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
with the option of doing a monotone colour theme.
We are sponsored by
And they have given us a …
so nip and check it all out peeps if you get a sec :)
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!!
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
I just couldn’t resist using these dies again.
Loving it :)
And speaking of loving it, I am loving this fab ribbon.
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:)
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