Thursday, 19 July 2018

Aged To Perfection

Hi all!  Today's card showcases the Vineyard Frame die, but cut up into sections!  I started with a piece of milk card and used some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide around the edges to distress the background.  Next I cut the Ivy Garden Background circle out of milk card and inked through the die with Antique Linen Distress Oxide.  I used mounting foam to attach it in the middle of the card.  Next I cut the Vineyard Frame out of white card.  I nipped it apart into smaller sections then inked them.  I used Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks with small smoothies to ink the sections.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and added them round the ivy garden central point.  Next I cut a couple of the sentiment die from the frame, stacked them and inked it with Vintage Photo.  I glued it in the centre of the card.  Milk mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  6 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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71 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

My equilibrium is restored now. LOL! It was a card worth waiting for Sue anyway. I love the delicate colours and a card that will go down well with a lot of friends and family!!!

Thanks for sharing

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Donita Naylor said...

Where is everybody? It is almost two hours fro Sue putting up her card, and I don't see any other comments. Have I been blocked?

My reaction to this card is I love the purples and the grapevine spirals

Best,
Donita

Steph Cotterill said...

Phew Sue, what you doing to us lol.
Better later than never and a lovely sample, I'd like to age as nicely as this but I doubt it will happen lol.
Have a good day ☺ xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beautiful birthday card in fabulous colours… and the sentiment is funny.

Rolf xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
My tablet has FINALLY allowed me to leave a comment after repeatedly closing/reopening the blogspot and/or refreshing the page-are others experiencing similar problems I wonder?

I love today's card, the colours are lovely and sentiment so fun. Great die set for males and females.x

Donita Naylor said...

Looks like the Facebook post went up at 6 a.m. but maybe the timer that should have posted Thursday's card on Particraft at exactly 6 a.m. finally broke after all these years, or someone bumped the a.m. to p.m. while dusting, or the computer hit the snooze button and turned over when the alarm went off.
Whew! The Earth is back on its axis.
Donita

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today especially suited to all those wine lovers out there, you can almost smell them can't you.

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

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous card today x

Anne said...

I know several people who would love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

TDQ Karen said...

What a different sentiment very unusual

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Beautiful colours and the dies are amazing.

Barbara V

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a bit difficult adding a comment today with slow response. Ahh the joy of technology. A lovely card suitable for lots of friends and family xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, glad to see your post is here now, was getting worried!! Lovely card, great for either male or female I think. Love Jean xxx


BenteS said...

Beautiful card!
Love the dies with possibility to use bits and parts of them 😄

rosiejt said...

How lovely and 'soft'.

Suemac said...

A lovely card.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card. Love how you have snipped apart the vineyard frame die and used elements with the ivy die.

Marion S x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x I love how you have chopped into the die and configured it this way x it looks fantastic x love the colours too x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue thank you so much love the delicate colours you have used
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

hollyberry said...

Love this die set and the card is gorgeous.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card and one that would suit many recipients. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with the soft colours you have used.
Love how you have snipped away at the different parts of the die!

Lesley S x

karenlotty said...

Pretty card I love how you’ve shaded parts of the die Roth Distress Oxides

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the design of today’s card, brilliant using the ivy die on the background and the distress oxides do look better than normal distress inks don’t they.
Hugs
Muriel x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card - as always. Love the colours. I love the way you are colour to your dies. I have tried your method and it was not successful x
Thank you everyone for your happy birthday wishes. I must admit I am quite enjoying all the being spoilt. Long may it continue!
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I wonder what's in that barrel. After last night's celebrations for my nieces Graduation...... I don't think I could face a drink just yet. Lol. Beautiful sample Sue. The colours look like they are aged also. Very well done. It looks wine, cheese and grapes to me. Ahhh lovely. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I admit I was not a fan of the frame dies but whenever I see them cut and used on bigger cards I love them and I have a couple on my wish list now.

Hugs Helen xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssss Sue

Chris Curry said...

Lovely gentle colours Sue, haven’t we seen this card before or is it me being silly?

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the colours on this card!
Love Marg

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

The Ivy Garden and and Vineyard Frame could almost have been made for each other they look so good in this combination and I like the warmer softer feel to this design compared to the Aged to Perfection card from a few days ago...and this card is perfect for those of us who like the smaller square format - so much easier to post too...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card.
Lydia
X

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Beautiful card, the colours work so well together, Lovely!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. And showing how much the frame is. I wish I got my taste buds back, and enjoy a good glass of red. But I suppose it'll do my waistline some good.
Hugs, Rose

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card and showing how versatile the frame is. I wish I could get my taste back, and really enjoy a good glass of red , even though my waistline is saying thank you.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Cleaver use of the die here, highlighting how versitile your dies are.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Scottydog said...

A lovely combination of dies & the colours have an autumn mist/haze look to them. Very restful. Thank you for your inspiration Sue.

There were certainly gremlins around this morning, at 7am your post was on fb but everytime I clicked on the link it took me to yesterday’s card & wouldn’t show today’s at all! Still I got here eventually!

Netty The Runner said...

Really nice Sue, love the colours. Nice sentiment.
Annette x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I think you managed to get us all worried this morning when todays post didn't appear,this card is lovely.
Yvonne belated happy birthday sorry if I have missed anybody else's news but I haven'tfelt up to reading comments.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used for your vineyard frame and the sentiment goes so well.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card and I love that sentiment

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great card and it is almost as if the Vineyard Frame die and the Ivy Garden die were made for each other :-). I knew there was snipability in this die and I do prefer this card to the one the other day, it is a good size too.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgeous card! Love its sweetness!

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, you were just checking up on us weren't you to make sure that we were paying attention to your daily blog. Glad everything is restored and we finally got to admire today's offering. Love the sentiment as that is what I am personally trying to do. Wasn't going to have a glass of wine tonight but you have persuaded me. However, I don't need much persuasion.(I'm managing the 'aging' bit, but the 'perfection' is taking rather longer Lovely colours. Hugs xx Pauline

Suzzette Yandle said...

Get idea to snip and clip the Vineyard Frame Die to get another look. I am loving your colors and coloring.

Jacqui O A said...

Fab card Sue.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
I like this one,it would suit quite a few people! Brilliant,
Best wishes
Karen M

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue. Laura O Springfield

CCM said...

A very different but still beautiful card.Love your frames that can be easily cut into its different components for use and love the design and colors of today's card.Thanks for sharing and for showing us a different way to use the Vineyard Frame die.

Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post and can certainly think of a few family members and friends that would appreciate the sentiment on this one...

sued99 said...

Really love this card. X

ursula said...

A very pretty card today, love the colours and sentiment on this....luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, what a really lovely feminine way to use this die and what a good idea to chop it up a bit to change the shape. Love it.

Lisbeth

Barbara said...

Lovely card although not my taste.

Pussycats said...

Hello sue and all
Beautiful card to day and well worth wait , Sorry I had to dash to work this morning before your card popped up and could not wait to have a peep the I got in. I love how the inks have been created on the card , the soft touch of Violet works beautifully.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.
Wendy

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really beautiful card, lovely colours and beautiful die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandra Smith said...

Beautiful! I love the aged look. You're so good with inking.

Dawn Holben said...

WOW Sue is is a stunner of a card, i love those colours. This is so perfect for so many
occassions x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Great card, I love all of the dies you have used. Hugs Brenda xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue fabulous card I love the combination of dies and the soft colours

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and I really love the colours you have chosen. I also like the way you have snipped the frame. I know a few people who would love a card like this! Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
A Quick Short Comment This Evening, I Love This Particular Frame Die
That You’ve Used, I Love The Exceptional Cutting Dies Used Plus The Fabulous
Colour Combination...............
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration Which
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do ......................
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card for us to look at thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Another winner Sue.
Thank you.
Marie P.

Pawprintx4 said...

A pretty, witty card.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A great card for a wine lover.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather