23 March, 2021

Twofer Try

Just a quick try for the current twofercardchallenge before the link-up runs out. 
I didn't plan to do last-minute entry this time, but I've only received my digis from All dressed up a couple of days ago. But how could I not do a last-minute project then? 
I've wanted to try this "twofer" thing for a while now and admire the DT works every month, however, I never really took my time to create two very different things using the same digi. It does take a bit of a twist I guess, two different moods, colour pallets and what not, and I just never felt like I could complete the task as the themes went by.

Recently, though, I found myself as one of the winners over at the All dressed up challenge blog. As I was browsing through their shop to select my prize package, I couldn't help but fall in love with this adorable sleeping bunny. Call me weird, but my immediate thought was something along the lines of "This would look so delicate on a baby's sympathy card". 
While I've been waiting for the digis to arrive, I began to make arrangements in my head as to how it should look like. Once the digis arrived, I went to work. At first, I printed the digis and sentiments, then, I picked a stack of patterned papers that could match my idea. I've also completed my twofer idea in my head: for one project, I kept the idea of a sympathy card, while the other would be a classical thing of "Welcome baby".
I decided to do the happy occasion first, by colouring the bunny in soft brown shades. I picked a pink polka dot paper for the background and added an additional layer of baby-themed embossed paper. In the dend, I placed the bunny on a sheet of pink cardboard and placed a simple "Welcome" sentiment in the lower part of the card. I wanted to add a couple of flowers, too, but I thought shipping will be easier if I keep the card flat.
It is your typical sweet pink baby card even though I lalety realized I'm not a fan of gendering baby items according to stereotypical girls' and boys' colours. I shall do better in future and try to broaden my mindset when it comes to crafting, I promise. 
For the second card, I planned a very CAS design. I opted for a background paper with hearts even though not many of them are visible. I wanted to colour the bunny in a light brown shade at first, but thought that maybe a really light grey is more appropriate for the occasion. I tried to colour the motif by barely touching the paper with my pencils to make sure the colours will be really soft and calm. In the end, I placed a simple line of sympathy in the top right corner of the card.
I'm not sure whether I managed to create something appropriate here, so I'd really like to hear your thoughts. I know that many crafters aren't comfortable with sympathy/condolence cards in general, while I like to create one every now and then. They do have something of a meditation to me, a task that lies not in the card itself, but in the message it brings. 
However, I've never really seen anything suitable for a child, let alone a baby. I can't even imagine how the loss of an infant affects ones life, and I guess with many people feeling this way it leaves the affected families even more alone in their grief. Maybe, if we could just keep our prejudice under control here, the wall of silence wouldn't be so scary for those who'd like to open up about their loss? 
I believe that most of the not-talking comes from a well-intended "not knowing what to say" or "not wanting to say something wrong", but ignoring the topic won't make it disappear, and most importantly won't diminish somebody's agony. 

krafty chicks: CAS
all dressed up: cute critters
always fun challenges: welcome baby
as you like it: favourite way to cut your image (I'll usually go with a square cut that I create with an olfa knife and a ruler, which makes it possible for me to adjust the height and width of the image. I like the idea of controling how much background paper I want to show resp. hide, without spending too much time on fussy cutting with my small scissors or spending money for expensive cutting devices)
love to craft: ATG 


  1. love the bunny card you made here, great for easter card or like a baby card, cuteness all around! Thank you for playing with us at MMM

  2. Beautiful designs and the bunny is so cute! Thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz this week.

  3. Beautiful cards and love the cute Bunny.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create,hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  4. Adorable ! Love this Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  5. Dobrodošla na Twofer izzivu. :-) Tvoja voščilnica ob rojstvu in sožalnica sta preprosto čudoviti. Zelo lepo si sestavila tako eno kot drugo. Speči zajček je pravšen motiv za obe priložnosti. Hvala, ker si se nam pridružila na TCC #36. Sonja

  6. Very thought-provoking and very thoughtful insights in your post and you've made two very sweet cards using your bunny digi. I love the soft coloring on both! Thank you for playing in TCC #36! Hugs, Darnell

  7. These are so cute. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  8. The loss of a loved one is heartbreaking, and difficult at best. The loss of a baby must be one of the most heartrending events in anyone's life. All we can do, as family members and friends, is to support those going through such a devastating time. Your baby sympathy card is a good way to convey gentle and supportive thoughts. The bunny looks sweet colored in that soft gray. Your 'welcome baby' card is adorable. Love all the pinks you've chosen, too. Thank you so much for joining us at The Twofer Challenge. Stay safe. Bev

  9. Super cute cards! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma

  10. Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Designs DT Maria

  11. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  12. Two gorgeous and cute creations. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  13. These are just so adorable. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  14. Sweet cards, I love your small images. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka CT -

  15. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  16. These are just adorable love the pretty designs Thanks for joining All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Carole Design Team

  17. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy CT

  18. So cute - especially the pink one!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  19. What precious cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

  20. Thank you for sharing your entry with Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2021 challenge. We look forward to see everyone's wonderful projects. Too stinkin' cute.

    Myrna Sweet, DT Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

  21. Adorable! Love your awesome CAS design. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

  22. Great cards - thanks for sharing with us at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  23. Hi Veronica! What a precious pair of baby cards! I love this twofer and the beautiful pastel colors you used! These are truly lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge! Take care!
    Rachelle : )

  24. These are so sweet, I love that image! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  25. This is just so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/