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


Thank You Gift Bag

Today I’m sharing a cute little gift bag, perfect for that special little thank you gift or gift card.

For the gift bag base, I used a textured green cardstock along with my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and the Ultimate Tool Ulti-Bags embossing board to emboss it and then cut it out with scissors. The patterned paper center panel was also embossed from the same board and trimmed out with scissors. Shading was added to the bag base and the center panel using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir marker DG3.

All of the flowers and leaves were created using the Ultimate Tool Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board and Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock. Shading was added to the leaves using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers DG3 and CG3.

Using Black Pearl shimmering cardstock, I diecut the “Thank You” using the Die’sire Classiques Only Words embossing die and brushed on some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to add a little bit of glittery sparkle.

Create a Box Card with Die’sire Edge’ables Dies

I have another tutorial up on the Crafter’s Companion blog, this one showing how to make and adorable box card using the Die’sire Edge’ables dies from Crafter’s Companion.


I created this card using the Die’sire Edge’ables Renaissance fancy border die. The topper inside is from the Crafter’s Companion Bebunni Floral papercrafting CD. The Always and Forever sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Vintage Floral Sentimentals Greetings stamp set.


I used some of the little heart pieces that diecut out when cutting the Edge’ables die to decorate the inside of the card around the topper.

The tutorial for creating this card can be found HERE on the Crafter’s Companion blog.

Gift Box for that Special Someone

I just love the Big Score scoring board from Crafter’s Companion, it makes creating adorable gift boxes like this so easy! Today I have a tutorial on the Crafter’s Companion blog showing how to create this adorable lined gift box.


Click on photo or click HERE for tutorial.


I have used the following Crafter’s Companion products to create this gift box:
Big Score score board
Crafter’s Companion Construction Cardstock
Sweet Treats papercrafting CD for top sentiment.

Die’sire Chantilly Lace die
Sweet Treats Special Treats embossing board for scalloped trim.
Collall Glue

Other supplies:
Patterned paper


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

Countdown to Downton Abbey US Launch!

Only a few more hours to go!!! Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion will be bringing the fabulous Downton Abbey papercrafting collection to HSN starting at 12:00am EST on Tuesday January 26th. That’s just a hop, skip and a jump to go until we get to see this awesome collection of Downton Abbey papercrafting goodies!


Here’s a card I made using elements from the Downton Abbey papercrafting collection from Crafter’s Companion.


The card opens up to this awesome vintage Downton Abbey themed wonderland!


Tune in to HSN starting at 12:00am EST Tuesday January 26th for the launch of this wonderful collection, plus a brand new Diamond Press diecutting and embossing machine and some more goodies from Crafter’s Companion.

HSN Jan 2016

Downton Abbey Gable Treat Box

Love Downton Abbey? You will be able to create beautiful projects in the style of your favourite characters from the award winning series with the newest goodies from Crafter’s Companion US , coming to HSN (Home Shopping Network) on Tuesday, January 26th, with Sara Davies!


I crafted this exquisite treat box using my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool Sweet Treats Sweet Things embossing board and elements from the Downton Abby Papercrafting Collection.

Be sure to tune into HSN on Tuesday, January 26, for the HSN exclusive US launch of the fabulous Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection.

HSN Jan 2016