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Starry Christmas Night

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Last minute card making?! What about this winter scenery card? The background can be easily achieved by adding some Sparkle marker inks on a acrylic block (choose a bigger block) and spray the scribble with water then push a piece of watercolor cardstock onto the inky surface. Apply some equal pressure on the back of the cardstock to spread the ink evenly across the paper. Add more ink and repeat step for a darker color of sky. 

As for the Christmas tree, it is a cutout from a Christmas tree die by Crafter's Companion which is then smeared with some Pabeo silver wax to make it looks like snow fallen on the tree.  The rest is pretty easy to make! Hope you enjoy making this card and get it sent out on time before the holidays!

- SS Traditional Christmas (Tree Dies)
- SS Contemporary Christmas Border Die (Santa Sleigh)
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (Starry Night)
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Silver and Gold)
- Die'sire Edgeables Die (Wishing You Merry Christmas)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
- Crafter's Companion Pabeo Wax (Silver)

Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils And Embossing

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Another card using Sheena's embossing folder - Baubles Baby. The dimension is so beautiful I decided to color it with Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils. These pencils are so cool it let you add water to the colored image and create a watercolor effect! If it isn't on your Christmas list you should add this to it! :) 

- Sheena's Embossing Folder (Baubles Baby)
- Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils (Sunshine, Red Berry, Sapphire, Currant, Pine Green)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Gold)
- Chloe Stamps and Dies (Holidays Sentiments Stamp)

Happy Christmas Card With DIY background pattern

Friday, December 8, 2017
Have you sent all your holidays card out yet? Sharing this card using Chloe's stamps and die today. I used foil over the holly leaves instead of stamps. The background was made by coloring a silver glitter stock with a green Spectrum Noir alcohol marker! Love the look of it, who says you need to use patterned paper all the time?! :) 

- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Silver)
- Chloe Stamps and Dies (Holly Wreath Die)
- Chloe Stamps and Dies (Holidays Sentiments Stamps)
- Crafter's Companion Foils (Gold)

Hey Santa!

Sunday, December 3, 2017
It's the month of the season and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Here I am sharing one of the holidays cards I made to join the countdown spirit! I created this card using Sheena's embossing folder named "Hey Santa!" on a watercolor cardstock and then colored it with sparkle markers! To make the Santa stand out from the overall design I simply outlined it with black Aqua marker and left the inside blank. For a complete list of supplies used, please see end of post. 

I hope stay around for the next couple of weeks before Christmas so I can share more Chrstimas projects with you! I update my Instagram pretty regularly so don't forget to follow me there! My IG handle is alias alexia_teh. Hope to see you there and thanks for stopping by!

- Sheena Embossing Folder (Hey Santa!)

- Die'sire 1" Fancy Letters (lowercase)
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers (Red Berry, Holly Leaf)
- Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker (Black)
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Gold)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
- Die'sire Words Sentiment Dies (Occasions

Giveaways Winner Announcement!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
It's time to reveal the winners selected for the two giveaways on my Instagram and Blog last week! If you were entered to win the 400 Instagram Followers giveaway, the lucky winner is Carol Casavant, Instagram ID: momgram69! Congratulations Carol! Please send me an email with your name and shipping address (you can do so through the contact form on my blog) so I can get the prize out to you soon! A new winner will be selected if prize has not been claimed within two weeks time (starting from the date of post). 

And if you were entered for Crafter's Companion The Week Of Giving Thanks giveaway, the randomly selected lucky winner is Roberta. Congratulations, Roberta! Please send an email to "prizes at crafterscompanion dot com" to claim the $10 Gift Certificate to Crafter's Companion online store!

Here is the card I'm sharing today! Used the luxury cardstock, 3D embossing folder, Flutterby stamp, cork adhesive sheet and die and border die from Crafter's Companion! 

- Die'sire Decorative Border Dies
- Sara Signature Flutterby Stamp and Die (Framed Wings)
- Crafter's Companion Cork Adhesive Sheet

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I just want to tell you how grateful I am to have you all wonderful supporters, couldn't have come this far without you. Thank you!! I hope you are having a good time with friends and family today and eat that Turkey while it's hot! :) If you missed the post on Monday, check it HERE to enter yourself a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Crafter's Companion online store! Entry open till 26th 11:59pm EST. 

Made this card using the Garden Vines die from Sara's Autumn Morning collection, I first colored with sparkle pens in fall colors on the watercolor cardstock and die-cut it on a four-frame design. Then I used different color cardstocks in the background to make the cutout pattern stands out, darker color are preferred since the color of the vines are pretty bright on its own.

Lots of love!! 

