Rainbow unicorns – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I hope you all had a chance to shop your favourites from the new release! Today I brought you a fun rainbow slimline card filled with Fluffy Puffy Unicorns. Let’s get started!

First I stamped and coloured the cute chubby unicorns with Copic markers. I used some light greys from the N series for their bodies and went rainbow with their hair and tails. When choosing the colours I was heavily inspired by a gorgeus patterned paper from Lawn Fawn which I wanted to use for the background. When the unicorns were all coloured I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the Stitched Slimline trio die set to cut down the patterned paper. I also used the window die from the same set to cut a white frame. I love the stitching details so much! I backed the frame with vellum and stamped a sentiment in the middle window using black STAZ-on ink.

I created a card base from heavy weight white cardstock, measuring 8,5 x 7 inches and scored it in half. I adhered the patterned piece, then the white frame at an angle. I used liquid glue to attach the clouds and popped up the unicorns with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added some clear shimmer to the clouds for a subtle sparkle and my card is finished!

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

Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of a wonderful collaboration Blog Hop with two of my favourite companies. Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia have teamed up to bring you a ton of new inspiration. And there are prizes to win! YAY!

I have 2 birthday cards for you today, let’s dive in the details!

CARD 1

As always I started with stamping and colouring the crocodile from the Happy Snappy Crocs from Heffy Doodle using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I used the Dotted Shaker Tag 2 die from Studio Katia to cut an aqua, yellow and a pink tag. From the yellow one I cut the grass with a Grassy Lass border die from Heffy Doodle. While I was at die cutting I also cut a piece of vellum using the rectangle from Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 1.

For the background I chose a dotted patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and matted it with hot pink cardstock. I assembled the tag as on the picture, used a white eyelet for the top and added green twine to it. I popped up the croc with 3D foam squares and stamped a small sentiment on the very top of the tag from the same stamp set.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut them down to very narrow strips which I adhered hanging off the tag.

I finished the card with a sprinkle of Rainbow Dots Glitter from Studio Katia. It makes it so festive and matches the patterned paper too!

CARD 2

On my second card I went underwater 🙂 I stamped and coloured images from the Heffy Doodle Shellabrate and Oceans of Love sets and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks with a light hand on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the same coloured just over the Wave to me stencil. I repeated the process after shifting the stencil a bit. This way I got the perfect wavy background which I sprinkled with pearlized water for more texture.

I used the Seashell shaker die from Studio Katia to cut into the background and I also cut another one from blue violet cardstock for the thin frame. I adhered a piece of acetate on the back of the panel to create a shaker window.

I also die cut sand with the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes dies and added Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I splattered the sand dune with diluted inks and white acrylic paint so it really looks like sand! I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of it from Shellabrate. The rest of the sentiment is from Oceans of Love which I white heat embossed in black cardstock and cut them into very thin strips.

I assembled the scene and added 3D foam strips to the back of it. On a white notecard I sponged a little Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and added some Chunky Dots Glitter and July Crystals and Poseidon Crystals from Studio Katia for the shaker part.

After the shaker was ready I used the same jewels to embellish the front of the card too. I also added glossy accents to the turtles and the starfish and used a black glaze pen on their eyes.

GIVEAWAY

Heffy Doodle will be giving away a  25£ CG and Studio Katia a  25$ CG to their stores. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 7th  on the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia blogs. Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered to win! Here is the full list:

Studio Katia Blog

Ashley Ebben

Kaja Vezenšek

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Galina Filippenko

Cassie Trask

Ilda Dias

Cassie Tezak

Tracy Freeman

Ali Farmer

Tracey McNeely

Amanda Fitterer

Dana Gong

Heffy Doodle Blog

I hope you enjoyed this wonderful hop and got inspired! If you like my cards please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram to make sure you will not miss any project I share! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Clean and simple masculine card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really easy to re-make card for Newton’s Nook Designs the most popular Farming Fun stamp and die set. I need to make more of these to enrich my masculine card collection I guess.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the truck and the wagon with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I used a pretty cloudy backdrop die from Lawn Fawn to create a textured white background and stamped the sentiment on it with black ink.

The bottom third o the card I covered with patterned paper and added a thin strip of dark grey cardstock on the top of it. Then I popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares,

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the middle of the wheels.

You see? I told you it was easy. I cannot wait to see your CAS cards, so please tag me @safsafdesign2016 on IG if you share it there! Thanks for joining me today and hope to see you soon!

Have a great day,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the first sneak peeks at the gorgeous new products Newton’s Nook Designs have in their June release. Today our team showcases the Farming fun stamp/die set along with 2 new Slimline die sets: Slimline Frames and Portholes and Slimline Frames and Windows! All new products will be available on Friday 19th June 2020!

CARD 1

As always I started stamping and colouring the vehicled from the Farming fun set using my Copic markers. I kept the colour scheme simple and only used greens, yellows and of course some neutral greys. I cut them all with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the new Slimline Frames and Windows die from heavy weight white cardstock and used the inner little squares for my vehicles. Before popping them up on the white squares I lightly sponged a little Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink in the middle of the squares to ake the images pop even more!

For the background I chose a pretty plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn) and arranged the 3 squares on it tiny overlapping. I also stamped 3 sentiments with black ink.

I could not help adding a bit of glossy accents to the wheels, seats and steering wheels. I love when certain part of the images are shiny and dimensional.

CARD 2

For this clean and simple card I used the new Slimline Frames and Portholes die set.

I die cut the scalloped rectangle from patterned paper (Lawn Fawn) and the inner piece from heavy weight white cardstock. The portholes I popped up with 3D foam squares to add dimension.

I also cut the little butterflies from the same die set from heavy weight vellum 4 times and layered 2 on top of each other. I used liquid glue to adhere them and added a drop of glue only in the middle so the wings can “fly”.

In the middle window I white heat embossed a sentment from the Thankful thoughts stamp set.

As a finishing touch I added some enamel dots to the bodies of the butterflies in coordinating colours.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Farming Fun” 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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 hope you enjoyed the first day of the June reveals and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Hello Beautiful – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a delicate, all occasion card I created for Pink and Main.

First I stamped the pretty butterfly outline from the Hello Beautiful stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I added colour with Altenew watercolour brushes. When I thought it was dry I cut the panel down and stamped the antlers of the butterfly. I was just about to mat it with black cardstock when I realised that I smooshed the ink which was obviously not dry. I was lazy to start it over so I took my chance and spritzed the whole paper with water. I was very generous with it and moved the cardstock around to get the colours move and blend. I dried it with my heat tool and voilá – a saved but totally differently looking image was finished.

After matting it with black cardstock I adhered it to a top folding A2 sized notecard which I previously covered with a polka dot patterned paper from Something Whimsy.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment to the middle of the butterfly and embellished it with a bunch of glossy dots. It looks like jewel, so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and story. Come back over the weekend for another fun project!

See you soon,

Zsofi

If friends were flowers – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes when I am not making a scene card, I love to get inspired looking at sketches. Today’s card was fully inspired by an older sketch from the Inky Paws Challenges of Newton’s Nook Designs. It is worth to check it out, they have themes and colour challenges too!

I started with colouring the cat in a bed of flowers from Newton’s Flower Garden. I fussy cut it out, used a clear shimmer pen on the flowers and added a drop of glossy accents in the flower centers.

I cut a rounded stitched rectangle from patterned paper using the Frames squared die set and also 2 scalloped borders from yellow cardstock with the Sky borders dies.

I needed some strips of colourful cardstocks for the sketch and I die cut a pink banner too.

I assembled the card on a kraft cardbase and popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares. I still needed a sentiment, which I decided to stamp on a stithced white circle. I also added a small flower as embellishment to it.

I wish you got inspired to look at older sketches too an create some colourful cards. I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Inky Paws Challenge
Newton

See you soon,

Zsofi

Marshmallows & cocoa – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last card for this year’s Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I have so many adorable Lawn Fawn sets that I simply had to make a springy card with them.

I combined several sets to create my scene: Party Panda, Fairy friends. Gleeful Gardens, Holiday helpers and Thanks a latte. I stamped the images on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured all the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Stitched cloudy backdrop die on a patterned paper from Watercolour wishes. I also cut grass with the grassy hillside border die and created a white frame for the scene using a Stitched rectangle frames die.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin stripe of black cardstock and adhered it to the frame from inside.

When assembling the scene I used liquid glue and 3D foam squares to get dimension. I love to layer my scenes, it is so fun!

For the background I chose a matching patterned paper from Perfectly plaid. A few clear sequins, googly eyes and a bit of clear shimmer on the flowers finished it off. I also added glossy accents to the mug and the nose of the panda.

I hope you enjoyed my coffee themed cards this week and you will keep checking back for more fun projects! I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Coffee…you’re unforgettable!

Hello Everyone,

I have another funny card inspired by my love for coffee 😀 This time I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

For this clean and simple design I first stamped the cute elephant from Ears to you and the little mug from an older set called Cocoa Cafe. I coloured them with my Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

On a 3 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide white piece of cardstock I stamped a sentiment from Ears to you in black. I die cut the word Coffee using the Thin Aplha dies and Green Sparkle Sheet. I adhered them above the stamped sentiment and placed the sleeping elephant with the mug on top of the letters.

I gave the panel a black thin mat and chose a patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad as background. The only embellishment I used are tiny clay hearts which bring a little dimension to this otherwise flat card.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you liked my card today and will come back tomorrow for another coffee related cutie! 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 4

We have reached the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release reveals. Kitty lovers, have no fear, there is new release without our favourite cat! Newton’s flower garden is a super cute Spring set, coming with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 22nd May, 2020.

For my card I stamped the kittens on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers. I used scissors to cut them out together with all the little accessories.

I wanted to create a cute Spring scene, and I chose a pretty patterned paper from the French Kiss Doodlebug Designs paper pad to be the background. I die cut a piece of vellum with the postage stamp die from Frameworks and added grass with a Land border die. I also used the Sky scene builder set to cut the sun and clouds.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the sun so it could be part of the scene.

I assembled the scene on the vellum first so I could hide the adhesive behind the images while adhering the panel to the patterned paper. In this way nothing shows through.

I finished the design with drops of glossy accents in the flower centers, butterflies and kitty noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s FLower garden”  stamp set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set!

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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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 hope you enjoyed this week full of new product reveals and inspiration. Now it is time to write your shopping list! 😉 If you enjoy my style of cardmaking, please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram where I share my happy cards. Your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Smiley greetings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and coping well with all difficulties these day. I admit that I am struggling. With homeschooling and taking care of my family I have very little freetime and far not enough to craft. Although it makes me relaxed and cheers me up, I can’t create daily like I used to in the good old times. But as everything, this tough period will be over one day. And until then I wanted to send all of you some virtual hugs with this cute card I created for Newton’s Nook Designs.

Loads of blooms was released last year but it shouts freedom and Spring to me – and the girl with the flowers on the bike represents everything I am longing for now. I coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I needed some scene building elements, so I die cut the Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a grassy border from Peacock cardstock and a few vellum clouds uing the Sky scene builder die set.

I cut a light blue panel with the rounded stitched rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled the scene. I let the clouds hang off the panel for more interest. I backed the whole thing with a slightly bigger blue violet mat.

The sentiment I stamped on a stitched circle from Frames squared using pink ink from Gina K Designs. I adhered it in the upper right corner hanging off the panel and embellished it with two little flowers.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid patterned paper from Doodlebug Desigs French Kiss paper pad and popped up the focal scene with thin foam tape. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the flower centers.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back soon for more fun projects! Stay safe!

Hugs,

Zsofi