Crafting instead of chores!

Otherwise know as procraftinating! I should be doing chores and getting ready for the work/school week but continuing to be in COVID lockdown I really can’t be bothered. It’s also my mother’s 3rd birthday in heaven today and I’m feeling rather emotional and just need to be in my happy place.

First up is a card for:

I used a cute stamp set from Stampin Up ‘Turtle Friends’ that I inked up on a slimline card. I’ve been a terrible aunt and needed a belated birthday card.

Next is a card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #191 F is for f words. Warning about language on this card!

I watercoloured the Penny Black ‘Hang on tight’ kitty and added a sentiment from The Ink Road ‘Zero fucks’. This is going to a friend of mine who is sick and tired of being in lockdown!.

You think it’s a cute card and then you see the snarky sentiment!

Next is a card for:

I watercolourd the gorgeous bunny from Colorado Craft Company ‘Hello Bunny’ and added the sentiments from Essentials by Ellen ‘Pure Magic”.

I’m really happy with how the rabbit fur has turned out.

Lastly is a card for Just Add Ink #567.

I just love the colours and the rug in this inspiration photo and used them to design my card. I stamped The Ton ‘Cherry Blossom’ twice; once in black and then the second time I used my Stampin Up markers to selectively colour that stamp. I then punched three circles from the coloured piece and overlayed them on the black panel to create a very subtle spotlight effect.

Well that’s it for today. Miss Kat and I are going to back some of my mother’s favourite things in her memory – honey joys, chocolate crackles and banana muffins.

Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

29 thoughts on “Crafting instead of chores!”

  1. Heartful hugs Tristan. Best to be in your happy place on these days. And you have been creating some amazing cards. The one for your friend… just perfect! I can image all those lockdowns can be draining. Love the last card too… (well love them all) but that one is simply so elegant. Take care – give Miss K a big hug too and enjoy remembering the good times.

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    1. What a fun array of cards – and such fun sentiments too, that really cracked me up! I really love your fun and innovative way of colouring your Cherry Blossom card. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  2. Beautiful cards Tristan and I especially love the Penny Black one! I could think of a few people that would appreciate that! I’m sure your Mum will be looking down on her girls and enjoying the baking! Hugs to you both. xx

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  3. Much love to you today, Tristan. I know too well how hard it is. I love that you’ve chosen to do something that makes you happy today – you’ve churned out the happiness. Your cards are all fabulous, loving that snarky sentiment. The standout for me without a doubt is the Cherry Blossom – JUST WOW! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink & happy baking today. x

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  4. It looks like your happy place zone helped. These are all amazing! Love the colorful turtles. It’s so perfect for the CC&S sketch. But your card for the Sisterhood is AMAZING. I love it so much. Thanks so much for playing along with both challenges this week. (hugs)

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  5. Oh my goodness,…all the critters – so cute. The rabbit is gorgeous. The little turtle fellas are just to stinkin’ cute! Perfect interpretation of the sketch. I need to look into this snarky card blog – seems to be quite the fun place to be – I feel that way quite often and can totally relate to that card. The flowers are gorgeous – love how you popped out the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S.

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  6. Adorable take on the sketch with turtles! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours and Sketches. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

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  7. A fabulous set of cards but those turtles are the perfect way to bring cheer when you are feeling emotional I’m sure. I love them! Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

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  8. Bless you Tristan, sending big hugs to you and I think you can definitely be forgiven for the language on your second card! All your cards are gorgeous but I love the beautiful turtle card you made for our challenge. Great colours and perfect for a belated birthday. Thank you for coming to play at CAS Colours & Sketches! Vicky x

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  9. Fabulous turtle slimline card! And you used all of the colors in the challenge too. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

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