Sunday, 10 March 2019

Guesting over at Twofer

Good morning peeps.
It gives me great pleasure to be guesting over at the TWOFER challenge this month. Darnell asked if I would GD after my win in January with my cheeky chicks twofer!
So here I am with my TWOFER for this month's challenge.

Can you guess the theme? Well this month it is -

I decided that I would use my balloon STAX dies from MFT for my cards.
I chose to concentrate on the second smallest, using first one on its own followed by a balloon fest of rainbow one's.

Here is my first also using LOTV's Balloon Baby.

I replaced the stamped balloon with a die cut one and chose a circular format for a change. 
The card base was made by cutting into a 5 x 5 square card with a large Spellbinders scalloped circle die, leaving the left side of the die over hanging the fold to keep the hinge element. You could of course cut two separate circles and glue them together to make the base card.
The DP, cut with Tonic stacked circle dies, is from NitWits and the image was coloured with Copics before fussing cutting and adding to my base with pads. The sentiment from Mama Elephant was stamped on a die cut banner and slipped under the image. 
The die cut balloon was cut from white and coloured with Copic markers.

This second card uses the same balloon die cut but this time in rainbow colours.

I cut some balloons from scraps of card which I then shaded with matching DI ink and added some hi-lights and strings with a white gel pen on a black base card.
The sentiment is part of a CUTplorations Birthday Wishes die cut from silver glitter paper and black fun foam, the wishes from Uniko was stamped and heat embossed with white EP.
Quite a simple card but it certainly has impact I think.

That's it then from me. It may well be for quite awhile too as I mentioned in my, last post I chipped the head of my humerus in a fall a week ago and am now out of action until I get the all clear from the orthopaedic bods at the hospital! I'm typing these last few sentences with one finger so please forgive me for not leaving comments, even if I do visit! Good job I was on top of some of my GD commitments.

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  1. I love your sweet baby card! One of my daughters just had a baby, so I’m partial to anything baby right now. Rainbows are always a good sign-love how you added the DI shading and used the black card stock. So sorry to hear about your chipped bone. I’m still recovering from a broken fibula (ankle) from a fall on ice in December. My hub also had to “learn” his way around grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning up. Heal soon, while enjoying a little pampering!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear you are injured, Julie. This winter has been rough for falling; broke my tailbone after slipping on ice, but it's nowhere near as serious as your humerus. I hope all goes well for you. Your cards are a delight! That baby card is simply amazing. I love the colors and the shape, but most of all I love that image. It's absolutely adorable!! And your bright balloons against the black base is simply stunning. I do love the glittery 'birthday' die, too. Great cards!! Thank you so much for being one of our Guest Designers this month at the Twofer Challenge. : ) Bev

  3. Two wonderful cards Julie, the balloons look amazing and so colorful against the black card stock. Super sweet card for baby as well! The striped paper works so well with your design! Thank you so much for sharing it at Penny Black and More challenge where we want to see circles this month!

  4. That's a great balloon die! Between your awesome coloring adding the proper depth and those great highlights, they all look plump and juicy, whether holding up the precious baby or in vivid rainbow hues! I love both designs, Jules! Thank you for being one of our talented Guest Designers this month at Twofer Card Challenge! I do hope it doesn't take long for a chipped bone to be usable again!! Big hugs, Darnell

  5. Such a sweet baby card. I love that LOTV image and you colored it beautifully, along with that balloon! Your vibrant rainbow of balloons makes a great birthday card! I love the white gel pen strings and highlights!

  6. Your balloon cards are fantastic Jules. LOVE that sweet baby card. What an adorable baby and so sweet with the patterned paper with "lace" edging. Sweet shiny balloon to finish it off. Your rainbow of balloons is bright and bold against the black card. A very happy, cheerful birthday card that is sure to make someone special smile from ear to ear! Thanks so much for Guest Designing at Twofer Card Challenge this month, Jules! xx

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your chipped humerus. Typing with one finger... that's dedication! I'm so glad you were able to guest design at Twofer because I tell you truly these are two delightful cards! Gosh, those rainbow colored balloons pop so prettily on the black, and then with the glittery sentiment -- wow! I like your method for making the sweet as can be baby circle card. So adorable!

  8. What a fabulous Twofer. Love the baby card cute, and the rainbow of balloons is such a fun design xx

  9. I'm so sorry about your chipped humerus, I pray you are back up and running soon! Congrats on your Twofer Guest Designer spot!! I love your twofers for this newest challenge. That sweet baby card is just as precious as it can be. Love your balloon and the color combo on this baby card. So sweet! Loving the rainbow balloons as well, you have added so much dimension to you balloons with the inking of them. Funny how just a little inking can add so much shading to a die cut. Love that you used a black background and glitter sentiment, so fun and festive! Hugs, Brenda

  10. Love your circle card for our challenge at PB & More. Thanks for entering. Fab balloon card too, they really stand out against the black.

  11. Congrats on your guest spot...well deserved and what a brilliant pair of cards featuring balloons. Two absolute beauties, the circle base on the New Baby card is just right and I am rather partial to the bold rainbow coloured balloons, amazing shading too. Hope you are still obeying orders and taking it easy xx

  12. That baby card is precious, Julie, and I could have sworn the rainbow balloons were covered in Glossy Accents but it's your shading and highlights that make them really shine.

  13. What an adorable baby card, Julie ... so beautifully coloured and sweet! Your rainbow balloons are luscious ... the depth and dimension is fabulous ... and they pop (tee hee!) wonderfully against the dark background! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer! Do hope your injury heals well and soon! Anita :)

  14. Congratulations on your win and Guest Design spot, Julie! This has got to be the sweetest baby card ever! Love the lavender and that adorable image! I also love the bright, rainbow balloons that are so beautiful on the black card base! Great job!

  15. Hi Julie,
    firstly congrats on your GD spot.
    Oh thse card are so wonderfully created and look so super.
    Love them both and the cutie littl Baby on the first is so sweet.
    I love how you have a lovely sheen on your Balloons too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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