Sunday, 28 August 2011

Spellbinders POTW Samples























Thank you, thank you, thank you is all that I can say for the wonderful support for the Spellbinders POTW launch this week.  The response has been amazing, overwhelming and wonderful!  Although, I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to be back for it as it was a bit touch and go with my folks for awhile, they are on the mend and being looked after. I am planning another trip back end of September, though, just to check on them and make sure they are doing well.  I am going to be  posting my sample cards from the shows over the next few weeks, but this one is still my favourite so its getting to go first.  All my samples came back from Florida in my checked suitcase and I wasn't certain this one was going to make it in one piece, but it came through without a scratch on it (more than I can say for my tolietries as my toothpaste exploded!). 
If you were not able to catch the launch show on Friday, this was my first demo.  I simply cut two lace doily motifs and folded them from corner to corner and then side to side.  I cut a slit from the side to the centre then folded it accordian style (concertina folded) which gave me half of the centre piece.  I did the same thing to the other doily and then glued the two pieces together to create the centre focal element.  I added the smaller doily accent on top in a diamond orientation and topped it with my sentiment stamped in the middle of the labels 22 die shape.  The two borders are made of two strips of the ironworks border turned towards each other and offset, giving the look of a strip on either side of the focal element.  I completed the card with the teal and moss green vintage ribbon at the top, finished with a decorative black button.  I know this isn't the kind of card you would post, but if you have an occassion to hand a card to someone, this is a real stunner and very easy to make (it only looks difficult). I think it is the olive green, teal and black combo that I am so drawn to with this card, but who knows.  What do you think?
A couple more things before I sign off, though.  I know that we have not only hit the 1700 target, but gone over by quite a bit.  I will do the drawing for the blog candy as soon as the shows are over and I can get in to work.  This could be as soon as Wednesday or as late as Monday.  Please be patient as it shouldn't be much longer, but check back within the next week to see the winners.
Finally, I would like to say thank you for all the incredibly lovely emails and texts I have had about my  DVD.  I was very nervous about it being released, excited, but nervous too.  I have had some wonderful feedback about it and that is just so very special for me.  The crafting community is such a warm and caring group of peopleand I know that I am truly blessed to be able to work among them.  Again, thanks so much.
All for now, Sue x

58 comments:

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue, thanks for making your DVD , I think its brilliant and so informative. You show your techniques off so clearly. It is worth every penny. I love your card , it is beautiful and I love the colours you have chosen. I managed to watch a bit of your shows but not all. I just wished I could have purchased some dies again this time. They were all great. Thanks again for all your inspiration. Take care Hugs x ChrisB

Margaret said...

Hi Sue just joined your blog after watching you on C&C. What an inspiration you are. Bought a few dies and of course your DVD which I can't wait to come. The card is beautiful as are all you cards. Looking forward to following your blog. Take care Margaret x

Bernie said...

Wow this is absolutely STUNNING! Amazing colors and Spellbinder work.
Blessings Bernie

Fiona said...

I was able to see the sample on the show and it looked even better than your picture here. Really stunning. Looking forward to getting hold of the DVD. Hope you find your folks well when you go back, and hope they've missed the storms. xx

Lorraine said...

hi Sue the shows were awesome loved them all i did not miss one demo lol fab products and thanks for so many great tips of looking outside the obvious when using our dies this card is stunning xx

PaulineC said...

The shows and your cards have been really superb. This is also one of my favourites plus the white one with all the different types of flowers, although all you samples were wonderful. Looking forward to your posting more pictures and to my DVD arriving.
Hope your folks continue to improve. Hugs Pauline xxx

Rufus said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love everything about it, esp the ironworks borders.
R/

Papercraft By Carole said...

A great POW - and the samples, as ever, are stunning. Thank you. Cxx

Clai01 said...

Sue, I think the shows were fantastic and a must watch for crafters, you provide so much in the way of ideas and inspiration. I can't wait to watch your DVD. I would also like to give a special mention to Jo also as her cards too are simply just ...gorgeous!
I think i want everything creative expressions makes.. LOL

marg said...

Hello Sue
The colours on this card remind me of a Peacock absolutely lovely !
I am really enjoying the POTW shows the demo's are outstanding.
I hope your Mom is getting better too! Such a worry for you.
Love Marg

Buttons said...

So who said they weren't sure they could fill a DVD? Superb job there Sue! Just what we all needed. Surely I am not the only one to have noted the suggestion for a Spellbinders demo DVD next? - although with everything you have going on at the moment that could be something to look forward to for a while.
Your accordian folding on this card was genius and definitely my favourite of your samples. It's got me thinking about other ways of using the same technique on different shapes.
Hope your folks are back to full health soon; it must be such a worry.
Take care, hugs Buttons x

PaulaB said...

Hi Sue, Wow what a wonderful launch show, congratulations. Glad to hear that your mum and dad are doing better. I can't believe you found the time to post this, thank you, it was my favourite demo. Would love you to do a spellbinders DVD next. Congratulations again.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Have loved your shows this weekend. Your cards are amazing and thanks for showing so many ways to use my much loved spellbinders.
Will look forward to my new ones being delivered.
Keep up the good work
Love
Leonie

Kate's Cards said...

Great card Sue! Roll on payday so I can buy the DVD!!!!
Kate

Rachelsmum said...

Love the shows Sue and all your samples are stunning as usual. I think that the designs you come up with are always so beautiful and elegant. You certainly have an eye for coordinating designs and colours. I love what you do with ribbons too and your demos are so inspirational, well done and keep them coming xxxsue

Karen said...

How amazing does this card look - love the shapes of the spellbinders and the colours are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!!

Eemeli said...

Oh my goodness how awesome this is! I can't help myself for falling in love with those spellbinders ^^ Great colors you have used and the overall just rocks!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

KimberleyG said...

Best wishes with your folks.
That's made out of a doily? It's amazing what you can do with a bit of creativity.

Jan said...

Fantastic Sue, I couldn't resist again and can't wait for them to arrive! Thank you for your wonderful shows and I love your DVD xx Jan

Jayscrafts said...

Many congrats on yet another successful POTW. Fabulous samples and demos as always. Lots of love, Julia xxx

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

The card is stunning.The colours are so rich and gorgeous, just love it. I can only agree with the above posts regarding your DVD, its brilliant. I may even be able to make a half decent flower myself now.

Julie x

Mad Mary said...
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Mad Mary said...

Loved all your cards Sue, i had to record all your shows so that i wouldn't miss a thing. I love your ribbon pleating, loved it when i seen it last time with the red and green ribbons too....I ordered your dvd last week when i seen it on the Joanna Sheen website, had to wait a few days as it was out of stock!! Not watched it yet but i will be watching it very soon. You are one very talented lady.

Take care

Mary xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A absolutely stunning card as always. I love the lace doily motifs dies, they are just gorgeous. I really love the colours you've used for this card as well, they just go so well together. :)

I have been watching the P.O.W Shows as much as I've been able to, you've given me so much inspiration again. Thank You! :) X X

Liz said...

loved the shows and am eagerly awaiting the delivery of my order which includes your DVD looking forward watching it.

Jackie Rushfirth said...

I too love all your cards Sue, how lovely they are. I have ordered the POTW - Decorative Circles & Ironwork Accents and Motifs as well as your DVD, I'm soooo glad you did the DVD. I can't wait for them to arrive.

Thanks Sue, keep up the great work you do.

Jackie xx

Barbara Phillips said...

Loved the show with Loen Love, she was so amazed at your cards and couldnt believe how beautiful they were especially the white one with various flowers. Your cards should win awards as they are little works of art.

all750n said...

Yet again you have given us some amazing samples and I just dont know where you get your ideas from! My lock was on my purse but I went and spent AGAIN!!! But what amazing cards I'll make.

Janet said...

Thanks Sue - and Joe - for the wonderful POTW shows. Am so pleased you have done a DVD, can't wait for mine to arrive. As ever Spellbinders have done it again - brought us iresistable goods - we HAVE to have them!!!!
Thanks again for your hard work and inspiration.

Debs said...

Wonderful cards on the show waiting to get your DVD it's out of stock at the moment. Thank you for all your hard work, glad your folks are on the mend. Hugs Bee

gill said...

Wonderful POTW have ordered the poinsettias and ironworks plus your DVD. Please, please make a spellbinders DVD as suggested on the shows.It would be fab and I sure very popular.I think you should get card designer of the year and I will vote for you next time.
Gill

eileen.fj said...

Loved the demos and the cards on the shows.
You and your cards are by far the best on Create & Craft!
The DVD is great especially the ribbon techniques.
Thanks for all the hard work that you must have put in-you are one very talented lady.
Eileen x

LellyJelly said...

FAB shows Sue, was working Friday but caught most of the others, Jo's too.
Got an electrician here at 7.30am tomorrow, will NOT be happy when he turn electric off before the 9am show.
What a wide range of designs, something to appeal to everyone. I'm not surprised at the sell-outs at all! Love the colours on this card,x

scrapper said...

Loved the card samples and made me want to really experiment with my spellbinders. Loved this particular card. Looking forward to the DVD.
Glad your mum is doing better and though I was surprised to hear that you have never done a scrapbook page, I'm sure the arrival of Sam's lovely daughter might change yur mind. My granddaughter is the reason I started scrapbooking and I'm sure yours will inspire you too

Chloe's Nan said...

