It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - in my case it is true. I have loved this Stampin' Up! set - Bloomin' with Beauty - for a long time and it was on my wish list for my Starter Kit.
There are so many lovely examples in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue that on this occasion I decided to follow their example very closely with just a few tweaks and colour changes - if you have a catalogue check it out on page 40. My card is smaller with more use of Bashful Blue, both in ribbon and the colour of the 'blooms' - all the edges are inked in Chocolate Chip and my little bee decided to dance somewhere else - but apart from that it's pretty close ...... and I hope flattering to the original SU design.
I meant to get around to my Upline Sally's challenge but I'm too late - I like the sketch which I had decided to attempt from SketchSaturday so I think I will do it and post it anyway - tomorrow hopefully - as my ideas were very nearly in place - I hope she will forgive me lol.
Update on Tess: Well, bless her, she continues to improve - and getting the sparkle back in her eyes a little more each day - Charlie phones every morning and visits every afternoon - it's not that we, myself and John, don't want to - we are just so mindful that to go en masse may just be a little too much - so we must be patient and wait - we are hopeful of a homecoming this weekend.
As it has gone midnight and this may now have slipped into Wednesday - if you are continuing to pop by thank you so much - as always, it is appreciated.