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WIN Cash with Pilot FriXion Colouring Competition!

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Win $1000 cash, or part of $14,000 worth of prizes!

Check out Pilot Pen NZ’s first ever colouring and drawing competition
Pilots Get Creative with FriXion and Win competition is open to all ages. Choose your category – a colouring competition (under 15, 15 – 24 years and 25+ years) or a freestyle drawing competition (open age group).

Entries close 3 June 2016. Terms and Conditions Apply. Check out Full details and entry here.

Whats is so great about Pilot Frixion Ball? It's erasable gel ink pen!

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How to craft your own Decorations & Gift wrapping with We R Memory Keepers

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We R Memory Keepers Punch boards allow you create and customise almost any gift box, gift bag, banner or envelope.

1–2–3 Punch Board

With the 1–2–3 Punch Board you can create your own envelopes, boxes and bows- to almost any size! The score board features a fold out arm with measurements and extended score line.

This We R Memory Keepers Punch Board also comes with a scoring tool and an ideas book, your only limitation is you imagination! Add that finishing touch to your gifts with a personalise bow using your favourite paper. Wow your friends and family by creating beautiful gift boxes to the perfect size and add a matching envelope!

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WIN with EC Colours 4 Packs of Paint to Give Away

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WIN – One of these Prize packs with EC Colours

Competition now closed, winners have been notified. Congratulations to Michelle Thinnasagaren, Heather Hawij, Julieanna Little and Cat B.

Just comment on the post below with what you think is the most important feature for you in kids paint and you will go in to the draw to win one of these prize packs. Entries close 30 November & winners will be drawn 1 December.

EC Colours Product Review

We recently added the EC Colours brand to our range at Mighty Ape. Having young kids myself I was pretty keen to try it (and so were they). I was impressed with the huge range of vibrantly coloured acrylic paint, “finger paint”::https://www.mightyape.co.nz/…eries/Finger, paint stampers, and tools that were available. As a parent, I'm always on the hunt for well priced, good quality, safe art supplies for the kids. So I was pretty excited when I heard that the paints were non-toxic and made in Australia. I was told that they are very washable. So naturally I wanted to put this to the test, and share the results with you!

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Mighty Ape Adult Colouring Competition winner announced!

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We recently ran an Adult Colouring Competition and asked entrants to colour in an original design by our own art monkey.

We are pleased to announce that Heather Fielden is our winner. She won with 201 votes by a margin of just 16!

Heather will receive a prize pack including the following items:

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Brother GS2510 Cashback Redemptions

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If you've been eyeing up the Brother GS2510 Sewing Machine then we've got some great news for you!

For the whole month of August, you can score $50 back from your purchase when you buy the Brother GS2510 Sewing Machine !

  • $50 cash back is available on all purchases made between 1st September to 30 September
  • Cash back is available via redemption through Brother.
  • You have 14 days from the end of the promotional period to claim your cashback online.
  • You must also provide a valid tax invoice/receipt as proof of purchase.
  • For more details and to claim your cash back go to Brother Website

Then jump into our Brother Store and grab your Sparkly new Sewing Machine!

Mighty Ape Adult Colouring Competition!

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COMPETITION CLOSED: Winner announced

Our Adult Colouring Competition last month was such a huge success that we've decided to do another one. This time we have asked our very talented art monkey to create a Mighty Ape design for you to colour.

The winner of our competition will receive an Adult Colouring Prize Pack:

The winning colouring will also feature as the cover art on the Mighty Ape Facebook page and Mighty Ape Books Facebook page for a week which have over 260,000 followers between them!

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Choose the Right Pen or Pencil for Maximum Colouring Results

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Welcome to our first in a series of Adult coloring. I’ve noticed a few of you ask: What type of pen or pencil to use? So I thought I give you an overview of the main types.

Colored Pencils
In my humble option Colored pencils are the best option if you are wanting to get the most control and variation in color on your page. Not all colored pencils are created equal, they do vary significantly in quality. If you like a smooth consistent finish then I recommend using Staedtler Luna or Noris. My favorite are the Luna

These pencils are great, and there is 24 colors in a pack! They have a soft core which is great for blending and getting a nice smooth finish. They also give you beautiful vivid colors, without having to press too hard. Let’s face it, you’re spending a lot of time on this so you want to maximize your results!

Water Color Pencils
Water color pencils are very similar to color pencils in that they allow you to have precise control, achieving great detail and variation in color depth. The difference between regular color pencils and water-soluble pencils are their leads. Color pencil leads are either wax or oil based, whereas watercolor pencil leads have a water soluble base. They are awesome! I mainly use Staedtler Aquarell. Even if you are not blending with water they are still great to use. Here is an example of the type of finish you can get by blending with water. Just use a fine pant brush to blend.

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Brother Scan N Cut CMD550DX Cashback Redemption

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Introducing the Scan N Cut from Brother, the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with a built-in scanner. No more design cartridges and no PC required, ScanNCut will change the way you think about cutting machines forever. What other cutting machines can scan anything then cut, plus cut fabric effortlessly! But wait… there is more, imagine a 300 DPI built-in colour scanner that can create outline cutting designs from a hand drawn sketch, or original art of something you saw in a magazine without the use of a PC. Now the only thing limiting your cutting creativity is your imagination.

If you've been eyeing up one of our new Brother Scan n Cut Machines from, then we've got some great news for you!

For the whole month of August, you can score $50 back from your purchase when you buy the Brother CM550DX Scan N Cut !

Check out the full details here…

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Mighty Ape Adult Colouring Competition Winner: Kimberley Rutgers

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We recently ran an Adult Colouring Competition and asked entrants to submit some colouring that they had completed recently.

We are pleased to announce that Kimberley Rutgers is our winner. With 179 likes on her entry it's clear that you all agree too!

Kimberley will receive up to $100 worth of colouring books, pens, and pencils of her choice. Her artwork will also be added to the product page for Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom, and will be featured as the cover art on the Mighty Ape Facebook page and Mighty Ape Books Facebook page for a week which have over 260,000 followers between them!

We had a chat to Kimberley Rutgers about her incredible entry!

How long have you been doing adult colouring?
Since my mum brought me a colouring book for my holiday in June this year for our trip to Rotorua. She made me a pack with the colouring book pencils and chocolate :) lets just say it's the best gift I've ever received! Thanks mum!

Do you have an art background?
I've always had a love for anything artistic. I did a lot of art in high school and did some in university as well with a graphics base. I love being creative it's one of my main outlets that make me happy and it's a big passion of mine.

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