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Monday, 8 February 2016

Come party with us at Wags'n'Whiskers

Good morning all

Well it's been a sad day in the craftroom today : ( 
my trust Sizzix Bigshot Express finally gave up
after over 7 years of faithful service - the motor just got weaker and weaker 
and he just couldn't emboss anymore, and dies were spending more time stuck in the plates than cutting!!

So I nipped out to Hobbycraft today and got a Big Shot Plus
- they had a great offer on and it was a matter of absolutely can't do without!!
It's just great to be able to craft without the bother again! -It's so sturdy and cuts and embosses really well - I realise how my poor Bigshot Express was struggling when I see what this does

I was hoping to hold out for the new Crafters Companion Gemini which is due out in a few weeks - it's an electronic machine and looked great when I saw it demonstrated a couple of weeks ago.  
My birthday's coming up very soon so I may neeeed to still have one - I've always had both a manual and electronic die cutting machine (but after my last Grand Calibur literally broke up into pieces inside - the second one I've had do this I called it a day - no more of these plastic machines for me.  And as a manual machine compared to the Big Shot Grand Calibur is just no contest. 
So it's happy dance day for me - new machine up and running : )))) 

But back to today's card

The new challenge is up and running at 

and the theme is 

Let's Party
(we want to see birthday creations)

I made this card with the cute

Buddy's Balloon _ available here
- he's just too cute!!

 I used to make a lot of easel cards at one time - probably my favourite shape
but it seems to have been a while since I made one - and I sooo needed to use that lovely new  
Happy Birthday die that I just got from Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions!!

This is what I did.....

Image - buddy's Ballon - Wags'n Whiskers
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens and pencils
Sentiment die - happy birthday from Creative expressions
Corner dies and curved corner square (!)  - MFT
Ballon punches - Martha Stewart
Papers MME 
Red and Blue card TH Core'dnations from Crafters companion
PARTY lettering - Sizzix TH Wanted die strip

Hope you'll come and join in with us for our fun challenge




McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous easel card Judith, I like the image and the colours
Kevin xx

mixamatoasties said...

Oh that's great Judith! Really love the Happy Birthday die. One for the crafty shopping list perhaps?

Jealous of your new toy!! Wonder if I could break my Big Shot - it's an original Ellison one but it's still going strong!!

Susan x

brenda said...

Oh dear Judith, sad day indeed as been down that road as well, I used to love my BSE. When mine died I also got the BS Pro but the handle was too heavy for me so got an e.bosser and that's fab. Then TL sent me a crossover so I am well stocked, now need another pair of hands !

Love the colours of today's card and always a pushover for an easel card.

B x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Judith love the design and detail, poor you hun our tools are part of the family but pleased you got a replacement,
Hugs Julie xxx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and details, just

cotnob said...

A super card Judith, such a cute image and lovely primary colours.