Saturday, 28 November 2015

It's a Blog Hop!

Hello there,
We are having a blog hop over at 

We cant wait to share our super Christmas Cuteness with you, and there are some totally awesome new digi stamps over in the That Craft Place Etsy Store

Make sure you comment on every DT's blog as we will be giving away prize's
5 winners will be able to pick 5 images of their choice

Here's my makes using just a couple of the gorgeous new images:

I have coloured my two with my Spectrum Noir markers, here are the colours:
Angel: Skin - TN2, FS2, 6, 8; Hair - GB10, 6, 4; Clothes - IG1, BG2, 3, 5; Wings - GB2, TN2
Elf: Skin - TN2, FS2, 4, 6, 8; Clothes - IG2, 1, BG1, DG1, 2, 3, CG1, 2, CR11, DR2, 4 (it's one image that I have place 3 times to get this gorgeous design with him being so cheeky!)

So back to the hop.....
You are at Fairytale Daydream (Sandie's - that's me) Blog you now need to hop on over next to
Lucy's Blog next... 

Don't forget to check out

If you get lost on the hop, go back to That Craft Place Blog to pick up where you got too xxx

Good luck everyone, remember, 5 winners so 5 prizes :D


Sandie xxx
Challenges I'd like to pop my hop projects into:

Friday, 20 November 2015

Mini Wallet with Times Gone By & Xyron

Hello again,

As a part of the Crafter's Companion Die'sire design team I am so lucky to get to play with some awesome new products and some old ones too like the 5 " Xyron Creative Station.  I'm sure many of you have got one and love them, but I have never tried so I was dancing when I was offered the chance to make some samples using one...make way for another piece of crafty kit (you all know how exciting that is for us crafters lol)

Crafter's Companion stock both the 5" and the 9" Creative Stations as well as the little one so you have plenty of options to tailor your purchase to your type of crafting

Away from my DT duties I just love to make mini albums and design my own mini wallets, gift card holders and the Xyron seemed the perfect fit for this type of project

Here's what I came up with:

I can't tell you how easy it was to put this together using the Xyron!  I cut all my pieces for the design, ran them all through the Xyron and then had them all on the carrier sheet waiting for me to place them and build the design up, layer by layer.  It was such a pleasure to do and no glue on my fingers! woohoo!

Here's what I used to make it before I end with the rest of the pics.....
Style: Tri-fold Mini Gift Card Wallet
Xyron Machine, Permanent Adhesive Roll
Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card
Neenah cardstock
Crafter’s Companion Time’s Gone By CDrom
Big Score for scoring and folding
Embellies from That Craft Place attached with glue gun
Scallop square paper punch

Here's the inside of the wallet:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I would welcome a comment before you go if you have the time today :D  Become a follower of my little blog to see more makes coming up xxx

Crafty hugs

Sandie xxx

Monday, 16 November 2015

Thinking About Skin Tone...

Hello again,

I absolutely love that as a part of the Spectrum Noir Education Team, once a month we are asked to reflect on our own practice and take a look at past tutorials.

So, in my ongoing quest to find different skin tones with my Spectrum Noir markers I found a tutorial on 'Undertone Skin Colouring' and found the perfect stamp in my stash to follow it...

You can find the tutorial HERE if you'd like to try it for yourself :D

I really really like the green's as the undertone, wasn't sure at first but it looks so natural with her blonde hair and I teamed her dress on theme too so the skin reflections would be right :D

Here's the stuff I used:
Style: I just love using the Split or Pop Up Easel at the moment
Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin: FS1, EB1, EB2, DG1 and blender
Hair: GB10, 6, 4
Clothes: CG1, 2, DG2, 4, TN7, 5, 4, 3, IG5, 3, 2
Image: Allahna Warrior by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Neenah Solar White
Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card
Die’sire Downton Abbey Die – Feather Broach
Collal All Purpose and 3D glue

Graphic 45 paper pad, Petal Lu flowers, twine

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you loved my make today xxx


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

So gorgeous! Kimono is back...

Hello there,

I adore the Kimono range of papercrafting goodness by Crafter's Companion and the paper pad is a must have (I had to get another one just to look at lol)

Don't miss Fiona on Create and Craft at 11am to see the One Day Wonder, and even better, all the elements can be purchased seperately so another paper pad, I don't mind if I do lol


1.    By Sandie Gough
Style: Split Easel card (A5 landscape)
Kimono Stamp Set – image and sentiment
Spectrum Noir’s:
Skin: TN3, FS9, 4, 2, CR3
Clothes: HB3, 2, 1, LV2
Umbrella: EB1, 2, TN6
Plus CR7, 3 for flower

Kimono Paper Pad
Die’sire Kimono die sets – Lotus Branch
Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card
Neenah card

Stormy Sky Distress Ink, White VersaMark, lace

A couple more pics, but don't forget to watch the show if you can xxx

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope you manage to grab some goodies :D


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter: 71: handcoloured, sparkle in the paper & patterned

Monday, 9 November 2015

A Cute One....

Hello there,

In my expedition into Clean And Simple cards this year I have taken a look at 2 Cute Ink digital stamps and they are just adorable!

Here, I've coloured up this little guy with my Spectrum Noir Markers and thought he'd be just great for a little Christmas note card...

He is coloured so simply with Spectrum Noir markers:
JG2, 3, 4, IG7 (IG3 for his glasses) and CR10, DR4, 6, and 7.  The sharpened end is a touch of TN3 and 2
I have then covered him with Glossy Accents and left him over night to dry before mounting simply onto green then red card x

Isnt he just adorable!

Check out the Spectrum Noir Blog for lots more inspiration and some awesome tutorials with your Spectrum Products.

Thank you so much for stopping by x


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter: 162 red 169 cas 58 51 ag 17 ag 97 149

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Kraft with That Craft Place!

Hello there,

Well its that time again and I'm ready to share my design team make for this fortnights That Craft Place Blog challenge...

The theme is....Kraft!

The image is from Lisa Horton's Lily May stamps by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps called BFF Karaoke (yes I know I've blogged this stamp before on another make but its so yummy lol)

I have coloured it with my Spectrum Noir markers...
GB10, 6, 4, FS3, 2, 1, CR2, LY1, 2, LG1, 2

All the rest of my materials used are from That Craft Place including a gorgeous Joy Craft's Die xxx

Thank you so much for popping by, I really do appriciate every visit xxx

Don't forget to enter the awesome challenge - THAT CRAFT PLACE BLOG


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter: 21 162 use some red, its in backing paper ag 33 133 58 280 diecuts November

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November Challenge - Christmas or Wintery makes...

Hello there,

Well its time for another challenge at Spectrum Noir and the theme for this month is 'Christmas or Wintery makes'.

I thought about going all out Christmas, snow and lots of embellishments but I decided against it and to go for a CAS style instead, it seems to be growing on me lol

I just love it now its done...its a huge thing to just have small coloured images on a card, no where to hide my bad shading lol

Here's what I used:
Spectrum Noir markers:
Spectrum Noir markers:
IG1, 2, 7, 9, True Black
BT2,4,5, IB1,2
Glossy Accents
Neenah Solar White
Crafter's Companion A4 Linen Texture card (new)
Collal 3D glue gel
Image: 2 Cute Digital Stamps

More pics...

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appriciate every visit and every comment :D

Please enter the challenge this month, just go to the Spectrum Noi Facebook Page and at the top just click on Contest and it will take you to the form, you don't even need a blog to enter!  The prize is just awesome too!


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter: 9 Nov Nov Nov 7 Nov

Monday, 2 November 2015

Storage idea with a Sparkle...

Hello there,

Just wanted to share today, for no other reason than I'd like to share :D

Sometimes its all design team and launch and another that I forget to show you some stuff I really like, you know the ones!  Its when you step back and say....ooooooh I made that!

So here's one.....

I just love them, and because the base is Centura Pearl 300gsm they are super strong too....
Style: Midi Magazine File
A6 Stamp set flower and leaf (fussy cut) New launch by Crafter's Companion
Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens – Autumn/Winter 12 set
Red Berry, Smoked Quartz
Spectrum Noir Markers – GB10, GFB6 for flower centres only
Crafter’s Companion Neenah Solar White (right hand one's flowers) and Desert Storm (for left ones flowers)
Centura Pearl Hint of Silver A3 card
Die’sireFancy Edge’able die – Doily Lattice
Collal All Purpose, 3D glue & red liner tape

And brads, metal index charm, labels from Graphic 45 and MME papers (That Craft Place)

Although I had to hand these ones over, I am now making a set for my crafty shelf...I'll share them when I'm done :D

I got the idea for these from Pintrest, I saved so many that its hard to pin down the original if you'll pardon the pun.  So to all those gorgeous crafters...a huge thank you for sharing your awesome work with the crafty world :D

Thank you so much for stopping by today, your support is just awesome xxx


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter: