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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Guess what Santa bought me!?

Hi all,
Just thought I would post up as it is our unofficial 'boxing day' at my house today. We opened our pressies yesterday and had a lovely Christmas dinner together. I was extremely lucky and was bought.....

... a Big Shot!!!!

I am so pleased and cannot wait to start using it! The only problem now is that I would like to buy some Promarkers/copics so that I can colour my images after they have been die cut... but I do not know where to start!
I have had a look at LOTV's useful colours chart:

(really helpful) so have a small idea of the colours I will need, but would like to start with a few basics.
If any of you know where I can start and which company's do the best deals I would be very grateful. I will also need to buy some dies now too! How exciting!!

Hope you are all well

Laura x

5 much appreciated comments:

Doreen said...


Di said...

Hi Laura - lucky girl! I love Pro Markers but am very naughty and couldn't make my mind up so I got the lot in one hit :( If you want me to look at my favourites (ie. the ones I use most) let me sleep on it and perhaps drop me an email to here Also, If you go to this lovely blog which is run by the very friendly Jules, you'll see that Handy Hippo have a great giveaway running right now.Another place, which is where I bought my PMs from is :

They do sets if you aren't going to buy individuals. Please don't buy the Ultra Fine Nibs, I had a giveaway a while back and still have some spares and can send you some if you do decide on PMs. You lucky young lady - enjoy your die cutting and whatever pens you choose! Di xx

Lorraine said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. You will LOVE your big shot - I use mine a LOT, lol. I use Copic Sketch Markers, but not sure where would be cheapest for you to buy from. Here are some sites with great Copic tutorials - Suzanne Dean ( and Marianne Walker( Looking forward to seeing your new creations! Happy New Year!


Wow Laura - what a fabulous gift, you lucky girl! You mentioned Copic pens - I usually buy them on-line from Cult Pens, as the prices are good and they have free postage if you are spending £10 or more. Another good site, which sells lots of craft goodies, including Tim Holtz products, is Country View - they have free postage, with no minimum spend. Hope that helps!
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Karen M said...

Hi Laura:) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, it is very sweet of you! I hope you enjoy your new big-shot - I use mine all the time - I LOVE it!! I can't wait to see all your creations, Big Hugs x x