Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves šŸ™‚ So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

LDRS Creative May Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  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)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly – Spring Chicken, Holly – Just Breezing By, Holly – Chirpy ChirpHolly – Bunny Tail. We just love them all!

But that’s not all… give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren’t they the cutest?!

What’s more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Day, which are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6×6 and 12×12!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 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.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!



Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

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 MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)

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I am so excited to share with you my card made with a fabulous new stamp set from the May Release at LDRS Creative.

I started with stamping the girl with the umbrella on alcohol ink friendly cardstock, coloured her with my Copics and fussy cut the image with scissors.

Then I heat embossed 3 of the sentiments from the stamp set with white embossing powder on purple cardstock, and cut them down to rectangles.

For the background I chose a rainfall patterned paper from the Puddle jumper pad, I matted it with navy blue cardstock and adhered it to a top folding white notecard. I popped up the girl with 3D foam squares, adhered the sentiments under each other and added some clear gems as embellishments.

I love to add some sparkle and shine to my coloured images, so I made the umbrella shimmery with a clear shimmer pen and covered the rain boots, buttons and the dots on the umbrella with glossy accents.

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I hope you like my card today and will check back tomorrow again for more LDRS Creative fun! The new release is available in the LDRS Creative online store!

See you,

Zsofi

Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Crafty friends,

Today is a very special day as Pink and Main is turning 5! YAY! To celebrate this lovely anniversary, we have a fun Blog Hop with special guests! The fabulous March Release goes live today as well. And of course we have fun prizes too. So make sure to hop along with us and let the party begin!

For my card today I started with stamping the cute little bee from the Bee Day stamp set and coloured him with Copic markers. Here are the colours I have used:

I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I am always amazed how rounded the edges are and really love when a die cuts the little holes in between 2 lines too!

I also die cut the word Celebrate from dark red cardstock 2 times and stacked them together. While I was at it, I also die cut 2 stitched rectangles with one of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles 2 die set: one grey and one blue. I chose these colours to match the balloon patterned paper from the new It’s a Party paper pad.

I started assembling the card: adhered the patterned paper to the cardbase, attached the blue rectangle at an angle under the grey one. On this I stamped the sentiment in black and used liquid glue to adhere the die cut word. The little bee i popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen on his eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the balloon and the wings and covered the black parts of his body and the balloon with glossy accents. I love how it turned out, so shiny.

GIVEAWAY

And now the fun part: there are amazing designers joining us for this great occasion, so make sure to hop along the below list and leave a comment on EACH BLOG POST for a chance to win. There will be FIVE random winners chosen from the comments left on the blogs. The winners will each win a $50 store credit to the Pink and Main online store. You have time until 24th March to leave your comments. The winners will be announced on 25th March on the Pink and Main Blog. Here is the full list of participants:

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Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Amy Rysawy

Annette Allen

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Ashley Tucker

Amy Young

Dana Joy

Caly Person

Dana Kirby

Cassie Tezak

Donna Lewis

Jennifer McGuire

Jeannie Lieu

Leanne West

Ilina Cruz

Laura Volpes

Laurie Case

Lynnea Hollendonner

Mindy Eggen

Kathy Schweinfurth

Tracy Freeman

Xenia Rizova

Yolie Burke

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.

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For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.

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I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frameworks die set and another piece with Fancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone šŸ™‚

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I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

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I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.

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For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off.Ā 

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I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!

Ā Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive!Ā 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!Ā 

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 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Keeway Tsao

Alix Davis

Katie Gehring

Caly Person

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar (you are here)

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon!
Zsofi

LDRS Creative November Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for joining us on ourĀ LDRS CreativeĀ inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing 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 channelĀ (make sure you subscribe)! In this release, we are celebrating love and friendship, being on Cloud #9 with sweet new products!

There areFOUR stamp setsĀ that are oh-so-sweet:Ā  CLOUD NO.9 from Cre8tive Cre8tions, LOVE IN BLOOM, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, and HANGING OUT from our very awesome Polkadoodles line!

We also have FOURĀ new die setsĀ that will help you get a professional look in no time, thanks to theĀ LOVE LETTER LACE ENVELOPE, theĀ FAIRY FANTASY LACE ENVELOPE, theĀ EYELET LACE RECTANGLEĀ and theĀ BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE die sets.
Who’s ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: COUNTY FAIR and SUMMER SHORE.

Lastly, because we wanted to show you how all the products come easily together, we decided to rerelease the Sincerely Yours 6×6 paperpack. It has so many fantastic patterns; give them a try!

And you can grab the entire release inĀ bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

GIVEAWAY AND DISCOUNTS
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $30 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us onĀ FacebookĀ and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on December 4th.
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 LOVE15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 12/2/18)
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And now let’s get started with the cards I made for you today.
CARD 1
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This clean and simple card features the new Cloud no.9 stamp set and a bunch of Hybrid inks. I will show you how i swatched them and keep them in a 2×2″ page protector.
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For the card itself I made a little tutorial for you to see the process.
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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and white heat embossed the cloud border and one of the sentiments.
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Then i selected a rainbow of colours from the hybrid ink range: Plum Crazy, Bali Blue, Key Lime Pie, Lantern Yellow, In your face Orange, Kiss me Red. I used a little ink blending tool to apply the inks in rainbow order. To make it very gentle, i tapped off the access ink on a piece of scrap paper before applying it on my embossed piece. I used a light hand first with circular motion.
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Whenever i was done with one colour, I added the next one, then went back with the previous colour to make the transition smooth.Ā 
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After i was ready, I used a clean paper towel to wipe off the access ink which coloured my white embossing. It worked for me, but if you want to be absolutely sure that your sentiment is bright white, i suggest doing the ink blending first, drying it completely with a heat gun and only then add the white heat embossing.
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I wanted to make the clouds pop more, so i pressed my ink cubes on an acrylic block and used a wet paintbrush to apply the ink on the clouds. This way my clouds got a bit more intense. I also used a clear shimmer pen to make them sparkly.
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I added a thin black mat to my panel and adhered it to a white heavy weight card base. The only embellishment i used was 3 tiny clear sequins scattered around the sentiment.
CARD 2
My second card today features some other images from the Cloud 9 stamp set and also the pretty Eyelet Lace Rectangle die.Ā 
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I started with die cutting the gorgeous big rectangle die from this set 3 times from white cardstock and once from silver metallic cardstock. I kept the little eyelet pieces from the silver one in the die cut as much as i could and layered the white lace on top of them using liquid glue. I love how dimensional it got with this tiny trick! To place the escaped little pieces back where they belong to, i used a sticky jewel picker and a craft pick.Ā 
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I used silver embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment and 2 cloud images from the above mentioned stamp set. I coloured them with pink glitter pens and also went over the embossed frame with the light pink glitter marker to add more sparkle to the design.
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I adhered this panel to an A2 sized white notecard which i previously covered with one of the patterned papers from the Sincerely Yours paper collection.
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And now it is time to hop along and leave a comment so you could win!Ā 
I hope you liked my cards and got inspired. If you have not seen my first 2 days’ posts, please check them out and leave me a comment for a chance to win.Ā 
See you soon,
Zsofi

Ā 

 

LDRS Creative November Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing 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 celebrating love and friendship, being on Cloud #9 with sweet new products!

There are FOUR stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet:Ā  CLOUD NO.9 from Cre8tive Cre8tions, LOVE IN BLOOM, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, and HANGING OUT from our very awesome Polkadoodles line!

We also have FOURĀ new die setsĀ that will help you get a professional look in no time, thanks to the LOVE LETTER LACE ENVELOPE, the FAIRY FANTASY LACE ENVELOPE, the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE and the BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE die sets.

Who’s ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: COUNTY FAIR and SUMMER SHORE.

Lastly, because we wanted to show you how all the products come easily together, we decided to rerelease the Sincerely Yours 6×6 paperpack. It has so many fantastic patterns; give them a try!

Ā And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNTS
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $30 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 December 4th.
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 LOVE15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 12/2/18)
And now, let’s dive in today’s inspiration. Many times when I give a gift to someone I love, I need tags as well as a card. Therefore today’s project shows you a way how to make coordinating tags with a Clean and Simple card.
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For my card I used the beyond pretty Beautiful Blooms stamp set and stamped the bunch of flowersĀ and the sentiment on white cardstock using Raven Hybrid ink. I used alcohol markers to colour the image and trimmed the panel down.
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I added a gold mat to it and used 3D foam tape to adhere it to a 4.24*5.5 inch rectangle cut from patterned paper from the Sincerely Yours paper pad. I love how heavy weight this patterned paper has!
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I really wanted to keep the card simple, but I had to use a white gel pens to add some dots and also glossy accents to the middle of the flower.
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For the tags I die cut first the gorgeous die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle die set 4 times from white cardstock.
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I stamped the flower from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set on 2 of them along with a sentiment using Raven Hybrid ink. I used the same alcohol markers as above to add colour.
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Then I layered a piece of gold metallic paper in between a stamped and a plain tag and used liquid glue to adhere them together. Not only I get a layered look, but also the tag looks so neat from the back also and I have space for my personal message too.
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I recycled some ribbon from my stash and used simple white twine to tie a bow on the top of the tags. I added a bit of glossy accents to the middle of the flowers and my project is finished.
I hope I inspired you!
Now it is time to hop along and leave a comment so you could win!
Day 1:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Zsofi

 

Halloween Card Series 2018 ā€“ Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a one layer card as the second in my Halloween Card Series this year. I used my favourite Halloween stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs called Newton’s Boo-tiful night. They have recently launched coordinating dies too, which are fantastic!

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Today is a special day as Janis at Her Peaceful Garden starts her yearly Cat Lovers Hop! More info on this on her blog. Newton’s Nook Designs is sponsoring this event with a 25 USD gift certificate to a randomly drawn winner. All you need to do is to link up a cat-themed project till Saturday 27th Oct to Janis’s blog.

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I started with stamping and colouring the kitty on the broom with Copic markers. The coordinating die cuts that little hole above the tail of the cat, such a gorgeous little detail!

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Then I made a circle mask from masking paper and adhered it to a top folding heavy weight white note card. I sponged Wilted Violet distress ink around the circle with a very light hand. Before removing the mask, I added some purple and black splatters.

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After removing the mask I made the harsh line of the moon a bit softer using Milled Lavender distress ink. I also added a bit of texture with grey Copics. Then I used the Bats stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and black soot distress ink to add a bunch of flying bats.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Handwritten Halloween stamp set from Simon Says Stamp using black ink. I popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and added a sprinkle of purple sequins and silver star confetti. A little glossy accent on the hat and some dots on the cheeks with a white gel pen finished off this one layer card.

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I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will pop in again tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi