Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of a wonderful collaboration Blog Hop with two of my favourite companies. Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia have teamed up to bring you a ton of new inspiration. And there are prizes to win! YAY!

I have 2 birthday cards for you today, let’s dive in the details!


As always I started with stamping and colouring the crocodile from the Happy Snappy Crocs from Heffy Doodle using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I used the Dotted Shaker Tag 2 die from Studio Katia to cut an aqua, yellow and a pink tag. From the yellow one I cut the grass with a Grassy Lass border die from Heffy Doodle. While I was at die cutting I also cut a piece of vellum using the rectangle from Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 1.

For the background I chose a dotted patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and matted it with hot pink cardstock. I assembled the tag as on the picture, used a white eyelet for the top and added green twine to it. I popped up the croc with 3D foam squares and stamped a small sentiment on the very top of the tag from the same stamp set.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut them down to very narrow strips which I adhered hanging off the tag.

I finished the card with a sprinkle of Rainbow Dots Glitter from Studio Katia. It makes it so festive and matches the patterned paper too!


On my second card I went underwater 🙂 I stamped and coloured images from the Heffy Doodle Shellabrate and Oceans of Love sets and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks with a light hand on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the same coloured just over the Wave to me stencil. I repeated the process after shifting the stencil a bit. This way I got the perfect wavy background which I sprinkled with pearlized water for more texture.

I used the Seashell shaker die from Studio Katia to cut into the background and I also cut another one from blue violet cardstock for the thin frame. I adhered a piece of acetate on the back of the panel to create a shaker window.

I also die cut sand with the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes dies and added Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I splattered the sand dune with diluted inks and white acrylic paint so it really looks like sand! I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of it from Shellabrate. The rest of the sentiment is from Oceans of Love which I white heat embossed in black cardstock and cut them into very thin strips.

I assembled the scene and added 3D foam strips to the back of it. On a white notecard I sponged a little Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and added some Chunky Dots Glitter and July Crystals and Poseidon Crystals from Studio Katia for the shaker part.

After the shaker was ready I used the same jewels to embellish the front of the card too. I also added glossy accents to the turtles and the starfish and used a black glaze pen on their eyes.


Heffy Doodle will be giving away a  25£ CG and Studio Katia a  25$ CG to their stores. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 7th  on the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia blogs. Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered to win! Here is the full list:

Studio Katia Blog

Ashley Ebben

Kaja Vezenšek

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Galina Filippenko

Cassie Trask

Ilda Dias

Cassie Tezak

Tracy Freeman

Ali Farmer

Tracey McNeely

Amanda Fitterer

Dana Gong

Heffy Doodle Blog

I hope you enjoyed this wonderful hop and got inspired! If you like my cards please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram to make sure you will not miss any project I share! Thank you!

See you soon,


Clean and simple masculine card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really easy to re-make card for Newton’s Nook Designs the most popular Farming Fun stamp and die set. I need to make more of these to enrich my masculine card collection I guess.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the truck and the wagon with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I used a pretty cloudy backdrop die from Lawn Fawn to create a textured white background and stamped the sentiment on it with black ink.

The bottom third o the card I covered with patterned paper and added a thin strip of dark grey cardstock on the top of it. Then I popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares,

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the middle of the wheels.

You see? I told you it was easy. I cannot wait to see your CAS cards, so please tag me @safsafdesign2016 on IG if you share it there! Thanks for joining me today and hope to see you soon!

Have a great day,


Floral birthday and Farewell – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with a bright and cheerful floral birthday card using some older goodies from Pink and Main. It is my last post for them as a Design Team member, but I am sure you will still see me using their stamps/dies and stencils as I love what they have! But enough of goodbyes, let’s dive in the card details.

I stamped and coloued some of the pretty bouquets from Gorgeous Vases using my Copic markers. I kept the colours the same: pink, orange and light blue. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I used the vase dies to cut some patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams paper pad. I made them sturdier by cutting them also from white cardstock and layering the patterned vases on top of these. I arranged my flowers on a 4,25*4,25 inches white piece of cardstock using 3D foam squares to achieve a dimensional look.

I really love the Vertical greetings stamp set but I could not decide which sentiment to use. So I chose 3 and stamped them on coloured cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other so only the sentiment shows. Isn’t it a unique design? And so easy!

As embellishment I added glossy accents to the flower centers and my card is all done! I can imagine this design with different colour combos. So versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and all my previous Pink and Main projects. See you soon with more cheerful cards!

Big hugs,


Heffy Doodle July Release – Reveal Day 3

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 3 of the July Release reveals at Heffy Doodle, for all the information and product close-ups, please visit the Heffy Doodle blog. Pre-orders open on 24/06 and the whole new release will be available on 03/07! There is a gorgeous freebie with every pre-order!

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For today’s post I was playing with the 2 slimline die sets: Stitched Slimline Trio and Slimline Pull Tab dies and the most adorable Fluffy Puffy Unicorns stamp and die set.

I started with stamping the cute unicorns, the rainbows and the clouds with black ink onto Copic friendly white cardstock. I used aqua, blue and purple shades to colour their hair and used the same colours for the rainbows too.

I love to restrict my colour palette to a few colours only so I can give my whole scene a united look. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

I wanted to keep the card simple, but to have a lot of dimension I die cut the different slimline dies from different coloured cardstock. I also used the scalloped slimline die for a final mat. I created my own cardbase from dark grey cardstock – I cut an 8,5*7 inches piece and scored it in the middle.

