Thursday, 7 December 2017

King Of The Grill

Hello crafters!  I know this isn't the season for barbecuing, but I just had so much fun with this set that I want to share some of the cards!  I hope you don't mind!  If I keep them until summer, I will completely forget I have them!  I started by creating the checker board square borders on the sides.  I cut strips of red card and white card and alternated them on to a piece of copy paper.  Next I cut them across the strips so each strip now had small squares of both colours.  I reassembled them and offset the squares to create the checker board pattern.  I cut two rows and added each of them to a black mat and glued them to the sides of the card.  For the focal element, I cut a large black hexagon and a smaller white one.  I added the grill cut out of black gloss card, the fire cut from white card and inked with yellow and red distress inks, the mitt and the tongs.  I cut the chef''s hat, a couple of utensils and the mustard and ketchup bottle and glued them to the upper right side.  I cut the king of the grill sentiment in white and black and offset them, gluing them to the lower left side of the card.  White, black and red mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue., so cheerful and heralds summer days.
Elaine, I'm so sorry that Andrew is having a bad time, must be so worrying for you. I don't know if the treatment at the moment is a good thing but the hospital must think so. I hope you all get some good news from the scan soon.
Myra, hope the migraine has passed on by now, nasty things, so debilitating. Thank you for update on Maureen, I hope her wifely nursing skills are helping poor Geirge. Wish them well fir me please.
Saba is missing at the moment, hope all is well for her.
Dorothy, I feel your frustration but it won't be much longer, gently does it.
Yvonne, short comments whilst you are not well are very acceptable as they let us know how you are, take care. Where us Laine.
June, hooe your last Craft club of the year went well. When do you restart them.
Off for two days again, doing short weeks for next two weeks too, got lots of leave to use and feeling pretty weary so using some of it.
Alimecca, well done you, I'm totally impressed.
Hugs to all, esoecially our poorly and missing friends.

hollyberry said...

It will be barbecue weather and time somewhere in the world at the moment. Love the card,great bright and cheerful colours.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue.
A bright and cheerful card for a cold and very windy December day.Love it.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation, gives us inspiration to make this or a similar card and keep in the completed box until it is needed, I can think of at least 3 men who this would be suitable for, will have a go at this sometime over the Christmas period when everything is done, for now still have a few things to do.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, I too send special hugs to everyone who need them, we all need them at some stage so if I send them out every day you can all grab one.

Craft group was good yesterday, 5 of us did Groovi's which was really good, the rest did card making, I wish you could see some samples of what everyone makes, it really is inspirational. We are off for our Christmas Lunch next Wednesday which will be the last one until 10th January, it will give us a month off to get everything done for, and to enjoy all the Christmas things that everyone does. It will also hopefully give me a chance to have a play with some new stuff and do instructions for them.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, an absolutely brilliant and fun card. Makes a person forget about the dull grey and wet day outside and look forward to days when you can have a BBQ. have a good day everyone. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely happy card to remind of summer days.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Nancy Soetaert said...

Lovely, great with the red/white blocks as background!

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Hollyberry read my mind lol. And before the day is over someone somewhere will post they are having wonderful bbq weather while I'm sitting here with the rain battering at the window just in time for madame first walk of the day - still, as cruel as it sounds its a picture perfect scene when 'my keeper' appears in head to toe waterproofs bless him. So you've given us a lovely colourful sample that reminds of us of the summer months gone by and the summer months to look forward to ☺ in the meantime im in hibernation but crafting away and STILL waiting for my dies to arrive ! It certainly was Black Friday and each day since my order went in !! And breath lol.
Thanks for a real happy sample Sue. Look forward to double day festive samples tomorrow.
Sending love and hugs by the bbq full xxx

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Morning Sue,

Oh for summer days! Great card to take you right back there.


Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue and in the winter months reminds of warmer days gone and more to look forward to. Also I believe it is summer time for our friends in Australia.
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, fantastic card, this die is so fun and innovative. Someone, somewhere will have the weather to match this wonderful card x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, fun & bright.


Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Fantastic card this morning .I know Santa is bring me this set for Christmas and I cannot wait to have a play. I love the style of card. All I need to get is silver pen.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

Chris Curry said...

A fun card Sue, I can think of some people, mostly men, who would love this card. Thank you, stay warm and have a good day. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Perfect for the guys in our lives.x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fun card. As hollyberry said, it will be bbq whether somewhere in the world (Oz for sure).
B xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great fun card lots to love

Crafty Cruiser said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card to remind us of the warm weather which has left us for a while.
Doreen R

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Just what we need on this cold wet morning, a card to cheer us up and remind us that summer will be back again soon.

I would just like to say, and I hope it is not out of place, that this time of the year and Christmas is not always a good time for some people for whatever reason. So if we know someone like that, an extra hug would be nice. X

Love Rosemarie X X

Karen Drew said...

Great mans card. Love the tip on getting the checker board effect
Karen xx

Sandy G said...

Fabulous card Sue. Makes me wish it was summer! Brrr.
Have a great day everyone.

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

This is an absolutely eye popping card with the promise off summer and chilling in the garden with family and friends.... No keep them coming we all need inspiration especially yours!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Unknown said...

Or even of Summer..... :( LOL!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

It's the season for someone somewhere! So it's perfect!

Krafty Runner x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a wonderful card with thoughts of summer gone and the summer to come. Your brilliant card is a great pick-me-up. Sending many thanks

Anne said...

I know a few people who would love this card, Sue. A really fun set of dies.

Anne (Northampton)

ahappycrafter50 said...

But this is just what my son in NZ is doing! The card would be very suitable for him.

Jan.moogie said...

One very cheerful card Sue, love it. Thanks for sharing, have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A really fun card & the checkered board back really makes your card pop.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
A perfect card for the man in our life
CatherineV94 xx

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely fun card,love the barbecue,it's bbq weather where my son is now & the pool is out (Australia) bit different to us brrrrr,
Best wishes
Karen M

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A perfect card for our crafty friends down under...let's just hope that their men don't incinerate the turkey on the barbie!

Elaine - hope Andrew improves soon...


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Fun card today love it. love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A fun card.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ahhh summer..... as much as I love Christmas I can't wait for the lovely long summer days. And this card certainly reflects that time of year. What makes it great is that its a man card so no worrying there. You have shown us so many ideas over the last two launches that makes our men cards easy peasy. Well done Sue. Best Wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this die I had so much fun with it and the peeps who received the cards were over the moon thanks to you dear friend xxxx thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Loving today’s card but that is not hard I don’t think you have produced a card in the years I have been visiting the blog that I do not like
And long may it continue Sue
Pam you enjoy pyorrhoea time off you deserve it and I am sure you need it too so relax eh.
June you enjoy using all your new crafty goodies and I would love to see all your creations I’ve still not made any cards mojo has taken a leave of absence. Lol
Elaine my thoughts are with you and Andrew you are such a strong lady big hugs 🤗
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to you all
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Owlish said...

This is a great card just wish it was barbecue weather here

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card may not suit the British weather at the moment but I am sure that Muriel and our other friends in the Southern Hemisphere will appreciate it. I love the checkerboard borders and you always make the BBQ look so realistic, great card.

PP Yvonne and all poorly Wlsonettes - wishing you a good day with more ups than downs.


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A great card, especially love your chequered background, it really does stand out.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Perfect guy card!!
Rosemary xx

Theresa said...

such a cool card! love the fire, looks so realistic, hugs xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great man card. I love the chequer board and your King of the Grill dies. There is so much detail in all of the dies even to the smallest pieces.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, I love the detail and the colour scheme.
Thank you for the inspiration you give us.
Véronique L

