My angel – Heffy Doodle

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With this crazy virus threat and quarantine we all need to show more love and appreciation. When creating this card, I was thinking of my 9 years old daughter, who is separated from her friends now, studying every day (homeschooling is not easy for the kids either) while she sees her smaller brother playing all day. I wanted to cheer her up and tell her how much I love her. So I chose the My angel stamp set with a couple of stand alone dies and a stencil which combined together make the perfect heavenly scene. Let’s get to the details!

First I stamped the angels and the musical instruments with black ink which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to add colour. The wings I kept light purple, the dresses white with some grey shadows. I wanted their hair to look a bit golden so I chose light brown markers. I love how the turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Almost all angels have a cut-line around their hands, so it is so easy to tuck the instruments in there!

For the background I sponged Squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I created the clouds: I die cut 2 of the Silver lining cloud border dies from white cardstock and also from gold sparkle cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset so the clouds look like they are lit by the sun. On the smaller cloud border I stamped a sentiment from the My angel set.

And then the idea stroke my mind: why not to add the golden halo to the angels too? So I used the coordinating dies and cut the golden angels, layered them under the coloured ones a bit offset. They look gorgeous, don’t you think?

I assembled the card using thin 3D foam sqaures under the angels to get more dimension. I die cut the word “my” an “angel” from black and gold sparkle cardstocks and added them to the scene.

As a finishing touch I stamped a couple of music notes all around. I also used glossy accents on the musical instruments.

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

Simply I love you – Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer

Hello Everyone,

Today I have some exciting news as I am honoured to be guest designing for Paper Nest Dolls. Christine was so kind to send me the cute Valentine Racoons stamp set and I have created my first card with these adorable critters.

I started with stamping and colouring the kissing couple using Cpipc markers. I stayed within the Warm Greys, just used a little bit of R20 for the cheeks. The little ribbon I coloured vivid pink to match the patterned paper I chose from the Doodlebug Love Notes paper pad. I used my scissors to fussy cut them out.

I wanted a little scene for them so I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn dies to pull it together. I die cut the Stitched cloudy backdrop from light blue cardstock. I cut the grassy hillside borders from a bright green scrap piece and I cut several white frames using the Stitched scallop rectangle frame dies to create dimension.

The sentiment is also die cut from dark grey cardstock using the Scripty I love you die.

I assembled the scene and mounted it on the patterned paper. I used thin 3D foam squares to pop up the racoons in between the grass layers. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the ribbon and the noses. Isn’t it a cheeful little scene? Perfect for Spring and in these difficult days it is so good to tell our beloved ones how much we love them!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop in again soon. I am gonna try to share more cheerful inspiration for the #stayhome days.

Take care of yourselves! And try to stay at home as much as possible! Hugs,

Zsofi

Lucky to have you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post for today, if you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release Day 4, please click here.

This time I have a fun sneak peek of the cutest little gnomes you can ever imagine! Lucky Gnomes is part of the new release at Pink and Main, available as of today! YAY!

For my card I stamped and coloured the two little gnomes with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut the word Lucky using the new Thin Alpha dies, from aqua cardstock. The remaining of the sentiment I stamped in black on white cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strip dies.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid from the new Enchanted garden collection. I cut 2 strips of 2 inches wide vellum and adhered the gnomes and letters on one of them. I adhered the 2 vellum pieces together hiding the liquid glue under the die cuts and attached it to the background the same way.

As a finishing touch I covered the caps with clear shimmer using a shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the letters. Cute isn’t it?

Hope you liked today’s sneak peek and you are ready to start shopping. This release is so sweet!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending love ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello dears,

I was supposed to post this 2 days ago but my kiddos were a bit sick, so I was playing nurse. It was lovely to cuddle up on the couch and read fairy tales. Back to my card… it is quite clean and simple, but I was longing to use those little birds from Lawn Fawn’s Stud Puffin set.

I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Guava cardstock and cut it out with a thin banner die.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Quilted backdrop die from white cardstock and backed it with a rainbow striped patterned paper from the Really Rainbow collection. I used the stitched strip die from Picket Fence to cut some strips as decoration from the same paper.

I also cut a Lacey heart from black cardstock and an Outside in stitched heart from light blue and stacked them together.

I assembled the card and popped up the sentiments and the birds with 3D foam squares. I covered the beaks, legs and the hearts with glossy accents to make them shine and used a black gel pen on the eyes to emphasize them a bit more. So cute!

