My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beautiful Geraniums by Sparkle N Sprinkle

Belated Thanksgiving Greetings to all my blogging buddies and new follower Donna K - 

My Blogging Friends top my list of Blessings for which I am very grateful.

This month we are bringing you a pretty new stamp set by 
artist Beccy Muir with FIVE chances to win

the first chance is in our "Beautiful Geraniums" Release Contest
four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

The Geranium stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

The Geranium stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to one commenter.
To win, just come to our Mystery Designer Party!

How the Mystery Party works:

On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winner will be announced on December 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

The beautiful Geraniums set is available at 20% off 
as part of our December specials. 
Just use the code DEC20 in the COMMENTS SECTION 
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.
Promotion valid through December 3.(sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).

By now you have guessed that the glitter is in the green frame ( Luau Green Microfine Velvet Glitter )
I stamped directly on the Cloud Nine Microfine Velvet Glitter with Memento Ink, and colored the image with Copic Markers (shown below)
In person it is very sparkly!

Tutorial for how to color on glitter with markers can be found here.
See how glittery it is? (more giggles)

To make this card, just click HERE for complete directions.

A peek inside:

LOVE these pretty geraniums and the Copic Markers on Cloud Nine glitter technique!
Psssst! You can also use regular markers and watercolors on glitter - 
here's the tut for that!


Submitted to the following incredible challenges:

  1. Crafty Hands Challenge - #3 Sparkle and Bling (blingy flourish and 2 glittered surfaces) (12-6)
  2. Sister Act Card Challenge - #35 Anything Goes (12-6)
  3. Paper Crafting Journey - Nov 21 Bling It Up (12-4) (blingy flourish and 2 glittered surfaces)
  4. Crafter's Cafe Challenge - #39 Anything Goes (12-3)
  5. Simon Says - Nov 27 Anything Goes (12-4)
  6. Party Time Tuesday's Challenge - #148 Anything Goes (12-3)

Thanks for visiting today!
Warm hugs,


Unknown said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love all the glitter! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act this week!

Unknown said...

Beautiful sparkly card Donna! Love the Copics on the Velvets and that sparkly frame!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous!! But, I expect nothing else from you :) Beautiful coloring and that's one of my favorite spellbinder dies glittered up.

Mayras Designs said...

Beautiful as always !! I love the color combination , one of my favorites !!!


Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh hi, Glitter fingers! Another gorgeous sparkly creation from the glitter goddess, Miss Donna. How pretty, with the subtle vellum leaves and that beautiful background die. Amazing!

April said...

Beautiful card and so sparkly! I love the colors.

Monica said...

Hello Donna,
I am grateful too for having you as a blog buddy and for all your kindness and genuineness (not sure whether that is a word).
This card is sooooooo pretty. The flower image is simply breathtaking and the roses look stunning.
You asked me how Aleeza enjoyed her swim class - she did very much as it was a a group class and she had a class mate there. I have also put her in a private swim class to see what works best for her. She says she enjoys it with her friends a great deal.
So you did card making as well in your son's class? How sweet!!!
Off to your previous card now. My fingers are giving me some grief so I have not been regular.


maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing creation , with a wonderful new stamp, I really, really love it, great image , colours and glittering!!!


Shirley said...

Just popped back from your tutorial Donna. wow so very explicit and detailed. Your colouring of the geraniums is second to none. Love the darker middle section.

Such a clever touch to go with a completely different coloured embellished flower it works beautifully and makes the whole card pop. Bring on the bling it works for me.

Another very well thought out card which would grace any mantlepiece with elegance.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, such a beautiful image. I love the colour scheme, beautiful detailing and wonderful sparkle.
hugs Sue xx

Carmen said...

This is breath taking. I love the colors that you have chosen.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card Donna.
Love the flowers and sparkle.

gr karin

Donna Maligno said...

De, I love all the sparkly- ness to this elegant card. Makes me think of Spring already!

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful Donna. Nature definitely never cease to amaze. Your flowers are beautiful on this card.
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kReN said...

Love pink geraniums and your variations in colors make this an outstanding card!

Thanks for sharing your creativity with me!
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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Donna ! I really like how you coloured the geraniums and the sparkle of course is fabulous. Beautiful colours & layering. Love those rolled flowers :) I hope you are doing well, hugs, Shirleyx

Alanna said...

This is so pretty. I love the image and your coloring. Thanks for leaving some love at my blog.

Karen Petitt said...

A really beautiful card Donna and a gorgeous stamp set, lovely to see something that isn't Christmas Karen xx

SD pooja said...

I loved the panels below the lovely sparkling geraniums .Blue rolled flowers look wonderful on green bg ,Its beautiful card !!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I love your glittered frame and beautiful image, it looks fabulous stamped on the glitter card and then coloured with Copic markers. The pink and green colour combination is so pretty.

barbara macaskill said...

Is it wrong to be in love with a card? If so, I am proud to be wrong!!! I absolutely love your card! The way you sparklized the flowers,leaves and frame is gorgeous and I love the colors you chose to use! The extra bling on the side ROCKS! TFS!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I like the floral image,all the sparkle the colours and the design.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!

Beccalite said...

This is such a beautiful card, lots of sparkle and bling there.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our Challenge #3 'Sparkle and Bling' CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xx (DT member)

PS I am your newest follower now too. Thank you so much for following my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. xxx

Sandy said...

Donna - your card is beautiful! Thank you for participating with us this week at PTT. Good Luck! - Sandy, DT Member

Gale said...

Beautiful card and love all the bling. Thanks for joining us at PCJ in our "Bling It Up" challenge and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Frann said...

Great card Donna! I love the layout, the coloring, the sparkle and of course, the geranium

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful. Great layers and colors and the die cuts make it extra special. Well done.

Stampsnob. said...

Oh so beautiful , this card is lovely........Lis

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Hello Miss D, your card creation is lovely. I especially love that darker pink oval behind the flower die(teehee!). Seriouisly, this is gorgeous. Lots of pretty touches as always!

elf1023 said...

I just love this card. I love the colors, the coloring, everything. Great job.

Tigerberry said...

The is a WOW card. I have yet to use the copics on the glitter like you did. I must try it.

Janis said...

Love the gorgeous rhinestone flourish along the sparkly glitter on this lovely geranium image.
<3 J

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Eret said...

Amazing! Donna, your card is truly stunning! These colors look so pretty together. Love the blue flowers as a accent. They let the geraniums sparkle even more. Green vellum leaves are very pretty as well. Fantastic work, Donna!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Donna! Girls love sparkles & I love your design!

craftieodmae said...

I love the glitter, it's a gorgeous card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful, Donna. I don't know how you add all that glitter, but it really makes your cards special. I love this!

Anne Temple said...

Wow Donna, this is beautiful! Love all the glitter and a great color combo.

Leslie Miller said...

Gasp! How is it that glitter has such a powerful impact on our senses? I'm sure there's some primitive reason for it. This is just incredibly beautiful, and not only does it have glitter, it also has flowers, which I love, and a favorite color combo -- pink and green. I think I may have just stepped into Heaven!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Donna! I love all the glitter and bling. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Benzi said...

Well, I'm too late for winning anything but I wanted to tell you how I love geranium images and they are not easy to find. I'm sure I'll have to have this one.
Your card is awesome and sooooooo sparkly. Beautifully done, De!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I do love the sparkle, Donna! Wonderful lacy die cut for the background layer, and marvelous coloring. Sorry to be so late i visiting -- Thanksgiving just overwhelmed me and then a fun 'girls-only' weekend away with my daughter and I've been playing catch up ever since. :-D

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