Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the 10th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop by Newton’s Nook Designs! If you need some super cute inspiration for your holiday crafting, grab a cup of tea or coffee and hop along with us!

For my set of cards I first stamped and coloured the images from the Dear Santa stamp set using Copic markers. The colours I used are: R89, R46, R27, R24, W9, W7, W5, W2, W0, Y15, YG67, YG17, YG03, BG57, BG53, BG11, E57, E55, E53, E51, E13, E11, E00. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used the Frameworks die set and cut the biggest die in the set from kraft cardstock 3 times. On the top I heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp with WOW Sparkling Snow embossing powder. It looks gorgeous with the glitter! I also stamped a sentiment on each panel with SSS Cherry ink from the Dear Santa set.

I wanted a little red embellishment on the top of each card so I white heat embossed the “hohoho” on a red banner which I cut with the Banner Trio die set.

After popping up the Santas on the cards with 3D foam squares, I used a clear sparkle pen to add some shimmer to the Santa costumes and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. I also used drops of glossy accents on the ribbons.

This time of the year I really enjoy creating coordinating tags for my cards, so here is an easy one using the same supplies: I cut the smallest postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft and white cardstocks and glued them together.

I masked off the edges of the kraft side and heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp on it with the same embossing powder. I added a present and a candy to each with 3D foam squares and a “hohoho” banner to the top.

As embellishment I used green sparkly eyelets and red twine. Isn’t it cute?

GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 11th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 12th.

Newton’s Nook Designs
Jennifer Timko
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer Ingle
Amy Tsuruta
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

SALE

There is a great winter sale going on as part of the celebration. It is time to do some happy shopping!

I hope you enjoyed my card and will pop in again soon for more winter themed inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh October Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of the October Release Blog Hop of Pretty Pink Posh!

If you are looking for the Heffy Doodle and WOW Embossing powders Blog Hop, click here!

This is such an incredibly rich release that it was hard to choose which products to feature today. I have decided to showcase the Winter mug and Christmas Greetings Script die sets along with the Layered Snowflakes stencil set.

First I created the background: on a piece of aqua cardstock I used the Layered Snowflakes stencils. Because I wanted to use different mediums on each layer, I slightly modified the stencil order. I used Layer B first, with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Salvaged Patina Distress Glaze for a tone on tone look. Then I used Layer C with white texture paste as it dries relatively fast. I waited like half an hour and applied Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel through Layer A as these are the biggest snowflakes and it takes a bit longer for the gel to dry.

Then I die cut the Winter Mug from SSS Blue Violet cardstock, and added a bit of shading to it with white pigment ink. It gives a frosted look somehow, I love it! I adhered a glittery white die cut snowflake in the middle and created a candy cane from white and red glitter cardstock. I also die cut the marshmallows from white glitter cardstock. I love how rich the Winter Mug die set is, it makes it super versatile!

While I was at die cutting, I also cut the Christmas Greetings Script from red glitter cardstock. I stamped part of the sentiment on a thin strip of white cardstock from the Pine Wreath stamp set and assembled the card.

I could not resist, but had to try a new-to-me product, the Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff in Sweet Caramel colour. It has a liquid texture and when you heat it with your heat tool, it is going to puff. I added some to the mug and also to the marshmallows, it is absolutely yummy!

As a finishing touch I added a few white clay snowflakes from the Winter Snowflakes Clay Confetti mix and cut some of the sprinkles to smaller pieces so that I can adhere them to the foam. Looks fun, doesn’t it?

GIVEAWAY

Be sure to leave comments on each stop of the Blog Hop. We are giving away 3 $30 gift certificates to three random comments (1 winner each day) left before October 24, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be announced next week on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog, so be sure to check it there! Here is the line up for today:

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Caly Person

Nichol Spohr
Dana Kirby
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Marge
Carly Minner
Mindy Eggen
Leica Palma

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped an coloured the cute bats from HD Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BGR5, BGR3, BGR2, BGR1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut a piece of heavy weight white cardstock with the biggest HD Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and used the HD Masquerade circle stencil to add Versamark ink. I used the ink pad directly on the paper, I could apply more ink this way. I heat embossed it with WOW Tarnished Teal embossing powder to get a perfect night sky. Looks gorgeous with all the colourful pieces!

Then I die cut a few HD Big Stitched Clouds from grey cardstock and dipped them in the Versamark ink pad to have them fully covered with the sticky ink. I heat embossed these with WOW Black Puff embossing powder. It has fantastic texture!

For the sentiment I used the HD Happy Halloween Shadow cut, I cut it from white cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. Then I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder. I added a black shadow to it and assembled the card. I popped up the bats and 2 of the clouds with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the bats’ eyes, glossy accents on their noses and embellished the card with a few enamel dots from the HD Fright Night collection.

CARD 2

I started with ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Wilted Violet and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of splatters to the background: water and Finetec Pearlescent watercolour in white and purple.

