Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the May reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoy the week so far. We are showcasing the new dog stamp/die set called Walking Woofs. All these products will be available tomorrow, 17/05!

Here is my card:

When I first saw this set it reminded me of a painting. Maybe that pretty hat but I imagined a romantic scene, on a cloudy day our lady walking all her 4 legged friends. The scene in my head was so delicate and soft that it shouted for watercolours.

So I stamped the image and the sentiment on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock and used my Daniel Smith sample palettes (available at Simon Says Stamp) to add a soft watercolour look. It was totally stepping out of my comfort zone, but I enjoyed the process so much.

When the panel was dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and flags. I adhered some pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs (French kiss) to a top folding white card base and added the painted panel. Then I cut another patterned paper piece with bold flowers to cover the bottom part and added a thin strip of Peacock cardstock.

It was a hard decision to skip the embellishments, but I took the risk. I admit, I like the end result this way more.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Walking woofs” 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)! 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 

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 Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed this week’s inspiration and you are preparing your shopping lists now. All these cuties will be available tomorrow, 17/05!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the May Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. After the movies we are into flowers. The new Dainty Daisies is a pretty floral stamp set with coordinating dies. All new products will be available on Friday 17/05!

Here is my card for today:

I started with stamping and colouring the daisies with Copic markers. I used only light greys for shading a little, but I kept the colouring simple.

I die cut it with the coordinating die and another piece from black cardstock. I layered them on top of each other slightly offset to get a shadow effect.

Then I used the Flags and Frames die set to cut the rounded stitched rectangle from heavy weight vellum and also a scalloped stitched die to cut from rainbow patterned paper as the background. I love the cheerful colours of this paper from Sunny Studio (Spring Sunburst collection).

After adhering all layers I die cut a black banner and white heat embossed the sentiment on it. I popped it up with 3D foam squares. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum and hid the adhesive behind the flower so it does not show through.

I covered all the petals with Tonic Aqua clear shimmer and added glossy accents in the middle of each flower. I also added black dots around the flower with a black glaze pen. As a final embellishment I added some crystals from Lucy’s Little Things around the sentiment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dainty Daisies” 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)! 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 

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 Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Enjoy the little things – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

There is nothing compared to the first sip of coffee on a spring day in the first rays of sunshine! This special moment (and my craving for coffee during Ramadan, hahaha) inspired my card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

I was flipping through my stamps when I came across the Little Lilies stamp and die set and realized that I have never used them before. I imagined a scene with the little bunny from the Bitty Bunnies set sitting under the lily and enjoying the smell of coffee. The mug I took from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. I coloured all images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I sponged some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on a white top folding notecard and applied Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I die cut a piece of grass with a Land border die and adhered a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studio) under it.

I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner with black ink and arranged the images.

This time I kept the card flat and added only a few butterflies (from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set) and drops of glossy accents on their bodies and the mug as embellishment.

I will link this project up to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (For a special lady).

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

One sip at a time

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and as Pink and Main is one of the awesome Super Sponsors, I brought you an elegant tea card today using stamps/dies from their latest release.

Here is my card:

I started with stamping one of the teapots from the Tea-rific stamp set, coloured it with Copics and die cut it with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut a wreath from Olive cardstock and a stitched rectangle using a green checked patterned paper from the Something Whimsy paper pad.

I adhered the wreath, popped up the teapot in the middle with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment with black ink on the bottom of the panel. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a white top folding card base.

I embellished the wreath with tiny flower sequins and added glossy accents to some parts of the teapot to make even prettier.

I hope you like my card and will check back later for more inspiration! It is National Scrapbooking Day today, I hope you find time for your favourite hobby.

Happy crafting!

Zsofi

Pattern Paper Play – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card, which any crafter can do, even the most beginner ones! And who does not need a quick card idea when there is no time for an elaborate design?

I am absolutely in love with the patterned papers from the Daisy Delight paper pad from LDRS Creative. I found this pretty flower one which is too beautiful to be covered. I felt it has to be the queen of the show.

Therefore I cut a piece to cover the front of an A2 card. I die cut a heavy weight vellum with the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle set to hold the sentiment. I chose vellum to soften the design and let the background show through a little.

I die cut the friend dies from the If friends were flowers set: the shadow die from black, the sentiment die from pink cardstock scraps. I adhered them together and glued it to the vellum rectangle. Then I stamped another sentiment under it using In you face orange Hybrid ink. To make sure I will not smear it until I assemble the card, I heat set it with a heat tool.

As a tiny bit of embellishment I scattered some golden sequins all around the sentiment to make this card more elegant. I hope you like today’s inspiration and will check back later again.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Alice in Wonderland

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a cartoon inspired motivational card. I am a big Disney fan and when I first saw the Wonderland stamp set from Pink and Main, I was literally jumping from joy. The characters are so cute and the quotes made me smile.

I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers. I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a white, a pink and a blue violet piece. I also used it to cut down a green piece of cardstock which I cut again with a small scalloped border die to stand for grass for my scene.

Before attaching the grass and all the images, I sponged very lightly some light blue ink on the white rectangle. I also stamped the sentiment with blue violet ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added some flower sequins.

For the background I chose a pretty bow one from the Something Whimsy paper pad and covered an A2 sized card front with it and adhered all the rectangles turned at an angle before adhering the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the glasses, clock, bottle and bows, just to make them even cuter.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back later for more inspiration with the April Release. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Pink and Main April Release Sneak Peek – My Universe

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a sneak peek of the My Universe stamp/die set which is part of the fabulous April Release from Pink and Main. All new products will be available on 20/04!

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cute astronaut and the balloon bunch on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and used my Copic markers to add colour. I kept the colours in the purple-blue-aqua range, this is my favourite colour combo and matching so well the paper I chose as a background from the new Galaxy Foil paper pad.

If you are short on time but love galaxy backgrounds with a foil accent, this paper pad is for you. A wide range of pretty skies in beautiful colours – all having rose gold stars as foiled accents. The most beautiful paper pad I have ever seen!

I cut a piece to cover an A2 sized card front, heat embossed a sentiment from the My Universe stamp set on a strip of black cardstock and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

To make it really dimensional I mounted the balloons with 3D foam tape too and doubled the foam tape up when I adhered the little guy.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the balloons and covered the glass of the helmet and the accents on the costume with glossy accents. I also added some shine to the clouds and the some parts of the planet-balloons too to make it even more special.

I hope you liked today’s sneak peek and will check back later for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi