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Friday, 22 February 2013

Friday Die Day and a Chance to Win the Dies!!

Hello friends
Whoosh ....and Friday Die Day is here!  
This week I am featuring Gold Corners One from the Imperial Gold dies AND....
I am able to give away a set of these!
Spellbinders have kindly offered me some of the demo show dies to give away on my blog -
the lucky recipient will not have the packaging but the dies are the main thing..right?!
All you have to do is leave me a comment - if you would like to mention how you 
would use the corner dies that would be great.
Bella will pick out a winner next week.

Okay, I may have cheated just a little this week because I did feature this tag on
Create and Craft but for those of you who missed it I decided to do a step by step tutorial and 
feature it on FDD.
You receive an assortment of corner dies - some with soft curvy corners, some with spiked and others with scalloped - all very detailed and pretty.  
Remember these revolutionary dies cut/emboss/deboss/pierce and stencil.
This is how they look cut/embossed. 
Here is the tag - please note the splodge-like marks are the paper design - I didn't spill my coffee!
I chose to cut/emboss 8 scallop corner die cuts from orange/red cardstock.
Applied some liquid adhesive to the straight corners.
Layered one on top of the other but opened up the scallop edge to create a little pocket.
I couldn't resist trying out Gold Labels Four.
Arranged my corner 'pockets' to create a flower.
A little flower, pearl and lace ribbon added to finish.  You can of course stamp/add a sentiment,
my main focus was using the corners as a flower.
A close up picture. 
This tag got sent out to a viewer along with a few of my cards - I hope they all arrive safely.
Have a wonderful weekend - take care friends.
Just off to tell Bella that she's got some work coming up...!

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, I love the idea of making a flower out of these corner pieces. I hope that I will be lucky and I will be able to try this at home. Especially now and Mother's Day coming along. Allthough I have lost my mother I have 2 fantastic aunties that are like a mother to me. I read your blog every day Christine and I hope you're spellbinders academy will be successful. Pity I live so far away from you. Swansea is quite a trek. All for now x x x

Linda said...

What a lovely tag, I love the way you did the center flower with pockets
hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine I forgot to leave my name Suzanne Thomas

Susie Bentz said...

Lovely tag - oh the detail on those corner dies! I am primarily a scrapbooker so I would definitely use them on a layout to start with...maybe something vintage.
(so fun that you popped into Try It Tuesday with Ken!)

Thanks for the chance to win!

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
What a lovely tag - these corner dies are really detailed, they make a lovely flower.
How would i use them - i would make pockets and string them to make a bunting effect, then add letters to the pockets depending on what the project was for.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Bea said...

Hi Christine
I really look forward to FDD's. glad all was well when you got home. These new dies are lovely and think they could make a lovely fan too. Also as a sort of photo corner for use in layouts or on cards to hold another shape in place. The gold dies give such great detail. Have a great weekend.
Bea

Liz said...

Morning i love the alternate use you have demostrated for the corners. I would ove to win them and try them at home. I have a wedding card to make for a work collegue and i think they would look great on my card either as corners or even possibly as a flower in the bottom right corner. good luck to all in the 'bella draw'
Have a good weekend
Liz

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, wow the chance to win these dies - thank you so much and good luck to everyone. Better get the treats ready for Bella...
What would I do with them...well you could maybe join the spikey one up to make the sun or maybe even a crown and the scalloped one you could use as a fan.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Linda said...

All the tag needs to make it complete is the bar of chocolate it should be attached to!. Love the dies - how would I use them - don't know but oh what fun finding out!
Luv Linda in south shields

scofessex said...

Hi Christine
Lovely tag I think these dies could be used in so many ways
sc

Buttons said...

These look like superb dies Christine. I enjoyed so much watching you on C&C with the dies - just wish they'd be quiet more and let you do your thing as you are so inspiring!! I would use them for flowers but individually rather than combined as they remind me of stylised tulips. Thanks for the chance to win them, hugs Jenny x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great die day and a chance to win. Like Linda said it will be fun finding ways to use them. I'm pretty sure they will have lots of uses.
Lydia
X

alex said...

Wow Christine, I was a little afraid of these dies when I saw them released on the TV, so intricate, but now you have made me want them, so I have them on my wish list. Love how you have turned them into little pockets and then that gorgeous flower, I will be at one of your classes as soon as I get a chance :-)

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
I love this tag and saw you demonstrate it on TV. You have inspired me with your tags and I now make one to match my Birthday cards to family and friends. It makes it so much more personal. The dies you've used look so versatile, I would love to have a go at making the flower with them.
Love Chris X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. I loved this tag when it was demo'd on C+C. Love the way you made the corners into pockets.

I must admit, old fashioned crafty that I am, I love placing corners on the corners of a square card and joining them up with straight line peef offs. I think it looks pretty effective.

Val in Spain xxx

foxyg said...

What a great prize. So useful, flowers, corners for your scrapbook projects, bunting, add extra interest to your existing dies. Endless.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, WOW, your use of these beautiful corners is genius, I would never have thought that, a brilliant idea. When I first saw these dies, I immediately though of using the foil sheets, die cut, then using the TH metallic dabbers and using them as antiqued hinges and corners.
I can't believe how quickly these Fridays are coming around, but I love the FDD, made even better today with the chance to WIN these fantastic dies. Bella has her work cut out ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janet said...

Would love the opportunity to use these dies, and I would look for inspiration to Hope and Chances.......where else!
Love your work Christine, thank you for all the effort you put in so that we can benefit.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Lovely tag,I also enjoy watching you on C&C.
These dies look great,thank you for a chance to win them,
Good luck everyone. Take care. x.

Phil D said...

Wow. You use the dies in fantastic ways - so wonderful as your crafting is. You looked lovely on the Tuesday spellbinders show. Would love to win Bella will choose well. Good wishes Phil

melanie said...

I have used them for corners never thought of this must try it .Thanks Melanie

Phil D said...

Wow. You use the dies in fantastic ways - so wonderful as your crafting is. You looked lovely on the Tuesday spellbinders show. Would love to win Bella will choose well. Good wishes Phil

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine, glad you are home safe and sound, looking forward to seeing what you have bought.
I would love to win these dies, putting 2 together as you have and then I would add some little roses or other flowers. Thank you for the chance of winning these
Have a good weekend
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. I watched you demo this on C & C. Your demo's are really great and have given me lots of ideas. Corners are so versatile for patterns and blocks and now flowers. I would love these dies so I will keep my fingers crossed and hope Bella picks the right one. enjoy them whoever wins!
Carole N.

Janice said...

Morning Christine

I loved these dies as soon as I saw them on C&C and love your tag too. Thank you for the chance of winning them. I'm really not sure either what I would do with them. If I was lucky enough to win them I would certainly enjoy having a play!

Many thanks to all the other ladies for their ideas already, I will enjoy following this post.

Hope you have a good day.
Janice x

Sally said...

Hi Christine, I like the way you have made the corners into a flower. Although I have never made a scrapbook page ( I plan to try one day), I think these would make lovely photo corners. I made an invitation once which had a photo on it, I had to buy a punch to hold the photo. These dies would have looked so much nicer.

I think as today is so cold, I am going to stay in and craft, maybe try and make some tags?
Have a good day Sally x


Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous dies, I would make a sun out of the spiky one by edging 4 together in a circle. love your flower, great idea. Emma

Oksana said...

Hi Christine,
I recorded that show and would love to try and make some flowers out of the dies! The finished tag was beautiful, so clever,looking forward to many more ideas.xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Wow what a fantastic give away...think I would make a butterfly with them. I love how you have used them too the tag is gorgeous

Hope you have a good weekend

Sue xxx

Andrea said...

fab tag and excellent blog love your style re those delicious corner dies I would use for Mothers day and Easter cards and as I'm a relative newbie to die cutting I would cut out corners of every colour I have as once I start I have a problme stopping!!! This corner die would be perfect for all those pretty card and paper scraps that just need to be made beautiful. Thanks for the fab oppurtunity at good luck to everyone x

Lacelady said...

These are really pretty corners, and making them into flowers is inspired. I do hope Bella does her best and pulls me out of the hat, I'd love a set of gold dies!

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, I loved what you did with these corner dies on the C & C show, very clever.
I think they would be great to feature on a scrapbook page as corners to photo and as decoration.
I esp. like the papers you used too.
C B W Carolyn x

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm they look really good...
I would use them to layer in the centre of a card and then put some of them in the corners.
that is just one idea but I think when you use any spellbinder die more things come about.
Laraine B

xxcalamityxx said...

Wow !! Lovely giveaway so sweet of both you and spellbinders!! I think the corners would look nice on a small stamped image to make it look bigger before its matted. xhugsx Nikki

Elaine said...

Hi christine , fab giveaway would love to be in with a chance of winning. I would use them as oriental fans on cards. They would look fab in oriental papers. Have a great weekend x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Christine, what a fantastic tag. I'd like to try making different flowers with them but also they would be just what I have been wanting for corners for some time now. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Christine, I recorded your shows on C&C - thanks for all your inspiration! I would make shapes - like Barbara Gray's ( ClarityStamp) Clever Corners.

Belinda x

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Morning Christine, I also wasn't sure about these dies when I first saw them but you have now made me start to think about ideas! I think I could make a pleated rosette by creasing them and joining them up. You would need quite a few but that would be great fun making them all. I am sure with a bit of moulding you could make a rose out of them if you consider each one as a petal. Would love to win a set but good luck to everyone, equal Hope and Chances!!

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. What a fabulous Tag. I love those corners and the fact that you can use them in so many different ways makes it more interesting. A generous give-a-way and I'd love a chance to get hold of them. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Eileen Lucas said...

Hi Christine, lovely tag, lovely flower. I probably would use them in a similar manner. By the way, I dont know if I was asleep one day, but I dont recall seeing a picture of your shop sign that just wouldnt dry. Did you show it?

Anonymous said...

Christine
After seeing you on Create and Craft recently I decided to visit your blog - its fantastic and keep up the great work.
I make boxes for special cards and I would use the corner dies to decorate the corners of my box lids as they sometimes need a little lift.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

barbiepinkfairy said...

Good morning Christine I won a card in the draw on Saturday the beautiful tree one which is a die set I am hoping to get! HaviNg to hold out until payday next week! The card arrived yesterday it is beautiful thank you! Loving all these new dies too many dies not enough pennies! My favourites at the moment are the tree set and the butterfly corners! My current project is jars filled with mini eggs and decorated with spellbinder flowers and butterflies. I got the inspiration from your blog think it was Christmas when you did a similar thing. I love the fact you don't just showcase cards and give inspiration to make inexpensive gifts an absolute delight! I think as we all seem aware of cost at the moment it is great! Have a great weekend and thanks again love Alison xxx

nmty said...

hi christine, wow,thanks for the chance to win, and i just looooove the tag. What a fabulous idea to use the corners as a flower, I think you could even try to use two of these as wings for a butterfly! with some sparkle gems for the body, what do you think? Like a lot of the other ladies, i would use them in scrapbooks too, for corners on the photos, these dies are just great. I have been admiring the gold collection since they where launched on C & C last week, but trying to keep my pennies as i am going to the Harrogate show next month. with a bit of luck they may be available their.

lv norma

LisaK said...

Great demo as always Christine. I would never have thought to use these to create a flower. I would most probably use them with the Spellbinders metallic foils to create corners for my notebooks or scrapbook pages. Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Im in a little pub having a coffee and a long catch up on your blog ,
Will be back home a week today ,i have not seen the c&c shows and the new dies with being away ,but this little set look adorable with so many uses im sure .

Like your other lovely crafting ladies i think they would be great for the scrapbooking pages on the corners and the flowers an the photo to match .

Take Care and i will be with you every day again soon

Love Elaine H X

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, These dies are fab!! I'm sure I could use these dies on EVERY card in one way or the other!.I love the way you've made a flower out of them..:)..Thanks for the opportunity of maybe winning these...:)..xxx

rlovew said...

I love your die days- I so enjoy learning new ways to use dies and seeing what is out there and available. I would love to use these corners on my scrapbooking pages.

Andrene said...

I love FDD!! Super cute tag and these corner dies are awesome. Would love to win them. Thanks for the chance

Carol J said...

Trust you to make Flowers out of corners. I fully expect to see corner Butterflies next!
Love Carol xx

M@miogée said...

Coucou !
J'adore cette fleur sur le tag.
Qu'elle astucieuse façon d'utiliser ces dies.
Merci pour cette idée géniale.
bizz

Craftychris said...

Loving the tag, what a good idea to make them into a flower! I would use them to embellish my cards - they are fabulous and would be so useful. I would have a go at the flower too! Thank you very much for the chance to win xx

Carole said...

Well christine, they have to be butterfly (or dragonfly)wings of course!
Apart from flowers, corners and an edging down a card they remind me of the ice cream wafers in a fan shape! Lots of uses.
Thanks for the chance to win.
hugs x

roshodgkins@yahoo.com said...

Hi, christine this tag is the reason that I looked up your blog. I watched you on C and C. I love the way that you show every step which is great for a new spellbinder user like me. Regards Ros Hodgkins

Ita said...

Hi Christine thank you for the step by step,I missed on of your shown we had a power cut ,and happy to see how you use this die,I would not have thought of making a flower with them.I do a good bit of oriental and Egyptian cards,i could use them as a fan,or in the Egyptian ,where you have some one ,fanning some one ,with a long pole I could use them for that too
The tag is super.
Smiles
Ita

Janice said...

These are really nice dies. Like you have done I think I would make them into flowers. You could use them as photo frames, just stick down the edges and then tuck the corner of the photo under to be held by the corner. Also I think they would look good in various shades of the same colour and layer like a fan or like fish scales.... if you know what I mean. !!! Janice x

Sue said...

Hi Christine,
I love your blog and check it out most days :) I am a big fan of spellbinders , so thanks for the chance to win. I adore the flower you have made and think they would make great corners to a mini book - cut in a metallic card.
Sue xx

Chloe's Nan said...

As always Christine a brilliant FDD! You never cease to amaze with your wonderful ideas and talent. Have a great weekend, best wishes, Gail x

Lovestampin said...

I would have a go at making flowers with them. Was watching C & C when you were on.

Sharka said...

Enjoy FDD! Because of FDD and seeing your wonderful tags and gift boxes you make, I finally bought the aster and daisy flower toppers. These corner dies would make a nice addition to the rest of my collection (which is growing slowly) and knowing myself, I would use them as they are intended too... decorative corners for a card, lol! :)

Toni said...

Hello Christine, yet another FDD full of inspiration. I saw this demo on TV so would certainly use the dies to make flowers. I would also have a go at all the other good suggestions, given by your followers today. Thank you all ladies for the ideas and to you Christine for giving us the chance to win them.
Toni xx

Lorraine G said...

Your blog is one I usually check daily, just love your shop journey, and your crafting style!! Decorative corners would be used that way first, then branch out from there!! Thx for a chance to win

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - Whilst reading through the blog today my 1st instinct for using this lovely giveaway was to make rosettes (which you have demo'ed) must now think of other uses!
Val C xx

Wendy N said...

Hi Christine, Your posts always have a happy feel about them - even more so with a give away. The top set you cut look like little aliens, the middle like a moustache peeking over a fan and the bottom set little flowers - just need to add a stem. Maybe I just have odd ideas or maybe I just need some chocolate....

