Wednesday, 16 June 2010

D I Y!!!!

 After the week I've had it is amazing that I have made any cards at all. You may remember I told you that my printer had thrown a wobbly. Well we eventually had to buy a new one, not really what we wanted as the old one was an all in one and this is a printer only. It was however all I was prepared to spend here for a printer with individual inks, even that was nearly twice what I would have paid in the UK for the same thing. Anyway after a few days it started refusing to print jpg and photos and then blocking the print menu. We had to unplug the printer and reboot the laptop to clear this. The lady from Cartridge World came out last Monday and spent over an hour trying to figure out what was wrong and decided it was probably a fault with my computer, Her husband a sofrtware engineer came on Saturday and spent nearly 2 hours and was still unable to find the fault so took everything home with him. Sunday evening I got a call to say they had fixed it. Monday we got in the car to go and fetch it and guess what!!!! the car wouldn't start. We had to get a new battery. When we eventually got everything home, it still wouldn't work, grhhhhhhhhhhh. Yesterday the lady from CW spent the morning trying to get some joy from HP but to no avail.
I have just had a call from CW to say that they will replace it with a new one  Hip Hip Hooray!!! Lets hope this one works, fingers criossed.
To top all this the kettle has sprung a leak!
Sorry for this rant but I just had to get it off my chest.


 Now down to the important thing. I thought this card would do for a man who perhaps is not the best of DIYers!!!
The stamp and sentiment are from the Daisy and Dandelion range. I think this is Marshmallow. The papers are from a pad I have had for ages. I think they are Papermania for Men.  The corners are made with a photo corner punch.

This will be entered for One Stop Crafts challenge as this is their sketch by my friend Chrissie.

Totally Papercraft Challenge Animal Magic

and Charisma Cardz Challenge Spots and Stripes.


  1. Hi Anne
    great card, fabby image, lovely papers & layout, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  2. What a fun card, the papers are just lovely too. Thanks for joining in at Charisma. x

  3. What a catalogue of bad luck! I think that I may have to invest in a new laptop in the not too distant future... mine is doing funny things.I can only scroll downwards now, to go upwards I have to sue the gismo on the side of the screen. Hey Ho! I hope all your probs are ironed out soon!
    This card is FABULOUS Anne! What a brilliant job you did with my sketch, thank you so much!
    It's great to see you at OSCC again this week!

  4. Your card is wonderful Anne,
    thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft challenge this week and good luck!

  5. Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week with such a cute card
    Anne x

  6. haha, DIY projects do have a way of getting out of hand, don't they? thanks for joining this week's OSCC challenge.

    Have a great day!


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