When it was dry, I used the HD Messy Desk Stencil with Versamark ink directly on the paper and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder.

Then I die cut the HD Trick or treat Jumbo seniment die 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Obsidian embossing powder. It has different particles which look like marble when it is heated. The surface is so smooth and shiny like real marble, it is lovely to touch! I used another black die cut to cast shadow to the sentiment and make it pop off the card.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
WOW! Embossing Powders will be giving away $25/£25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Oct 25th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on October 27th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Bibi Cameron [COMING SOON]

Cassie Trask

Michelle Lupton

Natasha Davies 

Amanda Fitterer

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Dunja Trautmann

Ali Farmer

Claudia Mauri

Jo Laverty

WOW! Embossing Powders Blog

I hope you enjoyed hopping with us and you got inspired! Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from our Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

You can shop the BRAND NEW RELEASE HERE.

For my card I coloured the cute Costume Critters with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I created the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I ink blended Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink. On the bottom part I used the new Sleepy Hollow stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. Then I added splatters both with water and Finetec pearlescent watercolour.

When the panel was dry, I cut it out with the largest Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and built the scene.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black banner and added some finishing touches: glossy accents and some clear shimmer to make the cute critters even more festive.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before Sept 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on Sept 15th at 10:00 AM EST!

Blog Hop Lineup:
Heffy Doodle Blog
Kari VanNoy
Tallie Clewley
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Lauren Taylor
Lidya Wirani
Tatiana Trafimovich
Cassie Trask
Amanda Stevens
Franci Vignoli

I hope you enjoyed my project and you hop along with us. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from 8 Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

For my card I used a couple of stamps and dies from the new release and also some oldie but goodie products. Let me guide you through the process. First I stamped the images from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set and coloured them with my Spectrum NOir Illustrator markers. The full list of colours i used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, GB4, CT2, FS7, FS6, MG3, MG1. Then I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

On a piece of white cardstock I used the Stoney Maloney stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, then die cut the word Thanks from the new Slimline Scalloped Peekaboo die set. I also cut another 3 layers from white cardstock and one from black. I layered them on top of each other, making sure to adhere the black layer a bit offset so it looks like shadow. Then I used a black glaze pen and went over the stenciled pattern. It looks so cool and shiny!

While I was die cutting I also cut the frame 3 times from white cardstock, layered them on top of each other and cut the shadow of the Thanks die from vellum. I cut grass with the Slimline Scenery die set from Greenbean cardstock.

I chose a Lawn Fawn patterned paper for the background, it measures 3,5*8,5 inches. I assembled the scene and popped up the cows with 3D foam squares. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it under the die cut sentiment. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the hooves and glossy accents on the horns, bell, and the little flower.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 4th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 5th at 10:00 AM EST!

Heffy Doodle Blog
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Tatiana Trafimovich
Lauren Taylor
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Ali Farmer
Amanda Stevens
Carrie Rhoades

Thanks so much for spending time with me today and I hope you liked my inspiration. Make sure to follow me on Instagram too, where I share some extra crafty tips for each of my cards.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and Newton’s Nook Designs Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle (HD) and Newton’s Nook Designs (NND) Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both brands! I am so fortunate to be part of both Design Teams, it wasn’t easy to choose from all the great stencils, stamps and dies for today’s post. Let me show you what I created in the end.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the NND Dear Santa and Newton’s Curious Christmas sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS8, FS7, FS6, DR5, DR1, DR05, BG10, BG8, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, EB8, EB6, EB4, GB5, GB4, GB2, JG7, JG5, JG3, JG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I made a pretty brick wall background using the HD Brick by brick stencil and Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some white and black ink splatters for a textured look.

I wanted a window so the naughty kitty could peek on Santa. I used the HD Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames dies to create it from white cardstock, it was so fun to find an alternative use for my all time favourite frames! For the curtains I used the NND Sky border and NND Sea border dies and red cardstock. Isn’t it fun to use our dies for something else than what they were designed for? I enjoy this so much!

For my winter scene I still needed a snowbank so I used the HD Stitched Slopey Joes border die set an white glitter cardstock. I also added a little snow to the top of the window too.

After assembling the scene I stamped 2 sentiments from the NND Dear Santa sets directly on the background and popped up the Santa with thin 3D foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a clear sparkle pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Dec 28th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Dec 29th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Newton’s Nook Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Tatiana Trafimovich

Tina Herbeck

Amanda Fitterer

Maria Russell

Cassie Trask

Samantha Mann

Amanda Stevens

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Newton’s Nook Designs Blog

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card inspiration and will pop in again for more fun still this year. Happy hopping and see you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

It is my ultimate pleasure to be part of the annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop organised by Newton’s Nook Designs. It is a fun hop with a lot of talented designers and prizes too.

For my card I used older products which were released in 2019 and 2020.

