Thursday, 23 November 2017

Best Son

Hello crafters and Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends!  Today's card uses one of my favourite products; the Creative Expressions Crackle Glaze.  I started by covering a piece of black card with the crackle glaze and allowed it to dry overnight.  Once dry, I mixed Warm White Chalk paint with Chocolate Gold metallic lustre paints (both Cr. Exp. products) and painted it on to the dry card.  Within a few minutes, the cracks appear (it is so cool to watch!)  I cut the piece into three strips and mounted them on to a piece of black card.  Next I cut the tool box out of tan card and inked through the die with Vintage Photo distress Oxide ink.  I cut several of the tools from the In The Tool Box set to add to the tool box.  I used a silver paint pen to add detail to each of them.  I used the Stitched Pegboard Frames die to create a pegboard piece for some additional tools.  I used the silver paint pen on them before gluing them to the pegboard backing and attaching it to the top of the card.  I cut the sentiment from tan card and added it to a double hexagon frame cut from mocha and tan card.  The card was completed with milk, tan and mocha mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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108 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, lovely for all our males. Hapoy Thanksgiving to you and all.
Carmen, very sad news about little Jacob. I hope he had his wonderful last Chrustmas that he wanted. His poor family will be devastated but I hope they take comfort from the fact that he will be running with the Angeks whilst he waits for them. Maureen is right, Bette Davus or the doctor, give your moaning co worker the choice.
Donita, you sound so tired, you really need some me time, you are working too hard. Slow down please, don't want you I'll.
Maureen sounds good to me, you have moved into the posh zone.
Sharon, Cyprus is gorgeous, have a wonderful time, you can have a low key Christmas this year. The sun will do you good.
June hooe the crafting group went well.
Elaine, I'm sorry Mary isn't coping well, hope she was a little better when you went to see her. Hapoy that Andrew is feeling a little better.
My Mickey Mouse card is finished, I'm really pleased with it. It is 8 X 8 so quite striking, she will love it.
Izzy I too would love to see deer but I know they can be quite destructive. I would buy apples too for them.
Daily hug basket overflowing, help yourselves. A few for poorly and missing friends too.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card. I am sure most of our male friends would love to receive a card like this.
Really like the Crackle glaze.
Wendyx

hollyberry said...

Great card. I love all the little tools this set makes.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great male card today, the background is so clever. I have the pegboard frames and they are really handy.
Hugs
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all our Freinds.
Thank you Sue a brilliant card.
Sue my prize draw dies arrived yesterday, they are brilliant Thank you so much.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sue have a great day. Love the card is is fabulous. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue and Happy Thanksgiving.
Great male card, it is fabulous
Marion S x

Nancy Soetaert said...

Male cards are often difficult, this is grrat inspiration!
Thank you
Nancy

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Happy Thanksgiving enjoy your special day.This card is great I know my hubbie would love it.
Jan x

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Morning Sue,
Happy thanksgiving to you and your friends.
I just loved these dies when you brought them out. A great solution to men’s card designs. I ordered them straight away. My cards have been so,popular using them.
Have a lovely day.
Crafty hugs,
Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Karen Drew said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Great card for those men who we struggle with
Luv
Karen xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Happy Thanksgiving Sue and all our American friends hope you all have a wonderful day.

Great male card today I really like it so useful as most men like to tinker in the shed lol

Pam yes that is what my son said so hopefully it will be good for me,

I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

Marleine Rayner said...


Hi Sue

Happy Thanks giving.
Great card for the men in our lives. X

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Happy Thanksgiving Sue and to any other Americans on the blog. I'm thankful that I have found you and have discovered this blog. You definitely have been an inspiration to me and have helped me to grow in my card making.

Your card today is just the right thing for all of the males out there. The die set is wonderful with all of the tools and other items that a DIY guy (or gal) would use.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Beverly

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great design for all the men in our lives, particularly love the crackled background. x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Lovely card and I really like the little tools it is a great set for the men in our lives ( or even perhaps the women!)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Debra K. said...

Fantastic card for a guy! Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

Great card.
Happy Thanksgiving xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Card Sue and all. Happy Thanks Giving to you Sue and your family. Amazing card this morning Sue . I love this die set . The back ground is amazing . This card is a brilliant one for the men.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Great card for a guy, or a girl who likes DIY.
Annette x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Good Morning Sue and Happy Thanksgiving to you and Beverly and Stephanie plus other American fellow Particraft addicts hope your day is full of celebrations and happiness shared with family and friends.
This such a brilliant fun sample I love it and keeping everything crossed it's one of a few dies I shall be owner of next month, goodness knows I've dropped enough hints since launch lol.
We bought our daughter a pink DIY kit with the basic necessities she would need when she left home for her first nursing position in Yorkshire and I'm sure she started married life with more tools than her husband who asked to borrow her screwdriver even before they got engaged ! What does that tell you lol.
So I'll send extra happy hugs to you today Sue and if you are celebrating in warm sunny Florida then I hope your day is as wonderful as you are xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue, great for any DIYer xx hazel

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great guy card!

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, could be used for many occasions.

Michele

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Stunner of a card sure to please the recipient.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Sue

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is amazing! I love the peg board die which has just gone to the top of my shopping list! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and all. Great card for all the males and I think all the ladies into DIY would enjoy this one. X

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning card Sue, I have this die set and have made quite a few cards using it, one of the things I like the most are the little nails, yes 4 little nails from a tiny little die.

Happy thanksgiving to you Sue, Beverly, Stephanie and anyone else from across the pond, enjoy your celebrations.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, Carmen, so sorry about Jacob.

Yes I enjoyed yesterday at craft group, had lots of laughs and I so much like helping people and teaching them what I know (not a lot as some people might say ha ha), one of my ladies is 82 and she had her hip replaced about 8 weeks ago, she came back yesterday and is walking around really well, talk about put me to shame. Then went to the Diabetic course, it is very interesting and informative, makes you think what you eat too.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue & Happy Thanksgiving,
What a great fun card for the men which I am sure they would love as they can get quite possessive over their tools. Yvonne xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A smashing card love the background and all the tools , Andrew is a joiner by trade and would love this card , i need to start saving again .

Carmen, so so sad to read of Jacob he was so brave , rest in peace young man ,i feel for his family and hope they can stay strong .xx Thank you for the hug and i am sending you one too . xx

Dorothy nice to see you back and in better health . xx

Littlelamb , Parking is just awful at Hospitals here too ,i have been known to be late for an appointment because we could not find a space .

Maureen not heard that one before { thrilled skinny } but i like it, so pleased you are all done and dusted you have worked hard . xx

Maria i hope you are feeling better today xx

Rosemary hang on in there matey , hopefully you will soon be sorted , will pass on your flowers and message to Mary Thank you ..xx

Slow down Donita ,,,,,make some me time and relax ,we don't want you poorly .xx

Pam your Micky Mouse cards sound wonderful , Mary was no different yesterday will see her later so hope she is feeling a little better.

As you can see i have managed to catch up with a few posts i am managing well on the lappy this morning but i wont push my luck so will say big huggles to all especially my besties .

Oh nearly forgot to say A Happy Thanks Giving to Sue and all.

Elaine H X


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Happy thanksgiving, enjoy your special day with your family and friends. Great card today, those tools are just so perfect aren't they. It's interesting seeing other creative expression products being used as I don't think I've come across these ones. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments xxx
Carmen such sad news but he's at peace now. Sending hugs xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning sue
Happy Thanksgiving a lovely male card bckground and tools.
Catherine V94 xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant card, superb for those pesky males!
Maureen, I bet you're pleased the kitchen is just about done. I bet it looks fabulous x
Carmen, so sorry to read about little Jacob. Always sad when it's someone so young. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family and friends x
Donita,
Please take things easy or you will be poorly xx
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope you have a great day. I love today's card, I wish these dies had been around last year, as they so,be so many problems for those 'man' cards.

