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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter {Sparkle N Sprinkle}

Welcome newest followers Frea KoningsSarah, and Kristi, and to all my sweet blogging friends. Here in central Florida, we are enjoying a splendidly gusty April day with winds from the southeast. My poor snap dragons and petunias are taking a beating!

Today's card share is from a cute Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set. 

Some of the images are available digitally.
The rest are on the Celebrate Life Rubber Stamp Set.

matching cut file

A long-forgotten Spellbinders set (Fancy Tags One) was used for the sentiment, which was then distressed with distress ink and Opaline Cosmic embossing powder.

Beautiful on its own, the Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four was smooshed with VersaMark and embossed with more Opaline Cosmic embossing powder. The effect is a pearly, slightly opalescent appearance. I so wish the photography would have picked that up, instead of the over-kill around the colored sky, which was distressed with a VersaMarker and more Opaline Cosmic embossing powder. The camera has picked up the darkness rather than the opalescent quality. NOT FAIR! 

Maybe you can see it a little better here? 
(that silvery appearing stuff is actually a creamy iridescence.)

The outside frame is adhered with white dimensionals.
The interior mat is adhered with glue.
The bunny panel has double dimensional adhesive to pop it up a bit higher.

Love those tee-tiny white rose buds from Lavish Laces
Her products are so sweet and reasonably priced.

Sweet little card - and the dies actually made it very easy.
Smooshing VersaMark for EP is not very difficult, either! (giggle)

Fun to make, the image was colored with copics, and a little Daisy Velvet Glitter on the flowers, butterfly and the big carnation.

Products used:
Sparkle N Sprinkle "Celebrate Life" #457P4
Sparkle N Sprinkle Opaline Cosmic embossing powder EP359
Sparkle N Sprinkle Daisy Velvet Glitter (microfine) GM2019
Sparkle N Sprinkle Brushable Glue #540
VersaMark Ink
VersaFine Deep Lagoon (sentiment)
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass (distressed edges)
Spellbinders Labels thirteen S4-248, Elegant Labels Four S6-005, Fancy Tags One S4-235
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Copic Markers
Cardstock: White, Neenah Solar White, Aqua
Flowers and Lace from Lavish Laces
Tulle, Dimensional Adhesive

Fun Challenges in which this card this card is entered:

  1. Craft Your Passion Challenges - #209 Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs - my card uses all 3 elements 4/21.
  2. Crafty Bloggers Network - April - Die Cuts or Dry Embossing - 4 die cuts were used in my creation 5/5.
  3. Eureka Stamps Challenges - #85 Happy Easter - 4/20 (used Easter image, inside message)
  4. Ooh-la-la-Creations - #154 Easter/Spring 4/26
  5. The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE246 "Easter" - 4/20
  6. Through the Purple Haze - #37 "Anything Goes" - 4/19
  7. Victorine Originals Challenges - #81 "Easter" - ?
  8. Whoopsidaisy Challenge - "Easter" 4/19
  9. Fairy Tale Stamper - #37 Bingo - 5/3 (top row Lace, Die Cut, Flowers and Diagonal Lace, Glitter, Text)
  10. Hobby Cutz - #43 Bingo - 4/19 (first column Lace, Punch, Die Cuts and Diagonal Die Cuts, Tamp, Flowers)
  11. The Alphabet Challenge - "E is for Easter" 4/25

thank you for stopping by today!


Pat said...

Love this Easter card-so full of frills and special embellies! That diecut frame is to die for!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Donna what a sweet image and a gorgeous card.

gr karin

Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is so pretty, cute and colourful with a cheerful spring feeling.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

fiona henderson said...

Pretty, sweet, cute and beautifully made and coloured....its amazing.. a most definately a WOW card

fiona dT

Sarah said...

Well...where do I start!! Such a marvellous creation, a beautiful image and gorgeous attention to detail xx

Olga said...

this is just too cute, I love the colors and alyout!!!! Those little chicks are priceless!

Sue said...

This is such a gorgeous card Donna. The sweet Easter image is delightful and coloured so beautifully. I love the intricately designed frame, pretty detailing and all the sparkle looks wonderful.
Thank you for making me smile with your lovely comments on my blog Donna, you are so kind.
hugs Sue xx

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, De, this is absolutely beautiful. I love that bunny image. The tulle is so pretty and so are the little rosebuds, as well as all the other flowers. You make such great use of dies. It's such a splendid creation and I love it.

