Saturday, 18 January 2014

Day 4 Spellbinder Samples and Allsorts Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Saturday to you all! and as we know Saturday means Allsorts so I thought I would mix the Challenge for this week with another Spellbinder sample. 
The Challenge this week has been set by our lovely Sarah and she has asked for us to show a sample with Buttons and Bows.
I have chosen this sample which I haven't had chance to demonstrate on one of the shows yet.
This maybe isn't the best photograph of all time - maybe the gold card on the pine coffee table wasn't such a good idea! but I hope that you can see the design.
I have used the Antique corner cut four times and joined together to make the centrepiece for the Wonderful Locket which sits on top of these corners so well.  The cameo is my button and you can see the organza ribbon with the satin rose on the top.  I have also used Flutters, a Die Di-Lite, and embellished the top wings with Frantage embossing powder.  I used some of the Frantage around the edges to bring this into the design further. 
We have two fabulous sponsors this week at Allsorts and thank you to
Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to check out all the other Team members ideas and hopefully feel inspired to take part in the Challenge yourself.
Here is another Spellbinder sample to finish off todays post.
I have used one of the gorgeous 3D Embossibilities and inked up the folder with a brayer. When you emboss this the ink will press into the debossed areas of the folder.  This is called the Letterpress technique and is especially effective with the 3D folders.  The blue is where the ink has been pressed into the design when it is run through the machine.  I have covered the middle part of the design (Labels 34 shape) with Glossy Accents to highlight the area.  Ribbon, pearls and a couple of
Flutter di-lites finish the design off.
I have 2 shows on Create and Craft today at 8am and 2pm and tomorrow I have one at 12 noon.
I will pop some more samples on tomorrow so hope that you can pop by to have a look.
Thankyou for visiting today and please leave a comment if you have time.
Bye for now
Jo xx 


  1. Stunning cards Jo, love the butterflies x

  2. Lovely card Jo .
    Especially the top one-lovely colours and I really like the centre piece.
    Enjoy your shows -we will!

  3. Hi Jo,
    Marvellous creations, love the die cutting and the designs are fabulous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Gorgeous cards Jo and lovely dies. xxx

  5. Like the way you have used the corners to make the centrepiece of the top card, Jo and the colours used. Not so keen on the second one but I'm sure it is stunning in real life!! best wishes Jackie

  6. Lovely display of gorgeous dies Jo. Received mine just need the energy to put them to use.

    B x

  7. Hi Jo enjoyed watching the shows and all the cards are just wonderful ........ there was such a lot of dies was hard to chose in the end I went for the tonic deal as I have had the
    first two sets of d - lites and im sure you will bring them back I a month or so time
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  8. Morning Jo
    My dies arrived yesterday morning. Couldn't quite stretch to the full delights bundle but I am very pleased with my purchase of the card creator bundle. I have cut them all from scraps and they are stunning. I am enjoying seeing all your samples which are giving me lots of inspiration. Thank you so much.

  9. Gorgeous cards Jo, all your cards on TV this week were fabulous (as always)! Carole Z X

  10. Lovely use of the dies Jo, Tracy xx