Friday, 5 January 2018

Best Husband

Hello crafters!  I have a nice shadow box card for you today, great for the guys in your life!  I started by cutting the Christmas Shadow box in mocha card.  I added mounting foam to the back of the sections to raise it.  I cut a background for it using tan card and the inside of the Stitched Pegboard Frame.  I attached the shadow box over it  to give it that man's workshop look.  I cut a square frame for it out of milk card using the Stitched Pegboard Frame too.  In the upper section, I used the In The Tool Box dies and added the hammer and nails, colouring the hammer head and nails with a silver paint pen.  I added the tool box in the largest section and filled it with a drill, hammer, and wrench.  The level was cut out of red card and I added a wrench into the box with it.  The sentiment was added to the upper section with the pliers ho;ding the tail end of the the word Best!  Milk, tan and mocha mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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88 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Perfect for any male with a change of sentiment.
Elaine, I hope Andrew is getting the help he needs now that he is in hospital. I know how worried you all will be but honestly he is in the best place to help him. Please try to take care of yourselves during this worrying period, Andrew needs you all to be strong. You have so much support from this blog, Andrew is very close to our hearts as are you, you are never far from my thoughts.
Myra, please pass on my good wishes to Maureen if you get a chance.
Update on Dave, he was a lot better yesterday, still won't drink water but will drink milk, I think he thinks he is a cat, the vet was happy with his progress.
Work continues to be freezing, but one of our HO,s was walking about yesterday in a sleeveless silky vest top, aaaargh.
My Christmas tree was dismantled and packed away yesterday, back to normal now, thanks to Kelly and the twins, don't know what I would do without her.
Stephanie glad to hear you have heat again, hooe Myra gets her boiler sorted soon.
Take care everyone, keep warm and well. My warming basket if hugs is open again, Helen take as many as you and hubby need. Thinking of poorly and missing friends and their families.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a great male card.
Take care and have fun kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I loved this DIY collection right from the get go at launch such a brilliant idea for anyone that loves tinkering, works daily with these tools or is cajoled into getting their toolbox out to 'bodge' a long standing project - bribery always works well too lol but for whatever reason this is a fan set that I need desperately so now my birthday and Christmas has passed I now know what I can treat myself to. I'm loving today's sample and the more cards I see made with these dies the more I love them. Paul (SW Facebook group) has made the most fab card using the waste from cutting these dies which shows just how versatile this set is and just how many ways they can be used. I'm really hoping that we will see more of these hobby/work related dies during 2018 as they are worth their weight in gold to many that love and collect your dies - fingers crossed ☺
Sending much love and hugs to you today and thank you for this fantastic inspiration xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

hollyberry said...

Great card for any DIY enthusiast male or female. Love this little tools.

Maria Illsley said...

A great card Sue as I always struggle to do male cards so it's great to have inspiration xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue . Amazing card this morning and a great design for the men or even the ladies. I love how all your dies work together .
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.
Wendy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is such a lovely sample and the dies from these sets really are amazing, I have made a few cards using these and everyone I am very, very pleased with, the embossed detail from the dies is amazing, all I needed was the silver pen (which I got on line) and the rest was easy, in fact I tried cutting the silver mirror and then adhering this to the handles etc. but to me it looked just as though I had not finished it off correctly but with the silver pen it is perfect. A card suitable for the handy woman as well.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, pleased that Dave seems to be on the mend, just listen out that he doesn't start to meow..... Our decs. will come down tomorrow, superstition - will seem very different when they come down but only another 343 days until they are up again. No news on heating part then, why do these things always take so long. I have been waiting over a week for a new remote control for out TV/Broadband they said a couple of days, well looks like another phone call is required.

Elaine, my thoughts are with you all, as Pam said Andrew is in the best place and he will be looked after and the treatment started hopefully. We are all here for you xx

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

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great guy card.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A fab card for the guys in our lives.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great shadowbox.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a brilliant card, love this die set, and it looks a bit like my hubby's work area in the garage. Great colours. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue. Great for those awkward to make guy cards.
Annette x

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, perfect for a number of occasions.

Michele

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card,I love it.
Jan x

Chris Curry said...

Sadly I no longer have my husband, who incidentally loved crafting and loved your inspiration, but I know he would have really enjoyed this card, as any DIY enthusiast would. Thank you Sue, stay warm this weekend. Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love this card with all its bits and bobs, brilliant

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Brilliant male card. I know lots of males who would love to receive this card. Our best friends who we go out dancing with for an example....her husband is a real D.I.Yer. always in his little shed fixing things.... and the sentiment could be changed to include all the male species.
Pam glad to hear your little Dave is on the mend. Plenty of cuddles and he will be back to normal I am sure.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue, shadow box dies are so useful
Marion S x

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

This one really is a winner for all those DIY enthusiasts that I'm sure we all know, but sadly for me it's not my husband, he's more like Frank Spencer. LOL

Krafty Runner x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a great card for our male friends. I do like the toolbox dies so useful.
Wendyx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Great card, very useful for the males of the species.
Elaine, my thoughts and good wishes are with you and your family. Pam, pleased that Dave is in the mend. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a brilliant card for men, proving how useful your shadow box dies are. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A very smart card with all the tools so neat and orderly - and so unlike the man in my life, who also has a toolbox but can never find the tool he needs on the rare occasions when he does do any DIY...lol...never mind, I can still admire your card although I didn't know there was a Christmas Shadow Box - or did you mean Celebrations?...I've just recently bought that one and am loving it...so useful to fill them with bits and bobs.

Izzy

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this card the shadow box dies are so wonderful from the very beginning when they were launched I’ve collected so many the folk that receive them are always over the moon
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Great card,I love it so useful for males!
Love Marg

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is an amazing card I love it. Those dies are all brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anne said...

My husband would love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Suemac said...

Another amazing card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great Male card
Doreen R

val jones said...

What a great card for those difficult men Sue.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Perfect card for males & would suit any occasion with a different sentiment. Yvonne xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, it's always good to have inspiration for those pesky males in our lives. The little bits and bobs to go into the boxes always amaze me with their detail. So much detail on something so small. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, watching someone walking around in thin clothes when you are cold always makes you feel worse doesn't it. Good to hear Dave is making progress. Xxx
Elaine sending hugs to you all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

For someone who has many males in her life sets like these are always invaluable!

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, just love all the bits and bobs in the tool box and using the shadow box as the background is great. Love from Jackie xx

doreenj fro k said...


Another lovely card to help our imaginations;
the men are difficult!
Hugs to Elaine, Andrew & Helen,


Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card for those men in our lives, so much detail in the little tools.
Have a lovely day everyOne and I hope you have all survived the storms
Take care, Jess xxx

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. What a brilliant card for any male. Love it Mavis L x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card - love the colours, too....
Hugs, Rose

Rosemary Stickland said...

Great card for the DIY enthusiast!
Rosemary xx

Sue MacFall said...

Men cards are so rare and it is great to find one as different as this. Thank you Sue.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great husband card. Also change the sentiment and great for anyone with an interest in DIY or tools of the trade. All your little elements are brilliant. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely male card. Shadow box cards are brilliant.

Barbara V

CraftyJo said...

Very useful for those difficult guys!!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Beautiful Card If My Wonderful Father Was Here This Would Be Just Perfect
If I Made This For My Wonderful Husband He’d Think I Was Being Sarcastic He’s Always Been
A Pen Pusher.................Lol!!!!!!
Tremendous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Milk/Tan/Mocha/Red Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Silver Paint Pen”
Outstanding Star’s Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Christmas/Celebrations Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 14 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Pegboard Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Tool Box Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 13 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Started Today’s Card By Cutting Out “The Christmas/Celebrations Shadow Box” You Used
“Mocha Foundation Card” Then You Added “Mounting Foam To The Back Of All The Sections To Raise It.
You Then Cut Out A Background For This Using “Tan Foundation Card” With The Inside Of “The Stitched Pegboard
Frame” You Then Attached This To “The Shadow Box” Giving It A Man’s Workshop Look.
Then You Cut Out A Square Frame For This Using “Milk Foundation Card” Using “The Stitched Pegboard Frame”
Once Again.
In The Upper Section You Glued A Selection Of Tools From “The Tool Box Dies” You Added A Hammer/Nails πŸ”¨
Sue, You Coloured The Hammer πŸ”¨Head/Nails With A Silver Paint Pen, You Added “The Toolbox” Into The Largest
Section Of The Card, Adding “Mounting Foam” To The Back To Raise For Dimension You Filled Your Toolbox With
A Variety Of Tools Such As A Drill/Hammer/Wrench πŸ”¨πŸ”§
In The Next Section You Added A Level Cut Out Of “Red Foundation Card” You Added Mounting Foam To The Back
Also Adding A Wrench πŸ”§ Within This Section Into This Section.
Your Sentiment Was Placed To The Largest Top Section (Where You Glued It Into Place) You Cut It Out Of
“Red/Tan Foundation Card” You Also Added A Pair Of Pliers To The End Of The Word Best.
Then You Added This To Your Card Using “Mounting Foam” Plus You Added A Milk/Tan/Mocha Mat/Layer
Which As Always Includes Your Stupendous Famous/Signature/Piercing Always Looks Stunning....................
Sue My Lovely Lady I’ve Ordered The Rest Of The Stained Glass Collection Plus Lots More Silk Glitters
Also I Watched Julia Do A Superb Demonstration On Hochanda I Wish To Repeat So Now I’ve Also Added
To My Collection Of The Superb Gilding Polishes That Comes With The Sponge Applicator.
Thank You For Sharing Your Outstanding Blog I Love It So Very Much, Its A Superb Inspiration.............
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A fabulous and clever card for those handiman males in our lives. I can always use ideas for card designs for men. Thanks for inspiring me.

Kate's Cards said...

Just the card for my hubby who is a carpenter.

karenlotty said...

It’s a gorgeous card but woul be wanted on my husband He’s hopeless at DIY!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A great card for the males in our life. I tried to get the Christmas shadow box set, but everywhere I looked it was sold out. I have the pegboard Die and haven't used it yet. Must get it out and have a play.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card, I love the square shadow box and the tool box dies work so well with it. Thank you for the great inspiration
Maureen get well soon
Special hugs for Elaine Andrew and all the family
Marie P congratulations on the safe arrival of your great granddaughter

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, Such exquisite detail on the little tools. Whilst I haven't got the shadow box dies, I did make a square boxed card and my friend loved it and even offered to do some little jobs for us as like many other bloggers; my husband is hopeless at DIY.
Great to see some male card examples. Thank you. Hugs xx Pauline

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic card Sue
Gr Karin

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I made this for my husband's birthday and had a lot of lovely comments about it.I so love all your shadow box collections they are so versatile I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Pam lovely to hear that Dave is improving.Elaine I hope Andrew is more comfortable now and they are sorting out his pain as Pam has said we have taken Andrew into our hearts.
Rosemary and Donita special huggles

ursula said...

Wow, what an amazing card to make for my hubby for his birthday, definitely on my 'want list'...I just love this card....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Vie Carter said...

Great mans card, will suit many members of the family and friends

Vie
x

Eunice said...

Awesome mans card Sue, thanks.

Yorkie girl said...

Good fternoon Sue and everyone
What a wonderful man card I have resisted buying these dies as I did not think I would use them much to justify me buying them but the more I see your inspiration the more I think I need them.
Pam I will have to echo your comments today I need to think about getting my tree taken down and I have a card to make for a friend birthday tomorrow
Elaine thinking of you all xx
So I will send my usual good wishes and hugs πŸ€— to you all
Take care folks Theresa G xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Love all the shadow box cards! This one is no exception! A great male card!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous shadow box card.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Sue and Everybody Here,
I think this card is so adorable. I love all the small, intricate parts. I just received my Christmas bundle of SW dies and I got the BBQ set which will take care of my male family birthday cards coming up next month. The Daughter Inlaw posted an Instagram picture of my crazy son grilling in Montana in sub zero temperatures & snow! My BIL brought great smoked chicken wings at Christmas and my hubby likes to grill when he has the time. I need one for my son inlaw and he also cooks out a lot. Great set for us but I love this one too and most of the guys can repair things (not sure about my son). I have it on the wish list.
Pam, I really feel for you. I don't even feel like going outside and that is in South Carolina! I skipped my stamping play date yesterday. This surely will pass and we will be back to normal winter temps next week. Bundle up, and I hope that part comes in today.
Elaine, we are all thinking about your family. I hope that Andrew is more comfortable.
Everyone, stay safe, warm, and get in some crafting on these cold days. I broke out the Pixies yesterday!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and All the Ice Wilsonettes,

I'm tempted to show this sample to my woodworking Dad and nephew and handy ma'am sister because we're all here this weekend at Dad's house in Illinois, but then they won't be surprised when I send one to them.

I started to post last night -- 6 a.m. your time is only midnight here -- but I fell asleep at the controls. If you got a comment that was just drool, that was me.

My mother had stashed in her basement, since at least 10 years ago, a long tube that said "Paper for Donita" with a heart. Inside were full sheets, 25 by 38ish inches, of washi and mulberry paper. A lifetime supply! I'm cutting up not even a quarter sheet of one washi to make panels for the fronts of 24 thank you notes. Beautiful in itself.

Maybe I could do a torn panel of mulberry paper under a white die cut, like Victoria, or the center of Holly Lattice, Noelle, Peony Diamond, Ella and two middles from the collection, which is all I brought. Did I tell you that my Cuttlebug did come to the attention of TSA, which left a printed slip in my bag saying they had looked through it.

Stay warm and well. Treasure the time you have with loved ones, or even yourself and the wonder of this earth and all its trees and sky.

A life well lived is long, as they say, to which I add, although some of us need extra time. I'm glad Andrew's pain will be monitored and managed.

Love,
Donita
Donita


sued99 said...

I know I’ve said this before...but I love Shadow Box Cards. This one is just perfect. X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and think it is perfect for all the tradesmen & women and DIY'ers out there. I love all the tools from this set but sadly it is not one that I have as I couldn't justify the cost as I would not have the call to make many cards on this theme. Never mind, I shall just enjoy seeing any samples that you show us.

Running a little late today as I have spent my time packing up Christmas. Not only do the walls now look bare I can see where lots of cleaning needs to be done! It can wait until tomorrow lol

Izzy - there is a Christmas Shadow Box, it was in the Festive Collection June 2016. As you would expect from Sue there is a tree with everything to decorate it - baubles, a cracker, a present, a candy cane and a tinsel swag plus several other Christmassy items. I love it.

Elaine - missing you, hope that everything is ok.

Frances

barbara macaskill said...

A few months ago I would have been all over making a card like this but after my eyes have been opened I realize what he is really like after 27 almost 28 years of marriage! He will wake up one day and realize what an idiot he is and wish he could have me back but that ship sank so fast and deep that it will never see the light of day again!
Your card IS awesome though not for him! TFS!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes
A lovely male card , i have the dies but not had time to have a play just yet .

Sue i have said before and many more followers also ,what a fantastic care loving blog you have thank you so much for allowing us to share our worries it really helps at stressful times .
Well my boy is still fighting , he is in less pain temp and BP has come down ,he is still waiting for the scan that will be sometime today . His consultant has seen him and "says we need to get back the funded treatment because i am adamant that this will knock it back "he is hoping for good news for Andrew in 3-6 daystime . As far as i can make out Andrew was on a cocktail of treatments one being the funded one and this was working for him until they took it off him .
Andrew had a laugh when i read him your kind messages he is now calling you " my crafting fan club. ",,,,,,, i thank you all so much for your concerns it really helps us all .
I think i will sleep better tonight so will wish you all a lovely evening .
Echoing Pam again and i will catch up on todays blog sometime tomorrow ,i promise .
Take care
Elaine H X

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is perfect for the men in our lives or any handy person. Love the design, the colors, the set dies used.Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

Donita - At the end of the day you have the proof that she loved you and think about you.
Marie P. - Congratulations on your new Grand-Granddaughter! What is her name?
Elaine - I was keep checking the blog waiting for your update ... so glad that Andrew is in a good care and he even had a laugh. Hope our choir of prayers will help and he will get back the funded treatment. Lots of hugs for you all.

