Snow much fun – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is my first card this year for my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, and as it is getting super chilly here in Budapest (-10 °C is in the forecast, brrr for me), I allowed my favourite little mice to have some snow-fun. I mixed and matched a few stamps and dies to create this happy scenecard, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Wanna build a snowman and Hello Squeakhearts. I used Copic makers this time and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. I love that the dies for the mice cut under the arms of the critters, so it is easy to add something to their paws.

For the background I took a Stitched rectangle die and cut it from white glitter cardstock and also from Ice Blast cardstock. I did some simple ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on the top of the blue panel and added some white acrylic paint splatters. I made sure it was dry before I added some Gina K White Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb through the First Snow stencil. It is very subtle but beautiful! Sparkly like real snow!

I used the Stitched Slopey Joes dies to cut the snowbanks from the white glitter cardstock rectangle and also cut some pine trees from Wintergreen cardstock using the Forest Builder die set. I love to add a little shading to my die cuts, so I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink for this.

I assembled the scene using thin 3D foam tape, added a black mat to it before adhering it all to a striped patterned paper. The sentiment I heat embossed on a thin black banner and added a blue Hello above it. When I add a die cut sentiment, I love to make it sturdy by layering 3 on top of each other. If I want to make it stand out, I use a 4th layer under it slightly offset from another colour, so it looks like shadow. Here I used simple white.

It was time for the finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes, buttons, noses and the pipe, glossy accents on the carrot and hat. I also added glossy accents to the Hello sentiment. A little White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops on the trees added even more chill to this cute winter scene.

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and you got in the mood for some snow fun. I wish with the temperature drop we may have some snow too, I want to build a snowman!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Santa slimline – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is my last card this year for my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, and as it is Christmas in 2 days, it had to be a Santa card. I mixed and matched a few stamps and dies to create this cheerful slimline card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Santa’s Village stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: AG2, AG1, FS8, FS7, FS4, CT3, CT1, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Slimline Mini Mail die set with the window die from Slimline Quartet to create a fun frame for my scene from pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. I needed a blue background for the sky, so I cut the Slimline Mini Mail die from Iceblast cardstock and cut a piece of Cherry on top cardstock to be slightly bigger than that, to serve as a mat.

For the snowbanks I used white glitter cardstock and cut it with the Slimline Scenery die set.

I assembled the scene, popped up the frame and stamped two sentiments from the Watcha Sayin’ stamp set on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. It looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I added little white gems as snow and used glossy accents to emphasize some details.

Extra tip: If you have some leftover coloured images, you can make quick tags while you have the supplies out. For this cutie I used the Mini Essentials die set and all leftovers from the cardmaking session. A bit of red twine and it was all done! Isn’t is sweet?

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration and my series all year long. I still have some Christmas cards to show you, so keep checking back during the holidays!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and Newton’s Nook Designs Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle (HD) and Newton’s Nook Designs (NND) Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both brands! I am so fortunate to be part of both Design Teams, it wasn’t easy to choose from all the great stencils, stamps and dies for today’s post. Let me show you what I created in the end.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the NND Dear Santa and Newton’s Curious Christmas sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS8, FS7, FS6, DR5, DR1, DR05, BG10, BG8, BG5, BG3, BG1, BG05, EB8, EB6, EB4, GB5, GB4, GB2, JG7, JG5, JG3, JG1. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I made a pretty brick wall background using the HD Brick by brick stencil and Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some white and black ink splatters for a textured look.

I wanted a window so the naughty kitty could peek on Santa. I used the HD Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames dies to create it from white cardstock, it was so fun to find an alternative use for my all time favourite frames! For the curtains I used the NND Sky border and NND Sea border dies and red cardstock. Isn’t it fun to use our dies for something else than what they were designed for? I enjoy this so much!

For my winter scene I still needed a snowbank so I used the HD Stitched Slopey Joes border die set an white glitter cardstock. I also added a little snow to the top of the window too.

