Marshmallows & cocoa – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last card for this year’s Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I have so many adorable Lawn Fawn sets that I simply had to make a springy card with them.

I combined several sets to create my scene: Party Panda, Fairy friends. Gleeful Gardens, Holiday helpers and Thanks a latte. I stamped the images on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured all the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Stitched cloudy backdrop die on a patterned paper from Watercolour wishes. I also cut grass with the grassy hillside border die and created a white frame for the scene using a Stitched rectangle frames die.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin stripe of black cardstock and adhered it to the frame from inside.

When assembling the scene I used liquid glue and 3D foam squares to get dimension. I love to layer my scenes, it is so fun!

For the background I chose a matching patterned paper from Perfectly plaid. A few clear sequins, googly eyes and a bit of clear shimmer on the flowers finished it off. I also added glossy accents to the mug and the nose of the panda.

I hope you enjoyed my coffee themed cards this week and you will keep checking back for more fun projects! I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hugs,

Zsofi

A wooly great birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really fun card which I created for Pink and Main. I chose a Christmas set to make this super cool birthday card. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently.

I started with stamping the llama from the Fa la Llama stamp set and coloured it with my Copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I die cut two stitched stars: one from blue cardstock and one from thick vellum. I layered them on top of each other and adhered the llama in the middle.

I whie heat embossed a small sentiment from the Fa la llama set on black cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strips die set. I adhered it under the llama.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I added Distress Oxide inks over the Petite petals stencils using the Ergonomic Blending brush. I love how easy it was to clean it in-between the colours on a scrap paper and the result is much smoother than if I used a sponge dauber. Incredibly pretty and easy to achieve! The colours I used are Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I cut the panel down with a Stitched rectangle die.

I still needed a birthday sentiment, so I die cut it with the Happy birthday die from blue sparkle sheet. After assembling the card I added some blue glossy dots and embellished the llama and presents with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Take care and stay at home (to craft)!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Send Uplifting Smiles Blog Hop – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today the Newton’s Nook Designs and Inky Paws Challenge Team members are hopping along to Send Uplifting Smiles! Our goal today is to help brighten your day with uplifting and encouraging cards that will make you smile! We know that many of you are under stay home orders to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus and during this time of social distancing it’s more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends! We encourage you to spend some time creating and sending cards to those who matter to you! Check out all the stops in this hop to get inspired on ways you can send uplifting smiles!  
Leave comments at all the stops on the hop for a chance to win a store credit to our shop (details at the bottom of this post). 

For my card today I chose the super cute Delightful doxies stamp and die set. I stamped the dog and a bunch of balloons with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers.I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and using the Cloudy sky stencil, I added Salty Ocean Distress ink. Then I shifted the stencil ad added another layer of clouds with Blueprint sketch distress ink. On the bottom I applied Mowed Lawn ink through the Hills and grass stencil. I cut the panel down with a die from Frameworks.

The sentiment is from the Uplifting wishes set, stamped dierectly on the clouds with blue violet ink. I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the dog and the balloons so they can float.

I adhered the panel to a kraft top folding notecard and added a ton of clear shimme to the balloons. I also added glossy accents to the butterflies and little hearts on the balloons. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Inspired? What will you create? Newton’s Nook Designs is having a sale this weekend too so you can stock up on your favorites to make some cards today! Check out their shop at www.newtonsnookdesigns.com for details! 

Giveaway

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners! 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 Monday, April 20th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, April 21st.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

Debbie Owens

Diane Morales

Becky Noelle

Crystal Komara

I hope you enjoy the hop and we inspired you. Let’s share our crafty talents and make someone’s day! Take care and see you soon,

Zsofi

Wishing you a hoppy Easter!

Hello Everyone,

Did I tell you how much I love card sketches when designing a card? I love card challenges where there is a given sketch, it makes me think out of my comfort zone. The Lawnfawnatics Challenge #74 is an exciting one, and being Easter weekend I could not let it go without a funny bunny card.

I started with colouring the images from the Happy Easter set with my Copic markers (you might have sen this a few days ago on my Instagram) and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

For the sketch I used the Inside out scalloped circle stackables and cut 4 of them from white cardstock. I used the grassy hillside borders to cut some grass and used the same scaloped circle dies to make them the right shape.

While I was die cutting I cut the beautiful Fancy lace background die from kraft cardstock and adhered it with spray adhesive to a white top folding note card. I popped up the 4 circles and arranged the little scenes on them. I love those bunnies!

The sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it. Then I adhered it to a wavy banner cut from vellum. So special, isn’t it?

I used a bit of clear shimmer on the eggs and tulips and added drops of glossy accents on the beaks and egg decoration.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics #74 Skech challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I wish you liked my card today! Let me wish you all who celebrate, a very happy, relaxing and healthy Easter!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Honey Bunnies – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I created a bright and cheerful Easter card for you today using some older and newer stamps and dies. So easy to create your own sentiments this way!  Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the bunnies and Easter eggs from the Honey Bunny boo stamp set. I stamped the eggs several times to fill up my scene. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties alive. I chose muted but still cheerful colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

For the background I die cut a Skinny circle frame from white cardstock and then from vivid pink. The frames I stacked on top of each other for more dimension. On the inner white circle I arranged the “Hope you have a” sentiment from the Roundabout sentiments set using my MISTI stamping tool and stamped it with black ink. Then I took another sentiment from the same set which had the word “wonderful” in it, and arranged it in a way to complete the curve of the already stamped one. I masked off the unnecessary part before inking it up, removed the mask and stamped it in place. I love how it turned out, like it was one curved sentiment! Under it I stamped the Easter from the Honey Bunny Boo set with aqua ink. Looks so cool!

The bottom of the circle I sponged with Twisted citron Distress ink and above it I added a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Just to have some colour in the background for my bunnies. Then I arranged the die cut images: some I adhered flat, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

I used a scalloped rectangle die to cut an Easter themed patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) to hold my little circle scene and assembled the card on a top folding A2 sized white card base. I finished it with adding a little clear shimmer to the Easter eggs and a drop of glossy accents to the noses and stars.

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

Stenciled Easter eggs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with you today to show you an easy stenciled Easter card, perfect for the last minute crafters. I used the Easter Egg stamps and Easter eggs stencil from the latest release of Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the bunny and the chic on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I chose to fussy cut them this time, to give them another look.

Then I applied Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock through the Easter eggs stencil at a diagonal: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I love the subtle sparkle it gives to all the colourful eggs.

I did not want to cover the pretty background – which I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die – so i wrapped a strip of vellum around it and added 2 very thin guava cardstock strips to the edged. It helped to hide the adhesive also.

I added the critters and stamped a sentiment with Staz-on Black ink. Then I mounted the panel on a white top folding A2 sized notecard.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon. Have rest and stay at home for the holidays too!

Hugs,

Zsofi

You are special! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Easter is almost here and I definitely did not have enough bunnies this year. Although it is not an Easter card (could be with changing up the sentiment, but at least it has some adorable bunnies 🙂 I made this with stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with colouring images from the Hop into Spring, Bitty bunnies and Little lilies stamp sets using Copic markers. I love that the critters from the different sets can be mixed and matched to create new scenes and get more use out of one set. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I sponged a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink in the middle of a top folding white notecard. I covered the bottom inch with patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and added some die cut grass which I cut with the Land border die. I covered the meeting of the two papers with a very thin strip of teal cardstock, it also adds dimension to the design.

I arranged the die cut images and stamped the sentiment in black. I just adore how the bunny is smelling the flower! So cute!

As a finishing touch I wrapped around the bottom part some yellow twine and tied it in a bow. I also added a bit of clear shimmer to the flower centers and made them shiny with a drop of glossy accents.

I wish you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Till next time, take care of yourself, stay at home and craft!

Hugs,

Zsofi