Tuesday, 16 December 2014

A requested list

Hello crafters
Today, during my scanncut shows many of you have requested a list of companies that have agreed to you using their products and also what they have agreed is fair for you to do.

Tattered Lace.  Dies can be bought, cut out manually and scanned in and saved to the machines memory.

My craft studio. CD's can be bought and templates, decoupage sheets can be scanned in and resized.

Debbie Moore. Products including templates can be bought and scanned in and re sized

Dreamees. Stamps can be purchased and scanned to direct cut but not saved.

Arty Farty templates can be scanned and saved to re- size.

Crafters Companion.  Stamps, including licences brands can be bought, stamped and scanned in using direct cut only.

Kanban have agreed that once you have bought and used the toppers they sell you can scan in the waste sheet to gain the correct sizes for mats and layers.

Inky Doodles allow you to purchase their stamps and scan to direct cut.

I will ask more companies as and when I see them and add to this list.

Also the sites that I use for cutting files are birdscards, misskatecuttables and my scrap chick.
If you purchase from these sites you MUST CHECK their usage policy if you wish to sell your finished items.

Happy cutting
Big hugs
Melanie xxx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

How to calibrate my Brother Scanncut screen

Hello Crafty friends
Yesterday a lady asked how to calibrate the screen on the Scanncut as it wasn't cutting to the line....so I decided to do a qick post on how to.

First switch your machine on.

Next, using your finger, touch the screen and turn the machine off whilst still keeping your finger on the screen.
Then switch it back on.
You should now see this screen.

 Next, using your stylus tap the centre of each crosses in numerical order.

If you do this correctly then you will see a success message on your screen.

Please note that yo may have to do this several times as you need to have the X and Y reading 0.
A bit of a faff but worth it for a perfect cut!!!!!!!


Friday, 12 December 2014

scan n cut pick of the week.... Revealed

as promised here are the revealed sneak peek pictures from earlier this week. Join us at 12 today to learn how to make these fantastic items.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Going crackers

As promised here are the instructions for making the cracker.

Noel Christmas Cracker.

Step by Step


1. Take a piece of 12” by 12” white cardstock. Score @ 2 ½”, 5”, 7 ½” and 10” then cut off at 11 ¼”. 
2. Turn the card so that the score lines are horizontal and score from the left hand side @1 ½”, 2 ¼” and 3”. Turn the card and repeat this from the other end.
3. Fold all the horizontal lines and crease well.
4. Fold the vertical line as follows….mountain, valley, mountain. Repeat on both ends.
5. Cut a piece of white 12” cardstock in to four 6” squares. Run through an embossing machine with a dotty, or any other design of embossing folder.
6. From these cut 4 x strips 5 5/8” wide by 2 1/8” deep. Then cut 8 x strips of 1 1/8” wide by 2 1/8” deep.
7. Cut 4 strips of silver mirri card 5 ¾” by 2 ¼” and glue the white dotty on to these. Then cut 8 strips of mirri 2 ¼” deep by 1 ¼” wide. Glue the smaller dotty white strips on to these.
8. Punch or die cut 2 silver snowflakes of your choice.
9. Punch or die cut 7 large and one smaller flower from white cardstock.
10. Punch 2 x 2” circles from the remaining white dotty card and 2 x 1 ½” silver circles.
11. Using the scanncut or and alphabet die set cut out NOEL twice. Once from white and once from silver.
12. Cut a 1 ¼” wide strip of silver mirri card and punch both ends with the circle punch.
13. Cut a tag from white card and a slightly larger one from silver mirri.

Once you have completed these steps you will have something which looks like this (each line is a score line.) fold over and decorate to suit your taste. :)

Scan 'N' Cut pick of the week sneak peek

Join me on Friday at 12pm for scan and cut pick of the week. Last chance to grab a bargain before Christmas. Here's a little something to wet your appetite. See the full thing on Friday.

My warehouse

One room of the mothers "warehouse". Imagine what the rest it like :)

Friday, 5 December 2014

It's a Cracker!

Haven't blogged for ages, Now i have somebody to run the blog for me in the shape of my son Matthew, So should now be able to get loads done.

Here's the sneak peek of the Christmas cracker , Step by step instructions will come next week for this i will either be taking photos or making a video to demonstrate it for you all, keep your eyes peeled!