Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sparkle and Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sparkle and Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!!  We have so many wonderful ideas to share with you just in time for the upcoming holidays.  This is also a debut for the 2012-2013 Design Team.  We have lots of new designers, making this a longer hop, but to make it easier for you we are hopping for four days!!  If you have come to my blog by way of Keri Brown’s creative blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stopped by for a visit, you might want to head over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details. 

The hop runs Nov. 15 - 18 and you will have a chance to win one of five prizes by simply visiting each designer’s blog and leaving a comment.   Three of the prizes are “hidden” on 3 different mystery designers’ blogs so you want to make sure you visit all of them, leaving some kind thoughts. 

Are you all comfortable and cozy?  Grab a mug of hot chocolate and let’s start hoppin’.


In case you get lost, here is the hop line up:














Marie Berquist (you are here!!)





 

I have several project to share with you.  My first project is a cute shimmery card, using an older winter set, Winter Swirl.


I used alcohol inks and holographic cardstock to create the beautiful sparkly blue circles and heat embossed with White Detail EP.  I used the Snowflakes and Every Snowflake images, along with the Kisses From Heaven sentiment.

 
The border on the right is created using ½” Tear-ific tape, Blue Lightning Glitter, and the new Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter with the Masking On Velvet Glitter Technique.   Find the complete details in our gallery here.


One of my favorite things to make at Christmas is ornaments and with the release of the new Holiday Foliage set I just had to combine the two. 



 

I started with the Merry Christmas from the Holiday Greetings, heat embossed with Gold Detail EP on tissue paper.  Using SNS Ornament Glue I placed this inside the ornament and added Bridal Glitter (see Glitter Ornaments Part 2 in our Tips and Techniques).

 
 
 

Then I used the Large Poinsettia image, along with Clear Embossable Acetate, Gold Detail EP, Alcohol Markers, a Super Adhesive Sheet, and Gypsy Red and Lator Gator Velvet Glitter to create a lovely layered top.  Make sure you check out the full tutorial on this ornament here.

 
 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I will share a few more holiday ideas throughout the hop, so feel free to stop back by. 


 
 
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Charmagne Welch-Rivera’s  wonderful blog for even more inspiration.  Hang in there!!  Only a few more to visit.

 

E. Marie

 
 

These are entered in the following challenges:

Kisses From Heaven Card:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge #30 - Winter
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #79 – More Than One Punch And/Or Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C162 - Inspired by Favorite Christmas Carol (Winter Wonderland)
Delightful Challenges – Let It Snow
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE174 – Punches/Dies


Poinsettia Ornament:
Spectrum Noir October Challenge - Flowers (Used Markers on Acetate Flower)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #158 – Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #203 – Anything Goes

51 comments:

Gita said...

Both of these are amazing. Love the blue holographic card. The ornament is very elegant!!!

April said...

Your ornament is gorgeous! I love the pop of blue on your sparkly card! Great job!

Keri Brown said...

I absolutely love blue and white cards for Christmas but I truly love your ornament... You did an amazing job on it... :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

So much bright sparkle on your card, but I'm afraid it is "over-shadowed" by that stunning ornament! Just amazing!

Julie Z said...

Both super sparkly and beautiful Marie! The ornament is most definitely gorgeous; but the snowflake card with all that sparkle is awesome too!! Great projects!

Barbara Bruder said...

Your projects are great, but the ornament, it's fabulous. I have some holographic paper and I want to try the technique you used on it. It is a stunning looking card.

Chan BBChan said...

What A great card you have made and the wonderful design

Thanks you for joining us at the Crafty Cardmakes this week

Hugs
Betty

Brenda said...

Love the "chill" of the snowflakes on the holographic CS, but the ornaments really take the cake! AND - the ornament topper is OVER THE TOP!!! Gorgeous :)

Debi said...

Wow! These are fantastic. I love blue Christmas cards. The poinsettia ornament is exquisite.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Wow, these projects are awesome, love the colours that you used! That Poinsettia ornament is fantastic too!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful projects. The ornament is wonderful. TFS

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful; I like both creations!
Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, I hope you see the next week, too :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Jill Jacobsen said...

I absolutely love that ornament!! It is gorgeous!! Can't wait to get it in the store!! Everyone is going to flip over it:)

Michelle said...

This card is lovely. Great colors.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
XXX Michelle

Karin said...

Ok, now that I'm done picking my jaw off the ground...lol! Simply stunning that ornament! The ponsettia topper is mindblowing! And I love your snowy blue and white cards too! Wooosh....(That's the sound of me being blown away!)

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are amazing. Never thought o color holographic paper with Copics - it's stunning. An your ornament is jaw dropping gorgeous.

Donna Ellis said...

Wooooooo! INCREDIBLE techniques, Marie! I have pinned this post for techniques and projects! So be prepared for lots of visitors! LOL I have holographic paper and didn't know what to do with it! THANK YOU for the tip about the AIs. Your layered Christmas ornament is gorgeous. Thank you so much for always inspiring me, Marie. ((hugs))

Shanna Shands said...

Your ornament is just fab. The Poinsettia is just wow, fab. I love all your blue snowy goodness on the card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my! You are so talented and crafty. I adore that card and that ornament is awesome too. Thanks for the inspiration!

crafty grandma said...

Beautiful ornament!! truly inspirational...can't wait to start on mine;waiting for the painter to finish painting so I can move my crafts into my new 'woman' cave!!LOL!!

Sandra H said...

Marie, Your amazing these are fantastic x

Feebsy said...

Such a great card, I love the embossed panel and the white againt the holographic paper looks fabulous. Love the bauble too, it's stunning.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Beth M said...

Wow that Poinsettia is absolutely stunning!! Beautiful ornament :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Karalee said...

Oh Marie, these are beautiful. I'd love to visit your home during the holidays!

Candy Meyers said...

I love the snowflake card. The holographic paper really makes it a special creation. Your ornament is absolutely gorgeous. So neat. I would be a proud owner of these two. Great job. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Julie said...

The holographic paper is perfect with the snowflakes. Gives it a zing. I must try to create an ornament as lovely as your

Linda said...

Spectacular Marie! I love the blue holographic paper in your card. The ornament is outstanding. Great poinsettia.

elf1023 said...

OMG your work is awesome. Love winter swirl, love ii all!! You have the beat ideas.

Trena Johnson said...

Wonderful projects. Great job.

SusanHnSC said...

Hey Marie! Is that ornament my Christmas present? Cause I wouldn't turn it down!!

Frann said...

Everything you created is gorgeous and full of sparkles!

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh your bauble is AWESOME! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Debbie said...

Great card thank you for entering at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck.
Debbiex

Beverly Baxley said...

Love your beautifully done card and ornament. It brings Christmas closer. The poinsettia just adds so much to the glittery ball.

Roxie said...

I love your card and ornament. They are both beautiful.

KristiDaroci said...

These are amazing!!

NWFlamingo said...

The blue card is so beautiful as is the poinsettia ornament. Great inspiration.

ChristineR said...

Thank you Marie!

carrie said...


Wow! Wow! Wow! Love the blue and white cards, but the poinsettia ornament topper is just out of this world fantastic. I am really glad there is a full tutorial for this project.

Tigerberry said...

Marie, I like your ornament and especially like what you did with the poinsettia. I love the use of the holographic paper on the card. Great choice of colors.

Laurie said...

The snowflake card is so pretty, the blue and white and sparkles are perfect together. Th poinsettia on the ornament is amazing.

Cat said...

Your snowflake card is beautiful! I am in LOVE with your ornament! That poinsettia is stunning on that gorgeous ornament!

Kim S said...

Love the ornaments!
Kim S
kasot@aol.com

Gerlinde said...

Great projects, as usual! I always love your ornaments and the sparkly snowflakes are breathtaking!

HelenM said...

very elegant

namabear said...

Marie, Your snowflake card is pretty luv it. The ornament is awesome I have seen a new technique using the stamps and will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

christi said...

wow, sensory overload, so much really sparkly stuff hard to pick which is my fav. i think i like the ornament ok really the top of the ornament. it's so rich and regal. gorgeous job on all.

Pamela said...

Love the use of that holographic paper and the pointsettia ornament is just awesome!

Rose Wilson said...

Great snowflake card I like the way it shines. The ornament is awesome.

Mary Strauser said...

Love the Ornament it is awesome.
Love the snowflakes also will have to try the Pointsettia
Thanks for sharing

Sandra Kersting said...

Just love blue on a christmas card and the sparkle just adds more to it. Using the large pointsettia for the top of the ornament is beautiful.