Sunday, 26 November 2017

Happy Birthday

Good Sunday morning all!  A simple barbeque card made with the King of the Grill die set.  I started with a coconut white card background and cut a Double Stitched Hexagon die multi layer frame out of red and black card.  I cut the barbeque out of red card for the inside of the frame.  I added the flames and a tool to hang from the side of it.  I cut the extra tire circle in black and added it over the top of the wheel.  I used the Happy Birthday die in black at the top of the card.  Three white Double Stitched hexagons for accents down the side and finished with the king of the grill sentiment in black, the chef's hat in white and the grill which I coloured with a silver paint pen and a vintage photo distress marker.  White, red and black mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Lynne L!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue.. Love the cheery barbecue, great male card.
Congratulations to comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.
Donita, so glad you persevered with your story, never mind your editor, You Did It Your Way, and the praise from the two editors proves you were right. Once you were finished you would be able to enjoy your turkey and trimmings. You mentioned donations, was it a charity or hardship story. Rhode Usland may be small but it is a beautiful place, I love it.
Carmen, sometimes the inspiration doesn't flow but glad you managed in the end. Hooe your Mum has a very happy birthday, she will love her card I'm sure.
June, that Groovi class sounded great, I love the look of parchment.
Karen M, well done on progressing to one crutch, carefully does it though.
CreweTrish, your daughter will have a super time for her birthday..
Elaine,good that Mary was a little better, Andrew too, I know how much you worry about them.
I'm with Maureen, don't want any of the white stuff, I hate driving in snow, my car thinks it is an ice skater.
Happy Sunday folks, keep warm and well. Hugs Aplenty to keep you going. Special ones for all missing and poorly friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a brilliant card.
Congratulations to all the winners enjoy and have fun.
Take care Kitty.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue, congrats to winners xx hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Good morning great card so bright and crisp.Love the way you have used just the black and red with the white.Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great card ! Perfect for the start of our barbecue summer season. I love this die set and used it with the shadow box dies and now the hexagons are calling lol !
Congratulations to the winners
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Market day today so quite a bit to do to make sure I'm in time to set up.
Love this sample, so clean and fresh but with the pop of colour in the grill with those amazing realistic flames, its a brilliant collection of stamps and a great fun card.
Many congratulations to our 3 lucky ladies enjoy your gift.
sending Sunday hugs your way Sue, and hope it's a good one for you xxx

Nancy Soetaert said...

lovely card, fun with the hexagons!
Have a nice day!

DeCor said...

Love these dies. Hoping to get the hexagona for Christmas. This is such a good card. Loving the bright splash of colour for the BBQ and how real everything looks. Have good day. Congrats to all the winners.

Lyn Cleasby said...

Great card, Sue. Just the thing for the Aussie summer Birthday.

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, hope you're keeping lovely and warm on this very cold morning. Still, this great card adds a little warmth bringing back memories as well as something to look forward to. ........ Lovely barbeque weather.
My King of the grill dies were waiting for me when we got back along with the tool box and apron dies. However, I haven't had time to play with them, yet. Might have to buy the hexagon ones next as I love the way you have seated the barbeque inside one.
Congratulations to today's winners. Enjoy! Hugs to everyone. Stay warm. XX Pauline

Barbara (C) said...

What a great card for the King or Queen of the Barbeque! The Double Stitched hexagons are one of my favourite geometric shapes and love them as a card blank.
Off for a spending spree at a Craft Show today..What to wear is not a problem, it is how many bags do I take!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. What a amazing card this morning . Santa is bring this die set collection for me for Christmas as I think it will work so well with the Apron die. I love how you have used the silver pen.
Congratulations to the winners.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card this morning, lovely use of the hexagons.

