Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Window

Father Weather is very confused lately in Estonia. You'll go to sleep at Spring, and woke up at Winter. Followed by Autumn and then it's Spring again. Go figure... My card is inspired by this crazy weather.

I used beautiful new stamp set named Spring Window #704. It's absolutely gorgeous! I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Promarkers.

This image is fabulous all by it self, so I didn't want to add many embellishments to the card. I just used branch and blooms die cut with Spellbinders Sherry Blossoms dies. I added dots with Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the center of each blossom.

Edges of the matting layers are covered with 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape. Places where matting layer shows through the ripped pattern paper are covered with 3/4" Double-Sided "Tear-ific" Tape. After top layers was adhered to the center of matting layers I covered rest of the  tape with Fascination glitter.
I sprinkled some Super Thick White embossing powder here and there and heated them with heat tool from underneath the paper.

Sentiment is stamped with VersaMark ink and its heat embossed with Fiery Brown EP. Sentiment is popped up from the center with foam tape and glued down from the both ends.

If I use my imagination, I can see all seasons represented on this card: shabby pattern paper is for Autumn; White EP as snow for Winter; Image and branch with blooms for spring; and I can see even summer from blue glitter as sparkling water.

Materials used:
Stamp creditsSpring Window #704;
Embossing Powders
Super Thick White (EP355), Fiery Brown (EP369);
Glitter: Fascination (G1030); 
Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Tea Dye), VersaMark Inkpad;
3/4" Double-Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT 05), 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT02), Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Cherry Blossoms);
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers;
Cardstock:  White, Brown, Pink, Pattern paper (Prima - Fairy Belle);
Others: Liquid Pearls (Buttercup)

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Pretty in Pink

Happy Easter! I don't have any Easter card to share but this will work too, I guess :)
It' is time for a new monthly challenge at the Stamping Sensation. I enjoyed watching all these masculine cards last month. You all gave me lots of inspiration. This month our theme is easier: Pretty in Pink.

Our awesome sponsor this month is PDA.  The prize is £40 store voucher. Believe me, you want it! They have sponsoring Stamping Sensation before, and I won it :) I wasn't part of the Stamping Sensation team back then. PDA is a fabulous shop with wonderful people. Even though my country wasn't their shipping destination list, they still managed to send my parcel to me. Super service!
PDA sell quality cardstock, pre scored cards and envelopes, essentials such as Spellbinder dies and embossing folders, Imagination Crafts beautiful Sparkle Medium, and some cute charms and crystals from Hobby House. The website is always changing, so call back regularly for all the latest products.

I used lovely bird from  Shabby Chic Birdhouse #481 stamp set as a main image. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and it's colored with Promarkers. I've never seen any pink birds but I couldn't resist. He looks so cute with pink feathers.

I added the sentiment inside to the card in same position as is the bird in front of the card. If card is closed, you can't see it. In the middle panel is a personal message to the recipient.

All pink pattern paper layers are inked with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. I used Crackle Background #609 stamp, VersaMark ink and Sparkle embossing powder to add discreet texture to the pattern papers.

All flowers are die cut with Spellbinder Blooms Four dies out of white cardstock. I inked them with Scattered Straw and Dandelion inks. I also added some pearls to the flowers. Leaves are die cut with a die from Memory Box Fabulous Phlox set and swirl is from Elegant Scrollwork.

Materials used:Stamp credits: Shabby Chic Birdhouse #481, Crackle Background #609
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107);
Inks:  Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw), Memento (Dandelion), VersaMark Inkpad;
Dies: Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Blooms Four), Memory Box (Fabulous Phlox, Elegant Scrollwork);
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers;
Cardstock:  White, Gray, Pattern paper (KaiserKraft - Miss Nelly);
Others: Self Adhesive Pearls.
Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
April 1, 2015 Reveal.

We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you this month and these sets are 20% off their regular price, until April 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Friendship Flowers #702 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Get Well Friends #701   (digi version DIGI701)
Friendship Flowers #702   (digi version DIGI702)
Old Well #703  (digi version DIGI703)
Spring Window #704   (digi version DIGI704)

On April 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 winner of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  In addition to our regular designers, we are happy to introduce you to two of our new Guest Designers.  Diane and Ashley will be the Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.  
This month's Blog Hop order is:

Eret (you are here)

(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.


The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and or Flock.

I like to make cards with different fold. This time I made a Label Flap Gate Fold Card.


The watercan with flowers and butterfly are digital images from Friendship Flowers #702 Digi set. The banner with sentiment is from  Friendship Flowers #702 rubber set. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Fiery Brown EP. All images are colored with Promarkers.
Card is held closed with two thin magnets. One is hidden underneath the pattern paper on first fold  and second is behind the flowers on the inside of the flap.

The Flap is inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink. Same color was also used to ink the edges of each pattern paper layer.

I stamped flourishes and words from the Flourishes One #516 stamp set to the pattern papers with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Sparkle EP.

Edges of the purple matting layers are covered with 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape and Lacy Lilac glitter.

Here you can see how the card looks then it fully opened.
Images and sentiment are also from Friendship Flowers #702 Digi set.

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

 Your next stop is Anne's blog.
Materials used:
Stamp credits: Friendship Flowers #702, Friendship Flowers #702 Digi version, Flourishes One #516;
Embossing Powders: Sparkle (EP107), Fiery Brown (EP369);
Glitter: Lacy Lilac (G1003);
Inks:  Distress Ink (Peeled Paint), Memento (Summer Sky), VersaMark Inkpad;
Adhesives: 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT01), 2 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific Tape" (SAT11), Aleene's Take It Over and Over;
Dies: Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles, Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large);
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers;
Cardstock:  White, Pattern paper;
Others: Cheesecloth, Magnets.
Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Espresso Yourself Easel card

I'm back to my favorite card type - an easel card. They are so fun to make and they look wonderful.

I used image and sentiment from Espresso Yourself #699 Stamp Set. It's one of the new sets that Sparkle N Sprinkle  released in the beginning of the month.

Coffee cup is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and it's colored with Promarkers. It is popped up with foam tape. I also added a green die cut flourish behind the cup.

The steam is covered with Sakura Glue Pen and Crystal Ice glitter. I sprinkled some Super Thick White and Copper Flame embossing powders to the golden paper and heated then underneath the paper. 

The sentiment is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Brown Fizz EP. I added Sakura Glue Pen to the heart and covered it with Goldenrod glitter. Same glue and glitter was used to draw an oval around the sentiment. 

Brown matting layers are heat embossed with Brown Fizz embossing powder.

Materials used:
Stamp creditsEspresso Yourself #699
Embossing Powders: Brown Fizz (EP381), Super Thick White (EP355), Copper Flame (EP453); 
Glitters: Crystal Ice (G1058), Goldenrod (GM2006);
Inks: Memento (Rich Cocoa); VersaMark Inkpad;
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen; Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals); Cheery Lynn Designs (Fansiful Flourish Right);
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers;
Cardstock:  White, Gold, Green;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Today I want to share a simple card. I used Coffee Shoppe #695 Digital stamps on it.

Image is colored with Promarkers. I added Glossy Accents to the classes.

I used some old scrap pieces made with glitters (Luau Green, Daisy, Orchid Rose) and lace on the Sticker Paper. It's easy. Just lay lace to the Sticker Paper and cover rest of the sticky part with glitter. Remove lace and add another color of glitter to the Sticker Paper.
Dark red strip is heat embossed with Sangria Star EP.

I also added some clear rhinestones to embellish the card.

Card base is covered with golden paper. Matting layer of the image is inked with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Sangria Star EP.

Materials used:
Stamp creditsCoffee Shoppe #695 Digi
Embossing Powders: Sangria Star (EP424)
Glitters: Luau Green (GM2004), Daisy (GM2019), Orchid Rose (GM2016)   
AdhesivesSticker Paper  (99558)
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers
Cardstock:  White, Gold
Others: Glossy Accents, Rhinestones

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Coffee Time

This month Sparkle N Sprinkle released several fabulous coffee stamps. On this card I used two of them in both rubber and digi versions.

On the card front are merged two digital stamps: Coffee Time #694 digi version and Coffee Shoppe #695 digi version. Images are colored with alcohol markers. Edges of the layer are covered with Sakura Glue Pen and Luau Green glitter.

Back of the chairs are colored with VersaMarker Pen and heat embossed with Silver Detail EP. Chair covers and table are popped up with foam tape.
I added green Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique to the small bushes and heated with the heat tool. The texture it gives is awesome.

Sentiment on the banner is stamped with Rich Cocoa ink.

Card opens up to reveal the side panel. Only embellishment on the card is two strips of Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh. They are adhered with Aleene's Take It Over and Over glue.

Sentiment and small cups are from Coffee Shoppe #695 stamp set. Sentiment is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Silver Detail EP. Cups are stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with markers.

I also stamped three sets of cups with Rich Cocoa ink to the inside of the card.

Materials used:
Stamp creditsCoffee Time #694 digi version DIGI694; Coffee Shoppe #695 and digi version DIGI695Embossing Powders: Silver Detail (EP257);
Glitter: Luau Green (GM2004)
Inks: VersaMark InkpadVersaMarker PenMemento (Rich Cocoa); 
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers;
Cardstock:  White, Brown;
Others: Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique (Green); Mon Ami Gabby - Diamond Mesh;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SNS March 2015 Reveal Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's release.  One Grand Prize winner will win the entire collection revealed this month!

This month SEVEN new rubber stamp sets were introduced.   The sets are:

Coffee Time #694   (digi version DIGI694)
Coffee Shoppe #695   (digi version DIGI695)
Best Friends Forever #696  (digi version DIGI696)
Mustache #697   (digi version DIGI697)
Glasses #698  (digi version DIGI698)
Expresso Yourself #699  (digi version DIGI699)
Coffee Talks #700  (digi version DIGI700)

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers' blogs.  

The Grand Prize Winner will receive 
 each of the New Reveal rubber stamp sets (or digi versions, if preferred)

Congratulations goes to 

who said...
The brick work is awesome! Wonderful job incorporating parts of 3 sets into 1 card. So many different techniques too. Great card.
Her comment came from Shona's blog.

Please email Anne at to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number (if you are an international winner).

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,

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