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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Just call me Archimedes

Yesterday I mentioned having had a Eureka moment.  But I have to reassure you now that I was not in the bath and I was fully clothed, but I was out in the street when it happened.  Friday afternoon it was so hot and stuffy in the office that my head was getting thicker than usual so I stepped outside for a breath of air.  It's funny the things you think about when you aren't really thinking ..... thoughts just seem to waft around in your mind.  

Anyhoo, I was thinking about a sheet of paper.  A specific piece of paper.  From the Basic Grey Oxford pad.  Yes, I know, my mind works in weird and wonderful ways.  And I was wondering what possessed BG to put that particular sheet in the pad as I couldn't see anyone ever finding a use for it.  And then KAPPOW!  I had "the moment".  I was feeling so gleeful that our Receptionist asked me why I was grinning when I came back indoors.

Stamp:  Penny Black - Here's Looking At You
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are all from the Basic Grey Oxford pad
(it was the sheet with the specs that had been worrying me)
Sentiment is a Little Claire Postcard stamp
The letter U was brought to you today by Memory Box Parker Uppercase die set

And that's pretty much it.  I am not sure how I made a story from a random piece of paper but I guess I kinda did.
Told you I was odd.

Hugs all
Squirrel xx


Chrissy said...

What a fabulous paper for this adorable image Squirrel..I love eureka moments and usually while I'm hoovering a clients house and talking to myself..[and you think you have problems..lol..]fantastic colouring...love your card.


Claire said...

Such a cute card hun, lovely image and fab papers. Hugs, Claire x

Faith A said...

Your KAPPOW! moment certainly reaped rewards this is fabulous, LOVE it.

LilyPuss Cards said...

I know what you mean about papers...there is always one or two you wonder how you are going to use them...but you had the perfect image for it...you just had to wait for that 'light bulb' moment...lol...


Debs said...

Totally fabulous - perfect DP's for that perfectly adorable image.
Debs xx

Sue said...

You are not odd at all Squirrel, you are wonderful! That paper was definitely made for that cute image. Wonderful colouring and I love the postcard sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great story sweetie, but then your posting are always full,of interest. Fab creation and very inventive use of that paper.

Annette said...

Ok, firstly, I do my best thinking in the bath, so don't ridicule it!

Secondly, I know EXACTLY what you mean about some papers in pads. I look at them and my mind goes blank wondering what on earth I'm going to do with them. I've found a few pads lately that I've loved all of the pages, (the Papermania Lucy Cromwell and First Edition Silent Night immediately ones come to mind), so I'm with you there.

Thirdly, this is a perfect example of where a paper that stumps you can suddenly come into focus (excuse the pun, I couldn't resist!!! LOL).

Love the image too. Penny Black were my first stamping obsession, and (don't tell the hedgies) I especially love the mice.

I like the 'outside the frame' style you've used too. Fab colouring of the meeces. So cute and you can even see the glass with the little blue flecks.

Finally, I love the mental image of you with the secret 'knowing' smile when you came back into reception from your inspiration moment.

I'll be off for my bath shortly to see if I get any similar inspiration! :0)


Donna Mosley said...

Wonderful card Squirrel, very cute image and gorgeous design.

Donna x

Whisper said...

And what an absolutely super piece of paper it is too - i have those moments too, when i'm walking Whisper usually !!, Luv Sam x

Dot said...

I love visiting you, it's never boring in here- and I find a lot of inspiration together with my laugh. Thank you for beeing you,
hugs Dorte

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I sometimes get a Eureka moment like that too and yours is fab. I adore that image, not seen it before I don't think.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, I like the adorable image and the papers.
Kevin xx

crafty said...

I really like this card. The paper and image are just made for each other

Carol said...

Great card and story. Love the way you have stamped off the card. Very clever.

coops said...

those papers are just perfect for the stunning pb image and i love your layers :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Perfect paper for the perfect image.

Stamps and Paper said...

Your papers work so well this this fabulous image Squirrel....a great ureka moment....


Jackie said...

Brilliant card, love your little story :o)
Jackie xx

kay said...

Well I totally got your idea :-) card is fabulous, playing catch up so hope you are well x

Joey said...

Fabulous card Squirrel, what led you to your use of paper made me smile. Joey x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the weird twists and turns our brains make. I love your card and I think this is exactly why that piece of paper existed. It can't be for any other reason.

And how is Vince doing??! I hope well.

Jennifer said...

Not odd...pure genius!!!!!

Bug hugs,
Jennifer. x

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