Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Lack of Mojo Can Be Very Dangerous...

...mainly because it means that I am distracted into doing "other things". Oh yesh indeedily, that old rogue Mojo has still yet to show his face in 2012... so in the meantime I have taken to doing things that I should have done months ago and are on the ever expanding "to do" list. One of the things that has been nagging away on said list is to do a back-up thingy on Lionel Laptop. Now, for those of you who know me, you will probably be already groaning and shaking your head... knowing just how computer illiterate I am. I mean come on, I can't even figure out how to do one of those linky things in a comments box, so anything more complicated is above my understanding... non comprendez and all that (see, I can't even speak French properly lol)



So... that old cad and rascal Mojo obviously means business this time. He has been away for about a week before... but this time it is 10 days and counting... which is not good... at all! So... being as I have hours of time to waste now that the fingers aren't getting inky, I decided to do a back-up thingy of all those photo's I took last year. I have got an external hard drive jobby that Grim bought for me (and I know if Grim reads this he will be shaking his head cos he knows just how truly stoopid I am) Normally Grim will do the deed of back-up for me... and try and tell me how to do it, to which I usually respond with "I can't learn it now cos it hurts my brain too much" or somesuch twaddle. Well, my IT Guy Grim is at work... so I thought to myself "How hard can it be huh?"


Famous last words huh!!! Basically, I plugged in the hard-drive thingy into the USB thingywotsit... and it popped up a message asking what I wanted to do. So far so good. So, I clicked on the "open up" option and then thought that if I just get all the photo files highlighted and then drag them to the hard drive it will do the trick. Errrrm... big fat NO to that. For what happened next made that icy finger of fate trickle down my spine. They all... DISAPPEARED!!! A mad panic... a scurrying about to try and find them... and then a cry for help on Facebook... thank goodness I have some very clever friends who told me what to do... namely Jane..thanks Jane... you are a star! Anyways... I found the files... put them back where they belong, copied them all to the hard drive... closed the hard drive (ok, only after Jane told me what to do again lol) and then I checked that they were all actually on the hard drive and... they are! Huzzah! I did it!!


So... for my sanity and peace of mind... a public plea... please Mojo, come home... I am sorry I abused you and made you make too many Christmas things ~(!)~ I have even resorted to rummaging under the computer desk in the vain attempt to tidy it out... eeek! Come home Mojo, I needs ya! Anyways... these here pics are a couple of cards I had made as samples using my fabby and most beloved Studio 490 stamps from my fave artist Wendy Vecchi. They are a couple of simple designs with a smidge of Idea-ology thrown in for goodly measures.



Right... I am off to lay down in a very darkened room (preferably one with padded walls, I need to claw back some sanity right?) Thanks for looking... oh and before I go... yesterday I had a lovely Skypey sesh with Ellen... and once she saw how Mojoless I am, she set about a challenge... which I did take up... and the first two efforts ended up shredded and in the bin... however, the third one was ok-ish... so we are doing a simultaneous blogcast at 5am for me and midnight for her (EST) All I will say is that me and stencils DO NOT get on lol Right... where's that darkened room........ TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

ElizabethR said...

LOL well done on the back up thingy, I wouldn't even dare!! Glad you mojo is back those cards are gorgeous!!! xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Must admit I am hopeless with computers and every time my hubby goes missing something goes wrong, always the case in this household . Love the cards, could you just not do the same cards in different colours and see if it sparks any ideas and if not you will still have some cards in your stash for family and friends. Great having a crafting buddy to compare notes with though. Take care. Tracy x

Julia Watts said...

I wouldn't have a clue as to how to backup my laptop so well done you!! Looking forward to the result of your challenge (won't be up at 5 though!). Love, Julia xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

I saw your plea on Facebook and shrank back in fear! So glad you sorted it, gives me hope! And of course, am mojo less myself, so kinda counting on you to inspire and motivate!!!

Helen said...

I wouldn't know where to start either but really should just in case... will have to talk to my brother! I have just got some ink out for the first time since I finished my Christmas cards - which means about 2 and a half weeks - made my brother's birthday card - just can't show anyone till after Friday!!! It felt really odd creating again!

Rainbow Lady said...

If you had a Click Free back up you would just have to plug it in... it does the rest.. simples xx no not on commission but have two and they are so simple even I can use them xx they back up automatically every day too x

Joanne said...

5Am????? what's that then? Just want to know if you used the tissue roll on those fabby butterflies, or what.
Mojo will return when he is ready, you obviously need the break.
Hugs Joanne xx

Bast said...

These cards are just Gorgeous! I love the way the butterflies look as if they are about to take flight. Beautiful job! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Scattychick said...

You have given me a giggle I desperately need to do my back up but keep putting it off for other important inky stuff lol.

Kaz said...

LOL..... you make me giggle!! So glad Im not on my own when it comes to computers!! Im a techno dinosaur!!( a big fat one!!)

love your cards hun always fabooronie xx

kazxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Well now, I'm very impressed that you got through that back-up thingy stuff. I wouldn't dare even open the box it came in without proper supervision! Love your cards!!

Caz said...

Poor Hels - at least you got them back again!
Not done my back-up yet.....am definitely going to do one tonight - honest!!
Love the cards - that green one is very nice (favorite colour!).
Hope Mr Mojo gets himself back home soon.
hugs
xx

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Gillian .... said...

oooo I wouldn't know where to start with all that techy stuff, glad you managed to get them all back, phew! Loving the samples, can't wait for the next show:) xxx

Wendy said...

Loving that tag, your colour choice is right up my street (as you know). As for your computer skills, well well done you. It is def a blue job so am impressed.

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