in my blogging of late! But in my defence, I have been crafting - although I was so cheesed off because I did this wonderful work for Artful Times blog and I didnt read it properly - it said an ATC - and I had done a Wendy Vecchi pocket watch collage.
Anyways......today I popped into Once Upon a Stamp shop at Pleasley - because I was knocking around that area (as you do!)........and took a look at the new cutting machine. OH BLIMEY - I really really REALLY like the look of it - its a nice smart size, folds up not unlike the Joy Trouville machine, but (to me) it feels much more sturdier. It takes all the dies but it goes right up to A4 size
- you know how sometimes the Big Shot etc. especially when embossing, you want a larger area of embossed card - its just that bit too small dontchafind? So larger dies and embossing folders are coming in.
You only need the 2 plates and shim (I think the shim) - as the depth of the "cut" is controlled manually - YOU set the depth of the rollers. Looking at it, it is blindingly obvious and you do think "why hasnt this been done before?".
How I look at it is - I can use all my dies that I already have but it gives me an awful lot more versatility. Next week Roof and I are going back and we want to see it again and I am pretty certain
that I am placing an order.
Go and have a look at Once Upon a Stamps blog and read all about it.
So here is what I have been working on .....I have been using MDFMans little trays - and they can be used as "Trays for my pretty things" on a dressing table or something, or stick a picture in them and stand them up or on the wall.
Now for a bit of news - I have been invited to submit some mixed media artwork to a very large company in America - I hate being pressured but I think I am going to do this as I have an idea
going round in my head.
If I go awol for a while - you know the reason why! But do keep visiting, especially next week when we see that machine in action!
Also you must be wondering what has happened to the Banana? Well the Banana is very well at the moment - although I have encouraged him to go a see Les Miserables cos he will definately enjoy that (being in like company and all!) - I mean I LIVE the bloody thing so I dont think I will pay to go a watch it! Come and sit in my front room and you can watch it for free - especially as its Tax Return time - blimey he is calling them everything from a Rat to a Dog! Got to love 'em though eh!