Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Spring Fling Blog Hop


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Spring Fling Blog Hop.  It has certainly felt like spring around here lately with all this warm weather and flowers starting to bloom.  We are celebrating all the different aspects of spring such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, or whatever the word “Spring” inspires.  The hop is from February 9 – 10 and winners will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 11th between 3-7 PM EST on the SNS blog.   If you came here from Shanna Shands’ stunning blog, you are in the right place.  Otherwise you may want to go back to the SNS Home Blog to get all the details and start from the beginning.  You won’t want to miss anything.

Now for the important information – the prizes!!  One lucky person will win the Grand Prize – a Stamp Set of the winner’s choice on cling!  A second person will win a Stampette Set of the winner’s choice on cling!!!   There are also three more prizes hidden on three different designers’ blogs.  To be eligible for the grand prizes you MUST leave a comment on each and every blog.  Here is the list of the designer blogs to visit:
SNS Home Blog addy:  http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog
Marie Berquist     http://craftemarie.blogspot.com/ (You are HERE)
Jessica Griffin     http://canyoupixelthis.com/
Angie Blasingame     http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com/
Eleanor Jenkins     http://stampinginva.blogspot.com/
SNS Home Shoppping :   http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/




My first card is using an adorable image called Little Bunny.  I cut him out and popped him up on top of a pink oval filigree and decorative paper with a Spellbinder tulip medallion die tucked behind.  The sentiment, Happy Easter, is heat embossed with an embossing powder called Sangria Star.  It is one of the new Tuscany Embossing Powders.  Both stamps are available as individual stamps at the Sparkle N Sprinkle store and full details for this card can be found here.



My next card is using the new Bunny & Chicks image which is also part of a recently released set, Celebrate Life.


I embossed this image using one of my new favorite embossing powders, Teddy Brown.  I also used a square of Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock and colored with markers.  I rounded the corners, layered it on pink, and popped this onto a light blue square with the edges punched with a corner/border punch.  This is all added to a square card base with layers of yellow polka dot and shimmery yellow floral designer papers.  The sentiment is from the Welcome Spring Set, which is also included in the Celebrate Life set, and is punched out and popped up at the top.

For embellishments I added pink ribbon, a pink flower, a pink heart pin, and two blue flower stems that I made using wire, "Tear-ific" Tape, Dimensional Glue, Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft, and Fascination Glitter.  For the shorter one I added the dimensional glue to the end of a floral wire and dipped it in the Sparkle N Soft and let it dry.  For the taller one I simply wound some of the tape around it and dipped it in the Sparkle N Soft.  I added small dots of the dimensional glue to each of these and sprinkled them with the glitter.  The 2nd one with the tape was quicker to make but I think the first one had more of the effect I wanted.  For the final touch I added three yellow pearls.

Well, it is time to head over to Jessica Griffin’s gorgeous blog to see what wonderful surprises she has for you.  Don’t forget to leave a comment first to have a chance at one of the prizes.

Thanks so much for hopping by.   Remember to check back on February 11 to see if you are a winner!!  Also, just a reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents Art Deco, Fantasy, People and Gail Burton images on special – 15% off!  To view all our specials, which also include a few glitters, embossing powders, and flocking – just click here.

E. Marie



These cards are entered in the following challenges:

Happy Easter Card
All Sorts Challenge Week #140 – Free and Easy Pt. 1
The Crafty Pad Challenge #156 – Fresh Spring Colors
The Pink Elephant TPE134 – Happy 3rd Birthday ELLA! /Use pink...a lil' pink or a lott'a
Flourishes You’ve been FRAMED: a Noon Time Challenge! – Frame

Some Bunny Loves You Card
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Love Is In The Air
CES Challenge #71 – Give Me Wings
Crafts and Me Challenge #69 – Use a New Image
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C122 –  Make a Scene
Lexis Creations Challenge #58 - Love
DYSU #58 – Love
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #135 – Cute Critters   GDT
One Stop Crafts Challenge #168 – For The One I Love
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #88 - Feel the LOVE (plus a sentiment)
Stamping Sisters In Christ Challenge #125 - Create a card/project that shows love

57 comments:

Cheryl B said...

Love your bunny cards!

janet33234 said...

Very sweet cards.......love the Bunny holding the flowers.

Tracey Manderson said...

wow both cards are great. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges
Hope to see you next time
Hugs
Tracey

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, your cards are pure delight? Such cuteness, and deep, rich colors! Makes me wish for an Easter Hunt right now! Great shading on the little white eggs, and darling pastel, Springing elements in the sketch. Pretty!

Hopemore Studio said...

Nice design! That first little bunny made me chuckle, what a cute stamp!
~Angie

Sandra said...

Both cards are stunning Marie, done with such a lot of thought too! l love Easter cards not a lot get sent these days but l have carried on the tradition and still sent them :) Sandra H

Shona Erlenborn said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but I particularly like the ideas you had for the flowers in the second one Marie - Thanks for the tips!

Gina said...

Thank you for the great ideas.

Karin said...

Your cards are always exceptional and full of lovely details! I love the dimention on the first card and that frame around the beautifully colored image is wonderful!

Amanda R said...

Marie these both really make me want spring to be here already but I am LOVING the idea with the floral wire and glitter on the flowers in the second one, so gonna steal that idea!

Karalee Ingram said...

Marie, these cards definately say Spring. The yellow background is especially pretty on your second card. Keep the great work!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What cute and darling cards. I really love them both equally. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susannah said...

The combination of yellow and pink is cheerful! I llove the die and the heart pin.

Cat said...

Love the Spring colors and adorable images! Stunning!

Sazzle said...

Great cards and love your use of the polka dots too :-)

Thanks for joining us over at fussy and Fancy and good luck!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sazzle

http://sazzlecraft.blogspot.com/

NanaConnie said...

What delightful spring cards, Marie! I really am in love with the bunny and basket stamp, and I adore the die cuts you used with your first card. Great paper choices.

Jaybee46 said...

I just love the expression on the Bunny's face! I love to stamp images and cut them out for my cards - a good one to try. Thanks. Judy Bennett

Robyn Rinehart said...

Love your pearls color and flowers on each card. Great shading!!!!

Lana said...

Fab cards Marie xx

Anonymous said...

I think the smiling bunny would win the heart of a child on Easter!
Jan Hobbs

Mary said...

Love the little bunny popping up from the oval nestability!

StampNK said...

That first card is so cute and would be great for a kid, and your second card is gorgeous!! Loving that bunny and basket image!

Dianne Potter said...

Super cards! I would be tickled to death to receive a flower from that bunny. Thanks for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful, as usual, Marie! Love them both!

lakeslady said...

Love your cards especially the first one. It brings happy memories flooding back, as I think the rabbit is one of the very first stamps ( after Scottie) that I bought from Miss Maggie at Sparklensprinkle.
Thanks for trip down memory lane and the opportunity to share your obvious talents.

Brenda said...

Just love the little bunny card! It's one of my favorite SNS bunnies. The some bunny card is adorable too - lots of great texture and embellishments!

Marci M said...

I love your bunny cards and the new stamp set is fabulous. Great Job!

Charlene said...

Both cards are just adorable. Great job!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I LOVE that funny bunny on the top card!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

Love the bunny holding the flowers and the cute expression on his face. You did a super job on these cards. Thanks for sharing!

Karenajo

April said...

really great cards, Marie! I love the bright colors. Cute bunnies!

Kathy Vogel said...

I especially like your second card. The background papers are lovely. I like the border punch you used too.

NWFlamingo said...

I especially like the little bunny card. I love the background paper and the tulips too! Very nice!

Debs said...

Two fab cute cards - especially love the second one - adorable :o)
Thanks for sharing them with us at Allsorts and MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Linda Gibb said...

Your easter cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Rose Petal said...

Hi Marie. Such a pretty card with that gorgeous image and lovely Spring colours. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Joy said...

Sweet cards, love that you adapted Easter cardsthanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog to the Love is in the Air challenge this week....

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, fab colour choices!


Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT, Delightful Challenges & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

cincyem said...

2 adorable cards. Thanks.

Gina R said...

Love the cards, Little Bunny is so cute. The colors are terrific

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Aurora Christina said...

Both cards are very creative. I enjoyed reading about the technique you used on the stems on the second card. I also really like the border punch you used. It matched perfectly and reminded me of a basket weave. The bunny on the first card is adorable.

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW both cards are soooo pretty. Love the layers andI especially love the bunny in the frame. He's too cute

Min said...

Your cards are just lovely! Beautiful work!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

judys said...

So different and yet they both say Spring so well. Thank you for showing us how to do these.

Sue said...

Aww what a cute image and sentiment!! and you've coloured the scene so beautifully! Gorgeous papers and embellishments - lovely Spring colours. I love the lattice frame and flowers - so pretty. It's a really sweet card! Your other bunny card is very cute also!
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

How clever to sit the bunny on the oval! Love the "framing" on the great stamp of bunnies and chicks.
Janet

Katy said...

Love that bunny from the first card! He is so cute!! Your 2nd card totally embraces spring with the colors! I love the frame, flowers, golden dot things in the corner, and love love love that heart pin!! And the blue cat tails (or that's what I think they are) ;) Awesome!

Frann said...

Both of your cards are really nice. I love that funny bunny on the first one and the way you layered the die cuts under him. Nice choice of frame on the second card. It really sets off your stamped image.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow both gorgeous creations! And those images is both delicious and i love the heart pin.

FrancineB said...

Both card are fabulous, but I love that pudgy little bunny. Adorable.

Shanna Shands said...

I love the bright pink. The floral embellishment is lovely. I have some pins but never thought to use them! Thanks for a little inspiration.

Julie Z said...

Such pretty colors and perfectly springy cards Marie! And I LOVE your flower pin/pick idea - how very creative!! I'd love to try that in browns to make some cattails - what do you think? Such a great idea & a perfect accent on your card!

Jenny said...

Two lovely sweet cards. Nice take on the Love theme.
Thanks for joining EAC.
Jenny

Rose said...

Marie, your Bunny and Chicks image looks lovely on this sweet Eastertime card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's Use a New Image challenge. ~ Rose

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful! Nice take on the love challenge. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Digi Darla said...

Cute cards. Love the color combinations.
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