Friday, 30 October 2009

A Card, a Computer and a giggle.

Let's start with the giggle - I was doing some House Mouse DT commenting at Splitcoast stampers when I spotted this gorgeous snowflake made with the Fleur De Lys pendant.  Me thinks - ooh I'll do one of those, sparkle it up and use it on my Simons Says challenge card. Here it is:-

Sadly the pearls and sparkley bits don't show. NOW - here is the snowflake next to the card - and guess what I used to photograph it...................the back of the card!!!

Anyone with half a brain would have realised from the size of the Fleur De Lys Pendant that it would be fairly big - it's practically a card in itself.
Another great idea gone wrong - "fools rush in" before engaging brain - lol.

Right onto the card itself - the papers are Basic Grey's June Bug and I use Magnolia's Santa image, coloured it with distress inks and gave him  frosty, sparkly hair and beard. The fur on his hat, coat and trousers is Fun flock and I added glossy accents to his boots and belt which actually makes them look rather dull. I used the cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder and stickled the roofs and snowflakes.  I must have tied the bow a dozen times or more trying to get it neater - the neater it got - the worse it looked so I started again and left it with the 'scruffy' look - much better!! I finished it wirh sparkly corners topped with metal and EK Success punched snowflakes.

Next a photograph of my new computer sat next to the card to show how big it is, or should I say how small it is - my mouth fell open when I saw it for real and it's capacity is greater than my current one - about five times it size.  Now all that's left to be done is to install all my programmes and transfer my work over. This silly computer has jumbled everything up, so it will all have to be sorted and re-arranged (it's even downloaded my sidebar individually into my photograph album twice) I sit with my head in my hands when I think about it!!!

At least I can see daylight at the end of the tunnel now - yippee


Moni said...

Fab snowflake, love the card, fab job! Love the papers and the image is so great! Have a fab weekend! Hugs,moni

Penni said...

It might be to big for your card Heather, but this snowflaks is really beautiful.

I love your card too!


Christine said...

Hi Heather 1st the card is fab love the tartan touch & jolly santa is just that...the bow is very yummy..nxt.. the ornatment is amazing I did see this in blog land but it will get used on the tree?? last cant believe the size of this technoligy has changed its frighting...

Hugs Christine xx

Sandie said...

Oh wow hun, this is gorgeous!! Love how you did the ribbon and the embossed circle!! Fantastic work :)

Wilma said...

Love the card Heather and the tartan backing - but i have never seen a computer that size before!:) x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Heather your card is just brilliant!
Love Santa and those gorgeous snowflakes!
Your tower makes mine look enormous!
kim x

Ramona Michaluk said...

This is a gorgeous card Heather - love the plaid paper and the embossed panel behind your very cute Santa. Laughed with you over the snowflake episode - you're not alone in that department !! LOL
Love your work.
Ramona xx

Loz said...

Love your snowflake! Could definately see them hanging from a tree or garland....
Great card. I love that Santa, looks like a real sweetie!

SheilaS said...

This is fabulous. Love the way you have used the embossed house in the circle. I also have problems with bows but yours is fine. The snowflake is wonderful but not on a card, Good luck with sorting you computer

Annie said...

wow love your card and snowflake. I really love how you have used the village embossing folder. Sorry Rica but I may have to case that - it's a fabbie idea.

Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

Can't say witch I like more: snowflake or card!
Both are wonderful

Karen said...

Stunning stunning stunning !

Love Karen x

Sol said...

How fun. Santa is holding a embellishment.. Great Colouring.. And the Snowflake is Beautiful! Have a nice weekend! :)

Jo Nevill said...

Hehehehe you make me laugh but that snowflake is fantastic. Could be a tree decoration ?

Love your card too, what a fabby idea using that cuttlebug embossed image behind Santa like that. Just gorgeous.


Jo xxx

Lora said...

Fab card Heather. I love how you have used the embossing behind santa, it's gorgeous.
The snowflake is beautiful, pity it didn't fit your card but I'm sure you will find another use for it :)
I can't believe how small yur puter is!!
Lora xx

Julie said...

Card is fab, love the Tartan. Snowflake is fab too, perhaps you could make it into an ornament as people have been suggesting.

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