The machine is still working okay, no squeaks, the vicious backspin of the handle seems to have stopped and it turns smoothly! So far so good, but I'm being very cautious!
One of the things I've tried is using brass stencils and masks....
This mica mask is from Creative Expressions and called That Special Touch - Ivy background. I was very surprised to get such a good embossing/debossing effect on the JT, because I've never been completely happy with embossing this type of stencil in the Bug using the Spellbinders Impressionabilities, which I now find also embosses well in the JT. Great, this opens up more pattern options! Both sides of the pattern have been coloured with chalk, which is a medium I used a lot before I discovered DI's and happily will now be using them again.
From the JT leaflet (they describe it for embossing templates)
the sandwich recipe : A plate / Black Mat / Paper / Embossing template / B plate
Now for a bit of News, and puzzling at that!!!
The other day I received a message from PeeJay telling me of another A4 die cutting machine on the market called "Happycut" from Artemio (a French Company). And, she thought I might be interested in seeing it - to right PeeJay. AND, this is the surprising bit - it's WHITE and LOOKS exactly like the JOY TROUVAILLE (a Dutch Company) !??!?!? What is going on?
Now for some help please, I have received this message from Karuna, but I have no experiences of this problem - so can anyone add anything to help?
From Karuna an reader living in India
"Hey ikki, I see your expertise on the bug and i need some help please. Just today i tried to use the nesties in my buy and it went so lose. Yes i triple checked on the sandwich too! :( i have used it only 3 days ago and it was cutting well. I almost used 8 cardstocks to make it cut the nestie! What happened to the machine. even the bug dies go quite easily but still cut. Any help? "
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