To my Homeschool hero!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

Even though my kids are back to normal school now, they had an intense 1.5 months of homeschooling due to Covid. I wasn’t easy for them as they are still small, but they handled it well and I am so proud of them. This inspired the card I am going to show you today. I mixed some of the new release products for this cutie. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Pandtastic Painters stamp set using my Neutral Grey Copic markers. Colouring black and white images really relax me as I don’t think about which colours go well with each other. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the DL Stitched Slimline Trio dies to cut 3 rectangles, one big from blue cardstock and 3 smaller ones: a white, darker and lighter purple. I wanted a fun multiple window design, so I die cut the DL windows from the dark purple rectangle and some Stithced Stars from the lighter purple layer. I used my Misti to help me with the alignment of the stars. When I had the stars windows too, I placed the white rectangle under the window panel and stamped 3 star shaped messages in the middle of each using the Homeschool Hero stamp set and Catherine Pooler purple ink.

I heat set the ink and very carefully coloured the stars with a blue marker. I assembled the multiple windows panel using thin 3D foam tape and covered the stars with glossy accents. Until it was drying I white heat embossed 2 other sentiments from the Homeschool Hero set on black cardstock, trimmed them down to be small banners and added them under the pandas before securing them on the card.

As a finishing touch I used a tiny drop of glossy accents on the pandas’ noses and my card was all finished! I cannot wait to make this design in different colours too, so cute!

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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we still have loads of cute stamps to show you. Today we are introducing Puppy friends and its coordinating dies. I have a clean and simple slimline design for you to showcase these little pups.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

I stamped and coloured all the images with Copic markers and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then on a slimline white card front (3,75*8,5 inches) I used the Slimline Masking Circle stencil to add colourful spots. I wanted to make it more playful so I shifted the stencil along the engraved gridlines and made 2 of the circles to the right and one to the left. I used Spiced Marmelade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I made each circle one by one, but thanks to the gridlines on the stencil it was super easy. Before removing the stencil I added water and diluted black ink splatters each time.

When the background was dry I stamped a sentiment in each circle with black ink and popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares.

I cut a tiny bit off the panel on each side and matted it with dark brown cardstock to make the images pop even more. Of course I could not leave it without finishing touches: I added black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the noses and covered the collar and scarf with clear shimmer.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Puppy Friends” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow for the last reveals.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are introducing Captivated Kittens and its coordinating dies. I have 2 cards for you to showcase these adorable kitties.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped and coloured the kitty with the flowers with Copic markers and I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I used Warm Greys for the kitten and some bright Yellow Greens with Blue Violets for the flower.

To create the scene I die cut a small stitched rounded rectangle from Neenah Solar White cardstock using a die from Frames and Flags. I used the Petite Clouds stencil with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distres Oxide inks. I made sure to fade it out towards the bottom. To create the grass I used the Hills and Grass stencil with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. I matted the panel with a vivid blue rectangle and adhered it to a green scalloped rectangle which I cut with the biggest die from Frames and Flags.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a wide blue violet banner and to tie the colours more I added a slimmer banner under it cut from teal cardstock. All the banner dies are part of the Frames and Flags die set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and added clear shimmer to the bee’s wings.

CARD 2

I used the same colours as for the previous card when colouring the kitten and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I created a tag with the Fancy edges Tag die set: the base is from patterned paper and the topper from purple and white cardstocks. I love to make my tags stand out more with a shadow, so I die cut the base once more from dark grey cardstock and adhered it to the back of the patterned paper one slightly offset. I used lime green twine to adorn it.

The sentiment I stamped in black on a lime green banner (Frames and Flags die), adhered it across the bottom of the tag and popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares.

I created my card base from Fog cardstock and cut a scalloped rectangle from patterned paper. I popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. I emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the butterflies.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Captivated Kittens” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow as well.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Mother’s Day is approaching both in Hungary and in the USA so I decided to grab the most adorable hedgies and pair them with a couple of Heffy Cuts and stamps to create a super cute card for mum. Let’s dive in the details!

