Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Morning folks...it's Wednesday already and time for a rummage through the crafty spaces of lots of lovely crafters who each week share what's on their desks...it's great fun and if you don't know what I am on about or have never joined in...get yourselves over to WOYWW but and it's a BIG BUT....let me warn you it is very very addictive.
Here's what on my desk on this "clouds are clearing but will it stay dry" kind of a day...lots of stuff from Lord Timmie...in the process of making this week's entry for Simon Says Stamp and Show.....
 but it ain't finished yet so in the meantime just a little sneaky peek.....
I was in a real get down and inky with Lord Tim mood last night and things were going swimmingly and as requested yesterday he was sending me lots of his fab inspiration.....until a disaster of gigantic proportions happened....busy running a Texture Fade through The Big Shot Express when suddenly it stopped and the sandwich wouldn't budge.....then hubby informs me that it had fused all the electrical sockets downstairs and that the motor had probably burned out.     Oh pants......but my troubles had only begun....how do I get the sandwich out....according to the manual it's fairly simple....insert the screwdriver provided into the hole as shown and turn...adding that it may need quite a few turns.....well that was the bliddy understatement of the year....a couple of hours completed wasted.......much bad wordies...one broken nail and why did I waste money on a haircut the other day...by the time I was finished I could have pulled the whole lot out....but at least I got my Texture Fade back.
Well these things happen from time to time you might think but surely not to a machine that is only 3 months old.....so it's no longer welcome in the cubbyhole and has been evicted from the die cutting station to be replaced by it's little brother.
all boxed up ready to be returned to whence it came....definitely not a cheap piece of kit and certainly not the quality I expect from Sizzix.  There is no way I am going to accept a replacement or a repair....it's money back or nothing....and woe betide if I don't get my way.....the "declare war big time" hat will be coming out of the cupboard....so watch this space.   Catch up with you all later and fingers crossed that is the last of the misfortunes at least for this week.
Hugs Kath xxx

50 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Ya Kath
oh hun great post sorry i did laugh, not at what happened but how you wrote it, i would want my money back to, spose to make life eaiser not more stressful!! Glad you got your plate out in the end. Luv all your goodies on your desk, hope you have better play 2day, sue,x

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Kathy & Buddy, Wow what lovely things of Sir Tim Holtz things you have love that Rubber stamp selection looks yummy. Well I am sorry that you have had a problem with your Sizzix machine , I've got the old one I have had for years, was going to go electronic but was frightened in case this would happen. Hope you get a new one and no messing which I don't think Sizzix do.Good luck Have a good WOYWW. Jo.xxx

Cheryl said...

oh great post i too would want my money back too,glad the plate came out,love all the goodies on your desk,hope you get it sorted,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

ginny c said...

wouldn't have thought that of the sissex will stick with my old one,love your blog especialywoww mine wouldnt be on the desk it would have to be whats in the whole room i like to spread about a bit OH said its taken the house over lol

Denise said...

Good Morning Kath and Buddy on this glorious sunny Yorkshire morning. Sorry to laugh Kath but you are so funny. Your post is so Comical and educational I'll stick with the old green mangle for my dies and embossing. Your Lord Timmy creations (how do we get him nominated for OBE)? look fascinating, hope we get to see the end product.
Have a lovely day - Hugs and tickles behind the ears - Denise & Meg

Christine B. said...

Morning Kath and Buddy, glad you got your plate out. Enjoyed the picture that you painted I had a good chuckle. I would want my money back too. Love the glimpe of what you are making. Lovely. Hugs ChrisB

Hels Sheridan said...

Eeeee, sounds like a dodgy machine to me hun...hope you get it sorted... I "broke" Jennie's Express the other week... managed to get it going again but that is one of the reasons I won't have a whizzy one... tooooo scared of busting it... BTW, I know I always say this but... I LOVE your blog.. Buddy is just such a gorgeous dude... oh and loving your Tim thing... can't wait to see the finished piece .. have a goodly day x

Helen said...

