Metallic Pencils on Dark Paper? Yes please!

Spectrum Noir has some awesome new products coming our way, and among them are these fabulous metallic pencils that color on dark paper! And Spectrum Noir is satisfying all of our coloring cravings with an awesome new line of Colorista Dark premium paper pads to go along with them!


You can find these crafty goodies debuting in the UK on HOCHANDA February 27th, followed by the US debut on the Home Shopping Network March 8th. Stay tuned for more details!

HSN Colorista Sneak Peek

Jennifer Tryon of Crafter’s Companion will be returning to the Home Shopping Network on Tuesday, January 10th, and among all the new goodies she’ll be bringing are some new sizes of Colorista coloring pads, in 6″x6″ and 12″x12″.


These new sizes are perfect for all sorts of crafty projects. Below, I have colored a page from the Colorista 12×12 Exquisite Florals coloring pad with the Colorista markers, and used my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool to create a box top out of it. I used Crafter’s Companion white construction cardstock for the box base.


For this box, I made the sides measure 1.5″, which leaves a full 9″ box with plenty of room for all sorts of precious gifts. The Ultimate Tool, which will also be available during the HSN event, makes it so easy to create gift boxes in all shapes and sizes!

I used the second sheet of matching paper from the paper pad and the Ultimate Tool Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board to create a matching embossed tag for my gift box.


Be sure to tune in on January 10th! You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous crafty event!

Garden Gate

The new ColourBlend pencils from Spectrum Noir are Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I created a little garden scene using some new stamps I got at the Scrapbook Expo in the Stamps By Judith and Heather booth and colored it with my ColourBlend pencils.


Crafter’s Companion will be bringing the ColourBlend pencils to HSN on Wednesday, October 5th.

Tune in for some fabulous deals on these and more new products from Crafter’s Companion!


Project Details:

Pot, Planter, Gate, Stems, Ivy Branch, Bird in nest, Dots Stamps from Stamps by Judith and Heather
Colored with ColourBlend pencils
Spectrum Aqua markers for stems in pots (Evergreen) and dots around outside (Teal)
Sentiment stamp from Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Phrases stamp set
ColourBlend colors:
Woodgrain – Bark, Walnut, Paprika, Yellow Ochre
Leaves – Alpine, Amazon Green, Grass
Flowers – Blackberry, Velvet, Mauve, Antique Rose
Pots – Grape, Peach, Nectarine, Rose Red
Bird – Twilight Blue, Royal Blue, Denim Blue, Petrol Blue
Ground – Sage, Cinnamon, Saddle Brown, Maize, Smoke


Leonie Pujol Masks and Stamps

Sadly, my time on the Crafter’s Companion Education Team has come to an end, but I still have some fabulous projects to share using some more of the awesome Crafter’s Companion products! These new Leonie Pujol Mask, Stencil and Stamp sets are so much fun to play with! I created a little bit of a mixed media journal cover using the “Create” stencils and masks set and the Leonie Pujol Tangled Tails stamp set


I painted some of the stamped elements with Art Anthology dimensional paints, then spritzed over the piece with various colors of Perfect Pearls. On top of that, I used my Spectrum Noir markers to airbrush some extra color in the background, then finished it with a coat of Fairy Dust shimmer spray. I adhered the piece to a notebook using Mod Podge, then covered the whole piece with Mod Podge to protect it. I love how it turned out!


Project Details:
Leonie Pujol Create Stencil set.
Leonie Pujol Tangled Tails Stamp set.
Airbrushing with Spectrum Noir markers – PL2, CG3, LG5, TB4, LY3, BP3, BT4
Memories Black Ink
Art Anthology Sorbet dimensional paints – Vegas Gold, Dazzle, Mi Bella, Leaf
Art Anthology Lava Stone Effects
Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Mist – Mint, Sour Apple, Kiwi, Sunflower Sparkle
Art Anthology Sterling Fairy Dust shimmer spray.

Classic Floral Frame – New CAC die from Crafter’s Companion

Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion is back in the US for another crafting event on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Wednesday, July 6. She’ll be bringing the new Gemini diecutting machine, along with some fabulous new dies, including this new Create A Card Classic Floral Frame die.


It was so quick and easy to make this card using the Die’sire Classiques Only Words Thank You die and the new Classic Floral Frame die.

HSN July 2016

Be sure to tune in for Sara’s live demonstrations of the new Gemini diecutting machine!

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 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