Saturday, March 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #3

Hello and Welcome!

THANK YOU for your incredible participation in last month's challenge! You are inspiring lots of design ideas with your cards and your cleverness is exciting to see!

This month we are all getting winter-weary and we need some fresh flower blossoms to remind us that spring will be here soon! For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere who are summer-weary, feel free to make fall blossoms your focus pocus!




Twofer Card Challenge Rules
  • Use the monthly PROMPT on both cards.
  • Use the EXACT same stamp or die in some form on both cards.
  • Make two distinctly DIFFERENT DESIGNS.
  • Make your cards for two DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.*
  • Link ONE PHOTO of both cards here AND on any social media you enter.
  • IF you post on social media, use the FULL NAME #twofercardchallenge.
  • FOLLOW this blog.
  • NO BACKLINKS, which means your post date/time must be after the challenge date/time.
  • Please SUPPORT the Design Team and your fellow players by leaving some encouragement below and on other gallery entries. 
  • Please READ the Frequently Asked Questions under the FAQ tab above for helpful additional information.
  • Have FUN!
*Don't forget this one! If there is no sentiment on your card front, or the sentiment does not conform to the list in the side bar, please explain your occasion in your post.
Guest Designer

This month we are delighted to present the winner of our January challenge as our first Guest Designer. Please give a warm welcome to Verna Angerhofer of VA's Creative Clutter
Here is Verna's creative take on the challenge!
Do you see how Verna has used the same flower blossom stamp on both her different designs? She has used the blossom stamp to decorate the Easter eggs and make the grass! Very inventive and unexpected! Thank you, Verna! 

Design Team

We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your Design Team! You can find detailed information about their designs on their individual blogs and we hope you can visit.
Darnell
Verna and I used our flower stamps in unexpected ways, which was fun, but that is NOT a rule for this challenge! Please note below that all the rest of the Design Team made traditional floral cards to inspire you and show you all you need to do is use your flower stamp or die to make two flower card designs!!

Loll


Bev

Anita

Susanne

Kara


The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) March 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:00 AM (PST) March 30th.

The Winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!



33 comments:

Pat said...

Great inspiration from you and the rest of the DT for this blossoms challenge Darnell, and congratulations to your GD Verna who came up with a very clever alternative way of using that pretty flower with Easter on the horizon. I will have to get my thinking cap on. x

Di said...

Oh man, this is getting too clever for me! What really great DT cards :) I hope to be back.

Hugs

Di xx

Mac Mable said...

Such fun and such clever creativity....fabulous. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

Jacquie Southas said...

Great inspiration and congratulations to Verna on her terrific guest designer cards!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful and inspiring Twofer Blossoms DT and GD cards, Darnell. The perfect challenge for all of us flower and Spring lovers. TFS and reminding us Spring will be here soon:-) Hugs...

Carol H. said...

Congrats Verna on being the GD! Your cards are beautiful! As are the design team’s! I love floral cards, so am looking forward to creating something for your fun challenge!

oldpunca said...

Amazing work of the DT and of GD Verna!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Congratulations to Verna for your DT spot, your cards are gorgeous and so inspiring.
I'm in the works to finish my cards, this one is really making me work my noodle, LOL!!
Big hugs to all.
Maria Rodriguez.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a fun challenge! Thanks for all the inspiration from the Design Team and Guest DT - amazing to see all the creativity with flowers!!

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous and inspiring!
Elaine

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Verna being guest designer and coming up with such fabulous and clever designs! Same goes for all the DT designs too! Must get thinking! xxx

Mac Mable said...

Sorry my photo looks cropped but can't fit my two cards properly on the link photo...hope this is still OK? x

Darnell said...

Your photo is fine, Mac! This rule is strictly for the convenience of the Design Team. Be assured, we do not just look at the gallery photos! At least two or more members of the DT visit each entry to see the individual photos of the cards and read about the process. Having two photos in one card is helpful to the DT at the end of the challenge when it is time to choose the winners. Sometimes it is several days since the blog was visited and with a lot of entries, it helps the DT see at a glance that two cards were made. This helps us narrow down our choices for winners and after that, we again visit those blogs to confirm our choices. Thank you for playing! Hugs, Darnell

Sheila H said...

The DT and Guest Desugner Verna have created some wonderfully creative cards. Great inspiration!

Barb said...

Great inspiration from you Darnell and all the Design Team. It's lovely to see Verna as your Guest Designer with her super cards. Thank you for a fun challenge. Glad I've finally managed to make it. Barbxx

Darlene said...

Oh Magoo You've Done it Again! LOL What a fun theme and the team has done an amazing job with all their fabulous inspiration! Congrats to Verna for being Guest Designer (so well deserved) and Darnell ... you always make me think outside of the box ... thanks for that!! I will be sharing my projects later in the week but in the meantime I'm lovin' all the amazing ideas you are all sharing! WELL DONE!!!

Sybrina K said...

What a perfect prompt for the month that ushers in spring. Thanks for another set of wonderfully inspiring DT cards. Glad to have a chance to play along. :)

Julia Dunnit said...

I feel like Di...your designers have inspiration way beyond me! However, your blog said that the two cards didn't have to show amazing clever alternative uses for the images, so I've taken you at your word! And, as usual, really happy that you've pushed me to make two - so nice to have a 'blank for your own special message' type card in stock!

Marianne said...

Sorry for not commenting before. Love all of the inspiration by the DT. Some really clever alternative uses of flower stamps and dies. I actually created two blossom designs this weekend, using a stencil, but noticed that the challenge rules only mention stamps and dies. Can I still play?

Darnell said...

Hi Marianne, Of course you can still play after you have used your time and talent to make your twofer cards even if you won't be eligible for a win. FAQ #15 addresses this question and explains that we want your primary image to be created with a stamp or die. We'd still love to see your entry in the gallery! Also, you are welcome to enter more than once and have a fourfer in your stash! Hugs, Darnell

Leslie Miller said...

I finally got some cards done and happy for the encouragement this challenge gives me to add two to my stash. I needed them! DT, you are all hugely inspiring with your variety of beautiful cards!

Marianne said...

Thanks for the clarification Darnell. I'm hoping I can create another twofer before the linky closes. I tend to sneak in at the last minute (or find a closed door just after haha).

laurie said...

Awesome cards Verna!So creative!

Marilyn said...

Love this challenge. Great to make two cards for one challenge. Fantastic inspirations and work by Darnell and the design team.

honeybeelane said...

Lovely, unique, gorgeous and fun inspiration from the whole DT. Great work everyone!

Bo┼╝enA said...

I am so glad that I found the strength to make these cards. Spring fatigue eats me alive, but I fight, I fight :-)
  Thank you Darnell for the next portion of incredible inspiration for DT and capture the imagination of others. It is amazing what you can create when you look at our tools differently. Thank you again for opening your mind :-)
Big hugs for everyone,
BozenA

Janice said...

Fabulous makes from the design team Darnell. This challenge really made me think 'outside the box' as I'm not a great stamper!
Janice x

Linda said...

Another fabulous challenge ladies and what gorgeous inspiration. Glad I found time to play along this month xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well summat of a scramble Darnell dear friend but I managed it ... phew!!! and then it is Rudolph day tomorrow ..thankfully one card made.. but wa-aay behind in commenting.. and card making etc etc....

Thanks for being a blessing in my life, dear friend, the LORD bless you in all your endeavours!
Hugs Shazx.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

just made it in....thanks for another challenging challenge! I am stunned by the creativity of all the entries!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful cards by the DT, of course I am partial to flowers so while it took me some time to get my entry in, I was thrilled with the prompt.

TaeEun said...

Beautiful DT inspirations and amazing entries!!! I'm so sorry I couldn't visit every DT's blogs to say how beautiful the cards are!!!

Mimi said...

Such inspiring projects by the DT! Thanks for the mojo kick!