Monday, August 14, 2017

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE AUGUST REVEAL


Welcome to the August
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 


I'm first up this month for the hop. This time round we had four new sets to play with and I chose to use this fun little guy, Elf Sitter #859 for my reveal card. 



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, a new digi-only stamp set, a new digital paper pack, plus one huge digi bonus bundle being revealed this month. 

The sets are:

Elf Sitter 859
Digital Version: DIGI859BG

Dream Catcher Maiden 865
Digital Version: DIGI865LS

Basket of Hope 866
Digital Version: DIGI866J

Autumn Berry Wreath 867
Digital Version: DIGI867



DIGI3131M Christmas Spirit Fairy (digi only)

DIGI4007LS Saguaro Desert Landscape Paper Pack

DIGI867-815-3128B Four Seasons Digi Bonus Bundle (combines Autumn Berry Wreath with lots of additional colored images, sentiments, and digi papers) 



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.)

Shona
Diane
Donna
Chris
Jess
Anne
Belinda
Eret



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 wants 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.


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So back to my Elf on a Shelf card! I began by making the red card base for the easel card. I then stamped the image from the Elf Sitter Set 859 in Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I was going to color him in with Copics. I wanted to give the impression that he was sitting on the mantle on the side of the brick fireplace so I ran a piece of kraft cardstock through my embossing machine with the Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder.



Fired Brick Distress ink was then applied to the embossed cardstock. This was attached to the front panel of the easel card.


My little elf was then colored in with Copics and fussy cut with the awesome Tonic 5" mini scissors



After he was cut out, I applied Nuvo Honey Gold glitter drops to the bells on his outfit and Nuvo Grey Mist Jewel Drops to his eyes. He was set aside to dry while I worked on the shelf.



To make the shelf I used the Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder. I put a small piece of mustard cardstock into the embossing folder and ran it through my machine. I then applied Distress Tea Dye Ink to the raised pattern.



A strip of the "wood" was adhered to the top of the brick for the elf to sit on.




A piece of cream cardstock was run through the same woodgrain embossing folder and a little of the Tea Dye ink was applied also to that. This was then layered to red cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on to green cardstock in Versamark and was heat embossed with Red Apple. This was die cut with a Spellbinders Grommet Tag. It was popped up on the base with mounting tape, a little bow was tied from red and white baker's twine and this was wrapped around the back of the red layer which was then layered to white and then to the card base as shown here.


The little elf was perched on the shelf with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Squares.


Nuvo Crystal Drops Buttermilk for the base and Autumn Red for the brick front were added sporadically to the card to finish it off.

Here are the supplies used for the card. You can link over to the SNS website to purchase these items.


Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tonic 5” Mini Scissors

Next stop on the SNS blog hop is our talented Diane. Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to leave comments on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be in the running for the four sets! Good luck! Enjoy the hop.

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Use twine, ribbon or lace
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Till next time,

Shona

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Robin Wreath Christmas Greetings

Hi there, 
I'm back today with another card from the SNS July Reveal using the cute Winter Greeting Bird and Wreath Set 855.
I ran the Sizzix Holly embossing folder with green cardstock through my embossing machine. Spring Green Nuvo Embellishment Mousse was then sponged on the piece.
The wreath image was stamped in Versamark on white cardstock and was heat embossed with Christmas Green. I fussy cut with my Tonic Mini Scissors then the holly leaves were colored with a Copic Green marker and then the Spring Green Mouse was sponged around the inner and outer edges.
The berries were colored with the Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops. I did this in stages so the drops would dry between applications, so that they didn't become one large berry! 
The robins were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers. I fussy cut them with my Tonic 5" Mini Scissors. I took a strand of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and rolled it between my hands to make a little rope and then passed it through a "puddle" of Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter to make a sparkly little red rope!
I then took a silver brad and dipped it in the Versamark pad and heat set it with Red Apple. This was wrapped around the little rope bow and attached to the bottom of the wreath.
The wreath was then popped up on the embossed background and with mounting tape and the little birds were attached with tape and foam as shown. This was layered to red cardstock before being layered to a white card base. The sentiment was stamped on glossy white in Versamark and heat set with Christmas Green, was fussy cut and attached with mounting tape.
This finished up my card for today, Below are the products used on this card. Just click on the item to find them in the SNS store.
I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting #46: E is for emboss
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 24: Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #28: Animals

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shona

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Elf Peeker!

Hi there, 
Back with another design using one of the new July Sets, Elf Peeker #858
Such a fun little image, Elf Peeker, Set 858 and I wanted him to be appear peeking out from behind something, so decided to make a step card. To begin with I stamped this little guy in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copics and then fussy cut him out with the Tonic 5" Mini Scissors, leaving a piece to add him to the back of the card front.
You can see the little band of cardstock that I left on the picture below. Then it was time to embellish the little fellow! Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard drops were added to his hat, bauble and bell!
So the background was embellished with Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter and scraps of Super Adhesive Sheets.
I continued with all the panel fronts putting on the adhesive scraps to each fold, then applying the Gypsy Red Glitter.
Our little elf was then decorated with Spirited Green Glitter applied with the Quickie Glue Pen.
 
Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops were then applied to his eyes for some more dimension.
 
So here is our little man in all his glittery Christmas glory! The sentiment was punched out using a bubble speech punch, then applied with Versamark and heat embossed with Red Apple ( EP276). The sentiment was done the same way and just fussy cut out. They were all popped up on the card base.
Hope you've enjoyed your visit today? Leave a comment and let me know you did! 
Here are the products used for this card today. Click on the product to find the products in the SNS store:
Gypsy Red (GM2005)Spirited Green (G1070)
Tonic 5" Mini Scissors
Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew
Hope to see you back here soon!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: Christmas Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper: Anything Goes
Shona

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Flamingo Christmas!

Hi there, today I'd like to share a fun little Christmas card using two of the July Reveal sets, Winter Flamingos Sets 1 and 2!

I decided to play with these two fun little sets of flamingos and the sentiment. They are still celebrating Halloween, in purples and oranges and are caught off guard with Christmas coming so soon! Sounds like me most years! The images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with different hues of purples and orange Copics.
They were then fussy cut, made easier with the Tonic 5" Mini Snips. Love these little scissors for getting into the detailed areas.
The orange flamingos' shoes and hats were decked out in Nuvo Purple Glitter Markerwhile the purple flamingos are sporting the Nuvo Orange Glitter Marker!
The orange flamingoes got Nuvo Aqua Flow Markers orange scarves and the orange flamingos received purple ones!
 
Once they were all decked out in their finery, I gave googly eyes to the ones looking straight on and Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew were applied to the other eyes.
For my background I ran a piece of glossy white cardstock through my machine with the Darice Snowflake background and then applied Nuvo embellishment Mousses Coral Calypso and Royal Aubergine (both from the new set of Mousses) with a large dauber, blending the colors in the middle.
Then I tore a scrap of Super Adhesive tape, so that it had a ragged edge and placed it along the base of the cardstock. Stampendous Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter was sprinkled over the sticky surface.
Then the new Creamsicle glitter was added to the remaining sticky surface. I burnished both glitters into the tape using the protective backing below my finger tool. 
My background was then layered onto glossy card edged with the Nuvo Coral Calypso Mousse and then the Royal Aubergine Mousse was used on the base card.
The sentiment was stamped on glossy cardstock with Versamark and was heat embossed with Concord embossing powder. It was cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched die and was attached to the front panel with purple and white baker's twine. My little flamingos were then arranged on top with Mounting Tape to finish off my card for today.
Here is a list of the supplies used in my card that are available in the SNS store:
5” Tonic Mini Scissors

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge 132 - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas July: Anything Goes Christmas
Unicorn Challenge Blog #23: Christmas in July
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #16: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #24: Anything Goes
Cardz for Guyz Challenge #174: Christmas in July
Win and Tonic Challenge Blog: July - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you've enjoyed your visit today?
Shona 

Friday, July 14, 2017

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S JULY REVEAL

           Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July 🎄🎅🤶 New Reveal Blog Hop!
(where apparently, I'm dreaming of a white and gold one!)




We have six new Christmas themed rubber stamp sets plus two huge digi bundles being revealed this month. 

The sets are:



(Digital Version DIGI855FS
(Digital Version DIGI858BG)


  (Digital Version DIGI860SG)
(Digital Version DIGI861SG)
(Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)

(Digital Version DIGI868FS)

DIGI4005FS - Winter Greetings digi papers


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 not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now 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 July 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On July 18th, 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.  

 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!



We are very happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge is now being held on Facebook. 

 Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group 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 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge began July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  Be sure to read the Challenge Rules before adding a photo.  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 new 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!


So, on with my card. First I stamped the sentiment from the new Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias Set 862 in Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder. This is a lovely fine powder and it is great for detailed stamps.


Then I stamped the larger image three times in Versamark and heat embossed again with the Gold Detail


I then fussy cut the actual Poinsettia flowers with my Tonic 5" Mini snips. These scissors cut beautifully and they don't get gunky with adhesive which is their best attribute!



I cut the sentiment with the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and then started to arrange the flowers above and below the sentiment, some attaching with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and others with Mounting Foam, to give it more dimension.


I used a freebie Poinsettia embossing folder that I received with a magazine. After running the white cardstock through the machine, I sponged on some Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, just to give it some gold highlights.



This was then layered on to Gold Mirror Cardstock. This is difficult to photograph, but looks really nice in real life!


I scored around the edge of a white piece of card to which the Gold Mirror Cardstock was layered. Then the white layer was attached to a gold card base. I then added a few different sized Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops around the card to finish it off.

Hope you liked my project and are enjoying seeing the team's creations with this month's fun sets. Next on the hop is our talented Jess.

Here is a shopping list of all the SNS products used in my card today:
Tonic 5” Mini Scissors

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Cut it Up Challenge #126: Christmas in July, using a die cut (SB Classic Scalloped Circles)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #181: Emboss it (wet or dry)
Aud Sentiments Challenge 184: Christmas in July + Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: July: Anything Christmas Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 122: Anything Goes with a twist Christmas in July
Mod Squad Challenge: Make the sentiment the Focal Point
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: Anything Goes - July