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Author: Leann Chivers
Leann Chivers

ME! Hello I am Leann Chivers, Creative Development Manager for Crafters Companion (Wife and Mother to a very handsome young man, and two beautiful Jack Russell Girls, Minnie and Tink) I have been crafting for many years (too many to mention). My addiction started at the age of 5 when my Mum taught me how to knit and do cork work ! I have tried many different things including embroidery, tapestry, dress making, cross stitch, cake decorating, to name but a few. I now concentrate solely on card making ( but i do like the odd dabble with scrap-booking ). I have been designing cards for, craft companies, including Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion for some time, I find the quality of the products, and the inspirational ideas, second to none. I also deliver craft workshops and demo’s and just love all things card making. I was very lucky to be offered a full-time position with Crafter’s Companion in 2009, as Creative Development Manager, and I started in January 2010. I am really looking forward to working on some new and inspirational ideas for you all to work with, and would love to hear of your ideas, for new and exciting crafty products. If you would like any help or advice, or just a general chit chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Happy Crafting! Leann x My Blog

28th Feb

Party With Bamboo

I have another favorite of mine to show you.  It’s one of the stamps from the brand new Bamboo range again, this time in bright and cheerful colors. To create the ombre effect on the shoe I have mixed two color families together, coral and dark red. The pens I used are: Red parts of - Read full post [...]

27th Feb

Meet Bamboo

I’ve shared a sneak peek of an upcoming release at Crafter’s Companion, and colored him with my Spectrum Noir pens. Take a look at my finished card: And here is how the list of pens I used: Bear: BG1, BG3, BG5 and BG9 (CR1 and PP2 for cheeks) Blender to soften edged on white fur Flower: - Read full post [...]

7th Dec

One Layer Christmas Cards

If you are like me, you are always hurrying around, and you have left your Christmas Cards to the very last minute! Fear not, here I will show you how to make a simple one layer Christmas Card, super quick, so you can make them in batches, and rattle through them in no time at all. You - Read full post [...]

4th May

Spectrum Noir DVD card gallery excerpt

In this excerpt from the Spectrum Noir DVD you’ll see a gallery of cards completed with Spectrum Noir Pens. - Read full post [...]

4th May

Card-stock and stamp ink to use for best results

In this excerpt from the Spectrum Noir DVD I inform as to which card-stock works best with the Spectrum Noir Pen System. I also explain about alcohol markers and how they interact with the fibers of card. - Read full post [...]

4th May

Refilling your Spectrum Noir pens

Here I show you how to re-fill the Spectrum Noir Pens in this excerpt from the Spectrum Noir DVD. - Read full post [...]

4th May

Spectrum Noir DVD promo

Here I introduce the new versions of the Spectrum Noir pens in this excerpt from the Spectrum Noir DVD. - Read full post [...]

4th May

Using your pens for the first time

In this excerpt from the Spectrum Noir DVD by Crafter’s Companion, I inform you as to what to expect when you use the Spectrum Noir Pen System for the first time. - Read full post [...]

4th May

Introducing the Spectrum Noir pen system

Spectrum Noir pens are a must-have for any serious crafter who likes their coloring — especially rubber stamping enthusiasts! The markers are alcohol-based, acid-free and fast drying, which means they won’t bleed. Spectrum Noir marker pens are available in 168 colors which can be mixed on the surface, or layered over each other for professional - Read full post [...]