Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WOYWW 136

Another Wednesday.  This could only mean one thing.  It's time for WOYWW!!  This is a blog hop hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground.  Crafters open up their work desks for the world to see.  If you want to get inspired then hop your way through the links.  You will definitely see all sorts of creatives in their element!
I did it.  I got the Cuttlebug out of the box!  I watched some videos on You Tube and they were very helpful.  Although I couldn't get one of my dies to go through -- the Tim Holtz mini butterfly set.  I did get the Tim Holtz Heart Wings die to work though.  I like the embossing folders and had fun with them.  I may try using the dies on something thicker than regular card stock; maybe those things you put around your cup of coffee?  A lot of experimentation is in my future!
This is my dining table, er, I mean my craft desk.  It has spilled over onto the chairs too!

Oh, I spotted a rabbit in my backyard!
It's been back to work for me this week so I cheated.  I took these photos on Sunday - not much has changed since then though.

42 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Woo hoo the girl has her cute little bug out and she is creating - well done - not sure on the die but your perhaps you just need to add some shims and just use one plate to get it go through...
I dont have any Tim dies so maybe someone else can be more specific but I have found that with the thick Cuttlebug Plus dies I only need to use one B late and then three shims or so..hope that helps?
.. and thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #30

Kate said...

Great embossing and die-cutting, I like the spotty green wings!

** Kate **

Di said...

Whoop, whoop!! So who got her Cuttlebug out of the box - well done you :) As Shaz says, I think it's case of experimenting with less plates and more paper or card as packing (shims is the posh word).

Love the rabbit - reminds me of Watership Down which is just nearby to where we live. I've never seen Fiver and friends 'per se' there but we do get a lorra bunnies hereabouts.

Happy WOYWW!

Di
xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your gonna love this baby! My cuttlebug is my go-to machine. I have several others, but this one is my first love! So versatile!

Di said...

Di again! Yes, please to a German book if it's not too much bother.

I should be able to collect it in August :))))) Len found his NM bits and bobs in the loft yesterday - aaaah, looks brilliant!!

Di
xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done for being brave and succeeding with the Cuttlebug!! I admire anyone who does anything out of their comfort zone! I love the bits and pieces you've created - swirls are my favourite.
I think that rabbit looks like a leaping hare to me - we have loads around where I live in Wiltshire - they're wild, magical creatures!
Read your previous posts, love the pics around Santa Fe, it looks amazing. The statue of the rodeo rider and horse is wonderful and the shot of the old door is fab too :)
Hugs, LLJ #26
PS Thanks for the link to the recipe. I shall pass it on!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your comment on my blog this morning was asking about my favorite die. Do you mean Heartfelt Creations die or all dies? The dies at Heartfelt are manufactured solely for them by Spellbinders, my favorite dies so it's a win, win situation for me! I started with basic shapes, ovals, circles and squares and built from there. I also love flower dies the Rose Creations dies from Spellbinders can make the most beautiful rose. It also coordinates with a stamp set from HC that I truly love. So everyone is different. We all have favorite things. Just start simple and maybe buy one die set a month and play with it. You will then get a feel for what you are going to really want. I'm sorry for the long comment, but I didn't see an email address for you anywhere.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey! I'm glad you broke out with your Cuttlebug I absolutely loved mine to death. No really, the rollers are rather warped in the middle now. It came from my reading directions on the internet about how to run brass stencils through to get them to emboss. Don't do it! Anyway, LOVE the Cuttlebug for everything else!

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh you have been working!! Isn't it fun to just play?? I need to do that. Have no agenda with my art...just go with it!

Elizabeth said...

Terrific - you got the Bug out at last and it looks as though you've been having a great time putting it through its paces. It's odd that one of TH's dies worked and the other didn't but, I'd guess, it will be to do with the thickness of the shims ... a bit of experimentation is called for. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #96

Twiglet said...

Well done for getting the Bug going. I am a mere beginner but do use it for fabric flowers etc.

Sharne Davies said...

hare today - gone tomorrow.....loving your work. Its a shame paid work has to get int he way of our craftyness. X Sharne( fresh as a daisy)

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh some lovely crafty experiments going on there.
Thanks for sharing
kyla

My name is Cindy said...

Oh you need to work that cuttlebug!! I was so pleased when I discovered I could get those TH dies through - I've never had a problem with the mini butterflies, I'm pretty sure I just use the two B plates but maybe some extra shims will work? Hope you can find a way cos they are lovely. Thanks for popping by to see me today, Cindy @ #52

Beckyt said...

love your embossing, I've been tempted to get a cuttlebug for a few weeks now, the more I see of the amazing things people do with them the harder it is to resist buying one :) x

butlersabroad said...

