Saturday, April 30, 2016


Hello and welcome to the May 1st Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal.

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until May 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:

 Gone Fishing 778 (digi version DIGI778)
 Just Go Fishing 779 (digi version DIGI779)
  Summer Grilling #1 780 (digi version DIGI780)
Summer Grilling #2 781 (digi version DIGI781)
Nasturtium #1 782 (digi version DIGI782)
Nasturtium #2 783 (digi version DIGI783)

On May 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:

(*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!

This month, the Designers were asked to work with the digi versions of the stamp sets. I rarely use digis, so this was a "bit" of a challenge for me.  I used the Gone fishing set 778 for a rather simple card first, just to get my feet wet again!! I do love silhouette stamps and these two new fishing sets are perfect for the guys, especially with Father's Day on it's way!

Then I ventured out and played with both the Nasturtium sets. I began by printing out the black and white version of the stemmed nasturtiums from Nasturtiums #1. These were dauber-colored with Memento inks: Dandelion, Morocco and Lady Bug.

After the flowers were complete, the stems were colored with the green Copic Marker YG67 and the "bouquet" was applied with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Detail.

Then I printed out both the colored and black and white border digi from Nasturtium #2 Set 783. The colored one was cut down to 4" x 5 1/4".  The black and white copy was cut down smaller, and was placed in the same position on top of the colored version. I took the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five die and centered it on the black and white version and ran it through the die cutting machine. Versamark was added to the colored version and then was heat embossed with Clear Detail, this gave it a lovely shine.

Nuvo Crstal Drops, Apple Green, Copper Penny, Red Berry and Dandelion Yellow were applied to the stamen of the flowers as shown. This was left to dry (I let it dry for an hour).

A hole was punched at the bottom of the black and white panel and a Mon Ami Gabby white pull ribbon bow was threaded through the hole, holding down the stems of the bouquet.  The black and white panel was then taped down to the colored version to give the Spotlight idea. The flowers were attached with Dimensional Foam

The card front was attached to a black card base. The sentiment, from Silhouettes Set 493, was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Detail. It was then cut and embossed with a smaller die from the set and was daubed with a little Dandelion Memento ink before removing the die. This was placed at the base of the card with Dimensional Foam also.

Hope I've inspired you to try out the digi version of these gorgeous new sets! Next on the hop is Marie, who uses the same border stamp and bouquet for a completely different look - that's the beauty of using versatile digis!

Till next time,



  1. Fabulous card Shona. Love the reverse spotlight technique and the Nuvo Crystal Drops for the flower centers. Your CAS fishing card looks great too.

  2. Gorgeous - you totally rocked it :)

  3. Fabulously colorful, Shona ! Love the way you used the Nuvos. I want this set. It would be gorgeous gold embossed. I also loved the way you used the silhouette! Elegant, yet humorous. Masculine, yet I would enjoy receiving it! Thanks for all the tips! I have been to another fantastic Shona class. If I lived next door to you, I would be learning everyday! XO

  4. Shona ... All I can say is WOW! So cool! Your colors are amazing, the Nuvo dropped stamens are perfect, and the clear embossed shine makes it even better! You have inspired me to give this a try!! Love it!

  5. Wow- this is such a cool look! Amazing!

  6. WOW that card is so unique and colorful. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Thanks for the tut.

  7. You have knocked it out of the park once again Shona with this beauty!! Wow...I love every single detail!!

  8. STUNNING! Seriously- I just love this card!!!!! Such a great technique!!!!

  9. Your card is gorgeous and thanks for sharing how you did it too!

  10. NICE reverse spotlight technique! Love the colors!

  11. Your card is so bright and beautifulGreat job

  12. Shona I love this. Loving the bright colors!

  13. I think you did exceptionally well with the digis. I love the spotlight style and the fabulous bright colours.

  14. Absolutely STUNNING, you could inspire ANYONE, such beautiful work, love the shine and sparkle.

  15. I am loving these flowers!! And those drops are so very cool, gotta get some of those!!

  16. Wow Shona this is awesome stamping and colouring. Love how you tied the flowers with the ribbon.
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  17. Definitely a WOW with how you've used this digi set. Love the way you've combined the b&w as the reveal in the oval aperture, with the dimension of the cutout flowers. Brilliantly colored with the daubers too, so tfs how you did that. The entire card looks amazing with the versamark & glitter atop the other elements, and love the Novu crystal centers. Aren't these just wonderful products? I'm liking SO much better than Liquid pearls for this type of thing. TFS & Hugs

  18. The fishing card is elegant and perfect. The flower card is amazing!!! I love your technique and I definitely have to try it. Sooo pretty and so creative!! Love it

  19. Great colors on this card. Very classy.

  20. This is gorgeous, love those deep colors!


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!