CASE-ing the Catty #143 – Artistic Expressions

I’m really not sure where the time has gone the last month. I feel like I’ve spent hardly any time crafting – boo! But since I had a few particular cards I wanted to make this week I made sure I found time to incorporate my favourite weekly challenge into one of the projects.


For CASE-ing the Catty this week the Artistic Expressions section is in focus again. So much inspiration! So many more things I *need* to add to my wish list.

My inspiration came from page 169 and this attractive little number.


It uses one of my favourite die sets – Large Numbers – but instead of using the piece you cut out you use the relief as the focus. It’s easy to forget you can do this too. And of course it works particularly well for the numbers.


This card is for my nephew who was born just three days before my Heather (they were due the same day!) They are such awesome little cousin friends. In January we all went on a beach holiday together and the kids fished on the beach at sunset, it was magical. So I made a fishy card with my favourite blue – Pacific Point – and the sea themed piece from the Just Add Colour DSP.


I seem to have had cause to make a lot of masculine cards lately, so have been searching out the more “masculine” elements in the stamp sets I own. My personal challenge with this card was to use the Magical Mermaid set, which seems very girly at first glance, for a boy’s card. Turns out that was pretty easy! Background elements were stamped in Pacific Point and the “have a magical birthday” sentiment is one of my new favourites. Such an awesome stamp set.


I used the gorgeous new Stitched-Edge ribbon in Pacific Point with some gold thread and Finely Woven ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist for a little pop.


And on the inside I included one of my favourite photos of the cousin buddies from our holiday. Hard to believe they are about to turn seven!


Which reminds me, I have soooo much prep for the birthday girl’s big day next week to get done…


From High Trees House,



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