Love you a latte – Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guestie

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be back with my third coffee themed card as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month.

If you follow me, you know that I adore Lawn Fawn. Their whimsical designs cheer me up and I love how the different sets can be combined. This is what I did for today’s card too, I stamped images from the following sets: Love you a latte, Thanks a latte, Frosty fairy friends and So smooth.

Usually when I colour a scene I use a patterned paper pad as inspiration for the colour combos. This time it was Doodlebug Designs Winter Wonderland, and I chose a pretty striped paper to be the background of my scene.

I used Copic markers to add colour to the stamped images and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I arranged them on a piece of warm grey cardstock from Hero Arts which I cut down to be 3.25 inches wide.

I stamped a sentiment in black from the Love you a latte set and matted the panel with Peacock cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.

Only the finishing touches were remaining at this point: a little glossy accents on the fairies’ accessories and some clear shimmer on the snowflakes. I could not resist using a white gel pen to add some stripes to the scarf and some dots to the background.

I hope you like this cheerful love card which I think is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day too. Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next week with more coffee themed inspiration!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Warm wishes – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be back with my second coffee themed card as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month.

I have got my Hello Bluebird order recently and I could not wait to ink up the Cocoa party critters. Aren’t they just simply adorable? I cannot have enough of them (I stamped 3 sets at once, so I will definitely make more cards soon). I used Copic markers to add colour and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple wintery background so I white heat embossed the Hello Bluebird Falling Snow background stamp on Audrey Blue cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a bit of white pigment ink on the edges. I love this soft look, makes it more chilly for me.

I cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock using the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs. It makes the perfect little hills! I assembled the scene and popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment is the Warm Wishes word die from Hello Bluebird, I cut it 2 times from white cardstock and once from MFT Sunset glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and added a white heat embossed sentiment on top of it which I fussy cut with my scissors.

I used Blue Violet cardstock as a mat on the scene and adhered it to a white top folding notecard. A little glossy accents on the cups and noses finished it off.

I hope you like this cheerful party and it warms you up even if you are having the winter chill at your place. Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next week with more coffee themed inspiration!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Flying by to say… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a cute birthday scene as my first post on the Heffy Doodle blog! I am super excited to share with you Perfect Combos through the next couple of months and hope to inspire you to look at your stamp sets differently.

I have the Big Bug Hugs stamp set from a previous release for a while now and I was itching to ink up these adorable critters. After the winter break I am immediately in Spring mood usually and cannot wait for the picnic weather to arrive. This mood strongly had an affect on my colour palette and scene today 🙂 To accessorize my party bugs, I stamped little images from other sets: the present and camera from Happy Snappy Crocs, the cake and balloon from Elephant of surprise and the big mushroom and flower from Gnome Matter What. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The background I kept simple: on a piece of white cardstock I blended Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I love how smooth transition we can achieve with these brushes! It was a total game changer for me when I first tried them out! On the bottom of the cardstock I applied some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink, making sure to fade it out towards the sky.

I assembled the scene using liquid glue, I really enjoyed adding the little accessories to the bugs. They look so cute! My favourite is the bee with the camera.

As the scene was already quite busy I decided to stamp the sentiment directly around the birthday-queen with black ink. I also added some clouds with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink from the Quack me up stamp set. I love the tone-on-tone textured look!

Finally I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the wings and balloons and some glossy accents on the ribbons and the crown.

I hope you got inspired by this combination of stamps to create a scene. Perfect for a cheerful birthday! 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

Life is unbearable… – Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guest Designer

Hello Everyone,

I am Zsofi and I am super excited to be guest designing for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for the month of January 2020. I will not lie, I am addicted to coffee and cardmaking. My favourite coffee is long and has milk, I cannot imagine starting a day without this first hot treat. It is really a hug in a mug for me. My other addiction – cardmaking – started 6 years ago when my second child was born. I wanted to scrapbook our memories, but then I saw a cute critter stamp from Lawn Fawn. I live in Hungary and cardmaking wasn’t a thing here at that time. But it was love at first sight and I cannot stop crafting ever since. I learnt everything online, step by step. I love bright and cheerful colours, and building scenes, combining different stamp and die sets. It makes me happy and keeps me sane. I hope you will enjoy my happy coffee cards every Friday this month!

For this week I created a funny little scene with Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. When I saw the Unbearable without you set, I immediately saw the bears having a coffee party. I looked through my stash and found the perfect cups for them in the More than S’mores stamp set (it was a Simon Says Stamp Stamptember exclusive in 2018). I coloured my images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I love when dies are smart and cut the paws of the critters: it was so easy to make them hold their coffee!

To set the scene I used the Cloudy skies stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and applied it gently with a blending brush on a white card base. I splattered it with water and diluted Peacock Feathers ink. Then I die cut two hills with a Stitched Slopey Joes die and added Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. I love texture so I splattered it with diluted green ink.

After assembling the scene I stamped the sentiment in black and finished it with die cut glittery letters. The Stitched alphabetters has the prefect size to stand out and it has the pretty stitched detail I adore.

Only the finishing touches were remaining at this point: a bit of clear shimmer to the coffee sleeves and drops of glossy accents on the bears’ noses and the hearts.

I hope you enjoyed today’s caffeinated inpiration! See you soon with the next one!

Have a wonderful day.

Zsofi

Happy New Year – 2020!

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that it is 2020 already, I need to practice writing it down. I feel it is going to be a special year, I am looking forward to all the changes it may bring in my life. I have some personal goals set and also crafting wise I have big ambitions to improve my colouring and photo-shooting skills and learn something new. I want to start making videos and teach the beauty of cardmaking. Super plans, right?

To celebrate the new year I created a simple critter card using two of my all time favourite brands: Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird. I stamped and coloured the bears and pines from the LF Winter Skies set and cut them out with the coordinting dies.

I took a Blue Violet cardstock piece and cut it down with the postage stamp die from Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. It is my all time fave! I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Hello Bluebird North Star set and splattered the panel with white acrylic paint.

I die cut a stitched hill from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and assembled the scene on a kraft card base. I popped up the bear with 3D foam squares and added stripes to their scarf with a white gel pen.

So simple yet so cute, isn’t it? I am wishing you all a wonderful new year with all your wishes coming true, full of happy moments and quality time with your loved ones! And heartfelt thanks for following me on my crafting journey, it means the world to me!

See you soon with more inspiration! Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

Waddling Christmas – announcement

Hello Crafty friends,

I have wonderful and exciting news to share: I have joined the Heffy Doodle Design Team! YAY! It was a big dream for me to be part of such an awesome group of talented crafters and work with the super cute Heffy Doodle products! Of course when I am happy, I make cards. Here it is, as a celebration for this great news.

I started with stenciling over a piece of Cookie Monster cardstock with the Twinkle, twinkle stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Then I shifted the stencil and added white Glitz Glitter gel with a stencil pal.

While the background was drying I stamped and coloured the penguins and the tree from the Wanna build a snowman set using Copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut some snow banks from white cardstock with a Stitched Slopey Joes die and the Christmas word from red glitter cardstock.

I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on black cardstock and cut it to a thin strip. I also used the coordinating die for the word wishes, I love the look!

I matted the background with Cherry on top cardstock and assembled the scene. I used my clear shimmer pen to add sparkle to the snow and accessories and went over the ornaments, beaks and feet with glossy accents.

I wish you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be joining the 7th Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop organised by Newton’s Nook Designs! For this very special event I created this cute Christmas card using one of my favourite holiday stamp sets.

I started with stamping and colouring the cute bear in the car from the Winston’s home for Christmas set with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.

To set the scene I die cut a stitched rouded rectangle with the Frames and Flags die set from blue cardstock and used white texture paste over the Petite Snow stencil.

While it was drying I cut a piece of light grey cardstock with the same die to be the road, and a white scalloped rectangle from the same die set to be in the background. I decided to add a silver metallic layer in between the two just because I love layered cards.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on silver metallic cardstock and die cut it with the rounded tag die from the Tag times two die set. I also die cut some pine from dark green cardstock and a red bow using the Pines and holly die set. I layered these on top of each other and assembled the scene.

I added a red and white striped patterned paper to a white top folding card base before adhering the scene in place. I used a clear shimmer pen on the bow and the presents, added glossy accents on some parts of the car and ribbons and my card was all done!

GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 8th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 9th.

SALE

There is a sale going on right now at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store as part of the celebration!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Chari Moss

Barbara Anders

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will pop in again soon for more holiday inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi