Sunday, 21 November 2010

My New Toy!!

Hi everyone.  Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you have left me under my last couple of posts.  I have so enjoyed reading them!  I will be round to visit you all just as soon as I can so don't think I've forgotten you!

After teasing you in my last post I can reveal that some of you were right in your guess and I did infact succumb to the Grand Calibur!  As soon as I saw this machine I just knew that I wanted it and of course with the VAT increase coming in January I had to have it NOW!!  Haven't bought any of the Grand Nestabilities yet to go in it though - even I have to limit my spending sometimes!!  They are of course on my wish list.

My poor Calibur hasn't made it out of the box yet but I'm hoping that perhaps I'll get some time to play with it in a few weeks time! After my classes on the 4th December at The Glitter Pot I will be taking a break from teaching for a little while so this should afford me some 'play time'!!

If any of you haven't seen this machine and the Grand Nestabilites you can check them out here.

Then of course after being at The Craft Barn yesterday I just couldn't leave there empty handed!!  No toys for me this time though but a great stack of white card - infact 150 sheets worth!!  The Craft Barn do a really nice weight of plain white card (300gms). It's not only great to make your base cards from but it is also a really brilliant white plus it is REALLY smooth so is absolutely great for stamping onto and using your Copic markers and best of all it is only 20p per A4 sheet!  Talking of Copics I had to have a few of those too as I want to start experimenting with the 0000's!!  I think perhaps that it is a good thing that I am taking a break from teaching for a while as it costs me a fortune going to these places!!  (However again I had in mind the VAT increase so of course it made sense for me to buy them yesterday - didn't it??  At least that is what I'm telling myself - lol!!)

On Friday it was the start of a brand new challenge over on The Stamp Man's Challenge Blog.  The DT have made some wonderful samples to give you some inspiration using Tim Holtz's stamps as the challenge is to make something Christmassy using Tim's products.  To find out more click here.

Meanwhile I hope to be back again soon as I have lots of card samples to show you!


Cazza said...

Oooo Kay I'm very jealous!! Santa - if you're checking out Kay's blog too please move this to the top of my list ;o))

mustavcoffee said...

OOh Kay you lucky lady, what great news! I'm really interested to see if you think it's worth the pennies:0) xx

Sally H said...

I'll be interested to hear what you have to say about your new toy. I have several friends who have the A4 joy crafts machine and I can't decide if I really need a machine that takes a bigger size or not, and yours looks rather special! Hope you have a lovely play with all your new toys once your classes stop. I'm saving up my pennies for the Christmas Demo day at Sir S!

Mags said...

Very Jealous - it is on my wish list for Christmas! Now do you think I should arrange to come and supervise your playing with it! rofl!

Mags x

lisa said...

Oh wow, what a new toy, Kay. I haven't seen this before, although I've seen the huge nesties!!! Can't wait to hear what you think of it once you've had time to play.
Hugs Lisax

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!What a yummy new crafty treat,look forward to show & tell.
Hope you are doing ok? Kay,hugs Lou.xx

Julie said...

Happy playing is all I can say, lol. xxx

Val said...

Jo Kay - I am very jealous!! I umed and ahhhed at NEC and did not get. I would be interested to know whether Tim's dies go though it easily.