Here for the booooks – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I will not reveal a big secret if I tell you, that the Ghoulfriends stamp set is my favourite from the latest release. I wanted to use them a little differently this time so I created a cute card for book lovers. Let me show you how I made it.

I started with stamping and colouring the cute ghots and books usig Copic markers. The colours I used:

  • ghost: BV01, BV00, BV000, BG13, BG11
  • books: G24, G21, G20, Y15, Y11, BG13, BG11, BV01, BV000, E41

I cut them all out with the coordinating dies. Then I was working on the library background: on a piece of heavy weight white cardstock I applied white texture paste (which I have mixed with a bit of Black Soot Distress oxide ink) over the Brick by Brick stencil. When it was all dry, I did a little ink blending on the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.

Then I cut the Cathedral Window die 3 times from white cardstock, layered them on top of each other and backed it with Cornflower cardstock.

I heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock with white embossing powder and another one I stamped on a grey oval which I cut with the Pebble Sentiments die.

After assembling the scene, I embellished it with a few sequins from the Hocus Pocus Sparkle Mix and added glossy accents to the glasses of the cute ghost.

I wish you got inspired to look at your stamps differently. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Evereyone,

We are halfway through the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release reveals, but as you may have guessed, today is all about kitties. The 2 sets featured today are Newton’s Gift and Christmas Nap and they both come with coordinating dies.

Look at the coordinating die for Christmas nap: it even has an extra sentiment die!

All new products will be available on 14/10/2022.

CARD

For my first card I started with colouring the napping pets from Christmas Nap using Copic markers. The exact colours I used are the following: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, R89, R39, R37, R35, Y17, Y08. I cut it out with its coordinating die.

Then I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Canine Christmas pad and cut it with the postage stamp die from Framework. I also cut a small piece from woodgrain cardstock to serve as floor and added a thin red strip before adhering it to the “wallpaper”.

I used the Frames and Flags die set to cut a brown banner and white heat embossed the sentiment on it.

I also cut a very small oval from gold cardstock with one of the small dies from Oval Frames – it serves as a small carpet under the tree.

After popping up the image and sentiment with foam squares, I gave the whole panel a light green mat before adhering to a white card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents.

TAGS

When I first saw the Newton’s Nap stamp set, I thought how nicely it could work as gift tags!

So stamped and coloured a bunch using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating die. The colours I used are: G28, G09, G07, R46, R29, R27, R24, E42, E41, E40, YG25, YG03, YG01, YG00, W9, W7, W5, W4, W2, W1, W00, E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, C7, C3, C0, E01.

To make them sturdier, I cut the coordinating die once more from white cardstock and adhered to the back of the coloured tags.

I stamped the sentiments on each with black ink and used a hole punch to make space for the twine.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the ribbons and glossy accents on the berries and noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Nap” or the “Newton’s Gift” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my projects today and got inspired! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the last day of reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Holiday Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are featuring 2 adorable little stamp/die sets: Holiday Haul and Wreath Pups.

All new products will be available on 14/10/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I started with colouring the cute puppies from Wreath Pups using Copic markers. The exact colours used are the following:

  • wreath : YG67, YG17, YG23, RV69, R39, R37, R35
  • puppy 1: T9, T7, T5, T3, T1
  • puppy 2: E55, E53, E51, E40

I cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut a scalloped rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from vellum and a green banner to hold the sentiment which I white heat embossed. I added a slightly smaller white rectangle under the vellum and popped up the puppy an banner with 3D foam squares.

I used one of the patterned papers from the Christmas Time paper pad, matted it with dark red cardstock and mounted the focal panel on it with foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the ribbon and added white gel pen highlights. I used a gold glitter pen on the berries, a back glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses.

