Wild at Heart on HSN Wednesday, May 2nd!

Crafter’s Companion is coming back to the Home Shopping Network on Wednesday, May 2, with lots of fabulous new crafting goodies! Among them are the new Spectrum Noir AquaTint watercolor paint pens. They are gorgeous colors in a new styled pen that includes a bristle brush, perfect for brushing and blending the watercolor ink.


Also coming are some beautiful new stamp sets, including this Wild at Heart stamp set, which was stamped here as a second-generation stamp (first stamped on a separate sheet and then stamped on the actual watercolor cardstock for a lighter impression), and then watercolored with the AquaTint pens. For portions of the image, I first scribbled the watercolor ink on an acrylic block and used a Crafter’s Companion waterbrush to pick up the color and apply it to the image. For the darker portions of the flowers and leaves, I colored directly on the image with the AquaTint pens. The floral border die is an oldie but goodie Die’sire Edge’ables Floral Dance die.


Tune in to HSN Wednesday, May 2nd for all the new products and demos from Crafter’s Companion!

Dreams Come True

CrIspSpring2015I absolutely love the Crafter’s Companion Crafter’s Inspiration craft kits, and the 2015 Spring edition (found HERE at Crafter’s Companion US) offers plenty of elements to satisfy your creativity! This edition includes a beautiful flower die, a stamp set, an embossing folder, a floral template, an instructional DVD and a papercrafting CD, plus a magazine full of tutorials and inspiration! I combined a few of the digital stamps contained on the papercrafting CD to create the scene for this card, printed it out on Spectrum Aqua watercolor paper, and colored it with my Spectrum Aqua markers. Details below.



I have used the following images from the papercrafting CD for this project:

-Dreams Come True
-Sheena Douglass Fields of Gold
-Time Out

Colored with Spectrum Aqua colors:
Mouse – Charcoal, Slate
Mushroom – Burgundy, Crimson, Desert, Topaz
Grass/Leaves – Bud Green, Evergreen
Flowers – Gold
Sky/Water – Kingfisher, Aquamarine, Teal, Peacock Blue

Crafter’s Companion products used:

SpecAquaCard  SpecAquaBundle




Flights of Fantasy Sneak Peek

Today I am bringing you a sneak peek of a new twin-CD collection coming in a few days to Crafter’s Companion USA. The collection is called Flights of Fantasy by Morgan Fitzsimons, and will be available on July 24. This is a gorgeous collection of fantasy designs, from fairies and elves to dragons and unicorns, plus much more! In addition to digital stamps to color, there are pre-colored prints and topper sheets,  customizeable coordinating background papers, sentiments, card and fabric companions and so much more! I created this card using one of the digital stamps, colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and a coordinating background paper from the CD collection.

FOFELF13AJC2CCWMI colored up this elf image using Spectrum Noir markers (see below for color list). I paired it with the Sheena Douglass Wild Rose die set and the Die’sire Delicate Butterfly die, both available at Crafter’s Companion. I used Spectrum Noir markers in my Craftwell eBrush to add the shading to the leaves and flowers, as well as the frame of the image. I added some sprinkles of Fran-tage Aged Wine embossing enamel around the image to give it a “fairy dust” feeling.

Project Supply list:

Flights of Fantasy Image 13A and background paper from Flights of Fantasy CD
Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Skin – PL1, FS9, FS5, FS4, FS1
Hair – IG10, IG6, IG3
Purple Butterfly – BP4, LV3, PL5, PL3, PL2, PL1
Teal Butterfly – IB1, BT7, BT4, BT2
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Flowers – DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5, CR3, OR3, OR2, OR1
Facial dots – PP6, PP4, PP2
Lips – DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5, CR3
Eyes – EB8, EB3, TN4
Collar – BT7, BT5, BT4, BT2, IB1
Butterfly die – Die’sire Delicate Butterfly using Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock, eBrushed with LV3, PL5
Leaves and Flowers dies – Sheena Douglass Wild Rose – eBrushed with CG3, LG5, JG3, JG6 on leaves and DR3 on flowers
Edge of image eBrushed with IG8

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Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

I heard it straight from the horse’s mouth that this stamp set from Sheena Douglass, available at Crafter’s Companion, was awesome! And boy, was he right! The ez-mount stamp set is called “From the Horse’s Mouth” and is part of Sheena’s “A Little Bit Sketchy” collection. I colored up the horse stamp with my Spectrum Noir markers using a flicking technique for hair, and used one of the sentiments from the set to create this galloping good card 🙂



Colors used:

EB8, EB3, TN3

Used a microliner pen and white gel pen to enhance the horse’s eye.

Crafter’s Companion USA Products used:

MarkerStorage_Thumb Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Skietchy -  Orchids CardstockThumb

Very Special Card

Spectrum Noir has a fabulous tutorial on their website HERE for coloring a galvanized metal effect using Spectrum Noir markers. I colored up this totally adorable digital stamp from Art by Miran with my Spectrum Noir markers, and used the tutorial to color the watering can to look like galvanized metal. Pretty cool, huh? See below for details.



Digital image is Little Garden Sally by Art by Miran
Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Skin – PL1, FS9, FS4, FS4, FS2, FS1
Clothes/Boots – BT9, BT5, BT4, BT – GB7, CT4, CT2
Soles – IG9, IG5, IG2, BG3
Eyes – TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3, IB2
Metal Can – IG5, IG4, IG3, IG2, IG1
Flowers – Die’sire Classiques Forget Me Not die, eBrushed with BT9 and BT5

Crafter’s Companion on HSN – Design Team Blog Hop!

It’s time to Par-Tay!!! Crafter’s Companion is coming back to the Home Shopping Network during their 24-hour Day of Crafts event on July 1st! Be sure to tune in to see Sara Davies, founder of Crafter’s Companion, getting her craftiness on while showcasing the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool, Spectrum Noir markers and some fabulous dies from the Create-A-Card and Edge’ables die collections. plus a few other goodies.

To get you all ready for this craft-tastic event, my design teammates and I are all showcasing a special project on our blog hop posts, plus we are each giving away a stamp or a die…so make sure you hop along to everyone’s blog, and leave each one a comment for your chance to win their fabulous prize too! And be sure not to miss the HUGE prize packs on the Crafter’s Companion US blog and over on Sara Davies’ blog! Terms and conditions for prizes can be found on the Crafter’s Companion blog. Links are below.

Here’s a cute 8×8 frameable art project I created for some blog hopping inspiration for you!


My project features the following products:

The stamp is “Tillie” from the newly released Scruffy Little Kitten collection at Crafter’s Companion and she was so much fun to color with my Spectrum Noir markers! I also used my Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers to color the grass and sky background.

Dies used:

Die’sire Chantilly Lace stamping frame die from Crafter’s Companion (for the doily dies in the background and also used the negative space to frame the picture)

Die’sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly die from Crafter’s Companion


Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium cardstock

Markers Used:

Spectrum Noir:

Skin – PL2, PL1, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1
Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Dress – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Shoes – DR7, DR6, CR7, CR3, GG4
Roses – DR7, DR3, CR7, CR5, CR3
Butterflies/headband – TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3, IB2

Spectrum Aqua:

Grass – Bud Green, Sea Green, Evergreen

Sky – Aquamarine

One lucky person who leaves a comment below on my Blog Hop post by 4:00pm (cst) July 1st is going to win this GORGEOUS Lace Butterfly die from the Die’sire Create-A-Card collection! Sara will be featuring this die on the 24-Hour Day of Crafts event on HSN. Scroll down for links to all the blog hop participants. Be sure to visit each one, as you will find some fabulously inspiring projects they have created to share with you, plus they are all giving away a prize too!


Here ya go! Links to the Crafter’s Companion blog, Sara Davies’ blog, and my design teammates’ blogs. Have fun hopping along, and good luck!

Crafter’s Companion US

Sara Davies

Lori Barnett

Laine Webb

Chrissie Tobas

Liz Walker

Gini Cagle

Kendra Wietstock

Roxanne O’Brien

Giovana Smith

Rosemary Shaner-Bridges

Tenia Nelson

Vera Yates

Taylor Usry

Please note that end time for leaving a comment on my blog to qualify for the prize is 4:00pm (cst) on Wednesday, July 1.

Father’s Day card



I love coloring on Crafter’s Companion brown kraft paper with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils! Spectrum Noir has a great tutorial on their website for this technique, which can be found HERE. I made this fabulous card for my dad using this beautiful Lighthouse stamp from Stamps Happen Inc. Colors used are listed below.


Spectrum Noir pencils used:

Sky – 065, 066, 071
Clouds – 001, 114
Water – 064, 068, 070, 073
Rocks 112, 114, 115, 119, 120
Lighthouse – 117, 119, 120, 032, 033, 093, 085, 027, 008, 013, 015, 018
Grass – 045, 046, 049
House – 065, 071, 073, 117, 119, 120, 032, 033, 095
Fence – 095, 100

Rubber stamp from Stamps Happen, Inc.

Crafter’s Companion brown kraft cardstock