Tuesday, 3 April 2012

What A Day – And Best Get Your Shades!!!!!!!


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Hi there sweet peeps and hope you are all OK today :)
It’s blowing a storm here at the mo and it’s gone so cold, brrrr!!

 Well I have had 2 nightmare days with my printer but more in a sec cos before all that it’s time to head over to Papertake Weekly where this week

Anything Goes

with the option of doing a monotone colour theme.

We are sponsored by

Lili Of The Valley

And they have given us a …

so nip and check it all out peeps if you get a sec :)

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So instead of being Mrs Predicable, I thought I’d go for a colour I very rarely use and it’s BRIGHT for sho, but I really like it!!!

The pic is also a bit grainy so apols there but like I said, it’s been one of them there days!!

The image is  Lili of The Valley Milly Just For You and I coloured her in these  Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20

Hair – E43, E50, E81

The rest – G99, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YR0000, YR00, YR04, YR07, YR16. TR68

The papers are from Nitwits

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I just couldn’t resist using these dies again.

They are  Darla Butterfly and Vivienne Butterfly dies and both are from Simon Says Stamp. Don’t they look nice together especially when you put a darker colour underneath.

Loving it :)

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And speaking of loving it, I am loving this fab ribbon. 

It’s 15mm Orange No 57 Small Check Gingham and I added a small spotty button – both are from The Ribbon Girl.

You can buy them singly or they are also part of the orange mini ribbon kit …..


… and it’s chock full of orange yumminess and is great value:)

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So there’s the card done – a little later than I expected but we got there in the end.

So why the nightmare?

Well it’s all because of this …..


… bad boy here.

It’s my printer – well not my actual printer but a pic of the same one.

I was finishing off printing out some stuff for card club yesterday and smack bang in the middle of it all, it said that I needed to change to cartridge.  So I did, but then it would not calibrate and I had a devil of a job to get it going again. Then the cartridge cradle jammed and I was covered in ink trying to sort it. But I did sort it and off it went again and finished the printing.


Off I went to card club and back I came and went to print the paper for my card today (not that I am last minute!!). Well talk about wishy washy. I ran a test page and it said that I needed to change the cartridge.


I only did that yesterday you fooly Alec printer!!!!! . But change it again I did and then recalibrated it again for super safety and I cleaned it like I always do. Still it printed all wishy washy. The only way I could get anything out of it was to print on ‘best’ setting which uses shed loads of ink and is so slooooooooooooooooooow.

Now my printer gets some hammer peeps. I do all my commission on it, all my workshops on it and all my photographs on it.  So I would be bankrupt pretty soon if I kept on printing that way. So I have come to the conclusion that I am going to have to get a new one.

I am gutted.

I got this printer in 2002 (it was probably state of the art back then ) and it has been fantastic. It has printed out almost 9000 pages in it’s life and it owes me nowt. It has been reliable up until the last few months when it has had the odd hissy fit / senior moment, as it is probably entitled to do. So I am now on the hunt for something as good as this one has been. I do have a laser printer but the papers look so much better on the old ink jet.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received xxx

So on that note I am off to get me dinner – Chinese takeaway (oooohh ya lazy mare!!). I’ll see you tomorrow so until then, have a fab night and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


June Nelson said...

OOh what a beautiful card and I love the colours its just gorgeoues darlin xxx

mags said...

A stunning card. Love the bright colour. The image is adorable and love the fab embellishments. The butterfly is super.
Hope you get your printer problem sorted.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawny :-) the image and colours are fab and i absolutely LOVE how you did the butterfly !! wow !! :-)

I am useless with printers hun ,,,, I have a hewlitt packard one,,, the type with lots of ink in them , them there big cartridges,, and it works fine :-)

Lols x x

Elfcrafts said...

Hi Dawn. Your card is beautiful. I love that LOTV image. Sorry to hear you are not having much luck with your printer although it has served you well. I never have any luck with printers so can't suggest any sorry. Hope you have a lovely Easter. Hugs Em xx

Happy Crafter said...

Love the ca rd and the colours are brilliant and make you think summer is must be on its way (hope it not long arriving).
Great image and colouring :)
Hugzz Val xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Dawny!!

I have 2 HP Photosmart printers and they are great!

sassy said...

fab card loving that colour its such a cheerful card and certainly has the wowo factor..soz your printers being a noughty thing...mines tepremental toohope you find a good one ....hugs sassyx

Kara Lynne said...

Sorry to hear about the printer. Technology: Can't live with it, can't live without it! On the other hand, that card is sooo cheerful! I love how you finished the dress at the edge and those cute "buttons" on her dress. The whole card design is perfect.

Kathy said...

Dawnie, I just love this sweet lil 'ole card! Love the orange color palette, I love orange!! Thanks for sharing the colors you used, whooppee! Ali Edwards recommends a printer she swears by. Its an "Epson Stylus R2000 Wide Format Wireless ink jet printer. Its on Amazon now for US$495.88. Hope this helps!