Friday, 22 November 2013

Everything digital...until my computer broke ;-(

Today I am showcasing a card made completely from digital sources....printed pre- computer melt down but more of that later!

The lovely image is from Sherri Baldy...aren't these girls just the cutest? I just love their little hats and those stripy tights too.

The backing papers, sentiments and even the bow are all from a Crafters Companion CD.....the Toreads one, and I particularly love this colour combi of  pastel blues and yellows. It was really easy to match my promarker colouring to these and throwing the card together was a breeze as everything went together so well.
That said, this may be my last foray in to the digi world for a while due to the afore mentioned computer 'wobbler'.

I innocently logged on yesterday and I had a message to go to the windows store and load up version 8.1 which is supposed to cure a number of ills. I thought I would get it out of the way first as I thought it wouldn't take too long..........One hour later the down load finished , but, when I restarted all I got was a flashing screen and I couldn't do anything with it.

I call to the support desk and another hour later, it became apparent that something hadn't gone quite right with the download so I was taken through the process of 'refreshing' my computer, which basically meant that it would go back to how it was when I bought it.

Another hour passes by and, although my PC is now working, I lost the ability to connect ot he tinternet, plus everything I ever had on the - printer, microsoft office, adobe, Serif to name but a few had all gone. I then spent another two hours with a fabulous support lady sorting out new drivers, reloading my antivirus and cloud etc, before spending a further 4 hours waiting for my PC to re-back up all the files.

By the time I was finished to was 12.15am and I had lost the will to go on!

So - today it's onto the next challenge - getting my printer back on, and getting in touch with Microsoft so they can give me a new product key so I can get my beloved spreadsheets back!!

No wonder I am a bit computer phobic!!

What I have learned from this though is that the money I paid for support centre help was worth every penny.....they are blooming excellent and so patient.

Next time I see an upgrade to 8.1 from Windows.....I'll just stick to what I've got (although the support people reckon it would be fine if I tried it thanks - life's too short!!)

So after the testing challenges of yesterday, here are the infinitely nicer crafty challenges I am entering today:

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my sorry tales!

Sharon x


  1. Cute card - good luck with your besties Uk challenge - Carol DT UK Besties x

  2. Great looking card. Love the scalloped circle and it's edging. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  3. Oh Sharon I really feel for you. We had that problem earlier in the year. Fortunately we back up everything onto an exterior hard drive. Nightmare! This is such a lovely card. The images are so cute and love the colours. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. what a fab card Sharon super cute images and such pretty colours
    ,glad you got everything sorted out .
    thanks for joining us at MIm and good luck
    tracey x

  5. Beautiful card. Love your color combo too. Great coloring and Oh yeah I hear you on the computer upgrades. They aren't necessarily good upgrades. Thanks for sharing this week at Created with love Challenges Anything goes.
    Linda K. DT

  6. Unusual combination of colours- but works really well. Fingers crossed for the Bestie Challenge - after your computer trauma you deserve some good luck :)
    Margaret - Bestie DT member

  7. fabulous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  8. Very pretty birthday card. Love the blue & yellow for these cuties.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  9. This is beautiful, lovely image and colours. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and popped over for a closer look. I am so glad that I did.


  10. Gorgeous card Sharon, I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles, Good Luck.
    kevin xx

  11. Cute card
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  12. I love the colour combo too and great colouring. Thanx for sharing with us at My Besties UK.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  13. Hi Sharon, love your card, it's such a sweet design and I love your colour combination. So sorry to hear about your computer problems and can quite understand the stress you have gone through. Hope you can sort the printer out now! :) Donna ♥ x

  14. such a pretty card, love the coloiurs. hope you get your IT issues sorted soon. thanks for entering into Besties UK. Gill DT

  15. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.

    Thank you for playing along at Created With Love this week.


  16. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday at Polka Doodles.

  17. Your card is lovely - such a pretty colour scheme and all so beautifully co-ordinated.
    So sorry to hear of your computer problems and hope it all works fine now.
    Hugs, Kat x

  18. Lovely card, such pretty colours. Hope you get the computer sorted out... I don't even attempt any of it, leave it all to hubby lol. Hugs, Lisa x

  19. It's lovely! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday - Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

  20. very fresh and loving the colours! xx
    Michelle DT

  21. Beautiful card whit one of my favorite color combo:-)
    thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean challenge!


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