Coffee Card Series – Trinity Stamps

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a mini slimline card – a format which I have not tried before just always wanted to.

I have recently recieved the Boo Brew die set from Trinity stamps but it was too late for Halloween so I had to use it on a Fall project. I am in love with this die set, so creative and unique! First I die cut the base of the mug from SSS Blue Violet cardstock and the pattern from the Sunny Studio Sweater Weather paper pad. The cream I cut from Cream cardstock, the cinnamon sticks and leaves from two shades of brown. I also cut some golden leaves too from MFT Gold Shine cardstock, it is the perfect Fall embellisment!

I used brown markers to add a little shading to the cream and added some dots too so it looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. Yummy. I adhered the cup together so it was ready to mount on a card.

For the background I chose the beautiful Lawn Fawn Gold Rush cardstock, cut it down to be 3*6 1/8 inches, popped up the cup with Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam tape as it is thinner than the normal one I use. I stamped a sentiment above it from the SSS Drink Coffee stamp set with SSS Blue Violet ink.

I was looking for the perfect Coffee Word die in my stash which matched my card and chose the Studio Katia Coffee die. I cut the shadow from lighter brown and the word itself from dark brown cardstock, 3 times and stacked them together. I used clear embossing ink and Altenew Transluscent Pearl embossing powder to add a little shine to my word die cut. I repeated the heat embossing 3 times to get a very smooth and shiny result.

Because of the special cardstocks and embossing I didn’t need any further embellishments. I love how this mini slimline card turned out, it was so good to try a new size. And now of course I wanna make a bunch of mugs in different colours…

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

I hope you enjoyed my caffeinated inspiration today and will pop in tomorrow for more.

See you,

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

Heffy Doodle New Release Reveals – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

I am back with Day 2 of the new release reveals of Heffy Doodle, if you are curious of all the stamps/dies and stencils revealed today, please visit the Heffy Doodle blog. I am showcasing a couple of stamps and dies: Flying High, Slimline Quartet, Big Stitched clouds, Get Well Soon Shadow Heffy cuts, Get Well Soon Greetings stamp.

The new items will be available for pre-orders from 1st Sept, the release goeas live on the 8th Sept. And don’t forget that there is a free stamp set with every preorder!

For my card I stamped and oloured a couple of birds from Flying High, I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: TB5, TB3, TB1, IB2, IB1, CT3. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

While I was die cutting I also cut the other elements for my sky scene: the Big Stitched Clouds from vellum and the HUGS word from the Slimline Quartet die set from black cardstock. I also die cut the Get Well Soon word from blue cardstock and a stitched white frame with the Slimline Quartet set.

Now it was time to make the sky backgrund. On a 3,5*8,5 piece of white cardstock I blended Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of splatters: water, diluted ink, black distress ink and white acrylic paint. I love the texture I achieve like this. I made sure the panel was dry before I die cut it with another new die set called Silly Slimline Slants.

I assembled the card on a slim card base using the frame, birds and the letters to hold the vellum clouds. I also added the hand written die cut sentiment over the big letters, it looks so cool.

I embellished the card with some sparkly stars from Studio Katia and also stamped an extra sentiment from the Get Well Greetings set on the inside of the card and added a little bird there too with a couple of stars.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, today we are showcasing some new kitty stamps: Count Newton and Trick or Treat Kittens. Both adorable sets have coordinating dies too!

All new products will be available on Friday, 20th August.

CARD 1

When I saw the Count Newton stamp set I was giddy as I immediately imagined a graveyard night scene. As I never do scary cards, these images are just perfect for my scenes. So I stamped and coloured a few gravestones and Mr. Meow-cula keeping the colour combos restricted to greys and purple. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG9, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG1, PL4, PL3, PL2, HB1, FS7. I cut everything with the coordinating dies.

For the night sky I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock. I simply added drops of Storm Cloud and Lilac Waterfall and spritzed it with water. Let the colours mix and dried it with my heat tool. I repeated the process another time to make the colours darker. I love the subtle shimmer it gives to a perfect night sky! I used water and white acrylic paint splatters to add some texture and when it was dry, I cut it down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.

While I was die cutting I cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land Border die from black cardstock. I distressed it w bit with white pigment ink and assembled the scene. I needed some clouds so I die cut somefrom vellum with the Sky Scene Builder set, and used the bats to attach them to the card front.

The sentiment I stamped on a light purple Speech Bubble, like our vampire kitty is talking to us. So fun! As a finishing touch I added some clear shimmer to the gown and glossy accents to the gravestones.

CARD 2

For my second card as always I started with stamping and colouring the adorable little kitties and a ton of candies from Trick or Treat Kitten. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, paperbag: MB4, MB3, MB1, pumpkin: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, IG10, IG7, candies: BO4, BO3, BO1, CT4, CT3, CT1, CG3, CG2, CG1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I had a slimline design in mind so I die cut the scalloped base from patterned paper and the frame from black cardstock using the 2 slimline die sets: Slimline Frames and Portholes and Slimline Frames and Windows. I backed the frame with vellum so it muted the vibrancy of the patterned paper and popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares.

The sentiments I stamped on yellow circles which I trimmed down – I felt it matched the pumpkin shapes and gave some extra to the design. I scattered the extra candies all around and used glossy accents on them to make them shiny. A little clear shimmer I added to the witch hats too.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Count Newton” or the “Trick or Treat Kittens” 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 August 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will return tomorrow for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Perfect Combos – Lake time

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I am sure you all have a memorable vacation, a place where you would love to return to. For me it is Austria, we spent a wonderful couple of days in the Alps with the kids and friends 2 years ago in June. This place inspired my card for today, where I combined several older and new sets. Let me guide you through the process, and share some tips.

First I have stamped the mountains from Highland Honeys and the ducks, sun and clouds from Quack me up on alcohol friendly cardstock. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them, the colours I used: mountains & clouds: BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, sun&ducks: CT4, CT3, CT1, BO4, BO3. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I worked on the slimline scene. First I die cut 2 stitched rectangles from white cardstock with the Stitched Slimline Trio dies. From one of them I die cut the waves (Slimline scenery dies) and the Little Town border. I added colours with Distress Oxide inks. The water I inkblended with Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers, added some sprinkles of diluted ink and also used some Finetec Pearlescent watercolours for some shimmery splatters. It looks so cool in real life with all the sparkles!

To colour the town border I used Heffy Memo Tape to mask off the houses and trees and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink for the grass. I added some diluted ink splatters here too, also a bit of Rustic Wilderness and Twisted Citron for a textured look. Then I removed the masks and coloured the trees with Ground Espresso. On a scrap of white cardstock I added some Candied Apple, Mustard Seed and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxides using a small blending brush. Then I die cut the little dies from the Little Town border die set and adhered them in place. It gives a fun layered look, gorgeous on its own. After blending a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky, I asssembled the scene using Glubert. Using a liquid glue allows a little playing time when creating a scene. I stamped the sentiment from the Close at heart sentiment set.

I die cut a dark grey scalloped rectangle as a mat using the Sweet Scalloped Slimline die set and added a bit of glossy acccents to the beaks of the ducks. The finished card measures 3,5*8,5 inches.

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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is the third day of the June Release Reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! We have the sweetest littl critters for you today, favouring both cat and dog lovers! Kitten Beach and Beach Barks both come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on Friday, 18/06/2021!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured all the kitties from the Kitten Beach set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS3, castle: EB4, EB3, MB3, MB1, shell: TN8, AP3, AP1, sand: MB4, MB3, MB1, bucket: DG4, DG3, DG2, CT4, CT1, laddle: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT1, crab & star: DR5, DR3, DR1, chair: EB4, EB3, MB3, MB1, BT9, BT7, BT5, BT1. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I die cut a slimline scalloped rectangle with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set and blended it a bit with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for the sky. Then I used the Land and Sea border dies with the partial die cutting technique to cut the waves and sand. I blended them with Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, added water and diluted ink splatters for a textured look.

After assembling the scene on a kraft slimline cardbase I stamped two sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

CARD 2

As always I started with stamping and colouring the dogs from the Beach Barks set with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours used are the following – big dog: TN9, EB5, EB4, EB3, TN3, TN1, LG4, LG3, LG1, BP3, BP2, BP1, TB5, TB3, TB1, small dog: TN3, TN2, TN1, LG4, LG3, LG1, TB5, TB3, TB1, CT3. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For the background I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Hills & Grass stencil to create the sandy beach with Antique Linen Distress Oxide. Then I masked off approximately in the middle with purple tape and blended the sea with Peacock Feather Distress Oxide, the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

Then I used the Retro Palms stencil to create the trees: I used purple tape to cover the not used trees, in this way I could create the trees one by one. I used Ground Espresso for the trunk and Mowed Lawn for the leaves.

When it was done, I stamped the sentiment in black and popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares. I added glossy accents to the sunglasses, flowers, noses and the lifesaver too. I finished the card with a Marwy Snow marker to create the foam. I added dots with it and heated it with my heat tool until it puffed up. So fun!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Kitten Beach” or the “Beach Barks” 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 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the third day of the summer release reveals, come back tomorrow for the last day of the reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

To my Homeschool hero!

Hello Everyone,

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

Even though my kids are back to normal school now, they had an intense 1.5 months of homeschooling due to Covid. I wasn’t easy for them as they are still small, but they handled it well and I am so proud of them. This inspired the card I am going to show you today. I mixed some of the new release products for this cutie. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Pandtastic Painters stamp set using my Neutral Grey Copic markers. Colouring black and white images really relax me as I don’t think about which colours go well with each other. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the DL Stitched Slimline Trio dies to cut 3 rectangles, one big from blue cardstock and 3 smaller ones: a white, darker and lighter purple. I wanted a fun multiple window design, so I die cut the DL windows from the dark purple rectangle and some Stithced Stars from the lighter purple layer. I used my Misti to help me with the alignment of the stars. When I had the stars windows too, I placed the white rectangle under the window panel and stamped 3 star shaped messages in the middle of each using the Homeschool Hero stamp set and Catherine Pooler purple ink.

I heat set the ink and very carefully coloured the stars with a blue marker. I assembled the multiple windows panel using thin 3D foam tape and covered the stars with glossy accents. Until it was drying I white heat embossed 2 other sentiments from the Homeschool Hero set on black cardstock, trimmed them down to be small banners and added them under the pandas before securing them on the card.

As a finishing touch I used a tiny drop of glossy accents on the pandas’ noses and my card was all finished! I cannot wait to make this design in different colours too, so cute!

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 also share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Inspiration – #1

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Hungary and the next one in the US so I thought I would do a mini series with some pretty and fun ideas for the upcoming event. I hope you will enjoy what I prepared for you.

Today I have a pretty slimline card made with one of my favourite stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the bouquet from Mother’s Day twice and coloured them with Copic markers. I used a colourless blender to add the striped pattern to the vases, it is so fun! I cut them out with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut te scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die from Newton’s Nook Designs using pink cardstock and the frame from the Slimline Frames and Windows die set from yellow cardstock. I used a floral patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs for the inside little squares. To have some instant dimension I tripled up the frame, I love the look!

On the middle little square I white heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the vases with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and a white gel pen on the flowers and a bit of glossy accents in the centres.

I hope you enjoyed today’s slimline inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we still have loads of cute stamps to show you. Today we are introducing Puppy friends and its coordinating dies. I have a clean and simple slimline design for you to showcase these little pups.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

I stamped and coloured all the images with Copic markers and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then on a slimline white card front (3,75*8,5 inches) I used the Slimline Masking Circle stencil to add colourful spots. I wanted to make it more playful so I shifted the stencil along the engraved gridlines and made 2 of the circles to the right and one to the left. I used Spiced Marmelade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I made each circle one by one, but thanks to the gridlines on the stencil it was super easy. Before removing the stencil I added water and diluted black ink splatters each time.

When the background was dry I stamped a sentiment in each circle with black ink and popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares.

I cut a tiny bit off the panel on each side and matted it with dark brown cardstock to make the images pop even more. Of course I could not leave it without finishing touches: I added black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the noses and covered the collar and scarf with clear shimmer.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Puppy Friends” 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 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow for the last reveals.

See you,

Zsofi