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    Having been making stock for craft fairs the last few days it made me think about the things I use most often. These are mine and I'd love to hear about what yours are -

    1) White gel pen. I love adding white detail to dark colours, easily adds a bit of interest and contrast and mine seems to have lasted forever!

    2) Impressibles embossing folder. I was going to put my embosser/die cutter generally but have a beautiful embossing folder by Impressibles with a swirled butterflies and floral pattern which has been well used but am still finding new combinations for.

    3) See-D's morsel stamps. See-D's were the first unmounted stamps I used and while i now prefer clear ones as you can see excatly where you're stamping the Morsels sets have fantastic mini stamps which work well together and individually.

    Over to you...

  • #2
    Double-sided sticky tape!!

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    • #3
      materials: would have to be paper/cardstock, adhesives and inks
      tools: big shot definitely (not a day goes by I don't use this...usually with nesties) scoring board, poky tool ..or maybe cropodile...depends what I am working on/with...

      Its no good...just can't keep it to three things...even by splitting materials and tools...oh well, I tried LOL

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      • #4
        Ooohh let's see:
        1) Chalk pastels
        2) Mister Super Clear sealant spray( This is a bit like gold dust for those who use it, as it's not easy to get in the UK)
        3) Magic eraser sponge ( to clean my dolls)
        ( I could go on and on though)

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        • #5
          Skew, spindle gouge and abrasives.

          Pete
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          • #6
            Acrylic Paint, my huge selection of brushes, my easel..... and so so many more.

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            • #7
              Bookatrix embossing board
              Sizzix Big Shot
              Fiskars scissors

              Those are my three favourite 'tools' but they're are so many more which are essential including good quality adhesives, card stock, Promarkers, stamps... I could go on and on lol.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
                Skew, spindle gouge and abrasives.

                Pete
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                • #9
                  mine are distress inks ,papers and stamps .But love your picks too .x
                  I am fairysparkle, and i am here to sprinkle fairy dust ever


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                  • #10
                    I knew 3 would be hard, I like a challenge!
                    I write children's stories too and with your permission Pete I would love to use 'Skew, spindle gouge and abrasives' as character names, sounds so Hans Christian Andersen!
                    Cowslip, double sided tape would definitely be my number 4, I can;t be the only one on here that finds peeling back the top really satisfying??!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Little Hands Cards View Post
                      I knew 3 would be hard, I like a challenge!
                      I write children's stories too and with your permission Pete I would love to use 'Skew, spindle gouge and abrasives' as character names, sounds so Hans Christian Andersen!
                      Cowslip, double sided tape would definitely be my number 4, I can;t be the only one on here that finds peeling back the top really satisfying??!
                      Go for it LOL. Plenty of others as well if you want them, you could have a whole tool shop full of characters and they have characters of their own as well. Skew can be stroppy and has a mind of it's own at times but can really make things smooth, spindle gouge is a bit weak but always there when you need it, abrasive is a family with different characters in it.

                      Pete
                      "Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art" ... Leonardo Da Vinci
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
                        Go for it LOL. Plenty of others as well if you want them, you could have a whole tool shop full of characters and they have characters of their own as well. Skew can be stroppy and has a mind of it's own at times but can really make things smooth, spindle gouge is a bit weak but always there when you need it, abrasive is a family with different characters in it.

                        Pete
                        Gipetto's workshop has nothing on you Pete. I now have this image of your tools dancing round making things on their own Micky mouse style.

                        my favs are: my 3rd hand (thing for holding chains while I work on them), Round nose pliers and my flat nosed pliers.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lilac Moon Designs View Post
                          Gipetto's workshop has nothing on you Pete. I now have this image of your tools dancing round making things on their own Micky mouse style.
                          The skew said to the spindle gouge
                          "Please get out of my lway
                          I'm going to make this wood so smooth
                          so go away and play"
                          The spindle gouge replied, annoyed
                          "Don't talk to me like that
                          I'm round and curvy look at you
                          You're boring and all flat"
                          The skew just flashed it's razor edge
                          and said in threatening tone
                          "you maybe curvy, spindle gouge,
                          Beware though, I've been honed"
                          Spindle gouge huffed off,
                          by now it's pride well piqued
                          While skew began to cut the wood
                          Until it looked quite sleek.
                          The abrasive family came up
                          To see how well Skew'd done
                          and saw that Skew had done so well
                          the wood shone like the sun
                          So all the lower grades went back
                          Not needed any more
                          While skew stepped back and left 400
                          to the final chore
                          400 smoothed and finished off
                          the work that Skew'd begun
                          And made that wood look almost polished
                          As it brightly shone
                          Spindle gouge looked on and sulked
                          redundant once again
                          but knowing that her time time would come
                          She'd show that Skew how then
                          "Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art" ... Leonardo Da Vinci
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                          • #14
                            That's just BRILLIANT Pete, didn't know you were a poet LOL

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                            • #15
                              If the mods can get away with it so can I LOL

                              Pete
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