Happy Halloween – Cat Lovers Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun Halloween card for you as my inspiration for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by Janis. All details on how to participate you can find here.

Newton’s Nook Designs is also sponsoring this event every year, so here is whate I have created using their stamps, dies and stencils.

I created the background first: I inkblended Wilted Violet, Chipped Zapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on white cardtock and added some water splatters and white acrylic paint. I made sure it was all dry before I laid the Flying Bats stencil over the panel. I applied Therm O Web GLAZED PEWTER METALLIX Deco Foil Gel which I have coloured with some blank ink before. After removing the stencil I washed my supplies immediately in warm water and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured the cute Batty Newton stamp using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, HB3, HB2, HB1. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out.

I die cut a stitched white circle using the Circle Frames die set and a white banner using the Banner Trio die set. I blended the banner with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and stamped the sentiment on it in black. After assembling the card I popped up the banner with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a generous amount of clear shimmer on the bat wings. I love the sparkle and the textured, pearly background is simply gorgeous!

I hope you enjoyed my card and you are playing along with us.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Halloween Inspiration Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

I have a cute home decor instead of a card this time. The size is 5,25*7,25 inches without the frame.

As always I started with stamping the dogs and candies from the Happy Howl-oween set on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink. Then I clear heat embossed them all and coloured them with Karin Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I used some Altenew watercolours on Arches Watercolour paper. Just a light wash of purple and blues. I dried it with my heat tool before adding the clouds with the Cloudy sky stencil and white texture paste.

While the clouds were drying, I did all the die cutting: Fence from woodgrai cardstock, grass with the Land border dies from black cardstock. I also die cut the letters to spell out Happy Halloween using the Essential Alphabet dies. And I found the perfect bats in the Halloween Trio die set, I cut a bunch from black glitter cardstock.

I assembled the scene, popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares and used a silver metallic brush pen on the candies and hat to add some metallic shine.

I wish you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check out all the Halloween goodies from Newton’s Nook Designs. They are all so cute!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Trick or Treat – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I want to introduce you to the sweetest vam-purr ever. Even though we do not really celebrate Halloween here (of course my kids love the chocolate part), I love to make Halloween cards. I could not help using Count Newton from the latest release again, just this time I mixed and matched it with an older set to create this night scene.

First – as always – I started with stamping and colouring the vampire cat and a couple of gravestones using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used almost only greys this time: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, BO4, BO2, BO1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I worked on the background: on a stitched rounded rectangle which I cut with a die from Frames and Flags, I blended Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks. I splattered the background with water, black and white acrytic paint and dried it with my heat tool. Then I used the Cascading Stars stencil over it with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb to add the stars.

While the starry sky was drying, I cut another rounded rectangle from grey cardstock and used a Land Border die to cut the ground. I added a little bit of white pigment ink to the edges to make it spooky. I white heat embossed a sentiment from Count Newton (it was hard to choose, all the lines are so punny) in the middle. I also die cut a Trick or Treat sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set, 3 times to stack them together for a dimensional look.

I found a pretty patterned paper to go with my scene in The Rabbit Hole Designs Galaxy paper pad, cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled my scene. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the pumpkin and glossy accents on the gravestones.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check back later for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, today we are showcasing some new kitty stamps: Count Newton and Trick or Treat Kittens. Both adorable sets have coordinating dies too!

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

When I saw the Count Newton stamp set I was giddy as I immediately imagined a graveyard night scene. As I never do scary cards, these images are just perfect for my scenes. So I stamped and coloured a few gravestones and Mr. Meow-cula keeping the colour combos restricted to greys and purple. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1, PL4, PL3, PL2, HB1, FS7. I cut everything with the coordinating dies.

For the night sky I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock. I simply added drops of Storm Cloud and Lilac Waterfall and spritzed it with water. Let the colours mix and dried it with my heat tool. I repeated the process another time to make the colours darker. I love the subtle shimmer it gives to a perfect night sky! I used water and white acrylic paint splatters to add some texture and when it was dry, I cut it down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

While I was die cutting I cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land Border die from black cardstock. I distressed it w bit with white pigment ink and assembled the scene. I needed some clouds so I die cut somefrom vellum with the Sky Scene Builder set, and used the bats to attach them to the card front.

The sentiment I stamped on a light purple Speech Bubble, like our vampire kitty is talking to us. So fun! As a finishing touch I added some clear shimmer to the gown and glossy accents to the gravestones.

