Pumpkin Spice Wishes – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today’s coffee card is a bit more elegant and cozy: I was playing with some of my favourite things from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with a kraft cardbase and used the Tree Rings stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel which I mixed with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink. The result is a gorgeous, dimensional and glittery background, I love it!

Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.I cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a bunch of Autumn Leaves from coloured cardstock scraps and a banner with the Frames and Flags die set from Speckled Eggshell (Lawn Fawn) cardstock to hold the sentiment, which I stamped in brown.

After assembling the card I decided to distress the edges of the background with Ground Espresso ink and a blending brush. It gives a bit more depth.

I will upload this card to the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stencil it.

I wish you like my coffee card today and will join me again tomorrow for another cute one.

See you,

Zsofi

Monstrous love – MFT

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very funny card, still expressing my special relationship with COFFEE. I used stamps and dies from My Favorite Things and even the sketch is a relatively recent one from their Sketch Challenges (#613).

I started with stamping and colouring the cute monsters from MFT Monster Sized (retired set) and the coffee cups from MFT Friends At First Sip using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CG3, CG2, CG1, CG05, BT8, BT7, BT5, BT4, BT3, MB2, MB05, EB7, EB5, EB3, IG9, IG7, IG5, IG3, IG1. Then I cut them out with their coordinatig dies.

Then I die cut two smaller MFT Double Stitched Rectangles from white cardstock and blended them with Ground Espresso and Antique Linen Distress Oxide inks. I added some water and diluted ink splatters and adhered the panels to a white top folding card base.

I stamped a sentiment in between the two panels using brown ink and die cut the word “coffee” with the Emitt Alpha dies from brown and bronze cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I adhered the letters to the monsters and popped them up on the card using 3D foam suares.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen to add highlights and added glossy accents to the eyes an teeth, horns and cup covers.

I will link this project up on the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as my second entry.

I wish you enjoyed this funny card and it made you smile. Come back tomorrow for another caffeinated project.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee-love – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a card which is a tribute to my love for coffee ūüôā I made this cutie with stamps, dies and a fun layering stencil from Pretty Pink Posh, let me show you how!

First I created the background on cream cardstock using Distress Oxide inks with the Layered Coffee Cups stencil: Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick for the mugs, Ground Espresso for the coffee layer and Abandoned Coral for the hearts. I also added white texture paste to the on-the-go cups and spritzed the mugs with Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkle. After removing the stencil I added some splatters of the same diluted inks, it makes the whole background so playful.

Then I stamped the cups from Winter Drinks using brow hybrid ink for a warm feel. I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB4, RB1, RB05, GB4, GB2, GB1, DR1, DR05, FS5. I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a brown tag from textured cardstock with the Fall Circles die set, white heat embossed the sentiment on the top from the Simple sayings: Life stamp set and popped up the cups with foam squares under it.

I trimmed the background piece tiny so I could mount it on a guava top folding card base, popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares and added a matching twine to the top of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the cups and scattered a bunch of Sparkling clear jewels all around the card.

I will link this project up to the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. I have some more caffeinated cards to share this week ūüėČ

See you,

Zsofi

Merry Chrismugs – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is close and as a real coffee addict I had to create a special card with the adorable Perfect Blend stamp set. Let me show you how I created this card!

First I stamped the coffee cups from the Perfect Blend stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR4, DR2, DR1, AG5, AG3, AG1, RB2, RB1, RB05, EB5. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I took the faces of the Veggie Patch stamp set and personalized the cups. It is so easy and gives them a lot of character!

Then I die cut a wreath 4 times from green cardstock wit the Leafy Laurel Circle die and layered the on top of each other. I also cut some darker green sprigs and red glitter berries to make the wreath festive.

For the background I chose a woodgrain cardstock and distressed it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and added some Ground Espresso and gold splatters. After giving it a red mat I mounted it on a white card base an adhered the wreath and cups in place.

For the sentiment I used the Holiday Sentiment duo set and white heat embossed “merry” on a dark green cardstock strip. I also cut a fun sentiment with the Stitched Alphabetters set from red glitter cardstock and adhered the letters in a playful way. Isn’t it cute?

As a finishing touch I used a bit of clear shimmer on the foam and glossy accents on the lid. I also emphasized the eyes of the green cup with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don‚Äôt forget to show us what you create in our¬†Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

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

Time for coffee – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

The year is coming to its end and Iam sure we all feel tired and stressed. It is good to remember that we need to take care of ourselves and sometimes – even if for a few minutes – stop and relax. For me a good cup of coffee means a few minutes of break from the daily grind. So today I brought you an adorable kitty-coffee card as a reminder: take time to pour over he good things in life. All stamps, dies and patterned paper I used are from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Newton’s Antics and Time for coffee. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, EB5, EB3, IB2, IB1, MG4, MG3, MG1, GT3, GT2, GT1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I arranged my little scene on a strip of white cardstock measuring 5,5×2,5 inches. I gave it a slightly bigger brown mat and die cut some teal scallops with the Sky border dies to adorn the edges.

