Guest Blogger: Sandy Allnock

 Hello there!

My name is Sandy Allnock and I'm so excited to be one of the first guest here at Flora & Fauna! I've known Cindi for what seems like eons, and when she said she was starting to make clear stamps - well I knew I had to jump in and play! A little about me....I'm an artist and papercrafter, and I *love* to color. I use all kinds of mediums, all kinds of markers, paints, and pencils - it doesn't matter to me as long as I get color onto paper! I have a YouTube channel filled with hundreds of videos (broken into playlists on different mediums; and on my blog, scroll down to see all my cards broken into categories too, for easy searching. I do offer some online classes too, so poke around at hopefully you'll find something you can learn from stopping by. I can also be found on Instagram and on my Facebook page - hope to meet up with you out there on the web!

Cindi sent me the "Adventure" stamp set, and I've created a video to share some tips on Copic coloring and especially - my favorite blending groups.  Lots of Copic users have wanted to know what my favorite/most re-inked colors are - and I created this Copic Blending Groups page with a nice visual of them! Click on the image to see it full size:  I'll use a couple of those blending groups in today's video - watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.


To finish off my card, I trimmed the panel to 4" x 5-3/8", and rounded the corners at the bottom. Then I rounded the bottom corners of a top-fold card base, and added the colored panel on top with foam tape. I aligned the top edge so there's only a border on three sides.  I hope you enjoyed my little card today! Join me in wishing Cindi and Lara great success in their venture here at Flora & Fauna. I'll be applauding them all the way!  Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project:

Thank you Sandy for making such a clever card for us! You are so talented and I know every time I watch one of your videos I learn something! We are excited to be giving away our Adventure set to one lucky winner and all you need to do is leave a comment on the blog. Winner will be announced Tuesday, April 4th.

CONTEST CLOSED: WINNER - Kim Potts, we will contact you to get your mailing address. Congratulations!


  • I could watch Sandy color all day long! She is amazing and has lots of good tips! Good luck to you Cindi and Lara in your new business!

    Debbie Barba
  • Wow what fun stamp sets!!! Sweet coloring-always fun to watch your videos!! Such awesome tips!!

    Laurie Brown
  • Love the coloring—and what a fun stamp set!

    Cindy M.
  • Looking at this card reminds me of the children’s book that has the phrase repeated throughout….“Oh the places you could go…” It makes me smile. Best of luck Cindi and Lara in your new business venture. I look forward to seeing more original images. As always, Sandy did a great job.

    Deborah Kuykendall
  • Awesome as always!


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