Yay she broke the Cuttlebug out! Mine was a little tight when I first got it, could only run the tin dies and embossing folders through, and the embossing folders cut right through the paper too! But it did loosen up a bit quite quickly and I can run the thicker dies through too. Just make sure you've got the right sandwich and don't force it, they can break.

Loved your photos on sante Fe, it's been 13 years since I was there but I still remember everything about it, beautiful place.

Hugs
Brenda 101

Pat said...

Your cuttlebug looks interesting. I like the embossed cards you made too.

Kim Dellow said...

LOL! Looks like you have been very busy! Have fun embossing! Kim #57

May said...

whoop whoop, the bug is released , you will have hours of pleasure with a die cutting machine, I'm a big shot girl myself and would be lost without it, love the heart die I have many sir Timmies dies but not that one, must go shopping, enjoy Hugs May x x x x x

MaggieC said...

Well done in getting the Bug out and having a play. Now you will have such fun creating masterpieces with it. Thank you for your visit earlier today, and look forward to seeing much more of your blog this year. xx Maggie #105

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love the rabbit!

Erika said...

Love your workspace, very productive not a mess like mine. Enjoy having fun with your "bug", thanks for sharing.
Happy crafting,
Erika.

fairy thoughts said...

ooooh, you are in for so much fun, you may never see your 'dining room' table again ha ha
thanks for sharing
janet #36

Jingle said...

Oh, now that just looks like a fun mess to dive into!!!

Terrie said...

What a fun new toy! And lots of goodies there on your desk to play with.... Thanks for the visit.

VonnyK said...

So many goodies, I love the embossed bits and cut outs. Didn't know you could get so many fun toys.

Von #19

RosA said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments! You will love that Cuttlebug. They are almost indispensable! Happy WOYWW!

Cardarian said...

I have the Cuttlebug and Vagabond but I still find the Cuttlebug useful for lots of dies! TH dies go better with Sizzix but they can be used with Cuttlebug also - I know as I have done it!
Enjoy your crafting!
Hugs,
Cardarian

April said...

Back to work for me too :o( it sure does get in the way of our crafting fun doesn't it!!! :o) Glad to see you are enjoying your Cuttlebug, I treated myself to one last year and don't know how I managed without it before! looks like you've got plenty of dies and embossing folders to keep you interested too! although be warned with all the wonderful dies available it can become an addiction :o) have fun x

Lisa-Jane said...

Those naughty dies are addictive aren't they?!

Stacey said...

Thats a fab bit of embossing you have going on there!!! I am not sure that I could craft at my dinind room table. . . I would be too close to my litchen and all the yummy bits still from xmas!!!

Craftychris said...

Lovely busy desk! I'm glad you are having fun with your Cuttlebug, the possibilities are endless! Thank you for your kind comments when you visited my empty desk! Have a good week xx

Robin Panzer Art said...

So glad you are enjoying your new Cuttlebug! Looks like you have some pretty wonderful results going on! Happy WOYWW #17 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Roudi said...

It feels great to know that I'm not the only one when it comes to crafty mess! :D
Loving your little cards, so adorable. ♥
{love}
Roudi.

the real mia said...

Craftacular! It makes me want to make stuff. Right now!

lruk said...

That embossed paper looks great, i never seem to get it as crisp as that. Loving the TH wings too, that die may require further investigating :-)

The Crafty Elf said...

It's great how the creativity spreads....all over, around and under too! I love my cuttlebug as well, great little crafty tool! Cute bunny! Your doing a great job embossing, love those little baby folders. I have some of them as well and with all the new little great nieces I have, they'll all be put to good use I'm sure! Thanks for the visit today, Happy WOYWW

Enfys said...

Great - a busy desk, just what I like to see (makes me feel less guilty about mine :)
hugs
Enfys

lisa said...

Now you've broken the CD out the box you'll be using it every day. I think it is my favourite crafty tool and I use it every single day. I love it!!
You look like you've been putting it to good use already. I've never had a problem with the TH dies, just use your B plates for the sandwich.
Enjoy!!
Hugs Lisax #99

Neet said...

Don't you just love ;it when the crafting spills out everywhere in the house? Great to have so many surfaces ... but the clearing away - ugh!
Love the photos of your vacation - I am in California at the moment - so nice to see the sun for me at this time of year.
Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my blog - Hugs, Neet xx

Katie said...

I got a new cuttle bug too! I just love it, especially the embossing folders!

Happy WOYWW (on Friday)! Katie #10

Karen said...

I am glad you are enjoying your new CB, lots of lovely crafty creativity on your desk :)

Sorry I am a bit late this week but I hope you had a great WOYWW, Karen #164