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Friday, April 29, 2022

May 2022 Printable

Hello May! 

We're feeling the dreamy chill vibes here and thought we would share it with you in our May printable. 

Looking to the sky for inspiration, we went with these beautiful blues and elements of clouds and stars.

Blue layouts are so calming aren't they? 

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Review : Zebra Mildliner New Colors 2022

 Here at TN5C, we love our highlighters and especially the Mildliner range by ZEBRA. So when they released new colors in 2022, we simply had to add them to our collection.

There are ten new colors which you can buy in 2 separate packs. Gentleness mild and Natural Mild. 

We picked the NATURAL MILD pack

Here are the new colors 
From top: Mild Dusty Pink, Mild Cream, Mild Beige, Mild Olive and Mild Cool Gray 
Like the original mildliner, they are water based and there is both a thick and thin end

Here are some swatches
As you can see, the colors live up the mildness of Mildliners we know and love.

I picked out some common colors from my collection to see how they compare.

So what do you think of them?

Will you be trying them as well?

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Review: Daiso Stand Pouch


Stand pouches have been around for awhile. 
Many brands, like lihit and kokuyo, make them in a variety of shapes and designs. 

This one from Daiso only comes in 1 size/colour but at Daiso prices, it seems like a great deal. 

This design reminds me most of Kokuyo's stand pouch, with the front folding flap and 3 inner pockets (though not as many as Kokuyo's)

The pouch is 19.5cm wide 16cm tall and the base is 5cm deep.

Quality wise, it's what you would expect for the price you say. 
The material is scratchy and think and you can clearly feel that both faces of the pouch has a plastic board insert. 

However, with a top handle, all around zip, one pocket in the fold down flat and 2 inside, it's pretty practical so it's good value for money. 

Once you fill the pouch with items, it stands pretty well. 
I managed to fit a notepad, some pens and other accessories and I definitely had space to fit more things. 

It won't fit an A5 notebook but would make a great companion for one. 

The base for my pouch didn't flatten completely but that might be something that will go away the more I use it. 

Stands on it's own pretty well. I can imagine decorating that front flap with some cute badges/pins. 

and the handle, small but functional. 

All in all, if you don't already own a stand pouch, I recommend the Daiso version. 
It's a good introduction to the stand pouch before deciding if you want to upgrade to a better quality version. 

I hope they release it some new colours (hint hint yellow)

What do you think, is this something you would buy? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Review: Nakatoshi Metallic Color Brush Pen

Brush Size: 2mm
Size of Each Pen: 8 x 8 x 164mm
Ink Type: Water based 
Number of colors available : 6

The brush is quite fine and not super flexible.

Swatches below
The pen writes smoothly and the shape of the pen ensures it does not roll away when placed on the table. Slender in width, they are easy to hold even for those with small hands. Ink colors are extremely pigmented, show up very clearly and there is no distinctive smell present.

Have you tried these pens? What do you think of them?

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Friday, April 1, 2022

New in store! Cherry blossom stickers and photostrips

 New to our Etsy store

Cherry blossom sticker sheet and photostrip set

The sticker sheet contains elements that are great for journalling. 

10 'cut washi tape' that are about 12-15mm tall. 
7 flowers and 8 petals, great for filling in spaces. 
8 round stickers, 30mm wide, 

Each sticker is kiss cut and the sheet is available in either gloss or matte. 
Personally, I prefer the matte XD. 

All the colours complement each other, it works well with our April printable too!

The photostrip set includes 4 photostrips with photos by us! 
Each strip has 4 photos, and the text is kiss cut too so you can use it in your journalling.

Also available in gloss and matte, we recommend gloss for more vibrant colours. 

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