Saturday, June 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6 Winners!


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!


  1. FABULOUS and well deserved winning entries peeps.

    Darnell, my apologies, the heat has obviously fried my brain - I had "TREES" on my list but just never got round to it in time - maybe July!


  2. Congratulations to Cheryl, Brenda and the HMs! Wonderful creations by all! It seems that the Twofer challenge is bringing out the best in us, creatively!

  3. Congratulations to all....What fabulous winners and HM's, such amazing talent and creativity x Thank you for the fun challenge x

  4. Congrats to the winners, some really fantastic designs, Cathy x

  5. A wonderful challenging 'tree' theme Darnell, lots of amazing and inspiring cards. A big congrats to the winners and HMs and thank you from me, can't wait for the next one.

  6. Thanks so much for choosing my card for HM. What a great surprise this morning! This is such a great challenge blog idea and has really taught us all to think outside the box and stretch those stamps! Thanks again and Congrats to all the winners! Is it the 10th yet????

  7. COngrats to everyone, and thanks for inspiring me to use my stamps in different ways!

  8. What a fab selection of beautifully made cards with great innovative ideas for using the same stamp differently, and congrats to Brenda. I just ran out of time but hope to contribute next month Darnell. x

  9. Well done to all! Great inspirations!!

  10. Oh my gosh, I am thrilled to be chosen in such great company. Thank you Darnell and the Twofer Card Challenge. Also congratulations to all the HM's and to Cheryl for her beautiful cards. There were so many great cards and ideas for the tree challenge. It really made me think.

  11. Congratulation to all winners! Wonderful cards.

  12. Congratulations to Cheryl, Brenda and everyone who received an HM for their many gorgeous cards! Thank you so much for including my cards, as well! This was such a fun challenge and I'm really looking forward to what you have in store for us in July :)

  13. Kudos to the winning crafters and recognized crafters with new bragging rights! Creations were clever, resourceful, and well-made! Excellent!

  14. These are all fantastically creative and beautiful designs! What fun to see! There's a lot of talent out there in Blogland. Congratulations to all, and thank you, everyone, for sharing your inspiration with all of us!

  15. Congratulations to all the Twofer winners. All your creations are so clever and inspiring. TFS Hugs...

  16. Congratulations to all of you. Your cards are all so amazingly well designed.

  17. What a fantabulous group of cards, such amazing designs, wonderfully creative and imaginative.
    It was a thrill to be the Guest Designer for this challenge and I can't wait to see what will be the theme for the Twofer Challenge #7.
    Thank you to all that participated and huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Winner and Honorable Mentions.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  18. So excited to find my cards in your honorable mentions this month! and congrats to the winners!! good grief - this means on July 10th I have to think of another way to use the same stamp for two different designs!!

  19. Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions. Hugz

  20. Thank you, thank you for selecting my cards!!! I am SO honored. This is such a great challenge - I love it!

  21. Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions! Fabulous cards!! Thanks again for a fun theme!!

  22. Ladies...thank you so much for recognizing my cards. I feel honored to be picked among a bevy of amazing entries! So love this challenge!

  23. Congrats to the winners, especially Brenda and congrats to the honorable mentions! All are so fabulous and what a fun challenge the tree's were. Hugs, Brenda