Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #1 Winners!

Hello!

It's time to announce our Winner and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #1! We were BLOWN AWAY by the 132 entries that were submitted for our inaugural challenge! We love how you have embraced the challenge concept so enthusiastically! 

Congratulations to Verna for being the winner!
Verna really stretched her design and creative skills when she used her bird stamp in an unexpected way by turning the bird's tail feathers into flowers for her thinking of you card design! The whole bird was used as a focal layer over her Color Burst circle for her birthday card. The black matting and fun use of the black and white gingham ribbon tie both designs together.

Well done, Verna! Here is the winner's badge to proudly display on your blog!

And now here are the fabulous Honorable Mentions!

Maria #30 (Rieslingmama)
Maria did a beautiful job of intertwining and disguising her feather as leaf in her flowery and colorful background design for her hello card. Her second design is a beautiful CAS thank you card with lots of white space which makes the organic feather watercoloring and black splatters really pop!

Bozena #53 (ArtCardBox)
Bozena used her feather(s) as a large focal point over her beautiful watercoloured background for her birthday card with a sentiment to enjoy the special moments of life. Her second design could be encouragement or graduation with the sentiment, "let your dreams take flight." She handcut a border around the feather to reveal a beautiful gold-embossed patterned paper which gives the design more interest and impact.

Dora #74 (7 Cardiologists)
Dora used the same color palette for both her cards, which is fine because she followed the challenge brief of making two distinctly different designs. Her birthday card showcases the feathers as a dreamcatcher focal point. For her sympathy card with ribbons and a layered sentiment, the dark silhouette bird becomes the focal point and the feathers become a beautiful DSP background.

Mac has created a scrumptious mixed media thank you card in wonderful earth and sky colors, using lots of techniques and eye-catching layers. It's a card to enlarge on your screen in order to see all the incredible detail work. Her second card sending love is a clean gold-embossed design with lots of molten texture.

Lucy also used her feather stamp in an unexpected and spectacular way on her colorful and gorgeous floral thank you card. Her anniversary card is a pretty soft CAS design. Lucy draws us in with these two designs: you  have to look closely at the flower to confirm that, yes, she used the same feather; and you have to look closely at the anniversary feather to see the gorgeous gold elements.

Congratulations to all of you talented ladies!
Here is the Honorable Mention badge for you to display with pride!

There were lots of other entries who met the challenge criteria, so we all had a difficult time narrowing down your sensational Twofer cards and choosing who to showcase! I wish each of you could get an Honorable Mention! We look forward to seeing all of your interesting, creative, and inspirational Twofer Card Challenge designs next month!

The challenge will run from February 10, 2018 to February 24, 2018. Please note the opening and closing times have been changed to 12:00 AM (midnight) (PST). 

Thank you again!! Mwah!

40 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to Verna on her win and to all the HM recipients! Really fabulous cards and super fun challenge, Darnell! Can't wait to play again :)

Marianne said...

Congrats to Verna and the HMs with their beautiful and clever designs! Looking forward to the next challenge!

Kathyk said...

Congratulations to the winner and honorable mentions - no mean feat from 132 entries - well done to Darnell and DT for having to make those decisions from such excellent entries

Kathyk

Verna Angerhofer said...

Hey what?? I can't believe my silly use of the feathers garnered me the win. That is so surprising! Thanks so much. I just know I was having a blast doing these cards for the challenge. There were so many wonderful entries using the feathers two different ways. My congratulations to all who got an honorable mention.

Julia Aston said...

Congrats to all the winners - what wonderful 'feather' inspiration!

Nonni said...

Congratulations to all winners, such wonderful cards showcased here! I can't wait for the next challenge!

Craftychris said...

Verna's winning twofers are magnificent! How clever to use the tail as a flower! Amazing honourable mentions too! I am so glad the first Twofer challenge got off to such a brilliant start. Long may it continue. Hugs. xxx

Diane said...

Congrats to all the winners... all gorgeous and creative. I loved that Verna won as she really had me stumped as 'where are the feathers'...lol...she did a fabulous job as all of the winners did..congrats ALL!!

KandA said...

Congrats to all the winners with their amazing cards and thanks to all the DT for their hard work in pulling off the first Twofer challenge xx

cotnob said...

Congratulations to the winners, there were some amazing entries - thank you for the challenge.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Darlene said...

YAY Verne! Very deserving win! Congrats to her and the other ladies! And, Congrats to you Darnell on such a fabulous launch! I'm looking forward to the next round!

