Friday, 14 December 2018

December Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop

Hello.  Welcome.  This month I am guest designing for Doodles Paper Playground and I am so happy to be hopping with the team for the new release, so welcome to the December Release Blog Hop!  You should be coming from Annie.  There are 6 new blends to share with you and I can't wait to see more of what the team has to share with us all!  
Here's my project.  I made a shaker tag!

Sqquueeee!  How cute is that??  Penguins on frozen pond!!  Aren't they adorbs??  And so much sparkly loveliness!!

I started by making my Shaker element.  I cut a piece of patterned paper, a piece of acetate, a piece of foam and a piece of white card with Sizzix Rounded Tags dies.  Then I cut the foam and the white card with Poppystamps House in the Woods die.  It gives this lovely tree lined aperture, but alas, once again, the house had to go!!  I water coloured the white card to give me my scene.  The foam I cut away all the branches and tree trunks except the biggest ones on each side.  This has allowed me to make a three part shaker.  I filled the two outside shaker spaces with Icicle blend, removing some of the bigger elements, and used Juniper Berries blend for the middle shaker window.  I also stamped the penguins' skates and the Rubber Dance sentiment with black archival.
Here you can see a bit more of the blends in the shaker windows.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the penguins from Poppystamps Love Note set.  Stamping their skates on the tag means I didn't have to fussy cut them!!  Then I went a little crazy with the iridescent glitter glue on the penguins, the tree branches, the sentiment and also used it to add detail to the trees. 
To see detailed descriptions of each of the December Sparkle Blends release, check out the release blog post
We are so excited about this whole release! Do you have a favorite? Juniper Berries, Celebrate and Garnet seem to be front runners for our Designing Divas! These talented ladies have lots of inspiring projects for you, so please hop along with us and leave comments on each leg for a chance to win one of 4 great prizes!
Grand Prize: One person who comments on all posts will win full size packages of all 6 of our December Release Sparkle Blends!
3 Door Prizes: 3 randomly selected commenters will receive one full size package of Sparkle Blends from the December Release!
Giveaway closes at 11:59pm, EST, Sunday December 16, 2018
Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win and now you need to hop to Kelli.  If you get lost or find a broken link the full hop list is at the Doodles Paper Playground.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 51 - Merry and Bright
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 12 - Lag Pa Lag Jul
Visions of Sugarplums Challenge 1 - Christmas/Winter
The Cats Pajamas Challenge #352 - Winter Holidays
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas


  1. This is adorable!! I love it when tags are so pretty they can be kept as ornaments!! Lovely job!

  2. Love the colour of your cute card, thank you for joining us st Kreativ Scrapping
    Hug, dt Inger Marie

  3. This is awesome! What a great scene and I love the bright colors!

  4. Gorgeous mix of
    packs. Love the
    shaker and the
    Icicles mix.
    Carla from Utah

  5. I love your card. It is very beautiful.

  6. Darling shaker tag! You used a pretty mix of the Sparkle Blends for your tag! Juniper Berries is my favorite!

  7. Such a fun shaker card Gail! I love those darling penguins. Too cute! I love that you made separate chambers for the shaker. Very clever! The Juniper Berries is my favorite :) Congrats on being the guest designer!!

  8. Wonderful shaker tag design.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps Challenge blog.
    Pam x

  9. What a lovely shaker card:) Love the effect:) Thank you for joining Our Challenge at Kreativ scrapping. Hugs from DT Gunn Anita

  10. This is so bright and cheery! I love it! The sequins look like ornaments in the trees! Thanks for sharing how you added the ice skates too!


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