After assembling the scene I stamped 2 sentiments from the NND Dear Santa sets directly on the background and popped up the Santa with thin 3D foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a clear sparkle pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Dec 28th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Dec 29th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Newton’s Nook Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Tatiana Trafimovich

Tina Herbeck

Amanda Fitterer

Maria Russell

Cassie Trask

Samantha Mann

Amanda Stevens

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Newton’s Nook Designs Blog

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card inspiration and will pop in again for more fun still this year. Happy hopping and see you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Ornament card – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Christmas is approaching fast and I realized I do not have enough new cards in my stash so I came up with a design which is easy enough to mass produce. And the funny thing is that I used non-Christmas dies, let me show you how.

I started with a piece of white cardstock and quickly blended it with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. Then I used the Fiesta Time stencil and the new Villanious Potion Distress Oxide ink to add pattern. Before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz to get a subtle shine.

I made sure everything was dry before I die cut the balloon shape from the Hot air balloon die set. I also cut the basket die from silver glitter cardstock and added some stitching detail to it with the Woodgrain Texture Background die. The texture is not very visible, only if you look at it from close. I adhered the silver “basket” on the bottom of the hot air balloon and turned it upside down…voilá, the perfect ornament! I added silver twine to the top, secured it with scotch tape on the back.

I wanted something with stitching in the background so I chose the Stitched Heart Background die and cut it from white cardstock.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Friend from silver glitter and black cardstocks and layered them on top of each other tiny offset to get a shadow look. I also die cut 2 Curved Banner from silver metallic cardstock and stamped 2 sentiments on them from the Roundabout Sentiments set. I did not want the banners to stick out, so I chopped of the edges right next to the sentiments.

I popped up the ornament on the white die cut background using 3D foam squares and adhered the curved sentiments and die cut word. I love that the ornament is so big that it can hold the sentiments and totally fill an A2 card. I am sure I am gonna make more of this in blue, green, pink and red! Oh and teal of course! I also want to try to use texture paste on the ornaments. They can easily be used as tags too or even real ornaments if we make them double sided!

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Thanksgiving – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

Thanksgiving is approaching fast and I thought I bring you a cute woodland scene to celebrate the occasion. Scene cards are not necessarily complicated, with a couple of cute critters you can build up an adorable scene too. I mixed and matched some new stamps and older dies on this clean and simple Autum card. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Nuts about you and Deer to me. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB2, EB1, RB1, RB2, RB3, TN9, TN8, TN6, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS6, TB9, TB6, TB5, TB3, LY1, OR1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

As I had a simple design in mind, I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock with the largest Imperial Stitched Rectangle die, and also some grass with the Grassy Lass Border dies from grey cardstock. I made two heights of grass to ensure dimension. I added a touch of Black Soot Distress Oxide ink very lightly to the edges of the grass and assembled the scene.

I did not want to use 3D foam squares this time, you can achieve a dimensional look even if you use liquid glue. Just make sure to build up your scene in layers: I put the trees and the birdhouse in the background, some treetrunks and the deer in the middle and mushrooms and birds on the front panel.

As for the sentiment, I used the Oh Deer from Deer to me and another one from the Classic Sentiments stamp set. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the mushrooms.

I hope you enjoyed this simple scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Purrthday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to participate in the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by the lovely Janis. Heffy Doodle is one of the sponsors of this event so I created a card using Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. All details of the blog hop you can read here.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Purrfect Day and Mewniverse stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, DG2. BG2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut a white stitched rectangle using one of the dies from Imperial Stitched Rectangles and lightly inkblended it from the sides with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also die cut a green rectangle and cut grass out of it with the Grassy Lass Border dies. I added a tiny bit of ink on the top of it just to add some shading.

Then I die cut 2 branched and a bunch of leaves from coloured cardstock scraps using the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree dies and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the cats.

