I got an email last week for something called My Craft Channel. I ignored it, as I do much of what I get, assuming it was just another spam email. Mistake. At the crop on Saturday, long-time UKS member Chris was working on a little mini book and mentioned she had seen the video on MCC and the project was by Heidi Swapp. I had to have a look. Now, I’ve done what she calls “back-to-back” binding, you may recall, a while back, making a teeny tiny mini with a square scallop punch but it just never occurred to me to do the same technique on larger pages! So, what’s on my workdesk is a set of the Grand Nesties, a bargain pack of colourful paper (£2.50!) and a few bits and bobs so I can give a bigger one a go. Apparently Tricia Morris from Club Scrap does videos for this new channel – is it a rebirth of CraftTVweekly.com? They still have a handful of videos available, and I review them occasionally, because some of them were really good. I hope this new venture grows, cause you can never have too much inspiration!
And another bit of good news – my dead power brick for my Cricut is just out of the shot. I’ve been trying to find a replacement with no success. WELL. I phoned the Provcraft International helpline (which seems to be in Utah but I didn’t get the little message so I think it was still free) and followed that up with an email. And guess what! They are sending me a replacement (for my 5+ years old Cricut) FREE by Fed Ex. Blimey. RESULT! I saw a few on eBay but didn’t fancy spending almost £20 and having it shipped from the USA (shipping extra? I forget but I think it was) so the most I was hoping for was a pointer to a UK shop that sold replacement parts, or a pointer to a suitable substitute. Last thing I expected was a freebie on it’s way to me. I was totally doing the happy dance when I read the email. Well done Provo Craft – they have taken a lot of heat over the SCAL/MTC situation, and this has restored my faith a little. I’m impressed with the customer service.
Chris was a total font of information at the crop – one of the reasons I love them is seeing cool stuff you never knew about. She had this fabulous punch that I immediately coveted:
She also PMed me with a link to Scrap Revolution, a UKS sponsor who had it and had a free shipping code on UKS to celebrate their new-look website. I snagged it! Good thing as it is now out of stock there and at PaperMaze – Sarah’s Cards had it too but not sure if they still do. I have to admit I looked at a few of the EK edgers on their site and I like the look of a lot of them. Maybe it’ll arrive today and factor in to the back to back book rather than the Nesties…..
Enough blathering. Time to get desk hopping. When you pop in to Julia’s place for WOYWW, wave to her from me!