Saturday, October 14, 2017


Hi and Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 October New Reveal Blog Hop!

For my card today I chose to go with the cute Gus - Fish Whisperer Set 871. Here he is coming out of the river with his catch in the pouring rain. Gus reminds me of my eldest brother back in Scotland, who is a keen fisherman and will spend many an hour standing in the rain with a fishing pole!

We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.


We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  

We have four new rubber stamp sets and one digi only stamp set being revealed this month.  

The sets are:

Lovely As A Leaf 869
(Digital Version: DIGI869FS)

(Digital Version: DIGI871BG)

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 and/or sentiments not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and 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 the 20th of the month.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On the 17th of the month, 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 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. (This is checked for compliance.) 

 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!

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

 The challenges will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the SNS website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

Now on to my card! I placed a piece of white cardstock in my new Tim Holtz Platform and stamped Gus from the Fish Whisperer Set 871 in the Nuvo Hybrid Ink Acorn Brown. These inks are great, because they work with both alcohol and watercolor mediums without smearing. 

I removed the lid (with the stamp) and set it aside while I colored in the image with Copics, while the image was kept in the same position on the platform.

Once the image was colored, I inked up Gus again, this time with the Nuvo Clear Mark and reattached the lid to the platform and stamped over the colored Gus image. This was then heat embossed with Clear Detail.

Here you can see the nice shiny, raised outline it gives to the stamp.

The Memento Desert Sand ink pad was then rubbed directly to a piece of cardstock before being cut out with the Spellbinders Cattails die.

Nuvo Acorn Brown ink was then rubbed over the die before being removed which gave the cattails their darker color.

A scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet was layered to a piece of gray cardstock and the clouds were die cut with with Spellbinders Inspire Rainy Day. I removed the protective backing and then Elephant Gray Flocking was burnished in to the sticky adhesive. This gave a fluffy look to the clouds.

Memento inks Summer Sky and London Fog were sponged around Gus for the rainy day background and then Nuvo Grey Mist Jewel Drops were added as the rain drops. Eyes, wellies and fish were then given a shine from Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.

The cattails were applied with the new Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and Buff Flocking was applied to give the cattails a fuzzy appearance.

The sentiment was stamped on Grey cardstock with Nuvo Clear Mark and then heat embossed with Sienna. This is a fine detail powder - perfect for sentiments. It was cut out using the Sizzix Framelits 661840 Die. The card front was centered to a piece of white cardstock edged with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape, Buff Flocking was burnished in around the exposed sticky edge. This was then layered on to a black card base. The sentiment was attached to the cardfront with mounting tape to finish off the card.

Here is a list of the Sparkle N Sprinkle products used on my card today:

Next on the hop is the super-talented Donna, who has put a different spin on our little Gus set! Make sure you comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be eligible to win all of these new Reveal sets. Good luck!

I'd also like to play along in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 202: Optional Twist Masculine Card
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #190: Use a die cut and a sentiment
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #27: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #17: Anything Goes




  1. What a fun card design and at least Gus did not have a day without catching a fish. I love this stamp set for making fun masculine cards. My hubby is also a fisherman.

  2. This looks amazing Shona. Love the dies you've added and your whole scene is so cute.

  3. Absolutely love this! It just made me giggle the moment it popped up !

  4. I saw this stamp and I said I need this stamp! My fishing friends would get a kick out of this!

  5. Thanks for sharing your secrets regarding the cat tails, Shona! I love that the Tails are fuzzy, and how you colored in the plants! As for fishing, I would enjoy it, too, in the rain, with fewer buggies bothering me - but that can only be done if there is no thunder (a sign of nearby lightning!). There is something peaceful about watching the rain hit the water, and I enjoy even watching it in my pool. Gus looks fabulous in his attire. I am in love with the new ink pads, and can hardly wait for the black one to come out! Really GREAT card, my "wee" Scottish friend! xx

  6. Really fun card. Love all the fussy details and dimensional raindrops. Brilliant work!

  7. So much detail and so much fun! I love that he looks like your eldest brother. How cute is that !?! And, yes, that Clear Detail over the colored image really makes the lines pop, and really adds so much to the card. This card is gorgeous and it makes me laugh and smile. I love him fishing in the rain. Your cattails, clouds, and raindrops add so much texture and dimension too. Everything is exquisite!

  8. Wonderful that Gus reminds you of your eldest brother fishing in the rain and you used it for your wonderful card! I love the scene you have created, the fuzzy cattails and Gus does stand out more with the raised shiny outline.
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  9. Such a fun card!! lots of different ideas. Such a fun stamp set. Great job!!

  10. What a cool design and cool image and how fantastic it looks finished off with your amazing work. Thank you for the photo step by step tutorial, I can see you really put some effort into making this project and it looks amazing.
    Well done.
    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

  11. This is SO cute, Shona. I love that image. Great job, and thanks for showcasing the new Sparkle & Sprinkle release SO well. Love this!
    Karen Letchworth

  12. That's my kind of fisherman....SO cute!
    Thanks for creating this fun card with the new release stamps.

  13. A beautiful creative and very sweet card. Love all the details.

  14. WOW the texture on this card is awesome, love the design and the raindrops, the cattails, the clouds, and of course Gus. The tutorial is Super to show me how to do all this, thank you for the Fabulous post Shona.

  15. Wonderful tutorial and fabulous card....I love all the textures and use of the products on this card, it is amazing!

  16. Such an awesome card with a wonderful detailed instructions! Thank you for the share and inspiration! New follower!

  17. WOW - those gray clouds look so impressive with the raindrops. Lots of dimension, texture and cuteness on this delightful card. Also love that sentiment. Didn't know that Nuvo was producing ink now, will have to check into that. Thanks for the embossing layer technique with the stamp positioner too. Always enjoy seeing your tutorial on the creation of your masterpieces. TFS & Hugs

  18. This is such a great card love those rain drops 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

  19. This is so fun! Just makes me giggle. Great work bringing the cactails to life.

  20. Fabulous card love the Gus image, great bullrushes and raindrops----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  21. Wow, this is amazingly detailed! Gus looks fantastic! I didn't realize Buggaboo came in stamp form - I thought they were just digital! How lucky to learn something new! Love your card :)

  22. I love Gus..such a fun and fabulous card..
    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

  23. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  24. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  25. This is just so cool. Love the image and those amazing rain drops. Great work. 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


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