Saturday, 19 April 2014

My new toy!

Okay, so on my Blog post the other night I teased you about a new toy that I was getting. Well I popped over to Oyster Stamps in Rochester and collected it!

Say hello to my new toy

I have been watching and reading about this machine for some time now, the biggest selling point for me was to be able to scan and then cut, just like it says on the box!! 

What did I get in the box?
  • The machine
  • Low tack adhesive mat 12" x 12"
  • Standard mat 12" x 12"
  • Standard cut blade holder & blade
  • Deep cut blade holder & blade
  • Iron-on fabric applique contact sheet
  • High tack adhesive fabric support sheet
  • Pen holder
  • 6 different colour pens
  • 2 different erasable pens
  • Spatula
  • Stylus
  • Accessory Bag
Anyway, when I collected my machine, I had a quick play - I didn't read any of the instructions (I am a man afterall!!!) got it to draw out a name and then cut it out - the result, rubbish! This was mainly because I was using a brand new mat and I worked to close to the edge! First lesson learnt!!!!

Anyway, when I got home I printed off some sheets from the Fabulous Fellas CD Rom, scanned it in and asked it to cut, here are some pics:

The first design I chose, was fairly simple, so I wanted to test it a bit more

As you can see it did a really good job - am I happy? Oh yes! This is going to save me so much time when making samples and prepping for demos/workshops. Don't get me wrong, I love cutting out the old fashioned way with scissors or a knife, but when you are up against the clock, this is going to be so handy!

Here is a video of it doing the cutting out:

How quick was that!

I know that the machine can do so much more, I just need to find the time to play, but in the mean time, it does exactly what I need it to do!

Happy Crafting

Paul x


  1. Ive had mine since it came out on cnc and love it. Happy crafting

  2. I didn't think it would be long for you to get it all up working ,I must say when you was first playing I was impressed ,it will save you so much time Paul .
    I did wont to see my name in a banner though .
    Big hugs xxx

  3. Wow Paul that looks good, how long did it take you to set it up and work out how to do this. What size card 200gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm, did you use ?. It looks very impressive. xx

  4. It looks great Paul, I doubt that Martine will be far behind you with getting hers going and churning out lots of beautiful masterpieces lol.

    Enjoy your new gadget xxx

  5. Wow looks like going to have fun. Enjoy x

  6. Isn't it fab! Wouldn't want to be without mine now!

  7. Looks a great gadget, a little of my price league but one day I'll get one , have fun :-)

  8. Looks impressive Paul, I'm not techy enough for this-I'm still working up the courage to switch my cricut on and try it out, only had it two years!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend x