Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Feathers, Feathers, Feathers-A Twofer Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I know it has been forever and a day since I've posted. Not really into blogging or doing much crafty stuff. Some cards here and there as I need them but that is about it. Will be doing my donations for our local Pink Out though and I hope to get pictures of the things I make and show you all. I have been coloring in adult coloring books. Been to cold to do much of anything else!  So I sit with my finger-less gloves on and color. The cold has also been taking it's toll on me physically and I've been having back problems as well. So not doing a whole lot but working and resting as I can. Went to 3 movies since New Years and that is about it. I also have a job with a new lady just right up the road, but maybe I told you about that already. Who knows with my mind!

Well I wanted to get in on the Twofer Card Challenge and I believe today is the last day to enter. I hope so anyway, so I will be getting in under the wire. Dang it, the challenge is closed. I hope you check it out though and play along for the next one! The challenge gives you a prompt for you to follow and you must make two different cards using the same stamps or dies of that prompt. Well the prompt was feathers. And that really threw me! lol Now you can interpret "feathers" however you would like. Like you can use a dream catcher because it has feathers hanging, or you can use a bird because birds have feathers, etc...get it? Sounds like fun right?!! So here is what I came up with. Not very creative and my first card was from Pinterest. The second one, which is so.....well I have no clue, but not good, was my idea. lol  Since I'm not sure when this challenge closes, I'm just putting my picture in without taking the time to edit it. Sorry!!!

As always my recipe will be down below. I want to thank you for stopping by, I know I'm way behind on commenting and I hope to get around soon to your blogs. Have patience with me please. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
My Creative Time feather stamp set
Ranger clear embossing powder
Zig Clean Color brush pens
Paper Tre Ink birthday bird stamp set-Thank you Auntie!!!-NBUS
Maymay Made It stamp sets-NBUS
Mixed Media paper used on the first card so I could water color with the Zigs


Di said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda! Love the bright feathers on the first and then the monochrome second one - really different and clever ways to use those feathers.

Shame you missed the Twofers deadline but in any case these really are super! If you used any snippets, even big ones for the backing then we'd love to see these cards in the Playground!

So sorry to hear you have back problems - it's such a miserable pain. If it's really cold, the fingerless gloves are a big clue, then why not get an electric heated pad to have behind you when sitting and also to warm the bed before you get in at night. I absolutely love mine and it does help loads!

Love and hugs

Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

So glad to see you back posting and making some cards. Darnell's challenge will be ongoing so try again next month. Your cards are very clever and great thinking. Hope things are good with you and you're just catching up with life.

Lisa said...

Hello, my friend and happy new year!! I hope your back is feeling much better soon. This cold has been brutal. It's supposed to warm up here tomorrow, thank goodness. Your cards are gorgeous!! I love the designs of both!! The colorful feathers are so beautiful!! The bird is fabulous!! Love them both!! Have a great evening and stay warm!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

HI Brenda, it's so good to see you posting again, and what a shame you missed the deadline for the Twofer challenge :( Your cards are fantastic and I love how you
used the feathers in color on one card and in black and white on the other. I just love the sentiments on each card too. Well done on the challenge!
Do take care of yourself and your ailing back - this crazy weather hasn't done my back much good either, but hopefully once this winter is gone, we'll both be feeling better and our minds will be working right again! LOL TC and have a great rest of the week! (Hugs)

Veerle said...

Two great cards Brenda.
Hugs Veerle

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Brenda,
Well, two lovely cards, and very well done, too.. pity about missing it... so like me, I’ve done the same thing too :D
Best of intentions though. 😊
Glad you’ve been busy and happily occupied, even watching some movies with friends how nice, I did too!!
Love to you dear friend and big hugs!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

Tina Campbell said...

Lovely cards Brenda, sorry you missed the challenge :) Stay warm my friend :) Hugs and Prayers, Tina

Kristie Goulet said...

Brenda!!! So happy to see some cards from you! They are amazing!!! Stay warm my friend. xoxo

Bonnie said...

Hi Brenda, It's good to see you posting again. I love your feathers, particularly the colored ones! So bright and uplifting! I love the serenity of the grays and the sweet bird! Take care and stay warm.

I Card Everyone said...

When one challenge closes, another opens, Brenda! I, for one, am very happy to see your darling feather cards - and YOU in my inbox!
Happy to have you crafting again, too, sweet friend - the gray bird tickles my fancy, but the rainbow feathers are just TOO wonderful... xo

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
so sorry to hear you have not been well again.
Here's hoping your are feeling A1 again soon.
Your Twofer cards look aamazing and so perfectly created.
Love the way you have stamped your feathers, and coloured them.
Brilliant designs too.
Love and big crafty gentle hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

These are very lovely and may I say, could refer to you with all the problems you have had in the last year and a bit? I LOVE the colour on the left card, it shows there is colour to be had even in hard times? The B&W card adds the message we all know, Love it.

I hope the Spring will see you in a good place, although your crafting is so beautiful we NEED to see it :).
God BLess

Darnell said...

Oh, my sweet Brenda! I'm so sorry you missed my first Twofer Challenge and I so appreciate that you grabbed your mojo by the ears and made these two awesome feather cards! I love that rainbow design and I also love the monotone gray, black, and white one! They are both wonderful cards of encouragement to lift someone's spirits! Good job using your NBUS little birdie, too!! I hope you had fun and I hope you come back next month on the 10th for our new prompt!! It's good to see you blog cuz you've been on my mind! Hope it warms up soon! Love and hugs, Auntie

Loll said...

So great to see you creating and blogging, Brenda. Sorry that you missed the deadline for Twofer. Your cards are awesome!! Two fantastic designs. Take care and hope that your back is better soon. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely to 'see' you here again Brenda - and to see you creating - love these two cards, despite what you may think :-)

Anita in France said...

Two fabulous cards, Brenda ... so pleased you got creative for Twofer ... and so sorry that you missed the deadline. Delicious rainbow feather border ... and cool, crisp and stylish monochrome ... that little bird adds such a fun element! Hope you'll play along with us next month ... we start on the 10th! Hugs, Anita :)

Marlena M. said...

I was excited to see you crafted Brenda~and two fantastic cards at that! Love the colorful feathers and I LOVE the sweet bird (my weakness). Praying it warms up and your back loosens up. Take care~

MaryH said...

I think BOTH your cards worked out real well. Love the bright pops of color on the feather border, but the black and white one has a lot of drama and a very unique & lovely design. Sorry you missed the deadline, but looks to me like you met the challenge requirements perfectly! (well aside from missing the deadline...LOL). TFS & Hugs