Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and we continue the water fun! Newton’s Perfect wave has the most adorable surfing kitties (it is oh so lovely to colour by the way) and Scuba Newton is a fun smaller underwater set. Both have coordinating dies and will be available on 19/07!

CARD 1

As soon as I saw the surfing kitties I was lost! I fell in love immediately, so i stamped them and coloured them all with my Copic markers even though I had a plan to use only one of the images on my card. It is so relaxing to just sit and colour! I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background I wanted a flat scenery, which is so easy with the new scene builder edge stencils.

I started with the sandy beach using Antique Linen and bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with the Hills&Grass stencil.

Then I created the water with the Waves&Splashes stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I did not mask the bottom, I was just careful when I was close to the sand border. Finally I used the already released Sunscape stencil for the sun rays with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide. I used a very light hand not to make it too strong and faded out towards the edges.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set and stamped a sentiment in the middle of the sun with black ink. Before popping up Newton with 3D foam squares, I used my clear shimmer pen to go through the waves. As the ink is water reactive, it moved the ink and I got a very interesting textured look!

I adhered the panel to a top folding kraft notecard and added some dots to the sand with my brown Copic markers and a white gel pen. A bit of glossy accents on the surf board and on the swimming pants of the kitty finished it off.

CARD 2

For the diving kitty I designed a fun window card.

After stamping and colouring the kitty and a bunch of the fish and plants, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. Then I started to create the window on my front panel.

I took a navy blue A2 sized cardstock and a white top folding notecard. I temporarily adhered them together and ran them through my die cutting machine with a circle die. Don’t worry if it does not cut through all the way the 2 cardstocks, it leaves enough impression to place it back on the bottom one and cut again exactly at the same place. When it was done, I white heat embossed a sentiment on the navy one.

I recycled the lovely twine NND is using when they send out their packages and tied an infinity knot. I used this tutorial. I adhered the ends of the twine to the back part of my navy panel and I sandwiched acetate in between the layers before glueing them together. At last I adhered a porthole frame (Lawn Fawn die) on the outer edge.

Then I moved to the inside of the card. Using the Clouds stencils upside down with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, I got the perfect waves. For the sand I used again the Hills&grass stencil and Antique Linen Distress Oxide.

I adhered all the die cut images with liquid glue and added a bit of glossy accents to the goggles, the bottle and the corals.

I also scattered a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles. It is an easy way to add a bit of a bling but keep the card flat.

I also decided to stamp another sentiment on the sand with black ink, it looks so complete this way. And because I am a maximalist I adhered another porthole frame on the inside of the window panel to cover up the die cut edges 🙂

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  â€” winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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 â€“> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and you will come back tomorrow for a bunch of more fun! See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

Iam so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration! YAY! The new release is huge and wonderful, today we are featuring the adorable Corgi beach stamp/die set, some scene builder stencils and 2 new, unique layering stencils:

All new products will be available on Friday, 19/07! There is so much to share, so let’s dive in!

CARD 1

The Corgi Beach stamp set has so many lovely little dogs having fun on the beach. I stamped and coloured them using Tombow markers (those are new to me but I must say I love them more than my ZIG markers so far). I used Bristol smooth cardstock as I find they blend easier on this. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to create a simple beach scene therefor I used the MFT stamps Beach Scene builder die set. I cut the sand from kraft cardstock, the sea part from aqua cardstock. I spritzed this one with Avery Elle Shimmer spray for a subtle sparkle. The palm tree I cut from brown and green cardstocks. So quick and easy!

For the background I chose a light blue cardstock and used the Cloud edge stencil with Tumbled glass Distress ink to create a cloudy sky. I stamped the sentiment in black and assembled the card.

Here are some close ups of the cutie dogs:

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the sunglasses and the noses of the dogs and used Espresso Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh as coconuts on the palm tree.

CARD 2

I love the layering stencils Newton’s Nook Designs have, they are all so unique! Check their line here. For this card I used the new Pineapple one on kraft cardstock.

First I created the pineapples with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink but before removing the stencil I added a layer of Transparent glossy texture paste. I set it aside to dry.

While I was waiting I stamped and coloured the cute coala from the Pina Koala mini set using Copics and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a green banner with the Frames and flags die set and stamped a birthday sentiment in the middle from the Sending Hugs stamp set. The die cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, cut from dark brown cardstock 3 times and layered on top of each other.

When the pineapples were dry, i used the other stencil in the set to add the leaves. So easy to get a textures and two-coloured look without masking all those little bits! Genius! I die cut the background with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set and assembled the card on a white card base.

As a finishing touch I covered the pineapple in the hand of the koala and his nose with glossy accents to mach the shine of the background. I also added a few yellow jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the banner.

CARD 3

My last card is a floral one, I used the Hibiscus stencils on a top folding white notecard directly with Distress Oxides and a mini finger dauber.

The colours for the flowers are: Spun sugar and Picked Raspberry, for the leaves: Twisted citron and Mowed lawn. I love that each stencil has some engraved design which helps to align the second layer!

On the flower one I used a gold gel pen on the middle of the hibiscus, and to be faster I left the stencil on while doing so. Easy peasy.

I digged out of my stash the gorgeous Hibiscus die set and cut the pieces from coloured cardstock.

I also cut a light green banner using the Frames and flags die set, and a small stitched ticket shaped one from white cardstock using the Framework die set. On the latter I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set using pink ink (Gina K Designs) and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I added some gold crystals from Studio Katia.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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 –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s big reveal and you will come back tomorrow for more water-fun! See you,

Zsofi

Beautiful beach – Lawnfawnatics #56

Hello Everyone,

I am so busy crafting nowadays and I cannot wait to show you all I was working on! Until the time comes, I want to show you the card I made for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56: Beautiful beaches.

I love the pictures we see in catalogs with many umbrellas on the sandy beach with the turqoise sea in the background. This picture in my head inspired the card I made for the challenge.

I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the horizon with purple masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass Distress Oxide for the sky. I kept the colours stronger on the top and lighter towards the masked area.

Then I changed the mask and sponged Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, I placed a piece of typing paper on the bottom of the card where the sand would be and sprayed the sea part with Avery Elle Shimmer spray. I love the subtle sparkle and texture it gives.

The last part was to sponge some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxides for the sand. I kept the colours very light towards the sea for a realistic look. I covered the sea and the sky parts with typing paper and added some diluted distress oxide splatters using the same colours. I also splattered some white acrylic paint for even more texture.

When it was all dry, I die cut a Cross Stitched rectangle in the middle and matted the die cut part with a slighty bigger white cardstock. I have stamped the sentiment in black from the On the beach stamp set on the sky.

It was time to stamp and colour the elements for the scene: I used the On the beach set and used Copics to add colour. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene, i added some glossy accents and white gel pen highlights, and finished the card with a snow marker to create the waves on the shore, I just dabbed some and heated it with my heat gun until it puffed up. Isn’t it cool?

I will link this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Life on the ocean waves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another cute one. Next week is going to be super busy here on my blog, so subsrcibe if you do not want to miss any of the new projects! You can also follow me on Instagram. Thanks for your support!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

LDRS Creative June Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our amazing SUMMER CRITTERS collection! My oh my, this is probably one of our favorite releases EVER!
You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).

First come the fabulous new stamp sets; Beary Great DaySpot On, both from the Polkadoodles line, and  Dill With It. If you saw these on HSN, you’ll be happy to know they’re now in our regular store: Happy Everything, Stinkin’ Amazing, Thank Ewe, Whale Wishes!

Tons of dies to create the perfect scenes: At The Beach Die, By the Sea Die, Here Comes The Sun Die Set, In A Cloudy Sky Die Set, In The Grass Die Set, Lil’ Pink Houses Die, Rainbow Bits Die Set.

And basic dies to meet all your papercrafting needs? We say YES to BASICS: Practically Oval Frame Set, Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set.


Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!



Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on July 2, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code JUNE15
(*Coupon valid until July 1, 2019, midnight EST)

CARD 1

I am so happy to share with you my project made with the new Polka Doodles Spot on stamp set and some of the scene building dies.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from this cute set using Copic markers and i fussy cut them out with my scissors.

To create a little scene I die cut some grass from green cardstock using the new In the grass die set. I also cut some white stitched clouds using the In a cloudy sky die set and also made a layered smiling sun with the Here comes the sun die set.

I layered everything flat on a kraft card base and stamped the sentiment with Raven Hybrid ink.

As a finishing touch i had to add some clear shimmer to the sun (as it has to shine bright, right?) and dots of glossy accents on the beaks of the birds and on the middle of the flower. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

BLOG HOP

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and the blog hop. Make sure to check back tomorrow as well for Day 2 projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We reached the final day of the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and as always the cutest is saved for last! I am in love with the Woodland critter series, and now our favourite wildlings are going on a picnic!

For my first card I created a forest scene using Bristol Smooth cardstock and Distress Oxide inks. For the grass I used Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and a bit of Lucky Clover to add contrast. I cut it with the Land Border dies. I used the same colours for the tree crowns, just more of the dark colours and cut that with a Sky border die.

For the trees I used the Forest scene builder and Antique linen/Walnut stain Distress Oxides.

The sunny background is made with Squeezed Lemonade and I Sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing it I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I stamped and coloured all images with Copics and cut them ou with their coordinating dies. I popped them up on the scene using 3D foam squares.

I stamped a sentiment from the set in black in between two trees, directly on the background. I also stamped a couple of ants on the grass and made them pop with a black glaze pen. I added some white gel pen highlights and some dots with my clear sparkle pen for more interest.

For my second card I had to use the cute bear holding the watermelon on its own, I think he deserves full attention.

I kept this card very simple, just added some stitching texture to a piece of kraft cardstock using a Reverse Confetti die, cut a strip of green gingham paper where I black heat embossed some ants and a sentiment.

I popped up my favourite bear with 3D foam squares and matted the strip with a green cardstock before adhering it to the card.

A drop of glossy accents on the nose and a black glaze pen on the seeds finished this card off.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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 -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

All new products will be available tomorrow, 14/06, so only one more sleep till you can start shopping. I cannot wait to see what you all pick up and please share your creations in our Facebook group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Crafty friends,

We are halfway through the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and still there is so much cuteness we need to show you! Today is all about Newton, our favourite naughty kitty, with 2 stamp/die sets:

Here is my card for the Newton Hangs out set:

I really wanted to create a naughty scene, where poor kitty is in trouble. So I placed the tree on the river bank and added a lot of birds teasing the kitty.

As always I coloured the image first and also added the birds from Newton’s Birdhouse to increase the crowd 🙂 I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To create the scene I used the land border dies to cut the grass and the river bank from coloured cardstock and I cut the river with the sea border dies. I also cut the crown of the tree with a sky border die.

I assembled the scene on a stitched blue square panel and ran it all through again with the same die to get the stitching details consistently everywhere. I also white heat embossed the mini clouds from the Newton Hangs out stamp set on vellum and adhered them to the card with dots of liquid glue.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black banner (Frames an Flags die set) and adhered it to the card sticking out from the scene for more interest. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to Newton’s collar and the bird beaks, emphasized the birds’ eyes with a black glaze pen and added a bit o sparkle with a clear shimmer pen to the clouds and waves.

My second card is a scene one too, featuring the Newton’s picnic set.

I love this image so much, I coloured it with Copic markers again and cut it out with the coordinating dies along with a lot of ants.

I adhered a red gingham patterned paper on a grassy border and then on a light blue panel. I ran this through my die cutting machine with the 2 biggest dies from the Frames and flags set, so I got a frame and an inner piece.

I stamped the sentiment in black, mounted the basket with 3D foam squares and adhered all the little bugs around.

I stamped another sentiment on a small white stitched circle and added it to the side of the frame which is popped up with 3D foam squares too for more dimension.

A bit of sparkle on the wings, glossy accents here and there and a black glaze pen on the ants and seeds made this card super cute.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton Hangs Out” or the “Newton’s Picnic” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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 -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

24 carrot friend

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a cute friendship card featuring the Polkadoodles 24 Carrot friend stamp set from LDRS Creative new release. Ah that bunny, makes me smile!

I started with stamping the bunny on a piece of alcohol marker friendly cardstock. I created a mask from masking paper and stamped the grass and the carrots. I used the same Raven Hybrid ink to stamp the sentiment and also the birds. I love how crisp black it stamps!

I used alcohol markers to colour the scene and matted it with blue violet cardstock.

For the background I chose a striped patterned paper from the oh so gorgeous Puddle jumper paper pad and to make the design more interesting, I adhered the focal panel in the left bottom corner.

When I create flat scenes, I love to add some extra finishing touch to the coloured images. I used a clear shimmer pen on the dress and the flower of the bunny and added glossy accents to the nose, flower  and the dot pattern on the dress. I also used a black glaze pen on the dress, cheeks and on the eyes to make them pop.I hope you got inspired and will try these little tricks. 

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi