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March 10, 2020

Twofer Wishes for Ewe!

Hello Stamplings!

We're ten days in and can no longer ignore the truth ... March is here, for reals! We might as well embrace this next change of seasons and those of us in this part of the world are eager to embrace spring. Except maybe not the time change so much. I do have a hard time adjusting for a few days.

To help accept the reality that spring has sprung, I have chosen the prompt for this month's Twofer Card Challenge. It's SPRING ANIMALS

Here are my cards:
I chose a Paper Smooches lamb/sheep for ewe as my common spring animal.

We are going to see a lot of 🐰and 🐑and🐤 in the gallery and that's okay ~ it is the time of year for them! But there are a lot of other animals who have their babies in the spring, so you have a lot of options for your two designs!

Onefer
This birthday card is a simple stitched design using the lamb who was stamped and die cut from fun foam to make him look extra wooly. He is frolicking over the rolling hills created by a die which I'm going to assume is from MFT. Correct me, if I'm wrong. Right now this place is a craftalanche with schtuff everywhere and I can't find it. The sediment is from Altenew.

Twofer
For this design, four rainbow colored sheeps got together on a textured long rectangle card base cut with a blessings word die and Easter stamp from Hero Arts. Normally, these gals are part of a large sheep sleep lab located in a secret facility in Wyoming. (As you can see, they work in the section for people who dream in color.) They won a work-release raffle to appear in this month's TCC and Hammy did a fine job of providing them with their beautiful matching eye makeup!

I'd love to see you join in the fun this month! We have super talented Bobby and Brenda and the whole Team over on the Twofer blog with lots of inspiration for you!!

