Monday, 3 May 2021

A Cuddle Makes it All Better

 Good evening  everyone before I start my Get Creative challenge blog I want to explain my card, some of you may remember this card as I made it a while ago I would not normally use a card I had made before but needs must . My trusty Canon printer broke a week gone Friday tried to get it fixed but looked like repair was more than the cost of a new one as Canon were the only people who had the software to mend it. So I ordered a new one the next day from John Lewis it came last Monday started setting it up and at step 3 up comes an error code tried all the usual things still couldn't sort it. I then rang JL tech support who also could not fix it so asked me to send it back and they would send a replacement. They told me to contact Hermes to collect and book a slot which I did only to find I needed to print a label but no printer !! Thankfully when Hermes driver came they were able to take it only thanks to a very helpful delivery man . My replacement Canon printer has now arrived and with a few hiccups and some frustration its now set up and working printing my 300 gsm card fine. This is a bit longwinded but does explain why my card is not a new design/

 The theme for this months   Get Creative challenge is Anything Goes. We also have three great sponsors for the May Challenge

All Dressed up Stamps

Colour of Love

Goha Stamps

For my Design team card I used a stamp from All Dressed up Stamps A Cuddle makes it all Better 

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Image is All Dressed Up Stamps A Cuddle Makes it All Better painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Brown spot paper is Lili of the Valley
Blue paper is Maja Design Summer Basics from Live and  Love Crafts
Dies Marianne Flower Leaf and Circle die and La La Land Heart Banner I used the heart centres to decorate 
Lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Small sentiment wrap is made with a Lili of the Valley Greetings Postage Sentiment stamp
Brown pearl string I've had ages I think it came from The Hobby House when they went to GNPE
Sewing Machine and  White Topstitch thread

Well I hope you can take a look at this new Blog challenge we have some great sponsors. 
 Keep crafting. Love and Hugs Carole x


  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card. That image is just so sweet. I am pleased you have sorted out your printer problems. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Why can't things ever go without a hitch?!!!! So frustrating for you Carole.
    Your card is so pretty and love the image and design. Stay safe, hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. I bet you have been tearing your hair absolutely annoying and frustrating. A very pretty card, well coordinated and designed.xx

  4. A fabulous card love the colours you have used Ginny
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  5. If they sell it then we always buy electrical's from JL as their customer service and replacement service is second to non and sounds like they came through OK with your printer.

    As always a really beautifully designed card with so much attention to detail.

    B x

  6. Gorgeous design, details and colors.

    Hugs diane

  7. It's a lovely card, love the brown and blue tones and sweet image and that gorgeous lace.
    Hugs, Sandy

  8. I can relate canon printer (which I've had for years!) broke so I ordered a new one came..sorted it all out..went to print and oh my goodness!!! I thought the ceiling was crashing in back it went..ordered a different model because I wanted a top loader and not a bottom one like the previous one and thankfully it's all up and running! Your card is so pretty..take care hugs Sue x


Thank you for taking time to comment on my Blog I do appreciate all your comments Love and Hugs Carole x