Monday, 11 February 2013

'Just Because' Layout - ScrapFriends January Colour Challenge {Glitz Design/Prima}

Hey everyone!  Well I'm back from my sojourn along the coast
with my daughter & she's all settled into her new apartment and I
 am back to work. Just prescheduling this to keep up and going
with this blog of mine.  It's been a challenging 12 days with no
internet at all at home - a line fault in our area apparently - and
no-one can give us any idea how long it will take to fix.  I also
have no computer as my hard-drive has crashed, worse than the
first time 6 months ago, as now none of my data is retrievable
and my computer has had to head to the capital city to a retrieval
expert.  So please go easy on me, I'm doing my best to keep up :)

I have lots to share that hasn't gone up here so I'm sharing a layout
I created for I created for my DT debut at ScrapFriends in January.
I had a short but sweet time there of one month as I resigned when
I had to return to full-time work.  I've copied and pasted directly from
the ScrapFriends blog due to my computer issues.  See my layout up
at ScrapFriends HERE.

And as usual stunning layouts from our creative design team


I had lots of lovely close-up shots for you but they are now shattered 
into cyberspace unfortunately.  This challenge is still open for another 
3 days! So enter if you like - ScrapFriends always has amazing prizes
 and Guest Designer opportunities.  

Supplies List for 'Just Because' Layout

Base paper - Glitz Design 'Hello Friend' 'Envelope' B side
Calendar & Quote Card - Glitz Design
Liquid Pearls 'Ruby Red' & 'Silver Grey'- Ranger
Gesso - 'Studio'by Claudine Helmuth
Lime & Coral Ink Dabbers - Ranger
Bubble stencil - Studio Calico
Floral Stencil - Donna Downey
Fineliner pen - Tsukeniko
Prima packaging
Glossy words - Glitz Design
Rhinestone Embellishment - Glitz Design 'Hello Friend''
Floral vine - Prima
Other flowers - Manor House Creations,Green Tara
& Petaloo
Butterfly - K & Co
Date stickers - Making Memories

Thanks for popping by! 

 I have a 3G card now that I will be testing out tomorrow & hopefully 
that will keep me ''in the loop" online until our internet gets restored.
  Please say a prayer for my hard-drive - it is with a retrieval specialist
who is trying to retrieve all my data, from e mails to images, the lot.
I don't back up daily as I store my external hard-drive somewhere
else - due to the ever-present crime factor here but my new system 
is virtually foolproof.  My IT man is installing a SECOND hard-drive
 to back up automatically in future, so that if I have a THIRD crash
before my monthly back-up I'll have everything copied over already -
unless of course they crash simultaneously - in which case...LOL


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Love your work, Helen! Sorry to hear of the computer issues... how frustrating!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your lo is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeee the colors!! I hope everything gets restored for you!! xoxoxoxo :)

Evgenia Petzer said...

great project! and i feel so sorry for you! sending my hugs your way, my internet is back:)

sandi said...

Oh Helen this lo is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry to hear that you are still having computer issues!

Keren Tamir said...

I saw this then , its gorgeous!! Love the flower cluster but I especially love the bubbles in the background. that's an amazing effect!!

juscrap said...

Another wonderful lo Helen! And your photos are beautiful and professional. Sorry about your computer, it really makes us angry. xoxo

topkatnz said...

Gosh your computer issues sound a nightmare! Hope you get it sorted.

Lizzy Hill said...

Loved this LO the moment I saw it...oh, Helen....crossing everything I can [eyes included] that the 3G card! You've had sooo many comp probs is c-razy. Sending a prayer up to the Rescue Man in Far Away Land...hope he can get your stuff devastating:(:(:(
Glad your DD is settled in - big tick off the list, I imagine:):) Hope work is OK, too!!!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

So sorry for your continued internet troubles. It can be so annoying.
At the moment I am forced to use mostly the IPad on 3G as my PC refuses to go on the internet. I much prefer my PC to a laptop too as I find I can do everything much faster on it. We are going to try another solution in a while; internet through the electrical socket. It is pretty new around here and supposed to work well!!
Also sorry you get less time to scrap. I can totally relate as I run a business,a home and something resembling a taxi service... :-)LOL!
I hope it all gets better soon!
Your layout is simply stunning by the way. I love it!

scrapping4me said...

aaahhh! Computers! Its a love hate relationship these days but I know this doesnt help your situation either Helen! Lets hope the puter man can weave his magic and get your files back....On a happy note your page is lovely and I am sure you will find more some scrapping time inbetween work, rest and play!

Leonie said...

oh what a beautiful colour palette. Fabulous layout Helen!

Juliana said...

Gorgeous layout!!! The color and flowers are so beautiful!!!
I am sorry to hear about your computer problems! I had something similar happen to me about a year ago and I hope they are able to help you retrieve your photos!

Rachael Funnell said...

Such a GORGEOUS layout Helen... Lovin that background!!
Hopefully things with your computer will work out for you!! x


Computers...a boon and a bane! Btw this LO is my new fave of yours! The clustering and colors look amazing.

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Helen and that flower spray is so cheerful.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful, Helen...just love how you've worked these colours!
I hope you computer/internet issues get sorted asap for you...and try not to worry yourself too much about the need to keep up here in blog land...we all understand & know you are doing your best. Also, thank you so much for All the love you left on my blog recently...I know that you've had these issues, so for you to take the time that you spent there is very much appreciated. Take care & enjoy your week :) xx

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous, vibrant page!! I hope you can get your computer situation fixed for good!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Alison said... must be tearing your hair out with all these computer issues! Everything crossed that it all works out
Alison xx

Kerryn said...

The colours in this are just divine! Gorgeous work. I really hope your computer issues are behind you soon. To have had your fair share and then some!

Sandie Edwards said...

It is hard work when losing all precious items on a hard-drive. I do hope somewhere along the line you can retrieve some of the data. Your layout is superb Helen - I always enjoy searching for everything and always finding more glorious bits and pieces. Love it!

Marelize said...

So sorry to hear about your computer issues Helen! How annoying and I'm sure very frustrating for you. I haven't been around all that much and I have missed seeing all your gorgeous work! Love this layout! It's so happy and bright.
Glad to hear your daughter has settled into her new place at Uni. Yes, mine are both finsih with school now. My son will start his third year and my daughter her first year of Uni soon. Luckily we live pretty close to the one they're attending, so they don't have to leave me YET. Lol! I'm sure that day will come soon enough...
Take care. xx

Lynnda said...

So beautiful Helen.... !!! hugs...xoxo

Kim Price said...

Absolutely breathtaking. Wow..

Eila Sandberg said...

Arrgh grrr and .... so annoying and time consuming to have to solve the re-occurring computer issues :(( So glad everything went so well with settling in Chelsea. So now you've got your niece staying with you instead?
I absolutely adore this page! it is truly gorgeous in every way. Just love how you've built it with the layers and details and that wonderful photo. By the way, what is it you do now working fulltime? Thank heavens you've got M to sort out the everyday stuff that has to be done at home! xoxox