CARD 2

For my second card as always I started with stamping and colouring the adorable little kitties and a ton of candies from Trick or Treat Kitten. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, paperbag: MB4, MB3, MB1, pumpkin: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, IG10, IG7, candies: BO4, BO3, BO1, CT4, CT3, CT1, CG3, CG2, CG1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I had a slimline design in mind so I die cut the scalloped base from patterned paper and the frame from black cardstock using the 2 slimline die sets: Slimline Frames and Portholes and Slimline Frames and Windows. I backed the frame with vellum so it muted the vibrancy of the patterned paper and popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares.

The sentiments I stamped on yellow circles which I trimmed down – I felt it matched the pumpkin shapes and gave some extra to the design. I scattered the extra candies all around and used glossy accents on them to make them shiny. A little clear shimmer I added to the witch hats too.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Count Newton” or the “Trick or Treat Kittens” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to announce that we have a new release from Newton’s Nook Designs this month and it is full of Fall and Halloween cuties. So this week you are going to see my blog changing seasons (summer lovers don’t worry, I still have some summer cards planned before real Fall hits us). I love to make Autumn cards with its different colour combos. Today our Design Team showcases a fun new stamp/die set: Brooms and Boos and a fantastic new layering stencil which allows you to make your own Candy Corn backgrounds.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

For my first card I used my favourite witch from the new Brooms and Boos stamp set: I stamped the image and the moon on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour her. The colours I used are the following: skin: FS8, FS7 hair: TN9, GB9, GB7, GB4 broom: GB7, GB4, GB2, MB3, MB1 dress: DP3, HB3, HB2, HB1 hat&shoes: IG10, IG6, IG2 moon: CT3, CT1, LY1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I imagined a simple night scene, so I die cut the postage edge die (Framework die set) from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the edges and the bottom third of the panel with Purple Tape. I blended in Wilted Violet Distress ink and a bit of Black Sooth on the edges. I sprinkled it with water and diluted purple, white and black inks. I just love the texture, I cannot help it!

Then I added a very thin strip of silver cardstock on the bottom line and stamped the sentiment on the white part. I popped up the witch with 3D foam squares and adhered the moon too. I wanted some bats on the sky so I simply stamped them directly on the distressed background.

I decided to add another sentiment white heat embossed on a black circle (Circle Frames die set). I adhered the whole panel on a black top folding card base and used glossy accents as a finishing touch to emphasize some deails on the coloured image.

CARD 2

For my second card I played with the fun new Cady Corn layering stencil on a dark grey cardstock. For the first layer I used Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink, for the second Squeezed Lemonde and simple white pigment ink for the last layer. It gives such a subtle pattern as the colours are muted on a dark cardstock, totally cool!

When it was dry I cut the panel down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. While I was at die cutting I also cut a white tag, a topping and a reinforcer using the Fancy Edges die set. I love to use tags as my focal panel when I don’t want to overrule a fun background.

After assembling the tag I stamped, coloured and die cut another witch from the Brooms and Boos set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: pumpkin: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, CT3 witch: FS8, FS7, GB7, GB4, CT3, CT1, LY1 dress&accessories: IG10, IG6, AG4, AG2, AG1.

I popped up the witch with 3D foam squares and stamped two sentiments on an orange banner (Frames and Flags). I used some gold gems as embellisments and added some clear shimmer and glossy accents to the dress of the witch.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Brooms & Boos”  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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Halloween – Home decor

Hello Everyone,

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate and wishing you a fun filled day to all who don’t. I have a cute home decor project as my last one for this year with Halloween theme, created with goodies mostly from Lawn Fawn. Get ready for a picture heavy post!

I started with stamping the images from Fox Costumes Before ‘n After. I used Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

For the background I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock which was the size of the frame and applied Spiced Marmelade Distress Oxide ink with the Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main. Then I laid the Cloud stencil from Heffy Doodle over it and added Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink. I finished it off with some diluted ink splatters and also added some white and black ones too.

For the castle I used the Lawn Fawn Brick stencil on Fog cardstock and using the Build-a-Castle die set I created the castle as shown on the pic. Some parts I cut from dark grey cardstock. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Spooky fence border, the Land border and a grassy hillside border all from black cardstock. For colour variation I sponged some white pigment ink on some of the layers before assembling the scene.

I popped up some of the images with 3D foam squares and some I adhered flat. I emphasized some details with glossy accents.

The sentiment is simply white heat embossed on thin strips of black cardstock.

It was my last card for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It was a month long event with some other crafty girls to shared Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

Although Halloween is over here on my blog, I am gonna share more Fall and mostly Holiday craft ideas with you regularly, so make sure to subscribe not to miss any of my posts. I truly appreciate you support, thank you!

See you,

Zsofi

Trick or Treat – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone.

