Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Time for a little Sparkle.....

Hello there,

There is still time to show your Sparkle over on this months Spectrum Noir Facebook Page Challenge and I've decided to use the fabulous Spectrum Aqua Markers

After spending some time using lots of embellishments for a few samples lately I went for a Clean and Simple design for this one...

I just adore that sentiment, it makes me smile so much lol
Here's what I used:
By Sandie Gough
Style: Tag Top A6
Stamp: Taylored Expressions – Grumplings
Spectrum Aqua Markers – Terracota, Scarlet, Desert, Boulder
Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card, Centura Red card, Sheena Stamping Card
Die’sire Bunting Die
and of  course the bling brings the sparkle!

Versa Fine ink, Collal Tacky glue and Collal 3D glue gel

Thank you so much for stopping by and do hope over to the Spectrum Noir Website and join the challenge on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Challenge (remember you don't need a blog!  you just need to list the Spectrum Noir products you've used and upload to the challenge page)


Sandie xxx

http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.co.uk/ 42
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ picture inspiration - I've taken the red
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/AG-NO-78.html 78
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/ 26
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 105
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ 169
http://www.ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/ any image

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Downton is back with some new additions...

Hello there,

I adore the Downton Abbey range of die's and papercraft stash so much, it has everything for any type of card!  Male, female, really girly, full of stuff, clean and simple or completly modern!

So, I thought I'd share on of my samples for the show.....

I adore this frame die!  Its everything all in one, ornate and layers, so versatile and just look at that Sway and Tails round the box, that's a die I am gonna have so much fun with....

Here's the full list of what I used; where I have added a 'set' number, that will relate to the bundles on Hochanda starting from tomorrow...

Die’sire Downton Swag’s & Tails Die – Set 1
Die’sire Downton Ornate Square Frame – Set 6
By Sandie Gough
Centura Pearl Ivory, Chocolate & Teal card
Die’sire Downton Candelabra Die
Downton logo from packaging
Collal Tacky Glue, Crafter’s Companion Red Liner Tape

Candle and shredded tissue from stash

I really hope you can catch one of the show's but if not the design team will be posting sneek peeks too :D 

Or stop by the Crafter's Companion Website or FaceBook Page for loads more details....

Hope you stop by again soon and please leave a comment before you go as I just love reading them xxx

hugs xxx



Monday, 14 March 2016

Inspiration shared...

Hello again,

So, as a part of Spectrum Noir Education Design Team, I just love that we have to look at past tutorials and see what inspires us, and which one we will take on for our make!

Inspiration isn't copying, its finding something in the piece that spark's your own creativity.  A layout, a colour, a technique or a combination of things within the piece.

This month, I took inspiration from Spectrum Noir tutorials featuring Backgrounds.  Its a part of colouring I am still trying to master when its in combination with an image, especially if its an image I've spent ages colouring!

But as I'm in a CAS mood I thought I'd go for it!  The sentiment and the spirit of this one seemes just right hehe;

The ground was the bit I was worried about and took the most time to do because I kept walking away from it lol  I am pretty pleased with it in the end!

Here's what I used:

Spectrum Aqua Markers: Aquamarine, Chestnut, Sunflower, Orange, Yellow, Jasmine, Tan
Technique used – faux bleaching for the sky and clouds
Crafter’s Companion Watercolour card, Stamping Cream Card, Centura Chocolate card
Coordinations Naturals Paper Pad – brown
Image – Taylored Expressions, Ducks in a Row
Collal All Purpose & Tacky Glue

Flat Back Gem

Thank you so much for stopping by and I highly recommend a visit to Spectrum Noir to take a peek at the tutorials, and check out the new goodies at Crafter's Companion UK


Sandie xxx


Sunday, 13 March 2016

A Little Sugar Love...

Hello there,

It's that time again, time for my DT inspiration for the new challenge over at That Craft Place

The theme is always anything goes, so I hope you can join us this time xxx

I have gone back to one of my fav That Craft Place images, I've got a major soft spot for Sugar!

I had a play this time with hard shadow lines fading to white and I really like the edgy look it gives, will try this again for sure!

Here's the materials used:
Style: A6 Tent Fold
Colouring: Spectrum Noir makers
Skin: FS2, 4, 6, 8, TN2
Hair: EB6, 7, 8 
clothes: PP1, 2, DR3 
hearts: DR6, 7

thanks for stopping by and make sure you check That Craft Place blog on the 15th of march for my new easy pleats tutorial.


Sandie xxx

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 268 ag
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 30 March
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.co.uk/ 41
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/ 246 pretty
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/ 25
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/ 104 colour challenge
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 53 ag
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ March ag
http://www.ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/  ag

Monday, 7 March 2016

There's a new Sparkle in Town!

Hello there,

I have an inspirational post to share today as part of the Spectrum Noir Educational Design Team, and I chose to keep in my CAS mood and use some of my awesome new stamps!  (Birthday money on crafty stash is the only way to spend it lol)

And just look!  How cute is he!  Very I hear you all shout, and he so is....

Spectrum Sparkle Pen inspiration, one pen and a little water brush and you have a shaded sparkly Elephant!

Style: Tent Fold
Spectrum Sparkle Pens: NEW METALLIC SILVER
Spectrum Aqua Pen: Crimson
Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose CD – coordinating paper
Crafter’s Companion Centura Chocolate, Neenah Solar White, and
Sheena Stamping Card
Image – Lawn Fawn, I Love You Tons!
Collal All Purpose & Tacky Glue

(hand cut funky little hearts)

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'd love to have you follow my little blog so don't forget to hit the follow button of your choice on the right hand side :D

Spectrum Noir Webpage has a ton (couldn't resist the pun, sorry lol) of tutorials for you and if you managed to get a peek of the new colours with Leann on Hochanda then you'll have seen just how lush they are xxx

Lots of new goodies are on their way from Crafter's Companion and some of them are on my must have list and will have me in the queue to get one as soon as they are announced....Sara's For Men range on the latest newsletter is on the top of mine :D

Hope you have a fabulous day xxx


Sandie xxx