As usual I am annoyingly full of beans .. .. .. fresh as a daisy .. .. .. and hyper-active.
But the same cannot be said for my faithful old Cuttlebug machine.
This poor chappie has been a very good and loyal friend but is now well and truly past his best and ready for a rest. Have you ever seen such a sorry sight?
But it owes me no favours at all.
I purchased it in November 2007 and it has been used nearly every day ever since .. .. sometimes for hours and hours on end!!!
Just look at him all held together with duct tape to stop the ends plinging off and to hold a huge crack together that seemed to appear from no-where. Originally Mr Heart put duct tape into the opening too .. .. .. .. but of course the plates slowly rubbed the tape away to leave a horrible sticky mess behind (you can't get the staff these days can you LOL!!).
So the time has come for a new model (Cuttlebug not hubby) and this has arrived on the craft desk today.
A brand new sparkly clean one. I feel super posh now.
It doesn't seem as solid and robust as my old one but I have to admit it is very, very quiet and smooth running in comparison.
Of course I shall still keep the old one .. .. just in case .. .. but I did feel very cruel taking the new one out of the box and putting the old one in its place to store in the roof.
So it is time to put the new one through its paces for the first time .. .. lots of cutting to do for a wedding job.
Enjoy the rest of your day.