Saturday, December 31, 2016



Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 January 1, 2017 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We're starting the New Year off with a BANG! We have a huge reveal to share with you - our largest ever! Can you guess which set I used? It's a trick question!

 There are TEN new stamp sets (one is a digi-only set) being released this month!  These new sets are 20% off until January 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  

The sets are:

Right Beside You 812  (digi version DIGI812)
Milton Friendly Giraffe 817  (digi version DIGI817)
Cattleya Orchid Friendship 818  (digi version DIGI818)

Easter Chicky 820  (digi version DIGI820)
Party #1 821  (digi version DIGI821)
Party #2 822  (digi version DIGI822)

Eggs-traordinary Kindness 825  (digi version DIGI825)

Emily Showers of Love 831   (digi version DIGI831)

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:

(*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 did you find the hidden stamp? It was the big tree from the Right Beside You Set. You know how I love my silhouette stamps and this is no exception! I actually started out trying to create a Safari scene using the silhouette tree and Milton the Friendly Giraffe, but the styles were too different and the sizing didn't work either (another reason to use digi versions). So I began with making my background on watercolor cardstock, three of the Nuance Powder colors and the mini mister. I punched a circle from a Post-It Note to use as a mask for the sun.

I sped up the drying process with my heat tool. The tree from the new reveal set was stamped first in Versamark, leaving off the bottom of the image so that it would blend into the back of the bushes. All the images were heat embossed with Teddy Brown.

The bushes and water were from the Wetlands 1 set and the turtle, grasses and birds were from the Wetlands 2 set.

For the turtle stamp, I went over the turtle with my Versamarker Pen and added more Teddy Brown and heat embossed to fill him in a bit more and give him more dimension.

The sentiment from the Wetlands 2 set was also stamped in Versamark  and heat embossed with Teddy Brown, it really is a lovely detailed powder. I die cut with the Spellbinders Ribbons Tags Trio and threaded a little piece of canvas ribbon through the slits. I put some Foam Squares behind it for dimension. 

The card front was layered to burlap paper and then layered to a dark brown base to finish.

I'm the last on the hop this month. Have you commented on all the other Designers' projects? Some lucky winner will receive all ten of these fabulous new sets. You know that someone has to win!!! ...... and it could be you! What a great start to 2017 that would be, don't you think?

I'd like to join in the challenge over at the World Wide Open Design Team # 17: Anything Goes

May I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2017.

Big hugs,



  1. Beautiful card and I love playing "find the hidden object" (guess I failed the first time around :-O). Wonderful watercolor background and the big tree blends with these other stamp sets perfectly!

  2. Fabulous scene you created. I like the colors.

  3. I just love love love the colours that you used here! The background is just gorgeous!!

  4. The background colors are stunning. I love that all the images are done in black. Very striking!

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  6. I love that you used a variety of stamp sets. Also loved the use of teddy brown ep. The overall effect was beautiful.

  7. I love this. Your sun background masking really makes this card pop. I love the Teddy Brown too. It is perfect. I really like how you combined multiple stamp sets to create such a stunning scene :)

  8. Right beside you without the swing what a wonderful scenery picture just love it great job

  9. Love this. Gorgeous colours and a wonderful scene. A perfect fathers day card. Happy New Year. Hugz

  10. Awesome colors. Gorgeous card for Fathers Day.

  11. WOW Shona, what a clever way to combine all the different stamps and what a wonderful scene you have created....fabulous!! Have a great and fun 2017!!

  12. Whoa! A show stopper, Shona! (pun intended) LOL

    Beautiful creation with that magnificent sun rise and the background! Love how you used the watercolor powders! Your scenes are always amazing, and the gorgeous manner in which you have chosen all these silhouette images produces an intimate glimpse into Nature - and your own dear heart, of course. It's lovely in every way! Thank you for showing how you did each step for people like me!

    Happy New Year, Shona, to you and yours, and may happiness and good health be with you all year long! hugs, de

  13. Really great Father's Day card. I love that tree. Happy New Year.

  14. Wow! Great card for Father's day. I love scenic cards and this one is a beauty. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Beautiful card.
    Love the background - the
    shading is excellent.
    My husband would have loved
    to receive this card.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy New Year

  16. What a beautiful scene card. The colors of your sky are so warm and bright. I really love this.

  17. This is a beautiful cards. Love the sky you created - looks great behind the silhouette stamping. My dad would have loved this card. Well done.

  18. BEAUTIFUL scene and STUNNING card!
    LOVE your inky background, LOVE the textures of your embossing, paper and burlap too!
    Thank You for sharing :)

  19. Happy New Year Shona!
    This card is amazing! Love the scene you made combining three different stamp sets. Wow! The colors are beautiful. Burlap accents are perfect on it. Awesome work!

  20. Wonderful card. I love the scene you made! Great job!

  21. WOW what a fabulous scenery card you have created! I love doing this type of card ... thanks for inspiration! This new release is awesome ...

  22. Fabulous card. Love the beautiful sunrise scene you created. TFS

  23. Another fabulous creation from you, beautiful sunset, LOVE the colours and the detail and also love the hessian ribbon.

  24. This is absolutely gorgeous, perfect for a man or anyone, very peaceful! Happy New Year! Donna T.

  25. Happy New Year Shona, and your evening sunset scene is just breathtaking with the fiery colors. Wonderful work with the Nuance powders. Love the scene you've pulled together with the different stamp sets, and the turtle on the log really had such dimension. I see some digi sets that look great for St. Pat's day, so will be checking that out. Sure missed a visit to Ruskin this trip, as I always try to remember EP's you've used, that I like. Hope the year is off to a good start for you, and this card is JUST FAB! TFS & Hugs (oh yes, I really liked the texture of the burlap with this look too!)

  26. Brilliant work. Love it. Thank you for all your lovely illustrations on step by step work. I love to see this. Well done great job.
    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

  27. Fabulous card, the embossing powder really makes it pop xx Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry


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