Love you a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and I managed to make a cutie over the weekend. This is my first entry, I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the images from the following sets: Snow Day, Butterfly Kisses, and Holiday Helpers. I used Copic markers to colour them in and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To set the scene, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes paper pad using the Cloudy Backdrop die and I also cut a white Stitched Frame.

I covered an A2 sized card front with a rainbow patterned paper from the Hello Sunsine Remix paper pad and arranged the scene. I popped up the bunnies with 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiment from Love you a latte in between the bunnies and it was time for the finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, clear shimmer pen on the butterflies and mugs and finally a drop of glossy accents in the flower centres.

I will ink this up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring coffee scene and will pop in again soon for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Spring Smiles – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

As promised yesterday, I am back with a simple scene card which surely will bring a smile to your face. I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping the images from Baa and Spring Pile up. I love that the different sets can be combined, these sheep are adorable and shout Spring. I used Copic markers to colour them and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple background this time so I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock: I added Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn with a blending brush. I used a very light hand and did not blend the colours together. I also added black and white splatters and also diluted a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for some blue sprinkles. It is the easiest way for me to get a pretty textured sky.

When it was all dry I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags. I adhered it to a kraft card base and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I also added a few flowers in the background using liquid glue.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from Spring Pile Up on a black banner which I die cut with a die from Frames and Flags.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the hooves, eggs and flower centres.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring card and you will come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Hello Friend – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I have a simple but very Springy card for you today, made for the Lawn Fawnatics Card Swap. As my recipient should have the card already, I thought I show you how I made it.

I stamped and coloured the images from the Some bunny sets using Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I stamped faces on some of the flowers, which I planned to put in the first raw.

To assemble the scene I needed a small Stitched Rectangle from white cardstock. I cut another one from Cilantro cardstock and used the Meadow border die to cut the grass out of it. I put the scene together using 3D foam squares under the bunnies.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Hello die 3 times from Guava cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. I stamped a sentiment under the die cut and matted the little scene with Sunflower cardtsock. For the background I used a pretty patterned paper from the Spring Fling Petite Paper Pad.

I finished the card with clear shimmer and glossy accents on the flower centres. Simple but cute, isn’t it? It made me happy to put it together.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Lawn Fawn inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another fun Spring card.

See you,

Zsofi

Smiley greetings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and coping well with all difficulties these day. I admit that I am struggling. With homeschooling and taking care of my family I have very little freetime and far not enough to craft. Although it makes me relaxed and cheers me up, I can’t create daily like I used to in the good old times. But as everything, this tough period will be over one day. And until then I wanted to send all of you some virtual hugs with this cute card I created for Newton’s Nook Designs.

Loads of blooms was released last year but it shouts freedom and Spring to me – and the girl with the flowers on the bike represents everything I am longing for now. I coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I needed some scene building elements, so I die cut the Fence from woodgrain cardstock, a grassy border from Peacock cardstock and a few vellum clouds uing the Sky scene builder die set.

I cut a light blue panel with the rounded stitched rectangle die from Frames and Flags and assembled the scene. I let the clouds hang off the panel for more interest. I backed the whole thing with a slightly bigger blue violet mat.

The sentiment I stamped on a stitched circle from Frames squared using pink ink from Gina K Designs. I adhered it in the upper right corner hanging off the panel and embellished it with two little flowers.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid patterned paper from Doodlebug Desigs French Kiss paper pad and popped up the focal scene with thin foam tape. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the flower centers.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back soon for more fun projects! Stay safe!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Stenciled Easter eggs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with you today to show you an easy stenciled Easter card, perfect for the last minute crafters. I used the Easter Egg stamps and Easter eggs stencil from the latest release of Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the bunny and the chic on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I chose to fussy cut them this time, to give them another look.

Then I applied Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock through the Easter eggs stencil at a diagonal: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I love the subtle sparkle it gives to all the colourful eggs.

I did not want to cover the pretty background – which I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die – so i wrapped a strip of vellum around it and added 2 very thin guava cardstock strips to the edged. It helped to hide the adhesive also.

I added the critters and stamped a sentiment with Staz-on Black ink. Then I mounted the panel on a white top folding A2 sized notecard.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon. Have rest and stay at home for the holidays too!

Hugs,

Zsofi

You are special! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Easter is almost here and I definitely did not have enough bunnies this year. Although it is not an Easter card (could be with changing up the sentiment, but at least it has some adorable bunnies 🙂 I made this with stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with colouring images from the Hop into Spring, Bitty bunnies and Little lilies stamp sets using Copic markers. I love that the critters from the different sets can be mixed and matched to create new scenes and get more use out of one set. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I sponged a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink in the middle of a top folding white notecard. I covered the bottom inch with patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) and added some die cut grass which I cut with the Land border die. I covered the meeting of the two papers with a very thin strip of teal cardstock, it also adds dimension to the design.

I arranged the die cut images and stamped the sentiment in black. I just adore how the bunny is smelling the flower! So cute!

As a finishing touch I wrapped around the bottom part some yellow twine and tied it in a bow. I also added a bit of clear shimmer to the flower centers and made them shiny with a drop of glossy accents.

I wish you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Till next time, take care of yourself, stay at home and craft!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Hoppy Easter – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute Easte scene featuring the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping and colouring the bunnies from the adorable Hop to Spring stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting I cut my scene building elements too: grass from green cardstock using the Land border die, a fence from kraft cardstock using the Fence die, some white clouds and a yellow sun using the Sky scene builder die set.

I assembled the scene on a blue piece of cardstock and cut it down a little to allow a white frame showing when adhered to the card base. The sentiment perfectly fit one of the clouds, so it became a part of the scene.

As a finishing touch I added some white dots to the cheeks of the bunnies with a white gel pen and covered the eggs with a clear shimmer pen to add a subtle sparkle. I made the bow and ribbon shiny with glossy accents, just as the little noses of the bunnies. Aren’t they cute?

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

See you,

Zsofi

Friends are flowers – Lawnfawnatics #71

Hello Everyone,

I had this idea playing in my head for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #71 and I am super happy that I found some extra crafting time to make it.

I admit I am a hoarder. I love mini things and have a bunch of mini buttons from Doodlebug Designs. This is what I brought back on my card:

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the following sets: Some bunny, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Gleeful Gardens. I used Copic markers, all warm tones and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I took a piece of Watercolor Wishes paper in blue shade and made my Stitched Cloud Backdrop from that. From a green piece I cut two Grassy Hillside Borders and stamped a sentiment on the smaller one with black ink.

While I was die cutting I cut the different elements of the Little Flowers die set from coloured cardstock. I am so happy I found scraps which match my green and yellow Copics! Little pleasures 🙂 I assembled the pot, tied some green twine around it and added 3 tiny bottons as the flower centers.

Next I die cut the word Friends from white cardstock 2 times using the Cole’s ABCs and once more from glossy white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I used my black glaze pen on the eyes and added drops of glossy accents to the noses and beaks. Also cover the handle of the shovel and the watering can with clear gloss to make it shiny.

I hope you like my cheerfuly sweet friendship card and got inspired. If you like my post, make sure to sign up to my blog not to miss any in the future! Thank you and have a lovely day!

Zsofi

Stenciling with Perfect Pearls

February is almost over and I am already preparing for Spring. Got some fresh and colourful decoration, enjoy every ray of sun and looking forward to spending more time in the nature with my kids. Meanwhile we are waiting for the warmer weather to arrive, I help my mood with springy cards. Like this one, which I made for Pink & Main:

I stamped and coloured the flowers from the Daisy bugs stamp set using pink shades of Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

While I was at die cutting I cut the Wreath base 2 die twice from a pale green cardstock and the little leaves a couple of times. I added a bit of shading to them with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush.

On a piece of craft carstock I temporarily adhered the Petals stencil with Pixie spray and applied Versamark ink directly from the pad. After removing the stencil I went over the whole panel with Perfect Pearls and a soft brush: wherever it was sticky from the Versamark, it holds the powder. Just to seal it, I lightly spritzed it with water from a mini mister. Looks so beautiful! I cut it down a bit with a Stithced rectangle die and gave it a white pearl scalloped rectangle mat.

I assembled the card on a pink card base. I cut the wreath from kraft cardstock once more so I could white heat emboss the sentiment from the Spring sentiments set. As a finishing touch I added silver glossy dots to the flower centres. Isn’t it pretty?

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will try to use your stencils with this technique!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lucky to have you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post for today, if you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release Day 4, please click here.

This time I have a fun sneak peek of the cutest little gnomes you can ever imagine! Lucky Gnomes is part of the new release at Pink and Main, available as of today! YAY!

For my card I stamped and coloured the two little gnomes with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut the word Lucky using the new Thin Alpha dies, from aqua cardstock. The remaining of the sentiment I stamped in black on white cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strip dies.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid from the new Enchanted garden collection. I cut 2 strips of 2 inches wide vellum and adhered the gnomes and letters on one of them. I adhered the 2 vellum pieces together hiding the liquid glue under the die cuts and attached it to the background the same way.

As a finishing touch I covered the caps with clear shimmer using a shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the letters. Cute isn’t it?

Hope you liked today’s sneak peek and you are ready to start shopping. This release is so sweet!

See you soon,

Zsofi