Tuesday, 17 January 2017

All Star Card

Hi bloggers!  Here is something that I am always asked for: ideas for men's cards!  The You're A Star die set is perfect for use with any of the Shadow Box dies and you can easily change the colours to suit your needs!

 The finished sizes are 6 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Good morning Sue, what a beauty you have given us today, it's gorgeous, perfect for men.
Sam, you have no need to apologise for your blogs, we know that is how you fix everything in your mind, you have told us before. Just keep doing what you are doing, that is best for you. I'm sorry you felt the need to explain again.
Elaine, good to hear Andrew is better and that you had a good day together. Hope all goes well with the GP on Wed for you.
Yvonne, happy that Mum is home, it will make Dad happy too. Enjoy your day with Maureen, you will have lots to chat and laugh about.
I had a sneak peek at the new launch thanks to Laines tip, already picked a few favourites but want to see Sues magic with them first.
June you will be happy to see the end of physio no doubt, wonder how Sharon is doing with hers.
Thanks for well wishes ladies, I am taking it easy, truth to tell I have no option, no energy for anything else at moment but give it a few days and I will be fine.
Tina and Owen, NannaTina, I send my special hugs and wishes, think of you every day, wish I could do more to help.
Hugs to all friends, keep warm and safe, missing friends too.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Perfect. Although it's brilliant for the 'men' you have given us the tools to make cards for both genders of any age, these days women are into sport that we only use to see men enjoying but I'm sure one of our blog ladies play golf tournaments, there are female football and rugby teams also, and if course, both men & women love and play tennis so this collection is spot on. I have to put my hands up though and say I've only used 'masculine' colours so far for the SB frame, maybe I should practice what I preach lol and use a more feminine colour frame with the mix of sport dies and perfume bottles maybe lol all in all a brilliant collection of idea's from the best.
Sending my usual hug your way xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A great card for some men but my hubby has no interest in any sport at all. So making him a birthday card is always difficult.
Looking forward of the new launch.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a brilliant "guy" card, your shadow box dies are a great collection, and love the colours you have used on this one. Off to watch the video. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I think this card is gorgeous. When you launched this set i bought it and made my husbsnds bithday card with them, i just changed the colours and he loved it.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card. I copied some of the ideas from this one to make a golfing card for a friend but filled some of the squares with teacup, teapot and cakes as his only hobby is golf but he loves cakes too!
Big hugs to all who are suffering or in need. Sorry you still have no energy Pam but a good excuse to craft!
Happy crafting.
D xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great card as you said for all types.
Take care Kitty.
Sue I have had a look at your new collection Just Brilliant cannot wait for the tutorials.

Karen Drew said...

Great mans card. Always hard to do
Karen xx

Denise Bryant said...

I just love all the variations of the Shadow Box die! So many possibilities! Awesome card!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

And yet another great shadowbox card. So versatile and a very nice card for the gents.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I so enjoy the shadow box dies and the die set you have used is brilliant for the man cards that many of us struggle with, I will be watching the video later.

Pam hope your feeling a little better each day, it really does take it out of you I know, so listen to your body.

I have had a sneak peak at the new launch of dies and stamps Sue, oh my goodness they are fantastic, I want all of them, waiting eagerly with anticipation to see how you are making samples with them, we are in for a real treat I know.

Sharon how are you doing - are you walking around better now that the scaring is healing up, it is lovely to hear from others who have had a knee replaced because you can relate to the same things.

Laine, PP (glad Mum is home), Myra, you all make me laugh so much, I would love to be a fly on the wall when you all get together, now wouldn't it be lovely if we could all meet up at a retreat or something, it would be hilarious wouldn't it..... but alas they will probably never happen so reading about it all on the blog is a wonderful pick me up and makes us realise what we have to be thankful for.

Elaine how lovely to spend time with Andrew and Helen, fingers crossed that your GP visit goes well too.

Tina and Owen, Nanna Tine, I too wish there was something I could do or say which would help, so special hugs are coming your way.

Now I am going to check out the new dies again - happy days.

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

Christine Collins said...

Absolutely brilliant card Sue, just off to watch the vide now,
Chris xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous card, your shadow boxes are amazing. Love the colour scheme on this one too.
Pam, take it easy and get well soon. PP - pleased that your Mum and Dad are on the mend, hope you enjoy your day with Maureen. Hugs to all with special ones to Nanna Tina and Tina T. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A great male card I do find them so hard to do xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, can think of lots of uses for this. Great colour scheme too x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the shadow box dies, and this card.

Debra K. said...

Fab card for a man and very patriotic colours too :)! Debra x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Very striking colours and perfect for the guys out there!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A great card today. It looks so professional. Like the colours together. I have to admit to finding men's cards so difficult and often resort to buying them instead. Though Sue has provided some great options lately.

Looking forward to the release of your new dies and stamps too Sue, but relieved it is not today that you are showcasing them as we are changing internet provider and I'm not sure how smoothly it will go. Fingers crossed.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely men's card, always hard to do for me. It has given me some good ideas. Love the memory box dies.

Barbara V

auscrafts said...

Just perfect

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning men's card , but it could easily be adapted for a female too. Love the memory box dies. Yvonne xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card great for fathers day xx hazel

Netty The Runner said...

Just perfect for a guy, great colours.
Annette x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great sporty dads card.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love your shadow box dies. Great idea.

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue, fantastic card again. I love the shadow box cards as they are so versatile.
I will watch the video later while my husband is watching sports on tv. Thank you for another wonderful card.
Take care everyone
Sending hugs
Dawn Searle xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A fab card for a sport loving male. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. I love the colours you have used. Please may I put in another plea for a square shadow box die? I have seen your new dies and they are fabulous as always. I can't wait to see what you do with them! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a wonderful mans card I love the design and the colours are great

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is just brilliant it is just right for those men in our lives and it can easily be adapted. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card this morning, perfect for that hard to do man card. I have had a peak at your new release, and have to say you have outdone yourself again. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Love Rosemarie X X

lilian said...

Hi Sue, great card for anyone into sport, I love tennis so could easily be adapted to suit.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, could be so easily altered to suit the recipient .


Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Great Man card today, love the colours, another totally different idea.
Thank you!
Happy Birthday Pat (S Witney), have a lovely day xxx

Chris Curry said...

A great card for Fathers Day as well as birthday. Tried to watch the video but for what ever reason it just wouldn't show so will try later. Thank yo Sue, have a good day. Xx

Betty McAlister said...

Do love your Shadow Box dies Sue and this is no exception. Gorgeous card ideal for the men in our lives. Good colours too. Xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely men's card or even suitable for sporty girls!!!
Just making a variant of this for my Liverpool mad nephew who is 40 this week. Also doing retail therapy card for my younger sister who will be 62.
Pam so pleased you are feeling a bit brighter. Chest infections are not good at any time, so 'my friend' I wish I could give you a great big hugs.
June Smith, I bet you will be jumping through hoops when this physio session of finished.
Laine glad parents are feeling better.
To my lovely bloggers Elaine , Andrew Helen, PP, P in Wales, Nanna Tina,Myra, Teresa, Dragonsnap2,Craftysuetoo and all of you to many to mention plus the lovely Sue Wilson - I send my love, thanks,best wishes and hugs to you all.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxxxx

DeCor said...

Great card today Sue. Love the way the colours compliment each other. So many possibilities with the shadow box dies. Hope your day is perfect.

DeCor said...

Great card today Sue. Love the way the colours compliment each other. So many possibilities with the shadow box dies. Hope your day is perfect.

Jan.moogie said...

wow brilliant card today and fabulous video too, what more could we ask for. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a fantastic day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, great card for the men and some ladies who are sporty. Love the colours you have chosen.
I have had a peak at your new collection of dies and can't wait to see your samples.
Marion S x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card for the guy's converts all sports.
Nancyd xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fabulous card, ideal for a male and covers all scenarios.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Great man card, Sue, and very patriotic colours for US and UK! Thanks for the video, always with those little extras which make your cards so special.
Yes, also seen your new launch - lots of new concepts, can't wait to see your take on them.
Sam, as Pam says, no need to apologise - helps fix it in my mind too!!
PP - so pleased re your 'wrinklies' and don't make Maureen curtsey as she may not be able to get up again!
Laine, no snow at all here, babies gorgeous and really they are leggy teenagers now, we call them the hoolies.
Hugs for Pam, Tina x 2 both in Hull, and Elaine.

