Saturday, 10 May 2014

New Laptop!

My tedium at the wait for things to happen on my laptop got the better of me and I succumbed to buying a new one. The problem now is getting to know about new versions of Windows and Office!
I may be some time!
Before I embark on the new one, I thought I would try to get this post sorted on my old one... where I vaguely know what I'm doing!
Here are my cards for this week's Less is More challenge, which is a ONE LAYER thank you card.
This first one uses a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp, together with a Tim Holtz  floral spray.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Embossing Powder. I thought that this would suit the  style of the font. Then I stamped the spray with  regular Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

Here I used a couple of Stencils from Memory Box. The Distress inks used were Shaded Lilac and Chipped Sapphire for the flowers and Iced Spruce and Bundled Sage for the foliage.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
The grasses are stamps from Inkylicious.
I quite like the watercoloury effect!
This is also for a couple of other challenges
One Layer Simplicity - Fabulous Flowers
Addicted to CAS - Off the edge
My son has finally exchanged contracts on his new house... he can't wait to move it, but will have to wait until the furniture removal company can fit him in! Hey HO! 

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, I particularly like the watercolour-effect one.

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  2. beautful cards Chrissie, I really likr the one with the blue flowers.

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  3. wow both such stunning cards
    Nicky x

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  4. Great inspiration, Chrissie! The watercolour effect one looks so soft and dreamy - I am off to look for that Memory Box stencil :)

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  5. Oh Chrissie I know exactly how you feel about the new windows. It does take a little time to figure it out. But you will. I had to do both when I bought a new one.
    Love your gorgeous one layer card. Just pure perfection.

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  6. Oh Chrissie I so sympathise with you.......just got our new computer yesterday and like you am trying to find my way round Windows and Office.......which is so totally different!!! Love both your cards.

    Karen x

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  7. Chrissie, these are both gorgeous. I love the blue flowers on the second and the fabulous bold sentiment on the first.

    It won't take long to get used to the new version of office.

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  8. Love your cards always Chrissie and the second one especially those flowers are stunning. Thanks for the comment on my blog and making me feel so welcome. Sarah xx

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  9. One layer cards are so difficult for me...yours are stunning!

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  10. Gorgeous, Chrissie! I especially love your stenciled blue flowers all watercolory!!

    Sounds like you have a lot going on. Good luck with the new laptop/software and good luck to your son on the move!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Fabulous OLC's Chrissie I love them both. Good luck with the new laptop ..... mine's currently on it's last legs I think, and I'm dreading having to buy a new one! xx

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  12. Love both your cards and especially the watercolour effect.

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  13. Two beautiful cards, love the blue flowers of the bottom one. :)

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  14. Both are stunning Chrissie, perfect match of stamps and colours.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  15. Great cards, Chrissie. Good luck with your new laptop!
    Elaine

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  16. Love your second card Chrissie.I'm into water coloring these days Love the look...

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  17. Such nice cards, Chrissie. I just love the 2nd card, the flowers are lovely :)

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  18. Two beautiful cards Chrissie! Adore the first card - has an organic feel with the neutrals. LOVE the second card with the blue watercolored flowers - so pretty! Loll xx

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  19. Both great cards; love the blue watercolour on the second and the great flower-stampcombinations on both!

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  20. Love both your cards Chrissie.

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  21. These are both lovely Chrissie but the stencilled one took my breath away! Best wishes to your son on his move - such a stressful time! Vicky x

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  22. Two beautiful cards Chrissie (as always)! The second (floral one) is a perfect CAS "off the edge" design. Love the colours you used.
    Thank you so much for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia x

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  23. Sounds like you have a lot going on at the moment so wishing you good luck with your new laptop and the very best of luck for your son moving home. As for your cards as always beautifully done both of them are fabulous the stencil card is so pretty and delicate. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.

    Marie

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  24. Those blue flowers are just beautiful. I love the two tones and the layout disappearing to the right hand side.
    Heather T

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  25. Simply beautiful, Chrissie. Love the great color palette.

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  26. Beautiful water coloring! Wow the students [you too!] are doing an amazing job with these classes! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

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  27. Love both cards Chrissie, but there's something about the stencilled one that is just so delicate.

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  28. Great cards, my fav is the watercolour one of course lol. My son is also moving house,so many things to do. I dread moving ourselves....soon though alas we need to be nearer two of our children as we get older :) Viv xx

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  29. Beautiful cards, I like the blooms in the second card :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!!

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Chrissie