Saturday, October 14, 2017

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S OCTOBER REVEAL


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.

NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES! 

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

Hugs,

Shona

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Delight in the Beauty!

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a card which uses the new Lovely Magnolia Set 853 from the September Reveal. Such a pretty and versatile set.


To make the background I cut the Spellbinders Tropical Paradise die from black cardstock. This was layered on to a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, after removing the protective backing and the new Microfine 24kt Gold glitter was burnished into the exposed adhesive.


The background was layered on to a cream cardbase. Then it was on to the flowers. The small flower was stamped six times onto cream cardstock in Versamark and was then heat embossed with Gold Detail. The large flower was stamped and embossed in Gold Detail once on cream cardstock and then again onto Kraft. The leaves and stem were cut off the cream version using the 5" Mini Scissors. They are so good for fussy cutting! All the little flowers were also fussy cut.


All the flowers were colored with the three Aqua Flow Watercolor Markers: Lemon Zest, Fresh Green and Spiced Ginger. These are wonderful to use for watercoloring, they blend really nicely.


A little Green Iris glitter was applied with the Quickie Glue Pen to the centers of the flowers.


Lemonade glitter was applied to the petals of the flowers again with the glue pen.


The big colored flower was attached to the Kraft version with foam mounting tape. A little of the Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse was added to the leaves.


The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on cream cardstock and was heat embossed with Gold Detail again. This was die cut with the Sizzix Thinlits Dotted Ovals, the next larger die was used to cut the larger oval and these two pieces were sponged with a little Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse. A little gold thread bow was threaded through a couple of the dots before being layered with Mounting Tape.


The card was then put together as shown using Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape.


Here is a list of the products used to make the card, most of which can be found in the SNS store.

Embossing Powders: Gold Detail (EP168)
Inks: Versamark
Nuvo Aquaflow Pens: Lemon Zest, Fresh Green, Spiced Ginger
Spellbinders Tropical Paradise
Sizzix Thinlits Dotted Ovals

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #142: Anything Goes
Double D Challenges: Sentiment/Quotes
Stampavie and More Challenge #290: Lots of Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #26: Anything Goes



Hope you've enjoyed my share today? Hope to see you back again soon!

Hugs,

Shona

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Magnolia Birthday

Hi there,

Back today with a quick little card from the latest SNS Reveal, starring the Lovely Magnolia Set #853. This is a very versatile set and as you can see from my card I didn't even use the big flower from the set. I chose to make a little shaker card, so the little magnolias worked better.


I die cut the Tonic Happy Birthday from the middle of the white card front.


I then stamped the little magnolia around the die cut seven times in Black StazOn ink, as I was going to use the Nuvo Aqua Flow markers for the coloring.


I used only two Aqua Flow pens on an acrylic block and used that as a little paint palette. These markers really blend well and the tips go into the little spaces, so work well for corners and tight spaces.


After coloring, I made the shaker part of my card. I used mounting tape to make the well, using a piece of tulle instead of acetate. Some Shaved Ice was then put into the well before being covered with black cardstock.


So back now to the front! Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops were added to the orange centers of the flowers. Then Dandelion Yellow, Honey Gold, Banana Split and Orange Marmalade were added around the rest of the card front.


The butterfly die, Little B Butterfly, was cut out and colored with the same Spiced Ginger Aqua flow marker.


This was then applied with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Detail.


It gave the butterfly a lovely shine. The card front was attached to a black layer and then to the white card base. The little butterfly was attached with a couple of cut up pop dots.


Hope you've enjoyed my share today?

Here are the products that were used in making this card, that can be found on the SNS website:

Versamark, StazOn
Nuvo Jewel Drops Orange Marmalade

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cards und More Challenge #193: Flower Power
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #6: Use a critter
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #26: anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #17: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll stop back soon,

Shona

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.)

Belinda
Anne
Chris
Jess
Diane
Shona
Eret


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!
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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,

Hugs,

Shona