Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Just for Fun Black White Silver Plus 1 other and I have a screw loose !

You may have read last week on my blog that I had a  " loose connection " not me personally my modem did !  which meant that I had no phone or internet for ten whole days !!!!!!! After much crying wailing and gnashing of teeth  I was reconnected , it seems that the problem was just a loose connection  ! I was finally re-united with the outside world ..........which lasted two whole days and then..........my Mac decided that I hadn't suffered enough and went  on strike ! I do believe there is a conspiracy afoot
Apple Macs do not break down ! Maybe I have an Apple lemon or maybe it was just jealous of the attention my modem was getting , I don't know.  off it went to the PC hospital for a little examination of its innards only to be returned to me yesterday all glowing and gorgeous with new programs installed .none of which I have a clue how to use.

I sat before it unsure of what to do next , should I catch up on my commenting, do I try to upload my desperately late DT pieces should I post something, anything. I have to say my creative juices have dried up lately I am in a quandary ( whatever that is but I'm in it all the same ) but no I am thwarted ( yes Donna thwarted ) once again I have no internet  and I know my connection is not loose, so what is it this time ? .......... It seems that this time according to the "experts" I have a  " screw loose " no don't laugh I really do , well did. The screw has now been tightened and I can now post, blog, comment and do all manner of computer related things that is until my next drama !
This is all just a big build up for my excuse of an entry for the Just for Fun challenge which is black, white, silver plus 1 other colour. Please forgive me this is all I could manage and I did so much want to take part , I will perfectly understand if I see the little disqualified caption under my entry.

Black white, silver and pink ! Black base, white Gesso, white crackle paint, silver ink over the crackle paint and around the edges black pearls on the bids eye and black embossed bird image and rubbish photo . I usually like to post three pieces for each challenge and I do in fact have several other pieces that I did but I just don't like them !

Please do pop over to Just for Fun  to see some  " real talent " from the DT and the rest of it's faithful and very talented followers, I do apologise for this poor post but hope that normal service will be resumed shortly.  will be around to visit all of you lovelies shortly

Until then..........

goodnight !
Marie






43 comments:

  1. Hi Marie. This is gorgeous. Pleased to hear you have sorted out your loose screw! lol! What are you like!
    Regards Florence x

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  2. oh glad you have tightened the screw lol... glad to see you back with such a gorgeous creation. I love the colours and techniques
    Lisa x

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  3. Ah ha ! You're back, great!! Sounds like you've been having a bit of a nightmare:{ I've been there and it's not fun, poor you! BUT you've made a great card Marie, love the texture and colours and that little bird is a darling, don't you just love crackle paint?? LOL Gay xxx

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  4. Marie, Marie! You really have got a screw (or2or2or4)loose - your entry is beautiful!!Look after your remaining screws, dear, and have a nice evening. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. This was so funny to read - you've made me laugh so much!! What a nightmare for you but let's hope it's all sorted now! Your card is lovely - what are you apologising for??!! xx

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  6. What a fabulous card, wouldn't know where to start using some of the products you have used, stick in the mud me.
    Great post, really tickled me.

    Kath x

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  7. Great to see you back :) Fantastic piece, wonderful colors.

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  8. Oh, I´m so sorry for all the trouble you have!
    When my computer broke down 2 yrs. ago, a friend of mine ordered a new one for me through his company - I waited 3 loooong weeks - then, when I asked for my new computer, he confessed, that it was forgotten to order - and I had to wait another 3 looooooong weeks! *sigh* So I know, how you feel ;-)
    Btw. your card is gorgeous! I love your artsy style!
    Hugs,
    Ulina

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  9. Normal service will be resumed shortly? This was not normal LOL

    Why would you see a little disqualified caption? this is White, Black, Silver and one other PINK! A very logical choice it fits perfectly with the theme this week. You have used one of my favourite stamps as well so overall I LOVE IT.

    Does it help to know that my TV has now lost its picture and so will have to be replaced? XOXO Zoe

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  10. After all that I forgot to thank you for sharing your fabulous inky messy card with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  11. Oh my, what a palaver! but what a beautiful card, love the image and the crackling and the date stamp (that's my birthday - obviously not the year though!). Fingers crossed Mr Mac behaves himself now! xx

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  12. Welcome back again lol
    Owww you got nice and inky love the end result Marie :)
    Thank you for joining us at just for fun :)
    Von xxx

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  13. I really feel for you, and it is good to have you back! Your creation is stunning! I love it very much. I don't do pink much, but distressed like this I love it!

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  14. I love Crackle. You put crackle on something and I will love it and this is certainly no exception. Once again a beautiful piece of artwork (would have been even without the crackle)and the perfect colour combination with the addition of a hint of pink.
    Next time you come over I will introduce you to the delights of PaperArtsy's Crackle. FAB-U-LUS.

    Thanks for getting here in time and joining in with the challenge. Hugs,Neet x

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  15. Hey there! I am glad you are back. I am feeling very "thwarted" myself lately.My muse is definitely on vacation. Your piece is gorgeous. I know it is even better in person. I was showing off your site to a friend the other day and telling her how all your pieces come out so classy no matter what the media...hugs..Donna

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  16. Good to see you back Marie, though why you think this piece could be disqualified I really don't know. Not only have you fulfilled the remit but you've done it with style ... this is lovely. I like the effect of white gesson on black and crackle and the stamping is great, as usual. Hope your screws stays tightly screwed so you can keep posting your fab creations. Elizabeth x

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  17. Great to see you back, so much trouble and so frustrating. Fingers crossed that all is OK now. My muse is on holiday somewhere, such a pain.... Loving your beautiful card, take care, Annette x

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  18. Poor Sweet Marie! Loose screws, thwartedness, AND a broken Mac! To say the least a major disaster. I hate to tell you this (you had better sit down) .. Apple has finally caught up to the PC world in marketing .. their hard drives are built to break down in five years now. I know, a MAJOR shock to ones system. I can't imagine being without a phone and internet as long as you have. Believe me, I'd be more than thwarted! Your card is lovely .. reminds me of the 50's ... silver grey and pink were so HOT. Naturally, I was only a babe in arms and have no recollection of this fashion trend. Nice to have you back .. always look forward to my visit with you. hugs, Donna from Mexico (as opposed to Donna by the Bay)

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  19. Wonderful piece. It's really gorgeous. I love that you used a black pearl for the eye!
    Glad you've got your screws sorted!!
    Angela

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  20. Hi Marie... what a wonderful piece... loving all the crackling texture !!!! and the "other" color you chose is awesome !!!!!

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  21. Absolutely awesome! Love all the techniques and media that you have used.
    Keep Well, Chris

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  22. όπως πάντα μια υπέροχη κάρτα!!!οι τεχνικές σου απίστευτες!!!εγω είμαι ακόμα σε νηπιακό στάδιο και δεν τα πολυκαταλαβαίνω όλα αυτά!!!είναι όμως υπέροχα!!!μπράβο σου!!!

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  23. Oh Marie this is so beautiful!
    I love the texture and that stamp is gorgeous!
    You created a piece of art againa and now you have to build your self confidence... and your connection!
    Kisses

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  24. Glad to hear that everything is back in order. I absolutely love what you have done here with these colors...fab!

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  25. wonderful card...love the colours and the crackle effect

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  26. Marie
    I read your lovely comments on my Blog - THANK YOU and so happy that finally the Giveaway prize arrived - about time too!!!!
    No excuses needed for your DT piece as it is arty fabulous. Wonderful background you created, don't you just love Gesso?!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. Υπέροχα χρώματα,υπέροχες τεχνικές,τη θαύμασα!!!!

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  28. Wow wonderful card!!The colours are so beautiful and the stamp just perfect!!Welldone!!!

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  29. πολυ καλο αποτελεσμα και πολυ καλος συνδυασμος!
    φιλια!

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  30. oh wow hun how glad I am too see you back in blog land sorry to hear all the rotten luck you have had hun,as for your card hun wow you have not lost your touch hun this is simply amazing beautiful detail as always hun,love that crackle effect hugs cherylxx

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  31. that is so so so very gorgeous! love the crackle paint. i have some- wonder if it's still good? perhaps you just inspired me to dig it out. Beautiful work, Marie!

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  32. Gorgeous piece Marie I love the colours and the stamping. Hugs Sandra XX

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  33. magnificent absolutely magnificent .. hugz x

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous creation....awww just like you and your loose screws LOL LOL!!!!!
    I love love love the creations you made while unplugged.....when I come to Thessaloniki in October I think I will unplug you just so I can see more amazing creations!!!!!

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  35. I would never suspect that you have had computer troubles. This is really gorgeous, Marie. As one who has gone through a one-two blow of earthquake-hurricane and no internet for a while, I can totally relate to your frustration. I am so glad you are back and running. I know you will figure out those new programs soon. Great to have you back and it's great to be back, too.

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  36. Είσαι υπέροχη scrapbooker και θαυμάζω απεριόριστα τη δουλειά σου!!! Έχεις ένα πολύ ιδιαίτερο τρόπο να δημιουργείς και εμένα προσωπικά μου αρέσει πάρα πάρα πολύ!!! Σε φιλώ και σου εύχομαι καλό μηνα!!!

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  37. Hi again. Stop by my blog and sign up for my giveaway. hugs..Donna

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  38. Fancy being thwarted! I'm not sure if I've been thwarted since 1994! Your piece is absolutely gorgeous as it always is - you only ever do extra-ordinary work Marie. Vx

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  39. dear Marie,
    Oh course you had a screw loose, we all know that.LOL. Glad to see you are up and running. Im still getting back into the swing of things. I usually post every day except Thursday, so my goal is to start tomorrow to get on the path too. Took my daughter to college this week so so my comments and visits have been off too. I guess we do what we can! take care dearie, glad to see you back. gerri

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  40. Oh I forgot to say....I love this card today. Your technique and colors are amazing. Have to start using gesso, like you. gerri

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  41. Gorgeous gorgeous, love it all

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  42. Hi Marie, I missed some gorgeous work of yours. Been away for a little bit, but back home now.

    Cheers
    Yvonne

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