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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Totally Gorjuss 219 - Pearls and/or Lace.

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well. I'm feeling quite chirpy as my internet connection is up and running again. There were a few hiccups along the way but with the help of the "helpline" yesterday I got it sorted out at last. Today I posted back two, yes two, routers. The security details for the first one had somehow got messed up and the second one appeared to be faulty. I say appeared because when the third one arrived yesterday and seemed to be faulty too I had to phone the helpline again! This time the chap on the helpline realised that something that should happen automatically when you switch the router hadn't happened so he talked me through what to do and hurray the offending red light turned green. So maybe the second router wasn't faulty but no-one thought of that!

Anyway enough waffle, it's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like you to use pearls and/or lace. Fantastic! I love pearls and lace so it was no hardship to use both on the same card lol! You'll have to excuse the dodgy photo though!

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- Simply Sketched from Stampin! Up!
Coloured with Rose Red, Garden Green and Basic Black Stampin' Write markers.
Lace :- Ribbon Girl.
Pearls :- Hobby House.

As you can see I've gone for the CAS style again. I think it's perfect for this lovely image. I did some paper piercing round the image. I don't often do this and you can probably see I'm not very good at it.

I'm still using my dodgy old laptop but I have a lovely new laptop sitting here just begging to be used. I ordered it last Thursday directly from Dell and it arrived on Monday. The courier actually brought it to my work as I had left a note on the back door in case he came when I was out! I think I'll need time to work out what I'm doing with it as it has a completely different Windows system on it. And it looks a bit scarey!! To say the least. Took me a bit of fiddling around to find out how to switch it off.

Well I'll see you all later after work. I'd like to cut my working hours this year but Tuesday afternoon is the time I want to ditch. I'll probably have fewer holidays but at least I'll have all these lovely afternoons off!

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate your lovely comments.

Kat xx


  1. Such a beautiful, delicate card, I love it.
    I am going to a Stamping Up workshop in a couple of weeks. I am really looking forward to seeing some of their things in use.
    I have won quite a few Stamping Up prizes but never seen any demos.
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xx

  2. Such a pretty flower stamp and lovely CAS design too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Kat this is gorgeous as Patricia says delicate looking it's lovely. Hope you will be able to drop your Tuesdays.
    Hazel x

  4. Lovely cas style card Kat. Pretty flower, love lace and pearls too. Sorry haven't dropped by lately. More bad days than good at the mo, not much crafting going

  5. Blinkin iPad wouldn't let me finish lol! Hope you get extra time to chill! Take care. Carolxx

  6. Beautiful CAS card,love detail.
    Glad you are sorted now x

  7. Oh hunny this is really beautiful sweetie, glad you are all sorted now sweetie hugs cheryl x

  8. This is really pretty Kat! I love the lace and the colours you used on the image...really shows it off! As for the paper piercing, maybe you could get the Essentials Paper Piercing kit? I use mine all the time and almost always get perfect lines! :)
    So what will you do with you Tuesday afternoons if you give them up, or do I not need to ask? ;)
    Lizy xx

  9. Another lovely CAS card Kat. Great floral image there.
    Glad to here you've got the internet sorted....it's like having your wrists slashed in this house when not working...my boys can't cope at all. Modern technology! Only good whilst working.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  10. a beautifully elegant card Kat - and love the pretty touch of lace. technology is great as long as it works .. .. but even then it can be painfully slow and drives me nuts! it's ok supposedly having fast BB, although the wind has to be in the right direction! but my old pc doesn't go that fast so I'm still having to wait for it to wake up and catch up .. .. ah well, at least it gives me time to do the housework in between!
    hugs, annie x


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