Sunday, September 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #9 Winners!


It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #9! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! 

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

Here are your winners!

Congratulations to our September "Conventional" Winner!
Carol used her veined leaf stamp for both her stunning designs! For her get well card, she stamped and fussy-cut all the leaves and the flowers, plumped them for dimension, and attached them to her crisp white and beautifully embossed panel over a matching card base. For her golden fall birthday card, Carol richly embossed the leaves on a dark panel and added lots of pretty fall embellishments!

Congratulations to our September "Unconventional" Winner!
Sybrina (Chapter Three) #54
You can just feel the joy Sybrina puts into all her card designs! Against an awesome fall text background, Sybrina's assortment of beautifully colored fall leaves dance with bling across the front of her card which has been wrapped in a November Thanksgiving hug. For her encouragement card for a hospitalized child, Sybrina turned her leaves into flower petals and made a panel with a smiling happy flower in a vase, layered on a sunny plaid background!

Well done, Carol and Sybrina! 
Here is your Winner's Badge to proudly display on your blogs!
I will be in touch with details about being our future Guest Designers!

Congratulations to our fabulous September Honorable Mentions!
Both of Barb's two sensational CAS designs have big impact with her leaf elements! The first card is not only beautiful, but the texture from the deep red felt rose and leaves make you want to reach out and touch it! The diagonal panel with a sweet, scalloped edge and the diagonal sentiment create a wonderful design layout. Barb's second design with a Christmas wreath is simple, gorgeous, and elegant! The watercolored leaf wreath with a shimmery finish, along with the scalloped border, gold embossed sentiment, and shine from the red rhinestones, create an exquisite card.  

Gundi has created two such different cards in style and feel which is not easy with the large leafy border die she used! Her first design has a soft, dreamy, pastel blended background with the crisp white die cut set along one long edge. There's a touch of dimension in the slightly popped up edges of the leaves and the shimmer from the  mica speckles makes it seem frosty and magical. In contrast, Gundi's second design is warm and autumnal. The plum base makes a great foil for the rich, variegated colors in the Brusho'd leafy die cut, wonderfully complemented by the gold splatter and the gold embossed sentiment. 

Mac's two designs couldn't look more different even though she used the same stamp! Her hello design is a feast for the eyes with a multi-hued monochromatic scheme and her partial die-cutting gives her card dimension and adds a lot of interest. The same maple leaf on her second card comes alive with her brilliant realistic coloring! The side accent, spectacular bright green blending, splatters, and glittered heart are all impeccably executed elements to bring the whole design together!

Shawna used an incredible leaf image for her two glorious fall designs! For her thank you card, she played with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, coloring only a corner of the card. Then she used the new Lift Off technique to lift off some of the AI leaving a ghostly image. For her second design, Shawna transferred the lifted AI to a plain paper card front, getting the stunning results you see! The lovely fall sediment and splatters finish the card perfectly!

Hideko's excellent dauber coloring of the leaf assortment on her thank you card represents Mother Nature's artistry so well! You want to touch them to make sure they aren't real leaves glued to the card front to surround the stacked simple sentiment! For her second design, Shawna white heat-embossed the leaves marching across her kraft card. She added an ombre border stamp along the bottom to add depth and interest and she kept her sentiment small to let the leaves take center stage!

Congratulations to all you talented ladies!
Here is your 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 October 10 to October 24, 2018

Thank you again!! Mwah!


  1. Such wonderful designs from everyone! Congrats to Carol and Sybrina and the HMs!
    Marianne x

  2. Congratulations, all fabulous and inspiring. x

  3. Congratulations to the winners and Honorable Mentions. Wonderful creations! xx

  4. Thrilled to be amongst the amazing HM's....Thank you so much x.
    Congratulations to Carol and Sybrina on their stunning winning cards.
    The gallery was fabulous with tons of inspiration and I feel so lucky to be hi-lighted when the entries are so amazing, creative and clever x.
    I enjoy your challenge so much and looking forward to the next one.
    Thanks again, you've made my day, Hugs x

  5. Fabulous work from everyone and congratulations to Carol and Sybrina, and well done also to Barb, Gundi, Mac, Shawna and Hideko. x

  6. Delightful selection of cards.

  7. I am so honored to be among those who received Honorable Mention...Thank you! A huge congrats to Carol and Sybrina for their gorgeous winning card designs, and to my fellow HM recipients!

  8. What??!?! Wait!!! I'm shocked and SO surprised to see my cards chosen as the conventional winner!! Thank you so much, and boy am I in good company with Sybrina and all those honorable mentions! Oddly enough, I'm #25 and I was born on the 25th, so once again - that's my lucky number! Mwah to all of you! (hope you don't mind my stealing that catch phrase from you Darnell - it's perfect for how I'm feeling right now :)

    1. Ah, MWAH right back to you, Carol! I love that you came up a winner when you were #25, but you know this wasn't a draw of your lucky #25 ~ you were chosen solely on the merit of your awesome cards!! You deserve to be walking on air and we appreciate your enthusiasm for Twofer! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Congratulations winners! I see some fabulously inspiring cards!

  10. Congratulations all, gorgeous projects!

  11. Mwah, indeed! I am absolutely stunned by this totally unexpected honor. Truly stunned... Thanks so much for selecting my pair of cards as this month's unconventional winner. Huge congratulations to Carol -- I feel the same way about her crazy card making skills -- and all the wonderfully talented HM honorees. When I look through the Twofer Challenge galleries, I feel this challenge blog really pushes us all to stretch ourselves as crafters, and I am truly honored by this recognition.

  12. I'm so happy and honored to be among the Honorable Mentions! Thank you so much!
    Congratulations to Carol and Sybrina and all the HM's! Hideko xx

  13. Congrats to Carol and Sybrina! Carol always amazes me with her cards, truly talented ladies for sure! Congrats to the honorable mentions too, again very talented people and oh so beautiful cards. Hugs, Brenda

  14. Congratulations to all. So many awesome card designs.

  15. Congrats to the winners & HMs - great cards, everyone! Thanks again for having me as a Guest Designer!!

  16. Stopped by and was pleasantly surprised to see my card for HM! Wow, and thank you so much. Congrats to the others and their fantastic cards. So much talent here!

  17. WOW!! what a great collection of fantastic winner cards, CONGRATULATIONS to all of you fabulous card makers.