Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12 ~ Winners!


It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #12! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! You all did a wonderful job with the BIRDS prompt and you rocked the concept of two different designs! Once again, it was such fun seeing the ways you stretched those design skills and your stamps, stencils, and dies!

Here are the winners!

Congratulations to our January "Conventional" Winner!
You can't help but smile and be impressed at the way Jules created these two brilliant designs! For her first card, she laid down a beautifully colored bubbly panel to ground her floating chicks while they played with bubbles. Jules then turned her chicks into robins and her bubbles into baubles and made an enchanting and expertly colored Christmas card!

Congratulations to our January "Unconventional" Winner!
Lucy E. #60 of Little Scraps of Lucy
Lucy took creativity to a new level with her two designs! Her conventional design features a stunning bokeh winter wonderland circle for her silhouette bird to admire from the evergreen tree branches. She then did a pivot and used the same bird in an unconventional way to create petals on a pretty flower for her summery thank you card!

Well done, Jules and Lucy! 
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 January Honorable Mentions!

Jane (Onions and Paper) #2
Jane created two charming designs with her two owls. Her birthday fold is delightful and she showed us a great way to use patterned paper, which we all have in abundance! For her clean and simple Christmas card, Jane gave her owls Santa hats which made them even cuter as they sat on their branch with the snow falling behind them!

On her birthday card, Cornelia's slanted placement of the images and sentiments emphasizes the quirkiness of these vibrant birds! Her detailed coloring is sensational, but even with all her many colorful critters, the design remains clean and uncluttered. Cornelia's get well card features clever masking and die cutting to create brilliant imagery. She isolated a few birds in order to keep the sick one away from the healthy ones on separate moons! 

Natalie #19
(Sorry the photo from Instagram is blurry.)
It can be difficult to come up with two different designs when working with a large image, yet Natalie managed to do that very well with this bird stamp! She kept both her cards clean and simple and very striking. Her bird duet looks at home in the wonderful blue hues of her thank you card and stepping into the pretty heart on her Valentine! 

Marcia's two cards are full of joy, both in her choice of happy colors and her designs! You can easily see by the simple addition of two musical notes that the bird on her first card is singing her heart out wishing someone a happy birthday! The vibrant chevron pattern behind the circle and the narrow matting make this design very clean and crisp. For her gorgeous Valentine, Marcia's sweet bird is dressed to match the fabulous bubbly bokeh border and the black and red pierced heart and arrow! 

Linda (Life In the Craft World) #57
Linda provided us with nothing by whimsy and wisdom on her two designs! Is there any question that the recipient is loved and loved and loved some more in her bonkers Valentine design? And for her birthday card, Linda managed to make that quirky ostrich look like a font of sage wisdom with her elegant matting and her profound sentiment in gold!

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 February 10 to February 24, 2019
Thank you again!! Mwah!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #12 ~ Birds


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 January 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 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! Remember, the winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12

Hello! Welcome to 2019 and a new year of challenging Twofer prompts to get your mojo juices flowing as you stretch your stamps, stencils, dies, and improve your design skills! Thank you for your amazing entries in our November challenge! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support!

Before we get to this month's prompt, I want to let you know of a Design Team change. Effective this month, we say goodbye with sincere thanks to our teammate Susanne of Keep In Touch Cards. Susanne, we loved having you on the Team! Enjoy your break and come back and play with us soon!

And we happily welcome our newest teammate Leslie! Leslie has prepared a brief bio for you.
Hello, my name is Leslie Miller and I’m a stampaholic not looking for a cure. What a happy day it was when I was introduced to this craft! I love all styles of cards from clean and simple to heavily layered and dressed to the nines. Cute stamps, pretty stamps, all the delightful tools of the trade ... I can’t get enough and it claims more of my time than it probably should. Wait, what am I saying? I wish I had more time for it!
Even more than stamping, I love my family: hubby, grown son, and two Golden Retrievers. I enjoy the outdoors here on the southern Oregon coast and spend a lot of time gardening, exploring, and taking the dogs out to run. Then there’s reading, photography, long lunches with friends, and traveling in our motorhome. The list could go on and on. I’m busier than ever since retirement. Life is good!  
Now I’m looking forward to another adventure as part of Darnell’s Twofer Card Challenge Team.  You can find me making cards on Running With Scissors ... and enjoying the rest of life on Goldens and Garden. It's amazing the friendships that come from sharing a few common interests! 
If you get a few minutes, please let these ladies know how much you appreciate them!

So let's get this new year started! 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. You are welcome to make two conventional designs or 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!

Guest Designers

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

Please welcome our conventional winner, Izzy of Izzy Scrap with her Twofer pair of beautiful bird cards!
Thank you, Izzy!

Please welcome our unconventional winner, Sonja of Visting Oldpunca with her Twofer pair of beautiful bird cards!
Thank you, Sonja!
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. Please take a closer look at our cards and the cards of our talented guest designers!
The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) January 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) January 30th.
For important details, please click on the Rules, 
Definitions/Examples (new!), and FAQ tabs above. 

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