Category Archives: Inchies and Twinchies

Eye eye inchies

Today I have a swap to share with you. After struggling with my mojo for a while I managed a few hours crafting this past Saturday and although it took a while to get into it I was pleased to have some swaps I had to make to force me to continue rather than just give up. And in the end I was happy with my makes.

So the first was a set of inchies with the theme “Eye eye”.

I chose to go for distress oxide backgrounds and then these fun make a monster stamps. I kept to the same set of eyes on each row but on a different monster body.

I highlighted the eyes with white and black paint pens. Then I gave each inchie a coat of clear embossing powder to give them some shine.

I love how these turned out. I stuck them to a card for the recipient.

Happy crafting!


Fairy twinchies

Today I have a project I made a few weeks ago but forgot to share on my blog. Don’t know why but I was neglecting blogging. Possibly because it’s been so busy, possibly because my mojo was absent for a while and I got out of the habit!

Whatever the reason… I’m back today!

So these twinchies were for a swap and I loved creating them.

There were lots and lots of layers of distress oxides and smooshing and then stamping. Then embossing and embossing and embossing!

I used the lavinia stamps fairy and then alpha stamps for the sentiment on the top.

I finished off with some bling!

Really lovely ethereal background and you can never go wrong with a lavinia silhouette stamp!

Happy crafting!


Time twinchies

Today I’m sharing the twinchies I made for the Time coin swap participants last month… I went for a masterboard and made lots of twinchies from this.I used Paperartsy fresco finish paints and Indigo Blu stamps.Then I cut it up into the twinchies…Next I added some doodled edges and embossed the sentiment.Then I added a shrink plastic embellishment of a clock/pocket watch to each one.I used a mix of black and white shrink plastic to create different effects.Happy crafting!Catherine

Colour palette inchies

Another swap to share… this time some inchies using the following colour palette…

The colour palette reminded me of a sunflower against blue skies.

Here is what I made…

I used blue ink to smoosh the watercolor the inchies in and then stamped using the dark brown archival ink and the Hardwood stamp.

I then added the spotty washi to three of the inchies and strips of the yellow washi to two of the inchies. Into the strips I added the words sun flower.

Then I inked the edge of each inchie and added an embellishment sunflower from the stash. I then arranged them onto the yellow cardstock.

Love this bright and beautiful selection of inchies.

Happy crafting!


Under the sea twinchies

Today I have another set of twinchies to share that I made for a Facebook group.

The theme was Under the Sea. I started with watercolour paper and added layers of distress oxide. Then I started stamping with the For the Love of Stamps set. I added the feature images with black soot oxide and then added some clear emboss on then to give them shine.

Then I finished off with a coat of normal distress ink to give it more depth.

Mounted them onto cardstock to send to the recipient.

Love the colour variation with the oxides in the background.

Happy crafting!


Owl twinchies

Today I have another twinchies set to share with you and this time it’s owls!I created these using some Creative Stamping magazine stamps… the owl from a Christmas themed set and the feather on the background mounts is from another set.I embossed the owls onto the black cardstock and then coloured them using shimmer watercolour paint.Then I added the twit twoo titles using craft ink and then white gel pen for the doodled frame.Next I added the feathers using the same embossing powder and mounted the owl panels on top.I mounted them onto the yellow cardstock and this was them ready to send to the swap recipients.Love the metallic owls and the cute expression this image has.Happy crafting!Catherine

Butterfly twinchies

Today I am sharing the collection of twinchies I made for the coin group recipients. I kept them all similar in terms of stamped and coloured butterflies using pencils as my medium and then washi and card for the background. But they all still were individual and in little sets to keep me from boredom!I started with all the colouring, all done in front of the tv!Didn’t use posh pencils just some crayola and Whsmiths own brand ones.Then cut them out … most I did by hand, some I punched with a circle punch.Then I started making up the twinchies from card scraps I had on the desk and using different washi tape (and in a couple of cases some gelli printed bookprint that was on the desk!).I kept on going with this idea until I had enough for all the recipients!A real kaleidoscope of butterflies!Happy crafting!Catherine

Inchies for UK stampers forum

I decided on something a bit different for this month’s inchies and used a stamp of a bridge to stamp partial images for the inchies.

I started with some paint brayered on the black cardstock and this provided a nice medium onto which to stamp the image.

I then used a couple of colours of the Inktense pencils to add some shading and then used a waterbrush to activate the colour.

I decided to then add a layer of embossing to finish them off and give them a glaze.

So a fun and different way to decorate my inchies this month. Hope the recipients enjoy them!

Happy crafting!


Cat Inchies

I made my inchies for this month’s swap at UK stampers forum and use the Mama Elephant Cats Miaow stamps to create the focal image and then had fun colouring them with pencils.

Aren’t they the cutest kittens?

Love how they each have a personality and how the colouring shows up under the layer of embossing.

Hopefully the recipient like them too!

Happy crafting!


Winged Inchies

I joined in with another swap, this time 9 Wings inchies… here is what I made…

I used dragonfly and butterfly stickers onto the patterned background and edged each one with black soot. I also added the sentiment stickers and stamped the Hot Picks stamped word Fly and heat embossed it.

I put them onto some copper foil card and then mounted it onto patterned paper.

Love how these look and they will make a lovely card front.

Happy crafting!