That time of the week again, when we get to see what everyone else has been making - to join in, visit Julia's blog HERE
My first photo this week is not of my actual workdesk, but I was so pleased to get my new machine that I just needed to show you!! As you will notice from the cutting pad, I have been trying out lots of dies already and everything is working really well - dies that I couldn't cut properly before are now working perfectly.  I know it is supposed to be my Christmas present, but I just HAD to open it straightaway (and you never know, maybe he'll forget about it and buy something else as well!! ;-)

On my main desk you will see I have found more felt - I spotted these lovely bright colours in 'Doodlecraft' in Cookstown and needed one of each colour (well two of the teal coloured one!) I am now trying to make a cover for a tape measure - I have one that has an apple cover and thought I would try out a couple of ideas for our craft fair at the end of November.
There are also a couple of decoupaged men's birthday cards, just waiting to be completed and the lovely one, sitting up with the leaves on it, is from Julia and contains my WOYWW badge, so that I can wear it next Friday at the NEC and maybe bump into a few other WOYWWers!  We have worked out that we will need to leave home shortly after 4am as our flight leaves Aldergrove at 7:10! - are we mad or what!? (So annoyed that BMI Baby have pulled out of Belfast!) Anyway - it should make it easy for you to recognise me - I'll be the one with matchsticks holding my eyelids up!!


  1. LOVE your new toy and your beautiful cards!

    Happy WOYWW from

    Create With Joy - #5

  2. wow, thats exciting!!! I love the stuff on your desk, have a great week Bernice

  3. woooo what a lovely colourful cutter, I've got the (very old) big bigshot, would not be without it. I'll need match sticks if I don't go to bed soon too! Thanks for my snoop! HapPy WoyWw
    ((Lyn)) now #12

  4. so glad you got your new toy, it looks very pretty! love your little felt things, can't wait to see them finished!

  5. The felt looks awesome Bernice as does the new machine, good luck with getting something else for Chrissy.
    Elaine #27

  6. Very nice! Glad you are liking the Vintag machine. My friend has one and loves hers also. Love the bright felt there! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #39

  7. Nice looking new machine!! I haven't even started thinking about Christmas presents and here you are, using one! Helen, 4

  8. Oh Bernice, glad your badge has arrived safely! yes, you are mad..a 4am start...hope Lunch Lady Jan doesn't want to take your example for our drive to the NEC!!! lovely felt colours, and I really like your choice of white stitching, very sale-able I'd say...keep going with the good ideas!

  9. your new cutting machine looks like my bigshot and its fab so am sure you will have lots of fun with it,have a good time at the nec
    have a fab woyww
    kay #75

  10. I'm sat reading my WOYWW blogs on my sick bed this week but have my mask on so you don't catch anything. I'm enjoying reading what everyone is up to this week [it's better than reading magazines :-) ]. I'm leaving a copied comment so you know I've called by because my hands are too weak and shaky to keep typing out my comments this week.
    Big hugs,
    A x #93

  11. Hi Bernice, your new machine looks very decorative as well as functional and you seem to having great fun trying it out ... hope your Christmas plan works out and hubby forgets this ;) Lovely colours in the felt and I've spotted more pretty colours int the boxes of buttons. Safe journey to the NEC and have a good time :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #76

  12. I hope you really enjoy your new toy - you've made a great start already. You just can't beat Sizzix - I adored my Big Shot and now my Pro. :)
    As for Christmas presents, you can always live in hope Bernice. Perhaps a few new dies just for your stocking - you know you're worth it. LOL
    Must look out for that felt next time I visit Doodlecraft.

    Have fun!
    Edna x

  13. The felt cover sounds fun! Great cards too. Hooray on the early Christmas gift!
    Karen 107

  14. Have fun with your new toy. Wait, it already looks like you are having loads of fun. Love the bright colors of the felt. Brigita #117

  15. Congrats on your new toy. Love my Big Shot. I find tape works better than match sticks, if your not weraring false eye lashes....LOL Thanks for popping by my blog.
    Krisha #59

  16. Love your Christmas present! Have great fun with it...maybe Santa will bring more dies to keep it company!

  17. First time visit via WOYWW.
    Love the 'Toy'
    I can't wait til I am re united with my sizzix machine (even if it is ancient)
    Your cards look so pretty as well:)

  18. I hope those matchsticks are still working.
    Karin 127

  19. I went over to my local craft shop to check it out in person and I fell in Love.. Your so lucky. I tired of looking at my red and white Bigkick.
    Can't wait to see how your project turns out.
    "Have a Happy and Safe Halloween"
    Hugs, Dangina

  20. You're cutting it up with your new machine! I hope you to have a long life together! Nice little button cases.
    Tamika #112

  21. Have fun playing with your new toy!! Looks like you've been having fun at your desk :)
    I hope we meet up with you at the NEC - I'm coming up with Julia so we stand a chance!
    Hugs, LLJ ~68 xx

  22. Love your new machine!! Now you can use it for Christmas!!
    Beautiful cards too!
    Ginny #39

  23. Congrats on your Big Kick Bernice!! And have fun at the NEC!!

    Amy E. #9

  24. Oooh! You have a new play toy. How totally fun. The desk is looking a little crowded. May I suggest the floor as an alternate piling place? I know it works well for me. I see one of your little drawers is labeled "Glue dots." Mine are in the upper right hand drawer. But! I meant to say that one of these days I should show the labels on my drawers--the desk drawers like anyone wants to "HANES" in my underdrawers! Only one label is accurate-it says Sharp Stuff. The others say Govt Secrets, Nuclear Weapons and the like. I'm not actually even sure what is in them. Important stuff though I'm sure.

  25. love the new tool I really want that one too I have a big shot but I love the way that one looks maybe Santa will drop one off in my studio have a great week

  26. Your new machine looks good. I had a Vagabond that went poof one day and black smoke poured out. They replaced it. I used it once and it did not work again. Now they are sending me a Big Shot and dies.
    Enjoy the NEC. Thanks for visiting.


  27. Congrats on the new machine! Love the bright and cheery colours on your desk! Looking very productive!! Sandi #27