Thursday, 26 October 2017

Best Dad

Hi bloggers!  I had a bit of fun with this one as tools make a great alphabet, don't you think?  I started with a piece of black card.  I taped the Gradient mask to the top portion of the card and inked through the die with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide.  This colour comes out as a sort of grey shade when used on black card.  I removed the taped mask and trimmed the card to size around the mask and leaving the inked area below the mask as well.  I cut a strip of black card to go across the border between the two areas, then added "nuts" by cutting the small hexagon from the Lavish Accented Hexagon shape and cutting the centre out by using the small tire from the King of the Grill die set.  Voila, it becomes a nut!  I added them randomly across the border, slightly overlapping them.  For the focal element, I cut the tools from the In the Tool Box die set out of tan card.  I used a saw, two hammers and a pair of pliers for the "D", a saw, spanner, wrench and screwdriver for the "A" and a saw and a drill for the "d" to spell out Dad.  I cut the word "Best" from the set and glued it into place above.  The card was completed with white, black and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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113 comments:

Pam said...

A great male card Sue. Which man wouldn't love this.
Myra fromFlorida, wonderful news about Emily. It is good to hear she is doing so well. Will try to find it on web. Good luck to her and you.
Elaine, good to hear that Andrew got his treatment. It was a long day but at least he got through it. Good that Mary was feeling brighter too, both of these events help to make you feel better too. Don't give up on an electronic die cutter, you have problems turning the handles, hang in there. Never mind John snorting, go for it when you can.
Maureen and Carmen, you both have tiny feet. I am a UK5 so my shoes although a normal size would be like fishing boats to you girls.
Barbara, it sounds a lovely area where you like, very back to Nature.
BP was normal thanks to meds, she said headaches would lessen as BP stabilises, coded me as hypersensitive so they will check it more regularly and put me on a statin. She also gave me a sheet fir the hospital to verify BP reading so will hand in to pre op dept.
Boys are due back this afternoon, can't wait to see them later, hope they won't be too tired. It was an overnight flight but they had beds on the plane then a flight back up to Newcastle. They will have so much to tell.
Donita saw your FB page, I couldn't have gone near those clowns, so scary. No one does Halliween like the USA, was in Universal Studios, Florida years ago for a night time Halliween party. It was brilliant, all screams and frights.
Hugs to all, thinking of all poorly and missing friends.

hollyberry said...

Clever and brilliant card.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Ingenious, love this idea, my dad would love it too.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I just love this card. It was so innovative how you used the die cuts to form the word "Dad." I would never have thought of that in a million years. It would be interesting to see what Tools would look like done this way. Then it could be used for either male or female.

Have a nice day Sue.

Beverly

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
So, so clever love the idea just brilliant.
Jan x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, genius, pure genius. Love it. Hugs xx Pauline

TOB said...

super cool card. Love it. Hugs xx craftgirl

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, you constantly astound me with your inventive ideas. This card is absolutely brilliant. I wish I could have an hour inside your head. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Debra K. said...

Fun Dad card! Great design idea. Debra x

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue,very inventive. I remember you demonstrating this on Hochanda and having great fun!!
Marion S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a brilliant card,I was inspired when you did it as a demo on your show.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Maria Illsley said...

A great card design Sue how do you do it xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Amazing card this morning Sue. I remember watching you demo this card on Hochanda and the way you used the mask for the back ground made it look like it was die cut. Brilliant idea Spelling the word Dad from the die cutting tools. Your cards always blow me away.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oh sooo clever, making a brilliant card!
Doreen R

Netty The Runner said...

Such a great Card Sue, clever use of the dies.
Annette x

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Definitely a fun male card.

Krafty Runner x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I like this, I remember you making it on Hochanda and thought then what a brilliant idea, so versatile.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, good news about the BP and also the statins, they are also very good for other parts of the body.

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

I can remember my reaction when I watched you make this sample first time round " oh wow Andy look at that, jeez, this is so clever, look what Sue's done with the tools, isn't she clever, wow" - Andy - "I'm watching I'm watching yes it's very clever, another for the list ?"
Lol so it's making me smile to see today's sample, a few brilliantly designed tools shaped to make the word 'Dad' and again you blew my socks off with such a clever idea, you're going to owe me a few pairs of socks if you keep doing things like this lol. If Beverly hadn't thought about doing this then you've burst my bubble as I was sure you both shared the same designer brain ! So yet again your sample has started my day with a smile, thank you ☺
I must say, it's been a pleasure watching Julia demonstrating your dies, you can see how much she loves working with them she just oozes with delight, such a happy change, she's looking really happy these days, must be the weaving dies lol.
So I'll pack up my hugs to send and hope you enjoy your Thursday whatever you're up to 😊 xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card & a brilliant idea using the tool Dies to spell out a word.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fabulous design and so clever to use the tools as alphabet!!! I know I would never have thought to use them like this but it's so effective. The nuts are another very clever idea and work so well to create the masculine border. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. X

Chris Curry said...

Another fun card Sue, perfect for many Dads. Thank you, have a good day.xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue .
Fantastic card and what a clever idea with the tools a fun mens card .
Catherine V94 xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fantastic idea. I can see a lot of words to be made like this so very versatile. Great male card.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Happy crafting,
D xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, wow, wow. Sue you certainly do think out of the box, I would never have thought of using the tools as letters & it's fantastic. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely great card. I would never have thought of that, I don't know how you keep coming up with all these wonderful ideas, thank you for your inspiration.

Pam so pleased BP is behaving, bet you can't wait to see the boys.

Love Rosemarie X X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, loved this when I saw it on tv!!!
Such a clever idea!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Suemac said...

Such a fun card.

Clai01 said...

Great card idea, it's a fantastic design. x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Clever card. Love it.

Scottydog said...

Brilliant card! Ingenious using the tools to make Dad & who would have thought to make the nuts like that?? Only you Sue! Thank you so much for showing once again just how versatile your dies are.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a brilliant idea Sue. Who ever , except you of course, would think of making a word from tool shed tools. This will make someone's dad a great card. You have us all thinking now what other words we can make with OUR TOOLS. Ha ha.
Kind regards Mrs Ann Toppcards Leeds

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Oh WOW I love this card thought it was brilliant when I saw it on Hochanda and its so versatile too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, really pleased the BP is back to normal for you and also the good news about the statins too, sending love and healing hugs to you and all who need them

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon

Anne said...

I love this, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A very ingenious use of dies to make a fun card.
B xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Those Who Marvel,
You've done it again. Now I need the tools set. I'm pretty sure there's a small hexagon in one of the country or ocean sets, so with that and a circle punch, someone could make those clever nuts even if they didn't have the King of the Grill tire or the hexagon nobles.
Elaine, Hooray for Andrew! And Mary! And you!
Pam, good news on your BP. Echoing your thoughtful comments. You won't catch me going to anything Halloween-y at night, but what an experience you had at Universal!
Beverly, are you saying that it would be cool to spell out the word "Tools" with tools? What a great idea!
Ann Toppcards, so funny about manly men nurturing flowers but abhoring a card with flowers. And for losihg the tiny Family Tree birds.
VCCumbria, Sue mailed my Wednesday giveaway card in a padded envelope that was about the size of a magazine. I think some people do make little boxes.
Pat L, Crewe Trish said it. Wherever you put the shim (that paper you tore to cover the area that wasn't cutting) will exert pressure where there wasn't enough. If one layer of paper doesn't work, add more until it works.
Diane Green, you have coined a term: Muddled Husbands.
Frances, any forest you walk through would be enchanted, and Stephanie K, your wedding ring must have been charmed.
Maureen, Fried! New one! Like it!
Carmen, I wear U.S. 8.5s, which are, in Dainty Feet Land, apparently, aircraft carriers. How do you get around on such tiny feet?
Barbara Macaskill, Moose?!? Are they North American moose? Does Europe have moose? Asia? Antarctica?
Congratulations Myra in Fla on Emily's progress. I'll be near Orlando for a week in January.
Love to all of Sue's Far-Flung Family of Crafters,
Donita

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so clever I love it

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow, brilliant card, you are so clever Sue.
Hugs
Muriel x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Loved this when I watched your demo on Hochanda and it really deserves it's day on the blog - truly inspirational and great fun too!

Izzy

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great card, very clever use of the tools,
Best wishes
Karen M

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a fabulous card Sue love it, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karen Drew said...

I love it. Might steal the idea for my Dads birthday next week.
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - how clever is this card! You have such a wonderful imagination Sue. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Such a clever idea, a great man card, love itt.
Lydia
X

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and a brilliant idea, would never have thought to use the tools that way.
x

Anonymous said...

Think I told you yesterday Sue your ideas are ingenious. Love this card for that reason.
VCCumbriaxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card. love Jean Z xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a brilliant idea, great card, you have certainly given us something to think out side the box.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fantastic card you are so clever I love the "Tools" alphabet so versatile.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
You are so clever , such a fantastic looking card .

Myra from Florida, thank you for the update on Emily she is a little star .xx

Barbara Macaskill, sitting in the dark looking at your animals so close sound wonderful .xx

Pam so pleased your BP was normal and statins do a fantastic job ,enjoy the time with the boys
I will echo you today Pam ,,,

Huggles to all especially besties ,poorly and missing friends .
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
You really are a creative genius, love the hexagon nuts and the tools being used to spell Dad. Brilliant card and thank you for sharing

Crewe Trish and Donita thank you both for your suggestion, I will try it out today, I love the alphabet grid but was getting fed up having to put it through the grand calibur so many times
Pam glad BP is now normal so hopefully your op can go ahead soon

Sending love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

SueJ said...

Clever idea, love the card.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, and using the tool to spell out "Dad" ingenious. I think any Dad would be thrilled to have this card.
Wendyx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Julia this is a stunning card. I love the way you have used the dies to create DAD it is inspiring. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card. Your use of the various tools to spell out 'Dad' is so ingenious and creative.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card, so cleverly thought out.

Barbara V

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a fabulous card, I watched you demo this and marvelled at your ingenuity. You always have new surprises for us!
Dads all over the world will be happy.........
Hugs, Rose

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous mans card. Loved this when I saw it on Hochanda and still do. Great inspiration xx

karenlotty said...

Great card It made me smile when you showed it on Hochanda

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I did watch in amazement as you created this card on TV. Not one that I would have a need to make but I thought it ingenious to create words from the tools and the nuts are very clever. It makes me wonder what other 'tools' you have given us that we could use for spelling - a wooden spoon? a rolling pin? a knife & fork?

Pam - happy that your BP is back to normal, let's hope the headaches do lessen soon.
Myra from Florida - so glad that Emily is doing so well, she certainly is a star.
Barbara - do you live in Vermont? Your home sounds idyllic with Nature all around. I would love to have visited New England, I have a sister-in-law who now lives in Rochester NH but we have only visited when they lived in Omaha NB.
Donita - thank you, did you get my reference with the furniture? The clowns are really scary, much more so than our traditional ones and I hope I don't bump into one on a dark night!

Frances

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
My first thought on seeing this cardwas that the alphabet would be a bit limited, and then as I read further I realised the the letters were made up from the tool dies and all became clear. What a brilliant idea.
Margaret

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Ingenious card I am waiting for my tool set to arrive so I can make my husband's birthday card which will complete my 9 family birthday cards all made with your shadow box collections so a very BIG thank you.Stephanie what an amazing husband you have sitting through Julia's demonstrations with you.Pam so glad your bp is under control.Myra thanks for the update on Emily.Rosemary you are in my thoughts.Have a lovely day everyone

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is such a clever card! You really have thought outside the box - in this case the toolbox! I’ve been thinking of the utensils as well - what words could I make with those! Mix with tools for someone who cooks and does DIY. You really have got me thinking this morning and at my advanced age that’s no mean feat! Lol!
Stephanie - you may need to think about wearing tights! Harder to blow off!!! Lol!
I don’t know what happened to my post yesterday - it just went AWOL! We have been having intermittent Internet connection problems or maybe I forgot to press Publish!!
Pam - glad yesterday went well and I hope your headaches lessen! You will forget about them for a little while when you see the twins again! Lots of news!
Quite a few of us with small feet! I only have a size 4 , Uk sizes! A lot of our “ mad group” love shoes and bags as well as crafting!!
Pat L - the Platinum machine cuts much better than the GC. I’ve hung on to my Platinum in case of power cuts!! It’s being so cheerful keeps me going! How I’m going to see clearly to use it may cause issues! Miners helmet and lamp ?!
Donita so far as I know we do not have Moose here !! Lots of deer and my son and daughter in law even get Muntjac deer in their garden looking for windfall apples!
Will try to remember to press Publish !!
Elaine - glad Andrew had his treatment even if it meant a very long day!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx. Wait until I Finder! Lol.

CraftyJo said...

Very clever idea Sue :)

Sue MacFall said...

How clever, Sue - love the tools used this way.

nattyboots said...

Just popped back to let you all know Rosemarie is having a few health issues at the moment , she is thinking of you all and sending lots of love and huggles , she hopes to be back on the blog again soon .
Elaine H X

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous design with the tools Sue and a fantastic card
Gr Karin

Jackie Durrant said...

Oh My Sue what a brilliant idea! Love from Jackie xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great "Dad" card. You are so clever to make words out of die cuts!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. Such a clever idea, I'm sure any Dad would be delighted to receive it Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love how you have created this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A fun card today, great use of the tools for spelling.

Love Helen xxx

djones said...


Love the idea of these alfabets; someone suggested
wooden spoons etc for cooks!!




Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

I remember youdemoing this one sue so clever made my first card with this set last night thank you sue xxxxxxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Today’s Card Is So Extremely Clever I Would Never Ever Have Thought Of This,
Great Card For A Gentlemen, I Love All The Fabulous Tools Also The Fantastic Background You’ve Created
I Can Re-call You Making This On Hochanda.
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Tan/Silver Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Gradient Mask”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Smoothies”
“Tim Holtz Iced Spruce Distress Oxide”
Star’s In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Lavish Hexagon Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s King Of The Grill Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 20 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Tool Box Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 13 Cutting Dies)
Sue, Fabulous Card Tremendous Products, You Inspire Me As Always I Can’t Begin To Tell You How Much
I Appreciate Everything You Do, Your Stupendous Cards, Magnificent Video Tutorials.
I Really Wish I Had A Wonderful Father I Could Make This Card For But Sadly Not...
Sue, My Wonderful Dear Friend Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Saw this one demo'd and thought then what a fun card and fab use of the dies....

barbara macaskill said...

Awesome man card! TFS!

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, that is brilliant!!! Love it! Jo xx

ursula said...

A lovely gimmicky card, those tools making up the word ‘Dad’ look great....luv Ursula xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Fab card x

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, great card for a man!

Lori from Canada

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful masculine card. I love it.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a br,illiant card today, that's such a good idea to use the tools to make words, and just to be politically correct you could spell mum too for those mums who do diy. As Myra said with the tools and baking equipment you could have a lot of fun with names. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Pam so glad your bp has gone down. Have fun with the twins when you see them, they will be tired but full of chatter I'm sure. Xxx
Myra stop reminding me of you lot with tiny feet! I've got size 8 so look at the pretty small shoes then look at the dreadful ones in my size! Sometimes the shoe boxes are more attractive!!! Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a clever idea xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing fun card today! Brilliant idea to create the words using the tools from the Tool Box die set. And the background made from an hexagon and a tire … you don’t stop to amaze me, Sue! If we’ll go thru our die sets collection for sure we’ll find different ways to use them … but why to bother since we have you, Sue, to come up with all these genius ideas, right?

Pam – Glad everything went well yesterday. I changed my profile picture ...
Donita - My feet are the right size for my height, I think. I used to come by bus at work and meet every morning one of my co-worker.From the bus stop to the office is about 500 m walk. She was begging me to slow down … tiny feet but high speed. I walk fast and talk fast most of the time.
Elaine – Thank you for the update on Rosemary. Hope she will fell better soon and be back on the blog.

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This is such a great male card!!!...it’s really fun to use the tools for the alphabet!!!
FAB!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
You are so clever.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
I LOVE THIS CARD - it’s brilliant , thank you for the inspiration.
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love this card today, any handy person would appreciate it.
Pam, having small feet is the bane of my life, just can't get fashionable shoes easily unless I strike lucky. You'll be dying to see the twins and hear their stories. Good to hear that your BP has settled but I think I'm the odd one out as I refused the statins.
Barbara Mac, what a wonderful description of all the animals you see. We often have cats in the back garden, and the occasional dog on the front path but that's about it!!!
Diane, I often thought that's what your wore on your feet - shoe boxes ha ha (oh, oh, I'm in trouble now). You are rather tall and little diddy feet would look silly, whereas I'm small and still look silly ha ha.
Donita, large bust and small feet make for an unfortunate disposition to fall over, hence the permanent black eyes ha ha ha ha.
Carmen, love the new picture and the saying. I wish I could still wear killer heels like that.
Love to all
Maureen (fried Myra's friendly fiend) xxx

craftynanna said...

Fabulous card Sue such ingenious idea, love it, hurray I've completed ONE Christmas card a shaker card in gold and I'm very pleased with it, so thank you Sue for the idea and components to enable this, I'm doing them in red, green, black and silver, hugs to all Johanna

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This is such an ingenious card I was amazed when I saw you demo this on Hochanda I would never have thought of using the tools in this way. I've had such a chuckle reading the wonderful ideas for using other small dies for this effect from other Wilsonettes!!
Pam so glad your BP has come down lets hope the headaches disappear soon
Elaine thanks for the update on Rosemarie I hope she will be feeling much better soon
Sending good wishes to all

Theresa Pace said...

cool card that i watched you make on telly. that stencil makes for a brilliant background, hugs xx

Sunnybec said...

Really like this card, I always find it difficult to do cards for men.

Narrowboat girl said...

Saw you making this on Hochanda. Must steal the idea for a good friend called Dave who loves diy.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

I love this card the mask works really well with this die set. Its a die set that will work for so many people.

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a great card you have shown us today.
I love the background, the "nuts" and the way you have created Dad from the Tool Set!
Yet another tip from you Sue to add to our collectionn.
Lesley S x

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue, very inventive, great use of the tool set.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Fantastic, what a great card for men. Great colour combo too.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I saw you with this card on TV and was really impressed how imaginative it was. Such a great idea, and so different. Love it.

Lisbeth

sued99 said...

I saw your demo of this and thought how brilliant. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card. I really enjoyed seeing you make this one on TV.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is such a clever card. When I seen you make it on Hochanda I thought it such a brilliant way to use the dies and what a great card for any guy.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Eunice said...

What a fantastic card, clever!!!!

Latenight SandyH said...

Clever idea for a man card. Like the mask.
Pam, pleased to hear your B.P. has settled down.
Maureen, I'm with you in saying "no thanks" to statins.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Absolutely love this card!!

Lorraine said...

Very clever

Vie Carter said...

Another brilliant fun card, just love what you have made

Vie
x

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Very clever concept of these tools dies
JOY Xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

WOW, an absolute fun card, I love it

June x

Littlelamb said...

Don't know what happened to my comment so will comment again. Brilliant card. Don't need a dad card but must see what else I could do. Thank you for sharing this. Pam glad your BP is back to normal and hope it stays that way. Echoing your comments and enjoy your time with the twins when you see them.

Viki Banaszak said...

What a clever use of the tools! So cool!