Sunday, January 14, 2018


                                  Happy New Year and 
                           Welcome to the January 2018 
               Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

For my card today I chose to incorporated two of the January Reveal sets, Roses in My Heart Set 879 and Ornate Greetings Set 880. I actually did this for my Mother-in-law's birthday, but after it was created, I thought it looked more like a wedding card and hubby agreed!

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

The sets are:

Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

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.

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

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 acomment 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 a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

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.)


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.

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, there are 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.


I love the new Ornate Greetings set and wanted to make the sentiment the focal point of the card. So to begin I made the card base by cutting the outside frame of the Tonic Swirling Frame Layering die slightly above the top fold of the card, using my Tangerine die cutting machine.

Next I ran another piece of white cardstock with the two largest dies of the set through the Tangerine. I taped it in place, so that the dies would not move as they were die cut.

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Mother of Pearl was applied to the two frames using a jumbo dauber. This particular mousse is my most used and although it is somewhat dry, I find that misting with some water rehydrates well. Here I used the Nuvo Light Mist Spray bottle.

Did you know you can emboss on top of the mousse? I swiped my colored piece with the Anti-Static bag, stamped the sentiment in Nuvo Clear Mark, using the Stamping Platform (to center it nicely and so it gave a nice even impression) and heat embossed in Gold Detail. I then die cut another sheet of cardstock, which had a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet layered on top. using the two outline frames of the die.

The mousse colored frames were attached to their respective sticky frames and Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was applied to the exposed sticky areas.

For the flowers, I stamped only the flower part of the Roses in My Heart Set. I used the Stamping Platform for this process too, as I was stamping on vellum, and images can easily be smeared. I stamped the flower part of the image in Nuvo Clear Mark and this too was then heat embossed with Gold Detail. I stamped the image twice. Both pieces were colored on the back with Copics.

I then applied a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to the back of the vellum pieces and stuck them down on white cardstock.

The white background made the colors more vibrant. The bouquets were then fussy cut with Tonic 5" Mini Scissors. One bouquet being divided into two little bouquets. These scissors are amazing, cutting through the adhesive, sandwiched between the vellum and card and they never get gunked up.

After the pieces were all cut out, the card was assembled with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape. A little piece of tulle was also added to the bottom left corner and a gold thread was added to the top for extra elegance. The center of the card was popped up on mounting tape.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today. Next and last on the hop is our very talented Eret, who has a stunning project for you also using the Roses in My Heart Set. Remember to comment on each of the designers' blogs to be eligible to win all the sets this month. Below you can find all the products that were used in my card, with their links to the SNS Website.

Mounting Tape

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:

Shopping Our Stash #337: Getting Sentimental
Simply Create Too: Challenge #138: Use Embossing
Moving Along with the Times: Challenge 62: Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #21: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, 'till next time,

Warm hugs,



  1. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you added the flowers from the stamp set without the heart - thanks for the fabulous idea! :)

  2. Wedding card, birthday card, anniversary card ... it can be so many different uses. It is absolutely stunning and completely gorgeous! The moussed frame is perfect too. What a great color. I love too how you did the vellum and cardstock sandwich. It does really make those roses and leaves pop more. Wonderful!

  3. The soft colors you used are beautiful.

  4. This is such a drop dead gorgeous creation, Shona! I love the embossing and elegant, golden roses - truly beautiful with these lovely die cuts! hugs, de

  5. Love what you did with the stamp just using the flower! The embossing is so pretty.

  6. Oh Shona, I always love to see your Sparkle reveals and this one is just jaw dropping gorgeous! You always have such wonderful details and love the tutorials you give with step by step instruction! This is just gorgeous!

  7. This is gorgeous, whether it's for a birthday or a wedding! I'm sure your mother-in-law loved it. Fabulous design and I love you you combined the two sets together.

  8. Beautiful project. Thanks for the inspiration

  9. Looks antiqueish. Love the colors. Beautiful project. Thank you for showing us

  10. Love the vintage touch! The colors are sweet! Thank you for sharing😀

  11. Love the colors. This is a beautiful card for all occasions! Love the elegance!

  12. So very gorgeous with those elegant gold rimmed flowers and the ornate frames you used on it. I love all the shimmer.

  13. I absolutely love the soft colors in this card! One of my favorites!

  14. Oh this is just spectacular! Whatever occasion you needed it's so elegant with the wonderful ornate die and the vellum flowers. Enjoyed reading the assembly/creation process, and I've been told that a few drops of glycerine can rehydrate the MoP, the distilled warmed water didn't help my dryout. Tonic is supposed to replace my problem jars. I didn't think about trying to emboss over the Mousse, so thanks for that idea. The gold was lovely & sparkling with the beautiful flowers. It's just exquisite! TFS & hugs

  15. A really beautiful card here Shona and such a lot of work putting it together. Stunning in such soft colours. Just enough bling and sparkle. Hope you are enjoying being back in Bonnie Scotland. Wish I was there too - except I here there's lots of snow etc on it's way. Brrrr

    WOW - your vellum roses are SO BEAUTIFUL and your DELICATE layers filled with shimmer, sparkle & shine - LOVE IT ALL!

  17. A BEAUTIFUL card, love the effect of the mousse and the vellum flowers, your tutorial as always is magnificent, so easy to follow. Your tips are great ideas too. AND then ending with a Fabulous card, who would want better in a blog post :)

  18. soft, warm, welcoming and kindness are just a few words that came to mind when I saw this card. It makes a great card.

  19. This is gorgeous! So elegant and soft looking. You did a great job.

  20. Wow! This is just stunning! What a very delicate and intricate design! Love the softness of it! TFS

  21. Elegant and stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  22. What an elegant card. Didn't know you could emboss on top of the mousse. Great technique!

  23. What a stunning card! Perfection!

  24. This is perfect for a wedding card.

  25. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT? Xxx

  26. this is beautiful and a wonderful alternative to using the rose stamp love it

  27. Your card is so beautiful! I love it!!

  28. Hi Shona,
    what a very pretty card and such a wonderful design.
    Love the buffed colur you have done to the card.
    Super stamped roses and coluring.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  29. Lovely card, very elegant!
    Thank you for getting sentimental with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  30. 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 Owner/Admin for

  31. This looks absolutely amazing. I love your work with the gold embossing it is stunning. (lol) I did not think it was a wedding card at all, but could be used for birthday or wedding now that you mention. Had to go back and take another look. It is stunning either way. Great work and thank you so much for the lovely illustrated tutorial pics. Its nice to see just how much work is involved in creating something so beautiful. Thank you. 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

  32. What a beautiful card , great design and colours, I wish you a lot of succes with the challenge!!
    Have fun,

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

    Irene DT for

  34. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

    groetjes, Ellen

  35. 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

  36. Awesome card!
    Great Job!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  37. Lovely project!

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

    Ania DT


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