Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Welcome to the February 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

Today my card incorporates the new February Reveal Happiness Greetings Set 886 with some fun embossing powders, new Tonic embossed and mirror papers, dies and some chipboard pieces.

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

 873 Pretty Blooms
Digital Version: DIGI873B

883 Whispers of Comfort-Hydrangea
Digital Version: DIGI883BG

885 Bonnet Birdie
Digital Version: DIGI885BG

886 Happiness Greetings
Digital Version: DIGI886DE

887 Balloon Bunch
Digital Version: DIGI887BG

DIGI3140M Snowman with a Heart (digi only) 

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 a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

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.)

The Blog Hop runs from the 15th - 17th

SNS also has two kit clubs: The Stamp and Card-Making Video Kit Club is released on the 1st of each month and the new Multi-Project Kit Club is released on the 15th of each month.  Subscribe to the SNS You-Tube Channel to get great inspiration using all the products available in each kit.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook and runs from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

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.

So, to start of my card today, a heart (Tonic Traditional Hearts Layering Basics Die) was die cut from the center of a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Craft Perfect Embossed Paper Blush Heartbeat. I use the Tonic Guillotine to cut these papers, otherwise they don't cut cleanly.

I then swiped the cut panel with Poppy Red hybrid ink.

I sprinkled one of the specialty embossing powders, Copper Flame on top of the inked panel and heat set from below. This would stop the larger granules from flying off.

Once this was heat set, I continued around the panel, sponging on some Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossing with some Bronze Rose and then some Gold Detail.

Using the Stamp Platform and the anti-static bag, to ensure nice detailed embossing, the sentiment was inked with Nuvo Clear Mark and was stamped on pink cardstock. This was then heat set with Gold Detail and attached to the back of the embossed and inked panel.

The key (Recollections) chipboard pieces were inked with an old Versamark pad. I have an old pad labeled for chipboard pieces, as the burnt edges of the chipboard pieces leave marks on the pad. The keys were also heat embossed with Gold detail. I gave them two coats, to ensure a nice even shiny coat.

A piece of gold thread tied them together and this was attached to the panel with a gold heart brad.

The different sized hearts were die cut, using the Tangerine, from Blush Heartbeat Embossed Paper and Rose Platinum Mirror Cardstock.

The chipboard heart was inked with the old Versamark pad and first heat embossed with Cayenne, but I felt it was too dark and so I re-inked and went over it with Petal Pink.

This was attached to the panel with a little pink heart shaped brad along with the heart cut outs which were attached to the card front with tape and mounting tape, to give varied dimension. The panel was then layered to a 6" x 6" piece of the Rose Platinum Mirror Card.

Some Rose Water Nuvo Jewel Drops were added around the inside of the heart center.

... and once the drops dried - that finished up my card for the day ...

Below you will find a list of the products used in the making of my card today.

Happiness Greetings Set 886
Gold Detail (EP168), Cayenne (EP423), Bronze Rose (EP335)
Recollections Hearts and Key Chipboard Pieces
Gold Thread
Pink Heart Brad, Gold heart brad

I am the last on the hop this month. I hope you have left a comment on each of our blogs, this will enable you to be eligible to win the entire reveal set. Who doesn't want a chance to win that?

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #101: Red and Hearts
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #22: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #2: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Creations #44: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon with some other ideas from the other reveal sets. Till then...

Warm hugs,



  1. Love your mixed media card! It's perfect card for Valentine's.

  2. This is so gorgeous, Shona!! The texture is amazing!! I love the hearts and keys!! What a stunning card!! I love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Gorgeous elements! I love all the texture you added! Fantastic!

  4. Beautiful card Shona love the mixed media elements!

  5. So much depth of texture and shapes. I love the embossing over chipboard (great hint to use an older pad!), and I love all your textured paper too. What a great idea to ink over the heart textures with ink! I love the hearts and the Nuvo drops on the heart edge too. Everything is so wonderful and perfect. Gorgeous!

  6. Shona, you did amazing job with your mixed media card. Fantastic use of different papers and embossing powders. Love your picture tutorial of how the card is made. Stunning work!

  7. What a lovely Mixed Media card! Everything is just at the right place to make this beauty!

  8. Beautifully created with all the added details and the pretty specialty paper!!

  9. This is amazing, the background and all the details are unbelievable!

  10. Beautiful use of stamps, dies, embossing folders and all the little extra details you added to this gorgeous card. It is indeed a work of art.

  11. Wowser, Miss Shona! so many amazing textures and photos! Thank you for sharing your creative process, and giving me lots of ideas. You certainly did follow your heart in this creation! Lovely! hugs, de

  12. Such a beautiful background with lovely texture! Great job!

  13. What a sweet quote! I am loving the beautiful textures and details of your card.

    Fabulous card, Shona!!!

  14. such a beautiful Valentine card. Love your step by step directions.

  15. This background turned out incredible! Really love all the layers and layers of hearts repeated in your design! The chipboard keys add the perfect accent to the sentiment! Wonderful creation! :)

  16. This is such an awesomely colored & textured background. Enjoyed seeing how you've worked the EP over the surface, and changing the colors of the pretty hearts. The filigree heart looks so beautiful, and I loved the addition of the nuvo drops on part of the heart. Those gold keys just glisten perfectly as more dimensional embellies. You've used some great products on this one...TFS & Hugs

  17. You always impress me with the detail you show us with how your card develops. Another beautiful creation here Shona. So much texture and your embellishments are outstanding. Another wowza!

  18. Shona, thank you for the details on this mixed media card. I am new to stamping, card making and mixed media. I have several different types of heart dies, stamps and papers and now have a better idea of how to use them. Like your color choices too.

  19. Gorgeous mixed media card,I love it...Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  20. You make the most amazing pieces of art! This is gorgeous Shona, I love the colours and all the pieces you used and put together to make this scrumptious card.

  21. This is so gorgeous Shona and I know I have told you this before but Thank you so much for sharing the how to educational and useful
    Dr Sonia

  22. Great work, this is just super fantastic. I 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

  23. So beautiful! Love all the wonderful details!

  24. So beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  25. Amazing artwork, I love colors :) and mixed media background :)
    Thanks for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)


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!