You are llamazing! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. 

With the school year starting and having 2 kids in elementary school, I am in constant need of cute encouragement cards. For today’s card I used a couple of stamps, dies and a fun stencil from the new release. Let me lead you through the process.

First I have stamped the images from the Llamazing llamas stamp set on alcohol friendly cardstock and used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used: LLamas: BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, FS4 cactus: LG4, LG3, LG2, LG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

To set the scene I first die cut a Stitched Rounded Metric Rectangle from black and one white cardstock and blended it with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink on the bottom. I used BG markers to add some dot details, I love texture! I layered the black rectangle under it so it looks like shadow an arranged my scene. I popped up the llamas with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look.

For the background I first inkblended Salvaged Patina, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks with a light hand and then used the new Fiesta Time stencil with the same colours just this time I added more ink. Before removing the stencil I lightly spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz which makes the pattern sparkly. This tone-on-tone look is great on its own, but I went further and added some black and white acrylic paint splatters.

For the sentiment I chose a die cut word: I cut the Awesome from blue cardstock once and adhered it to the top of the scene. I stamped another sentiment under it in black from the Llamazing llamas stamp set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and covered the awesome with glossy accents. It gives a shiny dimensional look, so gorgeous!

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

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

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.

GIVEAWAY

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,

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

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

Find a rainbow!

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that it is Find a rainbow day? I think when our world has turned upside down with the virus threat, we need to stay positive. We need to find our little rainbows daily. This thought inspired today’s die cut card, made with goodies from Pink and Main.

I started with die cutting the Rainbow die from coloured cardstock scraps. The clouds I cut from white cardstock, each one twice. I also cut a stitched rectangle from light grey cardstock and the Smile sentiment from blue violet, aqua and green scraps.

First I assembled the rainbow using a little bit of washi tape on the back of the biggest slice. Then I inserted the second biggest and so on until it was all one piece. I adhered it down to the stitched rectangle and placed one cloud at each end. The second cloud I popped up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment layers I adhered tiny offset so all colours are showing. It gives dimension and a lot of interest to a simpl die cut sentiment. I finished it off with a matching sentiment from the Spring sentiments set, stamped with blue violet ink.

I covered the rainbow with clear shimmer and added a few silver glossy dots.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will come back for more. And I wish this little post helps you to find your own little rainbow today!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Flowers in two ways – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with 2 heat embossed flower cards made with the new release from Pink and Main. I wanted to show you that the same design can result in a very different look depending on the technique you use. ALERT: both cards are super easy and quick, can be done with kids also!

Note: due to the Corona virus threat and lockdown, Pink and Main has postponed the new release a little. But don’t worry, the stamp I used will be available soon!

CARD 1

I white heat embossed the pretty Wildflower on Bristol Smooth cardstock along with the sentiment.

Then I simply scribbled some Tombow markers on the cardstock at a diagonal angle. I used a rainbow order, but you can use any colours you prefer. Then I took a simple baby wipe and gently rubbed it over the coloured panel. It smooshes the ink a little bit, giving it a very textured but smooth look. Isn’t it gorgeous?

I went back with the same markers on the flower parts, to make them stand out more and used a clear shimmer pen to add a little sparkle to the petals.

I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger black mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on a thin piece of black cardstock and finished the card with a couple of iridescent jewels.

CARD 2

On the second card I black heat embossed the same image and sentiment and coloured it quickly with Tombow markers. I added a little colour next to the outlines and pulled it out with a lighter shade. I added a blue halo around the flower to make it pop.

The sentiment is again heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock. So easy and fast!

I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger blue mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I embellished the card with iridescent jewels.

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

Hugs,

Zsofi

Congratulations!

Hello Everyone,

Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.

For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.

I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader 🙂

For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.

I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.

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

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

See you,

Zsofi

Be unique! – Die cut layering with LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a fun card which does not involve colouring but instead it is very dimensional thanks to the die cut layering.

I was absolutely inspired by the pretty yellow-blue patterned papers from the Puddle Jumper paper pad and I started with cutting out the strip with the anchors and roses. I die cut 2 mini scalloped borders from yellow cardstock and layered it under this elegant strip.

While I was die cutting, I also cut some tags for my layering using the Scalloped Rectangle frame set. I cut the base and the small one from white cardstock and the middle layer from an anchor patterned paper. 

I also die cut 4 of the big stitched clouds (In a cloudy sky die set) from white cardstock and layered them under the scallop strip.

The sentiment (from the On the move stamp set) I stamped on the small tag using Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid ink and layered the tags. I added 2 yellow matte enamel dots as embellishment.

I decided that I needed a bit more yellow on the card, so I used the Plaid stencil and Lantern Yellow Hybrid ink on the card base to add some light, fade-out colour. When assembling the card, I used 3D foam squares to pop up the tag in the middle. 

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will give it a try. Die cut layering is a cool technique and easy way to add interest and dimension to an otherwise simple card design. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

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