Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A Sincere Form of Flattery ....... and a Tess Update

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.



  1. You've done a lovely job Bridgetee, it's beautiful.

    So pleased Tess is continuing to improve. Fingers crossed she'll be home at the weekend.
    Love x

  2. Hi! Bridgette, so pleased Tess is on the mend.x.Oh! wow you are a busy girl and i soooo LUV your card, really pretty. Take care,talk soon.Lou.xx

  3. what a lovely card, very pretty :o)


    Amanda xx

  4. lovely take on the card this set is on my wish list I adore the little bee.Glad to hear tessie is improving and maybe home soon.

  5. Beautiful card-makes me want this set even more-you've done a great job!! I must have a try at casing the catalogue not that I have many sets, but I can try. I am SO glad Tess is improving, it must be so hard for you all. What a fighter, I too hope she is home soon-they'll be a lot of relieved bloggers!

  6. Well done on that card Bridgette - it looks better than the one in the catalogue :) Inspiration is there for the taking - none of us ever create anything that is 100% original, that's the beauty of sharing xxx

  7. Thank you soo much for the comment Bridgette :) I love checking out what us sparklies are up to aswell but my blog seems to have lost my list of favourite blogs :( must get that sorted!

    This card is beautiful, I just love the mix of colours, they work so perfectly together

    Aims x


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