Warm hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Heather Rogers said...

Good evening Sue

I hope you are well. This is such a useful die set for the men or women in our lives. it has so many items in it. Lovely card.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Scottydog said...

Marvellous card for those pesky men in our lives!. Have the shadow box just needthe tool set. Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a great card for the DIY enthusiast!
The detail on those little dies is amazing.
Lesley S x

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the extra bits Laura O Springfield

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is ideal for a DIY fella or girlie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fabulous post and I have all these dies - so easy to use...Love it....

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a great inspiring card, this would work for all of our DIY friends and/or family, Love it.
Thank you for sharing, Hugs Brenda xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card , however , although I have a husband who in my opinion is the best, DIY kind of defeats him! No it completely defeats him!
However all the little intricate Dies which are so perfect could easily be mixed and matched with other sets! That’s the beauty of your Dies!

Elaine - I’m so glad Andrew has managed to have a laugh! It says a great deal about your lovely son! Yes, he is in our thoughts and prayers and yes, we care! Keep fighting Andrew! Love to you all! X I like Carmen’s choir of prayers! It doesn’t matter if you are a little off-key , keep praying!

Maureen is a little better today and Pat L , I will pass on your kind message!
Pam, yours too and I’m. So glad Dave is “ on the mend,”
Have yo thawed out yet!

Please don’t worry as we have heating ! It’s just that our Condensing Boiler has been inclined to freeze because of the strong cold wind blowing in its direction! I’ve been trying out some Heath Robinson ideas on it much to the amusement of some friends!! It’s fine now!
Saba and her husband travel home to Germany overnight and a lot of tomorrow. Pray for safe travel! Please!,
Thanks for caring! You are all lovely!
Love Myra , ( Friend of Maureen) xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
These are great dies for male cards. Love all the 'little bits' included with the dies.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Fikreta said...

so great card!

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card but unfortunately no one to send it to. None of my family are into DIY. Would have been brilliant for my dad. Pam I hope they get your heating fixed very soon. Echoing your comments. Elaine have been waiting for your comment and glad to hear Andrew was a bit brighter today. Hope he gets the treatment and as Myra says we must keep on praying. Take care and hugs for all who need them and safe journey home for Saba. Get well soon Maureen.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great male card

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. This is a fabulous card for any man or woman into diy. My husband and son, and even my daughter who is rebuilding her house, would enjoy receiving this card. Don't have the pegboard die but can get around that one.
Elaine, so glad to hear Andrew is comfortable in hospital and is in good spirits. Xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely fun card. Great for males or females too if they’re into DIY. I love the detail on the tiny dies. They’re very versatile too as shown in this example using the shadow box.

Elaine, so glad Andrews BP and temperature have come down and that he is in less pain now. He is in the best place. I agree this is a lovely, caring blog and I’m so glad that Andrew takes comfort from his crafting fan club. We are all still sending positive vibes so he can begin the funded treatment again, and also sending hugs. By the way tell him to help himself to a couple of heated hugs from the lovely Pam, as I took a couple for me and my hubby and they are very effective! Thank you Pam. X

Love to all

Helen xxx


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great card- love it! The shadow box cards are so much fun to make and always get lots of positive comments, I have the barbecue set but think I may NEED this one too lol !
Echoing you Pam, happy that Andrew is more comfortable, keep warm over there. There is a heat wave in Melbourne and Adelaide today- even the races were called off - 42deg c there today. Look after yourselves in the heatwave spots, keep cool and keep the water up.
Hugs
Muriel x

Latenight SandyH said...

What a fantastic card. Those Tool Box Dies look so realistic. Love the colours you've chosen.
Elaine, it's good to hear that Andrew is more comfortable and that the consultant is fighting his corner trying to get the funded treatment approved again.
Marie P., congratulations on the birth of your great-granddaughter.
Take care everyone.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

lovely D I Y themed card x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic card! As I've said many times before your accessories are the best, the details on each one are amazing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card. Love Jean Zxxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Brilliant card for a hubby that’s good with his tools
JOY Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Love this style of card as they are so easy to make now that you have done all the designing the dies, thanks Sue. Great mans card today,love it. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx