Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Twofer Challenge

Good Morning!

I have some cards to share today for the new challenge blog Twofer Cards Challenge

This months theme is Feathers


Now when I said I had a lovely birthday a few days ago, well, I did...But late in the evening we got a call to tell us that Ian's cousin Joyce, who we often stayed with in Cornwall, had passed away ... She was a very special lady and always reminded me of my dear Aunt so this really how these cards came about. 
First up is a sympathy card

A simple ink blended and water splattered heart with a bird stamp which I also clear embossed


My Twofer card is a birthday card using the same stamp


Again I cut a stencil from my dies and ink blended the BG but this time with balloons

Here they are together


I actually made 3 sympathy cards as Joyce had 3 grown up children - They were all done using the same stamp


You can see that I didn't wipe the ink blended heart enough and some Embossing powder stuck where is shouldn't have - On the photo it doesn't look good, but IRL it adds a pretty glisten to the heart so I didn't mind

And this is the third one


Unfortunately we wont be able to attend the funeral but at least they'll know we're thinking of them

Well that's it for awhile... Take care whilst I'm gone, I hope to be able to visit you very soon

Hugs

~ Ros ~

24 comments:

Pauline said...

Ros, Happy belated birthday! All your cards are beautiful. Love your 'twofer' cards, its interesting what we can do with the same stamp! Gorgeous blue tones on the heart. Fabulous cards, thinking of you during your surgery. Hope to see you back here soon. Take care,

Brenda in IN said...

Very different cards but oh, so beautiful. It amazes me how many ideas can come from one stamp set. You sure did a great job.

Mac Mable said...

Such sensitive and appropriate sympathy cards and so beautiful Ros x Fun birthday card and love how you've popped up the sentiment strip to add even more wonderful interest. Thinking of you x

Happy Dance said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. I know her family will be comforted by your caring and beautiful cards. You've created two wonderful cards; those birds stand out against each background you've made. The heart is perfect for your sympathy card, and the balloons are delightful for your birthday card. Love the gold embossed sentiment, and the sparkly balloon, too. Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

Greta said...

So sorry you've had another loss in your family, my friend. The sympathy cards are beautiful--wonderful designs & choice of images! Amazing the totally different look for the BD card--perfect entry for Twofers! Hope you can feel my love & support even though I'm so far away. Hugs, Greta

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful, Ros. I'm sorry for the sudden sad news. You quickly made such lovely cards for the family. I seem to freeze when time is short. Again, you have some of the best silhouette stamps. Interesting how these birds are so quiet and serene on a sympathy card, yet they look like a party on your birthday card. Well done!

Kara Lynne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Ian's cousin. All three of your sympathy cards are beautiful and will be loved by her children. The ink blended heart as a background for your birds is so poignant. Your birthday card, on the other hand, is festive with those bright, blended balloons! I'll be praying for your surgery tomorrow! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Twofer Card Challenge!

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - this year is not starting out all that well... But it's amazing to see how with the same stamp you can create two such completely different cards... both, or rather all four of them, are really beautiful and the left-over embossing powder adds to that one card even on the picture, I think. Good luck for tomorrow!

Cindy Beach said...

Hello, Ros, I am so happy to visit your blog but sorry about your loss.
Your cards created with the silhouette stamp are just gorgeous! The ink blended heart and balloons of your twofer cards are so creative! I love the different looks you got using not only the same stamp but the same colors.
Your sympathy cards are beautifully blended and so elegant with the gold embossing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sorry to hear about cousin Joyce, big hugs to you and Ian!
I love your card both ways, especially gorgeous when embossed with gold!
Had mine done too, just need to find time to post! That's always a challenge for me these days!

Maria said...

So sorry to hear the loss of Ian’s cousin, Joyce. Your sympathy cards for her children are very lovely! Beautiful colored hearts and sweet birds! Love the touches of gold, too! I’m sure they will be appreciated! Take good care, hugs!

Darlene said...

Oh Ros I'm so sorry for your loss! Your sympathy card is beautiful and I'm sure will bring comfort to the family. All the cards you've shared today are just BEAUTIFUL ... I LOVE your style! You are such an inspiration to me! Hugs

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards filled with so much Love and Caring, my friend. So sorry you and Ian have lost a very dear cousin and friend. TFS your wonderfully creative and thoughtful cards. Love, Nancy
Thinking of you all day knowing you are have surgery.

Sending Love and Healing thoughts and prayers. Hugs..

Stella said...

Ros I am sorry for your loss. So sad for you and Ian..
Your cards will dewfinitely bring comfort; they are lovely and heartwarming.

Thinking of you.....
XXXXX

Kathy Krug said...

You always come up with the most interesting designs. Love how you made your own stencil for the heart and balloons and the birds are great , I particulary like the gold embossed one.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Ros! Love the birds stamped in both black and gold! Great take on the challenge!

Carol H. said...

Wow, all of your cards are totally beautiful! Love that silhouette stamp with your inked backgrounds. (So very sorry for your loss.)

Loll said...

So sorry for your loss Ros. You have created three beautiful sympathy cards to let her children know how special Joyce was to you. I'm sure they will take comfort from your gorgeous cards.

The happy birthday card is so fun. Great designs for all your cards. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge. xx

Darnell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Ian's cousin, Joyce. My sympathies to both of you. You have made really serene and breathtaking cards for her family which I'm sure they will treasure. Each one is blended so beautifully and I love both the silhouette images and the embossed images! All your different framing styles are fantastic, too, Ros, and each one I'm pinning!

The blended balloon birthday card is gorgeous, too! Thank you so much for playing in my new Twofer challenge!

With my cataract surgery and challenge, I'm behind on visits so I haven't heard if your surgery was rescheduled, but it sounds like it has been. I wish you all the best and hope it doesn't get postponed again. I will keep you in my prayers!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracy said...

That bird stamp is really versatile. Every card is a work of art. Always love your stenciling. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs.

Marina said...

These are such stunningly beautiful cards. I'm late as usual- so I hope your op has gone well and you get well soon.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is a beautiful collection of stenciled cards, Ros! Soft, sweet, and perfect for the occasions. I'm hoping for your quick recovery! Hideko xx

Diane said...

All are so gorgeous, love the stenciling of the balloons and all the pretty details on each and every one! Thinking about you and hope your surgery went well....and hope to see you back soon...take care my friend...big HUGS!!

Sue Lelli said...

They are ALL GORGEOUS and I love how you used the same stamp for different sentiments! Your blended BGs are so pretty and I LOVE the embossing! Sorry she passed. It's always so difficult!

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