Challenge crafting day!

Well the hot weather has turned and it’s a lot more pleasant temperature for playing in my craft room today.

First up is a card using a stamp set called ‘Catitude’ I got with a crafting magazine and I’m entering it into the current challenge at the Little Red Wagon which is all about purrs and wags.

I kept the card CAS, colouring the cat image with my Stampin Blends, added a strip of gold glitter paper and black and white stripe DSP to the edge before mounting it on a black card base.

I love how cute this card is and can’t wait to play with the other cat stamps in this set.

Next up is a technique card that I’m entering for the following challenges:

I stamped my sentiments and heat embossed in black (my celebrate part being Christmas sentiments), then stamped a few stars and heat embossed in Lindy’s Stamp Gang ‘Angel Wings Gold’ (my emboss resist and stars part); then I sponged Catherine Pooler Design inks in Stone Blue, Juniper Mist, Daydream and Midnight onto a masked panel to create a night sky and flicked some water droplets (my ‘I’ part being inky).

The stars are really shimmery gold IRL. I haven’t tried many night sky backgrounds but think this one worked out pretty well.

This next card is for the CAS-ual Fridays current challenge which is a photo inspiration challenge. 

I was inspired by the trees in the ornament and decided to use a new stamp set by Kaiser Craft ‘Sparkle’ I received from my friend Michelle for Christmas. The sentiment is also a Kaiser Craft one from the “Christmas Wishes’ set. I inked up 3 trees using my Kaleidacolor ‘Caribbean Sea’ ink, which gives such great colour blending to my card.  I stamped the sentiment in basic black over the top. I really love how this card came out.

I’m now off to make some Christmas shortbread

33 thoughts on “Challenge crafting day!”

  1. Thank you Tristan for adding your pretty emboss resist background Christmas card to our CAS Mix Up Challenge. I loved your other 2 CAS cards too. TFS Hugs..Nancy

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  2. Your cat card is so fun! I LOVE the image! And your tree card done with the kaleidoscope ink pad is really beautiful shades of blue and green. Great work with your emboss resist card, Tristan! Your stars are so pretty against the deep colours of your night sky. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Three lovely cards here Tristen – your emboss resist design with the masked square is so pretty – the water splatter really looks like a starry winters sky! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix up! Julia xx

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  4. You’ve been busy! A trio of wonderful cards. Your starry night Christmas card is a showcase of beautiful techniques. Love the rich deep colours. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Stars challenge. xx

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  5. All three cards are fabulous, Tristan! The cat card is so cute and the design is cool. I love how you layered the heat-embossed circle sentiments over the gorgeous night sky! Very unique and creative. The third card is bright and fun. The ombre Christmas trees are so pretty. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous starry sky card at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

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  6. A lovely selection of cards, Tristan! Love that cat! Your stars are beautiful sparkling in the night sky! Wonderful job of sponging and I love how you’ve added the circle sentiments! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas!


  7. All three are lovely cards Tristan, that cat certainly made me smile and I love how blue and inky your second background is. Stamping the circle sentiments over the top adds a really dynamic element! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


  8. Wow! Love all the cards you’ve created! Thanks for joining in the Celebrate challenge at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


  9. Lovely cards! Very pretty night sky with the embossed sentiments and stars. Thanks for playing with us at CAS Christmas.


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