Thursday, 14 February 2013

Telly Stuff....

Hello friends
Today sharing with you one of the cards that I hope to demo on Create and Craft 
on Saturday.  I say 'hope' because I've learned not to plan too much,
things are always subject to change...
It details a heart - very appropriate for today - Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
The featured dies are Gold Elements, Gold Circles One and a little Classic Scalloped Heart.
The 'Imperial Gold' dies are truly special - they have intricate cuts, piercing,
embossing and debossing details.  Because they are so intricate Spellbinders are introducing
a Junior Magnetic Placement Plate to help your metal dies stay in place.
These are not launched in the US until next month and will then be winging their way to the UK.
Until then...please do not despair, I do not have a magnetic plate but I've been able to
achieve brilliant results, just take a little time, remember wax paper and holding your dies in place
with removable tape is a great help.

My shows on Saturday are 11am and 4pm - so far I've completed a variety of demos and
samples but hope to make more before I go.

The elusive paper.....
I can now confirm it is Prima and from the Romantique Collection.
I cannot take the credit for finding this out - it is all thanks to Sandra! I'm very grateful to you.
I have discovered that it can still be purchased here although I suspects stocks may be low as
this is quite an old paper.

So pleased you all like my project for the class on Sunday, I hope to transfer
my classes into kits, it is something I've been thinking about for a while now and
I've had quite a few requests so I will keep you posted.  Love the idea of video streaming,
my youngest son keeps telling me to do this!  I'm considering having a permanent
tripod affixed over my workdesk that I can just clip my video camera's on the list of jobs to do!

Finally...distressing - that's on a project not me!
The papers I'm using on Sunday already look slightly distressed, but otherwise I'm a fan
of subtle distressing!  I'm not brave enough to go too mad so I tend to use a
distressing tool, blending tool and inks, applying lightly at first and then building up until I'm
happy with the look.  I may try to show this on air on Saturday.

Also I hit 400 followers yesterday - welcome to my new followers,
by way of celebration I intend to have a bit of giveaway soon so keep your eyes peeled!
Take care friends.


baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
Liking the card today very detailed. Not sure that i am going to purchase these dies which is really unusual for me will have to see more.
Amanda x

jucrook said...

Love the cars Christine. I will have to set the recorder for the shows as I will be in Kent ready for Sundays class. It does unfortunately look like I'll have to add even more dies to my wish list!! I like the idea of a magnetic plate - I'll keep my eyes open for that. It is annoying when the dies move - for me it's more likely to happen when I am embossing so I hope it's base plate size. Have a good day. Ju

Lacelady said...

Pretty card Christine, I love those corner dies, and congrats on reaching 400 followers.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, love your card, these dies look interesting but will have to wait for another day unfortunately. Like the magnetic plate idea though. TV set up to record you shows, hope your class goes well on Sunday and yes like the idea of kits.

Wilma x x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine this is a beautiful card! I must try and remember to see you at the weekend I tend to forget!! Think its my age xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeus card Christine...I saw these dies on C&C yesterday with Jo...gorgeous but they will be on my wish list for the time being! I am hoping stocks remain for your shows on Saturday though..looking forward to them! Carole Z X

Bea said...

Lovely card Christine - the triangle shape die is really lovely. Hope to catch your shows on Saturday.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, When I clicked on the link to see the Prima papers, it was an ERROR, don't know if others have had that problem ?
Love your sample card, I love those corner dies, can't wait to see all your samples and demo's on Saturday.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Such a beautiful caard today and very appropriate for Valentines Day.

It's my birthday today so I'll pretend it's a birthday card from you just for me.

Congrats on reaching 400 followers.

Val in Spain xxx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Beautiful card today, I saw these dies on C&C yesterday, and that corner one was my favourite, not sure about the others yet, but often say that until I see some samples made up!

Congratulations on your 400 followers, word is travelling how talented you are :-))

Looking forward to Saturday too, your shows are always full of inspiration.
Janice x

Christine said...

Friends - apologies, the link to the Prima papers is now decided to misbehave first thing this morning! :) x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine. Lovely card. The new gold dies are beautiful.
I do have a magnetic shim from years ago with the original Spellbinders wizard machine... Wonder if its the same. I also have some of the original spellbinder dies that came in their own padded case!

Looking forward to your shows


Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Lovely card ,the colour is just right for today.
Congratulations on reaching 400 followers,I still think you will get a lot more,looking forward to Saturday TV. Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Gorgeous card love the corner dies so adaptable, but will have to wait awhile until I can afford them.
I like the idea of the video streaming that would be brilliant.
Well done on reaching 400 followers.
Have a good day.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous card again, looking forward to seeing you on C+C and your demo's. Loving the new dies. Emma

Elaine said...

Fantastic new die. Love the look. Cant wait for the shows x

Toni said...

Lovely card today Christine, very appropriate for Valentines Day. I saw the dies yesterday and really like the corner ones. Looking forward to your shows at the weekend and yes, I think video tutorials from you would be an excellent idea.
Toni xx

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Good Morning Christine, Lovely card today as usual. Like others I am not sure about these new dies. I have ordered a set from C&C and will wait to see how interesting they are when they arrive. With hindsight I loved the little swing dies but it didn't come across that well on the web. Could be one for the future! Have a lovely day Christine.

hazel said...

Lovely card Christine xx hazel

Sue B said...

Lovely card today Christine am looking forward to the shows on Saturday, recorder set!

Ita said...

Happy Valentines Day Christine,love the everything on your card today,and I am looking forward to your show.I think a videa stream would be a great idea.Congrats on reaching 400 followers.Happy Birthday Val.I read on Spelbinders site that you can use a shim of card stock for the new dies.
The dies will have to go on my wish list,like others I am not sure about then ,there is a lot of repeat shapes.I might get 1 and the one one you can use for matting and layering???

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, this is a lovely card. I like the dies as well..xx

melanie said...

Stunning card can`t wait for your demos I got the bundle coming can`t wait to play .Will you be stocking the foil ??Melanie

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