Tuesday, 2 April 2013

I think it's time for a Twinchie

Hello there,

Happy April!  Month number 4 already.  This year is flying by. 
Only 7 weeks on Friday until we go away on holiday - whoo hoo!!!  (Not that I'm counting)
Yes, we've actually booked some time away.  We're getting off the island during the TT fortnight, and we're flying to Italy.  Lake Como to be exact.  I can not wait!

We've booked a lovely villetta on the banks of Lake Como ........

Look at that view from what will be our balcony ........ (sigh!)
We love Italy ........ stunning scenery,  the food is to die for, they produce all our favourite wines, and the Italians - well need I say more. 
We've got 14 nights, just the two of us, to do exactly what we want.  We've hired a car so we'll be doing a bit of sight seeing.  I'll be taking my new birthday present along with me too, so I'll still be able to blog - hopefully!   Hubby's finally making up for briefly forgetting my special day, he's ordered me a Mac Book (who's a lucky girl!).  Well the old laptop keeps having funny moments, so I thought it was time I had a new one.  I'll have to get used to using a Mac though,  tried one at the weekend  and it was very strange - so it could take a while.  Hopefully there's an instruction manual that's easy to follow ...... a Dummies Guide would be good!

Anyway, enough waffling.  Time for my Twinchie ......... (I haven't said that for a while)

It's Challenge #3  over at Show Us Your Twinchie and the theme for the month is
'Flower or Flowers'
For those who don't know, a Twinchie is a little piece of artwork that measures 2inch x 2inch

Here's mine ........

I've used the Penny Black 'T for Transparent' stamp set 'Petal Party'.  I've stamped one of the flowers and a leaf a couple of times onto white cardstock, and coloured them in using Copic markers.

I covered my Twinchie with some BoBunny paper from the new C'est La Vie range - left over bits from my Tim Tag.  And the edges have been sanded a little to give an aged look.
I've layered the flowers and the leaves, and added a large pearl to the centre.  The tiny tag on the side is made using a Nestabilities die (Labels One) to cut around the computer generated word.

I love how this little project has turned out - perfect for Springtime I think (as you can see in the picture, we've got sunshine again on the IOM - has Spring finally arrived? - Lets hope so eh!)  

I don't normally give my Twinchies away but,  I do think this one will make a nice card.  I'm off now to see how it turns out.  Watch this space.

Thanks for popping by today.  Enjoy your evening.  I hope it's as nice where you are as it is here on the island.

Cheerio for now



  1. Hi Linda, that view from the balcony at Lake Como is stunning! What a beautiful place to have a holiday.

    Your twinchie is far too nice not to be used! I love that flower and the backing paper is very pretty. Unfortunately it is dull here and snowing lightly at the moment......... Hugs, Anne x

  2. Lake Como looks wonderful! Love the twinchie, so pretty xx

  3. Love that bright happy flower on your twinchie.

  4. Love that bright happy flower on your twinchie, very nice.

  5. Fabulous bloom, love your twinchie. Thank you for joining the challenge this month over at Show Us Your Twinchies.

    Sylv xx
    Design Teaam

  6. So so pretty. Love the dimension you have achieved.


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