Friday, August 30, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #19 ~ Winners!


It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #19! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! You all did a wonderful job with the NAUTICAL 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 August "Conventional" Winner!
Lisa (My Paper Tales) #35
Lisa did a remarkable job of making two distinctly different designs with her old sailing ship. Not only did she enclose her image in two different ways, she cleverly utilized additional elements of color, orientation, angles, bling, patterned paper, flourishes, and sentiment placement to emphasize the differences in her fresh and beautiful designs!

Congratulations to our August "Unconventional" Winner!
Again, we see two distinctly different designs with Marianne's spectacular cards! She handmade the DSP on her friendship card using white heat-embossing on kraft with a sediment on vellum created in such a way that the paper seems like it was found in an old maritime museum. For her birthday card, Marianne brilliantly turned seashells into ice cream cones! Her soft rainbow coloring makes your mouth water for some cooling sorbet!

Well done, Lisa and Marianne! 
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 August Honorable Mentions!

Brenda (Inkspired to Stamp) #3
Brenda's two distinctly different designs feature a wonderful wavy ocean as her prompt element. She created a full ocean of waves on her first design with the placement of the boat and wonderful clouds giving the impression of a delightful windy day at sea. For her second punny design, Brenda created a terrific porthole view of the waves with a playful jumping dolphin and a warm sun setting on the horizon.

Robyn's two different designs feature a small sailboat as her nautical element. For her first design she added the boat to a stylized ocean scene, beautifully colored and visible through a textured and detail silver-embossed porthole. A wavy embossing folder added even more texture. For her second design, Robyn stamped and colored two of the small sailboats as toys on gently-flowing stenciled water. A terrific birthday card design for a young lad!

Cheryl (Paper Panacea) #28
Cheryl went the extra mile to create two distinctly different designs when she created a never-ending birthday card for her first design. You'll want to click over to see the photos of the design to get the full impact of all the elements and patterns involved in her fun creation! For her second design, Cheryl's sailboat is waving hello as it bobs along on a lovely ombre sea, cleverly framed by a wavy die-cut edge!

Jane (Onions and Paper) #32
Jane used an old beloved seagull stamp for the nautical element on her two distinctly different designs. For her birthday design, Jane took paper-piecing to a whole other level with her colorful textured beach huts! She carried those patterns and colors to the foreground of her design with her sentiment matting. For her second design, Jane let her seagull be the solitary star of the show as he posed proudly atop a wooded pier piling, backed by the ocean and punctuated with a seashell!

Vicky's delightful cards represent how it's possible to make two distinctly different designs using a clean and simple style for each one! Her crisp and clean creations, using just a few elements really well, resulted in designs that have the fabulous impact of transporting us to far-away tropical islands! (Vicky has returned from a long Bloggie break, so if you remember her [or even if you don't], please click over and welcome her back to our supportive community of crafters!)

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 next challenge will run from September 10 to September 24, 2019

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!


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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!
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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.


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