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!


  1. Many congratulations to Barb and Cat on their amazing and creative cards. Congratulations too to all the fabulous HM's, how clever and so very beautiful x

  2. Wonderful choice of the best wreaths. :-) Congratulation to all talented ladies.

  3. Congratulations to all the HM's and especially to the winners Barb and Cat....wonderful creations. Thank you Darnell for running this great challenge and I look forward to seeing it back in the new year. x

  4. Gorgeous cards. Congrats to all the winners and honorable mentions xoxo

  5. Congrats everyone - amazing designs

  6. Good job and congratulations to all the winners. I love your picks and they are all well deserved.

  7. Gosh, thanks! I sure wasn't expecting to get any kind of mention. You've got some fabulous cards here that must make it a tough choice. Congrats to Barb and Cat and all your Honorable Mentions!

  8. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful surprise...Thank you so much, Darnell! Congrats to my dear friend Cat on her win and to all those who received HM for their gorgeous card!

  9. Oh WOW, so thrilled. Thank you so much. Congrats to Barb on her win as well. So glad to see Greta's HM, and congrats to all HM's.

  10. Congrats to all the HM's and especially to the winners Barb and Cat....wonderful creations. Thank you Darnell for running this great challenge and I look forward to being back in the new year. Hugs and a wonderful Christmastime to you all

  11. Congratulations to Barb & Cat! Excellent choices for winners and HM! Thanks for including my wreaths in there!

  12. Congrats Barb & Cat - great pairs of cards! And to all the HMs too! Such a fun challenge - thanks!!

  13. Congrats to your winners Barb and Cat, and congrats also to the honorable mentions. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to guest design in this challenge - it's been a fun way to finish up 2018!

  14. Congrats to Barb & Cat on the win! Honored to be included with the wonderful HMs--thank you!

  15. Congrats to my friends Barb, and Cat!! Wooo HOOO!! you both created darling cards times two!
    Thanks ladies, for the honorable mention, and the heads up from TK!! Happy to know you enjoyed my wreath-bearing-penguin-fied Twofer! xx

  16. Congrats to the winners. So many amazing entries this month.