Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WOYWW 176

Hay fellow WOYWWer's
Looks like a fun time was had for all those that attended the get together, Wish I could of made it {one of the drawbacks of not driving, But I am learning}
So to my desk.. I had a little tidy up.
 As you can see I have a brand new toy.. Some of you will know I had a vagabond, but alas No.3 died on me yet again, so I decided to opt for something that hopefully will be a bit more reliable and last longer than a few months at a time. I'm not keen on having to crank a machine but needs must and i've heard these are pretty easy on the hands, so guess what I shall be doing today!!
I'll be back a bit later with a journal page I did on stream.
After i've hopped round some desks of course.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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63 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe what I've heard about those Vagabonds, and now you have confirmed it yet again. I am SO sorry this happened to you a THIRD time. I think I would get my money back. It was good you got something reliable at least. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

Lindsay Weirich said...

the vintaj looks like my big shot, only a different color, I think you will like it! Happy woyww! Lindsay #7

Judys Fabrications said...

Hmm...what a great gadget.I haven't seen one of these before! AND your work space is amazing!! I only have a table in the garage as my sewing room is too full of fabric sewing machines etc.
Judy #10

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Minxy! What a cute toy you have! I'm sure you can't wait to make some lovely projects with it! Patsy from
HeARTworks

scrappymo! said...

You are going to love your Big Shot. I have really bad arthritis and I have no problem with cranking stuff through it.
I love the look of the card you have sitting on the Big Shot

butlersabroad said...

Minxy! What on earth re you doing up at this time, no wonder you've been ill! Get to bed, lol! Can't believe you've gone through three Vagabonds, that's just crazy. Isn't there an electric version of the Bigshot out there? Sure I've seen one on a blog somewhere. Hope you get time to have a play.

Hugs
Brenda 3

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Minxy,

Congrats on being number one!!! And having a new toy to play with. I have a Cuttlebug and I really enjoy it. The cranking can be a pain but if you have to, stand up and lean into it! tee hee

Hugs,
Kay #18

Enejy clemens said...

Love your work space. It looks very fun and full of goodies!!

RosA said...

Nice new machine! What fun! Is it a lot different to a Cuttlebug? (That's the only one I am familiar with.)Happy WOYWW,
RosA # 27 (I think?)

alpha shanahan said...

there was a get-together? i missed that! enjoy your new gadget! #29 alpha shanahan

Sandi McLean said...

I had a Big Shot which I sold to a friend and bought a Vagabond..was a mistake. Mine hasn't broken down but I find I can't do nearly as much as with the Big Shot. I haven't been keeping up, your new machine isn't familiar to me at all - but quite vintage looking! Sandi #32

butterfly said...

Wey hey! Look at you, Minxy, in at number one!! Congratulations on your new toy - I use a hand-cranked Big Shot, and I've not had any problems with the hand-cranking... Hope you'll find it lots more reliable than the Vagabond. I know it's beautiful, but I've read so much about the problems people seem to have with it. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#31

Bridget Larsen said...

You went through 3 Vagabonds??? Aren't they reliable then? Love your desk, looks very arty
Bridget #21

Maria said...

Ooh I love your new toy, I haven't seen that one before..
Did you have a lot of trouble with your vagabond? That is on the top of my wish list for Xmas....
Love your desk all neat and tidy...
Happy crafting

Maria

Elizabeth said...

What a pretty machine - I'd give up too if an expensive piece of equipment broke down three times! I have a hand cranker - a Cuttlebug - and I love it, hopefully you will love yours too. Look forward to seeing what comes out of your pretty new one. Here's wishing you a great week and a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #40

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

I can't believe that you had another one die on you. I knew there was a reason I never got tempted (just like Rach!!).

Hope the driving lessons are going well - you won't regret learning sweetie.

Hugs

Kay

Helen said...

Hopefully by the "next" meet up you'll be driving...! Love your new toy, hope your wrists/hands can cope. find my bigshot no problem. Happy WOYWW, Helen, 4

Sandy said...

Have fun with your new toy will look forward to seeing what you come up with. Sad about your other vagabond machines, had not heard about them crashing and not lasting. I have had my big shot for 2 years now with no problems. :(

Bella said...

OH a lovely colour scheme there. Have not seen them here! Looks just as gorgeous as the VB and yes this will give you YEARS of joy.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lovely tidy desk there and have fun with the Vintaj (havent seen one of these before!) I have a big shot and love it - couldnt be without it really! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

okienurse said...

WOW 3 Vagabonds! I have had mine just about 6 months but don't put heavy use in on it! I also have a big shot and this past weekend bought a Big Shot Pro second handed from a friend who was disgusted with it cause she couldn't get it to work right...oh well I am sure it will work fine for me. Hope you have fun playing with your new toy. Vickie #71

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I never, they've got an on trend Big Kick...how fun..and of course, the old crank method is so much more reliable...have fun with it, although I'm perfectly sure you'll miss the Vagabond.

Redanne said...

Wow Minxy, top spot today and a fabulous new Big Shot - you can get the Big Shot in electronic version too (I have one) but yours looks stunning. Shame about the Vagabond(s) - 3 sounds expensive... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

Neil said...

Good morning; just thought I'd pop my head round the door and say Hi. Your new toy looks interesting; does it cut all the usual dies too? Hope you have a lovely week.
Neil #61

Paula Gale said...

Hi Nicky
It's a while, but how are you? I can't believe you've got through THREE vagabonds... I have it on good authority that the sizzix machines ie. the big shot etc are built to last - so I'm sure the Vintage was a great choice. I'd love to pick your brains on what you think of various manual die cutting and embossing machines,,,

I think I need a quick whizz round your site to see what I've been missing... sorry again for not visiting in a while.

big hugs
Paula #85

Paula Gale said...

p.s. - congrats on getting the number one spot today!!!

Paula x xx

Jackie said...

Your work space looks great, happy playing :)

crafty....du said...

Love your desk :) very creative happy WOYWW

Kerry

sandra de said...

Congrats on number 1. Yooo hoOO. Love the new vintaj big kick I never did get all the fuss over the vagabond. My gelli plate arrive ... what a lot of fun.
Sandra @93

Netrix said...

Loving the new toy nicky. Hope it's not too sore on your hands and wrists (same probs myself) but my vb has only been used a doz times but don't want it to leave me. There's no diff in yours and the big shot then? Just yours looks much nicer, not even heard of the big kick before but it looks lovely
Enjoy xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, that is some amazing looking machine, did you decorate it like that yourself or did it come like that?

BJ said...

Looks like a posh Bigshot to me. Is it a limited edition? I have a Cuttlebug and couldn't live without it, I'm sure this one will give you YEARS fo faithful work.
BJ #30

Shazsilverwolf said...

If the Big Kick is anything like the Big ShotPro, its really easy to crank. I heard about so many Vaagabonds biting the dust that I didn't go there.Have fun with it, it love the look & colour of it. Have a great Wednesday, Hugs Shaz xx

Glenda said...

Three vagabonds? Wow how crazy is that. Hope you enjoy the Sizzix one. I have an electric Big Shot and have used it several times, but I'm really saving it for when my shoulders and elbows give out. Now I use Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Cuttlebug. Love your creative space!

Jaki Morris said...

Yay, number one. Well done!

I have no machinery but I guess it must be frustrating when it breaks especially after such a short time.
Enjoy WOYWW

Jakix #103

Zeffy said...

Hi Minxy what a super tidy desk...would you like to come over to Athens and get mine sorted out too???
Zeffy 103

donnalouiserodgers said...

I MISSED you - thought you would be a definite go-er ... don't let not driving stop you - I made arrangements to take JO - who does not drive - I'm sure we could sort something for you - one day We will meet...

dxxxx 106

CraftygasheadZo said...

3! Hope you got your money back, must admit I went for the Cuttlebug after seeing others with Vagabond troubles. Glad you got a new machine and such a pretty one too! Take care Zo xx 78

Craftychris said...

ooh your new toy looks very cool! When the Vagabond came out I thought about getting one but my husband said there would be too much to go wrong. It seems he was right! I stuck to my Cuttlebug and also now a Grand Calibur. Still wouldn't mind a Big Shot though for more heavy duty cutting - one day maybe!! xx

Craftychris said...

Forgot to put my number - silly me 108

Buttons said...

Loving the look of your new toy. So pretty, and hopefully more reliable. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #119

Tamika said...

Did you hear explosions when you posted? I heard that's what happens when you're first! So have the Vagabonds been breaking down everywhere? I haven't heard anything about them probably because I have a BigKick! Your vintage BigShot looks so chic!!!! Have fun with it!

-Tamika currently #124 subject to change to #123 when double entries are fixed?

Danielle said...

I love my Big Shot. I was hesitant about buying the electric one, and after seeing all of the reviews, I am glad I didn't. Enjoy your new machine. dani #132

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh how I hate that when things break! And everything does! But your new toy looks cute and really fun. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

Bernice said...

Oh I love the look of your new toy - haven't seen these before. I'm still using my big old original red sizzix machine, but hoping for something more up to date for Christmas!!
Bernice #80

Gillian .... said...

Lets hope this machine behaves better than the VB did, love the quirky design and can't wait to see what you make with it. Hopw you are fine. xx Happy WOYWW! Gillian #70

Gabrielle said...

Glad it was all sorted! How did you get a Vintage one? Is it the same as the black one? Answers needed please! Happy Wednesday #44

Monica said...

Oh NO. That is the pits my 3 year old refrigerator freezer broke down when we were on vacation last week. So i can see that 3 x is a bit much. So join the crankers!

craftytrog said...

It's so pretty! Hope it works ok for you hun! xx

scrappyjen said...

Great workspace! Happy WOYWW, jenx 139

Anne said...

heard a lot of bad reports about the vagabond I almost had one but decided at last minute not to go with it. Got my little bug and a big shot. Am happy. Easily pleased me. Happy WOYWW Anne x #136

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Nicky, love looking at your workdesk and all the goodies you have there. I hope you have complained to Sizzix about the VB? My sister, DIL and myself have had 7 between us and none of us have one left now. I have been in touch with Sizzix UK and they are investigating the problem - whatever that means so I am back to my trusty Big Shot.
Thanks for sharing your creative space. Happy WOYWW and have a great end to the week.
hugs {brenda} xox #88

Ali H said...

Hi I have a Cuttlebug & don't have any trouble cranking it through by hand ! At least it may be more reliable than the Vagabond ! Hope you get on alright with your new toy ! Ali #48

StampinCarol said...

Congrats on getting a Big Shot! I've heard great things about them and have used one a time or two. Very easy! Your desk looks pretty organized! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #131

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW and congratulations on the No.1 spot. Fab desk and storage. So much to play with. I hadn't heard that the Vagabond was unreliable - only seen it once on tv ages ago. I love your Vintaj Big Shot - gorgeous colours. Just sold my Cuttlebug, as I struggled with the hand cranking and it really wasn't getting much use. There is a new electric machine being released. Perhaps it will be on C&C soon, and on Flexi-Pay?! Ali x #87

May said...

Fabulous new toy... Looks like the design of my big shot... which I've had for years with no problems.... Have fun... Hugs May x x x

trisha too said...

FUN new toy, Minxy--how frustrating about the vb!

Okay, that sounds like a disease, hmmm . . .

;)trisha
#137 this week

EELS said...

Congrats on your new toy, I've never seen one like that before, very unique.
Elaine #19

Cameron said...

They last you just a few months? How frustrating!

I hope the Vintaj works out for you! I think that proves that you are a creating Maniac, though....and I love that!

Great workspace....looks ready to be un-tidied again :D

Nan G said...

Great work space! Love the bins on your right. And I'm really digging the custom shelf in front..how cool a slot for everything AND a spot for your monitor and keyboard!! Fab! Nan 117

Angie said...

Lovely space, looks like a great place to get creative. I love that new machine, I like mine just fine but I love the way that one looks.
Angie #114

famfa said...

Enjoy your new toy
FAMFA (12)

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Super tidy - I'm impressed!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/10/woyww-10-17-2012-birthday-haul-little.html