Monday, 19 January 2015

BITI: Buy It, Try It!

Hello!  Today I am doing something new.  It was thought up by my friend Wendy over at and it's called Buy It Try It Monday. 

We are both guilty of making crafty purchases and then forgetting about them, so BITI is a way to remind us to actually go into those shopping bags and use the stuff before the ink fades on the receipt.

My BITI for this week is a great one.  I was at The Range looking for a very specific die set that I had seen before Christmas and by the time I got back, it had gone.  I spoke to the head of the department and we ended up gassing for ages about how becoming the department manager had got her to take up so many crafts!  Anyway, I asked her to give me a bell if she got anymore in and she phoned me on Friday and put one by for me.  I collected it minutes before I was due out on the school run and used it when I got in. 

It took me two goes to cut it properly as you can see from the photo.  The first one didn't cut on one corner.  Shim time! 

I also have learned that you have to run complex border designs through twice, the second time at a 90 degree angle to the first.  If the design runs parallel to the rollers and it's complex enough, it won't cut.  So after doing this all twice, I think I've cracked it...

Figuratively of course.  Nothing has actually cracked!!

Oh, one more thing--
Pictured between my two efforts is the Spellbinding tool-in-one which I use to clean out all the little bits of paper from my dies.  Wendy,  it works great for me, so if you want to offload your one,  I know a 7 year old apprentice who would like to have her own.... :)


Wendy said...

Thank you for joining in with BiTi - that's a great die :-)

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely die and thanks for the tip for turning stuff around