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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sugar Bowl # 55, Pollycraft Monday # 84, Papertake Weekly, Simon Says Stamp

Quick post today as I really need to get my hoovering and ironing done.  Shannon has a driving lesson after school and Hollie and I have Girls Brigade tonight, so posting now in case I don't get a chance later.

I am entering my card into four challenges:-

Sugar Bowl # 55 - Erika's Sketch
Pollycraft Monday # 84 - Teen Card
Papertake Weekly - Trio Tastic - 3 of something.  I used three word frames
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday - Sentiment on inside

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Paper Mill
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug
Image - Simply Sassy - Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Distress Inks
Gems from stash
Word Frames, Border Strips and Hearts - Doodlebug
Sentiment - Stampendous
Martha Stewart Punch (inside)

Found these papers and thought they would be perfect for this image but just couldn't get it to work.  That is why I used the strips and frames and it looks better but still not sure.

Anyway, my washing machine saga continues.  The engineer called yesterday morning, for the assessment, only he hadn't been told that.  Said the springs that hold the drum were broken, so he replaced them.  Thought it was a bit bouncy, so replaced the suspension.  Tried to fit the drawer after clipping the casing back together but ended up replacing the casing as well.  Then he repositioned the brushes.  Told me to be careful using the washing machine as he needed two clip on brackets to hold the springs and as they had to be ordered, I won't get them until Thursday of next week.  Told him he was having a laugh.  Fixing my machine and then more or less telling me to try not to use it.  Bet he doesn't have three children with piles of washing.  Anyway he put cable ties on and said that should hold it.  He is also going to try and get me a new lid as it was the springs that damaged it.

Well I put on my first wash and everything seemed to be going ok, so thought I would nip out quickly to the supermarket for a few things.  Checked the machine before I went out only to see the prewash button was flashing.  So cancelled the program and switched it off but it didn't clear so rung the repair line again.  Back came the engineer although I had to leave him in the house as the girls needed picked up from school.  Came back just as he was finishing and he said he needed to replace the module. This is the memory board for the machine apparently.  Told him he would have been better saying it couldn't be fixed and got me a new machine.  His reply was they don't replace the machines if it can be fixed and as my machine is 6 - 7 years old you can still get parts.  At least all it is costing me is the monthly payment of £8.19 as insurance cover, as he told me the call-out fee would be about £120.00 for a machine of this age and then the parts would be charged after that.  Knew I took that cover for a reason.  Sorry to bore you but just thought I woould let you know what happened.

Thanks for popping by and visiting.  It is much appreciated.


dolcreations said...

I just love the funky 70's card! Wonderful bright colours...and the image is so perfect for it! Cute Cute Cute!
So sorry for the lack of visits, things have been very busy around here!

*mieke* said...

Hihi....I thougt that you came from Amerika...LOL! My english is not so good...haha!
Loppersum is about 50 kilometer from here.
Your card is stunning again...love the lay-out and immage.
Love from Holland...Mieke

Fleur said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the bright colours
and the fab image
Hugz Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, I've got that washing machine insurance too but isn't it a pain when they come out but don't actually repairit?! I just love your 70s card; the image and papers and little motifs are just so perfect together - just groovy baby, ha,ha!! xx

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Donna, just love this flower power card - fab image and bright colours. Quite a saga right enough!! Luv Trish x

Sandra said...

Brilliant card Donna...love the image and i think the perfect papers for it!
Sorry to hear you're having alot of problems with your washing machine,hope it's soon sorted!
Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.
Take care
San x

xxxtglxxx said...

what a washing machine debacle Donna!

So glad you have insurance, it would be a real nightmare otherwise.

Great funky card - it has a real retro feel. I love the bright colours and the inside sentiment is lovely.



phatelara said...

Hi! I clicked on your blog link from Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Love your hippie card! So colourful! :)

Debbie @ Phatelara

Mina said...

gorgeous card Donna really funky...that machine is ready for the dump they really should replace it
Mina xxx

Lou said...

Hi!Donna Oh sounds like you have had fun :( i really hope your mound of washing has gone.
Your card is so lovely,what a cool image and love how you have done the words/squares-really great.
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
hugs Lou.xx

Janet said...

Fabulous card! Hope your washing machine is ok now chick! x

Dawny P said...

What a fabulosu card chick. I love the colours and the image you used - oh so pretty. Hope the washing machine is behaving itself again - what a nightmare!!! Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card ! Just love the image you have used.

Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Challenge this week !


Jo x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I like those papers!! Groovy : D

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Liz's creative corner said...

Love your card hun, fab style,
Your machine has more new parts than a new one lol, it would have been cheaper to get a new one if you hadn't had the insurance lol, hope you get sorted soon, hugs Liz xx

Granny P said...

Very 60's, flower power, hippie chick. The papers really suit the image. Love the flourish of the sentiment stamp.