Challenge Crafting

Hello there – I’m back a few cards for some of my favourite challenges.

First up is a card for AAA Cards #142 – OLC optional twist black and white.

I used a stamp set from Mama Elephant called ‘Cat’s Meow’ which I stamped in Catherine Pooler Designs midnight ink. Now I’d usually colour a few of the kitties, but to stay within the challenge I only coloured a few in my lighted black Stampin Blends.

AAA Cards have a design team call out – so I’m going to throw my hat in with this card.

Next up is a card for Freshly Made Sketches #392.

I got a new sentiment set and matching dies from Taylored Expressions called ‘Simple Strips Background’ that stamps 18 sentiments at once and then die cuts them all at the same time too – brilliant! The wine glass is from Tim Holtz ‘Wine Blueprint’ coloured with my cherry cobbler Stampin Blends. I added a touch of crystal effects to the glass to show the light reflection.

Next is a card for Time Out Challenges #137 – Nature.

For this card I used a stamp from Picket Fences called ‘Aoenium African Succulent’ which I roughly watercoloured and added to a white card base with a black and white striped panel. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strip Background’. I added a few sequins for some balance.

Next is a card for two challenges -> Alphabet Challenge – F is for flowers and Less is More #379.

For this card, I sponged a panel with Stampin Up fresh fig and balmy blue inks and then die cut the floral image from the panel. I then mounted this die cut onto a white card base and added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strip Background’.

Lastly is a card for Paper Craft Crew Challenge #340 – Precious Pets.

I love cats so used a stamp from a set I got with a crafting magazine ‘Making Cards & Papercraft’ called ‘Catitude’. This stamp reminds me of my ginger boy Oscar when he stretches.

Well, that’s all for today – thanks for looking and have a great day.

26 thoughts on “Challenge Crafting”

  1. wow what an amazing set of cards! And a gorgeous one for Time Out. Love how you have designed this with the graphic strip of card grounding the card and the gorgeous arty feel then to the succulent. Thanks for joining Time Out

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  2. WOW Tristan, you have been busy! I love them all! I do particularly love all those cats though, and that one with the mustache!! Adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards and also Less is More. Good luck with the DT call at AAA cards!

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  3. A wonderful selection of cards. You really have showcased so many different styles and techniques here. The gorgeous die cut you made from that sponged piece of paper is wonderful. Just perfect for our colour challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

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  4. Wonderful selection of cards – I love the succulent card you created for out Time Out challenge – the loose watercolouring is beautiful and I love how you complemented it with the bold and graphic border stripe. Thanks so much for playing along with our Nature challenge. Jill

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