SDX roll feeder 2 is here!

I have just seen a post from Makers Superstore that they have the roll feeder 2 and spare leader sheets in stock! (As with the original roll feeder, this accessory is for SDX machines only). Now we can cut rolls of heat transfer vinyl as well as self adhesive vinyl! 🙂

What’s the difference between the original roll feeder and the new one?

Here is the information from the official Brother website 🙂

Reverse it – now you can use reverse rolled, as well as forward rolled materials on your Roll Feeder II, such as heat transfer vinyl.

In the thick of it – you can now cut materials from 0.15 mm up to 0.5 mm thick on the roll feeder II (roll feeder I range 0.21 mm – 0.35 mm).

Easier feed for reverse rolled and more delicate materials with the included Leader Sheet.Compatible with ScanNCut DX range only – please check Brother Solutions Center for compatibility.

Here’s a link to the roll feeder 2 manual –

Please note important information in the manual:

This attachment was specially designed for the ScanNCut DX model. It cannot be used with any model other than the
ScanNCut DX.

● In order to use the roll feeder function, the dedicated application CanvasWorkspace (PC Version) must be installed on your computer.


Ok so I have thought long and hard about posting this video…but I’m going to do it. As you know, I love to help out other people with their ScanNCut, and am very community minded, and make videos in my free time to help others out as well as doing Facebook Lives for free.

It’s important that you all watch this short video

I still have all my YouTube videos (I keep them backed up in several places) and am still deciding on the best place to re upload them to….so I’ll keep you updated on that.

I have several new tutorials coming out shortly, so I’ll keep you updated on those as well. As soon as I’ve decided on the appropriate platform (I still have full access to YouTube, so may upload them there), I’ll post links 🙂

I’ve uploaded the video as Create and Craft are still misleading customers over the ScanNCut (Dean Wilson claimed on today’s weekender show the CM900 is still being updated when in fact the CM900 was discontinued by Brother in September 2020..if you want to check with Brother, I highly suggest you do that because as you know, I am passionate about making sure we all have the most accurate information..

I don’t like Create and Craft misleading customers, and getting my YouTube channel deleted just shows them in a very unpleasant light. This isn’t the only unpleasant thing they have done…they have attacked other people in the past – see this article..before anyone says it’s a coincidence…it isn’t….I’ve had to make crosswords for magazines in the past, and the software prevents any offensive or swear words from appearing in the article.

Fantastic offer on the ScanNCut SDX135!

Just gone on to the Makers Superstore website site to see what’s new..they have a new SDX135 offer and some new usbs added to the website. 🙂

If you’re thinking of getting a ScanNCut or upgrading, read this first 🙂 My honest advice if you are thinking of upgrading is to get the SDX135 over the SDX900 because of the screen size. Look at the photo I’ve added to see the difference the 5″ screen makes. And plus I know for sure the SDX135 has the new, improved mat feed roller system 🙂

They have a brilliant offer on the SDX135 at the moment, – I already have the SDX135 and it’s a fabulous machine. I’m going to treat myself to a USB or two though 🙂

You’ll be able to put the self adhesive vinyl in the bundle to good use by putting it on the mugs – the t shirts will be good for getting some HTV and putting it on. Plus you get a couple of USBS in with the bundle.

I just cut and pasted the offer from the Makers Superstore site:


Brother ScanNCut SDX 135 Pro Machine4 x Sublimation T-Shirts – Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
4 x Sublimation Mugs 11oz
1 x First Edition 52 Sheet Vinyl Pack – Gloss or Matt
2 x First Edition Digital Dies USB (Assorted Designs)
1 x SDX 135 Business Guide

I have the SDX135 – it’s a brilliant machine, it will cut, draw, foil, pierce, draw calligraphy, emboss just the same as all the other SDX machines…it just has less patterns, scans a 12″x12″ area only, and doesn’t have the .pes capababilty…but it does have more a couple more fonts than the SDX900.

And also crucially it has that large 5″ screen – I honestly think if you buy a ScanNcut like the SDX900 with the teeny tiny screen you will regret it – even if you use Canvas Workspace, you will still strain your eyes on the tiny screen of the SDX900….I am adding a photo of the huge difference in screen size between the SDX900 and the SDX135 ..

For comparison the SDX135 screen is 5″, the CM300/600/700/800 screens were 3.75″ and the SDX900 is teeny tiny at 3.47″..all my information on screen sizes came direct from Brother here –


Digital background papers

If you like printing background papers or rice papers, then I have some money saving tips for you 🙂

For any textured backgrounds, check out the websites and – you will be able to use and alter these backgrounds in the free program My Craft Studio as well! 🙂

Pixabay and Freepik have a huge range of texture backgrounds (as well as anything else you can think of!) – bricks, hessian, marble, glitter, wood, floorboards, metals, everything AND SO MUCH MORE! 🙂 – and you can get what you need FREE!

Some of the patterns on Freepik are available to purchase, but I’ve saved hundreds by downloading the free backgrounds instead of buying usbs with stock artwork on.

Here’s a marble example:

For paper to print on:
Lots of us use Ice matte photo paper – available single or double sided, in a range of gsm’s to suit your projects –

For RICE PAPER – I use Artway Chinese Sumi paper – 48 sheets in a pad – £8.99 on Amazon

Enjoy! 🙂

Ink Lily Alcohol pens markers generic Chinese markers

Re: my last post on the Hethrone 80 set of markers from Amazon…update!

OMG – the pack of 80 generic Chinese alcohol markers that I bought for £19 appear to be the *same* as Ink Lily Pens (priced at £349 for 180 pens on Create and Craft or

They have the same numbers and names – the difference at the moment seems to be that the Amazon have bullet tipped nibs, while the Ink Lily markers have brush tips. I do have already have quite a bit of information to share on the Ink Lily markers, so keep an eye out for upcoming blog posts….

Create and Craft give you some stamps, and classes – but OMG what a MASSIVE price difference!


**I’m going to be buying the rest of the sets on Amazon you can bet!

I’m going to add links to the individual colour refills so you can see I am correct – the barrels are different shapes – I do have a friend who has Ink Lily pens, so if anyone does doubt they are one and the same cheap pens that are on Amazon, I would be happy to do a video/photo comparison!

Compare these colours from my generic Hethrone set from Amazon to the Ink Lily refill numbers and names (links below slideshow)

*Ink Lily refills have the same name and numbers as the generic Chinese markers!*

Free ScanNCut Facebook live with a giveaway for everyone!

Hi all,

As you know, I love to help other people with their ScanNCut machine, so I’m planning on a FREE class on Facebook on Sunday 21st March at 2pm – covering ALL models of ScanNCut – so I’ll have all my machines out and ready – and I’ll also answer any questions you have about the SDX series models – I’ll also be doing a giveaway worth £15 to EVERY person who joins in for the session!

I’ll post more details nearer the time, but hope you can join me there and please private message me with any questions!

Can’t wait to see you there!


Create and Craft CM300 untruths

On Create and Craft this morning (7am show, Saturday 8th February 2020) there were some outright untruths told about the functionality of the CM300 which I would like to put right – I really don’t like to see people mislead in this way, so I will be reporting it to the ASA – I’m passionate about consumers being given the correct information so that they can make an informed choice on their purchases.

Presenter Andy Love, demonstrator Jo Foster.

Jo Foster claimed that the machine does everything the rest of the ScanNCut range does “everything works on the 300 just like on all the other machines”

This is 100% UNTRUE and I don’t want anyone to be spending £250 which is a sizeable chunk of money, only to find that some kits do not work on it. I genuinely care about my fellow users!

The CM300 cannot use either the paper piercing kit, the calligraphy kit, or the roll feeder – these are all DX ONLY.

Create and Craft will try to tell you that they didn’t mention this, as they don’t sell the kits. Jo Foster will come out with her catchphrase “I’m a technophobe” statement. However, I can assure you 100% that they DO know about these kits that are on the market – you can check this fact for yourself with Geoff Taylor, manager for ScanNCut UK – his e-mail address is Also, drop an e-mail to Brother ScanNCut Europe – their e-mail address is

As the sole retailer of the CM series and of the SDX1200, Create and Craft are fully aware of this, having worked very closely with Brother over the last five or six years.

Also, when the machines are normally sold on air, they are priced at £199 – meaning the sold called two free mats are not really free, seeing as the machine was priced at £250 on this show.

Important update: warranties on machines purchased outside the UK


I’ve had an e-mail from a user who logged a complaint with the ASA regarding Dean Wilson’s incorrect statements on warranties for ScanNCut machines bought outside the UK.

Please read the ASA’s reply below, and the original complaint which I have pasted under that.

This is the section of the show that lead to the complaint:

—– Original Message —–From: Adam ElmahdiTo:Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 12:23 PMSubject: ASA Enquiry Ref: A19-567341

Dear Mr ***************

Thank you for contacting the ASA with your complaints about Create And Craft.

We have assessed the issues you raised, and agree that the statements made regarding the warranties were misleading. We have taken steps to address this.

We have explained your concerns to the advertiser and provided guidance to them on the areas that require attention, together with advice on how to ensure that their advertising complies with the Codes in future.

Thank you once again for taking the time to raise your concerns with us. Comments such as yours help us to understand the issues that matter to consumers and we will keep a record of your complaint on file for use in future monitoring. If you would like more information about our complaint handling principles, please visit our website at

Kind regards,
Adam Elmahdi

Complaints Executive
Direct line 020 7492 2165
Advertising Standards AuthorityMid City Place, 71 High HolbornLondon WC1V 6QTTelephone 020 7492 2222


———- Forwarded message ———Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 at 12:42

Subject: Re: Brother ScanNCut WarrTo:


I just sent a complaint to the ASA about the Create and Craft broadcast last week where Dean Wilson told porkies about the SDX1200, the warranty, and the support from Brother UK.

Create and Craft, “Brother ScanNCut Birthday Special”, Monday 8 April 2019, 11:00 to 12:00, Dean Wilson (Presenter) and Melanie Heaton (Demonstrator), Segment From: 09:15 to 10:07

Dean Wilson (referring to the Brother ScanNCut SDX1200):
“We’re back in stock Ladies and Gentleman, now this has sold out hasn’t it. Do you know how long it takes to get this deal put back together again, and Brother, we are exclusive, you can [????] and listen. If you are thinking of going online, and I would, if you are going to buy anything in this day and age, you get your app, you go online, you check the prices, you do your research, you read the reviews and you go right I’ll buy it. Here’s the thing, we’re the only people selling it, we’re the only place you can get it, cause we’re the number one in the world, and if you want a warranty, and a decent warranty, and you want a legitimate warranty, from Brother and Brother Support, you need to buy it from us. Cause I’m telling you now, if you don’t, you’re not going to get a warranty, and any warranty they’re telling you they’re giving you, I’ll tell you now, tell them to talk to me, cause you won’t get it, cause Brother won’t give it to them. So this is the only place, and that’s why we’ve kept the price down as low as we possible can, people are buying two”

Segment From: 44:55 to 45:15
Dean Wilson:
“But do you know what, buy what you can afford, that’s the main thing. Hopefully we’ve made it affordable, we are the number one, this is a [????] get it, you can’t get it anywhere else, and if you do find it somewhere else, you won’t have the warranty. Trust me, I’ve done the research, talking to the team this morning, we have a one-to-one relationship with Brother [UK], which means you are going to get a top end service”
Complaint:The broadcast is misleading in that it claims that Create and Craft are the only people selling the Brother ScanNCut SDX1200, and that if you buy the SDX1200 from elsewhere, the warranty won’t be valid.
An un-substantiated claim is that due to the ‘one-to-one relationship with Brother UK’, if the ScanNCut SDX1200 is bought from Create and Craft, the support from Brother UK, is a ‘top end service’, that you won’t get if bought elsewhere.
Buying any Brother product from any authorised Brother vendor, and you WILL get a valid legitimate warranty.

Some of the questions about the Brother ScanNCut warranty from Brother EU
Who is issuing this warranty?This warranty is issued byBrother Sewing Machines Europe GmbHIm Rosengarten 1161118 Bad VilbelE-Mail: to in this document as “Brother”).

To whom does Brother issue this warranty?Brother issues this warranty to you if you have purchased the product new from an authorised Brother vendor as the first purchaser and end-user of the product.

How long is this warranty valid?This warranty shall be valid for 2 years from the date of purchase.If the machine is used for commercial purposes, this warranty shall be valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Where does this warranty apply?This warranty applies in the European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

What you should do if you think that an event covered by the warranty has occurred?Inform the authorised Brother vendor from whom you purchased your machine of your concerns within the warranty period, and forward or send your machine at your own expense to the vendor along with the original invoice or receipt showing the date of purchase, product description and vendor name. If you cannot contact your authorised Brother vendor, contact Brother within the warranty period. Brother will then inform you where to send your machine and the original invoice or receipt.