16 Mar 2011

WOYWW 93!!! Hello Wowers!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Whats On Your Work desk Wednesday 93! If your not sure what I am on about or whats it all about then hop over to Julias Blog here http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com and come and join in the desk snooping! Its a real insight & fun too!

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!


Karen said...

A gorgeous card, it is really beautiful. Have lots of fun at the show on Sunday :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #73

Di said...

Thanks honey for the comparisons - am almost green with envy! Have fun at the show - bet you spend more than you mean to, but hey - that's what crafting seems to be all about :) Di x

Wipso said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
A x

okienurse said...

OMG! I love the comparison of the two die cut machines! I wasn't for sure I needed the Grand Calibur but now I am wondering...Love those big dies! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #52

sandra de said...

I have only just bought the bug around November last year and I am still having a great time. It will be interesting to see how big pink goes over time. It looks like you will get so much use out of making the card blanks. Your cards are always so beautiful.

lisa said...

You have some lovely things on your desk and I can't wait to see what you create with your Craftwork stash, it's a lovely set isn't it?
It's interesting to hear what you think of the Grand Caliber. I love my Cuttlebug but haven't got into the big dies yet!!!!
Drive safely and enjoy Harrogate. I'm going tomorrow but it's only down the road for me!!
Hugs Lisa #126

Maggie's Crafts said...

LOVE the die cutting machines. I want those too!;)

Great pics thank you for sharing.

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Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the card, and the review/comparison is great. I can see why you like the Grand Calibur, that will be such a useful machine.Much as i love Tims stuff, I do think its a bit 'gimmicky'- you can find similar/better for less ££. Shaz #148

RosC said...

Hi. Enjoyed your desk just now. I have various taping systems but the ATG machine looks pretty much the bees knees. Like your comments about the Grande Dame of die cutters. Thanks.
Ros (119)

The Crafty Elf said...

Your card is lovely and the butterfly just finishes it nicely. I'm glad to read what you said about the Grand Calibur....I've thought several times that I needed something just a bit bigger with more room and now they have come up with it. Thanks for showing this....I think I NEED one now.

Spyder said...

oho I def need a bigger nestie squeazer!! Aren't they fabulous! Definitly need one of them! Wish they weren't so pricey tho, great crafty space-Thanks for the snoop!!
(((Happy Very Late WOYWW Lyn)))

Anonymous said...

I am a total fan of the Grand Nesties - so useful and fun to work with. Have you had any trouble with your plates? I was embossing a metal doodad, following the instructions in the GC FAQ and my embossing plate CRACKED. Happy to say, excellent Customer Service from Spellbinders, they sent me a new one right away.

Mary Anne

BJ said...

Thanks for the size comparison. I took ages to sucumb to the Cuttlebug after using a Quickutz Squeeze for years due to a space issue and think the Grand Calibur is WAY too big for me. Love my trusty bug. BJ

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