Sunday, 15 September 2013

Midway Reminder - Autumn and Autumn Colours

Good morning ladies, gents and twinchie lovers, if you are reading this post then all is well with the world and blogger has done what he was asked.  Just a reminder that there is still until the end of the month to enter the Show Us Your Twinchies September Challenge "Autumn and Autumn Colours.

Just a few Autumn fruit twinchies using digi images and photographs with stamped and embossed backgrounds, and a few leaves some of which were shown in my last post with a little texture past thrown in.

There is still plenty of time to get your Autumn twinchies posted,  so come on ladies and gents "Show Us Your Twinchies".   I will be back on the 1st October with the next challenge and the Autumn and Autumn Colours winner.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Autumn and Autumn Colours

Good morning twinchie fans.  Another month has flown by and here is September's twinchie challenge which is Autumn and Autumn Colours.  But on to last month's Holiday Destinations Home and Abroad Challenge, there was an excellent selection of entries last month, thank you ladies for showing us your twinchies.  This month we have two winners, I have had two grandchildren staying and let them pick a number randomly out of a hat,  and our winners are .....

Number 1 - Christine
Number 9 - Janet Swanlady21

Congratulations ladies, take your winners badge from the side bar, your winning twinchies can be seen in our winner's gallery.

I just love autumn, the colours of the leaves changing, autumn fruits and the wildlife storing food before winter comes.  We have squirrels around who are frantically collecting acorns and hiding them.  The leaves are turning already this year and the garden has a mix of yellows,oranges, rusty colours and greens, the fruit and berries are developing and changing colour too, what a feast the birds will have this year.

Here are a few twinchies inspired by this very colourful season.


I coloured 4 twinchie bases with Autumn colours using distress inks, Tim Holts mini stamps were stamped in black Stazon onto acetate and fastened over the coloured twinchies. 

I made a special Autumn twinchie wallet to hold all my Autumn twinchies, coloured with distress inks and stamped with the Tim Holtz stamps.  The acorn was cut out and the bottom half stuck down with sticky pads,the lid slides behind the acorn to fasten it.  You can find a tutorial on how to make the twinchie wallet HERE.

I also made a few twinchies to use on cards using distress inks and copper, gold and silver embossing powders.

I am looking forward to seeing your Autumnal twinchies and I will be back later in the month with some more ideas in the midway-reminder post.

The challenge will run from 1st September and finish at 9.00 am UK time 30th September.  Place your entries here: