Happy birthday Mom!

Hello Everyone,

May is full of birthdays for us, also my mom has hers in this month. I wanted to make her something super special to express how much I love her.

This card was heavily inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics #53 Challenge Spectacular skies. And by the current weather in Budapest: so unpredictable with lots of rain.

I started with creating the smiley flower: i die cut all the elements of the Stitched Flower frame die from Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Distress inks to add colour to it: Mowed Lawn for the stem and leaves, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar for the flower. The middle of the flower I die cut with the Outside in stitched flower and added Squeezed Lemonade distress ink to it.

I also die cut grass with a grassy hillside border die and coloured it with Mowed Lawn Distress ink again.

Then I worked on the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth paper I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress inks, sprayed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. When it was all dry, I die cut it with the Rainy Backdrop portrait die and backed it with silver glitter paper.

I stamped and coloured with Copics the fairies from my favourite stamp set: Fairy friends. I die cut them with the coordinating dies, added some clear shimmer to their wings and a little gem in their buns.

I assembled the scene, adhered everything flat apart from the fairies which I popped up with 3D foam squares, I die cut the Happy birthday border sentiment from white cardstock and the Mom from pink cardstock 2 times and stacked them together.

I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics #53 Challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bright Colors Moodboard.

I hope you liked my card (my mom definitely did!) and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Princess and the Frog

Hello Everyone,

If you follow me you know how much I love Lawn Fawn and the Lawnfawnatics challenges. The recent one is the best ever:

Out of my million ideas I made this card inspired by the Princess and the frog Disney movie.

First I looked through my Lawn Fawn stash and stamped a bunch of images from Screen Time, Toadally awesome, Wild for you and Critter concert. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the night scene I created first an inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the bottom portion and started with the sky: Black Soot, Blueprint sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. Then I removed the mask and placed it over the sky partition. I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I also cut the Bayou backdrop from dark grey cardstock and inked the leaves with Black Sooth distress ink to give it a dark shading. I adhered the backdrop over the inked piece and arranged the images. Then I stamped a sentiment from Winter skies with black ink. I used one of the tiny dies from the Screen time set to cut a small rectangle and wrote “Tiana’s” on it with a black thin line marker. I added a frame with a gold gel pen.

As embellishment I used some star confetti from Trinity stamps and coloured the trumpet and the crown of the frog with a gold gel pen. I also covered the princess’s dress and crown and dragonflies with a clear shimmer pen.

I love how this card turned out and the sentiment matches the movie perfectly too. Wouldn’t any Disney loving little girl be happy with a card like this?

I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #48 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Girly and Wednesday Challenge? Whatever the weather (based on the clear starry night sky)

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Party Balloons – Pink and Main March release Sneak Peeks

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a little sneak peek at the upcoming March Release from Pink and Main. I can tell you, it is a festive one! On my card today I feature the Party Balloons stamp set and the Birthday Script dies.

I stared with a piece of heavy weight white cardstock and applied Distress inks at a diagonal: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Blueprint sketch. When I was happy with the blending, I spritzed it with a clear shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle. I die cut the panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle 2 die set and arranged the bold balloons on the distressed background.

Using the rock’n roll stamping technique I added 2 shades of the already used distress inks on each balloon for an ombre effect. Distress inks are not meant for stamping so i repeated the process a few times for a darker and smoother result. I used my heat tool to completely dry the background as I wanted to silver heat emboss the patterns on each balloon.

The next step is the sentiment: I die cut the Happy Birthday script from silver sparkle and black cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I adhered the words on the stamped panel and embellished it with silver glossy dots.

I wanted a bit more black as a frame so I used a black and white chevron patterned paper from the Spring Color Pop pad.

I hope you like my inspiration for today and will check back later on for more fun projects with the March release!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 4

Hello Crafty friends,

It is time to wrap up the March Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs, but before you get your shopping list ready, look at this cute set called Garden Mice! Don’t they just warm your heart?

All new products will be available as of tomorrow, 15/03!

My card today has an unusual format. I see more and more of these long cards on Instagram and thought of trying one too. I took an 8,5*8,25 piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and folded in half so the ready card measures 8,5*8,125 inches. I used a thin painter’s tape to mask an even frame all around the sides. Then I applied Tumbled Glass an Twisted Citron Distress inks with a light hand, fading it out at the meeting point to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some blue clouds with the same Tumbled Glass ink. I love the tone on tone look I get this way. I stamped the sentiment at this point in the top middle part of the card with black ink.

