Thursday, April 20, 2017

Christmas Holly Blessings

Hi there, 
Today I'd like to share with you a card made using the pretty Christmas Holly Blessings Set 841 from the April Reveal..
I began by stamping the image on white cardstock with Memento Olive Grove. I fussy cut around the vase and die cut the piece with Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders, using the out of the box technique (placing the edge of the vase over the top of the frame so it doesn't get cut off).
Next I colored the vase with the Nuvo Fine and Medium Tip Glue Pens and left it till it got tacky, then I applied Nuvo Gilding FlakesRadiant Gold to the vase for a lovely shiny appearance.
The image was colored with Copics: BG93, YG03, G99, R29 and then I began going over the berries with the Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops. It is best to apply the drops a little at a time, leaving space around them and letting them dry before going in and applying more, otherwise they will run in to one another and become one big blob.
At this point I made my background, which was a white piece of cardstock, run through a Cardmaker Magazine Holly Embossing Folder. This was then daubed with Spring Green Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.
The berries were also applied to the border in stages, like the image. Sentiment, from the set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Detail. This was cut out from one of the smaller dies from the MB die set and was sponged with Lady Bug Memento ink before the die was removed. Three little Red Berry drops were added to the sentiment and then both the image and sentiment were popped up with mounting tape onto the background , which had been previously layered to red cardstock with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.
That finishes off my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share? 
I'd like to play in the following challenges with my card:
Christmas at Sweet Stamping: April - Anything Christmas
Holly and the Ivy Challenge: Anything Christmas
Make My Monday: Challenge #44: Embossing Heat or Dry
Here is a list of the products used in my project. Click on the product and it will take you directly to the SNS store, where they can be purchased.
Thanks for stopping by today,

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friend Slider Card

Hi there,
I'm here with you today to share my last card of the April Reveal which uses both the digi bundle and the rubber stamps of Corner Garden Set 842. This one is an interactive slider card. The three little butterflies go flying around the circle! Such fun!
First, I printed out two sheets of the orange version of the designer background paper that came in the digi bundle. Then I put one of the sheets back in the printer so that I could print on top of it, and this I did, in the "Vogue" style of the flower frame which was one of the options that my computer gave me! Who knew! Of course, I'm having trouble replicating what I did. Hoping to work more on that at the weekend. You all know I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to digis!
This focal piece was then layered on black cardstock, which was layered to the second piece of background paper. I then took the spellbinders Standard Circles and die cut two of the circles from the center of the image:
Here is the back side:
Turning it back over, we now have all the pieces cut out. The sentiment from the stamp set was stamped in Versamark on white glossy cardstock and was heat embossed with Black Detail. This was then cut out with the smaller of the two rings. 
The card front was then layered to a piece of glossy white card base with Mounting Tape, and a little Brushable Glue was put on the underside of the floral ring, which was then stuck down onto the white base beneath, keeping the pattern of the flowered frame intact. Using the glue instead of tape allowed me to move it slightly to get the lines to match up. This was done without the sentiment there (I neglected to take a photo of that stage), which made it easier. The sentiment was then popped up on top of the black circle, which brought it to the same level as the outer ring.
Next I stamped the three butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black from the left-over piece of the background paper, I then highlighted certain areas of the butterflies with Copics and fussy cut them.
The three colored butterflies were then given two coats of Versamark and Clear Detail embossing powder, heat setting between each application. The two coats of the embossing powder made them more sturdy, as those are the pieces which will be handled.
Next a piece of mounting tape was attached to each of three pennies, the Anti-Static Bag was pounced all over the back of the coins to make sure none of the tape was still sticky. 
The protective backing was removed from the tape and a butterfly was stuck down on each coin. The coin was then slipped under the outer ring and the sentiment, and should move with ease around the indented ring. This was repeated with the other two butterflies and the pennies.
Now the three shiny butterflies can flutter around the sentiment! Three drops of transparent Nuvo Jewel Drops "Grey Mist" were added to each corner of the card front to finish off my card for today.
I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (April): Spring Sings in Flowers
Crafts and Me April Challenge: Things with Wings
Here is a list of the products I've used today, which are linked over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle store, for your convenience.
Hope you've enjoyed my combination of digi and rubber stamping today?
Warm Spring hugs,