Wonderful shows Sue, managed to get one of the POW's before it sold out and your DVD. Can't wait to watch it and see all your wonderful inspiration. This card is fantastic, you are truly one talented crafting lady. Best wishes to your folks x

dutchess said...

thank you Sue for such amazing demos on the POTW shows...but even better the DVD which I am looking forward to getting so I can follow the Technics in real time....I will look forward to seeing the samples on your blog as I really do need inspiration !!!!!waiting for my parcel to arrive to get going thank you again you are a treasure! Margaret

Lily Lady said...

Thank you for all your fantastic demos. I have been following your C&C shows for a while now. Looking forward to getting the DVD. All that inspiration!!

Rita said...

Fabulous shows Sue, you worked so hard and it certainly paid off. Any chance to see the white on white card you did? I thouhjt it was beautiful. Hugs Rita xx

Christine Faulkner said...

Sue what a fantastic show I even had my email read out and my card that I made shown on air.Like I said in my email I had to have the whole lot and can't wait to start playing. You have given us all plenty of inspiration. Christine x

Christine said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations on your POTW and thrilled for you. Your demo's have been fantastic just a shame that everything sold out, however I am not surprised.
Your first demo with the above card was fabulous, I sat on my hands but wish know I had ordered that particular set of dies.
Looking forward to seeing more of the show samples on here.
You are an inspiration to us all.
Hope your folks soon start to improve and enjoy Friday with Leah. Don't forget to post photo's.
Hugs
Christine xx

Dawn said...

This card is simply gorgeous, I love the style and colour palette. I have recorded all your shows and am trying to find a few minutes here and there to catch up, I loved watching you demo this card. I'm sure your dvd is great, its on my wish list with the holly dies and baker's twine. Looking forward to seeing your other cards on here, its easier and clearer and you don't have to worry about the camera moving out before you get a proper look. Please keep bringing us more of your inspiration. I hope everything is ok with your family, take care Dawn x

Linda49 said...

Have really enjoyed your shows on C&C and loved your samples. But I tuned in at 5pm tonight to see 'the extra thing you cn do with the dies' and you were not on as everything had sold out !!! Maybe you could tell us in your blog.
Thanks.

Jenny, said...

wonderful that the dies were such a hit.... but sad at the same time as no more demos :( I love watching you make the most stunning works of art.
I've your DVD & love it.... it's going to be a really good ref point, just one thing are you planning to do more??? :)

Craftylell said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card....as ever! Can't wait till i get my mitts on the ironworks dies, they look fab.

CathyinMN said...

This card is stunning! So original. TFS!

smag53 said...

Another stunning card Sue.I print your images so I have a permanent reference when I need inspiration.Thank you.xx

Carole said...

Hi Sue, the card is beautiful...I watched or recorded all the shows on TV and can't wait for the Dies I ordered, which included the ironworks and your DVD to arrive!xx

Sandra said...

Hi Sue just to say i love your work,also i am now a follower of your blog
Sandra

sue said...

hi sue
gorgous card,as are all your cards,really enjoyed your shows & demos,will be getting your DVD.
sue xx

baconbits said...

Hi Sue,
Just wanted to say cant wait for the post man, my mum bought me the Mega POWT to cheer me up as was having a bad day. What a nice mum I have. Will let you know how I get on with it once it has all arrived. Also have your DVD which is FAB!!!!!!

When is number 2 coming out and spell binders exclusive tutorial DVD as this would add to collection!!!!

Ha Ha

Best wishes

Amanda xx

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I've loved all of the samples you've shown and have ordered the ironwork and holly sets. Can't wait for them to arrive so I can have a play.
Take care.
Love and Light
Suz

Phil D said...

Just love your cards and what you do - you are also so helpful and good about how you do things - look forward to seeing more of your work when you post it.
Phil from Dublin

Catherine said...

Wonderful card, Sue. I adore the Spellbinders range. but the new designs are particularly splendid. Your use of the ironworks border really frames the centrepiece. Thanks for showing it.

Amelodrama said...

All the cards were stunning but this was my favourite. Hoping your DVD will come soon so I can watch it during my week off!

Carole said...

Have had an email letting me know my spellbinders and your DVD are on their way! Can't wait!
Carole x

Carole said...

Sue, my new Dies, your DVD and some Creative Expressions stamps have just been delivered by our postie....I don't want to go to work today...I want to stay home and play!!!!

creativchen said...

Dear Sue,
I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

Wendy said...

Dear Sue
Great to find your blog after seeing you on C&C.
I have ordered the Ironworks Dies from America as they work out quite a bit cheeper! Looking forward to creating using your card as insperation.
Keep up the good work.
Regards
Wendy