Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is our final day of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoyed this big release so far! Our team is featuring today 3 new sets: Prehistoric Christmas and Christmas Pheasant stamp/die sets and the beautiful Heartfelt Holidays stamp set which coordinates with the previously released Heart Frames and Banner Trio die sets.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the images from the Prehistoric Christmas set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Blue Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Earth Brown Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Purple Blend, Hydrangea Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I die cut 3 blue and 3 white circles with a die from Circle Frames. I used a Land Border die to cut the sowbanks from the white circles and layered them on the blue ones before adhering the dinos.

I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on black stitched banners (Banner Trio die set) for each dino and adhered everything to an A2 sized notecard which I previously covered with patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer and glossy accents, and I emphasized the eyes with a black gel pen.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Christmas Pheasant. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BT9, BT7, BT5, TN8, TN7, BO3, GY2, DR5, DR3, DR1. I cut it out with the coodinating die.

I used the Circle Frames die set to cut a scalloped circle from cream cardstock and a stitched one from teal. On the cream one I splattered gold and black pearlescent watercolours from Finetec, added a vellum circle under it before adhering it to the teal circle.

I gold heat embossed a sentiment on a smaller circle and after arranging the bird and presents, I popped it up too with 3D foam squares.

The background I created with the Plaid stencil: the first layer is made with teal ink, the second layer is gold heat embossed. I cut it down with the postage edge die from Frameworks. As a finishing touch I used a ton of clear shimmer and glossy accents.

CARD 3

For my last card I simply stamped the Heartfelt Holiday image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with green hybrid (Scrapbook.com) and then with Versamark, so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This is an easy trick to get a raised and shine outline. Then I used a couple of Karin Brushmarkers to quickly watercolour the leaves and berries.

When it was dry, I cut it out with the scalloped heart die from Heart Frames and matted it with a red stitched heart.

I covered an A2 sized card base with a pretty plaid patterned paper from Meowy Christmas paper pad and adhered the focal panel. I clear heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a green banner (Banner Trio dies) and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the berries.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week’s projects and you are inspired to get cracking on your Holiday cards & crafts. It is time for preparing your shopping list as all new products will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, but do not worry, there is still a lot to share! We are showcasing today: Christmas Cocktails and Dairy Christmas stamp/die sets. They are so fun and punny!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I love to colour drinks – even if myself I never drink alcohol. I stamped and coloured all the glasses from the Christmas Cocktails set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Ice Blue Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Pale Pink Blend, Light Yellow Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

I cut a piece of Audrey Blue cardstock and a thinner strip of a patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. I wanted a bit of bling, so I matted the patterned paper strip with red glitter cardstock before adhering to the blue one. I stuck it on a white note card and popped up the drinks with 3D foam squares.

I simply stamped the sentiment above the shorter glasses and used my clear shimmer pen to add a ton of sparkle to these festive cocktails. I also used glossy accents on the ice cubes and berries.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Dairy Christmas. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS4, FS3, FS6, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG5, DG4, DG2, TN8, TN7, TN4, CG2, CG1. I cut them out with the coodinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a snowbank using the Land border dies and some pine trees from green cardstock with the Forest Scene Builder die set. For the background I die cut a scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and lightly inkblended the middle of it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I assembled the scene and popped up the celebrating trio with 3D foam squares. I chose a pretty plaid pattern from Meowy Christmas as a mat for my scene, it matched my colour palette perfectly.

As a finishing touch I used a Versamarker pen and added Textured White Embossing Powder to the trees and caps and even the snowbank. I heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. Be careful not to overheat it, because then it looses the texture and will become shiny (like on the cap of the cow). I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, clear shimmer on the scarves and blanket, and glossy accents on the berries and the little tree.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs! We have awesome things to share today: Holiday Home and Christmas Cactus stamp/die sets. Both of them so unique!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Holiday Home stamp set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used are the following: Yellow Green Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Earth Brown Shades, Earth Brown Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Red Brown Blend, True Blue Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I prepared the background for my witer scene: I die cut the Slimline Frames and Portholes scalloped rectangle die from white cardstock and used the Hills & Grass stencil to create snowbanks on the bottom half. I used only the residues on my light blue blender brush, I did not ink it up. On the upper half I blended Prize Ribbon and alty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and added some water splatters.

I made sure the ink was dry before I white heat embossed a pretty sentiment on the sky. I also added some sparkly white snowflakes.

I adhered the images, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

CARD 2

I silver heat embossed the Christmas Cactus stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock twice and used my Karin Brush markers to quickly paint them. I used only one green ad one pink shades and moved the ink with a waterbrush. So relaxing and easy! When it was dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a large stitched circle with the Circle frames die set from white cardstock and silver heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom. I arranged the 2 cacti above it, but I wanted to give it a green frame. As I could not find the matching cardstock, I created my own: I die cut a bigger white circle (Pink and Main die set) and used the same green brush marker to colour the edges of it. This way it will perfectly match the coloured images.