Very high winds and rain here last night, the few leaves that were left on the trees are now down, which makes the roads and pavements very slippy, so please take care everyone if you are out and about today.

Love Rosemarie X X

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

A cracking crackle glaze wall!! (LOL)
Everything is just spot on, the tiniest detail has been careful thought about, making an authentic looking tool box, SUPERB!

Krafty Runner x

Anne said...

These dies are on my Christmas wish list, Sue. A great card.

Anne (Northampton)

Clai01 said...

Great card Sue and Happy Thanksgiving also x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and what a wonderful card for certain men in our lives. Such clever and useful dies to have. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Great inspiration for those difficult male cards.
B xx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a great card l done this type with another company once before and still in my box of cards all thou l like this card l haven't really got any use for these dies no handy men in our family or friends
JOY Xx

stitchingranny said...

I would love to see this card done in pinks for all those female diy'ers out there. I have seen it lots of times but always done as a male card. Lol Sue, are you up for the challenge?

Hugs Helen xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue happy Thanksgiving I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Your card is stunning I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

June Horrocks said...

Happy thanks giving sue to you and yours xxxx
Today’s card is brill I’ve used this set so many times everyone loves this one
My die arrived yesterday it’s great thank you so much sue I’ll treasure it not been well lately lots of tests at the hospital your gift cheered me up
Thank you love 💕 always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A terrific card for a man, love it.
Lydia
x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! X
Wow! What a fabulous male card! Your accessories dies are so intricate and in my opinion the best on the market.
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!
Hugs x
Heather T

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all our cousins across the pond - if you're all crafting then who's cooking the dinner?...lol

It's been ages since I did a crackle glaze background, had so much fun a few years ago doing lots of these in different colours and then used them all up so thanks for the reminder to make some more - love those little tools and the toolbox itself - all so realistic and a perfect card for all our DIYers.

Izzy

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great card! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all those who celebrate it.
Doreen R

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue and Happy Thanksgiving to you and others who celebrate this day. Wonderful card Sue another one for the men. We have quite a few new men's cards now so we shouldn't be stuck for ideas. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue superb card especially for the men in our lives I have never tried the crackle glaze but love the efleet will have to give it a go!
Sue hope you have a lovely day celebrating Thanksgiving wherever you are Happy Thanksgiving to you & all our American friends
Carmen such sad news about Jacob my thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends
Donita you sound exhausted slow down a bit & try to get some rest!
Sharon I hope you have a lovely relaxing holiday on Cyprus
Sending good wishes to all

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fabulous card, would suit my husband down to the ground!
Happy Thanksgiving Sue and all those who hail from
the other side of the "Pond".
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Happy Thanksgiving Day to you, Sue and to your American followers too!
Great Male card with so much detail on those little dies!
Lesley S x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!
Fab card, Fab dies, fab technique!!!
Have a good one!!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and friends.
Can only echo Lynda Mellor - fab card, fab dies, fab technique!!
I love it.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all our American wilsonettes. Today's card is brilliant, love the crackle glaze background and the toolbox kit is high on my wish list.
Pam echoing you again today
Maureen glad to hear you're nearly finished all your redecorating, it'll all be sitting pretty for Christmas

Love and hugs to everyone with an extra few for Tracy
Pat

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card for me today Sue as my son is an avid DIY enthusiast who has done his own extensions, garden design etc.
VCCumbria. Xx

val jones said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Sue and all American friends out there.
Great card Sue and wonderful guy dies.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card for the men in our lives and a great background.
Another technique for a crackle background I have used in the past is:-
Cover your card in a layer of paint, allow to dry completely.
Then cover the card in quite a thick layer of PVA glue (do NOT allow to dry) and immediately cover in a different colour of paint.
As the glue dries the top layer of paint shrinks and the bottom colour is revealed giving a crackled effect.
x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card . love Jean Z xxxx

lindyloo12 said...

