I'm going to throw a spanner in the works for you and recommend a Cuttlebug, made by Provocraft. I have had mine for 4 years and I absolutely love it. It takes dies from most systems (only the enormous ones don't fit) and the embossing folders are to die for.
I can honestly say I use mine on practically every project, and it is small enough to be transported easily to crops. I'm in the UK too.
Good luck with your choice!