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Me & My Bright Ideas!

Published March 6, 2009 by isisimaginings
Happy Friday folks! I hope everyone has had a good day. Did anyone who has the BBC see the weather forecast yesterday where they said it would be -99C in Kent this morning?! It WAS a little chilly when I got up, but I wouldn’t have thought it was that cold, lol!! 🙂
On to today’s card. Surprise, surprise, it’s another Tilda! The Tilda challenge at DC this week was hosted by Jennie & she chose ‘In The Garden’. So, flowers, grass, trees, etc., it should be easy to come up with an idea, right? Wrong. Jennie posted the challenge on Friday morning & it took me ’til Wednesday night to come up with something, which went completely out the window when I started making the card yesterday!
My first bright idea was to use my cherry blossom stamp & turn it in to a tree by hand drawing a trunk & I coloured it with my Whispers pens, then I tried to find a garden-type paper in my stash; something green & grass-like. Nothing. Instead I found this HOTP ‘Ladybugs’ A4 sheet that Jen had given me & the swirls made me think of the wind. That gave me my second bright idea – I would stamp the cherry blossom twice more, cut out the tree & then cut out the flowers from the other images & use Tilda with a broom, so that she’s tidying the garden. Brilliant, no?! 🙂 🙂 Yep, I thought so. Until I started the cutting & the trimming…….Oh. My. Goodness. 🙂 It took HOURS! Then I had to place 1mm foam pads on to the back of the tree & the flowers – my fingers were sore afterwards! Thankfully, the rest of the card was very simple, especially as I decided not to strain my brain further by trying to come up a sentiment! I’ll probably just put something in the inside at some stage. So, that’s it, hope you like it.

Here is some astonishing blog candy! Sassy is offering this on her blog until midnight, March 21. Visit her blog for all the info & follow her instructions.

Before I say goodbye, I must tell you I have been given another award. Kay is a crafting buddy at DC & she very kindly gave me this. Thank you so much Kay!

Isn’t it pretty? I have to pass this on to my Top Ten favourite blogs, so I will make a list & post it tomorrow.

I’m going on my blog tour now, to see what you’ve all been up to today.

Until tomorrow, love & light.