Thanks Aquabunny - maybe the Happycut isn't such a good idea - I'm so confused. I've read soooooo many reviews and can't decide which machine to get anymore. I thought the Happycut was a good idea since it will take A4 size sheets and is a pretty good price - in the UK anyway. I just want a good basic machine that will allow me to cut and emboss - not necessarily A4 size - and one in which I can use most makes of die. What do you use? Various people have suggested cuttlebug, grand calibre, Big shot and lately others are saying go electronic with cricut or sizzix....agh - help!