You are llamazing! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

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

With the school year starting and having 2 kids in elementary school, I am in constant need of cute encouragement cards. For today’s card I used a couple of stamps, dies and a fun stencil from the new release. Let me lead you through the process.

First I have stamped the images from the Llamazing llamas stamp set on alcohol friendly cardstock and used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used: LLamas: BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, FS4 cactus: LG4, LG3, LG2, LG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

To set the scene I first die cut a Stitched Rounded Metric Rectangle from black and one white cardstock and blended it with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink on the bottom. I used BG markers to add some dot details, I love texture! I layered the black rectangle under it so it looks like shadow an arranged my scene. I popped up the llamas with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look.

For the background I first inkblended Salvaged Patina, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks with a light hand and then used the new Fiesta Time stencil with the same colours just this time I added more ink. Before removing the stencil I lightly spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz which makes the pattern sparkly. This tone-on-tone look is great on its own, but I went further and added some black and white acrylic paint splatters.

For the sentiment I chose a die cut word: I cut the Awesome from blue cardstock once and adhered it to the top of the scene. I stamped another sentiment under it in black from the Llamazing llamas stamp set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and covered the awesome with glossy accents. It gives a shiny dimensional look, so gorgeous!

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

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from 9 Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before Sept 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on Sept 16th at 10:00 AM EST! Plus, if you order £30 worth of product, you’ll get a FREE STAMP!  If you spend over £45, you’ll get the coordinating die, too!  Head to the Heffy Doodle store to get your order in!  While supplies last.

My card today features a bunch of new stamps and dies from the new release, let’s just dive in!

First I stamped the cute critters from Bed Heads and Popping by. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: EB5, EB3, RB2, BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS4, FS3, FS7, PP4, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I did some ink blending on a 2 inches wide piece of white cardstock with Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of paint splatter and also sprinkled the panel with water for a textured look. When it was dry, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Woodgrain Texture die. I love those stitches! As I wanted it to look like a giant bed, I needed a frame. So I used the 2 biggest Slimline Rectangle Frames, secured them with Heffy Memo tape so they don’t shift and cut it out all at once from an ink blended piece of cardstock. Here I used Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink. As I had the inner part of the ink blended panel unused, I die cut the sentiment from it with the new Get Well Soon Shadow Heffy cut die. The shadow I cut from white cardstock.

I chose a Lawn Fawn patterned paper to be my wallpaper, it is from the Let it shine paper pad. I adhered it on the front of an A2 sized card and popped up the bed and the curious critters with 3D foam squares.

I also stamped an additional sentiment from the Get Well Greetings stamp set, it really compliments the card. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and glossy accents on their noses.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration, it is time now to hop on! Here is the full list of participants:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Carrie Rhoades
Ashley Young
Cassie Trask
Zsofia Molnar
Claudia Mauri
Ali Farmer
Francesca Vignoli
Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon,

Zsofi

Adventure time – Thermoweb

Hello Everyone,

I had the pleasure of playing with the Laura Kelly Collection from Thermoweb in the last couple of days and I have to say it made me giddy. Her designs are so simple yet heartwarming, it totall reminds me of my childhood and puts a permanent smile on my face. For the whole collection, please visit the Thermoweb shop, it has stamps, toner sheets and beautiful foils. (Fine print: I am not affiliated nor on the Design Team of Thermoweb, but the goodies were sent to me for a collaboration with one of my DTs. The package was late but I love the designs so much that I cannot stop creating with them. So get ready for more!)

Today’s card was made for my kids for a very special occasion, we just got our small puppy on Friday. It is a small Bichon Havanese, a beautiful fluffy furball. He is called Lucky (I guess he truly is as he is already so loved). He is going to live with my parents who live in the same building with us. But back to the card now.

I started with a piece of purple cardstock and used Thermoweb Deco Foil Gel on it through the Heffy Doodle Lots of happy stencil. I used Pixie Spray to hold the stencil in place and applied the gel with a Stencil Pal. It makes it a breeze. I removed the stencil and washed it right away. I set the background aside for a while to dry. When it is clear, you can go ahead and foil it with your laminator. I used the Laura Kelly Berry Purple Foil Transfer sheet, as I wanted a tone on tone look.

Meanwhile I stamped the girl, the boy and the puppy from the Me and my peeps stamp set on a white stitched rectangle. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them quickly, here is the list of colours I used: FS8, FS7, FS4, HB3, HB2, HB1, BT7, BT5, BT1, EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1. I stamped the You and me sentiment under them in purple (Catherine Pooler ink).

I white heat embossed Adventure time from the Heffy Doodle Wavy Banner Sentiment set on black cardstock ad cut it out with the coordinating dies. I popped it up with 3D foam squares under the stampd greeting and gave the panel a light blue mat.

After assembling the card I used a clear sparkle pen on the balloons and covered them with glossy accents.

I hope you like my inspiration today with the Laura Kelly collection mixed with Heffy Doodle goodies. I will be back soon with more!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Reveals – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with another inspirattion with the new goodies from Heffy Doodle. This new release is fantastic and so rich! If you are curious to see all the stamps, dies and stencils revealed today, please visit the Heffy Doodle blog.

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!

As school is starting tomorrow here in Hungary, I wanted to create some little bookmarks which I can hide in my kids’ lunchbox. The new Tiny Tag Trio dies have the perfect size for that! I cut a bunch of them as I wanted to layer 3 together to make it sturdy – we all know how kids handle their school stuff!

On the front of the bookmarks I stamped the little pencil from Just a note repeatedly. I used my MISTI for that and this way it was super easy. When I was done, I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The rainbow of colours I used are: DR5, DR3, DR1, BO4, BO3, BO1, CT4, CT3, CT1, AG3, AG2, AG1, GT3, GT1, BT7, BT5, BT3, TB5, TB3, TB1, HB3, HB2, HB1, MG4, MG3, MG1.

On the other side I stamped a sentiment from the Very Vertical Greetings set, on one of them I also added an extra one from Homeschool Heros. I cannot wait to find more sentiments in my Heffy Doodle stash which fit this tag!

After clouring the letters I adhered the layers together with Glubert and I was all done! I hope my kids will enjoy this little kindness on their first day of school!

Thanks for spending time with me and hope you will come back tomorrow for the last day of the reveals.

See you,

Zsofi

Trick or Treat – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I want to introduce you to the sweetest vam-purr ever. Even though we do not really celebrate Halloween here (of course my kids love the chocolate part), I love to make Halloween cards. I could not help using Count Newton from the latest release again, just this time I mixed and matched it with an older set to create this night scene.

First – as always – I started with stamping and colouring the vampire cat and a couple of gravestones using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used almost only greys this time: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7, BO4, BO2, BO1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I worked on the background: on a stitched rounded rectangle which I cut with a die from Frames and Flags, I blended Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks. I splattered the background with water, black and white acrytic paint and dried it with my heat tool. Then I used the Cascading Stars stencil over it with Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb to add the stars.

While the starry sky was drying, I cut another rounded rectangle from grey cardstock and used a Land Border die to cut the ground. I added a little bit of white pigment ink to the edges to make it spooky. I white heat embossed a sentiment from Count Newton (it was hard to choose, all the lines are so punny) in the middle. I also die cut a Trick or Treat sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set, 3 times to stack them together for a dimensional look.

I found a pretty patterned paper to go with my scene in The Rabbit Hole Designs Galaxy paper pad, cut it down with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled my scene. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the pumpkin and glossy accents on the gravestones.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween inspiration today and will check back later for more fun!

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

Heffy Doodle New Release Reveals – Day 1

Hello Eveyrone,

I am so excited to share with you that Heffy Doodle is having an awesome new release, you may have seen sneak peeks on their blog in the last couple of days. As of today we reveal the new stamps and dies, which means I have some fun planned every day here on my blog. For the product details please visit the Heffy Doodle Blog. The new items will be available for pre-orders from 1st Sept, the release goeas live on the 8th Sept. Isn’t it wonderful news?

Today’s inspiration showcases the Zig-a-zig Ah Chevron dies, the new Woohoo Shadow Heffy Cuts and the new incentive set called Mole Lotta Love. It is a gift with every pre-order, and if you spend more than 45 GBP, you get the coordinating dies too.

First I stamped the little moles and the rose from Mole Lotta Love and also the little heap from Hot Diggity Dog on alcohol friendly cardstock. For the heap, I masked off the dog with Heffy Tape, inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped the heap only. It is a fun way to get more out of your stamps. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The list of colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, FS8, FS7, DG4, DG2, DR5, DR3, DR1, EB5, EB3, RB2.

I cut everything with the coordinating dies ad while I was at die cutting I also cut a Stitched Heart to hold my scene. I inked it with Picked Raspberry and Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide inks and sprinkled them with water and diluted ink. I adhered the moles, they look super cute!

I wanted to build a nice chevron pattern on my card base so I took 2 dies from the Zig-a-zig Ah Chevron die set and cut them from Heffy Cardstock. I used only greys and black to match the moles. I adhered them on a white A2 card base and popped up the heart with 3D foam squares.

For the sentiment I die cut the Woohoo Heffy cuts from light grey and white cardstock. The word itself I cut 3 times and adhered them together for instant dimension. I inked it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink before adding the shadow. I also heat embossed the sentiment from the Mole Lotta Love set and popped it up under the die cut sentiment.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the woohoo.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and will pop in for more fun tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of the new release reveals, but fear not, Newton’s Nook Designs has 2 beautiful sets still for today. Signs of Fall comes with a coordinating die set and can be perfectly combined with older Fall sets too. Heartfelt Fall gives you a tons of options for your Autumn crafts with beautiful sentiments. It coordinates with the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

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

CARD 1

When I first saw the Signs of Fall stamp set I immediately thought of an older set Autumn Newton. So I stamped the images from both and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, sunflower: EB7, EB3, GY3, CT4, CT3, hay: GB7, GB5, GB1, lantern: BG9, BG7, BG5, pot: CG3, CG2, CG1, YG3, sign: RB4, RB2, RB1, TN1, cats: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I imagined a background in Fall colours so I blended Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I laid the Falling Leaves stencil over it and went back with the same colours. After removing the stencil I added black and white splatters and when it was dry I die cut the panel with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I also cut a smaller scalloped rectangle from vellum.

Vellum is tricky to work with as all adhesive I tried shows through. Therefore I adhered first the images on the bottom of the vellum with liquid glue and added drops of glue behind the images to hide it. On the top I used the heat embossed sentiment on a brown banner (Frames and Flags) to hide the glue behind.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems, flower centers and ribbon and a few gold gems.

CARD 2

Heartfelt Fall is one of my favourite sets in this release, so elegant and delicate and super versatile. For my card I stamped it on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are the following: TN8, BO4, BO3, EB5, EB4, EB3, GB4, CT4, CT1, RB2, RB1, DR5, DR3, AG2, AG1, DG4, DG3, DG2, YG3, YG2. I cut it out with the Heart Frames dies.

Then I die cut the biggest heart from the same die set from kraft cardstock 2 times and a smaller stitched one from vellum to go on top of the coloured leaves one.

For the sentiment I used the die cut from Fall Friends: I cut it 3 times from brown cardstock and 3 times from orange (for the heart only). I adhered them together and popped them up on the vellum heart with liquid glue. I embellished with gold gems and glossy accents on the heart.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Signs of Fall” or the “Fall Roundabout” 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 our release week and have your favourites. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as all new products will be lve in the store tomorrow! Happy crafting! 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

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoy our inspiration week. For today we have another 2 fantastic sets: Fall Friends is an idyllic Autumn scene which comes with coordinating dies, while Heartfelt Gourds is a super versatile stamp with great sentiments. It coordinates the previously release Heart Frame and Banner Trio die sets and falls in line with the other heart shaped sets in the range.

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

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the images from Fall Friends on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: chair: BT9, BT7, BT5, BT3, pumpkins: GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB7, EB3, BG7, BG4, BG1, bucket&flowers: EB5, EB2, TN1, GB7, CT4, CT3, blanket: AG5, AG3, AG1, CT4, CT3, CT1, cat: EB3, RB3, RB2, RB1, dog: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some clouds with the same colour. After removing the stencil I added some water, white and black ink splatters for more texture. On another little scrap piece I blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink and added the usual splatters just in green. I die cut grass with the Land Border die and assembled the scene.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey banner (Banner Trio dies) and used the exra little leaves as embellishments. I added drops of glossy accents and some highlights with a white pencil.

CARD 2

For my second card I stamped the Heartfelt Gourds stamp and cut it out immediately with the scalloped heart from Heart Frames. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used are the following: AG5, DG4, DG3, DG2, GB7, GB4, CT3, GB9, BO4, BO3, BO1, LG4, LG2, LG1, GY5, GY3, GY2, OR3, OR2, OR1, CT4, CT3, CT1, LY1, CG3, CG2, CG1, BG5, BG2, BG1.

I also stamped the deer from Harvest Tails and coloured it too: EB7, EB5, EB3, EB1, TN1, RB1, BO4, BO3, BO1, EB4, GB9, CG3, CG2, CG1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

For the background chose patterned paper this time (Doodlebug Designs). The sentiment I stamped on a stitched rounded banner (Banner Trio). I assembled the card, popped up the deer and the banner and used gold gems and glossy accents as embellishments.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Friends” or the “Heartfelt Gourds” 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 the last day’s surprises!

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