Monday, 14 April 2014

BROTHER SCAN N CUT !!!! IS IT WORTH IT?


ok my new toy arrived the brother scan n cut so i thought i would post my view of the machine here , ok its true what they say you will open box plug in and play within 10 mins 
but over the weekend i really didnt get chance because i was a a craft fair which wasnt very busy but heyho back to the machine.
on first impressions you think how can this machine do everything it says so after a few attempts i was fussy cutting my stamped images but then i wanted to mainly try the installed images, i found a bunny so being easter soon thought i would weld two bunny shapes together and see if i could produce a card 
the result was....

yes i made the above bunny card

 secondly i wanted to make some shaped cards so this one below was the next attempt
i also cut out the fonts and egg from the preinstalled images

 not bad !!!
 thirdly there is a guy who showed the machine on c and c
john bloodworth now he makes everything seem simple and he has his own blog which i will give you all in a bit because he helped produce the next card i made.
the font eggs the eggs flowers and swirls are all pre installed images within the machine but the wonderful lattice star shape is from johns blog he has done a few files for everyone to save and use at their own leisure
and his blog is gentleman crafter so if you click the link your will be taken there.
 now this last one again is from johns blog well the lattice sq and atc in the middle are, i gold leaved my lattice sq and added some flowers from my spellbinders to it i think the lattice sq is lovely


now i love this last one this was from a file download svg cuts site 
i had to down load all three layers add them to scan n cut canvas then transfer to the scan n cut machine now in all honesty i only managed to work that out today 
i have never crafted with svg files in my life and had no idea what to do but this site was straight forward enough to use. 
and this little mum card was the outcome. john is also going to do a blog post regarding converting svg files soon so hopefully i can use different sites when he does that so watch this space.

now i was not convinced this machine was going to be worth it but after a few plays im converting to it. lets say im not sending it back......
the more i play the more i learn and like it ok it wont take over the way i craft but i can adapt it to make my life easier ie no more fussy cutting using scissors lol
this machine has alot to offer every crafter and i think if your serious about crafting then this is a must for anyone.

i will continue to post updates on the machine as and when i try something new but for any questions please ask or go to johns site he has everything you need to know there.

please let me know if this blog was helpful to you in any way

happy crafting folks see you soon please leave a comment

ttfn x

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