Thursday, 29 December 2016

Our "must have" product

Today's edition of our favourite things is even harder than our previous ones, as I told the DT they could only pick the ONE product they can't live without.  Can you answer that question?


For me, it's got to be my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I use them on so many projects and they create an amazing range of looks. Use them for solid colour, like you would with Copics or Promarkers. Use them as watercolours. Blend them with each other for a fantastic ombre effect. Their fine tips get into the smallest corners with no mess! I really can't recommend them enough!


I've chosen the MFT Premium Dye ink cubes as my 'can't live without' product. I'm a fan of mini ink cubes as I have limited space for craft supplies. MFT recently started releasing their premium inks in mini cube sets of 4, and I think they are a perfect way to collect all the fabulous colours.

I love a good die-cut sentiment to be the focal point on my card, so Stick-It has to be my 'must-have'.  It instantly takes the frustrating 'fiddly-bit' out of adhering intricate pieces in place.  As if that wasn't already's pretty much invisible behind vellum!  What more could you ask from a product?

Stick It

Aside of the usual contenders for this spot I think alphabet stamps are a must have. When you need a sentiment that you can't find or it needs to fit in a certain space, alphabet stamps come to the rescue :) Quite a few of the stamp companies make alpha sets but I think my favourite has to be Mama Elephants Bella Letters... they're a perfect size for card making and easy to use too.

Ink has to be my 'must have'! My favourite go-to inks are Altenew Crisp Inks .... I just love them all but my favourite this year has to be the Sea Shore Collection.... swoon... I swear I have to tell myself not to use these on every project I make.


My choice is quite a practical one- my favourite colouring medium has always been copics, and despite several attempts over the years, I have never been any good at watercolour.  However, since trying the quality waterbrushes from Kuretake, complete with valves to stop the water flooding your paper, I have managed to do a half decent attempt at it both when using zig color clean pens and gansai tambi paints, so my "can't live without" for this year is going to be my waterbrush!

Tomorrow we will all be back to share our favourite projects from the year with you.


  1. I'm with Lydia I love the Altenew inks, but like Gemma I like the mini ink cubes. I don't have the sea shore ones, but they are on my wish list for next year. I love your blog as the inspiration mixes all my favourite brands. Thank you Seven Hills Crafts.

  2. I agree with Esther. The zig clean colour brushes are brilliant, and so versatile.

  3. I love my Zig markers , I couldn't do without them now !

  4. Oh this is a hard one but have to agree with all of the suggestions ....Zigs are a favourite but really must learn to use them better x

  5. I have to say my favourite product just now is also the zig clean color brush pns...they are lush!



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