Sunday, 11 November 2018

Twofer Wreath

I always mean to play along with the Twofer challenge when I see it pop up on my blog feed, and then the next thing I know I see the winner's post. I have no idea where the days go right now, it seems like the last two months have been going past in extra fast forward. There are so many things going on, both at work and with family and I can't keep up. One of the things which unfortunately always suffer is crafty time. Today I decided to ignore all the dust around the house and spend a few hours in art therapy, a healthy mind is more important right now than a clean house.

So today I finally managed to play along with this month's Twofer challenge where the theme is wreath. I created a Christmas card and new home one. I love the little Lawn Fawn wreath die, but don't use it enough. My Christmas card was also inspired by the colour challenge over at Lawn Fawnatics. I recently ordered the Really Rainbow paper, but haven't had a chance to use it yet so it was a great reason to break out the paper. I'm a really bad paper hoarder so I tried to use various bits and bobs from my patterned paper drawer (I have a full drawer of just Lawn Fawn patterned paper which only seems to grow).

For my first card I used a light grey card base and Really Rainbow Christmas patterned paper. I die cut the wreath out of the paper as well and used a scrap of polka dot pink paper for the bow and the berries on the wreath. I also stamped the Christmas presents from Toboggan Together and coloured them to go with the colours on the patterned paper. 

For my second card I created a scene with a door with a wreath and a dog sitting outside as I thought it would be a nice little scene for a happy new home card. I die cut the door from Knock on Wood paper using the Stitched Rectangle dies and die cut a bigger rectangle from yellow paper from the same set for the background. I coloured the pooch with Copics and stamped the banner from Bannerific onto Knit Picky patterned paper. The sentiment is a combination of a few different sentiments as I realised I don't have any stamp set with a "happy new home" sentiment. I'm also linking this card up over at Shopping Our Stash where the theme is "It's raining cats and dogs"

Card and patterend paper: White 200gsm card, Neenah Solar white, light grey card, Lawn Fawn Knit Picky, Knock on Wood, Really Rainbow Christmas and scraps of Perfectly Plaid Fall, Perfectly Plaid Christmas and Let's Polka Mon Amie
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Bannerific, Critters at the Dog Park and Toboggan Together and matching dies
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Circle dies, Mini Wreath


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling pair of wreath cards! Just love the combo of patterned papers you used, plus the fun copic colored accents!!

Carol L said...

The scripty background of the first card is so much fun and just rolls with the flow of the holidays! What could be better for a new home than a doggie? Love that sweet pooch with the fun plaid wreath on the door! NJ on both!

Darnell said...

These are two really fun wreath cards, Karola! I am very impressed and inspired by how you mix and match your products and patterned paper! We all have tons of it and need this kind of inspiration! I love the use of rainbow colors and a pink polka dot bow on your Christmas card and the fall wreath, woodgrain papers, and sweet pooch on your new home card!! Thank you so much for ignoring the dust (which just comes back anyway!) and playing in Twofer Card Challenge #11! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Donna said...

Fabulous cards!!
Thanks playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for "It's Raining Cats & Dogs"

Mimi said...

I feel the same about Twofer-- i just miss it every month! And I couldn't agree more with your entire first paragraph. Where does the time go? These cards are adorable. Thanks for linking up at SOS.

Happy Dance said...

So glad you were able to play along with the Twofer Challenge this month. These are absolutely adorable cards! Such fun colors, and all that wonderful patterned paper makes me smile. You should see my stash of paper, lol! I've got a paper tower pretty much full, and several stacks of 6x6 pads. I'm so glad you showcased your wreath cards with these darling papers! Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Samantha Mann said...

aw!!! both cards are awesome! love the wreaths!! love the two different styles! thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog! :)

Sybrina K said...

What lovely takes on the Twofer Challenge! So glad you made some crafty time to make these pretty cards. (And, I'm just gonna have to get some of that rainbow paper of my very own.) Thanks so much for playing along with this month's Twofer Wreath Challenge. :)