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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's the thaw that counts

Hasn't it been chilly in Sydney recently? The last couple of days have brought some relief in the form of warmer afternoons. I can tell this because when I sit at my keyboard, I'm not completely distracted by my frozen unresponsive fingers. The cold does nothing for the creative process since the more I compose, the more I'd have to type - and that means the painful cajoling of my fingers.

Mind: 'T'.
Left forefinger: Huh?
Mind: Type the letter 'T'.
Left forefinger: Are you kidding me? Do you realise how cold it is? *shiver*
Mind: Never you mind. Just hit that 'T' key.
Left forefinger: Nevermind?! Just...?! *splutter* Let me re-mind're encased in a cosy temperature controlled environment. I, on the other hand, er..I mean this one, am freezing my joints off! Go away and let me huddle in the warmth of this pocket.
Mind: Come on! Just this teeny weeny exertion. No pain, no gain and all that.
Left forefinger: Hmmph! I'm warning you...if you don't leave me alone...
Mind: For goodness' sake! Move, I say, move!
Left forefinger: That's it! I'm rolling out the big guns. Wake up, bro! Time to rumble! Do your thing!
Left middle finger: Huh?
Left forefinger: You know! Stand up...Give mind the bird!
Left middle finger: Are you kidding me? Do you realise how cold it is? *shiver*

The following card represents very well what my mind and fingers have on cold days like those (hint: check out the sentiment on the card). The colours: Ballet Blue, Not Quite Navy, Pink Passion, Really Rust and Soft Sky, were chosen by Kari as her second challenge to us for the INKlings cyberstamp. It was a tough one! No pain, no, where did I hear this recently?

INKlings Cyberstamp Colour ChallengeStampin' Supplies
Ballet Blue
Not Quite Navy
Pink Passion
Really Rust
Soft Sky

Boho Backgrounds set
Cheers and Wishes set
En Français background

Naturals Ivory
Soft Sky

1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Glue Dots
Pretties Kit
Scallop Punch
Soft Sky Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Dimensionals


Kari said...

This is just gorgeous, Lin Mei! Very elegant! :) K

Ryemilan said...


Thanks for the chuckle Lin Mei :-).

Beautiful card too.

Lin Mei said...

Thanks so much, Kari! I love your latest creation.

Hey Sam! Thank you for visiting and I have to say your card using Kristina's challenge colours is really fabulous.

Dani Fender said...

You crack me up Lin Mei! Love your work!

Lin Mei said...

Hey Dani! Love yours too!