Catch Up Post! Let’s Talk About Winners!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Arched Elegance and Arched Elegance Pocket -
It was not intentional to fall off the face of the earth for the past 10 days but after my last post I flew to CHA in California, got to see the debut of my new dies in the Spellbinders Booth, spent time with wonderful friends, and came home sick as a dog!  I haven’t had a cold or whatever this is in about 10 years and this one really brought me to my knees – I think I would have rather had surgery!Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Arched Elegance and Arched Elegance Pocket -

Let’s Catch Up
So, the New Year started off with several giveaways and several winners. This coming week I’ll be sending out prizes to the winners.  Thanks so much for participating and remember I like to reward every type of media from YouTube, Email, Pinterest and Instragram so please subscribe in each area if you can – hopefully soon I can share more prizes!

Thank You!
I was absolutely blown away by the response to my new dies over on the Spellbinders Blog.  Before they changed over to their new website I think more than 500 of you had left kind, kind words.  Oh yeah, did you know that Spellbinders has spiffed up their website? There was a contest going on over there as well and the post has been updated to include the winner – HERE.

Just in case you you didn’t see my project shown over there, here’s another little look.  I designed the die to use as a pocket but of course dreamed of other ways to make it useful to you and this was one way I saw it, as a basket.   Give me a day to two to get back on my feet and I have another video coming,  pinky promise :-)

Question Parking Lot:

  • Carmen TaylorJanuary 17, 2015 - 3:22 am

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Becca all the way from Perth Australia.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 17, 2015 - 3:53 am

    So sorry to hear, that you came back soo sick, but unfortunately that´s what we hear from everywhere these days, I´m afraid. But I sure wish you a very speedy recovery hun and hope, that you´ll soon be all back on your feets again.
    The little basket here are just too cute and exactly what I had in mind when you asked us about other oprions earlier. It´s sooo gorgeous and in your usual lovely and romantic style.Have a wonderful week-end everyone and hopefully some time to play too. Can´t wait to see more of your lovely work too Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)January 17, 2015 - 3:54 am

    So sorry to hear you’ve been so poorly and wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • June MetcalfeJanuary 17, 2015 - 3:57 am

    Sorry you’re under the weather, Becca, hoping you’re soon recovered. Just adore my 4 die sets that you designed – been cutting ever since they arrived! Thank you so much for sharing your talentReplyCancel

  • NickyJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:08 am

    Un prompt rétablissement Becca ! les nouvelles filières sont superbes!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:10 am

    Oh, poor you. How miserable for you. Hope you are feeling much better soon. Basket looks fantastic. Very clever use of the dies. Hugs, Christine xReplyCancel

  • Rosemarie GreenbankJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:10 am

    Hi Becca,
    so sorry to hear that you, too, caught the bug with many other people over here in England, too. Thankfully, I’ve not but my sympathies are with you.

    Lovely cards/basket – you are truly talented and so kind to share with us.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Kai RamosJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:15 am

    Get well soon!ReplyCancel

  • Anna KluytmansJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:35 am

    Hi Becca, Sorry to hear that you have been ill, I hope that you are on the mend now!! Your basket looks really pretty, I love the white look with a little hint of colour. Cheers from down under.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:56 am

    Good morning Becca,
    i am so sorry that you have been floored with illness after what must have been a exhilarating time at the CHA for you. I am not surprised in the response that you got to your beautiful dies as i just had to order them, they came 2 days ago and they are sooooo preeeetttttyyyy. I had thought that the pocket one could make the lovely acetate box that you made a long time ago with you corner dies that you created for Justrite. Get well soon flower and i look forward to your next post and video.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJanuary 17, 2015 - 5:19 am

    Hi Becca,
    Get well soon, we’ve got the bug over here in the UK, in fact I had it before Christmas, but was over it in time for the visit by the big fellow with the white hair and beard!!
    I’m not surprised that these dies were a big hit, they are so beautiful.
    Take care, stay safe and warm xxReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 17, 2015 - 5:24 am

    Sorry to hear you have been poorly – I also have had this cold/virus thing – for about 3 weeks – it laid me flat just before Christmas – the worst cold I think I’ve ever had – I say cold not flu as I always say it’s not flu if you can get out of bed! I am a pretty hardy sould I like to think but this was probably the worst cold I’ve ever had so I know how you must have felt – I didn’t wear any make up for 2 weeks and that’s not me at all! Anyway just got a silly cough left which seems to be agravated by cold or damp weather – we are in for a cold spell here next week so I’ll be at home crafting in the warm – Love your dies – they are on my wish list – think they will be popular in the UK – bet CHA was wonderful – I’d love to go one day – look after yourself and wishing you a speedy recovery –ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Gould in AustraliaJanuary 17, 2015 - 5:33 am

    Sorry to hear that you have been sooo unwell. Glad that you are on the mend, wishing you good health and creativeness. Love the basket.
    Sending wishes all the way from Wellington Australia :)ReplyCancel

  • joyceJanuary 17, 2015 - 6:09 am

    So, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Prayers are going up for a mighty healing. I ‘m in love with your new dies and can’t wait to play with them! Be blessed my friend!ReplyCancel

  • SheilaJanuary 17, 2015 - 6:37 am

    Beautiful work as usual Becca. Even when you are sick, you manage to pull off something this amazing. Take care and get well soon.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJanuary 17, 2015 - 6:48 am

    Hello Becca
    It seems everyone had the Lurgy over New Year… sorry you were stricken with it!
    I bought this set of Dies from Create n Craft, and now I am waiting for your inspiration!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 17, 2015 - 7:16 am

    HOPE you are feeling better soon, Becca! (We DO know what you mean about one of those colds bringing you to your knees! LOL ) They’re WHOPPERS anymore! HOPE you had a blast at CHA, BEFORE you got sick! ;) Remember ALL the advice people have given….& rest up!!!! ((((GET WELL HUGS!!!))))ReplyCancel

  • Terri WJanuary 17, 2015 - 7:35 am

    So sorry to hear you have been sick Becca. Hopefully you are fully recovered very soon. I look forward to your new video……pinky swear :)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 17, 2015 - 8:45 am

    sorry to hear you came back so sick, Congrats again on your release!ReplyCancel

  • DebraJanuary 17, 2015 - 9:12 am

    So glad you got to CHA as you would havd had a great time! Sorry you’re sick but rest up so you can show us more of your amazing designs! Your card and basket is so beautiful and elegant! Hope you’re feeling better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HJanuary 17, 2015 - 9:17 am

    All the projects are just beautiful! I love that card and card box. If I could only make those bows like yours I’d be in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • VivaceJanuary 17, 2015 - 9:19 am

    Feel better quick Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseJanuary 17, 2015 - 9:45 am

    You take your time, I’m in CA, and all my friends have “what ever it is,” which is knocking them on their…well you know. Just take care of yourself because it will come back with a vengeance. Loved your project on Spellbinders, not so sure I like the new website…it’s way too busy for my taste. So glad to hear you went to CHA, it is an amazing show, and so fun because you get to see the new products before it goes out to market. Looking forward to more of your videos. Be well.ReplyCancel

  • Dianr Lynne C.January 17, 2015 - 10:07 am

    So sad to hear you got sick after CHA. I bet that place was just a breeding ground for the flu germs. Here’s a tip: Next year get the flu shot. I has helped me! Wish I could send you my homemade chicken soup, as it is just delightful. Well, Congrats on your new releases. I look forward to more of you fantastic cards in 2015. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • CandyJanuary 17, 2015 - 10:08 am

    Please take care of yourself! I know what you went through…. we need you back up and creating :)ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzJanuary 17, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Oh Becca! You were missed!!! So glad you are feeling better! It is so hard when you are sick. You don’t feel like doing anything. Love the basket! As soon as I can order the dies I want too. Such an enabler you are!!!????????????????Love it!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferJanuary 17, 2015 - 10:30 am

    Hi Becca, so sorry to hear you have not been well, let’s hope that is it for you now for the rest of the year, congratulations again to all the winners, not forgetting your beautiful project Becca, your dies are outstanding x x xReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJanuary 17, 2015 - 10:35 am

    Hi Becca! So sorry you were ill after CHA. That’s no fun at all.
    I also was at CHA & happened to run into Suzanne Cannon. She told me you were there, so I am sorry I missed the chance to say hi. Not that you would know who I was. Lol!
    Hope you are now well on your way to recovering & feeling better.
    Love your dies, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Lorna BaumannJanuary 17, 2015 - 10:37 am

    Hi Becca, hope you will soon be back to being well again. I would give anything if I could go to CHA sometime, but as it is not open to the public, I guess that will never happen. I will need to live vicariously through all of the amazing blogs that post from it each time.ReplyCancel

  • VeldaJanuary 17, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Praying you recover quickly. That flu is nasty.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJanuary 17, 2015 - 11:24 am

    Hi Becca
    I’m love love love this new die set. I recorded the CHA spellbinders launches. Wow… I will definitely save up to buy these. They are stunning.
    Just wanted to tell you.
    Stay well and warm
    Jo xxReplyCancel

  • ConnieJanuary 17, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Beautiful card and basket. So sorry to hear you have been ill. Hope you are on the downhill side of it by now.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 17, 2015 - 11:34 am

    Hi Becca,
    Sorry to hear you have been under the weather, hope you will be feeling better soon, I have been under the weather too. Love the look of your dies.

  • maritheJanuary 17, 2015 - 11:48 am

    comment avez-vous fais pour faire l’anse du panier en continiuter . peut-être une petite vidéo nous montrant comment faire???.bonne santé marithéReplyCancel

  • Beth EJanuary 17, 2015 - 11:49 am

    So sorry to learn you got sick! All those crowds – airports, the convention, etc. has got to have had something to do with it all. Hope you are feeling much, much better now. Love the little basket! I am also looking forward to getting some of your wonderful new Spellbinders dies. I am DEFINATELY signing up for the Arched Elegance Pocket and Arched Elegance! I plan to make several sets to use as silent auction items in a charity auction this spring! I am sure they will be very well received! I only hope I can make mine turn out as nice as yours did! Hugs & Love, BethReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJanuary 17, 2015 - 12:10 pm

    So sorry to hear that you have not been well. :-(.
    Hugs and prayers

  • Joyce andersonJanuary 17, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    Can’t get over the possibilities with these died
    That’s YOu–Becca. Would be a dream come true to
    Be a winner someday- especially Now!
    I have this virus that going around it does wipe
    You out. Can’t get enuf sleep
    Thank you again for sharing your God given
    Talent with us
    God bless you

  • MyraJanuary 17, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    Hi Becca,
    So sorry you have been so unwell. Hope you feel much better very soon
    The card and basket are just lovely! I’ve pinned them ! Just learned how to do that – so I am so pleased with myself. Sad I know that!
    I have an Engagement card to make so you have really helped!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra xxReplyCancel

  • MaudeJanuary 17, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Don’t normally comment – but this is a Very Special WOW design ! ! ! ! !Sophisticated – gorgeous – multi useful – unusual die. The card – the tiny pearls just set it off & the unusual ribbon treatment. VERY SPECIAL ! ! !ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 17, 2015 - 12:49 pm

    Your cards and projects are fantastic. I ended 2014 by picking your blog up again I had been an off/off viewer 2008 then wondered away. However, the last months of 2014 I went back and reviewed all your entries since 2008 up to present, yes all of them. So I am all caught up 2015. Hope you stay healthy from now on – as I greatly miss your entries and inspiration.


  • ChelseaJanuary 17, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Not good to start off the new year with a bad bug!! Hope you are feeling well again soon. I hope CHA was a lot of fun for you and got your creative juices full to overflowing!!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJanuary 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm

    What an elegant ensemble! You’re just amazinngly versatile, Becca, for being able to make gorgeous creations in a variety of ways.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 17, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Hi Becca, Two gorgeous projects, I’m loving the die-cuts, very pretty.
    Sorry to hear you haven’t been well, my hubby and I had the same sort of thing all over Christmas and New Year, it certainly knocks you for six, doesn’t it. Here’s hoping you are getting better now.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • AdalineJanuary 17, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    Hope you are feeling better. I really love the new dies and the projects.ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from Titahi Bay, NZJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    Take care, look after yourself Becca. I’m too far away to make you chicken soup to aid your recovery – hopefully someone nearby is taking care of you too. Best wishes from NZ.ReplyCancel

  • barbara macaskillJanuary 17, 2015 - 4:44 pm

    So sorry to hear that you have been so sick! This bug that is going around is kicking everyone’s butt! Hope you feel lots better real soon!ReplyCancel

  • JeanneJanuary 17, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    Becca, sorry to hear you’d been sick. Since I started following card making sites online a couple months ago, yours is always one I look forward to seeing. The frill and flourish are so feminine. Glad you are back.ReplyCancel

  • TeresaJanuary 17, 2015 - 8:56 pm

    OMGoodness, what beautiful projects you’ve made yet again with these beautiful dies. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 17, 2015 - 10:01 pm

    Please take care of yourself and wishing you a speedy recovery. Will keep you in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanJanuary 17, 2015 - 10:04 pm

    Another gorgeous card and basket. I love the new dies!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs June SmithJanuary 18, 2015 - 2:04 am

    Oh Becca I am so, so sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I do hope you are feeling a bit better now, so go gently, gently. It is lovely to have you back and to hear that the new dies went so well at the CHA, I am loving all the ones I have seen.

    Congratulations to all the winners and enjoy your prizes.

    I am looking forward to seeing the videos soon. I love this basket by the way, gorgeous.

    Have a great Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith (from UK) xxxReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJanuary 18, 2015 - 3:02 am

    Hi Becca. I do hope that you are feeling much better now. After all of that travelling and fun at the CHA seeing your gorgeous new dies (how proud you should be :) ) you must really rest and look after yourself.
    I’m not surprised there have been so many comments about the new dies, they are gorgeous.
    I love how you have used the pocket die on the card and what a fabulous basket, love them all.
    Congratulations to the lucky winners.
    Look after yourself. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanJanuary 18, 2015 - 3:11 am

    Hi Becca. So sorry to hear you have been poorly. That nasty cold/flu bug is here in the UK too. I missed your last post and hadn’t realised you were bringing out some new dies. They look gorgeous. I have your previous dies and they are lovely to use. Looking forward to the new release, hope it won’t be long. Many congratulations Becca on your success, you deserve it. Take care of yourself while you are recuperating. Looking forward to the video tutorial. xxReplyCancel

  • lindaJanuary 18, 2015 - 3:26 am

    Hi Becca sorry to hear you have been poorly it seems everyone in the uk is ill with coughs and colds and it seems to be lasting weeks , your dies arrived and l cant stop playing you are one clever lady.hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • EveleneJanuary 18, 2015 - 4:04 am

    Get well, Becca. The minute I saw this one beautiful creation, I went ahead posting my comment as I was truly blown away by it without first reading what you wrote. Sorry to hear that you got sick. My thoughts and prayers for your speedy recovery. Bless you greatly and wonderfully!ReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasJanuary 18, 2015 - 5:10 am

    Oh dear, please get well soon, I missed you, as I come every day. Love the basket design too.ReplyCancel

  • PaulaJanuary 18, 2015 - 5:34 am

    Hi Becca, I love seeing these dies all done up in white. I just ordered them. I got both the arches and the swiss pocket bundles when they debuted on Create and Craft here in the US. Can’t wait to get them.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey DJanuary 18, 2015 - 8:23 am

    Simply stunning as always,thankyou so much for sharing your craft with us all and inspiring us also.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJanuary 18, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Sorry to hear you are poorly Becca and wishing you a very speedy recovery. xxReplyCancel

  • Nancy RobertaJanuary 18, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    Another beautiful card. Hope you are feeling better real soon!ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONJanuary 19, 2015 - 1:07 am


    MY HEAD ACHES!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 19, 2015 - 9:00 am

    Hi Becca,
    Hope you are feeling better. I can’t find your new dies listed on the Spellbinders list where you can shop. Have they not been released yet?

  • Sonia StephensonJanuary 19, 2015 - 5:35 pm

    Hi Becca. I love these beautiful creations using your gorgeous dies. Absolutely stunning! Hope you’re feeling much better. Hugs xxReplyCancel

  • Barbara BrewerJanuary 19, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    Sorry to hear you came back sick from CHA. I hope you recover quickly. Over the years of following your work Becca I am forever amazed at the cards that you produce, always stunning, and the inspiration you give to the many, many, people that follow your work.
    The Arched Elegance and Pocket are devine and I want, want, want,, to buy them, but the big question is, When will they be available to the crafty girls in Australia? New products always seem to take forever to get here.
    We aren’t really that far away and our first big Craft Fair in Sydney is the first week in March. What are the chances?

    Kindest Regards
    Barbara B.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 19, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    I am sure by now you are back “good as new.” Hope so, but be very careful and get plenty of rest so you don’t get a relapse.
    So happy for your new designation and for the wonderful work that you do. It is totally “amazing.” Will be ordering the new dies very soon.
    Hope your 2015 will be productive as usual.
    Oh, I made a card for my sister-in-law’s birthday and did a double bow, larger on the bottom and little smaller on top and it turned out the best I ever made. Actually looked like a “Becca Bow!!!!” Thanks for all your help!

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 19, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    I forgot to ask you where and when can we order this new die of yours? I do not see it on Spellbinder Paper Arts website under new products. Could you please let me know? Thank you.

    More Hugs,

  • Sarina McClentonJanuary 19, 2015 - 10:15 pm

    Love the die. Pray God bring you back to your feel real soon.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJanuary 20, 2015 - 3:41 am

    So, sorry to hear you’re ill. Get well Soon! Hope you know how much you’ve been missed!ReplyCancel

  • Karen teeJanuary 21, 2015 - 2:10 am

    Hope you feel better. Our household has been sick over a month yuk!
    Love the new dies please post when they will be available for purchase. Your work is amazing

  • Victoria LunaJanuary 21, 2015 - 9:29 am

    I hope you feel better. Our household has been sick as well since the beginning of the month. I can’t wait for the dies to be available. Your cards are gorgeous as usual and I love the boxes that go with them. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

  • Linda ClarkJanuary 22, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    Beautiful does not describe the red & white box and card. How does your mind work that you work just gets better and better. It is such a treat to go to your site to see what grand items you have made. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. Without you I would not have goals to strive for. Hugs, LindaReplyCancel

  • PatriciaJanuary 22, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    I absolutely love your work and this one is the most beautiful one that I’ve seen in a while, although I say/think that about all of your work. Thank you for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJanuary 23, 2015 - 5:45 am

    Dear Becca, You have such an eye for elegance, balance, in a wow fashion that I took to the web site, Create and Craft TV, and ordered 4 of you packaged dies sight unseen. Based on your sample, I trust all will be equally dazzling. Thanks for sharing your talent.