Twofers - Vintage/Retro

Is it me or are we starting to get our Summers once the Autumn officially starts.    Busy getting the garden sorted for the end of the year and sun burn at the same time!

Time for a new challenge at Twofers, we are hoping you will find us and like us but for now at any rate we are also just enjoying each other.

This fortnight Jane setting the pace, and has asked us to take a look back.   Really looking for 20th century themes hence Vintage or Retro.    Still working on the pack of cards, this was a little bit of a tease but with a stamp collection the size of mine all you have to do is look and the stamps will present themselves.

The bike reminds me of my childhood bike in the '60s.   I used to cycle all over Boscombe & Bournemouth on it complete with the wicker basket on the front.  Oh for those long summer days of childhood!    Just felt the bike spoke for itself with a warm sunny glow behind it.    The 2 of Diamonds is a timeless vintage, a good one to be enjoyed with another vintage diamond.

We have a sponsor now at Twofers,  Alleystamps who are giving the winner $20, thats $20 (approx £13) to spend at their store.

Challenges I'd like to share this with
Use your Stuff - Markers/Inks   For these playing cards I've been using felt pens that do not show through on the other side of the playing card.   I've also dusted then images using adirondack or Distress inks.
Retro Rubber - Time Travel, again I think the bike speaks for itself.
Sweet Stamping - Wheels 


  1. Great cards Zoe, if I get time to play this afternoon I will try and join in
    Jackie x

  2. Love your 2 of spades! I will be interested in seeing your pack of cards once finished! My favorite detail is the yellow glow in the center... such a warm feeling. Thanks for including Retro Rubber travel challenge in your stamping fun this week!

  3. Terrific ideas on both of these Zoe
    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Love both of these! I am a huge fan of grape leaves (I have NO idea why) but I really adore how you incorporated the spades into the bike wheels ~ xoxoxo

  5. Great choices of stamps! You're doing well with your cards, making two each time and you'll be ready in a year:) I know exactly what stamp I want yo use for this challenge, I just need time to get on with it. I'll have to make three christening cards as well as 30 name placers first...

  6. What a fun set of cards. The stamps are perfect for this. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew for our 'Wheels Up' challenge. Love what you did for the challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  7. As your pack of cards builds up I'm really looking forward to seeing the full deck. I particularly love the way you've used the spades as the wheel hubs on the bike!
    Just thought, we're going to have to have "humour" as a future Twofers theme so you can make your jokers!

  8. Such cool images and beautiful creations! Thanks for joining us at our Use Your Stuff and I hope to see you again!

    Majo DT

  9. These are really interesting and so unique! I love them. Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and we look forward to having you play with us again.
    Tammy DT

  10. Both of your creations are wonderful! I really love the travel-themed bicycle for the Retro Rubber challenge. What a cute idea to use a deck of cards! Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week and hope you will join us again soon.

  11. Great card and just right for our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Debbie X

  12. Wow!! These are gorgeous, love the bicycle that fits our challenge, very cool. Thanks for playing at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  13. Such lovely cards, great retro style and colours. These are just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  14. What a fun playing card set. Thank you for sharing your lovely retro bicycle with us at Retro Rubber Blog Challenges!

  15. Really cute and clever designs! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!


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