Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S SPRING FLING

Hi everyone,

I am so ready to wave winter goodbye, only because the weather has been so nice, and I have been teased by mother nature over the past month.  It has been so mild around here this winter, that my son, Struan, hasn't even been able to use his snowboarding tickets that he got for Christmas!!  I'm not complaining - but he will be soon!

Oh no! - I spoke to soon!  I started writing this blog last Wednesday, and Struan used his tickets on Saturday, I got a call from his girlfriend at 10.30am, and he was being brought down the slope on a sled by the EMT's!  So he got taken to the hospital up there, and David and I drove up to New York State where they were, as he wasn't going to be able to drive home.  He has a broken collarbone and will be in a figure eight and wear a sling for six weeks. His biggest concern now is that the High School play is in four weeks and he plays Judas and John the Baptist.

Never a dull moment - I think I'll finish up this blog, before something else happens!

So welcome to the second Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop of the Year.  There will probably be a lot of "hopping" on this one, so hold on to your Easter Bonnets and let's get going, shall we?

If you got here by way of April Williams then you are on the right trail, if not then you had better pop on back to the beginning at Sparkle N Sprinkle  to be eligible for all the prizes that are up for grabs.

For my first card, I went with these cute little chicks - don't they just look like they are having their own little party?

WAIT FOR IT! ........ WAIT FOR IT!.......
                                                                              


NOW PULL ON THE RIBBON!

















SURPRISE!




















For the background, I used Set 399 - Spring Backgrounds.
The little chicks are from Set 426 - Easter Chicks
The saying is from Set 425 - Spring Swirl

If you want complete instructions, then click here.

I just couldn't get enough of these little "peeps", and actually I really liked the spring background too, so using the same images and adding another little partying "peep" - I came up with my second card, with a totally different look!  Click here if you need full instructions.



Well I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog today.  After leaving me a comment, you need to pop on over to Amanda's blog. Remember to leave a comment on everyone's blog to be eligible for the five prizes that are up for grabs.  Good luck and Happy Spring!


44 comments:

  1. Shona, your cards are amazing! Love those soft pastels in their richness! And all the glitz and glamor that the EPs add. That is one of my favorite background images, and you've used it twice in such wonderful applications! I can hardly wait to copy your ideas. Wonderful cards!

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  2. Shona, I love your cards! Such great embossing and I love the background you used. Very springy!

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  3. Shona, your cards are so sweet. Love them both.

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  4. Love these chicks! You did a great job on both the cards. Love them!

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  5. Great cards! Love the sparkle and the sweet images for spring! Great colors too!
    DeniseB

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  6. Love the images and details on your cards! Just stunning!

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  7. Shona, these are too cute. Love the green on green and the multi-colored background. Awesome!

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  8. I hope he makes a speedy and full recovery, though it sounds like the school play may be out..poor guy!

    Your cards are darling, nice litte element of surprise too!

    ~Angie

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  9. That's cute with the pull ribbon surprise. thanks

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  10. I LOVE the suprise chicks on the first card...So cute! The embossing on everything is just lovely and elegant too :)

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  11. Shona these are wonderful! Love your use of the embossing powders, so creative! Hope your son heals quickly!

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  12. Your cards are all so beautiful. I must say I sure do admire how the glitter used on the chicks looks so fantastic. It seems when I try to add the glitter I end up covering up their features too much. I usually can make them look better by taking a tooth pick and removing some of the glitter from the stamp images where I want the lines to show. But they never look as good as yours do. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  13. Gorgeous embossing, Shona, and I love the surprise! Wonderful pastel choices on the cards. Sending good thoughts and prayers for your son, and hope he heals quickly.

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  14. Love your embossing and glitter detail. GREAT JOB!!!!!

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  15. Such Vibrant colors in your Spring cards. I look forward to sending my versions to my friends around the country. Thanks for the inspiration. Judy Bennett

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  16. Beautiful embossing and such pretty pastel colours Shona xx

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  17. I like the surprise of the first card and the colors of the second.

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  18. Both of your cards are lovely -- really like the design of the green one with the layers and the hidden sentiment.

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  19. Your surprise card is the perfect contrast to make a good surprise! You've inspired me to try that design for Valentine's Day, too.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Jan Hobbs

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  20. What a cute surprise to see those little chickies hiding under the greeting!! LOVE this!

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  21. Wonderful, super, fantastic! I love the rainbow pastels of the second card. And, I always love any card that is interactive. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Well Shona I just knew I could expect something different from you, and you did not diappoint. Love them all, great job, although I thought I might see a rabbit in a kilt (wink)
    Hugs from the UK

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  23. Shona, these are beautiful! Had to check out the website to see how you did the pastels - so pretty! Love the surprise chicks too. Both cards are so creative!

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  24. Your embossing techniques are very attractive. Very pretty cards.

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  25. Love the fun card with the little "reveal", but my favorite is the pastel card with the chickies! LOVE IT!!!

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  26. Shona, Your cards are so cute! I love that background and the colors you used, fabulous!

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  27. Shona, both cards are just delightful!! I feel a serious CASE coming on.

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  28. Love both of your cards - such different looks with the same stamps. The little peeps are so very cute ! Thanks for sharing!

    Karenajo

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  29. love that card you pull the ribbon. Ordered all the stamps for it. Also like the other card right below it.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I always change the cards out a bit to make them my ideas .

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  30. Love both your cards! Great job!

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  31. Let's hear it for peeps! Great cards!

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  32. Great cards, especially the rainbow background. Printed out the instructions so I can try myself!

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  33. These chicks are amazing. Love the embossing.

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  34. Sorry to hear about your recent troubles. Hope he heals up quick. That being said, you did a great job on the cards even through your recent stress. Great colors and designs. Love the "ribbon trick". Thanks for sharing!

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  35. When I looked at your first card, I thought you were nuts or I needed a new glasses prescription since I didn't see any chicks. What a surprise! I love your colorful second card. The lemonade glitter on the chicks & the rainbow stamp pad are just perfect.

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  36. The background stamp looks so different in these too cards, great job.....and of course the chicks are just what we wanted for SPRING!

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  37. Wow! wow! wow! These cards are just gorgeous! I have these chick stamps and now I can't wait to get them out and glam them up!! I love the interactive card! Yay! These cards made me very happy! Thank you! :)

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  38. Love both of your cards! Great use of that background and the chicks. They go perfectly with that Robin Williams quote!

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  39. Love this Shona, it's gorgeous.
    Hope your lad is on the mend too
    Anne x

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  40. Love the cards. Striking colors and a wonderful surprise. Just beautiful.

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  41. Fun cards! Love those little peeps.

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  42. I love the wash on the second card. The flip open to the birdies is something I have never seen before except when telescoping. This is a wonderful idea for adding to projects! Thanks

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  43. Shona, wonderful cards. Love the little "surprise" and the color on the 2nd card is amazing.

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  44. Great cards Shona! Love the surprise card idea! And the spring colors on the second one are just great!
    So sorry to hear about your son - hope he recovers well and quickly.

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