Barbara V

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue, love the use of the hexagon dies and also the pop of colour used in the barbecue and the frames.
Congratulations to the winners.
Marion S x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great barbecue card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- a great card for summer and the hexagon dies are so versatile, I love using them. I like way you have used them with the colours on this card. Congratulations to the three lucky ladies today. Sending best wishes

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card for a male with a wonderful sentiment to boost their confidence
(if they need it!!!!!). The hexagons add a lovely extra detail.
Congratulations to the comment winners. X

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely male card today, I have this set and I think I will have a go at your design if that is OK. Especially the red barbeque and love the grill slice at the bottom.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, special hugs to all that need them.

Congratulations to all the prize winners, enjoy.

Groovi workshop was good, did lots of grid work, it is amazing how these patterns turn out.

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

sharon casey said...

morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Great card for a male and love the sentiment sie too

Congratulations to the winners xx

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

Have a good day all and wrap up warm its another cold one today


Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
What a great fun card and that little pop of colour as flames my i can almost feel the heat from it
Catherine C94 xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card for a BBQ expert today. I do love the hexigans, they add a touch of interest to the background and make a gorgeous frame. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments xxx
June sounds like you had fun xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this card used it a lot every one pleased with it
Thank you sue love always xxxxxxxx

June Horrocks said...

Congrats to the winners xxx

Doreen j said...

Love this card, Sue, so bright and cheerful!

Congrats to the winners!

Doreen x

hollyberry said...

Love the barbecue card.
Congratulations to all the winners.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, I love this die, it's just so cute. The sentiment fits the bill just right and your design is so good. Congratulations to the winners today . X

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

I hope you are well. A lovely bright card on this cold and icy morning. yet another set of dies to get!

Congratulations to the Comment Game Winners enjoy your goodies

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant card, love the clean + simple look to it.

Congrats to the winners.


Anne said...

A fun card today, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fabulous card especially for the men who think they are King of the grill. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Yet another great male card. I think you must be trying to lure us into thinking its summer that we can forget how cold it is outside. At the moment we have the sun but it's bitter cold. Congratulations to today's winners. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You come up with such fabulous ideas for male cards! Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the design of this card, those hexagons are certainly worth investing in aren't they, even the row of three plain cuts adds to the overall picture...I'd be tempted to bring the barbie indoors to help boost the central heating in this cold spell we're all "enjoying" at the moment...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners!...and to Donita - that's dedication beyond the call of duty to work over the Thanksgiving to finish your story...tell us more, who was the story about?...



Great card Sue. These hexagon dies are so so useful. Love mine. Thank you x

karenlotty said...

Great cheerful card this morning Sue
This is not a set I’d use very often I’m afraid because I don’t know of anyone in my circle of family and friends that could be “christened” King of the Grill

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A great card for those BBQ lovers. I love the clean and simple look of this card and the colours you have chiosen.
From a bright cold and frosty West Sussex, no chance of a BBQ here!
Congratulations to our three winners today
Lesley S x

Owlish said...

This is a great card for a barbecue lover love the way u set it out
Congratulations to the comment winners

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous bright and cheery card this frosty morning, just what was needed!!

Krafty Runner x

Clai01 said...

Oh lovely card Sue, for a BBQ loving person, maybe we need a little extra Queen sentiment to match the set! x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fabulously fun card. I had to order these sets when I saw them on your shows...

Congrats the winners...

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Great fun card for the BBQ kings. Only one forgot to add the Singing Lobster.

Pete was our Anniversary BBQ king (he even caught it on fire one year), and when I saw the Singing, Dancing Lobster, I just had to buy it for him. The grandchildren thought it was great and wouldn't let it stop until the batteries ran out, not so much Pete but he took it in good humour. Funny memories just have a habit of sneaking up on you and making you smile.
I am/was so blessed to have him in my life.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good Sunday morning Sue and everyone
Oh my I love this card. It's so very appropriate for my other half who thinks he is th king of the grill as if that's the only part of a family BBQ their is to do.
June you will have to show me a photo of your wonderful groovi grid work glad you had a good time
Well I am hoping to go to a Xmas fair this afternoon see how I feel as I have the dreaded sore throat
Have a wonderful Sunday folks
My usual hugs and well wishes to you all
Theresa G xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a fab card for "the King of the Grill". Love these dies.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really great 'man' card today.. Makes me think of warmer days. Woke up this morning to thick frost. It does look very pretty through the window, but I will avoid going out in it.

