Twofer Card Challenge #21 – Sweets

Hello … bonjour!  It’s the 10th of the month … and that means we have a delicious new challenge for you at Twofer!  This month we’re inviting you to enjoy …

… I chose a pie from Waltzingmouse Stamps (no longer in business) as my common sweets image.  On my CAS one layer autumn greetings card, it’s a pumpkin pie, set on a gingham table cloth, all ready to slice and share.  For my birthday card, I went unconventional this time around … and turned the pie into autumn blooming flowers.  Here’s a closer look at each card …  Here, my simple design puts the pumpkin pie centre stage.  Although it’s one single stamp, I used three different ink colours for it (bit tricky!) … one for the base, another for the crust and the third for the creamy filling (which was covered in Wink of Stella to mimic powdered sugar!).  The pie was masked, I stamped the table cloth (from Clearly Besotted) over it … and added the Pretty Pink Posh sentiment to finish it off.

My unconventional card was a little more involved …

… with the image taking up the lower left corner of my design.  The blooms are made up of Papertrey stems, with the pie flower heads ombré stamped in four colours.  I added the happy birthday sentiment (also Papertrey) and cut the panel with a Winnie & Walter scalloped, pierced die.  The base card was blended around the edges with Distress Ink and the panel was adhered over the top.  I added gems to the flower centres and finished off with a scattering of shimmery sequins topped with bronze Nuvo drops.

How would you like to join us with your two distinctly different takes on sweets … we’d love to see what you create in our gallery!  All the details about how to play along, including rules and FAQs are at the Twofer blog … together with heaps of brilliant ideas from the DT to inspire you.  We have two Guest Designers this month, both talented winners of our August challenge …. a warm welcome to Lisa from My Paper Tales and Marianne from Marianne’s Card ‘n Stuff.  If you haven’t met Lisa and Marianne yet, do go over and enjoy a wander through their blogs … you’ll have a splendid time!  Even if you are familiar with their work, why not pop along anyway … you can always say hello while you’re there!

My pie is going to be shared at …

AAA Cards – One Layer Card (Optional Autumn Twist)

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Fall/Autumn

Uniko – Anything Goes (Optional Autumn Twist)

… and my flowers will be blooming with …

AAA Birthday – Colour Palette

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything goes

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

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



39 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #21 – Sweets

  1. sandie

    oh you are so good at this challenge-how inspiring to use this stamp in these ways-wow this challenge just seems to stupm me everytime but you never seem to surprise me with you ‘out of the box thinking’. Superb!

  2. Jeanne

    Fantastic two-fer, Anita! What a creative eye you have to think of that pie image to be a flower. And your execution of making it so is excellent! Love the color blend on the flowers, too. Brilliant and beautiful!

  3. catcraig

    Anita, how fun is that darling pie starring as colorful blooms. Way to go with the unconventional card design. YOur pie on gingham is a perfect little square of CAS delight.

  4. Michele F

    Anita, do you know pie* is my favorite of all desserts? and then you just turn pie into the sweetest of blooms!!! LOve the four-color stamping – such dimension with simple inking! TWo times amazing, my friend!
    * i’d like cherries peeking out those little steam cuts irl =]

  5. Bev Kastman Buenker

    Well, you’ve done it again. First I see the delicious-looking pumpkin pie, which is adorable, but then you go and turn the pie into flowers! Never in a million, billion years would I have thought to do that! Such (literally) sweet cards! Next month there will be pumpkin pie around here, along with several more flavors that the grandkids have requested for Thanksgiving. “Grandma, I haven’t had decent pie since we were at your house last,” is what one of the little boys said to me. Both of your pies are well beyond ‘decent.’ Delightful and beautifully done sweet cards. Love them!! Missing you and sending hugs. xoxo

  6. conil

    Geez, I’m surrounded by genius’. Firstm Darnell with her peppermint pinwheel skirt and now you, making flowers out of pie. I am so impressed by your DT cards. Now, I need to go wrack my brain for an idea.

  7. Sarah

    Striking, stunning and oozing Autumn elements. Love both examples Anita and thanks for joining in at Uniko this month.

  8. Marcia Hill

    Oh Anita…both of your pie cards are FABULOUS!! I love the simplicity of the single pie on the blue checked tablecloth…cute, CUTE card! I really LOVE your “pie flower” card though…how creative and thinking outside the box you are! Two wonderful cards my friend…love them both!! Hugs. :0)

  9. Lisa Elton

    That little pie sitting on the gingham is just darling! But the fact that you made those fabulous flowers out of the pie image blows my mind!! These are fabulous Anita. So happy to be joining you girls this month!

  10. BarbGhig

    Oh my gosh, you are so clever, Anita! Both cards are really beautiful, and I must say that your ombre’ pie flower heads are over-the-top FABULOUS!!! I can’t wait to play along this month…thanks so much for inspiring me, my friend ~ Barb xx

  11. Jane

    Two great cards. The CAS blue checked one is so sweet and your use of the colours on the other is beautiful. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and AA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  12. Tracie Pond Designs

    Your pie looks yummy, Anita. And the background. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards =) Tracie

  13. luraanne

    Well, first thing I did was look at your two cards and thought those are cute! Then I went back up and looked at the challenge and your comments and got a belly laugh to see that the flowers were actually pies in disguise. You always have such a clever take on how to resolve the challenge!

  14. Leslie Miller

    These cards are just a delight, Anita! I can hardly believe you turned the pie into a flower. Amazing and, oh, so creative! Beautiful shading on both cards — as a pie and as a flower. Love that gingham tablecloth. So sweet!

  15. Michelle W

    So creative Anita! Love the colours of your pie flower! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday and AAA Cards.

  16. Kara

    Anita, you make CAS cards like nobody else! I am always impressed and amazed by your creations! I love that the table cloth was stamped over your masked pie! Those flowers are gorgeous in their ombre orange with the perfect green stems! Thinking of you, my friend!

  17. Darnell Jean Knauss

    Can you spell INGENIOUS?!! No one would ever guess those poppies were made from pies! Just amazing, Anita! And they are both brilliantly designed and colored! I’m sure you’ve got yourself two winning cards here!! LYAMYMTYK! LTNW! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  18. Tina

    Really clever to use the pie for your flower as well. Love the bright orange. Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday challenge, hope to see you join us again! Tina – DT

  19. Wiebke

    Wow Anita, your CAS cake card looks great… and yummy! 🙂
    Thanks for plaing in our Challenge #55 with the optional twist of Autumn. The Pumpkin-pie fits perfectly in there!

    Kind regards from Wiebke
    (Uniko Brand Ambassador / KomMa designed)

    Sorry for the late comment – the uncrafty part of life caught me! 😉 )


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