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

What the cluck? Herd it’s your birthday!

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really funny card I created with the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. All these farm sets are absolutely adorable on their own, but i was itching to combine them and get the whole herd on one big party scene.

I started with stamping and colouring some of the farm animals from the Oink, Cluck and Moo sets with my Copic markers. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and some grass using the Land Border dies.

As I used warm tones, I decided to build the scene on kraft cardstock instead of blue. When I was happy with the arrangements, I adhered all the critters with either liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I love the sentiments in these farm sets, I stamped a bunch of them on vellum die cut Speech Bubbles using StazOn black ink. I placed them around the critters, so it looks like they are having a conversation ūüôā Isn’t it cute?

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents here and there.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card today and will return soon for more.

Until next time,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

What a wonderful Monday it is, we have beautiful spring weather in Hungary. And it is the first day of the April Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Get ready for so much cuteness this month! All products will be available on Friday 12/04!

Today our team showcases the adorable new piggy set called Oink along with a new stencil and 2 new die sets! What a lovely collection!

For my card today I stamped and coloured the piggies with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. They all look so cute, so I designed a farm party card to be able to use all of them.

I stamped a few balloons and party hats from the Fabulous frenchies stamp set and coloured them in greens and yellows to match the scene. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out too.

Then I die cut a white fence with the new Fence die and also some grass with the Land border dies. I chose a cloudy patterned paper (Doodlebug designs) as my background and started to layer the elements. I adhered everything flat except for the little piggie in the middle which I popped up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped on a die cut speech bubble, it fits perfectly and looks so cool!

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the balloons, ribbon and candles and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and a white gel pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúOink‚ÄĚ 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment¬†¬†— winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th.¬†

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed the first day hop and will come back tomorrow for another fun farm themed day!

See ya,

Zsofi

Princess and the Frog

Hello Everyone,

If you follow me you know how much I love Lawn Fawn and the Lawnfawnatics challenges. The recent one is the best ever:

Out of my million ideas I made this card inspired by the Princess and the frog Disney movie.

First I looked through my Lawn Fawn stash and stamped a bunch of images from Screen Time, Toadally awesome, Wild for you and Critter concert. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the night scene I created first an inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the bottom portion and started with the sky: Black Soot, Blueprint sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. Then I removed the mask and placed it over the sky partition. I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I also cut the Bayou backdrop from dark grey cardstock and inked the leaves with Black Sooth distress ink to give it a dark shading. I adhered the backdrop over the inked piece and arranged the images. Then I stamped a sentiment from Winter skies with black ink. I used one of the tiny dies from the Screen time set to cut a small rectangle and wrote “Tiana’s” on it with a black thin line marker. I added a frame with a gold gel pen.

As embellishment I used some star confetti from Trinity stamps and coloured the trumpet and the crown of the frog with a gold gel pen. I also covered the princess’s dress and crown and dragonflies with a clear shimmer pen.

I love how this card turned out and the sentiment matches the movie perfectly too. Wouldn’t any Disney loving little girl be happy with a card like this?

I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #48 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Girly and Wednesday Challenge? Whatever the weather (based on the clear starry night sky)

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 4

Hello Crafty friends,

It is time to wrap up the March Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs, but before you get your shopping list ready, look at this cute set called Garden Mice! Don’t they just warm your heart?

All new products will be available as of tomorrow, 15/03!

My card today has an unusual format. I see more and more of these long cards on Instagram and thought of trying one too. I took an 8,5*8,25 piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and folded in half so the ready card measures 8,5*8,125 inches. I used a thin painter’s tape to mask an even frame all around the sides. Then I applied Tumbled Glass an Twisted Citron Distress inks with a light hand, fading it out at the meeting point to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some blue clouds with the same Tumbled Glass ink. I love the tone on tone look I get this way. I stamped the sentiment at this point in the top middle part of the card with black ink.

I chose 3 of the cute mice from the Garden Mice stamp set and stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock. I used Copic markers to add colour to them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I mounted them on the scene with 3D foam squares.

After assembling the scene I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and the butterfly, used a black glaze pen on the eyes and added glossy accents to the noses, the butterfly and the middle of the flowers.

I also used some flower sequins and pink jewels (Studio Katia) to make the scene complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúGarden Mice‚ÄĚ Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!¬†Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  ‚ÄĒ winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar ‚Äď> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. I am so curious to know which set won your heart this month!

See you soon with more cute cards!

Zsofi

Easter scene with Pink&Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an adorable and simple Easter scene card featuring the newly released Sketched Easter set from Pink and Main.

When I have a cute stamp set and it is hard to choose which images to use on a card, I just stamp and colour them. I used Copic markers to add colour to these little critters an die cut everything with the coordinating dies. I love how nicely the edges are rounded!

As I still could not decide which cuties to use, I sponged some Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock to create a simple background for a spring scene. I used Tumbled glass for the sky and Twisted Citron for the grass. I die cut this panel with the biggest of the Stitched rectangle set 2.

Then the playtime started: I kept arranging the die cut images till I was happy with the result. I adhered everything flat this time, so it is going to be easy to mail out. I also stamped the sentiment in black from the same stamp set.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and glossy accents to the noses and the body of the butterfly. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, eyelashes and flower parts.

I hope you liked my card today and got inspired! Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi




Newton‚Äôs Nook Designs February Release ‚Äď Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but not over the cute stamps and dies. Today our Design Team showcases the new kitty set called Newton’s Peeps. I am sure that the Newton fans were waiting eagerly to see what their favourite cat is up to this month:

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I added glossy accents to the beaks, the bow, emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and added some freckles to the kitties’ cheeks with a white gel pen.

To create the background I die cut the postage edge rectangle from the Framewoks die set from Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then used masking tape to cover the edges and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink in a light layer. I used the Bokeh Stencil 1 to add the same ink a bit more heavily for a tone on tone look. Then I took the Bokeh 2 stencil to add Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink and as the last layer i turned the stencil around to add Delicata White shimmer pigment ink. I love how it adds to the layers and gives a very delicate look.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle with blank ink and added a grassy border (Land border die set) to the bottom.

I adhered the critters, some flat and some with 3D foam squares. Finally i matted the scene with a light yellow cardstock before adding it to a side folding white notecard. Such a happy little Easter card, don’t you think?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúNewton’s peeps‚ÄĚ Stamp Set? ¬†This stamp set will be given away to¬†ONE lucky winner!

Here‚Äôs 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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment¬†¬†‚ÄĒ winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.¬†

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 ‚Äď>you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like my card for today! Come back tomorrow for the last 2 stamp/die reveals! You will love them!

See you,

Zsofi