Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #1

There's a new kid in town, and I'm tickled to be playing along with their maiden challenge!  Congratulations, Darnell, and her fabulous Twofer Card Challenge Design Team!


Feathers!  and how convenient that before Christmas, I bought a beautiful set from Stamplorations, and their wonderful leader, Shery!

So first up:  a card of congratulations:


Next:  an encouragement card that, at times, is so welcomed 'round here... I may just send this one to myself!

 
 
There you have it, my first Twofer - for this challenge at any rate!  I know you will be playing along, too, right?
 
=]  Michele

41 comments:

Patti said...

Amazing Michele!! Those backgrounds are so beautiful! and the gold highlights the perfect touch!! I love thinking of you in your craft room today whipping up these masterpieces! : )

Have a great day!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Darnell said...

Love your enthusiasm, Michele, and love your cards! Way to go being the first one and thank you so much for the wonderful shoutout! Thank you, too, for using NBUS for your beautiful designs!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Gorgeous designs for both card Michele!! LOVE your artsy backgrounds and beautiful feathers. Thanks so much for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge!

Anita in France said...

Great to see you first in the gallery, Michele ... and with such gorgeous, feathery delights ... those fabulous, loose watercolour panels make for such dreamy backgrounds to those lovely delicate feathers! So happy to have you playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

"You're Number One, You're Number One!!!" The first in the first! Thank you so much for playing along at Twofer, sweet friend!! I love that you've got two beautiful feathery cards in two wonderfully different designs! LOVE these stamps, and the watercolors, and the colors, and the sentiments....okay, okay, I love everything about your cards. Fabulous! Woohoooooo! Bev

Lisa Elton said...

Ooooh, I like how artsy these are!! Spectacular backgrounds Michele. NO better way to use your new NBUS than for our SWEET Darnell's new challenge!! These are beautiful!

Susanne Vargas said...

You got right to work, girl, didn't you! Congratulations on being the first one to enter! And with such beauties, too! Love your artsy backgrounds and the color combos! And those sentiments go so perfectly with them! Couldn't we all use such a wonderful encouragement...?
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and for playing at the very first Twofer Challenge!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful refreshing colors for your gorgeous splattered watercolored background and feathers. TFS Michele. Hugs..

donna mikasa said...

Thanks for the reminder about Darnell's new challenge! I'm totally loving your dreamy featherscapes! Two wonderful cards, Michele!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FAB=YOU=Lushious!

maria f. said...

Beautifully artsy, Michele!

Christine said...

Love those colors and the sentiments are great.

Birgit said...

Ooooh, these are so beautiful and artsy! Love your wonderful water colored backgrounds and those delicate feathers. Great sentiments too! Congrats on being the first of the firsts!!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous cards, Michele. The colors are just fabulous and the sentiments, perfect. What an awesome way to start out this challenge! :) Hugs!

Bobby said...

I know you don't need a lot of repetition so just re-read what everyone else said and those are my comments too, Michele. ;) What a fabulous way to start a new challenge. You nailed it girlfriend!!!

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful cards! I love your backgrounds especially....you need to come to my house and give me "creating backgrounds like Michele lessons!" Wink. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. (My daughter's surprised me with a Silhouette Cameo 3. I am slowly learning to use it...also some new swear words when working with the software. You know what a computer genius I am..........NOT.) Big wink.

Kara Lynne said...

These are both breathtaking, Michele! Those feathers are gorgeous in gold AND white, but your water coloring brings them both to even greater heights! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at this first ever Twofer Card Challenge!

artful-notions said...

So much fun and fancy feathers on both inspiration pieces, Michele. Definitely joining in the fun! Hugs!

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning cards, Michele! I've now got a new stamp set on my wishlist, Jo x

Leslie Miller said...

I've been looking forward to this challenge, too. You've made two beautiful cards and, oh, how I love your watercolor backgrounds!

Linda said...

Lovely cards, Michelle. Two great sentiments

Linda Callahan said...

Oh so marvelously inky! These are gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome use of the feather design to make such wonderful cards.

Sharron said...

The lovely clear colors make a beautiful background. Love your artsy design! So happy to see you helping Darnell get off to a great start with her wonderful new blog!

Kathyk said...

Well done on being first to this new challenge .. and with two such fabulous cards too - YAY!

Kathyk

lostinpaper said...


These are both gorgeous Michele!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Michele! Both backgrounds turned out beautifully and I love your choice of colors! Love both sentiments, too! As always, you totally nailed it with Darnell's challenge...especially that you chose NBUS for your designs :)

Viv said...

Two fabulous cards as always Michele, love them both equally ;) Viv xx

conil said...

You win...clever use of...well...everything and prettiest feather, too. Love both cards. Of course, the aqua spatter sings to my heart but your designs knock me out.

Nora N. said...

WOW! Totally STUNNING!!!

Shelly said...

Oh, these are BEAUTIFUL!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Great twofer cards, Michele! I love your gorgeous watercolor backgrounds for the feather images, especially for the emboss-resist one. Not only the occasions, you’ve also changed the card shapes too - square and rectangle. How smart! Hideko :-)

OH Babs said...

Fun cards Michele. The watercolor look and white embossing make for lovely feathers.

Jacquie Southas said...

Amazing, inky fun cards, Michele!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful cards Michele, and what a fab challenge. I am back from CA and hope to play!

Marianne said...

Love your pretty backgrounds and feathers. I enjoyed giving my underused stamps a work-out, but I'm wondering if I need to buy more stuff after seeing so many delightful feathers and cards in the gallery.

Karen D. said...

love both your wonderfully done cards.
:) Karen

Dora B. said...

Hello, first I want to say I am happy you chose ‘encouragement’ and ‘congratulations’ for the card types as I find those hard to do. The encouragement card is gorgeous; well they both are, but I love the layout and white feathers on that one.

Jen W. said...

These are both gorgeous, Michele! I especially love the second one with that soft watercoloring.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely, Michelle. Both are beauties and make me go "ahhhhhh!"

Donna said...

Great job again, Michele. x