Sunday, 20 May 2012

40th birthday.....


And an especially big HELLO!to my new followers :-) Nice to have you on board....

I still haven't quite resolved my lack of photo space on blogger/Picasa although I have managed to increase my space by deleting a few duplicate pictures..... And I've also discovered that many of my photos are pushing 2Mb in size!!! But a minor cropping operation in paint can reduce them to 500kb.... I don't understand :-( Thank you to everyone who has offered advice - I really appreciate it. I'm going to explore each option in turn and see if I can find a way around it before I give in to monthly payments! I'll keep you updated....

Anyway, I do have a card to share with you:

One of my fave LOTV images - oh, who am I kidding??? I love them all!

I tried out my most recent purchase.... A sizzix photo corner die - I'm quite pleased!

Cards for Men - Kicking back
Sketch 'n' stash - Fab sketch (ooops! Missed the dealine!)
Paperplay Challenges - Destruction (Iwas just in the mood after my nasty blogger problems!)

Back again soon - and I might get round to posting a piccie of the new car (which is fabulous!) if blogger will let me!

Love 'n' hugs,


amanda stokes said...

Hi Mel,
Gorgeous card,i know what you mean they're all soo cute :) x

Tammy said...

Mel you can change the size of your pictures in paint by selecting "resize" from the main menu bar, its just underneath crop. Then if you select pixels rather than percentage you can change the size to 800. Make sure maintain aspect ratio aspect is ticked.
I usually do this just before I save my picture. It does look small but when you upload into blogger you can select the size you want your image to be.
Hope this helps. Your card is fab btw.

melsanford said...

Tammy.... I think I love you! :-) Mel xx

Joey said...

Fabulous card Mel love the image too and great layout. Joey x

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Mel!

Hope you get round those pesky limits soon!! <3


Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Mel, and I'm lovin your wee corner dies!
I've been reading your posts about your blogger problems, I'd no idea we might run out of space. Eek! Off to check now to see what mine is .. though I haven't had any of those messages yet.

Sally said...

A smashing card Mel & a cute image, oerfect for the occasion.
Sally x

downrightcrafty said...

just beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous too.

Melly said...

Hi petal

Hope all is well and your adjusting well to married life lol?? Can't wait to see the new car, hope blogger lets you!!

Adore the wee card, a stunning blokes one! You are super at blokey cards!

Have a fab week and hope you get sun all week!
Hugs melly xxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Mel - beautifully coloured image and great LO.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sheri said...

This IS a super cute image and a DARLING card too! Thank you so much for joining us at PaperPlay! :)

coops said...

Stunning male card Mel.I love the fab image and your design is gorgeous :D
I always crop and resize my pics now aftr i nearly used all my space in picasso.i went in and resized all the pics that were already in there too.took me a few weeks gradually doing them bit by bit.
i`ve had my blog 2 and half years and have used 38% of my space.

xx Coops xx

Linny said...

Beautiful card. thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.Linda x

Wishcraft said...

This is so gorgeous Mel! Love the image and fab design. Hope you've got the photo problems sorted now... I've no idea how much of my space I've used, but I do always reduce the pixel sizes quite small so fingers crossed it's ok! Hugs, Lisa x

Kathleen said...

lovely card!!
with regard to your storage, why not open a free photobucket account - you can store loads of pics on there and then add the URL of the image when you upload them.
Kathleen Mc xx

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Your card is so precious especially since I worked for a newspaper for 35 years..this is just adorable the way you colored and designed it. thanks for sharing your beautiful card art you are an inspiration.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x