Monday, 27 February 2017

Just For You

Hello crafters!  I have a fun apron card for you today!  I just love this die set as there are so many uses for it!  Not to mention, so many of the dies in the accessory set will work with your Shadow Box cards too.  I went to my decorative paper stash for this one and selected some simple black and white polka dot paper for the top of the card and some matching diagonal stripes for the bottom of the card.  I wanted to bring in some red so I used a strip of card between the two designs as a divider border.  I cut the Apron out of Kraft card and then cut just the lower pocket area again.  I trimmed it neatly above the stitching and added a thin mounting foam edge to the back and attached it directly over the same spot in the full sized apron die cut.  This gave me a pocket to fill and hang stuff from.  I cut the small rounded pocket out of red card and attached it to the top of the apron the same way.  I cut all the utensils from the Baked With Love Accessory set out of either milk card, red card or silver shine card.  For the spatula, salt shaker and whisk, I used a silver paint pen and added some silver details to them and placed them in the pocket.  I hung the over mitt from the corner and added some light white pencil highlights to it.  I put the silver utensils in the upper pocket and hung the measuring spoons from the corner of the pocket, which I also highlighted with a white pencil.  I used some red and white Bakers twine as the ties and finally added a small sentiment in the upper corner.  I have to warn you, I really want to decorate this apron in so many ways!  Who knows how it will show up looking in the future! LOL  The card was completed with white, black and red mats.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  7 1/2" n size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Happy Monday Sue and all, this is a beautiful card, so cute. Hope you had a days rest yesterday. It is so well deserved.
Saba, it must be heartbreaking every time you leave your little man for both you and him. You will soon be back though for your meet up with the Naughty Nines as Patricia called you, so very apt I think from the stories I've heard, however I think I may have turned green with envy.
Elaine, when will Andrew know about his next treatment, This seems to be interminable, will be good job when it is over.
Laine, has your nose grown, it will look out of place on your cute little face. Is Yvonne okay or just too busy living the high life.
Tracey, what a time to be ill,hope you get better for your meet up with Pat, it will be so much fun.
June hope the craft workshop went well and that you had a good time.
Deborah, I hope your hubby is recovering well and feeling more like his old self.
Tina, NanbaTina, Wheeley, Maureen, missing you all, hope you will be back on the blog soon.
Hugs to all, enjoy your day, Ladies you are all too kind.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card you could replace the baking for tools for a great guy card.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a great card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue what a fun card. Certainly one that could be done several ways.

Have a great day


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is just fabulous, love this die set, and so useful. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and gang,

This does look like fun. Love the cheery background too, and how perfectly the sentiment oval fits in the corner.

I really thought the hot mitt was made from patterned paper.

Have a good week!


Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue, hope you are well. Lovely card I just bought this apron and accessories so will try and have make a card like yours lol. Big hugs Jo xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card Sue. I've just ordered these dies so should get them in the next couple of days. They were out of stock before my holiday. I know a lot of people who would love your card and the dies look so versatile.
Crafty hugs to all.
Keep safe and warm.
D xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Such a fun card, and I love the backing papers you have used with the Kraft card, I look forward to seeing your other ideas for this set.
Chris xx

Barbara (C) said...

A great unisex card for anyone who likes time in the kitchen or even the barbeque! BarbaraC.

Marion Bull said...

Love it, love it, love it! Such a clever card!

Maggie B !

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Another start to another wonderful week of daily inspiration - as Carol King once wrote "there's nowhere else I'd rather be"
A fun card to start our day with, love nancyd's suggestion of DIY tools as an accessory to go with the apron as my late dad would wear something similar when decorating our home to keep all his tools at hand, what do you think Sue ? A hammer, screwdriver etc 😊 🔨🔧 and we could add in one of the Latte mugs as we all know how many times we fill the kettle for their tea breaks ! Lol anyway, a cool fun way to start our week in Particraft World. Sending hugs for a good day coming your way Sue 😉 xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

lovely fun card for today Sue.

Karen Drew said...

Love it. Can think of so many people this card would suit. So on trend with the GBBO
Karen xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, I agree that there are so many ways to decorate it - can't wait to see what else you have to show us.
Pam, fabulous summary as usual, I'm going to be the first person you pick up in your echo wagon today!
Donita, trust me your actions are special, not all work places and people in them are like yours and I speak from personal experience. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
really love the card and the apron great for a cook and a chef. x

Craftynetty said...

What a fabulous, fun card, which really made me smile. As someone else said, it can be adapted for a male card with different tools. Thanks you for a great card.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love this sweet cute card.Lots of friends of mine love baking (since the Great British Bake Off T.V. show) These dies on my must have list.
Jan x

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card with so many fun details! Love it!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely unisex card with wonderful accessories. Looking forward to seeing your other ideas! X

Debra K. said...

Fabulous card today Sue! I just love this. Must be my inner child wanting to play with the utensils ☺. These were the first dies I bought but need to find a way to fit the apron on to a 6" x 6" card. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue.Great card. Must try this.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue . Amazing card this morning this morning which will be great both male and female any ages. I love the little dies and you finished them of. Love the idea of a silver pen which would be easier than cutting them out of foiled card.
Thank you for sharing.... Wendy

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fabulous and fun card for Baker's everywhere. For some reason, it makes me think of a barbecue and summer picnics. Like your background, gives a festive air to the card.

Have a wonderful day.


Jan Sayer said...

Fun card today Sue. Love all the little elements.

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, could be used for many occasions. Looking forward to seeing the other variations.


hettygarlick said...

A great card for someone who loves baking.

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
A fabulous fun card today, would suit young and old alike. I can't wait to see what you produce with it in the future.
Hugs xxx
Dawn Searle

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is brilliant the apron and accessories are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandy G said...

Fab fun card Sue. Love all the little touches of shading. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

hollyberry said...

So clever,a lovely card.

TDQ Karen said...

Such great fun, love this xx

Suemac said...

Such a fun card

Jan.moogie said...

A really happy cheerful card this and so so adaptable. I can see mens barb-b-q or tool aprons, bathing baby aprons, gardening aprons, wow the list goes on. Thanks for sharing this Sue and thanks for all your hard work and inspiration. Have a great day hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Yes like Beverly I think of barbecues too, such a fabulous card and your shading with white pencil really makes it pop!
I have a few shadow box dies and accessories but not this one, once again I may have been mistaken thinking I didn't NEED it.
Muriel x

Scottydog said...

This card will suit so many people, suitable for a lit of men as they do like to dabble in the kitchen. I also have several chefs in the family & had thought a shadow box card would also be a good way to use them. I think a craft apron as well as a DIY apron would be good. Thank you for the inspiration .Sue.

marg said...

Hello Sue
The cards that are causing me most trouble are Teenage Boys!
This is a lovely card and love the baking idea!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Happy card, Sue, as ever it's the little touches that make it even better - use of the white pencil almost looks like flour dusting! Like Laine and the gumball machine, don't really have a 'market' for these dies but love to see them featured.
As usual, echoing Pam. Do hope Maureen is okay - missed.
Laine, you sound quite perky - what's with your BB, PP? Furbabes fine thanks but have had a dire time recently which can't speak of here.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Catherine Lyons said...

A fun card today Sue.
Have a greatday everyone
Catherine xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love all the little kitchen tools & as you say they can be used in the shadow boxes as well. Yvonne xx

Chris Curry said...

I can think of quite a few people who would smile at this card. Lovely. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely fun card.
I watched Saturday's show last evening - it was excellent.
B xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such a fabulous card!! Love, love it! Pinned
Great use of this amazing die set, and your detail are amazing! Fabulous white highlights and silver details, the utensils seem true and love the mitt, too!!! This die set is in my wish list :D

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Great card, lots of fun to make up and would be well-received by anyone of any age who loves cooking...really like your choice of backing papers and can't wait to see what else you come up with using these dies...


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love this cute apron. As everyone has said there are so many possibilities.

Love Rosemarie X X

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Well what a fun card all those little bits of kitchen equipment I like the fact that the apron can be used with other shadow box extras
Very inspirational
Hope you had a fun at your craft workshop June What did you learn ?
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Morning Sue. I love the apron die, am thinking gardening, bbq's, diy etc

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a fantastic card and so much fun to make as well as to receive. I don't have these dies but how I do want them now! It's such a brilliant idea. Sending best wishes

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card to start the week. I'm really impressed with how well the kitchen utensils cut and how lifelike they are. You have done well. I have to say the white shading on the apron is just right, wear and tear and a bit of flour - perfect! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam spot on as always, sending hugs xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm loving this card !! The apron is fabulous, I adore the little pockets, they look so 'real', the utensils are brilliant, so so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Great card Sue, abit fiddly for my arthritic fingers though, xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Loved this die set when you launched your release think it looks fabulous I can see used in a gardening themed card, maybe I should invest!...........

Heather R Oxfordshire

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. This die set along with the Baked with Love set excited me when you released them last month. They are at the top of my need list and I hope to be able to buy them this month.
Your card is wonderful and I look forward to seeing other ideas from you for this set.
Marion S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Smashing card, I could not resist this die set when you launched, I made a card for a young man who's into cooking, did it in striped card and backing papers of recipes, so pleased with my finished card.
Have a good day.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely fun card. My Nephew is a budding chef and so this would be so great for him - I can feel another purchase coming on! xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today Sue, love all the little implements, and with the apron as well there are so many uses for this die, male or female cards in abundance.

Pam, yes all is well, I had a fabulous time yesterday at the craft workshop, made 3 cards, all very different, using dies, stamps, water-colouring, 2 types of flower moulding and making, lots of cutting out and scoring but a very enjoyable day, met some lovely new friends too.

I also echo all your remarks today, hope everyone is enjoying life.

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

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
How fabulous is today's card? I love the little accessories they are so cute! These dies are definately on my 'I need list'.
Hugs x
Heather T

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fabulous!!
L Dewar

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is awsum love all the tiny dies and ss you sayideal for the shoe box cards I have my die now so I want to collect alll the tiny sets
Thank you sue love June horrocks xxxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great card,all the little utensils are brilliant really makes a quirky personal card,
Best wishes
Karen M

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue such a fun card today .Your shadow box dies are a truly versatile die .you never seem to run out ideas with us on how to use it . Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a great card to start the week, having to resist the urge to go and start baking. I think you can have so much fun with these dies.

gwen70 said...

Brilliant card Sue

Anne said...

A great card, Sue - I have a friend who would love this.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. love Jean Z xxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Great card and love your background. I love polka dot paper, maybe you could bring out a paper pad of various polka dot colours!
Looking forward to your next apron card. x

SueJ said...

This is great Sue, love seeing these cards.
Thanks for your brilliant recipes always learn something.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant card, just love it! As others have said, would make a great masculine card with tools instead of the baking items. Love to all, Alison xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card and a very useful die set.

Pam, Andrew has to have his treatment on Thursday regardless of his condition, if his resistance is low they will top him up intravenously .
I have had a bad night and got up very late for me , so i am going to jump on your echo wagon again Sue . Thank you.

Take care everyone big hugs to all who need one .
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

How cute is this card . just love it thankyou xx love yvonne bennett xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, it would be quite good for a Mothers Day card, or someone who loves baking.
Love all the little utensils, take care everyone, Jess xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a delightful card, it's just too cute for words. I adore the little measuring spoons :). This is something that I would be happy to use for my brother-in-law as he loves baking sister would need either a gardening or sewing themed one I think lol.
I hope everyone is safe and well after Doris can we be afraid of a storm called Doris for goodness sake!! I think the storms should all have Viking names or Norse gods :).
Touch wood, it's quite calm so far this morning in my corner of Cornwall, although we did have some rain before I got up. There's a lot of cloud cover but I think the sun is trying to shine. Still not the weather to work outside though and I really need to dismantle my greenhouse, don't tell anyone that I'm smiling at the delay in getting out there lol. Oh well, another day in the craft room for me then. I've recently tried my hand at egg decorating. It didn't go as well as it could as I wasn't able to cut the egg very neatly. I think if I try again I'll be brave and use my dremel on the shell...and get another duck egg which is nice and thick lol.
Here's to a great week for everyone.
Bejay xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Fabulous card - great for male and female cooks alike
Doreen R

stitchingranny said...