- Sara Signature Autumn Morning Metal Die (Garden Vines)
- Crafter's Companion Die'sire Essentials Dies (Nature)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Gold)
- Crafter's Companion Die'sire Celebration Word Dies (Set 2)
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (Moonlight, Harvest Moon, Smoked Quartz)
- Gemini Junior Machine

The Week of Giving Thanks at Crafter's Companion

Monday, November 20, 2017
Come join the celebration! To show our appreciation of your love, Crafter's Companion is giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner to shop at Crafter's Companion online store! All you have to do is leave me a comment here on this post OR on my Facebook post (two chances to win!). Winner will be contacted before the 27th of the same month! Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Note: Be sure to check out other DT members' blog (see links below) for more chances to win! Hint: Look for tag #CCGIVESTHANKS on social medias such as Instagram and Facebook! 

Links to other DT members:

Foiling On Acetate Holidays Card

Thursday, November 16, 2017
After a long hiatus my Etsy store is once again active! I just listed two holidays cards for sale few days ago, click HERE to check it out! Besides I also have more washi tapes for sale and it comes in different designs for you to choose from! 

Here is the new card I made with foiling on acetate, I like to try  out different medium on my card to add special feature for the card. What do you think about this card? 

It's kinda see-through but with some falling foiled snowflakes element on the front. I embossed the sentiment in gold to give it a slight dimension.

- Crafter's Companion Chloe Stamps
- Crafter's Companion Mini Dies

Spectrum Noir ColourTint Pencils

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Check out this new ColourTint pencils by Spectrum Noir! If you haven't heard of Graphite pencils before, check out HERE. The product ColourTint is the Crafter's Companion's version of Graphite pencils. These pencils are wonderful, they are many good reviews you can find about them if you follow Spectrum Noir on Facebook. Many users/crafters have shared their opinion about why they choose to work with these pencils. 

Personally I like these pencils because unlike water-coloring pencils the ColourTint pencils dry much quicker and allow you to apply another layer of color/shade without having to wait for a certain amount of time for the first layer to dry. I also find these pencils are rich in colors, you'll only need little water to bring out the colors and the color looks smoother than the watercolors (diluted with water). 

Here is another sample except this one is not using water-coloring paper.

You can still find these amazing pencils on HSN! Follow Crafter's Companion on FB or Spectrum Noir to see more inspirations or even tricks to get better result using these pencils.

Crafter's Companion on HSN today!!

Monday, November 6, 2017
Crafter's Companion is on HSN today!! Sara is demonstrating the NEW Gemini Junior machine right now and tune in to see how powerful this machine is! It cuts through different thick materials such as metal sheets, cork, wood veneer, fabric and so much more. You won't want to miss it and the price is amazing! It's less than $150 dollars for the bundle which includes dies, stamps and embossing folders to get you started! WOW!! Best deals ever!

And have you seen the Flutterby Collection?! I can say it's one of my favorites so far, simply beautiful! Made this layout of my little girl and I fell in love with the color combination! 

You will get this Create-a-Card dies in your Gemini Jr. bundle! Isn't pretty?!

What's Coming To HSN?!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Love what you see?! This is the new Stamp and Die from the Flutterby collection by Sara Davies that will be soon on HSN in just a couple of days!! Mark your calendar for this November 6th  (or set your DVR to record!) to watch the all day long craft shows on HSN, see Sara in action to demonstrate you how to work with these beauties and show you what you can create with them. 

Look at these cards, they are made with the Framed Wings dies and matching stamp! Isn't awesome?! I love the fact that it cuts only the sides of the wings and leaves the top and bottom of the butterfly attached to the card. This is kind of a next level crafting we are talking about. 

This card is created using the same dies and stamp but instead of cutting it as a whole butterfly I cut it half on both sides on a denim fabric and stamped it with black ink. Possibilities are endless depending on how your creativity!

Pull -Up Card Using Digital Images

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Have you ever looked into the CD content that comes with the magazine? You should! I don't usually make a card with digital image but this is gorgeous and guess what, they are much more images to choose from the disc. This is one of my favorites, the background pattern is so beautiful too. If you always struggled to create a stamped image card now is the easier and quicker way to make cards! Imagine how many cards you can make with this digital printables! 

I turned this into a pull-up card so the image inside will be revealed once it's pulled out. Oh did I mention if you use Photoshop, you can also modify the image such as the color of the shirt!! How cool is that?! 

- Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine (Dies, Stamps and DVD's Digital Stamps/Patterned Paper
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Premium Smooth White Cardstock
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Glittered Silver)
- Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock (Red)
- Gemini Machine

DIY Stylist Tree Home Decor/Ornament

Monday, October 16, 2017
What's the project inspiration for today? Make this cute holidays decoration using recycled items and cutting dies by Crafter's Companion! Doesn't this look adorable? If you haven't noticed, there's a jingle bell inside the tree itself! How cool is that?! No doubt I would hang this on my Christmas tree, that's right it makes a super adorable ornament too. :)

I used the Stylist Tree die from the Contemporary Collection from Crafter's Companion, I love the modern design of the tree unlike the traditional ones. Don't get me wrong, I love all Christmas trees only that this one is a little special. I used a plastic cup, you can use any cup you like to DIY this but make sure the proportion of the tree and cup looks nice together. I folded the falling snow acetate into a pyramid shape and decorated it with the cutout stylist tree which I colored with gold Sparkle Pen. 

- New Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers (Icy Blue, Spun Gold)
- Contemporary Christmas Dies (Stylist Tree, Merry Christmas Sentiment)
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Glittered Gold)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
- Stick-It Adhesive Sheet
- Crafter's Companion Big Score Board
- Gemini Machine

- Mini bow
- Hot Glue Gun
- Acryclic Sheet
- Plastic Cup
- Silver Glitter
- Adhesive Foam Sheet

Collage-A-Card For Him/Her Card Kits

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Did you purchased the Collage-a-Card kit from Crafter's Companion? They are still available on HSN! These are so fantastic, easy and quickest card making ever. Moreover they are lovely, creative and interactive. I'm so in love with this bride dress especially, so real and elegant! Crafter's Companion you have outdone it again! 

I used to be a computer geek, fyi I was a software engineer before I had become a full time mom. I don't plan on returning to the industry but since I still interact with computer a lot everyday so I would not mind to get this either. LOL. 

****Squeal**** these are AMAZING!! My would love to get this in the mail (since it would be meaningless to send it to myself  plus I'm married - lol).

Who loves to garden?! If you do you should definitely bring this home, it's beautiful!

Look at this tool house, isn't so fun?!! It's suitable for dads, boyfriend, brother, friend, etc!

- Crafter's Companion Collage-A-Card For Him Kit
Crafter's Companion Collage-A-Card For Her Kit

3D Christmas Decor House

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Here is a flash back of one of the projects that I made that was on Crafter's Companion's last HSN in October! Had so much fun making this 3D decor house filled with Christmas characters. You can still find these fun characters dies on HSN! This Cute Christmas collection is so popular and I can say it's one of my favorite collections ever! 

Honestly it took me awhile to construct this decor house but it was really satisfying to see the final project came out nicely when it's done. I sent this in for HSN show which mean I can't use it decorate my house this Christmas (even so it was pretty cool to see it on TV!!). 


Sara Davies Signature Black & Gold Collection

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Black and Gold, it's one of the best combination of colors ever (in my opinion). The crafting expert Sara Davies (also the mastermind behind Crafter's Companion) came up with this collection Black & Gold and I think it's a fabulous idea! The patterned papers look good for making elegant project like one I did below. A home decor frame that will fit in any room perfectly. I'm thinking kitchen, bedroom, living room and even rest room (I'm not joking!). I think it will light up the room or at least gives it a completely different modern look. 

Sara is bringing this collection to HSN this coming October 3rd (which is next Tuesday!) so make sure to set your alarm clock and watch Sara and Jennifer demonstrate the entire collection with you! There will be plenty more projects to get you inspired! And spoiler alert, they will also be giveaways (many giveaways) on the day as well. Don't miss it, follow all design team members on their social media (click HERE to follow me on Instagram!) to catch all the news and freebies!

Check out Crafter's Companion's Blog to see more details about the upcoming show including information about what other products will be on air that day! Can't wait to see you there!

Hunkydory Twist and Pop Kits

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Looky here! Have you ever dreamed to make one of these fun interactive cards but don't know where to begin because of the complicated/confusing steps? Measuring, Scoring and folding to make a card like this can be time consuming but with this twist-and-pop card kit you can make this effortlessly! 

You can't believe how easy you can assemble these, they are pre-cut and scored, all you have to do is fold along the scored line and apply adhesives! Here are two cute Christmas themed twist and pop cards.

And cute birthday cards!

They will be coming to HSN next Tuesday October 3rd! As usual, make sure to mark the calendar for the big day to see all the new products from Crafter's Companion!

Christmas Card Making Season

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
It's Christmas in September! Here are some more cards made with Traditional Christmas card kit, I had so much fun assembling all the cards from both Traditional and Contemporary card kits and made a total of 60+ cards!! That's a lot of greeting cards that I can send out this year. :) 

Traditional Christmas Cards

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sharing more Christmas cards using the Traditional Card Kit by Crafter's Companion with you today! Check out all the styles you can create using the kit! I think I have made enough cards than I would need to send out this year, I have made 30 cards each for both Traditional and the Contemporary kits! WOW!! Right?! And that's like the best $40 (less than 70 cents/card) you could ever spend on handmade cards created by YOU!! Grab them from HSN while stock lasts!

This is a pull-up card, lift the ribbon upward and reveal the colorful image underneath.

Just like this! 

A lot of gold and I like gold especially shiny gold. hehe.

This is super cute, reminds me of all the Christmas shopping we do weeks before the special day.

Another shaker card with snowflakes sequins.

This is my first attempt making this style of card, I can see more coming in the future. Looks really nice when it was sat up.

Gate opening card, I used a velcro to snap the opening close.

How it looks like inside.

Pretty cool right?! Crafter's Companion have this pre-scored/cut card packs available for you to make card like this without having to go through the trouble to measure and cut manually. Very convenient!

While you are still here, check out the schedule for the coming HSN shows on October 3rd!


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