Coffee Card Series – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to the last day of my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a Fall coffee card made with goodies from Simon Says Stamp.

First I stamped and coloured the cute dog with the latte and a bunch of pumpkins from the SSS Fall Frenchies stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut verything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I really wanted to use the new SSS Coffee Drinks stencil and there was a technique in my mind I wanted to try. So I applied white texture paste on white cardstock usin the stencil and let it dry. After that I did some ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I added black and white splatters of acrylic paint when it was done. This way I got a wonderful tone-on-tone background with a lot of texture. I really need to do this techique more often!

While the background was drying I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a brown banner and added a smaller orange banner under it. I also die cut grass from gree cardstock and shaded it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I assembled the card, popped up the banner and the dog with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the scarf, a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose and glossy accents on the mug.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed the last week with me, I had a lot of fun sharing these caffeinated projects. Now it is time to move on to holiday cards, so stay tuned. If you like my style, please follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Your support means so much to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my first ever Coffee Card Series! I have been planning to do this for such a long time, I wish you will enjoy the next week full of caffeinated goodness! (the image source: Background photo created by 8photo – www.freepik.com)

For my first card I chose to feature one of my favourite companies: Lawn Fawn. I used stamps and dies from the latest release just as well as from older ones.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the following sets: Crazy Antics, A creature was stirring, Holiday Helpers. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut the images out with their coordinating dies. The colours I used: BG7, BG4, BG2, BT9, BT7, BT5, DR5, DR3, DR1, DG4, DG2, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1.

To set a chilly scene I die cut the Magic Iris Snowflake Add-on from white glitter cardstock and once more from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look. The white inner circle I die cut with a stitched hillside border die to get a snowbank.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Wishes from Peacock cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. I also cut the largest stitched rectangle from a simple patterned paper from the Let it Shine Snowflakes paper pad.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares and liquid glue. It was so much fun to add all the little gingerbread figures and candy canes. Then I stamped the “for you” from Love you a latte stamp set in the middle of the snowlfake frame and white heat embossed “joyful” on a thin black strip of cardstock.

As a finishig touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and also glossy accents on the berries and candy canes. I could not resist adding clear shimmer to the mugs, who doesnt’t want a glittery cup? At last I added Stickles to the word Wishes to make it frosty.

I will link this card up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge.

I wish you enjoyed this cozy scene and you will pop in tomorrow for more caffeinated inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Thanksgiving – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. 

Thanksgiving is approaching fast and I thought I bring you a cute woodland scene to celebrate the occasion. Scene cards are not necessarily complicated, with a couple of cute critters you can build up an adorable scene too. I mixed and matched some new stamps and older dies on this clean and simple Autum card. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Nuts about you and Deer to me. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB2, EB1, RB1, RB2, RB3, TN9, TN8, TN6, TN4, TN2, TN1, FS6, TB9, TB6, TB5, TB3, LY1, OR1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

As I had a simple design in mind, I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock with the largest Imperial Stitched Rectangle die, and also some grass with the Grassy Lass Border dies from grey cardstock. I made two heights of grass to ensure dimension. I added a touch of Black Soot Distress Oxide ink very lightly to the edges of the grass and assembled the scene.

I did not want to use 3D foam squares this time, you can achieve a dimensional look even if you use liquid glue. Just make sure to build up your scene in layers: I put the trees and the birdhouse in the background, some treetrunks and the deer in the middle and mushrooms and birds on the front panel.

As for the sentiment, I used the Oh Deer from Deer to me and another one from the Classic Sentiments stamp set. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the mushrooms.

I hope you enjoyed this simple scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Purrthday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to participate in the Cat Lovers Blog Hop organised by the lovely Janis. Heffy Doodle is one of the sponsors of this event so I created a card using Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. All details of the blog hop you can read here.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Purrfect Day and Mewniverse stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, DG2. BG2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

I die cut a white stitched rectangle using one of the dies from Imperial Stitched Rectangles and lightly inkblended it from the sides with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I also die cut a green rectangle and cut grass out of it with the Grassy Lass Border dies. I added a tiny bit of ink on the top of it just to add some shading.

Then I die cut 2 branched and a bunch of leaves from coloured cardstock scraps using the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree dies and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the cats.

The sentiment is from the Purrfect Day stamp set and I stamped it directly on the sky with green and black inks. I gave the scene a dark red mat and adhered it to a kraft Woodgrain Texture Background.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and drops of glossy accents on the noses of the cats.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and play along with us.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending Happy Mail – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. 

When was the last time you sent out happy mail to your friends? I admit that I do it much less often than I would want to, but when I saw the Hot Air Balloon dies from the new release, I knew I needed to create a friendship card. I combined it with some older stamps ad stencils this time. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Hot Diggity Dog and Happy Yappy Mail. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, BG5, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB2, DR3, CG3, CG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the pieces needed to build my hot air ballon: for the balloon itself I used patterned paper, for tha basket I used kraft cardstock ad for the little accessories some specialty papers. Before adhering it together I added some texture to the basket itself with the Wonderfully Woven stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. I also added some shading to the balloon pieces with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, and assembled it as on the picture.

As the balloon is quite big, I decided to go with the slimline format: my cardbase is 8,5*3,5 inches. I die cut a Stitched Slimline Rectangle with the Stitched Slimline Trios die set from white cardstock and created a cloudy sky with the help of the Cloudy Skies stencil. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. I also cut grass with the Slimline Sceenery die set and inkblended it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. On this little piece I stamped part of the sentiment from the More Classic Sentiments stamp set.

After assembling the scene I die cu the word Friend from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it on the balloon and covered it with clear shimmer.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen and glossy accents on the hearts and noses, and emphasized the pawprints and eyes with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

To a deer friend – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

If your are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs Day 3 post, just click here.

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Fall is one of my favourite seasons and I was eagerly waiting to mix and match the new stamps and dies from the latest release. So here you go, a slimline forest scene for any occasions. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Deer to me, Nuts about you, Hootiful and the mini set Mole Lotta Love (it was an incentive set during pre-orders). I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: TN9, TN8, TN7, TN2, TN1, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, EB5, EB3, EB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, GB9, GB7, GB4, RB2, RB1, MB1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the elements for my slimline scene using Heffy Doodle coloured cardstocks. I needed a postage edge rectangle from white cardstock (Slimline Mini Mail), a blue (Ice Blast), green (Kiwi Crush) and light yellow (Butterscotch) stitched slimline rectangle (Stitched Slimline Trio) and a tree trunk from grey (Oyster Shell) cardstock with the new Tree-mendous Peek-a-boo tree die. Then I used the canopy die from the same set to cut the canopy from the yellow rectangle, and the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut the grass. I also made a whole on this panel with a Stitched Oval die as a cave for my moles. I used a cloud border die for the bush from the Silver Lining Cloud Border die set. I added texture to the tree trunk with the new Woodgrain Texture background die.

I used some Distress Oxide inks for shading the die cuts, and added some splatters to each too. I assembled the scene as on the picture, I used 3D foam squares behind the grassy panel to give the whole scene some depth. The sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it with scissors.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the mushrooms and beaks and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. The cardbase is made of light grey cardstock and measures 3,5*8,5 inches.

I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs, but do not worry, there is still a lot to share! We are showcasing today: Christmas Cocktails and Dairy Christmas stamp/die sets. They are so fun and punny!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I love to colour drinks – even if myself I never drink alcohol. I stamped and coloured all the glasses from the Christmas Cocktails set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used: Ice Blue Blend, Alpine Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Pale Pink Blend, Light Yellow Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

I cut a piece of Audrey Blue cardstock and a thinner strip of a patterned paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad. I wanted a bit of bling, so I matted the patterned paper strip with red glitter cardstock before adhering to the blue one. I stuck it on a white note card and popped up the drinks with 3D foam squares.

I simply stamped the sentiment above the shorter glasses and used my clear shimmer pen to add a ton of sparkle to these festive cocktails. I also used glossy accents on the ice cubes and berries.

CARD 2

For my second card I also started with colouring the main image from Dairy Christmas. This time I used my regular Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: FS4, FS3, FS6, DR5, DR3, DR1, BG9, BG7, BG5, DG4, DG2, TN8, TN7, TN4, CG2, CG1. I cut them out with the coodinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a snowbank using the Land border dies and some pine trees from green cardstock with the Forest Scene Builder die set. For the background I die cut a scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and lightly inkblended the middle of it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I assembled the scene and popped up the celebrating trio with 3D foam squares. I chose a pretty plaid pattern from Meowy Christmas as a mat for my scene, it matched my colour palette perfectly.

As a finishing touch I used a Versamarker pen and added Textured White Embossing Powder to the trees and caps and even the snowbank. I heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. Be careful not to overheat it, because then it looses the texture and will become shiny (like on the cap of the cow). I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, clear shimmer on the scarves and blanket, and glossy accents on the berries and the little tree.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and will pop in again tomorrow for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Holiday Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs! We have awesome things to share today: Holiday Home and Christmas Cactus stamp/die sets. Both of them so unique!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Holiday Home stamp set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. The colours I used are the following: Yellow Green Blend, Citrus Green Blend, Dark Red Blend, Earth Brown Shades, Earth Brown Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Red Brown Blend, True Blue Blend. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I prepared the background for my witer scene: I die cut the Slimline Frames and Portholes scalloped rectangle die from white cardstock and used the Hills & Grass stencil to create snowbanks on the bottom half. I used only the residues on my light blue blender brush, I did not ink it up. On the upper half I blended Prize Ribbon and alty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and added some water splatters.

I made sure the ink was dry before I white heat embossed a pretty sentiment on the sky. I also added some sparkly white snowflakes.

I adhered the images, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

CARD 2

I silver heat embossed the Christmas Cactus stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock twice and used my Karin Brush markers to quickly paint them. I used only one green ad one pink shades and moved the ink with a waterbrush. So relaxing and easy! When it was dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a large stitched circle with the Circle frames die set from white cardstock and silver heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom. I arranged the 2 cacti above it, but I wanted to give it a green frame. As I could not find the matching cardstock, I created my own: I die cut a bigger white circle (Pink and Main die set) and used the same green brush marker to colour the edges of it. This way it will perfectly match the coloured images.

For the background I did a quick inkblending with Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added some black and white acrylic paint splatters and spritzed the panel gently with water too. When it was dry I used the Music stencil with Rina K Designs Poppin’ Pink Neon Glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb. Wow, what a pretty colour, and so sparkly! When it was dry, I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and my card was all done!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus” 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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and will pop in again tomorrow for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

This is my favourite part of the year when companies come out with their holiday releases. So you can imagine how excited I am to be part of a fabulous and fun Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs! We have a lot to share with you in the coming days, a lot of new stamps, dies and a big surprise the fan’s were waiting for so long: a paper pad! YAY! Today we are showcasing the adorable Snow Much Cheer and Newton’s Stockings stamp/die sets.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/10/2021.

CARD 1

I started with stampig and colouring the cutest snowmen ever from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TB1, LG4, LG1, CT4, CT1, LY1, DR4, DR3, DR1, BO4, BO3, BO1, DG4, DG3, DG2. I used the coodinating dies to cut everything out.

Then I used the Petite Snow stencil on a piece of heavy weight vellum with white texture paste. I set it aside to dry and did some die cutting meanwhile.

I cut a white postage edge rectangle using the Frameworks die set and cut 2 snowbanks using the Land border dies. I also die cut the Christmas word from red glitter paper with the Holiday Greetings die set. When the sow background was dry, I also die cut that with the Frameworks die.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin grey strip of cardstock from the Snow Much Cheer stamp set and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the the snowmen and the sentiment strip and popped up the panel on a light blue card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the coloured images.

CARD 2

I stamped the kitty and some presents from Newton’s Stockings on alcohol ink friendly cardtsock and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. Here are the colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, FS7, DR4, DR3, DR1, AG2, AG1, LG2. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and using an embossing pen, I added white texture embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to the white parts of the stocking. I used my heat gun to melt it. It gives a super fun, fluffy texture!

I also heat embossed one of the sentiments from the set directly on the stocking, I love when the message is part of the images! So cool!

While I was die cutting I also cut a ribbon from red and pine branches from green using the Pines and Holly die set.

I assembled my littl scene on a white strip of cardstock, matted it with green cardstock and adhered them to an A2 sized card which I previously covered with a pretty patterned paper from the new Meowy Christmas paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the presents, and used a clear shimmer pen on the santa hat.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking”  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 October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of this exciting week and will pop in again tomorrow for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

The sky is the limit – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. 

I am still enjoying making encouragement cards and the new Flying High stamp set is perfect for any occasion. For today I made a simple card which is easy to create in any colour combos. Let me lead you through the process.

First I created a striped background with masking on a Stitched Rectangle using Heffy Memo Tape. I started in the middle with a 1 inch stripe. I used the latest Distress Oxide ink colour: Prize Ribbon and applied the ink with a blending brush. Then I repeated the masking 3/4 inch above and below. Before removing the masks I added water sprinkles and also used white acrylic paint and black pearlescent watercolour to add splatters. I could not resist adding a bit of Liquid Pixie Dust droplets too, it gives a subtle shimmer like tiny stars in the sky.

Then I stamped and coloured the planes and helicopter from the Flying High stamp set, coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colours I used: BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB3, TB2, TB1, GB4, CT4, CT3, CT1.

I also white heat embossed a bunch of clouds on vellum and cut them out. They are always a nice touch to any sky scenes.

I stamped 2 sentiments on the white stripes and assembled the scene. The heat embossed lines gave me enough space to hide tiny drops of liquid glue behind them, so it was easy to attach the clouds. I gave the panel a yellow and a dark grey cardstock mat to make a frame around the scene.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the windows and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added little star sequins to complete the night sky feeling. I cannot wait to replicate this card in other colours too, like aqua and pink.

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