Friday, 10 February 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

Sorry I missed vintage fro day last week but I wanted to keep the Papercuts giveaway going!  Therefore today I was determined to go back as I want to make as many of the Friday posts as I can using older dies from my Sue Wilson collection of dies.  Today's is using the Austrian collection ( I have to admit along with Scandinavian one of my personal faves but I have a soft spot for ovals!)

I stared this time by choosing the colour combination and this mix of Blue Dusk, Black and Slate Grey really sang to me when I was selecting it.  I cut the Austrian collection background 4 times in slate grey foundation card I added 2 back to back on a pice of duck egg card.  I mounted this over a larger piece and added the other 2 borders at each side to highlight the design.

Next I cut the Vienna die in slate and shadowed this with a black die cut.  I then cut the oval die form the Salzburg die and added this around the centre.  I then stamped the sentiment on a pice ion pearl icicle card and cut this with the centre of the Austrian collection background die.

I cut the detail die from the classic rose die in duck egg and backed this with the slate grey.  I added black fern trio die cuts behind these and arranged these around the central element.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a real card of inspiration, it is lovely.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi John, a beautiful card, great dies and lovely colour combo. Bx

  3. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card today, you make it look easy.
    I've got stuck in a rut and can't seem to get going on card making. All the cards I've done sine before Christmas are in classes.
    Then again I've been doing other crafts.
    I need to make Birthday cards, lots of family birthdays coming up. So this weekend I shall be looking through your blog for inspiration get my craft table cleared and hope to get some cards made.
    Keep up the great work you do.

  4. Gorgeous card John. Joyce x

  5. Morning John, a really classy card and an unusual colour combination it is beautiful. Got my ticket for your Glasgow demo day can't wait.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Good morning John,
    Lovely card today, yes it is nice to see some of the older Sue Wilson dies having an airing!!!
    Thank you for my prize - mix it up which arrived yesterday.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Absolutely beautiful outstanding card, love everything about this.
    Annette x

  8. Hi John, lovely card today. I am afraid my tablet not showing the colours very well, but still looks great. I agree we should have a campaign to use our older dues more. Have a great weekend. Love Rosemarie X

  9. Hi John
    A stunning card as always, great combination of dies and colours.
    Chris xx

  10. Gorgeous card-love the colour combination. It's great seeing cards made using older dies. My gift arrived yesterday-looking forward to using it at the weekend, thank you.


  11. John, I love this. I've got all these dies and use them a lot. As you say, ovals do look special.

  12. Good morning John this is a stunning card I do like seeing inspiration for older dies. Like you I like ovals. I must admit I am a bit confused about the colours. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Morning John, a really stunning card today, love the way you are reminding us of the older dies so that they get an airing again, I think the colours got a bit messed up but it doesn't matter, I wonder what it would look like in the colours you mentioned.

    My prize die arrived yesterday, thank you again so much, I will be playing with it later today.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  14. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I'm not seeing slate grey and duck egg, but it is still looking great.
    My paper cuts prize die arrived yesterday, many thanks.
    B xx

  15. What a beautiful card. I don't have any of the Austrian dies, but they're certainly very lovely.

  16. What a beautiful card John you are so gifted these dies are beautiful and the colours perfect
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  17. Lovely card, love the colours

  18. I have these dies so will have to have a go at something similar. I do like these cards using older dies.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Good morning John this is a beautiful card lovely combination of dies I too seem to be seeing different colours looks like taupe black& white to me but they still work

  20. Beautiful card John. I too seem to be seeing different colours, the grey looks like taupe on my laptop, but it is still gorgeous.
    Marion S x

  21. Morning John

    I totally love this card but I'm also not seeing the colours you've stated, nonetheless I LOVE it!

    June x

  22. Good Morning John a stunning card today and that beautiful colour choice is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

  23. Love this John (another collection still to be completed and its the background missing in this set). However on my computer it looks black and white and tan - nothing like the colours you have said lol. But I really like the colours its showing. I put up a picture of a card the other day which was peachy coloured and all matched as it was done with colour clouds. On the computer it looked like the background and flowers were more orange and yellow and the bow looked brown!!!! who says the camera never lies lol.

  24. Hi John
    Super card John, love the colours.

  25. great card John ,love this die ,have it which is better ,Laura O

  26. Hi John
    Bit confused today as I'm not seeing the colours you've mentioned, looks more like tan black and white! Great card though, love it a lot.

  27. Also not seeing the colours you have mentioned but still looks good. Like these Vintage Fridays. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Hi John,
    what a very wonderful card and such a super design.
    There was a lot of work gone into this wonderful work of art, and for onece I can say I have all these dies.
    Super colours used also.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  29. I am struggling with the colours but still a magnificent card (is it the Austrian background or is it the border die?)

  30. What a great colour combination, this looks lovely.

  31. Hi John so glad that you are visiting your old dies and this card is fabulous I do hope you continue doing this.
    Wendy x

  32. This is stunning John. Lovely to see you using the older dies.
    Love Valxxx

  33. Hi John. What a really classy card you have gone for today. I must get my older dies out and have a play (I haven't used those flower dies for ages)


  34. gorgeous card john xx you cant beat the earlier dies they were gorgeous then and still are as stunning now xxx

  35. Great card John. It's great to go back to the older dies. Reminds us of what we've got. They are just as good as the newer dies but we tend to forget them.
    Temperature is high twenties here. Really enjoying my hols.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  36. Hello John
    Such a gorgeous card today although the colours seem a little different on my iPad!
    It is good to see some of the older dies being used again. Sometimes I forget what dies I have bought in the past!
    Best Wishes
    Lesley S. X

  37. John this is stunning and very elegant.
    I love how you have used the edger die as a background, I have this die and is so
    nice to see the older dies being used again.
    The colours you have used are not showing up for me, it looks black, gold and white
    but I am sure the colours look just as stunning.

  38. Lovely card john x I love seeing the older dies used and really appreciate the inspiration , like others have mentioned though its showing different colours to how you described x
    Theresa w x

  39. I love the older dies and this is also one of my favs!!! So classic!