'P' in Wales

Jan Sayer said...

Great card to adapt for anyone sporty. Love all the elements.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A wonderful Fathers Day card, also brilliant for a sporty person male or female.
Have a great day
Patricia x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card, perfect for any male or just sporty person :))

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a useful card to have in your stash takes the guessing out of making male cards!
Off to watch the Video now Sue!
Love Marg

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely bright card.

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a great card love those shadow boxes looking forward to the new launch.
Hugs Catherine.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card for men . love Jean Z xxxx

Wendy L said...

This die set perfect for 'men' cards, lovely Sue, xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Great card, love the bold colour scheme and it just goes to show that you can use any of the Shadow Box sets and then just buy the most useful add-on sets - never-ending versatility!....


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your shadow box cards. This one is perfect for someone who loves sports.
I can't wait to see what you have created with your new die collection. It looks amazing!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great man card today, nice and bright too. This is a useful collection.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam I hope you feel bright enough to craft soon, or at least watch craft tv! Sending hugs xxx
June good luck with your last physio school xx
Tina I hope the card making is giving you some distraction, you are in my thoughts. Xxx
PP enjoy your meet up with Maureen, she is such a lovely lady, I would like to say shy quiet and retiring but you will know I am lying within about 5 seconds! You will have the grand tour I expect and a lovely natter. Good to hear mum and dad are on the mend xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - if ever there was a good reason to buy the shadow box dies then this is it! Great man's card. Going to watch the video now. Best wishes

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the shadow box cards are brilliant y trouble is I can't get them sold out so I will have to keep trying thank you sue love always xxxxxxx

Anne said...

What a great card, Sue. I need this set to go with my existing shadow box die!

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Smashing card for a sporty male. Love the concept of the shadow box dies.
Seen the new dies they look amazing.
Have a good day.

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

I love the scope the shadow box gives you and the numerous, cute elements you can add to the cubbies.

Today's card is fantastic! My son loves sport and I'm going to make his birthday card on today's theme only this will be from his 8 year old son to him

Great tutorial, thank you

June x

Tressa said...

The ideal card for any sporty person, male or female. With the accessories, it can be adapated to specific likes. My problem is with men who have no interest in sport!


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card great for men but also for sporty girls too I too am now a proud owner of a shadow box die I was in my local craft shop on Saturday & the gardening one just jumped off the shelf & into my hands so I thought I had better buy it!!
Paul hope you will soon be feeling better take care!
Pp glad your parents are improving
Sending caring hugs to Tina & Owen Nanny Tina Elaine & Andrew & all who need them

Lynne L said...

Sorry didn't check my message that should read Pam not Paul!! Also I'm wondering how you &your daughter are Sharon Hope you're both ok

Jane Franklin said...

Such a great idea these shadow box cards, so versatile for anyone.
I had a go at the ginger and milk tree card and I must say the 2 colours go so well together, but if you'd seen me yesterday, it ended up that I couldn't see the 'wood for the tree's. I followed your instructions but I just couldn't get it right so I had to try it another way but I got there in the end. However I now have enough trees and cut shapes to make a forest of cards!
Have a good day everyone luv jxxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all . What a brilliant card for the men , another great set from the shadow box collection. Looking forward to watching video. Hugs and well wishes all round. Wendy

Theresa Pace said...

gorgeous man's card and those colours work really well together, hugs xx

Suemac said...

A super card for men

Laura O' Connor said...

a great mans card ,Laura O

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a great idea for those sporty people in our lives. I am pleased to see you have included some golf elements as I have so many golfers amongst my friends and have run out of ideas for their cards.


