Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Grand Calibur Is Back!!

Hi everyone!  I feel like I should run around shouting, the Grand Calibur is back, the Grand Calibur is back!  It has taken a couple of months to get it back in stock since the sell out launch on Create and Craft in December, but it is finally here and it is the POTW starting tomorrow.  I was going to post my show times last week, but I thought that I would wait until closer to the date in case there were changes.  Guess what, there were changes!  I received the final dates for the upcoming POTW shows yesterday.  So here goes: Friday the 4th at 12 noon and a two hour show at 3pm, Saturday the 5th at 8am and 1pm, Sunday the 6th at 4pm, Tuesday the 8th at 12 noon and Wednesday the 9th at 8am.  There will be repeats shown throughout the days, but you will have to check the schedule on their website for those times.  On the POTW show, we will also be featuring the Grand Nesties and their coordinating smaller sizes as well as the Ideal World Exclusive dies. 
   This is one of my demo cards for the upcoming show just to give you a sneak peek.  I am very excited about a new product that will be on this week too.  I have used it on the sample shown above (as well as loads of other samples) and this may possibly be my new favourite addition to my cardmaking.  It is Vintage Ribbon (also called American seam binding) and I have used my distress ink to give it a shabby chic look for this card.  It is amazing stuff and you will really love it if you ever have had a hard time tying bows as it is supposed to be crunched and wrinkled and floppy so you end up with that fun vintage, shabby chic look that is so popular now.  I personally sourced this product because I just love the look of it on cards so I hope you like it as much as I do!  What do you think?  All for now, Sue x

40 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Simply fabulous, love the colours too, good luck with the POW, hugs:0) xxx

PaulineC said...

Looking forward to the shows. Love the floppy ribbon.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Just noticed the ribbon on C/c website and was wondering ?
So now I can order.. it looks good on your Tatty Button cards ( I think thats the one you used) anyway, Good luck on the POTW .
Love Margaret

iluvmybugs said...

Very pretty card Sue...love shabby wrinkled ribbon!!!

Karen65 said...

Hi Sue..........got my GC in December....May I ask you to demonstrate how to do the embossing folders with it as I know the Creative Expression folders are bigger than the others.........Many Thanks Karen xx

veronica said...

lovely card, and now I know why the seam binding didn't look like I thought it should!

Papercraft By Carole said...

Loving the look of the ribbon!! Looking forward to the shows!! Cxx

Maryann said...

ehis card is just gorgeous, and exactly my favoritcolors too. It´s soooo beautiful and elegant and can just be used for any occations. I just loves everything about this nd would be really honored to recieve anything like this, that´s for sure. Stunning artwork, so simple is that..
Have a wonderful day out there everyone.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and I love your seam binding ribbon. I'm still in two minds about the GC, but I'm wavering lol x

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

lovely blue card, i like it!

Loraine said...

I do like the look of this seam binding, must get some I think. Looking forward to all your demos Sue, You always manage to teach me something new, and I actually remember it!

Lovely card.

Loraine x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgoues love that ribbon,and such beautiful colurs too hugs cherylx

iReneM said...

I love this card - fab design and lovely colours.
Oh, how I'd love a GC - one can dream eh!
I found a local supplier of the gorgeous seam binding ribbon in N/pton. I LOVE it and my aim is to get every colour she stocks!!
x

LellyJelly said...

WANT that American seam binding, recently saw the distress inks on crepe paper - gives a similar grungy effect. Really like this card Sue, but yet again I'm at work when you're live. Work really DOES get in the way of a good time!!!!

KimberleyG said...

Lovely cards as usual! I'll miss looking at them while I'm away.

I see you are nearly ready to make another candy draw. I will be going into the hospital tomorrow, so I don't know if I'll be out before you draw. I guess we'll see what happens.

Rufus said...

Very pretty! I keep thinking of getting the Grand Calibur, would be nice to be able to do a bunch at once! Still thinking about it.
R/

The Taming of the Glue said...

Gorgeous sample...love the look of that ribbon. Good luck with the shows.

Pamela said...

Great card, looking forward to the shows.

Pam x

Vee said...

I was admiring the card before I read your post and I immediately thought how did Sue do the ribbon it is so lovely so I will be looking for that!! Amazing card as always so glad you will be on for a few shows.
All the best,
Vee

Terry said...

Hiya Sue, I really love your card, nice colors and the sentiment is just perfect
I was trying to become a follower but I cannot seem to find the button to become a follower.....can you tell me where I can find it? cause I only can see your fabulous cards, but nothing in the sidebar. Hugs Terry xxx

Debbi said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! And I love that ribbon. Gorgeous!
*smiles*
debbi

bonjen3 said...

gorgeous samples as usual! pity Im skint at the moment

Kate Street said...

Sue you have gone and done it again!!!
Kate :-)

Sue said...

Beautiful card. Just watched the lunch show, fab cards both of them. Loved the tape background. Thank You for showing the NA stamp set samples. Looking forward to the next show now.
Sue

Fiona said...

Love the card - caught a bit of the show today but some inconsiderate person from work called me at the wrong moment so missed the first bit! Was mega disappointed

loobi.crafts said...

Lovely colours, can't wait for the seem binding to arrive.
Love Lynne & Lisa x

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue beautiful card. Hugs x ChrisB

Bea said...

great to see you back on C&C again with your fab tips

Lisa aka Myran said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous! I love all the different shapes you've used. It's perfect :)

Lorraine said...

Hi Sue loving the shows got so many fab ideas so thankyou,I love the elegance of this card its gorgeous with the soft colours love it xx

Amanda said...

Ohh love the ribbon, looks like yet not another must have. Love this look!

Amanda

Valan said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. Managed to catch your show on C&C, good luck for the rest of the week. Look forward the seeing the up-coming show.

Valan xx

Diane said...

I've just noticed - there's now 1400 of us followers now - candy time! :-)

Sue said...

Sue, just a quick question. Can you buy the ribbon in the large shop at the end of the mall in Milton Keynes?? As it has sold out now on C&C and I'll be going in next week.
Love all the shows with all the demo's, had to laugh at Leonie head butting you. She was so keen to see what was about to come out from under the plate, she reminded me of what I'd be like if I were standing next to you too.
Good luck for the rest of the week.

Sue

Sussie said...

This is very beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

What a great card! I love the embossing and the monochromatic colours. Great look with the banner tucked under the frame and tied down with the buttons and bows.
Thank you for sharing! :)

furrypig said...

Hi Sue thanks so much for posting all the dates of the shows, I have been lucky enough to see a couple of them and have just set the sky plus for the rest! The ribbon demo was brilliant and it looks great on the cards xxx

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Sarpreet said...

absolutely stunning, i have been enjoying all the shows.

scrapper said...

Loved this week's shows and the cards you made Sue. Didn't get a card even though my e-mail was read out - maybe next time!
Loved the vintage ribbon because of its versatility