The short story is - if you see me endorsing and advertising a particular brand or product I may very well be supplied with it directly from the manufacturers but this will only be the case because I was already 100% impressed with it and using it on most of my projects.
For the record...
I am on the Design Team for Tonic Studios.
I also designed the Pick of the Bunch range for Tonic Studios which includes stamps, dies and punches so if you see lots of handmade paper flowers on my cards etc it's because I designed the Punch and Stamp sets with which you can make them. I love flowers and I am so happy to see these sets on the shelves after all the work that went into getting them to this stage. Better still, I love seeing what other crafters make with them!
Most months you can see one of my projects in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine so naturally I post this on my blog etc too :)
Another brand with which I am proud to be associated is Trimcraft. I have been using Trimcraft products for many years and if you have look back through my projects you'll quickly notice my love of their papers - especially their First Editions range.
There are some other brands and products which I am supplied with for advertising purposes such as
Letraset Promarkers, Aquamarkers and Flexmarkers - I absolutely love them!
Derwent Pencils and other products - top class!!
Modge Podge and other Plaid products - Mod Podge Rocks!!
Sculpey - this has been an addiction for years.