I love Fall – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I love Fall for all its beautiful colours and coziness. There is nothing more relaxing than a sunny day in Autumn, a nice walk in the nature. My love for this season inspired today’s card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I created my background: on a piece of heavy weight kraft cardstock I used the Tree Ring stencil with Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb. Before applying it to the stencil I coloured it with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to get a nice brown shade. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile I did a bunch of die cutting. The coordinating die of Fall Friends has not only a wonderful sentiment but also some stitched pumpkins and leaves. I cut the pumpkins from orange and the leaves from green cardstocks, the sentiment from brown. I also die cut a kraft circle using a die from Circle Frames. I adhered the sentiment on this and the pumkins and leaves aroud it. It would look so pretty on its own as Fall decor!

When the background was dry I did a little inkblending with Distress Oxides inks: Ground Espresso on the edges and a touch of Antique Linen on the inside. I added some water and white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Then I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares in the middle.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the die cut sentiment, to make it shine.

I wish you have enjoyed my Fall inspiration today and will pop in again soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of the new release reveals, but fear not, Newton’s Nook Designs has 2 beautiful sets still for today. Signs of Fall comes with a coordinating die set and can be perfectly combined with older Fall sets too. Heartfelt Fall gives you a tons of options for your Autumn crafts with beautiful sentiments. It coordinates with the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

When I first saw the Signs of Fall stamp set I immediately thought of an older set Autumn Newton. So I stamped the images from both and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, sunflower: EB7, EB3, GY3, CT4, CT3, hay: GB7, GB5, GB1, lantern: BG9, BG7, BG5, pot: CG3, CG2, CG1, YG3, sign: RB4, RB2, RB1, TN1, cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I imagined a background in Fall colours so I blended Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I laid the Falling Leaves stencil over it and went back with the same colours. After removing the stencil I added black and white splatters and when it was dry I die cut the panel with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I also cut a smaller scalloped rectangle from vellum.

Vellum is tricky to work with as all adhesive I tried shows through. Therefore I adhered first the images on the bottom of the vellum with liquid glue and added drops of glue behind the images to hide it. On the top I used the heat embossed sentiment on a brown banner (Frames and Flags) to hide the glue behind.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems, flower centers and ribbon and a few gold gems.

CARD 2

Heartfelt Fall is one of my favourite sets in this release, so elegant and delicate and super versatile. For my card I stamped it on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: TN8, BO4, BO3, EB5, EB4, EB3, GB4, CT4, CT1, RB2, RB1, DR5, DR3, AG2, AG1, DG4, DG3, DG2, YG3, YG2. I cut it out with the Heart Frames dies.

Then I die cut the biggest heart from the same die set from kraft cardstock 2 times and a smaller stitched one from vellum to go on top of the coloured leaves one.

For the sentiment I used the die cut from Fall Friends: I cut it 3 times from brown cardstock and 3 times from orange (for the heart only). I adhered them together and popped them up on the vellum heart with liquid glue. I embellished with gold gems and glossy accents on the heart.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Signs of Fall” or the “Fall Roundabout” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed our release week and have your favourites. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as all new products will be lve in the store tomorrow! Happy crafting! 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 August Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoy our inspiration week. For today we have another 2 fantastic sets: Fall Friends is an idyllic Autumn scene which comes with coordinating dies, while Heartfelt Gourds is a super versatile stamp with great sentiments. It coordinates the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Fall Friends on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: chair: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT3, pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB7, EB3, BG7, BG4, BG1, bucket&flowers: EB5, EB2, TN1, GB7, CT4, CT3, blanket: AG5, AG3, AG1, CT4, CT3, CT1, cat: EB3, RB3, RB2, RB1, dog: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some clouds with the same colour. After removing the stencil I added some water, white and black ink splatters for more texture. On another little scrap piece I blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and added the usual splatters just in green. I die cut grass with the Land Border die and assembled the scene.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey banner (Banner Trio dies) and used the exra little leaves as embellishments. I added drops of glossy accents and some highlights with a white pencil.

CARD 2

For my second card I stamped the Heartfelt Gourds stamp and cut it out immediately with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: AG5, DG4, DG3, DG2, GB7, GB4, CT3, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, LG4, LG2, LG1, GY5, GY3, GY2, OR3, OR2, OR1, CT4, CT3, CT1, LY1, CG3, CG2, CG1, BG5, BG2, BG1.

I also stamped the deer from Harvest Tails and coloured it too: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB1, TN1, RB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB4, GB9, CG3, CG2, CG1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

For the background chose patterned paper this time (Doodlebug Designs). The sentiment I stamped on a stitched rounded banner (Banner Trio). I assembled the card, popped up the deer and the banner and used gold gems and glossy accents as embellishments.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for the last day’s surprises!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Fall – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I love Fall when all the leaves turn colourful and I adore the autumn decoration too. Which means mostly pumpkins 😀 So today I brought you a pumpkin-inspired, quite orangy slimline card (my latest obsession) created for Newton’s Nook Designs.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cutest forest critters ever from the Harvest Tails stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have a lot of pumpkins and extra acorns to use as embellishment.

To set the slimline scene I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the edges with Purple Tape. Then I used the new Crackling Campfire, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush to create the sky. On the bottom I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. While I still had the masks on I splattered white and black ink all over for more texture, along with some of the pink inks diluted with water.

While the background was drying I die cut the sentiment from dark brown cardstock uing the Essential Alphabet dies. I also cut a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) which covered the front of a 3,5*8,5 inches slimline card base.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the critters and added some extra pumpkins and acorns using liquid glue to fill the empty spots. After adhering the sentiment I went over each letter with glossy accents, just as the pumpkin stems, acorn hats and the wheels of the cart. I love the shiny finish. On the nose of the critters I used a black glaze pen, it is less dimensional than glossy accents but still makes them pop. I finished it off with some white gel pen highlights.

I wish you enjoyed this super pinky-orangy Fall card and will pop in again soon. Tomorrow I will bring you some Halloween fun, so make sure to subscribe to my blog if you don’t want to miss it! Thanks for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Grateful – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

We are celebrating namedays here in Hungary and I have mine today. On special occasions I tend to think even more of all the blessings I have and all the things I am grateful for. Being able to craft and share my art with all of you is one of them! So here is my latest card for Newton’s Nook Designs, I used a older stencil paired with the new Fall Roundabout stamp set.

I started with stamping and colouring the leaves with Copic markers. I used Fall colours, it felt so good! I used a simple circle die to cut it out.

Then I created a colourful mat using the Circle frames die set, adhered it under the coloured panel, took a deep breath and cut it in half with my paper trimmer. It needed courage, but we need to be brave, right?

I wanted a little texture in the background so I chose the Hardwood stencil and applied white texture paste over it diercty on a white top folding A2 sized card base. It dries fairly quickly but I set it aside for like 2 hours.

The sentiment I gold heat embossed on a thin strip of white cardstock and used a mustard coloured cardstock to create a mat for it.

When the background was dry I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape. I added green twine to the top and drops of glossy accents on the small leaves and the acorns for texture.

I love the elegance and delicacy of this design. Simple but it still has a lot of texture. Just my style. I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the August Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We continue with the Fall theme, showcasing Paw-tumn Newton stamp/die set, the Fall Roundabout and a great new sentiment set called Heartfelt wishes which coordinates perfectly with the previously released Banner Trio die set (my card with this set I showed you yesterday).

All new products will be available on Friday 21/08!

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Paw-tumn Newton stamp set. I stamped extra leaves and pumpkins to fill the sceen. I coloured everything with my Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

If you follow me you know how much I love Doodlebug Designs’ patterned paper, I have agreat collection despite the fact that I am using up my stash. I chose patterned papers from Flea Market and Fall Friends for this card and cut them out with the scalloped rectangle and rouded rectangle dies from Frames and Flags.

While I was die cutting I cut some grass with the Land border dies and also a stitched banner using the Banner Trio die set from coloured cardstock to hold the sentiment.

After assembling the card on a kraft A2 sized card base I added glossy accens to the center of the sunflowers, the ribbon and the pumpkin stems. I love the shine!

CARD 2

For my second card I gold heat embossed the Fall roundabout stamp on kraft cardstock twice and coloured the images with a very simple coloured pencil, nothing fancy.

Then I used the Slimline Frames and Windows die to cut stitched squares from the coloured images. I also cut a plain stitched square from kraft and gold heat embossed two of the sentiments on it. I used Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink to distress the edges a bit, it gives a soft and warm feel to the panels.

I cut the frame 3 times from olive cardstock and also the scalloped slimline rectangle from brown (Slimline Frames and portholes die set) and assembled the card on a kraft card base (3,5*8,5 inches). I finished the card with tiny gold sequins and a bunch of clear gems.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Roundabout”  or the “Paw-tumn Newton” 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 August 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here!

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day of this exciting week and you will pop in again tomorrow for some spooky fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Fall leaves – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post today as it is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog. I love Fall and the nature around us is the best inspiration with all the beautiful colours.

I have recently discovered the Shades of Autumn stamp set and used a bunch of Distress inks to stamp them on cream cardstock in random order. I chose Autumn colours: Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs and Aged Mahogany.

The stamp is created in a way that it adds a ton of texture, how beautiful and unique!

Then I used the postage stamp die from Frameworks to cut it down.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on top of the leaves and poured WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing glitter on top and heat set it. I wanted it to stand out more, so i shifted the cardstock bit an stamped the sentiment again with brown ink to create a shadow.

I love the gold sparkle so much that I decided to add some dots to the leaves too. I used an embossing pen to add the dots and the same embossing powder to give them the glittery gold sparkle.

I finished the card with adhering the panel to a top folding kraft card base and tied brown twine around it on the top.

I hope you got inspired by my card and will pop in for something cute tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Awesome Autumn

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a Fall card I made keeping in mind all the fantastic Autumn themed challenges this week. All products used are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with stamping the images from the Happy Harvest stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colour theme was inspired by Pippichallenge3 (my favourite Hungarian crafty shop!).

Then I die cut some small stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn cardstock scraps in matching colours: Schoolhouse, Raspberry and Peacock.

The sentiment is a die cut too.

Assembling the card was easy, his time I adhered everything flat on a piece of light grey cardstock and a pretty patterned paper from the Fall Fling paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems,beaks and the scarecrow itself. A little bit of twine I wrapped around the card on the top as embellishment.

I willlink this up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge 61 (Awesome Autumn), to the Pippichallenge 3, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and to the SSS IG Challenge.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will come back for another Lawn Fawn cutie tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs and WOW collaboration

Hello Everyone,

Newton’s Nook Designs and WOW embossing powders are collaborating all week long to offer you inspiration using their products together! Both design teams will be sharing fun ways to use embossing powders on your projects using WOW embossing powders paired with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! Here are my Fall themed projects:

CARD 1

I started with die cutting the leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set from white cardstock and covered them with Versamark ink.

I heat embossed each leaf with different embossing powders from the WOW Bursting with Colour set (Sunburst, Lavaburst and Berryburst). I repeated it twice. I love the texture on those leaves! The colours are gorgeous!

I adhered them to a kraft rectangle on which I heat embossed the sentiment from the Thankful thoughts stamp set. I used WOW Metallic Platinum embossing powder for this, it looks so pretty on kraft!

To keep the design simple I chose some golden foiled patterned paper from my stash and added a bit of brown twine (Lawn Fawn) on the top.

CARD 2

On my second card I used the same Autumn leaves just wanted to make them look like metal charms.

So for heat embossing I chose WOW Metallic Platinum, Caramel Macchiato and Metallic Gold sparkle embossing powders, and just as for the previous card, I repeated the embossing 2 times tor a thicker and smoother look.

I coloured the fox from Harvest tails with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die. I also die cut a pretty square shaped tag from white cardstock using the Frames squared die set. I also cut some grass with the Land Border die and made it gold with the same sparkle gold embossing powder and cut it with the same shape die.

The sentiment is heat embossed on a dark brown flag with WOW Metallic Platinum embossing powder.

For the background I used the Quilted Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn and cut it from kraft cardstock. The card base is kraft too, so it gives a pretty tone on tone textured look. I added a rounded rectangle (Frames and flags die set) die cut from brown plaid pattered paper (Lawn Fawn) and assembled the card.

The only extra finishing touch was a drop of glossy accents on the nose and the stem.

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

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit Newton’s Nook Designs? Here’s how to win: Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using WOW  products all week (September 23-27) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday September 27th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, September 30th.

Want another chance to win? WOW is also giving away a prize pack! Visit the WOW blog each day this week for more inspiration and details on how to win their prize! 

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and will come back tomorrow for more Fall fun!

See you,

Zsofi

You are the best! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with another post today, it is a cute little square Thank you card using stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

I love the cheerful hedgehogs from the Fall friends stamp set. I coloured the one in the pumpkin and some leaves with Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

The background I created with the Quilt Square 1 die set, I cut it out from brown, green, yellow and mustard cardstocks and puzzled them together on a scrap piece of typing paper. I adore that stitching detail and how many different looks we can get with changing up the colours and patterns!

Then I stamped the handwritten You are the best sentiment from the Grateful greetings stamp set on a piece of vellum using Walnut stain Distress Oxide ink. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make sure it will not smear.

I also white heat embossed a thank you sentiment from the same stamp set on green cardstock and cut it out with a Sentiment strips die. I wrapped the vellum around the quilted background and adhered it to a kraft 4,25*4,25 inch square note card.

I popped up the hedghog with 3D foam squares and the rest of the images I adhered flat to create a little happy scene. A bit of glossy accents were the only embellishment I used.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will return soon. Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi