Perfect Combos – Pencil heart

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As a colouring addict, I am in love with the new Pencil Heart die. This time I combined it with some other dies and my favourite colours of cardstocks. Let me guide you through and share some tricks.

First I die cut the Pencil Heart die from various cardstocks: I love aqua, teal and purple together so I used some scraps from my stash. I also die cut it once from cream cardstock and collected all little pieces in a tray.

Then I die cut the background pencil die 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together. It gives instant dimension without using 3D adhesives. I love the way it looks from the sides too and it is less fragile this way if you want to mail the card.

I adhered the coloured pencils to the white background, it is like playing puzzles. I enjoyed the process and if you use liquid glue like Glubert it is a breeze. For the background I die cut the Quilted Heart Background die from white cardsock and backed it with an aqua one. I adhered the focal panel in the middle.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Colour (included in the Pencil Heart die set) from silver sparkle cardstock and white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment from the Pandtastic Painters stamp set on thin black cardstock strips. I glued them to the middle of the pencil heart and my card is all finished.

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

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

Bunny with flowers – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

While I am waiting for the new release from Pretty Pink Posh to arrive, I was playing with some of my favourites from the previous ones. I have created a cute card with Bunny Friends and Mother’s Day stamp sets.

First I stamped the images and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I made sure to have some extra little flowers and leaves to make the bouquets even bigger. We can never have too many flowers for Mom, right?

I die cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die from MFT. It is an old favourite of mine, adds the perfect amount of detail to any project. I adhered it to a top folding A2 sized card which I previously covered with a rainbow striped patterned paper from Doodlebug design.

I assembled my little scene and popped up the bunny with 3D foam squares. I covered the vases with glossy accents, it gives a lovely shiy and raised look, I love it! I also used a black glaze pen on the flower centres.

For the sentiment I chose the Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mother’s Day Script die and die cut the Happy part 3 times from pink cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and adhered it under the bunny.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin piece of black cardstock. The sentiment is from the Heffy Doodle Classic sentiments set. I used 3D foam squares under it to stand out more.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Feminine and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Favourite Technique (“rainbow everything” is a technique right?)

I hope you enjoyed this cute little inspiration and will pop in again for more cheerful designs.

See you,

Zsofi

Heartfelt wishes for Mother’s Day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and as Mother’s Day is approaching fast, I thought I would show you a pretty garden scene card for the occasion.

I started with stamping and colouring the Bleeding Hearts with Copic markers. I went with bright pinks this time with a vivid green combo for the leaves. I made 2 flowers and a few extra flower heads. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To the bottom of a white top folding card base I adhered an inch wide patterned paper piece. Then I die cut grass from green cardstock using the Land border die. While I was at die cutting I also cut a Fence from white cardstock.

Before assembling the scene I did a little ink blending in the middle of the card base: a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink with a very light hand and a blending brush.

Above the scene I stamped part of the sentiment from the Bleeding Hearts set in black and adorned it with the extra flower heads. I also stamped a sentiment from the Mom&Dad set on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) and popped it up to the bottom of the card with thin 3D foam tape.

The only embellishment I used this time was tiny drops of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Inspiration – #1

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Hungary and the next one in the US so I thought I would do a mini series with some pretty and fun ideas for the upcoming event. I hope you will enjoy what I prepared for you.

Today I have a pretty slimline card made with one of my favourite stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the bouquet from Mother’s Day twice and coloured them with Copic markers. I used a colourless blender to add the striped pattern to the vases, it is so fun! I cut them out with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut te scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die from Newton’s Nook Designs using pink cardstock and the frame from the Slimline Frames and Windows die set from yellow cardstock. I used a floral patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs for the inside little squares. To have some instant dimension I tripled up the frame, I love the look!

On the middle little square I white heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the vases with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and a white gel pen on the flowers and a bit of glossy accents in the centres.

I hope you enjoyed today’s slimline inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Popping by – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. May is a birthday heavy month in my family and I thought I would show you an sweet interactive card today made with stamps and dies from the new release. Usually I am intimidated from interactive cards but the new slider pop-up is super easy even if you are not an experienced crafter. Let me guide you through the process.

Pre-orders are open and all order get a freebie stamp – if you spend above 45 GBP you even get the coordinating die!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I went with cheerful, rather girlish colours but I cannot wait to make the same with more masculine colours too. I die cut all with the coordinating dies and assembled the little present using Glubert.

Then I created the interactive part: first I die cut the stitched frame from patterned paper and also from light blue cardstock. I cut off the “flap” of the patterned paper one so all I had left was a frame. I adhered it to the blue panel with Glubert and folded the flap at the crease lines.

I embellished the flap: added a thin Oyster Shell strip to the bottom until the first crease line and popped up the coloured image right above using 3D foam tape. I made sure to adhere only the present and let the balloons be free of adhesive so the mechanism could work properly. I needed the insert piece which I die cut from white cardstock, and adhered the bottom of the blue flap to it (until the first crease line). The top of the insert I embellished with a small die from the Slimline Pull Tab dies: I cut the stitched part from Banana Split and the arrow from Ice blast cardstock scraps.

The first half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the top of the blue flap using a Catherine Pooler ink. The other half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the white card base. To ensure the right placement I put the frame on the card base in my Misti, in this way I could see where the sentiment had to be.

Finally it was time to assemble the interactive part: I put thick 3D foam strips on the back of the frame in a U shape, leaving the top free. I adhered it to the card base and it was all done! So easy! As a finishing touch I covered the balloons with clear shimmer and added glossy accents to the ribbon. I also adhered a bunch of blue star sequins to the background to make it even more festive!

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

Gnome one like you! – Newton’s Nook Designs & Therm O Web

Hello everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

For my project I stamped and coloured images from the Gnome Garden stamp set using Copic markers. I made sure to have multiples of the butterflies and flowers to fill my little scene. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I created a textured background directly on a heavy weight white card base (I prefer to use the Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock for that). I sprayed the back of the Hardwood stencil with Pixie Spray to ensure it is not gonna move while I am applying Aged Copper Metallix Gel with a Stencil Pal from Thermoweb. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry for an hour or so.

Meawhile I created my scene: I die cut a Stitched Oval (Heffy Doodle die) from Sea Glass cardstock and added a bit of shading to it with a blending brush. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, but to be honest only the residues I had on my brush as I wanted a very subtle shading. I used the same die to cut a piece from Thermoweb Green Flock Transfer Sheet and used the Land border die to cut it down to be the grass. The greatest thing about these Flock Transfer sheets – apart from their fluffy touch – is that they are sturdy and can be inked. Therefore I used a bit of Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to add shading to the edges.

I still needed some clouds: from White Flock Transfer Sheets I die cut two stitched clouds with the Sky Scene Builder die set. I used the Salty Ocean inked brush to distress it a bit too.

After assembling the scene I die cut a white Speech Bubble and stamped a sentiment on it with black ink.

When the card base was dry I used a blending brush and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink for an uneven ink blending. This way I got a really textured, natural looking background. I love it!

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and added my usual finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and dots of the ladybugs, clear shimmer on the wings of the butterflies and glossy accents on the belt an flower centres. Isn’t it cute?

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are introducing Heartfelt Butterflies and Hearftelt Blooms. They both coordinate perfectly with the previously released Hearfelt Frames die set and the Banner Trio Die set. There is also going to be a separate sentiment set called Mom&Dad, which is a perfect accessory for the upcoming memorial days.

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

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers.

This marker is very special as it has all 3 shades in one marker which makes it super easy for a smooth blend and shading. It was the first time for me to use these markers, but I fell in love with them: high quality nibs, beautiful colours and handy for on-the-go colouring too.

I went with the blue shades: True blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Green Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Hydrangea Blend, Lavender Blend. (If you want to know more of these markers, check the Spectrum Noir website.)

When it was all pretty and colourful, I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die. I also die cut a stitched heart from navy cardstock and a folded banner (Banner Trio die set) from black cardstock. I white heat embossed the sentiment on this and popped it up with 3D foam squares on the coloured piece.

I used a teal patterned paper for the background, added the stitched heart but before adhering the panel to a card base, I wrapped some ribbon around it. Then I popped up the scalloped heart piece with 3D foam squares. This card has a lot of dimension!

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the wings and glossy accents to the bodies and the tiniest butterflies. I love how it makes the card even more special.

CARD 2

I started again with stamping and colouring the Heartfelt Blooms, just this time I used different blends of the same marker set: Alpine Green Blend, Magenta Blend, Orange Blend, Citrus Blend, Coral Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Aqua Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Shades, Lavender Blend.

I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die and popped it up on an A2 sized card front which I created from teal patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) with black ink from the Mom&Dad sentiment set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and dotted details. I love these type of cards when I just want to enjoy colouring and keep the rest of the design simple.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” 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 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 our inspiration week. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as the new release goes live tomorrow! If you like my cards, make sure to subscribe to my blog and also follow me on Instagram. Your support means the world to me, thank you!

See you soon,

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

Hello Friend – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I have a simple but very Springy card for you today, made for the Lawn Fawnatics Card Swap. As my recipient should have the card already, I thought I show you how I made it.

I stamped and coloured the images from the Some bunny sets using Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I stamped faces on some of the flowers, which I planned to put in the first raw.

To assemble the scene I needed a small Stitched Rectangle from white cardstock. I cut another one from Cilantro cardstock and used the Meadow border die to cut the grass out of it. I put the scene together using 3D foam squares under the bunnies.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Hello die 3 times from Guava cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. I stamped a sentiment under the die cut and matted the little scene with Sunflower cardtsock. For the background I used a pretty patterned paper from the Spring Fling Petite Paper Pad.

I finished the card with clear shimmer and glossy accents on the flower centres. Simple but cute, isn’t it? It made me happy to put it together.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Lawn Fawn inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another fun Spring card.

See you,

Zsofi