Very nice and would be good with bbq items or tools for a man's card.

Helen x

Tressa said...

Certainly a fun card. My 14 year old nephew would appreciate this because, as a result of watching the GBBO with his mum, he is has become a baking fanatic. His Christmas cake was superb.


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a fabulous card for the cook in your family, love the colour choice and Ive a feeling it would actually do for my grandson who loves to help his invalid mum. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

val jones said...

A real fun card Sue. I just love it.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a great card and dies!
The apron die is so versatile and could be used for male/female bakers, artists, gardeners, woodwork enthusiasts, crafters, dressmakers etc etc! I love it!
It was lovely to see you on our screens again on Saturday. Hope you are back with us again soon!
Lesley S x

djones said...

This would make a lovely card for two male cards I need for

two culinary friends!!!

Doreen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a delightful and fun card you gave us today. I've got this set and can't wait to get cracking (have to finish other stuff first).
Love the colours and looking forward to seeing more variations on the theme.
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

A real fun card Sue, but it is great....just love all the elements included in this die set. Many thanks for the great inspiration...those colours just go so well together....
luv Ursula xx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, What. Brilliant start to the week. That is one fabulous card. Can't wait to see the rest of your apron cards. We had a brai here yesterday and using different utensils would have made a great thank you card for the male cook. Hugs xx P Austen

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very cute card today. Love all the little elements used and the facing paper is perfect for this dad.

Love Helen xxx

sued99 said...

A really fun card. I love it. It would be really suitable for my daughter only I'd have to change it to purple. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant fun card, and great that all the accessories will work with the shadow box die. My Sarah would love this as she has great fun playing with her Ikea kitchen and pretending she's on the Great British Bake Off
Tracy not long now, hope you get rid of that cold and will be ok for your holiday. Really looking forward to seeing you
Big hugs to all our missing friends

Love and best wishes everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card. Really fun with all those tiny cute kitchen accessories. I love it and great for anyone who loves cooking and baking.

Disco Queen said...

Super fun!

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue nice dies. Laura O

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card and die.

Anonymous said...

Busy person in the kitchen lovely card tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

barbara macaskill said...

What an amazing card! Love, love, love all of the little cooking utensils!!!! Totally awesome! I think I need this set of dies ASAP TFS!

Colleen said...

