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

53 comments:

  1. Shona, I love how you use all your supplies to create interesting textures and intriguing inkings. Fantastic easel card, and wonderfully sparkly with the little bells on your elf's hat! Wonderful card. xx

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  2. This is such a great design Shona! Love how you've got him sitting on top of the bricks. So creative.

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  3. He is ADORABLE! I love how you sat him up :) So cute! :)

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  4. This is just the cutest ever!! It makes me smile and I totally love your design and added sparkle!!

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  5. That elf is so cute, love it!

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  6. Wow! LOVE this elf on a shelf :) I love how you have made the fireplace and mantle. Your coloring over dry embossed images is incredible and inspiring!! Everything is so much fun - I really love the Nuvo drops on the bricks too. What a cool effect. Awesome card :)

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  7. My grandkids love the elf on the shelf. I am in love with the DROPS

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  8. Perfect way to showcase the elf on self image , loved the idea easel card :)

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  9. I love this little guy and the way you sat him on the mantle. What a great idea and so cute. I can make this for a new version of "Elf on the shelf" LOL

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  10. What I found most interesting is how you put all the extra texture into your card. I just love all the extra detail which in my opinion made the card pop !! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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  11. I love the way you used the elf card and made it 3-D. Lovely way to accent the card with the Crystal Drops in various colors!

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  12. Wow! Such a creative and fun card!! I really love the brick the elf is sitting on! Such a clever design and so cute!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Super cute card. Love the fold. It works perfect for the elf image. TFS

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  14. Love the elf card. Your cut out elf is so cute.

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  15. Very, very cute and clever! Love the brick fireplace and wood mantle!

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  16. Great use of the embossing folders, you have inspired me! Love, love, love the elf stamp!!!

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  17. SO cute! I love the use of the Nuvo Drops!

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  18. Love your card using such a cute image!

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  19. Your card is wonderful! Reminds me of all the elf on the shelf dolls at Christmas. This would be a perfect card for my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas as they do the "ELF." I love all the details you put into it, makes it so fun when it is received! It looks just AWESOME!

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  20. Oh, my! Another adorable elf design to play with. I love how you used him.

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  21. This is so adorable. Loved how all the elements came together. Good job on this.

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  23. This is cute! What size envelope does this fit into?

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  24. Your Elf on a shelf is super adorable! I love how you made the brick fireplace and the mantle. Your elf is so cute!

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  25. Adorable elf and I like the brick fireplace.

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  26. Very nice card. Shelf was a very good idea. Also love the elf!!

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  27. Such a cute card...thank you for telling us how you made. It...

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  28. Fab card, Shonna. Love your Nuvo drops.

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  29. Awesome card. can't wait to play with this stamp

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  30. Love your card. Thanks for sharing

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  31. I love to see other people "fussy cutting". I prefer this to using a machine. Love your design. Very cute.

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  32. I love to see other people "fussy cutting". I prefer this to using a machine. Love your design. Very cute.

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  33. SUPER CUTE elf and SERIOUSLY AWESOME card!
    LOVE your colouring, LOVE your COOL & CREATIVE card base too - WOW!

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  34. This is adorable. I like the different elements you blended together so nicely. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love the details in the card. You explained how to create it so easily. Thank you.

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  36. What a cute, adorable card. Love it.

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  37. Shona, what an adorable card. Love this elf. He looks great sitting on the shelf and using an easel card is the perfect type of card for your elf on the shelf.

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  38. Absolutely adorable. Love this card!

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  39. WOW! A VERY creative and wonderful card, fabulous image, love how you have him sitting on the fireplace.
    Faith
    x

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  40. Oh what a cute easel card! I love all the elements! Great job!

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  41. That has to be one of the cutest cards I've seen in a while....you are very creative. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. Hi Shona, I love this little guy! Great embellishments!

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  43. Amazing colours, beautiful image and love your beautifully designed card.

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  44. Shona, your easel card is amazing. I love how this darling elf is sitting on the shelf. You are very creative!

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  45. Your card is so cool. What a cute elf. Hugz

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  46. Love how you put your embossing folders to such fabulous use!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  47. This is so cute Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  48. Amazing card.
    Thank you for participating with us in the Classic Open Design Team Challenge.
    Carla DT

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  49. Cute card. Love the drops you used to add even more texture to the brick. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

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