Hi Anne and welcome! I'm in the UK too, and there are LOADS of scrappers here. Pop over to the UK Scrappers site and see. I'm a member on both sites.
I have a Cuttlebug which is a manual die cutter. I also have a Silhouette which is an electronic cutter. I have to say I use the Cuttlebug on practically everything, and the Silhouette far less. I LOVE my Cuttlebug!