Weekend Crafting

I’ve decided to stay in my craft room this weekend and avoid the news and people. I’m finding it stressful hearing constantly about COVID-19, its spread and the panic runs on the supermarkets for everyday pantry items.

It looks like my daughter’s school will close for 4 weeks (2 of them being the usual holiday break) and all events of more than 500 people have been banned. These are wise steps to try to slow the spread of the virus but it certainly is putting pressure on families, medical and essential services. Hopefully sanity will soon start to prevail and people will stop being selfish and start to care for their fellow humans.

OK, I’m off my soap box now – onto my cards!

First up is a card for :

One of my favourite techniques is ink smooshing, which I used for the background of this card. I stamped a few of the images from the Stampin Up ‘Gangs all Meer’ set and then coloured them in to look like silhouettes. I was inspired by a card made by my friend Kath, I used the same images but changed up the colour, sentiment and mounting.

Next is a card for:

I love these 4 challenges have aligned for this card. I created an AI green background which was inspired by the Card Concept green leaves. I then punched 3 butterflies from the panel which meets the 3 things from CTS and LRW and the things that flutter and fly in GDP. I added 3 embossed stripes down the side of the card base for the butterflies to hover over and the sentiment from MFT ‘Butterflies’ and the card was done!

Next is a card for The Sisterhood of Crafters, who have an Easter challenge.

I used a stamp from Mama Elephant called ‘Bunny Hop’ and chose to lightly colour just 1 of the bunnies and added a sentiment I created on my laptop.

Next is a card for The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #155 – Booze.

Can I just say that I have so much fun playing with their challenges, as I love a chance to get my snark on. This time I have used stamps from Unity Stamp Co. called ‘Drink & cuss’ and ‘No Regrets’. I stamped the lady onto a die cut card piece, the sentiment onto a cut out banner and added some Stampin Up DSP and sequins for balance and interest and my card was done. I know exactly which friend of mine will be getting this for her birthday!

Next up is a card for Less is More #415 – Red, Raspberry & Grey.

I decided to use a new to me set from Altenew ‘Climbing Clematis’ and my Altenew ink spots. This looks like a simple card, but lining up the different layers took some time.

Lastly is a card for Just Us Girls #527 – Trend Week – Black Background.

I created an ink smooshed background in some oranges and reds. I then die cut the woman’s face and sentiment from black cardstock. I attached the die cut panel on top of my ink smooshed panel and mounted both onto a white card base and my card was done.

Well that’s it for this weekend. Thanks for stopping by and looking. Enjoy the rest of your day.

37 thoughts on “Weekend Crafting”

  1. Great array of cards. Yes, stressful times. I work in a school office in NSW and not sure what will happen in the next few weeks! Stay calm and keep crafting lol! Cathy x

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  2. I enjoy the magic of ink smooshing too, love how you can’t predict what will happen. Your card design looks fab with the silhouettes against that smooshed background. Thanks for playing at HLS CAS, hope to see you come back and play in future challenges too.

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  3. Thank goodness for crafting eh?! Your cards are always stunning Tristan and having a whole gallery of them in one post is quite the treat. I laughed aloud at the snarky card 🙂
    Vicky x

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  4. Gorgeous cards! Always enjoy my visits to your blog. Sounds like we’re on the same soap box, hun! Love your SoSS card. A gorgeous and snarky make. Thanks for playing, Jo x

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  5. Beautiful group of cards and yes! to COVID crafting. 🙂 Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Your kind of friend is my kind of friend too.

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  6. All of your cards are fabulous, but that bunny card is so adorable! Looks like you’ve made great use of your craft time. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters, “EASTER” Challenge.

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  7. Wow, you have been a busy stamper…these are ALL amazing! The green butterflies, though….they are just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing this and playing with our Card Concept Irish Coffee challenge this week!

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  8. You had a very productive weekend! (Me, not so much. I need to get my craft on!) Love all your cards, but of course the snarky one speaks to me. 😀 Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


  9. I have been quarantining myself (from the constant barrage of the news) in my craft room too! All your cards are so special, I especially love the butterfly card. Those 3 butterflies and 3 lines are perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge!

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  10. That’s quite an array of wonderful cards, Tristan. All so different and creative. I’m also a lover of smooshed backgrounds and that red/orange one behind the facial die cut it stunning. Thanks for sharing that card with us at Just Us Girls.

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