And finally ... a note from Nellie.
"What's mom doing up there? Is there food?"
~~~

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58 comments:

kiwimeskreations said...

Fun and fabulous cards Darnell - and Hammy really is quite the make up artist!! Loving your back story to the rainbow sheep :)
Blessing
Maxine

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Darnell...your sheep cards are great I love the eye lashes and googly eyes you've popped on your 2nd card they really made me smile..Nellie looks like she wants to join her mom crafting especially if shes got chocolate or biscuits on her desk.....

hugs Anne

Marilyn said...

Cute cards! Love the eyes on the sheep in your second card! I love this time of the year! I always look forward to Dayllight Savings Time!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Anita in France said...

What a fun and oh so cute woollie sheep, Darnell ... brilliant idea to make her so wonderfully texture-y and woollier with the craft foam ... she's so happy frolicking in her hilly meadow! Those work-release sheep are having a fine time practicing their synchronised leaping ... it's so important to have the right make up for such an occasion ... and theirs is so becoming ... Hammy did an awesome job helping their eyes to pop! LYAMYEDMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I am so hoping sprijng brings dry warm weather, as this cold wet weather is playing havoc with my Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

Love both the cards.

Hope Nellie got a little treat. Hugs Sue

Carole said...

Two super fun cards Darnell..like the idea of a fun foam sheep. Spring has sprung here flower wise but not weather wise though we seem to be full of gusty wind here in West Yorkshire..and it's not from the cows!..lol xx

Sandra H said...

Aww how cute is Nellie - yes where is my food 😂 your Easter cards are so adorable l just love the cute images plenty of spring lambs being born over here sure sign of spring just wish the weather would brighten up x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Darnell! xoxo

Cat Craig said...

Darnell, I'm gonna have to borrow these sweet sheep the next time I roll into vampire hours. Your birthday card is full of bounce and fun. I am just loving those made up eyes on your rainbow sheep for Easter, Hammy had a brilliant idea there. So glad you let him loose. Fabulous towfers.

Craftychris said...

Love, love, love your fun cards! Adore Hammy's makeup job on the shhep and Nellie is adorable! Hugs my friend xxxxxxxx

Pat said...

Your sheep are so cute Darnell, and the first frolicking ewe looks great against the striped paper and the pretty stitched cloud shaped bottom section, and the beautiful blue is a wonderful backdrop to your four differently coloured funky foam sheep and they make a super Easter card. I love Nellie's questioning expression and I think food is never far from a dog's thoughts..lol. Hope the Mister is continuing to improve. x

Pia S said...

Both your cards are so fun! Loving the wooly look of the first one, great idea to use fun foam, and love the crew with googly eyes in matching colors.

Brenda in IN said...

Foam lambs are my favorite but the wool just isn't the same. I can see why the brightly colored lambs are celebrating their release for the day and having such a good time. I love what Hammy did with their eyes. I'm glad to see Nellie taking an interest in stamping. Soon she will be helping just like Hammy does. Speaking of sleep labs, just saying. Thanks for the opportunity to be a guest designer. I loved this prompt and can't wait to see all the fun cards in Twofer.

Diane said...

Super cute ~ cute cards...so wooleeeee wonderful!! What a fun challenge this will be!!! Your Nellie is the sweetest thing...I sure miss my Nellie, but I have Mack now and he is a whole different story lol (like he jumped thru the backdoor window on Friday night...all 65#'s of him..oh my!!)

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Darnell...the way your mind works just cracks me up!! A sheep sleep lab?? Bahahaha!!! But anyway, two really CUTE cards with that fun and sweet sheep image! Love how you stamped and die cut the one from fun foam...have to remember that! And the colorful sheep card with the beautiful eye makeup (NICE job Hammy!!) is sure to bring a smile to whoever receives this card! This was a fun challenge this month and I'm looking forward to what shows up in the gallery! Hugs. :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

Your first card with the fun foam is fabulous, wooly indeed LOL. As for your colourful work-release sheep, their eyes are just wonderful I'll have to see if any of them have travelled further than they should and arrived amongst the 1000's on the Welsh hillsides?
Thanks for your lovely visit and wishes, much appreciated mwah!
Faith x

Jean said...

Darling cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute lamb image. I just love the leaping action of it. And, both cards are awesome. I will try to get a Twofer in again if possible.

Dr Sonia S V said...

These are soooo cute Darnell
Cheers
Dr Sonia

conil said...

Super cute lambs...well done!

Susan said...

Two adorable ewe cards! They make me feel happy! We have two sheep at the horse barn and one of them just gave birth to two lambs - they are beyond sweet!

Loll said...

Your two ewe cards are so adorable Dolly! Made me smile ... and I could use that right now! I have looked through my stamps and no spring animals, what??!! I have a bag of stamps to donate and my next thing is to go through them and see if there's something I can use to play along! Have a great day ... and Mister too!! Love, Lolly

Mac Mable said...

What a fun and woolly lamb and boy do they all look so happy x. Both cards are fabulous and I am so glad the gals from the sheep sleep lab won a work release day....And turned out in their best and beautiful matching eye makeup x.
I hope you fed Nellie?!!! x.

Barb Ghig said...

You're a riot, Darnell! I love your darling sheep and how you stamped them in a rainbow of colors on your 2nd card...so CUTE! Hammy has also done a fine job with their eye makeup! Thanks, as always, for inspiring me to play along...Twofer is one of my all-time favorite challenges :) Also, thanks for sharing a photo of Nellie...she is too sweet! Hugs, Barb xx

Vicky Hayes said...

