Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Lace Doily Fun

Happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone is doing well and fine!  I have a little bit of news for you today.  I am scheduled to be back on Create and Craft (or rather Ideal World TV) a week from today.  Now as most of you know, I am visiting my parents in Florida at the moment.  I will be back in the UK on the 12th and I have shows scheduled for the 13th and 14th!  Hopefully, I won't be too jet lagged to make sense as I demo (no promises though! LOL).  The shows start at 5pm on the 13th (so at least I will be able to sleep in a bit) and then there are shows all day on the 14th.  Check the schedule on their website the day before for the specific times as I haven't been given a final schedule yet.  I have been crafting while at Mom's so I have a bunch of new cards to show for it too.
   As for today's card, I was having a bit of fun with the Spellbinder's Lace Doily Motifs and Accents.  The lavender background is two of the doily motifs cut in half and mounted with the lace edge to the inside.  I used the border dies to edge the card in black and frame it.  I cut another lace doily in white for the focal element.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Picot edge circles and inked it with Dusty Concord while it was still in the die.  I did a bit of matting and layering and added  a few pearls to the corners to finish it off.  I did do another slightly different version of this card as a demo on one of the shows.  I will see if I can find it to post this week and you can see another version.  It's fun if you own this set of dies to see some different versions. 
   By the way, this is one of the few dies that does require a bit of work to get it out of the dies sometimes.  Like the fancy tags that one of the followers left a comment about, you can help these dies to release if you use either an anti static pad on them or I rub them with a piece of wax paper before cutting them.  You can loosen them by rapping them on the edge of a table too.  If you use paper rather than card you will more than likely rip them.  Try a card that is about 250 gr. weight with these intricate type dies.  If anyone has any other methods that work for them, please share them as I would love to know what works for other people too.  All for now, Sue x

88 comments:

Maryann said...

WOW another really gorgepous card here Sue, and this is definitely one of my favorit dies too. but I´ve never had this much troubles with them at all, and I have both these here and the tags you mentioned. The tagset has a couple of times given me a few troubles, but then I just rubbed them a tiny bit on the edges with a small tealight, then it was all over. The stearin on the edges gives this little smoothness, that makes them work just absolutely fine, and it always works for me with any tools, I have a little problems with and also on some embossingpens, if they´re a bit sluggish on the paper, or try and wipe them with a sheet of tumbledryer cloths, it can alaso often do the trick, if it´s just a little, but the light always works, no matter how bad it is. Hope this is a help to anybody here.
Have a wonderful day.

mags said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Love what you can create with these dies. Don't have this one but am hoping that Santa will be kind. lol
Mags
x

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhh Sue I love the lacey look to this beautiful card, the colours are fab too. Lee x

Bea said...

love this and will certainly look at some of my dies in a different light. Looking forward to the new shows.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Another superb card. I have these dies so will be having a go at this one. Really looking forward to seeing you back on tv again (more recording). I am sure you will be over the jet lag.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Ah Sue, with this news i think you tease us. Will be tuning in on the 13th and 14th. As for your latest creation..... I love it, colours, composition, creativity

Hugs Amanda x

melanie said...

Lovely card , on intricate dies I use tumble drying cloths it does help. can`t wait for your shows. Melanie

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card Sue. See you back on TV next week! Love, Julia xxx

di said...

Lovely card booking my seat ready for next week.

Elaine L said...

What a great card and once you know how - really easy. I find that it is always best to go slowly when using an intricate die and have a small plastic glue spatul that I use to go under the card and help ease it out.
Elaine

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card yet again. I really like these dies. I was considering buying them, but now I'm definitely buying them. Looking forward to the 13th. Lots of love. Jenny L

Christine said...

Very clever Sue and I love the colouring :) xx

Anonymous said...

Like Maryann I rub a tealight on the die to help release the die. I have the dies you have used today but would never have thought to use them this way so thanks Sue I will be trying this. I am looking forward to seeing you on C&C hope you wont be too jet lagged lol
Heather x

Sandra F said...

An elegant card. I love it.

Anonymous said...

what alovely card i always try to look at my dies in a different way since watching you sue so thank you
Alison glover (Applepie)

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Lovely different look.

Sue Yorkshire said...

I love this card it beautiful. I have these dies so will be given this design a go. And thanks for the tips on getting the card out of the die, I did have a few problems even after using an antistatic bag, so will use Marriane's tip

Cant wait to see you on tv again, but be warned its freezing in the UK so bring some warm clothes!!!

xxxx

Bee and Dee said...

Great card looking forward to the shows already. Hugs Bee

teresa said...

wow, again another beautiful card x it will be great to see you again on tv for more fab ideas x i rub a tumble dryer sheet across my dies and have no problem now with the card/ paper releasing from the die x

Vee Cassidy said...

