Friday, April 13, 2018

April 2018 Sparkles Blends Release Blog Hop

Hello! Today's post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the new release of Doodles Paper Playgrounds sparkle blends. I used my favorite blend, Breakfast at Tiffy's in this card. For this card, I used Fairy Dust along with some rainbow backgrounds.

I had a lot of fun with color for this card and I love how the light colors of the sparkle blend pick up the colors in the background. To start, I used an alcohol ink background that I made awhile ago for the die cut SSS - grid frame and sentiment. Then I die cut a white fame to use behind the colored frame to make it stand out. For the interior background, I blended a few distress inks.

This card was hard to get a picture with all the colors going on, so here is a picture of just the top layer too :)
To celebrate the new release, Doodles Paper Playground is offering a few prizes.
  • Grand Prize: One lucky commenter who comments on all participating blogs in the hop will receive full sized packages of all 8 blends in the April release!
  • Second Prize: One lucky commenter who comments on all participating blogs in the hop will receive a Birthday Themed prize pack, including a full sized package of Birthday Bash!
  • Individual Blog Prizes: On each leg of the hop, I have asked the designers to choose their favorite blend from this release. Those blends will be given away to one lucky commenter on each of their hop blog posts! 
You’re next stop on the hop is the super talented, Fawn!!  If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
Cards and Clutter <----You are Here
Thanks so much for visiting! Also, see below for a promo code and rules.
 Corresponding White Rose Crafts Promos:
Free Shipping - No code necessary - Friday April 13 - Monday April 16 at 11:59PM Eastern
20% off everything in the Shaker Cards section of the store: - With code: SPARKLE - Friday April 13 - Sunday April 22 at 11:59PM Eastern
  • You must be at least 18 to enter, and reside in the USA or Canada to be eligible to win.
  • Entries must be received no later than 11:59PM EST 4/16/18
  • Grand Prize Entries must be made through the corresponding Rafflecopter widget, and entrants must comment on all participating blogs to be eligible to win.
  • Individual Blog Winners will be chosen from the comments within the corresponding blog only.
  • Winners will be posted on the Doodles Paper Playground blog and will be notified by email.
  • Winners will have 3 days to provide their address in order to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn after 3 days, and will go to new winners. No exceptions.
  • This giveaway is not sponsored, affiliated or associated with any other entity and is sponsored solely by Doodles Paper Playground.


  1. Super card, Cheryl, what a great die! xx

    1. Congratulations, Liz! You are the winner of a package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends for this leg of the hop! Please email within 3 days to claim your prize!

  2. Beautiful card. Great shaker blend....

  3. Love this card- the colors are gorgeous!

  4. What a lovely card! The sparkle and shine from the sequins compliment your soft colors perfectly.

  5. Gorgeous card and a wonderful mix of sparkly elements in that blend.

  6. So dreamy, Cheryl ... those yummy sorbet colours are simply delicious ... fabulous with the delicate shimmeriness of the sequins! Thanks so much for your visit and kind words! Anita :)

  7. Wow, that's an amazing die cut. I love the rainbow effect and the so Love the Breakfast at Tiffanys sparkles you chose for their soft shimmery look. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a fun rainbow card! The colours in this mix go perfectly with your frame.

  9. Love the way you used this die for a shaker card! Pretty color combo and sentiment!

  10. Very pretty. Love the Spring colors.


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