Monday, 24 September 2012


Hello friendly bloggers - I have just realised that I haven't entered the Twinchie challenge yet, so I thought I would get down to it this morning.  It took me an hour to find a stamp that I wanted to use.  I just wish I could make these decisions much faster, thank goodness I didn't have to choose papers 'cos I would still be sitting here thinking/deciding!!! 

Well here is the Twinchie challenge picture, alongside a metal rule, to show that it is - yup - just 2" x 2"!

I stamped the image on the reverse of some Centura Pearl card - tip from Sheena Douglass - then made a mask from a sticky note.  I dabbed a little pale blue Memento ink over for the sky then did the same with green for the grassy area.  Once the mask was removed I went on to colour in the image with Spectrum Noir pens.  I thought I would use these instead of my Promarkers just for a change.  I have seen some cards with 'white pen' on them so I thought I would give this a go - methinks I went a little OTT though - lol! I blobbed a little bit of glaze over the greeting, doorknob and windows - even though you can't see it!!!  Mind you if you stand 10 feet away and squint (you know what I mean, a bit like a mole) it looks quite good!
I really enjoyed colouring this little tiny toadstool in though, even if I am still practising.  The 'hello' was at the bottom of another one of the tiny stamps in the selection so I just inked that part and made it look as if the grub was speaking!!  I know I am a saddo - but I am a happy saddo!
Centura Pearl card (reversed)
Pink Petticoat stamp - freebie with a mag.
Memento Ink
Spectrum Noir pens
Sakura Glaze pen
I hope you like my 'Twinchie' blog friends, I love this challenge and am trying to do every one from now on.  Don't keep me to this though 'cos things are sent to try us and you never know when they are on their way!!!
Big hugs to you all and thank you so much for stopping by and reading my ramblings.
I am entering this into the 'Show us your Twinchies Challenge No 6 - Add a stamped image.


  1. This is so cute. I think your colouring is excellent. I would often stamp on the reverse of Centura Pearl - I didn't know that the professionals did this.

  2. This is so beautiful sue. Your colouring is wonderful.

    Hugs Sue

  3. Hi Sue this is amazing. Gorgeous coulouring and a great image on such a small piece.

    Sarah x

  4. Hi Sue,
    what a fantastic card. Love the stamping, the colouring, and of course the the sky and grass. Must have a go at this challenge it looks fun. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Hi sweetie, this is just adorable fantastic work sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

  6. Hi Sue,
    What a sweet little twinchie. I love that cute little grub peaking out to say Hello, I think it was a fab idea and not sad at all. The addition of the white pen is good and isn't over the top at all in my view, it adds some depth to the image.
    Hugs Linda x

  7. These twinchies are great Sue! That little worm is lovely. I actually think working with just 2 inches must be terribly difficult, but youdo it so well. Love from Christine x

  8. I have had to come back and say a huge THANK YOU to you, I have been having a few down days and my internet has been misbehaving too on top of that I have a horrid cold and feeling well miserable with myself, you leave the sweetest of comments all the time and they have been cheering me up, I really appreciate it huggles Pops x x x x x

  9. What a really cute card Sue, love the colouring Carole Z xx

  10. Such a cute little twinchie Sue, thank you for joining us, good luck Hun, xx Zoe DT xxx

  11. What a cute image and wonderfully coloured. I love the touches of glaze - just perfect! x

  12. This is such a cute Twinchie here Susie.

    Sarn xxx

  13. Wow! I love these, this is the second one I have come across today.
    This is just so darned "Cute" love the colours

    patricia xx

  14. What a cute little twinchie Sue you clever thing it's just so adorable. You have inspired me to have a go, don't know when mind lol, but one day. Hope you have had a good Tuesday, love Christine H xx

  15. Hi! love this Sue,it really is sweet and your background is fab too :)))))
    thanks for your lovely comment,my colouring bugs me at times as can look a bit scruffy lol!!
    I don't think I would ever be able to do a clean card.
    hugs Lou.xx

  16. Sorry sweetie I thought I had commented on this adorable card. Gorgeous colouring sweetie. Love it.


  17. Gorgeous little twinchie, sooo cute! xx


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