Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from 9 Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before Sept 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on Sept 16th at 10:00 AM EST! Plus, if you order £30 worth of product, you’ll get a FREE STAMP!  If you spend over £45, you’ll get the coordinating die, too!  Head to the Heffy Doodle store to get your order in!  While supplies last.

My card today features a bunch of new stamps and dies from the new release, let’s just dive in!

First I stamped the cute critters from Bed Heads and Popping by. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: EB5, EB3, RB2, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS4, FS3, FS7, PP4, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I did some ink blending on a 2 inches wide piece of white cardstock with Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of paint splatter and also sprinkled the panel with water for a textured look. When it was dry, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Woodgrain Texture die. I love those stitches! As I wanted it to look like a giant bed, I needed a frame. So I used the 2 biggest Slimline Rectangle Frames, secured them with Heffy Memo tape so they don’t shift and cut it out all at once from an ink blended piece of cardstock. Here I used Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink. As I had the inner part of the ink blended panel unused, I die cut the sentiment from it with the new Get Well Soon Shadow Heffy cut die. The shadow I cut from white cardstock.

I chose a Lawn Fawn patterned paper to be my wallpaper, it is from the Let it shine paper pad. I adhered it on the front of an A2 sized card and popped up the bed and the curious critters with 3D foam squares.

I also stamped an additional sentiment from the Get Well Greetings stamp set, it really compliments the card. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and glossy accents on their noses.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration, it is time now to hop on! Here is the full list of participants:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Carrie Rhoades
Ashley Young
Cassie Trask
Zsofia Molnar
Claudia Mauri
Ali Farmer
Francesca Vignoli
Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon,

Zsofi

Trick or Treat – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I want to introduce you to the sweetest vam-purr ever. Even though we do not really celebrate Halloween here (of course my kids love the chocolate part), I love to make Halloween cards. I could not help using Count Newton from the latest release again, just this time I mixed and matched it with an older set to create this night scene.

First – as always – I started with stamping and colouring the vampire cat and a couple of gravestones using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used almost only greys this time: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, BO4, BO2, BO1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I worked on the background: on a stitched rounded rectangle which I cut with a die from Frames and Flags, I blended Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks. I splattered the background with water, black and white acrytic paint and dried it with my heat tool. Then I used the Cascading Stars stencil over it with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb to add the stars.

While the starry sky was drying, I cut another rounded rectangle from grey cardstock and used a Land Border die to cut the ground. I added a little bit of white pigment ink to the edges to make it spooky. I white heat embossed a sentiment from Count Newton (it was hard to choose, all the lines are so punny) in the middle. I also die cut a Trick or Treat sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set, 3 times to stack them together for a dimensional look.

I found a pretty patterned paper to go with my scene in The Rabbit Hole Designs Galaxy paper pad, cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled my scene. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the pumpkin and glossy accents on the gravestones.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check back later for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoy our inspiration week. For today we have another 2 fantastic sets: Fall Friends is an idyllic Autumn scene which comes with coordinating dies, while Heartfelt Gourds is a super versatile stamp with great sentiments. It coordinates the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Fall Friends on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: chair: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT3, pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB7, EB3, BG7, BG4, BG1, bucket&flowers: EB5, EB2, TN1, GB7, CT4, CT3, blanket: AG5, AG3, AG1, CT4, CT3, CT1, cat: EB3, RB3, RB2, RB1, dog: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some clouds with the same colour. After removing the stencil I added some water, white and black ink splatters for more texture. On another little scrap piece I blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and added the usual splatters just in green. I die cut grass with the Land Border die and assembled the scene.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey banner (Banner Trio dies) and used the exra little leaves as embellishments. I added drops of glossy accents and some highlights with a white pencil.

CARD 2

For my second card I stamped the Heartfelt Gourds stamp and cut it out immediately with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: AG5, DG4, DG3, DG2, GB7, GB4, CT3, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, LG4, LG2, LG1, GY5, GY3, GY2, OR3, OR2, OR1, CT4, CT3, CT1, LY1, CG3, CG2, CG1, BG5, BG2, BG1.

I also stamped the deer from Harvest Tails and coloured it too: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB1, TN1, RB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB4, GB9, CG3, CG2, CG1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

For the background chose patterned paper this time (Doodlebug Designs). The sentiment I stamped on a stitched rounded banner (Banner Trio). I assembled the card, popped up the deer and the banner and used gold gems and glossy accents as embellishments.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for the last day’s surprises!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, today we are showcasing some new kitty stamps: Count Newton and Trick or Treat Kittens. Both adorable sets have coordinating dies too!

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

When I saw the Count Newton stamp set I was giddy as I immediately imagined a graveyard night scene. As I never do scary cards, these images are just perfect for my scenes. So I stamped and coloured a few gravestones and Mr. Meow-cula keeping the colour combos restricted to greys and purple. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1, PL4, PL3, PL2, HB1, FS7. I cut everything with the coordinating dies.

For the night sky I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock. I simply added drops of Storm Cloud and Lilac Waterfall and spritzed it with water. Let the colours mix and dried it with my heat tool. I repeated the process another time to make the colours darker. I love the subtle shimmer it gives to a perfect night sky! I used water and white acrylic paint splatters to add some texture and when it was dry, I cut it down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

While I was die cutting I cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land Border die from black cardstock. I distressed it w bit with white pigment ink and assembled the scene. I needed some clouds so I die cut somefrom vellum with the Sky Scene Builder set, and used the bats to attach them to the card front.

The sentiment I stamped on a light purple Speech Bubble, like our vampire kitty is talking to us. So fun! As a finishing touch I added some clear shimmer to the gown and glossy accents to the gravestones.

CARD 2

For my second card as always I started with stamping and colouring the adorable little kitties and a ton of candies from Trick or Treat Kitten. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, paperbag: MB4, MB3, MB1, pumpkin: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, IG10, IG7, candies: BO4, BO3, BO1, CT4, CT3, CT1, CG3, CG2, CG1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I had a slimline design in mind so I die cut the scalloped base from patterned paper and the frame from black cardstock using the 2 slimline die sets: Slimline Frames and Portholes and Slimline Frames and Windows. I backed the frame with vellum so it muted the vibrancy of the patterned paper and popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares.

The sentiments I stamped on yellow circles which I trimmed down – I felt it matched the pumpkin shapes and gave some extra to the design. I scattered the extra candies all around and used glossy accents on them to make them shiny. A little clear shimmer I added to the witch hats too.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Count Newton” or the “Trick or Treat Kittens” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Birthday wishes – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I have a cute birthday card for you which is quite unisex, could work for boys and girls too. I feel I never have enough birthday cards so I came up with a design which is easy enough to make a couple of it or alter it with tiny changes and get a different look. Let me guide you through the process and share some tips.

First I stamped the images from the Popping by stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

When I need quick cards I prefer using patterned paper than making my own backgrounds. If you like, you can easily exchange the patterned paper with a stenciled background too, it would look awesome! Heffy Doodle offers a whole bunch of wonderful stencils to choose from.

To add some instant dimension I die cut the Scalloped Imperial frame die 3 times from grey cardstock and the Happy Birthday sentiment 3 times from yellow. I layered them on top of each other, popped up the images with 3D foam tape and my design was ready.

The only thing left was to add finishing touches. I like to use a clear shimmer pen on balloons and glossy accents on the ribbons of the packaging. It makes it so festive and adds a lot to a simply design too. On the eyes I used a black glaze pen, it makes it shiny.

What I really enjoy about this card design is that you can easily alter it to be interactive: Just make the frame a shaker and fill it with clear sequins. The sky is the limit how to change it up a little and get a completely different look.

I hope I inspired you and you will check back later for more fun projects. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We have 2 roundabout sets for you today, all summer themed: BBQ Roundabout and Seashell Roundabout both coordinate perfectly with the Circle Frames and Banner Trio die sets (previously released).

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the image from the BBQ Roundabout stamp set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – DR5, DR3, DR1, AP3, AP1, BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, CT4, CT1, IG10, IG6, DG4, DG3, DG2, AG2, AG1, LG1, BG5, BG2, BG1, EB3, MB3, MB1. I used a Circle Frames die to cut it out.

For th background I chose a super cute paper from the Doodlebug Bar-be-cute pad. I popped up the scalloped circle with 3D foam squares.

I white heat embossed 2 sentimens on black cardstock, one from the BBQ Roundabout set and one from the Mom & Dad stamp set. I cut them out with a stitched banner die from Banner Trio and popped them up with 3D foam squares.

I finished the card with a black glaze pen, I used it on the ants and seeds. I also added glossy accents to some parts of the images so they have a shiny finish.

CARD 2

For my second card I wanted to try something different: I created an alcohol ink background on Glossy cardstock with the following inks: Indigo, Denim, Cobalt, Aquamarine, Laguna, Glacier, Aqua. I used a blending felt pad and blending solution to blend the colours and added drops of Pentart Media Ink too for the shimmer.

When it was dry I die cut it with the scalloped circle die from Circle Frames and white heat embossed the Seashell Roundabout stamp on it.

I added a Blue Violet cardstock strip to a 4,25*4,25 inches square notecard, adhered the circle panel and added a thin muslin ribbon. I clear heat embossed a sentiment on a blue banner (Banner Trio die set) and popped it up with 3D foam squares. I used two clear gems as embellisment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “BBQ Roundabout” or the “Seashell Roundabout” 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 June 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the summer projects of release week. It is time now to create your shopping lists, all new products will be available tomorrow! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments, they totaly make my day!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Bunny with flowers – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

While I am waiting for the new release from Pretty Pink Posh to arrive, I was playing with some of my favourites from the previous ones. I have created a cute card with Bunny Friends and Mother’s Day stamp sets.

First I stamped the images and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I made sure to have some extra little flowers and leaves to make the bouquets even bigger. We can never have too many flowers for Mom, right?

I die cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die from MFT. It is an old favourite of mine, adds the perfect amount of detail to any project. I adhered it to a top folding A2 sized card which I previously covered with a rainbow striped patterned paper from Doodlebug design.

I assembled my little scene and popped up the bunny with 3D foam squares. I covered the vases with glossy accents, it gives a lovely shiy and raised look, I love it! I also used a black glaze pen on the flower centres.

For the sentiment I chose the Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mother’s Day Script die and die cut the Happy part 3 times from pink cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and adhered it under the bunny.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin piece of black cardstock. The sentiment is from the Heffy Doodle Classic sentiments set. I used 3D foam squares under it to stand out more.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Feminine and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Favourite Technique (“rainbow everything” is a technique right?)

I hope you enjoyed this cute little inspiration and will pop in again for more cheerful designs.

See you,

Zsofi

Popping by – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. May is a birthday heavy month in my family and I thought I would show you an sweet interactive card today made with stamps and dies from the new release. Usually I am intimidated from interactive cards but the new slider pop-up is super easy even if you are not an experienced crafter. Let me guide you through the process.

Pre-orders are open and all order get a freebie stamp – if you spend above 45 GBP you even get the coordinating die!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I went with cheerful, rather girlish colours but I cannot wait to make the same with more masculine colours too. I die cut all with the coordinating dies and assembled the little present using Glubert.

Then I created the interactive part: first I die cut the stitched frame from patterned paper and also from light blue cardstock. I cut off the “flap” of the patterned paper one so all I had left was a frame. I adhered it to the blue panel with Glubert and folded the flap at the crease lines.

I embellished the flap: added a thin Oyster Shell strip to the bottom until the first crease line and popped up the coloured image right above using 3D foam tape. I made sure to adhere only the present and let the balloons be free of adhesive so the mechanism could work properly. I needed the insert piece which I die cut from white cardstock, and adhered the bottom of the blue flap to it (until the first crease line). The top of the insert I embellished with a small die from the Slimline Pull Tab dies: I cut the stitched part from Banana Split and the arrow from Ice blast cardstock scraps.

The first half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the top of the blue flap using a Catherine Pooler ink. The other half of the sentiment I stamped directly on the white card base. To ensure the right placement I put the frame on the card base in my Misti, in this way I could see where the sentiment had to be.

Finally it was time to assemble the interactive part: I put thick 3D foam strips on the back of the frame in a U shape, leaving the top free. I adhered it to the card base and it was all done! So easy! As a finishing touch I covered the balloons with clear shimmer and added glossy accents to the ribbon. I also adhered a bunch of blue star sequins to the background to make it even more festive!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are introducing Heartfelt Butterflies and Hearftelt Blooms. They both coordinate perfectly with the previously released Hearfelt Frames die set and the Banner Trio Die set. There is also going to be a separate sentiment set called Mom&Dad, which is a perfect accessory for the upcoming memorial days.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers.

This marker is very special as it has all 3 shades in one marker which makes it super easy for a smooth blend and shading. It was the first time for me to use these markers, but I fell in love with them: high quality nibs, beautiful colours and handy for on-the-go colouring too.

I went with the blue shades: True blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Green Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Hydrangea Blend, Lavender Blend. (If you want to know more of these markers, check the Spectrum Noir website.)

When it was all pretty and colourful, I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die. I also die cut a stitched heart from navy cardstock and a folded banner (Banner Trio die set) from black cardstock. I white heat embossed the sentiment on this and popped it up with 3D foam squares on the coloured piece.

I used a teal patterned paper for the background, added the stitched heart but before adhering the panel to a card base, I wrapped some ribbon around it. Then I popped up the scalloped heart piece with 3D foam squares. This card has a lot of dimension!

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the wings and glossy accents to the bodies and the tiniest butterflies. I love how it makes the card even more special.

CARD 2

I started again with stamping and colouring the Heartfelt Blooms, just this time I used different blends of the same marker set: Alpine Green Blend, Magenta Blend, Orange Blend, Citrus Blend, Coral Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Aqua Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Shades, Lavender Blend.

I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die and popped it up on an A2 sized card front which I created from teal patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) with black ink from the Mom&Dad sentiment set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and dotted details. I love these type of cards when I just want to enjoy colouring and keep the rest of the design simple.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed our inspiration week. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as the new release goes live tomorrow! If you like my cards, make sure to subscribe to my blog and also follow me on Instagram. Your support means the world to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Mother’s Day is approaching both in Hungary and in the USA so I decided to grab the most adorable hedgies and pair them with a couple of Heffy Cuts and stamps to create a super cute card for mum. Let’s dive in the details!

I started with stamping and colouring the hugging hedgies from Quill you be mine with Copic markers. I used the Alcohol marker friendly white cardstock from Heffy Doodle, it allows the ink blend beautifully. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I die cut the Quilted Heart Background die from white cardstock, cut it down to be a bit smaller with a Stitched Rectangle die and backed it with a slightly bigger kraft rectangle.

Then I took the Stitched Hearts die set and cut different sized hearts out of pink cardstock and patterned paper. I arranged them on the white stitched background and popped up the hugging hedgehogs.

I covered the front of an A2 sized card base with the same patterned paper I used for the die cut heart and adhered the focal panel. For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strip of textured brown cardstock. I adhered it under the hedgehogs and finished the card with using a black glaze pen on their noses.

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