That is a beautiful card, Sue. I love the colour combo and good to have more ways to use the doily dies, Thanks. Will be looking out for your shows when you come back home to us. Vee x

Maggie said...

Fabulous use of the dies Sue and another Fab card!

Uta said...

Wow, such a great card again. I love it!

Hugs, Uta

Anne RD said...

Again, a lovely card Sue. Like the colour combinations the use of the black card. Looking forward to your next appearance on C&C.
X Anne

dutchess said...

Morning Sue...so lovely to here you will be back with us soon.....will be programming my recorder!!!! like the lilac card and I know what you mean about these dies I just use a tumble drier sheet and that does the job...tesco's special!..looking forward to seeing your demo's take car4e Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - soooooo pretty!! Don't ever run out of ideas please!!!! Looking forward to the demos and seeing what new things you have done!!
Have a good trip back - Kay x

pinky said...

Great news that you are going to be on C&C again! Hope you are having fun at your Mum's. I love your card today, another method I will have to try.

Hellma said...

Morning Sue loved this card when you done your demo, and still love it, have a great what's left of your trip and see you on the 13th

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Lovely colours and very pretty-will have to try this one.
Eileen x

SMAG 53 said...

Hi Sue WOW.Love the colours.The lace doilies are my favourite dies. Thank you. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you look for different ways to use the spellbinder dies, love the card, can't wait until you are on telly again showing us new ideas, enjoy the remainder of your hols. Yvonne xx

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to seeing you back on tv Sue, can't wait to see the demos, this is a really pretty card!

Clare said...

Really pretty card. Looking forward to your shows on C&C next week.

Clare x

Leanne said...

Love the lacy look on this card. Very elegant!

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it. Colours are great together and I have these dies so another great one to try.

Thanks Sue

Bet

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card Sue, I shall look forward to watching you in action again next week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love the card and the tip about the weight of card to use instead of paper. Thanks

Craftychris said...

Love the colours on this and the way the dies are used. I rub intricate dies with a tumble dryer sheet which seems to work. Thanks for the tip about using heavier weight card. Looking forward to seeing you back on c & c xx

Vee said...

i am not much of a doily fan but i like your take on this and think that i can accomplish the idea with something similar. thanks, sue, you always inspire me to dig deeper.

lilygee said...

I like this card a lot but am still a bit puzzled about the lavender border cos on close up the outside edges of the lace doily don't look cut, they look embossed. Beautifully composed card that looks nicely balanced and interesting. So looking forward to seeing you again on the 13th Sue - enjoy the rest of your time at home
love lilygee xxx

pamela said...

Sue, I find the best way of getting these kind of dies out is to place a piece of waxed paper between the die and card stock so when the die has been cut out it will be lined with the waxed paper and easier to get out.

Anonymous said...

Lovely pretty card, thanks for the info regarding your forthcoming shows. Enjoy the rest of the time with your mum and dad, and safe journey back to the UK. Get your winter woolies out!!

Edwina

joy said...

Hi Sue
So glad to hear that you will be back soon.
I got athe lace dolly dies so i am goin to play with them later. p.s. card is great.
joyce e

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue I can't wait to see you c&c next week,Todays card it beautiful and I love the lacy look too.
Carol x

Janet said...

I love this die, I bought the GC on flexi-pay last POTW and swore I would not buy more stuff until I had paid the flexi-pay off....... but.....I just neeeeeeded this set so....... Anyway its my favourite!!! Love the card as always.

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue, thanks for posting yet another stunning card. Wow... a date to see you again in action 13th & 14th on C&C, can't wait. Have these dies but still in the package. What a great idea from Pamela & Dutchess above.
Thanks sue for all the inspirations. Enjoy the rest of vacations with u'r parents. See ya nxt wk!!
Luv Bim

Gwen Marsden said...

Love the card Sue and looking forward to seeing you next week

Evik said...

I like this design

Kate's Cards said...

How abot trying Sara's spray and slide!! I however use tumbledrier sheets.

sheila said...

Pretty card will try this one

Ayelet said...

Another great card! I love the dies and the lavender color.

Lisa said...

Hi Sue, i've been looking thru your fabulous designs to try and work out which set of spellbinders dies you used on a C&C show... you showed a card that had six shapes linked (in two rows of three)

loving your blog and i've just found it and become a follower today although i try and watch you on C&C too

Lisa
xx

Vie Carter said...

I have these dies and use them all the time

they are so versatile

Loved the colours and style

Vie
x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, this is one set of dies I must get.
Janet xxx

Irene Thacker said...

Hi Sue I love the way you chop them up giving us more ideas how to use them I havent tryed it yet but i will soon I am sure

PaulineC said...

I have this set. I must dig it out for another go. It will be great to see you back on our screens again, but they don't half work you hard at IW and C&C.

Crafty mop said...

Sue this is a fab card ..the coloring is great and that die is so intricate it is simply beautiful x

Shelley said...

Fab card Sue x

Redanne said...

Beautiful card, I think this is one of my favourite dies, hope to get it for Christmas! Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th and 14th - hope you don't have to work day and night to get ready for the shows and that you have had some quality time with your family. Regards, Anne x

Craftycat said...

Such a striking card, the lace doilies are now on my wish list! Looking forward to your next shows x

scrapper said...

Love this one Sue - easy but effective and such lovely colours.
Doilies can be a bit twee but you have made them very stylish!

Christine B. said...

Another great card and another great idea. Love what you come up with every time. Hugs x ChrisB

Jane said...

Not a fan of Doily's realy looking forward to your shows. I'm still plugging for you to make a DVD on Spellbinders this would cut out all the selling and we just get your Fabulous idears

Jane xx

Elle :) said...

lovely card :) x

Lindyloo said...

These dies are beautiful and used in half as you have Sue, make lovely bases for corner bookmarks. Decorate as desired. Linda

violetclouds said...

I really love the way that you have cut and used the shape to such effect! It looks like you have way more dies than you actually have.

I am really really sad but I have a confession, I have an intricate die set that .... I havnt even opened and tried yet. I am slightly ashamed of myself. I have been watching the shows, and looking at the work here, and I feel a bit more confident about using them and the potential they have, but there is nothing concrete yet, just ideas.

still

I am wondering whether crafters companion spray and slide might work? They developed it as an alternative to rubbing a candle on paper when using their dry embossing boards, I havnt tried it yet though.

I guess the schedule means a pick of the day? I wonder if there will be butterflies. Love the look of those grand butterflies!

sheila said...

I just love the delicate feminine boarder these dies create, definately a touch of decadence

Sue Parish said...

It's a lovely card Sue - and one of my favourite sentiments. I've got the doily dies but not the picot edge so I'll have to go shopping again! but will wait until next weeks shows, in case there's a good offer that includes them. (Even though I've 2 lots of Spellbinders Easy Pays on the go already - hey ho! ) Like everyone, I'm looking forward to seeing you on TV again (and am planning my week around it so I don't miss anything) and wish you a safe and hopefully not too exhausting journey. Sue x

Carol S. said...

Yet another 'Wow' card Sue. Looking forward to your next shows. My Sky HD is nearly full up. Will have to delete some but not yours of course!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rufus said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I've got the Lace Doily dies so I'm going to be casing this one! How I wish I could watch your show. But...I do get lots of ideas from your blog, but it would be nice to watch you in action!
R/

Sue said...

Superb card looking forward to watching you on telly Luv Sue x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. I have these dies so good to see some new ideas. Looking forward to seeing your new shows on C/C shortly. Ann W

Sarah Ralph said...

This card is stunning, I bought these dies as a large bundle from c and c and absolutely love them. Your innovative way of using the dies is inspirational, cutting them in half makes such a difference to the over all effect.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Just back from visiting family and have missed my daily fix of your cards as my mum doesn't have a computer so it was a treat to see something using one of my favourite sets of dies. Really lovely card. Plus we have shows to look forward to next week ! Super

Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

love from Jackie D

Carole said...

Im catching up after a few days away...another stunning card and great that you are back on c&c next week..and...on my day off work! Carole Z x

Tracy said...

This is so pretty. Looking forward to having you back on C&C and hope you've had a great visit with your family.

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful card, very lacey and pretty. Looking forward to your next C&C shows, have missed your fab demos.

Fiona said...

Another idea with a die I already have - I like these ones!

miislucky said...

This is really pretty! Love all the lace around it! Awesome job!

baa-me-chick said...

Great card Sue! Great to know that you'll be back on C&C also......looking forward to that :-)
Nicki xx

agapanthus said...

Can't wait for another TV crafty fix next week. Might just have to have 'another' little treat! Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best wishes Karen x

Debbie said...

HI SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Jan said...

Lovely card Sue and my favourite colours To top that you on tv and me on holiday so that I can watch you Wow life is good. x

Ellie said...

Lovely, Sue, you did an awesome job on these. I am not into doilies at all, but are you using dies to cut them yourself?

Lynne said...

lovely use of the Spellbinders, very imaginative. Love the lacy look.
Best wishes
Lynne in Spain

Anonymous said...

Love this lilac colour. so restful. Love the lacey look. Always worth a good play around with the dies to find the hidden patterns.
born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Helen said...

Very nice, elegant and a very clever use of the dies, many thanks xxx

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Just want to make you aware that someone has used you creation and altered it.
can be viewed here
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