Summertime fun – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

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It has been a while since I managed to play along any challenges, but I could not resist the current Lawn Fawnatics one: Summertime fun. As all my summer cards, this was inspired by our favourite lake near Budapest.

I stamped and coloured images from several Lawn Fawn sets: On the beach, Really High Five and Butterfly kisses. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them in and the coordinating dies to cut them out. The colours are used are the following:

  • umbrella: BT9, BT7, BT5, CT4, CT3, CT1
  • bear: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1
  • rabbit: BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7
  • fox: BO4, BO3, BO1, BG2, BG1
  • ball: BT7, BT5, BT1
  • butterflies: GT3, GT1
  • drink: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, CT4, CT1, BT5

I also used a couple of dies and coloured cardstocks to set the scene: Stitched Waves for the water, Leafy Tree Backdrop, Cattail border and Grassy Hillside border for the landscape and the Sunburst Backdrop for the bakground.

I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading and depth. I also added some diluted ink sprinkles, it adds so much texture.

I framed the scene with the largest Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The sentiment I stamped directly on the background and used glossy accents and a black glaze pen to emphasize some details.

I will upload this card to the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #104, Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Color with us) and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Lazy Days of summer).

I hope you enjoyed this fun summer card and will come back for more inspiration soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Last card in 2020!

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the year and I wanted to pop in to tell you: THANK YOU so much for all your support, all the comments, all the love. It means so much to me! It was a tough year for all of us and crafting really helped me to go through without losing my sanity. It is my therapy and my joy in hard times. I have a lot of plans for 2021, I wish I can realize them step-by-step. What I know for sure is that my love for paper is gonna stay and I will keep crafting until I can. And I would love you to share this journey with me.

My last card of the year was born as a little sister to my yesterday’s card. I used the same Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn STAMPtember collaboration stamp/die set with the same aqua colours. Just this time I built a Bird House (Magic Iris Add-on) from woodgrain cardstock, chose a pretty patterned paper in the background and opted for a different Winter Scripty Sentiment. To build dimension I die cut the house, roof and the bottom part 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. It makes a huge difference!

I hope you enjoyed this card, I will insert here a few more close ups.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge 15 (New Year) and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine and Simon Says Stamp Moday Challenge Celebrate.

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Thanks for being here today with me and I wish you a much happier New Year! See you in 2021!

Zsofi

Hippo birdie to you!

Hello Everyone,

I brought a very cute and cheerful birthday card today to make you smile! It was created for the current Lawnfawnaticcs Challenge #73 – Birthday.

I am sure you all have a favourite stamp set which inspires you all the time you look at it. For me the mini Lawn Fawn Year Four set is one like that. That hippo is so chubby and adorable and his little birdie pal always bring a smile to my face. This time I paired them with few more critters from Year Two and Elphie Selfie. All images I coloured with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To create the scene I die cut the Peekaboo Backdrop from yellow cardstock and popped it up on a piece of patterned paper from Hello Sunshine Remix paper pad.

I also cut some grassy borders from green cardstock and used the little flags die from an older set called Stitched journaling to make a banner from pastel colours.

I popped up the critters with 3D foam squares. I took some time to arragne the scene, I really enjoy this part of cardmaking. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock and adhered it to the frame.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the balloons and covered the beaks, flower centers and candles with glossy accents.

I will also upload this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Happy Birthday and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spring Mood Board.

I hope this cute little card made you smile and cheered you up. If so, it makes my day. See you soon with more fun projects!

Be safe,

Zsofi

Interactive Halloween card

Hello Everyone,

I must admit that I love to make funny cards because I love to make people smile. Today I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with this cute Halloween card featuring a very spooky ghost and a scared kitty 🙂

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Witchy Newton and Boo Hoo stamp sets. I used Copic markers to add colour and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I applied Twisted Citron Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil and added Mowed Lawn Distress ink. I added more texture with some sprinkles of water.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey striped patterned paper with white embossing powder. I also die cut the word Halloween from a Simon Says Stamp set from purple glitter cardstock which I adhered under the embossed sentiment with liquid glue.

I wanted to make it more spooky, so I die cut a spooky fence (Lawn Fawn die) from black cardstock. I adhered the cat with 3D foam squares and popped up the ghost on a mini action wobbler. He is super funny wobbling and scaring the cat!

I stamped a few bats around them with black ink and used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the ghost and the boot. I added eyes to the bats with a black glaze pen and emphasized the pattern on the boots with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will join me tomorrow again for more Halloween fun! This card I will upload to the SSS IG Challenge as stenciling is on of my favourite techiques. Also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy pumpkin spice season!

Hello Everyone,

Autumn really hit us hard yesterday with a 20 degrees drop in temperature accompanied with wind and rain. Sudden change in my mood too, as I immediately start longing for warm drinks 🙂 I hope this cute Fall scene warms your hearts.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Pumpkin Latte set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I used Copic markers and cut it all with the coordinating dies.

To set the scene I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, some grass from yellow cardstock using a Land Border die and a tree from white cardstock using the Forest Scene builder set. I added colour to the latter with Copic markers.

I chose a pretty aqua-yellow plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill) as the background and die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from aqua cardstock using one of the Frames and Flags dies. I cut the grass also with the same die to have the rounded corners and stitching details. I love texture and stitching details, so I used the SSS Stitched Whirl background die to add more details to the sky.

I assembled the scene, matted it with a slightly bigger navy blue rectangle and popped up the girl with the coffee with 3D foam squares. The sentiment I stamped on a white cloud shaped speech bubble with Navy ink.

I used twine as embellishment, added a bit of clear shimmer and a drop of glossy accent to the pumpkins, buttons and the scarf.

I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes, Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Capture Fall and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Something clear.

I hope you enjoyed today’s warm and cozy inspiration and will check back soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Princess and the Frog

Hello Everyone,

If you follow me you know how much I love Lawn Fawn and the Lawnfawnatics challenges. The recent one is the best ever:

Out of my million ideas I made this card inspired by the Princess and the frog Disney movie.

First I looked through my Lawn Fawn stash and stamped a bunch of images from Screen Time, Toadally awesome, Wild for you and Critter concert. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the night scene I created first an inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the bottom portion and started with the sky: Black Soot, Blueprint sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. Then I removed the mask and placed it over the sky partition. I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I also cut the Bayou backdrop from dark grey cardstock and inked the leaves with Black Sooth distress ink to give it a dark shading. I adhered the backdrop over the inked piece and arranged the images. Then I stamped a sentiment from Winter skies with black ink. I used one of the tiny dies from the Screen time set to cut a small rectangle and wrote “Tiana’s” on it with a black thin line marker. I added a frame with a gold gel pen.

As embellishment I used some star confetti from Trinity stamps and coloured the trumpet and the crown of the frog with a gold gel pen. I also covered the princess’s dress and crown and dragonflies with a clear shimmer pen.

I love how this card turned out and the sentiment matches the movie perfectly too. Wouldn’t any Disney loving little girl be happy with a card like this?

I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #48 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Girly and Wednesday Challenge? Whatever the weather (based on the clear starry night sky)

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Fawntastic holiday

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a project I made using some gorgeous Lawn Fawn goodies. I just simply adore their style, so no holiday is complete without some Lawn Fawn crafting! I made a card with 2 coordinating tags as I love to match the tags I use on a present with the card I give.

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I started with stamping the little critters from the Say what? Christmas critters, coloured them with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I also added some trees from the Winter skies stamp set as they match perfectly.

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Then I die cut a Peekaboo backdrop frame 2 times from white cardstock and layered them together. I cut some stitched hillside borders (using the negative part of the die cut I got slopes without stitching) from white glitter cardstock and also a few pine leaves with a great die set from Newton’s Nook Designs (Pines and holly).

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When I assembled the card, I placed a blue gingham patterned paper in the background and stamped the sentiments on it with black ink. As a finishing touch I used some clear shimmer pen, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added a few jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the trees as ornaments.

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For the tags I used the new Say what? Gift tags dies and finished them with white chunky twine from Doodlebug.

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I will link this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #42 Winter holidays and also to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Christmas and Monday Challenge Warm winter wishes.

I hope you like my project today and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Nice List with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I had this cute card yesterday on the Pink and Main blog, so I thought I would share it with you here as well. The images in the Nice list stamp set are just adorable, I love this set so much and I see myself re-making this card with even a Hungarian sentiment on it for my friends for Christmas.

I started with a strip of smooth white cardstock which is good for alcohol ink colouring. I stamped Santa and Mrs Santa on the 2 sides an after masking Santa with a post-it mask, I stamped the bag too full of presents. I also stamped the sentiment at this point. Then I used my Copics to add colour, but you can use any colouring medium you prefer if you want to re-make this card.

I used a bit of clear shimmer on the presents and also a Versamark pen on the Santa suits and hats to be able to heat emboss these parts with a White Puff embossing powder. I love the fluffy look, it looks so cozy!

I covered an A2 sized side-folding notecard with red gingham patterned paper from the Jolly paper pad. I matted the coloured piece with silver sparkle cardstock and cut 2 scalloped borders from red cardstock to add it under. I mounted this with 3D foam tape onto the background and finished it off with a bit of glossy accent on the boots and glasses.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Warm Winter Wishes.

I hope you like my card and got inspired! Please make sure to subscribe to my blog in case you like what you see, just to make sure you will not miss any of my inspirational posts. I plan to bring many more holiday cards until Christmas!

Zsofi

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 6

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with the 6th Halloween card in a raw…I hope you enjoy my series and getting in the mood for Halloween.

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Today I want to show you cute shaker card made with Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies.

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As always I stamped and coloured the images from the PPP Halloween Pals stamp set first, then cut them out with their coordinating dies. I die cut a stitched rectangle from black cardstock and then I ran it through the Big Shot with PPP Stitched Pieces die. I die cut another stitched rectangle from light green cardstock as the backing for my shaker.

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I temporarily placed the black frame on top of the green rectangle to see where I should stamp the sentiment. After stamping it in black, I added a piece of acetate to the back of the frame, and used Darice thin 3D foam strips to create the shaker.

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I filled it with a sequin mix from Lucy’s Little Things (that is the only Halloween mix I own, what a shame!) Then I removed carefully the backing of the foam strips and adhered the backing.

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I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Booville paper pad to cover an A2 sized card and adhered the shaker to it. I added the cute images around, added some white gel pen details, covered their hats with Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and used glossy accents to emphasize some parts of the images.

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  and Wednesday Challenge (Halloween/Spooky).

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for something new!

See you,

Zsofi

 

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 5

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Hello Everyone,

Halloween is just around the corner, but I still have so many card ideas to share! I wish I could just stop the time and craft craft craft…

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Today I brought you a quite simple card idea. I fell in love with this cute ghost by Picket Fence Studios, so it ended up in my cart when I was shopping at Simon Says Stamp during STAMPtember. I could not let the Halloween season pass without using this stamp. So I just coloured it with Copics bearing in mind the Reverse Confetti Abundant Autumn patterned paper I chose as a background. I love to match my colouring to the patterned paper I use.

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After fussy cutting the image, I used a black Memento marker and went over the edges of the cut image to make it look like it was perfectly cut (even if it wasn’t).

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I used an MFT stitched rectangle die to cut a piece from the patterned paper and adhered it to a slate grey note card. Then I used the MFT Linked Chain Oval Frame die to cut a black and a pink piece and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it to the card base too and popped up the ghost with 3D foam tape.

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Then I heat embossed with white detail embossing powder a sentiment from the SSS Handwritten Halloween stamp set on Olive cardstock and cut it with the coordinating die. I just love this sentiment set so much! I used liquid glue to adhere it too on the bottom of my card.

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As embellishment I used some clear star sequins and a white gel pen to add details to the ghost. I also covered it all with Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the pink stripes on his hat.

I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  and Wednesday Challenge (Halloween/Spooky).

I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will pop in tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi