Thanks Dear

Crafter’s Companion has these fabulous new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers, and you can use them as a stand-alone coloring medium, or you can color them over the top of other coloring mediums, including, but not limited to, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Spectrum Noir blendable pencils and Spectrum Aqua markers. Here is my latest card I have made using the Sparkle markers as a stand-alone coloring medium.

This card features the adorable new Spectrum Noir Sparkle stamp set called Forest Friends. I have used the branch, deer and sentiment stamps from this set. The flowers and leaves are from the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Sweet William stamp and die sets, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Project details:
Thanks Dear
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Forest Friends stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers
On Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Deer and branch – Smoked Quartz, Pink Champagne, Harvest Moon, Clear
Leaves – Olive Jade, Clear
Grass – Holly Leaf, Olive Jade, Clear
Flowers diecut and stamped using Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Sweet William stamp and die set
Flowers colored with Spectrum Noir markers HB3, HB2, HB1, CR7, CR5, CR2, Blender
Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool used for card scoring and folding

Window Into Christmas

I managed to squeeze in one more Christmas coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers before the holiday passes by. It seems like such a short time between the time Chrsitmas decorations start getting set up to the time the holiday season is over. This one uses a lovely Christmas window stamp from the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Festive Window into Christmas stamp set by Crafter’s Companion. The bricks that frame the sides are from Sheena’s A Little Bit Magical Enchanted Doorway stamp set.


I have used a tutorial from the Spectrum Noir website on coloring using a Pointillism technique to create my background. Click below for link to the tutorial.

Pointillism Tutorial

Project Details:

Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Festive Window Into Christmas stamp – window
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Magical Enchanted Doorway stamp – bricks
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock:
Tree/Green stocking/Plant – DG3, JG6, JG3, LG5
Wall – HB3, HB2, PL2, HB1
Floor – IG6, IG5, IG4, IG3, IG2
Table – EB6, EB4, TN9, TN6, TN4
Blue Present/Wall Picture – TB6, TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3, IB2, IB1
Hearth/Red ribbon – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Flames – DR3, CR7, OR2, CT4
Window wood – EB5, EB3, TN7, TN3
Bricks – DR7, DR6, DR4, CR10, TN7
Yellow stocking/Ribbon – GB7, CT4, CT2
Pointillism background – IG9, IG7, IG5, IG3

Seasons Greetings

I just adore this Sheena Douglass candle stamp, from her A Little Bit Festive Peace stamp set, and I’ve colored it up again using my Spectrum Noir markers. I also added a few diecuts from the Sara Davies Signature Festive Wonder range from Crafter’s Companion, using the Festive Flake die and the Seasons Greetings die. The perfect touch if I do say so myself! 🙂


The snowflake dies are all cut from the Festive Wonder Festive Flake die. I have used both the inner and outer parts of the diecuts. The Seasons Greetings die is also from the Sara Davies Siganture Collection Festive Wonder range. Here, I have cut it out of red cardstock and glittered it up using Clear and Pink Garnet Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.

Crafter’s Companion products used:

Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Festive Peace stamp set
Crafter’s Companion Uiltimate Tool for card scoring/folding
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Wonder Festive Flake and Seasons Greetings dies
Spectrum Noir markers:
Candles – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Flames – CR5, OR2, CT3
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Flowers – IB2, HB3, HB2, PP4
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers:
Clear, Pink Garnet


Happy for You

It’s unseasonably warm here for late December, much more like spring time, so I thought I’d make a springy card using this cute Die’sire Embossalicious embossing folder called Cherry-licious.


I embossed it on Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock and then colored the embossing with my Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers. Sentiment stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Vintage Floral Greetings stamp set, and the backer for the sentiment was cut using the Die’sire Essentials Dies Scalloped Squares die set


I also used my Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers to add a shimmery touch to the cherries, leaves and sentiment.

Products used:

Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool
Die’sire 6×6 Embossalicious Cherry-licious embossing folder
Die’sire Essentials Scallped Squares die set
Crafter’s Companion Vintage Floral Sentimentals Greetings stamp set
Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock
Spectrum Aqua markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker – Clear
Colorbox Liquid Chalk – Maroon
Spectrum Aqua colors used:
Cherries – Crimson, Burgundy, Scarlet
Leaves – Bud Green, Evergreen
Branches – Chestnut
Sky – Teal

Crafter’s Companion Extra Strong Adhesive Tape Runner

Seasonal Tissue Box Cover tutorial

I have a new tutorial up on the Crafter’s Companion blog showing step by step how I created this seasonal tissue box cover (click on photo for link).


For this tissue box cover, I have used the following products:

Crafter’s Companion Supply List:

Big Score scoring board
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock
Nordic Christmas Reindeer Parade Embossing Folder
Die’sire Classiques Christmas Elegant Reindeer Die
Die’sire Essentials Circles die set
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tsukineko Sponge Dauber
Collall Glue

Other Supplies:

Blue textured cardstock with white core
Foam adhesive
Brown Cardstock
sanding block
Craftwell Cut ‘n Boss

Coloring Candles with Spectrum Noir Markers

I have a quick little tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog to show you how to color this gorgeous candle stamp from the Sheena Douglass “A Little Bit Festive Peace” stamp set using Spectrum Noir markers.


This stamp design lends itself very well to creating shadows and highlights with the Spectrum Noir markers, and the results are stunning! Be sure to pop on over to the Spectrum Noir blog for the step by step coloring instructions.

Spectrum Noir markers used:

Candles – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Flames – CR5, OR2, CT3
Flowers – IB2, HB3, HB2, PP4


Snowflake Box Card

I had a lot of fun using my Crafter’s Companion Big Score scoring board and a few different Crafter’s Companion dies for this quick and easy Christmas card.

I used the Die’sire Edge’ables Christmas Fancy Borders Snowflake border die for the left and right sides of the card window. Behind this is a piece of Crafter’s Companion heat resistant clear acetate to create the window.


The inset background was created by using the Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Wonder Festive Flake diecut as a mask for airbrushing a background using my Spectrum Noir markers  (TB5, TB4, TB3, TB1) in my Craftwell eBrush. The Die’sire Classiques Christmas Only Words Peace, Goodwill & Joy diecut was used for the words on the inside of the card.



Spectrum Noir December challenge


The December challenge is on over at Spectrum Noir. The theme for this month is “Clean and Simple”, which is right up my alley!


For my challenge inspiration card, I used the large flower stamp from the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Floral Delights EZ-Mount stamp set and colored it with the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. The “Just for you…” sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set.

Colors used:

Inspired Violet

Pink Garnet

Red Berry

Olive Jade

Holly Leaf


A Birthday Song

Sharing another adorable card for Crafter’s Companion made featuring “Jessica“, one of the Angelica and Friends stamps from Crafter’s Companion, colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils.


I stamped the image onto Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The edge was inked with Blue Iris Colorbox Liquid Chalk, and then the image was mounted to a piece of Crafter’s Companion Black Pearl shimmering cardstock. For added dimension,  I trimmed the bird and birdcage out of a piece of DCWV patterned paper and tucked the image behind the bird to make the bird pop out.


A little touch of Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter brush was added to the wings and bottom of dress for some added shimmer.

The sentiment, “A Birthday Song” is from the Angelica and Friends “Grace” stamp set.

Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool was used for card scoring and folding.

Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils used:
Mushroom – 32, 27, 25
Stem – 88, 87, 84, 16
Dress – 113, 73, 70, 68, 67, 66
Wings – 74, 73, 70, 68, 67, 66, 001, Clear Sparkle
Hair – 103, 96, 89, 84
Skin – 89, 9, 7, 5
Shoe – 120, 117, 113
Grass – 47, 46, 44, 43
Present/purple flowers – 80, 78, 39
Pink flowers 37, 35


Love Me Do

Our eldest son has blessed us with the addition of a daughter (his bride) to our family. I hope they loved this card as much as I loved making it for them!


To begin, I used my Crafter’s Companion Big Score scoring board to score and fold this gatefold card. The image of the bride and groom is a digital stamp called Love Me Do by Wee Stamps. I have colored it using my Spectrum Noir markers. For the fancy border across the top of the card I used the Die’sire Edge’ables Doily Lattice border die, embossed and inked with Ranger Archival Magenta Hue ink. The card title “On Your Special Day” was created using the Die’sire Edge’ables Only Words die, backed with red cardstock and blinged up with some Stickles glitter glue. Butterfly diecuts were cut from Crafter’s Companion White Pearl and Candy Red shimmering cardstock using the Die’sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly die. The butterfly shading was added using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers DR7 and BP7.

Spectrum Noir markers used:

Hair – GB9, GB5, TN2
Skin – CR4, FS9, FS5, FS1
Suit – BGR5, BGR4, BGR3, BGR2, BGR1, IG4
Dress – IG3, IG2, IG1, Blender
Flowers – BP7, BP2, PP5, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Ribbon – DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Shoes/Tie/Lapel – True Black, IG10, IG8, IG5