Squeeze the day! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a pair of cards, yummy and juicy, refreshing and motivational, made with the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping the lemon slices from the Lemon Twist stamp set on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock with Distress Oxide inks. I used Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade.

As it dries slowly I had time to pour clear embossing powder over it and heat emboss with a heat gun. I made a bunch of these, coloured them quickly with Tombow markers and used a water brush to move the colours. I love how fast it was and the result is so unique!

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and also cut some leaves from green cardstock with the Flower Trio die set.

Then I worked on the backgrounds. I die cut the scalloped rectangles (Frameworks die set) from Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock and used the wet-on-wet technique to create a juicy background.

I added some water with a brush, then squeezed some Distress Inks on my craft mat and dropped the colours on the wet area. I dried it with a heat tool and added another layer. I repeated the process with all 3 colours. It really looks like squeezed juice for me 🙂

I stamped the sentiment in black and gave the juicy backgrounds a colourful mat before adhering to a black and white striped patterned paper.

I arranged the leaves and popped up the citrus slices with 3D foam squares.

I finished the cards with some jewels from Lucy’s Little Things and Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you like today’s inspiration, check back later for some more!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves 🙂 So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

Iam so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration! YAY! The new release is huge and wonderful, today we are featuring the adorable Corgi beach stamp/die set, some scene builder stencils and 2 new, unique layering stencils:

All new products will be available on Friday, 19/07! There is so much to share, so let’s dive in!

CARD 1

The Corgi Beach stamp set has so many lovely little dogs having fun on the beach. I stamped and coloured them using Tombow markers (those are new to me but I must say I love them more than my ZIG markers so far). I used Bristol smooth cardstock as I find they blend easier on this. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to create a simple beach scene therefor I used the MFT stamps Beach Scene builder die set. I cut the sand from kraft cardstock, the sea part from aqua cardstock. I spritzed this one with Avery Elle Shimmer spray for a subtle sparkle. The palm tree I cut from brown and green cardstocks. So quick and easy!

For the background I chose a light blue cardstock and used the Cloud edge stencil with Tumbled glass Distress ink to create a cloudy sky. I stamped the sentiment in black and assembled the card.

Here are some close ups of the cutie dogs:

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the sunglasses and the noses of the dogs and used Espresso Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh as coconuts on the palm tree.

CARD 2

I love the layering stencils Newton’s Nook Designs have, they are all so unique! Check their line here. For this card I used the new Pineapple one on kraft cardstock.

First I created the pineapples with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink but before removing the stencil I added a layer of Transparent glossy texture paste. I set it aside to dry.

While I was waiting I stamped and coloured the cute coala from the Pina Koala mini set using Copics and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a green banner with the Frames and flags die set and stamped a birthday sentiment in the middle from the Sending Hugs stamp set. The die cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, cut from dark brown cardstock 3 times and layered on top of each other.

When the pineapples were dry, i used the other stencil in the set to add the leaves. So easy to get a textures and two-coloured look without masking all those little bits! Genius! I die cut the background with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set and assembled the card on a white card base.

As a finishing touch I covered the pineapple in the hand of the koala and his nose with glossy accents to mach the shine of the background. I also added a few yellow jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the banner.

CARD 3

My last card is a floral one, I used the Hibiscus stencils on a top folding white notecard directly with Distress Oxides and a mini finger dauber.

The colours for the flowers are: Spun sugar and Picked Raspberry, for the leaves: Twisted citron and Mowed lawn. I love that each stencil has some engraved design which helps to align the second layer!

On the flower one I used a gold gel pen on the middle of the hibiscus, and to be faster I left the stencil on while doing so. Easy peasy.

I digged out of my stash the gorgeous Hibiscus die set and cut the pieces from coloured cardstock.

I also cut a light green banner using the Frames and flags die set, and a small stitched ticket shaped one from white cardstock using the Framework die set. On the latter I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set using pink ink (Gina K Designs) and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I added some gold crystals from Studio Katia.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s big reveal and you will come back tomorrow for more water-fun! See you,

Zsofi

Beautiful beach – Lawnfawnatics #56

Hello Everyone,

I am so busy crafting nowadays and I cannot wait to show you all I was working on! Until the time comes, I want to show you the card I made for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56: Beautiful beaches.

I love the pictures we see in catalogs with many umbrellas on the sandy beach with the turqoise sea in the background. This picture in my head inspired the card I made for the challenge.

I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the horizon with purple masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass Distress Oxide for the sky. I kept the colours stronger on the top and lighter towards the masked area.

Then I changed the mask and sponged Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, I placed a piece of typing paper on the bottom of the card where the sand would be and sprayed the sea part with Avery Elle Shimmer spray. I love the subtle sparkle and texture it gives.

