I just love this Flutterby character from the new Verity Rose collection at Crafter’s Companion! She just seems so dainty and care-free and brings such a calming feeling just looking at her! I’ve created this cute K-card using my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool, and the image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Check out the full line of Verity Rose crafting products at Crafter’s Companion US

Project Details:

Flutterby Character stamp set-character and sentiment
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers Core sets
Dress – PL5, PL4, PL2, PL1
Skin – TN2, FS6, FS3, FS2
Hat band – GB8, GB5, CT4, CT3
Hair – IG10, IG6, IG4
Eyes – BT5, BT4, BT1
Frantage Embossing Enamel
Card base made using Ultimate Tool


Verity Rose Collection at Crafter’s Companion

The new Verity Rose collection at Crafter’s Companion US is a wonderful 1920’s style collection with a modern twist, and is perfect for all of your card making and paper crafting projects. The collection offers several fun characters, each of which has matching accessory stamps and dies available, along with coordinating paper pad, elegant embossing folders, dies and also a papercrafting CD-ROM. Oh, and there is also a pre-printed card base paper pad and coordinating envelopes too. And if stamping is not your thing, or if you like to color while on the go, the character designs are also available in a pre-printed paper pad, all ready for coloring. Crafter’s Companion has thought of EVERYTHING with this collection!


This diamond easel card shows off the beautiful Lace Edge border die, along with the Verity Rose Official Frame die, some of the beautiful papers from the Verity Rose paper pad, and one of the captivating characters called Destiny (colored with Spectrum Noir markers). The vintage metal hot air balloon charm used as the stopper for the easel card is from the Verity Rose metal charms pack.


All of these products are now available at Crafter’s Companion US, and I know you will want to add these to your collection of crafty goodies!

Project details:

Verity Rose Mini Coloring Book – Destiny Character
Verity Rose Official Frame metal die
Verity Rose Lace Edge metal die
Verity Rose 6×6 paper pad
Verity Rose Luxury paper pad
Verity Rose metal charms – hot air balloon
Vintage Floral Sentimentals Phrases stamp set
Crafter’s Companion Shimmering White Pearl and Forest Green cardstock
Destiny image colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Skin – FS9, FS5, FS1
Hair – DR3, CR7, OR2
Eyes/Feather – GT3, GT2, GT1
Clothes/Hat – TN9, TN7, TN5, TN3
Goggles – DG4, DG3, DG2, IG4, IG3, IG2
Scarf – DG4, DG3, DG2
Boots – IG10, IG6, IG3


Patriotism is in the Air!

In the US, we celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th with a wide variety of activities, including parades, carnivals, cookouts, and, of course, fireworks! Crafter’s Companion has some great patriotic stamp sets to help you prepare for your activities, from creating cards or table decor, to scrapbooking all of those precious holiday memories.



Here, I’ve created a fun scrapbook layout using stamps from both the Independence Day stamp set and the 4th of July stamp set. I’ve colored the images using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Now all I need to do is snap a couple cute pics of my granddaughter this 4th of July, add them my scrapbook page, and tuck it away in my scrapbook of treasured memories.

Project Details:

Crafter’s Companion Happy 4th stamp set
Crafter’s Companion Independence Day stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
TB5, TB4, TB3, TB1, DR7, DR6, DR3, CR8
IG5, IG3, IG1, GB5, CT4, LY3
Airbrushing with TB5

Crafter’s Companion Mixed Media Dies!

Did you know that Crafter’s Companion is going to be debuting these awesome new mixed media dies on HSN July 6th?


Here I’ve used the mixed media dies to cut some chipboard from a potato chip snack pack box. Can’t wait to use them along with these new Leonie Pujol stamps (also coming to HSN July 6th) on my next project!
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And the Gemini diecutting machine handles them like a pro! Here I’ve used the mixed media dies to cut some chipboard from a potato chip snack pack box. Can’t wait to use them along with these new Leonie Pujol stamps (also coming to HSN July 6th) on my next project!
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Gemini Diecutting machine coming to HSN

The long-awaited-for Gemini diecutting machine from Crafter’s Companion will be making its US debut on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on Wednesday July 6th.  But the package not only contains an AMAZING diecutting machine, it also contains a fabulous bundle of dies and embossing folders to get you started.



I created this gift box using the Flowers and Butterflies embossing folder, plus the floral and butterfly dies, all of which are included in the Gemini package.

Keep watching for more info on HSN showtimes! Sara Davies will be presenting the machine and will have some awesome demos for you!

Gemini and Together Forever Sneak Peeks!

Crafter’s Companion US will be back on HSN on Wednesday, July 6, and they’re brings some FABULOUSLY AWESOME new goodies!


