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 intended..lol)
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 platform....how 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 it...it 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.


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 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:

Jess
Belinda
Diane
Eret
Shona
Donna
Chris


(*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

A Glittery Boo To You!

Well today is  yesterday was my big 65..yikes...am I really that OLD?
Oh well, it's better then the alternative as they say LOL!

I was fortunate to receive some really cool products from 
Tonic Studios to try out.
Over the next few days, 
starting Monday I will have some really neat things to show you. 
Wait until you see this cool skeleton to come..he is awesome....
working on him now, but he has 23 pieces so he is
going to knock your socks off...wow!

So today I  have a super easy card using two Tonic Studio dies
that both can be purchased at Sparkle N Sprinkle.



The first one is a Mini Moments BOO die.
I cut it once from black card and once from orange card
but I didn't stop there.
I coated the orange with Versamark embossing ink
and then used Jazzy Orange embossing powder.
This EB powder has glitter in it.
I think these EB powders should be called 'magic' as to me
like I have stated before, once heated, they appear, like 'magic'!




For the base of the card I stamped 'splatters' using the stamp set
Donna's Stylin Sayings from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
I first stamped in orange, then black, just kind of random.
I wanted to 'jazz' it up a bit more,
so stamped again, but with Versamark, then used the Jazzy Orange
embossing powder once again....
hard to see in the photo, but it gave lots of glittery sparkle!



The second die is Pumpkin Scene.
I really like this die as it is a 2-parter...
letting you cut the under base from one color and the scene from another.
I like how it looks as though it is 'glowing' from within.

I layered the finished panel on an orange base, then a black under that.



AFTER I took the photos, I decided it just needed something 'more',
so I added a few random Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Enamel Drops
around the boo sentiment...it really added a lot!
(Just 'pretend' you can see it...lol)!

Make sure and pop back in tonight as at 9pm
it is the start of our Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop,
where by just 
hopping along and leaving a comment on each 
designers blogs,
YOU could win the entire release!!!

Entering the following challenges:
If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie .... Mood Board

Alphabet Challenge .... 'P' is for Pumpkin
Victorine Originals .... Mood Board #13

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pink October

I am the hostess for The Sisterhood of Crafters for the next challenge
and I chose the theme of 
'Pink October'
being October is breast cancer awareness month.
You can create any kind of card as long as it is PINK!


I did a cute little card using a stamp set that hadn't seen ink yet.
It is from Avery Elle and has the cutest little animals on it called
'Storybook'.

I stamped the deer then fussy cut him out,
same with the balloon.

The star background at the top, I won the die a few years back
and this is the first I have used it and LOVE it.
I added a piece of 1 1/2" Tear-ific tape behind it,
then sprinkled Bubblegum glitter on.

I die cut 3 tiny stars (yep those little stars are a die)
from a glitter paper 
and added a few pink  (Lawn Fawn die) hills.

The sentiment (part of the stamp set) was stamped with Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Metro Gray,
I like the softness of the color...

Make sure and head on over to 
The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog and see all the 
fabulous PINK inspiration from the Design Team!

Entering the following challenges:
Unicorn Challenge .... Perfectly Pink (m)
The Cutie Pie Challenge .... Think Pink (m)
Crafting With Dragonflies .... Pinktober
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Craftaholics R Us .... Cute
Scrapyland #175 .... ATG

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Spooky Gate

Bob Boo Boo!!!
Did I scare you...lol...I highly doubt it
(unless I took a 'selfie) then might do it LOL!

I have my third and final card using the Tutti Designs Spooky Gate.
(you might have seen the others HERE and HERE.


It's really much darker IRL!
I die cut a circle and used TH inks to make the spooky moon...
I die cut just the bat (it is part of the fence) from black
and added him to the gate top over the patterned paper....
easy peasy with DS paper and a die and a few inks!

Entering the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz ....Boo~Halloween or Autumn Thank You
Try It On Tuesday ....  It's Halloween Time
The Crazy Challenge .... Halloween

Monday, October 9, 2017

If The Shoe Fits

October it is and October brings us HALLOWEEN!!

I made this fun card as a designer for the Tutti Designs store
using the new Witch Shoe die.


The sentiment was created on my computer with a
'spooky' font...it kind of 'drips' lol!

Once it was printed, I die cut with a CLD Fish Tail Banner.

A pumpkin button was added to finish...
now this shoe is really 'stylin' don't you think??

On another note,
I have been gone since last week, 
so I will be around to visit you all soon...
I am having an issue with my left hand/arm
and it's a bit difficult to type at the moment!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Witches Legs

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

Hi, Diane with you today with a fabulous 'witches legs' card and the cutest little
stamp set 'A Puppy's Halloween'.
Usually we think of cats for Halloween so it was fun seeing a little witch pup appear!
For my card base I used (borrowed) a cut file from
The Cutting Cafe Witch Legs Shaped Card.


The cut file cuts the stripes in the socks, leaving an 'open' stripe every other stripe.
I ran a piece of 1 /12" double sided tear-ific tape behind each sock stripe,
then sprinkled them with Dogwood Rose glitter (fitting name of glitter for the pup..lol)
I stamped my pup and colored him in with Copics, then fussy cut him out.


I cut down a 1 1/2" action wobble to fit the back of the pup.
They do stock these in a 3/4" size as well, but all I had on hand were the larger sized wobbles.
(sorry he looks purple in the picture, he's not)



You can see how he sits on it here,
and just by touching him, he will 'wobble' back and forth!


These are what the wobbles look like, before I cut mine down to fit him.

Action Wobbler 1 1/2" [AWS10]

Using a Nuvo Glue Pen Medium, I added Creamsicle  glitter to his hat and shoe heels
and more of the Dogwood Rose glitter to the hat band, and
Evening Glow glitter to the broom handle.
I inked the buckles with Versamark embossing ink,
then embossed with Midnight Madness embossing powder. 



Here is the finished card again...thank you for visiting with me today!


Entering the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams .... Fully Loaded (busy cards) (m)
Come and Get It .... Too Cute To Spook
Card Mania  .... Color Challenge (m)





Recap of Products used:

Stamps:  A Puppy’s Halloween #863
GlitterCreamsicle G1140,
Evening Glow G1086,
Dogwood Rose GM2021
Embossing Powder: Midnight Madness EP252,
OtherNuvoGlue Pen Medium 203N
Misc.:  The Cutting Café Witch Legs Cut File

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Candy Corn Treat Cup

I have the cutest treat card to share that I cut on my 
Cricut Explore
with a cut file from The Cutting Cafe.
Make sure to check them all out as they all are cute...
so cute I had a hard time deciding which one to go with!
No electronic cutting machine?
No worries as it also comes in a PDF file too.


In fact on the 7th, ALL the design team will be on 
The Cutting Cafe BLOG, all with a different version of the treat cups!
so cool, you can see them all in ONE place
and just by leaving a comment there (of course I appreciate one here too)
you have a chance to win 3 cut files of your own choice!


Well, obviously I went with the candy corn treat cup...
so very easy to make (she has a video too, to help you along)....
but one of the best things about this treat cup is my
CUSTOM RIBBON!!!
I love, love, love it.....
it says 'Thank You From Nellie's Nest.....
(I will have more to show of another one next week...
I am on vacation right now!)

Want some custom ribbon of your own?
Go HERE and take a peek...

Here is a side view and the inside of the card..cute eh?





Thanks for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz .... ATG with a handmade bow
DL.Art Thankful Thursday ....  Halloween