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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Leafy Spring Wreath

Hello, Sweet Blogging Friends!
Welcome to my little blog,
and to the reveal for a lovely new stamp set by Sparkle N Sprinkle and Beccy Muir called

Available both digitally and in rubber, it's a pretty set that is suitable for several occasions.
I used the rubber for the wreath, and the digital for the sentiments:

The first card is flat for mailing:
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Pearl White were used around the circle. The image is stamped and colored with markers. The sentiment is digital, part of the same set.

Some of the flowers are popped up because the wreath is recessed behind the basketweave layer:

Instead of layering the flowers directly atop the flowers beneath, I off-set them a little:

Nuvo Drops were also used in the flower centers with a touch of glitter.

A Pretty Yellow Wreath is always a friendly sight!

When creating cards, I try to plan the layout, and the rest is done to cover up boo-boos!

Interior (sentiment is a sneak peek):

The frame is actually "popped up", and the wreath is recessed beneath it:

The pretty Tonic Essentials Layered Leaves Embossing Folder is highlighted with some Brilliance ink pads, and distressed with Straw around the edges.

The Pretty floral spray was
created with:

dimensional flowers,

ribbon from DLArt,

Sizzix Branch with Leaves in vellum,

Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves
coated with 


a Martha Stewart heart
covered with

and some
pretty pearl flourishes.

Here's a close up of the
glittered items:

Lastly a sweet pink card with lacy elements:

The bow is made from my Great-Aunt Agnes's stash from the 1940s or 1950s. It's a pale pink with large scallops and scallops in the scallops (giggle).

While this frame is also popped up, it was done a bit differently:

The result is a much sturdier frame, and it looks fabulous in real life, easier to adhere, and gorgeously sparkle-full! I imagine a less sturdy cardboard would have been just as acceptable:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Sparkle N Sprinkle Products:

Other Products:
Sizzix Branch with Leaves in vellum
Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves
MS open heart punch
DLArt Ribbon
Pearl Stickers with (glitter added)
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Woven 1 embossing folder

Challenges I'd like to support please:

  1. Allsorts Challenge #402 Hearts and/or Flowers 2/17 (I used the rubber for the wreath, and the digital for the sentiments)
  2. Artistic Inspirations #172 Anything Goes 2/20
  3. Classic World Wide Open DT Challenge #11 - Anything Goes for a DT (SNS DT) 3/1
  4. Crafting from the Heart #146 Anything Goes  2/20
  5. Crafting When We Can (#137) Flowers 2/19
  6. Crafty Cardmakers #182 Add Some Texture (wet and dry embossing, glitter, lace, fabric, flowers) 2/27
  7. The Corrosive Challenges - #2 Anything Goes 3/12
  8. Use Your Stuff #251 Bingo Card 2/20 (Yellow card uses diagonal from left to right - pearls, bling, heart, embossing) (Flat Pink card uses 2nd row Enamel dots, sparkle in flowers, pink, stamping)

Stamping hugs,


Martine Smith said...

Really lovely Donna I do love a wreath card there's something about them. And you have done them lovely xxx

Valerija said...

Fabulous cards. Love them all. Really lovely flower wreath!
Have a great day.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Beautiful cards. I love the colours.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful cards Donna :) loved the layering and mix of textures on them:)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Donna, I'm sure where to start! These cards are beyond beautiful, and there was so much work and tlc put into all of them. The must have taken forever to make, I mean the fussy cutting alone!! wow!! The wreath stamp is just delightful and I adore how you cut out additional pieces of flowers and bows and layered the wreath up for dimension! Your colouring is just wonderful, the colours and shading, perfection! The same stamp, but three completely different cards! Love the pink glitter die cut layer on the last card, and of course all the pale pinks just drew me right in. lol. The yellow one is so bright and cheery, and I love the basket weave background on the first one. You sure have put these stamps to great use!!

I hope all is well with you. I apologize again for not returning your email. I think things will be calming down over the next week or so, and I will take some time to sit and write to you. Until then I send wishes to you and yours for a Happy Valentine's Day! hugs my friend :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

You always put so much of your love, talent and mainly your sole into making these really gorgeous cards that you create.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Donna, love those flowers and those dies.
great designs and use of papers.

Gr Karin

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh my! How gorgeous, Donna! I love the way you have used these gorgeous dies and embossing folders to create three totally different masterpieces. So much dimension, even on the "flat" one! Love the pretty little flowers popped up. Beautiful coloring and cutting! My favorite is the yellow one. Love how you used the embossing folder on two layers, and how you highlighted the yellow layer. The bouquets are drop dead gorgeous on no. 2 and 3! Beautiful sparkly masterpieces!

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your coloring on each of those pretty leaves! The accents you have added are the perfect touch! Love the fussy cutting and how some portions are raised for some lovely depth and dimension! And of course all of that glittery goodness! YOWZA!!!

aussie aNNie said...

You have rocked these De, love your colouring and are the queen of creations...hugs.xx{aNNie}

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna these cards are gorgeous I love them all. There is so much detail in the things you make. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, these are all absolutely amazing, Donna!! You've showcased the beautiful wreath perfectly on all there cards!! The designs of each one are amazing!! I love the sparkle and the layers and every single detail you added!! Stunning, stunning cards, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Glenda Atkins said...

Amazing work, full of texture, beauty and craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!
Glenda DT

Wendy L said...

These are all so beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Donna, these are all gorgeous! I love them all and such gorgeous colours and elements too.
Linda xxx

Linda said...

They are all gorgeous, Donna! And the yellow wreath is a ray of sunshine! Happy Valentine's Day to you. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ohmyohmyohmy! You've been up to pretty again! Just look how gorgeous each of these is! Wowie! Love that basket weave and the offset popped up flowers on the first. I'm mighty partial to yellow, so the second card steals my heart. I also love how you dropped off the die to square the edges on that one. Clever! Then again, I adore the antique lace and sweet pink on the last card. All the glitter and embossing and die cuts and your coloring of the very sweet and pretty wreath make me want to go play in my room. I'm heavily influenced by all the many styles of card making, which, I suppose, is why I can't settle for one or the other. These are all magnificent, Donna!

missgailly said...

Some seriously beautiful cards here! Wow! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Wow these are amazing cards. Such stunning work. It's hard to make flat cards for envelopes (lol I think) because it's so fun to put embellishments everywhere!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a beautiful wreath design and you have used it magnificently with all of your card creations. Each one is a work of art. I like that you made one that can be easily mailed too. I mainly do that type myself.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Your cards are all beautiful but I especially like the first one with the woven EF. Your coloring on the wreaths is wonderful as always. I had been pondering whether I wanted to get the SW leaves you used and now that I see them on your card, I will be getting them for sure. Happy Heart Day Donna!

pam said...

Well my dear friend, you have been so busy to create these stunning card designs, your colours and shapes are perfect! think my favorite is the last beautiful pink card, using your Great Aunt Agnes Lace, love the floral wreath image and beautiful sentiment..
You are teasing us again Donna, with your sneak peek gorgeous sentiment..beautiful!.
Hugs and thank you for details on your card makes.
Pam x

Lori Kobular said...

Donna these cards are all gorgeous! I love the colors of each one. The pretty flowers, ribbon and beautiful dies all come together magically! The glitter is really a nice touch too! I looked thru your list of products used and somehow I missed who makes that pretty basket weave embossing folder on your first beauty!

Mrs A. said...

Wow so hard to get my head round that they have started from the same stamp set. You have made all 3 look so totally different and each one a beauty in it's own right. Georgeous designs, colourways and embellishments. hugs Mrs A.

Conniecrafter said...

They are all just beautiful, I love the extra dimension that you gave to the wreaths by adding the extra flowers. I love all the extra embellishing you have done on the yellow card, great textures. Beautiful framing on all of them too such great details, it sure cut through that thicker base wonderfully!

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

Wow.... what a beautiful cards with lovely colors and flowers.
Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive challenge blog.
Hugs Bianca.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, so much wonderful detail on all of these beautiful, unique and very special cards, Donna!!!! Lovely dimension and wonderful sparkle and that wreath is soooooooo fabulous!!!! Love the beautiful lace and the pretty little flowers!!!! Absolutely gorgeous, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Chris said...

All three of these cards are beautiful Donna. Fabulous stamps and designs, love all the glitter and added dimension. If I had to choose a favourite it would be the yellow/green one...purely because of the colours!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow all three cards are gorgeous in your beautiful elegant glittery style, I just love the detail and designs. I hope you are doing well and enjoying the warm sunshine down there. Take good care xx

Becky said...

Wow, Donna, each color made it look like a totally different stamp. I love them all. And that Tonic embossing folder is to die for . Thanks for explaining your creative process. I love all 3 cards.


Oh wow! These are so gorgeous Donna! It's like looking at a spring garden with all those beautiful bright colors and flowers! Is one for me? LOL. I love that dies frame on the yellow card and must add to my wish list. Thanks for the beautiful process explanation! Have a lovely week Donna. Take care. Hugs.

*Vicki* said...

These are all really stunning creations Donna!! Love the beautiful images with your coloring, layering and details!! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, Donna, and I really love that basketweave embossing! Wonderful color combos on each of these and, of course, I love the glitter. I think the lace bow on the pink card may be my favorite of all the embellishments you added. Incredible use of the die cuts!

Tammy L said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Lots of beautiful layers and delicate details. Very very pretty! Thanks for joining my swap at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Donna, your cards are absolutely stunning! So many details and fancy layers! Love your flowers and die cuts! And of cours I love all the sparkle! Beautiful cards, my friend!


Team Clark said...

Oh wow Donna! Where do I even start to describe these beauties and my favorite details! Well, I love each and every bit of layering, love that leafy edge and your gorgeous imagery/coloring! Beautiful creations! Happy belated Valentine's, Autumn

cotnob said...

A beautiful selection of cards Donna, such a pretty spring wreath. I love the different colour combinations you have used and all of the fabulous die cut details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

April said...

These are gorgeous cards! Love them! I just bought that basket weave embossing folder and can't wait to use it.

Stampsnob. said...

Don't know where to look they are so beautiful and soo much to see .Lis

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow these are all very beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous selection of cards love the beautiful wreath stamp and beautiful dies and embellishments-love the tip of embossing the whole of the die-cut never thought of that before!
Carol x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at UYS, good luck!!! Amy DT

Judy McKay said...

Simply stunning cards Donna. Love the design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Hope to see your pretty art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Helene E said...

Wonderful details! Thank you so much for entering in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

brenda said...

So sorry to be so late getting here Donna (hospital kept me hostage for a couple of days again) but ad to take a peek and thank you so much for sharing your really beautiful Spring creation with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Janice said...

Such beautiful cards as always Donna! Your colouring is beautifully and I just love all the fussy cutting, you must be so patient :-)

Patti Krauss said...
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Patti Krauss said...

Love your cards, Donna. I, too, have those best for mailing and those best for hand delivery, but I love the really frilly ones, best. Your cards are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! - Patti (CWWC DT)

Maike von maikreations said...

Such a lovely set of cards! Thank you for joining my "Add some Texture" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers Blog! Happy crafting,

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet and dear Donna! WOW! You so delight me, and I absolutely love these wreaths and each card you've made with them. I especially love the layered one with your amazing fussy cutting and offsetting. Truly gorgeous. And what wonderful dies and layouts! Love all your beautiful embellishments and attention to every small detail. It all shows in each of your gorgeous cards, my friend! I'm so sorry I am much going on these days, but I'll email you a bit later to catch up. Much love and tender hugs, precious friend! xoxo

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Donna just popping back to say----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the flower wreath.

Michelle Windsor said...

This is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for

Pia S said...

Three amazing looking designs with intricate detailing and beautiful touches. These all fabulous, but if I were to pick a a favorite it would probably be the yellow and green one. I love playing with yellow but it's harder with the green. But these colors are so springlike and the arrangement on the left with flowers, glittery leaves and organza is so beautiful!

crafty said...

Wow these are beautiful cards. Thank you for joining the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

All three of these are incredible! Wow! You amaze me and make me so happy with your inspiring designs.

Sue said...

Donna, what a beautiful array of wreaths in different colors and styles.
Love them all, the yellow is very pretty, but the pink is too, and that baske tweave is I said all of them are so beautiful. Love the sparkle too.


Helen said...

Great cards - all so beautiful and elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge.

Helen x


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