Saturday, 27 April 2013

Happy Crafter

Well here I am back with my review of the Ebosser.  I approached the machine a bit tentatively because prior to receiving it I read a lot of reviews, some good, some not so good.  Main concern was jamming it up by using the wrong stack.  I got it out of the box and looked, read the manual, not just once, but loads of times.  Set the instructions up in front of me and gave it a go.  I used the most difficult, for me at least, Spellbinder die, the Christmas tree. and it just sailed through.  Time for another go and another and another.  It was so easy to use and the embossing is so deep.  I tried a whole load of dies and embossing folders and every one went through perfectly. Guess what is my new best friend.  One thing as you stack it differently from the Grand Calibur you have to remember that and not cut the magnetic mat, or shim as it is called, as I did.  Oops that's what I get for being over confident.  I can thoroughly recommend the Ebosser.

My hubby took my poor Grand Calibur up to his shed to see if he could bring it back to life and lo and behold he did.  Now he is not the most DIY friendly person but I congratulate him for a job well done.  He asked me to point out that there is something inside that works loose and if you hear a loud clunk and rattle as I did them it means the bolts have worked loose.  An allen key is required after you have worked out how to take it apart. It is working but not perfectly, enough for little one off tasks, I feel.

I have been asked to do some baby girl cards on the same lines as my last lot of cards, oh I am getting so fed up of them, but it is what the customer wants.

The main ingredients are as before and I used a Kanban kit I bought recently.  Sorry the photo is not up to standard but the sun disappeared just before I took them but you can see the layout.
Tomorrow I really want to try something different I have made a few baskets but have still to finish decorating them. 
Now all that is left to do is to pick up all the bits from my die cutting tonight, some dies really leave a mess not matter how careful you are at aiming for the bin, and put everything back in it rightful place.  I had a bit of a tidy up the other day and cannot find a thing.  I still have to label the boxes so I have an idea where things are but sometime they are not where I think they should be.
Have a great weekend and make the most of the sun, although we still have it very cold. Nice in the sun out of the breeze but when there is not sun it is freezing.
Wilma x x x



  1. Two lovely cards Wilma glad you like your ebosser its always nice when you like your new toys
    jacqui x

  2. These are really pretty Wilma. They look very intricate, good thing you've got your new Ebosser. Sounds as if you're going to get a lot of use out of it. I seem to be making more and more simple cards just now. Have you seen my new blog at Lilackat's Corner? I'm really into Stampin' Up! products at the moment. I still see dies and images elsewhere too though!

    Kat xx

    1. Hi Kat had a look at your new blog but cannot add as a follower. I am having the same problem I cannot see my followers. When I go to design and preview they are there but when I go back to blogger they dissappear.

      Wilma x x

  3. Lovely cards Wilma.Glad you are enjoying your new toy! Christine xx

  4. Pretty cards Wilma and glad you like your ebosser!xx

  5. Hello Wilma. Glad to hear you are enjoying your new toy. However, now that hubby has repaired the GC its always there as a standby. I really love those beautiful baby cards, no wonder you are asked to do as many. Hugs Rira xxx

  6. Glad you are happy with your new toy Wilma. I think the bolts worked loose in my grand calibur but I cannot work out how to get it open. Maybe your husband would do a tutorial????

    Beautiful cards.

  7. Beautiful cards glad you are up and running with your ebosser my GC seems to be grating on the handle side hope it don`t break .Melanie

  8. beautiful cards Wilma, no wonder you get so many orders.
    E-bosser is brilliant isn't it. so easy to cut and emboss

  9. Glad you are liking your new machine ..I had a go with a friends but it wasn't for me :) I had same problem with my GC, really easy to fix and now as good as new! X

  10. Ooh sorry forgot to say... Lovely cards! X

  11. Gorgeous baby cards Wilma and so pleased you love your Ebosser I thinks it's a brilliant machine..and what great news your Grand Calibur has come back to life ...



  12. Wilma glad your are having fun with that new toy. Yours cards are lovely, and I can see why you are busy with them,


  13. Hi Wilma,
    firstly I am sooooo glad your blog is back to it's old comment
    box. You know me anything different and I'm flustered.
    Your cards are really very beautiful and very sweet. Love them to bits.
    Thank your hubby for the info it could help in the future as my hubby is a very handy, handy person, and I'm sure he will be able to mend mine if it goes.
    He has just mended a lovely glass clock that we bought in the Isle of Weight with a little help from my craft abilities. I heat embossed the new hands gold as they were black.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. P.S. The new embosser sounds fantastic.

  14. Hi Wilma, lovely cards.
    plessed you are pleased with your new ebosser, but good hubby could mend your GC, always a standby, kate x

  15. Fabulous, you have done a great job! and its great to see your creations hugs me xx