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the background and the dies are simply amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Beautiful Fun Card You’ve Shared With Us Today, Your Not Going To Believe This But I’ve
Never Been To A Barbecue, As Mostly People Cook Meat I Don’t Eat Meat............
But That Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Love The Fun Elements Of This Remarkable Card, The Fabulous Cutting Dies
You’ve Created For This Outstanding Card.
Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Red/Black Gloss Foundation Card” (The Black Gloss Card Is Divine)
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Tim Holtz Yellow/Red Distress Ink”
“Silver Paint Pen”
Star’s In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Hexagon Die Set” (From The Noble Collection September 2017 Release 12 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s King Of The Grill Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection September 2017 Release 20 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Apron Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection January 2017 12 Cutting Dies, Sue, Used The Glove Out
Of This Collection Of Dies)
Sue, You Started By Creating Checkerboard Square Borders Then Placed On Each Side Of Your Card You Did This By
Cutting Strips Of Red/White Card Then You Alternated Them Onto A Piece Of Copy Paper, Next You Cut Across The Strips
So Each Strip Had Small Squares Of Both Colours.
You Reassembled Them, Then Offset The Squares To Create A Checkerboard Pattern, Then You Cut Two Rows Adding Them
To A Black Mat Then You Glued Them To The Sides Of Your Card.
Sue, For Your Focal Point You Cut Out A Large Black Hexagon Also A Smaller White One You Placed The White One Into
The Centre Of Your Black Hexagon Then Glued Them To The Centre Of Your Card, You Cut The Grill Out Of Black Gloss
Card, Then Placed This Into The Centre Of Your White Hexagon You Cut The Fire 🔥 Out Of White Card Then Inked
Using Red/Yellow Tim Holtz Distress Ink, You Cut Out The Oven Mitt Plus Tongs Placing Them On Your Barbecue
Adding Silver Paint Pen To The Tongs, You Cut Out The Outstanding Chefs👨‍🍳 Hat (The Embossed Detail Is Fabulous)
Also A Couple Of Utensils Once Again Using Your Silver Paint Pen Plus A Mustard/Ketchup Bottle Then You Cut
The Sentiment “King Of The Grill” One In White One In Black Using The Black One As The Shadow, You Glued This
To The Lower Left Side Of Your Card Then You Placed This Onto A Piece Of White Card With Your
Famous/Signature/Piercing By Using Mounting Foam Then Adding A Red/Black/White Mat/Layer
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. It reminds us summer days.

Barbara V

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

Such bold colors a summertime cookout with a checkerboard tablecloth. Your method for getting squares makes me think you've done some quilting.

Been burning the midnight oil again, so gotta go.


CraftyJo said...

Cute idea!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue great card reminds us all of warm summer days just what we need right now I love the chequered background
Elaine so sorry to hear Andrew is still suffering sending you all caring thoughts & hugs
Dorothy I can imagine how disappointed you are to have to have your plaster on till January but these things can't be hurried take it easy
Moray migraineso are awful hope you've fully recovered now
Sending caring thoughts to all especially Tracey Yvonne Laine Maureen & George & all missing friends

Kate's Cards said...

Bold and fun. xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. It may not be barbecue season, but it is the right time for roasting chestnuts though!
Love the borders of red and white tiles.


CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love to see men cards and this one is so lovely, so cheerful, so fun and so bright. You brought the summer back. Thank you.

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

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue.
Annette x

sued99 said...

Wonderful card. X

Jean said...

Super cute!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love love love it...Had to have this set when it was on the show....Fab post!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a fun card. Reminds me of a TV commercial in the USA that used the phrase "where's the beef". The graphics are great on this card.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card would be so suitable for our Family in New Zealand


Annx without an "e"

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card today, reminds us that summer won’t be away for long; mind you some people bbq all year round! The red checked background mad3 me smile, it’s lik3 the cloth I put on the table in the summer when we bbq! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Tracey and Elaine sending hugs xxxx

barbara macaskill said...

What a hot masculine card! Hubby would think I was flaming with desire if I sent it to him! LOL TFS!

karenlotty said...

Terrific card for BBQ lovers

Viki Banaszak said...

I love this card! The checkered background is perfect. It is helping me feel warm even though it is cold out side.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
What a great card! It’s really lovely and as I bought the relevant Dies I shall give it a go. Husband and sons would each like this card! Many thanks! Love the checked picnic cloth style background too!
Yesterday I left a message about “ Friend Maureen!” I called her Sister Killen! When I told her this I was thanked for letting you know why she was missing but asked , nay demanded , to be upgraded to Matron!! Stand by your beds!!
Thank you Lynne L - I’m guessing you get migraine too! ?
It’s very cold here today but it could be a lot worse!
Thinking of all those people in California who have lost so much in the awful fires! Praying they get them under control very soon!
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue and all
A very lovely card, Andrew would love a card like this , he is a good BBQ Cook and wont let anyone take over .

It seems quite a few of my besties are under the weather, so wishing you all get better soon and stay warm please .

Pam yes use your holidays up and get some energy , we dont want you poorly for Christmas .

I have been on and off on my friends lappy again today bless her for allowing me , i hope Trixie will be well again soon .
Will echo Pam again today.

Take care and big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and great card Sue
Gr Karin

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
No problem having a barbecue card in December, after all we have Christmas cards in July. Love the card and I think the stitched hexagons will be in my Christmas stocking yeah
Elaine thinking of you and Andrew
Tracy caring hugs to you
Maureen hope you're taking good care of George now you've been promoted to Matron

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue,

What a super card, I prefer Summer to Winter, however it is a card I would like very much.
Another die (s) I need to have.

I love the red and white. Great for men cards.

Love n hugs to everyone

Dorothy of wet Baldock

Myra said...

Pam! So sorry I forgot to say that Saba is ok just busy getting ready to come to Dear old Blighty!!
Love Myra x

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!
Who cares if its the middle of winter.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love that card. If memory serves me right, you demo'd it on one of your shows and I thought then, what a fab, fun card. AND one for the males..............
It's GREAT! Time of year is immaterial!
Hugs, Rose

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fun and happy card today that takes me back to the warm days of summer with lots of time spent outside. Here in Maryland it is very cold and there is talk of snow on Friday but I imagine that you are having some wonderful warm weather in sunny Florida.

Missing commenting on your card yesterday but it was a beauty. I love tone on tone cards and this one was just perfect for the holiday season.

Have a wonderful day,


alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant man card! Really good fun.
My thoughts are with all those caught up in the dreadful fires in California. Hoping they get it under control soon.
Matron Maureen, hoping George is feeling better x
Thanks Pam x
Sending love and hugs yo all, Alison xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant. Love a bit of inspiration for men's cards - especially when it comes from you Sue x
Love and hugs to all x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue great card for all the men in our lives
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Great fun man card. Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh WOW !!! What a fab card today !!! I absolutely adore your Barbeque die set. I bought this set especially, as I know several men who love to be "king of the grill" during the summer months and this set is perfect for them. I love how you have made the checkerboard effect on your card. Your Hexagon dies are ideal for showcasing your gorgeous Barbeque set. Great colour combo to. I would like to have a go are making something similar to your design. Thank you for sharing. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This brings back memories of summer lovely.Had a busy day so off to bed huggles to everyone.

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card Sue but sorry to say it wouldn't be any use to me. Have had a power cut here for over an hour so just couldn't do anything but sit in the dark with a torch. Good to see you back Maureen and hope George is a lot better. Better go to bed now in case we have another power cut. Glad you have some more time off Pam. Echoing your comments today.

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I have these dies so can't wait to make my own version, certainly a good card for men who love to be in control of the BBQ. xx

ursula said...

Absolutely love this as a male card, my husband to a T....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Such a pretty card with happy memories attached. I love summer, even in South Carolina which is hot in the summer but long days and sunshine are much better than gray, short chilly ones.
Hope everyone stays warm and gets a lot done,
Stephanie K

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card and die set, yes definitely barbecue weather here in Australia, we are sitting outside on the veranda and it is 30degC here at the moment.
I used this set for my other half’s special birthday recently and he loved it. Will definitely keep that background in mind too, very striking.
Enjoy your days off Pam
Muriel x

doreenj said...

Don't mind seeing these cards, a reminder that
summer is coming!

Doreen x

DeCor said...

It is a great die set. Liking your checkerboard background. Nice and cheery.