Definitely a Marker Girl!

I just adore this digital image from Scrapper’s Delights called Crafty Honey Markers. She reminds me of myself! 🙂

I have colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers.


If you want to learn how to color facial shading with Spectrum Noir markers, check out this tutorial on the Spectrum Noir website:  Facial Definition and Shading

Skin – CR4 FS9, FS5, FS1

Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3

Clothes – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3, GB7, GB5, CT3, BP7, BP5, BP3, BP2

Soles/Markers – IG10 IG7, IG5, IG3, IG2

Eyes – TB4, TB3, IB3

Bkgd – IG5, IG3, IG2, IG1, GT2, GT1, Blender


Floral Delight is Delightfully Floral!

It’s release day over at Crafter’s Companion! The lovely new Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight range is now available! You are going to love this new collection! The embossing folders, metal dies and paper pads all coordinate beautifully to bring just the right touch of elegance to your projects.



Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight range. Stylish Swirls embossing folder,  6×6 Floral Delight paper pad (blue paper), In Bloom die set, Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Forest Green shimmering cardstock, misc. cardstock, distress inks

Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight Sneak Peek!

Have you seen this beautiful new floral collection from Crafter’s Companion?? It’s set to release tomorrow, Friday April 22! With coordinating metal dies, embossing folders and a stunning paper pad (available in 12×12 and 6×6).FloralDelBoxJClarkCCWM

I made this little gift box using my Big Score scoring board and decorated it using elements from the new Sara’s Signature Floral Delight collection. Stay tuned for the launch tomorrow, you are going to love this beautiful collection!

Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight range.
Ornate Trellis Die, In Bloom Die Set, 6×6 Floral Delight paper pad, Crafter’s Companion construction cardstock, Crafter’s Companion White Pearl, Pink Pearl, Rose Pearl, Sky Blue and Forest Green cardstock.
Flowers airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers-TB4, PL4

Sparkly Diecuts with Spectrum Noir Sparkle

I have a new tutorial up on the Spectrum Noir blog showing a quick and easy way to Sparkle up your diecuts with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.


Check out the step by step instructions HERE!

Project Details:

Sheena Douglass Wild Rose flower dies
Bebunni Floral Cottage Lace border die
Die’sire Classiques Only Words Thank You die
Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers Smoked Quartz, Inspired Violet, Pink Garnet, Cosmos, Clear
Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock – Candy Red, Rose Pearl, Pink Pearl, White Pearl, Black Pearl

Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection at Crafter’s Companion US

You’ve been waiting oh so patiently, and today is the day! The Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection is now available at Crafter’s Companion USA! There are so many beautifully elegant dies and stamps in this collection, but that’s just a start. There are embossing folders, luxury paper pads, all kinds of embellishments (paper flowers, resin flowers, brads, ribbons, charms and more!), plus a 3-disc papercrafting CD too! The CD is chock full of printable papers and papercrafting elements, plus lots of project tutorials to get you started.


This card was made using papers from the Downton Abbey 12×12 Luxury Paper Pad, plus a printable framed art embellishment from the Downton Abbey papercrafting CD and two toppers from the Downton Abbey Die Cut Toppers 2 set. I used the Big Score scoring board to create the card base. A tutorial for how to create this step card base can be found on the Crafter’s Companion blog HERE.

Be sure to visit the Crafter’s Companion website and check out this amazing Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection!

Spectrum Noir April Challenge – Use Pastels

A new challenge is up over at Spectrum Noir, the theme for this month is Use Pastels. This is the perfect theme for this beautiful springtime season!


Here is my challenge inspiration for you. I colored this stamp using Spectrum Noir Blendable colored pencils on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock using Gamsol blending solution to blend and soften the colors. I chose this cardstock because I knew the smooth surface would help keep the colors from becoming too vibrant, thus aiding the soft pastel look.

Spectrum Noir April Challenge

Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencil color list:

Butterflies – 045, 013, 063, 037
Flowers – 034, 031
Leaves – 048, 045
Background – 065, 030, 017
Butterfly diecuts – Sara Davies Signature Collection Butterfly Lullaby Butterfly Dance die
Rubber Stamp by Recollections

Butterfly Lullaby Signature Collection by Sara Davies

A beautiful new Sara Davies Signature Collection has been releaesd at Crafter’s Companion US, called Butterfly Lullably.


The initial release includes the beautiful paper pads (in 12×12 and 6×6) that I have used here to make this butterfly birthday card, along with 2 embossing folders and 3 dies. More elements from this gorgeous collection will be released soon.

I used my Big Score scoring board to create this fancy card base and embellished it by adding papers and diecuts from the Sara Davies Signature Butterfly Lullaby Collection.




Beautiful Faery Arielle Flora Fae

Today I am sharing a new card I made using the beautiful faery image called Arielle Flora Fae by Faery Ink, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.


I colored the image using my Spectrum Noir markers. The “faery dust” around the image was created using Frantage embossing enamels. The paper flowers were glittered up using the clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. Dots were added to the yellow brad for the paper flower center using Spectrum Noir GB9 and GB5.

Spectrum Noir markers used:

Skin – PL1, TN2, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1

Flowers – BP7, BP5, BP3, BP1 Blender

Dress/Flower/Lips – DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5

Wings – PP1, PP2, PL2, Blender

Flower center – GP9, GB7, GB5, GB3, CT4, TN6

Frantage embossing enamels – Aged Wine and Scarlet

Digital image by Arielle Flora Fae by Faery Ink


If Kisses Were Flowers

I’ve been having quite a bit of fun playing with these beautiful flowers from the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A New Leaf stamp set from Crafter’s Companion. I diecut a circle using the largest circle die in the Die’sire Essentials Circle die set. I used my MISTI stamping tool to align and stamp the small flower in a perfect circle, then used it to align and stamp the matching larger flower in the center. The sentiment is from the Sentimentals Vintage Floral Phrases stamp set. More details below.


The flowers and red circle background were colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The flowers are actually flat; I was able to achieve a dimensional look to them by flicking the shading on the petals from the center out, and then from the outside edge inward. This makes them appear bent, even though they really are not.

Spectrum Noir color list:

TB5, TB3, BT3

GB7, GB5, CT3

DR6, DR4, DR3, CR9, CR7