Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders blog hop featuring Sharon Sowell, Marisa Job, Stacey Caron and Lene Lok

Hi there crafty friends,

Today I'm joining the Spellbinders blog hop showcasing the following four collections:

You should have arrived here from the super talented Rubeena's blog!

To create today's card I used a wonderful floral die from the Blooming Garden collection by Marisa Job. I die cut the shape twice, once from patterned paper and a second time from white card stock. I created an A2 size card base from white heavy weight card stock and adhered an A2 size striped patterned paper panel on the front.

I then glued down the patterned paper die cut using liquid glue. Now, I prefer dimension on my cards so I added foam dots to the negative shapes in the flowers I cut from white card stock. I adhered these down. I fussy cut some black and white leaves from a patterned paper and attached them around the flowers. For my sentiment I used a die cut circle. To finish off my card I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops. 

I don't like to waste anything, so I thought I'd use at least a part of the white die cut shape too. I fussy cut out one of the flowers and glued it onto the flap of a black envelope. I also added in the negative shapes I had left from the patterned paper die cut. Done! I hope you like how it turned out!


Now for the fun part! Giveaway yay! There's two chances for you to win, here's how:

1. To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on the Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

2. You can also win a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders shop right here on my blog! To be eligible please leave a comment on this post by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT. Easy peasy! I will announce the winner in this blog post shortly after the giveaway closes. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes, if applicable.

Your next stop is the wonderful Elena Salo. You can find the full blog hop list below:
Thanks for stopping by today! Happy hopping!
Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Keepin' it real - DT layout for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hey there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. I've picked the Diamond Background cut file (Design ID: 219435) and a mixture of Paige's five collections: Pick-Me-Up, Take Me Away, Fancy Free, Turn the Page and Oh My Heart.

First I modified the cut file in Silhouette Studio, I made it smaller, duplicated it and welded the two together to get this vertical design. I cut the cut file out of white textured card stock which I then adhered to the patterned paper I chose for my background. 

I went through Paige's different collections and searched for yellow, green and blue patterned papers to create an ombre look. Well, technically not ombre because it's several colors, but you know what I mean. 

My laziness got the best of me and instead of cutting the small diamond shapes with my Cameo, I hand cut them. I figured it would be quicker because I had many different papers and it's always so time consuming to place several scarps in the right spot on the Silhouette mat. But if that's easier for you, by all means, do it that way!

I used foam adhesive to pop up each small diamond to create dimension. Then I added a bunch of things behind my photo: tags, die cuts, journaling spots - just to add some color. I kept to the color scheme though, and went from yellow to blue from top to bottom. I glued down this cluster and started adding embellishments.

I attached some chipboard, puffy and card stock stickers to the photo plus a cute little clip. I then pulled out small embellies that matched in color and glued them down in various spots on the diamonds. 

I scattered coordinating color enamel dots around the page. For title I used a thicker phrase from the Take Me Away collection. I really love the pearl finish on it as well as the font - Paige, do you want to add more of these in future collections?! Pretty please? 

To finish off my page, I added some navy shimmer spray and wrote up my journaling. Done!

I hope you like this page and I could inspire you in one way or the other!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have an awesome day!



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Love you to the moon and back - DT layout for Just Nick

Hey there friends,

I'm stopping by to share my latest creation for Just Nick!

This week we have free reign on which cut files we use and I chose one I've used many times but can't get tired of: the Henna Heart. I've used the adorable Little You collection from Crate Paper on this layout.

I cut the cut file from textured white card stock, then backed the flowers with yellow card stock, the leaves with different patterned papers. I layered some tissue papers behind my photo and adhered it onto the patterned paper I chose for my background. I added some paper strips at the top and at the bottom and used my sewing machine to add some texture to these.

I kept embellishing to a minimum: I used some enamel dots and wooden buttons for my flower centers and attached some stickers here and there.

For the title I went with a generic chipboard sticker because the photo is generic too, no special event or anything, it just captures my son's favourite position to sleep in. Finally I added an adorable paper clip to my photo, wrote my journaling and splattered some black ink all around my page. That's it!