For the background I did a quick inkblending with Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added some black and white acrylic paint splatters and spritzed the panel gently with water too. When it was dry I used the Music stencil with Rina K Designs Poppin’ Pink Neon Glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb. Wow, what a pretty colour, and so sparkly! When it was dry, I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and my card was all done!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

This is my favourite part of the year when companies come out with their holiday releases. So you can imagine how excited I am to be part of a fabulous and fun Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs! We have a lot to share with you in the coming days, a lot of new stamps, dies and a big surprise the fan’s were waiting for so long: a paper pad! YAY! Today we are showcasing the adorable Snow Much Cheer and Newton’s Stockings stamp/die sets.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I started with stampig and colouring the cutest snowmen ever from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TB1, LG4, LG1, CT4, CT1, LY1, DR4, DR3, DR1, BO4, BO3, BO1, DG4, DG3, DG2. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I used the Petite Snow stencil on a piece of heavy weight vellum with white texture paste. I set it aside to dry and did some die cutting meanwhile.

I cut a white postage edge rectangle using the Frameworks die set and cut 2 snowbanks using the Land border dies. I also die cut the Christmas word from red glitter paper with the Holiday Greetings die set. When the sow background was dry, I also die cut that with the Frameworks die.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin grey strip of cardstock from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the the snowmen and the sentiment strip and popped up the panel on a light blue card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the coloured images.

CARD 2

I stamped the kitty and some presents from Newton’s Stockings on alcohol ink friendly cardtsock and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. Here are the colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, FS7, DR4, DR3, DR1, AG2, AG1, LG2. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and using an embossing pen, I added white texture embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to the white parts of the stocking. I used my heat gun to melt it. It gives a super fun, fluffy texture!

I also heat embossed one of the sentiments from the set directly on the stocking, I love when the message is part of the images! So cool!

While I was die cutting I also cut a ribbon from red and pine branches from green using the Pines and Holly die set.

I assembled my littl scene on a white strip of cardstock, matted it with green cardstock and adhered them to an A2 sized card which I previously covered with a pretty patterned paper from the new Meowy Christmas paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the presents, and used a clear shimmer pen on the santa hat.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking”  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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of this exciting week and will pop in again tomorrow for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Cacti Christmas – MFT stamps

Hello my dears,

I was scrolling through my photos the other day and found a few cards I did not have time to show you at the end of last year. Even though they are Christmas themed I know many of you like to make holiday cards throughout the year and it might be a good inspiration, so I have decided to share these from time to time.

For this card I used the adorable Cacti from MFT Let’s Stick Together: I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I wanted them to wear santa hats and have presents, which I found in the MFT Beast Friends stamp set (retired): perfect fit.

Then I moved on to the background: I used Distress Oxide inks to create the sky (Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean) and when it was dry I used the MFT Confetti stencil with white texture paste to make it wintery. I love the texture!

When it was all dry I die cut the bold setiment from the background and cut it once more from red glitter paper and 2 more times from scrap heavy weight cardstock. I love to recycle old packaging for that. I stacked the letters together and used the one cut from the background as a guide to pop the glittery ones on top.

I used 3D foam squares to add the die cut images and adhered a small cacti directly on the “i” to add more pun. A bit of clear shimmer on the caps, black glaze pen n the eyes and Mavy Snow marker for the extra fluffiness made it complete.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will be back tomorrow. I have something cute and cozy planned.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I had a day off yesterday, just for myself and crafting so I finally had time to indulge in my Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn STAMPtember Exclusive set from 2020. I cannot get over the cuteness of these birds! I made 2 cards, the first one is a slimline one:

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Season’s Tweetings (it was a limited edition set, no longer available unfortunately). I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut the new Scallop Slimline with hearts die from white cardstock, masked off the scalloped parts with Purple Tape and used the Music stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink to create a background.

Then I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the panel from Season’s Tweetings and added a red one above from Winter Scripty Sentiments. I love the look of the two fonts together!

While I still had the edges masked off I stamped the string of lights from Season’s Tweetings 3 times at a diffenet angle directly on the stenciled background and coloured the lights with Copic markers.

After popping up the birds with 3D foam tape, I stamped the Fa-la-la-la sentiments above the birds with teal ink for a tone-on-tone look.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the lights and accessories and covered the bulbs and beaks with glossy accents. To make it more festive I scattered a few clear sequins all around. Before adhering the panel to a white slimline card base (3,5*8,5 inches) I cut a dark red mat for the scalloped panel. It gives a nice frame to my little scene.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge 15 (New Year) and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine and Simon Says Stamp Moday Challenge Celebrate.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for my last post this year.

See you,

Zsofi

Merry Christmas – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

Life was a but busier than expected thanks to a quarantine in my kids’ school before the winter break and I had no time to post the cards I still wanted to share. So you may still see some Holiday cards from me in the next few weeks, I hope you don’t mind.

On today’s card I used mostly Lawn Fawn and Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and dies. First I stamped the cute critters from the LF Cheery Christmas set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I die cut the postage stamp die (NND Frameworks) from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and white heat embossed the NND Snowfall Roundabout stamp in the upper part. I also die cut a circle from white glitter cardstock and trimmed it down to look like a snowbank. I assembled the little winter scene.

The sentiment is from LF Winter Scripty Sentiments, stamped in red. I added red twine above it before adhering it to a white A2 sized note card.

Of course I had to cover the ornaments with clear shimmer and glossy accents, I just love the dimension and shine I get this way.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.

I hope you enjoyed this clean design and will pop in to see more of my creations. I have ambitious plans for 2021 and I want you to be part of my crafty journey. Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate and have a relaxing time for those of you who don’t. Let the love fill our days!

See you,

Zsofi

Perfect Combos – Magical holidays

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is so close and I am sure most of you are busy with wrapping presents and planning the menu. It may turn out that you need a tag or a little card still, and today’s design is perfect for both: quick and easy and looks cute. Let me show you.

First I stamped and coloured one of the angels from My Little Angel. I went with purples this time but it would look pretty in any colour. I used the coordinating dies to cut her out.

Then I created my card base: I die cut 3 stars with the largest Stitched Stars die: 2 from heavy weight white cardstock and one from a pretty patterned paper (Whimsy Stamps Blurry Flurries). On one of the stars I die cut a window with a Fancy Nancy Frames die. I adhered the patterned paper star under the one with the window and created a fold line half an inch from the top on the other white star. I added glue to that little flap and adhered it to the front panel. In this way I have my own star shaped card base. So easy and eye-catching.

The sentiment is from Holiday Sentiment Duos, heat embossed in silver on a purple cardstock strip. Before adhering the sentiment and popping up the angel with thick 3D foam strip, I went over the edges of the star and the window cutline too with Stardust Stickles. It gives a festive look and takes this simple design to another level. I used the same glue on the glory too. A touch of clear shimmer on the wings finished it off.

TIP: If you want to create a tag, just punch a hole on the top and use sparkling twine. You can also turn this design into a shaker card if you adhere the patterned paper star with foam strips. That would look awesome too.

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

All the trimmings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I brought you a fun Christmas slimline card. I love to mix and match my favourite sets, on this one I took a girl from Christmas Trimmings (this set is ON SALE now!) and another from Christmas Haul. They match perfectly!

After stamping and colouring the images with Copics, I used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I added a ton of shimmer to the presents with a clear shimmer pen and covered the light bulbs and bows with glossy accents for a shiny 3D look.

While it was drying, I added Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink through the Tiny trees stencil directly on a white slimline card base. It measures 3,5*8,5 inches. Even though the stencil is 6*6 inches, due to the geometric pattern it was very easy to line it up and continue the pattern.

I used both slimline die sets to create a frame: the green mat I cut with the die from Slimline Frames and Windows and the white piece I cut with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die. I added vellum on the back of the white layer before adhering it to the frame, it mutes the stenciled background a bit.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle window using Stazon Black ink and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I finished the scene with a couple of clear sequins, it adds to the festive feeling.

I hope you enjoyed my newest slimline project and will check back later. I have a lot to share still before the holidays.

See you,

Zsofi

Magical Christmas – Perfect Combos

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas approaching super fast I thought I will bring you another fun idea  for a sweet holiday card. I combined Santa’s village and Wanna build a snowman and Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp/die sets with some Heffy cuts.   Let me show you how I created this card!

As always I stamped and coloured the images first using Copic markers and Heffy Doodle’s Alcohol marker friendly cardstock. I love this cardstock for its smooth surface, it is so easy to get a perfect blend with my alcohol markers. I cut all images out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut a Stitched Oval horizontally from a white card front. This die is so unique as it leaves the stitching details both on the inside and outside of the cut line. I backed it with a patterned paper from Doodlebug designs (Here comes Santa Claus). I stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment Duos in green and popped up the images with Heffy Doodle Foam tape. It is super thick and gives a lot of dimension instantly.

To balance the design in the upper part of the card I die cut the word Magical from red and from red glitter cardstocks, layered them on top of each other and adhered it to the patterned paper.

There is no Christmas card without shimmer and shine so I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen on the presents and Santa’s clothes and added glossy accents to the tree decoration, ribbons, candy cane, belt and boots. It makes everything so 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