Sunday, 9 December 2012
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**********************************************************Hello again, I am updating this blog now to advise you that Alex has told me today that he is completely out of stock of the PC Link units now. In his words; "For your information, we are now completely out of stock of the XDR PC Link. Instead we are focusing on getting the new and much better product released featuring full color among other things. More info soon." If I hear any other news I will let you know. Sorry for the bad news!! Regards Fiona ********************************************************* Hi Guys, I have been after a Xyron Design Runner PC Link (XDR PC Link) for quite a while now, but the web site for Print Dreams has not been working for quite some time now and it has not been possible to purchase one. A couple of months ago I was searching the internet and I came across a crafting community message board with someone's email address on which said that she had managed to get a hold of one. So I sent her an email with the hope that I would be able to contact someone that could help me make a purchase. After a few messages I was given a direct email address for someone who works for the company Print Dreams; his name is Alex Brenton, and after a month of emails I have finally received my PC Link and I have managed to have a play with it tonight. I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait and I can not wait to start crafting with it!! I can now use any font that is on my computer, in a variety of sizes, and I can write out whatever message that I require and then print it with my Design runner!!! It was money well spent and it was well worth hunting the internet to find a Print Dreams contact. It was a bit pricey but it was shipped form Sweden and I asked for an extra disc to come with it. The total cost came to £90 (that was for an extra blank disc as well) with shipping but I can honestly say that it was worth every penny. I always use my Design Runner in every project that I make but I felt really limited with the font discs that were available. I have almost every available font and picture disc that are available from Xyron but it does not look like any more will ever be released, which is a real shame. Getting the XDR PC Link will really open up my crafting ability and it will save me money in the long run on sentiment stamps. I am mega chuffed with my new purchase and I thought that I would write a blog post that might help someone else with getting hold of one. Alex's email address is: email@example.com. I am not sure if he owns the company and it is only him that sends things out, but I had to wait until he was back from a trip to India until my PC Link was shipped to me. I had to send the payment through the HSBC bank. He was really helpful and he kept me informed throughout the whole process. He ended up being delayed in India by a week and as my shipment was delayed he sent me an extra blank disc as a thank you for my patients. I had already paid for an extra blank disc (it was an extra £10). Hopefully this blog post will help if anyone else wants to purchase one of these wonderful, clever little devices! Contact Alex Brenton at; firstname.lastname@example.org Please let me know if this has been any help at all to anyone:-)
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Sunday, 22 January 2012
I have made this name plaque for my sister to hand on the door of her newly decorated bed room. I used the colours that she has chosen for her room; blue, cream and gold. I also used the CTMH Art Phillosphy cartridge and I have also made the 3D flowers for the first time and for a first effort; I think that they have come out quite nicely. I might be trying it again at some point:-) The lettering was off the Plantin SchoolBook cart and I have added some stick on gold pearls.
I bought the heart from a garden centre over Xmas and decorated it with flowers and dragonflies for my younger sisters newly decorated bedroom. I used the Pagoda Cricut cart along with gold mirror board and pale blue paper as well as pages from an old book. I added some Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink to age the paper and make it look less bright. Luckily she really liked it when I gave it to her:-)
I made this card for my older sister. She fell over on New Years Day and broke her nose on a plant pot:-( She cut her face and nose really badly. The card made her laugh and luckily she loved the card:-)
I used a couple of Peachy Keen Monster faces to make the pots look really mean and the back ground is made from a Halloween Cuttlebug folder with a skull and bones on it.
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
I really like the simplicity of this card, I used Hunkydory shaped card stock and I used a cut from the Paisley Cricut cartridge for the cut. I added some gems for the carts collar and I added some ribbon, Crad Candi and to finish the card off I added some pink Divine Twine and some grey.
This card was made for my bosses 50th birthday, he loves American Football so I thought that the helmet would be quite fitting.
I used the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge along with the grid embossing folder with some mirror card as well as some Paper Celler paper and some Card Candi.
Hopefully my boss will like it!
My husband asked me to make this card for a work colleague who loves Sonic The Hedgehog. I did it the best that I could, I know that it is not exactly the same as the gaming character but I think that it tyrned out ok.
I used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge for the hedgehog. Hope that you like it!!
This card was made as a gift card for my dad's Xmas present. We bought him a voucher for his favourite restaurant but it was just printed on a white piece of paper so I thought that I would make a nice card for it to go into.
The only meat that my dad eats is fish so I thought that I would put a fish on the front of the card. I added the googley eye because I thought that it looked good. I also put the fish through the Cuttlebug to give it some more dimension, I added the knife and fork in mirror card along with some gingham card for the table cloth. I thought that the ribbon just finished the card off nicely.
I made this card for a friend that we often meet whilst walking our dog. She always worries that she keeps us talking too long so I thought that I would make her a card to say that it is always nice to catch up with her.
I used the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge along with my Xyron Design runner. I also added some pretty ribbon and some Card Candi along with some nice bright paper.
She loved the card!!