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  1. Watercolour Dual Tip Pens

    Often i find people looking at these pens confused and reading the blurb on the back still unsure of what they are going to be getting. I often hear customers talk between themselves "Watercolour pencils i understand, but pens?"
    I own the the set of 36 pens in a lovely caddy. I've been using the pens for all sorts including my colouring books and digi stamp colouring. I have found they are great to work with especially the brush end. Although i use them mostly as standard pens because i love the colours and the quality, i have also experimented with them as watercolour pens.

    Below is an example of the different styles you can create with these pens using a simple waves image.
    The left picture has been created with the brush end tip of the pen, as you can see the brush strokes are nice and smooth on the page, the colours work really well together and blend nicely. The right picture is the effect you can get by simply using an artist brush and water. It really is as simple as dipping your brush in water and smoothly brushing over the ink.

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    I hope this post has helped you to understand how these pens can be used, don't forget if you have any questions you can comment on this post, email me at [email protected] or call 01297624246. Myself or Laura are always on hand to help with your enquiries.

    These pens are available in Packs of 12: http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_3270019-Watercolour-dual-tip-pens.html and a
    caddy of 36: http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_3948909-Watercolour-Dualtip-Pens-Caddy-36pk-Brush-Fine.html

  2. PhotoGrid_1439137581335I was very pleased to get a free 'balloon & flower' die in the simply cards and papercraft
    magazine. It was just what i needed to create some simple colourful cards.

    I also purchased a new stamp from my shop, this happy birthday stamp i really liked the style of. I was dissapointed with the brightness of the colours after colouring in, i wanted a rainbow effect but for some reason they didn't pop as much as i wanted them too. I usually swear by these pens but i think maybe i'll use different pens with my stamping!

    I was super happy with the quality of the balloon die cuts though and i can't wait to get creating with the rest of the colours i cut!

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

    http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/august-challenge-anything-goes-with.html
    http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/august-challenge-08.html

    http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/august-challenge-one-for-girls.html

    http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/challenge-23.html

  3. Stamps are something i haven't experimented much with for a while, i used to use them PhotoGrid_1439137506804
    all the time in my crafts but other things too over and then i lost them all somehow!
    My personal stamp collection is very limited at the moment, but i have lost in the shop
    i'm going to safe up for and get myself some so that i can have a real go with stamping.

    For now here is my attempt at a very clean and simple stamped card, i used a basic outline wording stamp then coloured in using my watercolour dual tip pens. I used my star punch and a free rainbow paper that i got in Simply homemade magazine. I really
    can't wait to download some free digi stamps now and have a proper go at stamping!

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

    http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/anything-but-birthday.html
    http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/challenge-136-anything-goes-woption.html
    http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/ttcrd-challenge-august-11-august-17.html

  4. It's nearly Christmas! xmas bags

    Well OK, it is a few months away but for those of us who create most of our gifts and packaging
    rather than buying it we start making early. I know some of you will have started even before me!

    I began by making some cards as soon as the new xmas strock came in it was a strange feeling
    creating xmas whilst the sun was beaming in the window!

    These little fabric gift bags i made using fabric scraps, they are great for all sorts of gifts, i will
    probably use them for sweets & treats.

    They are really simple to make. I used a small scrap piece with a doggy picture on, layered that onto a nice red piece & then stitched onto a rectangle of plain fabric. I then made each piece into a simple gift bag & added matching ribbon!