Monday, 22 June 2015

Creating a card just got easier...

Hello again,

Make sure you tune in to Create and Craft today for the new 4 day deal!

To take a peek at the deals, you can see the line up on the Create and Craft Website but here's one of my samples so you can see just how lush the Create a Cards are...

These fabulous Die'sire dies are also available on the Crafters Companion Website

Here's what I used to make this one...
A4 Top Fold
Die’Sire: A6 Create a Card Happy Birthday
CC: Centura Pearl Hint of Silver,
Coordinations, Acetate
Collal glues: All Purpose & Tacky Glue

Red liner tape, gilding wax
Bakers twine and drinking straws

Here's a couple more pics...

Here's the times you can watch the fabulous Leann and the 4 day deal:

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx


Sunday, 21 June 2015

The theme is Layers, and I think I got there! lol

Hello again,

Layers is the theme of this times challenge over at the totally awesome That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  Now there's a theme I can get next too!

Lisa Horton and Danny have been so awesome since I joined their DT so I wanted to make something a little bit special, so let me know what you think :D

Here is my DT inspiration....Gift Card Tag Wallet

Front Cover of wallet

Open to first page of a tri fold wallet

Fully open showing the inside 2 pages

and of course you have to decorate the back to match!
I loved making this, I have a bit of love affair going on at the minute with designing new journal books, cards, albums and the like.  I love the idea that as papercrafters we can make so much more for our loved ones or to keep our memories than cards.  Smash books, Journalling have all taken off massively, so my little brain has been going ten to the dozen designing around this theme and how we can make 'snapshot' albums to share with friends a little piece of our lives.

Please remember to follow me :D  I'd love to add you to my regular visitors xxx

So, as this make is so complex, I have opened my very own YouTube channel!  
Get me! I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing but its fun pressing all the buttons to see what happens lol

YouTube Video link

Thank you for visiting as always and here's the materials list.
ALL supplies can be purchased at That Craft Place FB Group or at the shop, details of the shop and website can be found HERE
Paper/card: Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 8x8 paper pad and coordinating 6x6 solids paper pad, black card
Glue: Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue, red liner tape, Collal All Purpose Glue
Scoring: Crafters Companion Big Score with scoring tool
Ruler and pencil
Embellies: charms, mini frame (and an old necklace)

Happy Crafting everyone xxx

Sandie xxx

Challenges: 12 10 tag it 7 84 129 June (closed 14/7) June

Friday, 12 June 2015

New Release is out Bubbles!

Hello again :D

It's brand new release time!  I loooove new releases...

That Craft Place has a new range of digi stamps in the Etsy shop - Bubbles!  So with several new characters to choose from I decided to make a set of note cards and a wallet to keep them in so I could showcase a few of them together (couldn't decide if I only had one, they are all just lush).  I have to thank the totally awesome Ginny from her own blog, RubberMAD for making me think of note cards...she showcased a set of 6 a few weeks back (although her colouring is way way better) and that gave me the idea to try something similar :D

So here it is...

There are 2 note cards each side, the other two are underneath...see the pics further down...
Here's the important stuff:
The brand new images can be found here in the That Craft Place Etsy Shop
Don't forget to share your That Craft Place makes in the That Craft Place Natter and Chatter FB group

Crafty materials can be found at That Craft Place Facebook Group or their bricks and mortar shop
The backing paper is printed on textured card and the pattern was made in Craft Artist 2 pro and the rest is Graphic 45 Precious Moments
I also used red card, kraft card, purple, orange and blue card, Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic glue, bakers twine, paper clips, black card and twine
The dies used for all of the die cuts is: MFT Dienamics Blueprints 11

Here's some more pics:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I really hope you follow my little blog so I can keep sharing crafting with you :D

So, the new release Bubbles digi stamps can be found HERE and I adore them :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Challenges: 23 45 6 283 CAS 83 34 June

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Flights of Fantasy, Crafters Companion

Hello Again,

Having your samples shown on TV never gets old!  It's a fabulous feeling, I am so grateful to the design teams I am lucky enough to be on to have the opportunity...I love crafting <3

My share for today, from the gorgeous 4 day deal launch of Flights of Fantasy Double CD Rom (from Crafters Companion) on Create and Craft I would like to show you this one....