The sentiment is from the Time for Coffee stamp set, stamped in teal to match the colour combos I used.

For the background I used a coffee patterned paper from the Coffee House Stories paper pad. As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the mugs and coffee maker.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to the last day of my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a Fall coffee card made with goodies from Simon Says Stamp.

First I stamped and coloured the cute dog with the latte and a bunch of pumpkins from the SSS Fall Frenchies stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut verything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I really wanted to use the new SSS Coffee Drinks stencil and there was a technique in my mind I wanted to try. So I applied white texture paste on white cardstock usin the stencil and let it dry. After that I did some ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I added black and white splatters of acrylic paint when it was done. This way I got a wonderful tone-on-tone background with a lot of texture. I really need to do this techique more often!

While the background was drying I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a brown banner and added a smaller orange banner under it. I also die cut grass from gree cardstock and shaded it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I assembled the card, popped up the banner and the dog with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the scarf, a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose and glossy accents on the mug.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed the last week with me, I had a lot of fun sharing these caffeinated projects. Now it is time to move on to holiday cards, so stay tuned. If you like my style, please follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Your support means so much to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today’s card fills me with nostalgia as I used to be part of Pink and Main’s Design Team a few years ago. I love this brand ever since and I really enjoyed colouring their cute critters for today’s coffee card.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Pink and Main Cozy Critters stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, GB9, GB7, BT9, BT7, BT5, VB1, CT1, LY1, BO4, BO3. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I used the largest of the Pink and Main Stitched Rectangle Set 2 to cut a piece of a pretty patterned paper from their Pumpkin Season paper pad. I also die cut grass from a textured light yellow cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the patterned panel. I popped up the images with thin 3D foam tape, doubling it up under the squirrel in the middle.

For the sentiment I chose the Thanks word die from Pink and Main, cut the shadow from white cardstock and the word from teal. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Cozy Critters stamp set on a thin brown cardstock strip and popped it up under the thanks die cut.

I gave the whole scene a teal mat before mounting it on a white card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the thanks die cut and also on the scarves of the critters. I emphasized their noses with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accent to the coffee cup and cupcake.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cute critter card and will come back tomorrow for the last day of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I saved the cutest for last ūüėČ

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Trinity Stamps

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a mini slimline card – a format which I have not tried before just always wanted to.

I have recently recieved the Boo Brew die set from Trinity stamps but it was too late for Halloween so I had to use it on a Fall project. I am in love with this die set, so creative and unique! First I die cut the base of the mug from SSS Blue Violet cardstock and the pattern from the Sunny Studio Sweater Weather paper pad. The cream I cut from Cream cardstock, the cinnamon sticks and leaves from two shades of brown. I also cut some golden leaves too from MFT Gold Shine cardstock, it is the perfect Fall embellisment!

I used brown markers to add a little shading to the cream and added some dots too so it looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. Yummy. I adhered the cup together so it was ready to mount on a card.

For the background I chose the beautiful Lawn Fawn Gold Rush cardstock, cut it down to be 3*6 1/8 inches, popped up the cup with Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam tape as it is thinner than the normal one I use. I stamped a sentiment above it from the SSS Drink Coffee stamp set with SSS Blue Violet ink.

I was looking for the perfect Coffee Word die in my stash which matched my card and chose the Studio Katia Coffee die. I cut the shadow from lighter brown and the word itself from dark brown cardstock, 3 times and stacked them together. I used clear embossing ink and Altenew Transluscent Pearl embossing powder to add a little shine to my word die cut. I repeated the heat embossing 3 times to get a very smooth and shiny result.

Because of the special cardstocks and embossing I didn’t need any further embellishments. I love how this mini slimline card turned out, it was so good to try a new size. And now of course I wanna make a bunch of mugs in different colours…

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed my caffeinated inspiration today and will pop in tomorrow for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super happy to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs November Release week, our design team is showcasing a new caffeinated set called Time for coffee and also a new paper pad called Coffee House Stories.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 18/11/2021.

For my card I stamped and coloured some of the images from the stamp set. I used brown hybrid ink and Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, VB3, VB1, LG3, LG1, GG2, YG2, YG1. Then I die cut them all with the coordinating dies.

I also used the Circle Frames and Frames Squares die sets to cut some circles from brown and mint cardstocks. I adhered the coffee accessories on the brown ones and stamped a sentiment on the mint one with brown ink.

For the background I chose a pretty pattered paper from the new paper pad, cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front an gave it a dark brown mat. After adhering the circles I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúTime for Coffee‚ÄĚ 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¬†Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment¬†¬†— winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th.¬†

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 will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you like my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi