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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Something different for me, I cheated! I

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs 
Oh woe is me, my beloved PC has died :o( I have had to dig out the laptop and I don't like it. It has Windows 7 on it and I love XP, which I have on my PC! I have taken it to the PC doctor but he has a 4 day queue so it won't be looked at until next week and by then this laptop will have driven me crazy. Thank goodness I never save anything to the computer, I always work from external hard drives so my 20,000+ photographs are safe...phew!!!
The only thing I have lost is my email addies, so I will have to wait to get emails from folks who I normally email because I can't remember them all!!!!!
Anyhow, I must stop waffling and get to my cards for today, which is where the cheating in the title comes in. I was idly googling the other day for free public domain Santa images and found a few that I liked so here are the first ones.




of course I had to add my Marianne diecut tree to the first one and my  Memory Box deer to the second one 




For the second two I opened them in PSP and again I added MB deer and winter tree diecuts.
I am quite pleased with the results :o)
Jackie xx

24 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards Jackie,love the scenes....hope you get your PC back soon.xxx

Sue said...

These are stunning Jackie, the background scene looks wonderful and I love the dies you have added.
Sorry to hear about your PC, luckily you use an external hard drive. I always use the main PC for blogging, I really don't get on well with laptops so you have my sympathies!
Sue xx

Squirrel x said...

Sorry to hear about your pc hun - I have no experience of Windows 7 - we went straight from XP to Windows 8. I nearly went into meltdown. Had it since June and I still hate it!! Loving your cards, that's what a true crafter does, takes one thing and makes it special. Hugs xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow Jackie, these are all so beautiful. Love how the diecuts add so much depth to the image. You should be pleased with the results - they really are stunning!

My laptop died this afternoon - just suddenly shut down without warning and trying to fix it myself. Wouldn't even turn on for hours. FINALLY got it to turn on a few minutes ago but I don't hold out much hope. Maybe my system repair disk will fix whatever is wrong (?). Luckily, I have my daughter's laptop that I can use in the meantime. I loved Windows XP - it was a great system. Sad that Microsoft will be stopping support for it in April 2014 :-(

Jocelyn x

Christine said...

Wow Jackie love your super Christmas cards ..oh poor you hate it when techy goes wrong..at least you had your pics backed up..BTW there are no cheating in crafting just SHORT CUTS your Santa is stunning ..think I will have to find him for meself..lol

smiles Christine x

Lesley said...

lovely selection of gorgeous cards - hope your PC is better soon - hope you get your food shopping done and Stephen is making good progress still best wishes Lesley x

Myrna said...

Four more absolutely gorgeous cards.
Myrna

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Jackie, I love the use of the die cuts.
Kevin xx

Donna Mosley said...

These are all gorgeous Jackie, what a fab image.

Donna x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jackie, sorry to hear about your pc, so good you back up your photos! Love all these cards, the die cuts finish them off beautifully!
Hugs Lynsey x

Chrissys for Cards said...

Love them, especially the last one. I lost all my photos from the past two years a couple of weeks ago because my computer decided to delete the iPhoto programme. Normally I back up all my photos on an external hard drive, but somehow never got round to doing the last lot. So lost all our holiday photos from the past two years and other bits etc. grhhhhhh.

Lynne in NI said...

These are fab Jackie ... the die cuts give them that extra WOW factor

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I'm quite please with the results also.....these are favulous! It's amazing the whole new look by changing a die and working with PSE. I hope you get your computer back soon. I hope my laptop still works after not using it for so long...haha

Vivienne Holden said...

You can cheat as much as you like coming up with these gorgeous cards Jack! (Would you believe, I used the exact same principle for Alan's birthday card)! His was a country scene. Great minds think alike eh! LOVE these my friend! xxx

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie love them both it's amazing what you can find on google, hope your computer gets better soon. Thanks for the tips I already have two stands to highlight my candles and cards but need something to hang the Christmas decorations I am going to make. I am attending a big craft fair which is on for two days next weekend and have booked for both days. Love Alison xx

Allthingsinky said...

Beautiful Cards Jackie... Hope you get your computer sorted out soon....

Inger said...

These are all gorgeous Jackie!
Lovely scenes.
Glad to hear you've saved all your photograps!
Have a nice sunday :)

♥ Hugs, Inger

coops said...

so stunning jackie.your winter scenes are magical.
fingers crossed for your pc.

xx coops xx

kay said...

Great set of cards Jackie, hope the Pc can be fixed x

Judy said...

Hi Jackie, so sorry about your computer... These cards are beautiful, so creative...
Hugs,

Mau xx said...

Hi Jackie, These are beautiful. Love the backgrounds.
Sorry your PC is sick, hope it ready sooner than you expect.
I keep printing off the address book every now and again incase I lose emails addy's
Hope everyone is doing ok xxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie, love the background scene :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Christine L said...

Don't know how I missed these fabulous Christmas cards Jackie... love them all.. That background is so fab! And oooh to the Santa image!

Hugs
Christine x

dizzy di said...

Gorgeous Jackie :D I'm so pleased to say that I have one of these stunners! Many thanks Jackie xxx