Tuesday 24 August 2021

Twofer Pugs

Hi everybody.  These cards are for the Twofer Card Challenge run by the lovely Darnell and the theme is Dog/Cat.  I have not been a good player of late and several times have made one card but run out of time to make the second, so this time it being the final challenge I was determined to get my cards in, albeit still rather late.  The idea of the challenge is to make two different cards for different occasions using the same stamps, stencils and/or dies.   Here are the two cards:

This first was made using this sweet pug couple and a Dotty Heart Embossing Folder by Leonie Pujol, and a set of heart dies by Sweet Dixie.  I decided to make a landscape slimline card and started by die cutting the hearts out of a snippet of white card just a little smaller than the base card saving the heart shapes.  I then embossed this aperture piece using the Dotty Heart EF running it through twice side by side to cover the long thin shape.  I then found another snippet of white card and stamped the pugs using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and coloured them using Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso Distress Inks applied with a waterbrush and fussy cut them out.  I then blended some Dusty Concord Distress Ink round the edge of the embossed background and the two hearts.

Finally after mounting the background on to the card I inset the two hearts into the apertures and added the pugs over the hearts.  I finished by adding the sentiment onto a snippet of white card cut into a fishtail banner and stamped it using Versafine Imperial Purple Ink and added this to finish the card. 


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge - Where we use up our snippets of card, paper etc (I used lots of snippets of white card for the background and hearts, pugs and fishtail sentiment banner).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add A Sentiment.

My second card is a masculine birthday card using a hexagon die set from XCut and two pugs from the above set one of which was used on the card above, also a stencil from That Special Touch called Paws for Thought.  I stamped the pugs with Versafine Vintage Sepia and coloured with Tea Dye and Pumice Stone Distress Inks and fussy cut them out.   After die cutting the seven hexagons I ink blended the four of them with Tea Dye and added the stencilling with Ground Espresso DI.  Finally I inked the other two with more of the Tea Dye but more sparingly just on the edges and added the two pugs.  Finally I added the sentiment to the remaining hexagon using the Vintage Sepia Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and assembled the card with the six in a circle and the sentiment in the middle.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations Challenge  - August - Any Celebration.
Country View Challenges - August - Monochromatic.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 278 Things with Tails.
The Male Room Challenge - No. 153 Our 8th Birthday.  






I would just like to say a big thank you to Darnell and the team for all the hard work they have put into the Twofer Challenge, and such a clever concept thought up by the lovely Darnell, and although we understand all good things must come to an end, it will be missed!  Thank you for your visit today and I hope to see you again soon. 


Bonnie said...

Your pugs are adorable, Pat! I love the heartfelt pair in their apertures and embossed frame! The second card makes me grin with that bottom pup tummy up! Two fantastic cards! Thanks so much for sharing in our last Twofer Challenge!

Darnell said...

Those pugs are just the cutest, Pat! I love how you have used them on your anniversary and birthday designs. You always add awesome texture and shading and I love the fun paw stenciling you did! Thank you for playing in our final Twofer Card Challenge and for your kind words. The Team and I appreciate all your support the last four years! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

OMG those pugs are down right adorable also your little paw prints are perfect :)

brenda said...

Two super creations and so very different Pat, I very much like how you kept both in the soft sepia colours and just the addition of a little colour on the bow. As always it's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two great cards favourite has to be the hexagon cards, pugs are just so cute..your heart window card is perfect for an anniversary..


dj said...

Those playful pugs are adorable!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "things with tails" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

oldpunca said...

Adorable dog Twofer, Pat. I like the happy dog couple wishing happy anniversary. Great design. Masculine birthday card is gorgeous by using hexagons. All dogs are wonderful colored. Thank you for joining us at the final TCC. Hugs, Sonja

Marcia Hill said...

Two absolutely ADORABLE cards Pat! The pug image you used is SO CUTE and both your cards with it are wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing both these cards with us at our final Twofer Challenge...we love seeing you in the gallery!! Hugs, Marcia (DT) :0)

cuilliesocks said...

Two adorable cards Pat, beautifully designed and coloured, just love the paw prints on the first card and the lovely embossed panel on the slimline card, Kate x

Linby said...

It's a great twofer and what a fab stamp set you used with the pugs. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

craft and color said...

what a lovely cards, Pat
The images are so cute
I have a new blog Pat
I can happily post the link of this blog on facebook
hugs Corryxx
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Ros Crawford said...

They are adorable Pat and such lovely designs! I really like how yo coloured them, very realistic

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two really lovely cards Pat. I, like you, have been full of good intentions with this super challenge but I have struggled so often to make two cards in the time space. It's such a shame that we're losing another challenge but I absolutely understand Darnell's reasons. Superb cards and I especially like the second one, such a great shape and quite different x

pinky said...

Great colour choice and two super cute cards!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Bonnie Lynn said...

Your little pug cards are so fabulous! I love all of the snippets you used. Thanks for playing along at Pixies Crafty Workshop. Bonnie GDT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! What fun and both wonderful cards, I'm here for your second, I love the design and those fabby pugs. Thank you so much for joining us in our Our 8th Birthday challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Billie A said...

So cute. Great fun cards. Thanks for sharing over at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Karen Dunbrook said... cute!
xx Karen

Craftyfield said...

Such a lovely card and the pugs are so cute! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges!

Mac Mable said...

What a darling of an anniversary card. The heart apertures draw your eyes right into those romantic and adorable pugs. The dry embossing adds wonderful texture too Pat x. What a fabulous design on your masculine birthday card, love the paws, love the pugs and had a little smile with the pug on the bottom hanging on x.
Yes I know exactly what you mean about making the two cards and like you often made one then run out of time for the second....Unfortunately for the last challenge, which I really wanted to enter, I had absolutely no cat or dog stamps/stencils or dies!
Sorry to be late commenting but I was away visiting family, after nearly two years and it felt so good! x. Sending hugs Pat x.

Sarn said...

Aren’t these pug cards just adorable? They’re super.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Pat, your "PUGGY Twofer's" are absolutely adorable, super images and fab colouring

Happy Saturday - sorry to be so late stopping by


Di said...

So adorable Pat - needless to say I do so love both cards. Woof!


Di xx

Marjan said...

You managed so well to make two totally different cards and both of them are adorable. The little pugs in the heartshape are so cute, a very nice and different sort of card for an anniversary or something like that.
Love the paws is the hexagon and the little one lying on his back (I imagine he does that) at the bottompart. Yes it's alwys a pity when a challengeblog you love stops. At the Liftchallenge we have our 10th anniversary, but sometimes it get's rather difficult to find another card to case. But as long as we manage we will continue.

Sally H said...

Two brilliant and wonderful cards, Pat! What gorgeous stamps and fantastic ideas! I love them both!

Liz said...

Two super cards Pat, which I somehow missed when you first posted them. I love how you’ve used the pug on both cards to created two completely different designs. xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

too cute!
xx Karen