Monday 30 November 2015

SparkleNSprinkle December Reveal!

Hello everyone!

I can't believe it's the last reveal of the year!  Wow - time sure flies!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 Dec 1 Surprise Blog Hop!

This month the Designers were given a Surprise Package full of products found at the SNS Shoppe and were asked to create projects with these products.  So sit back, enjoy the Hop and get ready to have those creative juices flowing!

On Dec 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 a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at the SNS Shoppe.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Jess *you are here!

(*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 would also like to thank all the Guest Designers who joined us this year:DianeAshleyAniChrisIrit, and Jess.  It was a pleasure having each of you on the team as Guest Designers!

We hope you enjoy the Surprise Blog Hop as much as we enjoyed creating projects for it.  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!

While we didn't reveal any NEW stamp sets, we were given a goodie bag FULL of products to play with.  I didn't know where to start - so I grabbed the Nuance Powders & Cherry Blossom stencil and went to work!

 Here is my supply list:

Phew!  That's a long list :)

First, I started by laying my Cherry Blossom Stencil overtop of a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Then, I took my Nuance Magenta Powders and tapped randomly over top of the stencil.  Using my MiniMister, I sprayed the paper & stencil to activate the watercolor powders.  Then, I carefully removed the stencil and immediately flipped it over onto another piece of Watercolor Paper to make a print.  This is how I created the background (I used the print piece!).  It's pretty neat how no two are alike when using these amazing powders!

After I let the paper dry, I then took the Butterfly stamp from Brocade Backgrounds, inked it up with Stazon Ink and randomly stamped twice on the background.  Using a fine tip paint brush, I used bleach to remove a bit of the watercolor from inside the butterfly's wings (sort of like reverse painting!).  Once I removed enough color, I once again let the paper dry. While it was drying, I stamped another butterfly onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper and used the Nuance Magenta Powders to watercolor it.  Then, I fussy cut it out.  On all 3 butterflies, I used the Quicky Glue Pen to outline and then added Golden Wheat Mircrofine Glitter for added sparkle!  I also randomly scribbled on the background with the Glue Pen and added the Golden Wheat Glitter to my doodles. 

I added a piece of Tear-ific tape along the bottom of my background and sprinkled on Amethyst Spray Embossing Powder, then heat set it.

My sentiments came from the Friendship Flowers stamp set.  I used Versamark Ink to stamp them, then sprinkled on Black Detail Emobssing powder & heat set.  I once again used the Nuance Magenta Powders to watercolor the "Friendship" sentiment.  They are so cool to work with and have a bit of a sheen to them.  I added Foam Squares to the back of the sentiments & butterfly to attach them to the background.  I mounted them on a piece of Hyacinth Cardstock and then onto the card base, all using Tear-ific Tape.

I hope you liked my creation for this reveal - I sure had fun making it!

Good luck in the Blog Hop!  Up next in the hop is Belinda and you can find her blog here.

Until next time,


Friday 27 November 2015

SparkleNSprinkle - Thank You with Enamels

Good morning!

I am back this week as a Guest Designer over at SparkleNSprinkle (my proper week - oops!) with a new card I made using the amazing Enamel Embossing Powders.

This card was actually very simple to create, but I think it gave AMAZING results!

It was really easy to make!  
Here is my Supply List:
Chipboard Stars
Red, Black & White Cardstock
Foil Die Cut

First, I took a piece of 2.5 inch Tearific Tape and put it across the bottom of my Black Cardstock Panel.  I removed the backing and sprinkled on the Checkers Enameled Embossing Powder, then heat set from underneath the cardstock.  I just love the effect it has!

Next, I again took the Checkers Embossing Powder and sprinkled it randomly above the top of the panel I just created, making sort of a spray/explosion look!  I heat set from under the cardstock once again.  Then, I randomly sprinkled some Super Thick White Embossing Powder overtop in the same spray pattern and heat set (from underneath).  Doesn't it look neat?

To make the chipboard stars, I inked them up with Versamark Ink, then sprinkled on the Stickum Powder and heat set to create a sticky surface. Next, I sprinkled on  Super Thick Red Embossing Powder to two of the stars & Christmas Fire Embossing Powder to the third and heat set.  I did 2 coats of the Super Thick Red to make them really shiny!

To finish the card, I attached all the panels together with 1/2" Tearific Tape and used Foam squares to adhere the stars and die cut (from my stash - not sure of the brand).  I just love how this card turned out, don't you?  Simple and beautiful!

Thank you for letting me share my creation with you this week.

See you next time!

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #135

Hello friends!

Here is our fabulous sketch for the week over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

Here is what I created:

I actually made 2!!

I do hope you will come and play along this week!

Until next time,


Friday 20 November 2015

Creative Corner Challenges - Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Creative Corner Challenges! 

Our them this week is Happy Birthday!  We did not have a sponsor, so we were free to do whatever we chose!

I was inspired by the latest SparkleNSprinkle Video Kit Club and played around with The Birthday Queen stamp set!  Here is what I came up with:

I do hope that you will come out and play along with us this week!

Until next time, 


Monday 9 November 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #133

Welcome friends!

I am back today with another fun sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here is the sketch for the week:

Here is what I came up with:

I'm also entering this card over at Color My Heart Color Dare challenge!  The colors this week were Goldrush, Chocolate and Kraft.

Supplies (all Close to My Heart):
Cardstock: Kraft, Goldrush, Chocolate
Colonial White Cardbase
Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp 
Chocolate Ink
Diamond Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with us this week!


Friday 6 November 2015

SparkleNSprinkle - Chicken Run

Hello friends!

I am back today with a new card a made for SparkleNSprinkle featuring the new release stampset, "Chicken Run" (00-761P5).  It's such a cute stamp with lots of great sayings - it will be perfect for some funny scrapbook moments too!`s how I made this card!  First, I took a strip of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape (SAT11) and attached it across the center of the doily paper (paper is from October Afternoon Farm House collection!).  Then, I sprinkled on Sparkle Embossing Powder (EP107) and heat set.  It's hard to see in the pictures, but it gave the background a bit of texture and sparkle!.  Then I pulled out the trusty sewing machine and stitched around the edges.  The Banner is also from October Afternoon - you simply sew right across the top of the banner and pop all the pieces out.  Super cute!

To make the chickens, I stamped the image in Versamark Ink (VM-001) and sprinkled on our NEWEST Enamel Embossing powder in Checkers (EP466).  I heat set from underneath the paper and it gives it such a nice, glossy finish!  Love it!  To accent the grass underneath, I took my Quicky Glue Pen (quicky) and then sprinkled on some Glistening Emerald SparkleNSoft (SS102) to give it a soft, shimmery finish. I fussy cut out the image and adhered to my background with pop-up Foam Sqaures (01615)

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark (VM-001) and used Black Detail Emobssing Powder (EP171) to make it stand out. I punched out the sentiment and adhered to the card with pop-up Foam Squares.

Of course, I always use my Static Free Bag (99512) before I add embossing powder to prevent flyaways and Embossing Powder sticking where I don't want it!

You can see a bit of the sparkly background in this picture!

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to share more creations with you this month!

Until next time,


Creative Corner Challenges - No Red or Green Christmas!

Hello crafty friends!

This week at Creative Corner Challenges, we are sponsored by the amazing Bugaboo DigiStamps.

Our theme is Christmas - with a twist!  NO red or green is permitted!

SO, after putting on my thinking cap, here is what I came up with:

I do hope that you will come out and play along this week!  You could win an amazing prize from Bugaboo!

Until next time,


Tuesday 3 November 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #132

Hello friends!

I made an oopsie - I was supposed to post LAST week, but got my dates mixed up!  SOOO, I am posting this week :)

Here was the sketch we were given to work with over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

Here is what I created for you:

I used an amazing Bow Stamp & Die set from The Ton Stamps! I just love it!  The paperpack is White Pines from Close to My Heart and the sentiment also comes from Close to My Heart.  I used Gold Detail embossing powder from SparkleNSprinkle to accent the bows and the sentiment.  I used DewDrop Brilliance ink in Galaxy Gold to stamp the bows.

I even made a second card and flipped the sketch:

I do hope that you will come out and play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading all of your comments :)