Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Best laid plans....

Well, at my last post there were still three weeks left of the school hols. Now we've been back at school nearly a week, and I don't know where the last month has gone. Not to plan, that's for sure. Various things conspired to keep me from doing all that I wanted to, and the only crafting I did was to help my four year old grandson make birthday cards for his mum & dad. And a good job he made of them too!

A major problem was that my old laptop began to malfunction so much that it is not really safe to use now, and I had to get a new one. Not that I'm complaining about that! The new one is great, but of course I have had to spend a lot of time getting to know it & transferring everything from the old one.

However, it is now up and running, and I have managed to make two cards this week. Just as well, seeing as I will be restarting my card class tomorrow, after the summer break!

The first card was a belated one for a friend & I didn't have time to stop & photograph it. For the class I decided to have a go at a tri-shutter card, as illustrated on the Splitcoast Stampers website. It's one of those things which looks very impressive but is in fact quite easy to make (fortunately!). I am still trying to use up stuff from my stash, ahead of a trip to the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza in Harrogate this coming weekend, and mostly succeeded on this card. The background paper I've had for years. It's by Provo Craft, from long before the Cuttlebug came on the scene! Sally & I have been very good, & haven't been to any other shows this year. (Well, ok, I went to a teeny tiny one in Nottingham several months back & hardly bought anything much, so I'm not really counting that.) We've been saving ourselves for Harrogate. The thing is, having just bought the laptop, I'm going to have to be very careful about how much I spend there....


brenda said...

Hi Lynne

The holidays do seem to dissapear don't they, especially the second half.

Interesting card you have made, the folds look intricate but really differnt and really show of the lovely colour combo.

Good luck with the laptop - been there, done that etc., a couple of months ago, nightmare.

B x

lisa said...

Hi Lynne. Didn't the Summer hols just fly. I can't believe it's September already!!!!
Your card is fascinating. Such an unusual shape and I agree with Brenda, the colours are just lovely together.


brenda said...

I don't do cute either Lynn, takes me twice as long as something botanical.

But sometimes I think I have to diversify.

B x

Sally H said...

Beautiful Lynne! I am sure the class will love it!

Ikki said...

Super, love it! ikki

Lesley said...

Glad I visited your blog tonight Lynne, I want to make a tri-shutter card and now I know where to find the instructions! Yours is beautiful xx