Saturday, 6 June 2009

Poorly Puter & Poorly Piggy - But Some Good News As Well xxx

Well that was a long break!!!!
What a palaver - flippin computer. I tell you, I felt like my arm had been cut off – and just when there was loads to tell.

More of that in a sec, but first, here’s a bit of cardage lol xxx

I thought I’d use one of the Magnolias I got from the NEC – it is it’s first outing here, and it is just so pretty. So this is my card for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge which is based on a gorgeous sketch by the one and only super talented and super lovely Rach.

You’ll see that nowt changes – still using the old bad boy PMs and Glamour Dust combi .

The blooms are a mixture of Poppicrafts (as are the brads) and a RAK I got from one of my blog buds xxx As I have still been tinkering about with the jewellery, I thought I’d add a bit of a charm thing with a Swarovski crystal or 3- verrry posh!!!!

I’m not sure if I would add this again, cos I don’t know if I like it or not, and IRL the chain is straight. It just looks wonky here cos I didn’t straighten it for the pic – dope!!!.

The papers are PP and I Cuttlebugged a Nestie (!!!) to give a bit of texture. That beautiful ribbon came all the way from America courtesy of a very good friend who shall remain nameless cos I don’t want her to get inundated, but she knows who she is and she knows how much I appreciated her kindness xxx

The sentiment was from a box of K & Co Words To Go quotes – I thought it went quite well with the image.

You can see the bits ad bobs on the charm a bit better on this pic.

So where have I been?

Well for those who read Kath’s blog, and there are gazillions who do cos it is rather fabulous xxxx, you’ll know that I have had really bad PC probs. There are several nasty Trojan viruses on it which we still cannot get rid of completely. We run the anti spy ware and we think they are gone but if you run it again straight after, back they come. But at least I can post now, so it is a step in the right direction.

However, we might end up having to get a new computer yet which I am anxious to avoid as there are so many papers and downloads etc on here that I am bound to lose something if that happens. So I am crossing all the trotters that we can resolve it.

I have to say a mahoosive thank you to Kath for putting that on her blog cos if she hadn’t I might not have found out that I had won a comp over at Simon Says Stamp!! $100 worth of fab goodies!! I tell you, I was so chuffed when Kath rang me to tell me. I’d been quite unwell last weekend so her call cheered me up no end. Bless ya Mrs – I am so glad you did that for me.

And also I have to thank Heidi cos she took the trouble to e-mail Kath to ask her to let me know I’d won. How nice that she did that for me xxx I’m off shortly to go and have a good shop and choose my stuff.

And while I am doing the thank yous, I have to say a massive thank you to Steph for everything she did for Papertake Weekly.. You will probably have read that due to other commitments Steph reluctantly had to step down from running Papertake Weekly. This lovely girl worked so hard to build up the challenge and make it a success and I know that the rest of the girls feel the same

She did a fabulous job and I think I’m right in saying that this was one of the first challenges out there - I was over the moon when she let me onto the team.
So I said that I would try and step up and take over the running of it. Steph is staying on the team as are the other girls, which I am thrilled about cos they are so talented – you only have to look in the mags to see that. So we’ll give it a go – she is a hard act to follow, but I have said that I will do my best.

We are running on Tuesdays now cos I have card club once a month on a Monday evening and it gets a bit mad around that time. It’s my first one this Tuesday – ooohhh it’s a bit scary and I’m quite nervous – but I do hope you can pop over and see what’s what. We have a fab one for you next week – very nice and very girly.

Well that’s probably enough flippin drivvle for one day. Have a great weekend – it’s chucking it down here :(( I hope it is bit nicer where you are. Still, we have had some glorious weather so it was bound to happen!!!!!

Biggest hugs peeps xxxxx


Kath said...

woo.hooo...I am in seventh lovely bloggy bud is back in action...oh I have so missed your posts and your gorgeous cards...loving the little jewellery charm and beautiful creation as always.....having a real NO MOJO day but you have cheered me up....Big Hugs Kath xxxxxx

debbies said...

Hmmm...for some reason it kept trying to boot me off. After 6 tries, I finally am able to see your card. It was so worth it. Great card.

shell said...

great to see you back dawny, looking forward to tuesday, you'll do a fabby job, i'll be joining in again. well done on your prize and enjoy all your new goodies.
Shell x

Anonymous said...

Hiya Dawny, loving what you did with my sketch, your did a wonderful job. your charm is gorgeous, fabulous papers and your image is coloured beautifully. Hope that you can resolve your puter problems.. without the expense of buying a new one. enjoy your weekend sweetie. hugs rachxx

Mary Dawn said...

yay, you're back! been missin' ya

Jacee said...

Good to see you back in blogland Dawny, and what a fabulous card to come back with, gorgous, that bit of bling is fan-dab-a-dozy!!! love it, hope you can get something sorted with your puter, mine was poorly a short while back too,so I know what it's like, it's 'orrible when it happens, makes you feel poorly too!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Welcome back!! Love your sweet card.

Tab said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the image you have used, and such a fab take on the sketch! Loving the charm too, very tres chic!
Hugs Tab xxx

Lil Sis said...

Glad your blogging again - hope those nasty trojans stay away!!!

Card is fab. Congrats on your prize.

Beccy x

Jill said...

Hello Dawny, aww it's great to have you back hun. Congrats on your win. I love your card it's stunning as always, love the embellishements and I love your sketch for Papertake weekly hugs Jill xx

steph said...

Yay you're back Dawny!!! Fab card - love the charm! And congrats on your prize!! :) x

My Little Space said...

yay Dawny you're back!! Fabulous card and well done on your prize, you lucky thing you.

take care,


sharon said...

phew..your back..missed you hun!...and..if it's not broken why fix it?..(PM's not puter of course)
I think I will use mine forever and ever ;)
Bloody virusus!...cheeky little monkeys, hope they get blitzed totally..I ended up having to get a new puter..(my purse didn't like that one bit..think of all the PM's I could have bought there!)


Riet said...

Wowww Dawny,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Hi great to see you back Dawny!!!
Love your beautiful card such a pretty image and your paper and detail are so delicious!
Hope your puter is going to be good now and that you are feeling a lot better!
Congratulations on winning that fabby prize!
kim x

helen said...

great to see you back honey sending you email re your trojan
helen x

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny....such a pretty card....I love the image, so cute....

I wondered where you had been....I do hope that things sort out and you can get back to blogging land on a more regular basis....

Weather here as been changeable. Mr P and I are doing the London to Brighton classic car rally tomorrow so I hope it will be fine.....

Hope you are all well and happy....xx

Susie Sugar said...

Wow !!! Totally stunning card Dawny the colouing is just perfect
I love everything about it and my fav colours too
Hugs Susie xx

Kristie said...

This is a fabulous card! I really love that pretty Tilda and the great color combo you used.

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it. Glad your back too, i've missed all your drivel ... i'm always lurking somewhere on your blog lol ... makes me sound like a stalker! Congratulations on your win! Jillix

Donalda said...

Just gorgeous dear glad to hear your computer is better. Me still working long hours and trying to catch up. Hugs dear

ros said...

beautiful card. i love the colours uve used. they're so pretty.

Helen said...

Well you puter problems are making me greatful it's only my motherboard which has gone! Glad you're back.
Gorgeous card! I con't normally comment but often read and thought I'd say hi today to let you know there's soemthing on ym blog for you

Natalie said...

Beautiful card, love the image and soft colours. x

Naoual said...

Hi Dawn, your card is gorgeous, love the fab colour combo and the way you coloured this cute little Tilda image!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia,

xx Naoual

Dawn said...

Oooh those nasty bloomin' viruses..My laptop went mental months ago a bit like it's owner sometimes!! anyway I had to put it in the shop and I had loads of viruses inculding one trojan but they can get rid of them and did they even put on a free spyware they recommended so all was good..Hope you can get it fixed


Bev said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card sweetie!! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details x