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

Halloween is just a few days away and I thought I would share with you a simple design which is perfect for last minute crafting. I used Heffy Doodle stamps, dies and some of the newly released Craft Room Essentials. Let’s get started!

I used the Star Swirl stencil on a light purple cardstock with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. Then I rotated the stencil, masked off the middle star with Heffy Memo tape and applied Iridescent Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb with a spatula. I removed the stencil, washed it right away and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured a few images from different Heffy Doodle stamp sets to create my own Frankenstein: the crocodile from Happy Snappy Crocs, the treat bag from Party Palooza, the screw from Bots of Love and finally a piece of grass from Big Bug Hugs. I used my Copic markers to colour them and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. This was the first time for me to try the new mini Heffy Doodle die cutting machine and it was so fun! It cuts perfectly and much easier to handle than my usual big die cutting machine when I am cutting small images.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the sentiment letters using the Stitched Alphabetters die set and black sparkle cardstock.

When the background was dry I cut it down a little and matted it with a black stitched rectangle. I adhered the letters a bit wonky and used the new 3D foam tape to pop up my Frankenstein costumed crocodile. Isn’t he a happy creature?

As a finishing touch I used a little glossy accents on the screw and the treat bag and my card was finished.

This card is also part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I hope I made you smile with this cute card and inspired you. 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

Best witches – Hello Bluebird

Hello Dears,

This is my second post today, if you are looking for Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3, just click on the link.

Having a little break from holiday cards I have a Halloween cutie for you as part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I stamped the images from Hello Bluebird Tabitha and Frightful Little Bits on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I die cut the Oak Tree Scene die from white cardstoxk an once from black cardstock to have the frame. I addded colour to the scene with Distress Oxide inks and a blender brush: Gathered Twigs for the tree, Lucky Clover for the canopy, Chipped Zapphire and Shaded Lilac for the sky and Black Soot for the ground. I used diluted ink and a bit of Liquid Pixie Dust from Ink on3 to add texture.

I assembled the scene as shown on the picture and stamped a sentiment directly on the top with black ink. I love the Reverse Confetti Midnight ink for this, it is so crisp and so deep black.

As always, a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents were needed to make the images pop and I also used my favourite black glaze pen to bring the pumpkins alive and make the eyes shiny.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Halloween inspiration and will visit again soon. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Halloween Ghosts creatively

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This card is also part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

At this time of the year I am fully into Halloween crafting and came up with a fun idea how to create your own ghosts with the Happily Ever Crafer stamp set from Heffy Doodle. I combined it with a couple of other Heffy Cuts and stamps for this cheerful and funny card. Are you ready? 

First I stamped the veil from the Happily Ever Crafter stamp set with Versamark ink on heavy weight vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To give the ghosts faces I used the Party Palooza stamp set then I cut the ghosts out with their coordinating dies. They look so cute!

To set my scene I needed a spooky night sky so I grabbed my blue alcohol inks and dabbed some lighter and darker shades on Yupo paper with a felt blending tool. It is so fast and easy, just make sure to use them in a well ventillated place! It dries fast but I waited an hour before I die cut it with a Stitched Rectangle die

Meanwhile I die cut some tree trunks with the Forest Builder die set and grass with a Grassy Lass Border die from black cardstock. I sponged a bit of white pigment ink on them to make them more spooky. 

And last I needed a sentiment: on a black banner I white heat embossed a Halloween one from the Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set. Then I assembled the card: I adhered the trees and the ghosts with tiny drops of liquid glue hiding the adhesive under the embossed lines. In this way it does not show through. The grass I attached directly under the sentiment banner and popped them up with 3D foam squares. I finished the scene with a couple of star sequins from my stash.

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

‘Till Death Do Us Craft Collaboration – card #2

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my second card for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration, which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share a Halloween inspiration for you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I started with the background using the Echo Park Trick or treat stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. To make sure that this intricate stencil stays in place while I am ink blending, I used Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil. It makes wonders, just make sure to wait 30 seconds at least before adhering it to the paper to ensure the perfect stickiness. After removing the stencil I added some grey and black splatters and also some white acrylic paint splatters. I set it aside to dry and then die cut it with the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle.

I also die cut a Honey Bee Stamps The name’s Jack ghost from black cardstock and from glittered white. On the latter I used the small dies to cut eyes and mouth too. Then I layered them on top of each other. So cute!

The sentiment is a mixture of the Simon Says Stamp Boo die set (cut from black and purple cardstocks 3 times) and the Simon Says Stamp Creepy cute stamp set from which I white heat embossed an additional line on a thin black strip.

After assembling the card, I embellished it with Studio Katia Exotic Onyx Pearls, which brought back the purple shades a little.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Halloween inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi