Sweet encouragement – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. My kids are super busy with exams at school as they are closing the first term in elementary schools these days. They need all types of encouragement and I thought that the Pencil Heart die is a perfect choice for some little lunch box notes. Let me show you how I made these cuties.

First I die cut the pencils and the shadow die from white cardstock. I used a bunch of alcohol markers to add colours to the pencils. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers this time: PL4, PL2, HB1, PV1, BP2 for the purple one and TB6, TB3, BT6, BT2, JG3 for the blue version.

I used Heffy Memo Tape to hold the little pieces in place while I was colouring and adhered them to the shadow using a waxy jewel picker and liquid glue.

I found the best sentiment in the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns stamp set, I heat embossed it on black cardstock with white embossing powder and cut it down with a paper trimmer.

To fit in my kids lunchbox, I kept it small and adhered the pencil hearts on a white stitched circle. I wanted a colourful background for my own message so I die cut the same die from coloured cardstock and backed the little notes with them. It is sturdier and looks prettier this way.

I finished them off by adding a few seuins from the Royal Mist and Covesea Sparkle Mixes.

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

Heffy Doodle – Build Your Stash

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The new year started and I need to build my stash for the upcoming birthdays. So I came up with a simple design which can be altered slightly but helps in mass producing. Let me show you!

First I created a bunch of backgrounds: I used the Simple Sunburst stencil with different Distress Mica Stains. I used 2 colours for each background. I placed a piece of white cardstock in a box with the stencil on it and from like 12 inches, I added a few spritz of colour. I removed the stencil with a tweezer not to smear the ink, cleaned the stencil and rotated it slightly before I applied the second colour of Mica Spray. The colours I used are: Merry Mint, Winter Frost, Fortune Teller and Cocktail Party.

Then I die cut the sentiment: I used the It’s your day Jumbo Sentiment die, cut the shadow from black cardstock, the sentiment itself 2 times from white cardstock and once from white shimmer cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other then on the shadow and popped them up on the stenciled backgrounds at an angle. It makes it so playful!

The next step was to look through my stamps and find critters which work well on the cards. I chose the Llamazing Llamas, Absotoothly awesome, and Fluffy Puffy Unicorns. I chose 3 critter for each card and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I cut everything with their coordinating dies.

I used 3D foam squares to pop up the images and used a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle.

I wish you enjoyed my project today and will pop in again soon,

See you,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the last edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle in 2022. To celebrate the New Year, I combined several older sets to create this cutie. Let me show you how I made this card.

First I worked on the background: I did some light ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Uncharted Mariner, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. I added some water drops as texture, then I placed the Numicon stencil over it and went back with the same colours just with a heavier hand. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Glimmer Mist for a subtle shine. When it was all dry, I used the Twinkle Twinkle stencil with Gina K Gold Glitz Glitter Gel to make it even more festive.

I stamped and coloured the cute elephant from Elephant of Surprise and four balloons from Party Palooza. I used the Jet Alphabetters to stamp the numbers in each balloon. For the colouring I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, CT2, OR3, OR2, OR05, BP5, BP2, BP1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BGR4, BGR3, BGR22, BGR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. I used a thin silver string to attach the balloons to the elephant.

I wanted a funky frame for my little scene, so I die cut the Elm Street die from white cardstock, and popped it up on the background using 3D foam squares. I mounted the elephant with the balloons too with 3D foam squares, I love the dimension!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday sentiment duos, white heat embossed the new year message on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it to the bottom of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloons.

I wish you like this whimsical card and you show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

Happy New Year to all of you and see you in 2023!

Zsofi

Last minute Christmas tags – Heffy Doodle

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is time for the last minute cards and tags as Christmas is in 10 days. I brought you a tag design which is easy to mass produce but still very special. And I also show you how to incorporate it on a card!

First I die cut the tags from kraft cardstock and stars from white glitter cardstock using the Mini Essential die set. I also cut the banner from white cardstock to hold the sentiment.

Then I stamped the cute trees from the Santa’s Village stamp set and quickly coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers: AG4, AG2, AG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped a sentiment in red from the Classic sentiment set on the white banners and used my trimmer to make them a bit narrower.

As a finishing touch I used the Firefly Sparkle mix as mini baubles for the trees, added a red glitter eyelet and green twine.

To use this tag as the focal point of a card, I die cut the rectangle die from Mini Essentials from red cardstock and embossed it with the Swiss Dot mini embossing folder. I gave it a white mat and added a piece of patterned paper from the Wildflowers paper pad. I cut a slightly bigger rectangle from green cardstock and framed the patterned paper before popping it up on a white card base.

To make the tag pop out more, I used 3D foam squares under it.

The Mini Essentials die set and the mini embossing folder are all part of the Mini Die Cutting machine special bundle. A perfect gift for Christmas!

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Theme Week Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that Pretty Pink Posh is having a Holiday Theme week al week long? I am super excited to participate in the festivities! I love to make Christmas cards and mixing old with new, this is how this cute scene was born in my head. And because I love to dress up the presents, I also created a coordinating tag!

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Happy Santa and Reindeer Friends. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the panels with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then I used the Snowfall stencil and white texture paste to create a night background with snow.

While it was drying I did some die cutting: I needed a snowbank from white glitter cardstock and also a sentiment. I chose the Merry Christmas script, cut it from gold glitter cardstock and once more from black and layered them on top of each other tiny offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. It helps the sentiment stand out.

When the background was dry, I cut it down to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front and adhered it to a top folding card base. I assembled the scene and popped up Santa with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the furry parts of Santa’s costume, glossy accents on the ribbon and reindeer noses, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

For the tag I used the Decorative Tag 1 die set, and did the same steps as above. I punched a hole on the top and added a thick red and white twine to it.

Don’t forget that all items in the Christmas section are 15% off during theme week!

I wish you enjoyed my project and you will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Santa Paws is coming!

Hello Everyone,

I have a super cute and easy card design for you today using an older stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. Santa Paws Newton is an adorable set with the sweetest images.

I started with stamping and colouring the kitty and accessories with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used DR5, DR3, DR1. DR05, BG5, BG3, BG2, BG1, BG05, AG4, AG2, AG05, EB4, RB2, RB1, RB05. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used a scallop die from Sky borders to cut 4 pieces of textured red cardstock for the roof. I used a dark red ink to add some shading to it.

For the background I did some quick ink blending on Distress Watercolour cardstock. I love the texture of that! I used Uncharted Mariner and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks, generously spritzed it with water and added some drops of Picket Fence Distress Paint too for snow.

For the sentiment I die cut a Speech Bubble from white cardstock and stamped a greeting in the middle of it from the Santa Paws Newton set.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the presents and fur of the Santa costume and added glossy accents to the ribbons. I made the eyes and nose of the mice shiny with a black glaze pen.

I hope you like this simple yet cute design and will pop in again soon.

See you tomorrow,

Zsofi

Grateful – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all who celebrate, had a lovely Thanksgiving and spent some wonderful time with your beloved ones. Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Hungary, but it doesn’t mean I cannot feel gratitude daily for all the blessings I have: loving family, supporting husband, food on our table, and difficulties which we are able to handle. I am also so thankful for our crafty community, the kind words I get from you. Thank you for joining me on this creative journey! To celebrate, I have a cute set to show you: a card and coordinating tag, which is perfect on its own for a little note of kindness. I used Pretty Pink Posh goodies to create them.

First I stamped and coloured the PPP Fall envelopes and a few extra sunflowers using Spectrum Noir Illustrator and Classique markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB2, GB5, CT4, CT2, CG3, CG2, CG05, GB3, GB1, GB05, GY05. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the card I created my own patterned paper on a kraft cardstock strip: I stamped the sunflower image from Fall Envelopes several times with brown hybrid ink, and used the same colours as above to bring them to life. I love how the colours are muted on kraft cardstock, I need to do this more often. I did dome brown ink blending on the edges for a vintage look, I gave it a brown and a green mat and adhered it to a white A2 sized note card.

I mounted the envelope in the middle with 3D foam squares and added a stacked Grateful Script sentiment. The last layer I cut from green glitter cardstock and adhered on top. It looks like chipboard, so pretty! I also stamped a “for you” sentiment from the Simple sentiment stamp set under it, with brown ink.

I embellished the card with a few Pistachio Pearls, used a clear shimmer pen on the middle of the flowers and added glossy accents too, to make them shiny.

For the tag I created a card base from folded cardstock and the Fall envelopes coordinating die. So easy and looks super cute. I cannot wait to make more of this for even lunch box notes for the kids. I used a Thanks Script die for the sentiment, cut it from the same green glitter cardstock as above, so they match.

I wish you liked my inspiration today and will pop in again tomorrow for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Farm holiday – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Today I take you to the farm where everything is beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and now I know you will have this song going on in your head for all day long, ha ha). I mixed and matched several sets to create this cute scene, let me guide you through the process.

I started with stamping the images from Farmyard fun, Udderly Fabulous and Wanna build a snowman. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, EB1, AG4, AG3, AG2, AG1, AG05, GB4, GB2, GB1, FS8, FS7, FS4, DR4, DR2, DR05, BG5, BG3, BG1, OR1. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut the elements for the background scenery: I used the Rolling Hills Landscape die and cut it from white cardstock. I also cut a Fence border from brown cardstock, I love that the curves match! I did a quick ink blending on the sky part with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks, spritzed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 30seconds. I made sure the panel was dry before I used the First Snow stencil with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Sparkle paste. I also added a little shading to the snowbanks before assembling the scene.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares for dimension. I stamped a sentiment from the Watcha Sayin’ now stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die. Then I white heat embossed another one from Holiday Sentiment Duos on a red cardstock strip and popped both up in place.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accent to emphasize some details. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights, it totally enhances the whimsical feeling of this card.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Pumpkin Spice Wishes – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today’s coffee card is a bit more elegant and cozy: I was playing with some of my favourite things from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with a kraft cardbase and used the Tree Rings stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel which I mixed with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink. The result is a gorgeous, dimensional and glittery background, I love it!

Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.I cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a bunch of Autumn Leaves from coloured cardstock scraps and a banner with the Frames and Flags die set from Speckled Eggshell (Lawn Fawn) cardstock to hold the sentiment, which I stamped in brown.

After assembling the card I decided to distress the edges of the background with Ground Espresso ink and a blending brush. It gives a bit more depth.

I will upload this card to the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stencil it.

I wish you like my coffee card today and will join me again tomorrow for another cute one.

See you,

Zsofi

Monstrous love – MFT

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very funny card, still expressing my special relationship with COFFEE. I used stamps and dies from My Favorite Things and even the sketch is a relatively recent one from their Sketch Challenges (#613).

I started with stamping and colouring the cute monsters from MFT Monster Sized (retired set) and the coffee cups from MFT Friends At First Sip using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CG3, CG2, CG1, CG05, BT8, BT7, BT5, BT4, BT3, MB2, MB05, EB7, EB5, EB3, IG9, IG7, IG5, IG3, IG1. Then I cut them out with their coordinatig dies.

Then I die cut two smaller MFT Double Stitched Rectangles from white cardstock and blended them with Ground Espresso and Antique Linen Distress Oxide inks. I added some water and diluted ink splatters and adhered the panels to a white top folding card base.

I stamped a sentiment in between the two panels using brown ink and die cut the word “coffee” with the Emitt Alpha dies from brown and bronze cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I adhered the letters to the monsters and popped them up on the card using 3D foam suares.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen to add highlights and added glossy accents to the eyes an teeth, horns and cup covers.

I will link this project up on the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as my second entry.

I wish you enjoyed this funny card and it made you smile. Come back tomorrow for another caffeinated project.

See you,

Zsofi