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Tuesday, 28 September 2010


Afternoon all!

This is a very long message so you might want a cup of tea while reading this with lots of biscuits lol!.
Well last night I was watching the tele as you do and a very strange swirly noise was coming from my laptop. Got up to have a look at it and then it went off, tried to start it again and nothing much happened. Thought it might of got a bit warm so I started it up again this morning and the same thing!!. It seems the hard drive has gone on it and it's only 6 months old grrrrrrrr, not a very happy lady :o(
Spend most of the morning making call's to Dell, they thought it might be the software!!,(idiots) so an engineer is coming out in the morning with the new parts ( so glad it's under warranty at the mo ). Then I took some photos of my cards I made last night and uploaded to my old laptop, and the piccies looked awful. I had to load them on hubby's notepad ( which has windows 7 ), to e-mail them over to my old laptop, what a palaver!! Never mind, fortunately I have this machine to use until my lovely laptop is working again. Told you it was a long message but I am soooooo cross at the mo.

So enough moaning (sorry!!), today's card is made with a lovely stamp I bought at Ally Pally at the weekend from Lili of the Valley and I used some gorgeous papers from BasicGrey

This cute bear is going into the following challenges :-
Sketch Saturday # 122 ~ Sketch
DieCut Dreams Xmas Club # 36 ~ Furry Things
Totally Gorjuss # 49 ~ Christmas
Cupcake # 110 ~ Pink & Brown

James Bear In the Snow ~ Lili of the Valley

Close up of image

Close up of flowers

Side view

Items used

Papers ~ BasicGrey "Eskimo Kisses"
Colouring medium ~ Promarkers
Flowers ~ NS Punch "Poinsettia"
Ribbon ~ Rubberneckers
Button & Glitter ~ Stash
Glitter Spray ~ Crafters Companion "Silver"
Sentiment ~ Lili of the Valley
Border Punch ~ MS "ZigZag"

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments :o)

Sorry about moaning, I feel alot calmer now but don't you just hate P.C's when they go wrong!. I forgot to also mention that all my pictures and Digi Stamps are lost too :o(
That will teach me for not backing anything up.

I'm off now to have a very large drink and to hide in my little room,

Catch up with you all later,

Love Vicky xx


Noreen said...

Such a lovely card Vicky. So sorry to hear about your lappy. I have just got an external hard drive & backed things up this morning for first time, it's scary how, much you have that you wouldn't wnat to lose. Hope you get it all sorted out very soon xx

Debbie said...

OMG couldn't you just scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you not do a "Greek" thing and go smash some plates!!
I don't know wht is wrong with me either as I have woke us today in a really bad mood. Had to appologise to my lovely daughter for snapping at her, cannot work out why...Lady problems!!
This is an adorable image, did you love it at Ally Pally? I love these shows do you? But you need to rob a bank before and after, and yo don't have to worry about being pushed about a bit!!

Unknown said...

Dont you just hate it when that happens I could have cried lost family pics, digi's, now I have an external box for saving, well worth it, your card is gorgeous love the papers and the little bear is adorable.
Chris x

Karen said...

Gorgeous Vicky, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love the colours. We bought a portable (external) hard drive earlier this year as there is such a lot of stuff on the pc and laptop. Hope you get it sorted and your pics and digi are recovered x

Carole said...

oh sorry to hear about your computer ....:( Love your bear stamp from LOTV I got him when I was at Ally cute all their stamps are sooo lovely ....I also spent a small fortune but hey ! Just love all of your cards they are wonderful ! thanks for stopping by on my blog, catch up soon, carole :)

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Vicky so sorry to hear about your computer it is awful when they go wrong and especially as you have lost your pictures which can't be replaced. Hope you manage to get it sorted under the warranty. Your card is gorgeous as always and I love the colours you have used and your gorgeous bear. Sarahxx

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous card Vicky, adore these bears. Love the papers and fab layout too.
Hope your laptop's better soon! :)

coops said...

stunning card vicky.super cute image and i love your papers and the colours are beautiful :)

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Oh dear Vicky .. .. yes, a very bad day indeed.

What a lot of trouble you have gone to in order to share your beautiful card today - thank you for that.

I hope that your laptop can be fixed tomorrow and that by some miracle your special things can be retrieved somehow.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

Hi Vicky. What a fab card! I love your take on our pink and brown theme. Good luck with the pooter, I go nuts when technology goes all stoopid! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

chrissy xx said...

Oh! How awful!! Hope They have arrived now.
Your card is Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

Lori said...

Beautiful BG papers and this image is so darn sweet, a fantastic card, Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cut Dreams hope to see you back again!

Jo said...

Great card, love the sweet bear and your take on this weeks sketch.
Thank you for joining us at sketch saturday
Jo xx

Squirrel x said...

Awh, what a super card hunny! Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Sxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vicky, what a pretty card. The image and papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
Sorry to hear about your problems with your laptop - hope they've been and sorted it for you. Same thing happened to me earlier in the year. They managed to save my digis but I lost all my photos - sorry upsetting and annoying. Hope it's all put right for you :)