Friday, 20 July 2012

Aborted Craft Afternoon

It never rains but it pours, doesn't it? (Probably not the best useage of a cliched saying at the mo!!) Yesterday I was all set for an afternoon of crafting, and, in particular, a commissioned card.  I put some new ink cartridges in my printer, pressed the button to print, the paper churned through - and came out blank.  I muttered under my breath and tried again.  And again.  Still nothing. I muttered more loudly and decided to fall back on the usually-failsafe-huffing-technology remedy of switch it off, wait a moment, then switch it back on again. The result? Nowt. Zilch. Nada. Unresponsive.  Not even a power light.  My printer had peacefully died.  Then the cat was sick.  Several times.  I wanted to cry.  There wasn't even any chocolate in the house with which to console myself. My crafting afternoon turned into a farce.

I shouldn't really complain.  The printer was given to me at no cost by a kind crafty friend and it's provided me with a few years of  loyal service.  I just hate being without it because I rely on it so much in my cardmaking.  Ho hum.  At least I don't need a printer in order to make things like these notecards:

or these little post-it books:

Today I've been determined not to let things get me down.  I've taken the sick, grumpy cat to the vets, ordered a copy of  "Fifty Shades..." to see what all the fuss is about, and bought lots of chocolate.  And NOW I'm going to have that afternoon of crafting!!


The-crafty-corner said...

Oh,poor you :)Not sure what was worse-poorly printer-poorly cat or NO chocolate!!Hope you managed to get some crafty time-always makes you feel better doesn't it?
Lovely set of pretty cards-i love the colours you have used:) xx

famfa said...

Things can only get better. Great notecards. Hope you sort out cat and printer. Sending you some sunshine x

Debbie said...

Thanks for the lovely comments ladies; along with the chocolate I'm definitely feeling better now! :) xxx

Allison said...

lovely makes , hate when your printer dies- I couldn't do without mine but hopefully it should last a while as had to replace last year- hope the cat is ok

misteejay said...

Hope the chocolate made all the difference Debbie and that you are able to sort printer and poorly cat without too much trouble.

Love the makes they are so fun and cheery.

Toni xx

Jumbleberries said...

Oh dear .... hope you have a more productive day today and I hope the cat is better soon.

Happy reading, tee hee.

Jumbleberries xx