Monday, 9 August 2010

At Long Last ……..


… we are up and running – well, sort of!!!!

I have had a complete nightmare with my pc – you wouldn’t believe it peeps. More in a sec  but at last I have a card to share, and just in time for this weeks Wild Orchid Challenge. And a fabulous challenge it is - you are sooo going to love this one cos it is

One For The Girls

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And check out the awesome prize that one lucky girlie will win :)

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One of my blog buds sent me some stamped Hanglar images and I’ve been dying to use this one. I coloured her with Copics, which you can get from Tracy at Dies To Die For in these colours -

BV0000, BV00, BV02, E00, E21, E35, E42, E50, R11, R20, RV0000, RV000, RV02, RV10, RV95


And of course, what could be more girlie than some pretty flowers. All of course from the ever so fab Wild Orchid Crafts

I used a selection of different roses and gypsophila plus some strands of pearl spray


I used a bit of lilac gingham ribbon from my stash and finished it off with a bow made with lilac organza ribbon which you can get from Wild Orchid Crafts – you can see it here


The papers are both Pink Petticoat and the punch is a MS punch around the page punch. This is the eyelet lace punch and is fast becoming one of my faves. These are now back in stock over at Dies To Die For.

The teeny pearls are of  course from Wild Orchid Crafts

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And there we are peeps!!

Well what a palaver I’ve had. My pc had been playing up the week before but then the monitor went a week last Saturday and in trying to fix it, we (our IT boys and I) managed to corrupt the hard drive. So it was completely and utterly knackered.

I had to send the flippin thing away and it only arrived back here on Thursday but then of course I had no photo editing software loaded on as it was a new hard drive. No matter I thought, I’ll just get the disc and re-install. Easy peasy!!! So first thing Saturday morning I set out to sort it.

But not so fast Miss Piggy.

When I tried to open the disc drawer on the pc tower, it would not work – there is no power getting to that bit of it.   So back onto our IT boys I went and they said they would have to look at  it this week. I could have cried!! So the only way I could sort these pics was to get a free Photoshop trial download from the internet and use that, which is what I did.

I have now gone and bought a new pc for us – the one I use is my works PC – so hopefully all my probs will be over once it arrives. And thank God I got an external hard drive to put my papers and digi stuff on because I would have really been in the you know what then!! If your stuff is just saved on your compute C drive peeps, I would really urge you to go and buy one of these EHDs. They don't cost that much and at least if your pc has a strop, your papers and stuff are safe.

So that’s me done for today. I have loads of work to catch up on because there wasn't that much I could do last week. So there really is a mountain of stuff to get through. So have a great day lovely peeps and I’ll be back in the morrow with  a bit of Papertake cardage.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx


theCook said...

I love your card... And that eyelet lace MS punch... I think I'll need to find it soon!

Lena Katrine said...

So georgeous! Love the soft delicate colours, and the flower arrangement looks fab!
And the image is soooo cute too :)

Have a nice day, sweetie!
Hugs, Lena

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Lovely, pretty card, DawnyComputers are great until they breakdown!!

Sharon Caudle said...

She's soooo gorgeous, Dawny! I love her all dressed up in her pink and grey, and those flowers are just delicious!!! That MS punch is one of my very favorites as well (used it on my post today too!LOL!) Glad you're getting straightened out in the PC dept! Have a fantastic week!!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Dawny
Oh this such a pretty card, adore the colour scheme and such a beautiful flower arrangement too.

Danni said...

Such a pretty card! Love the way you added the flowers on the card!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this image and coloured so beautifully. This is such a girly card, gorgeous flowers. You've reminded me I must back up to my EHD. I'd hate to lose those digis. Marianne x

Berni said...

This is so cute, I just love those flowers.

Cheryl said...

oh wow your cards,are really amazing such wonderful soft coulrs hugs cheryl xxxx

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PepPop said...

What a pretty card! Sympathies for your PC problems and I've been thinking about getting a EHD for ages, you've gave me the push I needed. Thanks. Jaqui x