Happy Easter!

I have a new tutorial posted up on the Crafter’s Companion blog showing how to make a step card using the Crafter’s Companion Big Score scoring board.StepFrontJClarkCCWM

To decorate the card, I used printable background papers and toppers from the Bebunni Floral Papercrafting CD, and the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Wild Rose Briar stamp and die sets. The flowers were diecut from various colors of Crafter’s Companion Shimmering cardstock.


Click HERE for step by step card construction instructions.

Project details:

Big Score scoring board

Bebunni Floral Papercrafting CD

Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Wild Rose Briar stamp set

Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Wild Rose die set

Crafters Companion shimmering cardstock in Forest Green, Pink Pearl, Rose Pearl, White Pearl and Candy Red

Crafter’s Companion Extra Strong Adhesive Tape Runner


Butterfly Garden

Tonight I’m sharing another coloring using the new Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils, currently available at Crafter’s Companion UK and coming soon to Crafter’s Companion US, and a cute stamp from a set by Inky Antics called Butterflies & Garden.


The flowers and leaves were diecut using the new Crafters Companion Sara Signature Floral Delight Collection – In Bloom die set.

Spectrum AquaBlend color list:
Flowers – Lagoon, Violet, Verdant Green
Leaves – Bright Green, Parakeet, Verdant Green
Grass – Kiwi, Dandelion, Oregano
Rocks – Dark Slate, Iron Grey, Dove Grey
Moss – Pesto Green, Cypress
Tree – Oak, Black Umber, Sorrel

Bluebell Gift Bag

Crafter’s Companion carries a beautiful line of coordinating floral stamps and dies from the very talented designer Sheena Douglass. They are so versatile, and from cards to gift boxes/bags to home decor, they make the perfect embellishments.


For this cute little gift bag, I’ve used the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Bluebell EZ Mount stamp set and the coordinating Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Bluebell metal die set. The flowers and leaves were diecut out of Crafter’s Companion White Pearl shimmering cardstock, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the coordinating Bluebell stamp set, then airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers.

UltiBagsEmbossingBoardFor the bag construction, I used the Ultimate Tool and the Ulti-Bags embossing board. Just place your cardstock on the board, use the included embossing tool to emboss the design onto the cardstock, cut out and assemble. It’s a great way to make some quick and easy gift bags for those small gifts that mean alot.

Spectrum Noir markers used: Flowers – TB7, TB4, TB1 Leaves – JG6, LG5, CG3

Tutorial – Coloring Grass with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

Hi all, I have a new tutorial up on the Spectrum Noir blog showing a simple way to color grass with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils.


Click HERE to go to the tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog

Project Details:

Bebunni Floral Stamp set
Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Vintage Floral stamp set
Die’sire Classiques Chantilly Lace die
Die’sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly die
Die’sire Edge’ables Fancy Borders Floral Dance die
Crafter’s Companion Green Envy, White Pearl and Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock
Ranger Archival Magenta Hue, Chrome Yellow
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils
Grass – 047, 046, 044, 043
Bunny body – 117, 114, 113, 112
Bunny ears/belly – 034, 031, 029, 005
Flower – 085, 017, 015, 013, 020, 097
Stem – 053, 051, 049, 046
Sky – 065, 064, 002
Strathmore 500 Series cold press watercolor card

Brand New Die’sire Edge’ables Dies coming to HSN

Tomorrow’s the day! Tune in to HSN to see Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion presenting some fabulous new crafty goodies, like the brand new Spectrum AquaBlend watercolor pencils, some new dies, stamps, a brand new Signature Collection by Sara Davies called Floral Delight (one of my favorites!) and much more!

ParisianJClarkCCWMHere is a little preview of one of the brand new Die’sire Edge’ables fancy border dies coming. This one is called Parisian, and I can see soooo many uses for it! For this card, I cut it twice: once for the top border and once for the bottom border. I used the brand new Spectrum AquaBlend watercolor pencils to color the stamp, called The Boat House by Sheena Douglass. All of these will be presented during the shows.

Tune in live or set your DVR, just make sure you don’t miss all the new items from Crafter’s Companion!

HSN March2016

Project details:

Die’sire Edge’ables Parisian fancy border die

Sheena Douglass The Boat House stamp set

Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock

Spectrum AquaBlend watercolor pencils

Trees, Cypress, Oregano, Bamboo, Brunette, Sorrel, Pesto Green
Houses – Lagoon, Spruce, Aqua, Hickory, Cherrywood, Beeswax, Wheat, Ocean, Blue Marine
Water/Sky – Ocean, Blue Marine, Lagoon, Sky Blue

It’s a Special Day on HSN!

Tune in this Wednesday, March 16, to see Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion on Home Shopping Network. She’ll be bringing some of your favorite products, plus a whole bunch of new items, that you don’t want to miss out on!


This card features two of the dies that Sara will be presenting on HSN, the Die’sire Edge’ables Only Words On Your Special Day die and the Die’sire Edge’ables Fancy Borders Renaissance die. For the inside of the card I have used a topper from the Bebunni Floral Papercrafting CD, which is available from the Crafter’s Companion website.

HSN March2016


Playing with my Spectrum Noirs in a little bit of a mixed media project today. Last weekend I went to a rubber stamp show, and at the Technique Junkies booth, they had an awesome make and take project. Using some of the techniques I learned during the make and take, I created this mixed media piece of art using my Spectrum Noir markers, some dimensional paints and some shimmer sprays. I love how this turned out!


I stamped the Vintage Daisy Collage stamp on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock. The daisies, butterfly and bee bodies were colored with Spectrum Noir markers. Then I added a touch of Art Anthology dimensional paint on top of the coloring. For the background, I spritzed a variety of Perfect Pearls mists over the whole piece and then airbrushed the background with Spectrum Noir markers.


I hope you can see some of the shimmer in this close-up view. With a final coat of Art Anthology Sterling Fairy Dust shimmer spray, the whole piece shimmers and shines!

Products Used:
Spectrum Noir markers
Daisy – GB9, GB7, GB4  Leaves – DG4, DG3, DG2
Butterfly – IB3, IB1, BP4, BP1
Background – LG5, BP2, CT3, PL3, IB2
Perfect Pearls Mists – Sunflower Sparkle, Forever Green, Mint, Kiwi, Sour Apple
Art Anthology Dimensional Paints – Dazzle, Kenyan Copper, Leaf, Vegas Gold
Art Anthology Sterling Fairy Dust shimmering spray
Rubber stamp is Vintage Daisy Collage from Technique Junkies
“DREAM” stencilled using Lava Stone Effects Dimensional Medium and Soliloquy Stencil by Technique Junkies


Poppy Gift Box – HSN March 16th

It’s almost that time again, Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion is coming back to HSN on March 16th with some awesome new goodies! One of them is a special edition of the Crafter’s Inspiration Magazine, which will include a really cool Textures woodgrain embossing folder, a beautiful Sheena Douglass poppy floral clear stamp set and the coordinating Sheena Douglass poppy die.


I used the woodgrain embossing folder and the poppy stamp set from the Inspiration Magazine kit with coordinating die set to create this cute little gift box.

Tune in to the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on March 16th to catch some of the new goodies coming from Crafter’s Companion!

Project Details:
Crafter’s Companion construction cardstock
Big Score scoring board for box scoring/construction
Textures Woodgrain embossing folder from Inspiration Magazine
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Poppy clear stamp set from Inspiration Magazine
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Poppy die from Inspiration Magazine
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Flowers and Leaves airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers


Show Us Your Sparkle!

A new challenge is up over at Spectrum Noir, the theme for March is Show Us Your Sparkle. Use any of the Spectrum Noir coloring mediums on your project, add a little sparkle or bling (Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers are great for this!), and get your entry in!


For my challenge inspiration, I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Twit Twoo stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers, then blinged up with some Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. Don’t miss out on this fun and easy challenge!


Project Details:

Die’sire Classiques Only Words Thank You die
Sheena Douglass Wild Rose leaf die
Die’sire Classiques 3D Flower Delicate Flower and Lace Bloom dies
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Twit Twoo stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers
Blue bird-BT9,BT6,BT5,BT4,BT3, Sparkle markers Aquamarine, Clear
Yellow bird-GB&,GB4,CT4,LY3 Sparkle marker Moonlight, Clear
Red bird-DDR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5 Sparkle marker-Solar Red
Birdhouse-JG6,JG3,LG5,CG3,GB7,GB4,GB3,CT4,LY3,EB5,EB3,TN7,TN3 Sparkle markers-Emerald Green, Moonlight
Owl-EB5,EB3,TN7,TN3,OR2,GB3 – Sparkle marker-Clear

New Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor pencils coming!

Have you seen the fabulous new watercolor pencils from Crafter’s Companion’s Spectrum Noir range?!? They are called AquaBlend by Spectrum Noir, and I must say they are wonderfully creamy and perfect for watercoloring.BoatHouseJClarkCCWMHere I have stamped Sheena Douglass’ The Boat House stamp on Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock and colored it with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils. I used my coloring as a topper for a little gift box that I made using my Big Score scoring board.

The AquaBlend watercolor pencils will be premiering in the US on the Home Shopping Network on Wednesday, March 16, along with some stamp sets from Crafter’s Companion’s Sheena Douglass that are the perfect companion to the watercolor pencils. Stay tuned for showtimes!