I stamped a sentiment with purple ink directly on the white stitched slimline rectangle and popped up the unicorns with 3D foam squares. The clouds and rainbows I adhered flat behind them.

As a finishing touch I added some tiny sequins from Studio Katia, covered the rainbows with a clear shimmer pen and used glossy accents on the horns.

I love how clean and simple it is yet so super cute! It would make anyone smile!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in tomorrow again for the last day of the July reveals.

See you,


Dream Home Decor – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a cute little home decor I created for my kids’ room using several Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

I stamped and coloured a ton of little images from Fairy friends, Gleeful gardens sets using my Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut the elements from the Mushroom house builder: the trunk I cut from woodgrain cardstock as I love the texture. The hat of the mushroom is from a special velvet cardstock, I love the touch of it, so unique!

I also used some grassy hillside borders and an older scene building set for the sun and the clouds (Spring showers).

When I had all the elements cut out, I assembled a scene on a 6×6 inch patterned paper from the Hello Sunshine Remix collection. Some elements I popped up with 3D foam squares.

I finished the scene with die cut letters using the Stitched Alphabets dies. I chose rainbow colours of course 😀

I put it all in an Ikea frame and voliá! Now I just want to make more of these frames and decorate every room. Isn’t it cute?

This is my entry for the current Lawnfawnatics challenge #78 Create a scene.

I hope you enjoyed my home decor project and I inspired you to create your own. Come back tomorrow for some new release sneak peeks of Newton’s Nook Designs June release. It is gonna be a fun week!

See you,


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.



Coffee…you’re unforgettable!

Hello Everyone,

I have another funny card inspired by my love for coffee 😀 This time I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

For this clean and simple design I first stamped the cute elephant from Ears to you and the little mug from an older set called Cocoa Cafe. I coloured them with my Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

On a 3 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide white piece of cardstock I stamped a sentiment from Ears to you in black. I die cut the word Coffee using the Thin Aplha dies and Green Sparkle Sheet. I adhered them above the stamped sentiment and placed the sleeping elephant with the mug on top of the letters.

I gave the panel a black thin mat and chose a patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad as background. The only embellishment I used are tiny clay hearts which bring a little dimension to this otherwise flat card.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you liked my card today and will come back tomorrow for another coffee related cutie! 😉

See you,


Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the sneak peeks at Newton’s Nook Designs’ May Release. Today the Design Team shows you the beautiful and elegant Hummingbird stamp and die set in action.

All new products will be available on 22nd May, 2020.

For my card today I stamped the all the images from the Hummingbird stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. When I was done, I fussy cut them out.

I created a Distress Oxide ink background using Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. Then I laid the Clouds stencil over the panel and added Ranger Distress Crackle paste with a stencil pal. After drying it cracks, I love this paste! To make it more distressed, I went back with the same colours over the clouds. Looks so pretty in my opinion.

When it was all done and dry, I cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. I also cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land border die.

The sentiment I stamped on a white cardstock strip and cut one edge down with the scalloped rectangle die. I popped it up on the scene with 3D foam squares and embellished it with a tiny yellow stamped flower.

After I popped up the hummingbird with dimensional adhesive, I added some details with a Sakura Star Dust pen for some sparkle and emphasized the eyes and flower stamens with a black glaze pen.


Would you like to win the “Hummingbird”  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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and will pop in tomorrow for some kitty fun 😉

See you,


When the tooth fairy comes… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I believe that every little milestone in our lives should be recognized and celebrated, and losing the first milk tooth is just as important in a child’s life as a birthday. For this cheerful event I created a memory card featuring the super cute Absotoothly awesome stamp set with some  very versatile dies and the Simply radiant stencil (one of my favourites of all). Let’s dive in the details!

I stamped and coloured the two fairies with their magic wands using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Tooth plush die 2 times from white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other for a sturdier look. The eyes and mouth I cut from coloured cardstock scraps and adhered them to the big tooth. So cute!

The background I created directly on a top folding A2 sized white card base. I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink all over and then using the Simply Radiant stencil I added the first layer with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. Then I turned the stencil a bit and added a second layer with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. When I removed the stencil I just kept smiling, it looks gorgeous!

To make the tooth the focal point of the card I added a double layer vellum circle and a Skinny circle frame cut from blue violet cardstock. Then I adhered every element in place using drops of liquid glue or thin 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I white heat embossed from the Roundabout sentiments set on a Curved banner cut from blue cardstock. I stamped a small sentiment under the banner in black, it is from the More classic sentiments set.

I finished this cute card with a touch of clear shimmer on the wings of the fairies and a bunch of 3mm clear sequins from Studio Katia. Isn’t it the perfect way to keep a memory?

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,


Celebrating mum – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in America therefore I decided to bring you some quick but very pretty inspiration using a stencil and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with applying Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks over the Daisies stencil. I love to use Bristol Smooth cardstock as it allows the ink blending like a breeze. It was a very quick process thanks to the Ergonomic blending brush. I also added a bit darker colours over the flowers (Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet).

Then I cut the panel down with the biggest of the Stitched Top Note dies. I cut another piece from black cardstock and layered it under the stenciled panel before adhering it all on a top folding white note card.

The sentiment is from the Special Day set, I used black and blue inks.

To make it even more special I used the Thin Alpha dies to cut the word Mom 2 times: once from black and once from purple Sparkling Sheet. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset and added them in the center of the stenciled piece. I finished the design with a few Glossy dots in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you enjoyed this delicate card. It is easy to customize for any occasion, not only for Mother’s Day.