One of them is the extremely powerful new diecutting machine, the Gemini! I am so in love with this machine! All those intricate dies cut like a breeze, and the embossing detail is perfect! Another one of the many new items coming is the Sara Davies Signature Collection called Together Forever. This new line, which includes dies, embossing folders, patterned paper pads and luxury paper pads (including this beautiful mirrored cardstock!) is very elegant and flourishy, perfect for weddings, anniversaries and so much more!


Keep checking back for Sara’s showtimes on HSN, you won’t want to miss out on all the new products coming from Crafter’s Companion!


New products used for this card:

Crafter’s Companion Gemini diecutting machine
Die’sire Edge’ables Wedding Bells die set (bells, corners, small hearts)
Sara Davies Signature Collection Together Forever Mr & Mrs die
Sara Davies Signature Collection Together Forever Luxury Foil Card pad
Sara Davies Signature Collection Together Forever Luxury Matt Card pad

Other products:

Crafter’s Companion White Pearl and Black Pearl Shimmering cardstock
Crafter’s Companion Extra Strong Adhesive Tape Runner

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Shrinky Dink tutorial

I have a really fun and easy project tutorial up on the Spectrum Noir blog today showing how I made this sparkly keychain using ink jet printable shrink film and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.


I would love to see your sparkly creations using this tutorial! Please share them on the Spectrum Noir Facebook PageTwitter, Instagram or tag them on Pinterest.

Project Details:
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers – Blue Topaz, Moonlight, Inspired Violet, Emerald Green, Pink Garnet, Harvest Moon, Red Berry
StazOn Jet Black ink
Between the Lines stamp set from Stampology
Ink Jet Printable Shrink Film
Crafter’s Companion Spray and Seal varnish
Paper punch, keychain

Gemini Sneak Peek!

It’s almost here!! The new electronic diecutting machine from Crafter’s Companion, a.k.a. the Gemini, will be available soon!! I’ve had the pleasure of playing with this machine and I am in love!! The pressure this machine cuts with is top notch, and I’m getting much better embossing results with the Gemini than my other electronic diecutting machine. And this machine has pause and reverse buttons too! The reverse button is a great enhancement because if you are only cutting a small die or two or three, you can line them up at one end, run the plate sandwich through just far enough for the dies, then reverse it back out so you aren’t waiting for it to run all the way through. Such a time saver!




















Gemini Sneak Peek
Sara Davies Signature Collection Just For Men Rock On Die set
Just For Men Special Birthday Die set
Just For Men Street Wise Clear Stamp Set
Just For Men 6×6 Brights paper pad
Ultimate Tool/Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board

The challenge is on!

Spectrum Noir has their June challenge posted, the theme this month is Use a Die. For my challenge inspiration, I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color up this beautiful Sunbeam stamp from the Verity Rose collection (currently available in the UK and at HSN in the US, coming soon the the Crafter’s Companion US website). I paired the image with a Sheena Douglass die from the Hedgerow Corner die set (it kind of reminded me of seaweed) and then added the sentiment with the Die’sire Classiques Only Words Cherish Every Moment die.


To play along with the challenge, click HERE for challenge rules and entry form.

Verity Rose Sunbeam stamp
Sheena Douglass Hedgerow Corner die
Die’sire Classiques Only Words Dies – Cherish Every Moment Die
Stamp colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Skin – TN2, FS6, FS2
Hair – EB8, EB5, TN7, TN2
Eyes – GT3, GT2, GT1
Hat/Pants – PL5, PL4, PL2, PL1
Shirt/Hat Band/Flower – GB8, GB5, CT4, CT3
Cone – TN7, TN2
Ice Cream – PP5, PP3, PP1
Shell – IB3, IB2, IB1, GT3, GT2, GT1
Hat Decor – GT3, GT2, GT1

Just For Men

Having trouble finding the perfect coordinating crafty goods for creating cards for teen boys or men? Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion is bringing a new range to her Signature Collection, called Just For Men. This set is a wonderful collection of coordinating dies, stamps, embossing folders and paper pads to help you craft something special for the special men in your life, and it will be available on the Crafter’s Companion website on Monday, June 6, 2016.


For this card, I have combined a patterned paper from one of the 6″x6″ paper pads in the collection along with the Time Piece embossing folder, the Cogs and Gears die set and the Male Sentiments die set (“Dad” used here, many more are in the set). I think any Dad would love to receive a card like this on Father’s Day, don’t you agree?

Project Details:

Sara Davies Signature Collection Just For Men
6×6 Paper Pad – Brights
Male Sentiments die set
Cogs and Gears die set
Time Piece embossing folder
Crafter’s Companion kraft cardstock
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink