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!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #6 ~ Trees!

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 June 24th!

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

To inspire you a bit more I have made these two conventional tree designs:
It was a challenge coming up with two different designs with a large die cut, but I had fun working it out. For details, see my blog djkardkreations

We hope to see you soon 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!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6

Hello and Welcome!

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

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

Guest Designer

This month we are delighted to have the winner of our April challenge as our Guest Designer! Please welcome Maria Rodriguez of swimbikerunandstamp.
Here are Maria's beautiful Twofer cards using the same tree for a Christmas card design and a Halloween card design! Thank you, Maria!
Design Team

We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your Design Team! You can find detailed information about their designs on their individual blogs which we hope you can visit.

Loll
Bev

Kara

The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) June 24th.
The Winners and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:00 AM (PST) June 30th.

The Winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

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

Please take one photo of your two cards to link.
Thank you for following, playing along, and leaving 
some encouragement for others!
HAVE FUN!!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #5 Winners!

Hello!

It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #5! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! I can tell you that we had a difficult time choosing our favorites! You all did a wonderful job with the BUTTERFLIES prompt! Thank you so much!!

Congratulations to our May "Conventional" Winner!
Bonnie entered twice and both sets of Twofers were amazing, but I was particularly taken with this set. Here, Bonnie created a stunning triple butterfly shaker design for her birthday card with subtle linen impressing and a turquoise border. For her get well design, Bonnie masked a lovely banner of butterflies flying over a pretty pink flower bouquet.

Congratulations to our May "Unconventional" Winner!
Marianne made both conventional and unconventional card designs with her butterfly. (Her sister is visiting and also played in the challenge!) Marianne's first card is beautifully CAS. I love the coloring on the leaves and the multicolored card base! Her second design features a homemade patterned paper in a grid design. You have to look closely to see all the impeccably colored little butterflies in the pattern! Very clever and beautiful!

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

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Here are your fabulous Honorable Mentions!

Marybeth used soft colors and achieved wonderful movement with both her designs. The encouraging sentiment goes so well with her row-upon-row of pretty monochrome butterflies in her first design. By flipping the elements for her second card, Marybeth placed the butterflies where they made the perfect punctuation for her bold and fun center-stage sentiment.

Jenny made CAS mixed media tags for both her cards and she packed a lot of wonderful techniques and products into these little works of art. Her first design is a study in tone-on-tone with the marbled background. By double heat-embossing her butterfly die-cut with silver embossing, Jenny created a thick, smooth finish that looks like a piece of jewelry. For her second design, Jenny used a black card base and black butterfly which made her gorgeous watercolored rainbow background pop.

Helen used a very large delicate butterfly for both her beautiful designs. For her first card, Helen created a white translucent heat-embossed butterfly in vellum and off-set it on her card front against a delicate patterned background. For her second card, Helen used a tall card base and simply stamped the butterfly in ombre shades of blue to create a stunning and unique background. The stitching added even more interest to her design.

Bobby's two designs are both crisp, clean, and simple, yet they look very different from one another. The vibrant ombré colouring of the monarchs is gorgeous and the imagery of them flying over the card is fabulous with the sending prayers sentiment. For her second design, Bobby paired her dainty frantage-embossed butterfly successfully with the bold bright blue corner stencil, the torn edge, and the gold-embossed sentiment.

Aileen's coloring and masking skills are evident in both these designs. Her adorable little ballerina looks like she was made for those butterfly wings. The sentiment, grounding, and sequins complete the balanced design. For her second card, Aileen created a visual feeling of movement as the vivid butterflies flutter up the card front. 

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

Thank you again!! Mwah!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #5 ~ Butterflies!

Hi there!

Have you made your Twofer butterfly cards? It's been wonderful seeing butterflies flitting all around Blogland and having so many of them land in the gallery! If you are just getting yours out from winter storage, you still have time to play! The challenge is open until the end of day on May 24th!

To inspire you a bit more, I've made another duo of delightful butterfly designs for you!
You can find all the card details on my blog djkardkreations.com.

We hope to see you soon 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!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #5

Hello and Welcome!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries in last month's challenge! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support!

This month our challenge prompt is ...

Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, but remember to use the same butterfly stamp or die on both cards for two different occasions!

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

Guest Designers

We had TWO winners for our March challenge so we have TWO Guest Designers for this challenge!

Please give a warm welcome to our "conventional" winner, Linda Walmsley of Life in the Craft Lane:
Here are Linda's sensational Twofer cards using the same butterfly for her Birthday and Thank You cards. Thank you, Linda!
And please give a warm welcome to our "unconventional" winner, Mac Mable of The Sweetest of Peas:
Here are Mac's brilliant and unconventional Twofer cards using the same butterfly for her Hello and Encouragement cards. Thank you, Mac!
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) May 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) May 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!!