Friday, November 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #11 Winners!


It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #11! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! You all did a wonderful job with the WREATH prompt! Once again, it was such fun seeing the ways you stretched your design skills and your stamps, stencils, and dies!

Here are your winners!

Congratulations to our November "Conventional" Winner!
Barb made her first card a traditional Christmas wreath with darling twin angels heralding a glossy embossed joy to the recipient! For her second design, Barb adorned her wreath with a beautiful fall bouquet, expertly colored. On a black panel under her wreath, Barb white heat-embossed her Happy Thanksgiving greeting!

Congratulations to our November "Unconventional" Winner!
Cat's bubbly Christmas wreath embossed in gold on vellum exactly fits her "be merry" greeting! The textured white card base lined with gold makes a perfect and interesting backdrop! For her second design, Cat went outside the box by cutting a "thanks" die from a red vellum panel embossed with gold bubbly wreaths! Again Cat added additional interest by using a textured card base and underlining her sentiment with gold tape.

Well done, Barb and Cat! 
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 November Honorable Mentions!

Greta of GG Creations #8
For her Christmas card design, Greta white-embossed her wreath on black which is very striking! The red-embossed sentiment on vellum and the silver-underlined foiled stripe on the top border add layers of elegance. For Greta's birthday card, she satin-embossed and overlapped the wreath stamp to create a pretty background on her bright pink circle. Attaching that to a doily dotted with pearls make this a fresh and feminine card!

Michele of I Card Everyone #26
Who could resist Michele's unique approach to the challenge? She chose a wreath that came wrapped in a wonderfully-detailed little penguin which she expertly colored! Her Christmas card shows a crisp and fresh little scene with heaps of texture both in the twine element and the background embossing. For her second card of appreciation, Michele created a lovely sense of movement both from the flowing lines of the snowdrift and from the stitched background sky!

Leslie of Running With Scissors #34
Leslie gave us lots of color and depth with her bold and bright Christmas wreath accented with pretty gold leaves! Her fun and funky bow is mimicked in the font of her sentiment. Using the same wreath stamp, Leslie went unconventional for her second design, creating a sweet leafy garland beneath her ric-rac and pretty yellow gingham! The little pink flowers are a lovely addition to the garland and pierced sentiment panel. 

Coni of Which Craft? #38
Coni's beautiful Christmas wreath is a delight in tones of peach, pink, and gold set on a textured specialty paper base! The inked and embossed layers of the wreath build up to a dramatic finish, topped with a pretty silk ribbon and added sparkle from the well-placed bling on the wreath and the sentiment. For her second design, Coni created a gorgeous Mother's Day card on commission! The lavender and purple shades are beautiful with the crisp white floral elements and the splattered white brings all the elements together.

Bonnie of Stamping With Klass #49
Bonnie's Christmas wreath design is a study in rich elegance and a celebration of all things shiny and gold! All those jewel-colored ornaments seem to light up against the black and gold! For her second design, Bonnie made a lovely fall gratitude card with her wreath, watercoloring it in warm shades of yellow and brown! She created movement with her diagonal die-cut sentiment and used slim borders on either side to draw the eye to the center.

Congratulations to all you talented ladies!
Here is your Honorable Mention badge for you to display with pride!
There will be no challenge in December in order for you and the Design Team to relax and enjoy the holiday season. We look forward to seeing your creative and awesome Twofer Card Challenge designs next year! The next challenge will run January 10 to January 24, 2019
Thank you again!! May you enjoy all the blessings of the holiday season! Mwah!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #11 ~ Wreath


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 November 24th!

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

To inspire you a bit more I have made two more sets of designs:

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!

To all our American friends: Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving next week!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #11

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, dies, and design skills! This month our challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you to make two different designs for two different occasions! Making a Christmas card is the obvious choice, but it will be a challenge to think of a non-Christmas occasion for your second wreath design. Not to worry, we think you are up to the challenge!

Remember, you are welcome to make two conventional designs or a combination of one conventional and one unconventional design. Every month we will have a "conventional" challenge winner and, if there are any "unconventional" designs, we will also have an unconventional winner!

Our challenge has always been a card-only challenge where participants use only stamps or dies for the prompt element on their cards and the badge has reflected that. In the past few months, however, some participants have used stencils for their prompt element which has disqualified them from winning. 
Because of the growing popularity of stencils and the fact that many of us are now making our own stencils from dies (which sort of gets around the rule), we have decided to allow the use of stencils for the prompt element on all future challenges! Of course, you will still need to create two different designs using your stencil.
The badge has been changed as a result. If you have kindly placed it on your side bar, please replace the old badge with this new one:
Guest Designers

This month we are delighted to have both a conventional winner and an unconventional winner from our September challenge as our Guest Designers! 

Please welcome our conventional winner, Carol (Our Little Inspirations) and her two beautiful WREATH card designs!
Thank you, Carol!

Please also welcome our unconventional winner, Sybrina (Chapter Three) and her two beautiful WREATH card designs!
Thank you, Sybrina!
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!

(Loll is off this month hosting her 
Twelve Days of Christmas with Loll and Friends)

The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) November 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) November 30th.
The Winner(s) will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!
For important details, please click on the Rules and FAQ tabs above. 
New questions are always updated to the FAQ tab.

Thank you for playing and leaving some encouragement for others!
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