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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Debbees Monthly Challenge and Microsoft issue

Well I completely missed last month, due to the Hard drive disaster! And poor Debbee didnt have many entries last month, which makes me feel even worse!
So I dashed over there this morning and grabbed my sheets, and got creating!

Debbee provides all the sheets and its up to you what you do with them, so for me it is a double K card in A4 size, in a box.
I printed the decoupage and topper onto photo paper, and mounted it onto some Purple pearlescent card stock. I used the remains of the purple to punch blossoms using the Tonic petite petal pairs punch, but cant remember which one it is, as they do confuse me. There's so many of them!
Next I printed off the backing sheets onto card, and created the double K card. I duplicated, and then flipped some of the decoupage for the K card apertures, and used the 8x8" matt for the base for the verse, and to trim the inside of the card front.
I created a box using some A3 Pearlescent cream card, and embossed it with some decorative scrolls from the Crafters Companion Ultimate pro, and used the waste from the apertures in the K for some flowers to decorate the box. I used a small piece of Purple ribbon for the bow.
The card front itself, is decorated with Punched flowers, with silver pearlescent Cosmic Shimmers PVA centres, and some ruffled Purple ribbon. the centres of the blossom on the main image also have pearlescent glue centres.
Now I ask a favour.........
Debbee does some wonderful CD's and papers, and hers is a NEW CHALLENGE Blog, please, pop over there and give her some support, download the free papers, and create a card from them. You never know, you could win one of the challenges!

As an addition here, I would just like to raise something you may NOT be aware of.............If you use a windows based graphics program to craft and print out from you may be experiencing difficulties. Microsoft released an update to Net.4.0 a few weeks ago, this has caused problems with many windows based graphic printing programs. Sometimes the colours arent right, and your printer may not be holding the settings to print from. Which is possibly what happened to poor old Debbee, as she couldnt get her printer to play nice AT ALL this month!
If you are struggling, its not your printer!! Its the update released at the beginning of April, a critical security update! To get your printer to take the settings you need to use the main control panel, from your start/menu button, and make the changes there. They will then hold until you change them or you turn the machine off!!! Microsoft are working on a fix, they are working with one of our British companies, and are determined to get it right this time, before they try to send out an update to fix it!

Right off to play, and let Debbee know I played as well!
So this is entered in the following challenges:
http://debbeescdsblogspot.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/may-day-already.html Debbees site,
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ R#70 Maypole Ribbons
http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.co.uk/ Challenge #78 photo Inspiration
http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/challenges RRR47
http://www.catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/time-for-mays-anything-goes.html Anything Goes




Margreet said...

You did a great job with our inspirational photo...thanks for joining FFF...
xxx Margreet

Jocelyn said...

Wow there is a lot of work gone into your card Lou. Thank you for joining us at Debbees CDs Challenge this month.
Jocelyn x
Debbees CDs DT

Gemma said...

Beautiful card & such a great design...

Thanks stopping by mine & leaving such kinds words about my card...much appreciated!!
hugs and xxx

Evie said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week.


Evie said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week.


sgc said...

Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at the Bugaboo "Anything Goes" challenge.

michele said...

Fabulous card Lou! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

xxbella71xx said...

Wow this is a stunning card Lou, thanks for joining in Debbees CD Challenge

Stella xx

Debbees CDs DT

Min said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks so much for playing along this week with The Catch The Bug, Bugaboo Stamps "Anything Goes" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again tomorrow for a new challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful job!! and love all the details!!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge :)

Carol said...

A great deal of work in your lovely card. Thank you for joining in with the challenge Lou.
Carol x
Debbees CDs DT