Heffy Doodle – New Release Day 2

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release Day 1 post, click here.

I am back today with some more exciting news: Heffy Doodle is also having a new release soon! Pre-orders open on 20/04 and the new release will go live a week later on the 27/04! For all details please visit the Heffy blog.

For my card today I used the fabulous Go Wild Frame dies, cut it from two shades of green cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I also added a bit of shading with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush.

I stamped and coloured the images from the Two by Two Safari animals set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The full list of colours: BG8, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, CT3, CT1, OR3, OR2, OR1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

On a white A2 sized card base I did some light ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and added some water droplets and diluted blue ink splatters. When it was dry I adhered the frame and placed the rhinos and toucans on my scene.

I stamped a sentiment on the sky and white heat embossed another one on a thin black cardstock strip from the Wild at heart sentiment set which coordinate perfectly the wild animals in this release.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the beaks, horns and also on the little heart I used as embellishment.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Valentine skunks – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

It is Valentine’s Day and I am back with a cute love card made with the latest release from Lawn Fawn. It is definitely ready to steal your hearts ūüôā

First I coloured the skunks rom the Lawn Fawn Scent with Love and Scent with Love Add-on stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CG4, CG2, CG1, YG3, MG5, PP5, PP4, PP2, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG2, BG1, BG05. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes Rainbow paper pad and die cut it with the Quilted Heart Backdrop Landscape die. I backed it with white glitter cardstock.

The sentiment is cut with the Giant Be My Valentine die from Raspberry cardstock 3 times and stacked them on top of each other.

When I adhered the sentiment, I embellished it with roses. I popped up the 2 skunks holding gifts above it using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the heart shaped box and the paper holding the bouquet of roses. I added glossy accents to the ribbons ad emphasized the noses and eyes of the skunks with a black glaze pen.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Fawned of you – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another Valentine edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, a cute forest scene. For me expressing love is a regular thing, I love to create little notes to my loved ones, This little woodland scene can easily be altered to fit any occasion. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Deer to me stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, only brown shades this time: deers and mushrooms: TN9, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB2, EB1, TN2, TN1 trunk: EB7, MB4, MB3, MB1, MB05.

While I was die cutting, I cut all the elements I needed for the background scene: I used the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree die set to cut the trunk from craft cardstock and the canopy from Wintergreen cardstock. I added stitching details to the trunk with the Woodgrain Texture die. I used the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut grass from Kiwi Crush cardstock. I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading to them and also some diluted ink splatters for a textured look. It is an easy way to add depth to the die cuts.

On a white card base I added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush, just gently and spritzed it with water. I used a paper towel to dab it off after 20 seconds. That is the easiest way to get a pretty sky. I assembled the scene: I cut the treetrunk in half and adhered it to the card base, covered the bottom with the grass and the top with the canopy. Then I stamped a sentiment in between the trees from the Deer to me set.

I popped up the deers, trunk and mushrooms with 3D foam squares and added a die cut I love you sentiment to the canopy: the shadow I cut from kraft cardstock and the words from Cornflower cardstock 3 times and stuck them on top of each other.

I used little pink hearts as embellishments which I cut with the Whole Lotta Hearts set. As a finishing touch I added white gel pen dots to the deers and used a black glaze pen on their hooves and noses. I also added glossy accents to the mushrooms and hearts.

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 Sweet Treats Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the 8th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop organised by Newton’s Nook Designs! Our Design Team brings you a lot of sweet inspiration, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

My project was heavily inspired by my kids: I wanted to create something which is easy to hide in their lunch boxes to make their day sweet. For all little treats I used the Love Bots stamp and die set from the latest release.

I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, restricting the colours to cool greys with a little pink: CG9, CG7, CG5, CG3, CG1, MG5, MG3, MG1.

For the Goodie bag I used Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die and pink cardstock. I put some salty sticks and lollypop in those, but you can use it for any little treat.

For the little envelope I used the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Envelope die set and light grey cardstock. I embellished it with a stitched heart from the NND Heart Frames die set. I used one of the robots with a matching sentiment on the insert, I can still right my personalized message on the back.

The little treatbox is made from pink cardstock with the Reverse Confetti Goodie Box die. I used a stitched circle from NND Frames Squares on it to hold my little robo-cat. It is closing with a stitched heart on the top and has the perfect size to hide some bonbons inside. Yummy.

The bigger treat box is also created with a Lawn Fawn die called Fancy box. I put some candy in it, but it would also look lovely with some nuts or small chocolate inside.

I used pink hearts from the Love Bots stamp set as embellishments wherever I could. I also emphasized some details on the coloured images with a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

Sweet Treats SALE!

As an extra treat to you, we are celebrating with a SALE! Use code TREAT to receive 15% off your order this weekend! Now through Sunday, February 6th at www.newtonsnookdesigns.com

Giveaway

Enter to Win! Sweet Treats Blog Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the bloghop. 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 Sunday, February 5th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, February 7th.

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 this sweet project and hop along with us for a ton of inspiration.

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

Love bear – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone,

What is better start for a new week than sharing some love? I am rather sentimental these days and my mood always shows on my cards. Today I brought you something bear-y cute, which I have created with Simon Says Stamp products.

I started with stamping and colouring the cute bear from the SSS Love you beary much stamp set using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: bear: EB4, EB3, EB2, EB1, MB1, MB05, heart: DR5, DR3, DR1, DR05. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die. After die cutting I used a black glaze pen and went over the stamp sentiment inside the heart to make it pop.

The next step was to work on the background: I used the We R Memory Keepers Hearts embossing folder on coloured cardstock and did a light ink blending with Barn Door, Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide inks. I added some splatters too.

I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of the panel from the SSS Love Greetings Mix stamp set and the big Love sentiment on white cardstock with red ink from the SSS Love you Beary Much stamp set. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

After popping up the bear and the sentiment with 3D foam squares, I added a golden frame around them which I have cut with the SSS Frames die set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the Love sentiment and on the nose of the bear too.

I hope you liked my inspiration today and will check back soon. If you like my cards and would love to interact with me, please make sure to follow me on Instagram as well. It is easier to have real conversations there.

Have a nice day!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the January Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs but there is something supercute to showcase today: Love Bots. It is a sweet new stamp set which comes with coordinating dies.

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

For my card I stamped and coloured the images in rainbow colours. I used Copic markers this time. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used a 3,5*8,5 inches white cardstock panel and blended some Distress Oxide ink on it: Kitch Flamingo, Spiced Marmelade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Salvaged Patina. I used blending brushes, they make ink blending so smooth and easy. Then I used the new Petite Hearts stencil and used the same colours (I used Mustard Seed for the yellow and Mowed Lawn for the green) to add a tone-on-tone pattern. As this stencil is 6 inches long, I simply shifted it to cover the rest of the panel. Thanks to the pattern the transition is not visible.

After removing the stencil I added some water droplets and dried them after 20 seconds with a paper towel. Then I used the Slimline Frames and Porthole die set to cut it out.

I adhered it to a slimline cardbase (3,5*8,5 inches) and popped up the robots with 3D foam squares. Then I stamped sentimens in black above them.

As a finishing touch I emphasized some details with glossy accents and a clear shimmer pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúLove Bots‚ÄĚ 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)!¬†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 throughout the week. Now it is time to get your shopping list ready. Happy shopping!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to announce a new release coming from Newton’s Nook Designs. On Day 1 we are showcasing the adorable Knead kitten stamp/die set, a lovely new paper pad called Love and Meows, the Petite Hearts stencil and a fantastic new die set called A7 Frames and Banners.

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

For my cards today I started with stamping the kitties from the Knead kitten stamp set. I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB4, EB2, GB3, GB1, GB05, RB2, RB1, FS4, FS7. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I wanted to create a similar design just in two different sizes: A2 and A7. So I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the new A7 Frames and Banners set and from the Frames and flags die set from kraft cardstock. Then I cut patterned paper from the new paper pad to fit inside the stitching lines. I love the faux stitching so I did not want to cover it up.

I chose sentiments from the Knead Kitten set and white heat embossed them on red cardstock. One I cut out with a banner from the A7 Frames and Banners set and the other one with a circle die from Circle Frames. To make the sentiments stand out, I die cut another kraft banner with the A7 Frames and Banners set and layered it under the red panels.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the sentiments on the cards and adhered the kittens with liquid glue. The card bases are 5*7 inches and 4,25*5,5 inches.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúKnead Kitten‚ÄĚ 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)!¬†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 more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Reveals – Day 1

Hello Eveyrone,

I am so excited to share with you that Heffy Doodle is having an awesome new release, you may have seen sneak peeks on their blog in the last couple of days. As of today we reveal the new stamps and dies, which means I have some fun planned every day here on my blog. For the product details please visit the Heffy Doodle Blog. The new items will be available for pre-orders from 1st Sept, the release goeas live on the 8th Sept. Isn’t it wonderful news?

Today’s inspiration showcases the Zig-a-zig Ah Chevron dies, the new Woohoo Shadow Heffy Cuts and the new incentive set called Mole Lotta Love. It is a gift with every pre-order, and if you spend more than 45 GBP, you get the coordinating dies too.

First I stamped the little moles and the rose from Mole Lotta Love and also the little heap from Hot Diggity Dog on alcohol friendly cardstock. For the heap, I masked off the dog with Heffy Tape, inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped the heap only. It is a fun way to get more out of your stamps. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The list of colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, DG4, DG2, DR5, DR3, DR1, EB5, EB3, RB2.

I cut everything with the coordinating dies ad while I was at die cutting I also cut a Stitched Heart to hold my scene. I inked it with Picked Raspberry and Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide inks and sprinkled them with water and diluted ink. I adhered the moles, they look super cute!

I wanted to build a nice chevron pattern on my card base so I took 2 dies from the Zig-a-zig Ah Chevron die set and cut them from Heffy Cardstock. I used only greys and black to match the moles. I adhered them on a white A2 card base and popped up the heart with 3D foam squares.

For the sentiment I die cut the Woohoo Heffy cuts from light grey and white cardstock. The word itself I cut 3 times and adhered them together for instant dimension. I inked it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink before adding the shadow. I also heat embossed the sentiment from the Mole Lotta Love set and popped it up under the die cut sentiment.

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

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and will pop in for more fun tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Be my Valentine – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As it is gonna be Valentine’s Day this weekend, I have got you a cheerful love card. I chose to feature some older sets: my favourite croc had to show some love through a bunch of dies and the prettiest heart stencil ever. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the croc ad heart from the Happy Snappy Crocs using my Copics and cut them out with their coordinating dies. It cuts around the arms so it was easy to tuck that heart right where it belongs!

I cut a Stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth cardstock and secured the Scribble on my heart stencil with a bit of Pixie Spray. Then I added Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks for a fun pattern with a blending brush. I matted the panel with a dark green rectangle before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.

I die cut a stitched heart from white glitter cardstock ad a bnch of little hearts from pink cardstock using the Whole lotta hearts die set. I love how the shape of the little hearts match with the stencil! Match made in Heaven!

For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed on a black strip. I added a bit of green layer under it for the colour balance and popped it up together with the croc using 3D foam squares. I scattered the die cut hearts and finished this card with adding glossy accents to the heart my croc is holding. I love the shimmer and shine, it makes any card special.

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