Saturday, 23 February 2013

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! If you are feeling creative why don't you have a go at making your own bookmark for World Book Day on the 8th March! :)

For some inspiration, here is a lovely bright bookmark created by Jamie Pope!




The sun is created using Brushables in Pure Yellow, Art & Graphic Twin pens, photo signature pen in Red and a clear Wink of Stella! The cloud is also coloured using the Art & Graphic Twins.

To add a bit of texture the Emboss pen is used on the lettering! :)





To see more of Jamie's creations see her blog here.

Friday, 22 February 2013



Hi all!

Apologies for not posting for a while, busy bees here at Kuretake! 


But I hope you have all been creating, here we have a beautiful bookmark by Patti Hamil.






This little “reading fairy” bookmark is created using various Zig Writers, H20 waterbrush and a little touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella



Here is another adorable Fairy bookmark, created using the same products! Hope you are all inspired! :) 



To see more of Patti's beautiful creations see her blog here

Fancy a go? Visit our website for these pens and other great products. 


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

So it's Valentine's Day tomorrow....hope you are all organised to spoil that special someone, but here are a couple of gorgeous cards from Steph Ackerman for some last minute inspiration! :)

This card has been created using ZIG Scroll & Brush, Fabricolor, Kurecolor and to give it that extra sparkle, Wink of Stella.
 






Moving away from the traditional red and pink colours of Valentines, this card will really stand out. Steph created it used the ZIG Scroll & Brush and the Wink of Stella pens.


To see more creations from Steph visit her blog here.


Hope you all have a fantastic Valentine's Day!




Monday, 11 February 2013


Here is the second instalment of our videos showcasing one of the most popular Kuretake products; the ZIG Art and Graphic Twins and how they can be used to create lovely watercolor effects when combined with the ZIG BrusH2Os




Feeling creative? Take a look at the selection of colours on our website.

If you have missed any of our previous videos you can find them all on our YouTube channel here.


With Valentine's Day being around the corner, I thought I would share a KURETAKE ZIG® project using one of their box templates. Last time I showed this heart box template, I made a place setting that resembled a turkey! LOL!! This time I thought it would be appropriate to use as it is intended for (well, one of the themes - lol!!)...

Be Mine Heart Box by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - KURETAKE ZIG: Gift Box Template Heart, ZIG Brushable Marker (Spring Green), ZIG Fine & Chisel Marker (Pure Red)  and ZIG 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip; Patterned Papers - Authentique Paper (Lovely Collection); Stamp: JustRite PaperCraft (Ooh La La French Frill set); Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-145 French Frills and S5-086 Bitty Blossoms); Black Rhinestones: Want2Scraps

First I traced Gift Box Template Heart with a pencil, cut the edges and scored along with the lines in the template. Then I assembled and adhered with ZIG 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip. After it dried, I used ZIG Fine & Chisel Marker (Pure Red) to outline the edges of the box.


Next I inked my image from JustRite® PaperCraft's Ooh La La French Frill stamp set with ZIG Brushable Marker (Spring Green) and stamped on to white background on the flip side of my patterned paper. Then cut/embossed with its matching die shape, S5-145/JBS5145 French Frills tag die. With my ZIG Fine & Chisel Marker (Pure Red) marker, I wrote "Be Mine."


After I cut/embossed my Bitty Blossom die and rolled the blossom, I assembled all my embellishment onto the box front. Now I need to add my...er, his favorite candy and I'm good to give away!


Here's a second look at the box :)

 

So what are you creating for Valentine's Day? Please share and link me up in the comments!

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Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo