Sunday, February 28, 2010

NEW PRODUCTS - LATEST SPELLBINDERS DIES Now in Stock

Hi Everyone,
The NEW Spellbinders Dies have just arrived & have now been loaded onto the website. These are sure to be very popular so be sure to check them out as they will sell fast!

Most designs have now arrived, with the New Big Scallop Circle Nesties, Easter designs & Nested Owls arriving soon.
These dies  will remain in the pre-order category till they arrive.   
   
click HERE to see all the new designs now available.

Evelyn


Thursday, February 25, 2010

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INK PADS - 12 NEW COLOURS - Preorder Yours Now!

Hi Everyone,
I have just put up the pre-order on the website for the 12 New Colours in the Tim Holtz Distress Inks......don't know about you but I can't wait to get inky & play with these.


Click HERE to Pre-order yours now!

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BABY GIRL CARD By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
Our Guest designer Joy has made a cute Baby Girl card to share with you today, using a cute K & Company embellishment. I hope you enjoy it.



Products Used:

CARD STOCK :  Green, Pink, Darker pink
Ranger Inkssentials White Gel Pen
INKPAD : Tuxedo Memento Black
PUNCH :  Ek Success - Scalloped Scallop
EMBELLISHMENT :  K & Company - B Walton - Small Wonders Girl Icons Embossed Stickers
STAMP :  Hero Arts - Adorable Baby Girl
PEARLS
ADHESIVES : Stick It Foam  Dimensionals and Herma Dotto Removable
We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn


Sunday, February 21, 2010

COPIC MARKERS - INFO, COLOURS & STAMPING TIPS, TUTORIAL



ABOUT COPIC MARKERS
Copic Markers are the original line of high quality illustrating tools, used for decades by professionals around the world. They are preferred for Architectural design, product rendering, and other forms of Industrial design. They are also popular among the hobby industry for use with models, ceramics and similar projects. We are proud to bring you the highest quality, longest lasting, most versatile markers available anywhere. With over 300 colors, replaceable nibs and ink refills, you will never need to go any further than right here for all your marker needs.
Why choose COPIC?
• Refillable ink and replaceable nibs
• 334 colors
• Guaranteed to not dry out for three years
• Copic Markers are Non-toxic
• Alcohol-based ink dries acid-free
• Our Airbrush System works with COPIC & SKETCH markers
• Guaranteed color consistency
Product information courtesy of Copic Product Specialist, Marianne Walker.
Alcohol Markers- Copic markers are alcohol (ethanol) based dye markers, that are known for being low-odor and giving smooth, vibrant colors. Since they are a dye, they will fade in bright lights, but they are acid free on most surfaces. Anything with alcohol in it will react with these inks. Any Copic marker type is refillable with replaceable tips. Unlike water based markers they will not cause paper to pill when going over it many times (a sin blending), nor will they dissolve photocopies.

Markers
Ciao Marker- Round body Copic Marker. Super Brush nib/Medium Broad nib standard, Medium Round nib optional. Refillable. 144 colors. Cannot airbrush.

Copic Marker- This is the original, square body-style marker. Standard Broad/standard fine nibs, 7 optional nibs. Refillable, holds the most ink to start with. 216 colors, empty markers available. Airbrush Compatible
Sketch Marker- The most popular marker type. Super Brush/Medium Broad nibs standard, Medium Round nib optional. 322 colors, empty markers available. Airbrush compatible- 2 spray patterns
Colours
Color Family-
The letter at the beginning of your color name (B, BV, V, RV, R, YR, Y, YG, G, E (earth), F (Florescent), Grays & Blacks: C (Cool Gray), N (Neutral Gray), T (Toner Gray), W (Warm Gray) 100 Black, 110 Special Black
Color Saturation- This is the first digit on a color name. Colors that are 00’s, 10’s, or 20’s will be more vibrant (B05, G16, R29), while colors that are in the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s have more gray added (B95, BG78, G94) and are closer to the neutral/earthy end of the color spectrum. Note: E (Earth) markers don’t necessarily follow this rule.
Color Group- A sequential group of colors within one color family with the same first digit (i.e. E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39) where numbers ending in 0 are the lightest and 9 is the darkest, also called Natural Blending Group.
Accessories
Blender- The Copic Colorless Blender pen/ink. This is ethanol based and is not the same as blender pens from other companies. Used for fixing mistakes, making colors lighter and for special effects.

