Show us your twinchies

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Today I am breathing a huge sigh of relief. My poorly washing machine lives to see another load! Yesterday, as I tootled about my doing my daily chores before starting work, I thought to myself that my tempremental washing machine had been going really well recently. I kid you not, within ten minutes of thinking that thought it had gone on strike! Fortunately, we have a fab local company that offers a super speedy repair service. Embarrassingly, the repair man is always the same and I know that very soon he is likely to give me the news I dread – “it can’t be fixed.” I’m grateful that today was not the day. Youngest son, DJ Beez, has been hoarding his dirty chef’s whites (if ever there were garments inappropriately named, they are it) and has threatened to dig them all out for me to work my magic on. How lucky am I?

Anyway, domestic crisis averted here’s what else I’ve been up to:

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More twinchies! I have found a new blog challenge site – Show Us Your Twinchies– yay! They have a monthly challenge and the theme this month is Spring. You can only make one entry so I am choosing the green one to submit:

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It seems I can only make twinchies in sets of two or more and, as it happens, I had originally planned to make a set of four, the other two being lilac and pink, but ran out of time.

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I’ve used designer papers for the background then used my square Tattered Lace die to create the little green fronds and the punched border. I’m loving these dies right now. I’ve used a strip of green ribbon and then added white flowers. The three central flowers were punched using a Martha Stewart blossom punch, the others were cut from the die. Little yellow gems were the finishing touch.

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The yellow twinchie was made in a similar way. Designer papers and bits of left over die cut. I used a white paper flower and gave it a yellow button centre. The butterfly was punched, using a Martha Stewart punch and the words are from Artchix. More little yellow gems complete the look.

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These twinchies are lighter than the ones I usually do and are only mounted on cardstock rather than chipboard. I want to try and use them as card toppers. I’d also planned to do that today, but I shall have to show you at a later date. Maybe after I’ve done the other colours. One thing I’ve realised about twinchies is that they take as long, if not longer, to do as regular sized cards. Or is that just me?

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Do be sure to take a look at the fabulous work over at Show Us Your Twinches.

 


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