CARD 2

I started with stamping and colouring the truck from Holiday Haul with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR6, DR4, DR2, DR1, DR05, GB5, GB4, GB3, GB1, BT4, BT3, BT2, BT1, BT05, IG8, IG6, IG4, JG7, JG5, JG4, JG3, LG4, LG2. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I used the Circle Frames di set to cut the biggest scalloped circle from white and a smaller stitched one from light blue cardstock. I used the Petite Snow stencil with Ranger white Texture Paste to add snow to the latter and cut a slightly bigger circle from red metallic cardstock to give it a frame.

While the snow was drying, I white heat embossed a sentiment on patterned paper from the Christmas Time paper pad. Then I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the presents, and glossy accents to emphasize some details. Instead of the vivid white gel pen highlights I used a white pencil to add a softer look. Looks cool, isn’t it?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Haul” or the “Wreath Pups” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my cards for today and got inspired! Be sure to check back tomorrow for even more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Hey ghoulfriend – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is officially Fall and pumpkin season so I had to pair some orange gourd with my favourite ghost from the latest release. It is a simple design, let me show you how I made it.

First I coloured the pumpkins and ghost from the Costume Critters and Ghoulfriends stamp sets using Copic markers. Then I cut them out with the coordinating die.

I also die cut a tree from black cardstock with a die from the Elm street set and cut a wonky stitched rectangle from white cardstock to hold my scene.

I did a very quick ink blending with Distress Oxides for the background: Salty Ocean for the sky and Shabby Shutters for the ground. Before adhering the tree I used some white pigment ink on the branches to make it look more spooky.

I stamped a sentiment above the tree, matted the scene with black cardstock before mounting it on a patterned paper from the Fright night paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added twine on the top and some sequins from the Pumpkin Spice Sparkle Mix to the tree. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyed of the ghost and glossy accents on the pumpkin stems. So cute, isn’t it?

I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Fall vibes – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

It has been a busy week but I managed to carve out some time and make a cute card for the current Hello Bluebird Fall Challenge. I really love the colours of Fall, it inspired my card.

I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers from the following Hello Bluebird sets: Pumpkin time and Fall buddies. I coloured the images a long time ago and don’t remember the exact colours I used, sorry for that. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the sentiment I first gold heat embossed the frame from Banner buddies on cream cardstock and added the gold embossed sentiments inside.

I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink to add some shading to the edges of the banner. The banner holder I die cut from gold metallic cardstock.

The background I kept simple, I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Crackling Campfire, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint. Then the magical splatters: diluted ink, water spritz and black gouache. I also added some gold watercolour sprinkles, it makes it festive!

I assembled the card, popping up the critters with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the pumpkin stems, scarves and the cart wheel.

I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen.

I will link this project up to the Hello Bluebird Fall Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Sparkle and Shine).

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

See you,

Zsofi

Batty wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I was playing with the new release and came up with a fun interactive design idea. It’s very simple but so cute! Let me show you!

First I coloured one of the bats from the Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Copic markers. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

For the background I took a piece of white cardstock and created purple clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and Villaneous Potion and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide inks. I moved from the top of the cardstock and on the bottom I used the Sleepy Hollow stencil and Black Soot ink for the graveyard. I added a ton of splatters with Finetec Pearlescent Pearl paint and also some diluted purple ink.

I used the Celestial Corner die to cut tiny stars on the top of the stenciled panel and backed it with silver glitter cardstock.

I also die cut the Happy Halloween Shadow word die from purple glitter cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock and adhered them together.

To frame the whole scene I cut the frame from the Elm street die set from purple cardstock and glued it to the scene.

And now the interactive part: I tool a small piece of very thin silver thread and attached one end to the back of my bat with Scotch tape. The other end I attached to the back of sentiment, which I popped up on the card with 3D foam squares. This way the little bat can fly around, so cute! I will have a short video on my Instagram to show you this card in action, visit me there!

I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget that every order above 30 GBP gets this adorable freebie, and if you spend above 45 GBP, you will get the coordinating dies too.

