Friday, March 31, 2017


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 April Reveal Blog Hop!

Today I am sharing a card that I made using both the Corner Garden Set 842 and the Corner Garden Digi Bundle (Digi842FS).  I don't use digis often, but there were some lovely background papers in this particular bundle and so I decided to give it another try - and I'm glad I did! I used the stamped version of the set for the little butterflies and the sentiment.

The sets are:

(Digi version DIGI839BG)
(Digi version DIGI841B - includes extra sentiment)
**Limited Edition**

Corner Garden - 842  
(Digi version DIGI842FS - includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)

Corner Garden Digi Bundle set - DIGI842FS (includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)
(Digi version DIGI843J)

The new sets are 20% off until April 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC STUDIOS, STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!

On April 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

 There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and a huge Corner Garden Digi Bundle. 

Also, when you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until April 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On April 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 the SNS New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

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 (including the Corner Garden surprise post).  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

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 began by printing out the "framed" digi on white cardstock from the Corner Garden Bundle Set #842, rotating it at 43 degrees.

Next I die cut the piece using the border of the Spellbinders Wedding Collection die. I ran off the orange version of the watercolor background paper. The card front was backed with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and was layered on top of the watercolor piece. Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was applied to the sticky surface around the border.

The center was cut with a die from the same set.

I decided to put the blue background behind the card front, with a small border. A smaller circle (Spellbinders Standard Circles) was cut from a piece of the orange paper which had been attached to a piece of scrap cardstock with Super Adhesive Sheet, making it more rigid. The sentiment was then stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed in Black Detail.

The butterflies were also done this way by taping the paper to scrap cardstock and then stamping them in Versamark and heat embossing with Black Detail.

They were covered with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and were set to dry before being fussy cut.

The sentiment and the butterflies were attached to the card with Mounting Tape and a wired rainbow bow, made with my Craft-Dee BowZ, was wrapped around the top of the card before it was layered to a black card base. This finished off my card for today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz: April 2017 Challenge
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: April 2017
Scrapy Land Challenge # 63: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Botanical 28th March

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today. I got a little carried away with this digi bundle and in fact made three entirely different cards, which I will be sharing with you throughout the month of April. Hope you'll pop back to see what I did! Now you need to pop on over to our extremely talented Eret's blog to see what gorgeous creation she made. Remember to comment on all the designers' blogs, you definitely want to be in a chance to win this awesome digi bundle along with all the other sets!!

Hope to have you stop back soon!




  1. Wow, look at you using all these digis!! :-) Your card looks fabulous with so many details. Love the textures and dimension you've achieved.

  2. Sooooo pretty! I love how you used the Digi stamp so creatively! I love how you made the die cut with the super adhesive sheets - so smart! Great job!

  3. Goodness, Shona! How did you even think these ideas up? FABULOUS use of the SB die around the frame of your beautiful card. I'm so proud of you for experimenting and doing something so amazing! You never cease to amaze me with your combination of techniques and products. I'm looking forward to your other cards as well. SO BEAUTIFUL, Shona! Thank you always for the step-by-step directions. I learn so much from you! Beautiful Beautiful BEAUTIFUL - did I say your card is Beautiful? (giggle). Have a fantastic weekend! hugs, de

  4. Shona - Wow! I love the colors, the layers, and the way you have incorporated the sticker sheets and embossing powders! The glimmer paste really makes those butterflies sparkly and even more fun! This is an amazing card and so beautiful. Donna nailed it ... it is beautiful! Did she say beautiful?!?

  5. Beautiful card with great quote, love all these colours together! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck!
    Hugs, Wendy / GDT

  6. Fabulous card and so very beautiful!! I always love your creativeness and designs and this one is no exception...gorgeous!!

  7. How colorful, Shona, and I love the glitzy bits! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. Beautifully done my friend and so happy you tried doing some of the digis. I have to agree that is some gorgeous papers. I love all the glitter you added to your design as well. I know from experience it takes courage to go outside one's comfort zone but at least your are trying and I bet you learn how to master using them as well. I seldom do background papers as it takes up all my color inks, but I do a lot of digis with black ink.

  9. I absolutely love embossing!! So fun

  10. Wow nice work here. Great photographs of step by step too. Love that bow it is stunning. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  11. Gorgeous project and super how-to instructions. Love your bow!! Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  12. I love how you combined the digi set and the stamped version.came out stunnng. And the bow is stunning!

  13. WOW Shona, who would have known you could do so much with digi, a FABULOUS effect and design, love how you have put all the elements together from the digi set and got so much sparkle and shine. Love it.

  14. This surely didn't look like a 'digi' when you finished with it. Love all the steps of the tutorial, and like the aperture treatment. I love that Cloud nine, and how it did sparkle. Also like the way you've created the sparkling butterflies, and of course, that gauze-y sparkling full ribbon. It's just gorgeous! TFS & Hugs

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at TioT's this time.

  16. Great card! Really like all the layers and the glitz look of the card. Thanks for sharing all the directions.

  17. Love all of the gorgeous sparkle on this! The bright blue really makes all of the other colors pop!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Anything Goes challenge.

  18. Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the details!

  19. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  20. Fabulous use of the digis. Love the background with little bit of glitter peeking through. Such a good idea to use a Glimmer Paste to make butterflies sparkly. They are really gorgeous. Amazing card Shona!

  21. Love this card. absolutely beautiful! Just the right amount of sparkle!

  22. This is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  23. So very pretty and I love the sparkle..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  24. Thanks bunches for playing along with us at TioT this time. So good to see your beautiful card!

  25. Oh la lah! Shona this is a sensation! I love all the bright and bold and cheerful colors !! The butterflies are just gorgeous <3

  26. Wow amazing! Great photo tutorial too! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Julie DT for

  27. Beautiful card Shona thanks for sharing

  28. This is a stunning card! I love everything about 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!