Wednesday 30 November 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - December Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
December 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today. These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping. All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image. 

The sets are:

Build A Flower 811 (digi version DIGI811)
Will Ewe Be Mine 813 (digi version DIGI813)
Light Up My Life 814 (digi version DIGI814)
Spring Bunny 819 (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only) DIGI3128B

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 ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

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 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. 
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!

I had so much fun making this project for you this month!

Supply List: 

Spring Bunny 819 (digi version DIGI819)
Purple Rain Microfine Glitter - GM2020
Hyacinth Microfine Glitter - GM2028
Ballerina Microfine Glitter - GM2024
Margarita Microfine Glitter - GM2032
Grassy Green Flocking - FL103
Pink Spirit SparkleNSoft - SS108
Embossing Paste - DR-DGWP (I used non-glossy)
Cherry Blossom Stencil - DR-LG644
Small Nuvo Glue Pen - 202N
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Peony Pink - 800N 
1/4" Tear-ific Tape - SAT04
Foam Squares - 01613
Onyx Black Versafine Ink - TSVF082

To begin this card, I started by using the Cherry Blossom Stencil and Embossing Paste to create a gorgeous textured background. After it dried, I sponged on some of the Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse to add some extra glimmer. 



To make my focal image, I started by editing my Digital Stamp image in Microsoft Word.  I added the main image, added a colored background and imposed a border of the "eggs" along the bottom.  That's the best part of digi stamps - being able to manipulate them! I then printed off the edited Spring Bunny Digital Stamp onto white cardstock. I fussy cut it out and went to work with my glitters!

Using the Small Nuvo Glue Pen, I simply "drew" where I wanted my adhesive to be, sprinkled on the glitter and voila!  I used Purple Rain, Ballerina, Margarita and Hyacinth Microfine Glitters.

Of course I used Pink Spirit SparkleNSoft on the bunny - to make him sparkly and fuzzy!


I used the Grassy Green Flocking along the bottom of the eggs to add some extra "grassy" texture. The Sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I used some pink ink to stamp the small egg image around the sentiment. 

To assemble this card, I added a strip of ribbon using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to adhere.  I popped up the focal image using Foam Sqaures. All the layers were attached using the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.  I used a scalloped edge punch to add a bit of pizzaz to the cardfront edges.  


 The next stop along the hop is the super talented Anne and you can find her blog here.  Can't wait to share all my creations with you for this month!!

Until next time,

Friday 25 November 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - Grumpy Goose

Hello friends!

I'm here today with a new post for SparkleNSprinkle!

This time, I'm featuring the Digital Stamp Set - Grumpy Goose!

Supply List:
Jasper Blue Glitter - GM2012

This was actually quite an easy card to create! I started by printing off the colored Digital Image onto glossy white cardstock and trimming to my desired size. I used the Small Glue Pen to add Jasper Blue & Blue Haze Glitter to his hat, Daisy Glitter to his beak, Tiger Orange Glitter to his feet and Evening Glow Glitter to the bells. So much fun!

I used the Glue Pen to draw the "light strand" around Mr. Grumpy Goose, sprinkled on Antiquities Embossing Powder and heat set. Then I went to work creating the lights!  I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green, Ruby Slippers and Dazzling Blue to make the lights (just squeezing a small amount out each time).  I love the effect!  I added a few to "frame" the image as well as on the sentiment and set them aside to dry.

While the Crystal Drops were drying, I created by background. I adhered 1/2" Tear-ific Tape around the edge of my cardbase, removed the adhesive and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter. I burnished it well with my finger tool.

I took the piece of Gold Mirror Cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot, using a Diamond Patterned Embossing Folder. Once all the Crystal Drops were dry, I adhered all the layers using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. To finish off the sentiment, I traced the word "naughty" using the Small Glue Pen and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter. 

I sure had fun making this card!  See you next time! :)

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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #187

Hello Friends!

It's time for another fun Sketch Challenge over at Atlantic Hearts!  Here is our sketch this week:

Here is what I created from the "Oh, Deer" Paperpack from Close to My Heart:

I hope you will play along this week! :)  I sure love this paperpack. If you are interested in Close to My Heart products at all, I would love to help you out!  You can browse my full website HERE.  

Until next time, 

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Monday 21 November 2016

MHKDesigns November/December Monthly Challenge

Hello friends!

It's time for another fun Monthly Challenge at MHKDesigns!  

Here is our Challenge Prompt:

Here is what I created:

I used the "Chicken In" stamp set  to make this card.  The images were colored using Prismacolor Pencils :)

I hope you like the card and will come play along with us this month.

Until next time,

Friday 18 November 2016

MHKDesigns Designer Inspiration - November

Hello friends!

It's time for another Designer Inspiration over at MHKDesigns!

I decided to work with a stamp set called "Wonderful Wreath" and I used the Digital Paper "Deck the Halls". I went a little glitter crazy ;)

Wonderful Wreath Digital Stamp Set  Deck the Halls Digital Paper Pack

Here is what I created:

I hope you are inspired to create something "wonderful" today!  I'm definitely feeling festive now!

Until next time,

Creative Corner Challenges - ANYTHING GOES!

Hello friends!

It's time for another fun challenge at 

Our theme this week is ANYTHING GOES!

I had to make a few sympathy cards, so here is what I created:

I hope you will come out and play along with us!

Until next time,

Thursday 17 November 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - Winter Blue Jay

Hello Friends!

I'm here today with another gorgeous card for SparkleNSprinkle!

This time, I was working with the card called "Winter Blue Jay" - it's so pretty! I worked with the Digital Version.

Supply List:

So, this was a pretty easy card and came together quickly!

I started by running my background through an embossing folder that was inked up with Versamark Ink.  While still wet, I sprinkled on Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.  It created such a pretty background!  I added a bit of Glimmer Paste around the edges to simulate snow.  I set it aside to dry and started on my image. I printed it off (LOVE DIGIS!) and fussy cut out the image. I used the Nuvo Small Pen to trace the branch and added Pebble Copper Embossing Powder, heat setting.

I also added a border around the sentiment and embossed with Mediterranean Star Embossing Powder.

To finish off, I added a bit of Liquid applique snow! :)  How fun!

The image was popped up using Foam Squares for dimension and layered up the card using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.

I hope you love this card!  I sure do! Plus, I just LOVE pre-colored digital images!  

Until next time,