Sunday, 17 November 2013

Green Reindeers!

Good Evening to you All and I hope you have had a lovely weekend whatever you've been doing.
I seem to have been rather busy around the house this weekend, and I've had no end of bother with both PC and printer.  I changed the ink on the printer, and it's only printing shades of blue and green.   I don't know if it's the fact that I used different cartridges to the normal Dell ones,( I was trying to save money), but I've gone through everything my printer manual instructs me to do, but it's still not printing correctly.  I wanted to print out some images, but not to be.  I hate when things go wrong and the reason can't be found.

Anyway, thank you all so much for the very kind comments on my last card, so pleased you liked it.

Tonight's card I made a couple of weeks ago;
I've used SB reindeer die from Frosty Forms set and cut free paper from Making Cards Mag from last year
Centura pearl card embossed with a Papermania Snowflake folder
Green Core'dination card
Sentiment from the same Magazine
SB Snowflakes
Gold Ribbon from Hobby Crafts
Gems from my box
Glamour Dust

Not much news or stories tonight, all quiet here. So enjoy the rest of your Sunday, I'm off to get in to my PJs and pick up my book.  See you soon,


Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. Very quiet here too. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

Awww what a gorgeous card Kate, I tried to use different cartridges on my last printer to save a bit of money and it wouldn't recognise them. So now I try to print out less papers and just try and keep it for digi images lol huggles hun have a great week xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate fab card I love the deer die its so pretty. I just changed my cartridges to generic ones as the HP were so expensive and mine wouldn't print all the colors out either. I did a print head clean and it works fine now! Susan x

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous card Kate.With my last printer when it got a bit older I changed to a cheaper alternative too because my HP cartridges were sooo expensive. Occasionally I had a faulty one and had to send it back to be replaced. My new printer is also HP but this one has separate cartridges for each colour so no need to replace the whole cartridge if only one colour has gone down. There's always something isn't there! Hugs Christine xx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate I too had this problem and had to resort back to the makers ink. Costly business but needs must. Your card is gorgeous. I am making a few cards using the Frosty Forms, they are a lovely set..

Wilma x x x

rachel said...

this is absolutely beautiful Kate - it works so well - wonderful. Hope you have a good week and the printer gets sorted Kate. Big Hugs. xx

Sue said...

So gorgeous Kate, I love the reindeer. The papers and details are beautiful.
I hope you get your printer sorted, it must be so frustrating for you.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Your reindeer look gorgeous, fabulous colours and design too.
Lorraine x

pam said...

hi Kate, beautiful Christmas card, love your reindeers and lovely layout.
If my printer plays up when I change ink, I do a head clean works every time, just gets the ink flowing.

Marie-Louise said...

This is beautiful Kate.

Sue said...

Hi Kate, love those fancy antlers on your beautiful deer. Embossed snowflake background is so pretty too. What a pain when something won't work and you don't know what else to do to fix it, hope you get it sorted without too much more annoyance.


Patricia said...

Good morning Kate'
Great card, love the design and wonderful Die Cuts
Hope you get the printer sorted give the nozzles a clean that might help.
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous card, love the reindeer die cuts. Hope you get your printer sorted, sounds like not enough black ink is getting through. xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a wonderful creation have a fun week
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab card, hope you get your printer sorted. i only use genuine inks as have been told they last longer and give better results and they do seem to.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely colours and

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, wowzers stunning work!! hugs Pops x

Diane said...

Love the love the reindeer die cuts Kate with the embossed background. Hope the gremlin in your printer gets worked out.

Hugs Diane

Norma said...

Hi Kate:) Your card is so beautiful:) I'm sorry to hear you are having problems with your printer, my printer has been out of commission for some time and I can't seem to get it to work:( I really have to spend more time with it and figure it out I guess:) Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!!

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your card is stunning and beautiful. I love the background paper and dies. Good luck with your printer hope you get it sorted out quickly.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gosh, how far behind am I?
Super card. Love the way you have cut the deer so it faces the other way.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Kate,

Love this card. It will be a perfect card for some kiddies I have to make cards for. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning Christmas card Kate, love it. Thank you for your kind comment; I teach science at Upper Secondary.

Warm hugs

Craftyhugs said...

Hi Kate!
Wow this card is gorgeous! Love those reindeers! Lovely details too.
The green color from printing is from you using a different brand on your cartridges.
Your previous posts are just stunning too. Very talented!

I'm so sorry for my lack of posting kn your posts. I've been in terrible pain and nothing is helping. Hope you are well?

Jules said...

Hi Kate

What a fabulous Christmas card .. .. I love those reindeer very much.

I hope you manage to get your printer sorted.

Love Jules xx

Beverley said...

Wonderful Christmas card, so many perfect elements. Hugs Bev x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Card Kate. Lovely Christmas colours. Thank you for your comment on Ang's (Mrs Duck's) blog. Sadly the vet found he'd got a brain tumour which had caused the stroke so he was put to sleep on Wednesday. I found him when he was 4 weeks old and very sickly so he's very special to me. I have 4 other babies and my cute little dog but as I said he was special and I miss him.
Take care and best wishes
Val x

Erika said...

Loving your deer and the colour combo of your card Kate.
I always stick to branded cartridges as over the years the copies have never ever lived up to the same quality and colour. Believe I have tried so many. It's such a shame as there is a real different in cost too.
Have a super weekend and stay warm, hugs Erika.

Lori said...

So beautiful! I adore the green reindeer! Thank you for posting Visions of Sugarplums in your side bar! I've got you down as an early entry. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hello Kate,
Just wanted to let you know you won my Candy #2. I just posted it. Can you please email me you mailing address at and I'll get your goodies in the mail next week. A big congrats to you.
Hugs, Karen

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
super design card. I love those green reindeers, such a fab idea.
So sorry to hear about your printer probs.
I have 2 printers, in case one goes wrong, and sometimes they have both gone wrong together.
I do hope all gets worked out okay soon it sounds like the printer heads are blocked or in need of replacement, some printer cartridges have new heads attached to them.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dawn said...

So gorgeous and elegant. I love the choice of green for the reindeer and the design is beautiful. Hugs, Dawn

Sandy said...

Your reindeer are very pretty green - tis the season you know. Just breezing through - I have gotten myself so behind but I sure have not forgotten!!