It is a card companion, with the digital stamps already set to size and framed ready for you to colour and cut...this one is card companion 4:

This one is featured on the main stand on the show's today...and I have coloured her and the background in Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers by Crafters Companion

Since starting colouring in a crafty way about 18mths ago there have been a handful of images that I've stepped back from and said...yes, I love that!  This is one of those!  I was so happy with how this turned out :D

Here's what I used:
Image: Spectrum Noir Companion 4

Skin: LV2, TN4, 3, FS3, 9, 4, 2, CR3
Hair: BG1, 4, 6, DG5, 7, 3
Clothes: CB6, 7, 5, 3, 2, LV1, PL4, 2, 1; BT1, 2, 3, 5
Background: EB1, 2, 5, 7, 8, TN3, 4, DG2, 5, 4
Backing; White card base; black card,
From CD backing paper Design 7 colour2
Printed on Linen paper stock
Other bits:

lace, pearls, flowers

Here's more pics:

Thank you so much for stopping by so I can share my crafty creations with you :D

Before I go, for my fellow colourers, there are over 80 digital stamps on Flights of Fantasy!  80!  and matching papers, ephemera, embellies and everything else you now expect from Crafters Companion, so brilliant :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx


Monday, 8 June 2015

Flights of Fantasy 4 Day Deal......

Hello there :D

Just a quick drop in....while the fabulous Sara Davies is on the telly box (Create and Craft) with the brand new 4 Day Deal by Crafters Companion featuring the gorgeous fantasy images of Morgan Fitzsimons, here is another of my samples as a part of the Spectrum Noir Design Team...

Here's what I used to make this one:
Image: Fairy dust 0001 from the Flights of Fantasy CD
Easel Card Design

Skin: Peach, Topaz, Sepia
Hair: Slate, Black, Burgundy
Clothes & Wings: Blossom, Rose Pink, Begonia
Sea Green, Chestnut
Wings also covered in stickles diamond white
Backing: Design 7, colour 1
Inside: Design 2, colour 6
Sentiment from CD
Rolled flowers using same backing paper
DieSire Die: Large Ivy
Other bits:

White card; Creative Expressions Stack Dies; tiny pearls

Here are the times of the shows on Create and Craft...and don't forget to check out the gallery on the Crafters Companion website if you need to see more :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx


Saturday, 6 June 2015

Sneak Peek?....get ready for a real stunner....

Hello again,

Wow is all I can say to the latest Crafters Companion release!

I love colouring, my followers will know this about me, and the this release satisfies that need in buckets full!

I adore the edgy images of Morgan Fitzsimons and I was we got the chance to play!
The release of Flights of Fantasy is a must have!

Here is one of my samples for the show's on Create and Craft  airing on Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday)...

Did I say 'one' of my samples?  Oops, well they come as a pair! lol

The images I have used from the Flights of Fantasy CD and they are Last Enchanter 19a and 20a from the line art digital stamps...there are literally loads and loads of gorgeous digi stamps for us to colour in this collection!

Here's a couple more pics...

I have coloured both images using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and here's my materials used:
Image: Last Enchanter Digi 19a and 20a  LINE ART
Skin: LV2, TN4, 3, FS3, 4, 2, CR3
Hair: GB6, 10, EB5
Clothes: LG1, 3, 4, 5, DG3; EB3, 2, 1; CRI, 2, 6, 11;
IGI1, 2, 3, 5; BG3, 4, 5
Enhanced with SN pencils: 047, 120, 005, 095
Other bits:
Centura Pearl Hint of Silver; Black card

and the new DieSire Contemporary 1inch Alphabet die set you can find HERE

So, make sure you tune in on Monday:

Here's a few more pics...

Thank you so much for stopping by and I would just love you to follow my little blog so I can share more with you very soon :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Challenges: 62 ag ag 264 ag 154 ag 33 ag 16 children love Divergent! something old, good old black card, new Spectrum Noirs x

Friday, 5 June 2015

It's Friday! YAY

Hello again,

It's Friday YAY and so it's my turn to share an inspiration make for Slinky Tart and if you haven't found the new range yet over at Spunky Tart you really need to hop on over...Tamara is drawing up a storm with some new and edgy designs :D

So, here is my make...

Here's the important stuff!  The how's and the what's...

Image: No Thug by Spunky Tart (Tamara's alternative style to Slinky Tart) Top Tip:  hair colouring is fun!  If you are using Copic's try something out of your comfort zone, just start with a light combo!  That way you have darker shades to go to and overlay if you don't like the results!
Papers: Gough It Up! by Spunky Tart (yep...named after me by the gorgeous Tamara xxx)
Die cuts:
DieSire Edge'ables Wishing You a Happy Birthday
Joanna Sheen bunting die
The how...a simple mat and layer design with the addition of a 3D sentiment using the Edge'able die...I loooooove these new dies!
I matted the die cut several times and backed it with card to give a solid piece, I then curved it and secured it in place with hot glue....Top Tip...use a large blog of glue because the card wants to pop flat and we don't want it too!  A big blob of glue helps us win the battle :D

Here's some more pics:

I really hope you love No Thug as much as I do (did I mention you get the sentiment too!) and thank you for stopping by :D

Check out the rest of this weeks inspiration makes over at The Slinky Tart Blog

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Challenges: ag 154 ag hair colouring (tip) for a teen 45 ag 126 ag