Friday, September 25, 2009

M 2.....

M might be for markers, but it is also for Mat pack.

this little product is a fabulous invention!
It consists of a setting mat, a paper piercing pad, and a paper piercing template.
The "stabby thing" (lol an awl, or paper piercing tool) is available in the tool kit - otherwise a needle works just fine. Stick it in a piece of cork, and you are good to go!

the beauty of this set is that you an paper pierce any project, and know that your lines will always be straight.
You can also line up eyelet holes - jumbo or normal, or work out where your brads need to go to be straight.

Such a simple little thing, but so important for that professional finish.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

M is for......

well, I have a whole heap of M words!! :)
and I couldn't choose, so am going to use them all!!

My first M is for .....
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write markers come in - you guessed it! - all 48 colours of the colour families, plus some of the neutrals too.
You can buy them individually, in colour families, or as a whole set of "many marvellous markers!"

Stampin' Write markers use the same ink as our ink pads, making them ideal for direct to rubber techniques. They have two ends - one fine, and one brush end. So you can colour or write in any colour to match your projects.

The brush end makes it so easy to get lots of colours on one image. Just colour direct on your rubber, and then "huff" and stamp.
Voila - multi-coloured images.

These markers can also be used as regular markers - stamp an outline image, and use them to colour in. The neutrals (especially sahara sand) are great for adding shadow and 3d effects.

They are tailor made for the spritzer - this gives a blowpen type effect - very cool!

so many possibilities and techniques to be used with the markers.
Such an easy way to get all the colours you want without the bulk of the ink pads.
So versatile.

Call me to enquire about our markers.
06 357 8970

Saturday, September 5, 2009

L is for .....

Layouts :)
layouts can apply to cards or scrapbook pages, and can make or break the design.

I SUCK at layouts!! (which is why I CASE everything!! - I will branch out on my own one day, honestly I wil! ;) )
Anyway... if you (think you) suck at layouts too, then there are a HEAP of places to go for inspiration.

Check out the following sites for their sketch challenges or ideas.
mojo monday
makeesha's inkspirations challenge
sweet sunday sketch challenge
clean and simple fall to layouts

that's just for starters! check them out and see what you can come up with :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

yummy yummy ribbon

Wow, this is an amazing special -
with every qualifying purchase of $120, or hostessing a qualifying party of $700, you will receive these stunning ribbon for F R E E - yep - free!!
How great is that??
The bundles includes
  • Certainly Celery 5/8" (1.59 cm) poly-twill ribbon (9.144 metres)
  • So Saffron 5/8" (1.59 cm) grosgrain ribbon (9.144 metres)
The grosgrain is the same as the grosgrain in the catalogue. The poly twill is slightly coarser.
But look at those yummy colours!! (these ribbons would go so well with the tea party DSP - colour co-ordination at its best :)
These ribbons are NOT available in our catalogue, they are ONLY available with the qualifying purchases or party sales, so this is a truly limited time offer - available only in September, until 30th to be exact , so get your skates on and book a party!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

matchbook notebook

I found this tutorial on this site - she has some awesome ideas!

This uses candy lane DSP - which uses in-colours - I really need to branch out from those!! lol

This is the easiest thing in the world to make.
Stamps: Good friend, sweetl little sentiments (hostess)
ink: riding hood red, pink pirouette
cardstock: riding hood red, whisper white, pink pirouette, Candy lane DSP
punches: large oval, scallop oval, wide oval
other: pink pirouette ribbon, cropadile, copier paper (non-su)