Sunday, October 22, 2017

Best Fishes

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Diane on the blog today with the cutest digital image
'Gus - Fish Whisper'.
(Gus is also available in a rubber stamp as well HERE.)

I decided to create a step card with a stenciled background using the
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

I used painters tape to tape the Stampendous stencil  Bare Trees on my card stock on all four sides.
Working with a marshmallow applicator
(these are little applicators to apply inks and such can just see it
at the top of the photo below)
I them applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse colors
You need to work rather quickly as the mousse dries quickly.

Starting with the bottom piece, carefully lift the tape off,
then the two sides, and the top lastly, like a hinge.
Below is the finished pretty!

I printed the image the size I wanted in black and white,
then colored with my Copics.
A Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle was used to die cut the image. 

Using Nuvo Glitter Markers (these are 3 pack pens) from the sets
I colored in the fish, glasses, water drips, boots, cattails,
and a few places on the patches of the pants.

Using 1 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape on the bottom piece 
and 1/2"  Double Sided Tear-ific Tape on the side pieces of the image,
I sprinkled Chameleon Glitter on.

I printed the digital sentiment, then die cut with a smaller scalloped rectangle.
I once again used the Ember Glow glitter pens to edge the sentiment.

Here is a side view of the card, showing more detail of the background stencil.

Once again the finished card.
Thank you for visiting with me today.

Entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesdays .... Masculine ATG

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I Love You Snow Much

Today's the day 
The Cutting Cafe girls get together to showcase all
their projects.
Just by visiting TCC blog and leaving a comment
you could win 3 cut files of your choice!

This time we were given an 'anything goes' choice...
so many cool things to choose from!

I have been wanting to make some cute Christmas cards for the 'grands'
and decided to make a Snowman Shaker card!

I cut her on my Cricut easy!!

I added Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry to her holly
and Stickles Distress Picket Fence to the shovel

The shaker was filled with MS Carrara Marble Course glitter.

So make sure and pop on over to 
The Cutting Cafe blog this afternoon and see all the
fabulous and various creations from the Design Team!!

Entering the following challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids ....Celebration For Kids
Crafty Friends Challenge .... Cute
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge ... ATG
Little Red Wagon .... Shape Up
C.r.a.f.t .... Christmas

Friday, October 20, 2017

Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun

Today's Halloween card is is kind of silly
with the sentiment and the goblins...
but oh so very easy to make
using designer paper from Me & My Big Ideas.
Actually both pieces were just scraps left in the 
'Halloween' scrap bag as was the piece I used for the tree!

This card was made for the Tutti Designs  store
using the die 'Spooky Tree'
that can be seen HERE.

The sentiment is a very old one from Michaels $1 bin....
I have had it forever!

More Halloween cards to come......

Entering these fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments .... Halloween + Sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania .... Spooky

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Halloween

Halloween is 'creeping' upon us (pun
and I have LOTS of Halloween cards to share...gee maybe I should mail some out!

I made this card using the Tutti Designs Spiderweb Corner.
You can see it in the Tutti store HERE.

I cut two webs, one from black and one from a designer paper,
then layered one on the other slightly offset.

I added a little '3D' spider and his lollipop
and stamped a sentiment from a really old
MS stamp!

All this was adhered to a black card stock base.....
that about sums it up...
I will be back later today with another Halloween card...
and am working on some really neat ones for Tonic Studio as well...
busy busy!!

Entering some fun challenges:
Pause Dream Enjoy ....  Spooky Cute

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Leave It To Me Challenge

Wow, two weeks into October all ready, and I am another year older....YIKES!
It also brings us to a new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Darlene.
The theme is 'Leave It To Me'
and using the mood board below.
We want to see leaves on your project.

For my card I simply went with the colors and of course the 'leaves.

I water colored a SB scalloped die cut using my Zigs,
then from scrap cut my PoppyStamps Monterey Vine
and Amy Design  Winter Owl.

I stamped the sentiment (it's a real 'oldie' from JustRite)
using the TH Stamp I love that thing,
it allowed me to stamp in the same place 3 times
until I was satisfied with the outcome!
(I added the link in case you want one, too).
A few rustic sequins were added too!

Come and join us at Double D and see all the gorgeous work the DT has,
so many beautiful varieties that will 'knock your socks off...
(I figured you are wearing socks since it IS October)!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Leaves Challenge

It's already half way through the month and that means
a start of a new challenge at the
Dies R Us challenge blog!
Our theme is 'Leaves'.

I went with one  of my favorite newly released dies in August from
Tutti Designs called
Tutti Designs Leaves Background.

I had been 'itching' to use gilding flakes on this die for a fall card
thinking it would make for a beautiful card.

It was pretty easy (though a bit messy as gilding flakes are)
but well worth the effort I think!

I simply cut the die from black card stock,
then applied Nuvo Glue Pen all over the die cut.
This glue is a 'tacky' glue that you let sit for a few minutes after applying
so it gets real sticky. (A MUST HAVE for these flakes)
Then you just simply add your flakes,
and use a stiff brush/sponge to get the excess off.

I cut a black strip of card stock for the
Tutti Designs Word Set - Celebrate  to sit on.
I used Versamark on the die cut,
then applied Hit The Beach embossing powder and heat set.
This is another of those embossing powders I love so much
that has the added glitter to embosses with a pretty sparkle....
kind of like magic!

Make sure and head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see what my teamies have created just for you!!

Entering the following challenges:
Mod Squad .... Fall Fest
4 Crafty Chicks .... Fall
Aud Sentiments .... Use a Die Cut + a Sentiment 
DL. Art .... Fall Colors
Moving Along With The Times .... Autumn~Fall

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle October Reveal

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

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.


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!

Here is my card I did for our October Reveal using the new stamp set
'Lovely as a Leaf'.

I first cut a Tutti Designs Stitched rectangle and made sure my stamp would fit
entirely on it, knowing I was going to 'frame' it later.

I then applied Nuvo Glue Pen (large pen) directly to the stamp
and stamped onto the die cut.
This glue is 'blue' which I love as you can see it quite well,
but dries perfectly clear.
The glue is a 'tacky' glue, meaning it is quite sticky
and by setting it aside for a minute or so, it becomes even more 'sticky'.

While the glue was 'setting up', I mixed up 3 different Nuvo Gilding Flakes
in a container, Silver Bullion, Radiant Gold, and Sunkissed Copper.
I used my fingers to break apart the larger pieces and mixed them all together.

Next, you simply apply to your image, pressing down slightly
and covering the entire 'glue stamped' piece.

Next using a somewhat stiff brush (or scootchy foam like I used)
you simply brush off the flakes and your result is a beautifully 'gilded' image!
By mixing the 3 colors of gilding flakes together,
it gave a variation of colors on the leaf.

I die cut frames using an Impression Obsession frame set,
I once again used the Nuvo Glue Pen  and coated both frames entirely,
then sprinkled Copper Penny Glitter on the smaller frame and
Golden Wheat glitter on the larger frame.
Using Versamark embossing ink, I stamped the sentiment and 
embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder.
I hand cut the sentiment, then used the gold pen color 
from the Nuvo Marker set Ember Glow to edge around it.

Next on the hop is the very talented and lovely 'Eret'

Entering the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine .... ATG using a stamp (m)
Creative Artist .... ATG Mixed Media