I started with stamping the Holiday Fringe image and a cute dog from Christmas Puppies on alcohol friendly white cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: dog: EB4, RB2, RB1,BG2, BG1, AG4, AG2, DR3, DR1, CT3, CT1; fringe: DR5, DR3, DR1, RB2, RB1, CT3, CT1, AG5, AG4, AG2, DG4, DG2, BT9, BT7, BT5. I used the coordinating die to cut the puppy out. I also trimmed the fringe a bit, leaving a little white frame around the coloured image.

While I was die cutting I cut a few layers: a kraft scalloped square with the Frames Square die set, a scalloped white circle and a smaller stitched kraft one with the Circle frames die set. I also used a simple circle die from Pink and Main to cut a red circle as an in-between layer.

After assembling the layers and popping up the puppy with 3D foam squares I used a Sakura sparkle pen on the lights, some clear shimmer on the packages and emphasized the eyes and nose of the puppy with a black glaze pen. As a final touch I added glossy accents to the bulbs and ribbons. In real life it looks so beautiful with the different textures and raised, shiny look!

For the sentiment I die cut the word Ho Ho Ho from rec cardstock using the Ornament Shaker die set and stamped Merry Woofmas under it from the Christmas Puppies stamp set.

GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 6th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Audrey Tokach
Thi Lam
Brenda Noelke
Channin Pelletier
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar – you are here!
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha Van Arnhem
Amanda Wilcox

SALE

In honour of this event, Newton’s Nook Designs are having a sale in their online shop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s holiday inspiration and will pop in again soon. I have a lot of fun Christmas cards planned to share with you in the next weeks, so if you don’t want to miss any, please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Thank you so much, your kind support means a lot to me!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Purrthday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to participate in the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by the lovely Janis. Heffy Doodle is one of the sponsors of this event so I created a card using Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. All details of the blog hop you can read here.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Purrfect Day and Mewniverse stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, DG2. BG2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut a white stitched rectangle using one of the dies from Imperial Stitched Rectangles and lightly inkblended it from the sides with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also die cut a green rectangle and cut grass out of it with the Grassy Lass Border dies. I added a tiny bit of ink on the top of it just to add some shading.

Then I die cut 2 branched and a bunch of leaves from coloured cardstock scraps using the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree dies and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the cats.

The sentiment is from the Purrfect Day stamp set and I stamped it directly on the sky with green and black inks. I gave the scene a dark red mat and adhered it to a kraft Woodgrain Texture Background.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and drops of glossy accents on the noses of the cats.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and play along with us.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Halloween – Cat Lovers Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun Halloween card for you as my inspiration for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by Janis. All details on how to participate you can find here.

Newton’s Nook Designs is also sponsoring this event every year, so here is whate I have created using their stamps, dies and stencils.

I created the background first: I inkblended Wilted Violet, Chipped Zapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on white cardtock and added some water splatters and white acrylic paint. I made sure it was all dry before I laid the Flying Bats stencil over the panel. I applied Therm O Web GLAZED PEWTER METALLIX Deco Foil Gel which I have coloured with some blank ink before. After removing the stencil I washed my supplies immediately in warm water and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured the cute Batty Newton stamp using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, HB3, HB2, HB1. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out.

I die cut a stitched white circle using the Circle Frames die set and a white banner using the Banner Trio die set. I blended the banner with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and stamped the sentiment on it in black. After assembling the card I popped up the banner with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a generous amount of clear shimmer on the bat wings. I love the sparkle and the textured, pearly background is simply gorgeous!

I hope you enjoyed my card and you are playing along with us.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from 9 Design Team members using the new release!  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 Sept 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on Sept 16th at 10:00 AM EST! Plus, 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.

My card today features a bunch of new stamps and dies from the new release, let’s just dive in!

First I stamped the cute critters from Bed Heads and Popping by. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: EB5, EB3, RB2, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS4, FS3, FS7, PP4, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I did some ink blending on a 2 inches wide piece of white cardstock with Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of paint splatter and also sprinkled the panel with water for a textured look. When it was dry, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Woodgrain Texture die. I love those stitches! As I wanted it to look like a giant bed, I needed a frame. So I used the 2 biggest Slimline Rectangle Frames, secured them with Heffy Memo tape so they don’t shift and cut it out all at once from an ink blended piece of cardstock. Here I used Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink. As I had the inner part of the ink blended panel unused, I die cut the sentiment from it with the new Get Well Soon Shadow Heffy cut die. The shadow I cut from white cardstock.

I chose a Lawn Fawn patterned paper to be my wallpaper, it is from the Let it shine paper pad. I adhered it on the front of an A2 sized card and popped up the bed and the curious critters with 3D foam squares.

I also stamped an additional sentiment from the Get Well Greetings stamp set, it really compliments the card. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and glossy accents on their noses.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration, it is time now to hop on! Here is the full list of participants:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Carrie Rhoades
Ashley Young
Cassie Trask
Zsofia Molnar
Claudia Mauri
Ali Farmer
Francesca Vignoli
Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon,

Zsofi