Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle's September Reveal

Welcome to the September 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

Today I went with the cute little Birdhouse Friends Set 852 and paired it with a pup from one of the old SNS sets Dogs Sharpei Set 229. I needed a pal for the birds behind my wrought iron fence and he fitted in nicely! 



The Blog Hop is on the 15th of each month.  On the 1st of each month, SNS will release a new Video Kit Club.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store. So stop by often to see what's new!

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month. The sets are:



Birdhouse Friends 852
(Digital Version DIGI852BG)

Lovely Magnolia 853  
(Digital Version DIGI853FS - see below)

A Puppy's Halloween 863
(Digital Version DIGI863FS)

Victorian Camille at Christmas 864

(Digital Version DIGI864LS)



DIGI853FS - Lovely Magnolia huge digi bundle (lots of extras not included in the rubber version.)

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

Belinda
Anne
Chris
Jess
Diane
Shona
Eret


Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!















The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Happy Hopping!
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This was one of those cards that just kept changing along the way! Does this ever happen to you? Oh, I could add that - oh, and that would make it better!!! Anyway, I started out with stamping the Birdhouse image on cream cardstock in Black StazOn, as I wanted to color the image with my new Aquaflow Pens, these are the new Tonic watercolor pens that are so fun to work with. I love the colors they have and they really blend nicely.


After it was colored in I intended using the new Tonic Pretty Piazza Window Box Set (for which you can also get an accessory set with it, which puts slits where you need them for the tabs on the fencing. But I realized 1: I had stamped the image too high up on the page and it would look stupid having the birdhouse appear like it was in the sky and 2: If I used the entire fencing it would cover up most of the image. So I improvised and used just the fencing part and not the two outline pieces of the fence and then cut the left hand side one short so that it worked with a regular sized card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".


The ornate pieces do not have tabs. First after die cutting the two pieces in black cardstock I daubed them with Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse, to give them a wrought iron look.


I cut the cream card down to 4" x 5, and put in the slit (on the right) using the Window Box Slit Die Set. I attached a piece of black cardstock to the bigger piece of fencing - on both edges. One would be wrapped around the cream cardstock and the other would serve as a tab on the right side, see below, which would go through the die cut slit. The shorter fence was just wrapped around the back of the cream cardstock, as it would have been too long to leave it complete and a little tab was also added to the end of that one, so it fit into the slit in the die cut of the larger piece of fencing..


I placed the fencing as they would be when set up, then put it on to my Tonic Stamping Platform, so that I would get the right placement for the sentiment. Then I laid the fences flat again before stamping the sentiment in Versamark and heat setting with Platinum.


Love the detail and shine in this embossing powder:


So on to my little doggie! I stuck a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape down on to cream cardstock and removed the protective layer.


Buff Flocking was then burnished into the Tape with my finger giving a nice fuzzy coating.



This was put into my Stamp Platform again, as I figured it might need a couple of stampings! I applied the old SNS doggie image with Memento Rich Cocoa and stamped him directly on top of the flocking. I re-inked him and stamped him again to get a nice, detailed image on the flocking.



He was fussy cut using my Tonic 5" Mini Scissors and then I put him against the back of the front fence where I wanted him placed and marked the outer edges of him on the back of the fence with a white gel pen. I then went in and applied the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, which has a nice fine applicator to the rungs on the fence and then attached him face down to the fence.



I layered the card front to a pink border to finish of the card. Here are my friends sharing the front yard!



Hope you've enjoyed my project today. Here is a list of the products that I used, which can be found on the SNS website:

Birdhouse Friends # 852
Dogs Sharpei # 229
Versamark, StazOn Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky

Next and last on the blog hop is our very talented Eret! Remember to leave a comment with each of the designers, so that you can be eligible to win all four of the sets.

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card today:
Worldwide Design Team Open Challenge #26: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #17: Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #6: Must use an animal
Crafty Animals Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Sheepski Design Challenges #6: Feature a Creature

Thanks for stopping by today,

Hugs,

Shona

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Candle Birthday Wishes

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share with you a card that I made using two of the new fun Tonic Invite Dies: Celebration Candles and Happy Birthday.


I die cut the Celebration Candles from white cardstock twice and colored them with all three sets of the new Nuvo Glitter Markers. This gave the candles a nice sparkly appearance.


Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops were added for the flames. The two candle pieces were set aside to dry, while I worked on the shaker portion.


I die cut the Happy Birthday from the center of a piece of black cardstock.


A piece of tulle was taped down with 1/4" Tearific Tape behind the Happy Birthday and then I made a "well" for my shaker with mounting tape. Shaved Ice was put into the well. The taped area was then covered with white cardstock.


The candle pieces were glued on to the top and bottom of the front panel with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. This has a fine applicator so was great for just running along the backs of the candles.



The front panel was layered to white cardstock and then to a black card base to finish off my card for today.


Hope you've enjoyed my share today. Below is a list of the products that I used that can be found on the SNS website:


Thanks for stopping by today,

Shona

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Golden Dream Catcher

Hi there, 

Today I'd like to share another card from the August Reveal using the Dream Catcher Maiden Set 865


I began by making the background for my maiden. I applied Nuvo Golden Crystal Glimmer Paste through the Dreamweaver Petit Fern stencil onto Kraft cardstock. This was set aside to dry.
The maiden image was stamped on to vellum with Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Detail.
The image was colored with Copics from the back - this never looks very good! 
But when it is turned over to the front the colors are nice and muted. The image was then stuck down to a piece of sticker paper.
I fussy cut around the feathers at the bottom with my Tonic Mini Scissors and then used the Spellbinders Decagons die and had the feathers come over the bottom of the die.
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and it was also embossed with Gold Detail. This was then cut out using Spellbinders Framed Tags One.
Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse was sponged on the background piece and around the edges of the sentiment.
To assemble the card I popped up the maiden on mounting tape. a piece of gold ribbon was attached to the sentiment and was wrapped around the back of the card front, leaving some of the feathers on top of the ribbon. The cardfront was layered to cream and then to a Kraft card base. Some Nuvo Golden Sunset Glitter Drops were added to the sentiment and beaded areas on the dream catcher.
 
... and that finished up my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share? The photo below shows the various dimensions of the different products.
Here is a list of the products used that you will find in the store:
I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card today:
Cardz 4 Galz: Get Krafty - Challenge 55: Use Kraft cardstock
Scrapy Land (Challenge 72): Using any die cut that Scrapy Land Sells
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shona

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Grateful to have a Friend Like You!

Hi there,
Back today to share a card using the lovely Basket of Hope Set 866 from the August Reveal.
I started by placing the image on my new stamp platform and inking it up with Memento Potters Clay. This was stamped onto a piece of cream cardstock.
I then took the lid (with my stamp) off the platform and colored the image with colored pencils. 
I reattached the lid and stamped it. I removed the lid again and colored in the image with pencils. Not having the lid in the way means you can move the base around as needed to get to different areas of the image.
The stamp was cleaned with a cloth and then reinked with Versamark. The lid was put back on the base and then closed to put a film of Versamark over the Potters Clay outline.
The image was then covered with Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set. It picks up the Potter's Clay ink and gives a nice raised image.
I went ahead and gave the piece a coat of sealer, so that the colors from the pencils wouldn't smudge.
This was put aside to dry while I die cut and colored the leaves. The leaves are from the Sizzix Fall Foliage die run through my embossing machine from cream colored cardstock. 
 
The sentiment, from the same stamp set  was stamped on cream cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper. It was cut out using with the Spellbinders Media Mixage dies and was sponged with some of the Coral Calypso Mousse before removing the die.
 
So on to assembling the card. I had some jute backed cardstock from which I made a frame and tied a little red and white gingham ribbon around the base, giving the table cloth addition! The jute frame was attached with Tear-ific Tape to cream and then to the kraft card base. The leaves were then added to the base of the card using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
The sentiment was added with mounting tape to the opposite corner as the ribbon to finish off the card.
This finished my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share. Here are the supplies that I used today and that you will find on the SNS website for sale:
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Till next time,
Shona

Monday, August 14, 2017

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE AUGUST REVEAL


Welcome to the August
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 


I'm first up this month for the hop. This time round we had four new sets to play with and I chose to use this fun little guy, Elf Sitter #859 for my reveal card. 



We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.

NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES! 

We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  


We have four new rubber stamp sets, a new digi-only stamp set, a new digital paper pack, plus one huge digi bonus bundle being revealed this month. 

The sets are:

Elf Sitter 859
Digital Version: DIGI859BG

Dream Catcher Maiden 865
Digital Version: DIGI865LS

Basket of Hope 866
Digital Version: DIGI866J

Autumn Berry Wreath 867
Digital Version: DIGI867



DIGI3131M Christmas Spirit Fairy (digi only)

DIGI4007LS Saguaro Desert Landscape Paper Pack

DIGI867-815-3128B Four Seasons Digi Bonus Bundle (combines Autumn Berry Wreath with lots of additional colored images, sentiments, and digi papers) 



You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.


The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

Shona
Diane
Donna
Chris
Jess
Anne
Belinda
Eret



We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.



Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!





The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  

This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who wants to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them. 

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store. 

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.


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So back to my Elf on a Shelf card! I began by making the red card base for the easel card. I then stamped the image from the Elf Sitter Set 859 in Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I was going to color him in with Copics. I wanted to give the impression that he was sitting on the mantle on the side of the brick fireplace so I ran a piece of kraft cardstock through my embossing machine with the Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder.



Fired Brick Distress ink was then applied to the embossed cardstock. This was attached to the front panel of the easel card.


My little elf was then colored in with Copics and fussy cut with the awesome Tonic 5" mini scissors



After he was cut out, I applied Nuvo Honey Gold glitter drops to the bells on his outfit and Nuvo Grey Mist Jewel Drops to his eyes. He was set aside to dry while I worked on the shelf.



To make the shelf I used the Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder. I put a small piece of mustard cardstock into the embossing folder and ran it through my machine. I then applied Distress Tea Dye Ink to the raised pattern.



A strip of the "wood" was adhered to the top of the brick for the elf to sit on.




A piece of cream cardstock was run through the same woodgrain embossing folder and a little of the Tea Dye ink was applied also to that. This was then layered to red cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on to green cardstock in Versamark and was heat embossed with Red Apple. This was die cut with a Spellbinders Grommet Tag. It was popped up on the base with mounting tape, a little bow was tied from red and white baker's twine and this was wrapped around the back of the red layer which was then layered to white and then to the card base as shown here.


The little elf was perched on the shelf with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Squares.


Nuvo Crystal Drops Buttermilk for the base and Autumn Red for the brick front were added sporadically to the card to finish it off.

Here are the supplies used for the card. You can link over to the SNS website to purchase these items.


Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tonic 5” Mini Scissors

Next stop on the SNS blog hop is our talented Diane. Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to leave comments on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be in the running for the four sets! Good luck! Enjoy the hop.

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Use twine, ribbon or lace
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Till next time,

Shona