Booster- A needle that attaches to an ink bottle that makes it easier to refill dry or empty markers.
Various Ink- Also called Refill Ink or Re-inkers. Each bottle holds 25 cc’s of ink. 322 colors available, empty bottle for mixing custom colors also available. Great for making alcohol ink effects, such as Faux Stone or covering large areas. When you see streaking in your work it’s time to refill. You can refill directly from your bottle of ink, or you can use a booster needle. Try not to overfill.
For refilling dry markers: Ciao- add 1 to 1.5 cc’s ink Sketch- 2 cc’s Copic 2-3 cc’s Wide 3-4 cc’s
Pens
Spica Glitter Pens - also called atyou Spica pens. These fun, pigment based pens are filled with micro glass flakes, giving a very subtle, elegant sparkle. Keep stored flat, though if they are giving you troubles, try storing them point down overnite.
Multiliner- Fine Line inking pens by Copic in 9 different sizes, 5 colors, plastic disposable body design. Pigment based, archival, acid free. Will not bleed with Copic markers (on non-glossy paper)

Multiliner SP- Fine line inking pens by Copic in 10 different sizes, 12 colors in two sizes. Aluminum body, refillable with replaceable tips. Pigment based, archival, acid free. Will not bleed with Copic markers (on non-glossy paper)

Opaque White- Thick white, waterbased paint applied with a brush after you are done coloring with markers. Used for adding highlights and accents into a completed picture.
Helpful Links:

Colour Disclaimer: While colours shown are produced by Copic the colors on the screen do not exactly match colors printed in color charts, and neither will match the marker colors in real life but should be somewhat similar.
You can download & print this chart, then hand colour it with your markers as you grow your collection. Very handy if you have 10 or more markers.

  • COPIC COLOUR BLENDING FAMILIES (coming soon)

 COLOURING STAMPED IMAGES
For colouring your stamped images, the following colours make good colour combinations for hair, skin & denim. (courtesy of Suzanne Dean.)
Hair Colours

Dark Brunette—E25, E49, E53, E59

Auburn/Red—E13, E17, E18, E19

Dark Blonde—YR23, E35, Y23

Light Blonde—Y11, Y21, E97, E99

Light Brunette—E25, E29, E31

Black—C3, C5, C7, C9

Golden-Red Brunette—E39, E99, E18, YR23 

Denim Jeans

 B91, B95, B97 

Skin Tones 

 E000, E00, E11, E21, R20

Click on the link below to see a Copic Tutorial courtesy of Tobi Crawford / Scorpal
COPIC MARKER TUTORIAL 1

Click on the link below to watch some great video demonstrations on using Copic Markers created by the very talented Suzanne Dean.
COPIC MARKER VIDEO TUTORIALS

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Saturday, February 20, 2010

MALE CARD By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
Our guest designer Joy has made a nice card for a male, to share with you today......I don't know about you but it seems most of us find the cards for the men in our lives the hardest to make. I hope you enjoy it.




Products used:

Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine



Just a quick reminder that our BIG SALE ends at midnight tonight, so there is still time to grab some great bargains.
We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn





WINNER - QUICKUTZ STORYBOOK ALPHABET COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Quickutz Story Book Alphabet competition.



The Winner is.......Cardaddict from W.A.
Congratulations to the winner.

Cardaddict .......can you please email me at
sales@scrapbookboutique.com.au
to claim your prize & provide your details so we can send you your prize.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to enter.

Please keep an eye out for more upcoming promotions.

Evelyn





Thursday, February 18, 2010

NEW PRODUCTS - MAGNOLIA STAMPS, Raising the Ceiling & Right Through my Heart Collections

We have just received the latest collections of Magnolia Stamps from the Raising the Ceiling & Right Through my Heart Collections.
These are so cute, you will find it hard to choose a favourite. We have also just topped up the Magnolia stamps that were out of stock.




Click HERE to see them all.

Just a reminder Our Quickutz Competition to win a Quickutz Alphabet Die Set ends 11.59 pm Friday 19th Feb 2010. Be sure you leave a comment HERE on the competition blog post to enter.

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn


Sunday, February 14, 2010

CRAFT VINYL......It has so many uses & you don't even need to own a CRICUT or SILHOUETTE Machine to use it!

Hi Everyone,
I found a fantastic review (courtesy of Craft Critique) & thought I would share it with you.
If you thought craft vinyl was only suitable for wall decor you will be amazed at the ways it can be used even if you don't have a Cricut or Silhouette Machine.

This is Craft Critique's Review:
One of the most intriguing craft products of the past few years is craft vinyl. If you have a Cricut or a Cuttlebug, you have at least heard of craft vinyl- it's often marketed as an add-on, however, it's a versatile product and can be used in different craft applications.

For those who are new to this product, it is essentially a sheet of vinyl that is coated with re-positionable adhesive on the back, which is then adhered to a paper backing. Traditionally it is sold in packs of 2 12"x 24" sheets, (Cricut brand) or 3mt x 9" (Silhouette brand) and it will adhere well to any smooth surface. Furthermore, it is removable from glass, mirrors, plastics, and painted surfaces.


My first craft attempt was embossing, just because it's not often used for that purpose. I ran a small piece through my Cuttlebug, and it embossed beautifully. I mean, really gorgeous. I used the sheet to cover up a logo on my little plastic flashlight. I also noted that it was easy to remove from the backing sheet...and that the backing sheet itself was pretty cool looking!

Next I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a word die. It's a pretty dainty, and I wondered if the vinyl would pull away from the backing. As you can see, it cut very nicely.
I really like the idea of cutting words or phrases out in vinyl and then using them on cards as stickers- much easier than cutting things out in paper and then trying to find the right adhesive to attach it.

Next up was paper punches. I used a large flower punch to cut out some shapes, and I did notice a little tearing along the edges. I tried a different punch (a circle) and got a nice clean cut. I tried some small, intricate flowers and it was kind of a mess. Bottom line when punching vinyl- make sure your punch is sharp and your design is not too fussy and you'll be fine.

Of course I had to try some electronic cutters, so I used my Slice to cut out a shamrock to use as a stencil for some fabric painting. I burnished the vinyl well on the sticky glass mat, and got a lovely cut.

Of course, I tried out this vinyl on my Cricut, as well, and was not disappointed. Using the magic formula of "3" for speed and "3" for pressure, I got lovely, fine detailed cuts. I used a them to make decals for my vases for some seasonal decor!

So are you sold on vinyl yet? To recap, here are some of it's uses:
  • Stencils for fabric painting
  • Reusable stencils for glass etching
  • Decor for painted walls
  • Decals for mirrors and glass
  • Stickers for papercrafts
  • Dressing up metal objects
There are so many fun options! And now for the final evalutions

Pros:
  • removable
  • re-positionable
  • works with many cutting systems
  • often re-usable (like stencils)
  • economical
  • wide range of colors
  • great for upcycling/recycling objects
Cons:
  • might not work with intricate paper punches
  • not necessarily archival- don't use on heirloom photos
  • might need some warming to completely remove (like a hairdryer)

I hope you enjoyed their review.

We are now stocking a good range of coloured Silhouette vinyls & the new Fuzzy finish in stock at great prices.

You can check them out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,  

Evelyn











 

































Saturday, February 13, 2010

VALENTINES DAY CARD #4 By Evelyn

Hi Everyone,
I have made another Valentines Day Cards to share with you, I hope you enjoy it.


Products Used

Cardstock : Black, Red
Designer Paper : Doodlebug True Love Assortment
Silhouette Digital Cutter : Scroll Card, Hearts, Sentiment
Adhesives : Glue Glider Pro, Zig 2 way adhesive
Bling: Hero Arts 3mm Pearls

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn


VALENTINES DAY CARD #3 By Evelyn

Hi Everyone,
I have made another Valentines Day Cards to share with you, I hope you enjoy it.