I hope you like how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today and have an awesome week friends!


Friday, April 6, 2018

Card inspirations with the Spellbinders April card kit

Hey there,

Did you guys know that Spellbinders offers different kinds of subscriptions? One of them is the monthly card kit. You can find out more about it here

Today I'm sharing 7 cards I've created with the April 2018 kit! The kit is jam packed with goodies, patterned papers, die cuts, dies, stickers, ribbons, jewels, charms, envelopes and card bases, you name it. And my most favourite: gold metallic paper. It's so pretty! And so thick! And fingerprints don't show on it! Is it weird I get excited about the smallest things haha?!

It's always interesting to work with kits because often they are different from what I would choose for myself. It's pretty much always a challenge, but I like a good challenge! This month the kit has a very nice spring feel to it!  So I absolutely had to use lots of flowers and butterflies of course!

Without further ado, here are my cards up close!

I hope you like! I actually added these to my mom's gift basket for mothers' day, the colors reminded me of her! 

Any questions about how I made something just leave a comment down below!

Thanks for stopping by today!

See you soon,


You make me super duper happy when skies are gray - DT layout for Fancy Pants Designs

Hey there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for Fancy Pants Designs. 

But before I get to it, let me re-introduce myself shortly, in case you're new here!

I'm Zsóka (I know a lot of people are wondering just how to pronounce that haha! The closest but not exact match would be: ʒɔ:kɑ:), and I've been on the Fancy Pants Designs DT for 1.5 years. It was a dream come true when Jodi added me to the DT - Fancy Pants has been one of my favourite manufacturers ever since I started scrapbooking in 2015. I adore their unique designs, patterns and color combinations! I hope they will never follow the masses! <3

I'm Hungarian but have been living in Germany for over 13 years now. I live with my Dutch boyfriend and our 9 and a half-year-old son who is the main focus of my layouts. I've been crafting ever since I remember - in kindergarten I mostly drew and won all sorts of competitions (my parents still have some of my "work") which is funny because I can't draw to save my life now. However being creative was not supported that day and age and I had to study things that people considered to be useful, things that one could easily find a job with. So I studied languages...After I had my first BA in the pocket I could finally decide what I myself would want to learn. You'd think I chose something I actually liked. Nope. Instead I studied Public Relations which I never practiced and never will because I'm too honest for my own good...After I moved here, at some point I needed something that made me happy so I started studying interior design. I was obsessed with it so it's beyond me why I am not interested in it anymore. For a while now I've been thinking about studying again to finally work in a creative field - about 20 years too late! No one ever blamed me for being quick...I wish one could make scrapbooking into a career because the amount of time I spend on it is more than a full time job!

I think this is the first time I actually wrote about my studies, so there might be new information there even for people who know me!

As for today's layout. My inspiration came from a card by the super talented Yana Smakula, who used a Simon Says Stamp card kit to create her gorgeous card. It reminded me of the galoshes cut file by Paige Evans! I thought it would be perfect with the amazing The Bright Side collection!

I cut a pair of wellies and backed them the exact same way, using different patterned papers. I adhered my photo to my background and glued the wellies on top. I then placed all the flowers and leaves from the ephemera pack on my boots. I love how that looks! I used different adhesives to give the flowers dimension: liquid glue for some and 3d foam adhesive for others. 

Other than that I kept my embellishing to the minimum, just a couple of pieces of die cuts, labels and chipboards. For my title I picked a chipboard banner piece.

I wrote my journaling, splattered black ink and added some nuvo drops to finish off my page.

That's it for today! I hope you like this page as much as I loved working on it!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Card inspiration - DT project for Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends,

I'm stopping by to share a few card ideas using products from the amazing Pinkfresh Studio January release!

Wreaths are my favourite thing on any project, layout, card, DIY, you name it! So obviously I had to make a couple of cards with wreath design.

