Mix and Match Pigments – How To With Jowilna

It’s no secret that I am a Tsukineko lifelong ink junkie and fan – good quality inks are their game and they are at the top of it. So today I am showing you how I use my favourite inks to create a beautiful shiny village. I use my VersaMark Ink pad for embossing and techniques because it is perfect for all kinds of techniques and not just an embossing ink pad. And today I am teaming it with my...
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Layers That Shine – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Beautiful effects can be hard work – layer upon layer you build up a beautiful mess that becomes a masterpiece in the end. It takes time and patience to achieve a striking effect. Today I am sharing how I used a variety of products to create layers of shine on top of each other for a spectacular finish.   Step 1 You will need a stencil, texture paste and a palette knife. Step 2 Work on any...
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Embossing Paste – Jowilna’s 101

Today I want to chat to you about products, especially embossing and texture paste. When it comes to product I am very mindful about how I treat my products. Some things are better left alone the way they are packaged and others you can get away with all kinds of things. I was given a tub of Embossing Paste, where a whole bunch of half empty tubs was used to fill my tub. In my experience...
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Beautiful Mini Canvas – Cariena Creates

Today Cariena creates a beautiful mini canvas using her Anna Griffin art mediums and Kaisercraft mini template and a couple of other essential tools, all listed hereunder. She makes it look so simple don’t you think?   Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (here) to see more tips, tricks and tutorials!   Products Used ADCO 724868 – Anna Griffin Texture Paste –...
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Couture Creations Albums – Classic Superior Leather Albums (D-Ring)

“These brilliant new Couture Creations albums have just arrived and sport the highest quality look and feel of any album we have ever manufactured. The beautiful metal accents complete a modern chic design while also protecting your precious memories for years to come. High quality album refills are also available to suit with and without paper inserts.” ~ Couture Creations  ...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite products from The Wholesaler is the Liquid Drops from Couture Creations. Now in the traditional sense I am not the type of crafter that will make little pearly drops using this medium – somehow it just doesn’t make sense to me. But the product is a favourite of mine for creating mixed media backgrounds. The product offers a beautiful pearly effect perfect for creating a...
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Create a quick multi-coloured layered flower – How To With Jowilna

I love multi-coloured papers, and especially those with a washed watercolour look. And nothing is as easy as creating your very own custom paper and creating embellishments with it. Here’s how I make mine in a few easy steps. Step 1 Select the colours of All Purpose Ink you want to work with – I pick at least 3 colours to give me a nice colour range. Step 2 Tape a piece of technique cardstock to...
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Dear Santa, Art Mediums & Inks

This year most importantly, I am putting some of those gorgeous Anna Griffin mediums on my wish list for Santa. I am pretty sure he knows where to find them and The Wholesaler would be more than happy to oblige in helping Santa get the right mix together for me. To add colour and shimmer to my wish list I am also including some Tsukineko All Purpose Inks and some Anna Griffin glitter. Together...
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Dear Santa, GoCut and Emboss

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is…all the craft stash my heart desires. If this is your wish this Festive Season then look no further than The Wholesaler for inspiration on what to put on your Christmas wish list.   I am sharing my top 5 picks for the ultimate crafter’s wish list: NO. 1 GoCut and Emboss This versatile machine has changed the way I see die-cutting in so many...
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Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mediums, Ooh La La, Sea Breeze, Alpha Numerical and Be Merry

You loved these products at the Secret Scrapbook Event and now they are available at your local scrapbooking store! Try out the amazing Anna Griffin mediums and see for yourself what all the fuss has been about. Sea Breeze was also launched at the Secret Scrapbook Event and due to overwhelming public demand, Couture Creations has reprinted it. Get your hands on this gorgeous collection just in...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls, Anna Griffin Templates and Background Stamps

Time for another exciting release from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts including some of the products launched at the Secret Scrapbook Event earlier this year. Introducing the fantastic and so very versatile Liquid Drops 3D Pearls, as well as beautiful Anna Griffin templates, exciting background stamps and the ever popular Couture Creations self-healing cutting mat! Enjoy this diverse,...
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GoCut and Emboss Project – Welcome Bunting

With the versatile GoCut and Emboss machine from Couture Creations, creating beautiful projects is so easy. I made a bunting using my machine and it was so easy to create lovely elements to decorate it. Step 1 Start off by cutting 3 triangles from patterned papers. Adhere the triangles together overlapping each other as per the sample. Step 2 Cut a strip of Magnolia patterned and emboss it using...
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Review: GoCut and Emboss by Couture Creations

