Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Wonderland - November 1st Release

Welcome to the latest Sparkle N Sprinkle November Release
 (two lovely new sets), along with our November Challenge.

This month we have two new awesome sets by artist Rosiland Solomon and there are five chances to win these sets!

the first two chances are with our "Winter Wonderland" Release Contest
three more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and /or Flocking."
The Winter Wonderland stamp set and the Flourishes Two stamp set are both available on line.
The beautiful Winter Wonderland stamp set is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

The Winter Wonderland stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to one commenter.
The Flourishes Two stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to another commenter.

To win, just come to our Mystery Designer Party!

I chose to "highlight" this lovely Winter Wonderland Set (literally I used the Spotlight "Highlighting" Technique in my card).  I took each of the three animals and framed them in the same way as the scalloped frame, by heat embossing with Vintage embossing powder, I then reapplied Versamark and heat embossed with Magic Speckle.

I stamped the same scenic image twice - one on glossy in detail black embossing powder and then the second in black StazOn and then used watercolor crayons with a waterbrush to apply color. I punched out the three animal images and framed them with the little Vintage/Magic Speckle frames.

I added more sparkle and shine with my favorite Cloud Nine glitter and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft, applied with Brushable Glue and a Sakura Glue Pen for the snow highlights. Here are another couple of angles to try to capture the sparkle and shine of the card:

 How the Mystery Party works:

On two of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the Mystery Designers are, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winners will be announced on November 3rd on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Both sets (here is the flourish set):


are available at 20% off 
as part of our Wintry specials. 
Just use the code WINTRY20 in the COMMENTS SECTION 
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.
Promotion valid through November 3.(sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe on Wednesday and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).


  1. Such a beautiful card, Shona! Love the way you have Popped up and spotlighted the animals. That EP looks fabulous! So shimmery. thanks for taking the extra photos and for a great post! hugs, de

  2. What a great way to spotlight! I love the embossing powder and sparkle!

  3. A fab technique, never seen that done before, thank you for sharing how you've used the gorgeous stamps x

  4. Shona, I love your spotlight card!! The details are beautiful with all the sparkle and embossing.

  5. This is so pretty ! I love the technique , and how you used the stamp !!

    Hugs ,

  6. Shona, I adore that background technique on all the elements. Will have to try it out cause it looks amazing. Also really like how you spotlighted each animal...really cool idea.

  7. Love all the spotlighting and layers. Fabulous looking.

  8. Shona, your spotlight technique is so beautiful. Love your heat embossed background and lovely sparkle on the image. It's ttruly gorgeous card!

  9. Cute! Looks like a gingerbread cookie with adorable decorations!

  10. Great spotlighting! Never would have thought to do that. Great inspiration

  11. Gorgeous card Shona. So much sparkle, perfect for Christmas
    Anne x

  12. Interesting use of circles. Never thought of doing something like this.

  13. I love the way you made certain elements stand out.

  14. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE how you highlighted the animals! I would never have thought to do this on my own! Thanks for the inspiration! Would love to win the Flourishes Two stamp set since I just joined the SNS video club! TFS!

  15. Wow, eine wundervolle Idee den Stempel in kleine Kreise zu gestalten. Das gefällt mir sehr gut. Winterwonderland ist ein wunderschöner Stempel. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

  16. Lovely card.... I loved the snow n the embossing looks fab !!

  17. Awesome card Shona luv the wildlife your animals are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Awesome spotlight card Shona! Love that you singled out each of the animals! And the Joy saying circle was a perfect complement to them too!

    Plus more Vintage/Magic Speckle background pieces....Margaret must be selling a bunch of Magic Speckle after all the great accents you've been showing with it!!

    Really neat take on this set!

  19. What a great technique! I like the way it pints out certain features. The borders are a pretty addition as well!

  20. What a beautiful card! Love the fact that it is a circle card and love all the embossing - it's fabulous! The spotlighting is gorgeous too! Love, love, love it!

  21. Wow, what a special original Christmascard Shona, great background , I think it is very special!!!


  22. Shona, what a unique idea on spotlighting! Love it!


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!