Love ya a latte

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited as today is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop, my favourite of all. I have so many ideas but had no time to work ahead so i will do my best to squeeze in as many cards during the coming week as possible.

My first one is inspired by the sketch challenge at Lawnfawnatics Challenges (#51).

Here is my card:

I started with stamping and colouring several images from the following sets: Thanks a latte, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Thank you a latte, Baked with love and So Smooth. I used my beloved Copic markers and cut all images with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting i also cut a white circle with the Circle Stackables die set and a scalloped one from dark brown. I cut some grass with the Grassy Hillside border die and attached it to the white circle. I arranged all the die cut pics and adhered them either flat or mounted thin with one or two layers of 3D foam tape.

I stamped a sentiment on No 2 Pencil cardstock with black ink and cut it to a thin strip.

I also die cut long stitched strips from various Lawn Fawn cardstocks using a die from the Picket Fence die set. This is my most used set I guess!

To give the background some more interest i die cut the Stitched windy backdrop die from kraft cardstock and arranged the elements on it according to the sketch. I added some clear shimmer to the sugar cubes and emphasized some elements with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. I also added highlights with a white gel pen – my crafty best friend, Mona Toth is doing that all the time, so I wanted to try too. I like it šŸ™‚

Finally I added Pretty Pink Posh Espresso jewels to match the coffee theme.

I will link this card to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #51.

Hope you enjoyed my project today and will pop in tomorrow for more coffee fun!

See ya,


You have a pizza my heart

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a funny and very pink love card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. this project was inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics Color Challenge #46.

I pictured a little pizza scene in my head and looked through my Lawn Fawn stamps to select the right critters. I stamped them from the Pizza my heart, Cheery Christmas and Love letters sets on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I coloured them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the Outside in stitched scalloped rectangles die on a piece of alcohol inked background (I have a few I created earlier waiting to be used on cards). I used a metallic purple cardstock rectangle as a mat in between the layers.

I also cut grass from metallic gold cardstock with the grassy border die and ran it through again with the same scalloped rectangle to have the right shape.

I white heat embossed the I love you sentiment from the Love letters set on the heart shaped pizza and assembled the card. I used Black Staz-on ink to stamp the sentiment on the top of my scene. When it was done, i adhered it to a white card base.

I hope you liked my card today (even if it is REALLY pink), and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

Have a lovely Sunday,


Pink and Main February Release Sneak Peek – Breakfast Fun

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a fun and oh-so-cute card featuring the new Breakfast Fun stamp set. It has a lot of adorable images and fantastic sentiments.

I started with cutting a piece of alcohol marker friendly white cardstock to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front in length. Then I arranged a couple of the cute images along with some matching sentiments in my stamp positioner and stamped it with black hybrid ink. I coloured the panel with Copic markers.

I added a thin strip of light green cardstock to a top folding white notecard and stamped “I love you” from the Vertical Greetings stamp set. I added a thin black metallic shimmer cardstock strip and a yellow one under the coloured panel before adhering it to the card base.

As a finishing touch I just added glossy accents to some of the images like the seed of the avocado, the egg yolk or the label of the jam.

I hope you like my card and got inspired. The new release will be available on 20/02, just watch out for more sneak peeks till that time! Happy crafting!


Happy Valentine’s Day – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone, 

This is my second post today. To see my card for the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release, please click here. Today is Valentine’s Day and I brought you a cute love card I made for LDRS Creative.

I love to mix and match stamp sets and this is what I did: on a white die cut rectangle (Eyelet Lace Rectangle die set) i stamped a sentiment and the smallest balloon from the Cloud no.9 stamp set. I am fond of critters and the rabbit-mouse couple from the Happy Fall stamp set are so adorable together. Why not to bring them to a love scene? I used Raven Hybrid ink for my stamping and coloured the images with alcohol markers.

Then I die cut another 2 small rectangles: one black and one from metallic red cardstock. I layered them under the focal panel and adhered them to a wooden patterned paper from the Happy Fall paper pad which I cut to be 4,25*5,5 inches.

I believe that finishing touches can take a simple card to another level, so I used a black and a white gel pen to add some details to the cheeks of the critters, and covered the hearts and balloon with glossy accents. I also scattered some heart shaped and some golden jewels from Studio Katia across the card.

I hope you like this cute Valentine’s Day scene and I inspired you to mix and match your stamps. Until next time, happy crafting! And Happy Valentine’s Day!


Guess Whooo loves you?

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute, masculine love card on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today. I am totally into owls this winter, and the Love Owl-ways stamp set is absolutely one of my favourites. Aren’t these birds just the sweetest?

I started with stamping and colouring the owl couple using warm grey copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut some white and grey trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set and also some speech bubbles (Lawn Fawn die) to hold my sentiments which I stamped in black.

I chose an orange plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pad and a grey toned one from Reverse Confetti. I cut the latter to a strip, matted it with dark grey and arranged the scene. I layered the grey trees and speech bubbles under the white ones tiny offset to create a shadow. It makes them pop off the background.

The owls I mounted with 3D foam squares and stamped an additional sentiment on the orange patterned paper to finish the card. A little bit of glossy accent I had to add to the beaks, but I did not use any further embellishment this time.

I hope you like my card and got inspired. Hope you pop in again tomorrow for some more fun projects!

See you,


Clean and simple Love card – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a simple love card using goodies from LDRS Creative for the quickly approaching Valentine’s Day, but can be used for any occasion as a little act of kindness.

I started with stamping the bunch of heart balloons from the Cloud no.9. stamp set on a piece of white cardstock. Then I used the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle die set to cut it and matted it with a pretty patterned paper from the Sincerely Yours paper pad before adhering it to an A2 sized piece of patterned paper from the same pad.

I used alcohol markers in red and pink tones to add colour to the heart balloons. I covered them with a clear shimmer pen for a sparkly look.

The sentiment I die cut with the Love die 3 times from dark red cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I cut an extra piece from a scrap piece of white cardstock too, and used a pink marker to colour the two hearts which I adhered to the sentiment. I also coated these inlaid hearts with glossy accents. I love how it looks, like little shiny gems!

I had a lot of little red hearts left from die cutting the sentiment and I just could not have the heart to throw them away. Therefore i adhered them all around my focal panel. Such a simple way to embellish a clean and simple card, but i really love the result! 

I hope I inspired you with this card and you will make some handmade cards for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Until next time, happy crafting!


Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some greatĀ SweetĀ TreatsĀ – just in time for Valentine’s Day! I am thrilled to be part of the the 5th annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop, it is such a fun event! 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!

What is best on the Day of Love than a nicely prepared breakfast for our other half? I love to pamper my husband with a treat like this. My project today consists of a little love note, a tag, a funny donuts topper and a little chocolate box.

I started with colouring a bunch of images from Newton’s Sweetheart, Love bites and Love and Chocolate sets. I used Copic markers and then cut each image out with their coordinating dies.

For the love note i die cut the postage edge rectangle from the Frameworks die set from white cardstock. I added a strip of gingham patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and a thin strip of green glitter cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Love and Chocolate set in black and adhered a die cut Love above it from the Darling hearts die set. The cute kitty couple i popped up with 3D foam squares.

For the tag i die cut a stitched white tag (Lawn Fawn), added a bit of gingham paper to the bottom, stamped the sentiment on the top and mounted the milk drinking kitties with 3D foam squares. I attached it to a pink gingham ribbon with white twine, i love how it matched the milk bottle!

The donut topper i created with a banner die from the Frames and flags die set, folded it in half and added a mini gingham fishtail in between the layers. I attached it to a toothpick, stamped a sentiment from the Love bites stamp set and embellished it with two little donuts. Isn’t it the cutest?

And finally the chocolate box i created with a Lawn Fawn die from aqua shimmer cardstock, added vellum to the window and stamped the sentiment from the Love and Chocolate set using Staz-on Black ink. I coloured the hearts from the back of the vellum using a pink Copic marker and embellished the little box with the die cut bonbons. I put our favourite Milka bits in, yummy!

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!

Would you like to win a $20 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 4th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, February 5th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia MolnarĀ –>Ā youĀ areĀ here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my project today and got inspired. Have a great day and see you soon!