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

Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped an coloured the cute bats from HD Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BGR5, BGR3, BGR2, BGR1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut a piece of heavy weight white cardstock with the biggest HD Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and used the HD Masquerade circle stencil to add Versamark ink. I used the ink pad directly on the paper, I could apply more ink this way. I heat embossed it with WOW Tarnished Teal embossing powder to get a perfect night sky. Looks gorgeous with all the colourful pieces!

Then I die cut a few HD Big Stitched Clouds from grey cardstock and dipped them in the Versamark ink pad to have them fully covered with the sticky ink. I heat embossed these with WOW Black Puff embossing powder. It has fantastic texture!

For the sentiment I used the HD Happy Halloween Shadow cut, I cut it from white cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. Then I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder. I added a black shadow to it and assembled the card. I popped up the bats and 2 of the clouds with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the bats’ eyes, glossy accents on their noses and embellished the card with a few enamel dots from the HD Fright Night collection.

CARD 2

I started with ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Wilted Violet and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of splatters to the background: water and Finetec Pearlescent watercolour in white and purple.

When it was dry, I used the HD Messy Desk Stencil with Versamark ink directly on the paper and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder.

Then I die cut the HD Trick or treat Jumbo seniment die 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Obsidian embossing powder. It has different particles which look like marble when it is heated. The surface is so smooth and shiny like real marble, it is lovely to touch! I used another black die cut to cast shadow to the sentiment and make it pop off the card.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
WOW! Embossing Powders will be giving away $25/£25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Oct 25th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on October 27th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Bibi Cameron [COMING SOON]

Cassie Trask

Michelle Lupton

Natasha Davies 

Amanda Fitterer

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Dunja Trautmann

Ali Farmer

Claudia Mauri

Jo Laverty

WOW! Embossing Powders Blog

I hope you enjoyed hopping with us and you got inspired! Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Zsofi

Sending you sunshine – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

In Hungary we have such a beautiful Autumn weather with lots of sunshine. I thought I would wrap some in a form of a card and send it to you, to cheer you up. I used some cute stamps from the latest release of Pretty Pink Posh, mixing them with some of their older dies.

First I stamped and coloured the cute mouse couple from Mouse Friends and also the sunflowers from Potted Sunflowers. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, FS7, FS6, FS4, EB5, EB3, EB1, CG3, CG2, CG05, GB4, CT3, CT2, CT1. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut a Stitched Hexagon from Lime cardstock and a Scalloped Hexagon from yellow, and used 3D foam squares to layer them on top of each other tiny offset. I placed the sunflowers and mice in the middle using dimensional tape.

As I wanted to keep this card simple, I simply stamped a sentiment on the bottom with green ink, the with Versamark so I could clear heat emboss it.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and sunflowers and also glossy accents on the middle of the sunflowers.

I hope you enjoyed this cheery card and I made you smile. Enjoy your weekend and see you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of the release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we have still a very versatile and elegant set to showcase today. Snowflake oval is perfect for your winter cards beyond the holidays. It coordinates with the previously release Oval frames die set and can be combined with many critter sets too.

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

For my card I firs heat embossed the Snowflake Oval stamp with silver embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the scalloped oval from Oval frames to cut it out. I used a blending brush and did some simple ink blending over the embossed image with Distress Oxide inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. I added some water droplets and also some silver pearlescent paint from Finetec.

It looks gorgeous on it’s own, but I wanted to make it cute so I stamped the tall snowman with the puppy from Holiday Heights with a light grey ink and did some no-line colouring with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

The colours I used are: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, BG05, TB5, TB3, TB1, OR3, OR05, JG3, JG1, JG05, CT4, CT2, CT1, EB5, EB4, RB2, RB1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I used the Snowfall stencil with white texture paste on a white card base to create a tone on tone wintery background for my focal panel.

While it was drying, I die cut a stitched circle from mint cardstock with a die from Frames Squared and stamped a sentiment on it in black.

When the cardbase was dry, I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares, mounted the coloured image with dimensional tape too, adhered the sentiment and finished it off with a teal-purple twine from Lawn Fawn.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snowflake Oval” 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 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 this week and I got you inspired! It is time now to prepare your shopping lists as all these gorgeous new goodies will be available tomorrow! Happy crafting and see you soon!

Zsofi

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

Halloween kitty – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a Halloween inspiration for Newton’s Nook Designs. I love the new Jack o’ lantern layering stencil so much and wanted to use it with 2 layers only to show you how versatile it is. I paired it with a older but super cute stamp set, Trick or Treat kittens.

I started with colouring the kitty and candies using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, RB2, RB1, MB2, MB1, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG05, Black, FS7, OR3, OR2, OR1, OR05, CT4, AG1, PL3, PL2, PL05. Then I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

For the background I used Bristol Smooth cardstock and Distress Oxide inks with the Jack o’ lantern stencils: Carved pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade for the first layer and gathered Twigs for the stems.

I die cut a kraft tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set, added a dark brown reinforcer and orange twine. I stamped the sentiment in brown and popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares.

To mute the background a little and to make the card more special I added a piece of vellum under the tag, which I adhered with 3D foam squares. As I used glue only under the tag it doesn’t show through the vellum and it looks cool.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the nose of the cat and a bit of clear shimmer on the hat and candies.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Also check the Halloween section of Newton’s Nook Designs, they have a wide variety of products and all so cute!

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

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

For my card I stamped the cute images from Halloween Pile and Happy Howl-oween sets on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear heat embossed them. Then I used my Tombow markers to paint the images and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I created a very shimmery background on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock with Nuvo Shimmer powders. I just spritzed the cardstock with water, added some powder and spritzed again. I heat set it with my heat tool and repeated the process until I was happy with the colour darkness. It is so easy and fun!

When the panel was dry I trimmed it a little to fit in a black postage edge rectangle which I cut with a die from Frameworks. I also cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and grass from green ink blended cardstock with the Land border dies.

I assembled the scene, popped up the images with 3D foam squares and white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle.

As an embellishment I added a heat embossed bat. It looks so cool with the shiny finish!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today. Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

See you soon,

Zsofi