Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW 177

Hay fellow desk hoppers, here we are once again,
Thanks to everyone who visited last week {sorry if I didn't make it to you, I do try my best}
I had quite a few comments/questions regarding my new toy from last week, so thought i'd try and clear some things up.
The Big Kick IS exactly the same as a Big Shot,{I think the name variation has to do with when sizzix and ellison merged} The version I have was made for Vintaj as a special edition in July 2011.
Brenda {butlersabroad} and a couple of others mentioned the electric big shot, but unfortunately that machine has been discontinued. But having tried out the manual one now it is very easy to use, More so than my cuttlebug, which I plan to sell to make some extra pennies.
The other thing I had alot of comments on was the shock at me going through 3 machines.
Just to clarify.. I'm not a mad crafter who has worn the machines out. They have just died.
The first after about 6 months of mild use, the 2nd after only a couple and the third almost a year. One day they work fine, and the next I go to use them to be met with a dull grown, like a battery on it's last legs. And i'm not the only one, several friends have had similar probs and several machines!
Sorry to have waffled on {I know our Julia likes us to keep it brief} but I think that covered everything,
Right to my desk this week
Sorry it's not very exciting but I had to cover up what was on show with the rag as it's top secret DT work and as such must be hidden so as not to spoil the fun, but there are a couple of little hints if you look hard enough. {As you can see it's dark out as the pic was taken in the early hours of this morning, I really must get myself to bed earlier lol}
Right i'm gonna try my best to make it to as many desks as poss.. So I can't hang around here any longer, See you in blogland x
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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34 comments:

Bernice said...

I loved your new toy from last week so much, I have just ordered one - have been planning on updating for quite a while now and when I saw the beautiful colour of the Vintaj, I just knew that was the one for me!! Thanks for sharing,
Bernice #9

Deb said...

never heard of an electric big shot, that would be fun! can't wait to see your project, I had to hide mine too!
Debxx

Maria said...

Your new machine looks awesome, I have told my hubby that I want the bigshot pro as I want to be able to use the big dies I was going to get the vagabond but saw a demo on a YouTube video.... So changed my mind......
Have a great week crafting..


Maria #12

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Gillian .... said...

Looking forward to catching up with you and your new toy, I spy with my little eye lol.

Speak soon xx (TY)

The Paper Princess said...

I am looking forward to seeing the great reveal...

Enjoy your new toy and have a fabulous WOYWW!

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Spyder said...

oh! tidy tidy tidy! Please, can we swap!! Have a crafty week! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #25

RosA said...

Oooh, you've got such a lot of yummy, scrummy supplies there! I wonder what the secret DT thing is? Happy WOYWW, RosA # 31

butterfly said...

Yes, getting to bed earlier doesn't always help when you're then awake again in the middle of the night (me again this week!)...

I also have heard so much about Vagabonds going wrong, and love my hand-cranked BigShot, although I must say I was envious of the colour of yours - mine is black, which is fine, with a pink handle, which is less so!

Love all that text on your screeen, is that a clue - look forward to seeing more... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#35

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope you are feeling better and having time to craft, not madeit with my desk for a while...have a fun and creative week hugs trace x 46

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

I love the colours of the Vintaj.

Desk looking nice and tidy honeykins.

Kay

kay said...

hi,had a pop back to see your new toy and it looks a lot like my big shot which i love. hope you have more success this time :)
have a fab woyww
kay #57

Helen said...

Hope you have fun with your Big Kick, I love my Big Shot and am so glad I never went for the VB. Can't wait to see your DT work!! Helen, 19

Bella said...

Always nice to see your desk, dying to see whats under the rag!

scrappymo! said...

I must be blind...I can't find any of the clues...just a desk with tons of interesting and creative tools. Will wait for the next installment!

My name is Cindy said...

Aaah I sense a kindred spirit with shelves created with bits of wood on boxes! Look forward to seeing what is under the rag! Happy WOYWW Cindy #17

Neil said...

I'm sure we all have our favourite machines so I hope you enjoy yours very much.
Have a good week. Neil#65

okienurse said...

Nice neat desk this week! Don't forget to share what is under that rag next time! Glad to hear you got a new toy. I don't know whether I am lucky or what but the Big Shot I bought 4 years ago still works, the Vagabond I bought 6 months ago works like a charm and I just bought a new Big Shot Pro and I can't wait to play with it!. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #91

Glenda said...

I have an electric Big Shot right in on my desk. I have to say I love it too. I don't know why they discontinued it but I'm hoping it wasn't because there were problems. I've sort of saved mine for when my shoulders get too bad to crank. Maybe I should use it more to see what is going to happen with it. Love your desk!
Glenda 100

Angie said...

That was interesting ...motors do seem to cause problems ...I read a lot about problems with the Vagabond at the beginning ...which put me off ....but the manual ones are fine even with stiff shoulders I would think.xx#79

Carolyn Phillips said...

I'm really happy with my big shot, and after 18 months of light - medium use it is still great, am now hoping it stays that way. Occasionally it is hard to hand crank, but I find that is often when I have something thick in there.

Love your desk, it always looks as if there is so much to pick up and play with and makes me want to sit at it and get creating.
Carolyn #102

Belinda said...

I like that new toy of yours I am thinking maybe I will need to put it on my christmas list (which is growing).

Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see your DT project revealed.

Belinda (28)

Carole said...

Your desk looks like you have everything with in easy reach. Great space to create. I use cuttlebug more for the thin dies I've come to love. The big shot works well with the old dies and the foam board.
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Bella said...

The pink beastie is an eCraft Cutter. It is sort of like the Cameo Silhouette, but is supposed to pull paper from the pile at the back and not need a carrier sheet...it has issues however and does not always behave! I use it to make the titles etc for my class kits.

Robin Spitzer said...

I had a cuttlebug, sold that and went to a wizard and a expressions, sold both those and went to a grand calibur and a Pazzles. I tried the big shot for the first time last week and was amazed how easy it was compared to the Grand Calibur. I only cut chipboard and it cut like butter. I am in such a quandary. I need suggestions... I can't cut chipboard on either of my tools as easy as this machine...but love my flat dies...oh what to do...

Thank you for sharing your desktop!

Krisha said...

I also love my hand crank Big Shot. What a great work space you have
Krisha #40

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great desk shot, I want to come and open some of those drawers etc! I've heard many a problem with the vagabonds so you're not alone. Take care Zo xx 71

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the inky tea towel,lol. I use an old towel for cleaning/drying my stamps, its so mucky looking, it has to go in the tumble drier- I wouldn't dare put it on the washing line, what would the neighbours think!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #107

Craftychris said...

ooh looking forward to seeing what't under the rag! Your desk is exciting - just look at all those inks and things! I love a good snoop! xx #122

belldoubleyou said...

I love love love the look of the Vintaj version -- if I get a manual machine it'll definitely be this one.

That said, I have a lot of shoulder pain on my dominant side, so I don't know if a manual-turn machine is the best idea. If you have more insights about your previous Vagabonds or how easy you find this new Big Shot to crank, I'd love to hear them.

Nan G said...

Yep I concur the electric Big Shot is a waste of good money and sadly Sizzix doesn't stand behind them, hence, they discontinued them. Sorry to hear the vagabond is having the same issues...but then it's made by sizzix. Happy WOYWW! Nan 27

Dangina Martinez said...

WOW! Lots of supplies and in arms reach. Great craft space. Really curious to see what's under the rag.
Hugs, Dangina

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Minxy,

Thanks for visiting me. I'm glad you like the little tutorial. The bracelets are just so much fun to make - although I haven't made many since then......

Didn't link up to WOYWW because I was afraid I wouldn't have time to visit folks this week.

Hugs,
Kay

RosC said...

Hi Minxy,
I've got an old Big Shot. I think it was the first 'machine' I bought and it hasn't missed a beat. I love it. Wouldn't go to a powered version as there's more to go wrong and it seems from reports, that this can happen.
Love the desk. Interested in your storage (always interested in that). Thanks for sharing.
Smiles to you,
Ros #165.

Monica said...

The image of the crazed die cutter turning out massive numbers of die cut and goes through machine will Permeate my dreams