Happy Anniversary – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

July is almost over and I still have cards to share which I made as a Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh. Today I show you a whimsical and super cute tropical anniversary card.

First I stamped and coloured the cats and fish from the Cuddly cats stamp set, lemonade from the Summer friends set and the palm trees from Tropical Birds. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB2, AG5, AG3, AG1, AG05, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, GB4, CT4, CT1, OR3, OR1, OR05, FS7, FS4, TB2. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I used the Scallop Frames (exclusively available at the PPP store) with white heavy weight cardstock, cut it 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I used the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs to cut the waves from turquoise glitter cardstock and the Land border die to cut the sand dunes from kraft cardstock which I have previously covered with Stick It adhesive.

I wanted to try using real sand for the dunes, so I removed the backing paper ad poured very fine sand over the whole kraft panel. It looks so cool in real life! I added a few darker dots with some brown – looks so realistic!

I assembled the scene on a piece of Watercolour Wishes patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and heat embossed two sentiments on very thin black cardstock from the Simple sentiments set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the noses and ice cubes.

I wish you like my card inspiration today and will come back tomorrow for my last Guest Designer post. I promise you, I saved the best for last!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release, they are turning 9 this month and we have a lot of birthday themed goodies for you to show! The first day we are revealing the new Birthday Mice stamp/die set, Bokeh Balloons, a fun new layering stencil set and there will be also a pretty paper pad too, called Birthday Party. Awesome!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

For my card I used the Bokeh Balloons layering stencil set to create the background on light grey cardstock. I used Distress Oxide inks for this: Scattered Straw for the first layer and Saltwater Taffy for the second layer. Then I cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and Flags die set.

I stamped the mice with the cupcake, the hat 2 times and also the mouse with the balloon on alcohol friendly white cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Brown Grey Shades, Brown Grey Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend, Pale Pink Shades, Pale Pink Blend. For the mice I also used some lighter markers: BG1 and BG05. Then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies and adhered the little scene on a piece of vellum which I die cut with a rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags.

I heat embossed the sentiment on a black Speech Bubble and adhered it in place. I used the back of the images to hide the adhesive when mounting the panel on the background.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen to add highlights, a black glaze pen to emphasize the eyes and noses, a clear shimmer pen on the balloon and cupcake and a little bit of glossy accents on the sprinkles and hats.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Birthday Mice 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 July 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the birthday release and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this weekend in the US so I thought I will share with you a lovely Lilac shaker, which is easy to make. I used products from Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I stamped the Lilac image on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I used my Karin Brush markers to paint them quickly. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the shaker part I die cut the scalloped frame from Frameworks 4 times and layered them on top of each other, inserting a piece of acetate under the top layer. I also die cut the scalloped rectangle die from the same set from light blue cardstock, it serves as the backing of the shaker. I adhered a few rhinestones on the backing then filled it with some Moonshine Confetti from Simon Says Stamp and Raindrop confetti from Trinity Stamps.

For the background I chose a pretty pattered paper from the Springtime paper pad and decided to add a dark purple mat to the shaker piece. The sentiment is from the Best Mom Oval stamp set, white heat embossed on a ticket shaped die cut from Frameworks.

As a finishing touch I added Liquid Pearls in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you like my card today and got inspired. Hope you check back soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from 8 Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

For my card I used a couple of stamps and dies from the new release and also some oldie but goodie products. Let me guide you through the process. First I stamped the images from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set and coloured them with my Spectrum NOir Illustrator markers. The full list of colours i used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG3, BG1, GB4, CT2, FS7, FS6, MG3, MG1. Then I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

On a piece of white cardstock I used the Stoney Maloney stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, then die cut the word Thanks from the new Slimline Scalloped Peekaboo die set. I also cut another 3 layers from white cardstock and one from black. I layered them on top of each other, making sure to adhere the black layer a bit offset so it looks like shadow. Then I used a black glaze pen and went over the stenciled pattern. It looks so cool and shiny!

While I was die cutting I also cut the frame 3 times from white cardstock, layered them on top of each other and cut the shadow of the Thanks die from vellum. I cut grass with the Slimline Scenery die set from Greenbean cardstock.

