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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Boo Hoo - the final Twofer Challenge!

Hey friends - Darnell will close her Twofer Card Challenge after this month - sad, but understandable! So much work goes into a challenge blog and I've appreciated Darnell and her team these past four years!! Yes, I was there for Challenge 1 with my Feather cards and for many (sadly not all) subsequent challenges. I close my Twofer Chapter with this pair for Challenge 41 the Final Challenge to use a dog or a cat image:

And yes, I'm a cat lady!! I used the chunky kitty from an old Hero Arts stamp set as my common item. Here's a closer look at each card with supply list:

Supplies: Paper - Neenah White;
Paper Studio navy A2 card
Stamps - Hero Arts I Love My Cat, Frosty Wishes & 
Create your own Snowman (all retired)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 (retired);
Dies to match snowman set
Other - Copic Markers; Hero Arts inks;
Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Ink;
Taylored Expressions Salt Water Taffy

Supplies: Paper - Neenah White; Paper Studio black;
Poppystamps freebie dotted
Stamps - Hero Arts I Love My Cat (retired) &
Dies - Taylored Expressions Mini Slim Square Window Cutting Plate
Other - Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Had to laugh - those kitty paw prints look more like a wolf's but they were the only ones in kitty set! I saved the pieces cut out of the windows to make another poinsettia card like the second one on this post if you missed it. The fish bowl just had the fish in it but I added some "seaweed".

If you're still with me, I had to include another photo of my kitty niece Misty. She visited me for a couple weeks this summer and was very "helpful" with card making!

Misty has her eye on those little strips of white paper which she later pawed off the craft mat. Then she discovered the plastic cover to the scissors and she batted it off the table. She played with scissors cover for several minutes (I took video) before she went off for a nap - so entertaining!! Times like that I miss my two kitties who've been gone for over 10 years - time flies! One liked paper and the other liked ribbon when it came to crafty "help".

I'm adding my snowman card to the current Watercooler Wednesday All Occasions Challenge. I'm adding the kitty duo with fishbowl card to the current Sweet Stampin' Challenge to feature an animal.

Thanks for stopping and thanks again to all for fun challenges!!



Chris said...

Your cards are both gorgeous! Great designs, love the stamps. Lovely photo of your little helper!
Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' - great to have you play along.

Rosemary said...

Really fun set of cards using those kitty stamps, Linda! I have to agree... the paw prints look more ones a wolf would make, lol! I love it when you share photos of your kitty niece, Misty. She looks a great crafting companion!

Cathy said...

Two gorgeous cards Linda, love the Christmas kitty out in the snow and your visiting Cat looks adorable, thankyou too for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

Trina P. said...

Fun twofers! Adorable kitty image. Distinct designs and both are fabulous.

Dawn T said...

Sad about losing the Twofer Challenge but Darnell needs to do what is best for her. Love both you cards Linda. And with both my DT hats on, thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday challenge and also at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.

CinnamonSally said...

Two fabulous cards Linda with those fun kitty images.

Jean said...

These are adorable - you have wonderfully featured that stamp set! Your Twofer cards have been a terrific inspiration.

Bonnie said...

Two sweet kitty cards, Linda! I love this kitty and she looks sweet with her Christmas cap on! And she sits calmly by while her friend attacks the fish! Makes me miss our kitty and she's been gone for more than 10 years! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Twofer Challenge!

Cat Craig said...

Love your kitties, and you know I love a good cat card. Also enjoyed seeing Misti again. She looks like a sweetie.

Darnell said...

Hi there, Cat Lady! Loved seeing Misty and how she is "helping" you, lol! And I love seeing your final Twofer designs (unless you play again) featuring this sweet HA kitty cat! She is adorable with her pp Santa hat snuggled up to a big cheerful snowman! And your second design is super cute with the layout and animal tracks! (Your poinsettia cards are fantastic!) Thank you for all the support and enthusiasm ~ and awesome designs ~ that you have brought to TCC since the beginning! Hugs, Darnell

Vicky Hayes said...

Two lovely cards using that chubby kitty Linda (and her fish-loving friend!!) I loved reading about your kitty niece too and how she 'helped' you in the craft room :) Vicky x

Happy Dance said...

I had a kitty named Pixie that looks like Miss Misty. He was a tiny bit of a thing and just as sweet as could be! Loved having my kitties, but gave them away when John needed more medical care. I miss them, but since I want to do some traveling, I think it'll be just me around here for awhile. Love that 'chunky' kitty on your cards. (also had a cat nicknamed "Chubby.") He looks mighty sweet in that Santa hat, and sitting on that pretty paper in your second card. Great designs, Linda, and I'm so happy you've joined us at The Twofer Challenge for this challenge and in the past years. Your cards are always a delight. Bev

Greta said...

Love hearing the kitty stories & such a cute picture! 2 great cards & totally different looks with the same cat image! Nailed the challenge, Linda!