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

Coffee Card Series – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to the last day of my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a Fall coffee card made with goodies from Simon Says Stamp.

First I stamped and coloured the cute dog with the latte and a bunch of pumpkins from the SSS Fall Frenchies stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut verything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I really wanted to use the new SSS Coffee Drinks stencil and there was a technique in my mind I wanted to try. So I applied white texture paste on white cardstock usin the stencil and let it dry. After that I did some ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I added black and white splatters of acrylic paint when it was done. This way I got a wonderful tone-on-tone background with a lot of texture. I really need to do this techique more often!

While the background was drying I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a brown banner and added a smaller orange banner under it. I also die cut grass from gree cardstock and shaded it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I assembled the card, popped up the banner and the dog with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the scarf, a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose and glossy accents on the mug.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed the last week with me, I had a lot of fun sharing these caffeinated projects. Now it is time to move on to holiday cards, so stay tuned. If you like my style, please follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Your support means so much to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we saved the cutest for last. Snow Angel Newton and Snow Angel Puppy are the cutest critter sets for winter and Roll with it is another funny sentiment one.

All new products will be available on Thursday 18/11!

CARD 1 and 2

I started with stamping the cat and dog from both Snow Angel sets and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the following colours: CG3, CG2, CG1, IB3, IB2, IB1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS7, FS6, EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB1, RB1. I cut the images out with scissors this time and to hide the imperfections, I used a black Memento marker on the edges.

For the background I die cut the postage stamp rectangle die from Frameworks from white cardstock and a slightly smaller rectangle from light blue. I cut another white rectangle just a dash smaller than the blue one to get a layered look. From the latter I cut out the snowbanks using a Land border die.

I stamped the outline of the images with light blue ink on the snowbanks. I did not use any masking, just tried to avoid the cat and dog figures with the mini ink pad. It was easy. I stamped aroud it the little snowflakes.

I did some simple ink blending on the blue panels with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks.I white heat embossed the sentiments and assembled the cards. I used action wobblers to secure the cat and the dog, it makes the cards interactive and so playful! I used kraft card bases to make the focal panels stand out.

As a finishing touch I used Stickles on the edge of the snowbanks and the snow angels.I also covered the scarves and caps with clear shimmer and emphasized the noses with a drop of glossy accents.

CARD 3

First I white heat embossed the Roll with it sentiment on an aqua banner which I die cut with the new Bookmark die. I added a stitched teal baner under it (Frames and Flags die set).

On a white scalloped circle I stamped the Snowflakes Roundabout stamp set with All That Jazz Catherine Pooler ink and as it stays wet a little longer than other inks, I could easily heat emboss it with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

I made an ink blended background using the same ink, spritzed it with water and dried it before applying White Glitz Glitter Gel on it through the Snowfall stencil.

When it was all dry I assembled the card: I chopped off part of the circle, adhered the banners and popped them up on the frosty background.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snow Angel Newton ” or the “Snow Angel Puppy” 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 November 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you liked my inspiration with the new release all week long. Now it is time to prepare your shopping lists!

See you soon,

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

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

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

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, but do not worry, there is still a lot to share! We are showcasing today: Christmas Cocktails and Dairy Christmas stamp/die sets. They are so fun and punny!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I love to colour drinks – even if myself I never drink alcohol. I stamped and coloured all the glasses from the Christmas Cocktails set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Ice Blue Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Pale Pink Blend, Light Yellow Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

I cut a piece of Audrey Blue cardstock and a thinner strip of a patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. I wanted a bit of bling, so I matted the patterned paper strip with red glitter cardstock before adhering to the blue one. I stuck it on a white note card and popped up the drinks with 3D foam squares.

I simply stamped the sentiment above the shorter glasses and used my clear shimmer pen to add a ton of sparkle to these festive cocktails. I also used glossy accents on the ice cubes and berries.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Dairy Christmas. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS4, FS3, FS6, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG5, DG4, DG2, TN8, TN7, TN4, CG2, CG1. I cut them out with the coodinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a snowbank using the Land border dies and some pine trees from green cardstock with the Forest Scene Builder die set. For the background I die cut a scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and lightly inkblended the middle of it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I assembled the scene and popped up the celebrating trio with 3D foam squares. I chose a pretty plaid pattern from Meowy Christmas as a mat for my scene, it matched my colour palette perfectly.

As a finishing touch I used a Versamarker pen and added Textured White Embossing Powder to the trees and caps and even the snowbank. I heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. Be careful not to overheat it, because then it looses the texture and will become shiny (like on the cap of the cow). I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, clear shimmer on the scarves and blanket, and glossy accents on the berries and the little tree.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

I love Fall – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I love Fall for all its beautiful colours and coziness. There is nothing more relaxing than a sunny day in Autumn, a nice walk in the nature. My love for this season inspired today’s card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

First I created my background: on a piece of heavy weight kraft cardstock I used the Tree Ring stencil with Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb. Before applying it to the stencil I coloured it with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to get a nice brown shade. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile I did a bunch of die cutting. The coordinating die of Fall Friends has not only a wonderful sentiment but also some stitched pumpkins and leaves. I cut the pumpkins from orange and the leaves from green cardstocks, the sentiment from brown. I also die cut a kraft circle using a die from Circle Frames. I adhered the sentiment on this and the pumkins and leaves aroud it. It would look so pretty on its own as Fall decor!

When the background was dry I did a little inkblending with Distress Oxides inks: Ground Espresso on the edges and a touch of Antique Linen on the inside. I added some water and white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Then I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares in the middle.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the die cut sentiment, to make it shine.

I wish you have enjoyed my Fall inspiration today and will pop in again soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Thanks a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

Happy International Coffee Day! I am so excited to be part of a fun Blog Hop organised by Amy from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. There is a bunch of fresh and fun inspiration from wonderful designers, so just grab a cup of coffee and hop along with us! There is a giveaway too, see at the end of my post!

For my project I used some of the new release of Lawn Fawn.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Stitchced Snowflake Backdrop die. It is beautiful on its own, but I had to so some ink blending: I used Prize Ribbon and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist in the end. I also added some water and white acrylic paint splatters for more texture.

Then I die cut the cute Lovely Latte cup from light blue and from patterned paper. I used the Gotta Have Gingham paper pad. For the coffee I used brown textured cardstock and cut the eyes and the smile from back. I love that this die set has a “backing die”, which makes paper piecing so easy.

While I was at die cutting I also cut a few snowflakes from white glitter cardstock using the Stitched Snowflake Frame die set. I wanted to make it more festive so I cut the Christmas Garland die set from green cardstock and the ribbon from pink. I used a little bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on the leaves to add some depth of colour.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock from the Thanks a latte stamp set. I adhered the strips a bit at an angle on purpose, it is more playful this way.

As a finihing touch I used glossy accents on the ribbon.

GIVEAWAY

There are some generous sponsors for our Blog Hop who offered the following prizes:

All you need to do is to leave some love at each stop of the Blog Hop until 4th October to be eligible. Randomly selected commenters will win one of the gift certificates. All details you can find on the CLC Blog. Here is the list of participants:

Beatrix (Lily) Révhely

Fikreta Posavec

Hetty Sanders

Jo Herbert

Michael Trent

Silvia Galloni

Tatiana Trafimovich

Zsofia Molnar – you are here!

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and will come back soon for more fun projects! If you like my cards, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations.

See you soon,

Zsofi