Friday, 27 November 2009

No photos and fun sorry :(

I apologise in advance for lack of craftiness- thought I'd be all crafty again by now but what with the hospital appointment yesterday and the stupid cold I seem to have ... *again* ... grrr, maybe at the weekend :( ....

Anyway I'd appreciate comments on 2 things...

A) Am I death to silicone glue?!?

Wasn't impressed at the price of said glue but had to buy some anyway... used it a few weeks ago, put top securely back on.... opened it yesterday and it seems to be all dried up for the most part! It isn't as if it was cheap either it's the create and craft one... *growl* .... does anyone else get this? I put the original top on it as it has no holes... not sure what happened but I'm well peeved .. grrr...

B) Bind it all woes

Ok does anyone have a bind it all? Due to the fact that I'm unable to go to the Depeche Mode concert in December (WAH been looking forward to it all year!!!) ... have sold ticket to hubby's friend so I'm on the lookout for something I can use craft wise (when my health gets better maybe more than once a month! lol) ... have been drooling over bind-it-alls after having problems making my nan's word book for October and I have noticed a store selling the pink one for 50 pounds has 10 percent off til Monday...... so....

1) If I got one, is there any cheaper way of getting the binding things/ covers or do you have to buy the bind it all ones? Can you use card instead?

2) What exactly are the advantages of the pink one? Do you think I should go for the cheaper blue one since I'm not exactly a business and can take my time binding and don't have to have one that cuts through thicker stuff.. there is a buy it now one on Ebay for £25 I think for the blue one so I could afford with the money to get lots of little extras for it....or?...

3) Is there another machine that does what the Bind It All does?.. and cheaper? ;)

I think I asked all I had to ask but I'm really yuck today so best go off and rest again... but I had to ask.. please ask other people you know that are on my friends list if you 'see' them too... I don't get about the internet much recently so I haven't been saying 'updated blog' which is I think what gets me visits..... lol


Hope to show you some cards soon

G xxxxxxx

EDIT: Ok I was overtaken by the panic when I saw they only had one left on the site so I bought it so Sis and Mum have bought me a bind it all for Christmas :) ... do they do that to make you buy I wonder? .. LOL I can see them with a warehouse full of them saying mwah ha haaaaa I made you buy one in a panic and we have loads!!!!!!!


  1. Hi Gail ,
    Melissa has one i have a little book she made me with it they are so pretty . As for blue or pink well the only difference as far as i know is the colour lol. I could be wrong though as i don't have one . Lots of people love them but you need to ask yourself how much you'd actually use it .

  2. Thanks CG....I think the pink one can cope with a lot thicker stuff but the blue one is adequate I guess? ... hmm maybe I'm better off buying some nesties...I'd defo use those and it's nice to have Xmas prezzies you'll use a lot :)

  3. Hiya Gail,

    I got one at Ally Pally and you can use absolutely anything you want for the covers - doesn't have to be the BIA covers. I know some of the UKS girls buy childrens board books in the charity shops, take them apart and use those ;)

    I know that sells the wires singly instead of in packs. I haven't played with mine yet as have been playing catch up so we can learn together. If you go on to and sign up there is a link here for some very knowledgable BIA laydeez - think you have to sign in to be able to see the chat forum though.

    I think the main difference with the pink one is that it can cut through thicker stuff like cd's and reading the back of my box there is now a paper guide bar, plate and locking system... whatever they are.


  4. Doh! Keep forgetting to add links! BIA group on UKScrappers -

  5. Thanks for I think or comments crossed there :)

  6. Hi Myz Sorry O don't know anything about bind it all or silicone glue for that matter - usually if it says silicone glue I use glue dots! which I think are similar & they haven't dried out. Hope you feel much better soon x

  7. I use silicone glue for decoupage and usually quite thick too... first of all I considered the one from create and craft that comes with a little syringe.. as that would be 2 potential things to dry out so hopefully one wouldn't ;) ... but it's sooo expensive... maybe I should leave the idea of bind it all and buy the syringe glue... bit boring though for A Lovely Present lol...