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

Trick or treat – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As the pre-order of the new release has started already, I thought I will show you a clean and simple Halloween card design mixing and matching stamps, dies ad papers from the new release. Let’s dive in.

First I stamped and coloured the most adorable ghosts from Ghoulfriends using Copic markers. The colour I used are: C3, C0, C00 and a blender pen. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and made their eyes shiny with a black glaze pen.

Then I die cut the Trick or Treat Jumbo sentiment twice: once from black cardstock and once from a glittery purple. I cut the letters from the purple one and adhered them on top of the black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has shadows. I left the spiderweb with the spiders and the bats purely black, it stands out more.

I chose a purple diagonal striped patterned paper from the new Fright Night paper pad and cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front. I gave it a black mat before adhering it to the cardbase.

I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment in place which gave me enough time to tuck the little ghosts under the letters.

So simple, but adorable, don’t you think? I wish you got inspired and ready for Halloween crafts. Don’t forget that every pre-order now gets this adorable freebie, and if you spend above 45 GBP, you will get the coordinating dies too.

Happy shopping and see you soon, ghoulfriends!

Zsofi

Quick and Easy Halloween – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card design showcasing the Spiderweb Oval stamp set which is part of the new release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I cannot wait to try this with all Halloween colours – it is very easy to mass produce if you need multiples, and perfect for beginners, even for kids crafts!

I started with stamping the oval in black on alcohol friendly white cardstock, and coloured it with Copic markers: V09, V17, V15, V12 and V01. I used the darkest on the edges and went lighter towards the middle where I stamped 2 sentiments.

I fussy cut the image and die cut a scalloped oval wit the Oval Frames die set from Purple Metallic cardstock, and once more from black cardstock. I used my scissors ad cut off the scalloped edge on this one so I got a black mat for my coloured image.

For the background I chose a spiderweb patterned paper from the new Halloween Meows paper pad and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares.

I added some purple twine to the top and used glossy accents on the word ‘Happy’. I also went over the spiders with a black glaze pen to make the shiny and truly black. So scary!

I wish you liked my card inspiration and will join me soon for more fun ideas!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

The bittersweet moment of the last day of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs has arrived, but we still have two adorable little sets to showcase: Harvest Haul and Newton’s Crate. Both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 19/08/2022.

CARD 1

For my first card I coloured Newton’s Crate and a bunch of leaves with Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment inside the crate, I love when it is part of an image! The colours I used:

  • pumpkins: YR68, Y38, Y35
  • crate: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42
  • kitty: N3, N0
  • leaves: YR68, Y38, Y35, E47, E44, E42, Y17, Y08, Y11, BG15, BG11

Then I die cut a pretty patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad using a die from Frames Squared, so it has a window. I used the same die to cut a square from aqua cardstock and arranged the scene. I popped up the crate with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the patterned paper frame too, I love the dimension so much!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems and added aqua twine to the top of the card.

CARD 2

As always I started with colouring the truck and leaves from Harvest Haul, which is my favourite part of cardmaking. I used Copic markers:

  • pumpkins: E19, YR27, YR24, YR23
  • apples and cloth: RV69, R39, R37, R35
  • truck: G28, G46, YG63, G21, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0, BG15, BG11, BG10
  • bucket, leaves and hay: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51

I die cut everything with the coordinating dies, and also cut a rounded stitched rectangle from cream cardstock with the Frames and Flags die set.

I heat embossed a sentiment with Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate embossing powder on the top of the panel, popped up the truck with 3D foam squares and scattered the leaves all around. I gave a dark red mat to the focal panel before adhering it to a plaid patterned paper from the Autumn paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the apples and cloth and also glossy accents on the bumpers, lights, mirror and the stems of the pumpkins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Harvest Haul” or the “Newton’s Crate” 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 August 18th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday August 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed release week inspiration and you are ready with your wish list. Let me know in the comments which is your favourite this month. I am so curious to know!

See you soon,

Zsofi