The last part was to sponge some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxides for the sand. I kept the colours very light towards the sea for a realistic look. I covered the sea and the sky parts with typing paper and added some diluted distress oxide splatters using the same colours. I also splattered some white acrylic paint for even more texture.

When it was all dry, I die cut a Cross Stitched rectangle in the middle and matted the die cut part with a slighty bigger white cardstock. I have stamped the sentiment in black from the On the beach stamp set on the sky.

It was time to stamp and colour the elements for the scene: I used the On the beach set and used Copics to add colour. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene, i added some glossy accents and white gel pen highlights, and finished the card with a snow marker to create the waves on the shore, I just dabbed some and heated it with my heat gun until it puffed up. Isn’t it cool?

I will link this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Life on the ocean waves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another cute one. Next week is going to be super busy here on my blog, so subsrcibe if you do not want to miss any of the new projects! You can also follow me on Instagram. Thanks for your support!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Cat and dog lovers’ birthday – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I created 2 adorable birthday cards for today which are perfect for either cat or dog lovers. mixed and matched older and brand new products from the latest release.

First I played with the new Meow and Woof stencils: I applied distress oxide inks through the stencils making sure not to cover the full card panel.

Before removing the stencils I added some Transparent Gloss Texture Paste from Ranger.

For the cat card I used Candied Appple, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed inks, for the dog card I used Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers inks.

I washed the stencils immediately after use and set the backgrounds aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured some images from the Sending Hugs stamp set using Copic markers. I also stamped the balloon from Fabulous Frenchies and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I am still amazed how thoughtful it is that the coordinating dies for the Sending Hugs critters cut around the paws so they can hold anything there!

I die cut some cross stitched circles (MFT dies) from yellow and aqua cardstocks and matted them with a slightly bigger die cut vellum circle (SSS die set).

I arranged the images on the circles and popped up the dog an the kitty with 3D foam squares. I also stamped the sentiments around the images using colourful inks (Gina K Designs).

I added a dark red and blue violet cardstock mat to the dry backgrounds, adhered the focal panels and finished the cards with some sparkle pen dots on the cupcakes and glossy accents on the balloons, ribbon and the heart.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy summer – ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

We are back from a mini holiday in Austria, which was breathtaking and so relaxing. It is a “definitely need to visit again” type of place, despite the long drive. I was so busy before the trip that I had no time to play along the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #55 (Mood board and colour inspiration) and the new Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge: summer time fun.

Yesterday night I squeezed in some colouring time and today morning I finished this cutie:

I started with die cutting the Tropical Backdrop die from Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured it with my Copics.

I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and created a sunset background using Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks.

On a leftover piece I also blended Mermaid lagoon Distress Oxide, added some water splatters and sprayed it with Avery Elle Clear shimmer mist for a subtle sparkle. When it was dry, I die cut it with the new Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die. While I was die cutting, I also cut the sentiment from black cardstock with the Happy Summer line border die.

For the stamped images I used an older set called Life is good (one of my all time favourites), I colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene, I framed it all with a white Stitched frame so it looks like a picture to hang on the wall. Could be a nice summer home decor too. I stamped a few birds from the same stamp set with black ink, added some glossy accents to the sea critters and my card was finished.

I will also link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked today’s card and will be back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Inky Paws Challenge #100

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a very special post on the occasion of the #100 Inky Paws Challenge. YAY! What a gorgeous number! The task is easy: you choose any of the previous Colour, Sketch or Theme challenges and play it again. And there is a bonus link up: you can choose your favourite NND product to create with and enter it in the challenge too. All details you can read on the Inky Paws Challenge blog.

If you follow me for a while you may know that I started my crafty career with Newton’s Nook Designs as part of their Inky Paws Challenge Design Team. I was always a big fan of the theme, colour and sketch challenges they came up with and the year I spent on the team was such a fun one!

For today I chose the Colour Challenge #50 which was my very first one as a DT member. Here are the colours and my card from back then.

And now the replay:

I chose the beautiful Peony Blooms stamp set, stamped all the images with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used Seedless preserves, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks to make an ink blended background and distressed it with water splatters. I also used one of the Argyle stencils to add a bit of texture to it using the same inks.

When it was dry, I die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks die set. I stamped the sentiment in the top middle part using the rocking technique and Seedless preserves and Worn Lipstick Oxide inks. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it stand out more.

I adhered it to a white note card and placed the peonies on the bottom part. I used liquid glue to adhere them and popped up the middle bunch with thin 3D foam tape. I finished the card with orange jewels scattered around the sentiment and drops of glossy accents in the middle of the flowers.

I hope you like my card and you got inspired to play along. There are many chances to win, so this is the challenge you should not miss! Don’t forget to check the Inky Paws Challenge blog for extra inspiration from both Design Teams. Fabulous projects, I promise you!

See you soon,

Zsofi