Saturday, 22 September 2012

One twinchie, two twinchies

Happy Friday night, (although it will probably be Saturday morning by the time this is finished!)

Hope you've all had a good day, mine's not been too bad.

Alex liked his birthday cards I sent.  (see them here)   Apparently he keeps wanting to play with the train, and when he opened the dinosaur one, he roared! (Awww ....... bless him!)  Wish I'd been there to see his face.  Never mind, we'll see him soon.  Lauren's bringing him over for a week at the beginning of October, I can't wait. 

As part of his birthday present Uncle Chris sent him (Uncle Chris didn't know much about this until I told him!) one of those cuddly toys that you can warm up (in the microwave) and use like a hot water bottle.  I think he likes it ........

......... here they are, cuddled on the sofa watching Thomas the Tank Engine.
I've told Lauren not to let him see when she's putting bunny in the microwave - you never who you might find in there next. Hopefully not the neighbour's rabbit!! (Oh dear .... )

Anyway, on to things more crafty.
First task today was to do a Twinchie for the latest challenge over at  Show Us Your Twinchie

Twinchies, are little 2 inch x 2 inch pieces of artwork, and are so much fun to do. There's some fabulous inspiration from the DT as always (check out Eileen's Frog, he's sooo cute!)

It's Challenge #6    ADD A STAMPED IMAGE

I've actually got two to show this time - did have three, but I really didn't like the third one so ...... wait for it ...... it went in the bin!!! 

Here are the two that survived ....
Twinchie 1

Twinchie 2
I'm definitely feeling festive at the moment, plus these stamps just happend to be on my desk.

I masked a tiny edge around the Twinchies and then spritzed the backgrounds with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mists in Antique Rose and Egyptian Blue (the pink doesn't come across very well, sorry that's my lack of photography skills!)
I added a little bit of Stormy Sky Distress Ink just around the edges to add a little bit of shading, then, with the masks still in place I stamped the snowflake, just off the edge.  This particular one is from one of my favourite SU stamp sets - Serene Snowflakes.  It's actually retiring from the current catalogue, which is a shame.
The first one was stamped in black Versafine ink, the second was done with London Fog Memento.  Both snowflakes have had a sprinkling of glitter, and the added words are stamped in black. 'snowy days' is from an old Woodware clear stamp set which I think is called Polar Fun (don't quote me on that) and the 'Let it Snow' is from an Inkadinkadoo set (not sure which one - sorry!)
In true Barbara Gray fashion, both designs have been edged with a fine liner pen (one finer than the other!) To finish off they've been matted onto a piece of co-ordinating blue card and a gem has been put in the centres of the snowflakes. 
I may just make these into Christmas cards, they are quite pretty when the light catches them. That'll make a grand total of 4 done then.  Only another 50 or so to go!

Well, I said it would be Saturday by the time this was done.  It's now well after midnight, and time I was in bed.

Thanks for popping by.
We're off the the Isle of Man Food Festival tomorrow, so I hope the weather's nice.
Have a great weekend, whatever you're up to.

Bye for now



  1. Hi Linda, Alex is such a sweet little guy and he does look happy with his 'warming' friend. Your inches are beautiful and they would make lovely Christmas cards, great idea that I may have to try myself. Thanks for you kind wishes, Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Hi Linda, hope you have had a good time today and bought some yummy food. I love your twinchies , thanks for sharing them with us all. Oh and I will remind you when it is my birthday as I would love a microwave animal. Hugs. X

  3. Two very nice twinchies. Loving the background for the snowflakes. A set of three would make a great topper for a Christmas card. Nice!

  4. These are wonderful,love the

  5. ...I remember the days of Thomas the tank so well...your Grandson is a dorable...LoVe your twinchies with their festive flakes, super work...Mel :)
    Thank you for your warm wishes on my blog xx

  6. Beautiful twinchies Linda, love the colours, thank you for playing along in show us your twinchies! Good luck Hun Zoe DT xxxx


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