You are SO good at coining apt phrases Darnell and Craftalanche resonates with me! Since my crafting is done in our living room, it cannot stay that way sadly so I'd better stop wandering about in Blogland and go and see if I can find the sofas! Your lambs are adorable. The goofy one that is wishing big doesn't look entirely confident but I'm sure he'll get there; the rainbow gals are a different story! I suspect they are thrilled to be performing in their bright woolly outfits - and with matching eye make up? But of course!!!
Vicky x

cuilliesocks said...

Just so lovely Darnell, beautifully designed and coloured.
Sweet photo of darling Nelllie too, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Well ewe have done well with the cute image, love the different colours on your second card.

Kath x

Redanne said...

I do love sheep, there are so many newborns around here at the moment, they are adorable and so are the sheep on your cards. I love the matching eye shadow.

Thank you for sharing that photo of Nellie, I think I might love her even more than sheep! Hugs, Annie xxx

Shelly said...

Super fun and cute cards, Darnell! Such a cute picture, too! :)

frommycraftroom said...

Such great cards. Love how hammy matched the eye colour - so clever!
Nellie is adorable :)

Leslie Miller said...

OMG, those girly googly eyes! Ack!! I love how your sheep are all made up in pretty colors. I noticed the extra wooliness of your first sheep right away. Paper Smooches has such cute and fun stamps! I'm putting my thinking cap on for this challenge. Sweetest of all is the pic of Nellie peeking up. Such a precious face there.

Bonnie said...

Such sweet curly sheep that look like they've been to the beauty shop for perm and color! What a great idea to stamp on foam for a fuzzy look!

Cheryl W. said...

Your ewes look quite fancy in their rainbow-colored wooly outfits. I guess they're ready for the Easter parade, sans the bonnets. Your birthday lamb is definitely reaching new heights with his frolicking. Guess he's excited about the birthday party. Two cute cards. Hope I'm able to join in the fun.

TK said...

Fun from ewe to us! Lovely cards, Darnell, and well... spring-like :o)

Sarah said...

Spring cannot come soon enough over here, we have had such horrendous rain for what seems like the last two seasons!! Saying that, the sun is out today so we live in hope!! I love those curly lambs, they very much remind me of the "goat herd" goats from the Sound of Music!! Great cards as always xx

oldpunca said...

Guess, what do I like most? Matching eye makeup made by Hammy. Thank you to make me smile with your description. :-) You have created two fresh and funny spring cards with a cute little sheep. For sure I'm motivated enough to join the challenge. :-)
Hugs,
Sonja

Linby said...

ha, ha, I'm glad those sheep got a change of scenery lol! Although they do look like they could take or leave Easter!
Great cards.

Zvonka said...

Wonderful sheep and eye, ha ha.

Kara Lynne said...

Wool that's one fluffy sheep! I love your craft foam idea, Darnell, and I wouldn't mind counting that one as I drift off to sleep on those striped sheets. Your rainbow sheep, however, are keeping me wide awake with laughter! I love those eyes complete with eye lashes - too funny! A wonderful twofer!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Such a fun sheep stamp! I love both ways you used it!

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness, Darnell. The google eyes and eyelashes on the rainbow sheep are a riot. What a great idea to use fun foam on the single sheep. I'm sure it adds great texture.

Bonnie Lynn said...

These cards are just too cute!

Colleen said...

I don't dream in color, but your rainbow sheep with the googly eyes and those eyelashes are darling!! Easter blessings to you too! Heart Hugs, Col

KandA said...

Two super fun cards Darnell and those sheep are so sweet, especially the ones with Hammy's handywork. I love the photo of Nellie... maybe she thought there might be some early easter treats xx

Ros Crawford said...

We definitely have the March winds here! And mad March hares I think!! Fun cards Darnell and what a cutie that little girl of yours is!

Rosmarie said...

Fun and fabulous twofer, Darnell! These googly eyes with eyelashes are just hilarous!! - I've never seen anything so funny. Haha... Hugs, Rosi

Fikreta said...

these cards are wonderful!
Nellie is so cute!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A lovely spring feeling with these gorgeous cards Darnell, I love the different colours.

Sue xx

Sharron said...

Your goggly eyed sheep are so adorable, Darnell! Love the fun foam little guy. How clever you used a rainbow of colors for your second card. They are so perfect for spring against the lovely blue background.

Lisa Elton said...

There's a whole lotta cute here Darnell! Love the sheep with the eye shadow, how fun are they!

Linda said...

Two fun designs .... love the rainbow sheep! xx

Celeste Goff said...

Such adorably fun cards!

Lisa Babitz said...

Your posts always make me smile! That sheep image is adorable, and I love how you used it on both cards. (My family can definitely relate to Nellie; once I get going, I often lose track of time and the meal schedule is often much later than originally planned!!)

BożenA said...

Reading your posts I burst with laughter: -)) You can turn every situation into volleys of laughter. These elegant ladies with Hammy makeup are amazing :-)))

Carol L said...

Can I just come right out with it and say I love ewe?! LOL Thanks for another fun twofer - I'm so glad I found time to play along this month. Your twofer cards just put ewe in the spotlight for being a great card maker and story teller :) The eyes really trick ewe with the heavy eyelids, but the eyes on Nellie are definitely focused on what dogs love most - snacks! So cute! Hope you are holding up well in this chaotic situation we've been thrust into. We're OK here in PA, going out only when necessary! Stay well!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Adorable sheep twofer, Darnell - couldn't be any cuter, especially with the eye stickers!! And that Nellie - she's a keeper; really made me smile!!

Greta said...

Such a cute picture of Nellie! The sheep image is adorable & made 2 fun cards! Hope you're well--sorry to be so far behind in my blog reading, but I've been thinking about you. Hugs, Greta

Glittered Paws said...

How have I gotten so far behind in my commenting - hmmmm. Love the rainbow lambs - so spring like - and what a fun twofer you made. The eyes are awesome.