Saturday, July 20, 2019

Twofer Challenge-Garden

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Saturday finds you all well and staying cool. It's a hot one out there across most of the country. But the end is in least for us come Monday. Tuesday through Friday is supposed to be low humidity/dew points and temps of 84! That will feel lovely to throw open the windows and doors! 

I wanted to join in the the Twofer Challenge that is garden themed this month. I love my first card, not so much the second card. But it is made so I will go with it. I did print out two each of the sentiments, so I will change things up on the second cards. I used a NBUS stamp set that I've had for ages. I only used the sweet fruit from it with the except of the pears, which I wish I would have used, just wasn't thinking clearly. Again, I will change things up for the second ones I make here soon. I started out printing my sentiments and then built my cards from there by doing my stamping and coloring. No fancy coloring (not that I do fancy) as my markers are drying out and I need to buy refills for them, but that will have to wait. I think I will try water coloring with my distress inks for the next cards. We will see how that goes, or else use my Zig's/Arteza's. Again, will see how that goes.

I want to take the time to thank you for stopping by and visiting with me for a spell. Your comments always bring so much sunshine and joy into my life. I will be by to visit you soon as well! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

My Creative Time-Berry Special stamps & dies-NBUS
Cricut & Design Space
Bic, Sharpies, Spectrum Noir markers to color


Carol L said...

Again, it's good to see you crafting and I love how you printed the sentiments! One day you'll have to share with me how you did them. My MS word program abruptly stopped working a few weeks ago, so I d/l a similar Word program so I could print digi images and make sentiments again, and then yesterday my printer died, telling me parts inside are at the end of their service life. AWRGH!! I reckon I won't be printing anything anytime soon now! LOL Anyway, these summer fruits look yummy, and I like how they both turned out! Well done on the coloring too! Stay indoors until this heat passes - it's dreadful out there and I'm beyond grateful that our central air is working! Whew!

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
what fab Twofer makes.
Love those stamps ued and your designs look so lovely.
Very summery and making my mouth water too.
Love the wonderful sentiments as well.
Hope you are going to get the cooler weather as predicted.
We in the Uk are experiencing a cooler July so far but next week it's predicted to be HOT! HOT!
Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L. x

Cat Craig said...

Your fruity garden cards are delightful. The first with the overall stamping and sweet sentiment is darling and sure to delight.Your second clean and simple card is very eye catching as well. Thank you for joining in at Twofer Card Challenge #18.

Marilyn said...

Cute cards! Love your coloring and sentiments
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Lisa said...

They're both so beautiful!! I love the sweet designs of each one!! The fruit is yummy!! I hope you are feeling better every day, Brenda. Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darnell said...

Well, Brenda, I've looked at that second card from top to bottom and side to side. I even picked up my laptop and looked around back. I cannot see one reason why you don't love your two designs equally! I sure do and I love both sentiments! I think they're colored very fancy, too, by the way, with big bold fruity hues and lovely shading! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #18! I'm delighted that you felt well enough to play and I hope you keep feeling stronger every day! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

A fruit garden, how delicious, Brenda! Your colouring on both is fabulous ... bright and vibrant with just the right touch of detail. The frame of fruits on your first card really highlights that lovely scripty sentiment ... and I love the CASness of those juicy coloured fruits on your summer card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer ... so pleased you felt up to it! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue - said...

Two lovely fruity cards Brenda. Nice to see you back in our craft world. Thank you too for your sweet comments.

kiwimeskreations said...

Two beautiful summery garden cards Brenda - love the strong colours and the wonderful images you have used.

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Two great cards Brenda. Love the stamps

I wish the north east of England could have some of the glorious sunshine, yesterday we had torrential rain!

Happy crafting....


Bonnie said...

Both of these are so bright and cheery with the luscious fruit! Love the fonts of the sentiments! So glad that you are able to craft again!

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful pair of fruity cards Brenda! I really like both cards, but I love CAS designs so I can only see a lot of gorgeousness there! Love the stitched mat on the first card and the printed sentiments are perfect.
Hope you are continuing to take things slowly until you are back to normal.

Carol x

I Card Everyone said...

Look who's back again!!! YAY! and you've tossed the sweetest garden salads for the Twofer Challenge, Brenda! LOve all the layers of the first card - especially that plaid I'm mad for! That second little darling, from where I sit, reads: Berry, cherry, pine-apple-y Happy Summer!!! See how clever you are?
Hope you continue to feel better each day - cooling off helps! xx

Brenda in IN said...

I have cherry juice running down my chin from these cards, Brenda. They are delightful and I wish I had a lovely fruit salad right now. Our heat is suppose to break tomorrow too. It has been miserable. I love that postage die.

Nstiz said...

I love both your cards, Brenda! Love the bold graphics of the stamps, the wonderful colors and the fantastic sentiment. Great coloring too! These are both so fun! You sure are on a creative roll there.

jimlynn said...

I love BOTH of them!!!! The first is so pretty and framed out to perfection. Love the CAS design on the second one too. Beautiful cards!
Hope you're staying cool!

DIANA L. said...

Both cards are great Brenda. Have a great week.

Leslie Miller said...

Super cute fruit stamps and cards! They make for very happy mail with the perfect sentiments to go with the fruits. I'm so glad you played along with us at Twofer!

Happy Dance said...

I don't know about "fancy" coloring, but these look wonderful to me! And your designs, papers and sentiments are just right for this fruity garden. I'm glad to see you in the gallery, and wish I could have gotten here sooner to comment. Been dealing with DH's health stuff again.... I do like these cards, and hope you take another look, smile, and like how they turned out. Sending hugs. Thank you for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. xo Bev

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Sitting out in the shade in the 80f degree heat, these cards make my mouth water. They are both lucious through and through. I love your sentiments and your fabulous colouring. I'm so happy to see you back crafting. Take care.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are striking, contemporary looking and wonderful x I love the two very different designs and the way you've coloured looks fabulous Brenda x Hope you are managing to stay cool? x

Gail said...

So colorful and Delicious - love your fruit creation -

Marlena M. said...

Well you did an amazing job with both cards Brenda! Congratulations on your Honorable Mention!!! I LOVE your variety of fruit, tumbling about AND on your CAS creation~

Dr Sonia S V said...

OOoh this is such an adorable and cute card...makes me smile just looking at it Brenda and Thank you so much for the kind words at my blog
Dr Sonia