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Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hello everyone!  I'm hoping that today marks the return to more consistent blogging for me.  As most of you may know, our main computer died a very slow and agonizing death which began about 3 or so weeks ago.  It was in and out of the shop and they could never fix it, although they also claimed they failed to replicate the issue, which was it shutting itself down after only 10 mins. each time it was turned on.  So, I wound up having to spring for a new computer, which has Windows 8 as Windows 7 is no longer available on new computers and it has been a great learning curve as well as somewhat of a nightmare trying to get used to it.  The main huge difference is that the program I used to use for blogging - Windows Live Writer - is basically nonexistent now and it has taken time for me to come to terms with that (pathetic I know, but I'm not a huge fan of change!)  Also, the setting up, restoring and reloading files to the new computer is still an ongoing process, although I am getting there!  One final note is that I amassed over 400 e-mails throughout the time I was without consistent computer time, and while I have had this number down under 60 at times this week, I am STILL not completely through them, so if you did e-mail me and have not heard back, please be patient with me, I should have everything answered by the weekend.

Ok, enough of that!!  DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES has a NEW CHALLENGE for your this week
and it is

MAKE A WISH (Use Candles and/or Stars) on your creation!

You are not required to use a Digital Delights Shop Image to join in the fun but if you do, you can enter TWICE.  To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image, for your 1st entry use your card link.  For your 2nd entry use your blog address and add "2nd entry" after your name
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.

One of our favorite sponsors is back this week
Prize:  $15 gift certificate

For my creation today, I have chosen DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image Delightful Snow, which I have merged the 2 images in the set with GIMP and then colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pen. I cut out using Nellie's die and it is daubed with distress ink. Papers are Bazzill CS and DP from my stash. Ribbon is also from my stash. Sentiment is from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP Birthday Sentiment Set, is cut with Nestie and daubed with distress ink. Sure hope you like it and will come play along with us!!


Danni said...

Hope you get the new computer figured out lickety split!!
Such a sweet card, just so darling!

wendy hall said...

Glad you are fixed up and cute card too!
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so pretty and I love the sunshine colouring. The bow is a nice finishing touch.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Larelyn said...

Love the image and the way you merged the images from the set. It's a delightful card.

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a sweet and gorgeous card here Audrey, and as always your coloring is so perfect.

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Audrey:)
Love your you super cute card! Pretty colors!

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card Audrey beautiful image and gorgeous colours too! xx

Lori Aragon said...

I love the star paper you've chosen for this adorable image Audrey! Wonderful design and coloring :)
So sorry to hear of your computer woes...that's just not fun! Hope you are soon a pro once again and having a blast :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet card hun, love the colours & those papers are perfect!

Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

Julye said...

Fab card. Have to admit I've not done much crafting over the last couple of years and even less visits and posts in blogland but decided today I wanted to craft just for fun so first I need to get inspired and find some challenges and found yours and delicious candy too. Have become a follower and enjoyed looking back over your blogs thanks.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fabulous card. Love your coloring of delightful Snow! Perfect!