Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Whiff of Joy.........................


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Weekend. I had a wonderful time with my family and then Monday happened. Came downstairs switched on computer. Then disaster struck! A virus had infected my computer after paying a fortune on protection and I lost everything on my computer! I mean everything!!! Well, I was beside myself, no blogging, every single precious family photo gone, all my CS2 software, windows gone. So after raging, crying beside myself in despair Kim. My neighbour gave me the number of the one and only Dave! He is now officially my knight in shining armour. He hotfooted round to make my computer better. He got it started, cleaned it completely and then he took my external hardrive that I had backed up my whole computer onto. (Which I didn't know how to work). He then gradually put everything back. Oh my lord I love Dave! So whatever you do everyone back up everything. Eventually at midnight last night all was restored and well with the world.

So I have now been able to make and put my Whiff of Joy card onto my blog. This is Rogue Charlotte and I have coloured her with distress inks. The background I have distressed with old paper and edged with vintage photo. I die cut the flowers using quickutz and then distressed with pine needles and sprayed with glimmer mist. I have edged my card and flowers with krylon pen.

Thank you so much for bearing with me. Take care.


kim x


Desire Fourie said...

Oh Kim, this is just beautiful. Love everything about it. I am so glad your knight Dave came to your rescue and you can sigh a sigh of huge relief. Hugs from Desire

Becky said...

Wow! Beautiful card Kim! She is very cheeky! Poor you, thank the lord for Dave!! I have a bug in my computer at the moment so I know how you feel, it's so frustrating isn't it!!
Love Becky xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow kim this card is stunning and so full of gorgeous detail ,i love it xxxxx
so glad you are back up and running ,hugs Dawnxxxx

Anonymous said...

a beautiful card Kim so pretty with the flowers. sounds like you have had a nightmare hun, so glad that you computer is up and running again.. good old Dave.. hugs rachxx

Zehavit Shaked said...

Wow Beautiful card Kim
hope that your computer is ok
love your work


Tammi said...

Kim, so glad he was able to get you back up and running! Whew! Your card is so cute, I always love all the flowers you use and the pretty swirls. ~Hugs

lilacanglia said...

Oh my, boy you was lucky to have backed it up, I know what its like to loose everything,

Superb card,

Lisbeth said...

WOW, Kim! A beautiful card, I just adore it!!!

Kath said...

wow Kim another stunning card and big hugs to Dave...OMG what would we have done if you had lost your blog.....doesn't bear thinking about and all your precious photos.
Hugs Kath xxxx

IsaNorris said...

OMG, what a nightmare!! such an awful thing to happen. Glad it all finished well though. Your card is beautiful!!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card kim, I love the colours and layout. I am so pleased you managed to get your PC sorted out, you must have been having a major panic

Joy said...

Oh Kim I have a Dave, only his names Mark and I wouldn't be sitting here now if it wasn't for him - saved my bacon many a time!! glad you got everything back.
Your card and colouring is fantastic and your flowers are out of this world - so inspirational xx

Aud said...

How scary to loose everything on your PC, - how wonderful it is that there are people like Dave amongst us! =0)

Your card is just too gorgeous!♥♥♥ Love all your details!


Pia said...

Wow kim this card is stunning and so full of gorgeous detail, love it!! hugs Pia

Pascale said...

Well thank you Dave for rescuing our fave crafter Kim so we can oogle amazing work like this, Great card Kim and so glad you got it fixed I still have to do that bit on my main computer hugs Pascale

Treacle said...

Beautiful card Kim

So glad you got your pooter fixed. I lost lots of things when my computer died a few years ago. Pictures of the kids that I'd taken on my digital camera so nothing was saved as a hard copy and nothing backed up. I learnt my lesson that day.


Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

ohhh my Kim!!!!
I would'a freaked out too!!!
lovin Dave...kiss him for all of us :)
great card too

Fern said...

Beautiful card Kim, i love the green colours and pretty flowers! :O)
The new whiff of Joy stamps are lovely! xx

Fern x

Erica said...

Absolutley lovely card Kim!!!
Love the colors, looks very harmonic (sorry, bad english..) and beautiful!

Hugs, Erica

lisa said...

Oh Kim poor you. What trials and tribulations these computers give us. We all need a Dave!
I love the way you put your cards together, the backgrounds are truly a work of art, I love them. This one is no exception, those flowers are gorgeous.


Sanna F said...

so beautiful colored and I love all the roses!

Vicky said...

Love this card Kim. The detail is just stunning! So glad Dave managed to get your computer back up and running!
Hugs, Vicky x

Alexandra said...

your card is so lovely!

hugs from germany

Riet said...

ohhh Kim,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Lia said...

Both of your cards are stunning again I love them the paper and the stamps are cute
hugs Lia

Sandie said...

O-M-G! That is just beautiful!! Love, love, love this card!!! Stunning!

Tab said...

Oh Kim, stunnug card hun! Love the sweet image and all the fab flowers and delish papers!

Oh wow, thank goodness for Dave! I have all mine backed up as something similar happened to me once too!
Hugs Tab xxx

May-Bente said...

Oh,kim! Your card is so stunning, love every thing... the colour,the details, the image... WOW.
Amazing work, Kim.
I am sooo glad Dave managed to get your computer back up and running:=)

Heidi said...

This is so beautiful and I really love the color and all the beautiful flowers. You are so talented

Hugs from

sue said...

another stunner! Glad you are back up and running, thank goodness for Dave LOL

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Kim, the flowers are gorgeous!
Thanks heavens for DAVE...so pleased you managed to save everythng!
Carole x

Kim said...

What gorgeous cards you have created lately! I love them all! i get by you look at your cards everyday (even while I am sitting in class....LOL...thank god for my blackberry...keeps me entertained in between classes) but I don't always get time to comment! :( Only 4 more weeks and then it's summer vacation! WOO-HOO that means lots of time to blog and play! Hope you are doing well my dear friend!
Big Hugs~ Kim

Dena said...

Oh no, I am off to buy an external hard drive tomorrow, thanks for the tip. I absolutely love the card. The colors are fab and the layout is just beautiful.

Denise said...


Aina said...

Beautiful as always! Love your learing, and your colours :O)

Scrapmumur said...

OH...My dear Kim, your card is STUNNING!!!!!
I love details and colours.
Great work!!!!!
Big hugs, Mumur

sandra's hobby cards said...

Gorgeous card kim!

Debbie said...

Oh my Kim your card is just stunning. Your colouring is beautiful and I love how you have stamped the papers...the whole card just comes together beautifully. Debbie x

megastamper said...

wow kim, what a green dream, looks so fresh and fabulous.
have a nice day,
hugs, bea

joey said...

super stunning Kim! those flowers look gorgeous. Joey.x

Iris said...

Oh poor Kim what a nightmare!!!!! So glad for you everything is restored now! Yes backing up is a must!
Your card is absolutely stunning, the flowers are so gorgeous and your coloring is perfect. I LOVE the colors you chose!


Petra/Paradise said...

W O N D E R F U L ! ! ! =)

TaraG said...

YAY FOR DAVE!!!! I am so glad that he could fix your computer problems, Kim! Such a shame to have to go through all of that...I just bought an external hard drive backer upper thingy myself so I can sleep at night know all my pics and fonts are protected, smile!!!
Love this stunning card, hun!!! It is soooo gorge...the papers are yummy and Charlotte looks smashing...very Peter Pan-esque!!! Love the QK die cut flowers and roses so pretty!

Deb said...

Wow, such a stunning work of art Kim, your cards are amazing! Those flowers are so pretty!
So glad you got everything back on your computer, these viruses are such a nuisance!
Have a great evening, Debx

Nicola said...

Stunning card Kim, I love the feel of this card. Gorgeous colours and layout and such a sweet image. You have such a special touch with flowers and these are utterly beautiful. -x-

Susie Sugar said...

Wow what a beautiful card really fantastic so much lovely detail
I love your blog
hugs Susie xx

Sandra said...

Hi Kim...pleased to hear your up and running again...thanks to Dave :0)...your card is amazing as always...i need some colouring lessons from you,
Take care
San x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

this is a fantastic card i love the greens that you have chosen to use and the flowers are lush - eek to the computer i would have sat and cried to if it had been me as i have all my childrens photo's on here too. there is a little award for you on my blog which you may already have x

Suzie Q said...

Oh my goodness Kim,
The nation would of been at stand still if you had gone awol!
So glad you back and yes i bet you do love Dave what a hero!
Suzie Q
PS card is super x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Kim, such a cute image and i love the pretty colour scheme and your beautiful colouring. Hugs Nikki x

Marcea said...

Stunning work Kim, just love the effects of the glimmer mist. You have such a distinct style ... love it!! Totally sympathise re computer - mine dies recently and I lost everything! I now own an external hard drive too and believe me - everything goes on there. I worry now though incase that breaks .... then what!
Enjoy the rest of your week hun

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Kim love the image she's so cute. Glad Dave got your comp sorted for i would have got withdrawal symptoms not being able to check out your blog lol. luv gina xx

Enfys said...

Stunning card Kim, especially those fantastic ink colours you used.
Good old Dave - we all need a Dave in a crisis. What a nightmare for you, glad you got it sorted.
En x

Lil Sis said...

Fab card with brilliant detail!

Beccy x

Naoual said...

Gorgeous card Kim! Love the way you used the flowers and roses, you have a great eye for detail xx

Hugs Naoual

Jill said...

stunning card Kim, I love the layout and soft colours, sorry to hear about your computer, but I'm pleased Dave managed to fix it for you, there's an award for you over at my blog hugs Jill xx

Anesha said...

Stunning card!!! Colouring is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
You made the most gorgeous card again. I love them all. Congrats with your DT of Just Magnolia, They did best to choose you.
xoxo Ceciel

Chris said...

Oh crikey Kim, what a nightmare you've had! Quite frightening that everything on your computer could have been lost even with security on it. Was he able to find out how the virus got in? Glad all is well and you were able to show us your fabulous card. I love Rogue Charlotte, she looks like a little tom boy. Wonderful colouring, papers and details and those glimmer misted flowers are gorgeous. I sent you an email the other day, so perhaps it didn't get to you with everything that was happening on your computer. Hope you're well and thank you so much for my beautiful birthday card, it's perfection in every way. Chris xxx

Ilonka said...

Hello Kim , I did see yuor blog .Its really Fantastic. What a beautiful cards you make . Ilike too come bij on your blog.
Al the card are perfect, With respect.

Hugs Ilonka

E.T said...

as always, an incredibly beautiful card!

Karen said...


What a beautiful card! I’m stunned! Gorgeous colours and a lovely stamp! I'm very inspired by your card!


Sharon said...

Wow! this is super cute!. Fab use of the flowers. Love the image and papers.
Sharon xx