oo copic alert…

28/07/2009 at 4:43 pm (card making)

You need to mosey on over here to enter this fab copic competition!! BUT hands off, these babies have got my name written all over ’em!! hmm, why am I sharing this info, one has to ask, but I would awake in a hot sweat if I was greedy and din’t share, plus I probably wouldnt win ’em due to my greed. So GO GO GO!

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Polka Doodles challenge entry

26/07/2009 at 4:58 pm (card making)

Well, this is a card for Linda Allen who is entering this week’s PD challenge, but she doesnt have a blog (why not, Linda??!!) , I’ve posted it here as I’ve lost the will to live at Photobucket/the www etc today! She was a tad late with this but as it’s so lush I’ve decided to enter it anyway.  You can see the rest of the entries here Linda Allen post

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do you ever feel doomed…

26/07/2009 at 3:24 pm (card making)

I do.   I am jinxed where printers and technology are concerned. Printers especially. I currently have 3 printers set up. My very expensive one which was bought just one year ago is broked. My very expensive sooper doop heavy duty one I bought at the beginning of July (yes, less than a month ago) is semi-broked.  My cheapo one bought last week – semi-broked.  WTF?????  I’m not exactly printing like a zillion things out here!!! FFS it’s enough to drive you to murder.  AND why is it so hard to find a decent printer which will also print borderless A4? Surely in the age of the digi camera revolution it should be easy enough.  No! To do that you have to buy a PHOTO printer.  I don’t want a photo printer, I want a normal inkjet printer. Not a photo or a laser, an INKJET. Which can do lots of prints easily and at a reasonable speed.  One thing I would say to anyone about to buy a new printer – whatever you do DO NOT buy a HP F4280!!! Not if you want to be sane that is.  This was the cheapo 40 quid jobbie we got as an emergency last week.  The flipping cartridges are a whopping £20 each nearly and I think I only printed about 20 pages on the colour one before it ran out – what a SWIZZ!  I’m SOOOO p’d off about it.  It also keeps thinking it’s turned off AND you can only do your alignment/cleaning etc on screen through the software installation, not on the printer itself which is really annoying.  I would go so far as to say, in my humble opinion and excuse my rage – what a crock of sh*te it is!  > : (

See that, that’s my printer rage face that is.  So I currently have 2 printers in warranty which I need fixing and am still printerless – so now I’ve had to buy a FOURTH! printer to get me going again, we have a trillion orders to process and I need a printer desperately.  So if your order is late I’m sorry, please blame the dummocks at HP for our tardiness.  BIG sigh, I really have had enough.  And to top it all last week I found a refill kit for one of them which was a bit of a find as it’s a brand new model and they’re not available yet, so I spent ages refilling only to find I’d spilled it all down myself – and a week later I am still showing the signs of black inkspill down my stomach! Won’t come off! No end of scrubbing has shifted the blighter!  right I’m off to go and try doing some more alignment of my cartirdges not that it’s going to work. ciao you print virgins xxx

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like a candle in the wind…

22/07/2009 at 8:52 pm (blog candy, card making, crafting, crafts, papercrafts, scrapbooking, uk craft) (, , , )

…flippin ‘eck I’m bushed. What a few days!! What a week, what a month in fact! Have been neglecting my lil blogeroo because of concentration a la challenge blog (polkadoodle.blogspot.com) and trying to get sorted for yet another Create & Craft show which was yesterday.  Am having a bit of a breather tonight which hasn’t been acsh, its’ 9.30 already and I’ve just spent 3 hours messing about with artwork which doesnt wanna be messed about wiv and is playing me up good and prop I can tell ya – aaaagh I wanna throw the ‘puter outta the window!

Anyways if I said it had been a poop few days pre-show it would be an understatement, thought I wasnt going to make it due to a really bad back – 12 hours prior to the show I couldnt even stand up, I was bent over like Mrs Overall from Acorn Antiques, in fact worse I think.  And I have to admit in a stinking bad mood not conducive to making demo’s/samples or anything. Well, obviously the adrenalin must’ve kicked in yesterday! But prior to that the last few days have seen: Kris fell over and sprained his thumb, printer broke yet again (3rd one in 2 months, I’m starting to get a paranoid tic about this now, has someone got a voodoo doll out on me or wot?), back went, mojo buggered off somewhere and didnt take me with him, then finally got to the show to discover we’d left LOADS of samples at home – no doubt they were what Kris tripped over when he did his thumb in. Oh well, never mind! So the show went in a flash and looking back at the recording I tittered my head off all the way through and tittered even louder when I watched last night.  You’d think I’d never ever tied a bloomin’ ribbon in my life – that’s what you get for being too mean to cut it off in case you waste it folks! I think sometimes I go in a little trance and forget where I am you know, I seem to go into FooFoo’s World and then have to snap myself out!!! I also seemed unable to string a sentence together yesterday although I don’t know if that has something to do with a nervous runny nose condition I seem to have developed! It’s true, when I start to demo my nose starts leaking snot like 2 candles and  yesterday I didnt have a tissue so I was just waiting and hoping the camera would go off me so I could wipe my boogers on my sleeve!!! Its very off-putting knowing you are on flippin’ TV with 2 candles for a top lip, not nice girls!!! 😀    I’m also not impressed with said fashion worn yesterday I really liked that top till I saw it wobbling every time I laughed, it made me look like my big fat belly was jiggling about – it wasn’t honestly!!! That top has a drawstring round the bottom which kinda weighs it down hence the jiggle and it will NOT be worn again unless I cut the string out maybe! Urgh hideous, and as a consequence had cucumber sarnies for lunch. WIth cheese & onion crisps. Yeah, I know! I WILL try and make more of an effort but cupboard is like Old Mother Hubbards and I aint got the time or inclination to fill it with anything at the mo.  Anyway, what I really wanted to say is that I was so impressed with Stephanie Weightman yesterday, she is so good at her job and I thought she was great, and an absolute pleasure to work with, she just laughs from one cockup to another which is right up my street and makes you feel better when you do make a mistake a-la-ribbon-not-being-tied-in-under-30-mins variety!  Anyway, she has a big charity craft event on at Chesterfield this weekend so if you are around the area make sure you drop in and support the charity – PLEASE! Right, well gotta go go go am going to make another assault on my obnoxious PC and see if it wants to talk to me now. Flip, I am so tired I could fall asleep standing up. Or not, with this back! Right, g’night John-Boy, ttfn xx

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Oooooo look what’s on it’s way!…

12/07/2009 at 9:30 pm (card making)

Simply scrumpsh, I love this new collection!  The UK launch will be on Create and Craft on 21st July but you can pre-order from Polka Doodles right now and save on shipping and the RRP!


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busy b…

05/07/2009 at 6:14 pm (card making)

…pheweee I am staaaacked out! We had our first Create and Craft show on Wednesday and I think it was a success as we seem to be piled high with a mountain of orders! So if you ordered through our site I’m sorry if there is a bit of a delay but we are working our way through mount everest as we speak! The design Team did me proud and more with their amazing designs, in fact they saved my proverbial lardie bacon as I havent had time to do any samples and it looks like I’m not going to get time to do any more either as we already have another show scheduled for the 21st July so I am zippededoodahhing another product as we speak. My lips are tightly sealed though…anyway, just want to publicly thank all the girls for their fab creations they were awesome awesome awesome and I love them all dearly.  Right, better get back to the grindstone, ttfn…xx

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