Tuesday 10 August 2021

Woofers and twofers

Hello, crafting friends!

I am so delighted to  be guest designing along with Donna at The Twofer challenge this month, but it's a bittersweet kind of delighted because this will be the final one. Darnell has made the difficult decision to close the challenge. You can read her message about it on the challenge website and I know you will want to leave her some love.

So, here is the final Twofer challenge: Make two different designs of card, for two different occasions, and use the same stamp, stencil or die on each featuring a cat or dog.

I decided to bring out my favourite Holiday Huskies stamp set by Clearly Besotted, choosing as my stamp the little dog that was doing a nice Sit. I love this set because all the dogs remind me of Eva, my adorable Golden girl!

I made a clean and simple Christmas card for my first card.

The edges of the card base were masked off with sticky notes and I positioned Funky Fossil's Fancy Trellis stencil over the centre and brushed blue ink through it. After removing the sticky notes, the dog was stamped, coloured and fussy cut, then glued to the stencilled area.

To finish, I stamped one of the sentiments from Holiday Huskies in festive red and added a Santa hat from Mama Elephant's Gingerbread Cookies, which fit my little pup perfectly!

For this friendship card, I allowed my little pup to have a play date with a pal and they bounced off into the countryside for a lovely romp! 

I used Clearly Besotted's Tear Away stencil for the cloudy sky and am really pleased with the result. The trees were fun to make too. I used the leafless, wintery trees from Stampin' Up's White Christmas, stamped them in light brown ink then scribbled tree shapes over them with alcohol markers. These were cut out and glued to my scene and I added some die cut grass using Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border die.

Here's the pup - looking exactly like Eva does! People are always stopping me in the street and asking "Is your dog SMILING?!"

Here's her pal - looking like Eva does when she's just smelt a exciting smell and needs to investigate! Both dogs were stamped, coloured and fussy cut and popped up on dimensional pads. I thought this sentiment from Stampin' Up's Water Front was perfect for this card :)


So now it's your turn! I know all the talented Twofer Team designers will be pulling out all the stops to inspire you as always, so do pop over to the Twofer Challenge website to check out their samples. You will find the Linky Tool there too so that you can join in the fun with your own creation.

CARD ONE - I'm entering this card at Stamping Sensations where the challenge is to Celebrate Any Occasion; also Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge where Anything Goes; and CAS on Sunday where the theme is Favourite Stamps.

CARD TWO - I'm linking up with Chocolate Baroque where the challenge is to use our Favourite Stamps; also As You See It where LeAnne's challenge is to complete the phrase My Favourite Animal Is... and I think you can see that mine is Dog!!

I thought you'd like to see a photo of my own little doggy pal, Eva, the Golden Retriever...

Oops! She's an upside down pudding! This is a favourite position of hers and I definitely think that Clearly Besotted missed a trick when they forgot to include an upside down pup in the Holiday Huskies set. Perhaps there could be a new set called This Is How I Roll!

Sending hugs,


  1. Adorable doggy cards, each with a wonderful sentiment,love Eva's pic

  2. A totally brilliant twofer set xxx

  3. Vicky thank you to be guest designer at TCC final challenge. Your both cards are awesome. It is obvious that you are a dog lover. :-) Stay safe and keep crafting. Hugs, Sonja

  4. So, true! Someone definitely needs to include an upside-down dog in one of their sets! That's a great photo of Eva and of your Twofer Woofers, Vicky! I love how you turned your little golden into a Santa Paws and gave her a cool stenciled background. And she looks equally adorable playing with her little friend in the woods. Excellent tree designs, BTW, but my favorite is the little tongue hanging out of the rambunctious friend! Thank you so much for being one of our Guest Designers this month, for all your support over the years, and for your very kind words. Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Darling twofer with the huskies, Vicky!! Just love the stenciling behind your Christmas pup and the doggy duo is so cute having a play date!! Great photo of your dog too!! Congrats on being a guest designer on the final Twofer!!

  6. Great display of versatility with the stamps Vicky and I agree, they did miss a trick as our girls are also upside down pups.

    Lovely to see you at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge this month, my thanks for joining in.

    B x

  7. Me again Vicky as I totally missed the link to Stamping Sensations until I arrived at the challenge blog, so thanks for joining us there as well.

    B x

  8. Thank you for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge with your entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. These are so very cute and I love how you used the stamps. Thanks
    so much also for joining us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges.

  10. Both of these cards are as adorable as your Eva, Vicky! Love how she wears her Santa hat to wish a pawsome Christmas! The second card is such fun with her playmate tearing off to investigate something in the distance! Thanks so much for joining our team as Guest Designer with your awesome designs!

  11. Such a sweet pupper stamp, Vicky! The images of these little critters will certainly bring a smile to whomever receives them! Love that darling Christmas card with the stenciled background, and how he's wearing a Santa hat! Your friendship card is adorable, too. Love that scene you've created, and boy, it sure looks like those two are having a good romp! Great cards. Thank you for Guest Designing this month at The Twofer Challenge. Bev

  12. Two FABULOUS cards Vicky! Your backgrounds on both cards are awesome, and of course the pups themselves just couldn't be any sweeter...especially the one with her tongue hanging out the side of her mouth!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month as our GD and inspiring our players for this last challenge!! Hugs, Marcia (DT) :0)

  13. Aww! These pups are adorable, Vicky! And you've coloured them in so beautifully! They were made for this challenge! Thanks for filling in the blank with us at As You See It Challenges!

  14. awww. They are both so cute, especially the second with a gorgeous scene. Lovely cards!
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge;-))m

  15. Two very sweet cards Vicky! I especially love the little Christmas one. My dog loves that position too. We call it her yoga stretch lol. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamping Sensations!

  16. Adorable twofer cards -- those corkies are so fun. Thanks for joining in at HLS Stencil Challenge


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