Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Journey

Hello my crafty friends!  What a whirlwind past few days!  I received a phone call from my friend Karen Lines to say that I had won the" Best Blog Award" at the Origin Publishing awards which were held the first evening of the show.  I wasn't even aware that I had been nominated at all so it came as quite a surprise!  I only knew about the Crafts beautiful magazine awards (which I didn't win, unfortunately).  It seems from yesterday's comments that many of you already knew about the Origin Publishing Awards so thank you so much, it really made my day!   The trade show is now over and I hopefully will be able to get a few pics from the show up on the blog on Thursday or Friday to show you.  I say hopefully as I am now using a new laptop and I haven't quite figured out all the ins and outs of Windows 8!  I do have some other fun stuff to tell you about in the next few days along with some giveaways so don't forget to check back.
 I decided we needed to show a guy card as I hadn't shown one for a bit (and I still have a bunch of them)  This is one of those cards that I really don't necessarily need to give you a detailed rundown for as it is pretty much "what you see is what you get." But, I'll do a quick one.   I did start with a script patterned and a stripe patterned paper, which for the life of me I cannot recall the manufacturer of (so sorry).    I used a square of kraft card and put four faux screw brads in the corners.  Using the Vintage  Labels and Banners die, I cut the largest size out of a rust coloured card.  I stamped the airplane from the Going Places set using a coffee archival.  I coloured it with soft lead pencils and cut it out with the matching die.  I mounted the two dies in the centre and added small choco brown glue dots around the edge of both the outer die cut and the card edge.  I tied some natural jute twine around the bottom of the card and added a Tim Holtz journey charm as an accent.  I did use frayed burlap distress ink and the edge of my scissors to distress the card edge to give it a more vintage look too.   A real guy's guy card i think!   Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





173 comments:

Pam said...

Great guy card - well done for your Best Blog Award although there was never any doubt in my mind - you are the best.

Corinne said...

Hi Sue this is a great guy card Fathers day etc loving the colours tim holts accessories just add that finishing touch congrats again Hugs Corinne

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another great Man Card.
All very exciting for you, looking forward to all the great news.
Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.
Have a Hreat Day

Patricia xxx

Gemma said...

Fab male card.
Gemma x

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your award in my opinion you should also have won the Crafts Beautiful but there you go you can't have everything! LOL!Well done though.

I love this card nice and warm yet still suitable for a man and I love the little journey token!

Glad you got your laptop I am dreading having to learn windows 8 when I need to. I can't wait to hear all the good things you have to tell us

Crafty Hugs as always
Heather Rogers xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Great male card, love your colouring in and man bow :-) .

Donna Jones

tracy w said...

Hi Sue congratulations on your best bolg award this card is great glad you have your laptop i had to buy a new one i am getting use to windows 8 thankstracu w xx

Gail said...

Good Morning Sue,
Congratulations on your award for best blog, well deserved!
Great card for the men in our lives.
Gail C x

Karen R said...

Congratulations on your award, well deserved. What a great card for a man, I love stripy and script paper and the colours work really well with the craft card xx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue great card, very manly. Congrats on your award, you deserve to win them all. Look forward to seeing your photos.

Wilma x x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue congratulions on your award you deserve it. Well i do like this stamp set as ive made alot of cards for men with. I love the papers that you have used. Take care Sue xxx

Debs Artliff

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Fun card and a big Congrats on your award... Good job!!!!!

Sonja_W said...

Congratulations on the award. Love the colours and the vintage label stamp and dies, another thing to add to the "must have" list. :)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, well done on the blog award. Love this card, really perfect for those difficult men. Bx

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue. Great card for a man, or a Tom boy lady lol. Have a great day. Sally

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A great guy's card not that I have made any yet! Love Michelle S xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Many congratulations on the best blog - i never considered it going anywhere else.
What a super guys card, really likethis stamp set going on the wish list - wow this list never gets and shorter..... Also love the vintage label.
Looking forward to all the news.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Annie said...

LOVE this card. Colours are great. Wow. A really good guy card. It's really lovely. Looking forward to hearing about the new stuff and hope you get to grips with your new laptop! Hugs Annie x

Bosquie said...

many congratulations Sue.Well deserved too as your blog is the best one as your instructions are in depth and very clear.This card is a super one for the "boys".The colours are very striking XX

lainey said...

great male card Sue. lainey x

Nanny Jo said...

Super card, Sue...it would be perfect for Father's day.

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Fabulous vintage card so useful for "Male" cards lovin this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card, so suitable for the men or less "flowery" ladies. Congrats again, you deserve it, you give us so much. It's good to see you get something back. I have had windows 8 since Jan. and I am getting there...same as most things, some bits you will hate and others you will love! Good luck. Take care.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Hope you will now take a little time to have for yourself. A fantastic card for the male species of all ages. I really do like the colour scheme and the format.
I had a wonderful crafty shopping day for crafty goods although also a frustrating one too -email coming to you - but will be having a long experimenting day with the results.
Janet x

Michelle said...

Morning Sue,

this is a lovely card and would suit males of any age range I think. The colours are super and so different from the usual greys, blues and blacks that I tend to go for when doing cards for men so it's great to see another lovely colour of card and paper combination.

Once again Sue congratulations on your most deserving award, after all you are the queen of crafts so it's only right that your blog should get the recognition it and you deserves.

Have a great day.

Hugs Michelle E xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations No. 1, and always.
This male card is lovely, I have these stamps and dies, will definitely be trying this one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Again, well done, Sue, so pleased for you.
Love these colours, and although not too keen on this die shape it does loook great here - suits man cards best.

'P' in Wales

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This is a good male card ...I really like the Script background
Have a nice day off Sue!
Love Marg

Victoria said...

This would go down well with anybody - male or female! Lovely rustic colours. Congratulations on your award Sue, very well deserved.

Michelle said...

Morning Sue,

this is a lovely card and would suit males of any age range I think. The colours are super and so different from the usual greys, blues and blacks that I tend to go for when doing cards for men so it's great to see another lovely colour of card and paper combination.

Once again Sue congratulations on your most deserving award, after all you are the queen of crafts so it's only right that your blog should get the recognition it and you deserves.

Have a great day.

Hugs Michelle E xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
brill man's card, but would definitely appeal to women, too (replacing plane with something else).

Anonymous said...

GM - one for the boys - bring back the bows etc soon!!!
Rgs
Clare W

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card, the colour combination is great, not too dark for a male card.

Congratulations once again on your award, your Blog is definitely the BEST!

Love Jean xxxx

auscrafts said...

Another great Man Card.
All very exciting for you, winning the award congratulations

foxyg said...

A fab mans card Sue.

kimberley said...

Love the colours and the format of this card-the guys are always the hardest but still don't like the shape of these dies.Congrats again on your award and looking forward to seeing your new goodies etc although i'm sure the bank manager won't agree with the last comment,take care,x.

Celina Dee said...

Great card for the guys. We can all see why you won the award LOL.

Alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great card for the guys. The stamp set is a really lovely one as I'm always looking for interesting things for man cards. Well done again for the award - certainly well deserved.

Joesgrandma said...

Good Morning Sue and congratulations! You deserve it! Love today's card. My husband and I are travelling to New York in May for his Birthday Treat so I will attempt a similar card! I think it will be fitting for the occcasion and he will like it!. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...


'morning Sue, Very many congratulations on this award , there are many more out there that should have your name on!! Great design on this card Mabex

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, firstly well done you deserve it. Greta card Im just in the process of making two cards using this set of stamps so thank you for the extra inspiration. Hugs xx

Lacelady said...

I didn't know you had been nominated, but I've looked at the list of winners (and runners up) and you are up there with the best of names - congratulations again. As I've said before, yours is the first place I look, every morning - wouldn't miss it for the world!
Do give us a hint on what your prize is.

Sandra said...

Congratulation Sue!!! You more than deserve the award! Your daily inspiration is so valuable to so many people, it's fantastic news!
I love today's card, it's always great to get "guy card" inspiration.
I am so looking forward to your next tv shows Sue it has been way to long!
Crafty hugs
Sandra Riley

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. As you say "a great guy card"
Many congrats again on your award.
You definitely should have won the Crafts Beautiful blog award. does anyone know who did win it?

Val in Spain xxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Fantastic card. Love the natural, country look. X

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue. Great card for men and it uses up bits and pieces from the ever-growing stash!

Hugs, Belinda x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Huge congrats on the award and absolutely well deserved. Adore this card, greta image and colours

sued99 said...

Congratulations on the award. Another great card today.

Jackie D said...

hi Sue

and congratulations!! though how anyone else could win this particular blog I do not know.....very nice card today for the menfolk and I particularly like the journey charm you have used
love from Jackie D

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Congratulations once again, well deserved.
I love this card today, super colour choice. I still can't warm to these dies I think its an odd shape, but I do like what you have done with them.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Great masculine card today I love the colours you've used. Like others I think you should have won the craft beautiful award as well but it's great you've won best blog, at least you are being rewarded for all your hard work.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, Great guys card today, and the colour is really nice. Looking forward to all the news and new goodies.

Love Rosemarie xx

Carol Yates said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on your award, you deserve it. Great male card. Love it.
Carol.x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sue on winning the best blog, but you should have won the Crafts Beautiful What a fantastic men's card. I like this. I will have to try this for Father's Day. All the best for know. Sue. Thoms

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A great man's card, I have my husbands birthday and our 10th anniversary in a couple of weeks so need to get those sorted.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

It's good to see more cards for men. I love the colours.
Gilly C

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Love todays card. The colour combo is fabulous for a man

Sue xx

mell said...

congratulations sue u definitely deserve to win! xx

Anonymous said...

Your award was so well deserved Sue - and many congratulations for bringing us such beautiful cards every day with today's being no exception. Just love the papers and colours you have used which makes a lovely change for a man's card. Can't wait to hear all your news and seeing you next month on C&C - it's been far too long!! YvonneMayxx

Mia said...

Congratulation's for your "Best Blog Award" Sue... Well deserved xxxx yet again, another boster of a card x

Izzwizz said...

I adore this card Sue, the colours are just gorgeous and the layout wonderful. What a fab man's card. Can't wait to see the rest of your creations. Yours is definitely the best blog on the block whatever the awards say, congratulations on the Origin award. Maddy x

gwen70 said...

Nice to see a great card for a man,COGRATULATIONS Sue you deserve the award

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,a great card for the guys
love the paper and you could changes the plane
for a car or whatever the recipient
is into. Nancyd xx

Carol H said...

Definitely a guys card, just love it.

Maryann said...

CONGRATS here again Sue, you sure deserved this award.
Todays card is just awesome and I love the image you used on it too. It´s just perfect for a male card and the entire card just fit perfect together and for a man. Gorgeous work hun as always.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a great Man Card and just when I needed some inspiration for such a card. I have been asked to make a birthday card for a gentleman who will be 90 and in World War 2 flew a Lancaster Bomber, so it has to be special. Thank you so much.
Margaret

Tina Champion said...

Well done Sue - well deserved I think your posts are great.

nannapat said...

Congratulations on your award Sue -no-one deserves it more. I love this guys card, the design and the colours are great. Pat x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Congratulations on the award Sue!

This card is a fantastic masculine card. I love the image and colour theme and now there is obviously more things that I need to add to my ever growing wish list.

Enjoy your day.

Happy Crafting!!! X X

Maggie said...

Good morning. No doubt in any of our minds who is the best blogger around! Love the colours on this card, it makes it more interesting to have the striped paper as well as the script. Still don't like that die though - oh well :) xx

Jean Johnston said...

Your ideas for men's cards are so helpful Sue, and this is one is great.
Congratulations on the award. It is really deserved. It needs a big effort to do a daily blog and then to make it so beautiful and instructional at the same time is outstanding.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the card for the men-always appreciate another variation for that difficult group.
Many congratulations on your award.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this mens card nice Sue

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours and that plane stamp as well as the journey tag xx hazel

Alice G said...

Congratulations on your award you so deserve it. They should make awards something that is voted on by crafters - in which case you would win them all! You are the best for all of us Sue but I guess it's good to give others a look in from time to time.

Great vintage card

Alice xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, Congrats on the award, you deserve it. Gorgeous male card, i love the colours and vintage feel. Emma

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi sue ... another great card for men, I really like this one. I must get these stamps and dies, I NEED them. Sue have you got the dates that you are on C & C in March?...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Heather said...

Congratulation on the award - well deserved. And the card is great too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a brilliant 'man' card - love the layout and colours. Thank you for sharing once again.
Beverley W

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, this is a great straight forward card as you say and I love the colours. Enjoy the glory you deserve it.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super mans card, love the colours you have used so warm. Another one for my list to copy. You so deserve all the awards you get you inspire us all! Looking forward to your photos. Take care, Jess x

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Sue, This is a great guy card, love the detail around the image, great inspiration. xx Flora

melanie said...

Fantastic male card ,well done on your award you are so inspirational .Melanie

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic masculine card in a lovely colour palette. It's the first I've really appreciated with this particular die shape. Congratulations on your award. Very well deserved in my opinion.
Sue

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, a fantastic man card. Thanx for sharing. Lol Lynne M x x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue love the card i don't usually like this die but it looks good how you have done it, a nice mans card Jean Z xxx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, a fantastic man card. Thanx for sharing. Lol Lynne M x x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue - You deserve it Best Blog Award - you are the best.
Thank you for this mans card it is great., love the colours and I have just order this vintage labels banner die as I think it is a lovely shape and will come in very useful for mens cards.
Thank you once again Sue for all your inspiration
Hugs
Carol x

Shazza said...

congratulations!! Great card x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, the colours go together so well. I am missing not being able to access a computer daiy to nip in every day.

Congratulations for the Best Blog Award it is richly deserved.

Hugs Lynn

Marlene said...

Great card for a guy love have those stamps so of to have a play. Congratulation on your award well done. Marlene

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Great colours for a male card Sue
What an exciting time you are having and it's all well deserved for the inspiration you give to each and every one of us xXx

salem said...

wow love charms and color

Dawn Binnington said...

Well done for your award well deserved. Love this card as it can be for many occasions and types of people. Wish I was a fraction as good but I love the inspiration you send each day

Clare said...

Great men's card. Well done on winning the best blog award, its well deserved.

Clare x

Dawn Binnington said...

Well done for your award well deserved. Love this card as it can be for many occasions and types of people. Wish I was a fraction as good but I love the inspiration you send each day

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Congratulations again, you are the best and so deserve to win. Great male card,love the script background and the male bow. The colour is warm and makes a change from the usual blues. Need to get those stamps.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ali B said...

Thanks Sue for the inspiration I always struggle to make manly cards. Not anymore. x

guffie said...

what a super mans card Sue love it xx gail from eastbourne

Lesley Sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a great mans card and I'm so glad I got these stamps and dies as they are very versatile and the female ones are great too!! Looking forward to hearing your news I the next few days and can't wait to see you on c&c in march love Lesley x

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Morning Sue,
Congratulations on your award for best blog, well deserved!
Great card for the men in our lives.
So many new things to add to my ever growing wish list

Anonymous said...

Great card but still haven't come round to the ketchup label as someone else called it!1

Mol x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Great guy card, still not sure about this die though.
Many congrats. Well deserved.
Erica x

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, great guy card and Love It. Sorry it short but busy trying to cut new spellbinders for cards.
Love June
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
As I said yesterday it's because you put so much into your Blog you have won this award - and we (your Blog friends) are very proud of you.
Love today's card great for the men/boys. Love the colours and backing papers, I have these stamps and the detail on them is so sharp they are brilliant.
Hope your having a good day.
Love Brenda Lel

Claveh said...

Hello Sue, this is just lovely, I really like the colour scheme and men are usually such difficult people to do a card for. I love this one. Thanks for the ideas. xxx

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your AWARD.
This is Suitable for a great mans card.
Love Marion x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
congratulations on your best bolg award. Love todays card. The colours are great for a man.
Margaret L

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,
Congratulations on winning the best blog!!! You absolutely deserved it...Yay!!! Proud to be a part of your blog family. I'm so glad this is a male card, as I need an inspiration, I hit a blank wall. I love the combination of colors and the stamp is perfect. I still don't have this justrite stamp but I will one day. I love the card, thank you so much. Again, congratulations and may you have many more awards to come!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Sheila Cook said...

Hello Sue, many congratulations on winning your best blog award. This is the best man's card I've seen for ages - thank you very much. You so deserve the award, every day for all this time - very well done.
Love Sheila
xxxxxx

howdy said...

congratulations, sue. well deserved.
love the link in the card - still manly enough for the butchest boy!

Marianna Hammer said...

Congratulations with the Best Blog Award. If anyone deserves it, it's you :)
Lovely man's card today :)

Marianna Hammer said...

Congratulations with the Best Blog Award. If anyone deserves it, it's you :)
Lovely man's card today :)

Sue B said...

Congratulations Sue on the best blog award it could not have gone to a more deserving crafter. Love todays card.

Jackie Calvert said...

Congratulations Sue, a very worthy winner. I like your card today, men's cards are so difficult.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, it ticks all the boxes for me, and as I'm always telling myself - I should make more cards suitable for men!
Congrats again on the award, very well deserved. Thank you for all the inspiration and sheer pleasure you bring. The blog is my daily treat.
Sue xx

Rachel said...

