Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Twinchie Challenge Number 7 - Holidays and Destinations Home and Abroad

Hello twinchie fans and all you ladies out in blogland. Another month has flown by and I have another twinchie challenge for you, but first our winner from last month.  Again we had some fantastic entries a big thank you to all of you who put  a twinchie in the challenge.  Using random org our winner this month is:

Congratulations Number 8  Gilly B  

Please take the winner's badge from the side bar Gilly, your twinchie has been added to the winner's gallery.

Now on to this month's challenge, as we are in August and it is the holiday season I thought an appropriate theme would be "Holidays and Destinations Home and Abroad".  Again a wealth of possibilities here, places, air/train/boat travel, I'm sure you wonderful ladies will come up with some stunning examples.

Here are a few twinchies I made up for this theme.

Sightseeing in London


A Weekend In Paris


 Travels in India

Just a few holiday twinchies to get you going, so come on have a go and show us your Holiday Destinations Home and Abroad  theme twinchies.

The challenge will run from 1st August and finish at 9.00 am UK time 31st August.  Place your entries here:

Monday, 15 July 2013

Midway Reminder - In An English Country Garden


Good morning twinchie fans, followers and friends, we are halfway through challenge number 7 and here are a few more twinchies with the "In An English Country Garden" theme just to encourage you to have a go and enter a twinchie or two in the challenge.

Afternoon Tea on the Lawn

This takes me back to when the children were young and we had tea in the garden on sunny days.
The Potting Shed 

A must for any English Country Garden, full of pots, seeds and compost ready for planting up in spring.

Using Your Twinchies on Cards

Here are a few ideas for using twinchies on your cards, a great idea as you get the pleasure of making the twinchies and someone else gets the pleasure when they receive the card from you.   Below is a quick note card made using one of the tea time twinchies.  I used a bought card blank and attached some patterned paper (free pad from a mag) which had been distressed and coloured slightly with broken china distress ink, the edges were sewn round and a Marianne doily die placed in the center, the twinchie was attached to the doily - a quick and easy note card.

Here is another card where the full image was stamped onto a ready made card blank, the bee coloured and the rest of the image left black and white. A stamped and water coloured twinchie was mounted with 3D sticky pads onto the full stamped image, the twinchie and the bee were highlighted with glossy accents. The edge of the card was coloured with distress ink in worn lipstick.

Another quick and simple card.

I hope this has encouraged you to have a go, twinchies are quick and easy to make, so whether  you are an experienced twinchie fan, or a novice, get out those 2 inch x 2 inch scraps of card and make a twinchie or two.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Twinchie Challenge #6 - In an English Country Garden

Good morning ladies, and a big thank you to all of you who entered last month's challenge, the entries were amazing,  unfortunately we can only have one winner and random org picked....

Number 7 - Hazel H

Congratulations Hazel, your fabulous twinchie has been added to our winners gallery, please take the winners badge from the side bar and display it with pride.
Now on to this month's challenge and the theme which is "In An English Country Garden", sounds daunting but the possibilities are wonderful, flowers, afternoon tea, insects, bees and butterflies, picnics on the lawn, herb garden, I could go on but here are a few twinchies to give you an idea.

Secret Garden - Michael Powell Garden Stamp

Garden Pests - digi images from Digi Sparkle
Cottage Garden - stamping with embossing and beads

 Garden Party - Digital images and stamps

I am looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this month, so come on regular twinchie fans and novices alike Show Us Your Twinchies.

Please have a quick read of the rules in the side bar and away you go.  

The challenge will run from 1st July and finish at 9.00 am UK time 31st July.  Add Your Challenge Entry Here.