I chose a Lawn Fawn patterned paper for the background, it measures 3,5*8,5 inches. I assembled the scene and popped up the cows with 3D foam squares. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Udderly Fabulous stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it under the die cut sentiment. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the hooves and glossy accents on the horns, bell, and the little flower.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 4th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 5th at 10:00 AM EST!

Heffy Doodle Blog
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Tatiana Trafimovich
Lauren Taylor
Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Ali Farmer
Amanda Stevens
Carrie Rhoades

Thanks so much for spending time with me today and I hope you liked my inspiration. Make sure to follow me on Instagram too, where I share some extra crafty tips for each of my cards.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Hello baby – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a new baby card. I used a couple of stamps, dies and stencils to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Absotoothly Awesome and Mewniverse stamp sets using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: FS4, FS7, FS8, BP6, BP4, BP2, BP1, BP05, BG1, GB7, GB5, GB2, GB1. Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background I took a piece of Oyster Shell cardstock and cut it out with an Imperial Stitched Rectangle die. Then I used the Head in the Clouds stencil with Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink first. I made sure not to add clouds to the bottom part of the panel. Then I shifted the stencil and ink blended it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. I made sure the first two layers were dry before adding a third layer of clouds, this time I used white texture paste.

While the clouds were drying, I white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock from the Special Day Sentiment duos.

I also cut grass with the Grassy Lass border die set and a pink blanket using a small Stitched Circle die. I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares to pop up the images.

I chose a pink checked patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) for the background and added a shiny silver mat to the focal panel before adhering it to the card base. As a finishing touch I added Clear Star Sequins as falling blessing from the fairies and used a clear shimmer pen on their wings.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the March Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but no worries, we saved the cutest for last! We are showcasing today the lovely Newton’s Blooms stamp/die set and a beautiful mini in the floral series: Tulips. It also has coordinating die.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 17/03/2022.

NEWTON’S BLOOMS CARD

For my card I stamped and coloured the cute image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: MG5, MG4, MG2, MG1, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, AG3, AG1, AG05, CT3, CT1, BT1, GY3, GY2, FS7, BO1, BG9, BG8, GB10, GB8, GB6, GB5. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set, and a scalloped one from pink cardstock. For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from the new Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the little scene on the white oval, using a green marker to colour the grass under the pot too. I stamped the sentiment on the top in black.

As a finishing touch I used white and gold mini pearls for the flower centers and added clear shimmer to the wings of bees and butterflies.

TULIP CARD

As always I started with colouring the beautiful Tulips with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: BP7, BP6, BP5, BP3, BP1, TB4, TB2, TB1, LG4, LG3, LG2. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I also cut a black shadow with the die which I adhered to the back of the coloured image tiny offset, so it really looks like shadow.

I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set and did a very light ink blending in the middle using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I added some diluted ink splatters gently. I tied pink twine in a bow around the stems of the tulips before adhering it to the oval.

Then I white heat embossed the 2 sentiments on cornflower blue cardstock and cut them out with a banner die from Frames and Flags. I also used the scalloped rectangle from the same die set on a patterned paper from the Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares under the focal panel and the sentiment banners. I used clear flat sequins as embellishments. I used a white pencil to add highlights to the tulips and I also added glossy accents and clear shimmer to the butterfly.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Tulips” or the “Newton’s Blooms” 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 Wednesday March 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday March 17th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed release week with us, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready, yay!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lucky stars – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a little thank you note. I used a couple of stamps, dies and stencils to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Hootiful stamp set using my Copic markers. Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

To set the night scene I die cut a Stitched Oval from Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended in Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. I added some water droplets for a bit of texture. Then I used the Constellation prize stencil with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel to create a starry sky. I set it aside to dry.

I wanted some tone-on-tone background for my scene, so I die cut the Quilted heart background from white cardstock and adhered it to a white A2 sized notecard. Meanwhile the glitter gel got dry so I could white heat emboss a sentiment from the Hootiful set on the bottom of the oval.

I adhered the branches and then popped up the owls with 3D foam squares. I die cut a small stitched heart from white glitter cardstock using the Sun, Moon and stars die set and placed it in-between the wings of one of the owls, like he is giving it to the other one. So cute!

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Be my Valentine – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Valentine edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, a cute shaker. I don’t make interactive cards often, even though they are easy to make and who doesn’t like to play with a card which makes sound? Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the elephant from the Elephant of surprise stamp set and the balloons from the Popping by stamp set. I used my Copic markers this time to colour them, then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the Stitched Hearts Background die from Holy Mackarel cardstock and used the Fancy Nancy Frames die to cut a window. I cut this from red glitter paper again, I needed the small hearts.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Special Day Sentiment Duos stamp set on the bottom of the window panel, turned it around and adhered a piece of acetate to cover the window. I added thick 3D foam tape all around, placed sequins, hearts and gems inside and adhered an A2 white top folding notecard to it. The thicker the foam tape, the better your sequins will move. The one from Heffy Doodle is thicker than anything else I have ever tried, it is the perfect choice for shakers.

The last step was some paper piecing: I added a red glitter heart to each whole on the front. It took me a few minutes but I always liked to play Lego.

With this my card was all finished, but I want to give you an advice: if you make shaker cards, follow the “less is more” rule. I clearly overfilled my shaker, which still looks woderfully pretty, but the filling doesn’t move enough.

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and you will try yourself at shaker cards too. If so, show us what you make in the Heffy Doodlers Facebook Group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the new release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs, but we have some adorable puppies and kittens today. The new Heartfelt Woofs and Heartfelt Meows stamps coordinate perfectly with the previously release Heart Frames dies. The sentiments were designed to fit in the Banner Trio dies.

All new products will be available on 21/01/2022.

For my cards I wanted to do something a bit unusual from me. No colouring this time with markers, shocking, right? I just wanted to show you how easy it is to use these stamps even if you are not a colourist.

I started with stamping the images on coloured cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. In this way I got a tone on tone look, so pretty! I used the Heart Frame dies to cut them out and did a little inkblending on the edges of the pink heart. The teal one I left untouched so you can see the difference. I think a bit of ink on the edges gives depth, but both look so nice. On both cards I used patterned paper from the new Love & Meows paper pad.

For the cat card I matted the patterned paper with dark red cardstock and added a strip of white cardstock which I matted with teal. Then I used the frame die from the Slimline Frames and Windows to cut the two stitched strips from red cardstock. I could have used ribbon, but I am in love with faux stitching. Then I popped up the heart with 3D foam tape, and added a sentiment which I die cut with the new thin banner die in A7 Frames and Banners.

For the dog card I used the biggest heart to create my cardbase: I die cut two white hearts, scored one if them one quarter of an inch from the top and adhered the flap to the other heart. Tadaaa, my cardbase was ready. I used the same die to cut patterned paper and adhered the focal panel on it. This time I used the Banner Trio die set to cut the sentiment out, but added a thin red banner under it as embellishment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Meows” or the “Heartfelt Woofs” 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)! 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 January 20th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Winter greetings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year! After a bit of a creative break I am back with 2 winter cards which are easy to adapt to any chilly occasions. I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs, let me show you how.

First I stamped and coloured the Frosty Folks two times with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: True Blue Blend, True Blue Shades, Blue Turquoise Blend and Blue Turquoise Shades, Brown Grey Blend and Brown Grey Shades and Orange Blend. I wanted groups of three so I fussy cut the snowmen I wanted. I love how I achieved 2 different images out of the same stamp set this way.

Then I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from kraft cardstock and heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp on them. I used WOW Sparkly Snow embossing powder for a subtle shimmery look.

The sentiments I white heat embossed on colourful banners which I die cut wit the Banner Trio dies. The sentiments are from the Snowman Roundabout stamp set.

I popped up the snowmen and banners with 3D foam squares and used a clear shimmer pen to make their outfit festive. I emphasized the buttons and their eyes with a black glaze pen.

I wish you enjoyed my cards for today and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi