No Bites

There are no bites from this cute puppy! This adorable image called “No Bites” from Saturated Canary was colored with Spectrum Noir pencils.


The sentiment stamps come from the Sheena Douglass Poppy clear stamp set that is included as part of the Crafter’s Inspiration Issue 7 magazine kit from Crafter’s Companion.

Project details:

Image is “No Bites” from Saturated Canary
Colored with Spectrum Noir pencils
Skin – 104, 96, 89, 020, 007, 004, 002
Hair – 120, 118, 113, 112
Dress – 056, 055, 054, 050, 046
Apron – 094, 026, 023, 020, 007, 001
Heart – 096, 026, 023
Shirt/Dress – 055, 073, 067, 065, 001
Shoes – 118, 073, 067, 065, 001, 120, 118, 113
Dog – 118, 113, 112
Eyes – 073, 065

Time Flies

Today I am sharing a new card I made using the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Time Flies stamp set from Crafter’s Companion.


The main stamped image was colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. The dandelion in the forefront was stamped and then airbrushed using Spectrum Noir markers in the Craftwell eBrush. The dandelion “puffs” were created using the flower center die from the Sheena Douglass Anemone die set. They were coated with DecoArts Snow Writer texture paint and then eBrushed with Spectrum Noir IG6 for shading. The sentiment was stamped with Designer Ink Cornflower Blue, and the dandelions around the sentiment were stamped with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. The edges of the sentiment were eBrushed using Spectrum Noir markers IB3, TB4 and True Black.

Project Details

Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Time Flies stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir pencils
Shirt-054, 053, 051, 046, 044
Shorts-120, 116, 114, 003
Skin-089, 088, 008, 006, 005
Hair-103, 095, 089, 084
Grass-056, 054, 049, 048, 045
Sky-2068, 066, 065, 064, 061, 001
Front dandelion eBrushed using Spectrum Noir JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Dandelion “puffs” are Sheena Douglass Anemone diecut covered with Snow Writer texture and eBrushed with Spectrum Noir IG6
Border of sentiment eBrushed with Spectrum Noir IB3, TB4 and True Black


Window of Beauty

I fell in love with this Die’sire Classiques Mediterranean Window die when I saw it on the Crafter’s Companion website, and I immediately wanted to make a card using the diecut as an actual window to create a glimpse of a whole new world on the inside of the card. For the card base, I used a double sided cardstock, scored and folded using my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool.

The front of the card was created by diecutting and embossing the Mediterranean Window diecut out of Crafter’s Companion White Pearl Shimmering cardstock.  I traced the diecut onto the card base, cut an opening slightly smaller than the diecut and glued the diecut into the opening. For the bottom, I diecut two pansies using the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral stamp and coordinating die set. The leaves were cut from green cardstock and shading was added using the Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers JG6 and CG3. The pansies were cut from white pearl shimmering cardstock and shading was added using the eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers LV3, GB6 and CT4. The sentiment was a printable from the Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy CD.


The inside of the card is a digital coloring image printed from the Morgan Fiztsimons Flights of Fantasy papercrafting CD, colored with Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers. A touch of Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle  was added to the wings for a little shimmer.

Spectrum Aqua colors used:
Skin – Jasmine, Peach
Sky – Aquamarine, Teal
Leaves – Bud Green, Moss, Sea Green, Leaf Green
Tree Trunk/branches – Sepia, Desert, Terra Cotta
Red Flowers – Chesetnut, Crimson, Burgundy, Scarlet, Rose Pink, Blossom
Pansies – Orchid, Gold, Fawn, Sunflower
Dress – Orchid, Wildflower, Magenta, Rose Pink
Wings – Orchid, Teal (plus Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle)
Hair – Fawn, Gold, Sunflower


Always and Forever

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day with my latest card featuring Honey Sweet Heart from Scrapper’s Delights, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.


If you want to learn how to color using the purple family of Spectrum Noir markers, a great tutorial can be found HERE on the Spectrum Noir website.

Project details:
Sentiment stamp is from Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set
Image is Honey Sweet Heart from Scrapper’s Delights
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Skin – TN3, TN2, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1
Heart/Glasses – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Clothes – PL5, PL4, PL3, PL2
Lips – DR3, BP6, BP3, BP1
Ribbon – BP7, BP6, BP4, BP3, BP1, DR3
Eyes – EB8, EB3, TN7, TN3
Shoes – IG10, IG6, IG4, IG3
Background – IG3, IG2, IG1, PP1, Blender

Shading added to edges of patterned paper using Spectrum Noir PL5 and DR7 in Craftwell eBrush


Spectrum Noir February Challenge

It’s time for a new coloring challenge over at Spectrum Noir! The theme this month is “Use Reds and/or Pinks”. For my challenge inspiration, I have colored this beautiful Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy image from Crafter’s Companion with my Spectrum Noir pencils.


Click HERE for challenge details and entry form.

Project details:

Skin – 092, 029, 008, 007, 005, 003
Lips – 027, 024, 007
Red flowers – 042, 034, 033, 027, 024
Pink flowers – 042, 041, 036
Leaves – 053, 051, 045
Image is from Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy CD
Flowers are Sheena Douglass Sweet William stamps colored with Spectrum Noir pencils.
Red flowers – 042, 034, 033, 027, 024
Pink flowers – 042, 041, 036
Sentiment from Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set

A Little Bird Told Me

Today on the Spectrum Noir blog I am sharing a tutorial teaching how to color woodgrain texture with Spectrum Noir markers.


The digital stamp I have used for this project is “Alannah” from Whimsy Stamps. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock.

Click HERE for link to Coloring Woodgrain with Spectrum Noir Markers tutorial

Spectrum Noir markers used:
Fence – EB5, EB3, TN7, TN3
Suit – JG6, JG4, JG3, LG5
Skin – CR4, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG4
Hair/Boots – IG10, IG6, IG3
Bird – BT9, BT6, BT4, BT3, BT2
Fuzzy Trim/Poms – BG3, BG2, BG1, Blender
Snow – IB1, IG1, Blender
Berries/Bird/Hat Trim – DR7, DR5, DR3, CR7
Beak – DR3, OR3, OR2, CT3
Eyes – TB4, TB3, IB3, IB2

Sentiment stamp – Spectrum Noir Sparkle Twit Twoo stamp set

Thank You Gift Bag

Today I’m sharing a cute little gift bag, perfect for that special little thank you gift or gift card.

For the gift bag base, I used a textured green cardstock along with my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and the Ultimate Tool Ulti-Bags embossing board to emboss it and then cut it out with scissors. The patterned paper center panel was also embossed from the same board and trimmed out with scissors. Shading was added to the bag base and the center panel using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir marker DG3.

All of the flowers and leaves were created using the Ultimate Tool Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board and Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock. Shading was added to the leaves using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers DG3 and CG3.

Using Black Pearl shimmering cardstock, I diecut the “Thank You” using the Die’sire Classiques Only Words embossing die and brushed on some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to add a little bit of glittery sparkle.

Create a Box Card with Die’sire Edge’ables Dies

I have another tutorial up on the Crafter’s Companion blog, this one showing how to make and adorable box card using the Die’sire Edge’ables dies from Crafter’s Companion.


I created this card using the Die’sire Edge’ables Renaissance fancy border die. The topper inside is from the Crafter’s Companion Bebunni Floral papercrafting CD. The Always and Forever sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Vintage Floral Sentimentals Greetings stamp set.


I used some of the little heart pieces that diecut out when cutting the Edge’ables die to decorate the inside of the card around the topper.

The tutorial for creating this card can be found HERE on the Crafter’s Companion blog.

Gift Box for that Special Someone

I just love the Big Score scoring board from Crafter’s Companion, it makes creating adorable gift boxes like this so easy! Today I have a tutorial on the Crafter’s Companion blog showing how to create this adorable lined gift box.


Click on photo or click HERE for tutorial.


I have used the following Crafter’s Companion products to create this gift box:
Big Score score board
Crafter’s Companion Construction Cardstock
Sweet Treats papercrafting CD for top sentiment.

Die’sire Chantilly Lace die
Sweet Treats Special Treats embossing board for scalloped trim.
Collall Glue

Other supplies:
Patterned paper