Thursday, December 31, 2015


Happy New Year everyone! Well can you believe it is already January 2016? It's crazy how quickly time is flying - it feels like the kids just started back to school after summer, and here they are already back from College for the holidays!  So today we have the first Reveal for 2016 for Sparkle N Sprinkle. I chose to make my card with the Poppy Set 771.

We have FIVE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until Jan 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

Three Tenors 767 (digi version DIGI767)
 Sing On 768 (digi version DIGI768)
  Thinking of You 769 (digi version DIGI769)
 Happily Ever After 770 (digi version DIGI770)
 Poppies 771 (digi version DIGI771)

On Jan 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 on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Shona (You're here)

(*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.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

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 am first up this month. I chose to work with the Poppies Set 771. There are some lovely sayings along with a group image of poppies and one single poppy in this set. I thought it would make a simple and elegant sympathy card. I began with stamping the group image on black cardstock with Versamark and then heat embossed with the gorgeous Gold Detail embossing powder. I then "colored" the poppies with bleach, by putting some fresh bleach in a water brush. 

I used the Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Two to cut out the image and then distressed the edges edging with Versamark and then applying more of the Gold Detail EP. Dimensional Glue was added to the centers of the poppies to hold down the Prills.

The mustard backing was run through a Sizzix Dot Matrix Embossing Folder, and was then layered to a black layer.

The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped in Versamark and again heated with the Gold Detail powder. It was cut out using the Spellbinders Fancy Tag die. I made a sheer black ribbon bow and tied that around the mustard card front and tucked the sentiment under part of the bow with Dimensional Foam. Three Want to Scrap Self Adhesive black pearls were added to finish off the card.

Hope you liked my share today? Remember to leave a comment below and on the other Designers' blogs too. You'll be in with a chance to win all five new sets. Wouldn't that be a great way to start the New Year? Next on the hop is our own crafty Marie.

Happy New Year!

Till next time,



  1. Gorgeous floral design and beautiful details on your card!

  2. This is so pretty! I just love all the gold you added :)

  3. WOW Shona, this is so very beautiful, I love what you have done, all the layers and the bleach and the embossing come together perfectly for this card.

  4. What a beautiful creation! Love the technique! Thanks for inspiration!

  5. Must get into the bleach technique. Results are outstanding. Great card which can be adapted for many occasions.

  6. Must get into the bleach technique. Results are outstanding. Great card which can be adapted for many occasions.

  7. Your sympathy card is very beautiful and I love how you used the bleach technique on the poppies. Great idea.

  8. The bleach technique really made the flowers pop.
    The embossing is great.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy New Year

  9. Beautiful - I really like that transparent, delicate look. This is something I will need to try.
    Happy New Year!

  10. This is a beautiful card and I love how the flowers turned out! Great job! Happy New Year!

  11. Wonderful new stamp sets, Shona, and fabulous use of the gold detail EP! I just used the same EP on a card, too! Your poppies almost look hand-embroidered with metallic gold thread! They are gorgeous! I hope your Christmas celebrations were extra special. I'm beginning to emerge from this last exacerbation, and hope to be visiting more regularly, soon! Happy New Year! hugs, de

  12. Something about gold embossing powder always makes a flower POP!
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  13. I love the beautiful cards you made with the new poppies set. All look like great sets in fact, but I am partial to the floral ones.

  14. I love how you used the gold embossing to outline your pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,

  15. I haven't used bleach for years on paper. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

  16. The drama of the colors you chose for this card is just stunning! The layering of the card made a perfect format for such a fabulous layout. The label and ribbon on the bottom just tie the design together. You did a great job and I thank you for the opportunity to CASE such a lovely design. TFS

  17. Simply stunning! So pretty, so nice. I love the gold EP on the label edges, and the bleach technique is perfect! Love it!

  18. Love this card. All he details make it special.

  19. So pretty. I love the way bleach changes the color.

  20. This card is beautiful! The poppies look as if they have been handstitched on the card.

  21. Gorgeous! I love the gold detail powder on the black card stock - I can so see this on navy. Nice!

  22. Wow, Shona - this is positively stunning! I love the glitz and glamour this has - so elegant! Happy New Year to you, my friend :)

  23. Happy New Year, Shona!
    Your card is stunning. Love the gold embossing and your beautiful bow.

  24. Happy New Year Shona, I hope that all your wishes come true, what a good begin for 2016 this lovely card, your flowers look like they are made from lace !! Super!!! I love this technique a lot!!!


  25. I thought you had hand stitched those flowers.This is a gorgeous card. Love using that bleach technique. It gives such interesting and beautiful results.

  26. How did I miss this one?! Love the way you're using the prills. This set is especially pretty with the bleached outline color against the navy blue background. It reminds me of the delicate embroidery on old linens. Also very much liking the fancy S/B embossing treatment. The additional matting embossing, the pretty ribbon & bow...just yummy! TFS


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