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You are welcome to copy any of my designs, as long as you do not take credit for them yourself. I am very happy for you to sell them. If I have used anyone else's design, I always try to give credit where it is due. If I have missed anything, please let me know and I will put things right.

This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WOYWW - 111 Back again!

Computers, DVD's, TV's, etc etc.  They are all such a pain to sort out when they go wrong. aren't they?  I apologise for my absence over the last couple of weeks.  It has been mainly down to the failure of various technical devices.  Apart from the total loss of all Virgin services for 24 hours last week, which was so annoying, not to mention expensive as we had to use our Pay as You Go mobiles instead of our "free" minutes from Virgin, we had a new TV system which took some getting used to.  

Then, as the computer was doing a scheduled Windows update, it crashed in the middle of the restart and refused to talk to the screen.  After we had tried all we know (postage stamp amount), we sent an SOS to Shaz (Silverwolf)' very kind husband, who said "I am fairly sure I know what that is, and took it in for emergency treatment and intensive care.

It has now been discharged from "hospital" and we are back online and can communicate again.  thank you so much, Doug.  You are a star.

My craft room looks rather as if a bomb has hit it.  I am only showing you the "tidier" bits this week.  We are about to start on the other bedroom so things are gradually filtering in to my room to keep them safe.  But it will be worth it in the end.  I am in the middle of trying to transfer some of our DVD collection to an external hard drive which will plug into the TV, and save us space.  Hence "Love Actually" on my table - one of our favourite films.  It is almost impossible to watch it without having a smile on your face at the end.  The cards are really Barbara Gray designs, but the prints have been scanned to the computer and then drawn out by Sakura pens in the Silhouette.  Then I coloured with toning Sakuras, and used the Krylon pend=s to do the edges, again toning with the Sakura. 
A few more bits and pieces scattered around while the computer wrestled with a DVD.  The little box under the monitor takes all the tired and broken blades from craft knives and cutters various, ready to take down to the tip to dispose of them safely.
A closer view of the cards and pens various.  The white on was again done by the pen attachment on the Silhouette, and coloured in with Sakura pens.  that is a card which is growing rather organically according to what inspiration hits each day.  I have no  idea what the end result will be.

The last card this week is one I did for our eldest grandaughter with Dufex Flower Fairies, which she seemd to really love.  I adore Dufex so it gets saved for specials only.

Right, I am off to bed now, but I hope to get round as many desks as possible this week.  In the meantime, do have fun wandering round all the other wonderful desks on show at Julia's place (http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/  )  See you all soon.