Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Continued computer problems

Well my laptop screen is definitely defunct and we are not yet sure if it is fixable - I hope I will find out today.  At least the guys at work should be able to rescue my data from the hard drive (I hope). Yesterday I spent the day in Leicester doing a student viva and got the opportunity to meet with my uncle and Great Aunt for lunch as an added bonus! Meanwhile Alex came home last night with his first ever reading book from school. He was so proud to be a big boy and to try reading. The only trouble is that he knew the first few pages by heart.  We think at the end of his reading session he could recognise and read the word 'The' but we will find out for sure when we try again tonight! The other words were recognised by the pictures they were associated with not the words themselves unsurprisingly.
This is my desk as part of WOYWW for this week.  Those observant ones among you who have seen my desk over the weeks will realise that there is something missing...my mug of tea.  Don't worry I am not ill! The kettle is boiling as I type this.  On my desk you will see a strange looking card covered with post-it notes as I was masking out most of the card ready to stamp in the top left corner. You can also see a pile of Christmas stamps in the background, some scrap pieces of card, distress ink pads and some scrap paper on which I was stamping my background image before stamping onto the main card.
And here is the finished card (I do now have tea!) which follows this weeks Less is More sketch.  It also fits with MTTC 'musical medley' thanks to the music background stamp, and Speedy the cat's friends 'things with wings' challenges.  That is all from me for today. Once again I apologise about the picture quality...I want my computer back!! Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

20 comments:

Helen said...

Great card for the LIM challenge. How grown up Alex looks with his book - hope he enjoys it!

kissinia said...

Love how ur desk looks! And brilliant card!

Chrissie said...

Super card Caro.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Neil said...

Hi there. Bit of a flying visit from me today i'm afraid but I did want to pop on in. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. Lovely card you've made too, I'm seeing loads of christmas cards this week!

Winnie and Patty said...

Caro--what a love Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love that vintage image Caro. What a great looking Christmas card. Love the little bird too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" Challenge this week. It is a thrill to see what you created for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hope your laptop problems are resolved soon, it's so boring when they go wrong! Alex is enjoying that book, isn't he? Happy days..:D

Jan said...

Lovely card, xx Jan

Shoshi said...

Great to see your little boy learning to read. Hope the computer is rescuable, and if not, that you will soon be up and running with an alternative. I've learnt my lesson over the years to backup everything - I have had problems and they no longer cause panic attacks because absolutely everything is backed up externally. Each time I create a new file I back it up straight away onto my network hard drive, which has the added advantage that it's available from any computer, anywhere in the house. After all the work I've done on my computer I couldn't bear to lose it all!!!

famfa said...

LOVELY CARD

Anne said...

Hello Caro love the card you have made. Hope computer problems get sorted soon. Anne x

Sunshine Girl said...

Great card - good luck with the challenges.

Mandi said...

Lovely Christmas card Caro
Love the design, you must have a good few now!


Thank you
Mandi LIM

fatmonica said...

Lovely card!

Julia Dunnit said...

Glad you have tea..might need tobe something stronger in the face of computer probs. Gah, they're so good at making you dependant!
Lovely Chris card - where would I be without Post Its!

Janeen said...

a beautiful card. sorry about your laptop, hope it's fixable. thanks for playing in Speedy the Cats challenge "things with wings" we appreciate you.

karen said...

Hi! Just popping by to say I am having a giveaway and would love for you to enter! I will try and pop back later for a proper look but want to invite all the wonderful WOYWWers for a chance to win!
xoxo Karen

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Nice work - thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge.

Wendy -x-

nancie said...

Nice Vintage Look. Thanks for joining MTTC. Good Luck. Hugs
Nancie

Elizabeth said...

Apologies for being so late in visiting but I really wanted to pop in and see what you were up to last week. Have to have frequent cuppas while I'm crafting too. Lovely card - the wee robin is a beautiful touch. Hopefully I will get around much quicker tomorrow. Elizabeth x #73