Love Rosemarie X X

stitchingranny said...

Ooh cool card and cannot believe but just off to email you cause I won a comment prize.
How about all that to cheer up my morning.

Hugs Helen xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A super card for the man who bar-b-cues, love the colour you have used. Well done to the winners.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great card. We could do with some heat from the barbecue today! Congratulations to the winners.
Doreen R

Netty The Runner said...

Great fun card, love the hexagons.
Annette x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card. I agree Doreen, we could definitely use some heat from the bbq today,

Love Helen xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a brilliant card, and one of the die sets on my wish list. Great design with all the elements and attention to detail. Love it. have a good day everyone and congrats to the comment game winners. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card those dies are amazing. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Love this card looking at the weather out there Rain/Hail/Sleet and windy no

chance of a lovely BarBQue today.

Congratulations to the winners


Annx without an "e"

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card . Love Jean Z xxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Great men's card this morning might (will) have to get the hexagon's,love using them in sewing,congrats to winners
Best wishes
Karen M

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue.

Well Trixi { thats the name i have given to my poorly lap top is playing up something awful } so i will be super quick .
Beautiful card ,love it all .Well done to comment winners
John has a friend who will look at Trixi later
Hugs to all
Elaine H X

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card just right for my hubby. My family have asked that we have a barbecue on Christmas Day and keep the turkey, etc for Boxing Day when we have a major houseful. Hubby will barbecue whatever the weather so no problem. I sometimes wonder if he should have been born in Australia rather than the middle of England!
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a brilliant card for those pesky males, I like it a lot.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Lynne, Tres & Stitchingranny. Enjoy playing with your gifts.
Elaine, I hope John's friend can help Trixie, there is nothing worse than a poorly laptop :-)
Happy Sunday everyone.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab card. Brilliant for men. Why is cooking on the barbecue a mans job???? I love the way you have used your 'King of the Grill' dies. I made a card for my SIL beginning of the month using these dies. Congratulations to the weeks lucky winners.

Beryl Treble said...

A great card. Congrats to the winners.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

The big multilayered hexagon frame with three little hexagons down the side makes a great setting for almost anything! We can put anything we want in the frame, any sentiment at top, and any embellishment at bottom. Also the frame and minis down the side could be circles, ovals, squares. Thanks for the layout. Can you imagine the pram in there? The wheelbarrow? A trellis and flowers? The Easter basket? Monkeys, and a banana in each little frame? Stitched sky and hills with a balloon. What you've given us is a solid start for anything.

And not just with this card. For every card!

Sue, I bet you're familiar with the feeling I had last week, every time a new launch is about to debut. Although I bet yours is 1,000 times harder than mine. You've knocked yourself out doing the best you possibly can, and then a little more than that, and then it seems to disappear down a bottomless hole. You thought it was good, but you wonder if that's only because you put so much work into it. Then it comes out, and people love it more that you did, because to them it's inspired rather than hard work, and it's fresh and a surprise and seems meant to be, because they didn't see all the things you tried and discarded.

It's probably the same with cooking a meal or planning an event.

It was about a teen who has a brain condition called DEAF1 that has only recently been identified. The girl looks normal, in fact beautiful, but she's going backward rather than forward mentally. She just turned 16, but she's sort of like a little kid and sort of like an old person with dementia. The mother tried to raise money on GoFundMe, but because her daughter looks so normal, people accused her of trying to scam them. She wanted people to know the condition is real.

