Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the second day of the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! Today our team is showcasing the Destination Love and Lilac stamp sets which come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 22/04/2022.


I started with stamping the images from the Destination Love stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The exact colours I used: TB4, TB3, TB2, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG2, DR4, DR1, CR6. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I did a super fast ink blending: I used only Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and I blended it from the sides to the middle gradually. I made sure to have more ink on the edges and used a very light hand towards the middle. I added a lot of splatter: water drops, diluted blue ink splatters and also Finetec Silver metallic paint drops. I love how it sparkles in the light!

Then I die cut a stitched white oval and a bigger scalloped one from vellum using the Oval Frames die set. I heat embossed a sentiment with black sparkle embossing powder directly on the vellum oval and assembled the Just married car on that. I used the back of the images to hide the adhesive when I adhered the white oval on the back of the panel.

As a finishing touch I used tiny pearls to embellish the flowers, a clear shimmer pen on the car and glossy accents to emphasize some details.


I stamped the Lilac three times on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossed the images. Then I used my Karin Brush markers to paint them quickly. I love to paint with these markers, the colours are so vibrant and it is so easy to use! I used the coordinating die to cut the flowers out.

I die cut a postage edge rectangle with the Frameworks die set from kraft cardstock . I also die cut a small ticket with the same die set from white cardstock to carry my sentiment, which I stamped in purple.

I created a bouquet from the lilacs and added pink twine to the stems before popping them up with 3D foam squares.

After adding the sentiment, I embellished the card with tiny clear sequins.


Would you like to win the “Destination Love” or the “Lilac” 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 April 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day and got inspired! Make sure to pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,


Wedding Remake – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a card I made in the last minute for Mona Toth’s Lawn Fawn Wedding Challenge on Instagram. She is my crafty best friends and I could not resist playing along. This is my card:

And this is the inspiration I used: a collage I created when we moved in our home in Budapest. It is hanging in our bedroom ever since.

All stamps and dies I used for this card are from Lawn Fawn. I started with creating the little white Stitched rectangles to hold the wedding pics. I used the partial die cutting technique to cut them shorter. Then I stamped the images on each from the following sets using some masking: Bicycle built for you, Screen Time and Mermaid for you. I used a Memento marker to alter the images a little and then I coloured them with Copic markers.

As I was veiled at my wedding day I used the hair of the original characters as the veil. I had a lot of fun trying to give them a different look.

For the background I used woodgrain cardstock and applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide with a blending brush. It really resembles our wallpaper which I used as the background of our original frame.

The sentiment I cut form black sparkle cardstock using the Cole’s ABC die set.

After assembling the card, I added little embellishments: silver metallic leaves (Stitched Flower Frame) and little dark grey flowers (Scalloped Treat Box Springhouse Add-on). I added tiny little white pearls in the middle.

As a final touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the veil and glossy accents on the belt. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed my wedding remake and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you soon,


Retiring Feature Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring selected designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from the retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!


Hedgehog Hollow is one of my favourite sets among the retiring one. It is also because both my kids were in the Hedgehog group in KG, so these cuties are close to my heart.

I started with stamping the images coloured them with alcohol markers. Then I used the Hedgehog Hollow Die Set to cut them out.

To set the scene I used the Frames Squared Die Set to create a scallop edged square from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the scallop part before ink blending Salty ocean Distress ink with a big blending brush. I added grass using the Land Borders Die Set along the bottom edge.

To make the scene complete I added the sun and clouds using the Sky Scene Builders Die Set. The sentiment perfectly fits under the clouds, so it was easy to incorporate it in the scene.

I adhered the panel to a top folding square kraft notecard (4.25×4.25 inches) and finished it off with yellow twine.

Of course I had to add clear shimmer to the sun and glossy accents to the ladybugs, the nose of the hedgies and the decoration on the cup.


For my second card I decided to feature a set I have never used before: Wedding Frills. It has beautiful lacy images, perfect for weddings!

I started with embossing the pretty medallion image with rose gold embossing powder and added the “happily ever after” sentiment in the center. As I did not have the coordinating die I fussy cut the image but I really need to get the dies to make my life easier 🙂

For the background I embossed the lacy floral stamp from the same set in white 2 times and sponged Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress inks over it. I also added Picked raspberry ink and rose gold paint splatters for the texture. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down and matted it with dark pink cardstock.

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares and added some gold jewels to the background.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more. Meanwhile don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

Stay safe,


Magical wedding ft. Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

A sweet friend of mine was invited for a wedding party today and asked me to make a card for the happy couple. I love to make wedding cards, it always cheers me up when I can create cute wedding scenes.

I have recently got my hands on the Heffy Doodle Happily Ever Crafter stamp and die set and I also received the free Hay there stamp and die set. I could not wait to use them together! I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut the images out.

To create a scene I knew I need some scene building elements. I die cut trees from green and brown cardstocks using the Heffy Doodle Forest builder dies. I also cut some grass with the Newton’s Nook Designs Land border die set and also a hill with the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes border dies.

For the background I die cut the Lawn Fawn Vertical Stitched cloud backdrop from Neenah Solar white cardstock and added a bit of Tumbled glass Distress Ink with a small blending brush. I love the texture I got with the stitching details and a bit of soft colour.

