Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

we are halfway through the Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals but fear not, cuteness is still coming your way! Love Emergency is a wonderful set, not only for love cards. It is definitely perfect for our other halves for Valentine’s Day though. It comes with coordinating dies too.

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

I wanted to create a slimline card so I needed all the vehicles: I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers an cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes and used the new square masking stencil to add the background with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprinkled it with water and diluted Blueprint Sketch ink. I also added black and white splatters for a fun textured look.

When the inked background was all dry, I popped up the cars with 3D foam suares and stamped a matching sentiment above each little scene.

I adhered the panel to a striped patterned paper before mounting it on a slimline card base, and used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set! 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for the last day of the sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of Newton’s Nook Designs January Release reveals! We have the cutest kitties ever and some fantastic Slimline Masking stencils!

All products will be available on Friday, 22/01/2021!

For my card I stamped and coloured the kitties from Smitten Kitten with my Copics. I knew I wanted a colourful background so I kept them black and white. I added some furry details too for a bit different look. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock for the background: I cut a piece which fits a slimline cardstock. I used the Masking Hearts stencil with Distress Oxide inks. The first layer is Mustard Seed, followed by Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I used the gridlines engraved in the stencil to line it up each time with the edge of the cardstock. It is so easy to get an even spacing! I cannot wait to try this technique with all other masking stencils and different colours!

When it was done I cut the panel down to be slimmer than a slimline card front and matted it with dark grey pearl cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. I popped up the kitties with 3D foam tape and stamped a sentiment directly on the background in black.

I finished it off with a bunch of clear gems and emphasized the eyes of the kitties with a black glaze pen. I also added a tiny drop of glossy accents on their noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kitten” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set! 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 January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspirations and reveals. Make sure to return tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Winter Birthday Wishes – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As I need to boost up my birthday stash, I created a slimline winter birthday card mixing up a few stamps and dies and stencil. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from Happy Yappy Mail and Wanna Build a Snowman. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I also die cut a white rectangle with a Slimline Stitched Trio die and another one from white glitter cardstock. Then I used the partial die cutting technique to cut a snowbank from this with the Breaking Waves Border dies. It is easy to line it up with the stitches so it works perfectly for slimline cards too.

On the white panel I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks fadin it out toward tthe bottom. I spritzed it with water, added some white acrylic paint splatters and let it dry. Ok I was impatient and helped a bit with my heat tool too. When it was dry enough not to smear it, I added white texture paste through the First Snow stencil. Even though it is 6 inches long only, I could simply move it where the pattern has finished and add more snow drops. With this stencil it is very easy, you do not need to line anything up!

While the paste was drying I die cut a scalloped slimline rectangle from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and also the word Birthday from orange glitter cardstock. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love the look of a stamped and die cut sentiment!

When it was all dry I assembled the winter scene popping up the dogs with thin 3D foam sqquares. I finished them off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, noses, buttons and the pipe and added a bit of shimmer to the scarves and collars before sealing it with glossy accents.

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

Hug in a mug – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Today is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with this warm and wintery coffee card. In this chilly weather we are all longing for our favourite hot drinks and good talks. Now that we are all socially apart from our friends, it is so important to send a little love in other ways. That feeling inspired my card today.

I created a colourful background first on Bristol Smooth paper with the Mugs stencil: I used Distress Oxide inks with a small blending brush which allowed me to add colour to each mug individually. I used Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers with Cracked Pistachio. Before removing the stencil I carefully spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz and let it dry.

I cut it down with my favourite die from Frameworks and added some black and blue splatters. Then I cut my sentiment letters with the Essential Alphabet dies from coloured cardstock and adhered them on a piece of vellum. I adorned it with some pine leaves and a purple glittery bow (Pines and Holly die set).

After popping the panel up on a light grey cardstock I added glossy accents to some details on the mugs and also on the bow.

I hope it made your heart warm and I inspired you.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Cacti Christmas – MFT stamps

Hello my dears,

I was scrolling through my photos the other day and found a few cards I did not have time to show you at the end of last year. Even though they are Christmas themed I know many of you like to make holiday cards throughout the year and it might be a good inspiration, so I have decided to share these from time to time.

For this card I used the adorable Cacti from MFT Let’s Stick Together: I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I wanted them to wear santa hats and have presents, which I found in the MFT Beast Friends stamp set (retired): perfect fit.

Then I moved on to the background: I used Distress Oxide inks to create the sky (Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean) and when it was dry I used the MFT Confetti stencil with white texture paste to make it wintery. I love the texture!

When it was all dry I die cut the bold setiment from the background and cut it once more from red glitter paper and 2 more times from scrap heavy weight cardstock. I love to recycle old packaging for that. I stacked the letters together and used the one cut from the background as a guide to pop the glittery ones on top.

I used 3D foam squares to add the die cut images and adhered a small cacti directly on the “i” to add more pun. A bit of clear shimmer on the caps, black glaze pen n the eyes and Mavy Snow marker for the extra fluffiness made it complete.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will be back tomorrow. I have something cute and cozy planned.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I had a day off yesterday, just for myself and crafting so I finally had time to indulge in my Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn STAMPtember Exclusive set from 2020. I cannot get over the cuteness of these birds! I made 2 cards, the first one is a slimline one:

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Season’s Tweetings (it was a limited edition set, no longer available unfortunately). I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut the new Scallop Slimline with hearts die from white cardstock, masked off the scalloped parts with Purple Tape and used the Music stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink to create a background.

Then I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the panel from Season’s Tweetings and added a red one above from Winter Scripty Sentiments. I love the look of the two fonts together!

While I still had the edges masked off I stamped the string of lights from Season’s Tweetings 3 times at a diffenet angle directly on the stenciled background and coloured the lights with Copic markers.

After popping up the birds with 3D foam tape, I stamped the Fa-la-la-la sentiments above the birds with teal ink for a tone-on-tone look.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the lights and accessories and covered the bulbs and beaks with glossy accents. To make it more festive I scattered a few clear sequins all around. Before adhering the panel to a white slimline card base (3,5*8,5 inches) I cut a dark red mat for the scalloped panel. It gives a nice frame to my little scene.

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.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for my last post this year.

See you,

Zsofi

All the trimmings – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I brought you a fun Christmas slimline card. I love to mix and match my favourite sets, on this one I took a girl from Christmas Trimmings (this set is ON SALE now!) and another from Christmas Haul. They match perfectly!

After stamping and colouring the images with Copics, I used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I added a ton of shimmer to the presents with a clear shimmer pen and covered the light bulbs and bows with glossy accents for a shiny 3D look.

While it was drying, I added Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink through the Tiny trees stencil directly on a white slimline card base. It measures 3,5*8,5 inches. Even though the stencil is 6*6 inches, due to the geometric pattern it was very easy to line it up and continue the pattern.

I used both slimline die sets to create a frame: the green mat I cut with the die from Slimline Frames and Windows and the white piece I cut with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die. I added vellum on the back of the white layer before adhering it to the frame, it mutes the stenciled background a bit.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle window using Stazon Black ink and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I finished the scene with a couple of clear sequins, it adds to the festive feeling.

I hope you enjoyed my newest slimline project and will check back later. I have a lot to share still before the holidays.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Birthday to my boy!

Hello everyone,

It is my son’s 7th birthday and as he is fond of trains, I had to make him a train card of course.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Avery Elle Christmas Train. I used Copic markers and because blue is my little boy’s favourite colour, I made the train and cart blue. I used the coordinting dies to cut all images out.

For the background I used Newton’s Nook Design’s Petite Snow stencil with white textured paste on light blue cardstock. I set it aside to dry until I was working on the sentiment.

I die cut the Happy and Birthday words from the Waffle Flower Year Round words set using black cardstock. I also die cut a balloon from MFT Balloon Numbers from red glitter cardstock and backed it with a white balloon.

To set the scene I needed a snowbank so I used Newton’s Nook Design’s Land border die and white glitter cardstock. The perfect railway I found in Mama Elephant’s Little Train Agenda.

After assembling the card I popped up the train and balloon with 3D foam squares and used a clear shimmer pen on the presents and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I wish you like my card as much as my son does.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Release reveals, which is always bitter-sweet. But we saved the best for last: a cute little kitty set called Newton’s Snowman (it also has coordinating dies) and a small but oh-so-pretty sentiment set called Happy New Year.

All new products will be available on 20/11!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the Newton’s Snowman stamp on white cardstock using Copic markers. I cut the image out with the coordinating die.

I wanted it to be in the center of attention so I kept the rest of the design simple: I used the Frameworks die set to cut a postage stamp rectangle from lime green cardstock. Then I cut a slightly smaller rectangle from patterned paper (Doodlebug Design) and matted it with white cardstock before adhering to the lime green piece. I popped up the die cut image with 3D foam squares and added the sentiment from the Snowman Roundabout stamp set on a thin black strip.

I chose a kraft card base this time to match the kitties and embellished the image with a clear shimmer pen (scarves), glossy accents (carrot, eyes and buttons of the snowman) and some stickles (caps and snowbanks).

These little details bring this cute image to another level.

CARD 2

To showcase the Happy New Year sentiment set I created a fun slimline card to have enough space for some celebrating kitties. The previously release Newton’s New Year and Newton Celebrates sets are coordinating so well with the new sentiment set!

After stamping, colouring and die cutting the images from the above mentioned sets I was working on the festive background.

I die cut a scalloped slimline rectangle with the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the scalloped part with Purple Tape (Thermoweb) and applied Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks in a light layer. I like to use blending brushes, for me these tools give the smoothest results. Then I used the Bubbly stencil and went back with the same colours just with a heavier hand. To resemble the champagne instead of Squeezed Lemonade I used Scattered Straw this time. After removing the stencil I used water and black and white acrylic paint to add splatters and dried it with my heat tool. I also spritzed the whole panel with glitter spray for a subtle sparkle.

I stamped the Happy New Year sentiment in the middle with black ink and popped up the images on the sides with 3D foam squares.

I added clear shimmer to the champagne and glossy accents to some details and adhered it on a black slimline card base (3,5*8,5 inches).

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” 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)! 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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed this fun week full of winter inspiration. It is time now to get your shopping lists ready! If you like my cards, please make sure to subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations. Thank you so much for supporting me on my crafty journey!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy that my favourite event, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on! I love to make coffee themed cards and I was looking for this inspiration week so much!

This is my first card for the hop, created with Lawn Fawn goodies.

I started with the new Outside Stitched Mug die and cut it from teal cardstock. I ued Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink on the edges to add some shading. Then using the new Snowflake Trio stencil and Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel I added a sparkly pattern to the mug.

I chose a couple of the Stitched Snowflakes dies to cut from Peacock cardstock and white glitter cardstock. I also die cu the Sweet die 3 times, stuck them together and added an ombre effect with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

For the background I chose a plaid pattern from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad, shaded the edges with the same ink and assembled the card as on the picture. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the mug.

I decided to have an additional sentiment which is from the Simply Summer Sentiments set which I white heat embossed on dark grey cardstock. I used an Everday Sentiment Banner die to cut it out and popped it up with 3D foam squares. In this way the Sweet sentiment I could adhere on top of the mug and got some support from the banner too. So dimensional, I love it!

I wish you like my first coffee card, stay tuned for more!

See you,

Zsofi