Saturday, 16 April 2016


Good Afternoon!
To say I'm struggling a bit with my Computer? Is an understatement!!
ALL my digital images plus family photo's were on an External Drive to keep them safe??
Only thing is it fell off the consul onto the floor a drop of 18"and according to the Computer man nothing is retrievable!! Unless I want to send it away at a cost of hundreds! The only thing he said he could do was empty my Recycle Bin..So that's what he did last week only to find it goes back to when I first bought this computer and nothing I need is there?? So the computers going back again for another try! I thought that having an external drive was a good thing? and felt everything was safe! Only to find out it isn't..

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and he's called Chef Pierre Wine
Coloured with Copics...I've used a Crafts-Too Embossing folder with hearts on at the back of the computer sentiment. Papers LOTV pad,

Challenges entering..

Catch the Bug ~ Bingo {bottom row}
Alphabet ~ D for Dots
Jo's Scrap Shack ~ Use Black, Tan and Red
Paper Creator's Crafts ~  Polka Dots or Gingham

Thank you so much for calling..


Sue B said...

Oh this is a brilliant male card Chrissy! Love the fab colour combo… such a wonderful image and the sentiment is perfect with it!
So sorry to read about your computer trouble. Omg! that sounds like my worst nightmare… computer failing and then external hard drive too. I was wondering about that the other day. Think I will now buy a 2nd external hard drive! really hope they manage to get your digital images back for you… will have fingers, toes and everything crossed for you!!!
Take care
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Dee said...

Another fabulous card! Love that image and the fun saying

So sorry to hear about your computer trouble. Lately I have been uploading my digi files to Google's on line "Drive". I have most images and photos stored on a USB drive, but some of the USB drives have failed for me in the past, so Google's drive is my back up now. It does take a long time though to upload the files since I have managed to collect so many.

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Chrissy, fab image and sentiment.
Good luck with your computer
Lorraine x

Pia S said...

This is perfectly masculine and colors suit chef Pierre so well, the patterned background too. Lovely personalized sentiment also, I'm sure the card will be much appreciated.
Sorry to hear you're having computer issues. Having an external drive I too thought was the solution... Good luck with that, hope you get your photos and images retrieved.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Chrissy..I'm so sorry that you have lost all your precious photos..I have always downloaded onto CD discs and lately gone tech savvy and put everything onto flash drive I have everything backed up twice..good luck with it heart breaking eh!..


Kathleen said...

Another gorgeous creation, great colours and a super fun image.
Oh gosh, how dreadful, invented by males, so I suppose you have to expect glitches, I hate computers. My Hubby talked me into getting an Apple Mac, just over 12 months ago, better to beat hackers, well that is about all it may be better for 'cos it is damned complicated and I lost stuff that was not compatible with this machine.
Good Luck, hope you can get it sorted pdq.

Kath x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous male card Chrissy! Love your color combo and design!

Sorry about your computer! I thought everything was safe with an external hard drive, too! Good luck!


McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Chrissy, I like the fun image and the sentiment
Kevin xx

Amanda said...

This is so cute. Love the chef. Might have to get him. Great job on the color challenge. Love the paper too.. Thank you for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Funday Friday.


Chris said...

Brilliant male card Chrissy, love the image and colour combo! You have all my sympathy over your computer issues! Have a problem with opening email attachments and my son was trying to sort it out for me...he's gone home now...and I think all my files have gone with him!!! No images, photos or documents to be found!

Gail said...

Great card!
I too had an external hard drive.
And it fell.
Pictures, gone.
You can get some amazingly big USB keys these day.
That's what I use now.

fabiola jaques said...

oh la la ma pauvre Chrissy, je suis désolé pour toi, ce n'est vraiment pas de chance, tout de même ta carte est très mignonne, biz

Heather said...

Ugh!! Technology is great until it isn't!! I hope you are able to recover your files, specially those precious photos. Your card is adorable!!! Beautifully colored and that background is perfect for letting the image shine. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your card! It's adorable and adoring. I'm so sorry to hear about your hard drive and the loss of all your photos and images. That's a real blow.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Very sorry to hear about your computer issues Chrissy.... sometimes our life becomes completely in a state of chaos without our technology at our fingertips...but on a brighter note, this card is gorgeous! I love the image so much and your coloring is beautiful. Great card! Thank you so much for joining us this week in our color challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Joyce Tompkins said...

Such a wonderful creation! Your card is so much fun! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Pamela said...

Great card Chrissy,thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

Pam x

Jen Leeflang said...

Boohoo to computer problems! I hope you're sorted by now ...
Your card is abfab!
Thanks so much for playing Bugaboo Bingo with us - good luck in the draw.
We hope you'll join us again very soon!
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Min said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks so much for playing along with The Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Bingo challenge this week! We hope you'll join us again this week for our newest challenge - our color challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Asst DT Coordinator

Kellie 0:) said...

Oh I feel for you with your drive issues. I'm having computer issues myself and just having to access internet via my phone for now. Love your chef Pierre. A great card. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

fabiola jaques said...

Super sympa Chrissy, biz

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Fun-day Friday challenge. Hope to see you again next time. I am sorry you are having computer problems.

Cazro said...

A supera card for a male. Loving your perfect dotty background for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Aplhabet Challenges. Caz DT.