Twofer Card Challenge #24 – Fruit

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 be healthy with …

I chose to get all zesty and zingy with citrus fruits … using a stamp from Ellen Hutson‘s Rustic Botanicals (now retired) as my common image … one conventional, one unconventional.  Here’s a closer look at each card …

A lower third design on a scalloped panel, with stamped and die cut slices of lemon, lime and orange … together with a few stamped mint leaves (Papertrey) … all ready for dressing some long cool drinks.  I stamped the sentiment from Ellen Hutson (kind of mouthwatering!) … and finished off with a few gems on the fruit.

I made my unconventional design a one layer card … with central images and a border along the top  …

… and turned the citrus slices into retro Christmas baubles, hanging from some Stampendous pine branches, all silver heat embossed.  The baubles were watercoloured in pastel shades and were dressed with glittery Nuvo drops … and they’re attached to the branches with hand drawn silver cords.  The sentiment in pink is from Waltzingmouse Stamps (NLIB).

How would you like to join us with your two distinctly different takes on fruit … 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.  Our talented Guest Designer this month is Sonja from Old Punca … do go over and enjoy a wander through her blog … you’ll have a wonderful time exploring … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

My juicy fruits are joining in at …

AAA Cards – Up To One Third … no hearts option

Happy Little Stampers CAS – Positive … a day bursting with joy is!

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday – Feminine Anything Goes

… and those Christmas baubles will be hanging out at

Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Anything Goes … no Christmas wings option

Uniko – Anything Goes … with the cool winter colour option

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

             

            

44 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #24 – Fruit

  1. Jeanne

    Oh Anita! I think your two fer is fantastic. I like the bright and cheery traditional use for the fruit. The unconventional is so clever! What a creative way to use the fruit. Thanks for sharing how you think outside the box!

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  2. catcraig

    Oh you clever clever girl. Those citrus wheels make such lovely ornaments. You really knocked it out for this challenge. Love that you came up with and unconventional twist.

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  3. Bev Kastman Buenker

    Boy would I ever like to slip a slice of lemon on a tall, cool glass of gin and lemonade! Especially since you’ve got the fruits ready to go in anticipation of us stopping by for a little drinky-pooh! Very cool CAS card my friend with bright happy colors. Christmas ornaments. Excuse me, can I borrow your brain for a little while? My mojo isn’t anywhere to be found, and I could use a couple of ideas like this one. Christmas ornaments. What a clever, clever, clever idea! Your silver touches are lovely and just right for the season. Those silver branches are perfection. Great cards. Love ’em! Sending hugs. xoxo

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    1. mypapercraftworld Post author

      Thanks so much, Michele … you know I love a play on words! Funny isn’t it … I’ve always seen this image as a citrus fruit slice because it goes with the other fruity images in the set … pomegranate, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry. Now you mention it, I guess it could be seen as an unusual, funky flower head of some kind … though, if it was, I couldn’t have used it for my Twofer cards as it wouldn’t have met the prompt requirement. Good thing it’s a citrus slice! Hugs, my friend, Anita 🙂

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  4. Karen Brown

    Your citrus card is fresh and lovely and just perfect for February as it is citrus season in Texas! Very nice card. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT

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  5. conil

    Well, you post made my mouth pucker up…hope you’re happy. Both your cards are so fun and happy and, the good Lord knows, I love citrus of any kind. Really a charming Christmas card, too. One more made before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Good for you, my friend.

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  6. Mac Mable

    Loving the idea of your first fabulous zingy card being all ready for a long drink…I am in x. How creative to make a Christmas card from the citrus fruit….clever lady x. Wonderful cards with tons of inspiration, thank you Anita x.

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  7. djkardkreations

    You are so talented at showing us that Twofer CAS designs can be distinctly different, Anita! I love your burst of citrus JOY with your citrusy colors on your first design and how you turned your citrus slices into Christmas baubles on your second design! Genius! Turning the evergreen into ever silver so your design is monoshiny was inspired!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Marcia Hill

    Two FABULOUS cards Anita! Love your colorful fruit slices (and the sentiment!!) and really LOVE your fruit slices turned into Christmas ornaments card…you were definitely thinking outside the box with that card my friend! :0)

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  9. Jane Taylor

    Super twosome, love the bright citrusy colours on the first. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges.

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  10. BarbGhig

    You clever girl! I love how you colored the fruit slices on the first card and how you created Christmas ornaments on the 2nd card! Both cards are so pretty, too! Thanks so much for inspiring me to play along!!!

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  11. Kara

    A wonderful twofer, Anita! I love how you saw ornaments in your fruit slices! They look beautiful on the tree with their bows and string! I love the sentiment with your fruit, it really is mouth watering!

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  12. lollthompson

    Two fantastic cards using your citrus fruit slices, Anita! Love the bright and sunny colours of your first card. The slices look so yummy!! How clever to turn them into Christmas ornaments. They look fantastic in silver, hanging from the tree branch. Great work Anita! xx

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  13. Brenda Lawrence

    You definitely thought out of the box Anita! I am loving both of your twofer’s! On the first card, I can definitely see those slices ready for a tall, cool drink but it is your second card that blew my mind. How fun to turn these slices into baubles! They look great hanging from the silver branches and I love the soft colors of them. Well done you clever girl! Hugs, Brenda

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