Sunday, 17 February 2013

Spring is in the air!

Today the sun is shining, the first of the crocuses  and miniature irises in the garden are flowering and at last it's possible to believe that spring is on the way. Yes, we may still have snow and severe weather to come for several weeks yet, but the promise is there, somewhere.

So today there's been a spring theme to my crafting - I've made up a side-stepper decoupage image from the gorgeous "Meadows Edge" CD from Design House, and combined it with background paper and an insert from the same CD. I've finished it off with some flowers, including the purple one that has been hanging around my stash for years, and buttons from a jar of pretty orange and yellow ones which I won in a Twitter competition about three years ago.




Sorry about the quality of the photos - my camera's been playing up. At least everything isn't blue any more...... sigh..... but it's focusing as if it's had a heavy night on the gin!

I'm entering this card into two challenges:

CD Sunday where the theme is "Spring is in the Air"
Use It Tuesday where the theme is "Fasteners"

I'm going to finish with a quick question for CD crafters - as well as the Meadow's Edge CD, I have Meadow's Edge - the Next Generation. I've only used it once but it will no longer load on my computer - the disk drive just whirrs alarmingly like somebody trying to start a  temperamental car and then nothing happens. It opens perfectly well on my husband's computer and all my other CDs are fine on mine. Does anybody have any idea what the problem might be and how I can fix it?

Later....... Mark has taken sme photos  for me with his super duper cameera and even more super duper talent. so I'm sharing those too.




11 comments:

  1. Hi Jane, a lovely Spring Side Stepper card and from a CD company I haven't heard of. Super layout and the flower adds a perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

    Sorry, I can't help with your query

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  2. A lovely card Jane. That little bunny is so cute and the colours have a lovely spring feel to them. I'm not techie enough to help with the query. Sorry!
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  3. Another lovely card Jane and some great photos too, I haven't heard of this cd so will have to investigate.
    I don't know why your cd won't work but after putting it in your cd drive go to my computer and try opening it from there, or you may just need to clean it and your pc may be a bit more sensitive than your hubbys.

    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. this is fabulous, definitely spring there Jane and just right for our challenge this week. I have had a Cd like that , you could try going to my computer, scroll to the cd/DVD drive , right click and select search , this should open it so you can see what is on it, but even doing it this way wouldn't open the one i had.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. A super spring card, I haven't heard of the CD either, but it looks as though there is some interesting items on it. Your pics are fine, I'm sorry I'm techno-phobic and self taught, so afraid I can't help. I do love your card. thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

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  6. Thanks for the suggestions about my CD - I've cleaned it and now I tihnk I can see a tiny scratch on it, maybe my computer is sensitive enough for that to be the problem. I tried opening it through My Computer and thought that was going to work as the printable page files are Adobe ones, but it still wouldn't open the folder of them so I think I'm going to have to get my husband to print for me when I want to use it.

    There are 3 CDs in the series, Water's Edge (my favourite), Meadow's Edge and Meadow's Edge - the Next Generation. I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more from them in my entries to future challenges.

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  7. Great card Jane. Love the cowslips esp as they are one of my favourite flowers. Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT

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  8. A very pretty card Jane - lovely image and design.
    I too have a CD problems - MCS professional won't work on my pc anymore - but does on the laptop. Weird!
    Thank you for joining us this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  9. This is such a pretty card! I love the buttons in the center of the flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

    Stacey

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  10. Oh how I wish Spring were just around the corner here in the centre of Canada. Your card is perfect for it :D Thanks for linking up with us at Use It Tuesday.

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