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Sunday 31 October 2010

Sweet As Candy

Well I'm back.....almost!
My laptop is alive and well. Saint Phil has loaded the majority of my files back on it, he still needs to load the software for the printers, Microsoft Word and I-Tunes needs loading as a matter of urgency! I use my I-pod on a daily basis, I'm always plugged into to it when I'm in my craft room. Singing merrily (badly) away at full volume.
The only problem I've found so far, is that I can't get on about half of the blogs I follow. I've always used Internet Explorer simply because it's what I'm used to but I think I need to change browser.
Oh My Oh My, you know what happened last time I pressed a button. So I thought I'd better post this first!

Although I made this card weeks ago I couldn't post it at the time because I'd followed a Sugar Bowl sketch, the current sketch to be exact. I'd made my card for the challenge and loved the sketch and so made another card with it, so I had to wait until the current sketch was posted. Then I'd had the problems with my laptop.

The image is from the Home Grown Country Cousins range and called 'Sweet as Candy' available to buy HERE, the gorgeous DP is from Norway and a gift from the lovely Maria Therese (who's blog I also cannot get on!) *Thank you Sweetie, I love these papers* She's coloured with DI's. A few pearls, a bit of twine and 2 snowflakes that were a gift last year from Katy which I've been hoarding ever since.

A little question: Does anyone know a good place to buy Distress Re-inkers cheaply in the UK? I've got all the ink pads, but I now need to buy the re-inkers. I've seen them at roughly £4 each, but I need all 36 of them.
Right, I'm going to get off and TRY to change my browser. Wish me luck!

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Hi Elaine this card is beautiful and she is a beauty of a stamp love it and your colouring is amazing as ever gorgeous choice of colours and DP love these stars too, sorry I can't help with the re-inkers chum, I used Internet Explorer for a long time then it got so slow, so I've changed now till Google Chrome and have had no problems with it so far touch wood!!!! lol' Hugs
    Sarah xx

  2. hi Elaine so glad you are back and i hope all goes well if you are changing your browser now don't go tapping those buttons get Phil to do it lol i am only joking with you as i said before i am totally rubbish when it comes to computers.I love the card you are sharing tonight its gorgeous and so are those papers.I am sorry but i have only just started collecting distress inks i have 13 colours now but i need them all i have a long way to go yet though gosh.36 reinkers i take it thats how many different colours there are i need a miracle lol if i see anywhere that does offers or sells them a bit cheaper i will let you know.
    Have a good evening huni
    Lorraine xx

  3. Oh my sweetie!! I loooooooooove this card!! And your coloring is WOW as always!!
    4£ for a reinker seems waaaaaaaay too much at the cheapest stores here they costs 25nok, a little under 2,5£ so there must bee cheaper stores in UK too!
    Off to bed now, and you'll probably hear from me tomorrow too *lol*

  4. Hi Elaine what a wonder you hung onto those lush papers..another paper stroker..LOL fab image gorgeous colouring.. I need to change my browser IE always resarting driving me so arfraid of techey things going wrong..good luck with yours..

    smiles Christine xx

  5. Hi Elaine,
    Gorgeous creation, superb colouring and design.
    You can get Re-inkers from Cuddly Buddly for £3.25

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Gorgeous card, love the colours and the papers are wonderful.
    Sorry can't help about the re-inkers in the UK, but there's a new shop opened in US and the prices are amazing, . I've put a link just incase you wanted a look.

  7. Hey hun, stunning card, so beautiful and your colouring is as fabulous as always.
    Here is the Cuddly Buddly link, they are in Ireland but fab service and at £3.25 a bottle will save you some pennies, p&p is only £1 too :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  8. Duh just noticed Tracy had suggested them after I clicked publish lol xx

  9. Hooray for Saint Phil! Love this card so much! Beautiful!


  10. Beautiful card Elaine! Very nicely colored and your embellishement are always spot on. I can get you reinkers over here for about $4 each but not sure how much for shipping. But a few would be a nice xmas gift for you don't ya think?

  11. Beware of ordering from US with amounts £30+ for UK customs/VAT will apply. Firefox & Safari have solved the "scandinavian" blog problem for me - in fact I love Safari though it took some getting used to & Google Toolbar isn't compatible. Firefox seems to be the best all round option.
    Love the snowflakes & the rustic crossover effect on the main image panel. Shall post this now - lost my last one at the end as I got so caught up in the sketch I exited before posting!!!
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Fab card Elaine, love it! I use Google Chrome and it's goos, Firefox is good too.

  13. Hi Elaine
    A stunning card,beautiful colours,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  14. what a gorgeous card sweetie
    love the details on it
    the image is FAB
    good luck chancing your browser
    hugs angelique

  15. Oh, WOW! What a FABULOUS card! Love it!

    Judi xxx

  16. Stunning, your colouring is brilliant!. Love this card. x

  17. Gorgeous card and your colouring is beautiful. Sweet paper and elements.
    Glad your PC is almost done. I too have a computer whizz man handy (he's self-taught) who fixes all my PC illnesses.
    Have a super day, Mette

  18. Hi Elaine
    WOW luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv your card,
    love the sweet image, those D.P.'s are scrummy, also love those snowflake's, in fact I LOVE everything about it.

  19. So glad your back, Hun. Beautiful card x

  20. Such a great card Elaine! Those papers go perfectly with her! Beautiful!
    Hugs, Dena

  21. Hi Elaine its so lovely to have you back, and thanks to St Paul your back in business, I use Firefox for my blog hopping as I can scroll the page by the side of me while writing me comments.
    Fabulous image love that little lass shes so gorgeous and your colouring and papers are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

  22. Hi Elaine, what a gorgeous card this is!! Everytime I look at your blog I'm impressed by the way you colour!
    Hugs Yvonne

  23. Gorgeous card Elaine!, so love this image and love your colouring. So glad you are back in blogland and your laptop is feeling better hun!
    hugs Vicky xx

  24. Ooooooo Elaine, love your easel card. Gorgeous coloring as usual.Love your crisscross and centre flower, and glad to hear you're back amongst the bloggers. Lucky that St. Phil allowed you the use of his as it was a dire emergency rofl.
    Donna xx

  25. Hi Hun, I've had internet problems too as my hub kept breaking down and I just got a new one yesterday so hopefully all is well lol, I use Google Chrome hun it's so easy and quick and not a problem to install either I did it so it can't be hard can it lol, your cards gorgeous hun, love everything the image and the papers are adorable, hope your ok hugs Liz xx

  26. Gorgeous card Elaine. Love the colours and your take on the sketch.

    I buy my reinkers from the Stampman, but they are£3.50 and I see cuddly buddly is cheaper, so may be buying from there from now on.

    Hope your well. Catch you soon. I have a card to send to you, so hunting for your address right now!

    Kimmi x

  27. Aww, this is just to beautiful!


    Your back, of course me missed you hunny!

    Me been busy,card making , chasing Karen round S.E.C.C hee hee

    New bolg design now as well!

    Hee hee have a look at my new profile photo , me made it myself hee hee.

    Casper lady is now a SNOW GIRL!

    Fred says Hi & thank you , would have been great to have met up but the laptop is a major problem & takes forever to sort!
    It's like something is missing when its in a huff eh?

    Hows hubby, are you safe yet? Hows your wee kitty cats?

    Your card is amazing hunny as usual you have style colour & an amazing ability!

    Take care
    Big Hugs


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