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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It's Cold Outside

Hi Everyone! I want to show  you a card I made with the new release stamp set, Finn's Scarf 671 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Finn is so cute with his warm scarf! He sure needs it on a frosty day!


  
I made the background for this card using an embossing folder. I brayered onto the raised areas of the folder with Versa Mark ink, placed blue card stock on the  areas, brayered  over the cardstock and then added Belgian Cream embossing powder EP436 to it. This piece was layered onto a white piece edged with Tear-ific Tape and then Twinkling CloudsSparkle N Soft SS107 was added to the adhesive edges.

  
I used the Spellbinders Build a Snowflake dies for a fun border. I patted the snowflakes with Versa Mark ink and addedSparkle embossing powder EP107 to them.


  
I used Dimensional Glue to make the red centers on the snowflakes and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 to them and to Finn's scarf.  To see full instructions on how to make this card, please click hereThis is such a fun set to use for Christmas or Winter.  


Have a wonderful and blessed day!
April

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Brrrr- It's Cold Outside

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a good day. We are warming up some here this week, but I hear that real cold weather is on its way! Here is a card I made for the House Mouse challenge -- Brrr-It's Cold Outside. I guess this card will get me ready for next week!




I just love using my House Mouse stamps. This little fella is having fun in the snow. I remember when my sons were snowboarding and what fun they had. 

The bottom of the card is an svg file I cut with my new eclips2. I placed blue glitter card stock under it. I added glitter to the snowflakes, border and image for a frosty look!




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


House Mouse Challenge: Brrr - It's Cold Outside

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall Tag

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. The weather is getting cooler and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I want to show you a Thanksgiving tag I made for Tim Holtz's Tags of 2014 challenge. You can see Tim's demo here. I just love the colors this time of year, even though most of the leaves have passed their peak and are falling to the ground.



Isn't this a beautiful pumpkin? I stamped the image on metal and paper pieced it or should I say "metal pieced" it? LOL! The leaves were colored with Distress inks and a water pen. 



For the background I swiped the tag through several colors of acrylic paint that had been spritzed with water. I ran the tag through a leaf embossing folder and enhanced the leaves by sponging Gathered Twigs Distress ink over them. I used the Tim Holtz Collection Bubble stencil over the background and sponged on Versa Mark ink. I then added Candlelight embossing powder courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle. 




Thank you for stopping by today. I hope your day is full of good things! 


Entered in Tags of 2014 Challenge - November 


Friday, October 31, 2014

Christmas Doves

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1 Reveal.

This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until November 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671  (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)


For my card I chose to use the sweet Christmas Doves stamp set. I used the digital format. What is so nice about digitals is that you can make the images any size to fit your project. I have had this embossing folder lying around for some time now with an idea in mind and finally I used it for this card. I used Mirror Silver card stock and swiped the raised areas with Saddle Brown Staz On ink.


Here is the card opened. For the background I used Sticker Paper, peeled off the top layer and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 on it. I love the soft velvety look of this glitter.


On the doves I patted Versa Mark ink over them and added Sparkle embossing powder EP107. 



For full instructions on how to make this card please click here.



On Nov 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 FIVE 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 Nov 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:


Shona Erlenborn
April Williams
Anita Scroggins
Belinda Shupe
Marie Berquist
Anne Temple


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and happy hopping! Now on the the very talented Anita!


(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 icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stuck On You

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying these Fall days. Fall is never long enough for me. I want to share a card I made with the new Bubblegum Machine stamp set 664 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This set can be used for many different occasions. I remember as a little girl getting bubblegum out of these machines. I was always hoping I would get the grape flavored one! LOL!  


  
I made this a shaker card and filled it with tiny buttons. I Paper Pieced the base of the machine and added Blue Lightning glitter G1008 across the bottom. Teddy Brown embossing powder EP187 was used on the saying. I used a PenBoss on some of the letters on the background paper and on the raised dots on the white background and then added Sparkle embossing powder EP107  to add more interest.  




For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely day!

April

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Friend IS....

Hi Everyone! I want to share with you a card I made with the lovely newly released Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set Beautiful Friendship 665.  Don't you just love the saying?  


  
To make the bottom border on my card, I used a border punch on patterned paper from the Authentique paper bundle Grace. I adhered it to Sticker Paper and added Orchid Rose Velvet glitter GM 2016.  I used Balck Detail embossing powder EP171 on the saying. The bling border is Diamond Mesh Black Silver. I love using this because it adds the right touch!  


  
I colored the flowers using copics, pop dotted them for dimension and added Waterscape glitter G1108 for dew drops. For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.  




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

April

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Boo to You!

Hi Everyone! It is a beautiful, cool Fall day here today. A perfect day to show you the Halloween tag I made for Tim Holt's October tag challenge!  I bought these cute little birds awhile back and had not found the perfect time to use them until now. I had so much fun making this tag. You can view Tim's demo here.




For the background I used Tim Holtz's spider web mask and spread white matte paste over it to give dimension. I then sprayed over it using yellow, orange and purple colors. 



The letters were aqua glittered so I altered them by using an orange Sharpie marker to color over them.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!


Challenges entered:

Crafting With Dragonflies: Anything Goes
Divas By Designs:  Spooky Creations
Scrapper's Delights:  Anything Goes