I found the local craft shops of course, there's a great one in Penrith, Penrith Crafts in St Andrews church yard. Also an art shop in Cockermouth along the Main Street near the bridge.
As we were away I didn't see much of Create and Craft's Viva Craft Vegas, I did catch our John Bloodworth ( thanks for the lovely comments ) showing the brand new Spellbinders dies. These dies were being launched at the CHA Summer 2013 show. I was very lucky to be given the chance to play with these dies and make samples for John to then show my ideas for them on TV. As usual I would have liked more time, but I did make a sample for nearly every die and embossing folder. I also got the chance to play with the new waxes from Creative Expressions, these have been on my to do list for a while, and of course I love them.
This will be the first showing of the cards I made as I had to wait until after the launch, so I hope you like being able to see them a little closer, with a how too.
From the show I saw , I know this was a favourite. While deciding what to do with this die set, I laid the cut pieces down and moved them about until I saw an idea. This is where the robot appeared from, using all the dies in the set and the smallest one from labels thirty-three for his mouth.
All the pieces were cut and embossed as well as inked through to show the embossing using Weathered Wood Distress ink.I embossed a pattern on the background using my Hougie Board and just added some punched circles to the corners. As I could use only the dies on the show it stopped me from doing what I would have like to have done which was add some cogs to his belly area. Just to give a bit more mechanical look.
Do you like him ? Think he needs a name........
Would be great for kids cards.
I will post the rest of the cards in the following days.