JoanieMc said...

Gosh, you have created one AWESOME card!! Beautiful in every way!! Love everything about it, design, coloring, image, die cuts, and embellishments. If I left anything out.... I love it too! :)

Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here.


Verna Angerhofer said...

Awwwww! Such a sweet and adorable Easter card. Love all the fantastic colors and all the wonderful blooms you added and the beautiful dies used on it too.

Sara Stacey said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at TTPH

Sara, DT x

Stampsnob said...

You always use such gorgeous frame work on your cards The image is so sweet ............Lis

NanaConnie said...

This is both sweet and magnificent, Donna! Love the coloring on the image and the dies you used to frame it. WOW on those! The tulle gives such nice texture and your flower choices are perfect. Adorable, sparkly butterfly just sets it all off. :-D

pam said...

Hi Donna, love this beautiful Easter card, beautifully colored image, gorgeous cutting dies and layout.
Will you please thank your dear friend Lynne, my parcel containing my blog candy win and purchases arrived in the Uk Monday, really quick shipping.
thank you Pam x

carrie said...

Love your Easter card! The colors are wonderful for the season and I love the Spellbinder framing that you did and the flowers are perfect for your card.

KimCreate said...

Beautiful layering of those diecuts and a beautifully colored image.

aussie aNNie said...

So stunning is this De, I love the Easter images and how cute for Children to receive...must check these

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Donna! The image is precious and I love all your beautiful die cuts. The flowers and mesh ribbon are lovely. Very elegant looking card! Wishing you a wonderful day!


Shirley said...

Wow, DE, you never disappoint!! What a totally beautifully detailed Easter card!! Love all of the die cuts, flowers, and the wonderfully painted image too!

Belinda said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!! Your talent is amazing. I have to get this set, can't believe I have overlooked such a sweet set.


maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Donna, your card is stunning, what a nice , sweet picture and what a beautiful card you made with it!!! I love the way you make your card so very special all , love the colours and sparkle and all the differant great elements!!


McCrafty's Cards said...

Ah Donna, this made me smile this morning, the image is simply adorable and coloured to perfection,I love the colours the dies you have used and the lovely flowers, its beautiful!!
Kevin xx

vic said...

Wow Donna this is just gorgeous! Beautiful image and colouring and I love the dies :) such a lovely Easter card!

Vic x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Donna, such an adorable image and fabulous design as always. Your attention to detail is always outstanding and this card is no exception - absolutely gorgeous.

Jane Savage said...

What a stunner, Donna! Gorgeous colours and beautiful flowers! Fabulous use of die-cuts and SB Elegant Labels 4 is one of my favs! xx

Becky said...


Anne Temple said...

Your Easter card is beautiful. Love how you colored the image and all the layers. Opaline is one of my (man) favorite eps too.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, gorgeous card with so much detail! The Easter scene is beautiful with your colouring and the flowers are stunning. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Ab Fab Designs said...

Wow wow wow love this Easter Card ,beautiful colouring as always .oh
how I love Easter and to get a card like this I would love it.
Big hugs De xxxx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a beautiful Easter card !!! I love the image and the lovely design !!


Reusing with Quilling said...

First I loved the colors,second the intricate die-cuts and finally the adorable image ! Wonderful card Donna !

MaryH said...

Loving this sweet bunny image. Gotta go check this one out on SnS web site along with the pretty smooshing product. The S/B effects are just fab with this delightfully colored image, it's so lacy & delicate. The rain we have had did a number on our tulips, but today is sunny, just much cooler. TFS & Hugs

UTs Hobby Time said...

WOW!!! Very cool color combo. The cute image and the dies works so well together.

Katrine Lunde said...

This is such a stunning card! Love the aqua colors, and it really works great with both the image and the flowers. Great job!
Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Purple Haze. :)

Katrine- DT for TTPH.

Jean Bullock said...

I love those die cuts. Great layout and embellishment and of course stamping and coloring. I could see a little bit of the sparkle on the dies, and I can imagine what it looks like in person. It's so hard to capture the sparkles. Wonderful job usual.

Karen Petitt said...

Most definitely in the stinking cute range De! Love the stamp and the colours you have used are gorgeous and perfectly spring like.
It was actually two stamps, lol, by PSX, I'm not sure if they are in business any more but I still have those two stamps - one is a Christmas tree and the other a Christmas sentiment. You got me thinking I might dig them both out again soon.
Happy Easter my very sweet and lovely friend Karen xx

Conny G. said...

A really wonderful card!!
Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

Manu said...

A beautiful Easter card.
Thank you that you join in the Fairytale Stampers
hugs Manu

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card love the cute Easter image and beautiful frame die-cut
carol x

Anita Scroggins said...

Donna, you card is amazing as usual. I have the hardest time getting that Opaline to photograph too, maybe one day we will figure it out.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Donna your Easter card is just as sweet as can be. Just love that darling image. I was just looking at my collection of spellbinders the other day and thinking that my circles and my scalloped circles were the best purchase I ever made-I really use the heck out of those. It's fun to pull out those old ones and give them some new life. You did it perfectly with this amazing creation.
Bear hugs,

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

die Karte ist wunder, wunderschön. Ich liebe diese Farben so sehr.
Die Gestaltung ist wie immer absolut perfekt. Ich wünsche dir eine wunderschöne Osterzeit. Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs and Knuddels Silvi

Anonymous said...

Das ist ja ganz bezaubernd geworden
Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme den Fairytale Stampers
Grüßle Tamesis

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, what a darling image and presented sooooo beautifully for Easter! As always, your details and loving care make this extra special. I can see the opalescent look of the embossing powder and it is gorgeous. Love the tiny rose buds and the carnation. Don't see many carnations. Again, the tulle is a wonderful addition. Gosh, I could look all day!

KristyLee said...

Hi Donna,
This is KristyLee. You left me some wonderful comments on my blog. You said I could get a digi from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I emailed you to the email that showed on my computer. I was wondering if you received it? I went to the SNS site and I dont see an email address for you? So hopefully you get my comment here. My email is

I left a comment on this card on the site, I really really like it. IDK if you saw my comment there? But your coloring on this is fantastic! Those Spellbinders dies you used sets this card off! I just love all of your embllies! You are one talented lady! I am so very impressed!
Thank you again for visiting my blog, and I am so excited that you said I could choose a digi from the new ones. This is what I would like: Digital Stamp Set - Flamingo Bay Digi512
And to refresh your memory my blog addy is:
Okay I am going to go noesy'ing around on your blog! :)

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty - the frame work is amazing and the image is just precious. What a great card! Hugz!

Lisbeth K said...

What to say? This card is absolutely freaking amazing! Love the dies, they do wonders! But your coloring is beyond beautiful! Love your card:) Thanks for joining us at Through The Purple Haze this week :)
Lisbeth, DT

Darcy Schroeder said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I love what you have done!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!
Darcy xx

Lori said...

Wow! This is breathtakingly gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxoxo

Sue said...

This could not be more beautiful or sweeter. Love bunnies and chicks. Beautiful coloring and the flowers and that die are wonderful. Brilliant Easter card, love it.


Lola said...

What a fabolous card!!
Great design and wonderful coloring!
I like those lovely frames you used!

Thank you so much for joining us at Fairytale Stampers, good luck :-)

xx Karola xx

anne2411 stempelträume said...

our card is very beautiful ,
thanks for joining us at fairytalestampers

glg anne2411

Helen said...

Gorgeous - such great detail.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Planetsusie said...

This is soooo pretty Donna - I love that colour underneath the die! The image is totally cute and the layout is beautiful. Love it all. Just off to have a look at those devilled eggs! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Monica said...

What a sweet card, love the bunnies and the eggs and those lovely flowers. Makes my heart smile.


Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful card Donna! The background dies are so stunning. Love the bunny image - so beautifully coloured.

Meggi Bischoff said...

schöne gestaltung und die vorgaben des bingos sind erfüllt.
danke für die teilnahme bei den fairytale stampers.

glg meggi

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

You've coloured that adorable image soooo well. Love the aqua and other bright colours in this one plus all the little embellishments. Man, how long does it take you to make these cards? I think I'd need two weeks given all the details you add. Your work always impresses me.



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