Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Birdie told me.....With Spectrum Sparkle!

Hello there,

I hope your Christmas was a relaxed and joy filled day :D  Here at Gough Tower's all went well, better than that the kids faces were just mwaaaahhhhh!  They loved their presents and that s a job well done, onwards we go!  I know all you parents will totally get that lol

So, just wanted to pop in and share a little Sparkle with you, its a sample I made using the new Crafter's Companion new sparkly pens - the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens

Now, it turns out the 'sparkle' is totally unbelievable hard to take pics of, so this is pic heavy, sorry...but I wanted to try and show the sparkle lol

The stamps are brand new Spectrum Noir stamps launched with the Sparkle pens, they have large spaces so different techniques can be used with lots of sparkle xxx

All the colours used are in the Spring Summer 12 pen set, and all are lush pastel shades.  You may have noticed that the colours here are a little darker, well, that's because I coloured these ones on Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card!

Totally show's just how rich in pigment these goreous pens are right!

NOW....I did the same card...on Neenah Solar White Card!

Hope you can see the comparison?  So hard to take pics of sparkle!

Anyway's here's the materials list:
Style: A5 Landscape Easel card
Owl stamp – A6 Stamp set (new launch)
Masked eyes to change expression
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens – Spring/Summer 12 set
Pink Champagne, Rose Quarts, Blue Topaz, Soft Jade
Crafter’s Companion Textures Embossing folder –Stone Wall
Die’sire Kimono Blossom Branch die set
Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card
1st set of pics Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card
2nd set of pics is Crafter’s Companion Neenah Crest Solar White card 

Collal All Purpose & 3D glues

Thank you all so much for stopping by, especially at this busy holiday time.  I hope that you have enjoyed your visit :D


Sandie xxx

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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas xxx

Merry Christmas to you all x

Just a super quick post as we all have lots to do on this very grey Christmas Eve here in the centre of England!

I thought I'd share something I made a while back but as its a gift bag I thought it would be alright lol

Here I have used some of my favourite products from this year to decorate a brown paper gift bag (I looove doing gift bags)

Materials I used were.... and not a colouring in sight lol

Xyron 5" machine - so so so easy to shove all the bits through and have totally ready to layer up!
Available from Crafter's Companion
flowers, twine and some lace

Happy Christmas to all my friends, family and followers and everyone xxxxx I hope Christmas brings you joy and a dash of delight, sprinkled with a lot of love xx


Sandie xxx

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A CAS challenge....

Hello again,

The December Challenge over at Spectrum Noir, just hop to the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page and in the top tabs (probably hidden in more...) add your Spectrum make to the contest and then you are in for a chance to win lots of fab goodies xxx

Here's my inspiration for you .....

The image is by Saturated Canary and oh boy she is just a delight.

Coloured with Spectrum Noir markers:
Skin TN2, FS2, 6, 8; Hair GB10, 6, 4; Clothes HB3, 2, 1; Wings PP1, GB1, 2
Neenah solar white; Coordinations pastels; Sheena Stamping card; Collal All Purpose glue

Hope you can join us....


Sandie xxx


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Final Christmas share....I think lol

Hello there,

Today's share from me is another Christmas based card...sorry...but he is adorable!

I do spend quite a bit of time looking through all the tutorials available on the Spectrum Noir Website and went through all of the texture ones, like this glorious video HERE, and then I remembered the flicking fur here he is:

Image: Crafter's Companion - Barkley and Friends
Spectrum Noir markers:
GB10, 6, EB1, 2, 6, LG1, 2, IG2,1,BG1, 3, DR5, 6, 7, 
Spectrum Sparkle Pen - Clear, Holly Leaf (tree's, snow, snowmen, clear on flowers and cheese cloth!)
Die'sire Edgeables - Christmas - Snowy Scene (TOP TIP: I cut this up and used it either side of the image, works really well with tiny tree's, fence and Snowmen!)
Papers - Graphic 45 solids pad 
Collal All Purpose and 3D glue gel 
Flowers, leaves and a bit of cheese cloth

Check out the clear Spectrum Sparkle pen on the flowers and the cheese cloth!
Thank you for stopping by, loves ya xxx


Sandie xxx


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Sparkly Skies...

Hello there,

The Spectrum Sparkle Pens are water based which means I can use them to do colour washes and faux bleaching!

Catch them Quick on Create and Craft!

So, for one of my samples I just had to do a sky!  Love doing colour wash sky's...

Style: A6 fussy cut front edge
Spectrum Sparkle Pens – Aquamarine, clear
Technique – water colour wash plus faux bleaching sky
Stamp – Bloobel Stamps
Spectrum Noir markers: TN2, FS2, 6, 8, GB1, 2, 4, OR1, 2, 3
Neenah solar white, Crafter’s Companion Water Colour card

Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card

Thank you so much for stopping by and I really do appriciate every visit and comment, it is a fabulous feeling to share crafting :D

Make sure you keep your eye's peeled for more Create and Craft show's with the Spectrum Sparkle pens so you can see up close how gorgeous they are xxx


Sandie xxx

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Another Gift All Boxed Up...

Hello there,

At the rate I'm going the presents in our house are never going to get wrapped in time!  I have had to promise I won't make a box or put on a special tag or bow frills to every one lol

But, I'd done this one already hehe - and yes, to any of my family reading this, yes it is a real pressie for one of you lovely lot!

Image: That Craft Place
Spectrum Noir markers:
GB10, 6, 4; TN3, 2, 1; BT1, 3, 5, IG1, 2, 3, 5, IB1, 2, 3
Plus Blender
Crafter’s Downton Abbey 6x6 paper pad
Neenah Solar White; Collal All Purpose and Tacky glue
Sheena’s Stamping Card
Scoremaster and score tool
Die’sire Nordic Embossing Folder
Brad, metal tag, flat back heart and silver paper from my stash

Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you would like me to try and do a tutorial for this (I'm sure I wrote the dimensions down as I made it lol) just let me know in the comments and I will add it to my must do lists lol

Hugs, and Merry Holidays

Sandie xxx

Challenges: 153 playing the twist with a box 166 ag 102 holiday season 63 291 27 Dec

Sunday, 6 December 2015

And Let It Snow! Don't blame me....

Hello there,

Now don't go shouting at me I just picked the stamp for the adorable snowmen not the phrase that has you singing that song over and over lol

Its time for another That Craft Place Blog challenge and the theme is Winter/Christmas.

I chose to feature this amazing new digi from the That Craft Place Etsy Store

I have coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers: IG1, 3, 5, BT1, 2, 3,. TB2, 4, 5. DR5, 6
and then I used the gorgeous clear Spectrum Sparkle pen over the top and got a little carried away lol

I hope you can join in our Wintery challenge at That Craft Place Blog this time and thank you so much for visiting xxx


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter: ag 173 Any Holiday - Winter hols ag snowman 175  ag 99 ag 78 Joy - these little Snowmen are definately bring joy x

Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas Fairy Wishes...

Hello again,

I just wanted to pop in and share another of my Spectrum Noir Educational Design Team samples for the brand new Crafter's Companion rubber stamp sets by Morgan Fitzsimmons.

I love stamping with actual stamps, digi's are brilliant and so versatile in their own way, but I adore the feel of an 'actual' stamp and how you can change the look, mask and change your mind with ease!

Anyway, moving on (lol) for this one I decided to use one of the stamps and make her a Christmas Fairy instead...

Here's the materials list for her:

1.     This stamp was coloured  using pens from the Basic 72 sets of Spectrum Noir only:

Style: 7x7 Tent-fold
Morgan Fitzsimmons Stamp set
Basic Spectrum Noirs:
Skin: FS2, 6, TN2, PP1 & blender
Hair: GB8, 10
Clothes: BT1, 2, 4, 5
Wings/gloves: DR7, 5, CR11, 10, 8  & Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen
Sheena’s Stamping Card
Nordic 8x8 Embossing folder  - Snowflake
NB: Embossed card then coloured with Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen
Die’sire Edge’able – Christmas Snowflake

Frantage, ribbon, flowers & berries, corner rounder punch

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave me a comment as I love hearing from you all xxx

You can get this stamp and the others in the range HERE on the Crafter's Companion Website 


Sandie xxx

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Flights of Fantasy - So Pretty....

Hello again,

The project I have to share with you today is from the gorgeous new Stamp Sets by Crafter's Companion with Morgan Fitzsimmons.

Here's is one of the gorgeous Flights of Fantasy Morgan Fitzsimmons Stamps...

Oh my, isn't she just gorgous x

I have coloured her in pinks and purples and here's the full materials list:

Style: 7x7 Tent Fold Square
By: Sandie Gough
Morgan Fitzsimmons Flights of Fantasy Stamp
Papers from Flights of Fantasy CD
Die’sire Christmas Classiques – Christmas Ivy set
Basic Set Spectrum Noirs:
Skin: FS2, 6, TN2
Hair: CT4, GB8, 10
Clothes and flowers: PP1, 3, 5, LV1, 2, 3
Wings: Fs6, LV1
Background: WG1, 2, and blender
Crafter’s Companion Linen Texture cream card
Crafter’s Companion Matt black card
Collal All Purpose glue; Collal 3D glue gel
Distress ink – Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick

Flowers, Printed linen, beads, corner punch, all from my stash.

All of the Spectrum Noir markers used are from the BASIC SETS, so if you have the markers from the smaller basic packs (72 pens in total) the colour blends available will allow you to create some awesome combo's.  

I will be sharing more samples which will also only use the basic 72 pen set so make sure you click to follow my blog so you can check out the combo's and maybe add a few to the ones you have found already :D

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appriciate every view and comment and I do hope you enjoyed popping by.

Make sure you take a lookout for the new Morgan Fitzsimmons range at Crafter's Companion as there are exciting times ahead :D


Sandie xxx

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