Monday, 31 August 2015

Under The Sea with Aqua Tints (Tutorial)

Hello There,

I have another video tutorial for you today, over on the Spectrum Noir Blog (linking to the Spectrum Noir YouTube channel).

When I first saw Aqua Tints they were top of my wish list and so I am over the moon to share with you just how easily you can put together a background technique.  The technique can be used as a stand alone topper or you can add you're favourtie stamped image :D

You can find the video at:

Spectrum Noir Blog Video Archives

Or here on the Spectrum Noir YouTube Channel:

Make sure you check out the Spectrum Noir Blog for more awesome tutorials by my uber talented design teamies.

Here are some pictures of the finished samples:

The full list of colours used, for all 4 designs can be found on the Spectrum Noir Blog post, so just click the name and it will take you there.  They can also be found in the details under the YouTube video :D 

I'd love to read your feedback on the YouTube channel so if you hop over please leave a little love :D

Thank you so much for taking the time today to join me, it really does mean a lot x


Sandie xxx


Friday, 21 August 2015

Easy Create a Card Box with Tutorial

Hello there,

So excited today to share my Christmas gift box design using the Crafter's Companion Create a Card 6x6 Christmas Fireside die.

I really enjoyed making this....and will be making lots more too :D

For details of the tutorial keep reading down....

The easy to follow step by step tutorial (with a full materials list) to make this box can be found on the Crafter's Companion Blog, just click the link below:

Step by Step Tutorial link to Crafter's Companion Blog

You can also see this and links to other exciting releases, such as the Die'sire Festive Edgeable dies that are now back in stock (yipeeeee) on the Crafter's Companon FaceBook page, just click the link below and like the page to keep up to date with all the crafty news:

Crafter's Companion FaceBook page

So if you'd like to know how to make this gift box, hop over using the links above :D

Thank you so much for popping by and supporting my crafty journey xxx

Crafty Hugs

Sandie xxx


Monday, 17 August 2015

Novela by Saturated Canary, in a CAS style

Hello again,

I have another CAS (Clean and Simple) card to share today, using the totally lush stamp 'Novela' by Saturated Canary.  She and the coordinating 'school house' background stamp are available at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  They are just adorable and such a joy to use.

So, here she is:

Here's what I used to make her:
From Crafter's Companion
1.     Medium – Spectrum Noir markers
Skin; FS1, 3, TN3, FS6
Hair; GB1, 4, 6, 10
Clothes: BT1, 2, 4, 6, PP1, 2, 4
School House
CG1, 2, 3, 4
LG1, 3, DG3
TN1, 2, 4, 7
BG1, 3
TB1 plus Blender
Neenah Solar White Card
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card
Die’sire Christmas Classique Christmas Window die set

Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

From Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Image: Novela by Saturated Canary, Little Darling Stamps
Image: School House by Saturated Canary, Little Darling Stamps

Here's some more detailed pics:

I really  hoped you enjoyed your visit to my little blog today and thank you so much for stopping by.  If you are not yet a follower I would be so happy to have you follow me, use the buttons on the top right sidebar to add yourself on Google Plus x

Don't forget to pop over to the Spectrum Noir Website, there is a ton of helpful stuff for using your Spectrum products including tutorials and step by steps :D

Crafty Hugs

Sandie xxx


Sunday, 16 August 2015

Monochrome Sitty Pretty

Hello There,

I have several favourite new stamps sitting on my crafty desk ready to colour at the moment, but this one just needed to be done first!

The theme over at That Craft Place Challenge is Blue, so for my DT make 'Sitting Pretty' by Saturated Canary was just perfect...

Here's what I used:
Image: Sitty Pretty, Saturated Canary Stamp by Little Darlings, available from That Craft Place
Colours: Copic
Skin: B0000, B32, B34, B31, B42
Hair: B39, B45, Special Black 110
Clothes & Scarf: B39, 45, B21, Special Black 110
Backing: Black Copic and then Distress Ink followed by the Botek tequnique with White Versa mark ink
Papers: Papermania Timecapsule and black card
Embellies: Papermania Timecapsule collection
Die cut: MFT Die'namics Pierced Circle Stax

Here's a couple more pics:

Thank you so much for popping by and thank you to all my followers, new and old :D

Crafty Hugs,

Sandie xxx

Challenges: 240 23 157 make your mark 27 August AG 45

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Love playing with new skin tones...

Hello again,

I love taking inspiration from fellow crafters, especially different colour combinations for my markers.  We all approach our colouring in a different or slightly different way, creating our own style, so when we see a tutorial or a design that we just swoon at we love to take a peek at the colours used and write them in colour journals (yes, the ever growning book where I write down all my combo's)....

So here's one of my latest combo's based on an awesome tutorial by  
Using HB2 SPECTRUM NOIR in my skin tones...

Here's all the bits you need to know:
Inspiration: Adding Skin Shades with HB2 by Dilyana
Link for you to check out the tutorial and give it a go: 
Image: Little Darlings, Dollhouse Precious Dolls, Wings
(I wanted her to be summery but with subtle colour tones, a different interpration of Summer, half light brings such fab tone's to my garden which  was the inspiraton here) x

Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin: FS1, 3, 7, HB2
Hair: EB6, 7, 8, True Black
Dress: GB4, 6, 7, 9
Wings : JG1, 5, 6, 7, GG2

Neenah Solar White Card
Die'sire Lace Flower die set with leaf die
Backing papers, ribbon, flowers from my stash

Here's a few more pics:

Thank you so much for stopping by and hello to my new followers :D
If you would like to follow me that would be epic, links are in the right hand side bar xxx

Crafty Hugs
Sandie xxx


Saturday, 1 August 2015

Tabatha has stolen my heart!

Hello there,

Woohoo, it's time for a new challenge for August with the Spectrum Noir blog and the theme is Anything Goes so, let your inner craftyness come out to play and join in.  The prize is just amazing!

Tabitha from the new Dollhouse Precious Dolls collection is just so awesome, so many different ways to colour her that I think I may just keep her on my desk!

I wanted to give her a real stand out background, hence the yellow!  I really thought she deserved to pop off the page and as yellow is a colour I usually shy away from, I thought well let's do this!

Totally pleased with how this turned out!  Happy dance...

Here's the materials I used:
Spectrum Noir markers:
Skin: TN3, FS1, 3, 7
Hair: BG1, 3, 5, 9
Clothes & Wings: GG5, DG4, 3, 2, 1,  GB8, 9, 10
Background: CT1, 2, 3

Image: Dolls House Precious Dolls – Tabitha, by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Collal all purpose and tacky glue

Crafter's Companion Mat Black card
Papers MDL (Mye De Leon Digital Scrapbook Designs) Unwind Digital Collection from Snap Click Supply printed on Linen card 

Here's some more pics:

Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you're not following me already I'd love to have you join me on my crafty journey.  Just click to follow me in the right hand sidebar.

Don't forget to pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog to join the challenge, but also check out some of the awesome tutorials using the gorgeous Crafter's Companion Spectrum colouring systems

Crafty hugs,

Sandie xxx