Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Checkerboard Barbecue Card

Hi bloggers!  Need a fun background to use?  Today's video shows you one of my favourite (and really easy) ways to create this checkerboard background.  It's just perfect for a barbecue card too!

The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great card to remind us of warmer days to come.
An ideal male card. and great background.
Take care and have fun Kitty.
Pam I hope you are okay.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card which is ideal for the gents as they all like to think they are king's of the grill. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. Do you promise it's easy ? Only one way to find out which I look forward to doing a little later when I can concentrate ! It's a fun collection of dies added to my 'Need' list. This sample can't help put a smile on your face, thank you. Hope your feeling better than you have been lately. To all that left replies to my over thinking mind I thank you and appreciate you putting my mind at rest xx hope our missing blog buddies return soon to join in and enjoy the launch that must be imminent.
Sending love and hugs to you Sue xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a brilliant card, and inspiration for me, as I have just received my BBQ die set (trying to pace myself this year and not just buy everything at once). Off to watch the video and see how the background is done. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card for any man who get's the idea he is a good cook at the BBQ. Let's all dream of warmer summer days.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Great card and video Sue. Thanks for the reminder of how to create the checkerboard background.
Marion S x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Can’t wait to watch the video for this card, the background is fabulous and suits the barbecue die set perfectly.
So glad Pam is just having tech problems and is ok, thank you Donita
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A real fun card. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

This is great card and it has reminded me that warmer times are on their way........

Have a great day Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hollyberry said...

Great card,love the bright background.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful Man card, I have these dies and have used them over and over again, also the tools ones as well, this background works perfectly with either of them. Will watch the video later.

Pam, I understand you are having technical problems and should be back soon. We have missed you.

Elaine, hope all is progressing with Andrew, special hugs.

Well off to see the diabetic nurse today for a check up, fingers crossed.

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

DeCor said...

It really is a fun card today. Looking forward to watching the video when I get home from work.

TDQ Karen said...

Great background xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
lovely card and like the fact the die set can be used for male or female cards. x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue, roll on BBQ season xx hazel

Netty The Runner said...

Great card, love the background. Catch video later.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fabulous card for those tricky male cards! Love all the intricate detail on the utensils! Thank you for the tutorial.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. I'll have a burger please!

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the background.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card will watch the video later because I'm just off to work!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Great background. I can’t wait for barbecue days to come! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Great for the males in our life and reminds us of better weather too.

Barbara V

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

This has cheered me up this morning!
I've awoken to snow, so it's wonderful to think of all those long hot summer days to come (LOL), if only!!
Great card.

Krafty Runner x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue from a lovelyvwarm morning here in S.A.. You couldn't have chosen a better card today as we are going to a barbecue this afternoon. I have all of these dies and all of the male members of our family love the cards which I have made for them. Even my 11 year old great nephew was impressed. He once asked me why I always had to make my cards instead of buying them. He obviously thinks that money is a big problem. Either that, or my cards look a mess!! lol
Take care everyone. Hugs xx Pauline now in S.A..

Yvonne19856 said...

Great card Sue. That background would be great to use for gaming cards too.
Have a great day everyone. Xxx

Jan Sayer said...

Had a great bbq here in NZ last weekend. The card would have been perfect to give to my hosts!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card love it. love Jean Z xxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

catherine lyons said...

Morning Sue
This has cheered me up this morning now I need that die.
CatherineV94 xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Amazing card the morning . Santa got me BBQ set as I asked because it works so well with Apron. I love to days cards and going to pop the kettle on and watch the video.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love it when you do men cards gives us lots of ideas and this is no exception. The only thing we needed now is some sun and warm weather to go with the barbeque.
Pam I heard it is computer problems...... hoping that's all it is.....and not your health, you are very much missed. Best Wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Yes, definitely roll on summer!...I love all your "set a scene" die sets, they're so much fun to play with...off to watch the video


Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
Now I have to confess to having a chuckle this morning as I thought the apron had a smiley face on it, knots as eyes and pocket as mouth, then I put my glasses on properly! It's still a great card and made me smile though. Love the checkerboard background, it really sets the scene for a bbq doesn't it. It's lovely hearing the comments from around the globe of bbqs and sunny weather while we shiver in the uk, we have spring to look forward to and summer ahead, always a good thought.
Love Diane G xxx
Donita thank you so much for finding out Pam has just got technical difficulties you are a star. Xxx
Missing you Pam, xxx
Hugs for Elaine and Rosemary xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great card, just wish the weather was warmer and we could really enjoy a BBQ.

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue when I bought these dies I knew I would use them time and time again which I have brilliant!!!!!!!!
Thank you sue Love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Myra (Friend of Maureen) pinterest x

Scottydog said...

Well you are certainly thinking of summer days Sue, I just feel like huddling over that BBQ fire! These dies are just so realistic &. make an ideal card for a man. Funny isn’t it, they avoid the kitchen ( in a lot of cases) but as soon as the barbie is rolled out they are in charge! Thank you Sue for a lovely card, roll on the summer! By the way, that background looks great (nearly forgot to say!)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, will watch the video later.

Theresa Pace said...

definitely a fun card. i need that BBQ set, hugs xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Brilliant card Sue and it’s another one I could do for hubby he likes to think he is the king of the grill. Lol
Pam good to know you are ok
Elaine I hope Andrew is getting the treatment he needs and is in less pain hugs ๐Ÿค—
Donita hope the holiday fun continues
June good luck with your diabetes appointment sweetheart big hugs
I send my usual good wishes and hugs ๐Ÿค— to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - thank you for giving us more ideas for men's cards - these dies are perfect! Love the checkered look and will enjoy watching your video later today. Sending best wishes

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great Male card - and for the female chefs too!
Doreen R

Jess Watson said...

Morning. Sue, thank you for reminding us that sunnier times are coming, we have a winter wonderland here in Central Scotland this morning, and it is still snowing!!
Great card for all the barbecue chefs out there, love all the implements.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A card to evoke memories or expectations of summer just what we need! Wonderful background really lifts the whole card.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card for the men in our lives I like the chequered background
June hope all goes well at your appointment with the nurse
Sending good wishes to all

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great fun card - brilliant for the males in our lives. Love the background.
I'm really envious of those people who are having BBQs at the moment in lovely warm weather as I sit here looking out at a covering of snow! It's lovely and sunny, but bitterly cold and icy.
Pam hope the IT problems get sorted for you quickly - it's not the same without you.xx
Elaine. Hope things are going ok for Andrew and that he's getting his treatment xx
Love and hugs to all,Alison xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Glad I watched the video as I would have assumed that the background had been woven. This technique appears to be much easier and less bulky. Great card for most men, who all seem to like to think of themselves as Kings of the Barbecue.


Owlish said...

What a great checkered background brilliant for BBQ cards we should wish it was good weather for it

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great BBQ card. I love your King of the Grills die set and the background you have used on the card. Thanks for your video.

Fikreta said...

great card!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun card - love your checkerboard background. Must do something with my apron again, but it just feels a tad cold outside to get some inspiration for long hot summer days (not my favourites, as you know).
I am always amazed at the detail you put into your dies - that glove and the cooking utensils are brilliant.
Hugs, Rose

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Fantastic card design. I love the background and all the elements you've used

June x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and great male card Sue
Gr Karin

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Great Card for our BBQ friends,
I have quite a few family and friends this would be the ideal card for.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card what good fun (We all know a few males who think they are "King" of

the BBQ :-) don't we)


Annx without an "e"

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A bright fun card today. I am a little perplexed as I have been commenting but just noticed that my comments have disappeared. I will keep it short then today and not mention anyone as I wonder if my ‘reassurances’ to certain people have not been allowed. I have seen that my comments had published as I had a time showing. Think my last one was about 2am this morning. However, it has vanished today.

Love Helen xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A great card to remember no us of warmer days to come. Will look at the video later to see how the checkerboard effect was done.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I adore that checkerboard background...it’s so effective!! Fab male card...let’s hope we have a bbq summer to look forward to!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’d forgotten about the chequerboard effect and it’s perfect as a background for this card! These sets are some of my favourites as they are so adaptable! My son could have today’s card on his birthday but maybe yesterday’s is more appropriate for February in Britain!! Now I do know it’s January folks - don’t worry about me!! His birthday is February! All these Die Sets mix and match so well! Thanks so much -great video too!
Rose - I agree - the detail on the tiniest utensil is amazing!
It’s really good to know Pam only has IT problems! Tell them you are a Priority Case for getting it fixed! You have an important job here!!
Stephanie - thanks! x
It’s lovely reading about other Blog members enjoying the sunshine - even barbecues!! It’s hail showers here today! Should have known that - I’m going to the Hairdressers!! Lol!
Be good all of you for the rest of the day! I see Diane is seeing faces in aprons!
Elaine - hope you are ok!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

Kate's Cards said...

Great background and a fun card. xxx

America said...

Super Fun card with great die details that are so effective!

ursula said...

Oh wow, another stunner for that man in your life....lovely card....I see you are tempting us again Sue with your January release, wow some beautiful dies again....decisions, decisions.....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, so many bits and pieces to look at on this card, great for all the men folk. Love from Jackie xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card especially for all those macho men who really think that they do ALL the work whilst we do absolutely nothing when one decides to have a BBQ!!! I am sure I am not alone in knowing quite a few men like that x
Apologies for my absence. Was struck with major fatigue and fibromyalgia which left me incapable of activities however menial!
Fingers crossed on the up but will be keeping it brief for the foreseeable x
Sending happy thoughts and oodles of love to all. Great big hugs for my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Liz said...

What a brilliant way to make the checkerboard! Thanks for the video tutorial, fabulous card. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video and for reminding us how to make the checkerboard background. Love the barbecue tools and they are on my wish list, mind you it's snowing here so barbecue weather seems a long way away
Donita thank you for finding out Pam is ok and it's just IT problems, we were alll worried about her
Elaine daily hugs for you and Andrew
Myra how's Maureen its been a long time since we've heard from her, give her my love and Norah too

Love and hugs to everyone

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card for all Kings of the Grill.
So a new release is in order ... I am not surprise at all.

Donita - Thanks for the update on Pam. Can you do your magic and find out how Elaine and Andrew are doing?

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

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A useful card for, hopefully, the Summer to come.
Evis M.

Sue MacFall said...

Good to be reminded that summer is coming !! Thank you Sue.

Pawprintx4 said...

Good morning Ladies,
This card is so cute AND (to Myra) my son has a February birthday and this is the card I am making for him. I have a picture of him barbecuing in snowy Montana a couple of months ago. Yes, he is crazy but he loves his grill.
Pauline, I had a laugh over your nephew's comments....sure have saved a lot of money making my own cards!
Helen, be sure you are on the web page and not Blogger (or the app). That helps me as I was frustrated by the dropped posts awhile back. Don't think it has anything to do with your comments.
Can't wait to see the new release. I can't imagine how Sue can top her previous releases. She is amazing.
We may have snow/ice tomorrow (in SC that is usually not much). I do not drive on it however so may be missing my stamping group on Thursday but Julia will be on Hochanda so not a bad deal.
Please, if anyone knows how Elaine is, let us know.
Stephanie K

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
WOW Sue, Another Absolutely Remarkable Card Plus A Tremendous Video Tutorial Extremely Informative
I Just Love The Exceptional Background You Created With Your “Red/White Foundation Card” Very Clever Indeed
Luxurious Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Silver Paint Pen From One’s Stash”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Ruby Red Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Tim Holtz Distress Markers Fired Brick/Mustard Seed/Spun Sugar/Walnut Stain”
“Tim Holtz Amber/Spiced Marmalade Oxide Ink Pads”
Luxurious Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s King Of The Grill Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 20 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Apron Die” (From The Necessities Collection 12 Cutting Dies)
I Loved The Superb Video I’ve Watched It Previously But I Never Ever Tire Of Watching Them, I Always Seem
To Have Missed Something First Time Around, As You Mentioned This Card Is A Great Gents Card As They
Can Be So Very Hard To Make Cards For.
Like All Your Wonderful Blog Members I’m So Looking Forward To Julia’s Shows On Hochanda
“The Creative Expression” Team Always Get So Excited About The Products They Are Using,
I’m Also So Looking Forward To The Up/Coming Launch Of Your
“New Magnificent Cutting Dies” What Magical Things Will You Bring Us Next.....................
Sue, Please Continue Sharing All Your Stupendous Cards To Us Each/Every Morning Also Your Truly Stupendous Videos
You Inspire Me Daily I Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much For Everything................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs ๐Ÿค—
Love From Sam xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fabulous fun card for the wannabe chef...Love and have this die set and its something different again...Just brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the BBQ set. I have family in Australia so it is perfect for them!
I have had a little look at your new collection out later this month. I can't wait to see your samples!
Thank you for sharing.
Vรฉronique L

Narrowboat girl said...

Fabulous card Sue. Reminds me that spring/summer are not too far away now.
Just had a sneaky peak at your forthcoming release - there are just too many that have taken my fancy

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a brilliant card for all those that favour outside cooking. Not my cup of tea but I know many who love BBQs and the checkerboard background is just right.

Donita - thank you so much for letting us know that it is only IT problems that ail Pam, it is a great relief to know that she is alright.
Marie P - I hope you had a successful shopping trip today and had some lovely cuddle time with your great grandchild.
PP Yvonne - hoping that you continue to improve.


karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue I will now go and watch video

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card Sue for those who are into BBQ’s. Thank you for this Sue. Unfortunately no one like that here but it’s a good idea for those that do like them. A bit too cold today to even think about it. Had to get the heatbag when I got back from Asda shopping. Pleased to hear that Pam is ok just internet problems but hope she will soon be back. Hope Elaine and Rosemary are ok. Hugs for all.

scrAPpamondo said...

So clever and beautiful card with this background!!

doreenj from k said...

Thanx to Donita for the info on Pam, hope it
is sorted soon!

Love the card too, Sue,

Doreen x

sued99 said...

A great card. Well I’ve seen pictures of your new releases and I’ve see several really gorgeous sets!!! X

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. That background is amazing I am going to watch the video right now. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...

Very cute indeed :)

Berina RGA said...

I love this card! SO pretty.

Vie Carter said...

Brilliant card ideal for a man as well


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Just a short comment today this is a brilliant idea for a card.Take care everyone missing Pam Elaine and Rosemary.

Tressa said...

Great card for all the BBQ lovers but especially those men whose Stone Age tendencies are resurrected the moment they take over the BBQ and insist that only they are capable of dealing with the cooking๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ( but of course may not be seen dead with a pinafore on slaving over a hot stove!) or am I just being incredible cynical here?


Angela Liversage said...

Great card - Love the Checkerboard background - It's perfect for BBQ cards!

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is such a fab fun card and such a good card for the men.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue. Laura O Springfield

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A great fun card for a male. Love the background.
Di B. x

Betty McAlister said...

Thank you Sue for yet another great card for the men in our lives. Will definitely copy your background checkerboard which
is so effective. Xx

Eunice said...

What an awesome card Sue, love the checkerboard background!!! All the BBQ tools and the apron are wonderful.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is an awesome card and just what I needed to warm me up.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue,

Thanks for the checkerboard tutorial. You make it look so easy. Getting the strips and crosscuts exactly straight and square might not be so easy. But if it works the results are worth the effort. I think the sentiment would also look nice on the apron.

This card will be perfect for my Dad, because he used to work for Ralston Purina, which had a red and white checkerboard logo. When we were on car trips, whoever saw that logo, usually on the town's feed store, would say, "I saw it first!" before anybody else could.

Violette's, the stamp store in Lakeland, Florida, had some of your sets, I was pleased to see. I did some damage there because Dad asked me to make Valentines for him to send, and I hadn't brought any supplies for that. While Dad was wasting time as I shopped, he explored Lakeland, then took me to see what he found. Old trees dripping with Spanish moss. Stately Southern houses. And they don't call it Lakeland for nothing. On a pond near the town center we saw pelicans lined up on little walls overlooking the water. Swans swam in pairs, and we got close-up looks at black swans and black-necked swans, as well as ibis and ducks and a heron, who crowded a woman feeding them bread. It was such a nice day, sunny and 70.

Had to preorder some of your January release before they sold out.

I sure hope Pam's son had the right information.

I'll try, Carmen, to see if Elaine will supply an update.

Great to see you back, Yvonne. Hope you continue to improve.

Crewe Trish, you are such a dear.


Marie from Longridge said...

Super card Sue.
I have a Daughter-in-law in Canada who is known as Queen of the grill and I would love to make a card like this for her. I think I made a diary error as my day out at Inspirations and my first look at my little girl baby is TODAY. I am all dressed and ready to go and can't wait to be looking at the Creative Expressions row in the store. My daughter will probably insist that I take my wheelchair which is a bit of a hinderance but OH I am so looking forward to the day.
All for now.
Marie P.

Jan.moogie said...

Love these cards Sue so enjoyable to put together, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. these two die sets are so useful they are on my wish list. The video makes it seem so easy to put together. Thank you for more great inspiration.
With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann