Saturday, 22 December 2007

Happy Christmas

Here is a sort-of Christmas card, well Christmas scroll. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

Thanks for help with the emulsion question. I don't think it would be Primer so the water based one sounds hopeful. We can buy tiny little pots so you can test the colour - might be a cheap way to try.

I do use Paint Shop Pro most of the time, Sharon. I have the odd little bash with Photoshop Elements, just to keep my hand in and to use one or two effects that I like. I find Elements has certain things that PSP doesn't, such as gradient maps and I also like some of the restore photo filters. Mostly it is what you get used to and find easy to use, I think.

Disaster - my laptop died yesterday. Luckily I'd backed up most things but I am a bit worried about my Talks folder. I shall have get it to a specialist in data extraction and see if they can retrieve it. It's all my fault, too, as Clive wanted to get me a new one and I kept putting it off. I hate new machines. He has been very noble about not saying I told you so, especially as I am now having to use his laptop. I have resolved to save the worrying until after Christmas.
We had such a lovely lunch for Fiona's birthday. Here she is with the wood-working son-in-law who is doing an impression of Professor Winston with a cracker moustache.

The two cousins are having a great time and Lauren was happy to join Sophie in doing the kids fun pack. We all failed to do the Christmas anagrams - even Clive Grey, BA! I blamed the Margheritas.

One good thing about the lack of laptop - I can't do my article. Hooray! Off to the kitchen for a festive cook-up.


Aussie Jo said...

Ah Margheritas. They do a great margharita at our local Mex restaurant. My husband believed for quite a while that we really were there for our basketball 'team meetings'
Happy xmas to you and all your family

chrissythreads said...

Just to say that I love the frosted rose images. I always think the frost adds a little touch of fairy dust which seems particluarly relevant at this time of year. I hope you and your family's Christmas has a touch of 'fairy dust magic' as well.

pascale putz said...

Hope you have a very Happy Christmas with your family. Here in Luxembourg it's awfully cold but nature is really beautiful.

Doreen G said...

Merry Christmas Maggie to you Clive and all the family and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work in 2008.
from the Aussie Greys

Digitalgran said...

Happy Christmas to you both Maggie and Clive. Such a good thing you backed up all your files, I often forget that computers can die suddenly. I once had to pay a fortune to retrieve some work I lost when I took my old laptop with me on holiday.

sharon young said...

Hi Maggie
Sorry to hear about your laptop, I hope you can retrieve the talk files.
looks like the B/day party was a great success.
All the best to you and yours, and a happy Xmas.
Looking forward to catching up with you in the New Year.

Anonymous said...

Maggie, A happy Christmas to you and yours.
The rose pictures are lovely - you are such an inspiration!


Have a wonderful christmas and a happy New Year!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas Maggie!!! Thanks for such wonderful inspirations throughout the year. x

Susan Lenz said...

Merry Christmas!
From the moment you first started blogging I've been one of your faithful readers. Thank you so much for sharing and spreading inspirations everywhere. I look forward to a coming year of great creativity and new adventures with family, friends, and stitches.