The sentiment is from the Purrfect Day stamp set and I stamped it directly on the sky with green and black inks. I gave the scene a dark red mat and adhered it to a kraft Woodgrain Texture Background.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and drops of glossy accents on the noses of the cats.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and play along with us.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending Happy Mail – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

When was the last time you sent out happy mail to your friends? I admit that I do it much less often than I would want to, but when I saw the Hot Air Balloon dies from the new release, I knew I needed to create a friendship card. I combined it with some older stamps ad stencils this time. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Hot Diggity Dog and Happy Yappy Mail. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, BG5, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB2, DR3, CG3, CG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the pieces needed to build my hot air ballon: for the balloon itself I used patterned paper, for tha basket I used kraft cardstock ad for the little accessories some specialty papers. Before adhering it together I added some texture to the basket itself with the Wonderfully Woven stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. I also added some shading to the balloon pieces with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, and assembled it as on the picture.

As the balloon is quite big, I decided to go with the slimline format: my cardbase is 8,5*3,5 inches. I die cut a Stitched Slimline Rectangle with the Stitched Slimline Trios die set from white cardstock and created a cloudy sky with the help of the Cloudy Skies stencil. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. I also cut grass with the Slimline Sceenery die set and inkblended it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. On this little piece I stamped part of the sentiment from the More Classic Sentiments stamp set.

After assembling the scene I die cu the word Friend from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it on the balloon and covered it with clear shimmer.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen and glossy accents on the hearts and noses, and emphasized the pawprints and eyes with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

To a deer friend – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

If your are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs Day 3 post, just click here.

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Fall is one of my favourite seasons and I was eagerly waiting to mix and match the new stamps and dies from the latest release. So here you go, a slimline forest scene for any occasions. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Deer to me, Nuts about you, Hootiful and the mini set Mole Lotta Love (it was an incentive set during pre-orders). I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: TN9, TN8, TN7, TN2, TN1, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, EB5, EB3, EB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, GB9, GB7, GB4, RB2, RB1, MB1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the elements for my slimline scene using Heffy Doodle coloured cardstocks. I needed a postage edge rectangle from white cardstock (Slimline Mini Mail), a blue (Ice Blast), green (Kiwi Crush) and light yellow (Butterscotch) stitched slimline rectangle (Stitched Slimline Trio) and a tree trunk from grey (Oyster Shell) cardstock with the new Tree-mendous Peek-a-boo tree die. Then I used the canopy die from the same set to cut the canopy from the yellow rectangle, and the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut the grass. I also made a whole on this panel with a Stitched Oval die as a cave for my moles. I used a cloud border die for the bush from the Silver Lining Cloud Border die set. I added texture to the tree trunk with the new Woodgrain Texture background die.

I used some Distress Oxide inks for shading the die cuts, and added some splatters to each too. I assembled the scene as on the picture, I used 3D foam squares behind the grassy panel to give the whole scene some depth. The sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it with scissors.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the mushrooms and beaks and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. The cardbase is made of light grey cardstock and measures 3,5*8,5 inches.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

The sky is the limit – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

I am still enjoying making encouragement cards and the new Flying High stamp set is perfect for any occasion. For today I made a simple card which is easy to create in any colour combos. Let me lead you through the process.

First I created a striped background with masking on a Stitched Rectangle using Heffy Memo Tape. I started in the middle with a 1 inch stripe. I used the latest Distress Oxide ink colour: Prize Ribbon and applied the ink with a blending brush. Then I repeated the masking 3/4 inch above and below. Before removing the masks I added water sprinkles and also used white acrylic paint and black pearlescent watercolour to add splatters. I could not resist adding a bit of Liquid Pixie Dust droplets too, it gives a subtle shimmer like tiny stars in the sky.

Then I stamped and coloured the planes and helicopter from the Flying High stamp set, coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colours I used: BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TB1, GB4, CT4, CT3, CT1.

I also white heat embossed a bunch of clouds on vellum and cut them out. They are always a nice touch to any sky scenes.

I stamped 2 sentiments on the white stripes and assembled the scene. The heat embossed lines gave me enough space to hide tiny drops of liquid glue behind them, so it was easy to attach the clouds. I gave the panel a yellow and a dark grey cardstock mat to make a frame around the scene.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the windows and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added little star sequins to complete the night sky feeling. I cannot wait to replicate this card in other colours too, like aqua and pink.

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

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