Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Inchie twinchie spider

The card I made for Neil this Valentines day, I wanted to try a different style to the usual red hearts etc, so I went with a soft romantic feel and this Stampin' Up stamp seemed perfect

I distressed all the edges of the cardstock with the edge of my scissors

I received a not so subtle hint from my guy that he never gets a verse in his cards so this year I made a special effort to find some sweet words to finish the card.

I kept the embellishments natural in appearance to complement the feel of the stamp. The image was coloured in with Polychromos pencils.

This next project is one I completed last year but had requests to see it again, so here it is Anita, I have included some close-ups to give a clearer picture of how each twinchie has been made up. You can click on the images to make them appear larger.

I have created loads of projects with twinchies -  usually on cards or in frames, sometimes I have used them as the focal point of an atc, but, I decided to combine them this time with my favourite craft of all - scrapbooking, and made them into a layout of sorts, or it could be hung on the wall.

Each twinchie has been made up entirely from scratch, some embossed with the Cuttlebug and they have all been inked with the 'direct to paper' technique

I have kept the piece to a limited colour palette to prevent it from becoming too busy

All the embellishments have either been made up from punches, some have been stamped and others are just bits and bobs I have had laying around forever.

I always include hearts in projects like this, those along with words have become quite a signature style for me, not intentionally but it has just happened that way - must be something to do with being a Valentine baby.

Talking of which - I had a lovely birthday yesterday. I spent the day with my wonderful friend Anita, we enjoyed lunch and shopping and as usual a belly full of laughs. Just don't mention county baskets !!!

The rest of the day was spent with my family, we ate a lovely special three course meal at home and then all relaxed together for the evening. Amy had been busy planting little notes wishing me 'happy birthday' all over the house and I was still finding them as I was tidying before bed - bless her xxx

Thankyou to all my family who bought me presents and gave me money to treat myself. Neil bought me a gorgeous bronze Mulberry keyring in the shape of a solid heart as my Valentines treat -  he presented it to me saying that I would always have his heart with me wherever I went - awwwwwwwwwwww !!!
For my birthday he bought me a silver Thomas Sabo charm bracelet, he definitely is a fab gift finder - it was just what I had been secretly wishing for.

I must also say thanks to Anita, Nicki, Trish, Margaret, Chrissie, Victoria, Paulien , Helena and Janet who all bought me such lovely thoughtful gifts and thankyou to everyone who sent me cards, I had such a lovely day, but by far the best part was the news I received today, I can't share it yet as it is a secret but it made me cry with happiness - life is good xxx


  1. Happy belated Birthday Tracey xxxx

    Glad you had a fab day with your loved ones and that you had some lovely gifts.

    The card you made for Valentines is just amazing and so different especially love the verse you have used!!

    Chanelle xxxxx

  2. A wonderful Valentines Card and your last years project looks fab.
    And my best wishes to your birthday.

  3. Awww! glad you had a great birthday.

    I love your twinchies and the valentines card such soft colours.

    I can't wait until you can share your news, it sounds so special.

    See you soon.


  4. Thanks for sharing your twinchies again. Great inspiration.
    I love secrets, the news must be very special. xxx

  5. Happy Birthday! Wow, I am completely in LOVE with all of your creations!! Fantastic blog name too! Thank you so much for stopping my little blog today!
    I'm going to go look (and swoon) at more of your blog now! Have A Wonderful Night!
    Nancy :D

  6. Oh Tracey, Your card is beautiful I love all the layers and the soft colouring & WOW what a stunning creation too.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  7. Such a lovely Valentine card Tracey,love the soft colours and romantic theme. I love that have showed your twinchie art again,I was amazed by it when I first saw it and I,m amazed all over again tonight,its so beautiful.

  8. oh happy belated birthday hunny sounds like you had a great day,
    as for your creations ,hun they are just stunning,so beautiful hugs cheryl xxxxx

  9. Glad you had a great birthday Tracey :)
    Your card to Neil is gorgeously elegant and the twinchie one, well that is fabulous, I can appreciate the work that has gone into each twinchie - amazing! x

  10. Hi Tracey
    Just popped in to say thank you for visiting me and following. I just love your creations, the inchies really are beautiful.
    Happy belated birthday, hope it was all you would want it to be.
    I will be back to see more of your stunning work.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. Beautiful cards! I love the twinchies. You did a wonderfully creative job on both pieces!

  12. oh my, those twinchies are amazing!!! Robin

  13. Happy Belated Birthday, Tracey! WOW...I just saw your creations and they are so gorgeous! well-done!Hugs ~Gerry~
    p.s. The three on my "Dreamy Bouy" page was hand-cut out the pattern paper by me!

  14. wow Tracey your card for your husband is stunning, I love how you used kraft card for the image...and wow wow wow to your project its amazing
    Mina xxx

  15. ohhh honey... I just love that card you made for Neil!!!! I bet he loved it too.
    And yes.... I had safed the image of your twinchies.... I loved it so very nuch!!!

  16. Happy Belated Birthday. Love your card, great idea. Your other project is just fab as well. Thanks for the comment on my canvas. Anesha :)

  17. Hi Tracey what a wonderful post! Your Valentine's card is beautiful love the colours you have chosen. All your twinchies looks fabulous :)
    Belated Birthday wishes for me too..xx
    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Gez.xx

  18. Happy belated birthday to you! :)
    Your hubbie sounds like a darling and certainly deserved the beautiful valentine's card you made for him.
    And the twinchies looks fantastic! On my list of things to try out someday. :) Thanks for sharing!

  19. Absolutely stunning, i've never made an inchie but seeing a project like this makes me wanna try it :D

  20. Your work is fab love it

    liz xx

  21. Happy belated Birthday, Thanks for comments made on my blog. Your Twinchies are awesome. I love working with "Little" things and these are adorable.
    Love lots of your posts, I "peeped" around a bit. Enjoy

  22. You art is STUNNING!!!!!!!!
    I had a peek at your blog and I had to come back to this patchwork card and leave you a comment.. It is amazing!!!!!

    hugs, Janiel


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