Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Colours and how them

Over in my beady box I have posted some information on colour and how to use if effectively in making jewellery. This info also applies to papercraft - how often have I looked at colours and papers and wondered which is the best to use! If you make a mistake in cardmaking - it's often the bin, but with beading the mistake is easy to put right with rethreading and of course your time! The information includes this chart of this season's colours
I hope you will find this useful and if you want to see the complete post you can use the link on my sidebar to get to the beady box.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A new A4 cutting machine

This is news that I picked up on DC and of course the info on "Next Generation of A4 Die Cutting Systems" interested me - Apparently it will be on display at the STITCHES TRADE SHOW IN FEBRUARY - Coming to the UK late April, it will be available to all UK retailers through Once Upon a Stamp. Now this is the supplier who first brought us news of the incredible A4 Joy!!!!! Who having sold many, when they broke, told buyers to contact the manufacturer and only with pressure helped sort out the problems! I just hope they have got it right this time!! Also coming this autumn ....a new 12 x 12 system featuring the same technology as above and 12x12 nested dies !! If anyone can add information and has experience of this new machine - I sure my readers would like to hear your views.