Lovely card Sue they are all so gorgeous im new to spellbinders(must of been living under the stairs lol) but i am enjoying your blog and hope to learn something too. Rachel xx

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June Fletcher said...

Congratulation Sue on winning 'Best Blog Award'... I'm not at all surprised! :)

Love this card, an ideal guy card

June x

Linda Simpson said...

Oh WOW Sue I am so loving this card. The papers and the colours are divine. As for the stopper and that stamp it is gorgeous. I have got one of the JustRite stamps just to see what they are like and boy they stamp a dream. Have to treat myself to some more now.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on your award Sue, very well deserved, however I cannot believe you did not win the Crafts Beautiful one as well. Thanks for this super idea for a mens card. Edwina

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Many congratulations on your well deserved award, bet you were well chuffed. You should have won them all I say. The card is a cracker for men's cards. These stamps and dies are definitely growing on me but will have to sit in line till I have got some of the others and will be sitting on my hands till I see what comes up in your March shows.
Love Jan x x

Ita said...

Hi Sue Congratulations on your award for Best Blog you deserve it,as it is the best blog I know of ,at I hope it has giving you great happiness and a good boost.I love todays card.
Smiles
Ita

petlady said...

Hi Sue,congratulations once more love this guys card and the red sets the background off. Looking forward to all the news you have for us. Love Sandra xx

Julie-Anne said...

Hi Sue

Great card, would make a good fund raiser for any one who makes cards for help the heroes,or even send to any one who has served in the arm forces.

the award is very good news, and i am so pleased for you

best wishes Julie-Ann

Julie-Anne said...

Hi Sue

Great card, would make a good fund raiser for any one who makes cards for help the heroes,or even send to any one who has served in the arm forces.

the award is very good news, and i am so pleased for you

best wishes Julie-Ann

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue - Great card today designed by a 'Great Gal'. Really masculine and once again CONGRATULATIONS on your BLOG AWARD Sue (so well deserved). You are such a lovely lady with so much inspiration and advice which has inspired me to look at all my dies in a more creative way.
THANKYOU Sue. Val C xx

Ladock girl said...

I like this card today, the colours and style are more to my taste. Looking forward to seeing your pictures, Linda xxx

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this mans card, unusual colours, but look good.

Congratulations on yuor award, you bring everyone so much inspiation and goodwill.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

brenda said...

Hi Sue, congratulations again. Love every thing about this card except the shape of the die, not sure why x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Just loved this card. The pink works well even though it's supposed to me a mens card. Well done for the best blog award and your blog really is the best. This just shows how much all your hard work is appreciated Sue. Congrats one again Pat S Witney

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
congrats on your award, and well earned.
Cracking guys card brill job, love the colour.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillngworth@hotmail.com

karenlotty said...

Congrats on award Very well deserved I visit the blog almost every day I love this card for the rich colours I know a few of my younger female friends that would adore these colours I still can't make my mind up bout these dies though x

nikkib said...

Congrats on such a well deserved award, its the best blog out there..... loving this card, like most crafters I find Male cards difficult to do so this has given me some ideas..... x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Brilliant card Sue and well done on the Blog award. I am surprised you did not win the other one as your blog is by far the best. Looking forward to March. Sorry have not posted comments for week or so due to circumstances, although have looked at every card.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Great guy card. Nice and quick to do too. I was going into hospital today but after sitting in the hospital reception for over an hour, they told me the surgeon had gone sick and had gone home. I had to call my husband to come and get me!! Never mind, going again on 2nd March! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

Great card today, colours are fab

Vie
x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations on the blog award, it is very well deserved. I like today's card very much, I think it strikes just the right tone. My friend (and craft shop owner) is just back from the NEC and said she had enjoyed a chat with you and had to show me your new favourite stamps. Who knows, maybe she will buy some in just for me.
Frances

Christine said...

I haven't been commenting daily recently as, although Sue's designs are as good as ever, I just haven't warmed to these dies -and they spoil the cards for me. I was taught that if you can't say something good, don't say anything, so I've left comments to those who can give unqualified praise, but I couldn't fail to congratulate Sue on her award, well-deserved, - and whatever were voters of Craft Beautiful thinking about? Who beat Sue?? I'm sure it was deserved, but still....
Congratulations, a totally appropriate winner!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

utilitygirl said...

I love this card Sue. My son's birthday coming up so I will definitely use this for inspiration, even though I don't have the stamps, yet!
Have been away for a while and really missed looking at the wonderful cards on the blogs.
Congratulations on your award - you deserve it.

Wendy from Scotland said...

congratulations on your award, very well deserved..nice card today
Wendy xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Well done Sue on your award. The colours in this card are really lovely. Another to be filed away for in the future Kathy

Hanneke said...

Wow Sue, Congratulations! Well deserved if you ask me. This is a wonderful male card! I love the image and colors. Hugs, Hanneke

Jane said...

Thank you very much I'm one of the people that ask you for man cards, I can never find inspiration for them, Love today's card.

Jane xx

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,

Heartfelt Congratulations with your well deserved award!
There really is nothing so uplifting as being recognised for something well done.
Thank you for all the hours of work that you put into your blog, not just the inspirational teaching, but all the prepation of each and every creation that you so generously share with us.
Your card today is great; but I will let you into a secret:
All the real men that I know also appreciate a few frills on their card! Perhaps they get enough of cogs and wheels in their everyday lives? Just see how many Men wear colourful, flowery shirts and gorgeous ties? Now there is a thought!

Please, keep us going.
Hugs,
Lis x

maxine h said...

Hi Sue
An unusual color combo for a guy card but they sooooooooo work I love it. Super idea for Father's day!!
Love Maxine xx

CraftyJo said...

Great card Sue, eminently suitable for those men in our lives :)

Christine Harrop said...

Great male card Sue. Congratulations on your award. Christine x

Christine Harrop said...

Great male card Sue. Congratulations on your award. Christine x

Meg said...

The best Man's card yet Sue.
I love everything about it.

Margaret O
xxx

lynda said...

A great man card Sue love the colours
and love the embellishment x
Congratulations on winning the best blog award you deserve it Sue .
Hugs Lynda xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This is a wonderful card for the men. Congratulations on the best blog award you really deserve it.

Janice K said...

Congratulations on your award Sue, its very well deserved!
Todays card is amazing and just perfect for the men in our lives, great idea to use the twine instead of ribbon. Many thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Well deserved award. There can't be many that write their blog at the same time every day so its really deserved and thanks Sue.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx Oh and I loved the card too!!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award Sue. You deserve it. You devote so much time & attention to making your blog as informative & inspirational as possible & your dedication to posting every day is outstanding. Thank you so much. With love & light Theresa. H

Carole Z said...

Evening Sue, this is such a fab guy card, I love it!! Ihave the photo my friend took of the twon of us on my blog, along with some others...Carole Z X....
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/stitches-tuesday-19th-february.html

Barbara said...

Brilliant mans card, have the stamps and the dies but havent used them yet!
Well deserved award, the best blog on the web.

Malou said...

First of all, Congratulations, Sue for your award. You deserve it!
I really love this card an inspiration for my hubby's coming birthday.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I love everything about this card for all men's occasions going to reproduce it using the car for my hubby as he is car mad !! Thanks Sue and as I blogged yesterday very many congrats!!!
Jean D

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on winning. You deserve it. I voted for you with the crafts beautiful awards with the best cards designer, such a shame that you did not win. You are the best card designer no other can beat you Sue..
Love this card Sue would make a Great Father's day card. XX

Christine B. said...

Congratulations on your award. You definately deserve it. You make the most fantastic cards. I love your mans card it's great. Hugs x ChrisB

iggy said...

so sory wishing you congrats.so congratulations on wining the blog comp. nice card too

Vick said...

Hiya Sue,

WOW You won!!! I voted for you & there has never been a more well deserved person fro the awards, Oh well done my friend I am so chuffed for you! And all your hardwork is rewarded. I love todays card I love the burgundy's, hugs and can't wait to see you on C&C only a few weeks to go now hugs, Vick xx
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Rachel said...

lovely card sue i already left a comment but no surname lol...
Rachel Owen xx

jordiegirl said...

Well done on the Award Sue - your blog is so amazing that you definitely deserve it.

Another fabulous card.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue just catching up with your blog as wasn't well enough last couple of days. This is a great man's card! More stamps to add to the ever growing list of must-haves...Love this card. xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning all

Congratulations Sue, the award is well deserved!

Excellent male card - lovely use of colour. Will use this idea as both my brothers have birthdays soon.

Just watching Julia on C&C.

Best wishes and happy crafting.

Marie