Another stunning card for a man!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a brilliant card. Great not just for males but for anyone who does who does DIY or works as a carpenter, plumber etc.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and to all our American friends on here also. I love this card and the die set with all the tiny tools (I am a sucker for anything miniaturised). The crackle background is perfect and looks a little like planks of weathered wood. Sadly I have no excuses to buy this set and will just have to admire your cards. My father was a carpenter but he has been gone a long time now and hubby was great at DIY until his stroke last year so I wouldn't want to rub his nose in it.

After two days of ceaseless rain today we have a lovely bright blue sky with white puffy clouds but there is snow on the hills behind Norah's hills. I'll be quite happy if it just stays there :-)

Have a good day everyone.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

This is cool! I wish one of my sons was 'handy' - we gave them each a set of tools when they left home yet they still seem to call on Dad when something needs doing!!!

Laura O' Connor said...

Very nice card sue. Laura O Springfield

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have just used these dies for my husband's birthday tomorrow and yes I have used the nails so you know my feelings on your lovely creation.
Huggles to those who need them.Happy thanksgiving to all our lovely wilsonettes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great man card. Love watching the crackle finish do its thing!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantasticcccccccccccccc card Sue
Gr Karin

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
“Happy Thanksgiving to Yourself, Colin Also Heather” Have A Wonderful Day
I Love Today’s Card As Many Are Saying Great For The Gentlemen In Our Lives Although
Not Mine He’s Never Been A DIY Person, All His Working Life He Been A Pen Pusher So We
Always Get People In To Do Jobs Decorating Etc:-
Great Products Great Techniques
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Black/Milk/Tan/Mocha Foundation Card:-
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Warm White Matte Chalk Paint”
“Creative Expression Crackle Glaze”
“Creative Expression Chocolate Gold Metalic Lustre Paint”
“Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink”
“Silver Paint Pen From Stash”
Star’s In Today’s Card”
“Sue Wilson’s In The Tool Box Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 13 Cutting Dies September 2017 Release)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Pegboard Frame Die” (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies September 2017 Release)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Hexagon Frame” (From The Noble Collection 12 Cutting Dies September 2017 Release)
You Started Today’s Card By Taking A Piece Of Of Black Card You Covered This With Creative Expression Crackle Glaze
You Allowed This To Dry Overnight, Once Dry You Mixed The Warm White Matte Chalk Paint With Chocolate Gold Metalic
Lustre Paint Then Painted This Onto Your Dry Card Within A Few Moments The Magic Appears........
(This Tremendous Techniques Was Used In One Of Your Video Tutorials “The Shabby Chic Festive Card Which
Includes The Stamp To Die For “Robin” Also Designed By Yourself)
You Cut This Into Three Strips Then Added Mounting Foam To The Back Then Attached These To A Piece Of Black Card
Next You Cut Out The “Tool Box” Out Of Tan Card Then Inked Through The Die With Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink
Sue, You Cut Out Several Tools From In “The Tool Box Set” To Add To Your Tool Box Then You Used A Silver Paint
Pen To Add Detail To The Tools.
You Then Used “The Stitched Pegboard Frame Die” To Create A Pegboard Piece For Extra Tools Once Again Adding
Silver Paint Pen For Effect, You Attached This To The Top Of Your Card.
You Cut Out Your Sentiment From Tan Card Adding It To A Double Stitched Hexagon Frame Die Cut, From Mocha/Tan
Sue, You Attached This To A Piece Of Milk Card With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Also Adding A Milk/Mocha/Tan
Mat/Layer
Today’s Card Is Seven/Half x Eight
Thank You For Sharing Sue Your A Super Star đŸ’« As Always
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs đŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue a wow card for the men in our lives.Happy Thanksgiving to you and all American friends.love and huggles.
Elaine hope you find Mary better today and you are all okay love and huggles
Donita glad you like my saying I use it all the time.love and huggles
Crewe Trish love and huggles.
Pam I bet the Mickey Mouse card is lovely, would love to see a photo of it.love and huggles.
Tracy sending you special love and huggles, and to you all xxxxxxxxx đŸŒŒ

Scottydog said...

Great card for the men & another new technique for me to try (I know it has been around for years, but just never tried it!).
Happy thanksgiving to you Sue & all your American followers. Thank you once again for the inspiration Sue , not to mention such great dies.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great masculine card - fun and a bit different love it...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely male card. Love all the bits and pieces.

Barbara V

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Well what a wonderful mans card I really need to get myself these dies because like a lot of other people I find male cards hard to do
Your interpretation using your brilliant dies is perfect
I wish all our blog friends from across the pond a very Happy Thanksgiving May you all be blessed with love and happiness and share this with friends and family
Carmen I don’t know the ins and outs of your sad news but I send my deepest condolences to Jacobs family and send you a big hug đŸ€—
Pam you Micky Mouse card sounds awesome I’m sure it will be received with great delight
I will have to echo your other comments because as always you keep us all up to date
I send my usual hugs and best wishes to all
Take care Theresa G xx

karenlotty said...

This is a great idea for anyone that enjoys DIY

Barbara said...

Fantastic mans card Sue!
I love the crackle glazed background and all the little tools, a fun card to make for any man or woman who loves DIY

Vie Carter said...

Happy thanksgiving Sue

Stunning card today

Vie
x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Thanksgiving,love this card,especially the tool box,
great for men's cards.
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

ursula said...

Brilliant card, not for my son, but for my husband, what a great idea Sue...thank you...luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Even though this is a perfect card for those difficult males, I can see things that could easily be used in other ways and would love to see them used with your new steampunk dies.

Lisbeth

Narrowboat girl said...

Happy thanksgiving to you Sue.
This is a fab card, great for the handy men in our lives

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Happy thanksgiving to you and all your American friends. Fabulous mens card Sue. I have these dies so this is great inspiration.
Carmen, such sad news about Jacob. Life is very unfair sometimes. Xx

Tressa said...

A great man's card especially for the one who has no interest in sports.

Teresa

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card! Each and every tool is perfect. As for the toolbox - I love that too! I’m afraid none of my family actually sparkles when it comes to DIY but they try! I will get lots of use out of the gardening sets though!
I kept meaning to say that it’s very helpful having ideas in the latest Die packaging! I’ve kept them carefully.
Good to see you pop in , Laine! I miss you! Give my love to PP when you next speak to her. I do hope she is feeling stronger each day!
Happy Thanksgiving Sue to you and all our friends from across the pond! Don’t want to mention names in case I forget someone!
I think it’s a lovely Day to have! If only there was more Thanksgiving and less moaning !!
Love to everyone,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue. Happy Thanksgiving. This is a great card and one I will definitely be using for inspiration. Thank you xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous male card, lovely colours.
Happy Thanksgiving to you Sue and all our Friends in the US.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Such a striking card today and it would be perfect for my son in law.
Pam, I'll never be posh - George will see to that ha ha. Glad the Mickey Mouse card is a success, I'm sure she will be over the moon.
June S, what - no craft club today ha ha.
Elaine, hope Andrew is feeling well.
Alimecca, I'm so pleased with all the work Peter has done and he's worked so hard. It was all his idea, I didn't ask.
June H, hope the hospital tests come back o.k.
Pat L, trouble with decorating before Christmas is that people spill things, knock things over and before you know it, it's time to decorate again ha ha. Still, it looks good until then!
Susan B, I'll have to try that paint and glue trick.
Fluffycat, Brrr keep the snow up there please.
Myra, I won't moan anymore, I promise (oops my nose is growing)!
Donita, I hope you aren't quite so tired today.
Carmen, thinking of you and the family.
Love to all and a Happy Thanksgiving to all over there!
Maureen (Friend of Myra) xxx

Theresa Pace said...

great male card. made for a lovely demo on telly, hugs xx

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lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What an adorable card, i just love all the miniature tools, they are so cute and dinky. Perfect card for the handyman or DIY enthusiast, sadly none of my family have ever shown the slightest bit of interest in using their hands constructively, in fact its safe to say that we are all as much use as a chocolate teapot! But I will appreciate your card designs from afar as I phone for a professional to complete the work at ten times the cost!
Happy Thanksgiving to you Sue, your family and all of our American Wilsonettes, hope you are enjoying the day and all that turkey with the trimmings..what desserts do you traditionally have, and do you use my personal favourite, bread sauce with your turkey?
Ooh, that’s made me hungry! I had my second visit to the dentist today:-( This time i had three fillings at the opposite side, it wasn’t as bad as the last time other than my jaw kept dislocating as I tried to open my mouth wide enough However, my mouth is swollen and half of it is still numb so i just tried to eat a little git of custard....oops, i meant BIT of custard!....and it dribbled down my face, so not a good look!
Carmen, i was saddened to hear about little Jacob, i had been hoping for that miracle but i suppose it wasn’t to be:-( I do hope that he enjoyed his last Christmas with his family though and my thoughts and prayers are with them now as they learn to cope without their little ray of sunshine. Life can be so cruel at times, your whining colleague needs to get a grip of himself , nobody likes the ageing process, me in particular:-), however we have been blessed with chances that poor little souls like Jacob will never get to experience, theres a valuable lesson in gratitude somewhere in there! Hope you are wellxxx
Maureen, so Operation DIY SOS has been completed! What a relief for you, i would never use the cooker or hob again just so that it stays pristine, shiny and perfect, tell George its takeaways from now on if he wants anything to eat in the future:-)
Myra, I didn’t have time for a proper post earlier, had my dental appointment, thought i’d Better redeem myself now though. I was meant to speak with Yvonne on Tuesday but our schedules keep clashing...at least that’s my excuse:-) I told her that you were all concerned about her health and wellbeing, i thought it might make her feel wanted and missed, after all, a little white lie now and again wont send me to Hell, or will it?
Elaine, I don’t know what i would do without access to the internet, especially with all the sales going on at the minute. I do hope your laptop is fixed soon, its so frustrating. What’s this about a fall, are you okay?
Tracy, sending special hugs to you my dear
Rosemary, epilepsy is a real strain, the seizures can be so life altering if they aren’t under proper control, you bear this all with such courage and fortitude...i could never tolerate the medication, body weight is too low, so I salute you for persevering with it and hopefully they will find your perfect level soon and the seizures will diminish accordingly, Got part of my Strictly outfit earlier this week, its a leopard print fur coat from Frasers, only the dress, shoes and handbag to go now, waiting for the Sales, hugs.
Saba, you would LOVE the shoes and handbag i have my eyes on, they are from LK Bennett and are bronze and glittery, Wowzers!....no, you’re not borrowing them until I have worn them to Strictly!:-) I hate real Christmas trees, i prefer really bushy white frosted artificial ones because they are thicker, lush and don’t create a mess. Since we moved we have only been able to put up a 3ft fibre optic white one, our two large ones remain in the loft sadly because we have too much furniture in our Lounge for them to fit, I cant believe that its almost time to put them up again, how time flies as you get more wrinkly:-)


Laine1972xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous card for all the D.I.Y experts in our lives love it.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

lorraine eastwood said...

Hi again, sorry if my comment seems a bit disjointed but I had to delete a lot of it....went way over the word limit yet again i’m Afraid and have spent a good 20mins trying to delete half of it:-(
Pam, hope things have settled down at work for you and that you’ve had no recent flare ups, hugsxxx
Donita, worried that everyone is telling you to slow down, are you okay?
Frances, yes, Norah’s Hills were breathtaking today, and the mountains in the distance were also dappled with snow glistening in the sunshine....i hate all of the torrential rain, give me cold, sunny, frosty days any day of the week! Last night Darcey forced me to go out with her in a downpour just so she could go to the toilet, some would say i was barmy and they are probably right! She.s currently protesting under my bed because i had the audacity to change my duvet cover yesterday and she objects to the clean new sheets, she keeps giving me the evils:-), am I alone with this peculiarity?
Extra hugs to all my blog besties and to those in need....apologies again for such a long comment but I didn’t want to leave anyone outxxx

Laine1972xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Such an incredible masculine card! I love the background! ❤️ TFS!
Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating!

Kate's Cards said...

A great men's card! xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Brilliant card for our pesky males. Not for my hubby though he's rubbish at diy! Love the dinky little tools hanging on the peg board, and crackle glaze background is brilliant. Happy thanksgiving to you and all our lovely American Wilsonettes.
Elaine, I used to work at a hospital in the U.K. and believe you me it was a nightmare finding a parking spot especially on a late shift and we had to pay for the privilege.
Lorraine I love the sound of your shoes, please please can you send them on to me when you've finished with them, I have the perfect outfit to go with them! Your trip to the dentist sounds horrendous, rather you than me. So happy to see you back.
Pam it's time to fess up. I've been having a few problems with my back, over the last few weeks I've had numerous visits to my GP and an orthopaedic consultant plus twice weekly physio otherwise know as torture treatment and today I had a C T scan. The results are good so tonight I'm a happy bunny.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

sued99 said...

I love these cards with all the little bits and pieces. Just ama zing. X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Happy Thanksgiving to you Sue and all our American Wilsonettes. I hope you are all full of turkey and other goodies and have had a lovely day.

Love, love love this card.

Love to everyone

Helen xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I LOVE today's fantastic card !!! The tool box die set is right at the top of my Christmas wish list. The little tools are all Sooo cute !!! I love the crackle paint technique you have used for your background. It is very impressive, and looks very authentic. I love the peg board dies and you have used my favourite dies at the moment - the Hexagons !!! I do love that you have included the perfect male sentiment dies in your tool box set. I think the colour combo is perfect to. Thank you for sharing this fantastic card. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Happy Thanksgiving,
Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

djones said...


I can think of quite a few people I could send
this card to, both male and female!!!

Hope the Thanksgiving celebration have gone well
for all our American friends, too,


Doreen x

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card Sue. Sadly, as others have said. No DIY people I. My family. My dad was the DIY man. He would have loved this card. Thank you. I know I am a bit late but Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends. Echoing Pam today. Thank you Pam. Take care everyone and hugs if you need them.

Eunice said...

This is such an awesome card Sue, love the crackle glaze in the background!! Definitely a card for the men in our lives or the self suffient women among us!!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and great design.Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you,Sue,and to all our American friends,my neighbors.

Sorry for my short comment ... too busy and too tired.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, hope you had a great Thanksgiving. This card is fab, and I love that your latest die releases really have something for the men in our lives, they are so difficult. Bx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Fantastic male card. love all the detail.
Cheers,
Di.B.x
Tasmania.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card! I love all the little details. The crackle background is perfect.
Thank you for sharing.
VĂ©ronique L

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all her followers. Hope all our American friends had a Happy Thanksgiving.
A wonderful card today for the DIY people in our lives, my George would have loved it.I once bought a pair of wire twisters (In my doll making days) and put a label on that read MINE, I caught him using it and he said "It's MINE, it says so on the label" Oh what happy memories.
Have a great day everyone.
Marie P. Now the dreaded robot thingy!!!

Hanne Oxholm said...

Wonderful male card! What a great idea for the background. Oh dear - New products to acquire. But these - I just have to have them! Thank you for a great tutorial and a wonderful blog.

Pawprintx4 said...

This card is so adorable if that is ok to use to describe a “guy card”. I need this set . My hubby and BIL are good with tools. Even if not, I think any fellow would enjoy this card.
Thanksgiving was great. We got to walk on the beach Wednesday and then Thursday my BIL smoked a turkey and my sister and I cooked. Lorraine, I don’t know bread sauce. We made dressing out of focciaca bread and have gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry/ pear sauce, and a salad with roasted vegetables. We had apple pie ala mode for dessert.
I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a good one.
Stay safe and warm,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card