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Monday, 3 April 2017

Some news.........

I was delighted to get an email from Spellbinders asking me if I would become a Spellblogger. What's a Spellblogger I hear you cry?  It's a new programme from Spellbinders, where bloggers from all over the world will be showing you the latest great products from Spellbinders, and giving some inspiration on how to use them.

A bit intimidating? Yes! Am I nervous? Yes! But having fabulous dies to work with will make me a happy bunny, and I will do my best to get my best creative juices flowing...

But first, I needed a new die cutting machine of course, so along came the Platinum, in a big box, all the way from America

It's a classy looking machine - I like the way the platform folds up so that even though it's a big machine, it sits neatly on my desk when not in use.......


and the platform just pulls down when you start work. Note the carrying handle on the top - but this is a heavy machine, with well constructed steel workings, so I won't be taking it out on many outings......not that I go to crops these days anyway


I really like the way the base plate has the various 'sandwiches' printed onto the plate. It looks as if the printing process is somehow ingrained into the fabric of the plate as well and won't wear off.  Note the size (12.5" x 8.5") - this machine will take really big dies, and also steel rule dies, as well as the wafer thin dies and embossing folders. You can get a magnetic base plate as well - so since I will be using it a lot and getting a bit fancy with my die cutting, I found one of those online and it is on it's way......


Apart from the (non-essential) magnetic platform, I got everything I need in the box - clear cutting plates, and an embossing plate for cut and emboss dies, and a rubber shim. Plus the invaluable Tool-in-One, I now have a spare, this is a pokey tool and a nifty little brush for getting all those pesky little bits out of your dies.


I got to choose some dies, so the machine is already cranking out stuff in a very satisfactory way for me............come back tomorrow to see a couple of my first projects




25 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! You will be good for Spellbinders. I love their Dies.

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  2. Wow! Congratulations! Looking forward to see more of your beautiful projects!

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  3. Oh WOW, Enfys! Congratulations! xx

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  4. Huge congratulations Enfys, I think you are going to have lots of fun! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Wow! Congrats Enfys, how exciting 😊 I know you'll have lots of fun and look forward to seeing your makes xx

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  6. Congratulations, what an exciting time ahead for you

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  7. Congrats Enfys! Look forward to seeing your makes xxx

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  8. Congrats Enfys.Look forward to seeing your creations withe the Spellbinder dies.

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  9. Congratulations Enfys
    Elizabeth Bennett

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  10. Huge Congratulations Enfys. That machine looks so sturdy and looking forward to seeing your samples too. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  11. Congratulations! Can't wait to see your creations!

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  12. Maryellen WebberMonday, April 03, 2017

    Congratulations Enfys! I can't wait to see what you make with the Spellbinders.

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  13. Congratulations Enfys - another feather in your cap! I look forward to seeing your creations x

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  14. Congrats, can't wait to see what you do with your new toy!

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  15. Contrats, my friend! Looking forward to your new blog posts. Hugs, Jess

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  16. Congratulations!! You will be a great rep for them! Can't wait to see what you make! Hugs, Robin

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  17. Congratulations Enfys, can't wait to see your makes with your new toy! Carolyn xx

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  18. Ohhhhh, a Spellblogger ... how exciting is is that. Congratulations Enfys, they picked a winner when they selected you. I know you will soon be posting some amazing creations and I can't wait to see them.

    BTW, the new Platinum machine looks amazing. Is this an electric machine, or hand crank? Also, will it fit all size dies? I am particularly wondering about those super big dies that Tim Holtz has (I think they are called "Big Cutz", but I'm not sure. My Cuttlebug really struggles to cut them.

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    1. It's a hand crank Carol. Yes, it copes with steel rule dies plus it takes the larger thin dies that are fashionable as well

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  19. Congrats! Spellbinders is lucky to have you, and I will love seeing what you come up with to use the new machine. I have had my Platinum for over a year and I love using it. I still use my old Cuttlebug, too, though. They both work great, but I use the Platinum more for die-cutting. Have fun!

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  20. Hi Enfys what do you think of the Platinum machine? I'm looking for a larger die cutter and would appreciate your review? Thanks. Kim

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    1. I love it Kim, copes really well with steel rule dies, as well as the larger thin dies that are being manufactured. The embossing is really crisp as well - always a pet hate of mine when an embossing folder produces barely there patterns....

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  21. Congratulations! That is so cool and well deserved! Xxx

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  22. How exciting - well done you! I know you'll inspire us all :)

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x