Sunday, 13 April 2014

Calibrating a Scan N Cut - and a GIVEAWAY

I have had a couple of emails from people wanting to know how I calibrated my machine. For some reason it doesn't make this clear in the instruction book. You need to do this if your cuts are even a tiny bit 'off'. I had a tiny white border on one side when I scanned an image and cut, doing this has sorted it

1. Turn on your machine, touch the screen with your finger, keep your finger in place and turn off the machine. Turn on again



Okay, you can put your finger away now - here's the screen you will see. You need to very carefully touch the center of each + with your stylus. Do it in order, start with number one, then two, ending with the middle one labelled 5.
You need to be precise, if your hand wobbles and you don't hit the center, just do it over again.....


This success message will show when you have completed the calibration. Switch the machine off, then back on and it's ready to use again


I promised you a giveaway. I brought some stuff back with me from the USA, this is set one, and will go to someone living in Europe - which includes us here in the UK of course!

The winner will get a flower shaped chipboard mini album, a set of Martha Stewart stamp around the page clear stamps - these have borders and corners, so you can stamp frames around your cards, some Recollections (exclusive to Michaels stores) fibers and flowers. Not in the photo is some gorgeous coloured burlap that I found which I will share with the winner


SET ONE



Here is set two, which will be sent to someone from North or South America - read on if your country hasn't been mentioned yet....

The winner will get a fantastic double CD called BonBon Belles from Polkadoodles, this CD has got hundreds of papers, embellishments and images for you to print and play. I will throw in some Craftwork Cards Candi,, and some of their paper bows as well....

SET TWO


Now if you fall into the category 'rest of the world' - if I was you I would be feeling a bit irritated at having a whole continent or two lumped together into a generic 'rest of the world',  so to make up for that, you can choose which prize you would opt for if you win. 

So, all you have to do is leave your name and country under this post. It would be nice if you could share on your blogs or Facebook if you do that stuff, I will draw a winner next Sunday 20th April and let you know who won on the 21st. Good luck and I'll see you tomorrow x

93 comments:

Brigitte said...

OMG, you just cracked me up with the rest of the world comment!!! I'm from North America (more specifically Canada) and I love your post, specially when you do tutorial. I'm thinking about getting the scan N cut. Hugs, Brigitte

Nikki C said...

Thanks for the chance at winning such sweet candy I'm across the pond over in Canada Hugs Nikki

Denise Bryant said...

Great giveaways Enfys! Thanks for the chance.... I am in the US!

Cheryl W said...

So generous of you, Enfys! Glad you had a good time while in the USA. I'm a bit envious of your Scan 'N Cut. Looks like fun! CherylW/USA

Gail said...

You are so very generous Enfy's.I am in Australia . Pack one would be lovely.


thanks

KathR said...

Can't believe I'm the first Enfys !...have loved reading your tips for the scan n cut, and it makes me want one even more now..lol.. Thanks for the chance
Kath Robertson
Scotland..

littlebee said...

Thanks for offering a chance to win some lovely craft goodies Enfys, so kind. Have a wonderful weekend. I'm a UK blogger........... Sue x

misteejay said...

Wow, what a lovely selection of goodies Enfys.

Toni xx
UK - EUROPE

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Thanks For The Chanced To Win These Yummy Goodies I Wish I Had A Scan And Cut To Follow Your Instructions Maybe One Day. Please Add Me To The
Europe Uk
Thanks

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh fab giveaway, so love USA craft shops, thanks for the chance to win, love burlap, didn't see any coloured when i was there but saw the lovely ones you sent to Kath. Marianne, England

Jane said...

What a fab giveaway...I would love to spend time in a Michael's in America, I would probably need an extra suitcase. Thanks so much for offering such wonderful stash...I am in the UK xx

ike said...

How FABULOUS - I love all those flower bits and the chipboard book is lovely. Thank you for giving me a chance to win it :-D
Hugz
IKE in Greece xxxx

Jane Willis said...

I don't have a Scan'n'Cut (yet) but what a pity they don't make it clear in the manual - you make it very clear.

Thanks for a gorgeous giveaway - I live in the UK.

Jane

Marg said...

Hiya Enfys
Wow, you really have brought some goodies back from your trip. I would love to win the UK prize as I live in Staffordshire, England.
{{{hugs & many thanks}}}
Marg B xx ;0

hazel said...

Hazel Payne UK

verybellemakes said...

Such a gorgeous collection of treats! Have got my fingers crossed :-)

Victoria (England)

Zoë said...

Thank you for the chance to win a prize.
Zoë from Australia .

RhianPennant said...

Would love a Michaels in my home town, Llandudno North Wales. Diolch thank you Enfys
Rhian

Guida Machado said...

Hello Enfys,
I would love very much to win set one. I live in Portugal, Europe.
Hugs and thanks,
Guida

Katarina M. said...

Entering Giveaway: my name is Katarina from Slovenia, Europe :)

Jillie said...

Jill Day England x

marlene kiley said...

I'd be grateful for any one of these products. -Canada

Nellie said...

Oh wow, I hope I win! Great give-a- way... Have a wonderful day, hugs

mags said...

Thanks for sharing how to calibrate my Scan N Cut. Mine is a bit off and couldn't find any instructions about how to calibrate it.
Thanks for the chance to win, I am in the UK.
Mags
x

Marianne said...

Such a fun giveaway, Enfys. I would love to get my hands on Set 1. Those fibres and flowers look really yummy. I'm in Greece. So fun to see where all of your readers are living.

CraftyCooky said...

Wow what a great CD. So generous of you.
Claire a.k.a. BoBi from Canada

Carla said...

Great giveaways! Thanks for the chance.... I am in the US!

paperpapier said...

Love to win set 1 candy, thank you for the chance! I am from ROW Malaysia...

Rachel Taylor said...

Thanks for sharing ,i'm still new to my scan n cut ,loving it though ! Thanks for the chance to win .i'm from the UK x

Jamie L. said...

Very informational post! I am in the USA.

Thanks,
Jamie :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for tutorial for the scan and cut! I am in Virginia USA. Love your Blog!

Stephanie said...

I love the things you do with digital stamps and would love to try my hand at some. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm in the US.

Elizabeth Via said...

Thanks for tutorial for the scan and cut! I am in Virginia USA. Love your Blog!

Dorothy Fox said...

Great give away - thanks for the opportunity to win this gift
Dot UK

Dorothy Fox said...

Great give away - thanks for the opportunity to win this gift
Dot UK

Jessica said...

I have a friend in Australia who recently got a Scan N Cut, so I sent her to see your posts. I'm sure she'll love them. I'd love the DVD. Which is great since I'm in the US;) You are so sweet to bring some Michaels things for your European friends. I'm sure they'll love them. TFS Hugs, Jess

Cyndi said...

Thanks for the great tip and chance to win. Cindy. USA

Anonymous said...

Would love to have scan n cut. Hope you keep the tutorials up in case I get one. Thanks for the chance to win the CD's. bev18105.

Patty said...

Very cool...how nice of you to give us a choice!! Never a dull moment with you Enfys..you always crack me up!

Marilyn said...

Good Morning and thank you for the great give-a-ways! Across the pond from you in the United States, Marilyn.

rhonda said...

Thanks for another great giveaway. I really look forward to your posts. And I always learn something. Thanks from North America!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway, as usual! I'd love to win the CD. I'm from Texas - so USA. Thanks for the opportunity, and for sharing so many wonderful things with us - both crafty and life experiences.

Anonymous said...

Wow you ARE an iternational celebrity! Thanks for a chance to win the CD. I'm from the USA.
Donna K U

Kathy:) said...

That's so funny! I am from North America. Thanks for the chance to win.
Kathy U:)

kathy21361@yahoo.com

Katie Oakley said...

Great tips on your scan n cut and thanks for the chance to win these goodies! I am in the UK :) xx

MizMaryAnn said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway Enfys. I'm from North America, the beautiful state of Washington.

Diane said...

Oh Enfys you are good to us !! Thanks for a chance, lets hope its my lucky day !!

hugs Diane xx (UK)

Carolyn M. said...

Hi. I'm in the USA and have just discovered what wonderful craft ideas are coming from the rest of the world. I'm completely overwhelmed and wanting more and more. Thanks. Carolyn M.

anemptynest said...

My name is Terri Wojtowicz & I live in Ohio, in the USA or north America, however you want to look at it. I would be so honored to win, I lost EVERYTHING I had in a dryer fire that burnt through the floor into the craft room that most envied. I lost all my equipment, supplies, storage, paper.....you name it I lost it so winning this would be a true Godsend. I have never been so depressed in all my life except when my son died. Thank you for the opportunity.

Clare D. said...

Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win! I'm Clare from the US.

cardchick's world said...

Wonderful give away!!! thanks for the chance to win..I'm in the good ol USA..California to be exact..
and I luv UK products...because they are so different from the US

Suzan Woods said...

I love your information. I live in Texas in the good USA.

Suzan Woods said...

Love your site and the info you put on it. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. I live in Texas in the Good ol USA. This may be a second post not sure it went through the first time sorry.

Kristie Maynard said...

How fun! Would love to win some goodies from the UK. I'm in the US of A. Thanks!
By the way, we've finally got some beautiful weather, right not it's 77* where I live in Western NY State, but they are saying possible snow showers for Tuesday. What the heck is that about?

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway. I am in the UK.

Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

Sandie said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. Just found your blog!
Sandie UK
(Sorry if this comes twice Blogger's playing games!)

Melissa Smith/ky said...

The BonBon cd looks yummy. I'm from Kentucky-USA. I so love your tutorials and look forward to your
observations of your fellow man/woman.

cc said...

Thanks for the instructions. It's still a little off, even after three tries. I'm waiting for Brother to get back to me now that they had plenty of time to examine the photo I sent showing the halo.

