Thursday, 6 February 2014

Computer up in Flames

Morning everyone,well yesterday after-noon with no warning except a cloud of black foul smelling smoke my computer tower went up in flames literally.Luckily Matthew (son) was here and ripped all the cables out,and by this time literally seconds there were flames coming out of the tower and halfway up the front,as he had to take it through the hallway it set the fire alarms off -took 10 mins to stop them-the cat took off for a couple of hours and Ellie and Holly who were here for their tea were sat crying!!!.I was shaking at the thought if Matthew hadn't beeen here we wouldn't have got it out before it turned serious,and good fortune we were actually in and not in bed!!!It is now sat in the yard a pitiful sight!On the plus side after it was all over Ellie was glad she had something to write in her daily diary at school!
My card today is for the new challenge at CRAFTY GIRLS and that challenge is "ATG/Love is in the Air"Our sponsors are Aurora Wings and A Day For Daisies whose image "I DO" I used coloured with promarkers,papers are 7 Gypsies-Harmony,lace,twine,dies,flower,hearts, brad and liquid pearls from stash.I heat embossed the heart with gold and doesn't look as bright as the photo,and made my favourite uprightZ-fold card.
sweet pea stampers-Love
jellypark-lots of love
pink gem-all you need is love
allsorts-love is in the air
catch the bug-AATG
Pan pastel-ATG
corrosive challenge-feel the love
fairies-love is in the air
scribble and scrap-ATG
digi darla-personal style(love this style of card/dies)
crazy challenge-love is in the air
whoopsi daisy-love/valentine
lexis creations-Love/valentine
ooh-la-la-use a heart
craft your passion-love is in the air
papertake weekly-ATG/shaped card
paper pretties-love/valentine
handmade harbour-love
lil red wagon-love
Simon says-have a heart
fab'n'funky-brads------------------------------TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
Natalie and Amy-love is all around
crafty calendar-love is all around
little red button-Love
scrapping every day miracles-love is in the air
my goodness there is certainly alot of lave all around lol
Thanks for dropping by and any comments you wish to leave -hope you find the time to join us and see you tomorrow
Carol xx


  1. Such a pretty card so glad you are all okay and hope you had a back up of al the things on the pc.

  2. we are all okay thanks,I put all my images on laptop but son has lost all his tattoo files which were on there ! x

  3. Beautiful stepper card, I love the muted colour scheme

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a Great day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  4. lovely stepper card thanks for sharing with SEDM Rachel DT

  5. Hi lovelie, a beautiful card and image, thank you for a great challenge this fortnight xx

  6. This is a lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. And hopefully without the flames (lol). Sylvia, DT-member

  7. phew Carol - that was a close thing - what a nightmare for you. Beautiful card xx

  8. beautiful card! thanks for sharing with us at SEM

  9. Beautiful center step card, makes a simply wonderful wedding card, just love it. Wow, so lucky someone was at home when the computer caught fire. Scary to think that it can happen. Glad all is OK!

  10. Carol what a gorgeous card you have made.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  11. a fantastic and very romantic card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

  12. Gorgeous card...Love the soft colours...Joolsx

  13. Oh my, that's awful. I didn't know that could happen! Gorgeous card,

    liz x

  14. Oh that must have been so scary for you all, I'm glad your son managed to get it outside quickly for you.
    It's a lovely card, super image too. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Lots of Love Challenge. Mel :o)

  15. fabulous stepper card - really beautiful xxx Hope the computer thing gets sorted xxx

  16. Oh my goodness, that must have been so scary! Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Love Is In The Air challenge x

  17. Oh dear me! so glad you were all ok, how frightening!
    love the card, The papers and detail are beautiful1
    Hugs Mau xx

  18. Love the folding on this card (I'm fold challenged!) Such pretty colors. Glad your scary incident passed w/o becoming even more serious. I'm not sure my brain would think rapidly enough to cope with that kind of thing. We had a fan go out & burn something in the tower, but nothing smoked or anything. I had let too much dust build up inside. Glad your Matthew was there and knew just what to do! Just became your newest follower, thank you for your visit today, and hope you'll find time to come again. I'm off to enjoy a few more of your posts, as I glimpsed another 'folded card' in an earlier posting! TFS & Hugs

  19. the pop of red! So glad it wasn't worse - you were so lucky your son was there to help you! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di’s Digi Design’s Valentine/Love Challenge!Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di’s Digi Design’s Valentine/Love Challenge!

