Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I have concluded my computer is nuts...Oh and a couple of cards:)

So, On Sunday, late afternoon, the computer decided to be an a-hole and not work...again. I wanted to post these 2 cards I made but I couldn't so I informed you all that I may or may not be able to work this Black Swan (see the stupid movie) due to Windows 10 or as I like to call it-the devil.

Last night, lo and behold it was working! I downloaded the pictures and I wanted to "fix" them up-the quick retouch and that is when the computer laughed devilishly, toying with me like I was some mouse until finally it just went all blue screen on me. Obviously Windows 10 and the picture retouching don't like each other so I apologize for the not so nice looking pictures.


Alcohol inks, various stamps, prisma colour pencils, die cut, sizzex machine, crackle paint (yup didn't work), distress ink, cardstock, ribbon.

Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges-Autumn Colours
Eclectic Ellapu-Pink team-Anything Goes

OK, so a new Battle of the Bands (At Stephen T. McCarthy' Blog) is now on but this is from the last battle. I love listening to all the battles because I am learning so much but I had the bright (cue dim bulb) idea of being inspired by one of the songs. Janie Junebug at Women:We Will Overcome, had Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" as her battle challenge and that was my choice. I just truly believe in...believing no matter what! Sometimes that is all we have to go on plus faith- they almost go hand in hand. I love my Da Vinci Gal and she looks a bit lonely as she gazes down and she will not stop believing whether it be love or whatever. Now I bought this new "paint" which is a crackle paint that you can place on with a foam brush which I did. After 10 or so, one is supposed to see it crackle...well it didn't happen! I have no idea what I did wrong so if anyone can help me, please do:) At this point I need all the help I can get.


Cardstock, border stamp, bird stamp. Gold die ink and god embossing powder. Burgundy and purple die ink and clear embossing powder for the birds (it really isn't for the birds-it really works well:). markers, water and glitter:)

Glitter and Sparkle-Something with the letter "G"
Simon Says- Use a Stamp (no Digi which I never use:))
Eclectic Ellapu-Purple Team-Use Stash 6 month or older
Crafty Creations-Out On A Limb

So I missed the Color Q Challenge because of my schizo windows 10 computer (OK I have bitched a lot about this:)) but I still think this works as a card for almost anything whether it be a birthday, anniversary or whatever. I used watercolour cardstock so I could use my markers to colour them. I am having a brain-melt at the moment because I can't recall the name of my markers which I love and use often. I added some glitter to the white border and pieced all of it together. All my stamps, glitter, markers are way over 6 months old-I keep things forever.

Tomorrow my hubby and I will celebrate our 9 year anniversary when we first met. Since I am working, we won't celebrate until Saturday with a nice dinner and a movie. I can't believe how fast time flies.

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  1. Only looks a little lonely there in the first haha the second is really bright indeed, awesome one. Your computer sounds fickle as can be. Congrats on 9 years.

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    1. Yes-little lonely is good. The computer is now named Sybil

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  2. Hi again, dear BB! So sorry your computer is giving you fits. Isn't it funny how a distraction of this magnitude causes you to forget the names of your markers? I wish you and your husband a happy "first met" anniversary and hope you don't clobber him for installing W-10. :) Your cards are lovely as usual!

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    1. No I won't clobber him:) I promise:) Now I remember! Tombow markers:)

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  3. So cute with the cards!! Fun that you celebrate the day you met! This past Sunday was 36 years from when hubby and me met :) At least we remembered the day, even if we didn't celebrate it like we had in some years before :)

    Hoping the computer's problems iron themselves out completely and soon!

    betty

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    1. We consider that our anniversary since we have not officially wed yet. I think remembering the day after 36 years is just wonderful

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  4. Glad it's working again. Darn that Windows 10. I'm still holding out.

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  5. Sorry you had such trouble because of Windows 10. But the cards are beautiful! Enjoy your anniversary celebration!

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    1. Thank you about my cards and will enjoy:)

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  6. "You got it going on." I actually heard a guy say that to a woman in a bar once. I was good. I didn't laugh and spray my drink on them. Your daVinci Gal does it have it going on.

    I wonder if your apps are incompatible with Windows 10 and that's what's making it go loopy. We can't upgrade our OS system because that would mean upgrading all our apps.

    Happy First-Time-You-Met 9th Anniversary!!

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    1. Oh goodness I never thought that our icon stuff was not compatible. I'll know soon enough when my ex can help. That is a very lame come on line

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  7. Oh hang the computer! In spite of all your techno troubles you've produced and uploaded 2 lovely cards! Happy First Met Anniversary, friend! Hope you have a blast at the weekend.
    hugs Asha

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    1. I believe we will have a fab time and thank you about my cards

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  8. Every day I'm given another reason why I shouldn't install Windows 10. Nothing comes "free" without a price to pay.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  9. Lad you are online again. Have a great anniversary!

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    1. Hahahaaa-I thought you were calling me lad and last time I checked I was a lass:) You made me laugh:)

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  10. You've really suffered with computer woes. I hope everything is back to working again for the foreseeable future. Take care.