Cute, cute, cute card. Loving your card but then I do love wearing kitchen aprons as well as my gardening aprons.
This could be easily made into masculine card as well; BBQ apron with using BQ tools or Workshop apron using the tool die cuts, having pocket to hold gift card; or apron for the guy who likes to garden. Lots of possibilities using the apron for the male or female.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Well My Friend You've Done It Once Again, I Recently Watched You
Make A Similar Apron On A "Video Tutorial" On "You Tube" But You Used Different
Colours You Used Paper From Your "Classic Elegance Paper Pad" You Also Used
A Selection Of The Same Dies And Also A Selection From Your Other Cooking Set With
The "Food Mixer" Etc:-
Products Used Today:-
"The Baked With Love Accessories Die Set"
"The Apron Die Set"
"Coconut White, Black, Kraft, Milk, Red Foundation Card"
"Decorative Paper From Your Stash"
"Silver Paint Pen"
"Red/White Bakers Twine"
Today's Card:-
I Just Love How You Started By Using Your Papers From Your Stash, Using Your Black/White
Polka Dot For The Top Half Of Your Card, And For The Bottom Half You Used Some Matching Diagonal
Stripes It Looks Extremely Striking. You Then Wished To Bring Some Red Into Your Card So You Cut
A Strip Of Red Card And Used It As A Divider Between Your Two Design Papers, Then You Cut Out
Your Truly Tremendous "Apron" Out Of Kraft Card It Looks Outstanding, You Then Cut Out The Lower
Pocket Once Again, You Tidied Up The Edges And Added Thin Strips Of Mounting Foam To The Edges
And Attached It To The Same Area Of You Full Sized Apron.
This Gave You A Superb Pocket To Fill And Hang Your Awesome Kitchen Utensils From, You Cut A Small
Pocket Out Of Red And Placed It At The Top Of Your Apron Doing It The Same Way As Your Large Pocket
Then You Cut Out All Your Remarkable Utensils From "The Baked With Love Die Set" Using Red, Milk, Or In
Some Cases Silver Shine Card But Its So Much Easier To Have A Silver Paint Pen To Add The Realistic Look
To Your Spatular, Salt Shaker, Whisk, You Then Placed Them In Your Pocket, I Love The Oven Mitt The Detail
Is Tremendous, The Embossing And The Detailed Stitching, Adding White Highlights Here And There, In
Your Upper Pocket You Placed Your Fabulous Silver Untensils On The Inside, And Also Your Measuring Spoons
Then You Added Red/White Bakers Twine As Your Apron Strings, Then You Added Your Sentiment in Upper Corner
Your Close Up Photographs Are Astonishing Showing Everything In Such Fine Detail, You Finally Finished Off
With Your Coconut White/Black/Red Mat/Layering And Your Signature Piercing Which I Love...
Sue Thank You For Sharing You Inspire Me Daily I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Superb New Video Tutorials On "You Tube"
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, love this card!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card and die. Thank you Sue. Lots of ideas on here to use it for. Perhaps I need to get the die after all. Hadn't thought of some of those ideas.

Jean said...

How fun!

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a lovely fun card!
Rosemary xx

Jackie Durrant said...

What a super card Sue love from Jackie xx

auscrafts said...

A fun card today

Vie Carter said...

This is a really fab card, this april could be used for many purposes, tools would be good for men etc


Jaye said...

Good morning Sue.I saw you demo this. It is such a lovely fun card and suitable for males and females. I love it and have just bought it there are so many ways to decorate it. I'm sure there will be so many variations on the theme. Love the pockets of the apron and all the super little accessories.And a big thank you for the demo using a silver paint pen- yes, I was going to cut them all with silver card. This idea is so much easier. All in all, can you tell I just love it?

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! This looks AMAZING! Love these dies!

Nanny Jo said...

What a brilliant card, Sue!! Ideal for Mother's could also be adapted to suit my trainee-chef grandson, who turns 18 this year!! Jo xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

What FUN!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW What a fantastic card, its so cute. I can see many possabilities for these dies and to mix and match them with the Shadow Box dies. This could be used for famale cards or for those budding chefs and ideal for those difficult male cards. Another set of dies to go on my ever increasing wish list LOL.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue wonderful card i love all the details on this card. Thanks Helen xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Did not buy this die, as I thought i would not use it a lot Reading through all your lovely comments, it will have to be added to my long list of dies that I want

Never ever thought of all the ways I could use this. Lovely card Sue,

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love your card today sue x the apron looks really versatile and love all the ideas from everyone xwould be great with the gardening accessories x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a fun card to send to someone who enjoys cooking. It's the sort of cand that makes
you smile when you receive it. Definitely on a winner there

Sending love and hugs, Brenda XXX

craftynanna said...

What an absolutely brilliant card Sue, it really really is and a die that I have to have as my grandson is a chef in the Royal Navy and his birthday is coming up soon,tHank you Sue for such a great idea.
Pam I am echoing you again to all our friends, thank you.
R.AUSTEN are you in S AFRICA as my sister calls a Barbecue a Brai.
BEJAY why are you dismantling your greenhouse, Summer is on its way. Wales why can't you tell us of your dire time, you can keep it short, Hugs to all Johanna

905lovestostamp said...

Greetings, Sue and your wonderful gang here!!!

I haven't been here in awhile, mainly due to illness and I've missed seeing what wonderful pieces of art you create. WOW, do I LOVE these amazing kitchen dies, LOVE THEM, and even more do I LOVE HOW you have used them. I appreciate how you SHOW the versatility of your dies and other crafts supplies you create for us--thank you!!!

I feel like I could reach out and touch each of these accessories, they all look SO real! I am wildly impressed, as always, Sue!!!

So glad to be back!!! I have many videos too to catch up on--am I not blessed to have those to enjoy... :)

Hoping all is well for you and your dear ones!!!

Best wishes,


Janet Wilson said...

Great fun card!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Adore this fun card and the die set is one of those on my wish list - just perfect for many occasions...

liz spooner said...

Great and fun, I can see this being used for bbq.xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

What a fun bakers card. My friend would just love this. I best not show her it or she will make me buy the dies to make it!! She's such a bad influence hee hee.

Well I'm off to Ireland in the morning. Still feeling a little off but not as bad as I had been. Getting excited that I'm meeting up with pat L on Thursday. Woo hooo lol.

Love to all xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card and such lovely detail! I love the look of flour and the fact that it looks like a used , favourite apron! This was the first Die my friend bought from your latest launch and she brought it round to show me! We were waxing lyrical about different sorts of aprons for different people both male and female and the fact that these lovely utensils could be used in the Shadow Boxes. Love the cord for the ties too!
P In Wales - I'm sorry you have had a " dire time" recently. That sounds awful. Sending you a hug!
Tina Eldridge - if you look in - hope all went well today! Was thinking of you and will continue to do so over the coming week! x
Love to all lovely friends on the blog!
Myra xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Brilliant card, I just love all the little utensils popped into the pockets they look so "real". I can imagine the apron used in so many ways to suit both male and female recipients. The dotted and striped papers work perfectly together as a background and the white highlights just add that bit extra. Love it.

Pam it's always sad when I have to leave my little ones but as you say it won't be long before I'm back.
Elaine so sorry you had a bad night, hope tonight is a better one.
Tracy have fun in Ireland, looking forward to hearing all about it.
P in Wales sorry you've had a bad time, hope things are improving.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a fun card I love all the little dies especially those little measuring spoons As others have said there are so many ways to fill the apron!
Tracy I hope you have a lovely time on holiday
June sounds like you had made a lot and had a wonderful time on your craft day
Sending best wishes to all

Netty The Runner said...

A real fun card.
Annette x

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Oh what an undeniably cute ensemble! You have created a charming card with the dearest little accessories that would also fit perfectly within the Shadow Box dies. As reflected, this apron could be used for chefs, bakers, gardeners, crafters, DIYers, and any number of activities and hobbies, it is just so versatile. I just adore the dinky rolling pin, spatula, measuring spoons etc and i love how you have used a silver paint pen to create the silver effect. Its also ingenious using the white pencil to highlight the apron and accessories because it adds a further dimension to the items. I will definitely be investing in this set, if not because they are just too cute to ignore but also because friends like Yvonne would really appreciate a cooking inspired card being the domestic goddess that she claims:-) Great card, many thanks for all your hard work Sue, what would we do without our daily fix?
The sun almost threatened to shine today, there is still snow on Norah's Hills though but the days are getting noticeably brighter and i saw a tree with what appeared to be blossom on it this afternoon....i decided to venture out for a much needed sun bed for a dose of vitamin D, felt much brighter as a result. Can't believe that its almost March, Ally Pally will be soon...i just wish that i could go but Yvonne has banned me from visiting, she thinks that she will be Sues favourite without me taking all the limelight:-)
Pam, large nose?Whatever could you mean?:-) Yvonne likes to think that she's living the high life but it masks an altogether sadder existence devoid of any friends I'm afraid:-) She was quite tired when i last spoke with her but I'm sure she'll be back on form soon.
Carmen, i would love to make you a Candy Machine card but fear that it might not be up to Sue's high standard. What sort of theme would you like? I think Gobstoppers would be an appropriate sweetie but i think that the hole on the machine isn't quite as large as your mouth:-) Maureen is known for her cheekiness so i was simply letting her know that we bore no grudge and looked forward to her return:-)
P, i am indeed perky in spirit if not in body because my ban on buying any dies is soon to be lifted:-)
PP is still pooped after her busy social calendar. I am so sorry to hear of your dire time, don't be afraid to mention any worries if you need some support, I'm sure Sue wouldn't object. I'm glad furbabes are well though, hugs all roundxxx
Elaine, hope you have a better nights sleepxxx
Tracy, safe trip tomorrowxxx
Myra&Maureen, sending hugs to my favourite twosomexxx
Hugs to all my besties, hope that you are all well, and anybody in need of a cuddle is more than welcomexxx
Off to watch Broadchurch, good stuff:-)

Crafty hugs


Theresa Pace said...

love this card. would be perfect for my brother who is a chef. might need to invest in this, hugs xx

Barbara said...

Fantastic card!
Have all the dies so will have a go.
Loved your show at the weekend and have learnt a lot about the Gumball Machine, need to go out and find lots of small sweets to go in it. Like you Sue I love candy too so these cards are right up my street.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Really lovely fun card so versatile.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This is a fabulous card, love your embellishments x x x

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
I love this card and your baking set is a fantastic little kit !
Love how you have used a silver pen instead for card or foil for
some of the areas and white pen for wear and tear and flour on the Apron.
I want this die set so badly, can't wait until Ally Pally and to see you again.

Congrats to the three comment winners yesterday and a very nice
card it was too. Looking forward to see it as a spinner card.

Elaine- fingers crossed and everything else for Andrew on Thursday and I
wish everything goes well. Sending you all some hugs x
Craftynanna and it was someone else with real bad back's at the moment,
do take care but continue moving around if you can. It's horrid to have pain
as many of us know, probably how many of us started with card making and if
the mojo just is there and not floating around somewhere else then card making
is a very nice and relaxing hobby, don't you agree ? Yay Sue, for being here
for us all and giving us soooo many ideas for our cards ! x
Tracy- hope you feel better asap and you have a wonderful meet up with
Pat on Thursday ! x
Laine- hope you are okay and that nose of yours haven't grown too much :)
I believe you are a real nice lady.......say hi to PP when you speak next x
Many hugs to you all,
Maria x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Smashing card!!! I adore the apron can be used in so many ways!!!

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I love these cards and this one is such a fun card, especially if you're a baker (and even if you're not lol)

June x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card with all the tiny utensils, I am a sucker for all things miniature. I used your tip of silver paint pen on the garden tools and glossy accents on the handles and was really pleased with the results. Although I don't have the baking set just yet I look forward to seeing what else you come up with for the apron.

I'm late today as I went out for lunch with my friend and her two daughters for whom I am an honorary auntie. Despite being 35 and 40 they still call us auntie and uncle and I am old-fashioned enough to really appreciate it. We had such a good natter we were in danger of being thrown out :-)

Laine - good to see you again, the furbabies are all fine thank you and I hope the forthcoming boosters for Darcey and Brodie go to plan.
'P' - sorry that you have been having a bad time, hope things are looking up for you now.
Tracy - have a lovely cold-free holiday and a great time meeting up with Pat L. We expect a full report lol


Betty McAlister said...

Fabulous card Sue. So much detail in both your apron and utensils.

Eunice said...

Cute card Sue!!!

Denise Hancock said...

Great card Sue. I have used these dies on a couple of birthday cards
Denise xxx

Sandy H said...

Really fun card with all those little utensils. Love the way you've used the silver pen and the white pencil.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

You took me by surprise with this card. So different than everything you’ve done since I joined the club/blog! Love it! This mini apron and those mini utensils are so cute. It could be used for many occasions for ladies and men as well. I have friends who would love this. I join those looking forward to seeing more variations on the theme. Thank you for the inspiration.

Elaine - hugs for you and Andrew! Good luck on Thursday!
Laine – Yvonne will steal the show with or without you there. Not many people will miss you at Ally Pally. At least you’ll be here (I hope) to entertain the rest of us!

Have a great week everyone!
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette

Diane King said...

Great card for any occasion with different utensils.

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is such a fun card love it


So cute, Sue. Must make one of these. X

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Love this, just made an apron card over the weekend too, very useful for. Xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is such a beautiful and fun card.
I love all those little accessaries.