Extended twinchies

I don’t know about you but I find that one of the perils of crafting is become addicted to different products. At the moment, stamps are my thing and one of my favourites is the recently discovered Rubber Moon. Aside from the fabulous designs they have had the foresight to offer their stamps as either unmounted, cling or mounted on wood blocks. This is a bonus for those of us that live on the opposite side of the pond as it cuts down on postage. I also love it that orders are quick to make it across the water. As luck would have it, my latest order arrived yesterday which just so happened to be my birthday! I have also joined the Moon Mail club which sends you an exclusive stamp each month and sometimes some bonus goodies too. This month there was a little package of some new sized art pieces by Inchie Arts. These are 2″ x 4″ – so the equivalent of two twinchies side by side. I have had a ton of fun playing with these so thought I would share the results with with you today.

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As you can see, the Inchie Arts pieces take ink beautifully! I smooched on a rainbow of Distress inks and then spritzed with water.The stamp is Grow your own Wishes and the words are one of Paperartsy’s Eclectica sets by Emma Godfrey.

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I used more distress inks and water spritzing for the background and then added the border. I stamped the moon and then used Grow your own Wishes again, masking off all but three of the stars with post-its. I stamped a second moon, coloured it with polychromos and paper pieced it over the original image.

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I’ve used stamping and paper piecing to create this little garden scene. The plant like stamp is the July Moon Mail Club exclusive. Isn’t that little gnome adorable? I’ve also used Curvy Branch and Little Luna.

Now these have become sooo addictive that I actually turned over the last one and used the reverse to create this:

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I used a little rose stamp all over and the coloured in the flowers with Promarkers. For the background I painted on some Mermaid Lagoon distress ink using a water brush. Finally, I added some white highlights.

 

Now I mentioned that yesterday was my birthday. I had a lovely, but quiet, day and was spoiled by Mr Beez and my sons. I was lucky enough to receive not one but three cake boxes from my favourite bakery – Betty’s.

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One was a little iced fruit cake, one was my favourite, macaroons and just take a look what was inside the third:

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Chocolate truffle cake bees!!!! How perfect are they?

Thanks for buzzing by.


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Extended twinchies — 14 Comments

    • Thank you so much. I just love your stamps – I think you have another trip to the Post Office for an international despatch coming up!!

  1. Happy Birthday. Hope your day was very special. Your cake surprises are wonderful and love the new stamps. Have to go to the site. Thanks for the information.

    • Thanks Lesline, it was an extremely restful day, which was just what I needed. Hope you enjoy your visit to Rubber Moon – it’s a bit addictive! 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday, Lisette!! Looks like you had a fab birthday; I’m so glad your boys were so good to you. I LOVE those bee truffles; someone in your family has a great imagination.
    I have collected RubberMoon stamps for years, and I know one of their former designers. You have done a great job with your stamps and double twinchies. I love your color choices and blending! Enjoy the rest of your birthday weekend! xo

    • Oh wow – so glad you are a Moonie! I don’t think they are well known over here and half of me wants to keep them a secret, but they are so fab it would be rude not to share x

  3. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LISETTE So glad you were spoiled by your family. Nobody deserves spoiling as much as you do. All your goodies sure look yummy. The bees are adorable as are all your cards, 3 of them at once? Wish I could be there to watch you create your adorable awesome cards. Sounds like you have lots of great techniques up your sleeve.
    We are dog sitting, our daughter/family’s beagle. He’s such a cutie and pretty well behaved. When the boys (our dog and Beagle) get too wild then we put Brutie in his crate so both can settle down for while, last night they almost knocked over coffee table. I have galvanized pitcher with sunflowers in it on table so would have been bit of mess. Brutie doesn’t seem to mind when we put him him in crate, he lies down for a nice little nap most of time. Daughter/family left this a.m. to take grand daughter to college. They brought over dog/crate, etc. last night. Happy to say Brutie slept quietly all night. He knows us pretty well by now and seems to like us and our dog so he’s pretty happy. They got him from a neighbor last year, he was tied up on neighbor’s side yard all the time, no attention or love so he’s happy dog now. He’s especially fond of 15 yr. old grand daughter. Our daughter is learning to like him more now, takes him with her when she’s going to store, over here. It’s funny none of our kids except oldest daughter are nuts about animals since they were brought up with plenty of them. Cats, dogs were brought home by me thru the years. The kids would say “Oh Mom not another one”. One time our female had puppies and with the daddy dog we had 13 dogs in our back yard,( but they’re so cute when they’re puppies).
    Our cat is trying to decide how he feels about our visitor dog, doesn’t seem to be upset about him being in house. It’s too darned hot here to have them outside til later. Our chickens are hiding where it’s cool also. Both dog/cat stayed in house most of time last week, would go out at night as it cools off at night here. When we lived in Tucson, AZ it stayed hot all darned night -100 degrees.
    You must have quite a collection of stamps. I do too but most of them are out in old suburban. Not too good for them I guess with rubber on them in this heat. Just ran out of room for them since I rarely used them. Do you have House Mouse stamps in UK? I Love those, so cute. Have few of those I still use now and then. I’ll be making cards for grand daughter that went to college, she loves my home made cards.
    Have great week Lisette, take care of yourself.

    • Thank you! Sounds like you’ve got your work cut out with the dogs! Can’ believe you have had thirteen at one time – that is a LOT of dogs 🙂 I do have a lot of a stamps I have a bad addiction. I started out with stamps many years ago and my collection has just grown and grown. We do have House Mouse and at one time they were all over our crafting TV channel but not so much these days. I don’t think I have any, but then again…I could well have 🙂

  4. I love this size canvas/art boards (I am not sure what to call them), they seem to take colour beautifully, the colours you have used are so vibrant and your art work is so very happy, I think they are all wonderful and could not pick a favourite (I love the idea of a pink moon).

    Your cakes look to die for, what is inside the chocolate truffle cake bees? Mmmm my mouth is watering! I think I need a latte.

    Dionne xx

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