Thursday, 29 April 2010

Reasons to be Happy

I think/hope my computer's fixed at last I can now see photographs on all blogs not just a few. I'd like to say thank you to all you lovely kind people who offered me advice. I tried everything advised one at a time - nothing worked so I just tried everything all at once (fingers well and truly crossed I might add) and it seems to have worked. Perhaps it was a combination of things causing the problem. Over 3/4 months things got progressively worse until I was practically losing the will live!! So thank you all for your advice.

Second reason to be happy - I'm mobile again - the garage broke a wheel locking nut putting a new tyre on my car and it only took a month to get new ones!!! But now they (had to buy 4) arrived and installed - whoopee - I can now use my car again.

And I even finished a card I've been working on for ages - had the image and papers ready, found a fabulous sketch over at Create4fun which I flipped 90% left and use the theme of 'Buttons, bows and bling' from Simon Says.

I used one of  Eline's babies, stamped it with Versafine and coloured it with distress inks. The papers are a download, the tag cut with Spellbinders fancy tags, the gorgeous tiny buttons from Jo. and the clear ones behind them from the NEC (the Hobby House - I think), the ribbon I also bought at the NEC from Crafty Ribbons - it is a metal mesh and is great fun, you can pull it into all manner of shapes and it stays, the downside is it doesn't photograph well, it looks a lot darker than it actually is.

I think that's it from me for today, I'm looking forward to going round commenting and being able to actually see a card.


Carol said...

Heather your card is absolutely gorgeous, luv everything about it! Glad to hear you're up and running again so you can enjoy yourself and do the crazy blog hop thing with the rest of us lol! Lotsa luv xxxx

Barb said...

I'm so happy for you that you are rockin' and rollin' again. And you made me happy with this adorable card! Lovely colors and perfect coloring!

email: said...

I like the mesh ribbon and the coloring is FANTASTIC!!! This is a really cute card :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


celia said...

Ow Heather ik hoop dat hel leven voor jou nu stukken beter is dan voorheen, dat al deze problemen maar achter de rug blijven!Je kaartje ziet er allesinds geweldig mooi uit!Liefs,Celia.

Moni said...

HI Heather, I am glad your computer work normally. Fab card as always, love the image and fab colouring. Gorgeous tag and all details. Hugs,Moni

Bernadet said...

great card!
Thanks for playing at the Create4fun Challenge

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so super cute!
Fabulous card Heather!
So glad that computer and car are good now!
kim x

Raven said...

What a cute card! I simply adore this.

Christine said...

Hi Heather so glad things look sorted for you well at the mo..keeping everything crossed it stays that way...gorgeous card love all the embellies & layers stunning image love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Marion said...

This is gorgeous Heather. Love the colourway and the image is just too cute. Fab embellishment on the side.

Marie said...

Such an adorable card! Great colours. Stunning colouring as always.

Danielle said...

Oh, this is so adorable Heather! Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured! Love how you placed the buttons! So glad you've fixed your comp problem - and you have your card back - yippee!!
Hugs, Danielle

Georgia said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful Heather! The image is adorable and I love the mesh bow and gorgeous colours you've used! Better go, Fizzy is trying to headbut the laptop out of my hands, lol! :) Love, Georgia xx

Tasha said...

Heather this is so lovely, i really love the button detail and die cut! Super cute. Goreous colour too
love tasha xx

Sandra said...

Hi Heather....beautiful card,such a cute image coloured perfectly...i may need some,it's been that long for me i think i've forgotten how!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for your kind words,
Take care
San x
p.s...hope you didn't spend too much money today at Waltzing Mouse.

clare said...

Hi Hun xx Such a gorgeous card..i so love that image..soooo cute!and coloured in so beauitfully.
Good luck with the challenges....have a lovely weekend hugs clare xx

Cheryl said...

wow this is just gorus hun so love the image and its beautifully colured too love cheryl xxx

Sandra1968 said...

I'm glad that you're happy again :-)
Your card is beautiful and I like the cute image a lot.
Hugs, Sandra

Sandie said...

What a gorgeous card Heather. Such a sweet image. LOVE how you did the button on the side. Beautiful colours too!!

So glad you have both your card and your computer back up and running. You must have been going stir crazy :S

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, fabulous card Heather.

Julie said...

A beautiful card Heather.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Heather :-) the image is adorable and the papers and embellies are fab ,, i love how you used the fancy tag with buttons is a fab idea :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Dena said...

Heather, wowie girl!!! What a pretty bow and I really love that die cut!!!! Super awesome!
Thank you so much for joining Simon Says this week!
Hugs, Dena

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