I started with stamping and colouring the hugging hedgies from Quill you be mine with Copic markers. I used the Alcohol marker friendly white cardstock from Heffy Doodle, it allows the ink blend beautifully. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I die cut the Quilted Heart Background die from white cardstock, cut it down to be a bit smaller with a Stitched Rectangle die and backed it with a slightly bigger kraft rectangle.

Then I took the Stitched Hearts die set and cut different sized hearts out of pink cardstock and patterned paper. I arranged them on the white stitched background and popped up the hugging hedgehogs.

I covered the front of an A2 sized card base with the same patterned paper I used for the die cut heart and adhered the focal panel. For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strip of textured brown cardstock. I adhered it under the hedgehogs and finished the card with using a black glaze pen on their noses.

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

Farm themed birthday – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am sorry for the silence, we are all struggling with some sort of flu (hopefully not COVID) so I kept my posts minimal in the last 2 weeks. But today is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog so I created a farm themed card by mixing a few stamp sets. Let me show you how I made this cutie.

First I stamped and coloured images from Oink, Moo, Neigh and Baa. I used Copics, mostly warm grey markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the dies from Frames Squared to build up my layers: I cut a frame from green cardstock using the scallopped and rounded square dies. When I am cutting a frame I love to hold the dies together with purple tape to avoid shifting. I also cut a scallopped rectangle from patterned paper, the fancy label die from grey and a black circle.

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Baa stamp set, and assembled the card on a black 4,25*4,25 inches card base. I finished it off with green twine ad a bit of glossy accents on the cow’s bell and pig’s ribbon. I also used a black glaze pen on their eyes to make them pop.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for another sweet one 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Flying by to say hi – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a cute weather themed card which I made for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #94 What’s the weather. We have really strong wind and extreme chill (compared to the average winter in Hungary which is rather mild usually) in the last few days and it totally inspired me to make a windy scene. I used a bunch of stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn to create this cutie.

I have the Stitched kite die for a long time and I used it only once. As soon as I saw the theme for the challenge I imagined a scene with flying kites on a windy day pulling a bunch of critters with them. So I stamped a few animals from Really High Five, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the Stitched kite elements: the base from Audrey Blue cardstock, the frame from Peacock cardstock and the strings from dark grey cardstock. I also cut some grass using the Meadpow border dies and for the background I used the Stitched Windy Backdrop die on a light blue cardstock.

To make the scene more Springy I added a couple of clouds too which I cut with the Stitched Puffy Clouds and frames die set. I assembled the scene and added a bit of shading with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. It adds a lot to the scene in my opinion.

After I popped up each critter with 3D foam squares I white heat embossed the sentiments from Really High Five on very thin black cardstock strips and mounted them over the kites. I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses to make them shiny.

I will upload this project to the above mentioned Lawnfawnatics Challenge #94.

I hope you enjoyed today’s windy inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Yeti or not, you are 10!

Hello my dears,

It is a very special post today as my daughter turned 10 years old yesterday and I am extremely sentimental about it. It feels like yesterday that I held her in my arms, all the sleepless nights, changing diapers, trying the first spoons of solid food. And hop it went in a second and today I have a funny and beautiful little princess with a big heart who is still a little girl but not so little any more. Today I wanted to show you the card I hid in her lunchbox for her big day. I used a bunch of stamps, dies and paper from Lawn Fawn.

I stamped and coloured the images from the Yeti or not stamp set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. It was the first time to use these markers and they are so fun! No thinking about which shade to use, it is all in one marker. Fantastic product for on the go colouring too.

I also stamped some birds and accessories from Birthday Before ‘n afters and Party Animal. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. As I wanted snowy background I used the Over the mountain borders, coloured with markers and after die utting it I added a bit of stickles to the tops.

I die cut a white frame with the Peekaboo Backdrop die and used a teal patterned paper with golden foil dots from Let it shine Petite paper pack.

After assembling the scene I white heat embossed the sentiment on thin grey cardstock strips and die cut the number 10 with the Oliver’s stitched 123s dies. I added texture to the yeti’s scarf with a white gel pen, emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and used a clear shimmer pen on the presents. Cute, isn’t it? My daughter loved it!

I hope I inspired you today and you enjoyed my card.

See you soon with more fun projects,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 4

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Hello Everyone,

It is the final day of the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals but we still have 2 super cute sets to show you: Love cafe and Newton’s Mug are both smaller sets and come with matching die sets.

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

CARD 1

For my first card I have stamped the Love Cafe mugs with black hybrid ink so I could colour with my Copics. I also stamped the coffee beans with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink several times and heat embossed thm with clear embossing powder. I just love the shiny look.

Then I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft cardstock and another one from pattered paper. I cut the latter down to be a strip on the bottom of my card and added a very thin strip of pink glitter paper on the top of it before popping up the images with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I used the steam hearts as embellishments and covered the decoration on the mugs with clear shimmer and glossy accents too. I also stamped another sentiment from the set directly on the patterned paper, I love the playful fonts so much!

CARD 2

On my second card I used paper piecing which I have not done in a while. I stamped Newton’s Mug on white Copic friendly cardstock and another time on patterned paper (Echo Park Coffee and Friends). I coloured the kitty with Copics and fussy cut the mug out from the patterend paper directly at the black outline. I adhered it on the white cup and added shading with a warm grey Copic marker. The result is stunning and it took less time than if I coloured it myself.

I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set and cut the base from cream cardstock and vellum. The topper I cut from light green and the reinforcer from brown cardstock. I also added a bit of kraft to the bottom to serve as a table and it also makes the vellum tag sturdier.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a stitched brown circle from Circle Frames and I also die cut another patterned paper from the same paper pack with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags.

I assembled the card on a kraft card base and used natural twine for the tag as embellishment. No shimmer this time but I added glossy accents to the nose of the kitty and to the coffee beans.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Café” or the “Newton’s Mug” 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)! Thewinner 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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 love filled week with all the inspiration. It is time now to get your shopping lists ready as all these adorable new sets will be available tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals! We have the cutest kitties ever and some fantastic Slimline Masking stencils!

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

For my card I stamped and coloured the kitties from Smitten Kitten with my Copics. I knew I wanted a colourful background so I kept them black and white. I added some furry details too for a bit different look. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock for the background: I cut a piece which fits a slimline cardstock. I used the Masking Hearts stencil with Distress Oxide inks. The first layer is Mustard Seed, followed by Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I used the gridlines engraved in the stencil to line it up each time with the edge of the cardstock. It is so easy to get an even spacing! I cannot wait to try this technique with all other masking stencils and different colours!

When it was done I cut the panel down to be slimmer than a slimline card front and matted it with dark grey pearl cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. I popped up the kitties with 3D foam tape and stamped a sentiment directly on the background in black.

I finished it off with a bunch of clear gems and emphasized the eyes of the kitties with a black glaze pen. I also added a tiny drop of glossy accents on their noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kitten” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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 inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Winter Birthday Wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As I need to boost up my birthday stash, I created a slimline winter birthday card mixing up a few stamps and dies and stencil. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Happy Yappy Mail and Wanna Build a Snowman. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut a white rectangle with a Slimline Stitched Trio die and another one from white glitter cardstock. Then I used the partial die cutting technique to cut a snowbank from this with the Breaking Waves Border dies. It is easy to line it up with the stitches so it works perfectly for slimline cards too.

On the white panel I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks fadin it out toward tthe bottom. I spritzed it with water, added some white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Ok I was impatient and helped a bit with my heat tool too. When it was dry enough not to smear it, I added white texture paste through the First Snow stencil. Even though it is 6 inches long only, I could simply move it where the pattern has finished and add more snow drops. With this stencil it is very easy, you do not need to line anything up!

While the paste was drying I die cut a scalloped slimline rectangle from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and also the word Birthday from orange glitter cardstock. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love the look of a stamped and die cut sentiment!

When it was all dry I assembled the winter scene popping up the dogs with thin 3D foam sqquares. I finished them off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, noses, buttons and the pipe and added a bit of shimmer to the scarves and collars before sealing it with glossy accents.

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