Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Introducing Cottage Cutz UNiversal Dies.


OK everyone.
I have teased you and made you wait long enough so here are some photos of the new wonderful range of dies we will be bringing you in the UK.
If you are a retailer please come and see us at the NEC Trade Show and place an order.
The detail in these dies has to be seen to be believed and i have just fallen in love with them.
Please please leave a message to let me know your thoughts on them as its nice to get our customers input .

Put your feet up grab a cuppa and look at these beauties.
These are some of the Christmas dies.

Just look at the Halloween ones.

Here are sume cute critters.

And look at these oooooohhhhhhhhh
Im thinking Mens cards and Holiday scrapbook pages for these

Some more gorgeous Christmas dies.

These would be great for Rural cards and farmyard scrapbooks etc.

Heres some Fabulous Sea critters

And look at all the delightful dies here

And heres a few close ups to let you see the beauty of these wonderful dies.

Yummy cakes

Just look at the detail

A close up of the bicycle die which i love
Well folks what do you think. I just love them.
They will be arriving at the shop some time next week and i will be starting to put them up on the web shop tomorrow so that you can pre order if you wish.
Can i just say a very big thankyou to Joanne and her husband who let us bring all these sample boards home with us to use at the NEC Trade Show.
They are being very much admired in the shop and we will take great care of them while they are with us.
Smiles Rob, Gordon and Harry

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Play Day at home

Hi there
Last night i never got to sleep until and was hoping that the jet-lag wouldnt make me wake up at 4.00am or earlier.
Hooray i got a great nights sleep and surfaced at 11.00 am feeling FABULOUS.
After walking Harry and doing some at home shop work it was time to PLAY with the new items i had been given at the CHA and will be arriving at the shop shortly.
First thing i just had to use was the Scor-Pal and i am in love with it. For the first time in all the years i have been crafting ( and thats a long while folks ) i have found a scoring board that actually does what it says.
This is the new metric board that has been especially designed by Diana Crick for the European market and is made to use with A4, A5 and A6 card and it really does fold accurately so there is no need to cut extra bits off that i have had to do in the past with other scoring boards.
Anyway after folding card after card ( as i just couldnt beleive i could make them so quick using this fantastic board ) i thought i had better try and do something else with it and came up with this little beauty.

Now i know it may look a little wierd ( well thats me all over ) but ive called it an Art Deco Card and the Photo below shows what it looks like after i used the Graphic 45 papers i was given by Aimee at the CHA Trade show as i think she could see i just needed to have some of these before they arrive in our shop shortly.

The papers go so well with the card design dont you think ? please let me know.
This card design would be wonderful as a mans birthday card or for Fathers day and i love the
little pockets on each side for holding tags and things.

Then i remembered Diana showing me how to make signatures for inserting pages into when you are making home made books using the Scor-Pal.
So i srumbled through my collection of papers and found a pile of sheets of gorgeous Italian watercolour papers that i had had since my Embroidery city and guild days and was too scared to use in case i ruined them ( i had never heard of art journalling or altered art back then )

And now thanks to Scor-Pal i have made my very own hand sewn posh watercolour book which i will use for journalling and stuff.
It took a few hours to make but that was because i decided to sew the pages and not glue them,the making of the signature valley and mountain folds were so quick as i only needed to flip my paper over once to make the valley folds using my Scor-Pal.
Here are some pics of the finished book which is very plain at the moment.

This is a pic of the hand sewn signatures that hold the book in place a bit scewhif but i havnt done this for ages.

And this is the finished book, i just dont know when i will find the time to fill it but i will.

I feel great that i have had such a productive day and great fun doing it.
The complete SCOR-PAL system which will be available mid February and you are going to LOVE IT i promise.
A great new range of Universal Dies ( which can be used with the Wizard, Cuttlebug, Sizzix Big Shot, Epic, Revolution and Quickcutz ) from a brand new company and we are so proud and honoured to announce that we have been appointed their European distributor.
These wonderful dies will be available from Mid February and i will give you a preview of some of them tomorrow so please come and see and tell your friends too.
E.Craft Electronic Die Cutting System plus all the extras.
This is a fantastic new electronic die cutting machine which has six versions so there will be one for everybodys needs.
I think you are going to love this system even though you may have beena little scared of electronic die cutters in the past this really is as easy as pie to operate.
The other nice thing is wait and see our prices you will love those too.
These machines will be available from March.
Graphic 45 paper pads which are all delicious and i cant wait for them to arrive late February.
Phew well thats done me in for tonight so i am going to have a cofee then take Harry for his little walk please leave a reply if you can as i love reading them.
Smiles Rob, Gordon and Harry xxx