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Thursday, 31 December 2009

Howdy Ma'am

Have you ever had something that frustrated the heck out of you? Computers top the list for me but that's not what's frustrated me the last couple of days. I was running low on tape for my snot gun (ATG 700 to those of you use the proper name!) a couple of weeks ago so tried to place an order with my usual site but unfortunately it has closed down for a while. I finally tracked them down and they put me on to another site who would sort me out. I ordered my usual 10 rolls expecting to be told it came to £22 including postage like my previous place but instead was told it was £36!!! I did have another site I could get the tape from which was over £30 but not as much as £36 but you know that way when you get passed a certain point and your brain wants to say forget it but your mouth says yeah that's fine? Well, that's what happened! But that's not the frustrating part. The woman said it was Stix 2 tape and it was better than the other stuff yadda yadda yadda .... well for the price I would hope so. I didn't want to invest in the flippen' company for goodness sake...just buy some tape for my snot gun lol. I ordered it just before Christmas and I finally got it yesterday and not before time... I'd used my last 1/2 inch the night before. The long and short is it's a nightmare! It's thicker than my usual doesn't do corners like my usual doesn't break off like my usual tape...IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE MY USUAL TAPE!!! I swear it's the same stuff doctor's use for butterfly stitches lol. I've loaded my 2 guns with the stuff and I've another 8 in the box to get through before I eat humble pie and go to Viking where I got my my gun in the first place.

Now my rant is over I want to share with you the card I was talking about yesterday. Like I said I have never made a card for this occasion before and I don't think I ever will again. If any of you have let me know. I got a text message from a friend the other day inviting us up for the bells tonight. She said she had a little something to celebrate apart from the New Year. I'll let the card do the talking...

How cool is that? An OBE!!! The card turned out exactly how I pictured it so I'm really pleased. The crown is from a Stampin' Up! set which hadn't seen ink since I bought it about 5 years ago...But I KNEW I'd need it sometime and I was right lol. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible but still have a bit of wow and I think it does.

That's my dinner arrived from the chippy so I'm off. Enjoy whatever you're doing to ring in the bells tonight and stay safe.

I'll catch ya next year! x

1 comment:

Lisa Jane said...

Great card - i am sure she will love it.
Well done to both of you.
Happy new Year - hope 2010 is a good one for you and yours!