Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1st Reveal. I chose to work with the Build a Flower Set 811, along with some of the bright and cheery Nuance powders.

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  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:

Build A Flower 811  (digi version DIGI811)
  Will Ewe Be Mine 813  (digi version DIGI813)
   Light Up My Life 814  (digi version DIGI814)
Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons 816  (digi version DIGI816)
Spring Bunny 819  (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only)  DIGI3128B
On Dec 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 now on to my card. To begin, I stamped the flower pot on Watercolor card in Versamark and heat embossed with Sienna. I then masked the pot so that it would look like the stems were coming out of the pot, which ended up not mattering, as I layered another pot on top for dimension. The stems and flowers were stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with White Detail.

I then sprinkled yellow, orange and green Nuance Powders over the flowers stems and leaves.

This was then misted with water, using the Mini Mister, and was then left to dry.

I stamped three more flowers and three leaves on a scrap piece of watercolor card and repeated the process with misting the Nuance Powders. When dry (you can speed up the drying process by using your heat tool) these were then fussy cut.

I then added Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow to all petals and as they dried they pulled up the color from the Nuance Powder beneath, which made the little dots different colors. The three additional leaves were applied with some Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste for some added shine. The fussy cut flowers and leaves were added to the bouquet with foam squares. Now my bouquet had come alive!

I stamped the pot again on a piece of scrap white card with Versamark and heat embossed with Sienna. Using the Nuvo Fine and Medium Tipped Pens, I "colored" in the pot. I waited till the glue dried and then applied the Nuvo Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes.

I used a stippling brush to burnish the flakes in well. I then stamped the sentiment from the Blossoms Set 581 directly on top of the Gilding Flakes in Versamark. This was then heat embossed with Black Detail. I wasn't sure if it would work terribly well on top of the flakes. I used my anti-static bag first and found it worked rather well.

This was fussy cut and then added to the card front with Foam Squares. I decided to add Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny to the pot rim, to finish off.

The card front was then layered on a black card base to finish. I needed a card for my Mum's birthday this weekend, so made another version of this using the jar from the Fill the Jar Set 423. I stamped the jar twice in Versamark and heat embossed one in Ice Rink and the lid in Silver Detail

I stamped the Versamark pad completely over the jar and heat embossed with Ice. I did this twice to get a frosted green glass. The lid was colored in with a grey Copic. I stamped the same "Blossoms" sentiment in Versamark on Kraft card and then cut it out with Spellbinders Framed Tags One. This was attached with raffia as shown.

The lid was attached to the jar and this was then popped up on top of the bouquet.

I'd like to join in the following Challenges:
Color Inspiration Monday: Link Up #4: Anything Goes with a hand colored image.
Get Creative Challenge #52: Birthdays

Hope you've enjoyed my share today. Remember to comment on all the Designers' blogs to be eligible to win all six new sets. That would be a nice early Christmas gift, wouldn't it? Now you should hop over to see what talented Belinda has to show you. 

Big Hugs,


Thursday, November 24, 2016


Hi there, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all,

I'm here today to share my last November Reveal card using the Stella -Dear Santa Set 804. What a fun little "Stella" set for Christmas!

Dear Santa

I started with the background, using the Spellbinders Ripples Embossing Folder - I ran red cardstock through the embossing folder and then daubed Pure Platinum embellishment mouse to the piece to accentuate the pattern (which kind of reminded me of baubles).

Dear Santa

I built her wall with the Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder using watercolor paper (which had the texture already), then I daubed Cosmic Brown embellishment mousse over the bricks and "grouted" with the E25 Copic Marker.

Dear Santa

The wall was layered to the red rippled background. Santa Stella was then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, R37, C3, C5, B32, E02, E25, and 0. She was then fussy cut, along with the baubles. I added some Dimensional Glue to all of the white trim around her hat, cuffs and skirt and applied Twinkling Clouds. This was set aside to dry.

Dear Santa

I applied a little Nuvo glue with the fine tip pen and then added some Blissful Blue Sparkle N Soft to Stella's hair.

Dear Santa

Adding a little of the Nuvo Fine Tipped Glue Pen to the top of the baubles and applied Reflection Velvet Glitter. When this was dry, I covered the colored part of the baubles with Dimensional Glue and they were set aside to dry.
Dear Santa

Dimensional Glue was also applied to her glasses and the new Nuvo Ruby Slipper Glitter drops were used for a sparkly red pair of earrings. I cut a slit in the scroll, so that the scroll would go behind the wall. Stella was then attached with Foam Squares. A piece of silver thread was tied with three little bows and then the shiny baubles were stuck down with glue dots and Foam Squares.

Dear Santa

The card front was layered to a white card base, which was edged with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and then the sticky adhesive was covered with the new Merlot Velvet Glitter.

Dear Santa

That finishes off my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share today and that you're having or have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Time to get to those Christmas cards now!

Big hugs,


Thursday, November 17, 2016


Hi there,

Today I'm posting this from sunny Sanibel Island in Florida! I'm down here for a few days visiting a girl friend and have been on the go constantly, thus the reason I'm a little late with my regular Thursday posting! Anyway, I'd like to share a card using another of the November Reveal Sets, Festive Lantern Set 808 together with a few of the new Nuvo products.

I used the large Nuvo Glue pen to stamp my image on white cardstock, letting it dry first before applying the Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes

I stamped the poinsettias three times in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Dreams. These were then fussy cut and both the lantern and flowers were colored with the following Copics: Y17, YR16, R22, R29, E13, E19, YG25, YG67, B60.

The lantern was die cut with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and before removing the dye I sponged on some Memento Dandelion ink.

I ran a piece of red cardstock through a freebie embossing folder with poinsettias that came with a UK stamping magazine. Fresh Copper Nuvo embellishment mousse was daubed to bring out the raised pattern.

White Blizzard Glitter Drops were applied to the candle. Moonstone Glimmer Paste was applied to the raised middle poinsettia and Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops were applied to the center of the top poinsettia too.

The sentiment from the Holiday Foliage Set 475 was stamped in Versamark on white cardstock and heat embossed with Copper Dreams. It was die cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two. This was threaded with copper organdy ribbon and attached to the base of the card with foam squares. This was then layered to a piece of white cardstock edged with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape, onto which I burnished the Copper Gilding Flakes again.

The lantern and poinsettias were connected with tape and foam squares and were layered on to the card front.

... and that completed my card for today.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today! I'll be back next Thursday with my final November reveal card.



Thursday, November 10, 2016


Hi there,

Today I'd like to share with you another card from the November Reveal. My card today uses the fun image Winter Birdhouse Stamp Set 803.

Winter Birdhouse

I decided to do a little spotlighting technique on my card. So to begin with I stamped the image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black on white cardstock and colored one of the images with Copic Markers: Y13, YR04, R17, E31, E33, E13, E35. I then used different sized punches (1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2") to cut out the three little birds from the colored image. I then applied Dimensional Glue to the "snowy" parts of the circles. Twinkling Clouds was then applied to the glue and set aside to dry.

Winter Birdhouse

On the other black and white version, I applied the new Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste with a paint brush to the patches of snow.

Winter Birdhouse

This piece, when dry, was cut out to 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" and was layered to a piece of cream cardstock which had been die cut with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders and this was then layered to a black card base.

Winter Birdhouse

The little spotlit circles were attached with Foam Squares. The Nuvo Glitter DropsWhite Blizzard and Silver Moondust were applied to the little dots around the image and Moonstone Glimmer Paste was applied to the little snowflakes.

Winter Birdhouse

That finishes my card for today. I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Unicorn Challenge Blog: Challenge #15: Snow/Snowflakes
A Gem of a Challenge: #181 Snowflakes
Critters and Creatures Linky Party 9: November (Create an Outdoor Scene)

Winter Birdhouse

Till next time,

Big hugs,


Thursday, November 3, 2016


Hi there,

If you are looking for the November 1st Sparkle N Sprinkle Release card, please scroll down.

I was playing around with a new fold, which I had seen in a UK stamping magazine last week and realized that the base of the fold was large enough to hold one of those little fake flickering tea lights, so set about to make a Christmas "lantern" with the new Christmas Candles Set 807, one of the new November releases. Here, with the light, you can just see the yellow hue shining through the glitter covered acetate, but it does look pretty awesome in the dark!

So the card base is 12" x 4 1/4", I used a thick cardstock that is textured differently on both sides, not sure who makes it though. This was scored at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 4" and 8". When it is folded it should look like this:

For my front panel I cut out the Die-Namites Season's Greetings die, I die cut the same die again from the textured side of the cardstock, and put that die cut piece into the negative spot.

A piece of Super Adhesive Sheet was layered to a piece of Embossable Acetate. The protective backing was removed from the Super Adhesive Sheet and stuck to the inside of the card, with the sticky surface facing through the die cut opening.

Sparkling Snow Glitter was burnished in to the exposed adhesive.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and was colored with Copics, using the two reds and the two greens with the tip to tip technique. (This is taking the ink from the tip of the darker Copic onto the lighter color tip).

Once colored and fussy cut, Sparkling Snow was applied to the petals and Green Iris was applied to the leaves with the Nuvo Fine Tip Pen.

Nuvo Crystal Drops Buttermilk was applied to the Mistletoe and Autumn Red was applied to the berries.

For the inside, I took a piece of 3 3/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock and stamped the candles and sentiment from the image and then colored with Copics. Memento Dandelion Yellow was sponged over the piece. This was adhered to the inside of the card. A little fake tea candle can sit in the base.

Here is the side-angle view:

.... and here it is in the dark!!!!

Next year I need to do something like this for Halloween!!!

Hope you've enjoyed my share today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #53: Use any type of die that Scrapy Land carries
World Wide Open Design Team #15: Anything Goes (3rd entry)
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #32: Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #5: Anything Goes
The Christmas Card Challenge #46: Make a Christmas Card

Let me leave you with a sneak peak to my card for next Thursday:

Hope to see you back then!

Big hugs,