This week's Sunday Stampers challenge theme (set by Hels Sheridan) is "Embellishments" and oh boy, did I struggle with this one!
For one thing, inspiration deserted me. I just couldn't get a handle on the theme. I eventually came up with this card; it would have been my sister-in-law's birthday card but it wasn't finished in time (so we chose one from The Box for her - you know The Box? The one where all the finished projects go?)
Then my treasured Vagabond upped and died on me. Yesterday it was working fine, happily cutting out the die cuts you see on the card. Today I switched it on to cut the scalloped oval at the front and - nothing. Nowt. Not even a whirr, so I was forced to fall back upon my faithful Big Shot (thank heavens I hadn't put it on Ebay!)
The Love of My Life, bless him, was all for jumping in the car and rushing round to Hobbycraft to buy a replacement. I want to think first about whether or not to replace the Vagabond with another one (it would be my third - the first was under guarantee when it popped its clogs) or go for a Grand Calibur.