Monday, November 26, 2007

New products

Today some more goodies arrived in the mail. The new Scenic Route Roxbury (Christmas themed) and Loveland (Love themed - obviously) papers, stickers and chipboard. They are so nice - definitely eye candy! The colour combinations and patterns are awesome which comes as no surprise as Scenic Route papers sell themselves with their good taste. So far I've loved almost all their ranges so had no hesitation in pre-ordering these. For once I have new releases when the rest of Australia does!

I've just had word that my pre-order of KI Memories new Pop Culture range has hit Australia so I'll show pictures when it arrives. They have this new range of die-cut lace looking card which some of you may not have seen is very interesting - cant wait to use it!

I did a little more work on my 8 x 8 chipboard album today and thought I'd better show photos so the Newdegate girls can see what I'm on about. Still waiting for more photos to finish it. I've used Autumn Leaves Super Star Collection papers and chipboard accents.

I've decided to road test other tools over the next month for you like the cutting matts I was talking about yesterday. I've spent years and too much money finding the perfect tools of trade and thought I'd save you the time and money. I'll let you know what products I think are best - for what my advice is worth - and hopefully come up with some rippers. At the moment I'm trialing the Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers - a hole punch and eyelet setter in one tool that is really strong and punches through tuff stuff like plastic and chipboard, not just paper. So far I've used the good ol' Printblocks hole punches and eyelet setters that come with 3 sizes. They are good and can be punched anywhere on a page etc. but noisy - a problem when you've got babies! I've also used Fiskars hand punches which are good also but don't punch everywhere on the page - only around the edges. Next came the Provo Craft Silent Setter. This was a revolutionary item that sold in bucket loads. I've had one for a while but find it hurts my wrist with the turn and push to set the eyelet. Not noisy though! So I'll see what the Crop-A-Dile does when I get a chance. I must confess I don't use eyelets much but I think they may make a comeback and the beauty of having the tool is you can punch holes for other embellies like brads etc.

1 comment:

Lissy said...

That SR paper looks great :) I want some!!