I assembled the scene, adhering the hill and grass first and then the trees and the cart. I adhered the bride on the horse and popped her and the groom up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped on a thin strip of vellum using black Staz-on ink and wrapped it around the background panel. Using double sided adhesive tape on the back ensures that no glue shows through the vellum on the front.

I also die cut the word Magical from gold glitter cardstock. I embellished the card with some gold jewels on the trees.

I added clear shimmer to the dress and glossy accents to the gold parts of the cart, the crown, the bow tie and shoes of the groom. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

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

See you soon,


Sweet wedding with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a sweet wedding card I created with the newest release from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the cake and the champagne from the Happily Ever After stamp set on smooth white cardstock and coloured them with Copics. I imagined a pink-gold card so I kept the colours simple. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut 4 frames from gold cardstock using the Cloudy frames dies and used liquid glue to adhere them together. I added heavy weight vellum to the back of it.

Then I worked on the background. On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped the Sprinkles background stamp with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. As this ink is a slow drying one, I could easily heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. Then I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink on the whole panel very gently.

When the background was dry I die cut it with the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle 2 die set. I assembled the card on a top folding white card base using 3D foam squares to pop up the cake and the parts of the champagne glasses hanging off the frame.

I also stamped a sentiment (I love the pretty hand written font) on white cardstock with Delicata Gold Pigment ink. It matched my frame so well! As I was afraid that the ink smears, I covered it with clear embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun. I fussy cut it with my scissors leaving a bit of a white frame and popped it up on the bottom of the frame.

As a finishing touch I covered the champagne with a clear shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the decoration. Such a happy card with a lot of shiny details to “touch”.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will come back soon for more!

Until next time, happy crafting!


Die cut shape window card

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main Blog today with a fun die cut shape window card featuring the newly released Perfect Couple stamps and coordinating dies. This simple technique will show you how to get more use out of your coordinating dies.

I started with a piece of heavy weight white cardstock which I die cut with the largest Arch Tag die. I placed the coordinating die of the bear couple in the middle of it and ran it through my die cutting machine again. I also die cut the word Congrats from Rose Gold metallic cardstock and adhered it under the die cut shape window. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment (from the Perfect Couple stamp set) under it using black ink.

On a piece of alcohol marker friendly cardstock I stamped the bear couple and colored them with Copic markers. I used 3D foam tape to adhere this piece behind the die cut window and mounted the tag on a pretty patterned paper from the Watercolor Foil paper pad. I added it all to a white top folding card base.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of glossy accents to the crowns and noses and ran a light pink marker around the edges of the die cut window. Thanks to the embossed edge it was easy to make the frame even. I Love the way it looks! Finally I embellished the top of the card with die cut Rose Gold hearts (also a coordinating die in the Perfect Couple set).

I hope you got inspired and will try this simple technique with your coordinating dies. Until next time, happy crafting!


Bokeh technique with distress inks

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and it is still the time of relaxation. For us it is the winter break for the kids so we spend a lot of time together playing. The end of the year did not go as planned crafting-wise, I am still going to the post office to send out my belated holiday wishes. I have made a lot of cards which I did not manage to blog, this card set was one of them. But as the Paper Smooches Winter Holiday Challenge is still open, I will share it now.

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A couple of weeks back I attended a lovely course on Online Card Classes and learnt a great background technique with distress inks from the gorgeous Kristina Werner. I started with stamping the cute snowman couple on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked them off using masking paper and the coordinating dies. I also added a strip of post-it tape to create snow.

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Then I applied some distress ink  and lifted some of it with a wet paintbrush. I heat set it and repeated again. After I felt ok with the result and it was all dry, I white heat embossed some beautiful snowflakes (SSS)  all around the snowmen.

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After removing the masks, I coloured the couple with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and glued it on a gold or silver mat. The sentiment is a stacked die cut for more dimension, it is also a Paper Smooches die.

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When the cards were done, I added some google eyes or eerie eyes from Doodlebug. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer, glossy accent and a tiny pearl finished off these cute cards. Which one is your favourite?

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Hope you don’t mind some more holiday themed cards till the new year. Please pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,




Beach wedding card

Good morning Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend. A new week starts and it is time for the new Inky Paws Challenge #51. The theme is Tropical. You have until the 28th July to play along.

Here is my card as inspiration:

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There are many weddings in the summer in Hungary as couples like to take advantage of the nice weather. Although we don’t have any beaches, I was itching to make a wedding scene on the beach with the kissing cats from the Newton’s Christmas Cuddles Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently as they were intended.

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I started with creating  beach scene using distress inks and the MFT beach scene builder dies. I die cut everything from watercolour cardstock and coloured with distress inks using sponge daubers. I added some Tsukineko Shimmer mist spray to the ocean in the background to get the sparkle of the sunrays reflecting on the water.

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I stamped and coloured the kitties on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured them with Zig Clean colour real brush pens. I used a waterbrush to blend the colours better. I used some white tulle for the bride, I glued it under a tiny flower I stamped and cut from an image from the Aloha Newton set.

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The sentiment (MFT Essential sentiments) is white heat embossed on a black thin strip of cardstock. After adhering the scene together, I used glossy accents to make some elements shiny and pop.

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I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Distress it too.

Hope you like my card and will play with us at the Inky Paws Challenge #51. It is such a fun one!

See you soon,