It’s a crafty kinda day!

Well hello there – it’s the start of school holidays here and I’ve got a bit of time to myself while Miss K is catching up on her sleep. I’m playing along with 8 challenges today – yep – you read right – but there are only 5 cards!

First up is for a pair of challenges:

I had an alcohol ink background panel in my stash, so i decided to use it for this card with a floral die that covers the whole card. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strips Background’.

I can see myself using this background panel die more often.

Next is for Time Out Challenges #138 – Funny.

I love a funny card so quickly created a card with some images I had previously coloured and cut out and added a sentiment I created on my PC.

I bet this cat wishes he hadn’t looked up!

Next is a card for The Card Concept #118 which is a photo inspiration challenge.

A used a stamp set from Uniko called ‘Happy Succulents’ which I water coloured and fussy cut out. I added another sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strips Background’ which I cut apart and added some diagonal stripe DSP onto a coral card base.

Next up is a card for Less is More #398 – OLC spots and Clean and Simple Friday #161 – colour challenge.

I did a bit of masking on this card to create the circle at the top and then stamped 3 sizes of dots from the MFT ‘Bokeh builder’ stamp set in the SU inks of So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. I then rounded 2 corners for the finishing touch.

I really like these 3 colours together.

My last card is for The Male Room Challenge #114 – multiple layers and Daring Cardmakers – Cut it up.

I recently cup up all my SU DSP so that I would start to use it and not hoard it, so these 2 challenges came at the perfect time! I used the matching DSP and stamp set from SU called ‘Geared up garage’. I did a little bit of surgery on my car image (after it was stamped) to turn it into a convertible. I used 3 DSP layers and created my sentiment on my PC. I added a bit of crystal effects to the windscreen to make it look like glass.

This will go into my masculine birthday card stash.

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

29 thoughts on “It’s a crafty kinda day!”

  1. WOW Tristan.. You used your time to have a lot of fun. The cards are incredible. Just love the way the AI background looks die cut with that stunning cover die. And your cat is gorgeous….what a cute image. All of them are just fabulous.

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  2. I had to laugh, when I started going down this post I came to the sympathy card first and thought ‘is this her ‘funny’ card??’. What an idiot I am as I then came across all your other gorgeous cards. I absolutely love the one for our challenge and it suits me perfectly. I’m constantly ‘going to go on a diet’ but suddenly another month has gone by and it hasn’t happened. Your cat and pigs are coloured beautifully and love that they are the stars of the CAS design. I’m so glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

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  3. Hello! Saw this and commented over on IG, but wanted to leave a blog message too – all your cards here are fab – what a great variety! Love the car one you linked on our blog, great for all those petrol heads out there!

    Thanks for using some of your lovely patterned paper stash and joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

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  4. It’s great that you had so much time to create such lovely cards! I’m quite amazed about how different they are … and each and every one is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your card(s) with the Daring Cardmakers.

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  5. All such different designs but equally terrific. Love that you also used the bokeh stamp set for your spots card, great idea to mask the circle. All just works beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  6. Wow! You’ve certainly been busy, Tristan! An amazing set of cards! Love the alcohol ink die cut! It always gives that extra something to a card front! Thanks so much for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with Dies this Month.

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  7. So cool! Love the cool car and the map under it. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room for this challenge.

    X Lise Mariann, DT at The Male Room

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  8. Such a wonderful and varied selection of cards – I love how you used so many different design styles! Your cat card is definitely funny – that image is one of my faves! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  9. Wow! You’ve created many terrific cards. Love how you layered the patterned paper and the layout is pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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