Monday, 18 February 2013

OLW127 - Pinterest Inspiration


Pinterest Inspired One Layer Wednesday? PERFECT challenge, Cheryl! Very occasionally, I spend a few minutes looking at interesting things on Pinterest (um, well that's almost true if you change 'few' to 'many' and 'occasionally' to 'daily'!) .

There is so much inspiration there - and my inspiration board is full of great images that appeal to me, but this week I had a hard time finding one that I could translate into a one layer card. Until yesterday, when I found this:



I would definitely NOT want this on my nails (as soon as I put anything heavier than clear on my finger nails, they start to feel heavy and I have to take it off!) but what a fun, fresh and lively design for a card!

I used Stampin' Up's Pick a Petal and Trendy Trees (sentiment).

On another note, after increasingly frustrating computer issues (as in crashing every 5 minutes by the end), we spent about 2 hours on the phone to India with Dell Support to determine that my computer has Alzheimers (faulty memory). This was a lengthy, but interesting process with a man who was extremely helpful and nice. A technician will come this week to determine whether the internal memory stick(s) and/or the mother board have to be replaced (and we're assured he or she will have said parts with them when they come). In the meantime, I'm on my old computer with no photo editor so I can't say how reliable my posting and commenting will be this week. (Tomorrow's CASology post is already scheduled).  I'll do my best, but if you don't hear from me, you'll know why!

21 comments:

Hannelie said...

Hi Ardyth!
OOOH!!! I love this... cool colors , just fab!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh Ardyth, I feel for you with your computer troubles ... I wish I could help you like you helped me last week! Good luck limping along until you're back at 100% strength again.

Great one layer card here ... perfect place for the sentiment. Love that the flower is off the edge!

Sue - said...

Lovely card so clean and fresh looking. Wasn't too keen on the nails though lol!

Jenny said...

Snap!! I cannot wear nail varnish for that very same reason!!
Love your card, I always forget about that stamp set.... must give it a whirl again :0)
Jenny x

Craftilicious said...

Perfect inspiration photo and brilliant interpretation of it :-)

Marion said...

Gorgeous Ardyth! Love the clean and crispness of your card!

Lynn said...

Oh no on the computer. That is so frustrating. Your card is beautiful...love the crisp colors.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card made from very pretty inspiration! The photo looks great, even without your editing prowess. ;-)

Ardyth, I have sworn that I will never buy Dell ever again. My old Dell laptop was AWESOME and the customer service I received back when I had it was wonderful. Our two new desktops and our notebook have been no end of problems and the customer service from the second after we bought the machines to today has been abysmal. My computer alone is on it's third hard drive (thank God for back-up) and second power supply in less than two years of life.

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely brilliant! Love the colours on your card. I couldn't be doing with nails like this either - they'd chip in no time ;)

I do hope your computer is sorted soon. Touch wood, all is well with my new PC - so, so much faster!

Geri said...

Your card made me long for Spring! I'm sure I heard a Robin singing the second I laid my eyes on this BEAUTIFUL card! Simply stunning! One of my absolute "Ardyth Favs"....and I have lots of those!

Must be computer typhoid season - ours heads in to the shop tomorrow morning - for a good old cleanin' and a dustin' and a memory boost. They really should have this service for those of us who are over 50!

Cheryl said...

So sorry about your computer problems, Ardyth. Hope it's on the mend!

Love your card. Such fun colors and so Springy. I appreciate you playing along this week.

mypapercraftworld said...

I LOVE this ... it's talking to me ... fresh, bright, fun, happy, smiling, spring-like and totally gorgeous! If I'd got into Pinterest already, it'd be pinned!

Fingers crossed for the computer ... fab things when they work!!

Anita :)

Joyce said...

What a fun and happy card. I love how you turned those inspirational nails into a card.

Bobby said...

Your card reminds me of the spirograph. What fun those were.

Vicky Hayes said...

I couldn't wear those nails either Ardyth but they make fantastic inspiration for your card! Absolutely stunning! Vicky x

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card Ardyth! Love the colors.
Sorry to hear about your computer struggles, hope everything works out ok for you.

Gabby said...

Terrific, inspired card! LOVE those springy, cheerful colors. Hope your computer issues will be resolved readily. :)

Sharon Jones said...

Gorgeous interpretation, Ardyth! You "nailed" it, LOL! I hope your computer get well soon!
Hugs,
Sharon

Kim Heggins said...

This is so pretty, the colors, stamp and your design.

Jen W. said...

You are the queen of translating Pinterest finds into cards. Another gorgeous success!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This is too beautiful Ardyth! I LOVE the colors and how clean and simple it is. Amazing!