As a crafter I have used more die-cutting machines in my life than I have actually owned. I have tried and tested and loved a lot of machines during this time but none of them have met all my expectations quite like the GoCut and Emboss by Couture Creations. It’s difficult to please everyone all of the time, but with this machine I think the tides might just be turning. Here’s a quick review of...
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Couture Creations Perfectly Petite Doily & Floral Layers Cutting Dies

A small but potent release from Couture Creations featuring everyone’s favourites – doilies and flowers! What’s special about these doilies is that they are mini doilies which makes them even more versatile. Pick yourself a bunch of Asters, Peonies, Blue Eyed Daisies, Tattered Carnations and Star of Jasmine cutting dies and create your own, delicate and beautiful garden of paper flowers....
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Couture Creations Clustered Die Cuts Card

One of my favourite things to do with die-cuts is repetition and clustering elements together. For this card I used a simple stamped image dressed up with a cluster of die cuts for a stunning effect. I coloured some of the cuts in green and pink and then layered them together to create a beautiful corner effect. Why not try and cluster or layer one of your favourite die-cut flourishes on your...
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Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Hello South Africa! Meet your new best friend – the phenomenal Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss. This gorgeous gold die cutting and embossing machine boasts all metal gears and is built to last. GoCut and Emboss comes with a 3 Year Warranty and accepts all popular embossing folders and cutting dies. Included with each machine: 1 x Base Plate (A) 2 x Cutting Plates (B) 1 x Die Adapter...
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Couture Creations DIY Baroque Plant Tin

Every so often we rediscover something that we have and really have never used to its full potential. This happened while looking for a die-cut to use on a project, and so came to be this recycled tin. It can really be used for anything from a plant container, to storing pens, small trinkets etc. But here’s how I created this beautiful luxurious look using a single die cut and some other items....
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Couture Creations Fisherman’s Cottage

With themed die-cuts making waves in the crafting world being creative has become so much easier. No surprise then that I was inspired by the beautiful nautical dies by Couture Creations to create a fun fisherman’s cottage – a little dream get-away from home – just to escape the everyday… I used a pre-made kit of the little house but add some fun decorative elements to make this skeleton a...
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Couture Creations Cutting Dies An Altered Book Cover

I love using old book paper in my projects. But what to do with those book covers can be tricky for those of us that are hoarders. So I have started using them as canvasses to create some interesting art works on. One such a piece came together using some of my favourite Couture Creations die cuts. They are so beautifully delicate and no matter what you choose to do with them, they are sure to...
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Secret Garden Cutting Dies, Lace Pockets & Frames Cutting Dies and Galliera Embossing Folders

Couture Creations continues to inspire crafters around the world and today’s release is no exception. Every die collection needs a beautiful fairy, a vintage bicycle, a fun picket fence and versatile butterfly flourishes. Get creative with Couture’s Lace Pockets & Frames – so much to do with these little treasures. If you’re wanting to add dimension to your project, try out the new...
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Christmas Exploding Gift Box

Making gift boxes has become a rather important and easy thing to do – so if you are a crafter then you really have no excuse, other than to have a fabulous gift box for treats and small gifts alike. Years ago when I first made my first exploding gift box I turned it into a mini album rather than a box. I was pretty impressed with it and it had huge impact on everyone that viewed it. But...
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Christmas Emporium Paper Pad & White Christmas Embossing Folders

Couture Creations continues to delight paper crafters both locally and internationally with their high quality, inspired products. Sister brand Ultimate Crafts is also a firm favourite with scrapbookers and much loved for their intricate and stylish embossing folders. Enjoy this Christmas release from our Australian friends who will be joining us next year for a one-of-a-kind event that promises...
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Couture Creations Die-Cuts On A Background

How do you get more out of your die-cuts? Well you use them in different ways combined with different materials right? Right! So today I am sharing a quick way of using the same cut to get a different look and effect on a background for your layout. For my layout I used a single paint splat die-cut from Couture Creations. It is so cute and delicate and there are so many ways you can use it,...
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Secret Scrapbook Event Infomation

The #SecretScrapobookEvent is now FULL BOOKED! This would never have been possible without the remarkable sponsorship of Couture Creations! We’d like to take a moment and say a heartfelt THANK YOU to our generous friends down-under…from every single person attending this extraordinary event! Thank you Couture Creations…WE LOVE YOU!...
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