Crafter’s Companion on HSN – Design Team Blog Hop!

It’s time to Par-Tay!!! Crafter’s Companion is coming back to the Home Shopping Network during their 24-hour Day of Crafts event on July 1st! Be sure to tune in to see Sara Davies, founder of Crafter’s Companion, getting her craftiness on while showcasing the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool, Spectrum Noir markers and some fabulous dies from the Create-A-Card and Edge’ables die collections. plus a few other goodies.

To get you all ready for this craft-tastic event, my design teammates and I are all showcasing a special project on our blog hop posts, plus we are each giving away a stamp or a die…so make sure you hop along to everyone’s blog, and leave each one a comment for your chance to win their fabulous prize too! And be sure not to miss the HUGE prize packs on the Crafter’s Companion US blog and over on Sara Davies’ blog! Terms and conditions for prizes can be found on the Crafter’s Companion blog. Links are below.

Here’s a cute 8×8 frameable art project I created for some blog hopping inspiration for you!


My project features the following products:

The stamp is “Tillie” from the newly released Scruffy Little Kitten collection at Crafter’s Companion and she was so much fun to color with my Spectrum Noir markers! I also used my Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers to color the grass and sky background.

Dies used:

Die’sire Chantilly Lace stamping frame die from Crafter’s Companion (for the doily dies in the background and also used the negative space to frame the picture)

Die’sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly die from Crafter’s Companion


Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium cardstock

Markers Used:

Spectrum Noir:

Skin – PL2, PL1, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1
Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Dress – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Shoes – DR7, DR6, CR7, CR3, GG4
Roses – DR7, DR3, CR7, CR5, CR3
Butterflies/headband – TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3, IB2

Spectrum Aqua:

Grass – Bud Green, Sea Green, Evergreen

Sky – Aquamarine

One lucky person who leaves a comment below on my Blog Hop post by 4:00pm (cst) July 1st is going to win this GORGEOUS Lace Butterfly die from the Die’sire Create-A-Card collection! Sara will be featuring this die on the 24-Hour Day of Crafts event on HSN. Scroll down for links to all the blog hop participants. Be sure to visit each one, as you will find some fabulously inspiring projects they have created to share with you, plus they are all giving away a prize too!


Here ya go! Links to the Crafter’s Companion blog, Sara Davies’ blog, and my design teammates’ blogs. Have fun hopping along, and good luck!

Crafter’s Companion US

Sara Davies

Lori Barnett

Laine Webb

Chrissie Tobas

Liz Walker

Gini Cagle

Kendra Wietstock

Roxanne O’Brien

Giovana Smith

Rosemary Shaner-Bridges

Tenia Nelson

Vera Yates

Taylor Usry

Please note that end time for leaving a comment on my blog to qualify for the prize is 4:00pm (cst) on Wednesday, July 1.

Farm Scene with Spectrum Aqua markers

Today I am sharing this cute little farm scene I created using various rubber stamps from Stamping Sensations, the Old Bridge rubber stamp from Sutter Stamps, and the Sedge Filler grass stamp from Stampscapes Stamps. I used my Spectrum Aqua markers to color it. Colors are listed below.


Colored using the following Spectrum Aqua markers:
Sky – Kingfisher, Teal
Trees – Grass, Evergreen, Moss, Bud Green
Dirt – Desert, Chestnut, Terracotta, Sepia
Hay – Topaz, Desert, Chestnut
Rocks – Slate, Charcoal
Water – Peacock Blue, Kingfisher, Aquamarine
Barn – Crimson, Scarlet, Burgundy, Boulder, Black
Bridge – Sepia, Chestnut, Terracotta
Chickens – Terracotta, Chestnut

Stamping Sensations stamps



Sutter Stamps

Old Bridge

Stampscapes Stamps

251-C Sedge Filler grass

Sneak Peek – Scruffy Little Kitten’s Aggie

I’ve got another sneaky peek to show you for the new Scruffy Little Kitten stamps making their debut in the Crafter’s Companion US shop on June 24th! This one is Aggie, and she definitely is a little princess! She is a perfect fit for all of those girly-girl projects. I colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers. Colors are listed below.



Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers
Skin – PL1, FS9, FS5, FS1
Hair – GB10, GB7, TN6, GB4, CT4
Dress/shoes – JG6, JG3, LG5, LG2
Shirt – BP7, BP5, BP4, BP3, BP1
Cat – BG6, BG3, BG2, BG1
Roses – DR7, DR6, CR7, CR5
Eyes/Butterfly – TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3, IB2
Eyeshadow – LG5, LG3, LG2
Cat’s Eyes – LG5, LG3, LG2
Paws – PL1, FS9, PP4
Mushrooms – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5, TN4, TN1, GB2, GB4, CT4, CT2
Leaves – JG3, LG5, LG3, CG3
Background created with Spectrum Aqua – Rose Pink, Evergreen, Bud Green


Scruffy Little Kitten – Crafter’s Companion Sneak Peek

Today I am sharing a sneak peek of a new stamp line, soon to be available at Crafter’s Companion USA, called the Scruffy Little Kitten line, part of the Scruffy Little Cat design range. Next week (June 24) they will be launching twelve new stamps (six boys, six girls) and a fun papercrafting CD, so stay tuned for more sneak peeks! Meet Billie, the fun and playful li’l cowboy! To create this fun 12×12 frameable page, I colored Billie with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. For the page title badge, I used my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool embossing boards to emboss the star shape on Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock, trimmed them out, then airbrushed the edges using Spectrum Noir marker GB10 using my Craftwell eBrush. For the large cactus, I hand drew the cactus on white watercolor cardstock, then eBrush all of the color and shading using my Spectrum Noir markers in the eBrush. See below for list of colors used.



Skin – PL1, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1
Jeans/Hat band/Bandana – TB7, TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3
Shirt – DR7, DR6, DR5, DR3, CR7, CR5
Boots/Hat/Horse Pole/Reins/Gun – IG10, IG7, IG5, IG3
Hair – EB7, EB3, TN3
Horse/Belt/Holster – TN9, TN6, TN3, TN2, TN1
Cactus – DG3, CG4, CG2
Bandana dots/Badge – GB7, GB6, GB4, CT3, CT1
Eyes – TB4, TB3, IB2
Rocks – BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2
Ground – EB6, EB3, EB2, TN2, Blender
Badge/Star embellishments made using Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool, Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock, and Craftwell eBrush using GB10
Large cactus embellishment was hand drawn on watercolor card, then eBrushed using DG3, CG4, CG2

Father’s Day card



I love coloring on Crafter’s Companion brown kraft paper with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils! Spectrum Noir has a great tutorial on their website for this technique, which can be found HERE. I made this fabulous card for my dad using this beautiful Lighthouse stamp from Stamps Happen Inc. Colors used are listed below.


Spectrum Noir pencils used:

Sky – 065, 066, 071
Clouds – 001, 114
Water – 064, 068, 070, 073
Rocks 112, 114, 115, 119, 120
Lighthouse – 117, 119, 120, 032, 033, 093, 085, 027, 008, 013, 015, 018
Grass – 045, 046, 049
House – 065, 071, 073, 117, 119, 120, 032, 033, 095
Fence – 095, 100

Rubber stamp from Stamps Happen, Inc.

Crafter’s Companion brown kraft cardstock

Sparkle or Bling – Spectrum Noir June 2015 Challenge

Join us over at Spectrum Noir for our June challenge. The theme for the month is Add Sparkle or Bling. Who doesn’t have some glitter or bling in their stash, right? Easy peasy! Here’s my Design Team inspiration for you. Digital image is called “Rose” from The Paper Shelter, and she is colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (colors used are listed below). Doily and Flower dies from Die’sire, available at Crafter’s Companion. Sparkle on doily and flowers added with Stickles glitter glue. Hope to see your sparkly creations entered in the challenge!

Spectrum Noir June 2015 Challenge
Spectrum Noir June 2015 Challenge


Skin – PL2, FS9, FS5, FS2
Lips – DR4, CR7, CR5
Eyes – TB5, TB4, IB3, IB2
Hair – IG10, IG6, IG3
Roses – DR4, OR3, OR2, OR1
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, LG4
Butterflies DR6, DR4, CR11, CR7, CR5