Monday 21 January 2019


Hi everyone, I've been playing with some new to me stamps.
Aren't these ducks sweet!

I thought they'd be perfect for Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge where it's a bird theme.
Use the same stamps or dies and make 2 different cards for different occasions.
My themes are friendship and love.

For the smile card, I stamped the ducks in versafine, clear embossed and fussy cut them.
The bodies are coloured with white pencil, not sure that I needed to, although it gives it a different white look I suppose. They are popped up on foam dots for dimension.

I used my misti to stamp the sentiment as I didn't want to cut it into two!

I've layered the smile diecut for dimension, from scraps of purple and white card.
Using snippets means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, been a while since I've caught up with Di and the playmates, and the adorable pup Dudley!

Snippets Playground Badge

The theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is clean and simple.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Cuttlebug Mania has a new theme, perfect for my new stamps.

Cuttlebug Mania

At Addicted to CAS, the theme is friends.

For this card I diecut some tags and smooshed the white one in some gelatos spritzed with water.
I stamped the ducks and then stamped them again and fussy cut them to paper piece over the top. This gave a little bit of dimension.

I cut up the sentiment that came with the ducks and layered each piece onto scraps of black card.

I'm linking this one to theses challenges:
Uniko where I'm playing along with the optional love twist.

Mix it Up Challenge where it's anything goes with the option of a sentiment as the focus.


By your side Card : Crafty Individuals Favourite Ducks stamp; gelatos; versafine ink & clear ep; white and grey  Prismacolour pencils and orange Neocolor II crayon; MFT pierced and stax tag dies.

Smile Card : has the same supplies as card 1 with the addition of Impression Obsession Smile stamps and Penny Black smile die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Macimbalo said...

Great twofer designs! Love your CAS entry! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATCAS!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Two cracker cards, Cathy is simply brilliant use of the stamp love it!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
{Wonderful Words Of Life - Shaz in Oz}

Viv said...

Brilliant cards! The ducks are simply fab!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful twofer Cathy. Those ducks are adorable.

Anita in France said...

Aren't they just the cutest, Cathy ... what a fun twofer! Who couldn't smile at that first one where you sandwiched the sentiment between them. Love the placement of the second pair having a quick peck (in case someone's watching!) ... the trimmed out words add a great sense of quirkiness to them (or should I say quackiness ... hahaha :)). Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Adorable cards, both of them and such creative and different ideas. THe ducks are super cute x.

Liz said...

Two wonderful cards, Cathy, I love your ducks! xx

Loll said...

Sweet! Love your new stamps Cathy!! So fun ... they made me smile! Great designs for both cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Darnell said...

Your NBUS geese are fabulous, Cath! I can see why you had to have them! Both your designs are crisp and clean and so darn cute! The purple SMILE pops between them on the b/w card with the awesome hammered base! And Gelatos spritzed with water, eh? It made such a beautiful smoochy background for your love card! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

oldpunca said...

Fantastic cards with fantastic ducks. There is no other option as to fall in love with your twofer. :-)

Kara Lynne said...

Those ducks are so sweet! I love how you stamped the sentiment between them on your Smile card, and they are equally adorable beak to beak on your second card! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Jane said...

Oh how adorable! Love that quote too. Thanks for playing at Uniko and hope to see you joining in with future challenges.

HilaryJane said...

You just have to look at these ducks and you can't help smiling, lovely cards xx

Di said...

Hi Cathy! We missed you! Dudley needs to thoroughly have a sniff and then lick your nose now! Two really great cards - I just adore those ducks! And both are so different using the same stamps - clever!


Di xx - and a 'woof' from Dudley!!

Pat said...

More cute images with these what I think are Indian Runner ducks Cathy and the purple 'smile' really adds that pop of colour, and then the tag in that pretty blue is a great background for the loved up This would be a great valentine or anniversary card. Gorgeous! x

JD/ Jill said...

Your cute images are just perfect for this challenge...Very nicely done!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MIU, good luck!!! Amy DT

Swissie said...

Wonderful card and tag!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania challenge this time!
Hugs, Swissie DT

Sarn said...

FABULOUS work. Love the ducks and the way you've used them so differently.

Hugs, Sarn
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Karen Dunbrook said...

love these and thanks for the smile!!
x Karen

MagsB said...

Two fabulous cards, Cathy! I lovethoseducks!!

love Mags B x

Liz said...

Two great cards, Cathy, the ducks are so cute! xx

Julie B said...

Two fab and fun cards. Certainly made me smile.
Thanks for linking up at Uniko. :)

EmmaT said...

Fantastic fun cards. Emma

Jaydee said...

So sweet... Those ducks are adorable. Thanks for joining my challenge at ATCAS

Nancy said...

You are on fire! These are fabulous too! So glad I stuck around!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, these ducks are adorable. Fun designs with them and a beautiful background.

Linda said...

Fabulous twofer! I do love those ducks. Thanks for playing along with the Uniko challenge xx

Wiebke Kommerell said...

These are two funny little ducks Cathy! Love the combination with the blue (aqueous) background!
Thanks for sharing your card with us in the Uniko Challenge #51.
Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)