Monday, 29 February 2016

Watercolour Step by Step Video with Spectrum Sparkle

Hello there,

So its my turn to showcase a step by step for you all over on the Spectrum Noir Blog and YouTube Channel.

Hop on over to Spectrum Noir Video Tutorials page on the Spectrum Noir Website where you will find the full step by step tutorial

The Sparkle doesn't really show on the pics but hop on over to Spectrum Noir (hit this link and it will take you straight to my tutorial page) to see the video and you could even paint along with me to create this gorgeous flower.


Sandie xxx


Sunday, 28 February 2016

Add a touch of Magic!

Hello there,

It's new challenge day over at That Crafdt Place Blog so I have my design team inspiration for you!

The theme is always anything goes, so you can let your imagination run wild!

I have coloured up 'It's Magic' Bubbles from the That Craft Place Etsy store...

Isn't he just a darling!

Materials used:
Spectrum Noir markers:
Skin - TN2, FS2, 4, 6, 8; Hair - BG1, 3, 5; Clothes - PL1, 3, 5, GB10, 6; and stars are FL2
MDF heart, clock and arrow heart - That Craft Place
MDF covered with Creative Expressions Lilac Shimmer texture paste and the other is using Creative Expressions Glitter texture paste then covered with embossing powder and heating
Papers - very old from my stash
Card - Matt Black and Ivory Stamping Card
Collal glues

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join us in the challenge this month.  Here's the link again - That Craft Place Blog

Crafty Hugs

Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to pop this make into: 40 ag 345 ag 24 ag 119 fantasy (a little magic in mine) 103 ag 52 ag

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Destiny....with Spectrum Noir

Hello there,

A quickie from me to introduce you to Destiny!

She is just one of the characters in the latest collection of papercrafting elements from Crafter's Companion

You can catch the Weekender shows on Create and Craft with Sara herself over the weekend but here is just one of my samples with the totally awesome Destiny

Isn't she just lush :D

Here's what I used:
By Sandie Gough
Style: 7x7 Tent Fold
Verity Rose Destiny Stamp Set
Verity Rose Ribbon Lace Border Die
Sara’s Signature Love & Romance – Heart Die
Verity Rose Desiny Accessories Stamps and Die set
Verity Rose A4 Paper Pad
Verity Rose 6x6 cards pad – insert half used
Spectrum Noirs:
Skin TN2, FS2, 4, 6, 8: Hair EB6, 8: Clothes: DR5, IB5, IG2, 4, 5, 6, BG2, 3
Background: Spectrum Noir Re-inkers DR5, IG2, BT1
Neenah Solar White card, Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card,
Crafter’s Companion Printable Acetate
Collal All Purpose Glue, Collal 3D Glue Gel

Thank you so much for stopping by today xxx


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd love to pop this one into: 266 ag 159 pic inspiration 125 add animal - Destiny is flying with her little bird 282 own background 182 make your mark 345 ag with option of sketch 120 3 of a kind - I have used 3 colours 103ag bird any image

Friday, 26 February 2016

Reds and Pinks with Spectrum Noir

Hello There,

Well its February so the challenge over on the Spectrum Noir FaceBook page

It couldn't be simpler to enter, just click on 'Challenge' on the page header, then fill in your details and upload your pic - that's it!  The only Must, is to use Spectrum Noir goodies on your make and follow the theme :D

And remember, you don't need a blog!  And...there is £30/$30 worth of crafting goodies from Crafter's Companion up for grabs and that's huge!

So as a member of the Spectrum Noir Education Design Team (it never gets old saying that lol) here is my inspiration - colour can make itself bold even when its just a touch xxx

See what I mean :D

Here's what I used to make this one:
Style: Sparkle Heart Tree
Spectrum Sparkle Pen – Solar Red, Berry Red, Clear
Die’sire Die Set – Clouds and Tree
Sheena Stamping Card
Collal 3D glue gel, Collal Tacky Glue

Corner punch, heart punch

A couple more pics then I have to run...

I really appriciate every visit so, Thank you xxx

Remember to join in the challenge for a chance to win the fabulous prize xxx


Sandie xxx

Challenges: 164 line B twist xx 33 red 77 for the males - this CAS make is perfect for him. Feb Feb Feb, love is in the air Feb 100

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Stepping into Spring Colours

Hello there,

I decided to use another of the new release images from That Craft Place to bring some spring colour onto my crafty desk (and yes, its watercolour and those that know me know I can't do anything without making a mess lol) so I'd love to share it with you.

No spring flowers, but instead a fabulous Sun and spring colours in the image and papers, just a touch, as to me, Spring is about colour just starting to push through the grey haze of winter skies.

