Sunday, September 22, 2019

September Twofer Challenge

It's time to play in one of my all-time favorite challenges, and this month the prompt is 'Critters'! I love the Twofer Challenge because it stretches my creativity, and I get to create 2 cards...Thanks, Darnell!!!
Here are the rules:

If you stop by here often, then you know I have a LOT of critter stamps  This time I used my new squirrel set from MFT ~

     I really need to get moving on my Christmas cards, so I started with a snowy background and added those adorable squirrels and a few trees. To me, it looks like the little guy is whispering something in his mama's ear, so I used a speech bubble for my sentiment :)

My 2nd card has an autumn theme and since I'll use any excuse to send a card with a few bucks to my granddaughter, I chose a 'nuts about you' sentiment:

I used different Copic markers for the squirrels and stenciled clouds for the background. I also masked the bottom and ink blended the grass, then stamped a few random blades of grass :)

Here is my card for the Twofer Gallery ~

There's still a little more time to join in the Twofer Challenge...the gallery closes on the 24th ~
Take care, all...have a great week ahead! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Squirrels; PTI - Keep It Simple: Christmas
Dies: MFT - Squirrels, Surf & Turf, Essential Speech Bubbles; SSS - Christmas Trees
Misc: Tim Holtz - (DOX) Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean; Newton & Winsor - White Watercolors; Copic Markers

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Squirrels
Dies: MFT - Squirrels, Inside/Outside Stitched Squares
Misc: MFT - Mini Clouds Stencil; Tim Holtz - (DOX) Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn; Copic Markers


Betty said...

two darling cards, Barb - thst little squirrel whispering to its mom is so cute!

Darnell said...

Eep! That stamp is so endearing! So many wonderful memes one could make with it! (And people wonder why I have so much NBUS, lol!) Both designs are you all over, Barb, well-designed, colorful, and beautifully executed! Great blending and composition skills are evident on both designs! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #20!! Hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Barb, you have such darling lil critters here. The squirrels are so sweet and wonderful critters for the challenge. The designs are clean and well executed. Thank you so for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge #20.

lostinpaper said...

Two very cute ways to create with these critters Barb, I would never have thought to use them for a Christmas design, but the design works perfectly!

Dawn T said...

Adorable cards Barb. Love how you did the two different themes.

Anita in France said...

Such sweet, squirrel scenes, Barb, so beautifully coloured and composed! There's a wonderful crispness about your Christmas design ... looks as though that sweetie is letting mama know what's on his Christmas list! That warm autumn scene is a delight ... I'm thinking here he's asking is he can help himself to an acorn (or two!) ... so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

As soon as I saw your Christmas card, I just had to smile. This is absolutely adorable!! Love the whispering in mama's ear!! You've created lovely backgrounds on both of your cards and I can't decide which I like more; the early nighttime sky or the crisp, Fall day. These are simply fun cards, and sincerely wonderful designs. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

Bunny said...

Love these cute cards. It's so nice when you can use something for different seasons. Speaking of............Happy Fall today! Now, if the weather would cooperate in Florida. [Bunny]``

I Card Everyone said...

Two of the cutest, most adorable cards using the sweetest little pair of squirrels I've ever seen!! [pssst here's the secret: you've got this one in the bag, my friend!]

Bonnie said...

These squirrels are darling, Barb! I love how you've colored them and the whispered messages!

Loll said...

Two adorable critter cards using the same image Barb! LOVE the Christmas card with the beautiful blue sky and falling snow. It does look like the little one is whispering in his mama's ear ... so perfect that the sentiment is in a speech bubble. Your fall card is also adorable. Great colouring and such a fun sentiment to go with these cute little guys. Your granddaugher is going to love it! xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

those squirrels are too cute! What a wonderful Twofer!