Anita Braddock said...

what Awesome dies I would use them for holding some pictures in the Reinstatement Album Iam making for my Parents its my Husbands Navy album. also I would make so many more things so many Possibilities with this die set. I love the tag you made and using the corners to make the flower is super cool. Super Awesome giveaway thanks for the chance to win.

hazel said...

Lovely tag Christine. Love the dies i would use them for making flowers, scrapbook pages and for making repeated shapes on cards xx hazel

Penny said...

Buntings, flowers, sun bursts, photo corners there are so many things to try. I really enjoy seeing your work your style is so classy keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, the new dies look really versatile and I love the way you can mix and match spellbinder dies. I was thinking the corner you used on the flower would look nice 'growing' out of a vine-like stamp, swirling across a scrapbook page.
JuliaT

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your shows on Create and Craft this week and look forward to see you on more shows soon. I am going to start using my dies a lot more and cannot wait to buy some more as I am about 15 short of 1000. You have really inspired me to start using my dies instead of just looking at them. The trouble is I like to keep looking at the paper and card and hate cutting it up.

Anonymous said...

Loved your demos on tv. As a Spellbinders 'newbie' I would love to win these dies and would try a tag like yours! AnnieS.

purplepengi said...

Hi Christine you really got me fooled when you joined the 2 corners together as I thought you were going to make a butterfly! I have to say that would of been what I would of done! But I still liked your flower idea!

Clai01 said...

Thanks Christine for the chance to win. I think i'd use the dies on a scrapbook page, would make nice corners for large photos especially i think.

LoraineC said...

Found your blog after watching C&C, the corners are gorgeous. I have cards to make for Mothers Day my Dads Birthday (84) and their 61st wedding anniversary all in March so I could make great use of them!

SUE said...



Hi Christine,

I would love a chance to win these beautiful corners, there are so many ways to use them, they would make a beautiful addition to my stitched cards.

Sue

Carole Z said...

Evening Christine, I am late today... Been busy getting some crafting done! These dies are fab, love today's tag! Carole Z xx

Sandra said...

Hi Christine,
I would love the chance to use those fab new corner dies to embellish and replicate the tag you made with the tags I ordered from your amazon store last weekend, as I have been stuck for ideas since receiving them! My 'mojo' has gone missing, I could do with your lovely boys posting it back to me, so that I could get it as quick as I got the tags! Haha xx
Have a great weekend,
Crafty hugs
Sandra Riley xx

Lynn Hardy said...

These dies look fab! They would be useful as photo corners (I need to do scrapbook layouts for our wedding photos from last year) and would look great "holding" some of the Labels dies stamped with sentiments for my cardmaking.

Sasha said...

Hi Christine,
I really enjoyed your show on Create and Craft, which was what prompted me to search out your blog. I am a sucker for Spellbinders, and love to work with them. I would find many ways to use those gorgeous corner dies.
BTW your tag looks fab with the flower you created :)

jucrook said...

OK so I am a day late but completely missed commenting yesterday as I was so busy- Toby to vet again, and Emma to London. Great but tiring day. The taxis beautiful and clever use of he corners. Have a fab weekend - hope your French s up to scratch as you have truly international followers now! Ju

Barbara said...

Hi Christine, I'm fairly new to spellbinders and have just a small collection but, with what I've seen on your website I know for sure that will soon change! I found you after seeing you on Create and Craft and wonder what I've been doing with my life before now. These corner dies are beautiful. I see them as pockets holding mini chocolate eggs attached to a gift card at Easter time or made into flowers for birthday cards etc or as delicate corners to edge photo's or pages for scrapbooking. My thoughts are running away with me. Thanks for the inspiration x

Tilly Talksalot said...

Hi Christine loved seeing your demos on C&C and the tag is beautiful. Would love to win the dies and try them layered around the edge underneath a circle die cut. Finger crossed! :-)

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Sorry Christine I managed somehow to post the same comment 3 times! Janette

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