Products Used:

Cardstock:  SBB Black & Pink
Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer
Die Cuts: Silhouette Digital Cutter
Dies : Spellbinder Petite Scallop Ovals & Petite Ovals Small
Cuttlebug Machine
Stamps : Inkadinkado Hearts, Hearts & Love
Inkpads : Adirondack Pitch Black, Colorbox Baby's Breath - Chiffon White,
Colorbox Primary Colours - Orchid Pastel
Stop Static Embossing Pad
SBB Detail Black Embossing Powder
Heat gun  : Wagner
Stickles glitter glue: Diamond 
Adhesives : Tombow Mono Multi, Zig 2 Way Glue, Glue Glider Pro Gun
Foam Dimensionals : Stick It 5mm Mini Dots
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn


Friday, February 12, 2010

VALENTINES DAY OWLS CARD By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
Our Guest Designer Joy has made a cute little Valentine's Day card to share with you today......it has sweet little owls......& who doesn't like owls?


Products used:
Silhouette Digital Cutter to cut out owls and tree branch with leaves
Card stock:  SBB White, Orange and Pink
Quickutz Love Heart Speech Bubble Die
Cuttlebug Machine
PAPERS:  SEI, Christmas Mint - Brown wood grain  & Green
            Basic Grey - Lemonade Paper
            Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love
Stamp:  Inkadinkado:  Inchies - Greetings
Inkpads: Memento Tuxedo Black and Colorbox Baby's Breath
Adhesive:  Xyron 250 with removable adhesive, Tombow Mono Multi glue and Foam Dots 10mm
Googly Eyes
Black Pen
Brown Tombow Pen

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn


Thursday, February 11, 2010

COMPETITION - WIN A QUICKUTZ ALPHABET VALUED AT $69.95 !

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A 
QUICKUTZ STORYBOOK 4 x 8 ALPHABET DIE
Valued at $69.95



To Enter:
Simply fill in the blanks with the missing letters in the word below. 
Send us your answer by leaving comment on this blog post giving us the completed word to enter.
(please make sure you leave Name & your email address so we can contact you)
Please do not email your answer to us as only those readers leaving a comment on this blog
post are elligble to enter.
( Please Note: your entry will be invalid, if you leave your comment Anonymously
& do not provide us with an email address for us to contact you)

Entries close Friday 19 th February 2010.
Winner will be notified on Saturday 20th February 2010.
Competition only open to Australian Residents.
Limit of 1 entry per person.

Competition Question:

I love Q _ _ _ kutz Dies

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

VALENTINES DAY FOLD OUT CARD By Mariana Brulja

Our Guest Designer Mariana has made a pretty Valentines Day Card to share with you today.



Products used:
Cardstock : Mauve, Black & White
Adhesive : ATS-50 Transfer Tape Gun
Embossing Folder : Kimmy Loves
Border stamp Clearly Inspired Paper Inspirations Floral Border (Retired)
Inkpads: Memento Tuxedo Black & Colorbox Queue Misty Meadow




We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn


Monday, February 8, 2010

VALENTINES DAY CARD #2 By Evelyn

Hi Everyone,
I have made a quick & easy Valentines Day card using my Silhouette Machine. I hope you enjoy it.


Products Used:

Cardstock : SBB Smooth Black & Red Mix Assortment
Paper: Doodlebug Love Assortment
Die Cuts : Silhouette Digital Cutter : Heart, Flourish Heart, LOVE Lettering
Punch: Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch
Adhesive : Kokuyo Permanent Tape Runner
Stickles Diamond Glitter glue

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn


Sunday, February 7, 2010

VALENTINES DAY EASEL CARD # By Mariana Brulja

Our Guest Designer, Mariana has made a pretty Valentines easel card to share with you today.



Products Used
Cardstock : Co-ordinations pink cardstock, Black & White smooth cardstock
Embossing Folder : Cuttlebug Swiss dots
Ribbon
Brad
We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Thursday, February 4, 2010

VALENTINES DAY CARD #1 By Evelyn

Hi Everyone,
Here is my first card for our Blog, I hope you enjoy it.


Products Used
Cardstock : Black, White & Pink
 Inkpads : Colorbox Queue Muted Moods - Dusty Plum & Baby's Breath - Rosebud
Stamps : Inkadinkado Bold Damask ( Background)
Cuttlebug Machine
Die Cuts : Silhouette Digital Cutter ( Chandelier) & Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Adhesives : Kokuyo Tape Runner Permanent & Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Bling : Black & Pink Rhinestones
Stick It Foam Dimensionals
Sentiment was computer generated.

We love to receive your feedback, so why not leave us a comment.

Thanks for stopping by

Evelyn





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