This week's theme at CD Sundays is The Year of the Horse - either a Horse design, or an Oriental one, or both. I've got remarkably little on CD that's Oriental themed - probably because I have so many Oriental papers, stamps and embellishments that my subconscious has banned me from buying any.
So I had to approach it from the horse-angle. I really wanted to use the gorgeous horse designs on "Meadow's Edge, the Next Generation" but although I've only used the CD a couple of times, it won't open on my computer any more. It just makes the drive whirr loudly in a rather alarming way for several minutes then falls asleep. I can use Windows Explorer to view the folders on the disc but it takes about 10 minutes to bring up the menu. I suppose I could then open the image folder and view the files that way, but if it's going to take 10 minutes to open each one it will be NEXT Sunday before I get any images to print! I tried it in my husband's laptop, where it still won't auto run but the files open much faster, but his laptop won't speak to my printer! Has anyone ever encountered a similar problem with a CD, and if so, is there a fix for it?
Anyway, abandoning that idea, I turned to the beautiful Joanna Sheen CD "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" and used the pale, wintery horse decoupage and ploughed field backing paper from that. I love this design, it reminds me of my childhood, when the field behind our house was still ploughed by horses, two beautiful beasts called Kit and Captain. I was pleased to find that my stash contained some card in the pale terracotta and blue-grey used in the image, which I used for layering and for die-cutting the flowers and leaves.