Here today I have some stash from Craftwork Cards I acquired recently from the "Ooh La La" range. Dont know what I am doing with them yet, just keep shuffling them from here to there then back again! Anyhow my desk has some early Kanban bit & bobs here and there that I am trying to make up & get used in to card sets of 6, maybe for selling at some craft fairs over the summer. Also I have been having a mess with some rub ons I have had a while too. All in all I am trying to use up some stash I have had ages but not used.
Heres the card you can see on the left of my desk finished. I used my free subscription gifts from last weeks desk I showed you. Heres one of the Crafty Individuals collage stamps, stamped & embossed with clear embossing powder over Brilliance's Starlight Black, then coloured with Pro markers and matted & layered with some gold card & white card. I then highlighted it further with Sakura pens. The butterfly was the free stamp with the latest Craft Stamper magazine. Embossed in Cosmic Shimmers True White embossing powder & again used Sakura to colour. The paper is from Crafty Individuals. The Stamped sentiment is from an American Crafts set.
As you will have read last week on here I bought a Vagabond die cutting machine. However I did return it as I realized my Cuttlebug did the same thing. And I though I dont need two that do the same thing. So I then saw the Grand Calibur machine from Spellbinders! Now this is what I NEEDED! So heres my little review (sort of but probably more of a comparison) As you can see its bigger than the Cuttlebug, quite a bit & heavier too. But it has fantastic A4 size cutting plates and the Grand Dies are brilliant for making your own card blank's. I just wanted to show you the size in comparison to the Bug......and this is a looking down showing you how much wider it is....
And the next pic shows just how Grand the Dies & plates are compared to the bug! I have been using it since receiving it last Friday. I really love it, it takes die cutting to a new dimension. I love being able to make my own card blank's & bigger mats for my cards up to a massive 8x8.
All I need now is some more Dies!!! So I have decided to take myself off to The Great Northern Paper-crafts Show in Harrogate on Sunday. As some of you know I am a newish driver & since passing my test last September it ill be my first long drive (well sort of long, about an hour & half) Looking forward to it though, its a good show! I went last year and had a really great day out. Anyhow I will let you know how it went next week & hopefully some new stash & dies! Take care all of you & enjoy the nice weather we are still sort of having!