Friday, April 20, 2018

Flowerful Friday: Twofer Challenge -- Pets

Hello!  I have quite a few photos today, so I'll use my words sparingly.  Today is Flowerful Friday, but I was running out of time to play along in Darnell's Twofer Pets-Theme Challenge.  I couldn't pass this one up, so I combined the two -- flowers and pets.

I used dog stamps and flower dies, and many of you know I have two Golden Retrievers, so we'll imagine these dogs are Wally and LuLu.  The first is a "hello" card.  The stamps are Inkadinkado Dogs, and the die is Sue Wilson Daisy Cluster.




The die cut is colored and layered and popped up, and 1/4" punched, glittered circles added to the flower centers.

The second card is a Valentine for my Rich.  I'm about 10 months ahead!




Both cards are easy, clean, cute, and I wish I loved everything I make as much as I love these cards.  The Valentine is a 5" square, lots of white to avoid looking too busy.   A very pretty Joy! craft Square Frame die and Die-namites Rose Bouquet.

A closer peek at the Rose Bouquet which was cut from designer paper.  I colored the rose buds and leaves/stems with Copic markers, and left the bow as is.  It might be my new favorite thing to do with die cuts.




We're asked to photograph both cards together for the link, so here's my twofer together:




And the inside of each card:




Also, Darnell suggested it might be fun to show a pic of our own pets, so here's my real-life twofer, Wally and LuLu:




Guess which one's the girl.  Our son taped that flower to her head and she seemed very proud of it, even though I'm sure she didn't even realize it was there.

I'll wrap this up with the link and graphic.  I'm sure glad I made time to play along.  Thanks Darnell and Twofer Team!

Twofer Challenge -- Pets




23 comments:

Happy Dance said...

These are so darn sweet, Leslie! I love those pups, especially the polka dots and swirls they're sporting! The daisy flourish is a wonderful addition to this happy hello card, and I love the early valentine you've created for your sweetheart. That bouquet is sweetly colored, and I love the addition of the heart. Two great cards!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Well, aren't these just adorable! I love combining the pets with flowers and you did such a great job. I think your husband is going to love the Valentine's Day card. I love how you have to show a picture of your pets along with the cards - great idea!

pam said...

Two gorgeous cards you created Leslie, fabulous dogs and love the colours with gorgeous die cuts.
Aww your dogs are so cute, no wonder you adore them.
Hugs Pam x

Pauline said...

Leslie, I love when you do these Twofer challenges and love more that you combined your friday flower card along with this challenge. Both cards are fabulous, the dogs are so cute, love the designs on them and long with the great sentiments. The way you placed the floral die cut on the first card is just so perfect! The second card is amazing. They way you coloured the designer paper - wow what a great look this is! The metal heart is so special I know Rich will love this! And then Lulu and Wally, both so adorable, I just want to reach out and give them a hug! Thanks for sharing your fur babies in this post. You just made my day! Enjoy the weekend. Up around 50F this weekend, so Bill and I will be out birding, a few migrants have showed up here in SW Ont, just not in numbers yet, so hopefully we see something!

Loll said...

Adorable cards Leslie! Those dog images are so cute ... you have to smile when you see them. Love the first one with that gorgeous daisy spray ... so bright and fresh for spring. And the valentine's day card is so sweet with your gorgeous bouquet of roses. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge. Loved seeing Wally and Lulu too ... Lulu looks very special with her red bow. :) xx

Diane said...

OH yes yes, both are fabulous cards, what a fun stamp set!! Those dies you have used are so pretty too, can't resist a flower die!! I have lots of 'inka' (that's what I call them) stamp sets but not that one!! I especially love the picture of Lulu and Wally....and the flower on Lulu!! I still haven't even started my twofer cards, I hope I make it!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, this cards ares adorable, those little doggies are so sweet and beautifully colored, love the fabulous design on their fur.
I love both die cut flowers, perfect for each of the themes on your cards.
A pair of beautiful Twofer cards.
Ain't this challenge fun? I'm having a great time coming up with cards for it.
Big hugs, my dear.
Maria.

Darlene said...

OMG these are adorable and look at Wally & LuLu ... so photogenic! Not sure if I'll get time to play Twofer this time around ... but you sure have inspired me! HUGS my friend and thanks for the smiles!

Jeanne H said...

What fun cards! Very creative too. I have an Inkadinkado set almost like yours...almost used it for this challenge! Glad you did.

Kathy Krug said...

Great cards, Leslie. I love them both. Such cute dogs and pairing them with flowers is brilliant. Cute, cute,stamps.

Evelyn S. said...

Your die cutting equals your coloring....so perfect, Leslie! The pups are cute as can be...the diecuts and the real ones!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful Twofers. So very cute and well designed.

Darnell said...

I'm so glad you played along, too, Leslie! How could you not make a duo of dogs for your featured pets?! And thank you for sharing the beautiful real pets with us! I thought at first a butterfly had landed on Lulu's head, so I'm just going to pretend that's what it is!

Back to your cards, well done, my friend! These two are adorable in both designs! Any dog lover is going to love that dog-speak Hello card! Again, is it just me or do they look like they are sitting at a cafe table, maybe pool-side, waiting for their dogtails, hmmm?! Those daisies are amazing!

And your anniversary card for Rich will be cherished! What a great idea it was to die cut that bouquet out of pp and then color part of it! Talk about inspiration, right back atchoo! The lattice-work frame is perfect, as is that stunning metal heart!!

Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #4! Hugs, Darnell

Yogi said...

cute. have a great day

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, what an adorable pair of Golden's. Love hello card woof and bark are perfect sentiments. This is such a perfect valentine card for a dog lover :)

Conniecrafter said...

The dogs are too cool, I love the patterns in them!! Love how you added in the die cuts, love those sentiments on the first and the pattern in the rose die cut on the second is so neat. That heart with the bouquet is perfect for a valentine :) Great job on this challenge!

Sherri said...

Wow! Hard to believe one stamp set could do two such different cards ! Both of these are gorgeous! Love the hello card. It's just like they are saying hello! And the Valentine version is adorable! He will love it! Great idea to use designer paper! You always inspire me to try something new! And I never get tired of seeing pictures of "our" fur babies! Ha ha

Lynette said...

As cute as the dogs are, I really love the die-cuts! Great idea to color the patterned paper die-cut, too. Fabulous cards, Leslie!

artful-notions said...

Hi Leslie! Well, I had to rush over to see who the Leslie was that commented so sweet on my blog. So glad to visit and see your darling flowery puppy cards! And to see the real inspiration too. The paper version is a delight! You can just imagine what that little guy is thinking! Both cards are just darling. Gorgeous dies and framing on the valentine!

laurie said...

What a great post! Cute cards and pictures! Those cards are just perfect for the challenge. Your dogs are SOOOO beautiful.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness! love these cards!! What beautiful stamps and your mix of dies and colours as always are perfect... Oh I can never get enough of seeing your dogs! Gorgeous!

Cindy Beach said...

Well, I just LOVE these cards and seeing your take on the Twofer challenge. The Hello card and Valentine are certainly different, and It's interesting how you chose the style for each. Bright, happy, colorful and fun! My favorite thing to do with patterned paper may be to give coloring it with markers a try! You are so clever. Hugs, Leslie!

crafty-stamper said...

Both great CAS cards love all the dies and the gorgeous little heart
Carol x

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