  20. How scary for you! Love all the elements you put on your card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  21. So glad everything turned out okay and you managed to prevent a serious fire. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love everything on it. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  22. OMG Carol that must have been so scary, I bet that gave you a fright.
    Your card is gorgeous, you've made so many fabulous cards recently and I don't seem to have much time to comment :(
    Take care and have a good weekend.
    hugs Teresa x

  23. Love the design of your card and gorgeous romantic image thank you four playing along in our brad challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week - so glad to hear no one was hurt by your computer fire! - not so good about the computer : ( hugs Judith x

  24. Wow what a lucky escape you had. Love your card so romantic. Love Alison xx

  25. Holy smokes! You have a story to tell -- and a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. Julie O, DT member

  26. lovely card.....Thanks for playing along with us at fairies challenge blog

  27. What a gorgeous wedding card!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Anything Goes Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new Love Challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  28. What a beautiful card.Love the subtle colours.It creates such an elegant look.The details are very pretty too.Glad all ended well with your computer fire - how scary!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  29. Your card is beautiful! That is such a scary thing to happen to happy no one was hurt, and that you were able to catch it before things could have gotten much worse...WOW! quite an experience for you.

  30. so beautiful carol.really gorgeous design and colours and i love the stunning image.thank goodness you were at home, it doesn`t bare thinking about what could of happened.

    xx coops x

  31. Beautiful card love the image.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
    Hugs Julie x

  32. Lovely card; thanks for joining the Crazy Challenge
    Regards Helen

  33. Gosh you had a narrow escape. A beautiful card tough love the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Lexis, good luck. Susan x

  34. OMG, what a horrible thing to happen, so glad you are all safe...your card is gorgeous hun, love the elegance, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy, this week, good luck xxx

  35. Love how you used brown on your card for LOVE... Aweosme job! (GLAD you are safe too!) Thanks for playing with us at the Little Red Wagon!

  36. This is so vain I love it!!!!

    Cute diecuts and the gold heart tag...Me like!

    Thank you for joining our show us your style challenge at Digi Darla. Hope to see you back soon and good luck!

  37. Beautiful make
    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC
    Hugs Kelly

  38. A really beautiful card, lovely image. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Good Luck!

  39. So sorry to hear about your computer--but hey, your card is absolutely gorgeous! So happy you linked up with us this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  40. What an adorable creation, I love your vintage colours and the layout is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Hugs, Samantha K :) x

  41. What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Valentine’s day/love”. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member) PS What a scary situation with the computer going up in flames. Glad you are all right

  42. This is so beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
    Good luck!!

  43. What a terrible thing to happen to you. Lucky no further damage done.
    Love your card so elegant.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT member

  44. Jolie carte ! Merci pour ta participation au fab'n'funky challenge blog !

  45. What a dreadful thing to happen - glad that your son acted quickly. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Valentine's Day/Love' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  46. I am so glad you and your loved ones were safe, that was sure very scary. Your card is super amazing. Love the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  47. Ooh this is lovely, great image and the colours look great too. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
    Kim xXx

  48. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘HEARTS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  49. So Happy that your house did not burn up...Luckily he was home to take action!!!
    Beautiful Wedding card!! Fantastic image.. Great Decorations and die cuts!!
    Great folding too! :o)
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC :o) Hugs Sol :o)

  50. Beautiful card, I love that image. Glad your dramas weren't TOO dramatic, lol (and it's reminded me to go and back up my hard drive!) Thanks for joining in the Love/Valentine's challenge at Di's Digi Designs Hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  51. Beautiful card! Love the neutral tones and fabulous fold! So sorry to hear about your computer! I:m glad there was minimal damage and no one was hurt! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  52. My goodness what a nasty experience with your computer!
    Super card and stylish image
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week, hope you'll check out our new challenge on Monday.

  53. beautifully coloured card, really romantic thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Challenges
    Alli x

  54. so sorry about your computer. great work on the card. Thanks for playing with us at SEM.

  55. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SEM! Sorry about your computer!!

  56. Yikes, sorry about your computer! This is a beautiful card! Great layering and coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!