Monday, October 31, 2016


Hi there and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle November 1st Reveal! I am the last Designer on Hop, so if you want to leave comments with all the designers and be eligible to win all the new sets, then go back to the beginning of the hop with Diane.  Today I am sharing a card made with a photo taken in my back yard last winter, the Winter Blue Jay Set 809 and some of the new Tonic Studios products, that are now available in the store.

We have seven new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

 Winter Birdhouse 803   (digi version DIGI803)
  Stella - Dear Santa 804   (digi version DIGI804)
   Christmas Tags #2 806   (digi version DIGI806)
Festive Lantern 808   (digi version DIGI808)
Winter Blue Jay 809   (digi version DIGI809)
Grumpy Goose 823    (digi version DIGI823)
Mr. Snowflake DIGI3127   (digi only)

On Nov 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

So for my card today, I decided to use one of my photos that I had taken in the backyard last winter. A few glitters and some of the new Nuvo products, Crystal Drops and Glimmer Paste were used to make my sparkly winter scene.

I used the new Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen to apply my glitters over the snow on the branches, doing little sections at a time. Starting with Cloud Nine, then on to Lavender Iris.

Then to Starfire and finally Crystal Ice.

Midnight Blue Crystal Drops were then added to the photo to finish off the background.:

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black, fussy cut and colored with Copics ((B24, B32, B34, C3, E13, E33) and then some Twinkling Clouds were applied to the branch with Brushable Glue.

Dimensional Glue was added to his eye. Glimmer Paste Blue Topaz was applied with a palette knife to his wing and tail.

The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock in Versamark and then heat embossed with one of the Tuscany embossing powders, Cerulean.  Memento Teal Zealand Danube Blue were sponged around the edges of the sentiment after it was cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Label.

I made a bow with blue organdy ribbon. The bow was attached with the sentiment on Foam Squares as shown. This was then layered to a white card base edged with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and the edges were applied with Denim Glitter.

The image was then attached with Foam Squares also, to finish up my card for today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #84: Trees
Craft-Dee BowZ: November Challenge - Anything goes with a handmade bow
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: Anything Goes

Hope you've enjoyed my share?

Big hugs,



  1. I loved this the minute I saw gorgeous and once again so very creative!!

  2. Wow, this looks fabulous! I'm so impressed that the background is an actual photo that you doctored up. Love it!

  3. What a gorgeous card! Such an ingenious way to use a photo! Love the dimension and colors and the bow just sets it off perfectly!

  4. Absolutely a beautiful creation, using the wonderful Nuvo products. I am in love with the embellishment mousse, and I can't get enough of the crystal drops. Just one word about this card, is stunning!

  5. What a great idea and I love your additions. Perfect!! Thanks for sharing the steps you used to create this.

  6. I had no idea your background was one of YOUR photos (or even a photo for that matter!). How cool is this? I love your blue monochromatic theme. The blue dots really make this pop, and all the glitters on the snowy trees are stunning. Beautiful!

  7. I have enjoyed reading every word of your class today, Shona! I am surprised at the number of glitter colors used on your snow laden branches! Do you prefer the tonic glue pens to the Quickie glue pen? Do they hold a thicker layer of glitter? The berries created from Crystal Drops are gorgeous and a perfect complement to your blue jay and snowy branches! Your sentiment is fantastically colorful! Shona, a beautiful monochromatic creation! It's wonderful, right down to the glittery goodness in your bird's wings! XOXO

    1. Hi Donna, thanks for your sweet comments. I do find that the Nuvo Pens are more juicy than the Quickie Glue Pen, so yes, they do tend to hold a more dimensional layer of glitter. Also they take slightly longer to dry than the Quickie pen, so you have a little more wiggle room when it comes to applying sections of glitter, as I did on my card.

  8. Wow what an amazing, winter project , great how you did the snow on the branches, and what a beautiful blue bird!!!
    Have fun!

  9. Wow, your glittery winter scene is gorgeoous and I love the blue jay. We don't have these in Europe. Hugz

  10. I love how you used the photo as your background with all the beautiful shimmer! The blue jay goes great with it and I love your bow too!

  11. the background is fantastic.
    Love the coloring of the bluebird.
    (Don't see many of those anymore).
    Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. What an absolutely stunning card design. I love the background how you did it and it works so well with the blue jay image. And, adding the snow and other shimmery effects is super awesome.

  13. GORGEOUS card!!!
    EVERYTHING about it is MAGICAL, LOVE IT ALL, from your STUNNING background photo to your BEAUTIFUL blue bird and SPARKLE - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, such a wonderful combination of techniques & products and extra special touch using your own photo too :)

  14. WOW! I am loving that glue pen and how you were able to add so much dimensional sparkle to the the twigs. I thought you had fussy cut them. The blue berries look fabulous. Love the bird. The color scheme is just right. Well done.

  15. I had already decided that I must have this stamp set and then I saw your stunning, elegant, timeless, gorgeous, heavenly creation and now I KNOW that it must be mine! Every single detail of this card screams MAGNIFICENT and Sparkaliscious! I wouldn't change a single detail on it! TFS!

  16. Words cannot express how truly beautiful this card is! I love how you used a picture you had taken. The addition of the sparkly snow just really makes this card pop!

  17. What an amazing creation! Its so beautiful!

  18. Sorry I'm AWOL, but HAD to come and let you know how VERY BEAUTIFUL this card is, the sentiment, the colours the whole glitter and background - just EVERYTHING. FABULOUS.

  19. Gorgeous card Sona luv the way you used your own photos for the background luv all the colors and glitter just an all around an amazing card. Of all the new stamps this one is my favorite Thanks for the idea of making a beautiful card.

  20. I don't have words to express what I think of your card. I just stare it in amazement. Love the colors, all the sparkle and how you used your own photo for the backround. Today we have a snow like this in Estonia, I can only dream that some Blue Jay will find its way in here too. Stunning card Shone!

  21. Amazing! The background and the creativity is awesome!

  22. This is such a beautiful card. I love the glitter snow on the tree limbs. TFS

  23. Wow, Shona! This is breathtaking! I love bird stamps and this blue jay is awesome. You have done an outstanding job with all of the different colors of glitter. I love the crystal drops pens! They are amazing.

  24. Wow great work, you have done an amazing job with this project and love how you have illustrated step by step on your blog. It is a real pleasure to visit your blog and view your amazing work. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  25. I love the blue jay stamp! The glitter paste is a great addition. Love all of the layers on the background, too. Very nice card!

  26. Beautiful and wonderful card Shona
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  27. How clever to use you lovely photo! It's just perfect for your blue Jay ... Gorgeous card!

  28. WOW absolutely gorgeous! Love all the sparkle ... thanks for your tips & tricks! Thanks too for a fun hop!

  29. Beautiful treatment on the trees. Love all the sparkle.

  30. What a beautiful card ,love the background you created ... so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
    Tracey x

  31. Fantastic card. Love all the glitter! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  32. WOW...what a wonderful creation. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing how you created such a masterpiece. Just lovely. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT


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!