Friday, 13 July 2012

Brand New Blog challenge

Hello again,
Bit of an unexpected post but I came across a brand new Blog Challenge this afternoon and it sounds like fun.
I was reading my friend Maria Simm's blog and she was talking about 'Twiniches'.  What are those? I hear you say, I asked the same question.   Well, apparently they're little pieces of artwork 2 inches square - cute or what!
Maria had put a link on her blog to this new challenge so I just had to check it out.  I must say it looks fab.

You'll find all the details and rules for the challenge here.  It's called 'Show us your Twinchies Challenge Blog' and it's currently Week #1 Anything Goes.
The lady behind it all is Eileen Godwin.  Check out her blog here   What a great read, there's some fantastic stuff on there, loads of tutorials and techniques.  A very talented lady.
She also does something called the 'Altered Art Dictionary' details of which you'll see on her blog.  That too looks like lots of fun, may just have to give it a go.  

I had to join in with this new challenge, and as the deadline for this week is tomorrow at 9.00am I had to be quick.

My first Twinchie
What do you think?  As you can see, it is only 2 inches square.
The saying was perfect as the card I've used to stamp on was one of my 'happy accidents' as I call them - things that didn't quite turn out as I planned.  It's white card that has been spritzed with DI re-inkers mixed with water, perfect pearls sprayed on top then cling film scrunched over and left to dry.  I wasn't keen on how the colour turned out so it just went in my bit box, until today.
I cut my twinchie square, splodged some Picket Fence Distress Stain in the centre then stamped over the top.
The stamps I've used are from Tim Holtz, the saying is one of my ebay purchases this week and the little butterfly is from a clear set of minis.  You can also just about make out in the background a faint image which is a LOTV background stamped in Smokey Grey Versafine ink.
It's then been layered onto a piece of black cardstock and a little bit of thread added to make it look like a picture.
This was so much fun to do, quick to.  I'm going to enjoy this Blog Challenge. Thanks Maria for the link.  Why don't you join in the fun .

Thanks for looking



  1. This is so cute! Love the sentiment. I have had a few 'happy accidents' myself recently! xxx

  2. Fabulous twinchie Linda, love the verse, thank you for entering our very first challenge, and also mentioning on your blog! Hope to see more of your creations in our future challenges, good luck. Zoe xxx

  3. how pretty!...gosh this is tiny I thought ATC's were challenging, you've done a grand job here though Linda, a little beauty, great colours & inky work and a nice sentiment too...Mel :)
    Wishing you a super weekend, thank you for all your kind words it's so encouraging to read...xx

  4. I just love this Linda and so much work has gone into it, makes my little creations look very basic! I could just picture it on my crafty cabin wall ;) Thanks for your lovely comments, Julie.x

  5. Hi Linda, I am the next one under you on this challenge, I was stuck at first but then got two in in the end. Its fun itsn't it! I like your entry, I see like me it is your first time! I too found it through Maria Simms. Sam

  6. Hello there Linda:0) Very nice twinchie, great colours and a wonderful sentiment, careful I think they're addictive LOL Gay xdxx

  7. This is gorgeous Linda - great colours and I agree with the sentiment! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments - glad i returned the favour as your work is lovely! Jo x

  8. What a gorgeous Twinchie ! They are fun and I think that they could become addicting and look forward to the new challenges :) I'm just going to have a look around your blog now ! Thanks for visiting mine ! Shirleyx

  9. Love your 'Twinchies' art work Linda..great colours.
    I shall look forward to seeing what you do with you Tea Shop stamp set....
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments..


  10. It is beautiful and so hard to believe that it is only 2 inches! I love it, beautiful colours and great sentiment too.

  11. Gorgeous twinchie Linda...thanks for leaving your lovely comments on my blog . xx

  12. Hi Linda, I have just had a good catch up, didn't realise I had missed sooooo much! Lots of lovely creations, I loved DH's Birthday card and your last 2 LIM's, and a great Twinchie too, these look interesting!
    Sounds like a fab workshop with Maria, thanks for the info on the 'faux silk' will give this a try, your cards were beautiful!
    Have a good 'crafty' week.
    Avril xx

  13. Cor blimey ... what a super write up for me, my blog, and the Twinchies Challenge ... Thank you so much! xxxx I am now a follower of your lovely blog ... super work here, I will be back often !

    Thanks for the links again Linda
    Eileen xxx


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