I am sure you will get your money back, good luck. Love the sneak peak of your Timmy challenge, not done mine yet.

Sid said...

Those components look fab and as usual your work area is exemplary....not like mine !!

Wipso said...

Thanks for sharing. I have to admit it did make me chuckle but I really do hope your get your money back without the fight.
A x

Pam said...

Oh Smack! (Wait, I'm in the U.S. so never quite sure if I can say some things or not.) Anyhow sorry about the machinery, but really quite impressed that your main concern wasn't the blown fuses but in getting your craft project out (which by the way is really quite lovely). Good luck w/the eviction and let us know how it goes.

Ann Rosie said...

Mmm, that little project looks interesting - think I might know what this is going to be!!!
Sorry to hear about the demise of your whizzy Sizzix - you never know they might send you a VAGABOND instead. Now if they could just fit Lord Holtz in the box too! Well, we can all dream.
Lots of hugs (to Buddy too!)
Ann
x

joey said...

Hiya Kath

oooooh Sizix wouldnt dream not to give you your money back hun lol I wouldnt mess :O) even with loadsa stuff out on your desk you still manage to make it look tidy!

Joey.x

Nancy said...

Sorry to hear of your technical hitch, I hope they sort your refund out asap.

Love the project you are working on too

xx

Suzanne said...

Sorry Kath...but I had to laugh. I am sure they will give you your money back, just tell them you are highup in blogland and that you will run their name, lol x

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Morning Kath and Buddy,

What a disappointment, I would be very upset if that happended to me .... defo not something you would expect from a Sizzix product .... I would think you would definitely get your money back as their Customer Service is brill.

Kay

Doreen said...

Oh dear Kath it's awful when things go wrong.On a lighter note I love all what is hapening on your desk.xxx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh that looks just great. I've been hearing a lot of SSS so must add it to my regular blog round - one of the reasons I do so love WOYWW. Information, inspiration, and all too often a greatly increased shopping list LOL!

Mary Anne

JoZart said...

Hi Kath
Chuckle chuckle, no I'm not laughing, chuckle, it's the way you tell it! Tee hee!
Hope you sort it and I really am sympathetic, honestly.
Great neat desk and love what you were in the process of making.
JoZarty x

loftylass said...

Oh Kath - what a trial you had....hope you get it sorted to your satisfaction (I think I'll wait now before I buy one!!)
Your desk looks very interesting - and neat!!. I love visiting you to start my day - you have such a turn of phrase - I love hearing about your exploits.
Love to you and buddy.
HW
x

artyventure said...

The wonders of technology... Your entry for Simon Says Stamp and Show looks very promising!

Artyjen said...

Hey Kath...when you get your money back it will be just in time to get the new T!m Vagabond!! Result!! I am hoping that my years without a die machine will be worth the wait for this one :)
xoxo Sioux

Heather x said...

Oh NO! What an horrible thing to happen, hope you get your money back...if not give em hell babe :)
Your project looks awesome :)
*hugs* Heather x

Minxy said...

Cor that is a poor show for a machine so young, hope you get every last penny back.
Look forward to seeing your completed timmy project, i'm just about to start mine. well after a few more desks maybe lol

judie said...

Morning to you and Buddy, great desk again, love what you are working on, looks lush and devine

hugs
judie xx

Lin said...

You go get them, girl!

HazelQ said...

Oh honey I'm sorry to hear that you had issues with your machine, I'm definitely not getting the big shot express. I hope you get your money back :)
Hugs
Hazel

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hey Kath, I do hope you get your machine exchanged, how awful for you! I have an ongoing battle with a shopping challenge to replace a kit that I returned three months ago, still waiting for an exchange or refund. Best of luck, crafting should be fun not hassle! hugs Heidi xx

Pam said...

You go get them Kath! Hope you get it sorted. Hugs Pam x

Serendipity Stamping said...

A good bit of wonderful works on the desk this morning. So sorry your machine stressed the system & killed itself. Wonderfully funny how you wrote it up, but not so funny is the lose. I hope you don't have to get out your war bonnet, but would love to be there if you have to resort to it. LOL

glitterangel said...

Gosh that's dreadful. I've loved sizzix products since I started crafting, and I was quite sad to upgrade my loyal old red sizzix for my big shot which I also love. However, I've just experienced crap customer service from them too over the foam inserts for the Tim Holtz Alterations dies. There's a design fault and you can't get the card out of the die unless you have an insert, and after buying two dies it's taken me 7 months and several phone calls to get the inserts. I hope you have a quicker response to getting your money back!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Can't wait to see more of your project! Looks gorgeous as far as I can tell ;)
Thanks for the peek!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hope things get sorted out! Love all of your stuff on your desk. So much fun!

nerllybird said...

Ah...things with motors! Love those letters I see on your desk, lots of lovely stuff there.

Yours Artfully said...

Ooo Kath, sorry to hear that your big shot has gone to the die cutting machine graveyard in the sky. On a lighter note, your Tim creations is looking mighty fine, can't wait to see it finished.

Lin

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your impromptu review of this product has convinced me I don't want one. My Sizzix (the original red machine) has now cracked on both sides, and I was considering replacing it. Thanks for letting me know I don't need it. Happy WOYWW.

Sarpreet said...

hi Kath, love your sneak peak, i am glad i did not buy the big shot and got the cuttlebug. sorry to hear about your stressful moment. Thank you for visiting my blog on WOYWW, Happy WOYWW

Daniele said...

hiya Kathy and Buddy, thank you for the peek, your desk is so tidy and all that timmy stash looks delish love the letters
hugs from Daniele

Kat said...

Can't wait to see the results of your play with the TH products.

Don't blame you for wanting your mondy back. Something like this tends to put you off a product doesn't it? At least you got your texture plate back lol!

I'm going to have to be busy tomorrow cos I haven't done anything so far this week. Catriona and the kiddies have set off for home now so I think I'll try to catch up with my DT commenting and visiting my fav blogs and get crafting tomorrow lol!

Kat xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Kath...sorry tor ead of your troubles...but honestly my old sizzix big shot is the most used piece of equipment in my crafty space and I could not live without it...Good luck!

Thistleblue said...

Evening Kath,
so sorry to hear about your kit going kapoot... :-( I hope you get your refund sorted and then buy something shiny and new.. :-)
Hope you had a great WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
x

Carola Bartz said...

Gorgeous what's on your table! Sorry about the trouble with the Sizzix, darn!

Twiglet said...

Great post and yes, sorry I did chuckle!! Hope you get it sorted OK

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh no Kath, how infuriating. I must admit that was one concern I had (not so much it blowing the electrics but how to work it if something went wrong with the electics) which is why I decided to go for the manual one - so glad I did. As you say not cheap for that to happen in such a short time. You did make me laugh though about the "declare war big time" hat coming out LOL
Love what you've been working on :-)
Anne xx

Nan said...

Oh ouch on the sizzix. I had regretted not buying the electric one but now will be content with my pink manual one. I'm glad you got your fade back unharmed! Look forward to seeing your TH project!And I am in lov with your beautiful Buddy!

Doone said...

HAahahah

can i watch you do battle?

I love to see a Woman On A Mission

Go Kathhh

Go Kathhh

(I'm your cheer leader)

YAYYY

Dx

Chrissie said...

I'm a bit late getting started on my trip around the desks this week. Glad you retrieved you stuff from the errant machine, I don't think that the company will stand a chance of not returning your money once you get started!
Chrissie

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

gorgeous WIP for the challenge looking forward to seeing it finished.

xx

Piddawinkle said...

i bet the air was blue and I dont blame you, money back or else :)

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Sorry I'm late this week - and sorry to hear about your Sissix experience - that is bad and I agree with you, all your money back! :-)

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