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Every Flower

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share another card using both the rubber stamp Corner Garden Stamp Set 842, together with the Digi Bundle Corner Garden #842. I'm having so much fun with this digi bundle!
For my card today I ran off the the framed colored version of the image on to white cardstock. The joy of this digi set - there are black and white images to color yourself or you can take the pre-colored digis, where the work is already done for you! That's what I did here. 
I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and then thought to have them trailing over a trellis. I cut out Spellbinders Basic Lattice die from black cardstock and then daubed it with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Mother of Pearl. This gave the trellis a wrought iron look. The vines were "placed" temporarily, which I decided my next step.
Sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail. This was then cut out with Spellbinders Standard Circles and some Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse was applied to the edge.
The trellis was backed with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, mounted to white cardstock and then pieces of mounting  tape were added to the vines to have them pop up.
Cloud Nine was applied to the sticky areas of the trellis. I edged white cardstock base with Nuvo Embellishment Mousses Lilac Lavender and Peony Pink.
Decided it needed more, so stuck down two doilies to the top left and bottom right corners of the edged card with 3/4" Tear-ific Tape behind them. The over lapping edges were trimmed, then I layered the card front  on top of the  base. The sticky areas of the doilies were also applied with Cloud NineSparkling Snow was applied to the flowers and leaves of the vines using the Nuvo Fine Tipped Glue Pen.
I then stamped the little butterflies and two little additional flowers from the Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics. They were then added to the gaps around the trellis with Mounting Tape. I added a little copper wire to the butterflies before sticking them down and that finished my card for today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 117: 3 layers or more
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge #1: showers of Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team: March 15th 2017 Challenge: Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #63: anything Goes
Ike's World Challenges #85: In the Garden
Product List:
Spellbinders Standard Circles
Spellbinders Basic Lattice
Copper Wire
2 Doilies
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope this has inspired you to try the combination of the digi and rubber stamp sets. I'm really liking the flexibility it offers.
Big hugs,

Friday, March 31, 2017


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 April Reveal Blog Hop!

Today I am sharing a card that I made using both the Corner Garden Set 842 and the Corner Garden Digi Bundle (Digi842FS).  I don't use digis often, but there were some lovely background papers in this particular bundle and so I decided to give it another try - and I'm glad I did! I used the stamped version of the set for the little butterflies and the sentiment.

The sets are:

(Digi version DIGI839BG)
(Digi version DIGI841B - includes extra sentiment)
**Limited Edition**

Corner Garden - 842  
(Digi version DIGI842FS - includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)

Corner Garden Digi Bundle set - DIGI842FS (includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)
(Digi version DIGI843J)

The new sets are 20% off until April 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC STUDIOS, STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!

On April 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

 There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and a huge Corner Garden Digi Bundle. 

Also, when you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until April 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On April 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 the SNS New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

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 (including the Corner Garden surprise post).  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

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 I began by printing out the "framed" digi on white cardstock from the Corner Garden Bundle Set #842, rotating it at 43 degrees.

Next I die cut the piece using the border of the Spellbinders Wedding Collection die. I ran off the orange version of the watercolor background paper. The card front was backed with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and was layered on top of the watercolor piece. Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was applied to the sticky surface around the border.

The center was cut with a die from the same set.

I decided to put the blue background behind the card front, with a small border. A smaller circle (Spellbinders Standard Circles) was cut from a piece of the orange paper which had been attached to a piece of scrap cardstock with Super Adhesive Sheet, making it more rigid. The sentiment was then stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed in Black Detail.

The butterflies were also done this way by taping the paper to scrap cardstock and then stamping them in Versamark and heat embossing with Black Detail.

They were covered with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and were set to dry before being fussy cut.

The sentiment and the butterflies were attached to the card with Mounting Tape and a wired rainbow bow, made with my Craft-Dee BowZ, was wrapped around the top of the card before it was layered to a black card base. This finished off my card for today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz: April 2017 Challenge
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: April 2017
Scrapy Land Challenge # 63: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Botanical 28th March

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today. I got a little carried away with this digi bundle and in fact made three entirely different cards, which I will be sharing with you throughout the month of April. Hope you'll pop back to see what I did! Now you need to pop on over to our extremely talented Eret's blog to see what gorgeous creation she made. Remember to comment on all the designers' blogs, you definitely want to be in a chance to win this awesome digi bundle along with all the other sets!!

Hope to have you stop back soon!



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sending You a Smile!

Hi there, today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the new Flowers Silhouettes Set 824.
Such a fun and versatile little stamp set. I decided to go monochromatic with my card this time round, incorporating some of the awesome Nuvo products that Sparkle N Sprinkle now carries. To begin with I made some plaid background paper by daubing Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Peony Pink in stripes on white glossy cardstock and then turning it a quarter turn and sponging lines over the top with Lilac Lavender. I then ran the plaid cardstock through the embossing machine with Spellbinders Floral Doily Motives. 
A circle was then cut (using Lifestyles Nesting Circles) from the middle of the plaid background. The image was stamped on glossy white cardstock and then heat embossed with Concord (one of the fine detailed embossing powders that work so well on detailed images). A portion of the image was cut and embossed with the same circle used to cut the plaid layer. 
After turning the "doily", to break up the plaid a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet was put behind the entire piece. Purple Rain Microfine Glitter was added to the sticky surfaces around the doily.
The flowers were then colored with Copics. Next a piece of pink cardstock was dry embossed with the Die’sire Ornate Butterflies Embossing Folder. Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Lilac Lavender was sponged over the raised butterfly pattern.
This was then cut into a circle using Lifestyles Nesting Circles, and three butterflies were fussy cut from the middle of the piece to be used as embellishments.
A real doily was then sponged with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Peony Pink, as the last layer to the card base. 
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with the same Concord EP and was die cut with the little doily from the Floral Doily Motifs set. 
The card was put together with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape on top of a textured pink base. Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops were added around the card for some extra dimension.
That finishes my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share today?
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Double D Challenges: Things that Fly

Thursday, March 9, 2017

God Shed His Grace on Thee

Hi there, 
Today, I'd like to share with you a card made using the Patriotic Girlfriends Set 827 from the new March Reveal.
To begin with, I stamped the image in the bottom left corner of the 5" x 5" white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I took a 5" x 5" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and using a Lifestyle Nesting Circle Die I cut out the bottom corner of the square. This was stuck down on to the top of the cardstock with the stamped image and then lines were cut with an exacto knife lightly through the protective backing but not through the cardstock. Every third strip of protective backing was removed and Pinkerbell Glitter was applied.  
Each strip to the right was then exposed and applied with Cloud Nine. Then Rapture Blue was applied to give us the Red, White and Blue!
The girls were then colored in with Copics. America was stamped on top of the white strip of glitter in Memento Tuxedo Black and then was colored on top of the glitter with Copics.
Next I took a Heidi Swapp Star stencil and stenciled with Nuvo Embellishment MoussesBlue Cornflower and Peony Pink. This is very fast drying, so I just did some and went back when dry and filled in the spaces.
Now I had both stars and stripes!
I took a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of corrugated blue cardstock and edged it with the Peony Pink Mousse.
The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Mulberry, this is one of the fine detailed Tuscan powders. It was hand cut into a banner shape and was backed with the same blue used in the base layers. A piece of a skewer was attached to the back of the flag with Tear-ific Tape and then it was attached to the card front with mounting tape.
The entire card front was attached to a base layer of glossy white cardstock to finish off the card.
I'd like to join in the following challenges this week:
Stampavie and more Challenge #282: Stars
Paperminutes #477: Musical Instruments
Classic Design Team Challenge #12: Anything Goes (1st March - 31st March)

Hope you've enjoyed popping by today?
Till next time,
Big hugs,