Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE BLOG HOP - DECO DIVAS AND LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Hi there, and a Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first 2012 Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop.   Our theme to get this year off to a great start is Deco Divas and Love is in the Air - that means "not your usual Valentine's Day Blog Hop".   If you've arrived here by way of the talented  Shanna Shands then you are on the right track, and have probably got a taste of what I mean!  If you did not arrive via Shanna, then I suggest you pop right back to the beginning of the fun at Sparkle N Sprinkle, so that you can be eligible for all the prizes that are up for grabs, as well as viewing all the wonderful artwork in store for you along the way.

On with the show!  For my first card today I chose to use the Nikki Romance Set 400.  With the help of a couple of Spellbinder die cuts, a Cuttlebug folder, an EK Cupcake border punch and some yummy "icing", Nikki would like to invite you over for a Valentine Cupcake and a Martini!  For complete directions visit the SNS Gallery here.





For my second card, I decided to go for the younger audience - so I tried my hand at a fun telescoping card. This is less complicated than it looks, as long as you keep to symmetrical shapes!!  The idea is you start with the smallest shape on top and then as you unravel your card, it tells a story!

So I began with my first Spellbinders scalloped heart die and used stamps again from the Nikki Romance Set 400.  I colored the words with Copic markers and then misted the stamp with blender ink before stamping - that's my way of "huffing" using Copics!
   



The next step was to find my subjects.  I really wanted to do something with animals and so when I came across this cute Fish Set 211, I was "hooked"!


     I stamped Sunny and colored with Copics.                          Then I repeated with "Fish"erman

                        

.... and for the last frame - I stamped them both - going in for their first kiss!



The complete Fishy Fairy Tale looks like this:




You'll find complete directions right here.

Hope you've enjoyed my cards today.  Remember three of the designers have an additional mystery prize, so if you leave me a comment, you'll increase your chances of winning one of those, before jumping on over to another talented new SNS Designer, Gerlinde.   Good luck and enjoy the rest of the Hop!

47 comments:

  1. Your cards are great. That unique telescoping card it too cute and looks like Nikki is serving up some love.Great ideas!!

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  2. great cards. I love the telescoping technique. I also like the cupcakes. Was that a punch?

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  3. Love the sparkle! Adore the fish! Great work.

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  4. Katherine Epstein-LeisJanuary 19, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Very adorable.

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  5. I absolutely adore that fish telescope card!! That would be great for Jim:) and how sparkly it is too!!

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  6. Nikki and are going to have a great time at that party!! whoo hoo. Darling, sparkly cards!!

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  7. Making a telescoping card has been on my to-do list forever, thanks for inspiring me with this super cute one :) Love those glittery fish and you gave Niki one fabulous gown!

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  8. Shona, love them both. The telescoping card is a really neat idea. Nikki is the perfect hostess.

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  9. Woooo hoooo! Both great cards, but I like the story telling, too! LOL Nikki is adorable with her glittery pastels and puckered lips. The telescope card is fabuloso! So much detail with the simplest of images. Great idea to split them up and have Sunny and "Fish"erman looking for each other, and happy in the end. Those heart rounds are perfect for the theme, but your choice of colors and textures behind the fish are amazing! You always do great things with glitters and EP. Thanks for sharing the Copic tip, too. Your marker colors are bright and cheery!

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  10. Love those sparkling, yummy cupcakes! And the telescoping card is awesome - different, fun, and really cute!! Really great cards Shona!

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  11. Wow Shona your creations are just so sparkly and fab xx

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  12. Shona these are great and I love the little cupcakes along the bottom of the first card, too cute!

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  13. Ack! Your telescoping card looks amazing! I love all that sparkle. And the dress and cupcakes are also so pretty! Awesome cards, Shona!

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  14. How cute can one get? This is a lovely surprise.

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  15. Your cards are fab! The cupcakes look so sugary good and the hanging is adorable and fun!

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  16. Super cute...love the glitter and cupcakes on the first card and the second is so fun. I have to try that technique for sure.

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  17. Love your "huffing on Copics" :)
    The telescoping fish card is just adorable. I just made one of those telescoping cards as a snowman at Christmas - what fun they are....
    Your Nikki card is gorgeous! Love the coloring and the bling!
    Lots of fun layers on both cards that make them pop!

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  18. The first card was very cute and I love the glitter. I love the creativity of the second card. I have never heard of a telescoping card before and look forward to trying it. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  19. I love that telescopic card! Thank you for your explanation, it just looks so easy to make. I have to try it! Great job on the coloring and shading. Thank you!

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  20. Awesome Cards. Love the papers and the colors. the Spellbinders dies you used are perfect for Romance. Your first card is supper cute love the Sparkle I love Sparkles. Love the way you made the Telescoping card have never done one like that.very cool. the little fish are supper vute. thanks for sharing.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  21. Ok Shona! You and me were definitely born under the same star! I just bought that cupcake punch (for a birthday card) and was going to do the same thingy with it!!! AND I made Christmas cards using the telescope method. I really love that fishy fairy tale card. So unique and so Shona! You rock, sistah.

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  22. Isn't telescoping fun. I love these types of creations. I will definitely cheers to some cupcakes lol!

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  23. Shona! Absolutely love the fish card! Out of the box, girl!

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  24. Both of your artfully done creations are just fantastic. I love the hanging circles card...something I have thought of doing but never got around to. Perhaps this is the catalyst that I need to try it myself. Thanks.

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  25. I dearly love all the Nikki stamps and this one is perfect for romance! The fish are just tooooo cute! How creative.

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  26. So, so sweet. Love it. Thank you for sharing it!

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  27. Your a great artist!!!

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  28. Fantastic! Love the sparkle cupcakes. But the telescoping fish are, by far, one of my favorites. My mind is already running amok. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Love these cards...especially the cute little Nikki Valentine one! So sweet and girlie!

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  30. I love the fish card, wow!

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  31. I'll take the martini, thank you!Nikki is adorable with that sparkly dress - very sexy. But the telescoping fishy story is just the "bomb"! Beautiful details on that!

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  32. Great cards!! That is one hot Diva and the cupcakes are awesome. You telescoping card is adorable!!

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  33. Love the fish circle cards i made some like that for Christmas cards so people could hang on their trees. Thank you cheers Lee G

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  34. Good golly Ms Molly you sure know how to make cards. I love cupcake card. The telescoping card is super.

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  35. Really cute cards, loved the glitter in the cupcakes. The telescoping is unique will have to give it a try.

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  36. Love your cards, Shona, especially the telescoping.

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  37. Love the fish "lovebirds" very creative

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  38. I loved both of your cars. The cupcake border punch what you did with is spectacular. The telescoping card is fun, and I am definitely going to try the technique. I always like your cards. You are truly a creative woman.

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  39. Shona I am flipping over the kissing fish. Great cards

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  40. Your first card is really pretty. I love all the purple & glitter. Your second card is so cute with the two fish getting together. Somehow I've missed that set & it is so adorable.

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  41. OMG, your cards are so cute. I love the story one - I am going to have to try it.

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  42. Love the telescoping card but your first card is definitely a "Diva". Great cards.

    Susie S

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  43. love your use of die cuts,stamps & punches

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  44. The telescope card is pretty awesome!! Love all the glitter on the first card!! Great cards!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!