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Sunday, January 14, 2018

I Got a Twofer!!!!!

HELLO BLOGGING FRIENDS: I'VE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY COMMENT SECTION FOR A WHILE NOW, SOME OF MY FRIENDS HAVE HAD A HARD TIME PUBLISHING THEIR COMMENTS AND THAT IS JUST TERRIBLE.  
MY FRIEND LESLIE MILLER FROM RUNNING WITH SCISSORS SUGGESTED TO CHANGE THE COMMENT FORMAT FROM "EMBEDDED" TO "POP WINDOW" SO THAT'S WHAT I DID, I TRULY HOPE THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER ON YOU TO VISIT AND LEAVE ME YOUR SWEET COMMENTS, THANK YOU!!
MARIA.

Hello dear blog friends: I don't know if you know that there is a new challenge out there in Blog Land, this one was created by Darnell Knauss and it's called Twofer Card Challenge.  The purpose of this challenge is to create two totally different cards using the same stamp set, the occasion has to be different too, Darnell has easy to follow rules for this first Twofer Challenge.
Here are my cards.


It was a bit tricky to fit both of the cards inside my little cube so I think I'm going to have to think of a better way to do it for when I play again next time.



The fabulous image is from a retired Stampin' Up! set called "Best Birds" and I really love it.
All the images were stamped on Strathmore watercolor paper with Stazon black ink for the left side card and with Versafine black ink (clear heat embossed) for the one on the right side, colored with SU markers and Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut.  The sentiment on the left side card is from the "Best Birds" set and the one on the right side is from Power Poppy Daffodils, I actually combined 2 sentiments from this same set.

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And here's the picture of the insides of both my cards. Finishing the cards this way saves me time when I mail them, I think they look really pretty and finished.


Both sentiments are from the retired Stampin' Up! set called "Perfectly Penned", I really love the font on these sentiments.  The word SOON is from a sentiment set of unknown origins, LOL!! it's very old but I really like the different fonts and sentiments for any occasion.
The little bouquets of flowers are from a retired Flourishes set called "From the Garden".

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


As You See It Challenge, I used the sketch on the card with the bluebird.

Crazy 4 Challenges #417 "Celebrate Rubber Ducky Day", (any feathered friend will do if you don't have a ducky stamp.
Allsorts Challenge week #450 "No Pattern Papers"

Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #82 "Embossing Folders"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.




18 comments:

Jan Clothier said...

Wow, Maria! Both are gorgeous. Best Birds is one of my favourite sets. The blue bird, with his bright breast, just jumps right off the page. Your bright colours will surely cheer whoever gets this card. Thanks for joining us at As You See It this week.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the image and the gorgeous colours of both cards.
Forgive me, but the second card had me thinking like Darnell and I am certain that she would have put..
I'm so sorry you're feeling under the Feather.

Thank you for joining our 'No Patterned Papers' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! You have painted 2 beautiful birds, Maria!

Aileen said...

Hi sweetie, two beautiful cards, you just reminded me I have some bird cards there I havent used yet, still trying to get motivated. Love your cards as always inside and out, perfect colouring. Hugs Aileen

Loll said...

Both your sweet birds are so wonderfully coloured, Maria! The shading you've used really makes them look 3D - great work. And pretty designs for each cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Carol L said...

What a perfect pair of cards for Darnell's challenge! I love the way you colored those pretty birds and especially how you decorated the inside of the cards! Thanks too for the tip about blogger - it's maddenings sitting and waiting 2 minutes to publish a comment!

Nora N. said...

What STUNNING cards. I adore your coloring of the bird and how you placed them on each of the cards. Just WOW!!

Anita in France said...

Such fabulous colouring on your sweet birds, Maria ... they're both so pretty ... and the detailing on each is just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, I agree with everybody - the coloring on your birds is spectacular! It feels so good to see birds and flowering branches in this wintry weather! Lovely cards, both of them!
Thank you for joining us in the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

Patti Willey said...

Wow two fabulous cards! I don't recognize that bird at all do you have the Date of that SU! stamp? Love the little flowers inside, I just might have that Flourishes set! So nice to see bright colors!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful birds.

Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Steffie said...

Thank you for joining us at CUYL.
I love your card with the fresh colours.
Hugs from Germany!
Steffie

Darnell said...

I am having the same problem with embedded comments on blogs, Maria, so this works great now! Thank you for changing it. And thank you so much for joining in my new Twofer challenge and giving me a shoutout! It's wonderful to see your two songbirds in the gallery!! I'm a birdie lover and this little sweetie looks pretty with both backgrounds and for both occasions! When I see your stunning finished insides, you always inspire me to do better and do this! Hugs, Darnell

LeAnne said...

These are so pretty, Maria! Your coloring is so vivid and beautiful! Great take on our sketch! I love anything with a bird on it anyway, especially these pretty ones!
I was having issues leaving comments on several blogs also so I changed mine to embedded as well...hopefully that is helping.

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. Love what you did with the birds. Lovely. [Bunny]

Heather Cooper said...

Maria, that cheery bluebird will make anyone who is sick feel much better instantly! The lovely colours you have chosen, the beautiful job you have done on the colouring of the bird and the heartfelt sentiment are perfect for the job and for our sketch! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenge!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Maria! I am so excited to comment on this card! I am in love with both that you made but the one that you did for AYSI - fantastic! Those colors just pop on that white! Your coloring is beautiful as usual!! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Love the coloring of your birds! Nice job on the twofer challenge.