Monday 14 December 2009

BF Christmas twinchies

Nicky has kindly hosted a twinchies swap on BF with the theme of Christmas, using traditional colours.

I decided I would use some stripey red and white Brenda Pinnick card, topped with vellum on which I printed out Happy Christmas over and over agaain. I then used brads at two corners rather than stick the vellum down - oh dear! - I then applied gold stickles around the edges and left last night to dry. This morning I found that the vellum had curled up so much on the non-bradded corners that they looked awful. So I then decided to take the brads out and run the vellum through my xyron - that didn't work very well because the vellum was so curled it didn't feed properly into the xyron - in the end I used my ATG tape gun to apply some sticky and it isn't showing through the vellum, so that rescued it.

Phew!! It would have been much quicker, I think, to have started again this morning, but I need to get these in the post today and the stickles wouldn't have been dry. If I'd started again I would have stuck the vellum firmly before applying the stickles.

So I'm sorry, BF girls, but these aren't very good at all, but I did try - honestly!

I'm also linking for these challenges:

My Grafico
29 'green and red but not a Christmas card' - this one is a bit cheeky because mine is still Christmas, but it isn't a card!
Everybody art 69: 'red/green'
Charisma cardz 49: 'red, green and a choice of either white or silver'
One powerful hour: 'red and green' - it should have been within the hour, but ... read above!
Alphabet: 'G is for green and gold'
Fiskarettes: 'red, gold and green'
Die cut dreams 27: 'glitter me silly'

Also, I came across this song and thought I would share it (you can read about it here):

Happy, Happy Christmas

Written By: Emilie Poulsson
Music By: J.H. Chapek
Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
Copyright © 1998

"Happy, happy Christmas!"
Let our voices chime,
Long ago was Jesus born
At this blessed time.

"Happy, happy Christmas!"
That's what we will sing
As our little Christmas gifts
To our friends we bring.

"Happy, happy Christmas!"
That's our wish for you,
Peace on earth, good will to all,
And Happy New Year, too!

so this is just right for today (day 289) on 365 cards: 'musical Monday' - choose a Christmas song


  1. I never heard of twinches, but they are adorable. I think they turned out well and we learn by our mistakes although I can't see yours. Thank you for sharing the lovely little song. It made my day. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  2. Isn't that a heart-sinker when you "overnight" project takes an unexpected turn when you take a look in the morning? Looks like you did a great rescue job on them though, Hazel!

  3. They look great to me. I have had the 'curling up' nightmare happen to me when I've used wet glue and left it to dry overnight. we live & learn.

  4. I'd never heard of twinchies either, but I have made inchies for swaps before. They are lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD.

  5. oh helen i am sorry you had a rough time but they did come out fantastic so all your hard work has paid off :0) **what are twinchies??? are they inchies twin ? lol

  6. Hazel what lovely twinchies - you'd never think that you'd had all those always happens tho' doesn't it - I've just had an "incident" with some metal! all ended up in the bin! lol

    Take care, xx

  7. A fabulous card just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  8. Unique Hazel ! Just love it.
    Thank you for joining us at the DCD Challenges this week and Happy Christmas.
    Hugs Susie xx

  9. Lovely twinchies for the Green and Gold week Hazel, many thanka for joining in with us on the Alphabet challenge :)

  10. Oh these are so sweet, thanks again for joining us at Charisma

    Jan x

  11. what a great little set
    thanks for joining us this week again at Charisma

  12. Well Hazel i would never have known you went through all that if I hadn't read it. I think the inchies/twinchies are how you stacked the layers and of course glitter always makes me happy.

    Thanks for joining us at One Powerful hour.

  13. I think it's adorable Hazel. thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week.

  14. Those litle inchies are gorgeous Hazel. thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  15. what sweet little inchies - well done you

    Fab to see you at DCD

  16. Lovein' those inchies, Hazel! You did a fabbie job.


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