Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Oh what a time!

Oh what a time I've had!! a new puppy and a new die cut machine!!  Betty (see below with her favourite toy) came to our household and seems to have quietly taken over! she has the most delightful nature to her and apart from a little nose nibbling if she gets near your face, there is not a jot wrong with her, she is an absolute delight, and a distraction from crafting, although she does like to sit on my feet while I'm card making :)

As I said before I have just purchased a Vagabond to replace my broken Big Shot and I have cut out LOADS of random shapes just playing with it!!  I also got a Hougie board as Eileen and a number of other crafters rave about it, and today I created this pocket card from a 12" square of paper in no time at all.  I added one of the tags cut using the vagabond and decorated both with a lovely set of flourish stamps.  I found the instructions on another blog, but have closed the page down without noting it :( I'll see if I can find it in my history if anyone is interested.

lots of love to anyone who has taken the time to read my ramblings :) xx

Friday, 6 May 2011


my Vagabond arrived today :) and I love it! it takes up less room than the Big Shot and cuts twiddly dies first time, rather than the numerous run throughs I had to do before.  I've played with wafer thin dies, sizzix dies - the lot and it does it with ease.  I like that i can use all the stuff I bought for the Big Shot on this new machine so nothing is wasted (apart from the machine - now in bits)

I'll post some results later