For the first two cards I used the following stamp/die sets:
I picked out 4 different shades of coral ink pads and with the lightest one I stamped a floral background, leaving an oval white space in the middle of my A2 top folding card base. I then stamped some of the Dainty Botanicals in the other 3 shades of ink and die cut them. I arranged them in a wreath shape and glued them down with liquid glue. I used the darkest ink color for my sentiment which I just stamped in the middle. To finish off my card I added some Nuvo drops and a twine bow.

My second card is very similar, except I left the background white (I know, right?! I never do white! But I seem to love it on cards now!) and stamped the images in blue tones. This time I wrapped some twine around the bottom of the card to add some texture and dimension.

For my third card I used the Tealightful Day stamp set. It's such a whimsical and adorable set! I made an A2 top folding card base from kraft card stock. Then I stamped the teeny umbrellas and the sentiment in black ink and also added some rainbows. I colored my umbrellas with my new Faber Castell Polychromos pencils (I had a 36 set but my boyfriend came home with the 120 set the other week, isn't he awesome?!). I added some machine stitching, Nuvo Crystal Glaze droplets and a few white polka dots, for which I used a Gelly pen.

On my last card I used the following stamp sets:
I stamped my 5x5.25" background using a tiny rose image and colored it in with some Artist markers. This time I wanted a sliver of color to show around the edges of my card base, so I adhered a 4.25x5.5" piece of coral card stock to my A2 top folding card base. I then added a a piece of white too, just a little smaller than the coral one. I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white card stock and adhered it down on my card base. I cut my floral panel to the right size and glued this down too. I wanted to hide the line where the two card stocks meet, so I added a piece of decorative ribbon, and twine. Some Nuvo drops finish off my last card for today!

I hope I could inspire you to bust out your stamps and start creating!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, April 2, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hey there crafty friends,

Welcome to the very first Pinkfresh Studio Birthday blog hop! We are celebrating PFS' 4th birthday with this hop and it is extra special because the company's birthday has never been celebrated before! We have many prizes and giveaways for you on various social media, more about these later...

...but first! I would like to share two cards with you: the first one I've created specifically for this birthday celebration. The second one I made back in January for my boyfriend's birthday, but haven't shared yet. I thought now would be the perfect time to do so!

For both of these cards I've used the super fun Sweet Treats stamp and die sets. I love these sooo much! I started out by creating a top folding A2 card base to which I added an A2 size grey card stock panel. Then I cut some Neenah Solar White card stock down to a 4"x5.25" size and stamped roses on it with a very light coral ink. I die cut an oval shape for background then started stamping the rest of my images too. I die cut the cake, flowers and flags using the coordinating dies and popped them up to create dimension.

To finish off my card, I glued a twine bow at the base of the cake and added some light coral Nuvo drops.

Now for the second card I created back in January. I wanted to make something masculine, simple, yet fun for my boyfriend. I picked some pool color, navy and yellow inks. Some of the images I stamped directly onto my A2 size top folding card base, one I die cut and adhered to the base using foam adhesive so it stands out.

To finish it off I splattered some navy ink here and there.

Hope you like today's inspiration!

Now for the fun part! GIVEAWAY!!! Yay!

We have the following giveaways for you:

1. Following this blog hop, you can win at each stop (you'll find the participating blogs at the end of this post)! That's right! On every single participating blog you can win awesome prizes. Here on mine you can win a $40 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio Store! What what?! Thank you Pinkfresh Studio for your generosity! To be eligible, just leave a comment until Monday, April 9th 6am PST. All winners will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio Blog on Monday, April 9th 12:30pm PST. Be sure to check the PFS blog that day to see if you won!

2. Leave a comment on the Pinkfresh Studio birthday bash blog hop post and you could win a $100 gift card to the PFS store! WOW! Rules same as above!

3. Instagram 24 Hour Stories Giveaway - One lucky winner will get a $100 gift card to the PFS Store. All you have to do is repost the Birthday Bash story. The winner will be selected within 24 hours!

4. Aaaand that's not all! There will also be a Stamp and Die bundle giveaway on the PFS Instagram feed as well. Make sure you check it out!

GOOD LUCK you guys! I'm so excited!!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy hopping!