Here's the list of the lovely materials I used to make it xx

Style: Centre Stepper
Image: That Craft Place
Spectrum Aqua Markers:
Clothes - Aquamarine, Sepia, Chocolate, Boulder
Skin – Desert, Jasmine, Peach
Hair – Chocolate Sepia
Sun – Yellow
Spectrum ColorBlend Pencils: Maroon, Flame Red, Maple &
Denim Blue
Crafter’s Companion Watercolour card
Crafter’s Companion Chocolate Centura Pearl
Collal All Purpose glue, Tacky Glue and 3D glue gel
Die’sire 1” Alphabet Die set

MDF shapes, Glitter Structure Paste, Papers from Stash

I adore watercolouring with the Spectrum Aqua Pens; and don't forget there is so many hints, tips and tutorials over at Spectrum Noir WebPage

Remember to join in the Spectrum Noir Facebook challenge too this month!

You can make anything with Spectrum Noir products, follow the theme which this month is Red and Pink, and just upload your details and pic to the challenge via the facebook page HERE

Thank you for stopping by, you are just awesome for taking the time 



Sunday, 14 February 2016

Never too Early...

Hello there,

I know I know it's only just past Christmas and the decoration boxes are still on the landing waiting to go in the loft but here's my thinking...

For most of us, Christmas cards are a last minute rush and we all loose our mojo and I end up not enjoying the actual thing we love...creating gorgeous cards!

So...I am going to try and make a Christmas card every month or every 5 makes throughout the that's a challenge!

Here's number 1 for the new Challenge starting today over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog

Here's wehat I used to make her:

Super Smooth card
Navy Centura Pearl card
Die'sire Dottie A4 Embossing Folder
Spectrum Noir markers:
Skin: FS2, 4, 6, 8, TN2
Hair: GB10, 6
Clothes: CR11, DR5, 7, TB2, 4, 6, IG3, 4, 6
Collal All Purpose and Tacky Glue
Cosmic Shimmer White Glitter Texture Paste

I really hope you can join in the Anything Goes Challenge and hop over to the That Craft Place to check out the other Button Box Fairy's and tons of awesome digi's.  This one is Twinkle!

Thank you so so so much for stopping by


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd love to pop this into:

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Inspired by...but my card has a hidden pressie!

Hello there,

I love spending time looking around the Spectrum Noir tutorials on the website, so much inspiration and way's to improve technique...because lets face it, somedays all the inspiration goes on its holidays and usually just when you need it! lol

So, as I was looking around I found a tutorial that got me thinking about colouring clothing and making sure I have's my finished image after I had read through the fabulous hints and tips...(and keep reading, as my card has a little hidden extra!)

Here's what I used to make it:

Inspiration taken from a previous Spectrum Tutorial

Image: That Craft Place Ltd
Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin – FS2, 4, 6, 8, TN2
Hair – BG1, 2, 3, 5
Clothes – BT2, 4
Spectrum Sparkle Pen - Clear

Crafter’s Companion Neenah Solar White card
Crafter’s Companion Linen Texture Card
Coordinations Brights pad
Collal All Purpose & Collal 3D Glue Gel
Crafters Companion Red Liner Tape
Opaque white gel pen
Papers – Papermania Time Capsule
Die’s – Joy Crafts
Flowers, magnet and ribbon from stash
Sentiments – Make It Crafty

So, the hidden pressie?  Well......

It's a Book Mark!  Tucked in behind the heart and ready to use!

One of my daughter's has already nabbed it for her latest read lol

And decorate the back too...I always add a little pocket for little notes, words to look up etc

Have you tried Spectrum Sparkle pens on Ribbonn and Flowers?  Just look at the results!

And Spectrum Sparkle on die-cuts!  Awesome
Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you again soon I hope xxx


Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd love to enter...

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Spectrum Noir Blending Embellishments Step by Step

Hello there,

Just popping in to let you know my latest video tutorial for Spectrum Noir Design Team is still on the Crafter's Companion Blog

This tutorial goes back to basics and shows how to practice the basic blending technique with Spectrum Noir markers, but in a way that uses up scrap card stock in a very useable manner.

Blending is one of those techniques that takes practice, and the tutorial covers 4 easy to put together note card designs that utilise the blending technique in a fun and surprisingly quick way. 

The ideas covered in this tutorial can be used to try out new colour blends and also to build a library of blends for future use when colouring up full images and scenes.

Here's a sneak peek pic:

All colours and details for the step by step video are on the Crafter's Companion blog now!

Thank you so much for supporting me and my little blog and for popping by today :D

I do hope you hop on over and let me know what you think of my quickie makes xxx

Crafty Hugs

Sandie xxx

Challenges I'd like to enter: