My sunshine – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here today with a cute and sunny card created with stamps from the latest release of LDRS Creative.

I started with stamping Holly from the Chirpy Chirp stamp set on alcohol friendly white cardstock with Raven Hybrid ink. I coloured her with alcohol markers and cut the panel down. 

I chose 3 patterned papers from the Puddle jumper paper pad with the same pattern just in different colours. The yellow one I cut down to 4,25*5,5 to cover and A2 sized note card. The dark purple I used as a mat for the focal panel and from the blue I cut quarter inch strips.

After assembling the card and popping up the coloured image with 3D foam squares, I started to look for the perfect sentiment. I found it in the Puddle Jumper stamp set: on a small piece of white cardstock I stamped the word sunshine with the rocking technique using Dan-d-lion and Lantern yellow hybrid inks. I repeated it a few times and as a last layer I stamped it again with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. For a more dimensional and shinier look you can repeat the clear embossing a few times (I made it 3 times for this smooth and raised look).

Above the heat embossed sentiment I added another one using Mrs Periwinkle hybrid ink and added a layer of the dark purple patterned paper. As embellishment I used the 2 little butterflies from the Chirpy Chirp set and added little confetti sequins on the stripes. I used a clear shimmer pen on the wings of the butterflies and covered them all with glossy accents, just as the ribbons and the middle of the flowers. I love to add these details, they make a big difference to an already pretty card.

I hope you got inspired on mixing up your stamp sets and giving them a new look. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We reached the final day of the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and as always the cutest is saved for last! I am in love with the Woodland critter series, and now our favourite wildlings are going on a picnic!

For my first card I created a forest scene using Bristol Smooth cardstock and Distress Oxide inks. For the grass I used Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and a bit of Lucky Clover to add contrast. I cut it with the Land Border dies. I used the same colours for the tree crowns, just more of the dark colours and cut that with a Sky border die.

For the trees I used the Forest scene builder and Antique linen/Walnut stain Distress Oxides.

The sunny background is made with Squeezed Lemonade and I Sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing it I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I stamped and coloured all images with Copics and cut them ou with their coordinating dies. I popped them up on the scene using 3D foam squares.

I stamped a sentiment from the set in black in between two trees, directly on the background. I also stamped a couple of ants on the grass and made them pop with a black glaze pen. I added some white gel pen highlights and some dots with my clear sparkle pen for more interest.

For my second card I had to use the cute bear holding the watermelon on its own, I think he deserves full attention.

I kept this card very simple, just added some stitching texture to a piece of kraft cardstock using a Reverse Confetti die, cut a strip of green gingham paper where I black heat embossed some ants and a sentiment.

I popped up my favourite bear with 3D foam squares and matted the strip with a green cardstock before adhering it to the card.

A drop of glossy accents on the nose and a black glaze pen on the seeds finished this card off.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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 -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

All new products will be available tomorrow, 14/06, so only one more sleep till you can start shopping. I cannot wait to see what you all pick up and please share your creations in our Facebook group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the June reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we continue with some great sentiments for dog lovers! †

And look at that stencil too, isn’t it the cutest?

All new products will be available on 14/06 Friday.

For my card today I played mostly with die cuts. I started with creating the focal panel by die cutting the Paw print shaker base from dark grey cardstock and the second layer from Peacock cardstock.

I adhered them together and white heat embossed a sentiment from the new Say woof stamp set in the middle.

I also die cut the woof sentiment few times from white cardstock and once from Peacock cardstock. I stacked them up and adhered the coloured one on top tiny offset. To make it even more special, I covered it all with a good amount of glossy accents.

For the background I applied white texture paste on a white notecard through the Woof stencil for a textured look. Until it was drying I die cut the pawprint shaker add-ons from Peacock and Audrey Blue cardstock scraps and also from white glitter cardstock. I inlaid them on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock and popped up the big pawprint on it using 3D foam squares.

I mounted it on the textured card base and my card was all done. So many sparkly, shiny and raised details but it is still a very simple design.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Say woof” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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 -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

LDRS Creative May Release – Day 2

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 ChickenHolly – Just Breezing ByHolly – Chirpy ChirpHolly – Bunny TailWe 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 Daywhich 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)

Chirpy chirp

I am back with another fun card I created with some of the new products at LDRS Creative. If you like to make scenes on your cards but don’t want them to be bulky, I will show you an easy way in today’s tutorial.

I started with stamping and masking the cute sheep from the Polkadoodles Chripy chirp stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. After all of them were covered with masks, I placed the Coming up daisies stencil over them and sponged Alloy Hybrid ink on.

Before removing the masks from the sheep, I applied Key Lime pie Hybrid ink over the Rainy day stencil, to create some grass.

I also used the cloudy edge of the same stencil to add the cloudy sky using Swimming hole Hybrid ink.

When the scene was ready, I removed the masks, stamped the sentiment with Raven Hybrid ink and added a tiny bit of shading with some grey Copic markers.

I cut down the panel a bit, added a black strip under it and cut a 1 inch wide piece from one of the papers from the Puddle Jumper paper pad. I assembled the card and added tiny little google eyes to the sheep. The look even cuter with the moving eyes, so much fun to play with it! So much going on on this simple card, yet it is not bulky at all, easy to mail!

Blog Hop

Hop along with our fabulous design team and leave some love for a chance to win a 50$ gift certificate to the LDRS Creative online store. Happy hopping! Here is the full list for today:

LDRS CREATIVE BLOG
MELISSA
MELANIE
ALANNA
RALUCA
KASSI
ZSOFIA
JEANNIE
ILINA
JANE

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will be back soon for more fun projects!

Zsofi

Floral birthday with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a pretty floral birthday card featuring the new Daisy dies from Pink and Main. I am a huge fan of flowers and love to make card with die cuts only. Well, this one has a bit of stamping but it comes together so fast and easy.

First I started with die cutting the Daisy 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a full look. I also die cut 2 leaves from pastel green cardstock and the middle of the flower from yellow cardstock (both layers).

While I was at die cutting, I cut the biggest tag from the Arch tag die set from a green patterned paper (Back to basics paper pad). I also die cut the word Wishes from heavy weight white cardstock.

After assembling the flower and placing every element on the tag, I decided to white heat emboss the rest of the sentiment above the die cut word.

I kept the embellishments to the minimum to allow the pretty daisy to be the star of the card. I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the holes in the middle of the flower and tied a yellow twine around the card on the top.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy birthday card and will try this design yourself. If you vary the sentiments and the colours of the flowers, you can create a bunch of clean and simple cards to add to your stash.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

It is the best part of the month as we start revealing the fantastic May Release of Newton’s Nook Designs! Who is excited? Today is for the movie lovers – Newton is having a movie night!

There are also 2 new stencils revealed today! Look at the popcorn one! So unique! All new products will be available on 17/05!

Here is my card for today:

I started with stamping and colouring the kitties in the cinema using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I masked off one inch on the bottom of a top folding white note card and applied Black Soot Distress Oxide ink very gently.

On this I stamped the sentiment and some popcorn using black ink.

After masking off the bottom part of the card, I mixed some Antique Linen Distress ink to white texture paste and applied it over the Popcorn stencil. It is not so visible on the picture but the texture is gorgeous in real life!

When it was all dry, I added the die cut image and emphasized some details with glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Movie Night” Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 

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 enjoyed today’s reveals and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee makes my heart happy

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last coffee card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It was so much fun to create all these projects, I wish you enjoyed them too.

For the last card I used a pretty background stamp from Picket Fence Studios, heat embossed on dark brown cardstock with clear embossing powder. I love the raised look and shine!

Then I stamped and coloured two little piggies from the Farmyard Little Bits from Hello Bluebird and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also made and extra coffee glass, just as an embellishment.

I die cut the Coffee word (Stamplorations die) 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

I stamped a funny little sentiment on a thin pink strip of cardstock and popped it up under the coffee die cut.

Quite simple, yet so cute, don’t you think?

I hope you liked my coffee/tea projects this week, and you will follow my creative journey in the future too. Next week is the May release week and Newton’s Nook Designs so get ready for a lot of fun!

Till then, happy crafting!

Zsofi