Sunday, 11 March 2018

King Of The Grill

Good Sunday morning all!  I thought I would slip in another barbecue cards (in anticipation of the warmer weather, hopefully along here sometime soon!)  I started by cutting an aperture using the Double Stitched Hexagons out of black card.  I added a thin red frame around it from the same die set.  I used the Stitched Pegboard Frames and added a raised black frame around the entire background.  A white piece was added behind the aperture for my grill dies.  I cut the barbecue out of red card, adding the flames which were inked with Distress inks.  I hung a set if tongs off the edge, colouring them with a silver paint pen and black marker.  I cut three small hexagons and added slightly larger red or black hexagons behind them.  I used these to show off all the bits from the King of the Grill die set; spatula, forks, chicken legs, skewers, etc.   In the lower corner I added the sentiment cut in white with the grill plate slipped into the loops of the lettering.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the very masculine Grill card.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card as always.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
We can all dream of warm summer B.B.Q. days by just looking at your gorgeous card today.
I love it it is so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a brilliant card.
Happy Mothers Day to all mums, Moms and Mams.
Take care and put your feet up Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

hollyberry said...

Great card,although I think it might be a while before it is barbecue weather here.
Happy mother's Day.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Great card, but definitely not BBQ weather here yet!!! Sue xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Oh how I'm longing for warmer days so I can release the winter chains from my ankles and come out of hibernation lol. There is nothing better than the aroma of someone cooking on the bbq it really gets the hunger pangs going even if you didn't feel hungry lol. If only Mother's Day was celebrated during the warmer months !! Probably showing my ignorance here, but why March and why do we have our MD at different times to our friends from over seas's ? Must research that later lol. So to those celebrating this day with their mum's have a lovely day together, and those of us that can only think of our mum's I hope you have nothing but happy memories.
Thanks Sue for a great sample that would be useful to all that love summer evenings sharing bbq fun with friends and family, a die that is high on my list ready for the spring/summer time markets ☺
Sending love and hugs your way this Sunday xx
Oh, just noticed that we have no comment winners today, did I miss something on yesterday's post ?

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue. Great card. If only it was BBQ weather, but spring is only round the corner - so maybe soon.

Steph, Mothering Sunday - strictly a religious festival is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent and a day when people visited their 'Mother' church. Now it has become a day to celebrate mothers and for children to give gifts to their mothers. I am not a font of knowledge but I only learnt this myself in recent days from a Facebook group.

Marion S x

Debra K. said...

Great guy card! Really like the card design, it's a bit different. Debra x

Chris Curry said...

A good card for a man who loves to BBQ. Have a good Mothering Sunday Sue. Xxx

Donita Naylor said...

You are so clever to use strong colors of red, black and white, and to evoke patio paving stones with the Hexagons. And then the mini Hexagons to maintain the theme, in different colors for variety. More than clever. Inspired!

Our stamping group got together on Saturday, and I brought the new Phill Martin gilding polish colors. They were a big hit. We used Julia's idea of cutting a Linear Elegance Edger on either side of the Infinity Striplet, then we colored three strips to show through from behind them. We had a thin white stitched frame and a thicker one that we colored with the gilding polishes. Although the colors don't blend, you can fleck bits of a second color among bits of a first color and the eye will mix them. Later we used the polishes to color backings for other dies. Lots of oohs and ahhs. One stamper started coloring her nails with the gilding polishes, and another wanted to try coloring her white shoes.

I don't know about you guys, but we lose an hour of sleep Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Best to all. Enjoy your paper BBQ until the real ones come along!


TDQ Karen said...

Great men's card but our BBQ won't be out for a fair few weeks looking at the weather xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation today, love this die set and you make it look so inviting I can almost smell the burgers cooking.

Have a wonderful Mothers day everyone.

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

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant card this morning. I love this set of dies - so brilliant for the guys. I am so looking forward to summer weather ( hopefully) .
Happy Mother's Day to all of you , sadly my lovely Mam is not with us anymore , but it is a special day.
Going to a Groovi workshop today ,so really looking forward to that.
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Lol. I knew someone would put me right lol. I looked it up after I left my comment. Thanks Marion and hope your day is a crafty one ☺

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
Happy Mothers Day.
B xx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card x

hazel young said...

Great male card Sue, bring on the BBQ weather x xhazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card-we have the sunshine today even if it isn’t very warm!


Anne said...

I think we all know someone who would love this card, sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all.
Fantastic card this morning. I have to say I love the BQQ set and always love to see your creations. Bring on the warm weather , my poor garden needs some sun shine.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes and Happy Mother's Day all
What a great card love the bold colours and the use of dies used

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love all the variations on a theme with this die set, always looks like you had fun making up all the different elements to compose the picture...

Ann Toppcards - ordinary inks won't work on mirror card, it has to be the alcoholic variety - if you can't justify buying some of the Tim Holtz range then try alco pens if you have those...ProMarkers, Spectrum Noir or the Nuvos, just dab your selection of colours and soften the edges with the blender pen...hth


Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I love your braai cards and this is a great one. Lovely and colourful. I will try to bring you all some lovely hot weather when I come home at the end of the week.
Happy mother's day. It appears that in S.A. it is celebrated twice due to the fact that there are so many Europeans living here so yesterday saw lots of people buying flowers, but not so many cards in the shops. However, Father's Day is celebrated on the same day. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I love this die set, and all your variations using it are absolutely brilliant. The hexagon shapes used in this card make it really striking. Have a good day everyone. Bx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue love this die set and your card is great. Happy Mother's Day to all x

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue I used this so many times last year your card is brill xxxxxx happy mother’s day everyone
Love June Horrocks xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great card for things to come hopefully.
Happy Mothers day to all.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue great card I love all the details you've included
Happy Mothers day to all Mum's Hope you all have a lovely day

Debe E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post, remember the other one with the same die set and both are great for those 'cooks' in the family....Great fun card

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Love a good bbq but thinking it may be some time before our weather warms up enough to have one!!! Lol.
Have a good day
Karen xx

catherine lyons said...

Morning Sue
A great card as always.
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Lovely barbecue card fhis morning. At long last the temperatures here are creeping up a bit.
Hope it is not too long before we start seeing BBQ's again.
Lesley S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z XXX

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Very dramatic. And a proper man's card LOL.
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...

Great card for the Males in our lives


Annx without an "e"

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A nice fun card.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Another great male card, so many men love to BBQ, so quite apt.....lovely card Sue...luv Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card. I love it, including all the little extras and the sentiment 'King of the Grill'. Such a good die set to use for all the men in our family and circle of friends.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the King of the Grill set. Great card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes, happy Mothering Sunday to you all. Sue, although I have no need for this type of card I do love seeing what you create with these dies as it gives me ideas for using others of your collections. I think the black and red is striking and really sets off all the individual items, a great card.


Sam Smithard said...

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Exceptional Card Today I Love It When You Use This Particular Die Set Its
Another Die Set That Really Deserves To Be Embossed As The Embossing Detail Is Quite
Striking, Your Photograph Stills Show Every Incredible Detail, Thank You For Sharing.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Red/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Silver Paint Pen From Stash”
“Black Marker From Stash”
“Tim Holtz Distress Markers Fired Brick/Spiced Marmalade” (I Presume For The Flames 🔥)
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Hexagon Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 12 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Pegboard Frame Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s King Of The Grill Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 20 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Started Today’s Card By Cutting An Aperture Using The Double Stitched Hexagon Die Set Using
Black Foundation Card, You Then Added A Thin Red Foundation Card Frame, Around It Cut From The Same Die Set
You Then Used The Stitched Pegboard Frames To Add A Black Foundation Card Frame All Around The Entire
Background Which You Raised For Dimension Using Mounting Foam, You Placed A Piece Of Coconut White
Foundation Card Behind The Aperture For Your Grill Dies To Be Placed On.
Sue, You Cut Out The Superb Barbecue From Red Foundation Card You Added The Flames Cut From White
Card Then Coloured Them Using Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Fired Brick/Spiced Marmalade I Do Believe)
You Hung A Pair Of Tongs Off The Edge Of Your Barbecue Colouring Them With Your Silver Paint Pen
Plus Black Marker From Your Stash Then Glued Into Place.
Sue, You Then Cut Out Three Smaller Hexagons In Coconut White Foundation Card Then Cut Out Three
Larger Hexagons In Red/Black Foundation Card (Looks Exceptional For Mat/Layering) You Placed Onto Your
Background As You Wanted To Use Them To Place Majority Of Your Accessories On From
THE KING OF THE GRILL DIE SET Such As Spatula/Forks/Chicken Legs/Sausages/Skewers Etc You Glued
Them Into Place.
In The Lower Right Hand Corner You Placed Your Sentiment Cut Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card
KING OF THE GRILL With The Fabulous Grill Plate Cleverly Slipped Through The Loops Of The Tremendous
Font Of Your Sentiment, You Added Mounting Foam To Your Background Placing This Onto Your Coconut White
Foundation Card Which Has Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Then You Added This To Your Base Card Of
Black/White Foundation Card Mat/Layers Card Size 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 Inches
Just Exquisite Thank You Sue For This Tremendous Blog plus
The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much...
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Great card Sue, if only it was BBQ weather.

Pawprintx4 said...

This was the die set I used to make my son's birthday card back in February (it's always BBQ time in his eyes). He lives in Montana and his wife took a picture of him grilling in the snow. I love the set and the sentiment is perfect.
This version is so cute and I love the use of the hexagons....always loving the different shapes. I have seen the red Weber grills although the black are more common. I did get a hold of glossy black paper for the son's card.
Have a good day. We have rain and dreary here.
Stephanie K

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card and the King of the Grill is still on my wish list but atleast I have the double stitched hexagons.

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and great card Sue
Gr Karin

Eunice said...

Great card Sue, making us all wish for this season!!!!

Sue MacFall said...

Oh, we are ready for the warmth of summer - thank you Sue for the inspiration.

CraftyJo said...

Not BBQ weather just yet but today was nice enough for a motorbike ride through the Snowdonia National Park - just a shame we have to wash the bikes when we got home 'cos the roads are so mucky! This card reminds me that the nice weather surely wont be far away :)

dmj said...

Hope it is BBQ weather soon!!! Love
the card too,

Doreen x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Fantastic card for the grill master.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card, especially for the guys.

Barbara V

lindyloo12 said...

Love this card Sue, great mans card!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card reminds me that warmer weather is just around the corner.
Donita we put our clocks forward in two weeks time,what a great time you all seemed to have with your craft friends.Happy mothers day everyone.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great use of the hexagon dies and I love what you have done with the small hexagon frames to show off some of the other tools.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great card, the King of the Grill die set works wonderfully with the Hexagon dies. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!!!
The dies are amazing and so useful.

karenlotty said...

Great card All we need now is the sunshine

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I hope you have had a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue always nice to see male cards .Laura O Springfield

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card but not one I will be making I am afraid. No barbecue kings in my family. Today wasn’t the day for one either. Heavy rain and thunder. Hope everyone had a lovely Mothers Day.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Great card Sue and with many others I do look forward to warmer weather
with sunshine, blue sky and the smell from the barbies ,yummy

Hope all you mums out there had a lovely day today.
Even my 26 year old son gave me a card he had stamped
himself this morning, I did wonder where my stamp album
got to Lol
Hugs to all and extras for our missing friends
Maria x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
One of the go to die sets, love what you have done with it on this card, the colours are fabulous and again, hexagons or octagons, still have not decided but still saving madly. I have made some cards with this set and they have all been wowed ! Still barbeque weather here but we are looking at the clocks going back over Easter - always very sad about that.
After the winter you have had, you must be really looking forward to the warmer months and deserve them too.
Hope everyone had a good weekend, plenty of relaxing and crafting (same thing really isn't it)
Muriel x

DeCor said...

Really like th I s BBQ card with add ll of the little hexagons. Soon it will be time to get the grill out!

Latenight SandyH said...

Super design.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I'm late posting my comment (not a good day for me yesterday), what a fabulous card to brighten up a dull rainy day!
Hugs x
Heather T

Marie P from Longridge said...

Beautiful card Sue. It brings back memories of days gone by when 3 of my children lived in South Africa and I visited them every 2 years. Let's have a Braai was often heard and this die would have been so appropriate.
Thank you Sue for all the inspiration you give us.
Marie P.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Brilliant card Sue x the king of the grill set is fantastic and really useful too x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx