CTC#93 Expressing yourself for Father's Day

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday night bloghop where we use a section of the Catalogue to inspire this weeks projects. Designers can take a layout, a colour combination, or any element as the starting point to create something new. We invite you to tour around the hop and to join in -after all the Catalogue has so many beautiful samples to inspire us all. If you get lost you'll find the full crew here

This week we are revisiting the samples from the huge section -ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS from pages 92-157 . You're sure to find something here that inspires you.
Since it is Father's day next week I have been busy making masculine cards .I wanted  a simple layout to CASE so I have chosen the sweet square card on page 104.  It's a great way to use some DSP the Moroccan DSP is great for bright fresh masculine cards.
Sprinkles of Life hasn't seen much action this year since the amazing Thoughtful Branches set has been on the scene. However, I used the sentiment from Sprinkle of Life and a pen marker for the separate lines to stamp "I'm so lucky" " to call you my" and then "Dad' from the Guy Greetings set.

I have used the Fabulous Swirly Bird set for a sweet little sailboat, and also the kites.  . I had a bit of fun trying some knots with the bakers's twine - but rather than nautical it felt a bit more like macrame!!!

the knot/ macrame details!
For a bit of gloss I stamped the shoes in Delightful Dijon first,then stamped in versamark over the top and heat embossed with clear powder. Not sure if you can see it properly here.

I tied the thin baker's twine in a few colours around the thick Whisper White Baker's twine for the flags on the the kite tails.

I also wanted to show off a little sneak peak of the some great new DSP -this mint page with he leaves is from Petals and Paisleys which will be available this week - from September 1.

Next on the hop is Joanna- our guest designer this week

Don't forget we love to see what you create too, and we hold a monthly challenge where you can share with us too. It's from these entries that we choose the guest designer, so jump in and join us!

Thanks so much for looking,



  1. A lovely set of Father's Day cards! They look great, including the knots!!

  2. Elizabeth these are four fabulous male cards! I just love them all! May have to case your case lol! I so struggle with male cards thank you so much for the inspiration!

  3. wow, you have been busy making Father's Day cards, with lots of different themes using the same design.

  4. Such a great set of fathers day cards, Elizabeth. Wow I am super impressed by your knot tying skills!

  5. Fantastic cards. I'm so glad you made these and highlighted this card in the catalogue. I would love to CASE your cards too! Thankyou for the inspiration.


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