Friday, 6 June 2014

Craft and Blog Everyday Day 6

Good Morning Everyone, 

How are you doing? 

Well today is day 6 into the craft and blog every day in June 

Today's theme that has been set is 

Tell us all about your favourite craft gadget and why it’s just the bees knees OR Craft something that has a summer theme

As I am a little late into the game (Next year I will have a load of projects lined up for it - if I can do it again that is) so I today is a short post about my favourite Gadget and why. 

So my favourite gadget. Well without a shadow of a doubt I have to say my Cameo. 

I am a bit of a traitor though and I do feel bad because I also have a cricut expression who I have had for a while now and he has never let me down, and I do still use him, but unfortunately now my crafting style has changed  I feel that I am limited by him, this is the reason why I purchased the Cameo machine. 

So why do I love the Cameo. 

The versatility of him! He can cut so many beautiful images out at the same time, from different Cutting File Companies,  and so far he has never complained. 

I enjoy being able to create my layouts on the computer, and put everything where I want it and then cut it out and no that every single piece is going to fit on the page together. This is were the cricut can struggle. I know you can use the Cricut Craft Room - But I have never gotten on with that! I am not by any means saying it is bad, but for me I just could not use it - more then likely user error!

I also love that the cameo is a machine that allows you to purchase just one single file at a time - so if you suddenly realise you need a Shark for your layout or a border for your card, you can just hop on to the silhouette store or any other company that you like and purchase the single file.. I have gotten files for as little as 30p - were the cricut you have to buy cartirdges and they can cost a lot of money - Again this is something I have done in the past and I love that the cricut is just push buttons and go but the versatility for me is no longer there! 

So there you go a nice short post on my favourite gadget.

Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what your favourite craft gadget is, this will also help you into the draw for the giveaways 

I have decided as well that  I will also do a little give away -  3 separate winners -
Prize 1 - £10 Bee Crafty Gift Voucher
Prize 2 - £5 Craft Magazine - winner to choose
Prize 3 - Lili of the valley stamp to the value of £4.75

The only rules to be eligible are:
1. Follow my blog
2. Comment a minimum of 20 days out of the 30 

This is not a rule but I would also love for you to follow me on Facebook - if you do follow me, let me  know in the comments and this will give you an additional entry.

Unfortunately due to postal charges these days this give away is only open to UK friends. (I will look into how I can do a give away for my international friends and try and do something in a few months time)


Jo said...

Your Cameo sounds like a fab machine, love the idea of creating everything on the computer & then cutting it out......something else to go on my wish list lol!
hugs Jo x

Mel @ Melusberry Crafts said...

Hey Kelly! I wish I had a Cameo, it just really amazing and I would love to be able to make cards with such detailed designs on them! I better save my pennies then! Mel xx

Irene said...

Hi Kelly

Your cameo sounds great. My favourite at the moment is my grand calibur. For some time I wanted to make bigger projects, my big shot did not allow me to. So now I am having a great time .


Kairen from karoove said...

The storage thing is a pain with dies I must admit so to store it all on the computer would be useful. Hmmm think I will be popping back to pick your brains when I finally get one