Twofer Card Challenge #20 – Critters

Hello … bonjour!  Our fun September challenge has just launched at Twofer … this month we’re inviting Critters to play with us …

… my critters are little bitty things … A confetti strewn birthday card and a starry, festive Christmas card … with a gift toting Bitty Bear from MFT as my common image (one was coloured as part of our tutorial at the Lake House with the lovely Kara, colourist extraordinaire … the others were coloured especially for today!).  Here’s a closer look at each card …

Here, my design is a circle within a circle with the sentiment placed underneath.  Bitty Bear is the star of the show, set against the softly sponged yellow centre of a halo of celebratory confetti, stamped with Concord & 9th‘s Bitty Burst Turnabout.  The sentiments are both from Simon Says Stamp.  I added shimmer to the gift … and Glossy Accent-ed it, along with some random parts of the confetti and Bear’s eyes and nose.  Here’s a closer look at the shine …

I used Bear conventionally again on my Christmas card …

… in a design that has him and his friends clambering around a large central die cut sentiment that stretches across the width of the card.  The ho ho ho was made up of the first and last letters of Altenew‘s Mega Hello die.  The Bears climbed aboard, I adhered them and the ho ho ho to a panel of pp (yep, I used pp!) and attached the pp to the card base.  The sentiment and gifts were layered generously with shimmer … and I once again added Glossy Accents to the Bears’ eyes and to the gifts.  They chose the red Rudolph noses themselves … they thought it was appropriate for Christmas!  You can see the detail a little better here …

How about joining us with some critters of your own … we’d love to see you and them in our gallery!  All the details about how to play along, including rules and FAQs are at the Twofer blog … together with heaps of splendid inspiration from the DT.  We’re delighted to have as our Guest Designer, the super talented Nora from A Creative Touch … welcome Nora!  If you haven’t met Nora yet, do go over and enjoy a wander through her blog … you’ll have a splendid time!  Even if you are familiar with her work, why not pop along anyway … you can always say hello while you’re there!

My confetti Bear is heading to …

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Stamp It

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Stamp It

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Celebrate

… and my clambering Bears are joining in at …

Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Anything Goes … no elf option

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Stamp It

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Stamp It

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



34 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #20 – Critters

  1. sandie

    Oh these are so clever-I never seem to have ideas for this challenge but you sure rock it! Your colouring is superb and I love that little sponged halo-and you know I love this one with all that glossy accents x

  2. luraanne

    How cute! As usual, you have come up with a fabulous set of cards for the current challenge. I love visiting and seeing what you come up with!

  3. djkardkreations

    At first glance your cards are simple as can be, Anita, but if one takes a closer look at the details, it’s clear that a lot of thought went into each design. I love them both! You rocked the Bitty Bear coloring (you’ll make Odessa very proud!) and each element of your layouts! I especially love how you very cleverly made a ho out of hello for the wee bears to frolic on!! LYAMYMA! SLAPTD … TS! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  4. conil

    You bet I’ll join in…once I decide on the critter, that is. Both these cards made me smile…beam, actually. Such happy ones and you got a Christmas card out of it, too. Of course, I didn’t miss the glorious yellow on your first one or the brilliant use of the giant die to make the custom sentiment on the second. And all those little details that are so you.

  5. Leslie Miller

    This is the sweetest little Bitty Bear with his glossy nose and shiny gift! Your coloring and designs are inspiring, to say the least. Clever crafting of the “ho ho ho”! Sometimes designer paper is just the ticket. Love both cards, Anita!

  6. noraln44

    Oh your cards are WONDERFUL!! I LOVE the fun burst that the little bear is standing in on the first card. Another stamp I can see using a lot. You guys are killing me and now I have a ton on my wish list!! I LOVE that second card with the pieced sentiments. This is GENIUS. Now I am going to look at my dies a bit differently!! GREAT take on this challenge!

  7. Marcia Hill

    Such sweet, sweet cards Anita!! Your birthday bear surrounded by all the confetti totally makes me smile and I can definitely see Kara’s coloring influence there! And your Ho Ho Ho card couldn’t be any cuter with the way you have the bears entwined into the letters and with those sweet red noses! Two FABULOUS cards my friend! Hugs. :0)

  8. catcraig

    Your bitty bears are darling, so cute. Love the three hanging on the ho’s. Your birthday card is so festive with all the colorful dots and drops. So loving these twofers.

  9. Lisa Elton

    They might be little bitty things, but they’re big time cute!! Love the little trio tucked among the ho ho hos and that little fella surrounded by all the dots is a doll! cute cute cards Anita!

  10. TK Watson

    Love your bear amidst all the confetti — he’s just too cute! And your bears climbing about, as if they were climbers or something! Great cards, Anita, and I love their little red noses…

  11. Vicky

    These cards are adorable Anita, and so different! I love the simplicity of the bear in his celebratory shower of confetti and your addition of shiny accents. The bears using the sentiment as a climbing frame on the second card was a brilliant idea! Love their little rudolph noses!

  12. Bobby Hagen

    It’s obvious you had fun with these cards, Anita, letting those bears climb among the die cut letters, which were genius by the way. Such tiny spots to add GA to but you did a fab job and the red noses? The perfect whimsical touch.

  13. Kara

    I was so tickled to see your little bears, Anita! You colored them beautifully! Your designs are both so clever. I love how your burst of colors radiate from the bear bearing his gift! It’s such a happy birthday card! Those three guys couldn’t be more festive on your Christmas card with their sparkling red noses, and I LOVE how they nestled in the ho ho ho sentiment!

  14. Gerrina

    So clever how you used this sweet bear so different! Love the backgrounds on both and enjoy the “light”-style that you use; it’s so you! Hope you have some sunny days aswell this week! Hugs, Gerrina

  15. Bev Kastman Buenker

    I’m behinder. Sorry for that, dear friend. As soon as I saw those bitty bears I thought about our time at the Lake House. Such happy memories!! Such cute bears! A couple of things come to mind…Your creativity always blows me away, and I was truly stunned to learn that you’d pieced together your “hohoho.” The cuts are perfect. Perfect! I love that!! And even with a bit of patterned paper, your card stays in the realm of CAS. You’re so brilliant! Love the circle within a circle, too. Such sweet colors, and the random GA are a great touch. Two fun critter cards, dear friend. Missing you and sending hugs. Give D. my best as that thing approaches. xoxoxo

  16. Sharron Gregory

    These are so sweet and clever too! Love the wee little bears! The confetti background definitely is smile-worthy and how creative you were to do a little trimming to create the fun ‘hohoho’.

  17. BarbGhig

    Oh, what a great choice for your ‘critters’, Anita! I love the multi-colored confetti on your birthday card…so fun and full of cheer, and your Christmas card is perfect! Thank you so much for inspiring me to play along 🙂 Barb xx

  18. Claire A

    You seem to get so much out of your Lake House jaunts Anita! Wish I had people I could get inky with. Fabulous background and colouring on your bears and the shimmery, sparkly sentiment in the second is just gorgeous!

  19. scrapperatheart

    Anita, You have come up with fabulous cards for the current challenge. I love visiting and seeing what you come up with and so sorry it’s not as often as I would like! HUGS!

  20. momentsofcrafting

    Your designs are so clever, Anita! I love the use of those cute little bears, especially tucked into the Ho Ho Ho die cut! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!


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