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

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

The final day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs has come, it is always bitter-sweet. But we saved 2 little sets for last which shout Spring: Hello Spring is perfect for quick tags and cards and Easter Lily is a beautiful floral for all occasions. It also has coordinating dies!

The good news is that all new products will be available tomorrow, 21/02! YAY! I am so curious to know what is on your shopping list!

CARD 1

I am a huge fan of flowers as they are so versatile. I enjoy the colouring process too as it is part of my “how to keep sane” therapy and this particular one was also challenging me to learn something new. (In my colouring I was following the Elements of Nature online colouring class by Kit and Clowder)

After colouring the lily and cutting it out with its coordinating die, I also cut an oval from cream cardstock and a scalloped frame from green cardstock. The latter I cut twice and layered them on top of each other for dimension. (Both dies are from MFT)

The background is a pretty patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and layered it n between the oval and the frame.

As I wanted the flowers to be the queen of the show, the only embellishment I used was a drop of glossy accents on the anthers.

CARD 2

If you follow me you know how much I love making tags. Even if I make a card, I love to incorporate a tag in my design. That is what I did on this fresh and cute card.

I stamped and coloured the Hello Spring set and cut it out with the fancy edges tags die set.

I gave it a nice topper using the fancy edges in the set and some patterned paper from Doodlebug. The reinforcer is also cut from patterned paper. I cut another tag from dark blue cardstock and layered it under the main one a bit offset to serve as a shadow. I added green twine to match the Spring feel.

For the background I chose a very colourful plaid patterned paper and added two white paper doilies before layering the tag with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the middle of the flower and to the letters, they look so dimensional and shiny!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Easter Lily” or the “Hello Spring” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this week with us and you got in Spring mood. Don’t forget, all new products will be available tomorrow, 21/02/2020!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We already know that our favourite kitty, Newton is not afraid of the Spring showers, but this month he will even have the cutest rainboots ever. Newton’s rainboots is a smaller set, which comes with its coordinating dies. All new products will be available on 21st February.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images making sure to have extras of the ducks and flowers. I used my favourite Copics and cut the images out with their coordinating dies. I made the rainboots red and teal, I wish I could have one like this in real life!

To create a matchin rainy scene I used the new Sky scene builder set. I die cut the clouds from white cardstock and added a bit of grey shading to them to look more serious 🙂

Then I cut a bunch of raindrops from blue glitter cardstock.

The background is a postage stamp rectangle cut from aqua cardstock with the Frameworks die set. I cut a bit of grass with the Land border die, and assembled the scene. Isn’t that duck with the flower on its head just darling? That is my favourite of all of them.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark brown stitched banner (Frames and flags die set) and attached it to the card.

I used a ton of shimmer on the bots, added glossy accents to the beaks and legs and a drop of Nuvo Glitter Drops in the middle of the flowers. Just a tip: if you have not used your Nuvo Drops for a while, don’t squeeze the bottle hard above your project…it happened to me and it all blew out of the bottle directly on my card! Luckily I managed the swipe it away without major damage, but I had a couple of exciting minutes 😀

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainboots” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winnerHere’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today and will join us tomorrow for the final sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

It is my favourite part of the month, when we start revealing the new release at Newton’s Nook Designs. I hope you are all ready for Spring! Today we are showcasing the adorable Hop to Spring stamp and die set. There are also two fantastic new stencils coming, called Raindrops and Petite Flowers (I will show this in action soon!) All new products will be available on 21st February.

Here is my card for today:

As always I started with stamping and colouring the sweet bunny in the waering can on white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I cut a few extra layers of simple white cardstock too, which I adhered under the coloured one until it was as thick as a chipboard.

I stamped the sentiment on a small white tag which I die cut with the Tag times two die set, and attached it to the watering can with twine. It would look so cute as a tag for a bunch of flowers on its own!

For the background I used Nuvo shimmer powders and when it was dry I applied Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel in Brilliant Blue colour through the Raindrops stencil. Looks gorgeous and dimensional! Lovely!

When it was dry I die cut it with the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags, cut also some grass with the Land border dies and some clouds with the Sky border dies. The latter I distressed a bit with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink to match the background more.

After assembling the scene, I gave it a grey mat and adhered it to a kraft scalloped rectangle. It was then mounted on a white top folding notecard. A bit of clear shimmer on the can and a drop of glossy accent on the nose and stripe finished off this cute spring card.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hop Into Spring” 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)! Thewinner 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the reveals and will join us tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi