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:

£499

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 –

https://sewingcraft.brother.eu/en/products/machines/scanncut/scanncut-machines

SDX900

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 pixabay.com and freepik.com – 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: https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/realistic-liquid-marble-background-with-gold_13118034.htm#page=1&query=marble%20gold&position=4

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 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=ice+paper+matte+photo&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

For RICE PAPER – I use Artway Chinese Sumi paper – 48 sheets in a pad – £8.99 on Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZRRWYBT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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 Crafting.co.uk

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!

** CLICK ON EACH PHOTO TO SEE THE INK LILY REFILL COLOUR – THE NAMES AND NUMBERS ARE AN EXACT MATCH!

**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!*

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-black-120.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-azalea-purple-87.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-baby-blue-66.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-blue-grey-1-bg1.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-blue-grey-9-bg9.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-bronze-green-42.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-cherry-pink-5.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-cobalt-blue-71.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-chocolate-92.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-cool-grey-3-cg3.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-cosmos-7.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-cream-36.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-dark-green-51.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-deep-olive-green-43.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-green-grass-47.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-lavender-83.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-azalea-purple-87.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-peacock-green-61.html

https://www.crafting.co.uk/ink-lily-refill-salmon-pink-25.html

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!

🙂

Scan N Cut Educational Videos and tutorials

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If you’re new to the ScanNCut or want to learn more about using the machine, then whether you use a CM series or SDX series machine, you’re in luck!

There are so many FREE educational videos, resources and tutorials out there, on EVERY aspect on using the ScanNCut – over the last six years, many talented ScanNCut users have put free tutorials out there – to save you having to trawl through Youtube or google, I’ve put a list together of the most helpful resources and Youtube channels – remember – the ones I mention are just a *few* of the hundreds of resources out there – everything you need to know about the ScanNCut is out there! 🙂

First of all – READ THE MANUAL! 🙂 In your box, you will have a quick start guide which will get you started – but did you know an indepth manual for your machine and ALL the kits 🙂 can be found on the Brother Solutions Centre website?

Go to the website below: choose your country – product search – cutting machines – select your ScanNCut model – manuals – select “operation manual”

https://support.brother.com/g/b/index.aspx?noautojudge=true


I highly recommend printing the manual off and keeping it in a folder next to your machine for easy reference. I also store all the manuals on a USB for backup.


I have my own YouTube channel – Independent ScanNcutter –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXXWfTUsfRcMXImk17cQxxQ

And I do regular Facebook lives for Makers Superstore – previous Facebook live videos can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Makers-Superstore-104804484280818/videos/

FACEBOOK:

There is a LOT of help from other users on Facebook – here are some recommended groups that have free educational content for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreateWithSue/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SNCwJennifer/

To find the educational content for these groups, first of all join the group, then head over to the “units” section.

Also there are dozens of other ScanNCut user groups out there with literally tens of thousands of fellow users who will happily help you and give you some advice 🙂

YOUTUBE

Brother Crafts have over six years of educational videos on their channel, covering dozens and dozens of techniques, tips and tips:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BrotherCrafter/

For beginners, I HIGHLY recommend Julie Fei Fan Balzers videos – they are extremely clear and easy to follow:

https://www.youtube.com/user/milkcannyc

For all aspects of using Canvas Workspace – see the following excellent channels:

Every Canvas Workspace project has a free video showing you how to cut and put the projects together:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGh4jSF_Og6AKNcLD4gpK_Q

Brother’s official Canvas Workspace channel (suitable for beginners) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPeOOvP1z5VGaPzb6_hQvKQ

Gentleman Crafter also has superb, very easy to follow videos on how to use both the machine and Canvas Workspace:
https://www.youtube.com/user/GentlemanCrafterUK/playlists

Applelover53 has dozens of excellent videos on all aspects of using Canvas Workspace to edit, and to create your own projects – videos are suitable from beginners upwards:
https://www.youtube.com/user/applelover53

Beverleigh’s Crafty Chaos HQ channel also has lots of Canvas Workspace tutorials where she teaches you how to create projects from scratch:

https://www.youtube.com/user/beverleigh1965

Papered Chef – again, lots of excellent videos, particularly helpful for cutting stamped images and for fussy cutting patterned papers.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjhFhblp_H3I-kaMfP_116A/playlists

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 Geoff.Taylor@brothersewing.eu. Also, drop an e-mail to Brother ScanNCut Europe – their e-mail address is info@scanncut.eu

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.