You are the butter to my bread
and the breath to my life.
~ Julia Child

Cosmo Cricket Magnifique Chef's card

I’m the luckiest girl in the world. I’m married to a darling man, the breath to my life. And girls! Mr. Catered Crop does nearly all the grocery shopping and cooking for us. I wash dishes and bake cookies. Lucky!

Cosmo Cricket TV Dinner Card

Our arrangement evolved for a number of reasons (i.e. excuses from me). Mr. Catered Crop preferred to start supper as soon as we both got home from work, whereas I liked to unwind first. On the flip side, he liked to relax after supper and I didn’t mind cleaning up right away. Yin and yang at its core.

Also, I abhor grocery shopping while my sweetheart has made it a science. Unsupervised, I’d probably just buy Twinkies.

Cosmo Cricket TV Dinner Father's Day Card

So this year for Father’s Day, I want to honor Mr. Catered Crop for all of the fabulous meals he’s cooked for us over the years and for ensuring that we survived on more than just Twinkies.

Chef Father's Day Card

Here’s the inside of the card.


tips & techniques

I love this Japanese cotton cord. My daughter got this for me for Christmas from Studio Carta (good girl!). I got to meet the lovely owner of Studio Carta, Angela Liguori, at the National Stationery Show in New York last month. Her booth was full of gorgeous custom ribbons imported from Italy. Yes . . . I blew any budget I thought I had. I like shopping for ribbon so much more than groceries!

Here are the Copic markers I used to color Chef Catered Crop, the sketch I followed and the rest of the recipe.


I’d like to add this card to the following fun challenges:


Happy Father’s Day, darling dear.


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Sweet Comments

  1. Linda, this is so perfect for your DH!! I love the little rolling pin charm too. Fabulous take on the SSSC sketch!
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  2. Hi, Linda! I love Catered Crop and all the great inspiration I get here, so thanks for that! I see that you do enter your lovely cards in a few challenges, and as the owner of a challenge blog, I’d like to invite you to stop by and play along with us. Our challenges are always Anything Goes and we offer fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors. (the best, if I do say so myself). I’d also love to join forces with Catered Crop sometime if you’re ever in the market for a fun group of gals to work with.

    Thanks again for your blog, and I hope to see you at mine some time soon!
    God bless,
    Karen Letchworth – my challenge blog – my personal blog

  3. Angie C. D. says:

    This is a DARLING card. Truly cute and great colors. Hey, Twinkies aren’t so bad. 😉

  4. Card is great, especially with Mr. Catered Crop as your inspiration. Just have to give a shout out to my brother-in-law for being such a fantastic father and husband to the McClain peeps. Happy Father’s Day.

  5. gorgeous. Linda!!!!!

  6. Fabulous card, Linda! I’m a lucky lady, too… I’ve got a grocery-shopping husband, as well! I plan the meals and make the list, he does the shopping!
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