Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sparkling Christmas wishes

Hello my friends! It's only eleven days to Christmas. Probably you are well prepared and finished all your Christmas cards. But if you need to make few more, I have a simple card ideas for you. They look much more time consuming then they actually are.

Here's the first card. I placed several branches from the Toyland Bear #674  set to the front panel and rotated them as needed to fill left side diagonally.

I inked entire panel with Versamark ink and covered it with Stickum Powder. After heating it with heat tool I immediately added Sparkling Snow glitter on top.

The pine braches look so nice and sparkly with coat of glitter.

I kept the Poinsettia clean to let the background shine. Some branches was fussy cut and tucked behind the flower.

I changed the placement of the words in the sentiment and printed it out to the White CS. The sentiment layer is adhered behind the flower and fussy cut branches.

My second card is basically the same but the sentiment is printed to the front panel.

On both cards, main panels are matted with red layers. Their edges are covered with 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape and Cherry Sparkle Sparkle N Soft.

The front panel on this card looks much more frosted. It's because I used two layers of  Stickum Powder and Sparkling Snow glitter.

I hope you got few ideas for your Christmas card. Full directions of my first card is in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Toyland Bear #674  digi version DIGI674
Embossing Powders: Stickum Powder (EP300)
Glitters: Sparkling Snow (G1003)
Flocking: Cherry Sparkle (SS100)
Dies: Creative Exprsssions (Classic Poinsettias); Memorybox (Elegant Scrollwork);
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh
Cardstock: White, Red;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Have a beautiful Second Advent, my darling friends! As always on the first Sunday of the month, it's time for a new challenge at the Stamping Sensation. This time we want to see your Winter Wonderland projects.

Our fantastic sponsor is Stamps by Chloe.  Look all the goodies you'll get from them and you will also get a bundle of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. I know you want it.

Then I think about Winter Wonderland I see lovely snowfall, sparkling snowflakes and cute creatures.
I decided to make a shaker card with darling Winter Wonderland stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

The Postage Stamp frame is heat embossed with Tinsel EP. Inside the shaker are some snowflakes, Micro Beads and Sparkling Snow Glitter.

I added some interest to the pattern paper with stamping. Snowflakes from Snow One Like You set ware stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Sparkle EP. 

The large snowflake embellishment is decorated with clear rhinestone which was colored with marker to light blue.

Head over to the Challenge Blog to see how you can participate to win this awesome prize. Also visit our talented DT members to get lots of ideas and inspiration. 

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: SNS - A Winter Wonderland #517, SNS - Snow One Like You #515
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107), Tinsel (EP354) Glitters:  Sparkling Snow (G1003)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Dies: Spellbinders - Postage Stamps; 
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers
Embellishments: Snowflakes, Ribbon, Rhinestone
Cardstock: White; Joy - Winter
Others: Acetate, MicroBeads, Foam Tape;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle December Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Dec. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Sweetheart Frog, set #677 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Toyland Bear #674   (digi version DIGI674)
Gymnast #675   (digi version DIGI675)
Love and Kisses #676  (digi version DIGI676)
Sweetheart Frog #677   (digi version DIGI677)

On Dec 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Dec 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Last month the winner came from April's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

I used Toyland Bear #674  digi version DIGI674 on my card. It's perfect stamp set for Christmas.

I have seen fantastic 3D cards in the internet. I made one by memory. My memory failed. These cards are made slightly different. Originally the bottom part should be all in one piece. But my verion works as well :)

Images are colored with Promarkers. I used Distressed Embossing Powder Technique to distress the circle and all the pattern papers. I added Sparkle EP and Goldenrod Glitter to the toys behind the Teddy. Christmas card needs some sparkle.

Snowflakes are covered with SNS Brushable Glue and Sparkling Snow glitter.

On following image you can see how nice the ball is with added sparkle and shine. The berries on top of the branches are covered with Dimensional Glue and nothing else. Then it dries it will turn clear and shiny.

There wasn't enough bling so I added some Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh to the card. It's adhered with 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape and rest of the revealed tape is covered with  Goldenrod G.

Full instructions of how to make this card is on the SNS Gallery.

Now hop over to Anne's blog. You are going to love what she did.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Toyland Teddy Digi
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107)
Glitters: Goldenrod (GM2006), Sparkling Snow (G1003)
Inks: DoveCraft - Copper pigment Ink; VersaMarker Pen;
Adhesives: SNS Brushable Glue (540), 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT01), Dimensional Glue (539)Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Standad Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large);  Joy! (Winter Wishes 6002/2021)
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh
Cardstock: White; Back2Basics Scallop Edge white card; 2 different Pattern Papers (DoCraft - At Christmas time);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanging picture frames

It's hard to believe that November is almost ending. Today I want to share a simple project I made from empty cereal box. Its cardboard is fantastic for die cutting simple shapes. It was made in early Autumn but if you use red and green and some Poinsettias, it would be lovely Christmas gift.

All frames are cut with largest and 3rd largest dies from Label Two set. I covered frames with VersaMark ink and some embossing powders. I used Hit the Beach, Green Apple and Magic Speckle EPs.
On the photo in first frame is my cat soon after hi came to our home. He looks very proud while sitting on top of the aquarium.

It would have been wierd to show empty frames so I something to each frame. On secon frame is a digital version of Sunflower stamp set. Image is colored with markers. I like this sentiment and the sunflower image inspired me to decorate the frames with same flowers.

Sunnflowers are made with dies from Blooms Four set. They are cut from white cardstock and inked with Scattered Straw and Dandelion inks. I shaped them with stylus and adhered together. For flower centers I cut small circles out of brown cardstock and adhered hem to flowers. They are covered with  Dimensional Glue and Bronze Splendor glitter.
Leaves are cut out from Sticker Paper with Sprigs die. I covered them with  Lator Gator and Luau Green glitters.

To attach all three frames together I used approx. 80 cm long white twine. I colored half of it with light green marker and made a twisted cord. You can see the cord slightly better on previous photos.

Each frame is made from following layers (starting from bottom):  Cardboard label (third image on the template), twisted cord, brown cardstock label (3rd image), Cardboard picture nest (2nd image), Acetate label and frame (1st image)
Full instructions of how this project was made is in the SNS Gallery here.
Materials used: 
Stamp Credits: Welcome Autumn #650 (Digi version - DIGI650); Sunflower #643 (Digi version - DIGI643)
Embossing Powders: Hit the Beach (EP394), Green Apple (EP167), Magic Speckle (EP175)
Glitters: Lator Gator (GM2008), Luau Green (GM2004), Bronze Splendor (G1012)
Inks: VersaMark InkpadDistress Ink - Scattered Straw; Memento - Dandelion
Adhesives: Dimensional Glue (539), Sticker Paper (99558)
Dies: Sbellpinders - Label Two, Blooms Four, Sprigs, Standard Circles Large
Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Embellishments: Twine
Cardstock: White, Brown, Recycled Cardboard; Acetate
Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Holiday Greetings

I have a big news to share. This also explains why I have been very quiet for several months. I bought a house. It took entire summer and few extra months to fix the place up. All the remodeling is still not done but last weekend I moved in. My room is filled with unopened boxes and I'm not very sure where my card making supplies are. It takes some more time until I can get crafty again.
Here is a last card I made in my previous home. Some of my stuff was already packed so this card is very simple.

As always on first Sunday of the month it's time for a new challenge at the Stamping Sensation. This time we want to see a Christmas Project with stamping.
Our sponsor is fabulous Little Claire. They offer £35 store voucher. You should definitely go and check their website. It's so inspiring.

I got an idea to make this card from Paula. Her card is so pretty.
I started with stamping the tree from Katzelkraft Arbres hiver set with StazOn ink to the right side, made a snow hill mask and stamped two more trees to the left. I covered trees with masking fluid and let it dry. Moon mask was die cut with circle die, I also saved the negative part of the cut. After all the masks was placed and dry, I started to ink the sky. I used Memento Summer Sky and Tuxedo Black, and Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress inks.

To color the moon I placed the negative mask slightly off-set and inked it with Tuxedo Black ink. I also put some water drops on top to add the texture.
Sentiment is from Holiday Foliage stamp set.
Most time consuming about this card was to wait until liquid mask was dry and to rub it off later. I also added some Sparkling Snow glitter to the trees with Sakura Glue Pen and to the snow hill with SNS Brushable Glue.

I know you can do better and make your project look more Christmas then just winter. Go visit also my talented teamies to get inspired.

I don't know where my notepad with supply list is, so I try to remember what I used on this card:
Stamps: Katzelkraft - Arbres hiver;  Sparkle N Sprinkle - Holiday Foliage
Inks: StazOn - Jet Black; Memento - Summer Sky, Tuxedo Black; Distress Inks - Broken China, Faded Jeans
Dies: Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
Cardstock: White, Grey
Embellishments: Sparkling Snow glitter, Silver twine
Other: Artcoe masking fluid; Sakura Glue Pen; SNS Brushable Glue; Foam tape

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beautiful Friendship

One of my latest favorite card fold is Double Zig Zag. They are fabulous with three panels but this time I only made two panels to fold.

I used two coordinating pattern papers to decorate the card base. Edges of the green paper are inked with Peeled Paint and yellow paper is inked with Scattered Straw Distress inks.

I love new Beautiful Friendship stamp set. These flowers are gorgeous and sentiments are so lovely. All the stamping is done with Tuxedo Black ink and all images are colored with Pro- and FlexMarkers. Flower cluster is stamped two times. On first I colored the leaves and on second I colored the flowers. Flowers are fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

Instead of using third pattern paper to decorate the card base, I made my own glitter paper by using
Glittered Lacy Backgrounds technique. Daisy and Luau Green glitters are fantastic together.

I used strips of Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh to embellish my card. Gold Diamond mesh is used in front and Green inside of the card. In two first panels I covered revealed tape with Luau Green glitter.

Butterflies are cut with dies from Cheery Lynn Design Mini Dimensional Butterflies set. Solid butterflies are cut out of white CS and colored with marker. Top parts of the butterflies are cut from Sticker Paper. I colored back side with light blue marker. The color goes through the paper and adds some tone. Sticky side is covered with Waterfall glitter.

Punched border inside and Floral Ovals are cut out of Sticker Paper. They are covered with Goldenrod glitter. I also used leftover strip of the Glittered Lacy Background to add more sparkle to the inside of the card.

I added a tiny frame around the oval layers with Sakura Glue Pen and Luau Green glitter. You can never have too much sparkle.

Glittered punched border strip didn't show up from pattern paper very well. So I inked pattern paper with Scattered Straw ink, now you can see it much better.

You can see full instructions of my card in SNS Gallery here. Template is under next photo.

The measurements on the template will work if you use Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch. You may need to re-calculate if you use different punch. Easiest way is to cut your cardstock longer in height, you can trim it shorter later.

Stamp Credits: Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set #665
Glitters: Daisy (GM2019), Luau Green (GM2004), Goldenrod (GM2006), Waterfall (G1071);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky), Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw);
Adhesives: Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02), Sticker Paper (99558), Sakura Glue Pen, Mon Ami Gabby Bling Tape, Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals (optional)); Cheery Lynn Design (Mini Dimensional Butterflies);
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh (Gold, Green)
Cardstock: White; 2 different Pattern Papers (DoveCraft – Garden Party);
Other: Lace fabric; Martha Stewart Border Punch (Doily Lace)

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ellie's Dance Lesson

Today I have quite simple card to share with you. Lovely image, pattern papers and some bling will do all the work for you :)

I used Digi version of Ellie's Dance Lesson stamp set. Image is colored with markers. Ups, looks like I have forgotten to color her eyes... Hmm... It's too late now. This card is already sent away. Now then I see it, Ellie looks a bit strange with white eye balls, but I have to forget it and move on...

I used digital pattern papers because I didn't want the sentiment to be on a separate layer. So I 'pasted' the sentiment directly to pattern paper and printed out together.

Silver Diamond Mesh Flower is colored with marker to add a pink tone to it. To the center of the flower I added SNS Dimensional Glue and Orchid Rose glitter.

I added pieces of Pink DiamondMesh, to embellish my card. Even though the strip of Diamond Mesh looks like it comes all the way from top to bottom I just used six diamonds in total and two single diamonds in corners of pattern paper.
I used Distressed Embossing Powder Technique to distress pattern papers and image with Tea Dye ink and Sparkle EP.

For matting layers I used White cardstock with 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape around the edges (Super Adhesive Sheet is used on the oval). Tape is covered with Orchid Rose glitter. 

You still have time to participate in SNS Creative Challenges. All you have to do is use a loose glitter, embossing powder or flocking on your project.

Materials Used:
Stamp Credits: Ellie's Dance Lesson #667 Digi version
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107)
Glitters: Orchid Rose (GM2016) 
Inks: Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Tea Dye 
Adhesives:1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT01), Dimensional Glue (539), Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02), Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Classic Ovals Large);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Embellishments:  Mon Ami Gabby - Pink DiamondMesh, Diamond Mesh Silver Flower; Crocheted Lace Ribbon  - White
Cardstock: White; Studio12 Picknix (All Sewn UP)

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,
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