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today!! I just love the shadow box sets!!! This is the only set that I don't have as yet!!.....I think that may have to change!! I NEED THEM ALL!!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, Sue great choice of colours too.
Any golfer would be pleased to receive a card like this one.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fab. card, also loving the colours.
Hugs, Rose

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and my fellow Particraft followers,

I'm not sporty and neither is my dad, but the way you did the red, white and blue had me picturing Stars and Stripes and wondering what else I could put in the boxes for a patriotic card. Fireworks, maybe. Hot dogs,

Speaking of fireworks, yesterday's comment about where we could get a sneak peek at Sue's January 2017 release hit me like a bombshell!

Already I long for the pods in the finishing touches, and for the tremendous Azores set as well as the Atlantic Ocean corner, border and tag. In the border, it's nice to have the option of a more architectural, less girly-swirly, pattern so we don't embarrass the men.

But I especially enjoyed the paved pearl cat stories. Thanks for the warning!

Tina T, you made me laugh, wishing your arms were long enough to give hugs from across the ocean.

Enjoy your Tuesday. Keep your feet warm and your envelopes dry.

Love, Donita in R.I.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, love Tuesdays as we always get a video and who could complain when you show us a fantastic card for the men in our lives. Thank you.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Really lovely card and I have to say the Shadow Box sets are lovely. I am just about to add the Sports Pack! I know they will be well utilised! Lovely colours you have used as well.
Tina - I take is your card for your Grandson won't be in blue then??? He will love his card I'm sure! Take care!
June - it was Maureen who asked if she could wear her tiara once! We drew the line at the long white gloves!!! Imagine trying to eat an Italian meal wearing those!
Pam - sorry you are feeling a bit under the weather still! I do hope you feel better very soon!
New Dies - Sneaky Peek - me too!!! Oooohhhh! There is at least one I've wanted for ages and almost emailed you about it Sue! However you are a mind reader!! Lol!
Tina and Elaine and Yvonne and others in need of a hug! Here they come!
Lots of love Myra xx

SueJ said...

WOW what a great card, love all the elements.
The colours you have used are great.
Love your shadow box cards.

Myra said...

PS - please may I say Happy Birthday to Pat! I forgot! Hope you have a lovely day! X
Myra .

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x I love it x so many 'awkward' ones in my family this card is perfect for x
Off to have a sneak peek !
Thinking of all the wilsonettes and loved ones x
Theresa w xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Brilliant idea!
Rosemary xx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card. Really good for the males in our lives. I love the cute elements in the shadow box.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous Male card love the colour choice.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters

Fabulous male card I do struggle with these.
I've seen ur new collection all lovely but nothing jumping out at me yet but no doubt I'll buy a few after seeing ur magic in the creations xx

Love to all xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card today, those dies are so useful for the boys and men cards, thank you.
'P', how do you know about my dodgy knees? I don't curtsy, I leave that for others to do that to me ha ha.
Myra, should I wear the Emerald or Sapphire Tiara when I meet the Princess on Thursday, would an evening dress be too much?
Diane, are you looking forward to our next adventure in Newcastle?
PP, see you on Thursday - I can't believe I've just typed that!!!!
Laine, all your points have been taken and I've written them up my arm so that I don't forget. Aim low, keep dry, don't turn my back, no food after midnight - midnight!!, where do you think we are going? I hope Newcastle is prepared for this!
Happy Birthday Pat, have a lovely day.
Pam, hope your chest is improving and you feel much better.
love to all who are ill, grieving or lonely.
Maureen xxx
Sorry this is so long winded, but PP is bringing much joy into my humdrum life (adapted from Singin in the Rain!!!!)

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue ,your shadow box idea is wonderful.I love the depth you can get on the card without it looking too bulky. Enjoyed the video . Thanks for sharing .I am off to drool over your new dies . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you, Sue for these new men's dies, just perfect and what I need for my male relatives.

hettygarlick said...

Yes, men's cards are always difficult, but this one certainly fits the bill.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Snap !!!!! 😕

Fiki said...

wonderful card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Annie's messy stamping said...

Great male card Sue. I have a shadow box die set on my birthday wish list ☺️ Annie P xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sweet Sue, that is a fabulous male card just right for my grandson unfortunately my hubby isnt sporty minded so Im not sure how I would adapt it, love the colours and the design. hugs Shirleyxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Great card. I have a couple of shadow box sets, great ideas.

barbara macaskill said...

Magnificent! I love getting man card ideas and this is a winner! Would love to see a set of shadowbox dies of hunting/fishing or race cars! Stock car racing not drag or truck racing though! TFS!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love all of your shadow box cards and this one is no exception. I love the clean lines you have got with your chosen colours and all the little pieces of sports equipment are so sweet (shame there is no cricket bat, though). I don't have this particular accessory set as there are no really sporty people in my family or among my friends but should that change at any time I will definitely be getting it. Looking forward to your new release far more than my bank card is :-)


Disco Queen said...

Super Card Sue & great video. Loved how you used a silver marker on the golf clubs. Theresa x

Jackie Durrant said...

Wow Sue what a great card and the shadow box works so well with all the pieces love from Jackie xx

karenlotty said...

Great card I will watch video later

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous masculine card - always need ideas for these difficult to make cards! Love yesterday's beautiful card too :-) Hugs to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card for those hard to do men's cards and I have these dies, even better my garden shadow box arrived today, have to say excellent service from Set Craft. Guess what I'll be doing this afternoon
Pam hope the energy levels pick up soon, look after yourself xx
PP enjoy your meeting with Maureen
Caring hugs to Nanna Tina, Tina T and Elaine

Love and best wishes everyone

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Great card for a male relative or friend lovely colours

Vie Carter said...

Another great shadow box card, all your cards are winners


Theresa said...

What a perfect shadow box for men cards I love it Always a hard thing to make men's cards it's easier to buy one lol as I have on many occasions thanks Sue
Pam you still resting ? I hope you are feeling better
Tina and Tina in my thoughts and well wishes sent
Yvonne great that mum is home
June last physio tomorrow you go girl show them how it's done
Helen hugs to you
Do you know I am ashamed to say I can never remember names when it comes to leaving my comments so HUGS TO EVERYONE
I am going to start to take notes before I comment Haha
Have a wonderful day
Theresa G xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card for the men ....I am usually at a loss on what to do for the guys.
The shadow boxes are great for the guys ...in fact everyone, think that is why the shadow boxes are so versatile.

Thanks again Sue for all the ideas.

Love Dorothy
from Baldock

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Great card and I love the colours. I had to smile at the sporty inserts as the only man that I would send a card like this to is my brother-in-law who just happens to be a retired RAF PTI, so the inserts would be just right for him.
What a miserable, damp day in my little corner of the world again today. I swear the kitten is taking great pleasure in charging through the cat flap and jumping on my lap while I'm reading a 'real' book, decorating the pages with his muddy paw prints lol.
I've seen some of the new release dies and have to say that there are some VERY interesting designs amongst them. Can't wait to see what magic Sue creates with them all.
Bejay xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue great for the sporty people, will watch the video later .

Pam keep resting my lovely,big hugs. xx
Tina T and Owen, in my thoughts big hugs. xx
Nanna tina big hugs for you too.
Theresa, i have a similar problem i can remember the names but far too many to mention all at once .

Andrew is struggling again ,yesterday was a very bad day, he had a call last week from his consultants secretary ,who said he wanted to discuss his treatment but they didnt bring his appointment forward ,{ why do they do this ?} so tomorrow is the day , Andrew seems to think perhaps the daily injection is not working with the chemo , as he has never felt this ill .

I am at the DRs tomorrow and hope to get some medication , my heart is rushing along and banging away especially when i go to bed , so i can't sleep , i know i have a heart valve that is closing perhaps it is time for another check up.

Sending big hugs to all especially my besties .
Elaine H X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous masculine card. Love the shadow box collections. Really like the colours you have chosen too. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Tracy Welham said...

A brilliant masculine card, a lovely piece for the wall too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A really good alternative masculine card, equally change the sentiment and for any sports fan... As mentioned before you can't beat the shadow box range....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a brilliant card - thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Clare Powell said...

Great card, I used this set of dies to make a card for my brother in law just the other day. A great set for mens cards x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Superb card & definitely one for the boys, but equally the ladies also play all sports today as well....

Love the bright colours you have used which look very striking - excuse the pun !!

Love it !!

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

Julie Elli said...

That's brill Sue! Great accessories!!
Big hug
Julie E

CraftyJo said...

Nice! Most useful :)

Dawn Holben said...

Sue you are an absolutely genius for designing these beauties.
Male cards are the ones that i can never think off and these are going to be perfect
and save all that stress.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Will look at the video later. Unfortunately none of my family are sporty so don't think I will be buying this one but love the new dies and have seen several I would like. Will wait to see what you do with them first. Thank you Sue.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely shadow box card today. Suitable for a sporty person, or just a mans card.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

The Shadow Box concept has to be one of your more ingenious creations to date, i never tire of seeing your samples utilising these fabulous dies. I really enjoyed today's tutorial, watching the way that you create a mini masterpiece is always a joy to behold. Male recipients are notoriously difficult but you have helped matters considerably in creating the Sport and Gardening dies....unfortunately i havent added them to my stash as yet but they are high on my list of must haves that's for sure! I love the colour scheme of today's sample, blue, red and white are a winning combo that could,as you say, be adapted into team colours of choice. I also need to get silver and gold paint pens, they are so useful and effective in transforming the golf clubs. Love, love, love today's card Sue, it's a real treat for the senses.
Well, I was just exclaiming to my Mum yesterday that Darcey has been such a good girl eating her supper without a murmur of complaint, and going straight to bed afterwards each night and of course she has to prove me to be a liar by refusing three sachets AND her prawns last night before keeping me awake until the wee hours crying and scratching at the doors in my bedroom.....by the time morning had arrived i had lost the will to live and developed an impressive set of luggage as eyewear accessories! So, as a direct result, all plans for activities today were put on the backburner as i have meandered through the day in a sleep deprived fog....goodness knows i would have made a rubbish mother when it comes to midnight feeds and lack of sleep for months on end so its a good job that i am childless! Besides, I don't think my purse strings would stretch to children and a crafting/shopping addiction:-)
How nice to see Yvonne back on the blog again, i have advised her to get plenty of rest prior to her audience with Maureen.....meeting your adoring public can be such a strain you know, i have that issue all the time:-) I wonder if she will make the same efforts with the dress code as Maureen will, it's so difficult choosing an outfit when the world is watching and then copying though, she likes to think of herself as a leader of fashion but in reality she has a lot to learn...i tried tutoring her on how to dress like a lady but she chose to ignore my advice I'm afraid so Maureen , if anything, may feel slightly overdressed for the occasion:-)
Maureen, i love the idea of you arriving at Costa Coffee in evening attire wearing a tiara, white gloves and a string of pearls....never feel that you are overdressed though, life is always better when we make a little effort I say, however, don't be at all surprised if Yvonne arrives in a 90's inspired shell suit!
Elaine, hope you get yourself sorted properly at the GP's tomorrow, you've such a lot on your plate at the minute and need a sympathetic ear and helpful hand. Poor Andrew though, i was hoping that the injections were helping but didn't factor in the chemotherapy's effects.Fingers crossed things improve for him because he is so close to the end zone. Hugs to you both.
Tina, great idea to craft and distract, i always find that it can be the best tonic because it occupies your thoughts and actions even if its only a temporary relief it can help hugely. Take care, hugs to you and Owen.
P, the babies must be getting big now, have they been integrated into the family yet or are you still keeping them separate? I sometimes find two fur babies a handful so you have my respect and admiration regarding your brood!
Pat, Many Happy Returns, hope you've had a fab birthday!
June, good luck with your last physio appointment, you've done so, so well!
All my usual big squishy hugs to Myra, Pam, Frances, Maria, Deb C, Wheely, Lynda, Tracy, Norah and all my other besties, hope that you are all wellxxx

Crafty love and hugs


sued99 said...

Another fabulous Shadow Box card. Those dies are so versatile. Love them. X

Princess Pixie! said...

Oh Sue oh Sue oh Sue!!
You know I am a huge fan of anything Shadow Box. This is so fantastic. Love the colours they are striking. I know not all of those pesky men are sporty but I know many who are x
Needless to say I have these dies because I have everything Shadow Box or Shadow Box related. You can make a really detailed card or a quick and simple card with them. They are pure genius x
I know many of you like to wait until Sue's fabulous launch is bestowed upon us in all it's glory so I will not give anything away. All I will say is that you are in for a mighty fine treat. The new dies are completely A-MAY-ZING!!!! x
The 'Wrinklies' are plodding along the road to recovery x
Mum has spent her first day at home and I am glad to say is behaving!! My dad could do with a stint on the naughty step but I'm cutting him some slack. Lol x
Elaine - hope Dr gets you sorted - take it easy. Love to Andrew as well x
Tina T - love and hugs to you and Owen x
Nanna Tina - love and hugs x
Pam - rest up and get better x
Maureen - just to prove I am not completely heartless I will let you off the curtseying because of your dodgy knees. However you must remember not to make eye contact - it's just not the done thing. Not long now. Prepare yourself x
June - a retreat - is the world ready for us all? x
Sam - I love your comments. You are amazing the way you notice everything. Please do not apologise - you're wonderful x
OK lovely people. At this point I was going to watch Silent Witness but we have football on instead. So I am taking myself to bed and am going to watch one of the weekend shows on Hochanda which I missed x
Sending loads of love to everyone especially all my brilliant blog besties - you know who you are. Oh and you to Laine x
Take care
Happy thoughts and crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Great card for males, it is fantastic.
Di B.

Crewe Trish said...

hello Sue
I love anything to do with your shadow box dies they are so versatile. Can't wait to see your new dies. Elaine sorry Andrew is feeling unwell I hope he gets sorted out soon, take care of yourself.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue just lost my post it just disappeared as I was typing
I love the shadow box cards I have the birthday one & Christmas one. Great video Sue thank you.

Tina & Owen Nana Tina always thinking of you Big Hug's for you all xx

Elaine sorry Andrews is not very well again hope his consultant helps him sending him & Helen Hugs
I hope you get some help from the doctor too. Hug's xx

PP glad mum's home & must have been a worry for you don't forget your dad's on the naughty step 😳 Sending some Big Hug's Xx

Pam hope you feel better soon keep warm & plenty of rest Hug's xx

Laine hope the ophans have settled in & your looking after them lucky you getting some extras from Sue she is so kind. Hug's xx

Tracy what a lovely lot of crafty goodies you brought from craft world have you had a play yet. Hug's my friend xx

Hug's for Lorraine June Wheelybad & Billy & anyone who needs a Hug xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card for the sporting males in our lives,
Love Brenda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I really like this, great design and fab colours

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
This card is one of the reasons I got all carried away with the shadow box collections, so glad you have put it on the blog.
I am having a card day with a lovely friend today and this is on the agenda with sports mad son and grandson's birthdays cards to make. The colours you have used are so bright and energetic too.
Muriel x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What a fabulous sporty card !!! I do love the colours you have used. I love your Shadow Box dies and the lovely cards you can make from them. Great for those difficult men in our lives and of course for sporting fans to. I really love all these cute little elements !!! I have a sneak peek at your new release of dies and they are totally amazing Sue !!! I just cannot wait to see what you make with them. Thank you for sharing your fab card today. Sending lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Brilliant Card. I love the shadow box dies and had to have the Your a Star die set when I saw them, as you say they are so good for male Cards and I love the colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

Shadow Box cards are so much fun and its great to see a "guy" card. I hope to see more in the future (I have quite a few I need to make very soon).
Hope everyone is having a great day,
Stephanie K

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Your shadow box dies are so useful and versatile, I have the garden set and love it.
Thanks for sharing,

julie laz said...

Beautiful 🐩 Xxx