Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle's September Reveal

Welcome to the September 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

Today I went with the cute little Birdhouse Friends Set 852 and paired it with a pup from one of the old SNS sets Dogs Sharpei Set 229. I needed a pal for the birds behind my wrought iron fence and he fitted in nicely! 

The Blog Hop is on the 15th of each month.  On the 1st of each month, SNS will release a new Video Kit Club.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store. So stop by often to see what's new!

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month. The sets are:

Birdhouse Friends 852
(Digital Version DIGI852BG)

Lovely Magnolia 853  
(Digital Version DIGI853FS - see below)

A Puppy's Halloween 863
(Digital Version DIGI863FS)

Victorian Camille at Christmas 864

(Digital Version DIGI864LS)

DIGI853FS - Lovely Magnolia huge digi bundle (lots of extras not included in the rubber version.)

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)


Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Happy Hopping!
This was one of those cards that just kept changing along the way! Does this ever happen to you? Oh, I could add that - oh, and that would make it better!!! Anyway, I started out with stamping the Birdhouse image on cream cardstock in Black StazOn, as I wanted to color the image with my new Aquaflow Pens, these are the new Tonic watercolor pens that are so fun to work with. I love the colors they have and they really blend nicely.

After it was colored in I intended using the new Tonic Pretty Piazza Window Box Set (for which you can also get an accessory set with it, which puts slits where you need them for the tabs on the fencing. But I realized 1: I had stamped the image too high up on the page and it would look stupid having the birdhouse appear like it was in the sky and 2: If I used the entire fencing it would cover up most of the image. So I improvised and used just the fencing part and not the two outline pieces of the fence and then cut the left hand side one short so that it worked with a regular sized card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The ornate pieces do not have tabs. First after die cutting the two pieces in black cardstock I daubed them with Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse, to give them a wrought iron look.

I cut the cream card down to 4" x 5, and put in the slit (on the right) using the Window Box Slit Die Set. I attached a piece of black cardstock to the bigger piece of fencing - on both edges. One would be wrapped around the cream cardstock and the other would serve as a tab on the right side, see below, which would go through the die cut slit. The shorter fence was just wrapped around the back of the cream cardstock, as it would have been too long to leave it complete and a little tab was also added to the end of that one, so it fit into the slit in the die cut of the larger piece of fencing..

I placed the fencing as they would be when set up, then put it on to my Tonic Stamping Platform, so that I would get the right placement for the sentiment. Then I laid the fences flat again before stamping the sentiment in Versamark and heat setting with Platinum.

Love the detail and shine in this embossing powder:

So on to my little doggie! I stuck a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape down on to cream cardstock and removed the protective layer.

Buff Flocking was then burnished into the Tape with my finger giving a nice fuzzy coating.

This was put into my Stamp Platform again, as I figured it might need a couple of stampings! I applied the old SNS doggie image with Memento Rich Cocoa and stamped him directly on top of the flocking. I re-inked him and stamped him again to get a nice, detailed image on the flocking.

He was fussy cut using my Tonic 5" Mini Scissors and then I put him against the back of the front fence where I wanted him placed and marked the outer edges of him on the back of the fence with a white gel pen. I then went in and applied the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, which has a nice fine applicator to the rungs on the fence and then attached him face down to the fence.

I layered the card front to a pink border to finish of the card. Here are my friends sharing the front yard!

Hope you've enjoyed my project today. Here is a list of the products that I used, which can be found on the SNS website:

Birdhouse Friends # 852
Dogs Sharpei # 229
Versamark, StazOn Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky

Next and last on the blog hop is our very talented Eret! Remember to leave a comment with each of the designers, so that you can be eligible to win all four of the sets.

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card today:
Worldwide Design Team Open Challenge #26: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #17: Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #6: Must use an animal
Crafty Animals Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Sheepski Design Challenges #6: Feature a Creature

Thanks for stopping by today,




  1. SOOO cute! I love how you added the cute little puppy! He's adorable! :) Great job!

  2. This looks amazing Shona. I love the window box and the added pup is a great idea.

  3. Fantastic dimension on this card, the placement of the puppy is clever!

  4. Shona - I LOVE your creativity here, and how much depth this has! I LOVE your wrought iron fence, and the way you aged it with the mousse. Just amazing! I love how you made the puppy too - what a great way to create a soft and fluffy puppy!! I learn so much from you. I love this card and everything about it. Very cool card!

    LOVE your card, it is FILLED with WOW, such a WONDERFUL scene with the added dimension of your fancy fold and delicate fence - LOVE IT ALL!

  6. Those fences look so real like wrought iron,thanks for sharing the technique:) Very nice use of bendy fold.Loved your card :)

  7. Very creative card that with all your 'changed' plans turned into a beautiful creation!! That little doggie is so cute in the fence, do you suppose he is watching for any kitties that might have their eyes on the Anyhow a fabulous card!!

  8. This is such a creative and fun scene you've made! I love the way those dies work and would love to "see them in action"! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Check out Demo Donna's video from the blog hop today. She shows you how they work!

  9. Ooh, your little Sharpei!! Love it!!

  10. Fabulous card. Love the dimensions you created with the fence. Cleaver. Thanks for sharing

  11. I absolutely love your card. Those wrought iron fences are beautiful. Love these images.

  12. I absolutely love your card. Those wrought iron fences are beautiful. Love these images.

  13. The birdhouse on this stamp is so cute. Love the colors you did and the dimension you got with the new dies.

  14. Beautiful card! Love what you did with the fence!

  15. Thank you so much for this great card. So many ideas to try and the fence die really got my attention so I'm ordering it. Wonderful use of products.

  16. Love this whimsical birdhouse. Gorgeous card. Hugz

  17. Wow, great job improvising with the fence! Those look like really neat dies.

  18. I love your cute scene. That is a cute image and a great sentiment in the set.

  19. Wow Shona! How clever you are to include that puffy puppy to this amazing creation. A lot of work gone into this with so many elements. That wrought iron fence looks fabulous. Nice touch with the birdhouse in the background. Totally stunning result.

  20. What a super cool card the layering of the window box is so perfect I so love the fence it adds a neat layering and the cool bird house is awesome looking. Thanks for sharing your Ideas.

  21. Great work with those fence die cuts, your card came out so amazing. Lovely work and thank you for showcasing step by step work too. Love it.
    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

  22. Very clever and creative! Thank you for sharing. The Sharpei is adorable.

  23. Love this card. I like the idea of the fence with the dog on the other side. I really liked the idea of using the flocking for the dog fur.

  24. What a cute stamp set. The addition of the Sharpei was very clever. I never really quite knew how to use the flocking. Your description helped. I also love how you did the gates.
    Barb B. CZT

  25. You really are so VERY clever, this is an awesome card, so many great ideas Shona.

  26. Thanks for the detailed instructions on using the die set with the fencing. Your card is unique and very cute! Love the coloring on the birdhouses and use of the flocking on the puppy.

  27. I am so glad you used the puppy, Shona - he is adorable, and your card is beautiful! So many wonderful details! hugs, de

  28. OMG! How cute and fluffy is your dog? What a great card!

  29. This is s super card. I love it!

  30. So cute, I love the gate on the card.

  31. Fabulous card, love the birdhouses, dog, sentiment and that fence! Thank you for sharing with us over at SheepSki Designs Challenges! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for SheepSki Designs Challenges
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  32. Gorgeous design love it 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 Owner/Admin for

  33. Really cute image-love your card.

  34. so pretty card. i love the gate :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you'll join us again :)
    DT heike :)

  35. You made an amazing work with this card. Love how it looks - so many interesting details. Love your card!

  36. Absolutely Gorgeous card!Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  37. Lovely!

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

    Ania DT for

  38. Super cute make. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx


  39. What a gorgeous make...Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open...And good luck..Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz x
    [Caz DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]
    My Blog


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!