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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Uptown - Twice

Phew what a scorcher!  Afternoon all - how are you?  We have been out and about this morning and having spent far longer than is healthy stuck in traffic jams in town (the Highways Department have a LOT to answer for at the moment) I was more than glad to get back home in the cool.  All this fur is too much for this weather and my tail is wilting.  

Toad has braved the conservatory but poor little Vince has slunk off upstairs to find somewhere quiet to stretch out and sleep.

Anyhoo, I am slowly making progress with this new computer and finding out how to do things.  On the death of the old pc, I lost Photoshop which was my fave editing programme but I read about a free online system recommended by Which magazine, so thought I would give it a try.  It is pixlr.com and so far, so good, it seems to be user friendly, which is what a technologically challenged squirrel needs.  One of the jobs we did this morning was to take an external hard-drive to the computer hospital to get the data transferred from the old pc, so hopefully I will have my pictures back soon!

After all that, I've got a couple of cards to share with you today - not one, but two!  Both feature Stamping Bella Uptown Girls and I blame that Mary J for leading me astray with these beauties.  If only I could get them to look as good as Mary does!

This one is Bianca Loves Her Big Cake and she was so much fun to paint with the Distress Inks (ReInkers). The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set and that lush backing paper is from the Basic Grey "Wisteria" pad.

And this lady is Opal The Optimist - the sentiment comes with her - again painted with Distress Inks.  The papers are from a coverless pad in my leftovers box.  Those fabulous purple dewdrop gems are by Papermania.

I bought both stamps from the wonderful Elaine at Quixotic Paperie - and she has done her fair share of leading me astray lately too!!  If you have not shopped here before, I urge you to take a look - so much choice, and a brilliant service with super fast delivery.  Thanks Elaine.

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Lisa Jane said...

oh these are fab .. love the top one with the cake .... trust that Mary J to get you into trouble lol

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are gorgeous Squirrel, I like these images!!
Kevin xx

coops said...

love these squirrel.stunning designs and the images are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Aunty Sue said...

good evening what lovely sunny day we have had. I am afraid i have been doing too much retail therapy and spent far too much. loving these great stamps and oh i better not go looking at elaines site she has too much i need not want. lol

Dot said...

Beautiful ladies you are sharing today, Squirrel,
hugs Dorte

Debs said...

Two gorgeous cards Squirrel - love the images - so beautifully coloured.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Oooh what fabby stamps! I love them and I love how you've used them. That cake looks good enough to eat - but after weighing myself this morning it looks like cake is off the menu. Unless this baby is a whopper and it's all 'baby weight' (as all the weight has gone to my thighs a whopping baby is unlikely to be the answer!!!!). These are gorgeous cards hun, love 'em both. Love n hugs Fat Fairy xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! These are wonderful Squirrel. I LOVE those images, your colouring is fabulous and the papers are gorgeous too.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs Sue

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Squirrel. The images look fabulous and I love the designs.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Chrissy said...

They are gorgeous girls Squirrel, and yes, that Mary J could lead me astray if I let her..lol..so far,I have been good...ish.
Fabulous colouring and papers and that cake looks delish..keep cool..


kay said...

Fabulous cards and pleased you are getting to grips with the new pc.x

Jackie said...

Like you Squirrel, I don't like too much heat, but at least I can stay in and watch the Tour de France LOL.
So pleased you are getting on with your new machine now and card making again. Two beauties today Here :o)
Jackie xx

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! these are gorgeous Squirrel, amazing colouring and design on both. Glad you're getting to grips with the new computer. Have a lovely Sunday hun.

Donna x

Annette said...

Fab images and two lovely cards. Enjoy your sunny Sunday.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two gorgeous gals you have shared today sweetie. Both been made into awesome cards.


Kat W said...

I love the Uptown Girls too and have several but not these two. Maybe I need some more...
Two fab cards Squirrel and I love the sentiments on them!

Hugs, Kat xx

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