Wednesday, July 06, 2011

WOYWW 109

I’m late …I’m late … for a very important date …..

and this is why.


I finally gave in and bought a machine to die-cut and emboss with ….I have been toying with the idea for over a year now …trying to justify it all … as us crafters know …nothing just stops with the machine and there are so many on the market too. I read up on them and nearly gave in, on a whim, when Vagabond was launched but I held off, as I was not sure that it was worth the extra … even though it was motor driven, looked amazing and had the TH seal of approval.

I finally gave in on Sunday to a Big Shot and ordered it …best price… best value for money … best reviews …AND …all but one item was reduced.The six TH sets of folders retail at about £48 ... a snip at £19.99.....oh I love sale time.

I can see the card making potentials …and that I can apply it to scrapping too. Needless to say DD and DIL loved the idea as this means they can borrow it.

I feel all my crafting needs are filled now …all I need is Mojo and maybe the odd new papers now and then …and Nestabilities put on my Xmas list along with embossing bits and special die cuts .Please do not burst my bubble and tell me I’m living in cloud cuckoo land …I’d like to believe it for a while ….and so would my bank balance.

I've watched a few demo's so I'm off to see how it all works ...will be back to visit your desks later.

Take Care xx

33 comments:

Wipso said...

Hope you have lots of fun with your new 'toy' :-)
A x

Andria said...

Congratulations on your new purchase! You are going to have so much fun exploring all of its possibilities. Happy WOYWW!

Cardarian said...

I hope you enjoy your new toy, I have a cuttlebug for ages and I like it but I know big shot is a more powerful machine and it suits TH dies better! You never know - this machine might give you a whole new mojo!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Lisa-Jane said...

They are very very additive! Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

Oooh, Angie, lots of lovely folders and dies to play with - I'm absolutely certain you are not going to regret buying that machine - your bank account may suffer but, so what! You'll love it like I love my Cuttlebug :) I don't think I have to wish you a happy week - you're going to have one anyway. Elizabeth x #72

Doone said...

yay never a better day that a new toy play day

dx

fairyrocks said...

You will be so happy with your embosser!! It was one of the first BIG investments I made and have never been sorry. Try running tinfoil through it, tons of fun.
Keep smiling and creating

Elizabeth said...

Hi Angie - quick response to your query and confession time - I used white SR flour as I didn't have the brown in my cupboard and it still tastes good. Elizabeth x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

You are gonna love this baby! They are so well worth the money and now you can do so many wonderful things!

Helen said...

I love my Big Shot and am sure you will too - I couldn't justify a motor driven one.... look forward to seeing all you create! Enjoy...

angelfish said...

You won't regret it, I love mine and use it on virtually every project in some way:) Just stopping by with your chocolate cake!

Neet said...

You will enjoy your die cutting and lots of people love the Big Shot.
The paste is one from Dreamweavers who also do some of the brass stencils. I know they sell it at The Craft Barn as they had it on their blog last week. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Michellee said...

O how AWESOME to get such a SUPER toy!! Can't wait to see what you CREATe with it.. I've been thinking of purchase one too. If I find a deal like that I'd swoop up in a snap..
Thanks for sharing

Carmen said...

I bought a cuttlebug. then sold it to buy a BIA which I sold to buy a melt pot... I still have the melt pot and rebought the cuttlebug...am contemplating selling it again though for some more paint and craft books. Craig just sighs now and lets me get on with it :P

Carola Bartz said...

I can understand your excitement! I love the TH birdcage die, but I don't have the machine that would work with it... I'm still a sizzix 1st generation gal. Oh well... Perhaps I should start making my own cages and birds.

Spyder said...

ohoohooohoo where where where! I love my BigShot, its old and hasn't got all the 'things' so I use card but it is a MUST have! and lucky you got yours cheaper than mine was about four years ago! Happy crafting
HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #29

Spyder said...

oh forgot tosay, I don't kow if those people will want to pay that much, it's all very awkward! I mean, why should they expect one for half the price? I really thought at one time they were going to keep it and not give it to the aution at all, until I said, I'd bill them for it! if it didn't go into the auction.I think I might just forget all about it....I'm so Um 'busy'....and well...the loo needs painting and.... have a great day!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations on your new buy! Now you'll have to show us your projects. Patsy from
HeARTworks

jude said...

congratulations hunni you will love the big shot i love it and of course my MR V.But i do still use my big shot.what a bargain all those t/h folders.Have fun and enjoy creating
hugs judex15

NatashaMay said...

COngrats on your new purchase and for getting it discounted. :) Have lots of fun with it.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

I've bought, a few years ago, the silhouette. But, same a you, think about it for a year. But when you made your dicision you 're glad you have it. Have fun with it and I hope we see wherefore you use it.
Bye, Franka

RosA said...

Thanks for your kind words re my Captain Cook's cottage page. I'm sure you will get a lot of use from your new machine. They can do so many interesting things. It will be a lot of fun, I reckon!

Sarah said...

Have fun with your Big Shot!!!! You will have no regrets buying it!!!

Hugs Sarah x x x

ps - steal any ideas from me!!! x x x

Scrapcollectr said...

Oooh, enjoy your new toy. Not only will you create cool new embellishments but you will build muscle cranking that arm... *smile*
Loved that card you created below....just beautiful....
Thanks for visiting me...
#80

Twiglet said...

Enjoy your new toy - we are just finding fabricy things to do with our cuttlebug.

famfa said...

There is nothing wrong with cloud cuckoo land. We should spend more time there in my opinion. Enjoy your new toy

Alison said...

Fab selection of goodies Angie! Enjoy your new toy! x

okienurse said...

WooHoo! Way to go girl! I love my Big Shot and as you say it is a big money sink as far as new dies and embossing folders go. I love to play with it! My daughter used mine till I told her to go get her own and now she borrows my stuff all the time. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Angie ah your purchases are just beginning as you will be shocked how many essential things there are.. happy playing..thanks for popping over and running late sorry! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

crafty cat corner said...

Thanks for the nice comment on the foxgloves. I am sure if you have the patience for your cards you could easily make these, they are not difficult, just fiddly. Why not have a go they would look lovely on cards.
Briony
x

Morti said...

Welcome to the world of the Big Shot! I have to say, I think you did the right thing not investing in a Vagabond, I know of three ladies on the WOYWW circuit who have had problems with it, including Hels! I love my Big Shot and wouldn't change it for the world now.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh how fun angie...I can not live without my big shot and nesties. Looks like you have some wonderful new sets too! You will so enjoy them! Happy late WOYWW!

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, you really will use it such a lot, my Bug is probably the best investment I made crafty wise. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Just catching up with older posts!

Hugs
Brenda