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    1. Thank you and hopefully it will get worked out

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  11. I love these cards! Happy anniversary tomorrow:)

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  12. Wonderful cards Birgit! They are so pretty, I especially love the pretty flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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    1. Thank you! One is somber and the other bright:)

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  13. Nice cards. Sorry you've been getting the blue screen of doom. That's never fun.

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  14. I want to throw a party where we just smash computers. Want to come?

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  15. lovely cards Birgit...love the images on the first and your colour combo on the 2nd....I must be one of the lucky ones windows 10 works just fine and as I say that I am touching wood cos I know how fickle computers are! have a lovely celebration, it's our 22 on Friday...were does the time go xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much:) You are lucky because I curse windows 10. Congrats on 22 years!!

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  16. Hi! Happy anniversary! Neat you celehrate the day you met which for me meant more than the wedding. Maybe you can add getting a new computer.That blue screen is the kiss of dearh :(

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    1. P.s.Hate how some built in spellcheck changes my spelling! Happens when I use my put one:(

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    2. Eeeh!! Did it again Last word is phone....

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  17. Lovely cards, even if you did have problems with your computer!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind comments.
    Avril xx

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    1. Thank you so much and loved your cards

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  18. I love your cards. I used to be "The Card Shtooper" and have so much paper from the work. I appreciate all the hard hand work involved in yours. So nicely done!

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    1. Thank you so much. I don;t know what I would do if I had to give my stuff away

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  19. Ugh, good luck with the computer wars. Love your DiVinci gal. She's beautiful. Both cards are beautiful. And that is a great song by Journey.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you like them and I plan to win the war:)

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  20. Your nine year anniversary... Congratulations! Windows 10... don't just just llllllove it?

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    1. Thanks and I want to love it to death-smother it:)

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  21. Good luck with your computer issues! Is there any way you can go back to the previous operating system?
    Lovely cards, as always. ☺ Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. Time does indeed fly.

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    1. I am thinking to go back to windows 7. When my ex can take a look at it, we shall see

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  22. Lovely cards, glad windows 10 allowed you to post your cards x enjoy your anniversary x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

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  23. My computer is also acting crazy lately. Or maybe because it's been with me for almost a decade now it wants to retire.

    Sorry that you missed all those things.

    Those are lovely cards though. I hope our computers would cooperate more. :)

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    1. Computers should last a long time-drives me crazy with the high price tag and short life span

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  24. Yep... when you are having a good time, time flies way too fast. Happy Anniversary, Birgit! Have a fabulous celebration tomorrow!

    By the way, there are lots of Windows 10 jokes going around - one sleazy one is based on the theme 50 shades of grey. It is called 50 shades of geek. The guy says - you've been naughty and you should be punished. I shall install Windows 10 on your laptop! :)

    I had the dreaded blue screen a few times - I updated all my drivers and it seems ok for now...fingers crossed!

    The card is so pretty. I've worked with glitter paint on Tshirts and they look very cool! The crackle is a new one!

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    1. I did not know there were so many jokes out there but I can relate:) Anything glitter is fine by me:)

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  25. Birgit....it just dawned on me the spelling of your name. I thought it was BRigit, but it's not. *slap forehead* I guess my brain wanted to see what it wanted and that was that. Oh well...I hate to hear that you're having troubles with your computer. We have a Windows based computer and did the whole install process to the newest OS. All I can say is so far, so good. But, we don't use it much these days. Instead, our computers of choice are our MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers (just love 'em!). Sure there are things that drive a person crazy about Apple, but the OS is less fussy in many ways than Microsoft. It would be a wonderful world, if someone merged both OS into one and everything worked beautifully, but then that's like hoping to Pegasus. Anyhoo...nice BOTB inspired card creation. You did a good job! I like making handstamped cards, too. I want to create a batch for Christmas, but I'm finding it hard to get motivated. *sigh* Oh well...I hope your computer woes are soon behind you. I know how much of headache they can be. Thanks for stopping by and casting your vote in the latest installment of BOTB. Have a tunetastic weekend!

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    1. I have started my Christmas cards but I usually am doing cards just one day per week if all goes well. I have no Ipad or tablet or i phone so my laptop is it:) I would love to see some of your cards and people make that error all the time on my name but as long as you have it now:)

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  26. Fabulous romantic card with such a sweet image, beautifully designed and embellished. Thank you for joining our 'out on a limb' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and please come back again for the brand new one.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much-glad you like it:)

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  27. Happy Anniversary! Have fun celebrating! :)

    Sorry your computer is being such a pain. I hope it stops acting out and behaves. Great cards!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you:) We had a great time but saw a bad movie (The Visit)-at least we had coupons for free movies:) The food was excellent!

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  28. I finally remembered to visit the card. Did it ever crackle?

    Love,
    Janie

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  29. Gorgeous thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu x

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  30. Happy belated 9 year anniversary! I always get stuck fixing other people's (my father's and my husband's) computers that don't work. Plus mine and since I really don't know what I'm doing I spend far too much time reading about how computers work. One of the many things that keep me from blogging and doing other stuff.

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