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


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

Flights of Fantasy Framed Art

I’ve just finished coloring up this pensive fairy from the Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy CD by Crafter’s Companion with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. I love how she turned out and decided to frame her. She now sits on my desk at work. 🙂


Project details:

Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils on Strathmore 500 Series Cold Press watercolor card

Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils used:
Skin – 092, 008, 007, 005, 003
Hair – 104, 095, 089, 084
Lips – 029, 008
Eyes – 051, 045, 054
Dress – 054, 053, 051, 047, 045, 043, 001
Gloves – 83, 82, 80, 78
Pillow/Flower – 042, 034, 033, 027, 024
Wings – 054, 053, 051, 047, 045, 043, 001, 83, 82, 80, 78

Flights of Fantasy – Fairy Child

Adult coloring books are all the rage these days, and while I don’t have any of those, I do have the Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy Papercrafting CD from Crafter’s Companion. This collection is full of digital images to color up, including this one called “Fairy Children 1a”, which is one of over 80 images on the CD ready to be printed and colored.

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils on Strathmore 500 Series cold press watercolor cardstock.

Along the left side is the Die’sire Edge’ables Floral Dance border die, inked with Ranger Archival Magenta Hue. Also along the left edge right next to the image is the Die’sire Edge’ables Lattice Flourish border die, which came in the HSN Exclusive Crafter’s Companion Inspiration Magazine Issue 8 kit.

The little flourishes peeking out at the upper and lower right corners are the Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Wonder Festive Flake snowflake die, re-purposed for a spring-time page.

In the lower left corner is the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Lily stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The butterfly at the top was made using the Die’sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly die.

Project details:

Flights of Fantasy Image Fairy Children 1a
Colored with Spectrum Noir Pencils
Plant leaves – 051, 050, 046
Tree leaves – 053, 046, 044
Flowers – 036, 033, 032, 030, 029, 001, 085, 017, 015, Gamsol
Branches/Trunk – 096, 093, 092, 088
Skin – 031, 029, 009, 008, 004, 002, Gamsol
Lips – 029
Hair – 104, 095, 089
Dress – 083, 082, 038, 078, 070, 067, 065
Eyes – 067, 065
Wings – 053, 045, 044, 067, 083, 078, 001, Gamsol
Sheena Douglas Lily stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG4
Petals – PL3, PL2, BP7, BP4, BP1
Stamen – GB9, GB7, GB4, CT4

Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock in Candy Red, White Pearl, Black Pearl

Flights of Fantasy

The Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy twin CD collection at Crafter’s Companion makes creating cards and projects for your fantasy/fiction lover quick and easy. Not only are there fabulous read-to-print designs, but there is also a whole collection of digital designs perfect for coloring with Spectrum Noir markers.


Here I have made a pocket card using a printable design from the CD as well as a window frame digital design that printed and I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers. I created the card so that the window frame is layered in front of the topper for a little added dimension.


The pull-out card section also uses a topper from the CD, and it reveals the perfect spot to place a sentiment for the fantasy fiction-loving recipient.

Project details:

Toppers/Digital design from Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy Twin CD Collection from Crafter’s Companion

Big Score scoring board

Window frame colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:

Golds – GB10, GB9, GB6, GB4

Greens – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3


Flights of Fantasy Collection Now Available!

The Flights of Fantasy CD collection is now available at Crafter’s Companion USA! I have created another card using one of the Enchanting Elves digital images from the CD collection, coloring her with my Spectrum Noir markers. Below is the outside view of the card.

Flights of Fantasy CD
Flights of Fantasy CD

I embellished the image with the Die’sire Delicate Butterfly die for the butterfly diecuts. I used Spectrum Noir markers in my Craftwell eBrush to add the shading to the butterflies, as well as to the edge of my digital image. I also added some Fran-tage embossing enamel around the colored image .


Here is a view of the inside of the card. I created this pop-out card using the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool for the scoring and also for the embossed butterfly shape for the center. I again used Spectrum Noir markers in the eBrush to airbrush the edge of the butterfly.

Project Details:

Enchanted Elves image 15a from Flights of Fantasy CD collection

Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Skin – PL1, FS9, FS5, FS4, FS2, FS1
Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Red Roses – DR6, DR3, CE7, CR5
Orange Roses – DR4, OR3, OR2, OR1
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Dress – LV3, LV2, PL4, PL3, PL2
Collar – BT9, BT5, BT4, BT2
Eyes – BT9, BT4, GT3, GT2
Lips – DR3, CR7, CR5
Butterfly – LV3, PL3, PL2
Edge of image and inside butterfly eBrushed with LV3, PL5
Butterfly diecuts – Die’sire Delicate Butterfly – cut from Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock, eBrushed with LV3, PL5

Crafter’s Companion products used:


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