Saturday, October 19, 2019

October Twofer Card Challenge

Hi there ~ It's time to play along in the October Twofer Challenge and I am loving this month's prompt ~ Sweets! Here are the rules:

 I grabbed my 'Sweet' die and sentiments and got to work ~

For my first card, I thought these adorable Bitty Bears would work well for a fun birthday card. I colored them with Copic markers, placed them inside the peek-a-boo windows, and added my 'sweet' die and sentiment strip. It's hard to see on screen, but I also stenciled mini clouds behind the bears :)


My 2nd card is for my step-granddaughter. She is working on her PhD, so we like to send her Starbucks gift cards once in a while, and since she is a very 'sweet' girl, it works perfectly for her.

I also colored this image with Copic markers and stenciled the brick wall and oval shadow. I thought she looked just right on this (new to me) Elegant Rectangle die.


Here is the photo for the challenge blog ~

If you're looking for a fun challenge, head on over to Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge...she always has a great prompt, and why make one card when you can make a Twofer?

Have a great weekend, everyone...and thanks so much for stopping by ~

Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Sweet Sentiments, Bitty Bears
Dies: MFT - Sweet, Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window
Stencil: MFT - Mini Clouds
Misc: Hero Arts - Detail White Embossing Powder; Altenew - Volcano Lake Ink (sentiment); Copic Markers; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass (clouds); Nuvo Crystal Glaze (balloon)

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Sweet Sentiments, Miss You A Latte
Dies: MFT - Sweet, Oval Shadows, Elegant Rectangle STAX
Stencil: MFT - English Brick Wall
Misc: Copic Markers; MFT - Cement Gray ink (brick wall and shadow)


lostinpaper said...

I've been playing with my 'sweet' die too, but your desgins are totally cuter!!

Bonnie said...

Love the sweet bears, Barb! The second card is perfect to accompany a Starbucks gift card to a sweet gal!

Dawn T said...

super cute cards Barb.

Cat Craig said...

Darling cards using your Sweet Die Barb. Not sure what I crave more now a teddy bear or a beverage! Thanks for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge #21.

Darnell said...

SWEET is exactly what your cards are, Barb! Gosh, those wee bears could not be any cuter floating by the windows in the clouds! (Wouldn't it be great if we could really see this outside our airplane windows!!) And your Starbucks enclosure card for your hard-working step-granddaughter is really delightful! That's such a darling image and it does look just right showcased on your NBUS panel and colored beautifully! Love the stenciling and, hmmm, I think I have that die amongst about ten label dies I have never used, so thank you, as always for the inspiration! And thank you for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #21! Hugs, Darnell

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab twofer, Barb! Just love your trio of bears and your girl with go cups!! So fun that you used the "sweet" word die for your common element - that's thinkin'!!

I Card Everyone said...

Two darling cards, Barb … that wee little cupcake is as sweet as it can be, and I LOVE the color combination. Isn't it sweet that your little coffee delivery girl has an extra to share? What an adorable stamp, and a great way to highlight it!
Doubly sweet for the Twofer challenge, my friend!

Anita in France said...

Those little bears just couldn't get any sweeter, Barb ... they're adorable with their festive offerings on your birthday card! How fun is that coffee toting girl ... fabulous against the cool stencilled background ... and such a great idea to go with a coffee gift card! As ever, my friend, thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer with this delightful duo! Hugs, Anita :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Barb, to use the WORD sweet is just genius - why didn't I think of that?!!
Your cards are wonderful as always with beautifully subtle inking and colouring. The dies and stencils you used on both cards are definitely on my wish list!
Vicky x

Kara Lynne said...

How fun to use the word "sweet" as your sweet! Both of your cards are darling! I love those tiny bears and what a great color combination of mint and gray! How wonderful to have a personal card for your step-grand. I am sure she appreciates it and you! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!