Thursday, 14 January 2016

As You Like It Challenge # 71 - Paper or Non Paper Project and WHY

Hi Crafters,

Well, I'm lucky to be blogging today after the fiasco I have had with my new computer. I should have put a bet on as to whether it would work ok as I would have won, lol.
After spending quite some time with Hubby on Monday evening getting it up and running with a limited set of programmes and working fine I went to bed quite contented. 
Tuesday morning I woke full of enthusiasm to tackle the task of setting up the rest of what I needed to function with my DT blogs and various programmes that I regularly use only to have it throw a wobbly and produce an error message before it had even booted up properly. I then spent the next four hours on the phone to tech. support (good job it was a free phone number) only to have him finally decide that it would be best to reset it to the factory settings.
All my downloaded cut files for my Silhouette would be lost and I think that was the third and final time I could reload them to a new computer. Not to mention the stuff I lost when my old computer crashed. Do you think someone is trying to tell me something?
..and if I see another whirling wheel in the next week I think I will go over the edge.
All that keeps ringing in my ears is what my daughter said before it arrived,
"I don't know what you are stressing about, there is nothing to getting a new computer, you just take it out of the box, switch it on and it does it all for you".
What planet is she on?!

Anyhoo, rant over,
(I'm saying this with fingers crossed) 
it is working fine now.

Now what was I here for? ahh yes - A Challenge!

The new challenge at As You Like It is to showcase a project using your Favourite of either a Paper or Non Paper Project. You MUST also explain WHY it is your favourite.

My favourite is Paper every time, I have tried knitting, crochet, flower pressing (a lot of years ago) and painting but I always come back to paper crafting for my crafty fix.
So here is my project...

Image - Bathtime Bobbi - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Baby Boy Cardstock - Limetree Craft
Large Circle Dies
Sweet Dixie Elegant Border Die
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Spotted Grosgrain Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
DigiStamp Boutique - January ATG
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Something New (New Baby)
Craft-Dee BowZ - January ATG +Bow
Crafting From The Heart - #94 ATG
Crafty Cardmakers - #155 - NEW: Baby, Marriage, Home etc.
Deep Ocean Challenge - #120 Something New
I Love Promarkers - #300 Use Something New ( Sweet Dixie Border Die)
Fab 'n' Funky - #287 For A Child
Creative Moments - #84 ATG / New Beginnings

Our generous sponsor this week is

offering a £10 Voucher to the Winner

now you wouldn't want to miss that would you, so come and join in the fun with us we look forward to seeing what you create.



dutchess said...

Beautiful card Lorraine such a lovely image and your colouring is fantastic.....I dread the next new computer...I went white haired after the last set up.....have a good day today! Xxxx

brenda said...

As always a super creation Lorraine and pretty shades of blue. New computers really do test us as doe the new programmes such as W8/10.

B x

meg said...

Stunning colouring Lorraine, such a beautiful card. Sorry to read about all your problems with the new computer, I even hate the automatic updates now due to previous problems.

Beatriz said...

Cute card, your coloured image is perfect and the layout too. Thanks for join us at Creative Moments this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

aussie aNNie said...

Your fiasco is over I hope with the computer. Have you installed windows 10? That's were I had problems for a long time, lost all of my contacts etc. But the worse is our Silhouette files. Did you know you can actually save the files you have....I have done that after I got my new laptop and reinstalled the downloads again. Will have to refresh the brain how I did it but you can...

Now this on the other hand, is one gorgeous card. Love the colouring of the bear...too cute..
Crossing fingers and toes you are now trouble free and yes our kids seem to think every thing that's new out of a box is magical...xx

Barb said...

What a lovely card Lorraine. Bobbi is a real little cutie too. Hoping all goes well now with the new computer. Barbxx

Pamellia said...

What a sweet card Lorraine, that image is adorable! Remember the old saying "Men, can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em". Well I feel the same way about my computer, can't live with it, can't throw it out the frigging window!! Sorry you've had so many problems, hope you work it out soon. HUGS :)

Unknown said...

Technology is both the best and the worse thing ever isn't it!! Lol
This card is stunning!! I love the gorgeous Coloured image and beautiful design with the classy sentiment and ribbon!
Lucy x

Sally Dodger said...

A gorgeous new baby card. Your image is so cute and I love the furry texture you have created. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

Chris said...

Such a beautiful new baby card, love that cute image and your wonderful colouring. I was thinking of treating myself to a new laptop....think I'll stick with what I've got after reading about your fiasco! Hope everything is running smoothly now!
Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Lorraine, what a time you're having with the PC. I must have been really lucky when we bought both of ours in that I really did plug in and off they went, but I guess you are trying to put various programmes on the like on yours. I had the problem when I upgraded to windows 10 and had to work out how to get the printer working. Hopefully you're there now and things will go smoothly.
Now your Bobbie Bear card is so sweet, lovely colours and design, Keep calm and keep crafting, Kate x

Lori Turner said...

What a gorgeous baby boy card, Lorraine!! So sorry you were having such bad computer issues :( BOO! Hope it runs smoothly now for ya! Have a wonderful week xoxoxo

Lorraine said...

This is adorable Lorraine, love the the cute image and fab design.
Lorraine x

Zw@@n said...

Your colouring is fab, Lorraine. I'm jealous. Gorgeous and sweet card, great design too. Hopefully the problems with your computer are quickly resolved. There's nothing worse than problems with a computer. Luv, Wilma

Sandy said...

So sweet -- I could hug her and kiss her little nose right now!

I have only said a million times on by blog - my computer hates me. Why would I want to tangle with a new foe!
Sandy xx

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous 'baby'. I LOve your colouring Lorraine. Such a sweet design too.
Oh I do feel for you! bet your sweating for a few days until it 'feels' right. It doesn't help when programs little Silhouette only allow so many start up!
even when you've paid for it.

cotnob said...

An adorable card Lorraine, such a cute image and beautiful colouring.
Sorry to hear you had so many problems with your new computer, I hope everything is OK now.

Josephine said...

Aw, that's so sweet! Beautifully coloured too.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Rita said...

What a beautiful card Lorraine, such a cute image too. My computer is on its last legs too and I dread the day I have to start learning again. Hugs Rita xxx

Joey said...

Technology is the best but also the absolute worst when we cant fix it! argh. Your card is absolutely beautiful, such a sweet image. Jo x

Unknown said...

Oh I love this what an adorable image and stunning colouring to Debbs xx

Karen said...

I am so sorry to hear about the computer madness you're still enduring. I hope everything behaves nicely for you now. :) Your card is gorgeous, filled with sweetness and beauty. The image is amazing... I long to return to coloring. Stunning as always, Lorraine. I am on a mobile device so I must end this here, but I was determined to visit while I had a moment! Thank you for sticking with me during turbulent times.

Hugs and blessings,

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
I knew you would get stressed over this new computer.
As I had similar probs when I changed recently.
Felt like tearing my hair out sometimes.
Hope all is okay now.
I always back all my stuff up on a separate hard drive just in case.
Love your super card, and that very cutie image is coloured so perfectly too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda said...

Oh, Lorraine, Bobby is adorable and so beautifully colored. It give of a vibe of calm which sounds like has been scarce for you lately. I'm so sorry about your computer stress. Hopefully it is all straight now. I have started putting all my images and cut files on a thumb drive in hopes of avoiding crisis in the future. I back up to a hard drive too, but honestly don't trust that for some reason. Anyway, I'm hoping to be a more frequent visitor now that the holidays are a wonderful memory. Thanks for your visits and lovely comments!

Erika said...

Hi Lorraine, I am laughing whilst typing, at the clipart at the bottom of your post. We've all wanted to do that at one time or another. I don't think your daughter must not use any of the fancy computer stuff us crafters like or she would understand your frustration. I hate it when things go wrong tech side, but guess usually it is frustration on my part as I only know what I need to know, if you get my drift!

A beautiful baby boy card, stunningly coloured with perfect colours and layering. I love it. So cute.

Have a super crafty weekend and hope you manage to get everything you want back on your computer.

Hugs Erika. x

Pat said...

Lovely card, cute image, thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Ina G said...

Beeeutiful baby card. So soft and lovely. That bear is coloured beautifully. Just want to cuddle it. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Cardmakers.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh dear what a nuisance, dread getting a new laptop and try to remember to back up my files regularly too. Gorgeous cute card, fab colouring

Judy McKay said...

Very beautiful baby card. Love the soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Hope to see your pretty cards back here again soon. Judy DT

Gina's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card, and lovely image. Your colouring is beautiful and I love the simplicity of the design.

I hope you get all you files back Lorraine.

Gina xx

coldwaters2 said...

Lorraine this is full of so much cuteness and delight I love how you have coloured that sweet image, the softness of the papers is super I love it.
lorraine x

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is a really gorgeous card. Your colouring is amazing - wonderful texture on that little cutie, and such a lovely card design too. I am so sorry about your computer woes...I am hopeless with anything technical. I am thinking of using an external hard drive though to save all my card making 'stuff' - just for when mine throws a wobbler...!

crafty-stamper said...

Sorry about all the computer bother you have had-I lost all my images and two years of blogging posts a couple of years ago when mine threw a hissy fit -got going again to lose them all when the tower went up in flames luckily we were in the room!!!We complain but when we lose internet it's like how did we live before computers??? I am usless when anything goes wrong --love the cute image and great CAS layout
Carol x

crafty said...

What a sweet baby card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart this week.

Kim x said...

I'm with you on computers Lorraine. i bought myself a new one a while ago and ended up giving it to my Grandchildren before I executed it as in your cartoon.
BTW fabulous card. Thank you for entering our 'New' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Kimx

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you have coloured the image. Thanks for joining in our "Something New" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

Barbara Bruder said...

This card is so adorable!! Oh so cute!!! As far as computers are concerned - can't live with them can't live without them. Hope all is settled down on the computer front for you. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

Kat W said...

Oh no, it sounds like such a nightmare trying to get your tech sorted but I really hope it's all sorted now. I have been debating updating my laptop to Windows 10 but can't bring myself to do it as I fear it will break everything!

Your card is totally adorable; what a cute little bear and the pastel blue paper and ribbon look gorgeous :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Tracy said...

I am crazy over the way you colored his fur. Too stinkin' cute!!! Gosh you've got me scared I just got a new puter too and haven't taken it out of the box yet. I knew it was going to take patience and time, neither of which I've had lately. LOL Hope you can get things sorted out.

Maike from Maikreations said...

Wow! Your colouring skills are really amazing. Love how you coloured that cute bear's fur, but also how you coloured the blanket!!! It looks so real! ;o) ;o) Thank you for playing along with us over at the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!

Linda Levoir said...

Super cute and I love the way you coloured the fur :) xx