Saturday, August 17, 2019

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #19 ~ Nautical

Hello there!

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 11:55 p.m. PST on August 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 occasionsPull out that fish, anchor, boat, sea gull, palm tree, wave, pier, whale, jelly fish, mermaid, pirate, submarine, octopus, flip flops, sunset-over-the-water, etc. non-digi stamps, dies, or stencils and join in the fun!
To inspire you a bit more, I have made another Twofer:
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! The winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

HAVE FUN!
DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US.
WE LOVE SEEING YOUR CREATIONS!
THANK YOU AND HAPPY TWOFING!

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Click here to enter

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #19

Hello and Welcome!
Thank you for your amazing entries last month! We did have entries where the card designs were the same or very similar, so PLEASE take a few minutes to review the updated Definitions/Examples tab above, so you'll be eligible to win. We appreciate your enthusiasm and support and want to see you stretch your stamps, stencils, dies, and design skills!

This month our challenge prompt is:
*Anything on, under, or next to the ocean.

  • Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you to make two different design layouts for two different occasions.
  • Please remember that you may use digis for any elements of your Twofer designs ~ except the prompt element.
  • You're welcome to make two conventional designs or a combination of one conventional and one unconventional design. 

Guest Designer

This month we have the conventional winner from our June challenge as our Guest Designer. Please welcome Natalie (Nat's Hobby Corner) with her Twofer pair of beautiful nautical cards! Thank you, Natalie!
Design Team

We hope you will also be inspired by the example creations from the 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 Winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!

Thank you for playing and leaving some encouragement for others!
Don't forget to click the Follow button on the side bar.

The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) August 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) August 30th.

HAVE FUN! HAPPY TWOFING!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #18 ~ Winners

Hello!

It's time to announce our Winner and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #18! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! You all did a wonderful job with the GARDEN prompt and you rocked the concept of two different designs for two different occasions! 

Once again, it was such fun seeing the ways you stretched your design skills and used the same stamp, stencil, or die in creative ways on both your design layouts!

Here are the winners!

Congratulations to our June "Conventional" Winner!
Nora (A Creative Touch) #22
When you visit Nora's post and click to enlarge the photos, you would swear she went out to her raspberry bush garden and plucked some berries to place on her cards! Your mouth will start watering! Nora's two designs are distinctly different and equally breathtaking with an eye-catching angled stripe background and gorgeous hugs panel on her first design and a pretty stenciled and scallop-framed raspberry birthday bouquet on her second design!

Well done, Nora! 
Here is your Winner's Badge to proudly display on your blog!
I will be in touch with details about being our future Guest Designer!

Congratulations to our fabulous July Honorable Mentions!

Sharon (Seaview Scrapping) #5
Sharon's two distinctly different designs are both bright and humorous! Those little veggie faces are colored beautifully and they will make you grin from ear-to-ear! Her backgrounds are sensational and the wonky angles fit the whimsy of the veggie characters perfectly.

TK (Time 4 Kards) #15
TK's two distinctly different designs light up the room with her spectacular coloring! The stitched framing is perfect on her beautiful yellow and orange flower garden image and her sympathy card design with its gentle swoop and flowers stamped off the edge draws the eye to both the bloom and the sentiment.

Brenda (Friends Crafting With Friends) #29
Brenda created two distinctly different and fun designs with her fruit garden images! On her first design, the bright fruit appears to be tumbling around the punny and perfect "sweeter friend" sentiment and the matting is eye-catching as well. For her second design, Brenda grounded the juicy fruit on the Happy Summer sentiment on her crisp and wonderfully CAS design.

Betty (Created by BJK) #46
Betty created two distinctly different and lovely designs from her flower garden! Her sympathy card design gives the feeling of serenity with the monochromatic gray hues and all-over stamping. Betty's birthday card design is warm and simple with a stitched aperture and flowing sentiment. Then, surprise! The card opens to reveal that the flower and leaves pop up! 

Majda (Majdan Is Creative Restlessness) #51
Majda's two distinctly different designs are a study in 3D, coloring, shading, and texture! Her first design is cozy and rustic with wonderful earth tones and a soft green background. The bucket looks so authentic and the composition is well-balanced between the clock and the sentiment flags. For her second design, Majda created a gorgeous shaded green frame to showcase her 3D wildflowers in whimsical rainbow-washed colors.

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 Twofer Card Challenge designs next month! Please remember that you may use digis on your card for any elements except the prompt element

The next challenge will run from  August 10 to August 24, 2019
Mwah!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #18 ~ Garden

Hello there!

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 July 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. Please also remember to take one photo of both cards together for the gallery.
To inspire you a bit more, I have made another Twofer:
For details, please click over to my blog, djkardkreations.com.

We hope to see you in the gallery and thank you if you have already played! The winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

HAVE FUN!
DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US.
WE LOVE SEEING YOUR CREATIONS!
THANK YOU AND HAPPY TWOFING!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #18

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, stencils, 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! As you can see from the lovely inspiration cards, garden can be flowers or veggies or anything you might see in a garden, whether at home, on the farm, or in a nursery.

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. We will also have an unconventional challenge winner if there are any unconventional designs.

Guest Designers

This month we have the conventional winner from our May challenge as our Guest Designer. Please welcome Kathy Asper (My Asperations) with her beautiful Twofer GARDEN cards. Thank you, Kathy!
And we have the unconventional winner from our May challenge as our second Guest Designer. Please welcome Robyn Oliver (Waterlily Cards by Robyn) with her beautiful Twofer GARDEN cards. Thank you, Robyn.
Please visit each of our Guest Designer's individual blogs for details on their cards and to leave them some love!

Design Team

Before we get to the Team inspiration cards, we have an announcement. Loll is stepping down as a Designer due to her many other commitments, although happily, she has agreed to stay on the Team as Blog Administrator. Thank you for doing that, Lolly, and for inspiring our readers for a year and a half with your talent and your creativity!

As folks on design teams know, these changes are a bit like a roller coaster ride. While we are sad to see Loll leave her position as a Designer, we are delighted to announce that the very talented Cat Craig will be joining us! Welcome, Cat!
Hi! I am Cat Craig and I really do Love Paper! I live in Maryland having transplanted from California after getting married and retiring. 
I was never much of a crafter until a dear friend introduced me to scrapbooking in 2006. That began my love affair with paper, textures, and color. After another friend introduced me to card making I was hooked. YES, it was the heat embossing ... magic! I began playing in one monthly card challenge hosted on Flickr and eventually started my blog Cat Luvs Paper.
I love all kinds of techniques and card styles. My favorite technique is coloring, whether it is markers, pencils, or paints. Whenever my mojo wanes, I look to a card challenge to rev it up again.
I am an avid reader of political and spy thrillers. I enjoy action movies and comedies. I am a football fan, both at the collegiate level and the NFL. Few cards are made on the weekends during football season!
I am a firm believer in the restorative power of the occasional day spent lazing in bed. Some of my favorite conversations are with my husband at three o'clock in the morning.
I am thrilled and honored to be invited to join the talented Design Team at Darnell's fabulous Twofer Card Challenge.
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We hope you will also be inspired by the example creations from the 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 Winner(s) will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!
For important details, please click on the 
Rules, Definitions/Examples, and FAQ tabs above. 

Thank you for playing and leaving some encouragement for others!
Don't forget to click the Follow button on the side bar.
The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) July 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) July 30th.

HAVE FUN! HAPPY TWOFING!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #17 ~ Winners!

Hello!

It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #17! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! You all did a wonderful job with the BEES prompt and you rocked the concept of two different designs for two different occasions! Once again, it was such fun seeing the ways you stretched your design skills and used the same stamp, stencil, or die in creative ways on both your design layouts!

Here are the winners!

Congratulations to our June "Conventional" Winner!
With 45 entries this month, it was very difficult to pick the winner, but Natalie's cards are really outstanding! First of all, her stylized bees are so cute and so fun! For her first design, Natalie used a square card base on which she placed her bees holding sparkly wings to form the most delightful wreath! For her second design, Natalie made a rectangle interactive pull-tab card. She adorned the corner and nearly two sides of the panel with colorful flower die cuts and she used one of the large bees to sit on the slider tab. As the tab is pulled, the bee slides to the right to reveal the word "hi!" Again, very cute and very fun!
Well done, Natalie! 
Here is your Winner's Badge to proudly display on your Instagram!
I will be in touch with details about being our future Guest Designer!

Congratulations to our fabulous June Honorable Mentions!

Jane's sweet Happy Birthday card features a charming scene of hives and busy bees. The way she placed the elements achieves a balanced composition and the large bees with the smaller hives creates a great sense of depth. It's as though the bees have a long way to go to get home! For her second card, Jane created a landscape panel covered with a golden honeycomb stenciled background with a fun sentiment. Then she added a horizontal panel with a border of the same beautiful bees.

For Jenny's get well card, she filled her entire panel with a garden of gorgeous watercolored blooms to provide wonderful pollination for her swarm of busy bees. For her birthday card, Jenny changed her design layout to a center aperture opening featuring a very curious and very hungry bear with his paw caught in the hive. Great little scene and coloring, adorable image, and fun additional placement of a bee next to her sentiment! 

Marcia's two designs are also distinctly different. Her Christmas card is a sensational landscaped envelope layout with a pure white flap and plaid body. The black touches, the die-cut sentiment which appears to be embossed, and the solitary bee art all finish the design brilliantly. Who would have thought to put a bee on a Christmas card, but it's stunning! For her second square design, Marcia placed her bees in a circle so that one minute your eyes see a lovely white flower with a sentiment in the center of the bloom, and the next minute your eyes see a circle of bees surrounding a pretty layered circle sentiment!

Marina, too, gave us incredible creativity with her two designs. Her kraft card with selective coloring is impeccably executed with an image of a hedgie holding up two pretty blooms to help the bee find the pollen. So sweet! For her second card, Marina took clever creativity to a whole new level by creating a dress for her lovely lady made from a fabric patterned all over with the same bee! The corner cutout and flowers balance her square design layout.

It's all about honeycombs on Bobby's two great designs. The corner of her first well-balanced CAS card looks like it is literally dripping honey! She added a fun and playful sentiment and a big fat bee with shimmery wings flying across to drop another load of pollen in the corner. For her second design layout, Bobby created a large main arched panel filled with golden honeycomb. This time her big fat bee is flying in with a very funny apology for missing someone's birthday!

PRIZE WINNER

The winner of the Stampendous die generously donated by Maureen of Scraps of Life by Scrappymo (seen here) is: Nancy of Scrapper at Heart. Congratulations, Nancy! I will pop the die in the mail for you!

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 Twofer Card Challenge designs next month! The challenge will run from July 10 to July 24, 2019
Mwah!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #17 ~ Bees

Hello there!

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 June 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. Please also remember to take one photo of both cards together for the gallery.
To inspire you a bit more, I have made another Twofer:
For details, please click over to my blog, djkardkreations.

Don't forget we also have a wonderful die as a prize this month!
We hope to see you in the gallery and thank you if you have already played! The winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

HAVE FUN!
DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US.
WE LOVE SEEING YOUR CREATIONS!
THANK YOU AND HAPPY TWOFING!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, June 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #17

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, stencils, 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 occasionsYou 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. We will also have an unconventional challenge winner if there are any unconventional designs.

Guest Designer

This month we have the conventional winner from our April challenge as our Guest Designer. Please welcome Coni (Which Craft?) with her Twofer pair of beautiful bee cards! Thank you, Coni!
Design Team

We hope you will also be inspired by the example creations from the 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!

Surprise! A Prize!
Stampendous WindowRama Dies
You may have read here that when I was in Canada at Loll's ESCR retreat, I met the lovely Maureen of Scraps of Life by Scrappymo. She very kindly donated a prize for me to offer at the next Twofer Challenge! Thank you, Maureen! I will pick a winner from all who enter this challenge and announce the winner in the Winners post on June 30th. Good luck!

The Winner(s) will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!
For important details, please click on the Rules, 
Definitions/Examples, and FAQ tabs above. 

Thank you for playing and leaving some encouragement for others!
Don't forget to click the Follow button on the side bar.

The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) June 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) June 30th.

HAVE FUN! HAPPY TWOFING!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter