Cold Crafty Day

It’s a cold day here in Melbourne, so I’m happy to be staying inside and getting my craft on!

My first card is for a trio of challenges: Tuesday Morning Sketches and CAS Colours & Sketches and Inkspirational Challenges.

I love the colour scheme and it perfectly matched the Stampin Up ‘Bird Ballad’ DSP. I used a piece of the feather DSP along with the ‘Free as a Bird’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends for this card. There’s a few more layers than I’m used to on my card but I’m happy with how this came out.

This little guy reminds me of the bronze wing doves we see in our garden.

Next is a card for a pair of challenges: Little Red Wagon and Just Us Girls.

To me, summer is all about cocktails on the beach while you’re on holidays, so I went to a favourite set by Tim Holtz called ‘Cocktails Blueprint’ with a sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘ Simple Strips Background’.

Thirsty anyone?

Next up is a card for The Flower Challenge.

I used a background stamp from the Ton called ‘Cherry blossom garden cling’ which I heat embossed in gold and then water coloured the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strips Background’.

This one’s going to a good friend of mine that could do with a bit of cheering up.

Lastly is a card for the current Library Challenge.

I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use for this challenge – Stampin Up’s ‘Sailing Home’ and coordinating DSP ‘Sailing Away’. Love how easy it is to craft with coordinated products.

I might send this one to my brother, who’s a sailor.

Well, thanks for looking and have a great day.

22 thoughts on “Cold Crafty Day”

  1. So many fabulous cards in one post! I love the layout of the bird card – the feathers background looks great. And the gold embossing on the flowers is gorgeous.
    What a great nautical effect you’ve created on the lighthouse card. The string is perfect and I love the askew layering. Thanks for joining The Library.

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  2. Wow! You’ve created so many pretty cards. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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  3. Looks like you had a great crafty day, Tristan. I love your cocktail card and I’m glad you shared it with us at Just Us Girls. The gold embossing looks so elegant on your flowered background. Thanks for sharing that one with us at The Flower Challenge.

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  4. Wow! I’m proud of myself if I get one card posted a week. You have managed to get four cards in one post and they are all fabulous! Love all your nautical elements with the lighthouse. Your bloody mary card is bloody brilliant (if you don’t mind my saying so. Love all the gold embossing on your pretty floral creation and that little SU birdie with it’s pretty feather background is delightful! And thank you for stopping by my blog too. I really appreciate that. Hugs, Lesley

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  5. Your cards are beautiful! Sorry to be teasing you with our summer picture since you are in your winter season, but that Bloody Mary looks delicious! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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