I will upload this to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #70 Lots of love.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check back next week for the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Starts on Monday, 17/02!

Hugs,

Zsofi

For you, Valentine!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series over at Heffy Doodle. I love to mix stamp sets when creatin a scene, and as soon as I saw the new Purrfect Day stamp set I knew I would mix them with the dogs and mice from previous releases!

First I stamped the critters from Purrfect Day, Yappy Happy Mail and Hello Squeakheart. Then I used my Copics to colour them, I kept the colours quite neutral for the animals and added shades of pink to the accessories. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

For my scene I needed a simple pink background, I chose a watercolour wash patterned paper for this. I cut a thin strip of dark grey cardstock to serve as floor and asssembled the scene. I kept playing for a while until I foun the right place for all those cuties, but I love how it turned out.

So funny how they are trying to surprise each other with something. My favourite is the flying dog!

The sentiment I die cut from pink glitter cardstock using the Valentine Heffy cut. Around it I stamped the rest of the sentiment using the More classic sentiments set and grey ink. I love how you can create your own sentiments just by mixing die cuts with stamps. So versatile!

I finished the scene with a skinny kraft frame which I cut with the biggest of the Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames die set. It makes it complete.

I emphasized some details with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the noses and eyes to make them shiny. A little white gel pen dots on the cheeks and my card is finished!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share with you my projects for the 6th annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop organised by the awesome Newton’s Nook Designs. As Valentine’s Day is so close, I brought you a couple of ideas how to wrap chocolate in a cute way. Let’s dive in! But 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!

For all my project I used the Tides of love stamp set and coordinating dies and the Bokeh hearts stencil from the latest release.

Chocolate bar wrap

My daughter loves to get some small chocolate bars in her lunch box on special days. The idea here is to create your own wrap for a small bar with a cute critter and a fun sentiment.

I used coloured copy paper for these. The dark brown measures 2,75×4,5 inches and I used the Scalloped rectangle die to decorate the edge of it. Then I added a pink strip which I stencilled with the Bokeh hearts stencil and pink Distress Oxide inks. This one measures 2,5*4,5 inches. I wrapped it around and embellished it with critters from Tides of Love.

The sentiments I stamped in small Speech bubbles.

Lollipop banner

I don’t like candies but once in a while I allow my son to have one. Wouldn’t it be cute to give away a couple of these for Valentine’s Day as a class treat?

So easy to make: I created banners from dark brown cardstock with the help of a banner die from Frames and Flags, added a heat embossed sentiment and adhered a cute die cut fish.

Of course I had to embellish those with glossy accents.

Choco bag

Perfect for smaller chocolate kisses. I arranged them in aplastic bag and created a topper using a Scalloped rectangle die.

I used the same stencil to add colour to the pink part, adhered the Copic coloured whale and simply stamped the setiment in brown.

Chocolate fingers holder

This one was the most complicated out of today’s projects. I used the rounded stitched rectangle from Frames and flags as the base, and heat embossed the sentiment on the top of it.

Then I added a wrap to it which holds the choco bars in place using a stitched scallop rectangle die and the layering hearts stencil again. That cute octopus is the perfect match for it, don’t you think?

Giveaway

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners! 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 Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I wish you enjoyed my ideas for this special event. If you are curious what I created last year, click here. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Hugs,

Zsofi

A scent-sational trio of cards – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a cute card set I created for the Pink and Main blog for the approaching Valentine’s Day. As I am still waiting for my Design Team package to arrive (I hate the Hungarian Post) I used a really sweet older stamp set – which is on sale by the way!

I stamped and coloured the images from the Scentsational stamp set using Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I love these cute skunks so much and the design I had in mind did not allow me to use them all in one card therefore I made 3 cards!

While I was at die cutting I cut 3 times the Eyelet Cover die from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them to white top folding card bases.

I also cut a stitched circle from grey cardstock and from green,and ran the latter through again the Big Shot machine with a grassy border die. I assembled the scenes and stamped a sentiment on each with black ink.

I matted the circles with dark red scalloped circles and cut half inch strips from coloured cardstocks. I layered them under each other in the middle of each cardbase and popped up the focal panels with 3D foam squares.

I added a bit of shimmer to the flower and ribbons and covered the ladybugs with glossy accents. I added these shiny dots to the mushrooms too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi