Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #1

Hello and Welcome!
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you,
but remember to use the same feather stamp or die on both cards!
And, yes, your feathers may be attached to birds 
or dreamcatchers or ...?

Twofer Card Challenge Rules:
  • Make two different card designs for two different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies.
  • This is a card-only challenge, but any style is welcome.
  • Follow the monthly prompt and follow this blog.
  • To help the DT visit you, link only ONE photo showing both cards.
  • Link to this challenge in your blog post. No backlinks, which means your post date and time must be after the challenge date.
  • Leave an encouraging comment below for the Design Team.
  • Leave encouraging comments on three (3) other gallery entries.
  • You may enter up to three (3) times.
  • You may enter five (5) additional challenges.
      The goal is to stretch your creativity as well as your stamps and dies by making two distinctly different designs using the same prompt stamp or die! 

      In order to stretch your design skills, try a different style with your second card! In order to stretch your schtuff, try using the prompt stamp or die in an unexpected way on your second card!

      Please read the very specific information about design layout and using stamp-and-die pairings, negative/positive dies, other stamp sets, etc. under the tab "FAQ" (frequently asked questions) above. The use of NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) is encouraged, but not a requirement.

      We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your Design Team! 


      Bev

      Anita

      Susanne
      Kara

      I'm delighted to have Carol Mayne as our Social Media Coordinator! You can follow us on Facebook and on Instagram.  In addition to linking below, if you post your cards to the Twofer Card Challenge pages on Instagram and Facebook, please use #twofercardchallenge so Carol can find you!

      The challenge is open until 10:00 AM (PST) January 24th.
      Winner and Honorable Mentions will be posted at 10:00 AM (PST) January 30th.

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


      80 comments:

      Leslie Miller said...

      Yay! It's here! It's here! Super inspiration from the team and very helpful. Putting my thinking cap on...

      OH Babs said...

      Ready, set, GO. Congrats on your latest endeavor Darnell and design team. I hope to participate and support you. Hugs BBB

      ionabunny said...

      Ha!! Hello. Been waiting for this one. Hmmm, feathers. Glad we can leave them on the bird. Gorgeous inspiration from the team. Back soon. Hugz

      Lucy E. said...

      This looks so fun!
      I love all of the design teams’
      cards-what awesome examples
      for the challenge.
      I hope to play along, but I don’t
      remember if I have any feather stamps🤔

      Quillish said...

      Yay... It's here! I am so excited to do something.. for this challenge! Cool Inspirations from DT!

      Shelly said...

      Yay!! Can't wait to play along! FABULOUS cards from all!

      Marianne said...

      Yay! Let the games begin! Wonderful inspiration by the DT to kickstart this new challenge.
      Marianne x

      cm said...

      Woo hoo! Awesome launch of fabulous cards; you gals are soooo inspiring! Looking forward to seeing a full-to-bursting gallery of twofer tremendousness!
      Hugs~c

      Viv said...

      Fabulous cards by all the DT, great challenge too.....I am working on my cards ;) Vee xx

      Sue - said...

      Fabulous cards ladies!

      Sheila H said...

      Your DT inspiration sets a high standard. I'm going to do my best to join in.

      Liz said...

      Great inspiration from the DT. Gorgeous cards. xx

      Carol H. said...

      Woohoo! Congratulations, Darnell, on the first challenge!! So, I'm a very literal person and when I first saw "feathers" I was saying gah! I have not a single feather stamp or die in my plentiful stash! Thank you to your team for their beautiful cards and so much inspiration (also showing me that I could use birds! Duh! LOL!) Birds a plenty I have!!

      I Card Everyone said...

      Ladies!!! YaY!!! I'm all excited and raring to start! Congratulations Darnell, for having the courage and stamina to have your very own challenge! xoxo
      =]

      I Card Everyone said...

      OH and I LOve all the inspiration! your cards are amazing!!!
      =]

      Susan said...

      Congrats, Darnell, on the start of your challenge! Now I'm off to read the rules and make sure I get it right!

      ~amy~ said...

      Oh how fun! awesome inspiration ladies!!!

      MagsB said...

      What wonderful inspiration from you all!

      love Mags B x

      Macimbalo said...

      What a fun challenge! Love all the DT designs....Happy New Year!!!

      Di said...

      /squeal! At last!! I love the theme and have an idea or two - chews lip and ponders - will be back! xx

      KatheD said...

      ohmygoodness, I've been so excited for this to start, but I forgot that today was the 10th! fabulous inspiration from the DT, especially Kara, since I had to look three times before I could see the stamp/die that is the same!

      Linda said...

      Well today's the day and what a fabulous first challenge. Great inspiration from the DT too ..... this is going to be fun xx

      Cat Craig said...

      Yay! Darnell congrats on the challenge launch, and I hope to play when I return to Maryland...I brought no feathers with me to California...though a friend of mine might have some so we will see. Congrats too on the spectacular DT!

      Lisa Elton said...

      WhooHoo!! So happy things are up and running!! Looking forward to playing along. Thanks for all of the fabulous inspiration from the team!

      Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

      Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration :) awesome to have a new challenge!
      Hugs
      Preeti

      Christine Alexander said...

      congrats on the launch of the challenge. The Design Team have some amazing inspiration and I can't wait to join in :)

      Dana M said...

      Fabulous! I've been anxiously waiting for the launch of this fun new challenge. Amazing concept, design team and cards!

      Paru Mahtani said...

      Wow!! Your inspirations are just fabulous!! I especially love the littlebird on Kara's card, the shadow of the feather on your card and the peacok feather ornaments on Anita's card.

      nancy littrell said...

      Congratulations, Darnell on your awesome new and very different challenge in blogland! As soon as I saw all the inspiration this a.m. I was ready to create. I got my cards entered in your challenge tonight. Luckily the 2nd card was real CAS and quick:-) It was a fun way to create. Make one card and then keep your supplies out, which makes the 2nd card much easier:-)

      Hugs and thank you again Darnell and all your very talented DT:-)

      Claire said...

      What a fab idea Darnell - hoping I can join in with your challenge but off on holiday shortly so may have to miss this first one. Fingers crossed I can get some super quick mojo happening! A beautiful selection of cards from the DT!

      wienerhoneymooners said...

      Congrats Darnell!!!! Your infectious fun stories are a delight and this challenge looks to be as well!! HUGS Kimberly

      Redanne said...

      Huge congratulations on a wonderful new challenge blog, I just know it will be a huge success - such a clever idea too. Hugs, Annie xxxx

      maria f. said...

      Great concept and great samples. On a couple I really had to look hard to see how the same supplies were used. Guess that's the whole idea, eh? Lovely work, ladies.

      Ne-Ja said...

      ČAO, I love the concept of the challenge. Nice work DT :)

      Mac Mable said...

      Many congratulations on the start of this fun challenge. Such a great idea and thank you for the wonderful inspiration from the fabulous design team x

      artful-notions said...

      What? Have I been on the moon? A new challenge? Thanks be to Michele I know where to play. Hugs everyone. Working up a couple of goodies now...

      Dotty Jo x said...

      ...And we're off! Great cards from the DT ladies. Wishing you all the best for this fun, new venture, Jo x

      Linda said...

      What a beautiful array of cards for our inspiration. Congrats, Darnell on your first challenge debut.

      Pat McCleary said...

      Congrats, Darnell, on your challenge launch. This is such a fabulous idea & I see you've chosen an outstanding design team. I'll be cheering from the sidelines.

      TK said...

      Beautiful and unique cards from the hostesses, and several from participants so far that are pretty amazing too!

      artful-notions said...

      Hooray, congrats and whoopee! So happy for this challenge and all this talented inspiration! Love that it's the brainchild of the hostess with the mostest, Darnell. Working on a two-fer right now!

      Julia Dunnit said...

      I’m amazed by what you gals can do with feathers! very inspiring gals, proof of that is my entry into the first challenge I’ve made cards for on time! Thanks...it pushed me a bit, used up some scraps and NMBUS. Hope this is the gentle start to a roll!

      Paru Mahtani said...

      OOps!! After, I made my cards and wrote my post, I realised I had to used feathers!!! So embarassingly silly!!
      Here is the link anyway..In case anyone wants to take a look!
      http://parusperceptions.blogspot.in/2018/01/playing-twofer-challenge.html Do stop by!

      Marcia HIll said...

      SOOOOO excited about this new challenge and Darnell, you and the DT rocked the inspiration for this first challenge...totally LOVING every card from every one!! I will definitely be playing along every month and am already looking forward to next month! Congrats again on this new venture, and I just know you're going to have lots and lots of players every month! Let the FUN begin!! :0)

      KandA said...

      Woohoo, so glad to see you up and running and with such fabulous inspiration from you all. Mmmm, definitely got no feathers but maybe I've a bird or two hiding in the crafty cupboard xx

      Petra Swart said...

      This blog looks absolutely great and the DT cards are all just wonderful!!!
      Darnell, wishing you and your team all the best for this challenge!!!!
      Hugz

      BobbisTreasure said...

      So excited for your new adventure!

      Barb Ghig said...

      So exciting, Darnell! CONGRATS to you and your amazing DT on your new challenge! Best wishes for success...and I can't wait to play along :)

      Claire said...

      What a beautiful selection from your DT, great inspiration. Good luck Darnell and all your team x

      Kath said...

      Fabulous cards - my first challenge will be to find some feathers!
      Kath x

      Theresa said...

      Love your new challenge! Great cards and inspiration by the design team!

      Diane said...

      I came back to leave my comments, hoping blogger got their issues fixed but I guess not...oh well...anywho wanted to say what gorgeous cards you all have created...all so creative and fun! And wanted to say what a well run challenge, I love a GOOD challenge too, one that you have to think to enter..keeps the old mind going...I hope entrants read your rules though, we have lots that don't, and it annoys me..lol...anyhow...I can see this is going to take off strong...have fun!!

      Marina said...

      Great challenge idea! Great inspiration.

      Lindart said...

      Greetings! I fell in love with this challenge as soon as I saw it! The cards are beautiful and inspiring - I love seeing a stamp I have (the birds singing on the branch) being used in a creative way. I have LOTS of stamps, but don't use them much - I tend to use the same stamps over and over, without branching out, so this challenge is perfect for me! You did mention not using stencils in the FAQs, I'm hoping you meant as the main image, as I did use stencils in my backgrounds. Looking forward to more! Lindart

      Darnell said...

      Thank you for your enthusiasm! Yes, you can use stencils as a secondary element on your cards. I've edited the FAQ to clarify that, so thank you for asking! Hugs, Darnell

      Jane Willis said...

      I tried to comment yesterday but Blogger was in a bad mood and I clicked and clicked and clicked on that darned Publish button and nothing happened (not just on this blog but on almost every blogger blog I visited) so I'm here to try again.
      Wonderful challenge, a great excuse to use one of my old favourite stamps, and the DT samples and all the lovely entries in the gallery look wonderful. I can see this is going to be a huge hit!
      Jane

      Jane Willis said...

      ... and it only took 45 clicks of the Publish button this time. How sad that I counted!

      Janice said...
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      Janice said...

      Congratulations on your new challenge Darnell! I really enjoyed thinking 'outside the box' with this one, and look forward to entering future ones. You have received such a lot of fabulous entries, and your team have provided some great inspiration.
      Janice x

      Kathyk said...

      MY! Who knew that there were so many FABULOUS feather images and dies out there!

      Thanks Darnell and the team

      Kathyk

      laurie said...

      Great cards ladies and a fun challenge!!!

      HilaryJane said...

      Thanks for the challenge and a challenge it proved to be. I love all the inspiration, it helped so much x

      Nonni said...

      So great to have this new challenge to enter, thank you Darnell and the whole DT! Great projects from all of you!

      Indy's Designs said...

      I'm so excited about this new challenge! The inspiration is fabulous! Thanks for making card-making world even more fun!
      Debbie

      Sharron said...

      Loved playing in this fabulous new challenge! Thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiration!

      Jane said...

      Great idea for this new challenge, always good to get more from stamp sets. Wonderful inspiration from the DT, really fab examples of how to create a twofer. Good luck and really looking forward to watching the challenge grow, going to be fun! xx

      Heidi Weaver said...

      What a great idea, Darnell. You've chosen something totally different. Collected an amazing Design Team with gorgeous samples, and made it impossible for people (like me) who are challenge junkies to go without trying their hand at this challenge. Well done!

      Cindy Beach said...

      I love the idea of this challenge, Darnell, so glad you brought it to us! I think it will be fun and require a good bit of thought too. But what I'll like the best is using my supplies, nous or not - twice!
      Lovely and inspiring work from all the team. Thanks!

      Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

      Hi Darnell, well finally joined in.. took several goes but made it!!
      Realised after making first card blue one it didn't meet all criteria so started another!
      Think i like them, aren't we funny about our creations!
      Brilliant work by the DT and special tahnks to Loll for keeping me inspired too!
      Shaz in Oz.x

      Kirsty Vittetoe said...

      What a fun challenge and thanks for sharing those fabulous creation! Congrats on the first Twofer Card Challenge Darnell!

      Dora B. said...

      I goofed when I tried the first time to link - it has been awhile since I did this. But I had to try when I found out about this new challenge. thank you for the challenge to make, not one, but two, cards.

      Sybrina K said...

      Woot Woot for you, Darnell! Congrats on this new challenge blog. Love the two-fer idea.... and LOVE the DT creations! Just linked up my cards, and you really encouraged me to think outside the box and go for two different aesthetics. :)

      Jacquie Southas said...

      Love this concept! Everyone on the Design Team has given us terrific inspiration!

      Carol L said...

      I think I got so excited about playing along with the Twofer that I forgot to compliment you on your very own beautiful two-fer! I just love the way you used those feathers to create a subtle wreath with great colors, and that schparkly little bow is just perfect! The single feather is perfect for a sympathy card too and I like the great colors of that along with the white sentiment. It's very calming and soothing to me. Great job on both! Thanks for this fun challenge too :)

      Kim S said...

      What a wonderful concept. Just when challenges start to feel the same - you come up with a unique, original and fun idea! I'll be back to play along!

      Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

      Darnell - what a fantastic challenge. So happy to have found it! Congrats to you and your DT on the wonderful cards for the first challenge.

      Jeanne H said...

      what a fun challenge, Darnell. You and your team created great cards as have so many of your fans. Had trouble with Google, but finally entered my cards. Smiling now.

      Di said...

      I had FUN making my entries! Love your card as well as the DT cards - with luck I may have recovered by two weeks time in order to pay again! I always have trouble using the Blue Frog linky - must be me I know but it seems detwemined to ad what IT want to add and not what I ask it to. Naughty frog!

      Hugs

      Di xx

      Di said...

      Well, that was a World Record for typos - but you get my drift I hope!

      xx

      Pink Unicorn said...

      Took a while for me to find time to play along, but so glad I did. Love the idea, love the inspiration from the DT and from fellow crafters!