Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Twofer Hearts

Morning to you all, hope things are well with you today. Darnell's second Twofer challenge has started and the theme this month is hearts. Now as you have to make two cards of different designs using the same stamp or die I've also set myself the challenge of using NBUS, old stash or (as in this case) a not so loved stamp. I bought this stamp last year and it's only been used once as I wasn't too keen on the card I made and as I'm still having a clear out I thought I'd give it another go before deciding it's fate. The stamp I've used is 'Penny Black Valentine Dance' and the butterflies have lots of little hearts on them.


so I'm heading over to the Twofer challenge with these



Here's my 'Onefer' which also uses the sentiment that comes in the set. I used a Sakura glitter pen on the hearts and Dovecraft punch for the border.


here's a close up but it still doesn't show the glitter!


This one's heading over to the following challenges

Allsorts challenge 'love is in the air' (my second entry)

AAA Cards challenge 'all you need is love'



So now for my 'Twofer' - again I wasn't too impressed with my first card and thought about maybe embossing the butterflies to give them a bit more ooomph as I'd originally planned on making an anniversary card, but that still didn't fill me with any enthusiasm.

At this stage I had come to the conclusion that I wasn't going to be able to get this stamp to work for me so next step was to change course completely and I started by stamping on a snippet of card, colouring with Promarkers and then cutting out the wings to see what they looked like. Mmmm..... out came the Sakura pen again to give the hearts a bit of glitter and I thought I may as well carry on and see where this would lead me. Next I stamped onto some more card and coloured again using Promarkers and the glitter pen and then attached the wings, so far not looking too bad but still lacking something and then I had that 'eureka' moment and realised that butterflies need flowers - so another PB stamp 'Jubilance' came to the rescue and I added a few flowers with Stickles centres along the bottom. Finally I stamped a PB birthday sentiment and then matted it onto some coloured card and a deckled edge card base. I much prefer my 'Twofer' so I've decided to hang on to this stamp for a while longer to see if I can find a bit of inspiration and give it a bit more love.


again, here's another close up but it still doesn't show the glitter and Stickles!


and this one's heading over to the following challenges

Penny Black and More challenge 'love, hearts and / or flowers'

Penny Black Saturday challenge 'anything goes + option use some scraps'

Country View challenge 'anything but cute'


Thanks for taking the time to pop by on this cold wet and miserable day (well that's what it's like here) and for taking the time to leave me a comment.


32 comments:

Claire said...

I think they're both really pretty and different. I actually prefer the one you had trouble with, I think it's the fresh lemon mixed with the pale blue flowers which make it a lovely summery feeling. Nice cards x

meg said...

Two great cards Kanda. love the soft blues and lemon in the second one,

Carole said...

Both lovely cards....maybe a pop of red on the tiny hearts in the first one?...love the colours in the second one. great twofer use I think! Hugs xx

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards Andrea they are really pretty huggles Sue xx

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous and 2 very different cards too, luv Sam x

Jane said...

The butterflies with hearts are so pretty, really dainty and very unusual. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Kath said...

Two beautiful cards, lovely heart butterflies.
Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful both of them each in their own way. I might have accidentally pre ordered some of the New Penny Black stamps from Crafts U Love. Would have been so rude not to have. Bang goes my budget and my no buying any more goodies. I blame this rotten weather. Well what is a girl suppossed to do if your can't get out in the garden to dig holes as The Doc puts it.
Hugs Mrs A.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful image and I love the two ways you used it for completely different designs.

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards.xxx

Sue said...

These are so pretty, lovely cards! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, Sue xx

Sarah said...

These are lovely and you have done a terrific job of making two very different cards with such a challenging stamp...you go girl !!

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous butterfly cards, so pretty
Lorraine x

brenda said...

Two super creatios for our 'love' themes at Allsorts and Penny Black and More hallenges and very stylish designs, many thanks for joining in at both.

B x

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Andrea, such a pretty stamp and I love the valentine sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, Andrea, both brilliant designs and sentiments, super subtle colours.
Thank you for joining our 'Love is in the Air' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely cards Andrea, fabulous colours too.xx[aNNie]
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Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
2 uper gorgeous twofer cards.
They both look so amazing and that stamp is gorgeous.
Love how you have decoupaged the second one, and the border on the first is so preety.
Super sentiments also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Happy Dance said...

Those are such pretty butterflies, and I love the hearts on their wings. Once I blew up the images, I could see the sparkle on the little hearts, too! such pretty colors, and I love those flowers on the second card. Really lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Ellibelle said...

Such pretty cards, love those butterflies!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Allsorts challenge!

Sybrina K said...

Andrea, Saw these two beauties in the Twofer gallery and had to stop by. So pretty!!!

Rein said...

Beautiful cards.

MaryH said...

Andrea, I think BOTH of your cards are very pretty, and I'm so glad you gave the PB butterfly a 2nd chance. I think #1 is lovely just as you've done it, but I also think #2 is pretty with the colored & fussy cut yellow butterflies to enhance the card. This is a perfect image for the Feb 2fer challenge, and you've used it so well. TFS & Hugs

Liz said...

Two super cards, Andrea. Great way of making two different cards with the same stamp. I hope the stamp is growing on you as it really is pretty. xx

linda said...

both of these cards are very pretty! i love the intricate heart die. thank you so much for sharing your love-ly creation with us at the penny black and more challenge.
linda

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous cards! I love the heart butterflies. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Darnell said...

I think they are both beautiful, Andrea, cuz I do love me a QACAS card like the first one! I can just imagine the sparkle on those hearts! Having said that, however, I do agree with you that the second card has much more personality with the addition of the flowers and the 3D wings! I love that idea and can see this working for a dozen different occasions!! Thank you so much for joining in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Tracie Pond said...

Beautiful. I love all of the little hearts. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards =) Tracie

Sue from Oregon said...

A perfect twofer! Enjoyed seeing the two different versions!
Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us for our February Penny Black Saturday Challenge ! ♥ Sue Kment

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, lovely and soft colours.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

Anne said...

Andrea these are lovely. What a gorgeous stamp and perfect for the challenge

Anne x

Evelyn Walter said...

Very lovely your cards, Andrea!
Thank you for playing along with our Challenge this month at Country View Crafts.
Evelyn xx