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the winner and top picks. Hugz

Redanne said...

Congratulations to Verna - very clever use of the bird tail!! Well done to the HM's too! xx

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations to everyone, fabulous twofers. I have to say I imagine Verna's creative use is what was hoped for by the challenge parameters. I can't wait for the next go round, just imagine how creative it will get.

Pat said...

Congratulations to Verna and well done to all the honorary mentions, all with such clever thought out and beautifully made designs. x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Woot, woot! Congrats to Verna and all the HM's!

Carol L said...

Big Congrats to Verna and all of the other notables too! WTG everyone!

Di said...

Well done Verna - and all the other 'picks' as well!
xx

Cathy said...

Congrats to Verna and the honourable mentions, loads of inspiration there to drool over! Cathy x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats to winner Verna and to the Honorable Mentions - such lovely twofers with feathers!!

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing cards all! Verna, so very clever to use the bird's tail as flowers.

Bunny said...

Congratulations, Twofer, for having 132 entries on your inaugural challenge.

Congratulations to Verna and to the honorable mentions. I think Verna taught some of us to think outside the box. Well done, everyone. [Bunny]

swldebbie said...

Wow! I’m blown away by the creativity shown by Verna and the HMs - beautiful results and great inspiration for ways to stretch the use of our stamps.

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats to everyone, fabulous cards!!

Anja Curvers said...

Congrats to everyone such great cards and designs can’t wait for the next challenge.

Jane Willis said...

What stunning work, well done everyone.

Janice said...

Congratulations to the winners, they are all stunning cards! Amazing how everyone interpreted the challenge.
Looking forward to the next one.
Janice x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Congratulations to Verna and the honorable mentions, this was a great first challenge Darnell. I started by thinking "Feathers" I havn't got any of those, when in fact on looking around at my sets I had quite a lot. Can't wait for the next one.

Sue xx

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations to Verna and her very clever take on the challenge. Thank you for the shout out and the Honorable Mention. Can't believe it, as I am in such fabulous and amazing creativity with all the stunning 'Winners'. Thank you so much. I loved the challenge, had fun and the gallery looked amazing with so much inspiration and with wonderful and gorgeous creativity. Thank you for making my day x Thank you too to Darnell and her amazing design team x

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats to all the winners! Wonderful cards! And wonderful inspiration...Thank you again, Darnell for this challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations to all your amazing winners! I had seen Verna's card and thought it was the most creative idea. They're all absolutely fantastic!

Jacquie Southas said...

Congratulations to Verna and all the HMs! And great job to Darnell and the DT for a fun first challenge!

Dotty Jo x said...

Big congratulations to the winners, and a big well done to you and the DT gang! In the end I just ran out of time to play along, so I'm keeping it all crossed that I can play in your next challenge, Jo x

Lucy E. said...

Congrats to Verna and the rest of the HM’s.
I’m very surprised to be included in the HM’s
because there were so many awesome entries.
Thanks to Darnell and the team for a fun and challenging challenge!

nancy littrell said...

OMG...what a HUGE Success your very 1st Twofer Challenge was and the Inspiration was just Amazing!!

Congratulations to Verna with her very creative cards and to all the honorable mention winners. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to chose only 1 Winner and 5 Honorable Mention winners out of...132 (264 card designs) gorgeous entries...Wow!! Your choices were beautiful, clever and inspiring. TFS and can't wait for next months challenge:-) Hugs...

Linda said...

Congratulations to the winners ...... very well deserved. Great use of those tail feathers!!
Looking forward to challenge #2 xx

Shelly said...

Congrats to all!! BEAUTIFUL cards!!

Bo┼╝enA said...

Woow! Great news, my dear Darnell :-)) I am very happy, I'm surprised, because so many great cards have taken part in the challenge. All the more I appreciate the distinction for my cards. Congratulations to the winner, amazing creativity deserved the main prize. I congratulate the other distinguished participants. I also admire DT's hard work to comment on and evaluate so many cards. I can not forget about great DT projects - great inspirations.
I love you Darnell :-)
Thank you thank you thank you!
With love,
BozenA

Macimbalo said...

Congrats Verna and all the featured designers! Such beautiful creations!!!

Dora B. said...

I am blown away by my very first Honorable Mention and having to learn how to add a badge. Thank you Twofer Challenge for the honor. I can bearly wait for the unveiling of the next challenge.