Thank you Pam and Frances and Izzy and Carmen and Maureen Killen and Crewe Trish for your timely encouragement. Encouragement has such unexpected power.

Congratulations to the winners announced today.


theresa w said...

Fantastic card sue x great for hubby x sorry haven't commented this week been away for a few days x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Theresa w xxx

Tressa said...

A great card for someone like my brother who thinks he is the only BBQ king on the planet!


Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Everyone,
Looks like the sun will peak out given time. After being at the coast, seems cold here although sun makes a difference.
I love the card today. I don’t have the BBQ set however as Donita pointed out much better than I could, this is a great lay out and a Christmas card popped into my head ( still working on them).
Elaine hope Trixi gets well. Barbara, you might need a wagon to carry all your bags full of goodies.
Donita, I have never heard of DEAF1. How horrible. I will look it up.
Congrats to the 3 lucky ladies and everyone be safe and happy today,
Stephanie K

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Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow I had a lovely surprise today to see my name amongst the winners very exciting!
DonIta well done working on Thanksgiving that must have been soul destroying but congrats on writing such a heartfelt worthwhile story
Elaine hope your computer gets sorted soon
Sending caring hugs to all

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today, what I really like about it is the great use of those hexagons again.


Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Brilliant Man card. I can think of a few men who would love to receive this card.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Fantastic card. Colour combo is great and I love the elements used

June x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and great card Sue
Gr Karin

Barbara said...

Beautiful Barbecue card!

ursula said...

Wow, just love these men card ideas you have lately, so inspiring....thank you Sue, this is beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Eunice said...

Wow this is just what fantastic, more ideas for the men in our lives!!!!

Fikreta said...

Its so pretty card.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card, it would be suitable for so many different ages and sexes.
Pam, hope you've had a good weekend and are fired up for work tomorrow, even though your good friend won't be there.
Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners.
Barbara C, it's always a problem isn't it. One doesn't wish to look greedy but at the same time not enough bags would be a disaster dahling ha ha.
Yorkie girl, hope you managed to get to your fair today.
Oh Donita you are an inspiration in working so hard on this story, I'm so pleased you told us what the story was about. I wanted to ask but didn't like to. Poor girl and poor mother, how awful to watch your child going through this and people thinking that you are trying to scam them. Good for you in raising awareness, I hope she gets the help she needs. Our NHS is not perfect, but they would not have to pay for medical help.
Love to all and I think we need to count our blessings, once again.
Maureen (friend of Maureen) xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great use of the hexagons, love this

TDQ Karen said...

Great fun xx
Congratulations to all the winners xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, I love the hexagons and the barbecue dies and they are high on my wish list. Congratulations to all the winners this weekend
Donita congratulations on bringing a little known condition to the attention of all your readers and to us
Pam echoing all your comments and sending special hugs to all who need one
Tracy my daily dose of hugs are winging their way to you

Love and hugs to everyone

Laura O' Connor said...

great card Sue ,love to see men cards ,Laura O springfield

Clare W said...

GE Sue. Great card as always.

sued99 said...

Just love it. X

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am so in love with your hexagons and I am hoping that the large envelope that was whisked upstairs Yesterday by my darling husband contains these beautiful dies.Donita you say everything so eloquently I know that I would be an avid reader of your articles if I lived in your state. Stephanie I hope the market went well.
Freezing cold today the pressure in our boiler keeps dropping so my husband has drained all the radiators to investigate so early night with hot water bottle and bed socks is on the cards.Huggles to all

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’ve finally made it! Our internet has been playing up but today has decided to behave itself!
A really lovely card and I did like yesterday’s too! I haven’t caught up on everyone’s news either!
I do like the barbecue set in the Hexagon. These are very versatile Dies!
Donita - I have only read what you posted today. So I’m guessing you did an article about this. I believe it’s a recently discovered gene. It’s very sad when parents are trying to find answers for a genuine illness and are accused of cheating or worse! Well done you for bringing this to the attention of the public . Stories like that are sad though and are bound to be upsetting! Sending some hugs!
I do hope everyone has had a good day. I will try to catch up later!
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

Karen Drew said...

Great mans card
Karen xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love todays card !!! I have your Barbeque die set and I absolutely LOVE it !!! It is Sooo cute and I have made one male "Happy Birthday" card using it so far. I will be using it for more male Birthdays when the weather gets better. I love, love love your Hexagon dies, and your touch of red really makes your fab card "pop". Thanks for sharing.
What a lovely suprise to find out I am one of today's lucky comment game winners !!! I am so pleased. Thank you Sue. I will e- mail you my address. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to today's other winners Lynne L and Stitchinggranny to !!!

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

val jones said...

What a great card Sue. Just love this barbecue set.
Well done to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Viki Banaszak said...

Congrats to the winners! I love this card. I love all the details of the grilling set.

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Brilliant card, I just love those dinky tools and the stitched hexagons make a super embellishment for a bit of added interest. Not really barbecue weather here at the moment, it's been snowing today but I'm sure our Aussie followers will be clamouring to get their hands on these dies.

Congratulations to the lucky ladies today, enjoy your prize when it arrives.
Donita you really put your all into your job, glad your story was appreciated by at least two of the editors. What a sad story though, how on earth do they cope, it must have been quite heart wrenching for you to write. Let's hope your story raises awareness and they get some understanding in future. Sending you extra hugs.
Carmen thank you, my back has been a problem for a few weeks now but it's behaving itself at the moment, I think having the scan scared it into being good!
Elaine, give Trixi a good slap, sometimes it's all it needs!
Love and hugs for all
Saba Xx

Littlelamb said...

First of all congratulations to yesterday's card winner and today's comment winners. Lovely card today Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us and all the other lovely cards we see. Very cold here today. I don't like cold weather even if I was born in the Winter when there was snow on the ground. Had a table at a craft fair yesterday and was able to sell quite a few things including a picture I had done with the new Industrial chic dies. I was pleased about that and the lady was thrilled with the picture. I am glad I took a photo of it. Echoing Pam's comments today and Elaine I hope you get your laptop fixed soon. Hugs to all who need them.

Betty McAlister said...

Fabulous card Sue. Congratulations to your three winners today xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love today's card. Love red any day, everywhere and anytime, it is my favorite color, so the red BBQ is a winner for me. As Donita said so well,the layout is perfect for any card, any occasion.Thank you for the inspiration.

Congratulations to comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Pam - My mom will love her b-day for sure IF she will receive it,fingers crossed.
Donita - Did I ever mention how much I enjoy your comments? For sure I did, but I had you say it again. Not only I love your ideas as a card maker but I love reading about your job, too.Your job suits you like a glove, you have a big heart and you give a voice to so many in need. You pour your soul in your articles and I am pleased to hear that people appreciate your effort. Thank you so much for sharing with us what the story was about.For me,you are the comment winner today,and not only today.Sending a big hug your way.
Saba - Hope your back will behave, the Christmas is around the corner and for sure you have plenty to do :).

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

Latenight SandyH said...

Another delightful card. Love the way you've used the hexagons, just wish I had them.
Congratulations to Lynne L, Tres and Stitchingranny on your comment game win.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Love the lines of this card Sue. I watched you demonstrating this hexagon die and just had to have it,grat card. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marie from Longridge said...

I love your BBQ card Sue as I love all of your cards. I wonder if you EVER take a true rest as you are so productive.
Having moved house so recently I am now at the point of creating a craft room and you wouldn't believe how much 'stuff' I have to find room for. In between all this I am trying to make enough Christmas cards for friends and family and it's not easy.

Congratulations to the comment winners. All 3 of you must think that Santa has been kind to you and hope you enjoy.
Hugs to all who need them.
Marie P.

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Lovely, just lovely! Xx