagined a scene with the little bunny from the Bitty Bunnies set sitting under the lily and enjoying the smell of coffee. The mug I took from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. I coloured all images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I sponged some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on a white top folding notecard and applied Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I die cut a piece of grass with a Land border die and adhered a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studio) under it.

I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner with black ink and arranged the images.

This time I kept the card flat and added only a few butterflies (from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set) and drops of glossy accents on their bodies and the mug as embellishment.

I will link this project up to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (For a special lady).

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee for Mum

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an extra special card I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – could be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day too!

Here is my card:

I started with applying Tonic Rich Cocoa Nuvo Glimmer paste over the coffee beans stencil from Mint Owl Studio directly on a white top folding card base. Until it was drying, I worked on the images.

I stamped the coffee cup, flower and leaves from the For all Moms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Copics to add colour and cut all images out with scissors. I used a black Memento marker on the edges to make them look perfect.

I die cut a stitched circle (SSS die) and blended very gently some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I adhered the images using SSS Craft Tacky Glue.

I also die cut the word Coffee (Your Next Stamp) from pink and brown cardstocks, layered them on each other tiny offset. The rest of the sentiment I stamped from the stamp set I used earlier on a green cardstock scrap and cut it very thin.

I assembled the card and added a bit of clear shimmer to the heart and the foam and also covered the straw and the heart with glossy accents for a raised shiny look. The glimmery coffee beans look awesome in real life!

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a special lady and also to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you liked my project, please subscribe to my blog and also check my account on Instagram. I will have a very cute project for next time, later this afternoon.

See you,

Zsofi

One sip at a time

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and as Pink and Main is one of the awesome Super Sponsors, I brought you an elegant tea card today using stamps/dies from their latest release.

Here is my card:

I started with stamping one of the teapots from the Tea-rific stamp set, coloured it with Copics and die cut it with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut a wreath from Olive cardstock and a stitched rectangle using a green checked patterned paper from the Something Whimsy paper pad.

I adhered the wreath, popped up the teapot in the middle with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment with black ink on the bottom of the panel. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a white top folding card base.

I embellished the wreath with tiny flower sequins and added glossy accents to some parts of the teapot to make even prettier.

I hope you like my card and will check back later for more inspiration! It is National Scrapbooking Day today, I hope you find time for your favourite hobby.

Happy crafting!

Zsofi

Love ya a latte

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited as today is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop, my favourite of all. I have so many ideas but had no time to work ahead so i will do my best to squeeze in as many cards during the coming week as possible.

My first one is inspired by the sketch challenge at Lawnfawnatics Challenges (#51).

Here is my card:

I started with stamping and colouring several images from the following sets: Thanks a latte, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Thank you a latte, Baked with love and So Smooth. I used my beloved Copic markers and cut all images with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting i also cut a white circle with the Circle Stackables die set and a scalloped one from dark brown. I cut some grass with the Grassy Hillside border die and attached it to the white circle. I arranged all the die cut pics and adhered them either flat or mounted thin with one or two layers of 3D foam tape.

I stamped a sentiment on No 2 Pencil cardstock with black ink and cut it to a thin strip.

I also die cut long stitched strips from various Lawn Fawn cardstocks using a die from the Picket Fence die set. This is my most used set I guess!

To give the background some more interest i die cut the Stitched windy backdrop die from kraft cardstock and arranged the elements on it according to the sketch. I added some clear shimmer to the sugar cubes and emphasized some elements with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. I also added highlights with a white gel pen – my crafty best friend, Mona Toth is doing that all the time, so I wanted to try too. I like it ūüôā

Finally I added Pretty Pink Posh Espresso jewels to match the coffee theme.

I will link this card to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #51.

Hope you enjoyed my project today and will pop in tomorrow for more coffee fun!

See ya,

Zsofi

Pattern Paper Play – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card, which any crafter can do, even the most beginner ones! And who does not need a quick card idea when there is no time for an elaborate design?

I am absolutely in love with the patterned papers from the Daisy Delight paper pad from LDRS Creative. I found this pretty flower one which is too beautiful to be covered. I felt it has to be the queen of the show.

Therefore I cut a piece to cover the front of an A2 card. I die cut a heavy weight vellum with the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle set to hold the sentiment. I chose vellum to soften the design and let the background show through a little.

I die cut the friend dies from the If friends were flowers set: the shadow die from black, the sentiment die from pink cardstock scraps. I adhered them together and glued it to the vellum rectangle. Then I stamped another sentiment under it using In you face orange Hybrid ink. To make sure I will not smear it until I assemble the card, I heat set it with a heat tool.

As a tiny bit of embellishment I scattered some golden sequins all around the sentiment to make this card more elegant. I hope you like today’s inspiration and will check back later again.

See you soon,

Zsofi

What the cluck? Herd it’s your birthday!

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really funny card I created with the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. All these farm sets are absolutely adorable on their own, but i was itching to combine them and get the whole herd on one big party scene.

I started with stamping and colouring some of the farm animals from the Oink, Cluck and Moo sets with my Copic markers. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and some grass using the Land Border dies.

As I used warm tones, I decided to build the scene on kraft cardstock instead of blue. When I was happy with the arrangements, I adhered all the critters with either liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I love the sentiments in these farm sets, I stamped a bunch of them on vellum die cut Speech Bubbles using StazOn black ink. I placed them around the critters, so it looks like they are having a conversation ūüôā Isn’t it cute?

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents here and there.

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

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

Until next time,

Zsofi

Alice in Wonderland

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a cartoon inspired motivational card. I am a big Disney fan and when I first saw the Wonderland stamp set from Pink and Main, I was literally jumping from joy. The characters are so cute and the quotes made me smile.

I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers. I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a white, a pink and a blue violet piece. I also used it to cut down a green piece of cardstock which I cut again with a small scalloped border die to stand for grass for my scene.

Before attaching the grass and all the images, I sponged very lightly some light blue ink on the white rectangle. I also stamped the sentiment with blue violet ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added some flower sequins.

For the background I chose a pretty bow one from the Something Whimsy paper pad and covered an A2 sized card front with it and adhered all the rectangles turned at an angle before adhering the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the glasses, clock, bottle and bows, just to make them even cuter.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back later for more inspiration with the April Release. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi