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

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

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

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

Treat yo’ self – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a super cute ice cream card because summer equals ice-cream, don’t you think? I used Newton’s Nook Designs stencils, stamps and dies to create this fun little one.

First I stamped ad coloured the image from the Newton’s Summer Treats set, I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used is the following:

  • CAT: EB5, MB4, MB3, MB1,
  • ICE CREAM: GB4, GB2, MB1, PP5, PP4, PP2, DR5, DR3, DR1, CT1, LY1, EB5, EB3, LG4, LG2, LG1

I used the coordinating die to cut the cat out and focused on the background. I had the idea of using the new Cupcake layering stencil set to make an ice cream background. So I used the first layer with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink on kraft cardstock and poured clear embossing powder on it until it was wet. I heated it with my heat tool to give it some shine. Then for the second layer I used white pigment ink, it looks like cream on kraft! So delicate and yummy!

It was time to set the scene: I die cut the background with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags and die cut a big vellum circle and a smaller pink one with the Circle Frame dies. I also cut 2 hearts wit the same set from pink cardstock. For my sentiment I needed a mint green banner for the message, I used the Banner Trio for that.

I stamped the sentiment on the pink circle from the Newton’s Summer Treat stamp set and another one from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set on the green banner. Then I assembled the card, I used 3D foam squares to pop up the banner and the focal image. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the hearts and ice cream toppers.

I hope you liked my card for today and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Long time no sea – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Here in Hungary we have a super hot summer so when we cannot spend the day at our favourite lake, I enjoy crafting sea-themed cards to cool me down. On this cutie I used the Little Shellfish stamp set wih a couple of scene building dies to get a fun background. Let me lead you through the process.

First I have stamped the images on alcohol friendly cardstock and used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them. The colours I used: lobster: DR5, DR3, DR1, PP4, houses & pinwheel: TB5, TB3, TB2, IB2, IB1, BG4, BG2, BG1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

To set the scene I die cut a Stitched Rectangle die 3 times from white cardstock, and also from Oyster Shell and Simply Teal-licious cardstocks. Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies to make the sky from a white rectangle, and the Breaking Waves Border dies to cut the sand and sea waves. The other 2 white rectangles I used to give instant dimension to my scene by layering them behind the die cuts. I love this little trick, instead of using foam tape and it is perfect for using up some scraps/recycled white packaging.

I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading and texture to the sand and waves: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers and some white acrylic paint. While the splatters were drying I made my card base: I used the Broad Brushstrokes stencil with Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks on a white note card. With mixing the two colours I got the same shade as on the houses, so cool!

After assembling the background I adhered the houses with Glubert and popped up the little lobster with 3D foam squares. I added a dark red mat to it to make it stand out even more. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and stamped an extra on the waves from the Close at heart stamp set. They match so well, don’t you think? As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the life savers and door knobs.

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 and Therm O Web Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of a Blog Hop between two of my favourite companies: Heffy Doodle and Therm O Web. They both have fantastic products which can easily be combined for fun cards. Make sure to hop along with our Design Teams for a ton of inspiration. There are prizes too!

For my card I first stamped and coloured the images from the Little Shellfish and Oceans of love stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, here is the list of the colours I used: crab/star: DR5, DR3, DR1, plants: DG4, DG3, DG, AG1, turtle: DG4, DG3, LG3, LG2, LG1, ray: DP3, DP1, jellyfish: PP5, PP4, PP3, shell: AP3, AP1, stone: BG7, BG4, BG2, narwhal: BT7, BT5, GT3, GT1, crab with shell: PP5, PP4, PP3, GB7, GB4, GB2, shark: TB5, TB3, IB2, IB1. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

To set the scene I needed a fun water background. I did some ink blending first on a 8,5*3,5″ piece of white cardstock and added some water and diluted ink splatters to get some texture. When it was dry, I die cut it with a Slimline Trio die. Then I used the Tiny Waves stencil, masked off some areas to get only one wave showing and added Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel Brilliant Blue with a stencil pal in different places. I set it aside to dry for an hour. I love to stretch my regular stencils and use them on slimline cards too.

I needed a sand dune on the bottom of the sea which I cut from kraft cardstock with the Slimline Scenery die. I added some brown, black and white ink splatters to make it more realistic and arranged the sea critters. I used 3D foam squares to pop them up.

I wanted a custom sentiment so I used some black toner sheets and I used my laminator with the Gina K Designs Fancy Transfer Foil Brilliant Blue to make it super shiny. Then I die cut my sentiment using the Stitched Alphabet die, also 2 times from white cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. The last layer was the foiled letter, I adhered it tiny offset so I had a little white shadow. It makes the letters pop even more. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock strips and arranged them around the die cut one.

I wanted it to look like a postcard so I die cut the Slimline Mini Mail die from white cardstock and adhered it under my scene. I adhered the rest of the inked background to a white 3,5*8.5 inches slimline card base and added the focal panel.

For the finishing touches I used a black glaze pen, a white gel pen and some glossy accents, I love to emphasize some details that way.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Therm O Web will be giving away $35 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on July 25th to be entered to win!Each company will post their random winner on July26th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Therm O Web Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Here is the full list of the participants:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Zsofia Molnar   –> you are here

Katrina Hunt

Ashley Young 

Rebecca Keppel

Julia Englich

Lynnea Hollendonner

Amanda Stevens

Ellen Haxelmans

Therm O Web Blog

I hope you enjoyed my project and will hop along with us! Have fun and see you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs 8 Year Celebration

Hello Everyone,

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8 year anniversary celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs! To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

Here are my projects:

CARD 1

For the first card I have stamped Newton’s Cupcake on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and the main image once more on patterned paper. I coloured the kitty and the topping with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, here is a lost of colours I used: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, DR5, DR3, DR1, GB4, GB2, MB1, BT7, VB1, BT1, EB5, EB3.

I used the coordinating dies to cut the coloured images and fussy cut the cupcake holder which I stamped on patterned paper. I added some shading to this and adhered it on the top of the coloured image. It looks so fun! I also stamped a sentiment on the cupcake itself, I love how it looks!

To assemble the scene I die cut a scalloped rectangle (Frames and Flags die set) from the same patterned paper which I used for the cupcake and the rounded rectangle from aother patterned paper. All papers are from the Hello Sunshine Remix paper pad from Lawn Fawn. I added this a dark grey cardstock mat and assembled the scene.

I white heat embossed an extra sentiment from the Heartfelt blooms stamp set on a teal banner and popped it up with 3D foam tape. I used the Balloon Shaker dies to die cut some festive embellisments and added glossy accents to the cherries and sprinkles.

CARD 2

For my second card I wanted the stenciled backgroud to be in the focus. I used the first layer of the Cupcake stencil on Fog cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, but I masked off the cupcake toppings. I wanted those to be brown, so I used Ground Espresso on those parts. A small blending brush was helping me to get it done easily. For the second layer I used Kitch Flamingo and for the third I mixed Picked Raspberry with Ranger Texture Paste so it has some dimension.

When the panel was dry I cut it down a little to fit inside a postage edge rectangle which I cut with the Frameworks die from teal cardstock.

The sentiment is white heat embossed on a stitched banner (Banner Trio dies). It is from Heartfelt Blooms, I love this set for all the sentiments too.

SALE

To celebrate such a wonderful milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs is also offering a 15% discount on your entire order this weekend (16-19/07/2021). Make sure to use the code “8YEARS“. All details on the website.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop?

We will choose TWO lucky winners!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 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 Monday, July 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox


I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will hop along with us. Happy shopping!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Have a blast! – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I brought you a fun idea how to get more out of your Newton’s 4th July stamp sets after the memorial day is over.

I started with stamping and colouring the kitty on the rocket using Copic markers. I went with a grey-red-blue combo, simply because I love how it looks. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then I created the background: on a piece of red cardstock I used the Fireworks stencil with Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel in red. It gives a gorgeous tone on tone look! And the sparkle! Heavenly.

My initial idea was to make a shaker in the middle of the card so I die cut the inside scalloped rectangles from Frameworks 4 times from navy cardstock and adhered them together. I made sure to add a piece of acetate under the last layer. The sentiment I stamped on a grey banner which I die cut with the Frames and flags die set, and adhered it to the bottom of the frame.

When I placed the frame on the glittery background I realized that it looks awesome on its own, so I did not fill the frame with sequins, but you can totally do it. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the rocket and glossy accents on the red parts of it. Perfect birthday card for a boy!

I hope I inspired you and you will try to stretch your holiday stamps too.

Thanks for stoppig by and see you soon,

Zsofi