Public Holiday Crafting

Today we have a public holiday so we can get ready for the AFL Grand Final; I’m not sure a day off is warranted for a football game but I’ll take it – LOL!

I love to play with card layouts. They are great jumping off point when I am creating a card. My first card is using The Paper Players sketch and Addicted to CAS theme.

I used stamp sets from Altenew ‘Birthday Greetings’, Paper Smooches ‘Chubby Chums’ and DSP from Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Black Tie Gala’. I stamped the chick (tweet) for my main image and water coloured her in. Then I stamped the sentiment along the edge of the DSP to match the sketch. Nice and CAS don’t you think?


Another sketch inspired card. This time from Freshly Made Sketches.


I loved this sketch and it lends itself to another Christmas card for my stash. I used a retired stamp set from Clearly Besotted ‘Modern Christmas’ and stamped 3 of the trees across the centre of my card in Catherine Pooler Designs ink Lime Rickey. I then stamped the sentiment in Memento black ink across the centre of the panel to match the sketch and I was done.


Next up is a card for the current MUSE challenge where my good friend Michelle is the muse.


I loved her layout and colour scheme, that pink really makes that flower pop off the card.  I’m on a roll with making Christmas cards, so used Michelle’s layout and colour scheme for my card. I used the tree from the Altenew set ‘Sketched Evergreen’ inked up with Stampin Up Pink Pirouette, Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black. I added a little strip of black and white DSP on the base and a bit of black and white twine on the top for balance.


My last card for the day is another sketch based card this time from CAS Colours & Sketches.


I was inspired to make another Christmas card for my stash using a set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Christmas Squad’. I stamped the Santa and hearts then coloured them with my alcohol markers. Fussy cut them out, added some puffy paint for the fur on Santa’s suit and some diamond glaze to the hearts. Popped them up with dimensionals and added the sentiment and my card was done.


Thanks for looking and have a great day.




30 thoughts on “Public Holiday Crafting”

  1. Great selection of cards Tristan! What a great way to spend the AFL public holiday! Makes sense to me, after all we have a public holiday for a horse race so why not a football grand final!! LOL I love your take on my Muse card, you are so creative my friend!

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  2. Wow Tristan you have made the most of your day off. A stunning array of cards. Each is as awesome as the other but have to say the last one is just adorable.

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  3. Fabulous collection of cards, Tristan! I love how you colored your sweet bird and how you created movement on your card with your design…so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

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  4. What a fabulous collection of cards Tristan – you have been busy! I love the black and white graphic pattern behind your fun bird adds a wonderfully modern feel to your birthday card. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  5. My goodness you were busy. Love the Santa on card you have made for the CC&S challenge and that you used the puffy paint for his beard and trim. Thank you for joining us this week.

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  6. Wow you sure made good use of that holiday – these are awesome! I love that adorable Paper Smooches birdie on your first card and your Muse card is really making me wish I’d bought those Altenew Sketched Evergreen stamps!

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