Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #5 Winners!


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!


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

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!

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!