A weekend of challenges

I’ve been crafting up a storm again this weekend; I’ve been trying to distract myself from all the Mother’s Day advertising – with having lost mum 3 months ago, the coming of this day is really causing me pain and so I’ve retreated to my craft room to avoid all types of media.

I’m playing along with some new and old to me challenges this weekend.

First up is a new to me challenge -> {PIN}spirational Challenge 237.

I used a stamp set from Concord & 9th called ‘Globe greetings’ for my card. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and added a bit of gold splatter.

Next is a card for a pair of challenges -> Shopping Our Stash 394 – cupcakes and Freshly Made Sketches 386.

I used a stamp set from Altenew called ‘Layered cupakes’ and some DSP from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I knw it looks like I double stamped the sentiment but this is what the sentiment actualy looks like!

Next I was inspired by the sketch and colour them over at CASology 341 and MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge 435.

I had some pre coloured and cut critter images in my stash, so this card came together super quickly.

Next is a card for CAS Colours & Sketches 319.

I used Stampin Up ‘Butterfly gala’ for my stamp and die cuts. I sponged an oval and a little bit of the edges under the die cuts.

Next is a card for a new to me challenge -> Cards 4 Guys 218 Whatever the weather. I’m also putting my hand up for a DT spot they’ve got free.

I used dies ofrm Stampin Up ‘Rainbow Builder’ and the sentiment is from Altenew ‘ Rain or Shine’. I love this card and it will go into my Valentines Day stash.

Don’t you love the lightening bolts coming from the clouds?

Next up is a card for another pair of challenges -> Addicted to CAS 158 and Little Red Wagon 495.

I used a panda die that I borrowed from my friend, Michelle and left off the sentiment to keep this card super CAS.

Next is a card for another pair of challenges -> Alphabet Challenge – C for clean & simple and Just Add Ink 455.

I use Stampin Up sets called ‘First frost’ and ‘Flowing fountain’ for this card. I added a little bit of embossing behind the sentiment for some texture.

Lastly is a card for Less is More 394.

OLCs are sometimes tough but this one came to me pretty quickly. I did some masked off sponging with a soft word die and yellow ink. Then I stamped the flowers (petals) from Clearly Besotted ‘Dandelion dreams’ over the top for a crisp clean look.

Well that’s it for today, a diverse collection of cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

42 thoughts on “A weekend of challenges”

  1. I feel your pain Tristan…. it’s the second Mother’s Day for me and I still miss my Mum. With the upcoming birth of my little granddaughter, I wish she was here to meet her too. Hugs to you, with this year being still so raw! Hve a good cry on the day and hug your girl extra hard!

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  2. Wow, you have been busy with all the challenges. Love them all. Your card for the CC&S challenge is lovely – the butterfly pulls your eyes into the centre and the sponged Soft Sky oval. Thank you for taking part in this week”s challenge and for sharing all your projects.

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  3. holy WOW, so many amazing CAS cards!!! but of course i’m bound to say the one with the sweeeet cupcake is my fave, right?! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (cupcake!) STASH with us this fortnight! ♥

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  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. You have certainly been keeping yourself busy and, wow. What a collection of cards. Thanks so much for playing along at Less Is More xx

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  5. Oh goodness, you’ve had a busy weekend, what a fantastic bunch of cards. I love the one you’ve created for us at Cardz 4 Guyz, and yes, I do think the lightning bolts are great.

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  6. You’ve been a super busy crafter!
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mum…days that are special for some cause so much sadness for others.
    Thinking of you…
    And thank you for taking the time to play along with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss, Tristan! You have really created a beautiful collection of cards…of course, my favorite is your fabulous Panda Bear…love the contrast of black & white 🙂 Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

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  8. Oh my you have been stamping up a storm, haven’t you. I agree with you though, that Mothers Day is not the same for us after we have lost our Mum’s.
    I love your selection of cards – they are all lovely. I really love the colour palette of your sympathy card – I think it is perfect for this card. Chantell Just Add Ink

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