Saturday, 12 January 2013

Week 188 - Dies and Punches

Good Morning!

I hope that this finds you all well and hopefully snow free so far! Oh I really hope that it doesn't come down like they are predicting - everyone keep their fingers crossed.

I have some amazingly exciting news today that I can share at last with you all - I have had to keep it real quiet until today under strict instructions!

Firstly I would like to share my creation for this weeks Allsorts Challenge the title for this week has been chosen by our lovely  Sarah and  is .................

Dies and Punches

Now this fits in really nicely with my exciting news .........................................  which I will tell you about in a minute!!! 

This is the card that I have chosen to share with you 

This is a really simple card that I have made using Spellbinders D-lites.  The 4 repeated dies are Grateworks which I think really lends itself for using as a background.  The cut is so fine and the best way to adhere these fine dies are with Crafters Companion Stick and Stay spray.
The middle focal point has one die from the Medallion 2 set and the flower is the Daisy Flower Topper set which is one of my favourite flowers from Spellbinders.  Adding a little ink to each layer with a few pearls in the middle really finish it off.
As I said a really easy, simple card but showing you how versatile the D-lites dies are to use.


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Now I think that you have waited long enough (I hope you do find it exciting after all this waiting!! lol)
On Sunday I have been asked to Demonstrate the World Launch of this years brand new latest releases from Spellbinders!!!!  wayyyyyyy
It is a very exciting weekend for C and C and this starts today at 5pm - they will be filming live from the CHA trade show in America (they have sent Nigel and Leonie over!!!!!! oh what mischief they will get into I am sure) and they will be filming and linking this over to C and C.
On Sunday I will  be demonstrating all these amazing new dies and embossing folders at 2pm and 4pm.
I will also be on at 10am demonstrating for Joanna Sheen so another busy day.
If you are a Spellbinder addict these shows are a must see so that you can see the very latest designs.
If I get a word in edgeways I hope to show you some lovely demo's using these.
I hope that you are as excited as I am to be doing it and hope that you can tune in and send an email to let me know what you think of the new designs.

Well, after all that blurb I will leave you to pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog
to have a peep at the other DT's work which is fab as ever.
I hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend - I Know I will!! and pop back next week as I will be showing you some of the samples that I will be demoing on Sunday's show.

Thankyou so much for popping by and please leave a comment if you have a minute to spare.
Enjoy this week's Challenge
and Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Gorgeous card Jo. Look forward to watching you tomoz. Just got some new Spellbinders so I will be playing today between decorating.
    xxxxx Fellow DT Wendy L

  2. Great card Jo. I will have to have a look at your cards etc tomorrow Tracy x

  3. I'm already set to record the programmes Jo, good luck although your always a natural.

    I thought the same as you about sending Nigel and Leoni, can't begin to imagine the fun they will be having. I've only been to CHA once but it was incredible.

    Super use of your punches on your card, I can see some new spellbinding on the horizon.

    B x

  4. Beautiful card. How exciting getting to demonstrate the new dies, I'll look forward to watching the shows. Have a good weekend.

    Clare x

  5. Absolutely beautiful card Jo, the record is set for your shows, though hopefully I'll catch them live too! Have fun! Carole Z X

  6. Fabulous card Jo- love the elegant design.
    Good luck with the shows - I'll be watching :o)
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

  7. Beautiful card Jo and so well done with the dies as you always do. fantastic news about the show - so excited for you. love to everyone
    x catherine

  8. Good luck with the demo's Jo, just had a look at the new Dies from DHA on C&C they are really super and so versatile I am sure will be having fun with them. Take care X
    Jean x

  9. Good luck with the demo's Jo, just had a look at the new Dies from DHA on C&C they are really super and so versatile I am sure will be having fun with them. Take care X
    Jean x

  10. Gorgeous card Jo and what amazing news, best of best of luck with everything, so very exciting!!! x

  11. Beautiful card, great news about your demo will be watching

  12. Saw the new range of dies last night but I'm sure you will have plenty of ideas as we seem to embrace card making much more over here. If you have a problem talking in the shows just do as Julia did to Martyn on Friday and tell the presenter to shut up!! best wishes Jackie D

  13. This is beautiful Jo.....fabby show today loved them

    Ali x

  14. Beautiful card. I have just watched your shows can you tell me what you used for the embossing on the back of the purple card with the circle and butterfly on please

  15. This is beautiful Jo, loving the d lites range.
    Saw you today on C & C, great show as always and some lovely demonstrations.
    Kim xXx

  16. Lovely card Jo and I love the colours and dies.Just watched you on C&C with Dawn great show.Sandra x

  17. HI. Just found your site after watching you on C+C today.Love all the new goodies from Spellbinders. Really pretty card here today.

    Val in Spain xxx

  18. Hi, have just found your blog after following you on C and C all week, great demonstrations, love your ideas

  19. Hi Jo great card love this die ive made a few cards by using it. Been watching all your shows and ive also recorded them so it will goive me some inspiration. Jo you ard one talented lady love it when you are demo ing. Xx

    Debs Artliff

  20. Hi Jo really loved watching all yr shows on c and c and as always your enthusimn and talent shines through.Well done you as your demos have been both wonderful and inspiring x x Anita

  21. Hi Jo

    Loved the C & C Shows I managed to catch with you demonstrating. You are always so clear. Is there any chance you could post details of the card created with 'Adorning Squares'? The close ups of it were so quick, but I would love more info. x

  22. Jo love all your shows on C & C you are a brilliant crafter and fantastic demonstrator.

    Kim x

  23. Wow, those D-Lites really are quite something... this looks stunning - so architectural and detailed!
    Alison x

  24. Love the delights range and it was great seeing your demoing spellbinders. Looking forward to seeing you on or screens more

  25. Loving everything i see, i cannot wait to get started. You have given me so much inspiration, thankyou Jo,Love Babs Fielding x

  26. Stunning Jo - I love watching you demo on C&C & you're so generous with all your hints & tips!! Congrats on all the Spellbinder Launch shows
    Take care
    Ann xx

  27. Beautiful card Jo you always inspire me to get out my spellbinders dies when I see you on tv. Gave in and bought the multi buy this week. It;s all you fault. xx


  28. Hi Jo what a great card i have these dies and they make some great cards. Ive made this card but I did it in brown and peach and i must say it turned out better than I thought it would. Keep up the good work. Take care

    Debs Artliff

  29. Fab card as usual Jo and have enjoyed the shows. You deserve a night out - hope you and Mark enjoy Strictly.


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