Monday, 21 January 2013

Day 1 of Spellbinders Show and Tell!

Good Afternoon Crafters

Well!  what a fantastic day we had yesterday when we went to the Strictly Come Dancing Show at Birmingham.  It was an amazing show and sooooo pleased that Kate treated us to the tickets.  For everyone that have tickets you will really enjoy it.

As promised this is Day 1 of the Spellbinders show and tell and I have 2 samples that I have demonstrated on Create and Craft over the last week.  As you know these were the World Launch dies and are not available in the UK yet but keep your eyes open for them.

This card has been made using 3 of the dies - Enchanted Lables 28, Matting Basics B and the Framed tags.
This is such a straight forward card and is achieved very easily by just cutting out the dies and layering them up.  This was one of my favourite sets as it is so ornate.  I have embellished the design with the Cosmic Shimmer PVA Pearl glue and added some flowers using a Marianne punch.

Again this was a really straight forward and the dies do all the work.  For this card I have used the Stately Circles as the centre piece with the Butterfly die in layers on the top of this set.  I have also used a Special Touch mask - Butterfly Frame as a background - it went so well with the die.  I have inked over the mask with Dusty Concorde and popped some PVA Pearl glue in the centres of the flowers.

I hope that you have enjoyed having a peep at these and hope that you can pop back tomorrow to see a couple more.  I have just had a call from C and C asking me to cover for demonstrators that cant get into the studio because of the snow so I am going to be on at 10am, 2pm and 5pm tomorrow!
Hope that you all keep warm and safe,
Thankyou, as always, for popping by
Jo xx


  1. I ordered these dies when they were on Create and Craft and have recorded all the programmes that have been featuring them. Have already used them and they are fantastic - a must have!!

  2. These cards are both gorgeous! I will be watching tomorrow xx

  3. so glad you both enjoyed the show and it will have done you good to have a relaxation break. I must go and see it one year!!
    Cards are just so beautiful
    x catherine

  4. Lovely cards Jo but I like the first one best. xxx

  5. Both lovely cards. What a lovely treat to have you on C+C tomorrow.

    Val in Spain xx

  6. I whatched you last week and had to record you sat as out all day and my Sky+ bx played up ,My dies came friday haven`t had time to play hopefully wed XX

  7. Great shows jo my dies arrived on saturday and ive been playing since then what with the snow and not been able to go out. I loved watching your shows jo as you make it interesting by letting uz know what you are doing. I really like this card i would like to have ago at this one if ghat ok by you. Looking forward to day 2 and i will be watching tomorrow. Xxx

    Debs Artliff

  8. HI Jo like Debs my dies arrived friday plus the folders too not had a play with them yet as ill heath is with me still watched all your shows what great cards you made "if and when" I hope i can make mine half as good i will be over joyed
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  9. Hi Jo thank you for sharing your ideas. I have been playing with mine too and oh how I love them. I can't decide which is my favourite and they work well with the D-Lites too.

    Linda xxxx

    ps shall be waving to you tomorrow :) xxx

  10. Hi Jo two stunners, love the new dies - missed your demo's but will tune in tomorrow hopefully x Susan x

  11. Two stunning cards Jo. I have to say it I did have a little retail therapy to lift me. Look forward to see more of your creations.
    Hugs Fi x

  12. Hi Jo,
    Great cards as usual. Had to tape shows due to work etc and hopefully get to see them soon. Ordered my dies from seeing them online, they have arrived and are better than I thought. Can't wait to play.
    Glad you enjoyed strictly.
    Catch up soon
    Hugs Maria

  13. Gorgeous cards Jo, absolutely beautiful! Glad you enjoyed Strictly! Carole Z X

  14. Fantastic cards as always Jo, I am resisting the urge to buy these dies, but you aren't making it easy for me :-) xxx

  15. Glad I logged on now as I see you are on in a few moments so must be quick. I enjoyed all your demos and it is lovely to have such a reference to look back on with such nice cards. I sort of have my dies, I had two of one die and one was missing so as you can imagine I was not very happy as I had to phone C & C up then had the bother of getting out to send one back and now I am just hoping they send the missing one without too much delay! The ones I have tried so far are really interesting though. Thanks for all your hard work, regards Jackie D

  16. What beautiful creations, yet again, Jo. Rest assured that I shall be watching you tomorrow on C&C. Thank you for sharing with us. With kind regards, Krystyna K

  17. Beautiful cards Jo pleas keep sharing more with us. Received my Multibuy and now need more of your inspiration.

    xx Kimpy

  18. Hello Joe,
    First time here for me and I am really glad I popped on.
    Loving your creations.
    I love, my spellbinders and use them all the time. Got my new ones, have only used the butterfly
    Have not used the others yet I just keep bringing them out and looking at them
    I must open up these packets.
    Thanks for the inspiration

    Patricia. XX

  19. Hi Joe,

    First time for me. I have never made a card but have
    been so inspired by your work I ordered the Grand
    Calibur and big set of Spellbinder Dies so I will be
    visiting your blog regularly to get me going. Was very interested that you used a canvas type fabric as
    I am a patchwork and quilter.
    Thank you for your inspiration and for sharing your

    Beryl X

  20. Hi Jo
    Love the shows and the cards are beautiful. You are so clever. Thanks for the ideas.

  21. Hi Jo, loved the demo today and have learned how to use my butterfly Mask, keep meaning to ask but forget, so have been enjoying using it this evening, your ideas are amazing it is not just the spellbinders, you have an eye for so much detail. take care
    Jean x

  22. Gorgeous Jo. I'm definitely in the market for the top set. Missed you at the shop today, but saw you on the tele instead, lol.

  23. my first visit to your blogg Jo but will be back it's inspiring

  24. Morning Jo great cards that you hsve for use today. I love all the work that you do. Xxx

    Debs A

  25. Hi jo I'm new to your blog but I had to come and have a look at your wonderful creations that you've been showing on c&c using the new spell binders. I must say you have done some wonderful samples and have given me some great ideas on what to do with the new dies so thank you. I will be coming back to visit your blog love Lesley x

  26. Hi Jo, after watching you all week on create and craft I just had to check in on your blog - it is amazing. I have got the spellbinders bundle (embossing folders awaited) and can't wait to start - never crafted this way before so I will need to refer to your blog regularly for inspiration. Thanks Sue x