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Friday, 7 April 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

Today finds me travelling down to London for the Crafting at Ally Pally show which is one of my favourite venues and shows of the year.  This is the only show where Sue Wilson, Julia Watts, Phill Martin, Lisa Horton and I demo all ate the same time so a great one for all Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson fans!

I thought I would share a card I made especially for todays vintage with the New Zealand background die I also used a good cross section of the finishing touches.

I stared by cutting the larger detail background die from a piece of my Spring collection paper pad ( from last spring) I then added the centre detail die cut in coconut white foam mounted in the centre and studded in stick on pearls.

Next I made up the card as shown with a frame of Brunswick green and coconut white foundation card with layers of the two colours added.  I then cut the foliage form the starflower die in the green worth faux quilled blooms cut in white and shaded with frosted jade colour cloud blending ink.  I added these with a spray of pearls and finished with tag shaded and stamped with a sentiment form my new Michaelmas daisy clear stamp set ( more details pin that tomorrow)

Enjoy...

46 comments:

  1. I love this card and the colours are gorgeous.
    Have a great time at AP. I would really love to be going but sadly can't.
    Safe journey.
    D xx

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  2. Hi John
    Beautiful card.Very calm colours.Enjoy Ally Pally.
    Jan

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  3. Morning John, a lovely card. beautiful muted and soft colours. Enjoy Ally Pally. Bx

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  4. Morning John, a gorgeous card and just my kind if colours.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. GorgeoUs card! Enjoy ALLy Pally - wish I could come!

    Maggie B xx

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  6. Hi John
    Another stunner of a card. I'm going to Ally Pally tomorrow, hope to see you there,
    Chris xx

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  7. Morning John, today's card is a real beauty. I love it, you are so inspirational, do you think that when I get to AP and see you, if I give you a hug would some of your talent rub off onto me.............haha hope so xx

    Have a safe journey, and I know you will be prepping for tomorrow.

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

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  8. Love this card John,beautiful.Have a great weekend at AP.Joycex

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  9. Beautiful card, such pretty colours.

    Michele

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  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design and the dies are amazing. I am coming to Ally Pally I am super excited. Have a great day today and a safe journey. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  11. Gorgeous card, lovely dies and lovely colours.
    Annette x

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  12. Lovely delicate looking card John x x x

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  13. Lovely card John. Safe journey and hope show goes well. I need to be with my Mum this weekend so can't get to London ( Norfolk instead).
    Jan
    Northampton

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  14. Morning john a beautiful card .Have a great time at AP wish i was going .
    Catherine xx

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  15. Rose in Chester7 April 2017 at 09:06

    Hi John,
    A simply beautiful and elegant card, loving the dies and colours.
    Have a great time at AP............ perhaps I'll make it next year.
    Hugs, Rose

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  16. Gorgeous card John, love the little pearls on the lattice area .
    Have a great time at the AP.
    Elaine H X

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  17. What a pretty card, John. I hope all goes well at AP - looking forward to the live shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  18. Morning John,
    Beautiful card, hope the setting up goes well.
    Lydia
    X

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  19. A really pretty and elegant card today John. I hope you have a great weekend. Do wish I was able to come. Love Rosemarie X X

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  20. Enjoy the weekend John, sorry not there but Heyho, hopefully September. xxx

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  21. Morning John, such a pretty card for us today, and I love the New Zealand Die,
    Wendyx

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  22. Great card John, love the New Zealand background.
    Have a great time at Ally Pally - will be watching on Hochanda
    Marion S x

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  23. What a pretty design John. Have a great time at Ally Pally. Love from Jackie xx

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  24. Good Morning John that is such a beautiful card and I love the NZ background, love the colours chosen to. Wish I was coming to Ally Pally and I hope you thoroughly enjoy your weekend there, no doubt you will be shattered by the end of it though. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  25. Good morning John,
    Enjoy your time at ALLY PALLY sorry I can't be there.
    It's a beautiful card and and love the colours.
    Enjoy!!!
    Anne Mather

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  26. Beautiful card John have a great ally pally I wish I could be there to meet all my favourite gifted people
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

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  27. Lovely card John. Enjoy AP. Might get there one of these days. Xx

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  28. Hello John, Thank you for another beautiful co-ordinated card. Stunning! Just proves that your designs and Sue Wilson's dies are beautiful and timeless. I hope you and the CE team have an enjoyable and successful visit to Ally Pally. I hope to be there to meet you all, my favourite most talented crafty friends! Take care and have fun! Craft Owl by the Sea, north Norfolk. xx

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  29. Love, love, love this one John. It reminds me of the wall plaque planters or water features you sometimes see in stately homes.

    Hugs
    Helen xx

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  30. Simply gorgeous but I have come to expect nothing less. You inspire me.

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  31. That's gorgeous John. Great colours and I love that New Zealand die. Hope you have a great weekend at Ally Pally. I'll be watching you on Hochanda! xx

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  32. Hello John,
    What a beautiful card! I love the New Zealand background Die! You have made a really pretty card showing off the Finishing Touches to perfection! Thank you!
    Have a lovely time at Ally Pally with the team and meeting up your many followers! Sorry I can't go - just too far.
    Love Myra

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  33. have a fab time to you all john xx i think i have said this before but i love vintage fridays, it so inspires me to get the older sets out to play with xx gorgeous card xxx

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  34. OMG How opulent without the need for black, red or gold! I love Vintage Fridays too. I hope I'll be able to say "Hell" tomorrow. Your fan club grows by the day!

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  35. Stunning card. Love the combination of colours.

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  36. Stunning card john x its beautiful x hope to say hello on Sunday x
    Theresa w x

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  37. john what can i say other than this is another stunner of a card. it is so nice to see the older dies being used and reminds me that they are there and being neglected.


    I hope you all have fun at ally pally, I was due to go for a birthday treat
    but because of illness and a failed attempt
    at fixing my back i am now housebound :-(
    I am totally gutted at missing seeing you all there together and the fabulous demonstrations and do hope it is a fun weekend for you all.

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  38. Absolutely stunning john, beautifully designed and gorgeous colour theme, have a fabulous Ally Pally, Kate x

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  39. Eh up John
    This has a wonderful elegance to it. Gorgeous!
    Have fun this weekend and be good!
    Ang x

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  40. WOW, love the colors and the dies that you used enhance it!!!! Will try to catch you on Hochanda this weekend!

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  41. What a very special card today John, I love the colours you have used. I am really looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow and hope to see you there.

    Lisbeth

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  42. Beautiful card John. Very elegant x

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  43. Beautiful card John. Love everything about it. See you tomorrow.

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