Saturday 9 February 2013

Basic grey favourite things and a warning!!

Photobucket changed again!! and now it doesn't allow you to "add" an image to an image so no watermarks!!! So ok I think, I will try a few other editing programs!!!!!!!! must confess I tried a few so not entirely sure of the culprit, but the sh*t storm started after downloading Gimp!!! in fact I am almost certain it was Gimp, because I noticed it downloaded some "extras" whilst downloading!! well I have spent the entire day today removing programs and running full system scans and only now is my laptop working properly!! I guess Photobucket will have to suffice!!! The annoying thing is that my laptop came pre-loaded with adobe photoshop and I can't come to grips with it!! My nephew laughed at me when I complained and said that a friend of his was doing her degree on "photoshop" well if you need a degree to work it I am doooomed!!!! Rant over!! just be careful out there!! :)
Going back to my previous rant.... you know the one about the price of going to the Cinema!! When was the last time anyone went to watch a movie and there were more than about 10 peeps there?? they still have to pay staff and heat and clean the premises, I was gratified by how many of you lovely peeps agreed with me lower prices would mean more bums on seats and more snacks bought...... more money!! simples!!!!
So the reason I have returned to the cinema is that yesterday I went to see "Warm Bodies" (about 5 other people apart from the 3 of us!! and its half term here!!) anyhoo AMAZING!!!!!! what a fabby film!!! the overall message could be seen as a bit corny, but wow I laughed, cried and totally fell in love with a brain eating Zombie!!!!! One of the best films I have seen in a long time!!
Wow I have waffled on today!!!! on to the best bit!! It is time for another brilliant new challenge over at Basic grey challenges this fortnight is easy peasy!!
  Favourite things! 
Well of course my favourites are Basicgrey papers, I have used cappella, and Magnolia stamps, I love this "Tilda with Ugg shoes" she if defo one of my all time favourites! Add to that some butterflies and lace and I am a happy camper!! 
the challenges I would like to enter are:
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Tilda's town - anything goes
divas by design - winged things
Flutter by wednesday - anything goes as long as fairies butterflies etc!
Moving along with the times - only girls allowed
Stamp and create - spring is coming
Well I'm off to have a lay down in a dark room after all that ranting!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs and kisses
Jacqui xx


  1. This is so pretty! I love the butterflies and your corner die! Awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp and Create! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  2. Oh sweetie, she is adorable - no one does Tilda quite like you - love this. Beautiful colours. Sorry to hear about PhotoBucket - I'm slowly getting to grips with PhotoShop, and we've only had it eight years, lol!!! Warm hugs Sxxx

  3. This is gorgeous Jacqui. Love the beautifully coloured image and the butterfly's are lovely.

    If you are having trouble with Photobucket, an alternative is Photoscape. It is a free downloadable programme and I use it all the time.
    Hope this helps.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Hi Jacqui, This Tilda is one of my favorite images, your card is beautiful. I love how you shadowed the butterfly border. Hope your day goes better. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly

  5. so gorgeous Jacqui.really love your pretty design and your colours and image are stunning ;D
    I have heard gimp is good but my brother said it would be too hard for me,lol so I use which is free.

    xx coops xx

  6. ooh i just love the colours in your card and the gorgeous die cuts
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Girls only challenge
    Lisa x

  7. Oh Jacqui, tell me about it!!!! I've stopped using Photobucket - I started using Gimp - their update version now won't let me convert to JPEGs, I have a copies of both Photoshop and Paint shop Pro - now I need a university course to use them!!!!! Why can they not leave thing alone - stop trying to mend what isn't broken!!!!
    Rignt - I shall get of my Soap Box and comment on you card!!
    A gorgeous card - your Cappella papers are stunning, Tilda is beautiful - I love here red hair and your stunning details!!!
    Heather xx

  8. Hi Jacqui - this is gorgeous ! Great colour combo and I love that butterfly border and all you gorgeous frames and die cuts!! I know what you mean about the cinema but I hate lots of people there rustling sweet papers and crunching popcorn!! Oh, and whispering and giggling - that was my daughters when we went to see Les Mis the other week!! Hugs, Juliexx

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Good luck
    hugs Anke

  10. Love your very pretty card Jacqui. I love the butterfly border and all your other pretty, lacy details.

    I used to use Picassa when I had Windows and that was great and free too. I got on with it really well and miss it.


    Jo x

  11. what a sweet card and I really like the butterfly border. Thanks for fluttering with us.

  12. Very pretty and super sweet card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  13. This is beautiful, love the green, well done you and thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Anything goes challenge.
    Teresa xx

  14. Love that pop of green it really makes this card stand out gorgeous little girlie and fab die cuts too - thank you fro playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

  15. Gorgeous card! Beautifully embellished, and I love this Tilda too:)! Great colour scheme too! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx