My new toy!

by Philippa

I joined a Cuttlebug ATC swap quite a few weeks ago. Not sure why, as I didn’t have a Cuttlebug to use! The lovely Teresa said she would Cuttlebug some stuff for me to use, but I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted from her expansive list of embossing plates! So what did I do? Well I bought myself a Cuttlebug, of course! Purely for demonstration purposes, of course! So anyway my large shipment of Cuttlebugs arrive for Lime Tart, and no I haven’t put them on the site for sale yet, lol. But not one of the embossing folders I ordered arrived! How could I Cuttlebug without folders?! Luckily my other lovely friend, Tanya, came to my rescue and I borrowed nine embossing folders to play with.

We had a lot of fun making birthday party invitations:
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Then I made my swap ATCs, and boy did I have fun with these!
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The background has been made by sticking calico onto jac paper and then running through the Cuttlebug. The vintage music paper was also embossed and then sprayed with gold mist. But my favourite part is the copper sheeting that was also put through the Cuttlebug. How good does it look!?
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The butterfly is from a Darkroom Door stamp set. I stamped it onto cold laminate, coloured with alcohol inks, cut it out, stuck it on to a music sheet, cut out again, then went around the edges with black stickles. A few buttons and some machine stitching and they were all finished.

Now I just have to hope for a quick delivery on my backordered Cuttlebug embossing folders.

Oh and I have another few new toys on their way to me too! How could I resist this punch? You can see a better picture of it here. I’ve also got the Zigzag one on it’s way, plus because I thought they were out of stock, I had also ordered the Threading Water Punch! That one will take a bit longer to get here, but I might have to sell that one as three new punches may be a bit over the top!

Okay it’s now time for all good kidlets to get their pjs on, so I can settle in for some more stamping.

5 Responses to “My new toy!”

  1. Wow Philippa your ATC is fabulous.. I cant wait to get one now!!!!

  2. I love the ATC! What do you mean ‘expansive’? Don’t let my husband hear you say that!

  3. Gorgeous ATC! Enjoy your new toys!

  4. Don’t you just love the cuttlebug!? I love mine!! Oh~almost forget to say that my DH always thinks my bug is a cheap tool. :)

  5. oh, l love Mary’s invite!!!

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