Aloha – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am going on holiday in a few days and even though it is “just” our favorite hotel in Hungary, not a tropical beach, I am totally in vacation mood already which affects my cardmaking too. This little note is for all of you, who read me regularly, thank you so much for being part of my crafty journey. The stamps, dies and stencil I used on this card are all from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I created the background using the Retro Sun & Palms stencil and Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Saltwater Taffy. Then I used the second layer of the stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel in black. I set it aside to dry until I worked on the rest of the card.

I stamped and coloured the kitty from Aloha Newton using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: TN8, T7, TN5, EB3, EB2, GB3, GB1, FS7, MG3, MG1, MG05, LY2. I cut it out with its coordinating die.

While I was die cutting I cut a piece of kraft cardstock with a Land border die and used a Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber on the top of it. I poured Hero Arts Sand embossing powder on it and heated it with my heat gun. I added some more drops of the powder and melted it again until I was satisfied with the sandy look.

I also die cut the Aloha sentiment from sparkle cardstock and once from black to create a shadow. I assembled the card and stamped the rest of the sentiment under the die cut word from the Tropical Fringe stamp set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accent on the guitar and a black glaze pen on the nose of the cat.

I wish you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Bunny Love – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The school year is officially finished, my kids did excellent and I am so proud of them! I created a funny little card to remind them how much I love them. They are my little bunnies. I mixed and matched stamps and dies to create this clean and simple card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Veggie patch and Honey Bunny Boo stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG05. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut an Imperial Stitched rectangle from white cardstock, matted it with a slightly bigger piece of Pumpkin Patch cardstock. For the background I used the Woodgrain Background Texture die on Wintergreen cardstock, I love the stitching details!

Then I stamped the word “bunny” from the Honey Bunny Boo set with a matching orange ink and another one from the Veggie Patch stamp set with a matching green ink in two rows. It looks so cool in colour, like a block sentiment.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares, placed the mini bunny in front of the huge smiling carrot and used a white gel pen to add highlights. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

I wish you liked this clean ad simple card design and it made you smile. Share with us your creations in our Facebook group and check my Instagram for some extra tips on colouring. Thank you so much for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! The June release is full of adorable and very summery sets, I hope you enjoyed what you have seen so far. Newton lovers, this is your day: our favourite kitty is going to fly a kite! The Newton’s kite stamp set comes with coordinating dies too, as always.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the image using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, RB05, GB4, CT4, CT2, JG6, JG4, JG2, FS7. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock using the Frames and Flags die set. I masked off the edges with Purple tape and did a light ink blending for the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also added grass with the Hills and Grass stencil and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I needed a sun and clouds for my scene so I grabbed the Sky scene builder die set and die cut the elements from coloured cardstock and thick vellum. For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Summertime paper pad and cut it with a Frameworks die.

After assembling the card I popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment under the clouds.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen for the sun and kite and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Kite” 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)! 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 June 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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 the first day of the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the summer release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! No worries, we have more cuteness for you! Today we are showcasing the super fun Dog Park stamp/die set.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the dog and accessories from the set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, FS7, GB4, CT4, CT1, BT7, BT5, BT2. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a scalloped rectangle using the Frameworks die set, masked off the edges with Purple tape and used the Sunscape stencil with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to create the background. I stamped the sentiment on the sun using black ink.

Then I die cut a little piece of grey cardstock with the Land border die, added some shading with Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink and some diluted ink splatters for a textured look. When it was dry, I stamped another sentiment on the right side of the pavement.

I assembled the scene, gave it a yellow mat and mounted it on a cheerful patterned paper from the new Summertime paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to attach the dog and the frisbee.

As a finishing touch I used little golden stars to make the sunrays shine and glossy accents on the dog’s accessories. I also emphasized the eyes and nose with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dog Park” 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 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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 enjoy the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Just floating by… – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

In Hungary the temperature became super summery and all I can think of is our favourite lake. We do not have palm trees, but the water is crystal clear. This inspired my card for today, which I created for the Lawnfawnatics challenge #126 (Beach vs Mountains). All stamps/dies used are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with stamping the lake from the Dad and me stamp set on a white card base using Tsukineko Kaleidocolour ink pad. I have it forever and it had the most beautiful blues for the water. I used the coordinating die to create a mask from Purple tape and did some ink blending above the lake with Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. I added some water splatters and used a clear shimmer pen on the water for a subtle sparkle.

Then I die cut some palm trees with the Tropical Backdrop die set. I used coloured cardstock and added a bit of shading with Gathered Twigs and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks. I cut some coconuts too with the Spring Flower Backdrop dies.

I coloured some images from the new Pool party stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CT3, CT1, BO2, BO05, AG5, LG5, LG3, BT9, BT7, BT2, BT05, DR2, DR05, EB5, EB4, RB2, RB1, MB05. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene I stamped a sentiment under it from the Pool Party set. As finishing touches I used a white gel pen to add highlights and glossy accents on the sunglasses, goggles and coconuts. I also emphasized the nose and eyes of the cute sloth with a black glaze pen.

I will link this up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #126, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Bright and Cheerful) and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Bright and cheerful).

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to check my extra tips o Instagram!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Father’s Day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As Father’s Day is on the corner, I wanted to show you a fun design to celebrate the daddies.  I used stamps and dies from the latest release, let me guide you through the process.

First I created a cute boat using the Boats and Barns die set. I used Heffy Doodle cardstock and shaded the pieces a little with some Distress Oxide ink blending. I assembled it and used the Classic Sentiments to stamp the main message on the boat itself.

Then I created the background: I inkblended a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink and use the Simple sunburst stencil with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to add the sunrays. Before removing the stencil I have spritzed the panel with Avery Elle Shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I also die cut a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with a Breaking Waves banner die and used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to give it some colour. I added some water and diluted ink splatters for a textured look.

It would have looked gorgeous on its own, but I wanted some cute passengers on this boat. So I stamped and coloured 3 funny seagulls from the You go, gull stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used are: OR3, BO1, OR05, BG6, BG3, BG1, BG05. I die cut them with their coordinating dies and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I added another sentiment above the seagull captain, used a black glaze pen on their eyes and added glossy accents to their beaks.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Rainbow kitties – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Did it ever happen to you that you got hooked on a technique and you could not stop creating with it? For me it is foiling these days. Since I got my Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine I wanna foil everything and everything. And because rainbow is my favourite colour, I brought you this cute kitty card today, made with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and dies and Thermoweb toner sheets and foil. Let me show you.

First I stamped and coloured the kitties from the Birthday Trio stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used: CT4, CT2, CT1, FS7, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GT3, GT1, TB4, TB2, HB3, HB1, BP5, BP2, BP1. Then I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I created the background from a fun Laura Kelly toner sheet and Mystic Rainbow Deco Foil from Thermoweb. It is so beautiful on its own, but I had to go further. I did some gentle ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order. I added a few water droplets to distress the background. Then I die cut it with the Frames and Flags die set.

I also cut a rounded rectangle with the same die set from vellum to hold my kitties – it mutes the background a little.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the hat and ribbon, then covered them with glossy highlight from Spectrum Noir to make them shiny. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the birdie and the cat noses.

I wish you enjoyed my card inspiration today and will check back soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Hang in there – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The schoolyear is almost ending, I feel on my kids that they are super tired. They need all kinds of encouragement for the last stretch. I created this funny card to make them smile. I used stamps and dies from the latest release, let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the giraffes from the Two by Two safari animals set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB5, GB3, GB2, GB1, EB7, GB10, GB7. I added some darker dots to each giraffe for a little texture. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also coloured a bunch of leaves: AG5, AG3, AG1. I also cut these out with their coordinating dies and while I was die cutting I cut the Hang in there Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and its shadow from dark brown cardstock.

I used liquid glue for assembling the sentiment as it gave me enough time to tuck the little leaves as embellishments in between the 2 layers. I love how it turned out!

To make the card funny, I adhered the giraffes upside down to the back of the sentiment and popped it all up on an A2 card base covered with pretty patterned paper form the Man Cave paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to give it dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and noses.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

We celebrate Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May so it is today! I had the best treat in the morning: a Lego heart and a small letter waited for me in the bedroom when I woke up. My kids put it there at night while I was asleep – I wonder how come they woke up in the middle of the night just to put it there. They are so sweet! The card I brought you today is the one I am giving to my mother. I used stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

I die cut the Heart Vines cover plate die 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

I stamped a few flower heads and little bees from the Bee friends stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG7, MG3, MG1, GB4, CT3, CT1, IB1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

On a white card base I lightly blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. I made it lighter towards the middle, where I stamped the Mother’s Day sentiment. I covered it with the heart from the green die cut until I added splatters: water droplets and Finetec Metallic Watercolours in pink and pearl.

After assembling the card, I adhered the bees and flowers and added glossy accents to their centers. I also used a clear shimmer pen on the bees’ wings.

I also added bees inside the card and stamped another sentiment from the Bee Friends stamp set.

I wish you liked my card inspiration today and will check back soon. I share some extra tips on Instagram, so it is worth to check it out. Your support means a lot to me, thank you!

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 8 Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

For my card I used a couple of stamps and dies from the new release and also some oldie but goodie products. Let me guide you through the process. First I stamped the images from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set and coloured them with my Spectrum NOir Illustrator markers. The full list of colours i used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, GB4, CT2, FS7, FS6, MG3, MG1. Then I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

On a piece of white cardstock I used the Stoney Maloney stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, then die cut the word Thanks from the new Slimline Scalloped Peekaboo die set. I also cut another 3 layers from white cardstock and one from black. I layered them on top of each other, making sure to adhere the black layer a bit offset so it looks like shadow. Then I used a black glaze pen and went over the stenciled pattern. It looks so cool and shiny!

While I was die cutting I also cut the frame 3 times from white cardstock, layered them on top of each other and cut the shadow of the Thanks die from vellum. I cut grass with the Slimline Scenery die set from Greenbean cardstock.

I chose a Lawn Fawn patterned paper for the background, it measures 3,5*8,5 inches. I assembled the scene and popped up the cows with 3D foam squares. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it under the die cut sentiment. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the hooves and glossy accents on the horns, bell, and the little flower.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 4th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 5th at 10:00 AM EST!

Heffy Doodle Blog
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Tatiana Trafimovich
Lauren Taylor
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Ali Farmer
Amanda Stevens
Carrie Rhoades

Thanks so much for spending time with me today and I hope you liked my inspiration. Make sure to follow me on Instagram too, where I share some extra crafty tips for each of my cards.

See you soon,

Zsofi