Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Ally Pally Here I Come!!

Good evening all!  I had a great time today with the POTD shows I did. Thank you all for your support and lovely emails.  A big thanks to Jo Channon for handling the bulk of the shows this time too.  I have had my hands full getting two booths packed and ready to go for our Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Alexandra Palace in London.  If you are planning on attending, please stop by and say hello as I am demonstrating on the Rubbernecker stand just inside the door to your right.I would love to put faces with the names that I see visiting the blog!  As you all have been very good at leaving comments and we almost hit 100 (94 at last check), I have decided to give you this one and do the drawing early.  I was trying to put off posting for just a wee bit longer to see if we hit that magic goal, but the show must go on as they say.  I put all the numbers in a basket from 1 to 94, mixed them all up and I have drawn out NUMBER 27.  As I count down the comment list, I see that "Julia" is our first winner of the new comment game!  Please email me your details and I will post off your prize!  Don't forget the game is ongoing, leave a comment after every post to keep playing.
 A quick rundown on the card sample that I've posted.  I used our new A4 sized mask (autumn leaves) to emboss my background.  I then took the black soot distress ink direct to the paper and swiped over the top lightly to bring out the embossing.  I inked around the edges with it too, giving the whole background an interesting haunting look.  I used the new postage stamp nesties to cut the centre focal point and matted and layered them, as well as using the new postage stamp edgebilities to create a border.  I cut my flower out of several sheets out of an old dictionary that I purchased in the States, inked the edges with wild honey distress ink and mounted it in the corner with some black vintage ribbon.  I added some black swirl rhinestones  and I used our new gold PVA dimensional glue  (both of which are brand new and will be on the stand at Ally Pally!) around the edges to frame and finish the card.  I hope you like it!  Let me know what you think.  All for now, Sue x

72 comments:

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Love the black/brown combo and the big flower is so amazing.

Hugs, Uta

Lol said...

Stunning card, wish I could make it to Ally Pally but can't Boo Hoo!
Hugs Lol x

Soo said...

Loving the A4 masks - the fall leaves in particular.

Beautiful card.

mandylinc said...

Loved the shows this card is gggggreat you pull of some great colour combo,s am practicing with the fowler making .... Is more creative expressions and spellbinders coming our way soon ..... Oh I hope so .....

Аня said...

Great colors!

Rainbow Lady said...

This is a really gorgeous card Sue I love it. xx

Maryann said...

What an amazing card here, and I just sooooo love these colors together. It really looks amazing, soooooo gorgeous work Sue, as always. Just breathtaking. I would love to recieve such a card, and I´m sure anyone wotuld too.

Rbk said...

It's beautiful,hugs from Spain!

LellyJelly said...

Really like all the components on this card, also enjoyed the POTD shows. Am on a countdown to Ally Pally now.............x

Yvette said...

another lovely card Sue, I had to resist buying any of the POTD items as i need spending money for Ally Pally, but boy was it hard! My husband got fed up with all the heavy sighs i think :-)
I will definitely pop in and say hello on Saturday and take a closer look at the gold PVA glue it looks amazing.
See you there :-)

Anonymous said...

hi, i love your card, i'm just starting at paper craft. i need a lot of help after seeing your cards lol..hugs julie x
julielazenby@ymail.com

Lorraine said...

another beautiful card Sue i am loving the ribbon it looks fab and thankyou for the comment game too i think its such a great thing to do and of course i would like to congratulate Julie for being the first winner.
thanks for sharing your project hun xx

Janie said...

I bought lots during the last Spellbinder shows so have to sit on my hands all during today... I love those stamp shaped nesties... and I love what you have done with them in this card.

hugs Janie xxx

Clai01 said...

Have a great time at Ally Pally, let us know how it all went, i'm sure your stand will be very busy Sue. The card is beautiful!

Joanne K said...

Well what can I say, another gorgeous card. Have a great time at Ally Pally and look forward to all the gossip when you get back. Safe journey x

scrapper said...

Love the A4 masks and am hoping to pick some up on Saturday at AP.
Love this card both the construction and the colours - can't wait to have a go.
Unfortunatelyt forgot to record the show today but caught some of the last one - great samples as usual

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I watched all of the PoD shows and loved all of your and Jo's demos. The new edgeabilities are lovely and one of the things that persuaded me to finally splash out on the Grand Calibur. I am now eagerly awaiting its arrival. Too far for me to come to Alexandra Palace but I hope you have a great week-end.
Frances (haven't really got the hang of this blogging business yet!)

Liz said...

love the mask it was unfortunatey when i found it but will have a look and see if anybody has it at Ally Pally. I will definately stop by and say hello. Look forward to seeing you there.

Fiona said...

Love the background. Good luck at Ally Pally - won't be there unfortunately as will be taking my son to uni. Might have more crafting time when my washing and ironing pile is smaller after he's gone!

Sandy F said...

Have a great weekend at Ally Pally. To far for me to make it unfortunately. Loved all your shows today and Jo's and recorded them all and was lucky enough to win the all white card on your show with Dave. Looking forward to receiving it. All the samples and demos were beautiful.

Purple Crazy said...

A gorgeous card, I love the colours together, the shows today were excellent xx

Suzanne said...

Stunning shows - and out of this world samples - I can`t believe I have finally worked out how to post a comment after it keep getting thrown off in google - Can`t wait to see the Ally Pally show - i`m hoping to get nearer to you & your stand as you are always so busy - still it`s just great to admire your work however it comes

allyneed said...

love the card, especially the background technique. must buy the mask at ally pally

Jenny, said...

Hope you have a fun time at Ally Pally Sue, so wish I could make it.

CathyinMN said...

I'm a sucker for leaves. Love the card.

Rufus said...

I love that background! And the flower is really pretty too.
R/

inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful flower, love the layers trace x

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the mask and the flowers x

Kath said...

I love the mask, i also love the colour of the c&c grand calibur, looks like i'm going to have to put one on my xmas list, it'll match the colour in my living room lol. Kath x.

Eemeli said...

Oh my goodness, that background sure kicks some a*s on its way ^^ And your coloring on it is perfect. Great to have old dictionaries if the outcome is like your flower!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Rita said...

Hello Sue
Love the card, flower looks great & the new gold dimensional glue is a must get. Unfortunately I can't make it to Ally Pally but hope you have a good time there.
Regards! Rita

Fuchsia said...

Awesome card!
Have fun at AP

Sheila H. said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous shows as usual.Both you and Jo make the most beautiful cards.Love the new image.Good luck at AP.
Love Sheila H.

Christine said...

Hi Sue, all the shows were fabulous, well done to you and Jo. Your latest card is gorgeous, love the new A4 Masks. Have fun at AP.
Hugs
Christine xx

joydee1963 said...

Beautiful card,That flower is so pretty,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, loved the shows. Hugs x ChrisB

Rita said...

Beautiful Card Sue, Hope you enjoy Ally Pally, its a bit too far for me,but I wish you well. Hugs Rita xxx

sandra(misty) said...

Great card sue just love watching your demos

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, especially the flower.
The mask is a must have!

Eileen x

Gill said...

Well done to you and Jo the Spellbinder shows were magic. Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally.

Helen said...

I didn't think I'd like the postage stamp dies, but the way you've layered them us has really won me over. They are lovely! Hope the show goes well and wish I could go. Helen x

Sue said...

WOW what an outstanding card. Love the drama in it.
Afraid I won't be going to A Pally this time as I will be on my way to Orlando for 3 week's hoping to get some time to shop whilst there.
Have a good one.

Sue

Christine Faulkner said...

Another wow card sue. I managed to order the masks just in time before they sold out and I had ordered the postage stamp in the morning so now you have convinced me I made a good choice.I missed your demos my recorder didn't record I was not a happy bunny. Enjoy Ally Pally wish I could go. Take care. Christine x

Valerie said...

Fab card Sue it almost has a Halloween feel to it! Hope Ally Pally goes well I will be away unfortunately as I love the show :)
Val x

Barbara Phillips said...

Wish I could be at the show but way too far away. Looking forward to seeing the new Gold Glue, where can we buy it from online?

Hellma said...

Sue your card is stunning, i seen you demo the backing paper you have used and it looked fab. I purchased quite a few sets from the POTW show and promised my OH,s card i would not use it again but the same night POTD started my big shot gave up the ghost so what better excuse than to use the card ONE LAST TIME, LOL.

Kazbomps said...

What a lovely card. The flower looks great and I will be digging out some old books to try this myself. Enjoy the shows. Karen x

PaulineC said...

Gorgeous and very unusual card. Hope you enjoy Ally Pally.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Loved the shows and the cards were outstanding (as usual). Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally.
Sue

gill said...

Loved the shows, ordered the masks so waiting to play.Hope the metallic glue will be on tele soon and what about the nestie bling?

Gill A

Trololo2 said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Hope to see you at ally pally. Kate x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always. Marie-Louise

LellyJelly said...

Well done Julia! Enjoy your prize.x

PaulaB said...

Wow, another great card. I wish I had just a third of your inspiration. Going to Ally Pally on Saturday with my daughter so I'll say hi.
Don't work too hard.
Paula x

Craftypurpledragon said...

Stunning card as always. I loved the new a4 masks. I'm saving my pennies for a Grand Calibur so I can start to play with things like the masks. I love my Cuttlebug but the more I see if the GC the more I want one.
Love and Light.
Suz x

furrypig said...

I do wish I was able to see you at Ally Pally, maybe next year. I love the flower on your card and the gold dimensional glue sounds and looks fantastic... I need some!

Lydia Jayne said...

Love the card, your demonstrations are fab. I really look forward to the times your on tv as you are so inspiring. Have a good weekend at Ally Palace. The A4 mas are brilliant, will have to invest in them.

KimberleyG said...

What a beautiful job on the background.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Lots of new goodies that I'm going to have to save my money for!! Cxx

Lesley S said...

The A4 masks are brilliant, especially the autumn leaves. The dimensional GOLD glue, a must have. Oh my what fantastic goodies are now available. Love your card, the mask surly makes a big difference.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue

tessie07 said...

simply stunning, as always. Looking forward to seeing you over the weekend on c&c

Trulyblessed said...

love your work

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always. Marie-Louise

Gill said...

Hi sue ,this card is beautiful! I brought all the edgabilities on POTD,any chance you can show more of your samples as i was working and missed shows on tv.Better still do a DVD on spellbinders with a gallery of your cards,cant think of anything more worth having!!! Gill xx

Missmizog said...

Just had to say what a wonderful time I had at Ally Pally, thank you Sue for taking the time to help me. WishI could go again today, but hubbies credit card just wont take it.
Thanks again
Sue

Crafty mop said...

I just love this card the colour is fab ......got ur DVD the techniques are fab I have tried a few so far all the cards on there are stunning however. Only one slight comment is your camera man did not get close enough sometimes when you were explaining a point .....can't wait for the next one technique heaven thanks sue

Mimi said...

This is a great card! I love how you used the smaller nesties on this one. Great colors and love the masking! Mimi

Jan said...

stunning just love the way you make your flowers

Julia Watts said...

Thank you so much for my stamps. Love, Julia xxx

Bee and Dee said...

great colours and design hugs Bee

Neha Jain said...

lovely card