Cathy said...

fabulous giveaway, you are the beat..thanks for the chance to win..I am from the USA..state of Maine:)))\
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Glennis said...

Fabulous - I am in rest of the world -New Zealand

JeannieB said...

I'm not sure if I'm duplicating, but I'm from the U.S. (Denver, Colorado to be exact.) I've enjoyed your blogs for years. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win Enfys. I'm in Australia and love to hear your stories. Set two would be great if I win.

JennyKay

Margaret said...

I am in Australia - Margaret from Geelong - would love any of your giveaways - I was seriously thinking of moving when I saw the Packs that were being offered in 1 and 2....don't know I could get moved by Sunday tho.
So much help with scanNcut and appreciate all those that give of their time in this way.

A Morrison said...

Nice give away, thank you. I am in UK

S.Bayles said...

I thought I left a comment but could not find one. I am going to take the Scan and Cut out of the box this week. I was going to do it today and Mom is sick again so I am spending the most part of the day at her house. I would love to win these CD's... So I could scan them in and see how they do. Great Job as usual still having some FB problems.

Chris Steer said...

You're so kind Enfys - would love to win!

Chris UK xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous giveaway Enfys, you're so generous. I've now dropped enough hints to DH about wanting a scan n cut that I'm crossing my fingers he buys me one - I'm keeping your calibration instructions just in case! Always best to think positive. Pat x

Patricia said...

Hi I live in the UK and think my ScanNcut is just brill

vinita jain said...

Oh! What a gorgeous way of giving and nice tips. I am your new follower and visited your precious blog. You are very generous and thanks for the chance to win.
Vinita
Hugs from across miles
India

Lynda said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I'm in Tennessee (USA) and love checking your blog for inspiration and a smile or two. Love your humor and your creative ideas!

Beverley Potter said...

Thanks what wonderful clear instructions. Wow what a wonderful giveaway too. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed as I never win anything this would be a great one to win!!

Carol said...

Sorry we missed you while you were in Fl. Just love the scan N cut, looks like you are having lots of fun with it. Would love to win the candy!!! Carol B from Spring Hill, FL

Debbie said...

Lovely giveaways, Thanks Enfys I'm in Nottingham, England :) x

Jeannie said...

Hi Enfys

I am always impressed by how you get to grips with problems and are generous in the way you pass on your ideas and tips to the rest of us. Keep up the good work!
Jeannie E. uk

Jane said...

Always a great read, interested to see how you re-sticky the Silhouette mats? I'm a Brit, love Jane x

june82 said...

7thanks for the calibration had a white line down back of cut I thought it was the card I usee but checked

june82 said...

^^^^^

Anonymous said...

I love the calibration for scan n cut

Girl Cave Craft said...

Great advice. Since it is 1.35 in the morning here in the UK and I can't get to sleep, I'm not sure the rest of the family will appreciate me waking up the brother SNC right now so it will have to wait till the morning, lol. Thanks for sharing. Ela x
ps I'll put a link to this on my blog in the morning.

Anjali Reddy said...

Great giveaway Enfys..I am new crafter from Malaysia..Love to win the first one..Placed in my sidebar too..
Anjali..
Handmade With Paper

TJ said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! Mine was just a tiny bit off, this was a big help.

Anonymous said...

Would love the chance to win your giveaway! I'm in the USA, Louisiana. Thank you for your blog and the helpful information provided for projects with the ScanNCut.

knhobby said...

Would love to win. Grelt blog you Got.
Kirsten. Denmark

Carin said...

Love all the things you do with the new machine. Soooo want one :-) :-).
Will control myself for now...
Promise... ;-)

Debbie said...

Wow Enfys you are putting that machine through its paces.so glad you are loving it.Love seeing all the beautiful creations you make with it.Wonderful giveaway too sweetie.You are so kind.Thank you for the chance to win.Hugs Debbie (UK).

ionabunny said...

Great tips on the SNC. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm in Norway so giveaway #1. Hugs

andrea croot said...

love your ideas. I will have to get my cd's out, thanks Andrea in the UK

andrea croot said...

love your ideas Andrea uk

wendyp said...

What a lovely, generous giveaway Enfys. I'm in the UK xx WendY xx

Shirlee Calbert said...

I'm just getting started with my ScanNcut but I can already see that you're blog is going to be right at the top of my Brother tags! Thanks for the giveaway.

Peggy T. said...

Thank you, Enfys for your generosity. Such sweet candy. I'm in US.

Deborah OBrien said...

Well, I found your lovely blog too late for the giveaway, but really happy to have found it! {scurries of to find 'follow blog'} and must do better with my own blog! Congrats to the lucky winners!

anemptynest said...

I have been wanting to get this program but am unsure if it will work on my Cricut expression or explore so haven't gotten it yet but when I win this give away I won't have to buy it! Right? Seriously thanks for the chance to win this awesome drawing!