Friday, August 17, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #8 ~ Geometric

Hi there!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries so far in this month's challenge! We are enjoying your wonderful creations! There is still time to play or play again! The challenge is open until the end of day on August 24th!

This month the challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, conventionally or unconventionally, but remember to use the same stamp or die for the prompt on both designs for two different occasions!

To inspire you a bit more I have made these two conventional triangle designs:
My geometric stamp is a sketchy triangle from PTI, used singly on my thinking of you card and in a colorful pattern on my birthday card. For details, please click over to my blog, djkardkreations.

We hope to see you in the gallery and thank you if you have already played! Remember, the winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!
HAVE FUN!
DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US!
WE LOVE TO SEE YOUR CREATIONS!


Friday, August 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #8

Hello and Welcome!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries in last month's challenge! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support and love to see how you interpret the prompt and stretch your stamps and dies! This month our challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, but remember to use the same geometric stamp or die on both your cards for two different occasions! Here's a chart with some shapes to get your creativity stirring:
Remember, too, that we will have a "conventional" challenge winner from those who use their geometric stamp or die traditionally and, if suitable, we will also have an "unconventional" winner from those who use their geometric stamp or die as something nontraditional!

Guest Designers

This month we are delighted to have both a conventional winner and an unconventional winner from our June challenge as our Guest Designers! 

Please welcome our conventional winner Cheryl of Paper Panacea and her beautiful Twofer card designs:
Thank you, Cheryl!

Please welcome our unconventional winner Brenda of Inkspired to Stamp and her two beautiful Twofer designs:
Thank you, Brenda!

Design Team

We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your Design Team! You can find the details on all these inspirational Twofers on the designer's individual blogs. We hope you'll take a closer look!




The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) August 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) August 30th.

The Winner(s) will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!

A reminder of our simple rules!
For important details, please click on the Rules and FAQ tabs above. 
New questions are always updated to the FAQ tab.

Thank you for playing and leaving some encouragement for others!
HAVE FUN!!


Monday, July 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #7 Winners!

Hello!

It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #7! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! 

You all did a wonderful job with the BEVERAGE prompt! Once again, it was a lot of fun seeing the ways you stretched your stamps and dies in conventional and unconventional categories!

Thank you so much!!

Congratulations to our July "Conventional" Winner!
In both of Linda's fabulous designs she used a champagne flute stamp. Her first card is a classically beautiful anniversary card. The background is gorgeous and she used a gold oval frame, gold rings, gold champagne, and a gold embossed '50' to earmark this special golden anniversary. The celebration banner for the sentiment is so fitting! Her second card is a thank you card for a party and one can instantly tell the party was a lot of fun! The silver-embossed row of drinks is very inviting on the Washi tape tablecloth with a happy sun looking on with approval!

Congratulations to our July "Unconventional" Winner!
Susan's "Let's Do Coffee" card looks so deliciously inviting! She has paid incredible attention to detail with her embossed background, coffee bean embellishments, and her take-out cup with swirled whipped cream, lid, straw, and ribbon. For her second card, Susan very cleverly turned her take-out cup over and made it a Christmas snow globe! Her happy snowman with the floating snow scene inside the globe and the snowy embossed background are beautifully executed! 

Well done, Linda and Susan! Here is the Winner's Badge 
for both of you to proudly display on your blog!

Congratulations to our fabulous July Honorable Mentions!

Jacquie Southas (What Did I Do Today?) #14
Jacquie's first card is a conventional design with clean lines and a fresh color combination of white, navy and a little pop of bright teal. Her second card is an unconventional design using the coffee cup die upside down and creating some fun and very yummy looking popsicles, just perfect for a hot summer's day! The strawberry, orange, and lemon flavors of these icy treats really pop off the deep blue background!

While both of Marcia's cards used the PTI teacups in a conventional manner, one is beautifully filled with pretty blossoms, and the other holds a couple of playful mice! The first cup is perfectly set off with a "thinking of you" sentiment diagonally repeated on a white tag and set against a great two-panel background. Her 'Christmice' card is adorable in coordinating reds and greens, and those little critters are just the right size for a game of hide-and-seek inside the teacups!

Coni's invitation could not be more inviting with her gold-labeled bottled of red wine, filled glass, bit of flora, and wedge of cheese, all lovingly framed in ovals! And her second design using the same wine glass is a virtual party on a tag, backed by an explosive embossed card! The fun sentiment and picnic ribbon add more fun, but the real tickle comes from how Coni made her shimmery tilted wine glasses into wobbly action figures! Clink! 

Cornelia's crisp and clean conventional card, with its row of partly filled bottles and glasses, is brilliantly colored and the splashes each side of the sentiment add a party feel to the "Let's Celebrate" greeting! For her unconventional card, Cornelia cleverly turned one of the bottles into an inkwell, with a delicate, elegant feather acting as a quill pen. An ink splat, pops of aqua, and a double trim border of Washi tape add fun and interest to her second crisp and clean design!

Kati has given us two humorous coffee card designs! For her "instead of flowers" card, her vintage lady is bearing an armful of delicious iced and creamy coffees! The background circle, flag, and pretty patterned paper make this a lovely feminine card. For her second card, Kati created a different design with pretty blue and art deco patterned paper. She used another lovely vintage young lady, this time bearing a tray of large coffee yumminess, and a laugh-out-loud sentiment!

Congratulations to all you talented ladies!
Here is the Honorable Mention badge for you to display with pride!
We look forward to seeing your creative and awesome Twofer Card Challenge designs next month! The challenge will run from August 10, 2018 to August 24, 2018

Thank you again!! Mwah!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #7 ~ Beverage

Hi there!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries so far in this month's challenge! We are enjoying your wonderful creations! There is still time to play or play again! The challenge is open until the end of day on July 24th!

This month the challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, but remember to use the same stamp or die on both designs for two different occasions!

To inspire you a bit more I have made these two conventional teacup designs:
Well, conventional in the sense that the teacups are represented as teacups. The beverage itself, however, is a bit of a stretch! You can imagine the fun we had making these cards! For details, please click over to my blog, djkardkreations.

We hope to see you in the gallery and thank you if you have already played! Remember, the winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!
HAVE FUN!
DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US!
WE LOVE TO SEE YOUR CREATIONS!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #7

Hello and Welcome!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries in last month's challenge! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support and love to see how you interpret the prompt and stretch your stamps and dies! This month our challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, but remember to use the same beverage stamp or die on both your cards for two different occasions!

Remember, too, that we will have a "conventional" challenge winner from those who use their beverage stamp or die as drink images and, if suitable, we will also have an "unconventional" winner from those who use their beverage stamp or die as something other than a drink!

Guest Designers

This month we are delighted to have both a conventional winner and an unconventional winner from our May challenge as our Guest Designers! 

Please welcome our conventional winner: Bonnie of Stamping With Klass!
Here are Bonnie's beautiful Twofer cards using the same mug for both her pretty designs! Thank you, Bonnie!
And please welcome our unconventional winner: Marianne (and Bernie) of Marianne's Cards 'n Stuff!
Here are Marianne's beautiful Twofer cards using the same champagne glass for both her pretty designs! Thank you, Marianne!
Design Team

We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your Design Team! You can find the details on all these inspirational Twofers on the designer's individual blogs. We hope you'll take a closer look!

Bev
Kara
The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) July 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) July 30th.

The Winner(s) will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!

A reminder of our simple rules!
For important details, please click on the Rules and FAQ tabs above.

Thank you for playing and leaving some encouragement for others!
HAVE FUN!!


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6 Winners!

Hello!

It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #6! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! 

You all did a wonderful job with the TREES prompt! It turns out that trees were more popular for creating unconventional uses that our prior prompts have been. We had 54 entries: 28 of them featured trees in a conventional way for both designs; and 26 of them featured featured trees in unconventional ways for one or both designs! It was a lot of fun seeing the ways you stretched your stamp or die in both categories!

Thank you so much!!

Congratulations to our June "Conventional" Winner!
In both of Cheryl's lovely designs she has used her tree stamp as a tree. She stretched the stamp, however, on her beautiful Christmas card by using just the top half of the tree, which made it appear as if she had used an entirely different set of stamps! The execution of both designs is flawless.

Congratulations to our June "Unconventional" Winner!
For her conventional get well design, Brenda featured a stately tree as the star of the card with beautiful blending for the prairie and sky. Then for her cute birthday fishes card, Brenda used the same tree in an unconventional way by stamping just the tippy-tops to cleverly create sea plants for the fish bowl!

Well done, Cheryl and Brenda! Here is the Winner's Badge 
for both of you to proudly display on your blog!

Here are your fabulous Honorable Mentions!
Julia (Create With Me) #13
Julie's birthday card on the left features a willow tree in conventional format with the delightful additions of a birdhouse and swing, backed by polka-dotted sky and grass and framed with scallops. She then turned the willows of the tree upside down and used it unconventionally to create a field of heather in a square frame for her sympathy card!

Barb's amazing CAS designs really bring focus to her beautiful bare tree stamp. For her sweet friend card, Barb masked an oval and blended an ombre sunset of vibrant orange to soft peach colors which draws the eye to the single leafy tree. Barb's Christmas card once again showcases her wonderful blending skills creating a gorgeous winter skyline as a backdrop for her forest of bare trees and snowy hills. An adorable bird adds whimsy to complete the scene!

Elizabeth (Paper Sweetness) #30
Elizabeth's Christmas card is a wonderful combination of lime, red, and gingham frames for her shaker pine trees which are filled with glittery goodness. Elizabeth then cleverly turned her pine tree die on its side to create vibrant rainbow-colored arrows pointing at her uplifting message of encouragement!

Nancy (Scrapper at HeART) #38
Nancy's thank you card on the right is a striking CAS design with her apple tree trio bearing bright and colorful foliage in little stitched squares. The background embossing and unique ribbon and label sentiment add texture and dimension without distracting from her main focus. For her cute birthday card, Nancy went more than the extra mile with her design: The tree tops, clouds, and balloon were all created using her apple tree stamp!

Robyn created a beautiful seaside landscape for her thinking-of-you card. Her solitary tree overlooking the vast ocean is evocative of her message and the image is framed beautifully. For her Christmas card, Robyn created a lineup of her tree to represent each of the four seasons. To give them definition, Robyn framed each season using a postage stamp die which really showcases the tiny colorful tree art!

Congratulations to all you talented ladies!
Here is the Honorable Mention badge for you to display with pride!
We look forward to seeing your creative and awesome Twofer Card Challenge designs next month! The challenge will run from July 10, 2018 to July 24, 2018

Thank you again!! Mwah!