Sunday, February 8, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards - #17

Another week with me being late in posting. :(
I am still computer-less and it's driving me crazy to have to wait for my brother to allow me a little time on his computer. He does work at home too, so it's embarassing for me to nag him about it.

But I am lucky now for a few days because he's out of town on a job assignment (he works in traffic signaling and it takes him around the country quite a lot) and I can have his computer to myself. And I am lucky again with my brother :) - by the end of this week I will have a brand new computer which he bought for me as a gift. Well, we'll be both making the monthly payments for it, but my brother will contribute with a larger sum, so it still remains a gift for me. :)
I can't wait for this "dark age" to be over and for my new PC to arrive home.

This last week has been very sad for another reason too. On Wednesday night my uncle died quite unexpectedly. He was my Mum's brother and I loved him very very much and losing him too affected me a lot. I don't know what's going on with our family... maybe we are all programmed to disappear this year? Hope not!

Anyway... on with the show! :)

As I couldn't post these earlier in the week - I apologize - here are my DT cards for Week #17 at JCBC (showing them right before another challenge gets posted tomorrow morning)

Week #17's sketch was created by our very talented girl Janina

A lovely, lovely, lovely sketch! :)

And this is what I did with it...

Christmas card

The tree-row stamp is designed by the awesomely talented Chris Dark
I stamped it twice and doubled/layered a few of the foreground trees
Everything else I used on this card is stuff that was lying around in my crafting supplies boxes. :)

Birthday card

Here's another stamp from Chris, this one is a digi-stamp and I am in love with it :)
You MUST go see Chris' new digi-stamps blog, there are some wonderful designs to be found
The DP is "Boxer" from Basic Grey, the corner stamps are from Studio G and the sentiment from Imaginisce. The rest comes from stash.

Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding my current PC-situation.
And thank you for looking too. :)


Donalda said...

Oh hon these are just gorgeous dear. I am so sorry to hear about your uncle I will keep you and your family in my prayers dear. And so glad to hear you are getting a new computer. It is like being helpless when you don't have a computer isn't it??? Hugs dear friend

Gry-Heidi said...

Oh, dear Mada, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle.
I'm glad to hear that you will have a new pc soon :)That will be great ! You have done two fab card. The images, papers and colouring are beautiful !
Big hugs, Gry-Heidi

Macpurp said...

I am so sorry to hear about your uncle.
I am glad you will be back online soon.

these are beautiful cards! I love the rose stamp, its so lovely.

did you card arrive yet?
much love tina xx

Anonymous said...

OH Mada, hun, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. Hang in there, won't you?

Your card is fab!
~Toni (Santana)

Heather "Hev" said...

Condolenses once again Dear Mada!!

Your cards are lovely and it is wonderful that your brother is gifting you a computer :)

Karen said...

Just hopping through and have to say I love these cards! Both are gorgeous.