I chose 3 of the cute mice from the Garden Mice stamp set and stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock. I used Copic markers to add colour to them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I mounted them on the scene with 3D foam squares.

After assembling the scene I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and the butterfly, used a black glaze pen on the eyes and added glossy accents to the noses, the butterfly and the middle of the flowers.

I also used some flower sequins and pink jewels (Studio Katia) to make the scene complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Garden Mice” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. I am so curious to know which set won your heart this month!

See you soon with more cute cards!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the March release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! If you love flowers, today is your day! We are featuring a new floral stamp called Floral Fringe. So unique!

And there is a matching stand-alone die set, which gets you even more possibilities with this unique design!

All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

For my cards i stamped the flower block with Versafine Onyx black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and used a clear detailed embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to heat emboss it with my heat gun. I love the shiny black outlines. I also did the same with the sentiments in the middle.

Instead of colouring I decided to go with ink blending: I used several Distress inks to add colour. On the pink card I applied Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron, on the purple one I used Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender and Evergreen Bough.

Meanwhile it was drying, I die cut the frames using 2 of the dies from the new Frames Squared die set. For each card i cut 2 frames: one white and one from coloured cardstock. I adhered them together and mounted them on top of the floral panel. The card base is a 4.25*4.25 inch square notecard this time.

Of course i needed some finishing touches too: a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents on the middle of the flowers. 

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that it is that time of the month again when we start the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Just get ready for a lot of fabulous new stuff! Today the Design Team showcases 2 new critter sets: Paw-some Birthday for the dog lovers and Newton’s Birthday Trio for the cat fans. Aren’t they adorable? All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

There is a gorgeous new stencil this month too:

Here are the cards I created for today:

NEWTON’S BIRTHDAY TRIO

If you follow me you know how much I love stencils. So I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress inks at a diagonal, with a light hand. Then I added the same inks through the Balloons stencil with an ink blending tool and before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

While the background was drying I stamped and coloured the kitties with Copic markers. I used aqua, green and blue for the accessories to match the background. The kitties I coloured with light browns. Here is a pic of the colours I used:

I used the coordinating die to cut the kitties out and ran the stenciled panel with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set. I also cut a green cardstock piece with this die and cut grass with a Land border die from it.

I assembled the scene on kraft cardstock, popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with clear jewels from Studio Katia. I also added clear shimmer with my Tonic Aqua shimmer pen to the accessories and coated them with a layer of glossy accents.

PAW-SOME BIRTHDAY

For my second card I created the same background just in a vertical form. I love how the stencil works in both directions.

I used the same markers to colour the dog with the huge pile of presents, and cut him out with the coordinating die. Notice that the die cuts the little holes between toe presents and the dog, i love these tiny details! Adds so much to a card design!

The scene i built the same way like on my previous card, just added die cut white letters (Essential Alphabet die) to the top to spell HELLO. I stamped a sentiment under it in black.

After mounting the die cut image with 3D foam squares, I used my shimmer pen on the presents and added glossy accents here and there to make them shiny and more dimensional.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!  Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed what you saw today and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

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Oh Happy Day!

Hello Everyone,

It is such a beautiful and sunny day here in Budapest, matching the card I made the other day for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #47: What is the weather?

Here is my card:

I started with ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. I applied them at a diagonal using a mini ink blending tool. I am always amazed how well these inks blend on Bristol Smooth cardstock! Like butter!

When I was happy with the result, I added water sprinkles and dabbed it off with a paper towel after like 20 seconds. I let it dry completely and ran it through the die cutting machine with the Stitched Cloud Backdrop die.

Then I stamped an coloured some critters from the Upon a star stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. While I was at die cutting, I also cut a bunch of clouds and a sun from white cardstock and also from Gold Glitter cardstock with the dies from the Spring Showers set, and layered them tiny offset to get the illusion of the sunshine on the clouds too.

I also die cut grass from green cardstock using a Simple Grassy Hillsides die and sponged a bit of Forest Moss ink on the top for shading.

After assembling the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Hello Sunshine stamp set with black ink directly on the sky and added little flower sequins I have recently got from my crafty best friend. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and added a dot to the middle of the flowers with a white gel pen.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #47 challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goehttps://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/s.

I hope you like my card and it cheered you up. Check back later today for some more cuteness 😉

Have a lovely day!

Zsofi