Sunday 12 September 2010

Autumn twinchies

Autumn is fast approaching, although today has been pleasantly warm and sunny at times, so perhaps we can hang on to summer for a little while longer ... in fact today was better than many days during August.

Anyway, the theme for the current twinchies (2" x 2") swap on BF forum is 'autumn'. As there are ten people in the swap, I needed to make ten twinchies.

I've used a Hero Arts stamp that I love - it's one I've had for ages - I bought it second hand, so it has been well used, both by its former owner and by me.

I stamped with TH brushed corduroy distress ink and then coloured by dabbing distress inks on my crafting mat, picking up with a water brush. I used these distress inks: spiced marmalade, shabby shutters, worn lipstick and mustard seed.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Creative craft world: 'autumn - reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens'
Anything goes (Craft Den) 5: 'autumn'
PaperPlay 36: 'autumn is a comin'
Theme Thursday: 'autumn'
Allsorts 69: 'colours of autumn'
Wee memories 22: 'fall into autumn, with this inspiration picture:

Ann's creative nook 104: 'fall flair'
Tuesday throwdown 16: 'celebrate fall'
Divine diva inspiration 35: 'call colours' with inspiration photo:

Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 20: 'fall colours'
Raise the bar 35: 'orange, brown, green'
Stempel magie 19: 'autumn colours'
Creative stamp friends 7: 'distress'
Artful inkables (think ink Tuesday) 28: 'distressed out'
Stamp man 5: 'distress'
Creative belli 99: 'old stamps'
Tellen's place: 'anything goes'
Order of the opus gluei 71: 'alphabet soup - A is for Autumn'
Other lovelies thoughtful Thursday 24: 'A is for Autumn'
Fab n funky 39: 'what'eva'
Paper romance 15: 'clean & simple'
Little paper shop 84: 'we like it clean and simple'
Karber monthly challenge 1: 'anything goes'

It's so boring ....

... putting inserts into cards, bagging and labelling them - and I had so many to do that I just had to call a halt to crafting and get on with them.

I think I ought to take John's advice and do a few at a time instead of letting them pile up ... but I daresay it will happen again!

I've only got a few to do now - some A5, tall cards and one or two odd sizes that have to have inserts specially made - and then there's the Anna Griffin cards that don't quite fit into my cello bags - arrrgghh!

I don't know whether others find this, but if I don't do any crafting for a few days I find it quite difficult to actually start again - I know that if I do, then I'll be able to get on with them.

So, watch this space because there might be something to show soon (hopefully).