Saturday, March 30, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #14 ~ Winners!


It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #14! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! You all did a wonderful job with the BALLOONS 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 designs!

Here are the winners!

Congratulations to our March "Conventional" Winner!
For Hilary's first design on the left, she created an anniversary card for her husband using her heart balloons as a bouquet to accompany her colorful embossed vellum heart. The scalloped background has a silvery sheen and the sentiment is embossed on vellum. For her second design, Hilary melted all our hearts with the sweet pop-up shadow box she created for her granddaughter's 4th birthday! In addition to the heart-shaped balloons, Hilary added many exquisitely happy details!

Congratulations to our March "Unconventional" Winner!
Cornelia's designs really make one smile! Her conventional birthday card on the left is so sweet with her fuzzy monster holding the perfect round balloon with a 3D effect, thanks to Cornelia's expert coloring. The grounding, striped border, and splatters complete the design. For her unconventional design, Cornelia brilliantly masked and created boulders with her balloon! She colored her pink elephant to look a little under the weather and added a very concerned passer-by chicken to convey get well wishes! 

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

Congratulations to our fabulous March Honorable Mentions!

Robin did an excellent job of scene-building on her Hello card with soft and fluffy stenciled clouds, a green meadow, and brightly colored hot air balloons! The placement of the balloons and the sentiment created a great sense of depth. For her unconventional design, Robin turned her beautifully colored hot air balloon into a genie's lamp! She finished the design with a vibrant patterned rug and she appeared to magically make an actual genie escape from the bottle with her use of pounced metallic paint and heat-embossed flourish!

Mac's two designs elicit both amusement and awe, respectively! Her hungover bear and sentiment are humorous and her design is well-balanced. The bear is done partying for the evening, but she still happily clings to her heart balloon! For her second design, Mac created a stunning white-on-white spring card with framed snowdrops stamped in gray and bordered by a lineup of sweet bunnies and a boy. To take her card to another level, Mac added 3D snowdrops which she cleverly created with her heart balloon! She finished the design by coloring the balloon openings and flower tops with a glossy pop of green.

Jacquie used a very large PTI balloon for her two creative designs. Her conventional thinking of you card sends the recipient a cheerful and beautifully blended balloon greeting! The fluffy soft clouds and swirly string keep the design lighthearted. For her Easter card, Jacquie turned her balloon into a gorgeous large Easter egg filled with colorful sequins and flowers! Her patterned grass and cluster of extra eggs adds more depth and interest and her bunny-eared egg adds humor! 

Barb created two sensational cards in a clean and simple style with each design being distinctly different from the other. Her friend card has terrific movement with her pretty princess holding a balloon while swinging beneath a large fluffy cloud! The beautiful grass and background sky complete the full design. For her birthday card, Barb cleverly used her balloon as the dot over the letter i in her bold and polka-dotted sentiment word! The addition of the plump balloon-like bird adds another layer of cuteness and fun!

Marlena used a really cute set of Clearly Besotted animal balloons to create her two different designs. For her first design, Marlena used the adorable squirrel balloon, wonderfully colored and tied to a fun textured and dimensional sentiment! The dotty background panel and large dots keep your eyes focused on the design. For her birthday card, Marlena's squirrel balloon was joined by his plump cat and pig friends in a neon-colored party selfie set in a wonky frame! Some neon dots and a striking border complete the design.

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #14 ~ Balloons


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 March 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:
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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!


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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Two Card Challenge #14

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 Designers

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

Please welcome Julie Beech (Handcrafted By Jules) with her Twofer pair of beautiful balloon cards! Jules was our conventional winner in January. Thank you, Jules!

Please also welcome Lucy E. (Little Scraps of Lucy) with her Twofer pair of beautiful balloon cards! Lucy was our unconventional winner in January. Thank you, Lucy!
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(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. 

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The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) March 24th.

The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) March 30th.


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