Saturday, 24 May 2014

Its Not a Tie

The Second Card I have created using Deedee's Digital Stamp Set "Not a Tie"

is a father's day card for my father in-law. After all the mother's day cards I made it was nice to make one for the guys this time. My father in-law worked in an office all his life and now that he is retired and won't be receiving anymore ties for father's day I thought this was great for him.
Of course you will notice a  slight difference here - I have created a bear out of a panda!!!

Deedee's Digis Its Not a Tie, Lyra watercolour crayons

Deedee's Digis Its Not a Tie, Lyra watercolour crayons

Deedee's Digis Its Not a Tie

Card Tip:

Bakers twine is great for the times where you want to add something more but ribbon seems to feminine.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
white card base, white card stock, Creative brown card stock
Papercraft paper pad - masculine
Deedee Not a Tie digital stamp set.
Memento rich cocoa for edging sentiment.
Spellbinders  standard scalloped square.
Lyra watercolour crayons used with a water brush, blue gems, Ranger glossy accents

Challenge List:


  1. I didn't look at the thumbnails too closely and already commented on this great card along with your other card. Your FIL will really get a kick out of this card and all the effort that went into it. Thanks for joining us at Deedee's DOM.

  2. Cathie: Your Father's Day card is PERFECT! Thanks for entering our "Father's Day/For a Male" Challenge#62 at Simply Create Too. We'd like you to come back for our next challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  3. What a fab project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting At The Weekend for our first challenge we hope you will join us again soon. Tracy DT

  4. Fab card Cathie, love how we can adapt our crafting so personally to those who will be recieving :) Thanks for joining us at Ditzie digi design. Joey x

  5. Your 2nd card with this digi is fabulous and I love the creative liberties you took in making this a regular bear! Great coloring and embellishments, and I'm sure your FIL is going to enjoy this one - especially since he no longer has to wear a tie to work! Thanks for playing along (again) with Deedee's May challenge! See you next month!

  6. Another fantastic card! Beautiful coloring on the bear -- he looks wonderful as a regular bear! I'm sure your father-in-law will be tickled by this. Hooray for retirement and not having to wear ties anymore! :-)